Jose Enrique Fit For Survival Sunday’s Crucial Game

Good news this morning that Jose Enrique has handed Alan Shearer a Survival Sunday fitness boost, as the Newcastle United web site puts it.


Jose Enrique – back in full training

Jose has made a return to full training ahead of the relegation decider at Aston Villa, and should be up for selection for one of the most important games in Newcastle United’s history.

The Spaniard has been out, and apparently very frustrated about that, for the past three weeks with a hamstring injury, but now must have a good chance of playing at Villa Park.

If Jose is ready to play, that could free Damien Duff, who has been excellent for us over the last several games, to move up to his natural position of left wing. He’s done a massive job for the club at left-back in Jose’s absence ans we shouldn’t forget that.

Alan Shearer told Newcastle United TV this morning:

“Jose has now returned to full training.” “He will train again over the weekend and if there is no reaction then he will be in the squad.”

Whoever plays left-back on Sunday will have their hands full with a certain James Milner, but we will have to rely on James, who played at Newcastle for four season, having an off-day on Sunday. 😀

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • tdt

    May 22, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #1





  • Toon Graeme

    May 22, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #2

    I wouldnt worry about Milner – but if the past games against Wigan and Stoke are owt to go by then he will probably be the third ex toon player to score against us.

    Is Ashley Young fit?

  • Foluwashola Ameobi

    May 22, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Apparently not Graeme. I havent heard anything offical on it, but i dont think he will be fit in time. Doubt Milner will be a problem he has been play right back for Villa. May continue because Luke Young is also struggling with an injury.

  • Foluwashola Ameobi

    May 22, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Faye has scored 3 goals all season. 2 against us. It makes me sick when stuff like that happens.

  • Johno Toon

    May 22, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #5

    If we have him back that is a big boost for us

  • Ericles

    May 22, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Good news to have Enrique back.

  • Toon_Factor

    May 22, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Milner playing at right back make me want Jonas to play even more



  • Wilad

    May 22, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #8

    We need men to show up on saturday to stand up and take responsibility. My local team who I also support, Carlisle United were in the same position. We played Millwall who were in 3rd and we were 4th bottom and had to win or we were down. Northmapton played Leeds – lost 3-0 and we won 2-0. Our player coach (ex unwashed) Graham Kavanagh and another exunwashed Paul Thirlwell scored to 25 yarders and we worked our bits off as a team. If someone can stand up and deliver we’ll be there. Based on this seasons perfomances loads of you will reply to this post saying that’s the complete opposite of what we’ve been done this season but we all must stay positive and believe. If we can do that – its half the battle – Come on the toon!!!!

  • boater

    May 22, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #9

    What about…

    S. Taylor/Edgar/Colo/Enrique
    Owen (Oba)/Viduka

    I remember how good Steve Taylor was at right back when we played Everton …

  • Foluwashola Ameobi

    May 22, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #10

    We would need Taylor in the middle. If Heskey and Carew start Coloccini will be useless.

  • Sav

    May 22, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Ashley Young is expected to be fit. Luke Young is not – Milner could deputise at fullback.

  • NUFCDavid

    May 22, 2009 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #13

    have ryan taylor in ahead of edgar i think

  • NicoGF

    May 22, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #14





    impact subs:
    Oba & Duff

  • NicoGF

    May 22, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #15

    Enrique reminds me to Alves (Barcelona), because of the good projection, he can push for the win, attack and stuff.

    Btw, is Nacho fit or not? is it that hard to let us know what’s going on?

  • NicoGF

    May 22, 2009 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Of course, bridging differences, Alves is world class, and plays in the right 😉

  • tripp

    May 22, 2009 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Nacho bleed to death last night after having his n@t’s bitten off by a drunken mackem. He won’t be available for selection on Sunday. No one will notice though because he’s NEVER available for selection. At least after sunday we won’t have to hear about what a world beater Nacho is. I’m looking forward to that about as much as us beating villa to put this miserable season to bed.

  • xfer

    May 23, 2009 at 5:34 AM

    Comment #18

    The only thing we have on our side is villa’s poor form of late. But TBH they have enough in their tank to blow us apart this Sunday.

    We need Colo at his best. He has been poor, 2nd to balls, losing headers in the air more often than not, standing at the wrong side of players. Did we not have any scout?

    Taylor is our only hope. We need Martins and Viduka to play like they did against Boro. Guthrie needs to play in the middle cos of his creativity and passing ability.

    Too much to ask for, im just hopeful for a draw and hopefully Man U’s 2/3rd string team can beat Hull.

  • Tom_Toon

    May 23, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #19


  • Tom_Toon

    May 23, 2009 at 7:06 PM

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