Kinnear Faces Another Injury Crisis At Newcastle

Newcastle United are now waiting anxiously to hear the verdict on Habib Beye’s right leg (knee?), after he was stretchered off during the 2-1 defeat at Wigan, following another wild challenge from former Middlesbrough player,  Lee Cattermole.


Joe Kinnear – another injury crisis art Newcastle

Habib was left writhing in agony after the reckless tackle and Lee Cattermole was booked but some thought it should have been a straight red card for the player, who also put Joey Barton in the hospital, in our home game on 15th November, and Joey may be out until March.

Joe Kinnear confirmed that Beye will definitely miss Sunday’s important home game against Liverpool, but the Newcastle medical team are waiting further news as to the extent of the injury to Beye’s knee.

Manager Joe Kinnear said after the game:

“I think it’s fair to say it was reckless challenge,”

“Habib has gone to hospital but it’s a case of wait and see, although he’ll definitely miss the Liverpool game.”

As we mentioned after yesterday’s game, the transfer window opens in 4 days time, and it will be a good time to add at least 5 new players to the squad, and we should probably also keep all the players we currently have, because it seems we will need them through the end of the season.

Joe will still have some decent players to pick from for the Liverpool game, and we may even see young Andy Carroll get a start, as he looked more than useful when he was brought on in the second half, and good form from Andy through the end of the season will signal the end of Mark Viduka’s time at Newcastle.

Taylor could come in at right back and Charlie could continue at left back, where he played very well in the circumstances yesterday.

And David Edgar had one of his best games for the club two years ago against Manchester United when he also managed to score a great goal, so he’s proved he can do a decent job at the back too.

It’s time for heroes tomorrow.

Comments welcome.

31 comments so far

  • King Joe

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #1

    Zog should stay at lb. Luckily for us, Liverpool don’t have a Valencia type winger on their hands. I’d back him to get the better of Kuyt or whoever else they out out there.

    Even if Martins is 70% I would put him out on the pitch come tommorow.

  • neeraj

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #2

    a week before i was saying ” jan can wait”

    today i am saying ” thank god its january” (TGIJ)

  • Nufc4ever

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #3


    Most likely it will be these four players in the defense.

  • Stuart

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Were in trouble!

    All I heard this summer off KK was that we need 5 or 6 players ect… Did we get them? NO!!!

    We won’t be spending any money in Jan either!

    It doesn’t make sense for Ashley to do it! He still wants to sell, I really don’t believe anything that Kinnear says. Everthing he has said since he’s been here has been wrong!

    Were up Shit creek and we haven’t even got a boat let alone a paddle!!!!

  • Bosamuelson

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    I’m kind of looking forward to the game tomorrow. It will really show us how far we have come. I do however think we will lose but I hope the guys and gals on here look for the positives and get behind what now looks like a knackered team (I mean the injuries!)

    It will be a good game, it is games like this where both sets of fans will lift the team and with our guys being at home we could sneak a draw.

    The players coming in will be fired up as they now realise they are all in a fight for first team places. AllaTaylor Geremi Edgar and Carroll if they play.

    I hope JK has them fired up and fighting to keep there places and earn new contracts. I was disapointed with Viduka he was not injured it was a cry off, although it was good to Carroll do more than Viduka did in the time he was on.

    We all know the situation so lets get behind the players tomorrow. It has the potential to be a classic :-)))

    Regards and happy new year

  • Bosamuelson

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #6

    Stuart, lol about the boat, but lets keep the faith

    I personally think MA wants to keep the club, I think he is passionate but he has not been aload to express this due to the fans. Time will tell and I think the injuries will let him know how vulnerable we are, but the previous results will show him how much potential we have.

    I believe we will invest but nothing stupid, I think someone said on another post about only having spent NET £2.5 mil. since Ashley has been here. They were griping about it. I was happy as larry. hat a difference to the shambolic way the club was run before buying this and that trash.

    If we can get another load of players like the ones we got last transfer period for £2.5 mil then happy days.

    The rest of the money can be put into something else i.e. youth development, coaches god forbid. We have seen we don’t need the trophie signings. It is refreshing we have a scouting network. Don’t nock it people. Am I talking about something completly unrelated…

    Anyway keep the faith.


  • craig chisholm

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #7

    i have read that beye has a fractured shin – which sounds like the rest of the season job to me. this is good that we are shafted cos it brings everyone down to earth at the right time – janauary. we have to face it, we are 2 points off being relegated and we play (loose to liverpool next plus we are loosing owen at least, probably more. this serves ashley right for never listening to his previous managers regarding our pathetically thin squad. he had his chances and he has the money but he chose to simply sell players without replacing them. we get what we deserve,at the end of the day, its a long season and if we go down it is cos we deserve to. simple as.

  • Paul R

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #8




  • King Joe

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #9

    Paul- That would be a decent team aside for the fact that Bassong was sent off yesterday…

  • matthewjai

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #10

    Lee Cattermole
    this guy is not a footballer
    he just like kicking people..
    what a shame he’s in the EPL

  • craig chisholm

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #11

    bosamuelson……….the reson ashley has only spent two million is cos he has raped the club of assets and sold far more than he has bought in order to keep the balance sheet as close to zero as possible. you may think this is good but i think its shit, he has put money and greed before football. now whats he going to do that owen is leaving on a free and he can not get anything out of him in terms of money? how we going to replace him and viduka who are both on the way out for free?
    common sense says that if you sell far more than you buty then you will run into trouble – we already had a thin squad before his cull started, now we are shafted and everyone knows it. we have a club for sale, a manager who’s contract expires at the en d of the season and we are just about in the relegation zone. yep, i applaud ashley and anyone who supports the fat twat.

  • craig chisholm

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #12

    king joe, bassongs red wqill not be in for the liverpool game , he can play. paul r is right.


    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #13


    CARROLL if MARTINS is not fit.


    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #14

    from the official website & quoted by JFK. . .
    “We will now be without Seb for Liverpool which is a blow”

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #15

    how long is beye out for i hope its not to long cattermole is a prick no one has said a word about that tackle had it been barton there wouls have been a national out cry

  • JonnyNUFC

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #16

    I think the ONE benefit we can take away from the Wigan game was CARROLL !!

    He reminded me of shearer for that little time he was on, he was holding off 2-3 defenders when he got that pen. Should have had another seconds later, nearly put a header in…

    Good combination of height pace and strength.

    Could he have possibly turned the corner after going on loan ??

    Thats the best ive seen him for Newcastle recently

  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #17

    Bassong is available tomorrow as it’s within a week of the sending off, also we can appeal for it as if the fa see the shirt pull as being outside the box, Bassong should’ve only received a yellow and therefore could’ve continued.

  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #18

    just think if the cattermole tackle was on rooney, ronaldo, some chav or scouser…The ‘pundits’ would be screamin’ for a lynchin’!..

  • samvil

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #19

    i really don’t agree that N’Zogbia played well at left back yesterday. the t-ham game in midfield was good but he’s far too inconsistent.

    but he’s the only one who ‘can’ play there now so that’s how it’s gonna be tomorrow. get a new left back in please!!!!!!!!!!

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 27, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #20


    absolutely i dread to think what sir alex would have said

  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 27, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #21

    whatever rudolph woulda said still wouldn’t have got him banned for abusin’ the refs…Loaded dice!..


    …I’m away to puke up!..

  • Spyro

    Dec 27, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #22

    There is no point appealling Bassong’s red, despite dean being a prick, he was well within his rights to send Bassong off whether the foul was in OR outside the box as he was the last man. What Dean got horribly wrong was allowing Heskey to show his strength to get himself into the box and then go down so easily once he is eligible for a penalty. These are blatant cheating tactics that should be punished imo.

  • neeraj

    Dec 27, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #23

    punk shunk

    the refs are scared to give decisions against manu or chelsea coz fa is scared……

    if any decision goes against them they cry like babies citing examples of other decision and the experts are always with man u or chelsea and now liverpool ….

    rooney elbow deserved a yellow atleast… but no freekick was awarded with linesman standing less than two yards away……

    i really feel for arsenal, they play the best football in the league, but arsene has taught the all the beautiful, but has not taught them how to cry or pretend or dive…

  • Spyro

    Dec 27, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Rooney should have been shown a red and if it was anyone else the F.A would be all over it by now.

  • Fans Should Own the Club

    Dec 27, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Zogs is awful at left back.

    In fact, I think Zogs is wildly overrated in general–Milner mark 2.

    He tries to run through five defenders before he considers passing.

  • Bosamuelson

    Dec 27, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #26


    the reason I expect we have such a thin squad is because of the wage bill. It far excedds anyone else in our bracket and Im not surprised MA wants to keep the balance sheet close to Zero.

    He is a billionaire so therefore not stupid. It is ignorant to say that he is in it to fleece the club of all its assests. What assests, over paid players that don’t give a **** (sorry for the language). Credit where credit is due and that goes to JK for making those players give a ….

    As for the assests that have been fleeced, what are they exactly? The debt that has been reduced! selling players, its football!!! Our assests are the likes of Bassong, Gutherie, N’Zog, and the rest of the potential in the Reserves.

    Owen was mis-managed I’ll give you that as was the whole KK thing. But common MA admitted this, and like it or not is in charge of the club because he owns it, his money paid for it. Therefore why not support him and get the club going in all aspects. In the stands is where it starts and places like this Blog. You gripe in here you can change the opinions of lots of readers and then goes to the stands.

    Stand together and help our team move forward!!

  • Bosamuelson

    Dec 27, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #27

    PS MA aint going anywhere in the next years.

    Financial sutuation and the fact he wants to be here will make this fact.

    He will win the fans round by investment of sensible amounts and long may it continue

  • toonmadtom

    Dec 27, 2008 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #28

    zog defo shouldnt play as a lb.edgar should get the chance and geremi as rb. its time the younger local lads should get a chance. this could be a blessing in disquise

  • craig chisholm

    Dec 27, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #29

    ashley will only win us around if he starts to invest in the team, thats what we are here for after all. he has put in less than any chapionship team in three full windows but has also bumped up season tickets by 10% at the same time – the scales are not balanced and WE as fans are NOT getting value for money out of the ashley greed machine at this time. i hope he does see that if he does not invest we will be in the fizzy league soon and then we are worth about 5r0 million and also playing in football obsurity. i hoipe this makes him cut back on his hollywood adventure and casionos just for a bit, we could do with some players.


    Dec 27, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Bassong will play as it`s inside the appeal time.
    He DESERVED to get his marching orders as he was the last man.
    No penalty though.
    Terrible Ref,just knew it would be a bad day when i read who the Referee was going to be.


    Dec 27, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #31

    Team tomorrow should be:
    Jonas..Guthrie..Butt/Lua Lua..Nzog

    Don`t play Zog in LB,he is so not a Defender


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