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Top Players Returning For Sunderland Derby

10:52 am, Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 20 Comments

It turns out that Steven Taylor was very close to making the game last Sunday, but he failed a late fitness test, but he should be ready for the next game in two weeks time, and local lad Steven needs no help to get motivated for games against the old enemy – Sunderland.

Steven Taylor – in action against Olympiacos

It looks like the lad from Whitley Bay and captain Coloccini will be ready to take their places in central defense against Sunderland, in a game Newcastle must do well in – and preferably win it – and preferably just hammer the opposition. :D

And another local lad Shola Ameobi could get a start, and quite honestly we think he should, because he works well with either Demba Ba or Papiss Cisse up front, and those two Senegal men don’t seem to have a good understanding between them.

This is what Alan Pardew told the local press today:

“We’re going to have to make sure we get a team out there which knows how important this game is.” “They need to know how important it is to the fans – and they need to understand it in terms of passion and commitment of the team.”

“They’ve (Colo and Steven Taylor) got a very good chance.” “They should train this week with a bit of luck. And that’ll help.” “I’m not so sure about Tim. We’ll have to see.”

“I’m worried about how much work Danny Simpson had done.” “He had only trained for three or four days. The Bordeaux game took a bit out of him.”

Steve Harper made a few hair raising moments on Sunday –  at least my hair rose – but he will be between the posts against Sunderland, since Tim Krul  probably is still another week away from returning between the sticks.

And of course, Harper’s a local lad, and knows all about the rivalry with Sunderland.

A win is really what we need in this upcoming game, and we suppose a draw would be OK – but we need to get some wins soon to propel ourselves up that league table.

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Tags: Danny Simpson · Fabricio Coloccini · Injuries · Newcastle News · Steve Harper · Steven Taylor · Tim Krul





20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Magpie from Lithuania // Oct 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Hey what’s wrong with Wonga? I don’t know the real story. I understand that they are doing something illeagal or what? If they are charging with insane intrest rate,so why people are taking those loans, are so “mackemish”?

    Just do it – is a Nike commercial moto :D hope ed is giving us a clue without knowing it, but is too unrealistic for nike to take a shirt sponsorship.

  • 2 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 9, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Ibiza- I was just going to put you in a carrier bag outside tesco and run away. :)

  • 3 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    This is the 3rd thread I’ve posted this now – calm it Ed :)

    Lithuania….I think people accept it’s a choice to use Wonga. The anger comes from the fact they target perceived weaker people in trouble who feel they have nowhere else to go. At the end of the day, they should no better, but it’s not always that simple. I am sure there are people who use Wonga fine and don’t have huge problems, it is a legal service out there for the public. There should be more control over it, to stop people getting in to such trouble, but then again, these same people would likely borrow money or illegal loan sharks, such is their problem. Rather than blame Wonga, I would look to governing officials to provide decent information and options for their citizens, they are here to run things and assist us – keep us safe…even if it’s from ourselves.

  • 4 fray bentos // Oct 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    @Catchy

    “i have seen nothing from bigi to suggest he is that much better than abied”

    are you real?! abied hasn’t even played for us yet so how do you know how good he is?!

    same with romain and campbell, do you not thtink the manager and his training staff know substancially more about these players and whtether they should start considering they watch them day in day out?

    I swear you only say stuff to disagree with others and to be negative

    Start using your brain a bit, you do not know the quality of these players and if they are ready yet

  • 5 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Conaldo….Ah, in that case, no, i’m not up for that. Sports Direct or Wonga and we may be talking. I could return to my fence sitting diplomatic self and work in their customer service?

  • 6 fray bentos // Oct 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    @ibiza

    Oh i think i read another posters message and assumed you had your username stolen like the ruddy-marvelous poster

    If you can beat them, join them i suppose

    This video remind of some posters on here

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYFQZFL0yoo

  • 7 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Ibiza – hey, your broken you don’t get a choice. :)

    On another note, Owen Coyle has been sacked by Bolton.

  • 8 Jail for Ashley // Oct 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Ibiza,
    No break pal,heading to a mosquito infested shipyard,no football for awhile international break couldnt have come at a better time.

  • 9 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Fray…..It wont last :) I’ll need a rest soon enough and back to my fence i’ll likely crawl (but don’t tell anyone or they wont take me seriously).

    Wizard….Well, you’ll have to catch me first and you best have kept my original packaging. Also, don’t expect cash, store credit only.

  • 10 jesperfuglsang // Oct 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    I didn’t watch the Man Utd game so I don’t want to comment on our display, but I read the stats after the game and some of the news feeds. About all the talk about whether Shola should play along side Ba or Cisse how about having the discussion who of the three should play as a lone striker in some sort of 4-3-3 formation :D

    Against Man Utd we have 12 shots (most of them in the second half) and one on target (I think that was the goal we never got). Now the stats didn’t say anything about how many chances we created, but something tells me it is not enough to warrant two forwards? Am I right in that assessment?

  • 11 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 9, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Jail….Sounds lovely mate. Hope all goes well. How can you say good timing? You’re going to miss the England games!

  • 12 jesperfuglsang // Oct 9, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Wizard…and I fear our very own Hughton will be sacked from Norwich come New Year :(

  • 13 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 9, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Well if its store credit, you ain’t going to tesco. *cough *greggs* cough.
    Original packaging you say? Ill have a look

  • 14 jesperfuglsang // Oct 9, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Wizard…I found the receipt ;D (I definitely think we can a refund) lol

  • 15 jesperfuglsang // Oct 9, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    …anyways we have a two years warranty :D

  • 16 jesperfuglsang // Oct 9, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    …did we move yet again to another thread or did I just kill this one?

  • 17 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Jesper…Both it seems. New thread, but no one there.

  • 18 Conaldo (The Wizard) // Oct 9, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Check again Ibiza

  • 19 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 9, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Ill check when I’m good and ready :)

  • 20 ichrisho // Oct 9, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Has anyone been on the wonga.om website.. the 4214% APR is obviously yearly and unless youve been using Wonga since its inception there is no way they wil lend you 5,000 over a year… you can get £400 and pay it back in 30 days with an 125 on top… I’d say that is fairly OK for a 15 minute approved loan… no? Try Tony round the back of the houses and he’ll give you any amount but want it back in 2 weeks for about 10,000 APR… People ar desperate as their government let them down not Wonga… get a grip dudes.. if it means we can get 2 new CB’s then funk it… and there is no way its going to be called Wonga.com arena… no way…




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