Coloccini And Tiote Both Injured At Cardiff City


It turns out that when Cheick Tiote was taken off in the second half yesterday at Cardiff City, he had suffered a calf strain, and it is now touch and go whether he will be fit for next Saturday’s first game of the season, at home to Tottenham.

Cheick Tiote – in action at Swansea last season

Newcastle are already likely to be without their other central midfielder Yohan  Cabaye for that game, as the French International  missed yesterday’s game, and he wasn’t even on the bench.

And Coloccini was taken off at half time,  and it seems that he also suffered a knock.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had this to say after the game about his Ivory Coast International midfielder and his captain Coloccini:

“Chieck has a calf strain so we will have to monitor him. We are sweating on him for next Saturday.”  “Colo also has a knock but I’m not sure how that is. He is due to travel to Argentina but we will have to assess him, too.”

It’s unlikely that Newcastle will allow Fabricio to even travel for the Argentina game in Germany this coming Wednesday, if he has suffered a knock in yesterday’s game.

And news after the game that Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse did not make the trip to South Wales,  because they had both picked up slight knocks in training last week.

Newcastle have done well so far in containing injuries over the summer, and we hope the injuries to Tiote, Coloccini, Demba Ba and Cisse are only minor,  and that all four will be available for the Spurs game on Saturday.

We also hope that’s true with Yohan Cabaye, but that looks more unlikely.

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107 comments so far

  • yorkshireToon

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Please sign a centre half this can only make the bosses see we need back up

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  • PompeyJohn

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Very worrying news, message to the board – get moving on transfers or our PL chances will be over before they have started!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Jack

    But every day I’m reading about us needing to push for CL places – it’s just not going to happen.

    In my opinion, I’m glad some on here don’t run the club, else we’d likely follow Leeds. All this talk about ‘Spending now will make Ashley loads of money when we get CL football’.

    We won’t get CL football – the monopoly at the top of the PL basically guarantees that!

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  • PompeyJohn

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Are any other TOON exiles planning on going to Cheers bar on George St, Sydney next Sun morning to watch the match?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #5

    TDS

    I’m with you on that mate, we’ve had one good season and now we need to stabilise, add two or three players to strengthen the squad and with the players we’ve brought in over the past two years we’ve shown that we don’t need to invest stupid money anymore, those days are well and truly over..
    If we were able to bring in the likes of Debuchy and Douglas for around the 11/12 million mark and add a young striker from lower league football I’d be more than happy going into the new season.

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  • Sholadona

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Apparently the new Four Four Two season preview described our fans as ‘insatiable’, ‘demanding’ and have ‘huge expectations’, and although it may seem the typical or lazy response, some of you are proving them right.

    We really can’t let ourselves down if we don’t get top 4 or even top 6!

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Sick of life me like

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #8

    JB

    Agreed. I’m not suggesting we shouldn’t buy any players, and it’ll be a f’ing joke if we don’t make at least one defensive addition (looks like Debuchy is over tbh), but it’s not the end of the world if we keep building slowly.

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  • Sholadona

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #9

    I do agree though, that we need 1 or two more first teamers signed up but we don’t need to spend massive or we could find ourselves in deeper trouble if it all goes tits up

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  • JackButler

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #10

    TDS

    I honestly can’t find a fault with the way the club is being run, we’re not wasting money anymore on transfers or wages and our youth structure is pretty special tbh.
    anywhere inside the top 10 this season and I’ll be a happy man

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #11

    @sholadona

    Cudnt give a flying f**k what four four two think about us. We all know we are all loyal, passionate fans. So ‘four four two’ can go suck on my left testicle.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Also, none of these players joined with the expectation of CL football. So to suggest that every single one of them would leave if we didn’t get it is beyond ridiculous.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #13

    Thunder storms kicking in big time down here lads, gotta go

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #14

    Yo Butler put a sock in it…

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #15

    @sholadona

    Cudnt give a flying f*uck what four four two say about us.
    We all know that we are loyal, passionate fans, so ‘four four two’ can go suck my left testicle.

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #16

    Sorry for the bad language lads

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  • yorkshireToon

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #17

    Toondownsouth – we can’t build this slowly because if we have just one mediocre season finishing 10th the likes of tiotes, cabaye, cisse, ba will not stay. I’m not saying we need 30 mill and champions league but atleast 20 spent getting 8 back of we sold simo and the rest that have gone that’s only 12 mill investment on say debuchy, Douglas, Anita and a cheap young striker (Carr special)

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  • Sholadona

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #18

    @Leazes They do this every year, I think it’s the typical response they write because they just assume that’s what Newcastle fans are like.

    I just think a few people need to dampen down their expectations for next season. we have a great squad that could get at least 7th or 8th but I wouldn’t be angry if we didn’t finish in the top 6 this season

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #19

    There is nooooo way we’ll finish 10th. Not a chance!

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  • chris_g

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #20

    On topic, I suspect those ‘injuries’ to Colo and Tiote are just an excuse so they don’t need to be involved in the upcoming international games. And the ‘slight knocks’ that Ba and Cisse are supposed to have picked up in training sound a bit iffy to me as well. The only player that I’m a bit worried about injury-wise is Cabaye.

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  • PompeyJohn

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #21

    I don’t think many people are saying to spend silly money but surely just over £6m for a great international full back is a decent deal. I doubted we could even get him for that after his showing at euros. Quibling over a million or two on Douglas is not on the scale of previously overpriced purchases. We needed players in 2/3 weeks ago so they could gel. What must some of the senior players be thinking about NUFC aspirations. Some of them are probably not gust eanting to stabilize.

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  • Banjo

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #22

    yorkshiretoon if you think we can get 8 million out of Simpson you must be mad

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  • yorkshireToon

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #23

    If we don’t sign a centre half and both collocini and Taylor are injured for long periods of the season we would be lucky to get 10th as we don’t have the back up

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #24

    @sholadona

    It’s probably some uptight, snobby Londoner, who thinks he’s ‘top dog’, that writes there shitty articles. Anyway, yeah I agrees about the top 8 finish it would be nice like.
    Worst possible outcome that I can accept is finishing above Sunderland, even if it’s finishing 12th or 15th or 9th. As long as we finish above the scumbags

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  • SuperShearer

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #25

    Certain publications refuse to actually listen to Newcastle fans. We’re only demanding in the sense we want to see our player give their all and wear the shirt with pride. I would happily take a top 8th finish this season as long as we play to our best ability. Beat the teams we’re better than and give a performance against those better than us. I defy any fan of any club not to say they expect the same of their team. Last term showed what we’re capable of, but that was around underperforming teams like Chelski and Liverpool, I expect those to to finish above us.

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  • yorkshireToon

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #26

    It was 8 million in total with Forster and best

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  • Banjo

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #27

    ah i see, i apologise

    on a similar subject, how people rate Simpson is beyond me, makes way too many mistakes too often

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  • JayToon4life

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #28

    simpson was crap today and gave the ball away too much…well he passed to obertan so same thing!!!what a sunny day…cardiff fans were a good laugh!!

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  • Kc-Toon

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #29

    @Banjo
    I dont feel anyone actually rates him as a very good player at all. He gets alot of harsh critisism from this blog atleast, and those who see him as an average player, which he is , will defend him. Hes not awfull, He can defend, and hes bearable with the ball at his feet

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  • nufc90

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #30

    He deserves some support for the amount of points we kept from him clearing off the line… Hate seeing our own players getting bashed

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  • Banjo

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #31

    don’t get me wrong, i’m not bashing him, i’ve often defended him for being ‘alright’ and not of a lower division level. he just isn’t up to standard with the majority of the team

    but he does make too many mistakes, often lets people past him, which is the arguably the most important factor in a full back

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  • toonLYF

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #32

    hmm so the team could look like this

    ————————Krul————————

    Simpson—–Taylor—–Williamson—–Santon

    ————–Gosling——-Jonas—————-

    Ben Arfa————Obertan———-Marveaux

    ———————-Ameobi———————-

    …not the worst team but looks considerably weaker without the demba’s captain colo and the cabs/tiote partnership

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  • Kc-Toon

    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    Comment #33

    For me, Simmo and Guti are struggling to prove their first team players for the club. Id have more confidence playing Bigi in that Cdm role rather than Guti, Even if he has 10 years less experience! If a team such as Norwich or Sunderland, Hoofball kind of teams came in for simpson, im sure he’d do fairly well, But as you say, He dosnt have the confidence of passing the ball around like the players around him, He just dosnt suit that style of play were aiming for. He does a decent job..But Bring on debuchy! haha

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 12, 2012 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #34

    Cardiff? Pre season? Don’t care don’t matter. We’ve already won a trophy. We kick off next weekend, and injuries to loads of players? Seems like the newcastle mind games have begun. Anybody else notice that we seem to operate on a pretty low frequency, proper stealth 5hit. I’m expecting some big moves soon and I expect our lads to be a different calibre for spuds. Never mind all this negative crap, let’s be havin it

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  • Tiotes_Stuntdouble

    Aug 12, 2012 at 2:18 AM

    Comment #35

    Pompeyjohn…I’ll be there. What times the game on over here?

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  • arroeben

    Aug 12, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    Comment #36

    All of these injuries are simply mind games. How can 4 of our big guns be injured together. That would be like Ed’s april fools joke!

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  • Zebras4Life

    Aug 12, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    Comment #37

    F’n great. No F’n depth either. Now no F’n leverage in transfer market. Way to go front office. So tired of this lack of ambition BS. We all knew all along that were thin. We need to sign Anita, Toivenon, & Douglas. Anita can play FB and CM immediately and Toivenon can play CM and ST. Douglas and anyone for that matter are better than Willo. Oh and for all you its not ur money or Willo is good. Save ur breathe they are F’n worthless. Cardiff Cunny are you F’n me right now. Class teams mop lower level squads. My patience is up and I’m just F’n irate. Where is my Johnny Walker?!?! And where are our 1st team signings!

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  • BmoreToonFan

    Aug 12, 2012 at 2:41 AM

    Comment #38

    So we could possibly be without Colo, Tiote, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Demba, and Papiss??

    Yikes

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  • nufc90

    Aug 12, 2012 at 2:41 AM

    Comment #39

    Jesus has someone been on the beer?
    Chilllllllll

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  • nufc90

    Aug 12, 2012 at 2:42 AM

    Comment #40

    Ramadan finishes soon I think so hopefully Ben arfa, Cisse, ba will be fine

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