Coloccini Misses QPR Game But Gutierrez Back

Well it’s official and Fabricio Coloccini has lost his fitness battle for tomorrow night’s game with Queens Park Rangers.


Jonas Gutierrez – fit for tomorrow night

The Argentine international injured his groin at Ipswich on Saturday night and caretaker boss Chris Hughton says he will take no risks with Fabricio, so he will not play tomorrow night.

Hughton told the Evening Chronicle this morning:

“Colo is out of the game but we will bring Jonas back in.”

“He’s back in the squad after five days of training.”

But the good news to offet this is that Jonas Gutierrez will indeed be back  in the squad after finally recovering from a hamstring injury.

Hughton has confirmed this morning that Ryan Taylor (calf) and Danny Simpson (ankle) are also doubts while Joey Barton (foot) is certainly out, as is long-term injured Shola Ameobi.

If Danny Simpson is not fit then we would expect Zurab Khizanishvili to partner Steven Taylor, but then the question becomes who would play at right back?

If Ryan Taylor is fit he could play there – or even Geremi could play at right back – since he played there a number of times when he was at Chelsea.

One other alternative is to give 17 year old James Tavernier a chance, since he performed quite well last week at Peterborough.

What do you think?

Let us know – comments welcome.

37 comments so far

  • komfort

    Sep 29, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #1

    good ! now stick the ball in the back of the net & give your mask a good airing.. it must be lifting by now.

  • Solaidback

    Sep 29, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #2

    I hope we run riot over the R’s as they like to be called for some strange reason 🙁

    If we can play like we did last match, we’ll romp them to bits a home in front of 40,000+ fans 🙂

  • the holy grail

    Sep 29, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #3

    any1 know when and where the auction is on for the tops they wore at ipswich because i would really like on and its going to a great cause


  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Sep 29, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Geremi at right back for certain…id argue thats its probably his strongest position, taylor to partner kish. If r.taylor is fit he should play the wing, was outstanding against ipswich and played a part in all we scored. However id like to see butt replaced by mclovin and harewood to start, tough choice but in place for Carroll…should be comfortable with this team, we are full of confidence but QPR will prove a sterner test than the last game…

  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 29, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #5

    At last, some good injury news if there is such a thing.
    Jonas will give us an extra option if need be but i dont think Collocini will be that much of a miss as any frailty in defence has been when he has been muscled off the ball or out jumped at set pieces.

  • Johno Toon

    Sep 29, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #6

    Its great to have Jonas back , even tho is final ball is shocking he gives us an extra dimension going forward and I dont think many fullbacks will be able to handle him this season , just needs to improve his final ball

  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Sep 29, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #7

    i hope simpson and taylor are passed fit…if so your comment is valid in a way. Not the biggest Colo fan but outside a few shaky moments he has been very solid this season. Kish however could easially do a job there so as long as the other injury doubts are dealt with shouldnt be a major blow…

  • Charlietoon

    Sep 29, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Solaidback I think they like being called the R’s as they know we’d call em the Queens otherwise

  • nobby sol

    Sep 29, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #9

    geremi khizanishvilli taylor enrique

    doesnt really fill me with confidence

    then again with smithy and butt infront of them its almost like 6 defenders

    geremi zurab taylor enrique
    ——-butt smith gutierez
    ——-ranger carroll

    a strong spine in the team.

    am i right in saying guthrie is back from suspension?

  • stevep

    Sep 29, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #10

    reckon he’ll go with

    r.taylor s.taylor kili enrique

    guthrie nolan smith jonas

    harewood carroll

    think I’d prefer to see ranger than carroll but doubt hughton sees it that way

  • Johno Toon

    Sep 29, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #11

    Nobby sol , yeah he is so i would take butt and replace him with danny boy

  • Jay jay

    Sep 29, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #12

    the holy grail, i believe all the shirts are being auctioned on the ipswich town website, they can actually organise something unlike the powers that be at our club.

  • G

    Sep 29, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Off subject a bit, but if we had some cover at LB, I would be tempted to play Enrique on the left wing! There have been some games this season he has looked like Ginola (although not as lazy!). To be fair like, I think that has more to do with the poor standard of the oposition, rather than Jose turning into an out an out winger. I know we are short of defenders at the minute so now would not be the time, but I would be tempted to give it a go when we are better staffed. Maybe try to bring Gareth Bale on Loan and push him up the park?

  • Jay jay

    Sep 29, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #14

    G i remember when ginola had that excellent game against the smoggies, he run 40 yards just to stop them getting a corner and put the ball out for a throw instead. How things change eh?

  • G

    Sep 29, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #15

    @Jay jay, I miss the way at half time he used to go to the side of the tunnel and scrounge a tab from a fan! What a charecter! lol

  • Jay jay

    Sep 29, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #16

    Is that why he changed shirts at half time so no one smelt the park drives.

  • G

    Sep 29, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #17

    Ha ha, could be. Still head and shoulders the most skillfull player I saw in my life wearing a Newcastle shirt. Brilliant, yet infuriating at the same time. If only he tracked back and defended occasionally he would have had the lot.

  • Jay jay

    Sep 29, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Ginola, Robert, and N’zogbia were all excellent french left midfielders when they could be arsed, but ginola far better than the other two

  • G

    Sep 29, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #19

    Arguable that from that lot Nzog did defend, albeit, not through choice like. Robert always looked better when he had Olly Bernard behind him, and Ginola always worked best with Bez.

  • G

    Sep 29, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #20

    You having a quiet day in work too Jay jay?

  • Alex

    Sep 29, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #21

    Simpson has passed the fittness test for tomorrows game 🙂 its on the official website .
    the defence for the game will be
    Simpson Taylor Killi Enrique
    Its a pity R Taylor is out of the game but Jonas is back . 3-0 the Toon

  • newcastle29

    Sep 29, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #22
  • G

    Sep 29, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Blocked from that site newcastle29 (our web provider accuses it of malicous code?), just out of interest what was it?

  • d34ki

    Sep 29, 2009 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #25

    it’s official that simpson will include in the team tomorrow, but unfortunately for r.taylor..

    so we will miss ameobi, coloccini, and r.taylor, but welcome back simpson, guthrie, and jonas

    so i hope our team will be like this

    simpson…s.taylor…khizanishvili…jose enrique

    and get a comfortable win in front our own fans

  • mattnufc

    Sep 29, 2009 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #26

    Jonas is another Premier League flop. Personally, I couldn’t care less if he’s back. How is Ryan Taylor’s and Danny Simpson’s fitness?

  • G

    Sep 29, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Good shout d34ki, I would go along with that line up.

  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 29, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #28

    Guys I never get carried ever since the last two seasons I always knew we were an beatable but last season taught me many things.
    I will celebrate when the team is playing.
    Team for the QPR:

    Krul, Butt, Tozer, Geremi, Lovenkrands, LuaLua, Ranger.

    Diamond Formation the one we used foe the weekend.

  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 29, 2009 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Matt, Jonas pulls a crowd on to him. Even Ferguson employed Park onto him then thats the threat he possesses.

  • mattnufc

    Sep 29, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #30

    @Toon Army. He can get past people but his crosses are atrocious, so it sort of makes it all pointless. He gets frustrating to watch after a while. Hope he proves me wrong tomorrow but I wont hold my breath

  • cicero

    Sep 29, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #31

    What’s this mystery foot injury Barton’s got? I think from his attitude in the games he’s played he’s been dropped. I for one thought he was a good signing when he first came and again I thought he would tear up the Championship, but let down again. Just get rid.

  • laurent32

    Sep 29, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #32

    my preffered team for qpr would be, presuming jonas wont be risked from the start and taylor and simpson not being fit:

    geremi zurab taylor enrique
    ——butt smith geremi——
    ———ranger carroll——–

  • laurent32

    Sep 29, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #33

    obvious we dont have 2 players called geremi. i meant to have guthrie in midfield!

  • Alex

    Sep 29, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #34

    Those where my thoughts too , i really expected him to rip this division apart . As it is Smith and Nolan are doing it instead . I would like us to try a straight swap deal in january Barton for Zurab or Barton for Harewood it would be good for us a waster out and someone that wants to be here in .

  • mattnufc

    Sep 29, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #35

    @laurent: The team won’t be like that, we wouldnt play Geremi at RB when Simpson is fit. It will be something more like this, which others have mentioned.

    ——————- Harper ——————-
    Simpson — Zurab — Taylor — Enrique
    Guthrie —- Smith —- Nolan —– Jonas
    ————- Ranger — Carroll ————

    Hopefully, Harewood would come on at 45/60 mins

  • dan007

    Sep 29, 2009 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #36

    Do you think both Jonas and Simpson will start? as they have just come back from injury. I think Simpson will get the start as he is the only recognised right back and Jonas will come on as a impact (hopefully sub)

  • localhero95

    Sep 29, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Here’s my team for Wednesday night:
    Simpson S.Taylor Zurab Enrique

    Guthrie Smith(C) Nolan

    Ranger Carroll
    Subs:Krul, Harewood, Butt, Lovenkrands, Kadar, LuaLua, Vuckic.

    Everyone is going on about how we need a left winger and cover for other positions well, there is plenty of players who are free agents who are good enough at this level.

    Julian Gray- LWB/LM
    Jonathon Fortune-CB
    Michael Ball-LB
    Micheal Misfud- CAM/ST


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