Habib Beye Out For Up To Eight Weeks

Joe Kinnear is looking forward to having defender Sebastien Bassong back for the FA Cup, although there are still reports that say that he’s banned for 3 games following his ending off at Wigan last Friday.


Habib Beye – could be out for up to 8 weeks

But the bad news today is that Bassong’s defensive partner Habib Beye could be out for up to eight weeks, after scans showed Beye has in fact damaged his knee ligaments.

That’s very bad news about Beye, and he is still on crutches, while Bassong has now served a one-game ban on Sunday, when Newcastle were hammered 5-1 by Liverpool at St James’ Park.

The 22-year-old Frenchman will likely go straight into the starting eleven on Saturday at the KC Stadium in Hull.

Joe talked today about Seba:

“It’ll be a big boost to get him back,” “We did miss him against Liverpool, and he can come back stronger.”

But Newcastle players are again getting injured as Newcastle again have a terrible list of injuries with as many as  10 players now out injured.

Why is it that we always have more injuries than other premier League clubs?

Joe added:

“It’s like Emergency Ward 10! It was like the walking wounded coming out of the dressing room on Sunday night.”

There just has to be some reason why we always have massive injuries in a season, and it probably has something to do with the training pitches – or something.

The club should probably have an investigation to see what it is, since we”ve had lots of Achilles injuries this season, as one example.

Any ideas?

Comments welcome.

34 comments so far


    Dec 30, 2008 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Lots of injuries because the likes of Wigan`s Cattermole and others are allowed to kick lumps out of our players

  • JonnyNUFC

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Well thats pretty disasterous


  • ObaFan2

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #3

    The ref was to blame for Beye’s injury imo, he did not clamp down on the bad tackles early enough in the game, like against Spidey and look what happens….. Beye got taken out……… Utter disgraceful refereeing again.

  • JonnyNUFC

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Wigan are just a flukey team in general, their next game v bolton was a joke aswell.

    They deserve to be bottom 5 not 7th

  • LyNx@18

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s because we’re being CURSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #6

    pretty son we might have to replace beye

    dont get me wrong he is brill and is 1 of my favourite players but i cant imagine he has to much longer left in him


    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #7

    What about the weather? Always cold…mussles cold = more injury prone…just a guess, I don’t have a clue why it’s always happening to us!

    What’s with the physios? They do a terrible job if you look at injuries…maybe we need more profilaxis on that?

  • Whumpie

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed – good question, and one that requires a full-on Whumpie soap-box rant!

    Injuries are not random, and we are not ‘unlucky’! We get more of them because we don’t condition our players as well as other teams, and because our thin squad means they play more when they’re tired.

    Want proof?

    The one thing you have to give Sam Allerdyce is that he got us from the top of the Physioroom injury league to the bottom in just a few months. It may have taken a huge entourage to achieve it, but all those people still cost less than any one decent player while he’s in treatment. Financially it’s a no-brainer to do it Sam’s way.

    It was Allardyce who got Gary Speed into Ashtanga yoga, resulting in him playing more games than any other Bolton player (almost all of them) despite being their oldest. I can vouch for the yoga too – I’ve crashed and snapped a snowboard at about 40mph and walked away because Ashtanga makes all your ligaments super-stretchy and super-strong. You can even twist your knee out and walk in a couple of days because the ligaments just don’t rip. (Still hurts like stink though.)

    We need to realise these things are not accidents and that we need to get back to a proper regime of diet, calesthenics and physio to make our players more knock-proof.

  • Whumpie

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #9

    If Ashley wants to protect his investment and survive without spending daft money on a dozen players, his best bet is to re-hire 30-odd nutritionists, yoga instructors, bio-mechanists and personal masseuses. Preferably cute ones.


    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Oh, I propably found the reason now that I had a think about it:

    We have too many old players! But we don’t need to have only youngsters (what does it give you, to be the voyeur and field the youngest premierleague team all week like the voyeur? Nothing!). We need a more balanced squad.

  • bruTOOOON

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #11

    steven taylor can replace beye easily….

  • sirjasontoon

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Great post Whumpie !
    We look weak,lethargic and that is why players like owen will do well at bigger clubs because he can be rested and rotated and not used week in week out..look at Shearer we used him like a cart horse rushing him back from injuries all the time.

  • fostino

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #13

    re: whumpie

    i agree with you there, good conditioning does make a huge difference over a full season, these players are earning ‘unbelievable money’ so they should make the sacrifice to look after themselves better, and the club make sure they do aswell!!

  • sirjasontoon

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Steven Taylor couldn’t replace the steam of my turd.

  • CJ

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #15

    I hate Lee Cattermole. The little Boro reject who goes into challenges high because he is a coward. Thats 2 knee ligament injuries that little prick has caused. I know both challenges were 50/50 but he always goes into challenges high

  • Whumpie

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #16

    ELFER: good points, both of ’em. Mind you, do we have an older squad than the SPL teams, who play in even worse weather? Dunno; perhaps.

    Oh, and what is a profilaxis? I thought that was a type of condom…

    (I spose that’s one way to keep ’em healthy…)

  • Whumpie

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #17

    sirjasontoon – I disagree.. a bit.. but that cracked me up…

  • sirjasontoon

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #18

    CJ-I don’t agree with what Cattermole does but it obviously works and he gets away with it.

    We are too lightweight and are bossed off the park very easily by teams alot less skillfull.

    I hate the guy but that’s football..we certainly wont be a threat to wigan this season..or anyone else for that matter so he has done his job.


  • Whumpie

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #19

    One good example based on wor Joey ‘da thump’ Barton. Getting arrested for beating some chav senseless is bad. But what the hell were you doing on the lash mid-season??

    I think these guys should be on strictly enforced diets (with the odd respite/indulgence allowed), teetotal during season, and made to do at least 4 hours of Ashtanga a week. They’d even withstand a Cattermole clatterer if they did that.

  • Spyro

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #20

    There was an article about Steven Taylor yesterday. It summised his progress over the last 3 years fairly well. Have a read.


  • CJ

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #21

    It clearly does work. Personally I wouldn’t like to see our players deliberately go out an injure players. But it works for Cattermole I guess.

    I completely agree that we get bossed in midfield, but thats because Butt no longer has the legs.

    The main thing we are lacking is a defensive midfielder with legs lol. and somebody with a little bit of creativity who can drive forward and make things happen, we just don’t create enough chances for our front two.

    I said this to mate a while ago. I hated this player big time when he was at the club… Dyer. At least he used to run with the ball in midfield and drive forward, we don’t have anyone like that anymore. I’d like LuaLua to get a chance. What harm cud it do

  • fostino

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #22

    within the next season i would love to see the following players shipped out replaced by players who are better, more energetic and show the toon hunger and flair:

    viduka (latest injury is final straw)

    (p.s i imagine all these players are on comfy expensive wages too)

    gonzalez & xisco the d-day boys cant really be judged yet and edgar and carroll should be loaned out for their development

    i also think it wouldnt be the end of the world if owen left either, even tho i would like him to stay.

  • sirjasontoon

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #23

    Lua Lua and Ranger should both be played at Hull see how they get on.

  • Will Iam

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #24
  • sirjasontoon

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #25

    Owen will go to Man City in January so we will need a replacement.

    Whats the link about Will i Am..looked like a virus to me : )

  • Spyro

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #26


    I think Geremi is really good utility player and back up.

  • Spyro

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #27


    Don’t you need an activation code though?

  • Will Iam

    Dec 30, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #28

    @Spyro no

  • fostino

    Dec 30, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #29

    re: sypro

    i do agree with you to some extent, but when he came on against liverpool, despite his set-piece’s, he wasnt at much. i just feel the player is happy on the bench earning a big paycheque (seeing as we got him from chelsea and we historically pay over the top wages) and of course he is aging

    however i do no he is a good influence in the dressing room, helping new foreign players settle in, and he has of course provided a few impressive and much needed assists in his time……..but is this good enough


    Dec 30, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #30

    We need a decent young right back! Not sure who would be available but we must find one!

    Players needed are !

    RB Young Reserve
    LB 1st Team
    CD 1st Team
    RW Young Reserve
    DM 1st Team
    AM 1st Team
    CF Target Man 1st Team

  • Ian

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Martins and Beye are two of our best players and both are out, sickening, yet the focus is always on Owen, these two make much more difference than Owen, at least they look as if they will not be out too long.


    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #32

    Twatamole is a, er, well, twatamole.

  • fostino

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #33

    re: geordie 69

    i agree with you 100 percent about the player positions you mentioned, except i would rather an experienced back-up C.B. like campbell…..i quite fancy the colo-bassong patnership and shame on those that want taylor out……he’s one of our own and englands U21 captain

  • Sav

    Dec 31, 2008 at 2:26 AM

    Comment #34

    Spyro, your anti-Taylor rants are becoming a bit of a drone.
    The lad had his first game back after injury, against a rampant Liverpool side. As you say, his experienced partner had a ‘mare, while the full-backs were Edgar and Zog. the midfield protection from Butt and Guthrie was about as effective as the steam from sirjasontoon’s turd.
    And how you’re not embarrassed to be quoting Vital Football articles, only you can tell.
    Taylor is not without his faults, but get off the kid’s back. 23 is a toddler for a centre-half and the Liverpool match was like Rourke’s Drift. Change the record.


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