Everton Have Injury Problems For Sunday’s Game


Louis Saha was on loan at Newcastle from Metz in 1999, when Ruud Gullit was managing the club, but Ruud decided not to sign the youngster from his then club Metz.

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Louis Saha – while at Newcastle on loan in 1999

Louis made 11 appearances for Newcastle and scored just one goal, whioch was a great effort against Blackburn Rovers.

Louis has turned out be a good player but he is so injury prone that he hardly ever plays. His time at Manchester United was mainly spent in the treatment room, and he made just 86 appearances in four seasons at Old Trafford but still scored 28 goals.

He reminds us a lot of our won Mark Viduka, who’s always injured, but when he plays he’s good, he just never plays enough. At  Everton Louis has made 11 appearances for the Toffees with 3 goals, since joining them last year from the Red Devils.

He has played for France 18 times with 4 goals, and he is currently fighting to be fit for the game on Sunday at St. James’ Park.

With both Tim Cahill and Tony Hibbert suspended against Newcastle, the availability of Saha would be welcome news for Everton manager David Moyes, as there are still doubts over Leon Osman, Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar, all good players.

All three were absent on Sunday, when Everton rather easily beat Aston Villa 3-1 in the FA Cu. Osman is suffering a minor stomach tear, Fellaini has a back injury and Pienaar, who was actually suspended against Villa, would have been sidelined with a hamstring problem.

Everton’s Physiotherapist Rathbone said:

“Ossie stretched for the ball in training and had a little tear of the stomach muscle,” “We are pushing him like crazy for the weekend.”

“Steven did his hamstring in the game against Liverpool. He’s making okay progress. We never rule players out here, but we will see how it goes for the weekend.”

“Marouane got injured against Arsenal and didn’t report it until after the Man United game.”

“There’s a little tiny crack (in a bone in his back) and it will heal itself, it just takes a bit of time.”

Everton have played two of their promising youngsters in the last couple of games, 17 year old Jack Rodwell and 19 year old Dan Gosling, and both have looked very good players in the making.

We’ll have to wait and see if the two of them make the team for Everton on Sunday.

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7 comments so far

  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Guillit was, is and always will be a tool !

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  • Pons Aelius

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Born Again Geordie – agreed!

    ‘IT’S THE NORTH EAST DERBY! I know what I’ll do. I’ll drop Shearer and Ferguson and play that Mackem Paul Robinson up front by himself.’

    Gullit was a goon

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #3

    SORRY ED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THATS WRONG M8!!!!!

    SAHA SCORED ***TWO*** GOALS FOR US; 1 AGAINST BLACKBURN IN THE FA CUP AND ANOTHER AT HOME TO COVENTRY IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!!

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #4

    (AT LEAST I BELIEVE IT WAS COVENTRY; INCASE I AM CORRECTED; HE DEF SCORED AT HOME @ ST. JAMES FOR US IN THE LEAGUE)

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  • batty

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #5

    ED thought you would have wished sir bobby a happy birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR BOBBY YOU WERE AND STILL ARE THE BEST .

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  • workyticket

    Feb 18, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Born Again Geordie // Feb 18, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    “Guillit was, is and always will be a tool !”

    But at least he didn’t wait to be sacked. He resigned with dignity, and didn’t try to sue this club for the balance of his contract when he resigned, unlike some people who supposedly ‘bleed black and white’ B.A.G.

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  • Nenad

    Feb 19, 2009 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Kevin Nichol, drop the caps.

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