Latest Injury Update For Newcastle And Probable Side

Alan Pardew will have a stronger squad to choose from for tomorrow’s game at Birmingham, than he had last week when he first arrived as manager of Newcastle United.

Nile Ranger – will get a start tomorrow?

Both Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson are now available, after serving three match suspensions.

Coloccini was sent off in the 5-1 defeat at Bolton for pulling back Elmander, and Mike Williamson got his three match ban, after being found guilty of violent conduct against the big Swedish striker, for barging into him deliberately.

And there is news today that Sol Campbell is struggling with illness, but we wouldn’t have thought  Campbell would be starting tomorrow, after his last two less-than-convincing performances, in which he gave a goal away with two bad mistakes.

The news is also that striker Shola Ameobi has yet another hamstring injury, although we were told he was taken off last Saturday,  because the hamstring was tight, so we imagine Shola will be touch and go for tomorrow.

But we’d like to see 19 year-old Nile Ranger given a start, after his all action performance in the last 35 minutes of the Liverpool game, when he hassled Martin Skrtel into a mistake for Newcastle’s second goal, and almost scored himself.

His energetic performance certainly turned the game in Newcastle’s favor.

We are hearing that Steven Taylor will be leaving the club in January, so it’s a good question as to whether Steven will start tomorrow, and we have no idea what Alan Pardew’s thinking is on that one.

Goalkeeper Steve Harper, is also back from his shoulder surgery, and will be pushing to replace 22 year-old Tim Krul in goal, but Tim’s performance last week – he played very well – should see him keep his place – at least for tomorrow’s game.

Long term injuries to Dan Gosling (ACL – knee), Ryan Taylor (ankle ligaments) and Hatem Ben Arfa (double break of the left leg) mean they are still out of action until next year.

So here’s the side we would expect Alan Pardew to start tomorrow afternoon at Birmingham:

Simpson Coloccini Williamson (Taylor S.) Enrique
Barton Nolan (c) Tiote Gutierrez
Carroll Ranger

We have Steven Taylor in there as a potential, because we think it all depends on how definite it is he’ll be leaving the club in January.

If he’s left out of the team, after three solid performances for Newcastle, that will probably mean he is on his way out of the door at Newcastle.

Anyway, that’s the team we think will start tomorrow – so let’s have your starting eleven for tomorrow.

We’ll have our match preview out later this afternoon, and of course tomorrow’s game is really the first game with Alan Pardew in charge of the Newcastle side.

And let’s hope we can get another 3 points!

Comments welc0me.

19 comments so far

  • carrollsinger

    Dec 17, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Agree with that team ranger has to be given a run in the side

  • Solaidback

    Dec 17, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #2

    I think Saylor, if he’s decided to leave should be dropped from the 1st team & not even be on the bench, just incase he gets injured & we’re unable to sell him in Jan… we can always give Perch, who can play across the back 4 his seat instead.. 🙂

    I also think Jonas should be benched this week, the guy looks out of sorts, not sure if its the cold or he’s carrying an injury but we could always bring young Ferguson into the team for a try out, he’s proven in the League cup he can handle the shirt, so why not try him against a team who’re not very good at scoring, he may surprise us all again.. 🙂

  • slazberger

    Dec 17, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #3

    i think he will play 4-5-1 with routledge or lovenkrands starting on the wing and barton, nolan and tiote in the centre.

    if he plays lovenkrands it also allows him to change to a 4-4-2 at any time in the game. i suppose the same could be said for ranger as he has played right wing in the carling cup this season but i dont see him starting with 2 upfront

  • Hugo_Viana

    Dec 17, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Kevin Gallagher

  • nuttyward

    Dec 17, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #5

    2 up front for me, i feel this game is massive as we have some tricky games coming up over xmas .
    3 points for my xmas stocking please and that would do nicely

  • nuttyward

    Dec 17, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #6

    has anyone got a comeback date for dan gosling yet cant wait to see him in a toon top

  • Hugo_Viana

    Dec 17, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #7

    Clarence Acuna

  • sammydolan

    Dec 17, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #8

    @nuttyward – According to Physio Room – – says 1st Jan…

  • slazberger

    Dec 17, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #9

    FA cup game could be a great chance for him to get some minutes on the pitch. he’s been out for a while so could take him a while before he would be considered for a regular start. he is doing some training already isnt he?

  • slazberger

    Dec 17, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #10

    i think we play better with 2 up front, but something pardew said this week makes me think he will play carroll up on his own.

    if thats the case nolan, jonas and whoever plays on the opposite wing will have to support him whenever possible

  • tdt

    Dec 17, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Did you know that Williamson is 2cm taller than Carroll, and Zat Knight is the same height as Crouch? Also that Zigic is 4cm taller than anyone else in the league? Oh and Lennon is the smallest, 1cm shorter than wright-Philips.

    Lol this probably shows how bored I am right now.

    Anyway, team v Brum:


    Subs: Krul, S.Taylor, Kadar, Donaldson, Guthrie, Routledge, *Youth Striker*

  • tjshawsey

    Dec 17, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Thanks for the facts tdt 😉
    Agree with ED’s team, but I wouldn’t have the faintest idea who’s going to be on the bench.

  • sweendog

    Dec 17, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #13

    agreed ed .. thats our strongest 1 until Gosling and Arfa are back .. hopefully we’ll get some christmas cheer and 3 points this weekend .. 25 points by christmas is some feat .. we may even push on with the FA cup with this team ..
    prem safety and a good FA Cup run .. some season eh..

  • Hugo_Viana

    Dec 17, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #14

    John Beresford

  • balubas1

    Dec 17, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #15


    good left back… anyone remember his screamer against Aston Villa?

    I hope S.Taylor stays… local lad + very good CB + strong character.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 17, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #16

    Williamson isn’t 6 foot 6 mate

  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 17, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #17

    oh sorry i thought you said inches

  • BeeGuy

    Dec 17, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #18

    The line-up should reveal a bit about AP. This team will result from his evaluation of all the players available. I can’t wait to see how AP sees it vs. how CH rated the squad.

  • Robby Bobson

    Dec 17, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #19

    The thing is with starting Ranger is that hes done too well coming on as a sub.

    Does great as an impact sub and his final ball isnt too good at the moment, so think maybe hes better at the momemnt coming on after an hour and scaring defenders like he did Skrtl.


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