Newcastle Injury Status Good – Only Ferguson Not Fit

The injury status at Newcastle at the moment is quite good, with the news today that Dan Gosling, who has looked impressive in pre-season, is fit again from his hip injury and trained yesterday, after suffering the injury in the 1-1 draw against Olympiacos a week yesterday.

Dan Gosling – in action last season for Newcastle

Dan should get some playing time this afternoon at Den Haag, Tim Krul’s former club, or at Hartlepool United on Tuesday night, but Shane Ferguson is still carrying a hamstring strain and unable to play, which is frustrating for the manager, given that Shane’s one of Newcastle’s top youngsters and missed most of pre-season last year too.

Pardew has this to say to the Evening Chronicle today about Gosling:

“Dan trained yesterday, so none of the key players are injured.”

This is the season that Dan must come through at Newcastle, after two years at the club, where he basically has recovered from his serious ACL injury he had when he arrived at Newcastle in June of 2010.

But the lad has looked good and industrious in central midfield in pre-season so far,  and Dan will get a chance to shine for Newcastle  in the Europa League at least, next term.

Alan Pardew has already said he will leave out about five first team players for the European games with Dan and some of the other youngsters –  like Mehdi Abeid, Sammy Ameobi, Romain Amalfitano, James Tavernier, Curtis Good, Haris Vuckic  and Gael Bigirimana likely to get playing time.

This what Alan had to say about this today:

“That’s what we are building up to now. These games are about getting ready for it.”  “Fergie’s the one still carrying a bit of a knock, which is frustrating.”

Hatem Ben Arfa is doing some work on the training field in an attempt to be fit for our first game against Tottenham in two weeks time.

The 25 year-old should be able to make it, since he’s in the French squad for the friendly game at Le Havre against Uruguay on 15th August – the Wednesday before the Premier League starts – and what a daft time that is to have Internationals – and friendlies too.

We cannot complain too much on the injury front, because we’ve had precious few injuries so far, and long may that continue.

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18 comments so far

  • geordie157

    Aug 4, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #1

    So Xisco isn’t injured, wow!

  • bambams

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #2

    That’s put the ‘ blocker ‘ on it, just watch three injuries tonight !

  • Toon1978

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #3

    Chronicle reporting that the Anita deal has hit a snag. Well there’s a surprise ehh hahaha. Snag hits Debuchy deal, snag hits Anita, Douglas deal is supposed be very dodgy and A.Carroll link has went quiet. Seems that Ashley is deliberately trying to make it hard to spend a little money. Good job we have very few injured as this article points out hahahaha. Think it’s going to be another week or so before we sign someone. My lesson is to have some patience 🙂

  • PortsladeToon

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #4

    the only snag is the cotton on Ashley’s trouser pocket has got caught on his wallet thus not allowing him to extract it needs to get a different tailor as it seems to happen at least twice a year 😉

  • Spuggy

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Great news. Big season fitness-wise for Saylor and Marveaux.

  • pardews plan B

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #6

    As long as marveaux and saylor don’t injuries themselves opening their kit bags i think we might be ok for now

  • Toon1978

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #7

    Shame HBA might be out though. Willbe great to see HBA and Marveaux on the same pitch at some point.

  • jimmymagpie

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #8

    Ferguson gets injured far too often for my liking. For a young player, he gets an awful lot of muscle injuries, as does Vuckic.

  • croftus5678

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #9

    glad carroll gone quiet as think its a load of rubbish anyways.
    if ferg was fit and healthy i would not be bothered in lb/rb either as i think he could be great next season in permanent lb/rb learning how to tackle from colo/saylor/tiote.
    i just want to see this french youth team trialist sign.

  • pardews plan B

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #10

    @1978 cabaye marveaux and hba on the same pitch. Hell of a lot of passing range pace and skill there

  • croftus5678

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #11


    add tiote to that and it should be contender for midfield of the season

  • croftus5678

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #12

    krull in goal

    defence of sant ferg colo saylor

    mid of tiote cabaye hba marv

    and strike force of ba and cisse

    is any one else drooling at the team allready and do we actually need any players coming in to the 1st team and would they actually improve it ?

  • Toon1978

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #13

    pardews plan B

    Exactly mate but just imagine, if Ashley had the ambition and was less as bloody tight with his money adding Debuchy at right back. We would have a cracking team because HBA and Debuchy on that right hand side would be first class. That idea seems to be dead in the water though. I am all for the Ashley regime but i wish he would loosen up a little and spend a little more cash. I don’t want us to go out and blow 15 million on a player, that is madness, all most supporters want is at least some money to be spent on the first team. The money Liverpool want for Carroll is madness. Personally i wouldn’t pay over 11 million for him. We could get Sturridge or Remy for A LOT cheaper then Carroll.

  • pardews plan B

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #14

    @croftus 4-1-3-2?

  • croftus5678

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #15

    yep pards theres a lot of flexability aswell if they need to change things

    and have the younger versions of them comming off the bench on 70 mins mark to run them ragged 🙂

  • pardews plan B

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #16

    Doubt we would get sturridge for under 15.
    I think we’ll still get debuchy. Lille are just playing hardball. If he really wants to come here we will get him.
    I don’t think ashley is tight. He’s just a bit of a tryer in terms of getting the best deal. Bear in mind it’s the clubs money and he wants the club to be self sufficient. If he overspends he will have failed in that goal.


    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #17

    Amyone know if ben arfa has travelled with the squad also what time is kickoff?

  • croftus5678

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #18

    think its 5pm kickoff if i remember right and no idea if he has gone but he will not be playing for sure according to news


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