Newcastle Injury Update – Good News Bad News

Coloccini will now be out for three league games, although he will be able to play in the two upcoming Europa League Group D games, and Alan Pardew is again down to a skeleton squad, after losing Perch, Ba and Cisse yesterday to injury, and we only have two fit center-backs now with Colo out and James Perch injured.

James Perch in action yesterday – a bad injury

The news today is that James Perch’s thigh injury is serious, and he will be out for some weeks, and that’s a blow to Newcastle given that Perchinho can play anywhere along the back four and in defensive midfield too.

But it’s good news regarding Yohan Cabaye and Demba Ba, and both have a chance to make the next game at home against West Ham next Sunday – that’s a big relief.

This is what Alan Pardew said about the injuries:

“Perch is a bad one and I think that’s going to be costly for us. I should perhaps have taken Demba Ba off at half-time, but we wanted to see how he went and that was no good, but hopefully he’ll be all right for next weekend.”

“Cabaye has a slight strain, and to come here and lose three players through injury is obviously disappointing. It was asking a lot of the players that came on in an emotional game like that.”

“It’s an emotional place, and it was hurly-burly with it all going off in various parts of the pitch. So I was really pleased with the subs, I thought they all did very well.”

There’s no doubt that Sammy Ameobi and Shane Ferguson are making a big push for the first team, and both didn’t look out of place at all when they came on yesterday, and the experience they will have gained yesterday will stand them in very good stead.

It’s bad news on James Perch but good news on the other two, although we did wonder why Demba Ba came off after only 4 minutes after the second half, but it seems he didn’t want to make things worse – and that’s good.

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12 comments so far

  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Nov 5, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Gangnam style!

  • Graeme

    Nov 5, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Looks like the gamble of signing no reinforcements for the defence in the summer, is coming home to roost!!

  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Nov 5, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Perch can tackle. Anita is a better passer of the ball,

  • Tsunki

    Nov 5, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Deja vu. Looks like 5th again. Oh well.

  • ArtyH

    Nov 5, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Tsunki M8 I’d take 5th now if given the chance, but really cannot see it happening now. If Cisse was scoring like last year then yes.

  • Deadpool

    Nov 5, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #6

    For me yesterday highlighted why we will not get top 4 this year.

    Pardews favouritism towards Guti is now unbearable. He has been so poor recently and yesterday was the worst performance I have seen from him. He needs to be dropped.

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 5, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #7

    If Guti is half as bad as his critics would have us believe it’s a wonder Pards hasn’t noticed, rather than picking him week in week out and making him skipper in Colo’s absence.

  • BigKirky

    Nov 5, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #8

    That’s the thing with yesterday that really annoyed and frustrated me, the simply awful sloppy pass from Jonas which brought about the goal. I have a lot of time for Jonas and like him as a player, however his role in the team is not a left winger. He must be tucked inside a bit more and not relied upon for crossing the ball, which will never come.

    Still, I maintain, a point away from home is still a good result in most cases and especially in this case as it’s Liverpool away. In a way it’s still positive that we haven’t yet played amazingly and have picked up points, but we can’t keep doing that and expecting to keep getting the points.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 5, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Big kirky
    Jonas was tucked in yesterday not on the wing as gor his pass that lead to the goal people seem to be overlooking the stupid needless pass from cisse into jonas who had 3 on him also look over the fact that benny bieng caught in possesion could of cost us a couple of goals if wasnt for taylor and krul

  • sks_toon

    Nov 5, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #10

    Has anyone heard anything about how Curtis Good is progressing? Will he make the fringes of the lineup this year especially with our injuries and suspensions or is it a long shot?

  • sticklebricks

    Nov 5, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Jonas worked his socks off for us yesterday, some of his touches weren’t great but his workrate was exceptional. other than the goal I don’t think he did alot wrong..

    He wasn’t wanting the ball back from Cisse and given our other players on the pitch were so static he didn’t really have alot on.

    Jonas has made it clear he prefers to play at LW, you don’t however hear him moaning having been deployed as a DM for most of the season whereas alot of our squad would…

    Sure he doens’t have the pace of Sammi or the final ball of Ferguson but his workrate and dedication more than make up for this, okay his form might have dipped recently and it might be time to give him a few games on the bench as he is not one of the strongest members of our squad. But I think alot of you are getting on his back a little too much…

    With Perch out and Colo’s ban we are now very limited at CB. I think playing Willo midweek would be a massive risk as without him we would be in a right mess for the weekend.



  • Minato

    Nov 5, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Can’t believe I’m hearing Jonas haters again. Do you not understand his role within the team now or are you just that f***in retarded. Firstly as has already been stated he was not responsible for the goal…I love Cisse as a player but generally he makes poor decisions as a passer.

    Secondly Jonas is NO longer a winger or an attacking player. This would be obvious to anyone who has watched our games consistently over the last three seasons. In many ways I prefer what he brings us now..tucks in nicely, reads the play well, keeps it unspectacular and most importantly organises some of the less experienced lads, in game.

    Any Jonas haters have no F***in conception of how vital the off the ball side of the game is. The man is vital to what our ethos is now all about. I personally hope he dons the black and white for the rest of his career and finds another role within the club outside that. Very rarely get annoyed by comments on here as stupid as they can be but this is just unreal.


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