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Alan Smith Likely To Miss Two Months With Ankle Injury

2:25 pm, Thursday, January 20th, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 112 Comments

Alan Pardew has again said that Alan Smith could be out for up to two months, with the ankle injury he received playing against Sunderland on Sunday.

Alan Smith – could miss two months

The 30-year-old holding midfielder, who was deputizing for the suspended Cheick Tiote on Sunday, was apparently in London yesterday for a series of scans on the ankle, so we may find out the results later today.

If Alan has indeed damaged his ankle ligaments, then he will be out for some time, and it seems that Newcastle manager Pardew is preparing himself  for the worst.

Alan Pardew talked about Alan’s injury today:

“We’ll have to wait and see, but it looks like he could be out for six to eight weeks.”

Smith’s absence gives a chance to Danny Guthrie, who will come into the defensive midfield for Newcastle on Saturday against Tottenham, after playing well when he came in for Smith against Sunderland.

And Dan Gosling can also operate in that position, and is now fit again following his long term ACL knee injury.

So while it’s bad news for Newcastle that Alan will likely be out for some time, there are some players who can fill in well, while both Alan and Cheick are out.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Alan Smith · Cheick Tiote · Dan Gosling · Danny Guthrie · Injuries · Newcastle News



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112 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mac // Jan 20, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    GOOD

  • 2 Mac // Jan 20, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    1SSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  • 3 Cockney Magpie // Jan 20, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Smith out for rest of season, ssn

  • 4 PrinceAlbert // Jan 20, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Good news at last!!!!!

  • 5 Cockney Magpie // Jan 20, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    They also just said carroll out for another 2/3weeks and gosling has suffered a set back on his return. This is gettin silly

  • 6 GeordieGerman // Jan 20, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    What we going to do without Smith?

    WIN… !

  • 7 toonruz // Jan 20, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    bad news all round sky sports news said smith out for season carrol out for another month and gosling out to had a set back on his knee :(

  • 8 GeordieGerman // Jan 20, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    And why are they always sending players to London for scans? Have the NHS cutbacks hit Newcastle that badly?

  • 9 toonruz // Jan 20, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    we need to sign players asp

  • 10 Daniel Abela (Malta) // Jan 20, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    There are some bloody idiots on this blog….how can you be happy when one of your own gets seriously? Incredible you are truly a disgrace to our football club

  • 11 toonruz // Jan 20, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Daniel Abela
    agreed we are going to have problems putting a team out on sat

  • 12 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    I think it is bad news for us that Smudge is injured.

    Sure you lot dont want him in the first team, but he is a good squad player and he will be missed.

    I think it is discusting the way some of you say “GOOD” to him being injured.

    We are down to bare bones and things aint getting any better are they, if we loose someone like Joey or Nolan we are completely screwed, we need more numbers, no matter who they are.

  • 13 boater // Jan 20, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Daniel – because a lot would agree that we are a better side when someone else plays in his place. Nothing against the bloke. He’ll still be picking up his millionaire wages and motivating from the dressing room, which is the best place for him these days.

  • 14 jimmymagpie // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Geordie German – London is where the club is run from, where all the decisions are taken, and where all expenses are authorised and overseen. Where have you been the last 3 years? The move for Ireland, if true, all of a sudden makes sense. As a retired physiotherapist, I gave my opinion on Carroll’s injury, and was called a pessimist, to put it politely. The trouble is too many believe the shit in the media, and the shit put out by the club.Remember, they admitted at Keegan’s tribunal that they tell lies for the sake of public relations. Carroll will be lucky if he is back playing by the middle of next month, as the time given by the club of 2/3 weeks, is the time before he can resume training. If anything happens to Barton or Ameobi/Best, without reinforcements, they’re buggered! The reason Everton held fire on a new contract for Gosling, was because they were being advised that there was a serious doubt that his knee would ever stand up to football at this level again.

  • 15 repo // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Who’s fault is that we needed players in and we havnt got anybody in and let a few go out on loan..

    we had it coming..

  • 16 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Hammill has signed for Wolves I see – £500K, shocking!

  • 17 marcos // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    As I said before I consider Alan Smith a very good player, in my opinion he is an ace at Newcastle United. Alan Smith was a very good player at Manchester United too. What he need is a sequences of matches, we need experienced players like him. We shall miss him a lot, but fortunately Dany Guthrie is available. I also like Alan Pardew`s strategy, I mean to keep core players and bring one or two more good players to strength the squad. I believe that Newcastle United can win the match against Tottenham as nowadays there is no favourites in terms of football. The best team to play next Saturday is : Harper, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini and Enrique. Guthrie, Jonas, Gosling and Barton. Nolan and Ameobi.

  • 18 boater // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Nufc rich – but we have the numbers – and this could force AP hand into falling back on Smith who looks worryingly off the pace now – gosling, nolan, barton, vuckic, guthrie, tiote. 6 central midfielders.

  • 19 boater // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Pretty boy wheater left the smoggies at last,, good partner for cahill at bolton.

  • 20 Bucks mag // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    I don’t want to wish an injury on anyone, but this injury is a bit of a blessing in full plain view…

  • 21 jimmymagpie // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Marcos – Gosling is out for indefinite period. Set back in his recovery. Certainly won’t be anywhere the team on Saturday.

  • 22 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    @boater // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Gosling is only just coming back from injury so not fully fit.

    Nolan is a key CM player

    Barton is being used on the RW because we have noone there.

    Vuckic is injured

    Guthrie’s quality has been called into question a number of times.

    Tiote is Banned.

    So out of the 6 players we have 4 available.
    1 is playing out of position.
    1 is still not fully fit
    1 may not be good enough
    1 is our CM kingpin

    So to say we have the numbers is stupid.
    We loose any more CM players with no RM coming in we are screwed!

  • 23 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    @ jimmymagpie // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Wheres the Gos news from?

  • 24 jwheelie12 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    played his last game for club let’s hope?

  • 25 Nufcboy88 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    the toon website says gosling sat out of training yesterday as his played a few games recently nothing about a proper injury???

  • 26 toonruz // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    NUFC_Richyg01
    was on sky sports new about 20 ago

  • 27 toonruz // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    sky sports news said he hurt his knee in training again

  • 28 boater // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Nufc_rich. You can’t play 6 anyway!?!? Guthrie’s quality has been called into question ?- because he is still 23, and learning the ropes. Good, let’s give him a chance to show he can handle it. Tiote’s back in 2 games, vuckic and gosling’s injuries are short term..

    this saturday we can play nolan and guthrie,, and we will have the numbers coming back after that.

    an injury to shola now would be unthinkable. And I agree we need an RM before letting routledge leave, but Smith out aint no biggie.

  • 29 Magpietillidie22 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    I think everyone has forgotten NUFC do their business last minute nowadays. I honestly believe we will have a winger and a full back in very soon with maybe a striker on top.

    No source, just what I can gather from recent interviews. 2+ 2 and all that.

    Also Smith is def a mans man, great around the place and always gives 100% so im sad for him. Very. But I think this does bode well for our other CMs that need a break.

    Guthrie NEEDS games. In the championship he was class because he played regular. He played for bolton in the prem before us so to say he doesnt have the quality is ridiculous.

    Gosling NEEDS games. I honestly believe he is going to ruffle a lot of feathers with our regulars. The guy will force his way into the first team very soon, that im positive of.

    Vuckic, the guy signed up for another 5 years recently and has a huge amount of potential, NEEDS games. He didnt have the bigger fish sniffing around him for nothing and hes another one I cant wait to see get a run of games. Itll be the making of him

  • 30 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Yeah just seen the Gos news.

    So there is another 1 out of your 6 gone boater.

    We need a RW so Joey can move back to the middle beside Nolan.

    Home AP doesnt try Guthrie on the right like CH used to do, just not good enough.

  • 31 DanNUFC // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    i really dont understand some people on the other threads saying that we should seel guthrie and hes been our worst player this season. hes played 5 games!!! give him a break. he played really well against sunderland.

  • 32 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Against Spuds, as we stand AP will be forced to play:

    ************ Harps
    Simmo *** Collo * Willo *** Bull
    Bartoon * Nolan * Guthrie * Jonas
    ***********Best * Strolla

    Subs:
    Krul, Perch, ?, ?, ?, Ranger, Airey

  • 33 toonruz // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    loven should start upfront for me

  • 34 JP...from The Rock // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Gosling setback!!?? FFS who are our physios!!??? We must be the team with the worst record of players injured since the EPL began!! It’s ridiculous! Every season it’s the same. What pisses me off even more is the feeble attempt from the club to sign ready replacements!! WAKE UP NEWCASTLE UNITED FFS!!!!!

  • 35 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    @ toonruz // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Forgot about McLoven in my lineup, I think AP would start him on the bench, he likes to stick with starting XI’s as much has he can.

  • 36 Magpietillidie22 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Be forced to play??^^ lol take away tiote and carroll thats our starting 11

    And youre acting like we dont have a squad by not naming a full bench lol, come onnnn – krul, ferguson, perch, lovern, ranger, raylor and airey

  • 37 jimmymagpie // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Ridiculous how quickly they,ve pushed Gosling, especially when unable to train properly because of bad weather. An accident waiting to happen – 70mins last Wednesday, intensive training for 1st team on Sunday, followed by 90mins on Monday, after 10 months out – bloody stupid and bloody desperate.

  • 38 Magpietillidie22 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    I hate spurs, BUT, they are a team we need to be wary of on the counter so I think he will go with 4-5-1 with shola alone upfront

  • 39 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    @ JP…from The Rock // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Chill man!

    I think they did too much too soon with Gos.

    He played 2 (40mins & 90mins) behind closed doors matches last week and then came on against the unwashed (5mins).

    Approx 135mins in his first week back playing – that is a lot of playing time in a short space of time.

  • 40 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    @ jimmymagpie // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    was it 70mins on wed?

  • 41 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    @ Magpietillidie22 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    isn’t Raylor injured?

  • 42 Shot Bru // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    I am surprised we didn’t put in a bid for Wheater…i reckon we could do with another CB….if Colo or Willo gets sent off or injured we are gonna be struggling…Saylor isn’t the most reliable injury wise and find it strange that they loaned out Kadar at this moment…and i wouldn’t even wanna have to rely on old man Campbell

  • 43 Magpietillidie22 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Gosling isnt out, he sat out for a rest, its all media spin. Bet he makes the squad against spurs

  • 44 Magpietillidie22 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    @41

    No raylor came back this week pal

  • 45 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    @ Magpietillidie22 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    For a rest? Im not suprised after nearly 200mins of football in his first week back.

    I dont think he should be risked against spuds at all even if he is not injured.

    Too much too soon, we will regret it in the long run – we always do!

  • 46 Magpietillidie22 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Actually Richyg01 I think i misread about raylor, I think its ryan donaldson thats back but even so hes another good player. I like him

  • 47 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Where is Xisco?

    I think he could come in on the right and let Bartoon move back to middle.

  • 48 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Anyone know our full injury/suspension list?

  • 49 JoseEnrique // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Yes, Smith is not a great player anymore.
    Yes, Smith does give the ball away 1 in every two passes.
    yes, Smith does get booked for every other challenge.
    BUT, he has shown alot of loyalty to the club.
    He is very popular within the changing room.
    Every manager we have had, has seemed to like him.
    And what i have seen of him, he hasn’t been as bad as Guthrie! He played well at Spurs and got the first tackle in on VDV, which left him to do nothing for the rest of the game. Nobody should be pleased that he is injured, bit of a joke in my opinion.
    Oh and, can we give Danny Simpson some praise on this site, he has been one of the most consistent performers this season and some people are saying we need a new right back?
    Sorry for the essay.

  • 50 Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Well, I am sure I dont need to bang on again about how I feel about Danny Guthrie, so it is up to the lad to show us all what he is made of now that we need him to step up to the plate. This is his BIG chance..

  • 51 Magpietillidie22 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    @ 47

    No, I want Pardew to avoid one of hughtons mistakes – playing players out of position.

    Ok, Barton is an exception because he has become one of the best RMs in the country lol but thats becuase he is such a top quality footballer

  • 52 marcos // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Why Gosling is out ? He played a match this week. I think he is in.

  • 53 Magpietillidie22 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    @49

    I agree about simpson, I honestly think he is currently the best English RB. Definitely deserves an england call up for me. Allll day

  • 54 Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Richygo:

    Xisco? Jesus christ, now we want Xisco? He can not play in th eposition which we bought him to play in, and now he is the answer to our wide right conundrum? Holy shite, he has got no pace, he is a coward, he has a stinking attitude, and does not want to be here. Lets stick him in a right wing shall we. FFS, he should never pull a black and white shirt on again, after doing what Marcelion and Luque before him have done. He is a loser, and a waster. Phil Airey is a much better option, if we are gonna throw mystery wingers in.

  • 55 Magpietillidie22 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    lynxie @ 54

    You got me in absolute stitches lmao, so funny yet so true

  • 56 jimmymagpie // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Shot Bru – Kadar is injured. Lasted less than 40 minutes for Huddersfield. Hamstring – again! That kid is always injured. The sooner they get Steve Black back as fitness coach, the better. Gosling sat out training because his knee swelled up. Not a good sign, usually a symptom of an underlying problem. The knee probably hasn’t been strengthened sufficiently to take the rigours of full games just yet. He also took a few hits on Monday, which wouldn’t help if the knee isn’t quite ready. Sounds to me as if someone’s judgement wasn’t too good.

  • 57 Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    If we dont have a wide right player, simply dont play 4-4-2 .
    Piss with the cock that you have got.
    We should be playing 4-5-1 anyway against Spuds, or they will over run us.
    Harper
    Simmo Willo Collo Torro
    Barton Guthrie Nolan Lovenkrands Jonas
    Shola
    For Gods sake not Guthrie on the right or Bale will have a field day.
    Simples.

  • 58 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    @ Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Xisco played on the wing in pre season and looked good there.

    Other than that LOL!

  • 59 Magpietillidie22 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    jimmy

    where does it say his knee swelled up?

  • 60 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    @ Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    McLoven never plays well in MF

  • 61 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    GK.
    Harper_____Fit
    Krul_______Fit
    Forster____Loaned
    Soderberg__Fit

    DF.
    Collo______Fit
    Enrique____Fit
    Campbell___Fit
    Willo______Fit
    Simmo______Fit
    Perch______Fit
    Raylor_____Injured
    Saylor_____Injured
    Kadar______Loaned & Injured
    Tavernier__Loaned

    MF.
    Nolan______Fit
    Bartoon____Fit
    Guthrie____Fit
    Rout_______Loaned?? Move Stalled??
    Gosling____Injured
    Smith______Injured
    Jonas______Fit
    Tiote______Banned
    LuaLua_____Loaned & Injured
    Vuckic_____Injured
    Ferguson___Fit
    Donaldson__Fit
    Ben Arfa___Injured
    Inman______Fit

    St.
    Carroll____Injured
    McLoven____Fit
    Xisco______Who knows?
    Best_______Fit
    Ameobi_____Fit
    Ranger_____Fit
    Airey______Fit

  • 62 steburnip // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    supposedly blackburn have been offered Juan Roman Riquelme, he would be a good signing for the toon, maybe jonas and collo could have a word :D, we need a godd right winger and a good striker, ameobi and best aint good enough, FACT#!!

  • 63 GAZ09 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    is there any truth in Gosling being injured?

  • 64 Magpietillidie22 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    I would have snpped your hand off for riquelme 3 seasons ago but now? It would be sol campbell all over again.

  • 65 Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    And who was that against then? Norwich (where he never got a kick) Carlisle (where I dont recall him even being on th epitch) Rangers (he didnt play, or if he did he had a cloak of invisibility on), or PSV, where he had about 10 mins and was anonymous?

    Well if you say he was good in pre season, I stand corrected, If that is the case, maybe we can ask spurs to play like Carlisle or Norwich, to let him be brilliant again. Jesus.

  • 66 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    @ steburnip // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    I saw that this morning but he is 32!

    He is at that age where he is just after a pay cheque.

  • 67 Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    As opposed to Xisco? ha ha ha who was great in pre season I am relaiably informed (even though I was at all of the pre season games and he was fcuking useless or missing.

  • 68 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Whats going on with Routledge?

    Has he been loaned?
    No Confirmation, word in the press that the move has stalled?

  • 69 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    @ Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Okay so you dont like Xisco, stupid suggestion, now get over it FFS!

    No one knows where he is anyway!

  • 70 steburnip // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    still doing the job for boca juniors, may be canny for a loan, giggs and scholes still going strong, veira etc, just need a bit of class then we will go unbeating through the rest of the league and win the premiership :D :D These drugs are gooooooooooooood :P

  • 71 steburnip // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    supposedly routledge needs to sort out personal things in newcastle before he moves back down do london.

  • 72 Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    steburnip:
    Riquelme? Winger or centre forward you say?
    Your playstation is broken mate.

  • 73 Shot Bru // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    jimmymagpie all the more reason why we need another CB…..oh and by the way get out of retirement and apply for a job at the club :-)

  • 74 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Mackems are screwed for goals now…

    Sold Bent to Villans, now Welbeck is out for season after surgery.

    Gyan on his own upfront then!

    HAHA, NUFC – Cock of the North!

  • 75 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    @ Shot Bru // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    I agree, we missed a trick on Wheater like, they only paid £2.5m + £1.3m after so many games.

    £3.8M for potential England international!

  • 76 Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Richy, Yes thats all very well and good, but you shouldnt go making statements which appear to be based purely upon illegal substance abuse. Come on man, I have always liked your contributions on here, get a grip :-)
    Its nowt to do with personal preference of players, its about thier ability (or NOT in this case of the missing spanish waiter)

  • 77 craigcoozy // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    No news on transfer side nee players nee agents! This injury news is kick n teeth! On sun wen all players were in floritas 1 of the lasses i was with gt carrolls number, nd apprently he said he wud be out 2 month! Hope this aint case!

  • 78 jimmymagpie // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Hi Lynxie – I agree with your 4-5-1 for Saturday, but I think that I’d rather have Barton inside with Routledge on the wing, rather than Lovenkrands. As I understand it, he’s still here, and likely to remain so after the news on Smith and Gosling. Joey needed in the middle, in my opinion. Pardew will probably cahange his mind on targets again, and disappear up his own arse before the end of the window.

  • 79 steburnip // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    lynxie, huh? weird man-woman?? shemale?

    i said we need a good winger and a forward!!

  • 80 Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Isnt Shola due a hamstring strain? LOL

  • 81 Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    supposedly blackburn have been offered Juan Roman Riquelme, he would be a good signing for the toon, maybe jonas and collo could have a word , we need a godd right winger and a good striker, ameobi and best aint good enough, FACT

    recognise this shite steburnip?

  • 82 Shot Bru // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Richgo1…Wheater is a really good CB and as you say for that sort of money he would have been a real bargain…just think his career had stalled at Mboro and needed a fresh challenge…Owen Coyle will get the best out of him i’m sure.

  • 83 Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    ….’he would be a good signing for the toon’
    ‘we need a good winger and a good striker’

    What part am I not getting numptie.

  • 84 Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    jimmymagpie:
    Is routledge still avaialble for us? I thought he had gone? He would be ideal to track Bale on saturday if he is still here.

  • 85 jimmymagpie // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Shot-Bru. Thanks for the reference mate but I’m 75 now and done my bit. Worked at Bath rugby club with Jack Rowell back in the 1970s and early 1980s, but I’m well and truly retired now.

  • 86 steburnip // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    oh dear, i forgot a FULL STOP!!

    he would be a good signing for the toon. we need a good winger and a striker!!!

    happy shmuck

  • 87 jimmymagpie // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Lynxie – still here as I understand it. Earlier on, Warnock was saying deal was far from done. Ncle might plug now, after Smith and Gosling news. We’re on a knife-edge with injuries.

  • 88 al // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Sissoko + winger in?

  • 89 Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    steburnip: Thats better. Must try harder LOL

  • 90 steburnip // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    :) cheers sir. have i got detention now ;( haha

  • 91 Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Steburnip: Capital C after a full stop. Shoddy.

  • 92 Lynxie // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    that will be: Can I have detention? I have no idea if you already have one.

  • 93 Shot Bru // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    jimmymagpie….rugby in the 70′s…not for the feint hearted.. especially at Bath!

  • 94 Angryman the Angry fan // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    One thing is for sure!!!

    Its f********n quiet……………………

  • 95 Angryman the Angry fan // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    One thing is for sure, its fekkin quiet

  • 96 jimmymagpie // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Shot Bru. I’m glad I wasn’t playing. Just seen Pardew on SSN. Does anybody agree with me, that reading between the lines, he isn’t impressed with how Carroll did/didn’t look after himself when he was supposed to be resting. Does anybody really think that Carroll would look after himself 100% in Dubai? Does he look after himself properly in Ncle? What will he be doing tonight do you think?

  • 97 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    I think the Routledge deal hinges on someone coming here first.

    Noone has come here, so Rout aint gone there.

  • 98 willowdalerez // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Jimmymagpie – Lot of big talk no facts… So how do you know the state of Gosling’s knee or that it was the reason Everton “held fire” on contract with him. Sources please?

    You’ve been asked prior to this posting by others but simply ignored their requests and posted more unsubstantiated allegations.

    Considering the seriousness of what you are alleging it would be nice if you have any facts to back it up. Care to share?

  • 99 jimmymagpie // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Willow – have any of my posting been incorrect? Just because you don’t like my message, don’t shoot the messenger. I’ve given my reason for discretion before. you must have missed it. I have a nephew in the game, and wouldn’t abuse his confidence for anything. If you think I’m talking crap, ignore it, and believe what the club and media tell you. Actually, if you trawl thro’ old paper cuttings, you will see that the fears about Gosling were expressed by David Moyes last summer, when Everton fans were asking why he wasn’t being offered a new contract.

  • 100 GAZ09 // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Gosling and HBA should be kept back from first team games until next season why risk great future players

  • 101 JP...from The Rock // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    @Al // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:14 PM – Sissoko Noooo thank you! He’s just a more expensive version of Alan Smith – Useless!! Taarabt from QPR now that’s a player! Micah Richards, Alan Johnson of Man City etc. That’s what we should be looking out for. I can’t understand why our club is soooo bloody slow in transfers, frustrating is not the word!

  • 102 JP...from The Rock // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    @ GAZ09 – We desperately need them two and should play them every time when ‘fit’. We can’t risk being relegated again so we have to play them and soon hopefully.

  • 103 GAZ09 // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    Really dont see us getting relegated now and im sure we will bring in a couple of players soon, i just think it would be wise to let Gos and HBA fully recover and be at their best for next season.

  • 104 jimmymagpie // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    Willow- look at Chronicle website at tail end of piece on Carroll – Gosling out of squad against Spurs because of swelling on the knee. Also official website reporting that Nolan doubt for Sat because of throat infection. Missed training today. Routledge will have to play on Saturday with Joey, Guthrie, and Jonas. The bench?

  • 105 Stuart // Jan 20, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    jimmymagpie @95 – I highly doubt he was out getting hammered like, isnt booze illegal over there?

  • 106 jimmymagpie // Jan 20, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    Stuart, there are plenty of bars where they are allowed to serve foreigners with alcohol.

  • 107 MykToonFan // Jan 20, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    The Routledge situation is interesting. The fact that he seemed like he was definitely on his way, only for the deal to stall significantly, makes me wonder…

    Many people were suggesting that Newcastle were trying to use him as bait in a swap for Taarabt, but it’s quite clear that QPR don’t want to let Taarabt go.

    Perhaps this is all true – it would explain why Warnock has suggested that the deal is far from complete now. We could be refusing to loan him without some kind of confirmed deal for Taarabt, having initially believed that a deal was possible – of course, it now seems highly unlikely.

  • 108 JP...from The Rock // Jan 20, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Taarabt signing for us would be fantastic. He is clearly waiting for a ‘big’ team to snap him up from The Championship. I really hope we can pull it off.

  • 109 costello91 // Jan 20, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    an injury which could threaten smiths carear and this is how you all react! get a life guys, its not his fault he gets paid that much.
    i said it for ben arfa and carroll and now for you smith, GET WELL SOON PAL!!!

  • 110 al // Jan 20, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    JP – I think to call sissoko a more expensive smith is a harsh assessment. He’s a player who has always played as a DM n developed a lot since movin from Liverpool at a good level at juve, at 25 I think he provides good backup and competition for tiote, possibly partnering him away from home.

    As apposed to smith a lad who was converted to a DM by alex ferguson after his injury cos he plays with fight, what they were lacking and he had lost his turn of pace he once had playing off the shoulder.

    Agree with u on taraabt, he looks a skilful player with abit of that arrogance a good flair player needs. Him and Adam hammill of burnley (I think its Adam) really look like they’re performing and could be ready for the step up

  • 111 balubas1 // Jan 20, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    aff.. just sell guthrie and get on with it… the lad isnt good enough.. by miles..

  • 112 Sav // Jan 21, 2011 at 3:21 AM

    Surely Smudger is still fit enough to go out and kick a big lump out of one of their fellas in the first 10 minutes – which is what he normally does anyway? as long as its Bale, I say ‘play him and be damned’!




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