Stephen Ireland Now Picks Up Injury In Training


Newcastle  used to have a lot of injuries at the club, and the Magpies were regularly at the top of the Premier League Injury Table.

Stephen Ireland – picked up slight thigh strain in training

And it seems the same thing is starting to happen again, as our players seem to be picking up a lot of injuries in training these days, with new boy Stephen Ireland the latest to be injured today in training.

Stephen was expected to fill in for Joey Barton, if Joey wasn’t fit, for the game on Saturday at home to Everton, but he has just picked up a slight thigh strain, which keep him out of the game.

The injury is just slight, so there is a chance he could still make it, but now Alan Pardew has both Joey and Stephen doubtful for the game on Saturday.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

“Stephen Ireland has come back and the injury he had when he arrived here has cleared up but he may have a slight thigh strain that rules him out.”

“When you come back from injury you get these little pulls and tugs and it might just keep him out at the weekend which would be a shame as he’s trained well.”

Joey Barton may still make the game, although Alan says he’s only 50-50 at the moment, and no decision has yet been made about the Liverpudlian.

And another player in contention to play out on the right wing is Danny Guthrie who has now fully recovered from the slight hamstring strain he picked up in training last week.

Let’s hope Danny doesn’t get injured tomorrow.

Comments welcome.



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24 comments so far

  • Bucks mag

    Mar 3, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #1

    What is it with us and injuries…

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  • nufc_mad

    Mar 3, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #2

    I’m wondering now if he will even get a game this season with all these knocks keep occurring, and if he doesn’t what a waste of wages gone out the window. Ashley has to see that this can not go on any longer with such a limited squad we need to add additions in the summer.

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  • BeeGuy

    Mar 3, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Hezoo Cristo, it must be no-rules cage wrestling at Newcastle practice. To me, this is absolutely ridiculous. No pro teams pick up as many injuries as NUFC do between games. Or, these games are fixed and NUFC have to sit out players so the odds makers get the results they want.

    If I were MA, I’d be hiring some outside consultants to review NUFC training practices to the systems used by other clubs throughout the world. This team loses games on the training pitch before the scheduled action is to begin.

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  • carrollsinger

    Mar 3, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Harper
    Taylor colo willo bull
    Simmo tiote Nolan gut
    Shola best

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  • gorskino10

    Mar 3, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #5

    And we are gunna pay money for this guy who seems injury prone? hope not.

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  • MonsterMagnet

    Mar 3, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Feeling a bit dubious about SI’s injuries. Remember Bellamy and Dyer – bags of ability (which we know Ireland has) but constantly in the physio room, and on massive wages. Think carefully about signing this one AP…

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  • ochytoon

    Mar 3, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Official website reporting stevie ireland and ameobi to be involved so…

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  • shabunkin

    Mar 3, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #8

    fingers crossed either ireland or barton are fit , i couldnt bare having guthrie playing wide (but playing central anyways as he does)leaving thr full back exposed !!

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  • adi-bizzle

    Mar 3, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #9

    what we need is northampton town’s coach who has managed to stop the injuries, strains and sprains this season. he has been invited to watch barcelona train recently because even barca were impressed with his coaching style and how he keeps the players from being injured. guess he is a physio/coach. but we should defo go and get him in

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  • NufcGlen

    Mar 3, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #10

    call me crazy but I’d rather have ranger on the right than guthrie

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  • nufcburty

    Mar 3, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #11

    FFS! typical! 😐

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  • cheikmate

    Mar 3, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Thats disappointing news, was looking forward to seeing him play. Although i think guthrie can still do a good job, he played well against tottenham and got an assist so we do hav back up at least

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  • chuck

    Mar 3, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Minor set back, hopefully he will be of help later.
    Like all but the top few clubs in this league, we are not guaranteed anything yet and should be playing as if we were in the bottom three, as winning can become a habit, then so can losing !
    Theres not a lot of points seperating us from the bottom side and we know how things went two seasons ago with eight games left in the seasion.
    Yes disaster !
    Lets have no repeats and enough of the talk about playing in Europe, lets set our goal as EPL survival, one game at a time.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Mar 3, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #14

    I told you sll about Ireland a month ago, and as usual, was jumped on by those who can’t think for themselves. The thigh muscle is the main kicking muscle and Pardew is talking rubbish IF Ireland and Barton have strained or pulled thigh muscles, as they will be out for weeks rather than days. Remember the garbage that was talked over Carroll’s thigh strain? Ireland failed his fitness test, and was signed in a panic after the Carroll deal, as a partial sop to the fans. The man responsible for the good work at Northampton is mackem Malcolm Crosley, Caretaker Manager as from today, and a qualified physiotherapist.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Mar 3, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Sorry, Malcolm Crosby.

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  • chuck

    Mar 3, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #16

    As far back as i can remember as a premier league side , this clubs players have been plagued by injuries.
    Seemingly much more than other clubs, poor back room staff ? playing surfaces ? training methods ? no one appears to know why ?
    BSA brought in more backroom people than The Royal Victoria Infirmary had, but nowt changed.
    Perhaps it`s time to consult the gadgie from Northampton ?
    Jimmymagpie likes him.

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  • bigdan1980

    Mar 3, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #17

    i remember the bobby robson days the injuries then were chronic, and now it seems that the injuries are piling up to a similar standard now. this is just a thought not a complaint…….the coach under bobby was carver who is now again our coach (and a brilliant one) does anyone reckon he’s got a whip and makes the players jump through burning tyres or is it just coincidence???

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 3, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Just our luck but we should have enough cover until he or Joey are back.
    Still don`t think he should play on the wing,he is a central Midfielder and a good one at that.
    So is Joey when i think of it.

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  • Brutooon

    Mar 3, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #19

    If ireland is injured, who can play right wing?

    1)Jonas at the right and shane ferguson left?
    2) or stick with the same formation when we are 10 men against bolton?

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  • tom tomb

    Mar 3, 2011 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Guthrie central is ok, Guthrie on the wing please no. I stiil have nightmares about his performance v Wigan there!!

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  • spanishtoon

    Mar 3, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Ashleys waiting to unleash again!
    http://www.nufcnews.com/?p=155

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  • RedMissionBells

    Mar 4, 2011 at 6:37 AM

    Comment #22

    We waited 3 seasons before Barton made some serious contributions to Newcastle United.

    So lets not fret on Ireland. We all know the lad can play and has potential. He is only 24 and if we sign him up, we’ll enjoy his best years. He fits the profile of our current regime.

    Injuries occur all the time. Not like we are not used to it with Dyer and Bellamy. We are building a quality team here and I see Ireland as a great addition 🙂

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  • Spotlight Kid

    Mar 4, 2011 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #23

    Those damned tree roots are clearly making their presence felt again after remedial work some years back. Apparently planted by a Mackem suicide gardener way back when, this was a long term act of sabotage that has been one of the most successful in footballing history – I mean, you can’t red card a bloody tree!

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  • cg

    Mar 4, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #24

    No fret, just dissapointed FOR the lad.

    Spotlight Kid is spot on me thinks 😉

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