Wayne Rooney An Injury Doubt For Newcastle Opener


News this morning that Wayne Rooney is said to be struggling to recover from a hamstring strain, for Newcastle first game back in the Premier League on Monday night.

Wayne Rooney – poor form for last 5 months – injury doubt?

The England striker suffered the injury in the first half of the International friendly against Hungary at Wembley on Wednesday night,  when captain Steven Gerrard saved England’s blushes with two fantastic goals in just four minutes during the second half of that game,  which England finally won 2-1.

Wayne is undergoing intensive treatment but will obviously not be risked by Alex Ferguson if he cannot prove his full fitness by Monday night.

Sir Alex Ferguson is said to be furious that he has been squarely blamed for Rooney’s poor form at the World Cup, because he rushed him back from injury at the end of last season – but that’s a cop out – it has nothing to do with Alex because it’s all in Waynes’ mind where the problem really lies.

Wayne was just hopeless during the World Cup – and his poor form and bad language were there for all to see – which they did around the world.  It’s interesting that Wayne hasn’t scored since recovering from an ankle injury in the Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich, which was way back at the end of March.

And we all know that the striker failed to score in the four games he played in South Africa during England’s dramatic fall from grace, as his form continued on a downward spiral.

We’re not too bothered if Wayne plays or not on Monday night if we were honest – especially if he continues showing the form he has been in over the last five months or so.

Comments welcome.


10 comments so far

  • Howay The Lads

    Aug 15, 2010 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Fingers crossed 😀

    Shame it looks like we won’t get Hatem in for the Man U game (if ever)

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  • GeordieDan

    Aug 15, 2010 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #2

    plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz ! lol

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  • Dukis22lt

    Aug 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #3

    I think Rooney playing this game would come as advantage to us, because if he wont, very sharp looking hernandez will!!!

    Stay classy Newcastle

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  • GeordieDan

    Aug 15, 2010 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #4

    If he plays u can guarantee he will bang in a sodding hat-trick against us!

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  • Thump

    Aug 15, 2010 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #5

    Regardless of Fergie plays up front we’re in trouble.

    1. Rooney: He has things to prove.
    2. Hernandez: Biting for a first team place.
    3. Berbatov: See above.

    And that isn’t even taking into account the likes of Nani and other MUFC players who play some pretty attacking football.

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  • baro

    Aug 15, 2010 at 2:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Please be injured. Wayne Rooney always beats our d-fens easily.

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  • xfer

    Aug 15, 2010 at 3:34 AM

    Comment #7

    Ya. There are some players who just seem to score against us. Rooney, Gerrard to name 2.

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  • Ericles

    Aug 15, 2010 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #8

    Rooney is basically a opportunist goal-hanger. The main danger to us on Monday is their ball-playing forwards who can shred any defence.
    Rooney? Not a patch on Len White!

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 15, 2010 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #9

    Are you forgetting Owen too…. I bet he’d love to score a few goals against us now…

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  • rwpoynter

    Aug 15, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Couldn’t agree with you more Ericles. Len White has got to have been the most underrated centre forward in my living memory. Very nippy, could skip past the big defenders. We could do with him now,bless him!

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