A Little Bit Of Good News For Habib Beye

At last there is some good news, even if it’s just a little bit, on the Newcastle United front.

Habib Beye – operation not needed or his Achilles

The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that right-back Habib Beye was going to need an operation on his Achilles tendon, but that is no longer necessary.

However, we still don’t know when the defender, who was the our player last season in our end of season Newcastle United Blog poll, will be ready to return to action.

Beye has been worried by the Achilles since pre-season, and although he has played in a few matches the injury is just not right, so rest seems the only cure.

We are very short at the back after failing to bring in any defensive cover, late in the transfer window, and the Senegal international is our only recognized senior right-back.

Playing Habib when he was not 100% fit has turned out to be detrimental, but the player himself seems confident that all he needed was three weeks’ rest.

It looks like David Edgar, who was at right-back against Hull, could be playing there again at West Ham on Saturday, although Steven Taylor has been used in this position, and he could be moved there with Sebastien Bassong moving in at central defense. Those are two options for caretaker manager Chris Hughton.

And the lads will need good support in London this weejend, and they will get it as the allocation of tickets is already sold out.

It’s a very difficult time for the players and on the playing side at the club, but we know the fans will support the lads again, just like they did last Saturday, when over 50,000 still turned up, despite the mess the club is in.

The players need to concentrate more on their game, and give a much better account of themselves, after Saturday’s disaster.

But we are very confident they can do that, in these very troubled times.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • ScottyT

    Sep 16, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #1

    as i just said on the other article. would rather see taylor put at right back and cacapa put in the middle or even edgar moved to the middle. edgar didnt look great at right back on saturday.

    but yes beye is a huge loss. its what you get for not gettin backup full backs though.

  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 16, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Edgar is injured too.

    My team for West Ham:


  • ObaFan2

    Sep 16, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m not so confident Ed 🙁 , the squad is so thin we are really starting to struggle to put out a starting 11 and the 7 on the bench will be interesting.

  • ScottyT

    Sep 16, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #4

    bassong at left back for charlie as well allowing him to move into midfield to replace guthrie.

    then give nacho a chance. and fgs plz plz do not play shola!

    my team for satday:

    taylor cacapa colo bassong
    geremi butt nacho zog
    owen xisco

    subs: harper edgar doninger danquah donaldson ranger godsmark (shola wil be on the bench at least but id rather he wasnt tbh). bench is very weak but what dyou expect.

  • ScottyT

    Sep 16, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #5

    oba isnt back yet is he?

  • ObaFan2

    Sep 16, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Oba might be back yes but don’t expect the club to let us know 😆 and break a habit of a lifetime.

  • lesh

    Sep 16, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #7

    Good news?


  • ScottyT

    Sep 16, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #8

    ana we’l probs have to wait for satday to find that out i spose. if obas back then tom_toon ad go with your team like.

  • Matt

    Sep 16, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #9

    why oh why did we sign Xisco. Smith is better, at least he looks faster than Xisco. HAving that spaniard on the team sheet does nothing for my confidence in feeling good about the team during the match and makes me feel like turning faster than an omlette. awful player. no technique what-so-ever.

  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 16, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Matt – Shhhh

  • bear pit

    Sep 16, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Bad news about Beye, Edgar was injured and shouldnt have really been playing on Sat so the kid did well and none of the goals were down to him. He may be fit for Sat if the physio has sorted his hamstring problem out. Time to get behind our young guns instead of saying this one’s shite and that one’s shite, we need everybody at the moment. Kadar could also be brought in and has imprssed me playing for the reserves last season.

  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 16, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Kadar s recovering froma serious knee injury althought he is much better than Edgar.

  • Toon

    Sep 16, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #13

    i agree with your team tom_toon

    what about guthrie thou?

  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 16, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #14


  • stu_go

    Sep 16, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Smith better then xisco? Did you actually just say that? in fact how did you have the time to write that and at no point say to yourslf, “what in the hell am i writing, i sound silly!”…

  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 16, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Sunday, Monday Habib Beye,
    Tuesday, Wednesday Habib Beye,
    Thursday Friday Habib Beye,
    Saturday, what a day, working all week for you…

  • VanCanToonFan

    Sep 16, 2008 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Xisco has played a grand total of one match for Newcastle, and he already has more goals for the club than Alan Smith.

  • clinta

    Sep 17, 2008 at 2:12 AM

    Comment #18

    The fans didn’t really support the players and teams on saturday ed, yes, 50,000 were there, but the atmosphere was hardly positive for the players, most fans were more concerned on what was going on before and after the match, and about people parading foolish banners around the ground.

    the real recent by your own omissin we were at 50%.


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