Alan Smith Likely To Miss Two Months With Ankle Injury


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.



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112 comments so far

  • Mac

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #1

    GOOD

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  • Mac

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #2

    1SSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #3

    Smith out for rest of season, ssn

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  • PrinceAlbert

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Good news at last!!!!!

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #5

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

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #6

    What we going to do without Smith?

    WIN… !

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  • toonruz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #7

    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 🙁

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #8

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

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  • toonruz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #9

    we need to sign players asp

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  • Daniel Abela (Malta)

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #10

    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

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  • toonruz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #11

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

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #12

    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.

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  • boater

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #13

    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.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #14

    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.

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  • repo

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #15

    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..

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #16

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

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  • marcos

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #17

    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.

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  • boater

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #18

    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.

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  • boater

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #19

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

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  • Bucks mag

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #20

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

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #21

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

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #22

    @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!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #23

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

    Wheres the Gos news from?

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  • jwheelie12

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #24

    played his last game for club let’s hope?

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  • Nufcboy88

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #25

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

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  • toonruz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #26

    NUFC_Richyg01
    was on sky sports new about 20 ago

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  • toonruz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #27

    sky sports news said he hurt his knee in training again

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  • boater

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #28

    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.

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #29

    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

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #30

    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.

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  • DanNUFC

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #31

    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.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #32

    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

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  • toonruz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #33

    loven should start upfront for me

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #34

    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!!!!!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #35

    @ 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.

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #36

    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

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #37

    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.

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #38

    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

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #39

    @ 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.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #40

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

    was it 70mins on wed?

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