Pardew Has Strong Hand To Play Against Sunderland


Really good news on the injury front today is that it seems Fab Coloccini, Tim Krul and Steven Taylor have been training well this week, and hopefully all three will be in the starting line-up at Sunderland on Saturday.

A great shot of Steven Taylor in action

Taylor has been out since the Reading game with a calf injury, and Coloccini has had a hamstring problem ever since he went to play for Argentina in August, and when he was called up again in September, he only aggravated the problem.

So the Newcastle captain has played only four times this so far for the Magpies this season.

Goalkeeper Tim Krul has been out with an elbow injury he picked up in training while with the Dutch squad last month, and the 24-year-old seems to have suffered no adverse reactions since he returned to training on Wednesday.

Alan Pardew seemed upbeat on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show as he had this to say:

“I’ve got a stronger hand, because Coloccini has been in training, Steven Taylor has been training and Tim Krul has been training. So that helps my selection process. You do need big players for these games.”

It will make a huge difference to the Newcastle starting line-up if these three players, along with Danny Simpson, can start the game at the Stadium of Light on Sunday, where hopefully the lads can pick up all 3 points.

Howay The Lads!!

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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202 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Aaaah Glasshammer! You must stay uninjured to defeat the darkness!

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  • hotdog

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #2

    archaeomag – They get dressed correctly when their deceased 🙂

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  • BigKirky

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m getting nervously excited for Sunday.

    I like to listen to jazzradio.com when I’m drawing and at present I’ve got the Paris Café channel on whilst watching Ben Arfa You Tube clips on mute. It’s a beautiful thing. Try it 🙂 so fitting. Let us not forget his skills against them last time. He really is up there with my favourite player Tino. I’m proud to watch him on a football pitch each week. Hope he stays forever! Hope he’s on form on Sunday as he can win the game by himself.

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  • archaeomag

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #4

    @hotdog
    Not sure I want to go there – although a good embalmer might improve M O’N image and his team . .

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Wow! What can I say but its such a surprise, no a shock! To post first with such an illustrious peer group I really am overwhelmed.

    Can I just thank my Agent, Ibiza who has negotiated so well in my behalf, the Director Ketsbaia9, who took time out of his Pannini Project to make me look better than I should have done, also the wonderful cast of bloggers, mostly loveable yet unhinged borderline idiots who supported me, my friends, ok friend, and my fans, both of them. Of course most of all my darling wife who never gave up, always believed in me after years of posting 2nd she is my rock.

    Anyone I haven’t mentioned you know who you are…. I …. Sorry, sorry I will ….. I will be ok, give me a moment……..

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA……….

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  • archaeomag

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #6

    @ED
    I am confident we could beat the scum at Handball as well . .

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Tsunki….Love the raw emotion there, but it is advisable that you run these things past me. I’m sure we’ve just gone over the usage of social media etc and this was, well risky.

    You’re still my superstar though 😉

    Now, should I be concerned that the only two posters you mentioned are Kets and myself? I’m thinking I probably should.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #8

    No need to worry Ibiza, you still get the 10%.

    Too many famous names to mention but you know how it is, they call out your name, your speech is on a crumpled bit of paper, fighting back the tears.. It is so overwhelming.

    Yeah anyway, the unwashed – I get the idea the majority seem to favour shola to actually start on sunday? Is this not a bit of over-hyping of his Slayer rep? I think Stroller is nailed on as a sub at this stage of his career isn’t he? I wouldn’t start Ba and Cisse though, I have been droning for months about how they are virtually the same player positionally. I don’t care which one starts tbh, but I think we need someone fast just behind whover it is. Maybe, and don’t shout its been quite a day, Obertan through the middle? Too rich for Pards’ blood I fear, but we could unzip their back line with a bit of speed (and hba of course).

    Here’s another thing – who in our team ‘gets’ the derby thing, and who doesn’t? I mean REALLY gets it?

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  • Pushy Pardew

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #9

    toonarmydownsouth
    I have only been posting on here for a short while. But i have noticed how many posters you have brassed off. Your particularly not very good with minority posters are you? Whether they be young kids, BandB or more recently the bionic Mag. You basically just want to give them the bums rush. Your approach is always the same you accuse them of having issues whereas your the one with issues. You’ve got a massive chip on your shoulder and hide behind others to do your dirty work.
    I thought bionic’s post made sense and he made many valid points.
    Jesper
    From the ridiculous to the sublime. You were commenting earlier about another boring day on here well look no further than bully boy types like teflon tads. I was sorry to see BandB leaving because she/he made a very worthwhile contribution to the quality of debate. One mans meet and all that. Good to see your able to watch the game after playing football earlier in the morning. I am playing 5 a side this evening. Friday’s a good day because we can really enjoy a bevy or two to round off the evening. On the Derby we have to start fast and then as the game progresses hope our
    key players Cabaye, HBA and Ba and Cisse come to the for and stamp their superior class on the game. It will be my annual trip over to the dark side but i wouldn’t miss it for the world.

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  • beefman13

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #10

    I would call ibiza, the henry kissinger of the blog as he plays the field!!!! ducks and dives goes in feels the temperature then just pulls back that bit as to not overly upset.

    Maybe not a real hardcore keyboard warrior, but he has many a blogging friend.

    Where as the beefman is a proper hardcore keyboard warrior with not very many friends, if any boo hoo!!!

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  • steveno7

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #11

    @ibiza
    cani run this past u .
    The scum are sh*%e and thwy have this awfull stench about them .
    Do u folks agree.

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  • Pushy Pardew

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #12

    come to the fore

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #13

    What happened with BandB then? Tads, what have you done? Have you been a rotter?

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  • archaeomag

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #14

    @Beefman
    At least you have the consolation of being right all the time . . .

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Impressive.
    Cisse will be 1 of only 2 strikers on FM13 with 20 in finishing 😀

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #16

    Pushy
    Your an idiot everything you complain about is everything you actually come on to post right up to being a clinger oner and hiding behind others!
    Who are these kids by the way because your first (incorrect) acusation of me bullying was jimmymagpie
    BandB had many issues not just me perhaps thats down to your selective reading list though
    ThebionicMAG i simply stated that the person desreved to be arrested
    So tell me what do you mean by im not good with minority posters? Do enlighten me because i know what your suggesting and cant wait for you to say it

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #17

    Steveno7 – well posited and soundly reasoned. I think that, having dispensed with Soap, the dirty mackem has imdeed placed himself inm the unenviable position of those of whom Nietsche said had ‘killed God’. How can they ever aspire to cleanliness when they have dispensed with all that can help them attain it? The slayer has become the slain in their case, n’est-ce pas?

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  • steveno7

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #18

    I was once on the drink in scumland having worked at nissan for while .xmas nite out.
    I was appraoched by a young man with a scruffy shellsuit sleeves rolled up soveriegns ahowing and a large medalion round his neck.he asked where i was from i replied the toon.he offered me out .
    So i obliged by telling him would remove his teeth.
    As im not exactly shy .
    As i didnt back down he basically shat his pantsshiney as they were and made a quick retreet.
    Typical scum bag
    ha ha ha

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Tsunki
    BandB didnt like smileys my fault apparantly 😉

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #20

    Tsunki…I’m eager to discuss football matters, but we need to discuss this 10% rubbish a.s.a.p.

    Shola should be on the bench for me. He’s not effective for a full 90 minutes and him sitting on the bench will constantly be striking fear in to the red and white unwashed. Bring him on at the end to consolidate his slayer status.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #21

    Tads are you saying you are a smileypath? Not true, surely jesper and ibiza would knock you into a bucket in smiley wars?

    😀 😀 😉 😀 ;D

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #22

    Tads,
    For the record I’m not to keen on the over use of smileys.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #23

    Tsunki,
    Did you have to do that.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Hmm I am obviously not a seasoned smileyist the. 🙁

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  • beefman13

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #25

    Pushy has spoken, he often dips his toes in to another posters spat with someone, im sure tads will give you a response, you love it man.

    BandB should have stuck it out,he has had a few posters comment favourably on his posts.

    The nature of blogs is that you are going to get in a ruck with someone or a few at times.

    Ive been in masses of them over the last four years beacuse i support this regime but i support the toon through thick and thin.

    Youve got to have thick skin , if you get it, you give it back.

    Sure diplomacy should come in to it a bit more, but what the hell you get a better rush if you give it both barrels at times.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail – any chance you could narrow ‘that’ down for me a bit?

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  • FatmanJoe

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #27

    BandB could dish it out but certainly couldn’t take it. I have a sneaking suspicion that heshe has been on here before and laid into folk and then did the whole ‘woe is me’ act.

    People fell for it back then too.

    Heshe would pick and choose who heshe felt inclined to discuss football with and criticised those heshe decided weren’t worthy.

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  • Charlietoon

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #28

    I’d almost forgotten what it was like to consider having a first choice back four. I’d like to see
    Krul,
    Santon, Collo, Taylor, Fergie
    Hatem Cabaye, Tiote, Gutti
    ……………BA Shola

    It’s a team of players who all know how important this derby is. I’d like to find space for Anita or Biggie but I think they need tobe on the bench and see what it is all about before jumping straight in.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #29

    FMJ – paranoia is the meat and veg of blog life ha ha.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #30

    JFA
    Sorry pal but with the mackems at the weekend i cant stop smiling!
    Oh well back to bieng my normal odious self!

    Oh and pushy, bionics post, how can he make many valid points when only making one point? Notice you didnt call up jakesome either funny that

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  • danuneek

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #31

    Do you guys actually talk about football?

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  • FatmanJoe

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #32

    This has to be done. Especially for jail

    🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #33

    Charlie – that’s what I was thinking. This is not a match to heave those not accustomed even to PL yet, let alone the cauldron of dross.

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  • FatmanJoe

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Danueek

    Be a leader, not a follower. Start a discussion and we shall follow.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Danuneek – which type?

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  • BigKirky

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #36

    I’d have Shola starting on the bench for me but I’d def bring him on with 15 or 20mins left depending on how things are going. I everyone knows it, but I hope the players realise that our usual second half pickup must be from the first whistle right to the last.

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  • beefman13

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Yea fatman you and the beefman know you have to stick it out on these blogs or the keyboard bullys will take advantage.

    Poor BandB couldnt hack it sadly, and has went with his tail between his legs to fresh blog chatrooms.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #38

    FMJ,
    Thanks 🙁

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Charlietoon
    Good looking team ba n shola would give there rag tag back 4 a pasting!

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  • FatmanJoe

    Oct 19, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #40

    Team for sun.

    Krul
    Simpson Taylor colo santon
    Tiote
    Cabaye Anita
    Ben arfa ba obertan

    I’ll change my mind at least twice before the game kicks off tho.

    So excited I could crush a grape.

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