Newcastle have injury problems every season, and they are always worse than with other teams, for whatever reason.
Shola Ameobi – broken foot?
And things don’t seem to have changed much as the club has been hit by an injury to in-form striker Shola Ameobi, who may have suffered a broken foot.
W e had a small squad last season, and when the injuries hit in December and January we lost games, and make no mistake about it, the same thing will happen this season unless we add to our squad before next Tuesday.
Argentine winger Jonas Gutierrez has also pulled a hamstring and could be out for a month, and it will mean there is no chance of cashing in on the winger in this transfer season.
Chris Hughton has warned that Newcastle’s winning start to the season has been good but has papered over the cracks and the latest two injuries prove that Newcastle will have problems sustaining a viable squad.
We have to hope the initial diagnosis of a broken foot for Shola is not so, but if there is a break he could be out for 6 weeks.
The rumors coming out of the club is that Llambias has no money for transfers and has to rely on loan signings and free transfers, such is the blunted ambition of owner Mike Ashley.
Of course Peter Lovenkrands is a free agent, and wants to join Newcastle, so why don’t we sign Peter over the weekend and he can play striker against Leicester City on Monday night. Sorry if that’s a little too logical for our dynamic duo currently at the helm.
The club is apparently trying to push through deals to unload centre back Fabricio Coloccini who earns £70K/week and maybe Steven Taylor, but that would be a mad transfer for the club.
But at least a club spokesman yesterday insisted that Kevin Nolan would not be allowed to leave on a loan deal, and that’s good because Kevin is the type of leader we need this season.
We have to hope for the best, but these injuries may be a blessing in disguise if it forces Llambias and Ashley, who know nothing about running a football club, but continue to bungle along, to bring in several new players before Tuesday.