Good News – Injury Update For Newcastle


As we had hoped, it looks like Danny Guthrie will be fit to be in the squad for Newcastle’s next game,  at home to Stoke a week on Saturday.

Danny Guthrie – fit again following calf  problem

Danny boy, whose contract runs out in June, missed the two games over the Easter  weekend with a calf problem, but it looks like the rest he’s had had cleared up the problem.

Danny will be ready to resume training on Saturday, when the squad returns from a few days off and we are still hoping this lad will stay on Tyneside for a few more years.

Newcastle are in a  great position in the league table at joint 4th top, level on 59 points with Tottenham, and the Stoke game is one which the lads will be looking to win,  and get six league wins on the trot,  for the first time for a very long time.

This is what Danny Guthrie told the local press today:

“I knew I’d miss the two over the Easter weekend.” “I had a little niggle in my calf which they said would take 10 days to two weeks to heal.”

“There’s no game this weekend. It means I will get a good week of training.” “It’s a big five games for us, our season is far from finished.”

“Every game we seem to be saying this is ‘big one’ but that’s what it is like at this stage when you’re challenging.”

“To be even mentioned with challenging is a credit to everybody involved at the club.”

Stoke qualified for the Europa league this season and did quite well,  but their last game – the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on Monday – was their 51st game of the season, which manager Tony  Pulis was eager to point  out in the post match interviews.

That’s what Newcastle could be facing next season, and if we do qualify for Europe then Alan Pardew has said he will need to bring in five top players, but look also for Newcastle to bring in some top younsfgters in addition to those five.

And it looks like Tiote will also be fit for the Stoke game, after he suffered a recurrence of a hamstring problem.

Ryan Taylor  came on for Cheick in the second half at Swansea on Good Friday, and Newcastle still managed to win the game 2-0 with another excellent brace from Papiss Cisse.

It’s good that these two central midfielders will be back for the Stoke game, since we heard last night  that Haris Vuckic is out for the season with a knee problem.

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32 comments so far

  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Danny Boy!!!! haha 😀

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  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Any news on Marveux, anyone????

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Whoop-dee-doo. He’s ok but my middle three first choice wouldn’t include him. Useful but largely inconsequential, no game-changer as yet although he probably could improve.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Regarding Jay Rodriguez

    I have seen enough of him to feel confident to say that the lad is amazing.

    Big, agile, fast, both feet, great header and a superb finisher. 22 years old, English and a future international IMO.

    I remeber a few years back when Burnley were in the prem and we were in the championship. My mate who is a Burnley fan commented on Carroll saying ‘He looks a good player.’ I said ‘He’s good in the air and has a cracking shot but I’d swap him for Rodriguez in a heartbeat!’. Thats how much I rated him then and dy’a know what, I’d still swap him for Carroll now.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #5

    Tsunki – he is the type of ‘squad’ player we need to mount a decent cup/europe/a run next season!

    The question is whether he is happy as a squad player or is seeking regular first team football!!

    IMO – he wants first team football and may possibly move on to a mid-table team like Everton/Villa…….. Liverpool 😉

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #6

    Yes I’d rather have some news on the long terms, especially Mr ‘certificat médical’ lol 🙂

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #7

    Am sure we made a late move for Rodriguez in jan think we will defo b goin back for him n I reckon Anthony knockaert will come in aswell upfront

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #8

    We have won 5 on the bounce without our preferable starting 11.

    With Tiote, Guthrie and Colo back in the team and Santon looking shithot we should have the quality, confidence and drive to give it a real push in the last 5 games.

    I hope Guthrie stays but I doubt he will. I think he playing the game. He will be waiting until he can be approached by clubs (A month before his contratc runs out?) and will test the water to see whats out there. Got a funny feeling he may join WBA?!

    It doesnt matter though because he can be replaced and like Simmo he has never reached his full potential here at NUFC and Guthrie is a little injury prone too.

    I think Diame or Corgnet can play him off the park and I hope we snap up a player that can play alongside Cabaye and Tiote and match them for ability.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #9

    My only prob with guthrie is he offers little going forward and he’s not really a DM. He can also have a bad day big time. If he doesn’t want to be a squad player I see him getting regular starts in a mediocre PL team like Villa.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #10

    Rodriguez and Knockheart would add such an exciting dimension to our front line!

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  • tarie4

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #11

    regarding adam johnson. i live in manchester and all my mates are city supporters, they all want him to leave..
    one said..
    “Watched him play for City & can’t wait for him to leave. He backs out of challenges, does not get back to help out, very poor crosser of the ball & sulks.”

    another ben arfa no?? pards will sort him out 😉

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #12

    shithot?

    thas a compliment right?

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #13

    A lot of us are predicting ins, but what about the outs?

    Who do yoou think will/should leave?

    For me its:

    Simmo
    Willo
    Guthrie
    Best

    4 English players but each can be replaced by younger, cheaper and better English models.

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  • tarie4

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #14

    on topic,
    i feel guthrie and simpson are gone in the summer.. guthrie am sure of it…i mean if he was going to stay he would have signed on already like krul etc..same as simpson, i dont buy that, lets wait till the season is finished bull (the spanish bull anyone??)

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #15

    Yes Indian

    It means amazing

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #16

    I think Jacob butterfield n romain amalfitano r already in place n hopefully diame n corgnet aswell that’s 4 midfielders for prob less than 6mill, also Douglas n van dijk at he back n Rodriguez n knockaert up front, with a full back like Petiers or debuchy n a playmaker like martin or belhanda coming n that’s great summer n u may not like this but tiote sale wud cover all them signings

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #17

    I know Adam Johnson is on a predicted £90 a week but to play week in/week out at his boyhood club and given the success of other failures that have left their clubs to find riches, I think NUFC is the perfect habitat for Johnson to come and play football at a reduced cost!

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #18

    Indian @12 – yeah ha ha as a general rule, as long as the word ‘hot’ is closely appended to it, it means ‘very good’! 🙂

    Any player who wants to take MA to the wire will experience the thrill of the summer slingshot, no doubt about that one. Ask barton, nolan ……

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #19

    hmm red white and nowsh!t

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  • tarie4

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #20

    Beattie25
    we need an iniesta in our mildfield.. we got cabaye and tiote, who pass it well, know we need a player who can beat a man and has an eye for a pass and is quite quick, eg martins.. just add that fellow to our midfield and we will be sorted.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #21

    Lol beattie at £90 a week I’d take him in my pub side ha ha

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  • tarie4

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #22

    Beattie25
    he is on 75k mate, signed a new contract this year/ or late last year nov/dec a 5 yr deal, read about it in the manchester evening news..a while ago. city fans dont rate him at all..and rightly so..his attitude stinks!!

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #23

    I’d say our wage cap is about 70k a week

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  • robbtoon91

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #24

    We need Liverpool to do us a favour this weekend then we can start thinking about Champions League. I’ll be so angry if Everton nick our Europa League spot when we are so far ahead of them! Stoke and Wigan will be hard games but winnable if we play to our best. Talking to my mates the other day and we were saying imagine a young Kieron Dyer in this team. Unbelievable. Also, saw in the daily mail that Adam Johnson is leaving city and scum are leading the race? The lad supports the toon bring him in!! Young and english which is a plus

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  • JDdubai

    Apr 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #25

    we need a box to box goalscorer in the midfeild 3, its all we are missing.

    Tiote – tackler, Cabaye – passer, but neither get into the box or ahead of the forwards in the way Rob Lee used to do or Lampard has done all his career for example.

    If we can add this extra goal threat arriving late into the box then with HBA and hopefully another creative player on the other wing there should be even more of a threat and it should take the pressure off Cisse to be the only 10+ goalscorer.

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  • ..Dom..

    Apr 12, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #26

    Tarie4, im from Manchester as well and most people seem to like Adam Johnson, albeit most of them are united fans. From watching him in his Middlesborough days and for City, id welcome him all day long, IF, and thats a big if, we can afford his wages and fit him into our front line…

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  • stephen1971

    Apr 12, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #27

    good to see the lad back , probably means santon will get dropped to bench with jonas slotting in ta lb, shame coz santon is playing well

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  • davis_toons

    Apr 12, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #28

    We shld get some one in as a 1st team player quality not backup player anymore. For that, we do have youth players waiting for chances

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  • davis_toons

    Apr 12, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #29

    Yes a young Kieron Dyer, quality is what we needed now. Fast and exciting.

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #30

    @JDDubai i agree, for all Newcastle’s strengths, the forward three are the only three that cause a goal threat. However with some of the great French midfielders that we’ve been linked with, the passing could even more to leave it on a plate for the strikers. And if we have new strikers next season, there’s no reason for Newcastle to struggle to score goals. Maybe not Jay Rodriguez, but somebody a little bit more proven if we want to improve immediately.

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #31

    We won’t sign Adam Johnson. He looks okay when he plays, but nothing to rave over. And there’s too many teams that would be willing to sign him because he’s played at man city. I don’t think him supporting Newcastle makes too much difference from Newcastle’s point of view. Add to that the fact that he’d probably take the big chunk of the transfer budget, when Newcastle are looking to add quite a few players. T

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  • Sav

    Apr 13, 2012 at 3:11 AM

    Comment #32

    Anyone mind if we finish this season off before starting all the speculation about who is leaving and who you know we are signing. If we’ve learned one thing, it is surely that our lot do not give the game away about their dealings.
    I think Guthrie has had his best season this year, including several excellent games without Cab and I hope he signs on again and same for Simmo.
    Very funny reading ‘England’s ‘arry Redknapp still talking about other teams’ players at his press conferences and his latest on “I could’ve ‘ad the boy Sessignon and the boy Ben Arfa” who is”a good little dribbler but I’m ‘appy with Defoe”.
    We’re ‘appy for ya,, too, ‘arry. – Enjoy the Europa..

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