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Perch Doubtful For Swansea – Guthrie Out – Colo Back Monday?

8:55 am, Thursday, April 5th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 46 Comments

James Tavernier was recalled from MK Dons yesterday, and one of our readers had suggested part of that was because  James Perch had picked up a knock,  and could even miss the Swansea game.

James Perch – doubt for tomorrow’s game

Alan Pardew  verified during his press conference yesterday that James is indeed suffering from a slight knock, but whether that means he will miss the game tomorrow we don’t know.

But Danny Guthrie will not be fit with a calf strain,  and Haris Vuckic is also injured with a knee injury, so he will not be coming in for Danny.

Newcastle have a chance to get their fourth win on the trot at the Liberty Stadium tomorrow afternoon, for the first time this season, and some good news is that Coloccini is hoping to return at St. James’ Park against Bolton Wanderers on Monday.

Colo suffered only a grade 1 hamstring problem at West Brom, and it was thought he would only miss the Liverpool and Swansea games.

This is what Alan said about Colo yesterday:

“I spoke to Coloccini this morning and he’s going to give himself a good chance for Bolton, and try and concentrate on being fit for that,”

“He isn’t going to be far away so if he doesn’t play it’s probably going to be me deciding it’s too risky rather than him. Knowing him, he’ll want to play.”

“Haris has taken a bit of a knock in training, which is a bit of a shame, because he’s been looking sharp so that’s a blow.”

Alan said during his press conference the lads were looking forward to the game,  because although Swansea will have most of the possession tomorrow, they do give other sides some chances, and Newcastle will be hoping to take them.

39 year-old Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers was Alan’s Youth coach at Crystal Palace, so they know each other well, and are still good friends, and Pardew was complimentary about what Brendan has achieved in South Wales.

It’s a good opportunity for Newcastle to win tomorrow, but we’ll have to be on song, especially in defense,  and hope the lads up front take those chances, as they’ve been doing lately.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Fabricio Coloccini · Haris Vuckic · Injuries · James Perch · James Tavernier · Newcastle News





46 responses so far ↓

  • 1 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 5, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Thanks Ed, must have read my last post of the last thread. A true gent :)

  • 2 Vask // Apr 5, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    I think Guthrie is set for a late fitness test the morra so he could still play, or at least make the bench. No confirmation of Perch yet, I wouldn’t be quick to believe everything that is read on twitter, even if it does come from a journalist :S

  • 3 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    So…With the thought that Colo, Perchinho and Guthrie are out…teams for Swansea people?

    —————-Krul—————–

    Raylor—-Simmo—-Willo—-Santon

    ——–Cabaye—-Tiote—-Guti—–

    ———-Arfa——Cisse—–Ba—-

    Possibly, Guti @ LB and then Gosling in the middle 3. Thought Guti struggled against liverpool though, so I’d put him back in midfield to help out Santon at LB.

  • 4 Vask // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Swansea game line up.

    ———————-Krul———————-

    Simmo—-Williamson—-Perchy——-Taylor
    —————Tiote——Guthrie/Jonas———-
    ———————–Cabaye———————–
    Benny—————————————BA
    ————————Cisse————————

  • 5 Toon_Tom // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Perch didnt just pick up a knock – he was brutally attacked by Pepe and is probably still in intensive care, bless him

    PRAY FOR PERCH

    ;)

    HWTL

  • 6 Dannyo // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Lol, that injury list is getting lengthy. Obertan, Guthrie, Vuckic, Perch, Collo, Saylor, Marveux, Sammy….
    And people wanted Pardew out at some point, what a shame. We’re still winning games with fringe players.
    Howay APs Black and White Army!
    Still confident!

  • 7 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Vask..Ay, let’s not take it as the bible. I think regardless of who makes the team tomorrow, the game will come down to who takes their chances as I think both teams will get a few.

  • 8 Vask // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Oh Noes, Toon_Tom!

    Do we really have to pray for him?

  • 9 Dannyo // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Our midfield and attack is still largly intact, that’s where we’ll win the game against Swans.

  • 10 Toon_Tom // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Vask – ofcourse we do. May his face be fixed ;)

  • 11 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Dannyo….One thing I admire about Pardew is he doesn’t really ever moan about injured players. Mentions them yes, but it’s more a positive approach. If we lose with fringe players he usually congratulates them for their efforts. I find it quite refreshing in today’s world of pass the blame…stand up Kenny Dogleash and take a bow – Prat

  • 12 iamnufc // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Ahhhhhhh…. Vuckic is out too. Is it me or does this guy keep getting injured when he is close to first team football???

    http://www.journallive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2012/04/05/alan-pardew-urges-nufc-to-seize-the-moment-61634-30697295/2/

  • 13 beefman13 // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    At the moment it looks like santon will have to play centre half and we hope colo is fit, if not it has to be simpson alongside him i suppose unless kadar gets a call up and according to nufc.com he is not injured so i dont see why not, hes a very composed lad on the ball and good football brain so lets see, tavernier could come in at right back with fergie left back santon simpson probably centre halfs tiote, cabaye , jonas ,ben arfa, ba n cisse,.

  • 14 Vask // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Ibizy, However threadbare our squad is if we’ve got Tiote, Cabaye and the front three i still think we’re capable of getting a result. So i’m not worried, I reckon we should score about three goals, depending on our backline I expect the Swans to threaten us. As long as we don’t concede more than two, eh?

  • 15 Dannyo // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    @beefman
    I think Tav is preferred as CB mate, he’s played there in the past so he knows it. Santon is still moving too far out of position, i certainly wouldn’t risk it.

  • 16 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Beefman…Can’t see Pardew changing too much for this game, not in his nature to be to radical.

    Can’t see him drafting in Kadar, Tav and Fergie as starters in this one as we have Simmo, Willo, Raylor, Guti and Santon all being preffered. They’ll certainly be used from the bench though.

  • 17 beefman13 // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    oops forgot about williamson, so i would try williamson and santon centre halfs!

  • 18 Vask // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Tom, He can just get a lend of STaylors face mask and cement his legendary cult status in the halls of NUFC fame.

  • 19 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Vask…Exactly. We’re going to need to score 2 or 3 to win this one I feel. Could be wrong, I wasn’t expecting a clean sheet on Sunday, so would be delighted to be proved wrong again.

    However, I expect Cisse to keep his run going. Anything less than 2 goals then sell him. If he keeps that going then it’ll be 21 goals this season, then he’s worth keeping :)

    In case it’s not clear….I am joking

  • 20 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    I worry about Santon at CB. Not composed enough yet. When he’s played to date he’s had 2 CB’s waiting to clear up any mess, if he’s the CB, we would only have Krul to stop it…actually, that’s not a problem. Timmy will sort ‘em out

  • 21 Vask // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Aye if he’s not going to get two goals every game what’s the point in keeping him, His career goals to games ration is crap any way, Just hope we can get some of the money back that we spent on him.

  • 22 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Didn’t perch take one to the nads early on in the liverpool game?

    I can recall him rolling on the ground clasping his crown jewels after preventing a cross.

    Poor lad. Brutal assault by Reina (rofl) and bruised jewels. Must have needed a lot of painkillers.

  • 23 redondo77 // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    So.. if we buy more midfield means that we are definitely planning for Europe next season as well as domestic cups and league.

  • 24 ~Perchinho the Pheonix~ // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    @Vask,

    Think we should put a bid in for Olympic Diver Carroll? I heard his goals per game ratio is outstanding.

  • 25 Wor Shearer // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Does anyone else get the feeling that although we have a packed midfield, we also seem to have a particularly injury prone midfield.

    I think we need to take it easy with buying previously (seriously) injured players. I hope not, but I have a sneaking suspicion Marveux might turn out to be our next Kieron Dyer.

  • 26 redondo77 // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Reina did head butt, but it is more like touching heads. Perch did over reaact

  • 27 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Vask…Let’s hope so. Might have done a Liverpool / Andy Carrol with Cisse I feel…maybe he’ll come good though;)

    Perchinho…I saw that…looked a tad painful.

  • 28 Toon Tang // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    rogers only 39? my gosh he must have had one tough paper round as a lad.

    anyway, im confident that whichever team we put out can do the job against these swan things.

    hallelujah

  • 29 Vask // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Sounds good, He could win us some pelanties. He’d come cheap as well. And him being from Gateshead means we only have to pay him minimum wage.

  • 30 Solaidback // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    I would rather we play this formation if Perchinho is out:

    Krul
    Simmo – Tavenier – Willo – Santon
    Cabaye – Tiote – Jonas
    HBA – Cisse – Ba

    Please Pardew, don’t put Simmo in CB again, last time you did, we conceeded 4 gainst Norwich…. :(

  • 31 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Redondo…So how do you explain all of the blood and the emergency operation Perch received on the pitch?

    Wor Shearer….I hope not. He looks a good player and I’d love to see him get a good run. But yes, our Midfield do seem to take knocks pretty easily. Mind you saying that, they do train with Tiote every day, that must take it’s toll. Should probably train Tiote at the zoo instead with the team, set him against lions or something

  • 32 redondo77 // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Really? I watched the game on TV, I didn’t see any blood. in fact, I saw Perch got up and arguing.
    Am I watching the wrong game?

  • 33 Vask // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Ibiza, There’s a logic in what you’re saying about putting Tiote: 1) he’d be training with those who have the same heart and strength. and B) he’d be with his family so he would be able to get a nice big gazelle steak at the dinner table. Something along those lines anyway.

  • 34 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Redondo….Sorry, I don’t think my sarcasm translated very well :) There was next to the contact, however the ref got it right. Red for Reina, yellow for Perch.

  • 35 Vask // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Aye Redondo you’re watching the southern presses coverage of the game.

  • 36 redondo77 // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    LOL

  • 37 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Vask…So after a MOTM performance from Tiote we should expect the following from Pardew:

    “Tiote had a great game today. I think it may be down to the fact we sent him to a Lion sanctuary this week to feed on live gazelle with his lion brothers. Seems to have worked wonders for the lad”

  • 38 Toon_Tom // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Ibiza – Tiote couldn’t train at the zoo – ALL animals would instantly be placed on the endangered species list ;)

  • 39 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    The southern press may be full of it, but do a great job at air brushing out all that blood on live tv…give credit where it’s due :)

  • 40 CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon) // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Toon_Tom…you’re probably right. So how do we keep cheick in shape and not risk our own players? Baffles me, the only thing on the planet i’m happy to lose is the mackems, but I’m pretty sure it would be illegal for Tiote to go around slaying them…plus that’s Sholas job

  • 41 redondo77 // Apr 5, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    hopefully:
    Douglas, Emerson, Honda/Kagawa, Clyne. will join Butterfield and amilfitiano… (whatever his name is)

  • 42 Faddj // Apr 5, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    guys, I’m a young photographer trying to get a bit of recognition, I was sat pitch side at the game on Sunday for the ‘Wembley to Soweto’ project, if you have a minute have a look at my blog please, cheers!

    http://faddj.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/wembley-to-soweto-st-james-park.html

  • 43 RonVanDam // Apr 5, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Give Santon colo’s role. It might work

  • 44 Marty-Toon // Apr 5, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Faddj
    Nice one,good pics
    Best of wishes for the future

  • 45 WLtoon // Apr 5, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    We will probably get passed to death at Swansea.but as long as we keep our shape and defend well i think we could grab 3 points catching them on the break with pace.
    HWTL

  • 46 geordiejamie89 // Apr 5, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Newcastle have been great going forward, and Cisse is showing his worth. And judging by Caroll being worth 35, torres 50 etc, Cisse looks worth them both combined. However, a fair few times already Cisse has had a chance one on one with the keeper, and he’s panicked, hopefully tomorrow he’ll keep his calm and chip one over Vorm.




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