Injury Update And 7 Games In 20 Days For Newcastle

The news on the injury front today is that Tim Krul may not be too badly injured, and we suppose he may even have a small chance of making the Everton game next Monday night – maybe.

Tim Krul – not too seriously injured?

But Fabricio Coloccini has unfortunately re-injured his hamstring for what seems to be the third time this season, and will be out for a few weeks.

But until he finally gets back from South America, which is almost half way round the world from England, and the Newcastle medics can take a look at him, we’ll now know just how long he’s going to be missing.

But other players may be on their way back, as we reported yesterday and we could have as many as five players coming back for the game at Everton next Monday.

The two Ameobi brothers, James Perch and Shane Ferguson look like they’ll be ready and Cheick Tiote will also have a chance of being back after he was injured very early in the first half against Tottenham but stayed on the field, which in retrospect was a big mistake.

And when we start up again with that tough game at Everton next Monday night, we have seven games in a short 20 days with the Premier League, Europa League and Capital One Cup games all in that short 20 days.

Here is Newcastle’s upcoming schedule of games:

Mon 17	20:00	A   Everton - Premier League
Thur 20 20:00	A   CS Maritimo - Europa League	
Sun 23	15:00	H   Norwich City - Premier League	
Thur 26 19:45   A   Manchester United - Capital One Cup		
Sun 30	15:00	A   Reading - Premier League			
Thur 4  20:05   H   Bordeaux - Europa League
Sun 07	16:00	H   Manchester United - Premier League

Those games are going to stretch the Newcastle squad like it’s never been stretched for many a season, and the squad is just not big enough, which is bring proved beyond any doubts right now.

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15 comments so far

  • giimps

    Sep 11, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    The Ameobi brothers will be our saviour


    Sep 11, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Now that is a problem woah!

  • Widowmaker

    Sep 11, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Now that is what I worried about before the season started. But it’s too late to do anything now, sadly. Oh, and I am not happy to be proved right, I am sure no one single NUFC fan is.

  • lucasnufc

    Sep 11, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #4
  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #5

    Good morning Widow….

    An optimist sees the best in the world, while a pessimist sees only the worst. An optimist finds the positive in the negative, and a pessimist can only find the negative in the positive. For example, an avid duck hunter was in the market for a new bird dog. His search ended when he found a dog that could actually walk on water to retrieve a duck. Shocked by his find, he was sure none of his friends would ever believe him. He decided to try to break the news to a friend of his, a pessimist by nature, and invited him to hunt with him and his new dog. As they waited by the shore, a flock of ducks flew by. they fired, and a duck fell. The dog responded and jumped into the water. The dog, however, did not sink but instead walked across the water to retrieve the bird, never getting more than his paws wet. This continued all day long; each time a duck fell, the dog walked across the surface of the water to retrieve it. The pessimist watched carefully, saw everything, but did not say a single word. On the drive home the hunter asked his friend, “Did you notice anything unusual about my new dog?” “I sure did,” responded the pessimist. “Your dog can’t swim!”

    Lucas…..Just looked on SSnews and can’t find an article yet. Interesting indeed.

  • Shane

    Sep 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Lest we forget that Xisco was named in our squad this season… He’ll easily bang in 20 plus goals for us this season you only have to look at his goals to game ratio. In Xisco we trust. 🙂

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #7

    Shane….Very true….keep forgetting about Xisco…we’ve got loads of available strikers….

  • jesperfuglsang

    Sep 11, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #8

    Ibiza…I was long gone when you returned 🙂 Regarding the Black Keys, I know a few track from their latest album El Camino, Lonely Boy was in East Bound and Down and I really like Gold on the Ceiling 🙂

    Brothers, was that their breakthrough album? Tighten Up has been played a lot here in DK 🙂

    Can you recommend three tracks I should listen to? 🙂

  • numba9

    Sep 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #9

    I’d play Marv i think he would skin HibBert

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #10

    Hi Jesper…..Good morning to you.

    Not sure which would be their breakthrough album, first one was Thick Freakness and is probably one of their best, along with El Camino.

    Three tracks…..

    1) Little Black Submarines (El Camino)
    2) Your Touch (Magic Potion)
    3) Hard Row (Thick Freakness)

    That should get you off to a decent start 🙂

    I wonder how long until we get called up on all this recent music talk….It’s bound to upset someone 😉

    P.S. Look below….there’s a new thread!

  • NewcastleMole

    Sep 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Xisco won’t ever play for us again as i heard that he has a clause where by if he plays so many games for us we have to pay deportivo a fee believed to be in the region of £1.5m.
    He’s in his last year so he’ll be released at end of season.

  • Widowmaker

    Sep 11, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #12

    Ibizatoon, good morning.

    Some interesting philosophical points. Unfortunately, responsible owners/managers must prepare for the worst in real world.

    I am not going to argue who should have been signed or how much should have been spent. As a fan, I really don’t care who is signed to play for us, let it be Messi or Barton. As long as he is in black and white, I am behind him.

    Regarding your interesting sotry, I would say, at least he has got a dog.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 11, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #13

    Widow…..Wasn’t really touching on transfers of anything to do with the club. Just thought I’d keep up the jokes as to not leave you disappointed.

    However, I do agree, no matter the player, if they’re in black and white they have my full support

  • Szarka

    Sep 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #14

    At least in jan. we will buy the needed squad members. Or we will still be blind and think our youngs can compete in EL or EPL with the big guns.
    Hate to say it, but a lot of us told it here, we need men. Hope when the january window opens all Geordie fans will shout for new squad players. We only need 3-4 players like Anita.

  • matt11_25

    Sep 11, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #15

    uh oh that schedule will affect the first team… but at the same time I’m stoked for that many games coming up.. fingers crossed for an injury free 20 days


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