Alan Pardew Shares Two Pieces Of Good News For Newcastle

Cheick Tiote and Fabricio Coloccini are on their way back into the Newcastle first team, as Cheick started training late last week, following a calf injury, and Colo will start training on Monday after recovering from his hamstring problems, and both could be in the squad for the game at Manchester United in the Capital One Cup On Wednesday evening.

Fabricio Coloccini – back training on Monday

Cheick Tiote is even in contention for a place in central midfield against Norwich today, but with him being short of match practice, we think Vurnon Anita will start the game in that position this afternoon.

Alan Pardew gave the good news in his press conference yesterday morning, when he had this to say:

“We’ve got one or two coming back.” “Colo’s back and will train on Monday.” “And Cheick is training, so the news is a little bit better from our camp.”

“Cheick trained on Friday so is available for Sunday, although I don’t think he’s fully match-fit.” “Colo has done a lot of work and we think he’ll come back pretty neat damn it, so it could well be that Colo and Tiote feature on Wednesday at Man United.”

It could well be that they feature on Wednesday against Manchester United in the Capital One Cup.”

And the Newcastle manager has said that both Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse will start against Norwich City today, and Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye are starting to get back to the form they showed last season.

So the good news it twofold, with players returning from injury and top players coming back into form.

And Alan made it clear yesterday that he was well aware the Newcastle fans were disappointed at some of the performances so far this season, but that things should start improving soon.

We hope to see the lads get a good win this afternoon against the Canaries, and get those three points in the bag.

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14 comments so far

  • ginkoh

    Sep 23, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #1

    We still never seen top form from Double Demba in the same time. It will be joy to watch it. Hopefully both of them can find the way to do it recently.

  • Gateshead-Mag

    Sep 23, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #2

    repost on gosling

    a dont buy that hes not had enough time either, hes not showed anything in any game that iv seen of him that tells me hel be anything above average, iv seen more flashes of real quality from abeid, biggi, vukic and amalfitano in the same/less amount of time

  • Level7Geordie

    Sep 23, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3


  • EastEndMagpie

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #4

    i dont know Gateshead-Mag, he played really well against maritimo.

  • tequilamag

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Great news they are close to being fit. Although our performances have been fairly average so far we have coped pretty well without Simmo Tiote and Krul, One loss in 7 games is not too shabby. With the big guns coming back hopefully the performances will improve and we will turn the draws into wins.

  • gaz 44

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #6

    gateshead he looked a real prospect against maritimo and in pre season last year.. we all jumped on the perch isn’t good enough band wagon n he’s turned out to be one of the most valuable squad players

  • Gateshead-Mag

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #7


    i thought he had a solid game, for being one of his best performances he certainly didnt stand-out, just think we have younger players that will be better than him,

    feel like am slating the lad which i wouldnt want to do because i think he does give his all and is a good pro but i just dont think he has enough pure ability

  • Gateshead-Mag

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #8

    perch is a better player when played central defence or midfield than gosling is in his role imo, and offers more versatility, also perch proved us wrong when hes steped in, gosling has never proved anything for me

  • ArtyH

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #9

    I’m a bit reluctant to say this but IMHO Shola is the best partner for either one of the two Demba’s, especially BA.

  • Gateshead-Mag

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #10

    also perch covers positions where wev been short, we’re well stocked in goslings position

  • Gateshead-Mag

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #11


    untill they prove us wrong id agree with that

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #12

    I think the question with Gosling is how much time do you give a player. He’s obviously talented but what we need are more players putting pressure on regulars. Gosling is putting little pressure on our fist choice midfield. Well,he’s got till January at least.

  • tequilamag

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #13

    Put it this way. If Gosling got injured and was out for 6 months, would it cause us major problems? I think the answer is no.

  • bollance

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #14

    Jaw / tequila

    Well said.

    He will get a run in the cup team up until Christmas then we are well stocked with midfielders so if he is not challenging we will need to send him out on loan.

    It may then be an idea to see how he comes back at the start of next season. Make a decision on him then.

    But it may be difficult to sell him with one year left on his contract for acceptable money.

    I believe we tried to sell Simo in the summer as he has 1 year left on his contract. As soon as any deal went through we had debuchy lined up.


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