Harper On Loan – Shola Ameobi Out Six Weeks – Taylor To Wear Mask

Shola Ameobi has picked up another hamstring injury and will be out of action for up to six weeks.

Shola Ameobi – yet another hamstring injury

Injuries have blighted Shola Ameobi’s eleven seasons on Tyneside as part of the first team squad, and he picked up his injury against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

Shola is only available for about half the season, because of his persistent injuries, but luckily Newcastle still have Leon Best, Demba Ba and Peter Lovenkrands as experienced strikers at the club.

And center-back Mike Williamson is still out for another four weeks or so, and it could be that Steven Taylor will need to wear a mask after breaking his nose in the second half on Saturday.

It will be interesting to see if  Steven is sent over to America to get fitted for a mask, like Shola was earlier this year, after he broke his cheek-bone.

And surprisingly Steve Harper has been loaned out to Brighton and Hove Albion for a month, and will play in tonight’s game at West Ham United, where he will come up against his former captain Kevin Nolan, and former manager Sam Allardyce.

Steve is keen to play and will not get many games at Newcastle this season, with Tim Krul in such great form this season for the Magpies.

Alan Pardew explained Steve’s loan deal this morning:

“Harps is keen to play.” “It is a real coup for Brighton.” “Steve has been unfortunate to have Tim Krul come through in the way he has.”

“He is a top young keeper and will play at the top for years to come.”

That could also mean that Newcastle will play Rob Elliot in goal for the game at Blackburn on Wednesday evening in the Carling Cup, although Tim Krul could play  because it’s such an important game for the club, and a win will take the lads through to the last eight of the competition.

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Oct 24, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #1

    I read Somewhere there was suppose to be news on an incoming today.

    does anyone know

  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 24, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #2

    The masked crusader to score a bullet header next weekend!!!!!

  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 24, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #3

    the only thing that is definitely “incoming” is the Carling Cup and the league title next year 😉

  • Indian Magpie

    Oct 24, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #4

    @toon tom

    That wd be very nice, and welcome


    Oct 24, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #5

    Birthday today 20th! Coloccini signing a contract would make my day

  • hainesy

    Oct 24, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #6


    Hey guys, I have made a new blog. Would really really appreciate it if you just had a look at my first post and tell me whether it’s ok or not 🙂

  • PapaToon

    Oct 24, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #7

    typical Ameobi, score a goal and then injured, and then blame injuries for poor form.

  • G

    Oct 24, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #8

    @post 6. Not a bad first effort at all mate.

  • hainesy

    Oct 24, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Thank you very much G! It was enjoyable to write as well, might take look at journalism in the future 🙂

  • Thump

    Oct 24, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Like I said on the last post: this is an emergency loan that benefits both of us. Harps gets first team action and gets to fitness without disrupting the, very much in form, Tim Krul.


  • mtanzania

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #11

    hopefully its not too bad injury to taylor, we need him badly

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #12

    they cant be anything on an incoming we cant sign anyone until January

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Tayls will more than likely go down to london for the nose fitting mask ano thaz a full on speciallist down ther..he’ll be available for next monday away to Stoke


    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #14

    S.Ameobi is dead(not litteraly of course lol) long live S.Ameobi! I really want Sammy 2 get big bro’s place, please,please pards do me that 1 lil fava!
    Good luck harper! Who am i kidding you don’t need any luck you’re 2 damn good 4 that league. harps should of been kept here or put out on loan inside of the transfer window to a prem team(with an ineligability to play against toon) like qpr or norwich!
    I hope stevie taylor gets to wear a fricken cool mask like a rey mysterio mask with horns on the side or since he’ll be playing on halloween he could be wearing a jason x hockey mask 1st half then one of those scream masks with the blood gan through it in the 2nd half! Ha ha ha that’ll really sh!t Rory,Crouchy &co up lol! =D

  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Oct 24, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Good first try hainesy.

  • ash1001

    Oct 24, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Well done on your first go Hainsey, a real good effort.

    Change of Subject – guess what:-
    As the header says Stroller is out injured AGAIN, it really is laughable, this time its going to be 4 to 6 weeks.
    Not sure how to take AP’s comment “That’s a blow to us. He felt something after about three mins of coming on, but still played on which just goes to show you what sort of a character he is.
    “He’ll be a loss to us and I think our fans will see that now – how important he is when he’s not there.”
    If AP had been around supporting the toon as long as most of us had, he would see that this is the normal pattern of things as far as Stroller is concerned.

  • shamsoftabriz

    Oct 24, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #17

    Luckily, we keep a spare Ameobi on the squad for just this sort of emergency..

  • solano

    Oct 24, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Thump…if Harps is fit to play he should be playing for us versus Blackburn! Elliot was an unnecessary signing who didn’t do himself any favours against Forest…can’t help but think something else has occurred for Harps to make this move

  • ronjohno

    Oct 24, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #19

    Did you see Harper give Nolan a goal tonight.

  • Trent Toon

    Oct 25, 2011 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #20

    Hainsey you can be the first Journalist Manager and write good stories about your own club!

  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 25, 2011 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #21

    I have been wondering for quite a while now, if Strolla gets payed when he’s out with a hamstring problem?

    It seems to happen quite often and he’s more or less only available for half a season.

    Still don’t really grasp why he got a new contract – many he’s cheap, many he’s content to be a sub or maybe the hamstring issue is already in his contract.

    Am I the only one seeing a problem here?

  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 25, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #22

    many = maybe 🙂


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