Newcastle Injury Situation Definitely Improving


Some good news today from Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who has admitted his biggest game in charge of Newcastle this season is Sunderland’s game at the Stadium of Light, against old enemy Sunderland.

Shola Ameobi – should be fit for Sunday

There’s some good news on the injury front coming through today,  with both Jose Enrique and Jonas Gutierrez  expected to be fit to start the game on Sunday.

Jose has recovered from the flu and Jonas has recovered from the knock that kept him out of the Stevenage disaster.

And Andy Carroll returned from Dubai yesterday, and we should be hearing what the prognosis on Andy is soon, and we would expect to hear something about his chances, maybe even today.

But more good news is that Shola Ameobi is fit to start up front, as he’s now recovered from his ankle injury, and there’s one thing about Shola, and that is that he always plays well against Sunderland, and has had some of his best games in a black and white short against the Wearsiders.

And with impressive comeback by  Dan Gosling in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Hibernian yesterday, which impressed the watching Alan Pardew, that may mean he could even come in for the suspended Cheick Tiote, given the lack of form of Alan Smith when he’s deputized for the Ivorian this season.

Alan Pardew met with both Ashley and Llambias on the transfer business last night, but it seems there is nothing imminent about to happen, certainly not before Sunday.

This is what Alan said this morning:

“The injury news is looking positive for us and we should have some important players back,”

“Shola Ameobi should be fit now, Jonas will be fine and Jose Enrique should be available too. It will be a boost to have Shola back.”

“He is going to train on Friday and that is what we’re working towards at the moment – although there is a couple of days’ work to be done there.”

“The other positive for us is that Dan Gosling came back and he is certainly looking good.”

“I couldn’t really use him over Christmas without getting some minutes under his belt but he’s given me something to think about.”

That’s a positive piece of news that Dan looked so impressive yesterday, and what a game to make your debut in if indeed he plays on Sunday, although Kevin Nolan played his very first game for Newcastle against Sunderland in the 1-1 home draw in February of 2009.

We wouldn’t mind seeing Dan Gosling lining up in the holding midfield position at all on Sunday, although he will hardly be able to complete the whole game, but he will have the chance to show us exactly what he can do at Newcastle.

Very well, we hope.

Comments welcome.



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29 comments so far

  • alex84

    Jan 13, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #1

    looking forward to seeing gosling, got a feeling he’s guna be a gem!

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  • geordiekris

    Jan 13, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #2

    all hail shola “I love to score against the mackems”Ameobi!

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  • Burni

    Jan 13, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #3

    see you havent forgotten ur Geordie Ed

    “Shola has had some of his best games in a black and white short against the Wearsiders.”

    I have no idea how this match is going to go, only positive I can find after tiote was banned is that we might have gosling and the scum are missin a canny few as well.

    fingers crossed

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 13, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #4

    4-4-2 as usual and not Alan Smith and Perch

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 13, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #5

    WOW, Im so much more confident for the derby with Strolla being fit for it.

    NOT!

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  • daneevz

    Jan 13, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #6

    …………..Harper…………..
    simpson..williams..colo…enrique
    barton..gosling..nolan..jonas..
    best….ameobi

    thats providing carroll cant play and if goslin not up to a start id rather guthrie or play barton in middle and routledge right.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 13, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #7

    I cant see Gosling starting, but he should be good to come on from the bench.

    Hopefully Guthrie will play in place of Tiote.

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  • daneevz

    Jan 13, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #8

    rich im more confident with strolla back in betta than best and lovenpants upfront.

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jan 13, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #9

    No news on Carrol? thats not good. I would personally stick Colo as a DM, good positional sense, and good on the ball, but we don’t have CB cover, and there is no way I would put Campbell in there!!

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  • Solaidback

    Jan 13, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #10

    lol what will you all do if Strola fails to score ?? lol

    Personally I’d rather have him come on in the last 30 with fresh legs & the chance of him scoring over a tired Muckem team, then put him on from the start & be too knackered to score…. play the younger, faster Best up front with Carroll or even Loverboy for the first 60 mins… more chances of getting at them, than waste our supersub strola… lol

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  • dawid182

    Jan 13, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #11

    Guthrie would be better than Smith on the midfield

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  • Toonkistan

    Jan 13, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #12

    i hope carrroll is fit to start alongside lovenkrands…but i have feeling we might start with shola and best 🙁

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  • dawid182

    Jan 13, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #13

    I see it now, this conviction of everybody :))

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  • boater

    Jan 13, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #14

    Yet ANOTHER toon manager who rates shola as a key player for us. Almost getting boring. Can’t help but love the thought of nufc_rich and the rest of the mob getting all wound up again.

    Gan on shola son.

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  • daneevz

    Jan 13, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #15

    i dont really mind strolla Ameobi some games he does look effortless and lazy but alot of good strikers are like at like teddy sheringham he was wasnt the most mobile but scored,les ferdinand,berbaslug,van nistelrooj list can go on.

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  • wynsleap

    Jan 13, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #16

    Bit of a risk to play Gosling in my opinion.
    I can see Clattermole sharpening his studs already.
    Think this game might be a war of attrition.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 13, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #17

    @ wynsleap // Jan 13, 2011 at 11:17 AM (16)

    Listening to the Leg-Ends last night, Micky Horse-Swill was saying the same thing.

    He was certain that the match would not finish 10 vs 10.

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  • John

    Jan 13, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #18

    Guthrie needs to go games are passing him by and hes delivery has been terrible. Id through gosling in get 60 mintues outa him. Id would also let ranger go on loan for month to the championship he needs goals under hes belt and bit of form he would eat up championship defences thats if we get a striker in though.

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 13, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #19

    Collocini as DM is 10 times better than Smith

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  • Lynxie

    Jan 13, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Lets get one thing straight. Shola may not be the best striker we have or have ever seen, but give the lad some credit, he always does the business against the soap dodgers. I know of loads of mackems who are bricking it in case he plays, just like they were up at SJP (and he done the biz yet again). All together now: If Shola scores, it must be the scum, if Shola scores, it must be the scum…….
    This lot are wank at the back, they have a dodgy keeper, Shola ALWAYS scores against them, and dont forget that Carroll has yet to open his account !!!!!
    Roll on Sunday, Tick Tock Tick Tock…….
    Prediction 2-1 to Toon. (Carroll and Shola).

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  • Pwnanza

    Jan 13, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #21

    Guthrie cant be playing he is injured.. you know.. when he had to get stretched off against west brom.
    no news of him recovering at all over recent weeks.

    fudge him anyway, he is a joke.

    —————Harps————–
    Simps–Willo–Collo–El Toro

    Rout—-Bart—-Nolan—-Guti

    ———-Best—-Carroll——–

    or if carroll is not fit, lovenkrands, as i think him and best have a decent partnership. and if Gosling is fit for a start or at least 30 min run out, take off routledge and shift barton there, or keep barton central as gosling can do the job RM or CM

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Jan 13, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #22

    WORDS FROM A MACKEM MOUTHPIECE LAST NIGHT ON LOCAL RADIO

    “THERE WONT BE 11V11 ON THE PITCH AT THE END ”

    THE MACKEMS ARE GOING TO GIVE US A GOOD KICKING AND STOP AT NOTHING

    THIS COMES FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS INFO FROM INSIDE ………..

    THE STADIUM OF BLIGHT

    WONDER IF THE SCUM FANS FROM THE ARMPIT OF ENGLAND ARE GOING TO RIOT LIKE THEY DID 3 YEARS BACK ?

    ATTACKING NEWCASTLE UNITED’S FANS
    AS THEY SAT..WOMEN AND CHILDREN WERE ATTACKED ..COWARDS !

    NO PUNISHMENT AT ALL. ALL SWEPT UNDER THE PROVERBIAL ..(CARPET)

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  • toonfan09

    Jan 13, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #23

    I know we played day dream beliver but bruce needs to get over it he sayin he has picked a song especially to wide up the toon fans if they win duno if ne one here knows the law but could he get done for attempting to start a riot because if its as bad as what he is making out there will be one and there is gonna be children at the game he says we hav no class he should learn to turn the other cheek and to think he calls himself a geordie

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  • Lynxie

    Jan 13, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Lets not forget that it was Mrs Doubtfire himsefl who was shouting the odds before the demolition derby. ‘I know all about derby games’, ‘Newcastle will not know what has hit them’, and the unforgettable ‘My lads are up for it’ crap that he spouted for days leading up to the game. He forgot one tiny detail. You have to get the ball off us first, fatty.

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  • Sav

    Jan 13, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #25

    I hear Bruce has handpicked the music they hope to blare over the PA at the end – IF they get a result, of course! Its going to really choke him up now that he’s let that cat out of the bag and if he doesn’t get to play ‘Brucie’s Request’.
    Any suggestions as an alternative?
    More Daydream Believer with full orchestral accompaniment. Set the Volume at 11.

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  • Lynxie

    Jan 13, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Special request for the unwashed DJ, dedicated to Mrs Doubtfire at the final whistle:

    Who’s sorry Now…..

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  • Lynxie

    Jan 13, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Ha ha ha ha just in case you dont have it Brucey:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjHJ_snG3RI

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  • daffy

    Jan 13, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Lynxie – Your a tool.

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