Alan Pardew is concentrating on the positives at the moment as he does have some players coming back from injury and it would seem that the two Ameobi brothers, Shane Ferguson, Haris Vuckic and James Perch will all be fit for the important and tough game at Goodison Park on Monday night.
Shane Ferguson – in action at Swansea last season
Sammy played the whole game for the Newcastle U21 side last night at Whitley Park, when we went down to our first defeat of the season by a score of 1-0 to Southampton.
Newcastle have a ton of games coming up, and 7 games in just 20 days starting next Monday night, and here’s the schedule of those games:
|Sun Oct 20||13:30||Sunderland||Away||Premier||Drew 1-1|
|Thu Sep 20||20:05||Club Brugge||Home||Europa League||Won 1-0|
|Sun Oct 28||15:00||WBA||Home||Premier||Won 2-1|
|Sun Nov 4||16:00||Liverpool||Away||Premier||Drew 1-1|
|Thu Nov 8||18:00||Club Brugge||Away||Premier||Drew 2-2|
|Sun Nov 11||15:00||West Ham||Home||Premier||Lost 1-0|
|Sat Nov 17||15:00||Swansea||Home||Premier||Lost 2-1|
And Newcastle have 24 games between now and the end of the year, so the manager will need to use the squad wisely, but it’s also going to be tough with the injuries we have to players at the moment.
Ryan Taylor, Cheick Tiote, Danny Simpson, Tim Krul and Fabricio Coloccini are all out injured at the moment.
This is what Pardew told the local press this morning:
“We’re delighted that they are back.” “They are two players who will get their chance this season, and it’s a big season for everybody, not just those two.” “And the Europa League is going to be an opportunity for them.”
Haris Vuckic is also back from a slight injury, so that’s the positive news at the moment, to offset the injuries to Coloccini and Krul over the International break.
There’s something very unfair when our best players go away to play for their countries and come back crocked.
And we wonder if they are still paying Newcastle when players get injured on International duty – the various countries should pay for their medical costs to get them back to full fitness.
That’s the very least they should be doing.
What do you think?
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