Gutierrez, Hall And Coloccini All Doubtful For Saturday

It seems we have a number of players doubtful for Saturday’s last home game of the season against Ipswich Town.

Chris Hughton – injury update from the Newcastle gaffer

If Newcastle avoid defeat the club will have their first unbeaten home record at Newcastle since 1907.

Chris Hughtonwill be hoping to welcome back the two Argentine internationals Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini, but both still appear to be doubtful for Saturday.

Hughton talked about the injury situation at the club after last night’s game:

“Jonas has a slight thigh strain.” “Colo just felt his hamstring.”

“I hope they’ll be fit for Saturday – they’re two players who have played a really big part in this.”

“Fitz Hall felt his hamstring slightly.” “We don’t know how bad – we’ll assess it this week and I would imagine he’s very doubtful for Ipswich.”

If  Coloccini and Hall are nor fit then Hungarian U-21 International Tamas Kadar will start alongside Mike Williamson in central defense on Saturday.

And if Jonas is not fit we expect the in-form Joey Barton to continue in midfield.

What a through ball that was for Wayne Routledge’s goal last night – just fantastic

Comments very welcome.

37 comments so far

  • DJG

    Apr 20, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #1

    no problem really, Kadar and Barton to come in. Stick Vuckic out left for the last 30mins. 🙂

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 20, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #2

    barton was pure class last night, his cross feild balls, his tackling, his energy, his cossing.

    only if had scored that chance after jose put it on a plate for him

  • Flan

    Apr 20, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m going to the game on Sat (volcanic ash cloud premitting). I don’t get over too often so i’, lookin for advice of any locals on here, where is the best pre game pub around? i went to the Strawberry before the Barnsley game and it was dead! Any other suggestions?

  • tdt

    Apr 20, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #4

    if you cant fly, get the bus/train! the channel tunnel is a viable option. Not as cheap as flying but if its to get to the big game, its totally worth it!

  • peterktoon

    Apr 20, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #5

    But I still think it’s a bad idea to play Barton on the left. Yes he played fantastic last night but couldn’t he have played even better in his preferred position?
    Just look what happened to Guthrie when Chris H stopped using him on the right

  • greekgeordie

    Apr 20, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #6

    For once I will be at Shearer Bar on Sat the closer to the ground the better the atmosphere. It will be nice for the young talent that we got to get a taste of the good times, so Kadar Krul and Vuckic should get a little bit of time on the pitch, as most likely we will be clear by 2-3 goals by the 70th monute.

  • dutchy

    Apr 20, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #7

    gutted i cant make it.. i live on st james street (like 50m away from the ground) n have a season ticket.. but i booked my flight back to the toon for the 25th! instead of the 24th.

    anywhere around the stadium would be good on saturday, the whole city will be buzzin.

    shearer’s, strawberry, sam jacks, wherever.

  • Newutd

    Apr 20, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Please let us see some talents out there, Hughton. No need to play players like Pancrate, Butt, Ameobi etc. now…

  • Flan

    Apr 20, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #9

    No tunnel from Ireland unfortunatley. I might try Shearers’ alright. Sam Jacks looks good too on match days judging by youtube.

  • tdt

    Apr 20, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #10

    ferries though? Get to Liverpool or Glasgow then bus it.

  • Big Dave

    Apr 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #11

    I hope some of the young-uns get a bit of a run out in the last few games

  • Jamesthefirst

    Apr 20, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Team I’d like to see at the weekend:


    Let’s give Smith a chance up front so he can top off the season with a goal!

  • Jamesthefirst

    Apr 20, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #13

    A couple of RUMOURS touting around today. Started by “someone” who works within SJP

    1) Hughton has already been told he won’t be in charge in August and will be taking a Championship job. (Hence why he was only offered a 12 month contract)

    2) A 5 man list has been drawn up by Lambais to take charge of Newcastle for the PL season and Martin O-Neil tops the list

    3) Talks have already started with Carrick’s agent

    4) Nicky Butt has signed a pre-contract with Preston North End

    5) Steven Taylor is being sold to the highest bidder

    Apart from number 4 I hope none of the rest are true. But who knows…..

  • Newutd

    Apr 20, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #14

    Let us hope there is nothing in those rumours. Except the nr. 4 as you said.

  • Julio Geordio

    Apr 20, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Got to love the rumour express eh

  • Whitey

    Apr 20, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #16

    Jamesthefirst did hughton not sign an 18 month contract close to the end of 2009? I thought he was going to be the manager next year because of that! Hope he will be

  • Turkish Magpie

    Apr 20, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #17

    I wouldn’t mind some of those rumours being true tbh as i think Chris Hughton deserves the job however if things don’t work out during the season then don’t sack him, keep him as assistant and i think Martin Oneil is a great manager. I think Carricks a great player (but would just make the CM list longer and stop the development of Newton, Innman and Vuckic) I think Nicky Butt should stay as a coach, but by all means keep Steven Taylor, i beleive him nd Carroll have resolved their differences and he’s a proven (at least decent) Prem player and by far better than Williamson. Now i’m a big fan of Williamson but some of his clearences and defending against Plymouth yesterday were awful and would be tortured in the Prem

  • Bucks mag

    Apr 20, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Jamesthefirst – what a load of bs

  • Cockney Magpie

    Apr 20, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #19

    well i dotn think number 3 would be such a bad thing either!

  • Newutd

    Apr 20, 2010 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #20

    He is a good player, but this season he hasn’t impressed at all. We have two three central midfielders who are more or less as good as him. And we have three classy ones in the u18 squad (Newton, Inman, Vuckic) who don’t need any more competition.

  • Big Dave

    Apr 20, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #21

    Jamesthefirst I wouldn’t listen to any of that, i,m sure we will be hearing a hell of a lot more sh1t in the coming months

  • simon376

    Apr 20, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #22

    No doubt they are just stories and not likely to be true, but with Carrick, I remember talking to him in Feb 2007 when I got lost going to a long stay car park near Manchester airport, pulled in Tesco petrol station, he heard the accent and directed me. When I said what you playing for them for and not your real team, he said tell me about it, would have giving anything to, but they never took in interest. Mind you, doubt we could ever afford him. And put yourself in his postion, play for a regular prem champuon club and in the champions league every year or play for Newcastle. Love of the club aside, what would you do?

  • howay man

    Apr 20, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #23

    fran merida is out of contract in the summer!

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 20, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #24

    merida is on his way to athletico madrid.

    i cant beleive how much i have taken to hughton, i really like the guy. hope he stays next year

  • RyanH17

    Apr 20, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #25

    I found this link – look about a third of the way through theres a Steven Taylor interview… quite interesting!

  • Jamesthefirst

    Apr 20, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Hey people, don’t get me wrong, I hope all those rumours are utter nonsense. All I did was report on what the latest ones were.

    I like everyone else want stability at this club and don’t want any of our star players going and CH well deserves a crack at the PL.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 20, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #27

    have u got any sources there james? steven taylor looked hell of a fine for a man with a broken jaw.that was only 2 weeks after the incident that interveiw.

  • coopertoon

    Apr 20, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #28

    i cant believe the match is not live on tv on sat for people who cant make it to the match i live in ireland so cant get to the match is there any chance of us fans geting a chance of watchin the match anywhere online cause as far as i no its not live anywhere on tv? please help i am dyeing to see this match.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 20, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #29

    cooper- it will be on the internet id imagine mate

  • lionel glitchy

    Apr 20, 2010 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #30

    hi all not a newcastle fan as such lived in england in the ninetys and remember the great side ye had then so i am delighted to see ye back in pl also i am irish and old enough to remember watching chris hughton play so i am delighted for him too.a bit surprised to read a few of negetive comments about his managment of newcastle and wheather he can cut it as a pl manager remember he spent 20 add years at tottenham played under terry venebles david pleat and jack charlton with ireland also was a coach with george graham glenn hoddle and martin jol to name afew so if you cant learn from them then you should just give up.i might be biased being irish but i think you have the makings of a top manager.remember the old saying “a empty vessell makes the most noise” and ye had a few of those souness alerdyce gullett .watch the quite ones my mother used to say they’re the most dangerous

  • stk85

    Apr 20, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #31

    simmo williamson kadar el toro
    routledge smith guthrie barton
    carrroll ranger

    bring on vuckic for a run out and rest nolan for once

  • coopertoon

    Apr 20, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #32

    GERRARD i hope so mate i always use that myp2p but theres no sign of it bein on there i no theres still time its only tues is there any other sites i could use i need to see it?

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 20, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #33

    iraq goals

  • Captain Beefheart

    Apr 20, 2010 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #34

    Gotta love the internet, it has single-handedly eradicated the notion of ‘genuine information’ & replaced it with ‘lies, subterfuge & self fulfilling prophecy’. A godsend for conspiracists, crackpots, extremists and football bloggers to undermine anything.

    How about a mandatory rest for 6 weeks in the Summer?

    PS: I agree, Krull in goal. Ranger doesn’t deserve a run out, keep Best in at least he looked lively last night.

    PPS: Keep Fitz Hall on the books, he’s a diamond.

  • baro

    Apr 20, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #35

    I really hope Haris Vuckic is in the squad to hammer Ipswich on Saturaday. He is a player to become Slovenias great in the future. Hopefully he will make World Cup chance in summer in June-July. Had 2 goals today.


    Apr 20, 2010 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #36


    Simpson-Williamson-Kadar-The Bull

    R Taylor-Barton-Guthrie-Pancrate


  • DanNUFC

    Apr 21, 2010 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #37


    R Taylor-Williamson-Kadar-Jose



    Harper, Simpson, Guthrie, Inman, Adeji, Nolan, Carrol


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