Three Injured Newcastle Players Back This Monday


The injury situation at Newcastle United is due to improve with 3 players due to return to training on 6th October.

Jonas Gutierrez – returns to training this Monday

Jonas Guttierez is the only senior player due to return to training on 6th October, but also youngsters Kazenga LuaLua and Andrew Carroll are due to return to training on the same day.

This is according to the official Premier League injury list kept at Physioroom.com

Newcastle and Sunderland have the most injuries and are top of that particular league with 7 total injuries each.  Youngsters LuaLua and Carroll are good enough right now to make the bench, and are two of our brightest youngsters.

Here’s the official injury list:

Player          Injury                  Return Date

Martins 	Cartilage Knee Injury 	6th Nov 08
Smith 	        Achilles Tendinopathy 	Dec 08
Gutierrez 	Shoulder Injury 	6th Oct 08
LuaLua 	        Sprained Ankle 	        6th Oct 08
Carroll 	Ankle/Foot Injury 	6th Oct 08
Ngo Baheng 	ACL Knee Injury 	Jan 09
M Viduka 	Achilles Tendinopathy 	25th Oct 08 	

Smith and Baheng are long term injuries, and it may even be that Alan Smith has already played his last game for Newcastle, because he is likely to be sold in January, as long as we can get a suitable replacement in his place.

Mark Viduka, who turns 33 on October 9th, is not due back on 25th October, but don’t hold your breath, the 32 year-old has been out since May and when October 25th gets closer, watch for that date to be put back.

Both Mark and Claudio Cacapa have 2 year contracts at Newcastle, with an option for a third year, but we’d be surprised if the club took up their options. Cacapa isn’t good enough and Mark isn’t playing enough, and that’s unlikely to improve with age.

But it will be great to at least get Gutierrez back for the next game after Everton this Sunday, which is a Monday night game against Manchester City on October 18th, KO 8:00 pm at St. James’ Park.

That will give Joe Kinnear plenty of time to get the lads ready, and we can win that game.

We also should know who the new owners are by then too, and maybe who the new permanent manager will be.

Comments welcome.



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106 comments so far

  • briss

    Sep 29, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #1

    having guttierez will help. maybe carrol can get some touches too with everyone but xisco and owen out. if ameobi get more playing time then carrol i will be vexed man

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 29, 2008 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Carroll looks poor and looked very poor with a shocking attitude at Preston.

    Ed, Cacapa is good enough, he is better than Taylor.

    I also hope they take up the extra year option on Viduka too.

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  • Mk

    Sep 29, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #3

    so what is going on with Habib Beye then

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #4

    spidey has unlimited energy and will bring a spark to the squad

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  • arnietoon

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Beye and Luis Enrique?

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  • buddy

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #6

    wat games are guthrie and barton back?? who else are we missing atm btw???

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Cant wait for jonas to return. He looked our biggest threat against quality opposition such as man u etc, and i still think even in our time of complete turmoil, he’d still be a bright spark and create something for us. he can also cross the ball, something we’re lacking terribly.
    tom toon-agree regarding viduka. I still think he’s a touch of class, great holding the ball up with his back to goal and dangerous when iven the chance to shoot. Shame about his fitness because i’d keep him for as long as possible.

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  • bri

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #8

    this is a boost added to the return of guthrie after serving the last game of his ban against b burn and the return of beye and enrique may be a result at everton is not beyond us. Also barton will be back soon too some people may not want barton back but he is a better option than butt IMO

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #9

    buddy- guthrie is back against everton

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #10

    kk forever i’m afraid enrique is still injured

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  • Chris H

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Yeah, let’s extend Viduka’s contract Tom Toon, he’s been exceptional for us all season.

    Keeping Viduka is like flogging a dead horse, we’re never going to get anything out of him.

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #12

    viduka can really play well his experience is vital at the moment

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  • Chris H

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Anyway Ed, THIS Monday is today, NEXT Monday is 6th October!

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #14

    we need young players that turn into quality, instead of buying players that have nearly had it aka-viduka but with his experience he can turn younger players aka- carrol,lualua into class and soon we wont need to buy cover for positions we’ll already have it

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  • Chris H

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Well if Viduka is vital at the moment Turkish Mag, we’re up the creek mate, considering he isn’t due back until 25th October.

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  • LarrikinDan

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Viduka, Beye and Jonas back would be awesome news but until then were gonna struggle I think…

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #17

    yes but i mean his future contract. and with spidey coming back its better news than last week when we heard martins was injured

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  • buddy

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #18

    cheers turkish magpie!!! guthrie is needed as butt aint good enuf. when is barton back?? wud love to see him and guthrie together!!

    how long is enrique gone?? and is beye back soon??

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #19

    barton and guthrie would be mint but i think we should play 433 when viduka is back so i wouldn’t know who to drop barton or guthrie.

    —-spidey—-guthrie/barton–nzogbia

    —viduka——–owen———martins
    as ally mccoist says “top class”

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #20

    i dont know when enrique is back but i think beye is back against everton

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  • geordiegeorge

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #21

    Not a first good shout from Kinnear .
    Defending Fat Bastard Ashley and Swearing on his 1st TV interview .The pantomime carries on .

    Where is our Manager ?

    He has shown his class above the Cockney Mafia by keeping a low profile .

    Well done Kev we are all looking forward to your return

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  • Nick 69

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #22

    arnietoon- LUIS enrique? i f*kin wish we had luis enrique

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  • TB

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #23

    in a 4-3-3 with viduka and martins healthy, i would probably sit Nzogbia rather than sitting Barton or Guthrie.

    Guthrie – Barton – Jonas

    I’d put Nzog in for barton after 70 minutes and shift guthrie into the middle. Barton hasn’t played much lately, so I would think a full 90 wold be asking alot of him.. especially the way he plays with such energy.

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  • Patrick (Pizzicato)

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #24

    The ressurected Luis Enrique is good… um hum… (dreaming)

    The Bull-ish Jose Enrique is better!

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  • TB

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #25

    yet, if a team can be exposed with pace out wide, our best lineup would be a 4-4-2 with a midfield of:

    Jonas – Guthrie – Barton – Nzogbia

    with Owen and Martins up top.

    Viduka replacing Martins after the hour mark. That would help Viduka’s lack of athleticism by putting him in against a tired back four… and Owen thrives off of taking great angles against a tired defense that starts making mental lapses. Viduka’s target skills would help Owen late in the game.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #26

    TB – I think it is the opposite. You want Viduka starting as he will bully and ire out the defenders, then bring Martins on to tire them even more and score.

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  • Leo

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #27

    whats wrong with nacho gonzalez??????

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #28

    yes but maybe if we start viduka and see if he can grab an early goal and when his energy runs out bring on martins whos energy will really hurt the tired back 4

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 29, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #29

    tom toon same as my idea ! 🙂

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 29, 2008 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #30

    gonzalaz has a hamstring injury

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  • happy toon

    Sep 29, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #31

    have we sold viduka?

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 29, 2008 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #32

    no

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  • ed_speed

    Sep 29, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #33

    cant wait for heroes come wednesday.

    regards,
    ed

    p.s ‘mon the lasd

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  • TB

    Sep 29, 2008 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Tom Toon and Turkish – Good points, and well taken. In fact, I may have underestimated the physical toll a defense can take by marking Viduka for an hour or so.

    Curious though, would Martins be able to deal with coming off the bench. He strikes me as a type that gives his all, but whines if he doesn’t get to play. I don’t see Viduka having a problem coming off the bench.

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  • Alex

    Sep 29, 2008 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #35

    With Beye Jonas Guthrie back the game after Everton then we will definatly be heading towards midtable . Anybody know how long it will be before Enrique & Nacho will be fit ?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 29, 2008 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Enrique and Beye are fit for Everton and Guthrie is back, not sure if Jonas is though.

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 29, 2008 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #37

    tb – i agree you dont want to lose martins and you fear he will leave if he doesnt get played but viduka starting is better strategically

    barton and viduka return on the same day so could completely change the line up if king kev is there

    i think we should sign rory du lap as his throws would be very useful if stoke go down

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 29, 2008 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #38

    jonas is fit for man city game and might make the everton game in 6 days

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  • Alex

    Sep 29, 2008 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #39

    Tom _Toon thats good news , we will have a defence against Everton and in Guthrie a cm that can run a bit . Things are looking up

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  • carabay

    Sep 29, 2008 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #40

    im fan ton ilke manager keegan back plz

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