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These Three Players Could Give Newcastle A Big Lift Tomorrow

9:46 am, Saturday, November 24th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

We watched Alan Pardew’s press conference yesterday, and we saw both Jonas Gutierrez and James Perch in full training at Benton, so it could be that both players could start for Newcastle tomorrow, and that could give big lift to the side, because of their experience. And Papiss Cisse looks to have shaken off his thigh problem, and there’s now said to be a good chance he will play tomorrow too.

Jonas Gutierrez – should play tomorrow

It looks like Jonas has finally recovered from his knee injury, and James Perch has covered from the thigh problem he picked up at Liverpool on 4th November, and both will likely be in the squad for tomorrow, and could even start the game.

When Papiss limped off the field in the second half against Maritimo on Thursday night, it didn’t look like he could play on Sunday, but Alan Pardew has since said he’s in with a good chance.

And Ben Arfa’s hamstring isn’t as bad as first thought, and he could return within a couple of weeks, which is very good news.

But the bottom line is that if Cisse, Gutierrez and Perch could play tomorrow, that would give Newcastle a big lift, and it would be great to have Jonas and Perchinho back for such an important game for Newcastle, after a few weeks out with injury.

This is good news – and we haven’t had too much of that this season – so far.

The game tomorrow will be a tough one, because Southampton are in form and full of confidence after their great 3-1 win against QPR last weekend, which resulted in Mark Hughes being fired yesterday, and Harry Redknapp returning to management, with another London club.

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Tags: Injuries · James Perch · Jonas Gutierrez · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse



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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JTOONJ // Nov 24, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    cathy do you actually think we could afford to sack him? 8 year contract pay off would be a hefty amount.

  • 2 sirtoongospel // Nov 24, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    4sirtoongospel // Nov 24, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Catchy, in response to your post I missed last night. You say we have so many offensive players, and that Pardew makes us defensive. I would argue that most of the offensive players we have are not good enough. HBA either scores a wonder goal or has an average game, but he is our best player by a mile in midfield. Other than that, only Sammy will take people on and get to the bi-line. And he isn’t ready yet. The rest look to pass, but their movement is awful. They pass and stand still. Only cabaye looks to give people an option. He is a great player made to look average at the minute. Why is that? Because there are NO OPTIONS for him every time he looks up. So after 2 or 3 negative passes comes the hoof to Demba. If the players were that good they would pass an move and play through teams easily. Cisse craves an early through ball, makes runs constantly. Watch him in games and he can’t understand why they don’t pass earlier. Last season cabaye was the one who found him with through balls, this season Ba is up top and he doesn’t make runs. He is quite static. A better player than Cisse as in all round game, but Cisse is the one to get in behind. I am convinced that BA and Cisse could play together but they need the right blend in midfield, and we don’t have it in our squad just now. Wingers are not good enough and centre mid is missing someone to drive forward.

    I am convinced that if Ferguson was our manager we would do no better. Mancini would take us down!!! The only one who could change our style with the players we have is Wenger. But even he gets grief for having no cutting edge.

    While you are wanting Pardew out, you have to have someone who would a) take the job, and b) improve us. So who would you get? Personally I am happy with last seasons manager of the year. I would be gutted if he left and am sure he will turn us around after January.

  • 3 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Jtoonj

    Ashley is no mug. He may not know football but he knows business. I’m sure there will be get out clauses for Ashley if be wants pardew gone. Otherwise it would be a silly decision to give him an 8 year deal.

    What if they just fell out and Ashley wanted rid, I’m sure be wouldn’t leave himself having to pay 8 years out.

  • 4 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Sirtoon

    We would do a lot better under ferguson. He hardly has a great midfield or defence at the moment.

    Compare teams and they only come out in front on strikers and wingers from a starting 11. Both Mancini and ferguson are proven better managers.

    The problem for pardew is we have no pace in the side so all of the football we play is in front of the opposition which makes us too predictable. When the players are passing and moving as they can and have done before we struggle to create as we are one dimensional

  • 5 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Sirtoon

    Forgot to say man utd’s defence is better than ours but it still isn’t great at the moment.

  • 6 Transfer Sage // Nov 24, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Now I read my comment it sounds like I basically said man utd are a lot better haha.

    Well krul better than what they have.

    Colo would get in their side.

    In sure cabaye and ben arfa would and cisse and Ba would be at least on the bench.

  • 7 MykToonFan // Nov 24, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    My team for Southampton: Krul; Simpson, S. Taylor, Coloccini, Santon; Perch, Tiote, Jonas; Sammy, Marveaux; Ba

  • 8 stuart no9 // Nov 24, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    sirtoongospel @2 WHY have we no options for cabeye other than to hoof it/ what needs to be done to change that?

  • 9 juanpeterbeardsley // Nov 24, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    @7 Colo is suspended last one of the three so it will be Willo and Taylor.

    Think we have really missed Guthrie this season last season he covered for Cabaye in an almost seemless fashion.When cabaye has played poorly generally when Tiote is missing he would have done a job.Anita is just not up to the standard yet.

    Still I am proud my team is in the last 32 in Europe HWTL

  • 10 Lee Dodd // Nov 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Crikey see its doom monger day today !!!!! Now the Europa is over until Feb 13 we can cncentrate on the league . The team will be farr better from now on and we have to get behind the squad. Apart from Cabaye and H.B.A there arnt that many majer injured majer players out. I can see even Nile Ranger shutting up some doom mongers as if he was that bad still he would not get in the reserves even… Perch and Tiote in central midfield should do ok. stick Simpson on th ebench and Taylor ar right back… bench sammy as he is a headless chicken at the moment.

  • 11 lesh // Nov 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Re-post.

    Catchy and others on the sack Pardew bit, please give it a rest, be mature, be positive and use your loaves – sacking him will likely lead to the drop.

    If that’s what you want, I just don;t know how you can even think of yourselves as supporters of Newcastle United!

  • 12 cleggy78 // Nov 24, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Ashley wouldnt sack pardew itl be too hard to get someone in to give him a handjob for the next 8 years




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