Hughton To Persevere With Harewood – Taylor Out Two Weeks

Marlon Harewood, on loan form Aston Villa has now gone two games without scoring and looked very labored on Saturday at Nottingham Forest.

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Marlon Harewood – not in form right now

But Chris Hughton, to be installed as permanent manger later this week, will stick with the big strong forward and resist calls to drop him at Scunthorpe United tonight.

Chris talked about Marlon this morning:

“I will persevere with him.” “He is a player who has been brought in – he missed a fair chunk of pre-season, which we are aware of, and I am quite sure Marlon will get stronger and better with every game,”

Meanwhile, we saw that Coloccini was in training at Benton yesterday, and Hughton is hopeful of having the Argentine defender available for the Doncaster game at home on Saturday – but local center-back Steven Taylor will not be fit again for two weeks.

Chris added:

“There is no chance of Taylor or Coloccini being fit for the Scunthorpe game.”

“We are very hopeful over Colo for Saturday – he trained today and, provided he does not break down, we expect him to be involved against Doncaster.”

“For Steven Taylor, we are very optimistic for Sheffield United. (Monday night – 2nd November)”

So the Steven Taylor injury is in fact more serious than first thought, but if he just misses the next couple of games that will not be too bad.

That’s as long as the lads can get back on the winning track before we play Sheffield United a week come next Monday.

15 comments so far

  • premier

    Oct 20, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Persevere with Harewood lol–words to strike dread into any Fizzy pop defence!!

  • Nick D

    Oct 20, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Should never have broken up the Ranger Carroll partnership. carroll is very limited but with ranger seemed to play better. harewood is so past it now and has such a limited football brain it’s embarrassing.

    I’m getting really worried about Hughton now.
    No plan B whatsoever.

  • Ericles

    Oct 20, 2009 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    This is not great news. Such a scenario coupled with the alleged offer of permanent manager to Hughton is worrying indeed. The naivete of Chris is beginning to astound me. Surely he can see that Ashley is taking him for a dupe? Over and over again we have Tweedledum Llambias and Tweedledummer Ashley riding roughshod over the club, the fans, and the good footballing heritage of the north-east. Come off it Chris – do you really enjoy playing third violin to a bunch of third rate fiddlers? The cockney duo are taking you for a sucker while they take NUFC to the cleaners! Ashley says he will have the last word on players. That means Hughton your first choice of players is already up the swanee come January.

  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Oct 20, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Ok i may be in the minority on this but I felt that Harewood was far more of athreat and more interested than that local beanpole Carroll. That lad has done nothing to fill me with confidence ever. I still fume about the man city game at home last year 2-1 up and down to ten men he comes on and ambles about like a lost giraffe gives the ball away and Ireland scores, two points grown away. And he ain’t got any better.

    He struts about like he has made it as a top player, I’d rather play ranger or McLovin (who ain’t really match fit yet due to MAs wisdom) up front with Harewood. But what I will say ismore effort is needed if we are to make anything Of this season. I worryies the life out of me when I agree with people when they say we miss Shola. Top six if we are lucky for me sorry be that’s how I’ve felt since June/July. And MA ain’t doing anything to prove me wrong.

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 20, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #5

    Who will perservere with CH??

  • dave 1961

    Oct 20, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #6

    i prey i am wrong i just have a gut feeling we are on a slide hughton cant stop, the players know now no Shearer, Hughtons doing it his way, it not pretty to watch, and not successful and its our club about to take a fall, Hughton will walk away with a big pay off, it will pay him to fail, as when we do it will be easy to escape the blame.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Oct 20, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    The bubble has burst can’t see us winning against Scunthorpe or Doncaster & with Fat Tw*t looking like he is staying we are right royaly f**ked. Get used to a long stay in the fizzy pop league

  • yemozone

    Oct 20, 2009 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #8

    Why can’t chris hughton try to partner ranger and lovenkrands.

  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 20, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #9

    You could Stick Drogba,Tevez and Adebehyor up front for us and they wouldn’t get a sniff….if you create nothing you don’t score.

    The midfield and wing play is just so poor and the chances we carve out for strikers in zero.

    The Forest keeper made no saves in 94 minutes.

  • ArtyH

    Oct 20, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #10

    The next few games will show just how poor our setup is, and Chris is going to be the fall guy. Lets face it no one who has anything to do with NUFC would turn down the chance to be manager. Every one on this board thinks they can do the job, obviously Chris does as well, so who can blame him for taking the chance and the job.
    Its a shame really as IMHO it will break Chris and he will be blamed for the down fall and MA will say it what the fans wanted, MA just wants to smash this club into the dust.

  • Nick D

    Oct 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #11

    that would be just way too obvious. this is Hughton we’re talking about.

  • Stardust

    Oct 20, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Agree with Andy and Yemozone

    Ranger and Krands for me too – skill – pace and movement. Something both Carroll and Harewood struggle with.

  • Shot Bru

    Oct 20, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Ranger and Lovenkrands for me too, after all they are both our own players. Let Harewood come on as a sub to build up his fitness and he’s probably a better player used as a sub anyway.

  • Stardust

    Oct 20, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Sir Jason – Hear what you’re saying but do you not think that the front two need to move more , create space and bring others into play?

    As soon as Nolan was up the pitch things happen as he is intelligent – I just dont see that from Carroll at the mo.

  • batty

    Oct 20, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #15



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