Earlier today we had reported that Newcastle have suffered many injuries in training this year.
This is how we want to see Alan Pardew tomorrow 😀
We had written this morning that Leon Best, Steven Ireland, Danny Guthrie, Shola Ameobi, Mike Williamson and Ben Arfa have been injured in training this year alone – and there’s probably more than that on the list.
Well we have just found out there are more, with Sol Campbell (ankle) and James Perch (knee) also out for the rest of the season.
So surely Alan Pardew should look at what’s been happening with all these injuries – we cannot believe it’s just been all bad luck that the injuries this year have just skyrocketed.
The last thing we want next seaosn is to have lots and lots of injuries which used to be the bane of the Newcastle side, especially when Graeme Souness and Glenn Roeder managed the club.
Alan Pardew, to his credit, has remained upbeat, and this is what he told the Newcastle press corps earlier today:
“I think, with the injuries that we’re carrying, the door is slightly more ajar for Nile Ranger and Ferguson, who obviously need to play big parts in the pre-season to be in and around the squad.”
“It might be an opportunity for them.” “And they might even start, but this Saturday is all about our attitude and making sure we’re right and that we finish the season as strongly as we can.”
“It’s always the next game. I thought we took a lot of criticism for that performance at Liverpool.” “I thought it was slightly exaggerated.”
“Some of the criticism against some of the players was a bit personal, I thought. We need to use that as fuel this weekend.” “We need to give a proper performance.”
If Newcastle pick up any more injuries, then the youngsters will need to come in, and they’ll get their chance in the last few games of the season.
And you never know, with the way Shane Ferguson came in and looked simply superb at left back for Newcastle a few weeks back when he deputized for Jose Enrique, we may be a little surprised at how well the youngsters do.
That’s what we’ll be hoping for, but it’s very important that all the Newcastle players turn up against Birmingham tomorrow, and give the Newcastle fans a good performance – and hopefully a win.
Howay The Lads!!