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Alan Pardew – We Cannot Afford To Lose One More Player

9:58 am, Friday, January 7th, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

The injury list is building up at Newcastle, but that’s hardly surprising with the lads already having played 4 games in just 10 days, and the FA Cup 3rd round is at Stevenage tomorrow afternoon.

Steven Taylor – misses Stevenage game with hamstring problem

Steven Taylor was replaced at half-time of Wednesday’s 5-0 hammering of West Ham, and at first we thought that was tactical, but in fact he picked up a hamstring injury in the first half.

It now looks like Steven will miss the game tomorrow, but of course Mike Williamson will be able to come in and get another game under his belt.

Cheick Tiote also has a hamstring injury, and hat-trick hero Leon Best has taken a knock on his heel, but it appears that Best will be ready to line up at Stevenage tomorrow.

Other injury problems are with Andy Carroll (hamstring), who has been sent off to Dubai for a sunshine break, Shola Ameobi (ankle – and  not a hamstring for once), full-back Ryan Taylor (ankle) and defender Sol Campbell (leg).

It’s getting to be a long list of injuries, but surely we should still be able to field a side that can get the win at Stevenage tomorrow afternoon.

This is what Alan said about the injury concerns today:

“Most of our midfield and defenders are going to be OK, with Steven Taylor probably being the biggest doubt,”

“It is the strikers that is the worry, because obviously we have lost Shola Ameobi and Andy Carroll.”

“We cannot afford to lose another player.” “I’m worried about this game – not just for the result, but also the safety of my players.”

“This is the end of a cycle of games where it is our fifth in 14 days or something like that, and yet later in the program it opens up a little bit and you’ve got lots of rest.”

If Chris Hughton had still been at the club, he would have given some of the youngsters and fringe players a game, but it looks like Alan wants to field a strong side in the FA Cup this year.

It will be interesting to see what the team is tomorrow, but Pardew will probably field the strongest eleven he can – given all the injuries the club has at present.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Cheick Tiote · FA Cup · Injuries · Leon Best · Newcastle News · Shola Ameobi · Sol Campbell · Steven Taylor



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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Best has been passed fit for tomorrow.

    Looks like Larsson AND Bentley may be coming in if rumours are correct.

  • 2 Malaysia-RASHID // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    so Pardew use your head think about who will play in FA Cup, and i still remember you say about want to use our young player.

  • 3 shearer4pm // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    if we do sign larsson can he really be a first team regular. what with ben arfa tiote nolan and barton? being our first team midfield?

    id say he’d be an impressive squad player like ryan taylor. hype about him being underrated, but mabye he just isnt as good as we’re building him up to be.

    there must be a reason that no body bought him the season before last when birmingham went down to the championship,

    id still like him as a squad player though. so kinda contradicting myself lol. i can just see him being a new raylor. and if we did i’d love to get xisco in on the deal. stright swap? seen as larssons contracts up lol. we could mugg em right off hah

    i bit coming up on larsson on SSN

  • 4 Angryman the Angry fan // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Oh man FFS!!
    WHY Do you even think Bentley and Larsson are both coming, there isnt any logic in that whatsoever, I mean is it just me?? We have Barton Can play rightside, Bentley Predominantly right side, Larsson Right winger, Routledge Right Winger, Ryan Taylor RIGHT Sided, LOGIC!!!

    Grrrrrrrrrr

  • 5 Sinner // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    We need to snap this player up quickkk if we are looking to build on the future!

    http://www.skysports.com/football/transfers/scout/0,24035,15198,00.html

  • 6 GeordieToon89 // Jan 7, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    if wer wantin players for tmorro wer goin t hav to do a signing before 5pm.. Bentley wont come to us if fulham have offered he likes mark hughes from blackburn days and also would like to stay in london area for family that was on sky before but if he had sense he would atleast speak to us and see pardews plans n shizzle

  • 7 carlton nufc // Jan 7, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    i wouldnt mind seeing one of them sky scout things on nile ranger see what the rate him at

  • 8 UpdaToon // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:24 PM

    Hey guys I’ve written an article on the youngsters at Newcastle. If you could check it out, show ur support by dropping a comment and let us know what you think. Should get a good debate going –

    http://www.cleansheetsallround.co.uk/2011/01/6-wonderkids-that-represent-the-future-of-newcastle-united




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