Injury Problems Hit Newcastle – Gutierrez and Ameobi Out


Newcastle have injury problems every season, and they are always worse than with other teams, for whatever reason.

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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.

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54 comments so far

  • ark13y

    Aug 28, 2009 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #1

    sick

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  • bill

    Aug 28, 2009 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Well we all thought that this would happen at some stage, perhaps it will be a sharp reminder to those running the club that it cannot be run on a shoestring.

    Either, sell up or invest Mr Ashley.

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  • Fostino

    Aug 28, 2009 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #3

    this story is from the mirror by the famous simon bird, i higly doudt (hope not) its true, hughton said he didnt expect the injuries to be too serious and now all of a sudden its a broken foot and torn hamstring

    its just the mirror making headlines for us sorry toon fans again

    im expecting some updat on the takeover today!!

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  • archie100

    Aug 28, 2009 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #4

    George Caulkin in the Times is reported suspected broken foot for Ameobi and up to 4 weeks out for Gutierrez. Ranger and Carroll to start on Monday, although Carroll might be out too according to NUFC.com. Both of these are reliable sources.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Aug 28, 2009 at 2:05 AM

    Comment #5

    It’s in the Mirror and the Times – think it’s accurate.

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 28, 2009 at 2:29 AM

    Comment #6

    Yet again, we’re stunned by the bleeding obvious.

    There’d better already be a plan in place or it’s last season all over again. If not (as I suspect ) – this has to be the kick up the proverbial, that yanks the heeds of our very own Laurel and Hardy out of their sandpit.

    Another fine mess, but we live in hope.

    Think I’m gona learn some Voodoo…..

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  • Ton Army

    Aug 28, 2009 at 3:24 AM

    Comment #7

    I’ve seen Shola in the toon last night, he looked fine to me and didn’t look as if he had a broken foot. Relax until this has been confirmed.

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 28, 2009 at 4:07 AM

    Comment #8

    I don’t know why any players who’s playing good for us will injure . 4-3 win against is not worth for lose Ameobi and Jonas for months.

    If I can choose I want lose yesterday and nobody injure.

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  • toonoholic

    Aug 28, 2009 at 5:14 AM

    Comment #9

    play xisco ! ITS TIME

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  • NUFC HOPE

    Aug 28, 2009 at 6:46 AM

    Comment #10

    oh no. Agree with the lovenkrands comment. He is such an asset to any team. Why not ours? I never thought i would hear myself say “we need Shola” but he has been are most productive player (score wise) this season.

    Nolans set up for shola’s second goal against reading made me find him our most hard working player. Jonas also is a lost asset. His fearless approach to attacking the wing is crucial for opening up space on the other side. ALSO his, one, that i can remember, cross field run was beautiful to watch and shows a ton of chemistry between our players. jose enrique and he are a great duo and mesh well. who can replace these two?? Nile? i think not at this point.

    perhaps we could push nolan up OR get lovenkrands (which i would be loven). Jonas’ replacement? i dont know.

    Lets forget about the carling.
    Although during the preseason i focused on the rebuilding of our squad now, do i dare say promotion is a possibile???

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  • belfast toon

    Aug 28, 2009 at 7:07 AM

    Comment #11

    I hope we hear something from the club today transfer window is nearly closed so either way work needs done starting with lovenkrands

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  • Stuart79

    Aug 28, 2009 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #12

    belfast toon // Aug 28, 2009 at 7:07 AM

    I hope we hear something from the club today transfer window is nearly closed so either way work needs done starting with lovenkrands

    We will hear that Ashley is staying!

    It’s been on the market for a combined 8 months and he’s not had one offer! That must tell him something!

    Ashley stays= No investment and relegation.

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  • belfast toon

    Aug 28, 2009 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #13

    Stuart I think even Ashley must realise that this squad is not anywhere near big enough and would be easier to sell in the prem. Even if it is a couple of loans and one or two on a free we need bodys in and maybe a few out ie Butt Barton.

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  • Stuart79

    Aug 28, 2009 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #14

    belfast toon // Aug 28, 2009 at 7:15 AM

    Stuart I think even Ashley must realise that this squad is not anywhere near big enough and would be easier to sell in the prem. Even if it is a couple of loans and one or two on a free we need bodys in and maybe a few out ie Butt Barton.

    I said the same last season and look what happened.

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  • Ericles

    Aug 28, 2009 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #15

    Go and get Lovenkrands and Chopra NOW!

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  • belfast toon

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #16

    lovenkrands
    A Hughes

    would be a good start.

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  • belfast toon

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #17

    Transfer deadline

    4 days 8 hours 50 mins

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  • waddler

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #18

    This really is decision time for Ashley, everyone from Houton to the tea lady have been warning him of the dangers of a paper thin squad.
    We need re-enforcements know or we will slip down the table and Ashley’s hoped for sale after promotion and a possible profit on his investment will have gone.

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  • buda boom

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #19

    I don’t get the fascination with Lovenkrands. I am of the opinion that he is not an out and out striker so can’t play as part of a fron two. Don’t even consider playing him in the hole and as fow a wide player he is no better than Lua Lua, Vukic, Ferguson hells bells even geremi is a better option so no Lovenkrands for me.
    Thats the beauty of football everyone has an opinion.
    Xisco along with Carroll will become our new heroes

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  • baldynapper

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #20

    From the Daily Star so beleive what you will:

    ALAN Shearer wants to sign Cardiff’s £6m-rated Geordie Michael Chopra to mark his return as Newcastle boss.

    Shearer is ready to take the reins again – as a massive reshuffle at St James’s Park is set to see Barry Moat become chairman in the next 48 hours .

    Owner Mike Ashley remains in overall charge, but will take a back seat as he puts his sale bid on hold for the rest of the season .

    Moat has been unable to find £100m to buy the club. But he will run the Toon on a day-to-day basis, with his first job to bring back Shearer.

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  • Bigbadbob

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #21

    Ashley has deliberately overpriced the club knowing it wouldnt be sold so he could hide behind the NDA and asset strip the club in the background.
    Whatever money he has spent and wasted on the advice of Wise is the last, he is out to recover what he can and bollocks to the fans.
    43,000 for the Shef Weds game sent out the wrong signal to this parasite and if he announces that he is staying today its time the fans voted with their feet.
    I know its painful to stay away but the only way to remove this twat is by hitting him in the pocket, he does not deserve any further support and i am all for protests until he has gone.
    We have been saying for three seasons now that the squad is at a dangerous low level and has he listened, has he shite!

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  • Ericles

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #22

    Belfast toon – I have asked that we go and get Aaron Hughes back. A good idea. Should never have let him go in the first place. Trying to track the Daily Star story and think it a great step forward if true…Shearer back will generate some powerful impetus to NUFC and chances of getting some quality in. The cupboard is bare now almost with Ameobi and Jonas injured.

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  • buda boom

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #23

    You clowns suggesting the exit door for Barton must not go to the games. Barton is head and shoulders above any of other midfielders. Different class. You are spot on with Butt he was useless in every second half last season and his display on Wednesday was shocking couldn’t complete a pass of more than fiive yards, poor first touch and no legs his subsitution at half time could have been made by a five year old. A no brainer

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  • Ericles

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #24

    In a nutshell Bigbadbob. Well said, on the nail.

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  • Ericles

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #25

    If Burnley wanted Butt why on earth is he still here? Barton is still a dynamo we need in midfield. He owes the fans still and I think in the Coca Cola he is a real asset.

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  • buda boom

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #26

    Six million for Chopra is never going to happen unless we raise ten million in outgoing transfers. We will not be in the market for those value of players and if we were the six million would be better spent on Joe ledley as he would be able to cut it in the premier

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  • belfast toon

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #27

    Buda I agree Barton is a very good player WHEN HE PLAYS!!
    isn’t suspended, injured, in jail or whatever he’s a thug bad for the team I’d let him go on a free

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  • belfast toon

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #28

    6 mil for chopra ? We sold him for 500,000 sounds like us.

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  • Davies

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #29

    ASHLEY DOESN’T GET THE GATE MONEY. IT PAYS THE PLAYER’S WAGES. VOTING WITH YOUR FEET WILL MAKE THE CLUB LESS ATTRACTIVE TO ANY POTENTIAL BUYER (though I admit it’s a little late for that) AND LEAD US ANOTHER STEP CLOSER TO GOING BUST!!!! THE TEAM NEEDS THE SUPPORTERS MORE THAN THE OWNER!!!!!

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  • Bigbadbob

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #30

    We wont spend a penny, Ashley has actually made an overall profit in the transfer market which is hardly surprising looking at our squad.
    The million dollar question is, where has the money gone including the 20 mil plus he received this summer from player sales?
    And please, Rangerman and the rest of the superintelligentmegahyperbeings, dont reply with loads of baffling figures and justifications, he is a thief on a grand scale!

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  • tooneskimo

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #31

    Well the club is his to rape and pillage……

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  • Ericles

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #32

    Keep on with it Bigbadbob – you are a breath of fresh air and common sense today. We need bloggers on this site who tell it like it is! Ashley is an asset stripper first and foremost. And NUFC is suffering badly and sadly because of his parasitic greedy business ways. The fate shite is a vampire!

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #33

    6M FOR CHOPRA?????

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

    NOT A CHANCE, 2M TOPS

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  • tooneskimo

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #34

    Chopra was average for us at best and poor for Sunderland. He seems to click for Cardiff but if they get promoted he’ll be back in the Championship as he’s too slow/small/lightweight for the Premiership.

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  • tooneskimo

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #35

    Didn’t Shearer recommend Carl Court?
    the guy has an eye for talent….

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  • paoulo

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #36

    Stop going !! stop giving him more money, its the only reason he is here, he is completely asset striping the club and you mugs are paying to watch.

    its killing me to stay away but but I will not give that man another penny, he is like a pig at a trough, there will be no sale, he is taking us all for a ride while he sells everything he can, the club is not worth a £100m anymore… there is nothing left in the cupboard apart from the ‘loyal’ fans that keep giving him their hard earned cash while he flogs the family silver.

    40000 attendances give him over £1m per game, while he keeps getting that he isnt going anywhere. Stop going !!

    no more geordie cash for the fat f*cker, f*uck off ashley, rot in hell

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  • Stuart79

    Aug 28, 2009 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #37

    RyanToon // Aug 28, 2009 at 8:49 AM

    6M FOR CHOPRA?????

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

    NOT A CHANCE, 2M TOPS

    Now I agree £6m may be a little expensive, but on his past history he will guarentee you goals in the Championship so he would pay for himself if we got promoted.

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  • JinkyGenius

    Aug 28, 2009 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #38

    Well done, Chris! Nice bit of skullduggery going on here. But needs must when the devil drives, eh?

    At least this means Jonas remains in the squad, even if he has to keep his head down for two or three weeks, and forces Xisco to finally show why he was rated so highly. It also puts the skids under sales of the supremely talented but erratic Collo (but ask yourselves, fellow sufferers, who in our current reserve team could make the grade with Boca Juniors?).

    £6m for Chopra? What other (sane) club would pay that for a CCC striker who has proven useless in the top flight? Cardiff clearly brings the best out of this lad, neither Newcastle nor Sunderland have been able to. If Shearer really believes he is worth it then we have got a serious problem if Moat takes over – but then again wasn’t Shearer the one who put a hand on Owen’s shoulder instead of around his neck? Has Shearer got any qualifications at all – even a modicum of business sense?

    The more I read, the more I am beginning to enjoy the current impasse and admire Chris Hughton’s Machiavellian scheming….

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  • magpie4ever

    Aug 28, 2009 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #39

    Surely no one is expecting Ashley to invest just because we have a couple of injuries. He’s stuck his head in the sand before & will probably do so again….unless of course….he is gone soon….you never know…

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  • tooneskimo

    Aug 28, 2009 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #40

    Ashley is going nowhere I’m afraid.

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