Demba Ba, Ameobi, Tiote, Vuckic And Ferguson All Injured


Some shock news today from Alan Pardew is that four of Newcastle’s players have sustained injuries and they are Demba Ba, Cheick Tiote, Haris Vuckic And Shane Ferguson, so they will certainly not be playing tomorrow night in Athens, and Shola Ameobi was not on the plane to Athens this morning either, so he will also miss out.

Demba Ba scoring on Saturday – he’s injured

But whether this is another ruse by Alan Pardew to have Chelsea off guard for Saturday’s game we don’t know, but we’d be surprised if Demba Ba and Cheick Tiote don’t both  start that game at Stamford Bridge.

The Newcastle squad left Newcastle this morning without Shola Ameobi, so he’s not going to play tomorrow night, after picking up an injury in the warm-up on Saturday, and once again Shola seems so injury prone, and his younger brother Sammy is still injured too.

And we were almost certain that Shane Ferguson and Haris Vuckic would start the game tomorrow night, but it’s annoying that the only game Shane has played this season is for Northern Ireland, as he missed out on all the pre-season games for Newcastle.

Alan Pardew had this to say to the local press corps today:

“Unfortunately we’ve experienced a number of enforced changes.” “Demba Ba is injured, Cheick Tiote is injured and Shane Ferguson is out.” “Sammy Ameobi and Haris Vuckic are also out.”

“It’s a real shame because I was looking forward to them getting a chance in Europe for us.” “One or two of the younger players will be involved.” “It’s a chance for some of the new guys to impress.”

“Hopefully we’re all set for the game and we can progress.” “We’re still buoyed by the win over Tottenham Hotspur.” “We got a good result in our first game of the season.” “If we were offered a draw maybe we would take it.”

“But hopefully we can win the game and make things easier for the second leg.”

Those who jetted out this morning did included James Tavernier, Gael Bigirimana and Adam Campbell, and with Shola not in the squad, 17 year-old Adam Campbell should see some action tomorrow night in Athens.

The news is that Newcastle will fly directly to London on Friday night for the Saturday game at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea, following the game against Atromitos tomorrow evening.

This sequence of games will have been planned like a military operation by Newcastle, as these are two extremely important games for Newcastle, and it would be great if we could get the win tomorrow night, but once again Newcastle seem to have been hit by injuries to some of their key players.

Ben Arfa is not eligible to play for Newcastle in their first three games in Europe this season,  after receiving a three match ban back in March, 2010 when he was still at Marseilles.

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55 comments so far

  • lewytoon

    Aug 22, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #1

    oh man 🙁

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  • lewytoon

    Aug 22, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #2

    shame about vuckic

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  • to0n

    Aug 22, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #3

    Reading have agreed a 3.5£ deal with Marseilles striker ayew, that’s an incredibly good deal and I think we should get in on that for sure!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 22, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #4

    Lewy…Agreed. For me Ba and Tiote didn’t need to start tomorrow, hopefully will be ready for Chelsea. Vuckik, Sammy and Fergie will be missed tomorrow mind. So, who will start up front tomorrow?

    No Ba, Shola, Sammy, Vukcic. Can’t see Cisse being played in case Ba really isn’t in good shape for Chelsea….will Campbell be started? Maybe a half each for Cisse and Campbell? Hmmmm……

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 22, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #5

    And this is why out squad is one step away from disaster at all times unless we invest.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 22, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #6

    Disaster? Howay Beattie 🙂

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  • FatmanJoe

    Aug 22, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Obertan maybe?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 22, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #8

    Fatman…Maybe. Hadn’t thought of that, Pards might see this game as ideal to put him there. No real pressure if we don’t score. He’s already said he would be happy with a draw from this game, so why not?

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  • deeeeeeano

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #9

    Obertan will play up front, did marveaux turn up for check in ?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #10

    deeeeano….Prediction or information? No idea on Marv, seems to have been kept really quiet that one. Not that I would read too much in to that.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #11

    Seem to be reading a lot about who went with the squad and who didn’t, is there a full list anywhere?

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  • dmac

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #12

    Agree with the Jordan Ayew thing, although he is not as good as his brother he is an excellent prospect.

    Id like to see obertan and campbell upfront from the off tomorrow. There pace would be deadly.

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #13

    Beattie
    Agreed. We are now left with one reliable striker.

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  • rainrix

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #14

    Ibiza… Krul put on twitter that he’s on the plane to athens, if that helps 🙂

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #15

    Ibiza

    If Ba is injured and Ameobi is too then we have Cisse to play god knows how many games within a short period and only a 17 year old as back up.

    One step away from disaster!

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  • ashwin say's

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #16

    toOn
    who is that striker????

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #17

    So today I found out that Douglas is on his way to Fulham, Jordan Ayew is heading to Reading, and Back and Tiote are injured! What more could go wrong!

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #18

    ———————–Harp——————

    Tav——Willo——–Perch——Good

    —————-Ahbeid—Bigi————

    Amalfitano——-Gosling——-Marveaux

    ———————-Obertan——————–

    That’s a team for tomorow. Campbell to get at least 20-25 min.

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  • Andymax

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #19

    @ Beattie25

    Totally agree mate, all those saying we’re fine at the back and front are deluded, only takes a few injuries and we’ll be found wanting.
    And the game turn around with Atromitos and Chelsea is ridiculous! Less than 48 hrs between both games, and the first game being played in 30 C +.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #20

    rainrix…Seeing as it seems Harper is starting, not really 🙂

    Beattie….Agreed. Just off to stock up on tinned goods and water for when the devastation starts. Joking aside, you know I think we need another striker in, I just don’t believe this particular news is the end of the world at this point. Ba is said to have a little knock, so is probably being rested for Chelsea.

    I think the club are looking at another striker to come in before the window closes. Mind you, we currently are missing 3 strikers, so these things do happen and we can’t always be covered. What happens if we have 5 that aren’t match fit? Where does the covering stop?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #21

    So, perhaps this then:

    ____________Harper____________
    Tavernier__Willo__Perch__Raylor
    ________Abeid___Gosling
    Obertan____Amalfitano____Marveaux
    ____________Campbell

    We simply cannot play anybody who is in-line to play against Chelsea. I think Campbell will star if he starts and that team is good enough to get a convincing win.

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  • markmac

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #22

    so cisse will have to start then…. as we dont have any other options so we? i can see obertan playing behind cisse now then, anita and gosling in CM jonas and marveaux [have we found him yet?] on the wings,

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  • Londtoon

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #23

    Tiote injuries to scare off potential transfers?

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  • toon1707

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #24

    Seen a few posts over the last few days asking about marvaux everything is fine his kid took ill an hour before kick off against spurs and pardew let him leave don’t know why he was reported as missing that’s why pardew hasn’t commented on it. I know this as my wifes sister works at the RVI and marvaux was there with his partner and child while the match was played don’t know what was wrong but they were only there a few hours so all must be ok

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #25

    And trust me Obertan will take his chance it’s time to shine, our own Thiery Henry! 😀

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  • demba_twins

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #26

    …………….Harper
    simo willo perch santon
    ……….bigi gosling
    …………….anita
    obertan……………Marveaux
    …………..cisse

    My team for tomorrow night

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  • Mark29Hungary

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #27

    No problem.
    Starting lineup against Atromitos

    _________ Harper/Krul
    Simpson, S. Taylor, Perch, R. Taylor
    ________Anita____Abeid
    Jonas (C)___Gosling____Marveaux
    ___________Cissé

    Subs: Elliott, Santon, Tavernier, Bigirimana, Cabaye, Amalfitano, Obertan, Campbell

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  • Taking the Papiss

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #28

    Hey guys! Is anybody going to the match on sat against Chelsea? I had a season ticket for the 3 years I lived in Durham but have moved back down to London for work and I’m going on Saturday! Let me know if you are coming down and we can grab a beer near the ground?

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  • Cowboy Gun - Never Runs Out Of Bullets

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #29

    Beattie, did you play the inspector in On The Buses?

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  • markmac

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #30

    @21 i dont agree mate, i know AP has said the leagues the most inportant thing this year but surely we cant afford to not qualify for europe after all the hard work last year, it would be a real shame for everybody, and a real disheartner! [is that a word?]

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #31

    Right, I know I’ll be hung and quartered for this but I am of the belief that we will sign no more players this transfer window. I also believe we will have a press conference for Pardew on September 1st where he stats we cpuldn’t get our targets over the line. I don’t want to be a negger but it’s clear to everyone we need additional signings.

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #32

    We would win that game with our development u-21 squad! Trust me. My team selection is good enough, so we don’t need to play our first teamers, since we need a result at stamford.

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  • Mark29Hungary

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #33

    ooops… I forgot Willo…

    _________ Harper/Krul
    Simpson, S. Taylor, Willo, R. Taylor
    ________Anita____Abeid
    Jonas (C)___Gosling____Marveaux
    ___________Cissé

    Subs: Elliott, Santon, Tavernier, Perch, Bigirimana, Cabaye, Amalfitano, Obertan, Campbell

    Cissé – Campbell/Obertan swap after 45 minutes
    _____

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  • martoon

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #34

    Ibiza – it would be interesting to see a full list of who has travelled. It will be a tiring trip whether you play are not with the heat, strange beds etc. So it would seem pointless taking HBA for instance.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #35

    Adam Campbell will start tomorrow there’s no way pardew will risk something happening to cisse

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #36

    I don’t think Cisse will start. Ameobi is almost guaranteed a start though.

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  • pawl250

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #37

    ————————– Krul —————————
    Tavernier — Williamson —Perch —— Santon
    ————————————————————
    ———– Anita — Gosling – Bigirmana ———
    Obertan ———————————- Marveaux
    ———————- Campbell ————————

    Ok I maybe getting ahead of myself with Campbell but the lad should get some experience under his belt. As Beattie has said, we have 1 fit first team striker right now.
    This team should be more than enough to win the game.

    ALSO 4-2-3-1 for Saturday people! Ba is injured so I have no quarrel with the formation lol

    ———————— Krul ————————–
    Simpson – STaylor —– Colocinni — Santon
    ———————————————————
    ————- -Tiote ———– Anita —————-
    ———————————————————
    Ben Arfa ——— Cabaye ————- Jonas
    ———————————————————
    ———————– Cisse ———————–

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  • Cowboy Gun - Never Runs Out Of Bullets

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #38

    My worry is not the injuries which may be let’s say tactical, more that no one seems to be taking this seriously as a contest. If we only get a draw that lot will come back to SJP and play like their lives depended on it, like Brighton for example.

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #39

    Magpie From Lithuania
    If Pards and the team carry that attitude into the game, then we will get beaten. You have to bear in mind that this team finished 3rd in the Greek League and whilst it is clearly in no class to the EPL, it’s no small feat. This fixture will be tougher than a lot of you are expecting. I reckon we’ll scrape it 1-0 or draw it.

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  • markmac

    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #40

    @35 It would be nice to see the young lad start actually, bit of a brave move though in a inportant game…..where are ranger and xisco when you need them lol

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