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Good News On The Newcastle Injury Front

3:22 pm, Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 121 Comments

Fabricio Coloccini has been out with a hamstring problem for most of the season, and the Newcastle captain has only played four times for the club so far this season.

Coloccini leads Newcastle out at Cardiff pre-season – a game we lost 4-1

But we are hoping that he is ready to lead the side out against Sunderland on Sunday afternoon, in a game that will be close, but that Newcastle must do well in, to make up for a fairly lackluster start to the season.

His Argentine compatriot Jonas Gutierrez has been the stand-in captain this season while Fab’s been out with injury, and Gutierrez is hoping the big man will be back for Newcastle on Sunday, as he had this to say to the local press today:

“Now hopefully Colo will be back.” “We have a good two weeks to be fit, and it’s really important for us.” “We know that the players like Perchie – James Perch – and Willo – Mike Williamson – have been doing fantastic jobs.”

“We know as well we don’t have a big squad, so we need all the players back.”

Indeed Newcastle should be able to start a strong side, and although Ryan Taylor, Dan Gosling and Haris Vuckic are out with long term injuries, we could see the return of Colo, Tim Krul, Steven Taylor and Danny Simpson on Sunday.

That’s good news – and those are some of Newcastle’s very best players and we’ve certainly missed them, even though it’s true that Perch and Williamson have done good jobs under very difficult circumstances.

Things would have been even better if we hadn’t lost both Haris Vuckic and Dan Gosling in the U21 game at Villa Park a week yesterday, but that’s how things go in football.

Let’s hope the lads can get the win we all want to see on Sunday afternoon.

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



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121 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Blaydon-Toon // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    :-)

  • 2 bollance // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Last season we had the same back 5 for the first 11/12 league games. This season all of those back 5 have been injured, that is the difference.

    Admittedly raylor is no longer 1st choice left back but would have given us extra options.

    So out of probably our best back 5 only santon has not been injured this season.

  • 3 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    So we’ve been missing 4 out of our normal 5 defenders (inc GK)? Not been doing too badly really…..

    Should there be a smiley wink here or does the point stand as it is?

  • 4 Dannyo // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder
    Sat down with Alan Pardew today to discuss all things #nufc – don’t miss it in the next few nights in the Evening Chronicle

    Been a while since i’ve read something from Alan, or atleast it feels that way, lol.
    Looking forward to it.

  • 5 toonarmydownsouth // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Bollance
    Very true and when you add in tiote and cabs at the start of the season weve basically been missing 6 first team players and the entire spine of the team and raylor to one of our most reliable players when called upon!

    Ibiza
    Stop being a winker!

  • 6 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    tads…Not 100%, but pretty sure it’s spelt with an a, not an i. Unless you write with a slight aussie accent?

    Either way, no.

    On the subject of missing players, I don’t think it will help with many people’s mood about things. In their opinion (and it’s not completely wrong), if we had strengthened more, it wouldn’t be as bad.

    Personally, I think we’re doing pretty well considering. If this is us struggling, watch out when we do start playing well – hopefully starting at the stadium of web foot freaks ;)

  • 7 Dannyo // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    @tads
    @bollance

    Yes! That’s why, altho it’s not been an amazing start, and we’ve not beaten some of the teams we thought we should have, it’s been a solid start for me.
    Midtable with that ammount of injuries, the extra games and juggling teams for various games.
    Add Euro inexperience and many young players in general being played…
    Couldn’t be doing too much better with current team.

  • 8 roshan MAGPIE // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    lol
    http://www.caughtoffside.com/2012/10/16/newcastle-united-consider-january-bid-for-aston-villa-striker-darren-bent/

  • 9 MacToon // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Lee Ryder, what a prat. He dare not fail to follow the club PR or he’s slapped on the wrist and not told anything at all.
    He’s a terrible journo but most are tbh.

  • 10 toonarmydownsouth // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Ibiza
    Yeah i can see the arguement and really do wish we’d bought in atleast a cb but tbf i dont see that one cb and debuchy would of made a huge amount of difference when missing key midfielders and dont know enough about douglas to know how he’d be without captain colo or the safety net of krul behind him

  • 11 roshan MAGPIE // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    look at our stadium s picture before and now

  • 12 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    MacToon….You know i’m generally upbeat about things NUFC, but Ryder does appear a censored reporter, which is off putting. Bit of a tricky one though, no news or controlled news?

    Honest reporters are like honest politicians and rational fans….

  • 13 roshan MAGPIE // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    http://www.talksport.co.uk/magazine/features/121016/why-liverpool-can-learn-man-united-newcastle-and-celtic-redeveloped-stad-183207

  • 14 roshan MAGPIE // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    look at our stadium s picture before and now.

  • 15 geordie157 // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    fingers crossed Taylor and Colo can start fit now for the rest of the season. Simpson has been missed too!

    Probably one of few, but i hope Obertan gets a start Sunday. Cattermole to get his standard red and a 3-0 Toon win will do nicely.

  • 16 toonarmydownsouth // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Roshan
    Its amazing how these storys get muddled around the newspapers were reporting it was QPR and liverpool fighting for him!

    Dannyo
    We have had a decent start yeah but can also see why ppl are getting wound up by our performances lets hope routing the mackems bump starts the season!

    Mactoon
    Yes, yes he is

  • 17 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Tads…In theory it would have made a difference. Reality is it might not have. They may not have adjusted, they may have gotten injured themselves. However, being a fan who praises Carr, I suppose I would have to assume they would adapt okay – can’t just twist information to suit my argument (god forbid).

    We didn’t, we must move on, in the meantime the players we do have are doing okay. Hope form will improve and that Pardew get’s the players he wants without complete disaster unfolding.

  • 18 toonarmydownsouth // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Ibiza
    Very true good sir and what would happen if they didnt settle? Ppl would be shouting why didnt we sign 2 Cb’s!
    Do really need to get one in jan though to, and i may get hammered for this, push or replace stevie taylor hes just not dependable fitness wise as a first teamer, has he ever played a full season?

  • 19 Rotonda heights // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Fray bentos

    Constructive and witty comments from you as always my friend. I bow to your superior people skills in making friends and influencing people. How do you do it?. Oh wait…!

    Yes 442 is boring same old, same old isn’t it? Couldn ‘t agree more.

    Look back at the emails and you’ll see I was happy as a sand boy when we were winning 6 on the spin playing 433 but don’t let that get in the way of your selective memory.

  • 20 Blaydon-Toon // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Geordie 157 Cattermole is suspended ! Last season we kept an unchanged team for fist 10/11 games Santon could not get a look in … This year we have yet to start with our strongest 11 injuries have cost us ! Looking forward to the game Sunday with our big hitters back as player for player we are stronger all round but in a derby game that means nowt it’s all about heart desire and passion bring it on …

  • 21 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    tads…There certainly are those that would still find fault if we had bought Douglas and Debuchy…for some it is never enough (please note the word some – not all).

    I think Perch and Willo do a decent enough job, but hand on heart, most fans know to “push on” we need better competition at CB.

    RB I can live with for now, but with Stevie’s record (No, I can’t remember getting a full season out of him) a CB is needed. Ideally we’d get a decent defender who can fill in FB and CB (Not utility as such), maybe someone like Pieters? Although I know some are less than impressed, not sure why though – haven’t seen too much of him.

  • 22 check the toastie // Oct 16, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19967065

    Good news, no missing the Demba’s next year, get some senegalese players signed, no ACON for a while for them. 2015, super news.

  • 23 toonarmy08 // Oct 16, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    I’m not a season ticket holder but was trying to get 2 tickets for the Brugge game, away at Brugge on 8th November, does anyone know if this is possible? Thanks for any help in advance!

  • 24 bob // Oct 16, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Why are all the wankers moaning about the Wonga sponsorship deal get real its brilliant business!

  • 25 beefman13 // Oct 16, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Just watch anita come through for us when tiote is away, a different player sure but a kid who will get better and better the more he plays in the prem.

  • 26 Pushy Pardew // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Beefman
    When i dozed off days ago you were playing the same tune. Give it a rest. Bloggers are down and a mori poll suggests it’s down to you.

  • 27 beefman13 // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    OK so i come on give a view then some pen pusher “pushy” HAS A GO STRAIGHT AWAY> i have told you i wont be bullied by the like of you thats for sure>

  • 28 t00ntime // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    @check tbh they havent really been banned they were 6-2 down with 15mins to go, they were never gonna qualify for 2013 lol

    Sounds lyk we myt be missing a ST in jan, i heard Nigeria wanted shola for the ACON

  • 29 beefman13 // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Al shove that mori pole up your ar.e you padantic pr.ck

  • 30 jesperfuglsang // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Ibiza…I honestly have no clue what you are saying; please bring back the smileys ;-)

    …are you serious, is it sarcasm or just plain irony! I just can’t tell ;-) lol

  • 31 Pushy Pardew // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Ibiza
    Stop playing to the gallery!
    On the injury point Bollance did make a good point on what we can expect when everyone’s fit. Here’s hoping.
    On a general NUFC point MA desrves patience from the fans. Looking back on the transfer window which occupies much time and space let me run a few observations through you.
    1) Last years signings of Cabaye, Ba and Santon highlighted the blueprint going forward and captured a Europa place.
    2) It put into sharp focus the business practice of MA
    and the scouting ability of GC.
    3) A strict adherence in transfer activity along financial guidelines.
    4)The culling of fringe high cost players was seen by many as clearing the decks for new signings. Not helped by Pardew saying earlier in summer that 3-4 signings were being sort.
    5) With reduction in wage burden are January signings more likely?
    6) Failure to sign additional players is just a timing issue and does not show a lack of ambition!
    7) Transfer policy needs drastic revision as we’ve hit a glass ceiling!
    Recent DL utterances are not helpful. However these suggest that we’ve already moved onto phase 2 which is to produce a conveyor belt of internal talent.

  • 32 Pushy Pardew // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Beef
    I actually agree on Anita just didn’t want you to doze off too.

  • 33 Marty-Toon // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    A real shame that two of the lads we were hoping to come through big time have been injured with long term injuries.
    Vuckic and Gosling have looked good at times.
    Is Vuckic gonna get a new deal?i think his deal runs out next year.
    He may not get a deal with his injury problems

  • 34 Thump // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    @toonarmy08 (23): Might be a tricky one unless you know a season ticket holder with enough loyalty points. Maybe one of the lads here can help you out, if not head over to newcastle-online – they’ve got a subforum for people wanting tickets :)

  • 35 Super Magpie // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    I think it’s time for Pardew to grow a pair and change the system. Our team looks so lifeless and disjointed. Playing the same formation and tactics every week doesn’t work. Teams figure you out and then you have to change, by then it’s too late…

    With the likes of Simpson,Colo,Saylor and Krul back our defence looks a lot stronger. Also don’t be fooled by how poor the mackems have been this season. They’ve got a good manager tbf and are desperate to win. Everyone needs to be at 110% on Sunday. I will not take a defeat considering I’ll have 2 Mackem relatives to deal with after. :)

  • 36 Tsunki // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Seems quiet on here these days. everyone on holiday?

  • 37 Big Pappa Cissé // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    @ Marty

    I don’t think we will see Vuckic again IMO. He’s had his chance and never set the world alight, not to mention he is made of glass

  • 38 fray bentos // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    @Rotonda

    1) We have been badly beaten when we have played 4-3-3 before, this season and last, whereas we have played both bad & good by playing 4-4-2, its all about changing to who your playing and which players you can pick from

    2) Despite the fact that were middle of table and have had a hard run of teams, our poor play will not be simply down to a 4-4-2 formation, there are so many variables in football, not just the formation

    3) If we were to miraculously start playing amazing football by changing to 4-3-3 don’t you think Pardew would have done it by now, there will be reasons he hasn’t., im sure of it

    4) Colocinni has not been around much, its not like we have great ball playing with defenders without him, does Pardew have the ability to all of a sudden make these amazing passers with superb ball control?

  • 39 Tsunki // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    BPC – Gosling……..

  • 40 fray bentos // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    and finally and most importantly

    5) you and everybody on here simply do NOT know more about football, the footballers, tactics and formations of our team than Pardew does

  • 41 Tsunki // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    So what we have are great footballers who find it difficult to play from the back, string more than 4 or 5 passes together without losing the ball, and who can’t cross into the box. What are you trying to say, exactly ;)

  • 42 MacToon // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Late reply, Ibiza and tads mentioned Ryder too….. He should think who’s actually paying him and who he’s writing his articles for, the answers should be the Chronicle and us…. not the club.
    No news or tainted news, I know which I prefer.

  • 43 FatmanJoe // Oct 16, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    Tsunki

    I think it’s quiet because people come on here, write something perfectly innocent then get unnecessary abuse thrown at them. Doesn’t really set in motion a fluid debate! Beefman and pushy is a perfect example on this thread alone.

    There are a few other people on here that seem to target certain posters and start busting balls (sorry for the expression, am working my way through the sopranos box set)

    Seems you’re not allowed to agree with Ibiza these days or enjoy his posts. That’ll get you criticism for some reason!

  • 44 Tsunki // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    FMJ – I agree with Ibiza then ha ha.

    Yes I had noticed, it was a rhetorical question. I have been staying away recently due to the recent upsurge of pure cack I couldnt be fezzed to wade through waist-high.

    I also dont come on when NUFC-83 does since the jimmymagpie thing, some people I choose not to associate with. Cupidstunt was a disappointment -I dont think we have heard from him since then, unless he has morphed into another poster (a wise move on his part). So, unless jimmymagpie rises again, NUFC-83 and I shall not share the same blogspace.

  • 45 fray bentos // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    @Rotonda

    I honestly believe you will only be happy if we are winning every game, its not gonna happen dude

  • 46 FatmanJoe // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Yes that wasn’t too impressive really. Just a step too far me thinks.

    So tsunki – sunderland and that. How do we beat them? Considering we’ve nearly got a whole squad available, who do we pick? Excited and terrified at the same time. Typical derby nerves.

  • 47 jesperfuglsang // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    FMJ…sorry we simply cannot agree with Ibiza anymore; he is fencesitting and he doesn’t use smileys anymore :-D lol

  • 48 Toonboy_84 // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Is toonarm08 still around? Can give you a number for a guy who will get you tickets off here. He is called magpie mover and he got me away tickets before.

  • 49 Toonboy_84 // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    *toonarmy08

    My spelling is awful at the minute :(

  • 50 Pushy Pardew // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Tsunki
    Your right about the cack. The level of debate has been none existent. Of the To Read posters only a handful are around. Lot are on holiday. Off to play 5 a side.

  • 51 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Hello again….was waiting a whole 10 minutes and got bored so left….Does that suggest a problem with my attention span?

    Jesper….I wish I knew myself. I think what people need to remember is I cannot form an opinion of my own and am sorely missing Ruddys daily input (real ruddy – or Giz if you prefer)…..or was that the old criticism I used to receive, now it’s fence sitting (ties in well with the Ruddy theory I guess) and playing to the gallery.

    Pushy…Genuine comment/request? If so, have I not made any, what you see as fitting, football comments which perhaps deserve mentioning? Might be taking offense easily here, in which case, my apologies, I seem to be a constant target for correcting as of late.

    Mactoon…..Then it may be time, if you haven’t already, to avoid the chronicle. I would imagine, his employers (The Chronicle) want him to deal with it the way he is and they are happy to take the paying public’s money. It is a mess.

    Tsunki….You were warned to stop carelessly killing the blog.

    Fatman….Who in their right mind would agree or enjoy my posts – damn it, playing to the gallery again.

    Cheque please……

  • 52 Jail for Ashley // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Could anybody send me a link for the England game later on,I’m going out for a bit but I will look for any links when I get back,much appreciated,
    JfA

  • 53 Tsunki // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    jesper – is Ibiza an accredited fencesitter then? What are his rates? I may have a fence for him to look after.

    Hmmm. Unwashed hordes day. Well they have a pretty mature back line so I would like to see some pace at them, only prob is I am not sure Obertan has the feel of the occasion, otherwise I would shoehorn him into the middle with HBA somewhere. Shola will almost certainly come on just after half time, whatever happens. Anita – same as Obertan, dunno if he gets the derby just yet, and he has yet to prove he can hang on in the prem as a cdm. Unless we go with him RB and push santon forward, ferguson on the left ahead of jonas… now I’m just rattling on aren’t I ha ha ?

  • 54 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Jail….http://www.footballstreaming.info/streams/todays-links/

    There are a few on there….enjoy….well, try at least – this is England…

  • 55 Tsunki // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    JFA – What the hell for? ;)

  • 56 jesperfuglsang // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Ibiza…I think you need some love mate ;-) nice to have you back mate!

    …can I have some support tonite, Denmark is playing Italy and I am not feeling it :-(

  • 57 Tsunki // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Ibiza – exception taken there me old mucker, killing the blog is an art. there is nothing careless about it.

  • 58 Pushy Pardew // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Ibiza
    Please after IT i am your biggest fan. I even stuck up for you with the less enlightened. I sent it to you because i thought it was something you’d be interested in you are the conductor.!
    Have a good evening.

  • 59 Tsunki // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    jesper – there is a line from Alien where the android (or at least his head) bestows his ‘sympathies’ upon the hapless crew of the Nostromo. Roughly that speech for your game tonight, sorry. Same goes for me and England though tbf.

  • 60 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Jesper….I’ll give Denmark a go, surely they can’t play worse than England :)

    Thanks for the love, I’m quite partial to the odd high five too….*Raises hand in air*

  • 61 jesperfuglsang // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Tsunki…Ibiza is cheap mate (in every sense of the word) ;-) lol

  • 62 Thump // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    @MacToon: Haha don’t be so daft, man! That would involve Lee Ryder doing his job!

  • 63 Pushy Pardew // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Ibiza
    The playing to the gallery was a direct quote and not something to be taken seriously. LOL

  • 64 jesperfuglsang // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Ibiza…*hand slaps hand :-D

  • 65 Super Magpie // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Jail

    You’re better off not watching England. :D
    Didn’t even try on Friday I thought. If they wanted to, they could’ve won that game 9/10-0 and put a statement of intent to the rest of the group. ( I know it would’ve only been San Marino, but Germany beat them 13-0)

    Think it’ll be a draw tonight, we’ll be too complacent as usual and won’t start playing until we go behind or after half time.

  • 66 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Pushy…Then my apologies as per my comment. Finding it hard to where I stand as of late. Think it’s best to once again, not give a flying monkeys :) Can’t win with some.

    To point out though, i’m not looking for fans….just good debate and banter.

    Take it easy and enjoy your 5 a side.

  • 67 jesperfuglsang // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Tsunki…I’ll take what I can get (though I am not sure if that was meant to help ;-))

  • 68 ppb // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    right you sorry lot. has conversation finally picked up ?

  • 69 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Pushy….You and Ian share a similar trait where it’s hard to often know what’s serious and what is humour….whatever you do though, don’t use a smiley – the consequences can be devastating. Until next time.

    Jesper….Cheers mate. That felt good (the high five, not being called cheap ;) )

    Super…Are you talking about England or Newcastle? Sad similarity there.

  • 70 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    ppb…As always, just waiting for you to arrive….please, lead away.

  • 71 Super Magpie // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    So then, what’s everyone’s view for Sunday?
    Do you think we should change tactics?
    We need to start quickly, don’t let them get a foothold in the game.
    Like us they’ve been poor this season, but anything can happen in a derby I suppose. We certainly didn’t deserve to win their last season. :)

  • 72 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Super…I think most are on the same page with regards to the scum game. We need to start quickly, this isn’t the sort of game where we want to go behind and be chasing the game. We have the players to get the job done on paper, I think with Krul, STaylor and Colo back we should have a stronger foundation. 2-1 or 3-1 the toon.

  • 73 Super Magpie // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Ibiza

    Funnily enough, it could be described as both.
    Although I’m more positive about NUFC than I am about England. :)
    Atleast you know what to expect from England, that’s why it’s so dull watching them.

  • 74 jesperfuglsang // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Okay I am of to watch Denmark beat Italy :-D take care everyone!

    …remember to root for Denmark it brings forth good carma :-D

  • 75 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11678/8169306

    I just love Deschamps, wish he was our manager like….prat.

  • 76 MacToon // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    ha ha Thump, he is useless and his office will not reply to mails and his articles remain very one sided imo and generally very poor. He’s got himself a cushy number!

  • 77 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Super…It’s a sad state of affairs that most of the English public couldn’t really care less how England do. Not surprising really, when the majority of the players don’t seem to either. At least we often see some fight from our lot and I expect the slow first halves to stop…..right now would be great :)

    Jesper…Good luck

  • 78 Super Magpie // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Ibiza

    On paper we are by far the better team. I think it’ll be settled by a goal
    0-1/1-2. I won’t take a defeat however. Don’t think I could put up with 2 relatives in my face for next few hours after the match. I’d certainly be in theirs if we win though. :D

  • 79 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Tsunki…Sorry, I missed your comment. Please rest assured I never meant to take anything away from your “art”.

  • 80 Tsunki // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Poland…..versus England….

    meh.

    I wonder what an England blog would look like. Dont tell me its bad enough just mentioning the idea.

    I do hope we get at the dirty coal-in-the-bath soapless skip-dwellers from the whistle. If we sit back I guarantee we will concede the first goal and they will dig in like ticks on a pennywell residents’ mattress.

  • 81 Thump // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    @Ibiza: “You really believe people look very closely at his performances with Newcastle? No, he got his status with Les Bleus, thanks to his good work for the French team.

    4 appearances for France before joining Newcastle. That says a lot ;)

  • 82 woolerbill // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Perch and Williams are OK as stand ins, but they not premier ship player and never will be. It’s OK to loyal but OK is not good enough, sorry boy’s

  • 83 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Super….Anything but defeat (not sure how I’d feel about a draw though). I’m not local, as you know, does the performance really matter at the end of the day, or is it the points? I get the feeling it’s the latter. It is the final word on the matter.

  • 84 beefman13 // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Lee ryder is a decent lad with a mind of his own who is nobodys puppet, and gives his own genuine opinion.

    And a good one at that.

  • 85 Thump // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    I’ll have whatever beefman is having.

  • 86 Tsunki // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Deschamps – he always reminded me of barney rubble. He looked like a salesman running about in a footy strip.

  • 87 Super Magpie // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Ibiza

    I see he gives us a lot of credit for his recent caps for France. :roll:

  • 88 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Thump…Indeed. Thank god we’ve had the France national team and pure magical management of Blanc and Deschamps to bring the lad along. Should we be trying to get all our players to be French nationals, shouldn’t be too hard, only one or two aren’t.

  • 89 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Beefman….He may well buy into some of the stuff going on at the club and be more pro than anti, but from what I have seen, he doesn’t seem totally comfortable, which would lead you to think it is censored….that and the fact other journos have been banned for not towing the line in the past – it’s a bit of a give away.

    With some of the rubbish that does come out of the press mind, it is somewhat understandable why they would want some control….

    What is free speech and does it exist anymore? Perhaps another day

  • 90 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Super….I guess he can’t. Where would that leave him with regards to Benny? No, Cabaye is only the player he is now due to his France involvement. End of.

  • 91 ppb // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    ibiza now you’ve made me shy

  • 92 Super Magpie // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Ibiza

    Result first, performance second. Although like any fan I’d like to see both. Recent history should suggest we have the upper hand. Although the last the Sky Sports showed the away Derby we lost, so I hope it isn’t a bad omen.

    Nonetheless, Pardew needs the players pumped up and raring to go.
    I don’t to watch our team looking like its being strangled like it was in the first half against the scum at home last season.

    Some good news is that Tw@ermole is suspended which leaves a very bare CM for them.

  • 93 Tsunki // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    so according to Le Diddyman if Cabs had had a chronic season and we finished 13th last year, it would be ok because he would still be fine for the national team? On that basis Obertan should be their star player.

  • 94 Super Magpie // Oct 16, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    The ( next to SS) = time *

  • 95 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Oct 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    ppb…Oh, forgot you were about…..

    Super….That is what I figured. Would be nice to have ultimate bragging rights. Is that good news though? You always have to fancy him to bring them down to ten men…not that we have one of those characters ourselves.

    Pardew seems to make the right noises with regards to the derby. I’m sure they’re drilling the boys on this one, no excuses come derby day. We want mackem blood or we’ll have Pardews! :)

    Right, off for a bit. Been good chatting.

  • 96 Tsunki // Oct 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    If Bardsley plays he might be good for a red card. Well I am off too.

    Wonga! everybody :)

  • 97 nick_9 // Oct 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Deschamps is an absolute mug and seems out touch. “You really believe people look very closely at his performances with Newcastle? No, he got his status with Les Bleus, thanks to his good work for the French team.”

    So if he isn’t closely watched at Newcastle how will they know if he has a dip in form? Is e picked on name alone? Wonder if he watches other fringe players at lesser clubs like Ben Arfa, or is it just that cabaye is a given to put a performance in. His comments seem a bit daft to me,

  • 98 Super Magpie // Oct 16, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Looks like England match has been called off.
    Surely they should’ve closed the roof when it started to rain this heavily.

  • 99 toonarmydownsouth // Oct 16, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Wheres the point on having a roof on your stadium if your going to leave it open during heavt rain? Idiots!

  • 100 beefman13 // Oct 16, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    ibiza, lee has stated there is no gag on him from NUFC i think his view is a view as how he sees things, and i often agree with it. i lost respect for mark saggers on talksport setting him up last week, thats how i saw it anyway, and his employers play the wonga advert.

  • 101 ppb // Oct 16, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    well this saves England a possible embarrassment if its called off

  • 102 toonarmydownsouth // Oct 16, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Feel sorry for these ITV boys having to talk sh1te for another hour now! The camera crew might aswell just follow them to the bar!

  • 103 Tsunki // Oct 16, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    at least it is marginally more entertaining than if the match had gone ahead. anyway off again, wonga.

  • 104 newcben // Oct 16, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    On the train home I read that Chelsea are preparing a jan raid for Remy.

    I really feel Newcastle need to buy big in Jan as next summer we maybe out of Europe and not as favorable with as many players.

    I’d personally love us to sign Sturidge either on perm or loan to play on left and get in a CB, maybe even another young play maker (on the cheap) to play second string and learn from Cabaye and be one for the future as i don’t see any player in our youth ranks with the ability learn to give us what Cabaye.

    —————-Krul—————
    Santon–Colo–STaylor–Jonas
    ———Anita—-Tiote———-
    ————-Cabaye————–
    HBA———-Ba——-Sturidge

    ps can I just say a little ‘i told you so’ to people who were slating me for standing by Ba over Cisse in the summer. Fickle fans forgetting what his all round game offers and how good he is. I rate Cisse don’t get me wrong but I’d always chose Ba over him if I had to pick one or the other, even if he scored 3 against the scum I would then play 2 up top…..would never drop Ba.

  • 105 jawballsaswallwell // Oct 16, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Cattermole is suspended for derby, is that a good thing? He is a big player for the Makems but a ticking time bomb against the Toon. I’m disappointed, It’d have been great to see Tiote and Cattermole square off mano o mano in the center of that cauldron of seething emotions plus their skipper has been sent off more than any other player ever and he’s only played 80 times for them.

    Cheik’ll just have to kick seven colors of shit out of someone else in a Mackem shirt, immensely satisfying yes, but not quite the same.

  • 106 studsy // Oct 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    stadium of sh!te…cauldron…more like a milk pan!

  • 107 Super Magpie // Oct 16, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Sweden have done the unthinkable like us and have come back from 4-0 in Germany to draw 4-4.

  • 108 Munster Mag // Oct 16, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Wow, thats Seweden on their way to the world cup – will deffo beat Ireland to second place with a result like that. Just means we’ll have to beat them home and away!

  • 109 bollance // Oct 16, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Giroud equaliser in the last minute

    Incredible! Good game

  • 110 jawballsaswallwell // Oct 16, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    ha ha Milk Pan, that’s good, not on this occasion though, thank f@#k. I’m hoping Pards is planning putting Cheik on a strict diet of lean, raw red meat coupled regular beatings with a reed thin whippy cane to prime the beast for matchday. Normally I’d frown on that sort of conduct, but on this occasion, I’m sure you’ll agree the end justifies the means.

  • 111 bollance // Oct 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Spain vs France was like watching a free flowing barca madrid game. There were no theatrics or stoppages for fouls etc but France were very good and deserved something from the game.

    Debuchy was solid at right back. It is difficult to get forward vs Spain but he managed a few times and did well. He has good pace which could be beneficial if..

    Cabaye played well, kept it simple. He played an attacking mid role in 1st half and defensive mid near the end as France brought on more attacking players.

    He put in a fantastic delivery (beat the first man ;)) which France scored a dubious offside goal. He is getting back to his best. Good tenacity and accurate passing. Barely put a foot wrong all game.

    The good news is that he played very zonal so did not exert himself too much so he will b fresh for Sunday.

    I would mention other players we may be interested in but none stood out.

  • 112 Carryingcoals // Oct 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    Coloccini could be the difference for us against Sunderland. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, he is our most important player.

    I’d actually argue that the amount he is better than Taylor is more than the amount Taylor is better than Willo – if that makes sense or is even vaguely measurable!

    (sorry if you’re reading Kets – don’t want to scare you so late in the evening)

  • 113 Carryingcoals // Oct 16, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    bollance

    Agreed, it was a really good game to watch. After seeing it I really don’t fancy being let down by watching the England game tomorrow!

  • 114 bollance // Oct 16, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Jaw

    As I was watching the France game I thought that of all the positions on the pitch defensive midfield is arguably the easiest. I may be wrong of course.

    The role is to stop players playing through the centre and if possible stop balls bein played into the centre forward.

    Offensively to link the ball between defence and midfield / wing. That is probably the hardest part because you will always receive the ball under pressure.

    You need to be positionally good, know when to tackle, strong to hold onto the ball when under pressure and good passer. I don’t think it is a position where you need to be extremely fit as you stay in you half or just beyond it.

    The aggression shown by tiote is to make him stand out. So he bosses the midfield. The first tackle he made in the man utd game Rooney was straight on at Howard Webb. Oppositions don’t like the kicks etc he dishes out.

    Once tiote gets booked he is a different player. I trust him and he has gained pards’s trust though pards knows when to take him off!

  • 115 bollance // Oct 16, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Carryingcoals

    I will be honest with u and only found out the england game was off when it was half time in France game.

    Not too fussed about watching it tomorrow. There are too many egos in the team.

    I have lost any joy from watching England after world cup in south Africa. I got the impression we whimpered out because te players wanted an extra week or two on holiday. Did anyone else get that impression?

  • 116 Carryingcoals // Oct 16, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    jawballsaswallwell

    re Cattermole: I think it’s advantageous for us despite the fact I personally don’t rate him. Might shift the focus from the game being distracting by fouls/and maybe we will be more concentrated on the actual football at hand. He was the chief instigator in the 1-1 at St. James’ last season, the first half he really riled us up and we lost our heads a bit to be honest.

    Tiote is well known for his aggression/yellows but he can play football along the floor, Cattermole being gone provides Tiote with 90 minutes of not having what would have been his biggest distraction.

    I think we might sneak this one, 2-1. If not, then 1-1. I’d be surprised if we lost, despite an underwhelming start to the season from us.

  • 117 Carryingcoals // Oct 16, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    bollance

    That’s fair enough, I’d have been flicking in between. I am more interested in watching when I know Defoe is playing, he’s always a player I’ve liked to watch when in an England shirt.

    I agree with you though, I’m really not that interested in them. As for South Africa, I’m not sure about them wanting more holiday but something certainly wasn’t right. They didn’t look like a team. Capello was a huge factor of course but I do believe the rumours of a camp divided between Terry and Gerrard. Ego’s indeed.

  • 118 jawballsaswallwell // Oct 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    I see DM as the most significant position in terms of winning back possession in key areas, maintaining shape and mounting counter attacks, Tiote does all this extremely well and with real aggression. He’s a big, big player for us in my opinion, and the tension is whether he can keep his head in the white heat of a derby, but to be honest that just adds to the excitement for me.

  • 119 BandB // Oct 17, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    Well it’s time be say farewell, boys. Driven off the blog :)
    I wondered how I’d fare amid all this testosterone. It’s been a pleasure :(
    I noticed that while women ring radio football shows all the time, everyone on here seemed to be a bloke. But great for girly catfights.
    But you boys play too rough for me
    Sorry I went on about the winky stuff . Hormones, probably. It’s just that guys who wink at you and their mates all the time are creepy and repulsive. Bit of an involuntary girly shudder going on there, I’m afraid to admit. Sorry Ibiza.
    I thought Fatman might have had an inkling, as he seemed to be always seething to give me a backhander right in my cheeky mouth. I think he’s probably a VERY masterful boy.
    BandB stood for Breasts and Balls. I’ve never offered bed and breakfast. You Geordie boys have far more class, like.
    I’m heading off back to the snug now, where I belong. Enjoy playing with yourselves.
    Yay! Last again :)

  • 120 jawballsaswallwell // Oct 17, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    Good grief, a female on the blog. Thank god we nipped that in the bud. Well done chaps.

  • 121 FatmanJoe // Oct 17, 2012 at 6:58 AM

    A woman? What! No way, crazy, can’t believe etc etc. Is that the reaction you wanted?

    I actually thought you were a middle class, middle aged semi retired gp with a real chip on your shoulder. Then I thought about it some more and realised I didn’t care.

    Driven off the blog? Pah. Please!

    Come back any time but this time feel free to discuss football rather than what you don’t like about other posters ;-)




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