Shola Ameobi Injury Is Long Term – Oh No!


Really bad news regarding in-form local striker Shola Ameobi this morning.

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Ameobi – we’ll not be seeing this for some time 🙁

Hughton told the Shields Gazette this morning.

“We’re still assessing Shola, but it’s not going to be a two or three-week job – it’s certainly going to be longer than that,”

“It’s a big blow for us because of how he started the season, and what a big player he is for us. We’re certainly very disappointed to lose him at this stage.”

That’s really bad news for the club and also Shola who has been in red hot form this season. Looks like we have Peter Lovenkrands coming in today, and we’d like to see one more striker coming in – maybe even on loan until January until Shola can recover.

And Argentine Winger Jonas Gutierrez has suffered a hamstring injury last Wednesday, and although he has traveled to Argentina, he will not be involved in their two World Cup qualifiers.

Hughton continued:

“Jonas will certainly not be involved in the national team.”

“As far as a timescale, you’re always a bit reluctant to have one, because you’d like to think you can bring them back before, but at the time he did it, we were looking at three weeks.”

Fabricio Coloccini is already with his international team-mates, and apparently Argentina invoked FIFA’s five-day rule when calling up the defender.

So it may well be true that he’s not being transferred since that was one of the reasons given for his exclusion last night from the squad, and we thought it was because he was perhaps leaving Newcastle.

Andy Carroll has a groin strain,  but could be back for our game at Cardiff City a week come Saturday – that’s good because this next league game will be yet another very tough game for the Magpies.

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71 comments so far

  • tdt

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #1

    So does it look as though we are aiming for Lovenkrads, cathcart and Gibson today then? thats what the papers seem to be saying. can Gibson play on the wing?

    ————Harper————–
    Simpson–S.Taylor–Collo–Enrique
    Gibson–Smith(c)–Gutherie–Jonas
    ——-Ameobi—–Lovenkrads—–

    Subs: Krul, Cathcart, R.Taylor, Kadar, Nolan, Barton, Lua Lua, Butt, Vuckic, Carroll, Ranger.

    That would be a decent squad!

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  • lesh

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Chopra?

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  • repo

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #3

    its a ploy for not to sell shola as i noticed every transfer window he’s injured..

    I woudn’t put it past him playing in 2 weeks..

    its all a smokescreen

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Too many threads today!

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  • nufc1818

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #5

    must say i did like d.simpson as CB with taylor
    i think they linked up very well
    and had a better understanding with harper

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  • Ed Harrison

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #6

    tdt – I think Gibson is central midfield only – but maybe he can play on the wing or at full back – which we need – but don’t think so.
    But Chris also has central midfielders Barton, Guthrie and Smith currently all playing well and integrated together in the team – that’s just good coaching.

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  • milburn

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #7

    more threads than a tapeworm !!

    To th etune of Power Rangers-
    Go Go Nile Ranger !!
    Great performance from an 18 year old

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  • Ross

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Gutted RE the injuries like. The squad is painfully thin as it is and i wont be listening to a word David Craig has to say on SSN as he’s just as bad as the journo’s that write, we just have to sadly look at and listen to him instead.
    Never one for the rumour mill but Bale’s name is being thrown around alot and we’re nowhere to be seen-would like him in on loan but cant see it happening. Pointless paying any attention to the Beckford chat cos we’ve got nee cash!

    Its a shame and i know i shouldnt be moaning because we’re so thin as far as numbers go, but i think of the names we’ve been linked with, Loven is the only worthwhile entry. We”re stacked with CM’s RE Gibson, and i think Kadar is fine in the role Cathcart would take should he arrive. I think we’re desperate for a new pacey striker, wide men and cover at LB.

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  • tino97

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #9

    I see Sheffield Utd have signed a defender is that leaving the door open for Kilagallon to leave for Newcastle or Hull. Apparently we have put a £3m bid for him!

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  • R2-D2

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #10

    C3PO tells me Rodzilla appears to be barred from the blog, for some reason.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #11

    You heard it here first lads, Taylor is going to Arsenal, keep watching Sky Sports.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #12

    AndyNUFC – Shut up mate.

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  • milburn

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Tino 97- Sheff U have signed a right back as Bromby gone to Leeds. Only have Kilgallon & Morgan as recognised CBs at club

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Toonsy, care to tell me why, mate?

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  • milburn

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Andy NUFC- shoyte !!

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  • tdt

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #16

    AndyNUFC I hope ur bullshite’ing pal!

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  • Johno Toon

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #17

    I would be more than happy with mclovin and another centre half coming in today , then get the yanks or whoever it is t buy us and gear up towards jan , as long as we are shouting distance for automatic promotipn by jan with a couple if signings we will be ok this season to go back up

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  • toonsy

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #18

    AndyNUFC – Because its bad enough for us so far without rumours from people “in the know”, nothing personal like.

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  • milburn

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #19

    Andy NUFC- why do Arsenal need him ? Vermaelen, Gallas, Djorou, senderos, Sylvestre, Song- can all play at Centre Half.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Geremi to Real Madrid for 100 million, you heard it here first 😀

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #21

    Haha honestly, I understand people’s attitudes because of the amount of stirrers who come on here spouting rubbish, but people who have known i’ve been on here a while and don’t lie about stuff. If i’m wrong I hold my hands and say I was wrong, but just thought you lot would want to hear news like that.

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  • hitman

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #22

    andy you dont believe some muppet on talksport who says he saw taylor at arsenals training ground do you.

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  • R2-D2

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #23

    C3PO tells me that’s rubbish, AndyNUFC

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  • milburn

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #24

    Andy NUC- Ok mate point taken but reveal your sources or is it the famous Daily Star “a source close to the player” ?

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #25

    Ah toonsy I don’t for one minute pretend to be ‘in the know’, i’m simply not, just heard it off someone who never usually rings me just to tell me stuff like that, so he must have heard it somewhere credible.

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  • Mikey25

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #26

    I still think we should be putting a cheeky bid in for Beckford!! Have we got those loan signings from Manure cos some stories say yes others say no??

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  • toonsy

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #27

    AndyNUFC – I just hope your mate is wrong! Sadly nowt surprises me about Newcastle!

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  • Ross

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #28

    Mikey-where do we get the cash for Beckford? We dont have 4mil to spend mate

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  • Will

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #29

    http://www.justin.tv/smbond004#chat=jtv

    Sky Sports News – incase anyone is as poor as me

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #30

    Nope nothing like that, my dad told me and he’s got some mates who are quite in the know about football, being a proper football person himself, i’ve just text him now asking where he heard it.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #31

    Ah he just said he heard it on talk sport, nevermind then lads… Still though that bloke could be telling the truth! I wouldn’t be surprised, this is Newcastle.

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  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #32

    bet you guys didnt know that we are signin lovenkrands on a 3 year deal and signin up to 3 loan signings which hav sed to be kilgallon, gibson and maybe cathcart but they are saying that cathcart may be a permanent signing. fingers crossed :).

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #33

    Cheers for the news Tal… We still need another winger/striker though! and why couldn’t we have signed these players earlier?

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  • Mikey25

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #34

    We do have cash just MA being a tight bugger! We must have a few mil from our sales too! Last minute takover from the Americans then a 4.59 signing of Messi and Ribery would do for me!

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  • toonsy

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #35

    Tal – Sheff Utd wont loan Kilgallon, especially not to potential promotion rivals.

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  • Nick 69

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #36

    Ross // Sep 1, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Mikey-where do we get the cash for Beckford? We dont have 4mil to spend mate

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    how exactly do you know we have no money? we have sold £25million worth of players so we do have money, its just that our owner wont invest it in the squad!!

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  • toonsy

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Mikey25 – Haha, that would be quality lol! Ribery has been seen at Manchester airport, maybe flights to Newcastle were fully booked and he is getting helicoptered up to us 😀

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #38

    Haha well to be honest this last day of the transfer window is about just as depressing as the last 2 months have been, I’m ridiculously close to giving up on NUFC until a new owner comes in.

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  • Toon_Army

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Cheers Will, Nothing like a bit of Office Sport viewing 😉

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  • Graham1982

    Sep 1, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #40

    Not that i believe it but Arsenal would need more English players when the new rulings come in….

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