Redknapp Has Injury Problems For Newcastle Game


Newcastle United will have a wonderful chance to get two wins in a row against Spurs on Sunday afternoon, as we learn today that Harry Redknapp has massive injury problems for Sunday’s game at St. James’ Park.

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Harry Redknapp – has injury headaches for Sunday’s game

And it’s hardly what Harry Redknapp wanted on his first visit to Newcastle since he turned down the chance to replace Sam Allardyce last January.

And by the way, Joe Kinnear should be very careful on Sunday, because the last time Harry was at St. James’ Park his team at that time, Portsmouth, were 3 goals up in just 11 minutes and ended up beating us 4-1.   🙁

Spurs got through to the last 32 in the UEFA Cup last night, and this morning have been drawn against Shakhtar Donetsk of the Ukraine, in the next round.

Last night both Jonathan Woodgate and Jermaine Jenas, fomer Newcastle players were missing because of their respective back and calf injuries, and center half Ledley King was also missing, while £17M striker Darren Bent has tonsillitis.

So from a selfish Newcastle United viewpoint that sounds good, as long as none of them recover by Sunday.

And both Aaron Lennon and Luka Modric were also injured last night and are now doubtful for Sunday’s game.

Redknapp said today:

“I wanted to take Modric off at half-time. I only wanted to give him half a game because he is very important to us.”

“He ended up with a tight hamstring, and Aaron Lennon ended up with a tight groin. They could be struggling for t Sunday.”

“We’ll have to see how they are, they won’t train today and it will be touch and go I think.”

Harry has had his problems since he took over the Tottenham side, but he has done wonderfully well, and with the good players Spurs have, he has started to get the best out of them.

But he is now rightly worried about all the injuries at the club and he is anxious to strengthen in January, just like Joe Kinnear is.

Harry Redkapp and Joe Kinnear are good friends, which adds a little to the game on Sunday.

If we can win it, Joe Kinnear will be off in orbit after the game, joined no doubt by Newcastle fans.   😀

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10 comments so far

  • sweendog

    Dec 19, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #1

    A win at home against Spurs will go along way to steadying us and will get us past the minimum 20 point tally for 1/2 a season as I reckon teams will need over 40 points to survive a relegation battle

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  • Simon

    Dec 19, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #2

    I am hopeful for sunday, pompey was a great result but I am worried that the usual will happen and we will fail to kick on a follow the result up. We need to win, and although the league is tight, we can climb a way up the league and things will look much better. It is too early to get downbeat or too carried away with our chances further up the league. We need players desperately in the window, and although I dont think Owen is the be all and end all, it would be better to have him in our team as he has a habit of scoring against us!

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  • RobbyBobson

    Dec 19, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Lets jsut hope that if Lennon plays he plays on the left. Last season beye matched him almost stride for stride :D.

    The more injuries they have the better because they are a useful side. This isnt going just on the Pompey result because the could have easily been dead and buried in that game in the first half, but we really have it in us to give spurs their usual annual thumping.

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  • Desmond - GoalStock.com

    Dec 19, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #4

    guthrie got to give huddlestone a hard time

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  • workyticket

    Dec 19, 2008 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Terrible news. Maybe we can finish the rest off with a bit of dodgy Lasagne! 🙂

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  • Argentoona

    Dec 19, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #6

    We should play owen and duff upfront 2 support Owen.
    come on the toon

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  • tino97

    Dec 19, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #7

    I don’t beleive Harry I expect all these doutbful players to be passed fit! I agree with Simon, that we mustn’t rest on last weeks win. That has gone now, this is a big game for us, as the game with Wigan is. If we can start beating the teams around us it will improve our situation no ends!

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  • It Could Be Worse... We Could Be Spurs(DC)

    Dec 19, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Agreed, ‘arry is up to his old tricks. He always has something positive to say about the team he is about to play in the days leading up to it (JK should get a long term contract etc) while also counting his bad luck or talking about injured players. Not a word of it.

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  • Sav

    Dec 19, 2008 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #9

    He could play the lot of them as long as we had Oba. Pretty fancy squad though.

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  • ginkoh

    Dec 20, 2008 at 3:59 AM

    Comment #10

    Anything is possible for us now.

    Even devision1 team can beat us at St’ James park easily, in the same way we can get the point from OldTrafford and Stamford Bridge.
    We lose Blackburn at home game but Win Aston Villa.
    We draw Stoke lose Hull at home but win Portsmouth away.

    So how can you expect the stability from our team.

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