Injury Woes Get Even Worse For Newcastle

Newcastle have already suffered far too many injuries this season, and more bad news after the game last night,  that center-back Steven Taylor will be out for a while with a hamstring injury.

Steven Taylor – suffered a hamstring injury yesterday

It was another poor performance yesterday from Newcastle,  and it was also humbling to see a side in the Championship last season outplay and out fight a Magpies side that still had many big stars playing – but we seem to lack confidence, drive and also spirit – which is a little worrying.

Alan Pardew broke the bad news on Taylor after the game:

“We’ve got eleven senior players out and it looks like Steven Taylor could be another one out for a while with a hamstring injury”.

It’s fortunate that Fab Coloccini is now available to play on Wednesday at Stoke City, and will partner Mike Williamson at the back, and with James Perch back in the squad after recovering from his thigh injury,  he is also available to play at center-back – if required.

We’ll miss Steven’s fight and drive in the side, but our lads have to wake up, buck up and start playing these games for all 3 points, and as if their lives depend on it.

That should do it, but things may get even worse before they get better on Tyneside.

What do you think?

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23 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 26, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #1

    Woah. hang on a minute ed!

    Found this comment. He could not have put it better

    * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Ha pardew says we need to get the fans behind us for trip to stoke? What have we got to roar on? Hoofing the ball over the top? I’ve felt sorry for all our fans this season who have gone to see a match. We’ve had nothing in our play to get excited about and get the stadium rocking. Really cheesed off. Southampton is a prime example of what we want to see, they made triangles and split our defense apart with quick one touch passing and the stadium was rocking. Last time we had that was last season.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 26, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Morning lads!

    For me the most worrying aspect of the game yesterday was the fact that after 30 min. it looked like Pardew had just given up!

    …and that he keeps going back to two forwards side by side even though we have zero shorts on target is either borderline naive or….well you guys pick the word 🙂

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 26, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #3

    I do understand how Europa league can effect performances and leave players at just 80/90% which can cause problems.

    But….it’s not like we start matches well and add as it goes on. We have the same lack of intensity from the beginning. If anything the players put more effort into the last 10 minutes than at any other point in the game.

  • Shane

    Nov 26, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Pardew is proving to be a very boring, predictable, sh*t manager right now. What is his obsession with playing Ba and Cisse as a front two… A child could work out its not working! Get Ba out on the left, whether this winds him up or not I couldn’t give a fock, he’s not bigger than the team! Cisse up top on his own on HBA when fit on the right and while he’s not fit put Fergie out there.

  • Les Grossman

    Nov 26, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Mass hysteria on here again today then?
    Stick with the team if your a TRUE fan.

    When we have our strongest team together for a string of games then complain at a defeat.

    The Owner and his little Cockney Rat are to blame for this, no one else.

    Pardew asked for 2-3 quality players to bolster the squad, not much to ask considering the considerable boost in finance that Europe and lofty league finish give us….yet they didnt manage to get him a single quality player!!

    Go on, some one dare say Anita… obviously he has done great since he came here!!!!

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 26, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #6

    Les…in all fairness you do as you please and I’ll worry about myself…

    …I for one don’t need your pseudo handbook philosophy of what a ‘real fan’ should or should not do!

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 26, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #7


    There is a difference between supporting pardew and supporting nufc.

    Some people think nufc would be better without him and call for his sacking, that’s still supporting the club and being a true fan.

    I still think to give him more time but its not just the defeats that are bad, it’s the lack of effort and passion he is getting into the players.

  • yorkymag

    Nov 26, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Heard some worrying news last night that pardew has lost the dressing room seems a real rift has developed around his selection and tactics
    Tiote wants away and Ben arfa is fed up at trying to play on scraps ,spider man is fed up playing out of position.
    Maybe all rummor but when you see the match yesterday particularly tiotie he does not seem interested
    Ed is right about it getting worse before better if there is any truth in this

  • geordie157

    Nov 26, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #9

    It could easily have been six nil yesterday, we need a win fast. Jonas has declined fast over the last two years, but that’s not saying he’s the worst performer, time for us to show singe fight and stick together!

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 26, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #10

    It’s all very reminiscent of Souness. The increasingly bizarre excuses.

    the only way ba and cisse ever worked was 433 where ba played out left.

    Now if pardew has promised Ba he can play centrally, that is a very dangerous precedent for any manager to give to a player.

    To be fair Ba deserves to play centrally given his goal return, but why ditch 433? It’s been a disaster since the end of last season and in over a third of this.

    Cisse can’t play wide left in front 3 so you put him on
    the bench as an impact sub and put marv, Obi, fergie, sammi or amaltifano out wide left and play cabs or for now abeid advanced.

    I thought that was the quick easy fix that pardew has so stubbornly ignored. But there is something more worrying than that now. The fire and passion has disappeared competely and very much resembles the west ham team in Pardew’s 2nd season there with ”tevezgate”

    Maybe ashley might not be as patient as we think. He didn’t like allardyce’s style and this is worse.

  • Les Grossman

    Nov 26, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #11

    jesper thingy!!
    Sod off with your bollocks man.
    So you know long words.

    Unimpressed mate.
    I only said if your a true fan stick with the team, same to you Transfer Onion READ the post. Stick with the team???

    All too eager to jump down ones throat…..
    MORNING you miserable b@stards

  • yorkymag

    Nov 26, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #12

    You are spot on
    Supposedly tiotie has stopped speaking to pardew

  • Les Grossman

    Nov 26, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Where di you hear that?
    From a player or a coach?

  • yorkymag

    Nov 26, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #14

    It’s third hand but usually a pretty accurate source

  • Les Grossman

    Nov 26, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #15

    I think saying that the style we are playing is worse than allardyce…..gis a break FFS.
    We have a paper thin squad with kids playing that arent good enough, simple really arent good enough, to play at this level, which woefully shows game after game!

    Doe sit occur to anyone that maybe Pardew knows this and has to play accordingly, eg get the ball to the front two as quick as they can in the hope that being prolific last season they can hit the net more regularly!!

    I mean sami ameobi. Cosistent running down blind alleys and giving the ball away!! CONSISTENT
    Shane ferguson, quick and skillful but blow him and he will fall over.

    Anita….rabbit caught in the headlights!
    Gutti, playing through the pain barrier as we are that threadbare.

    Could this not all be possible or is it that all the afore mentioned are really world beaters and shuould be the first choice??

    Calm down for christ sake.

    When we had our first team out at the mackems we battered them with good free flowing football.

    Its all gone pear shaped since then….why?? Injuries, suspensions. Tactical change was required!!!

    The kids playing are not good enough and we have no depth to the squad!

  • Les Grossman

    Nov 26, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #16

    There are no accurate sources out there that know what is going on inside a football clubs changing room Yorkymag.
    So either yourself or your ‘third hand source’ has totally made that up to gleen attention.

    If you had said someone who knows a coach or a player, maybe that would be slightly, just slightly more creditable, but third hand sources arent worth the paper you wipe your arse on!

  • yorkymag

    Nov 26, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #17

    Only time will tell

  • Les Grossman

    Nov 26, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #18

    will it??
    If pardew gets sacked in the next five minutes, do you honestly think the squad will come out and say he has lost the dressing room?

    No one will ever know what goes on up there. All just pure speculation.

    And third hand GUESS work.

    And when we start winning again, and all is rosy in the garden, which I fully expect soon, the likes of you and your third hand party will just fade back into obscurity no doubt.

  • yorkymag

    Nov 26, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #19

    One slight problem I think

    But we ain’t going to start winning

  • Les Grossman

    Nov 26, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #20

    Why you bothering supporting a team with that mentality then?

    Wouldnt you be better concentrating on doing something that gives you pleasure? Trainspotting or something??

  • yorkymag

    Nov 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #21

    You missing the point I love the toon and travel the country and Europe ,but I am realistic the last twenty years or so have taught me a lot and this team is in free fall ,it gives me no pleasure at all to see the current state of play ,but I don’t want another season visiting Barnsley and Blackpool thanks
    Tried train spotting found it a little cold and lonely on the end of platform 5 at York, plus I am rubbish with numbers
    Have a good day

  • wynsleap

    Nov 26, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #22

    Never mind the recent disastrous results, precarious position in the Premiership, lack of playing quality and commitment throughout the squad or the standard of performance, the the club is running financially stable…. so that’s OK. Isn’t that right lads?
    Answers only from Ashley’s fiscal ‘accountants’ please.

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 26, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #23

    Wyn, yes i remember the mini accountants as I called them, all summer. The problem with Ashley is that he doesnt give a monkeys about the club and will run with minimal transfer investment to keep us in the top flight. Its very risky. I still want Pards to get us through this, but I do feel that something has happened in terms of player respect and no doubt Jimmy Magpie RIP is looking down saying, “I told u so” . Les, you throw all the insults around that you want, but every club has injuries etc. Whats more remarkable is that our form in the league has been awful bar one game ( Makems ) and we have had plenty of luck to get to where we are. I think fans have every right to be worried and vent, and if that means wanting a change of manager, then thats thier prerogative. At the end of the day, we had enough talent on that team yesterday – if motivated and trained correctly – to get something out of Southampton but they mullered us. Maybe 4 or 5 nil might have you seeing things differently.


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