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.