Full Newcastle Injury Update After Saturday’s Three Casualties


Alan Pardew has rated the players who came off during Saturday’s game against Everton as all doubtful for the top match at Manchester City a week on Saturday.

Shola Ameobi – could make Man City game

This is what Alan said after the game, and while the three are all doubtful, he is not ruling them out all together:

“Cabaye and Marveaux have groin injuries that will be difficult to heal in two weeks,”

“We will have to wait and see, it is not like they are huge tears and they are definitely out. I am assuming it will be a tight call for them.”

“I was really pleased with the three subs,” “Dan Gosling had a tough opening because Rodwell was really on it. As the match wore on he got better and better.”

“Sammy Ameobi was terrific and so was Hatem Ben Arfa. In the background the staff are doing a great job keeping those guys all up and ready.”

“We can’t suffer too many more injuries when you are coming up against the best you need your best players.” “We will be working hard to get our best team out at Man City.”

Good news on Shola Ameobi, who was interviewed before the Everton game, and he said all being well he would be available for the next game at Manchester City.

Leon Best, whose wife is ready to deliver a baby at any time, picked up groin and toe injuries in the Everton game.

But  it seems that Leon will still travel to join the Ireland squad in Dublin to have those injuries further assessed by the Ireland medical team. We’re not sure what his status will be for the Man City game.

Cabaye suffered a groin problem, and he reported the problem to manager Alan Pardew just before Ryan Taylor’s fabulous second goal for the side.

Yohan was replaced by Dan Gosling shortly thereafter, and he is unlikely to recover from the groin strain in time to play in the next game.

But apparently he is still due to link up with the French squad for their friendlies with Belgium and the USA, and will be further assessed by the French medics.

We have to hope Marveaux’s injury is not the same one that kept him out of the Rennes side last season from October, but it will be a surprise if he is available for the next game.

Gabriel Obertan has an infected toe and will not be available for Man City, but the Frenchman has a 50-50 chance o9f being ready to play at Old Trafford against his former club, or at least start the game on the bench against Man United.

And finally Mike Williamson should be close to returning to full fitness, although there have been no recent bulletins on just how the 27 year-old center-back is faring in his recovery from his ankle injury he picked up way back in the Scunthorpe game.

The sooner Mike is back the happier we will be,  because at the moment we have very little cover if Fab Coloccini or Steven Taylor get injured.

That’s all the injury news for Newcastle right now.

Comments welcome.


33 comments so far

  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #1

    We have some excellent bench warmers to fill in certain gaps. We have ALL been harping on about giving the likes of Abeid, Sammy, HBA, Santon a chance, so here it is!!!!!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Toon Tom

    But we never wanted them to get baptised in fire by City, United & Chelski ;(

    After Guthrie’s performance, I’m not too worried about Tiote. But we have no right winger currently, so although Pardew said it wouldn’t happen he may have to play Benny out wide.

    HBA got some stick on Saturday but I thought he did exactly what was required. He kept the ball, carried it through midfield relieving all the pressure, and won a couple of free kicks.

    And Sammy, I didn’t realise just how rapid he was!

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  • BiggMarketBoy

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #3

    As Santoon can play on the wing as well, this is the side I would field against Shitty (if the Dreamboat, Besty and Ober are still out but Tiote can play):

    ————-Krul———–
    Danny-Saylor-Collo-Raylor
    Santon-Guthrie-Tiote-Jonas
    ———-Ben Arfa———
    ————-Ba————

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  • AshtreeKid

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #4

    did anyone understand what lawro (the knobber) said about mistakes as the last point on newcastle? I have watched it about 8 times and to me its sounds like he’s drunk?

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  • Stuart

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Tiote is supposed to be fit for the next game isnt he?

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  • AshtreeKid

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #6

    biggmarket, surely they would play santon left back and rayler right wing?

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  • gibba1974

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Infected toe!!!! Bloody tart, what is wrong with a little injection for the pain??

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  • BiggMarketBoy

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #8

    @Stuart: Hope so, he and Guthrie could probably do a good job defending against Shitty…

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  • BiggMarketBoy

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #9

    Ashtree: Maybe, but Pards usually try to change as little as possible and in all fairness Raylor’s done a good job at left back…

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  • BiggMarketBoy

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #10

    *tries

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  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #11

    Stuart, yeah Tiote should be fit for Man City.

    Big Market Boy > agree with that line-up, and you could even swap Raylor for Santon with that one. Not a bad team considering our injuries from Everton.

    Down South > i know what you mean mate, agree that we wouldnt want these players injured in order to give others a chance, but my point being that we do have sufficient cover with our recent injuries to still put in a good performance against the MANCs x2

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  • Dyer8

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #12

    vs Man city

    Krul
    Simmo..Saylor..Collo..Raylor
    Jonas..Gosling..Tiote..Sammy
    HBA
    Ba

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #13

    Personally more inclined to give Sammy or the forgotten man Ferguson the nod over Santon if worst comes to worst with injuries

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  • AshtreeKid

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #14

    dyer guthrie has been outstanding last couple of games and doesnt make your line up?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #15

    Wouldn’t surprise me if Obertan was back mind. Infections are difficult to predict duration for.

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  • davo

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #16

    @ 2. What was H.B.A. getting stick for ? I thought he was great.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #17

    davo

    Just generally not looking that great. Obviously he lacks sharpness, but I thought he did a decent job. Confident too, which is good.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #18

    HBA is trying too hard to impress us (and himself) He needs to relax, play his game and get fully fit. I wouldnt give him a shot on the wing, he wouldnt track back as much as Obertan and Jonas do. Stick him in the gap behind Ba and see how he does when fully fit. Still a dangerous player with loads of skill and technique so not one to write off!!!!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #19

    a reckon Santon playing on the wing would be a good move.. would give him abit time to get used to the pace of the prem while alse not effecting our defence plus he used to be a right winger

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  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #20

    89 > spot on!

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  • Brutooon

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #21

    HBA as left winger or play santon at left back and raylor at right winger

    Santon at least can be supported by Jonas

    Raylor would be fine at right midfield. can help simpson tracking back

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  • BiggMarketBoy

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #22

    GT89 and Tom_Toon: My thoughts exactly! 🙂

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #23

    Only thing is Ben Arfa aint going to get fully fit until he plays games, which is why a said last week we should put him on loan to a championship team with the guarentee he will start every game for the maximum of a month then he can come back fit and firing, sounds stupid because of the type of player he is but if he cant get in our team to get his fitness up then whats the point mayaswel send him out get him fitter then he’l be more use to us and can start and score millions =] someone challenging at the top like West Ham or Southampton would be good or Birmingham

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  • niffnoff

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #24

    What Tom said that and until HBA scores a screamer no one will like him. Which annoys me cause that makes him think he’s under pressure, I heard some terrible comments saying he’s lost pace and such. Do me a favour. Run into a car and do your knees in. Let me know how long it takes for your mangled legs to recuperate. The guy has had a DOUBLE LEG BREAK. It’ll take alot longer than a year to reach form same goes for Gosling, I don’t think people give consideration towards injuries.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #25

    Interesting theory 89!!!!!!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #26

    Brutoon – Raylor is doing well at left back so its pointless changing a steady backline going into the 3 hardest games of the season.. football is about continuity and weve had the same back 5 all season hence the reason weve now got the best defensive record in europe now

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  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #27

    niffnoff > exactly right mate. He is a brilliant player with bags of pottential, and when he was injured, we were ALL thinking about how we could configure our team around him!!!
    When he gets fully-fit he will be outstanding and amazing to watch. One of those players that can change a game and do things no1 else even knew existed!!!
    Give him time and he will become one of the greats!

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #28

    GT89
    What a interesting idea, will never happen but would work very well. Give him to Hughton, whom he signed for in the first place and let him work out the kinks in a Birmingham team

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  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #29

    ————-Krul———–
    Danny-Saylor-Collo-Raylor
    ____Guthrie__Tiote
    Santon___________Jonas
    ———HBA———
    ————-Ba————

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #30

    a do think it would work well but your right WWJBD would never happen haha..

    a think the next game depending on our injuries then Ben Arfa might start anyways and if he plays well with Ba then a can see him being regular and Best having to challenge.. honest if we attack and get at City then we can get a result, QPR would have won if they wernt wasteful infront of goal.. also same with Man Utd if we attack them and take our chances which going on this season if Norwich can get 14 chances on goal at Old Trafford then we can atleast win 5-0 =] haha no but seriously if we take out chances against both teams and attack them we are more than capable of getting results

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  • tonesy25

    Nov 7, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #31

    I dont understand why people expect so much from HBA he only had that one good goal before he was injured for a very long time.

    From what we have seen from him at the moment i don’t believe in behind the striker is a good role for him as he seems to get lost in the middle of the park, i know Pardew doesn’t seem to want him to play on the wing but i think he should be stuck there and he can then drift in from time to time which i believe will be his most dangerous position.

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  • stephen1971

    Nov 7, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #32

    hba on loan to championship team , i don,t think so , its a lot more physical , more missed challenges etc, do what pards is doing now and introduce the guy slowly and let him get his sharpness back in training ( i know its not the same kind of sharpness required but its not far off), i,d maybe give him 45 mins against city and santon 45 see how they get on

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  • stephen1971

    Nov 7, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #33

    thats if the right midfield is still injured of course

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