Shola Ameobi And Best Nearly Fit – Cabaye Scan Results Today


Newcastle are trying to get their players fit for the first of three monumental games at Manchester City a week on Saturday.

Cheick Tiote – should be fit for Man City game

And there seems to be some good news today regarding Shola Ameobi and Leon Best, and both look to be fit for that game.

Last Saturday before the Everton game kicked off, Shola said he was hoping to be fit for the next game, so that raised hopes,  before Newcastle went on to win their third league game in a row last Saturday.

Other players trying to make the Man City game are top central midfielders Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye.

Newcastle Assistant Manager John Carver talked about Shola and Leon today:

“Shola started working again on Monday and we are hopeful he could be back in two weeks, which would be the Manchester City game.”

“If not that one, I am pretty confident he will be available for Manchester United the week after.” “As for Leon, he came back because his wife is in labor.”

“But I am pretty certain he will join up with Ireland again in time for the second leg, which is good news for him.”

And there’s news on our top two midfielders Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye,  with the news more solid on the Ivorian,  who is back running again as he recovers from his knee problem.

Cheick’s absence has allowed Danny Guthrie to play the last three games for the club, and apparently secure himself a new deal to stay on Tyneside.

Yohan Cabaye is still in France with the French squad,  but the news is that the results of his scan are due today, and we should know how bad the groin injury really is.

Carver added:

“Yohan had his scan so we will know more today.” “Cheick has been working hard with the medical department, doing a bit of running.”

“International breaks can be a hindrance, especially if you have a bit of momentum.” “This one seems to have come at just the right moment for us.”

“It gives everyone the chance to rest up.”

We have to hope that both midfielders  are fit and ready to start at Manchester City,  but we have Danny Guthrie in excellent form, and if needed the former Liverpool player can come in and get the job done for Newcastle.

That’s something Danny’s proved over the last three games.

Comments welcome.


187 comments so far

  • Toon_Jock

    Nov 10, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #1

    here is hoping, we need them all fit for city game!

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  • Thump

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Can’t wait for them to rename SJP the Ameobi Stadium.

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  • MacToon

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Thump, Tues looking on atm, waiting on responses from fansutd, Wraith etc.

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  • Thump

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Aye just got your email mate.

    Keep me updated, I’ll be there.

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  • MacToon

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #5

    Right mate, G said he’d sent mails out…..just read it now lol.

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  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #6

    Got to love people who voted YES on the poll about changing SJP name. “Just think of the extra revenue… we need more money ect ect ect.”. How much is ashley paying us for the advertising he already has around SJP??? How much do you think he will pay for the naming rights and shirt sponsor???

    They say it will be sold to another company but i can only see Sports Direct Arena for the rest of his reign and SD as our shirt sponsor also. Sick as a chip !

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  • Thump

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Haha so much for internal communication, eh? 😉

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  • Thump

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m agreeing with Mickey Quinn…?

    Glad to see that he tore them a new one, though.

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #10

    i same old ex pros n journo rear there head when theres somthing to moan about, its done nothing no one can do jus get on with it n stop moaning for god sake, all this crap about the history n that, a name change on stadium changes nothing thats happened in our past history still remains intact from what i can see yip it aint been erased from any history books or websites all results remain the same. it will always b sjp to toon fans no one can stop fans calling it that but god stop moaning about it

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  • Foxworth

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Lads, it’s the stupidest thing in the world to be getting annoyed about SJP renaming – it’ll ALWAYS be SJP no matter what.

    The gossip-mongers have been DYING for an excuse to put us down again – they tipped us for relegation > we’re still unbeaten. They said we couldn’t cope without Barton, Nolan & Jose > we’re 3rd!!! Now this!

    This is just another pathetic attempt to bring negativity to the club – rise above it.

    There’s a bit in this article http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2011/nov/10/newcastle-united-st-james-renaming?intcmp=239 that says;

    “However, the facts are that clubs all around Newcastle are making money whichever way they can, and Ashley’s club is far from the first to sell the name of its home. There was little criticism of Arsenal’s board, from fans drenched in historical appreciation, when their new stadium was announced, so incongruously, as “The Emirates”. The Reebok, Dave Whelan’s modestly titled DW Stadium, what was Leicester’s Walkers Stadium, named after some crisps, and now the Etihad for the club which likes to think of itself as real Manchester, all pave the way for acceptance of renaming.

    Chelsea’s chief executive, Ron Gourlay, said on Monday he hopes Stamford Bridge will bear a commercial name by next season; Tottenham want to do the same; Liverpool are positively, desperately searching for a naming rights “partner” which John W Henry’s Fenway Group says might make it financially attractive for them to build a new stadium.”

    Chelsea & Spuds are trying to do the same thing but where’s the negativity towards them?

    And Liverfool! They’re “desperately searching” for something of the same!!!! They’ll probably buy the Sports Direct Arena name off us for £35 million 😀

    C’mon people – it’ll ALWAYS be St. James’ Park!

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  • Thump

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Can anybody please tell the readers what the Emirates was called before it was “The Emirates Stadium”?

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  • Foxworth

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Ashburton Grove

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  • Thump

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #14

    Correct!

    What was Ashburton Grove?

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #15

    thump – n when emrites deal runs out it will b called something else, jus like stamford bridge will soon b but do u see the press goin on about chelsea ground change like ours NO n why bcoz they want disrupt our season n this there chance

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  • alienhunter

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #16

    Couple of observations…

    Some people are really scared of change, aren’t they? Romanticising the past etc.

    Others cannot see any wider picture – Does it matter what the stadium is referred to on some Chinese sports channel? Its always going to be St James to those that go there and support the club. Are they forcing you to refer to its new name when chatting with your mates? Of course not. Its almost like some of you think St James has become a banned word. I still refer to the Leazes and Gallowgate ends.

    A few old familiar faces have re-appeared after dissapearing for a while.. welcome back neggers.. been waiting for your moment have you? ha ha

    Some of you are such emotive drama queens that you make wor lass on the rag look rationale… Its only a big deal if you let it be. For me, nowts really changed. Its St James Park.

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #17

    i could understand the moaning n stuff if say they said were knocking sjp down n rebuilding a new ground then there would b a valid point about the history, but fact is its the same ground jus a different name

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  • Foxworth

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #18

    The ground on which the stadium was to be built.

    Then when it was completed a naming rights deal with the airline Emirates was struck in October 2004 so it became The Emirates stadium – which it will remain named until 2019

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  • Foxworth

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #19

    davybtoon re @15 – exactly mate!!!

    nothing about Chelsea or the others!

    Just another pathetic attempt by the press to try and derail us & bad mouth us again – f**k ’em!

    The good times are back at SJP & no matter how much people try and bully us into negativity it just will not happen!!! HWTL!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • sweendog

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #20

    since ashley and llambias are changing the St James Park name for money..
    I wonder how much sponsorship they would receive if they changed their names to Fat Greedy B’s .. I know I’d sponsor them..

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  • LEROI

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Wasn’t it alway’s the Emirates? I can vaguely remember a commentator on match of the day saying ”they’ll be moving to the Emirates soon” while they where playing at Highbury. I could be wrong though.?.

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  • Thump

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #22

    I wish you’d stop gargling Ashley’s load, davy. It wouldn’t be so bad if you weren’t constantly bleating on about the press conspiracy – they’re reporting about it because it’s relevant to sports. “St James Park” is Newcastle United – the world over knows this. I want to take my bairns to St. James Park, not the Highest Bidder Stadium.

    My point is “The Emirates” was not an issue as it was a new stadium. Arsenal kept it as close to Highbury as they possibly could and decided to dispense with the old name which, admittedly, met some opposition (well, as much opposition as you can get out of an Arsenal fan anyway). The fact is, they had a new stadium and a new name. It’s also likely that the contract with “The Emirates” will be extended.

    So can we please stop comparing this to the brand new stadium with the brand new name? This is a 120 year old patch of land with a name that has lasted for 120 years. It has overseen the best and worst time at our club and that’s exactly how it should remain.

    As for the rest of the teams following suit: they have the money. They also have some degree of sustainable success that will attract big money sponsorship while we’re likely to be stuck with KitKat, Walkers or, the most likely option, Sports Direct.

    What really is starting to annoy me is that Ashley isn’t paying a bloody penny for it! “We’re demonstrating our scheme” – great, now cough up the cash. You don’t change a damn thing in business without paying the money for it and Ashley is seeing our club as extended advertising.

    Don’t believe me? Take a look at our once proud stadium.

    I completely understand why he’s done it and funnily enough, I’m okay with that. What annoys me is that he’s plastered what was once a glorious Cathedral with tacky red and blue logos and now he’s gone one step farther and took those tacky red and blue logos, and lent the stadium his sweatshop name!

    How on Earth can any Toon fan be happy to see that? It’s an absolute disgrace.

    Quinn is right and I said it earlier today to my mate: Football is soulless and that suits Ashley just fine.

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #23

    n why do u think ambrovich wants to rename chelseas ground because he dont want to keep pumping his own money in
    christ man utd get more sponsorship money from dhl jus for the training gear than we do with puma n northern rock thats why it has to b done

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  • alienhunter

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #24

    I work all over the Middle East and South East Asia. The St James Park name, much to my annoyance, is barely known at all.

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  • Thump

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #25

    Does it matter what the stadium is referred to on some Chinese sports channel?

    Yes because it’s a name and therefore not localised.

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  • Thump

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Rather than just cutting and pasting comments davy, please read what I’ve said – I already made light of that. Here, I’ll even show you again:

    As for the rest of the teams following suit: they have the money. They also have some degree of sustainable success that will attract big money sponsorship while we’re likely to be stuck with KitKat, Walkers or, the most likely option, Sports Direct.

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  • alienhunter

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #27

    Go change your nappy, Thump!

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 10, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #28

    thump – well its up to u if u want to tell your kids its called sjp then u can as will every other newcastle fan do the same, the point is history does not dissapear the 120years is still there n always will be, fans have to move with times is it sad n hurts yes but thats the way football is

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 10, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #29

    thump – as u said there the top teams our doing this n there already making loads of money so how far do u want to b left behind if we dont do this, n why do u think a top sponsor wouldnt want to come n sponsor us it isnt because were not big enough its bcoz the way fans bloody over react to everything

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  • Foxworth

    Nov 10, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Thump – i think you’ll always be able to find something to be negative about.

    In the big scheme of things THIS ALL doesn’t matter.

    The majority of supporters will know what’s going on and will not re-act to every single thing like a moth to a flame.

    A few will look for ANY EXCUSE to bring the doom & gloom back to the toon – but why? There’s really no need for it!

    Good luck with it all Thump – i’m sure you’re secretly happy in being sad.

    As for me, water off a ducks back, SJP is & will always be SJP. Now on to continuing to SUPPORT the toon – not being a doom-monger about it! HWTL!!!

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  • Widowmaker

    Nov 10, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #31

    The board will start renaming the players after this.

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 10, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #32

    for me id like puma or vodafone or samsung or company like these, can defo see one of these comin to sponsor as were on about holding gigs there aswell

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  • Thump

    Nov 10, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #33

    Still waiting for that response, davy. I acknowledged the other clubs as you so desperately wanted me to do so and I’m sure I have explained it to be, in my opinion, a moot point. We can’t get multi-million pound sponsorship deals that the likes of the Manchesters, Arsenal, Chelsea and so on can. Maybe we can be called the Wonga Stadium, or fittingly the Cash Converters Arena.

    I don’t have any hope for us having a ‘decent’ stadium name and hearing it being called “Highest Bidder Stadium” on Sky Sports will be absolutely heartbreaking and I would hope that at the very least every Geordie the world over feels that sense of loss when people stop referring to it at “St. James Park” and stop talking about the name change.

    @alienhunter: I’m sorry, I thought this was a discussion forum. Did I miss something?

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  • Toon_Jock

    Nov 10, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #34

    Again, I think the negativity comes from the way Ashley does his business. crafty and in your face, when you least expect it.

    He now has to:
    SPEND some bloody money on players
    Sell none of our quality players
    make us believe in him 100%
    keep making NUFC fans as proud as ever

    HWTL

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  • Thump

    Nov 10, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #35

    @davy: Puma supplies the shirts, not the sponsorship. If they buy the stadium rights it’ll be a right laugh though. Black Cat Arena.

    @Foxworth: I think you’ll find I’m overall a fairly neutral person in the grand scheme of things. I even wrote articles in support of some of Ashley’s decisions in the past. (Andy Carroll being the major one – something we now all agree on yet something that made me an enemy in the eyes to many at the time.)

    @Widowmaker: lol did you not see the jokes on Twitter last night? Sports Direct XI.

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  • t00ntime

    Nov 10, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Or alienhunter are u short sighted?? U can say we will still call it SJP but thats not the point. The point is he keeps making changes without thinking of anyone but himself.

    Sold andy carrol with no replacement 35million dissappeard
    He renamed it sports direct@st james park for money, which we never saw
    The he fired CH we still dont know why
    And now this for more money we will never see.

    No I’m not one of those people who thinks we have a worse team then last year, I think he has been lucky so far, but one day this luck will run out, one day he will make a stupid decsion like to sell ba cabaye and tiote for “younger” players. When do we say no, when do we stop following him like blind sheep?

    Support the club not the fatman

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  • Thump

    Nov 10, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #37

    Exactly Toon_Jock. Last night I made a point of all the positive PR he was giving himself, something that led to even the most ardent Ashley haters saying “fair play” to him. The 10 year frozen season ticket, the half season ticket with extra games for absolutely dirt cheap and then he does this.

    It’s impossible not to be annoyed by that. “Here’s a great deal! …but there’s a catch which you’ll find out in a few weeks!”

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 10, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #38

    thump – what they will be looking at is say a 10 year stadium n shirt deal worth 80/100mill over the 10years n we can achieve that, n if it is to remain the sports direct arena over a period of that time then he should wipe any debt there is as part of the payments

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  • Widowmaker

    Nov 10, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #39

    @Thump : No, I don’t use twitter or I would have started the joke myself. lol

    Seriously, I fail to understand why ppl are comparing this to the Chelsea case. Even the jonalists can understand the Chelsea case is for the FIFA fair play thing, why can’t our own fans?

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 10, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #40

    no reason why puma couldnt do a joint deal for the shirts n stadium rights for 10years, but like u say its more likely a different company, has to anything do with goin to america for pre season maybe trying drum up interest from the states for sponsorship

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