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Newcastle Winger Fit Again – Could Be Involved Against QPR

10:51 am, Friday, December 21st, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

That mysterious toe injury that Gabriel Obertan has been carrying for weeks now has finally cleared up and he will be in the squad tomorrow and could see some play in the second half, and there’s even a chance he could start the game.

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Gabby Obertan - after scoring great goal against Bordeaux
Who’s that guy in the background?


Obertan will provide some speed and skill down the right wing in Ben Arfa’s absence, and he’s exactly the type of attacking player we need in the team right now – and we hope to see him running straight at the QPR defense tomorrow afternoon.

This is what manager Alan Pardew said about the French U21 International today:

“Gabby has a chance of being involved on Saturday. When we don’t have Gabby, it does affect the opposition because when he’s in the team their left-back does not go anywhere.

“We’ve had problem with that in recent weeks in terms of the opposition left-back getting into our box and creating goals. If nothing else he will stop that and if Gabby plays as he has done in the European matches, then he will affect the game in a positive manner as well.”

Obertan hasn’t played too much for Newcastle this season, appearing only 13 times with one goal, but it will be good to have him back, and as long as Ben Arfa is out injured the 23 year-old can provide some thrust and skill down the right wing – and we badly need that these days.

It’s good to have Gabby back fit again – and in the squad – and we hope he gets a run out tomorrow in what is a crucial game against QPR – who are 7 points behind Newcastle, and we hope that’s 10 points by 5:00 pm tomorrow afternoon.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.



Tags: Gabriel Obertan · Injuries · Newcastle News · Premier League





13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Transfer Sage // Dec 21, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    indian

    saw your beloved dhoni had a good game yesterday haha….stuck with him longer no doubt now.

  • 2 Indian Magpie // Dec 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Yes

    TS

  • 3 Indian Magpie // Dec 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    If Real Madrid qualify for the Copa Del Rey Semi Final, they will play Barcelona, MUFC, Barcelona, MUFC, Barcelona (in row)

  • 4 Transfer Sage // Dec 21, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    so defenders stay deep as they worry about obertan but they dont stay deep to worry about ben arfa?

    makes no sense…especially as gabby rarely uses his pace..his one attribute

  • 5 rainrix // Dec 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Honestly given our team atm i’ll be glad to actually have someone with pace in it again ;)

  • 6 Transfer Sage // Dec 21, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Indian

    if you could chose who left their job first would it be dhoni or pardew? haha

  • 7 Transfer Sage // Dec 21, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    rainrix

    Yeh we do lack pace….just wish somebody would tell him to run.

    Pardew needs to sit him down and show him forrest gump on repeat…if that doesn’t get him running up the wing nothing will.

  • 8 rainrix // Dec 21, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Sage… Just make it so everyone sitting at the front of the stadium is a redneck and when he gets the ball a chorus of “Hey look skeeter that there dun obertan boy gone and got da bawl” Followed by a mass rock and whiskey bottle missile volley, that’ll get him moving :)

    Although from what I’ve seen from obertan he plays better when we break and has space to run into, When he faces a defender he loses his thang even when he could easily run past him. :|

  • 9 rainrix // Dec 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Is a redneck? are rednecks, sorry im going back to the asylum now bye!

  • 10 magicbus // Dec 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    One of the weakest signings during AP`s tenure. I`m sure he is only played because AP paid 3 mill for him.

  • 11 cisse_the_legend // Dec 21, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Oh come on, Pardew aint half as bad as Dhoni. And with a player like Remy coming in, we might see his tactics start to work better. Dhoni’s always playing so negative unlike Pards

  • 12 Jan Stavik // Dec 21, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    If nothing else, he stops the opposition left back from attacking says Pardieu.

    My god, that’s not really a compliment to Obertan! But I agree, he’s not offering much going forward… I’m tired of waiting for Obertan to shine, you can’t be a talent forever. At one point you need to step up, if not you’re a failiure.

  • 13 danuneek // Dec 21, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Why can’t the stadium just shout run when he gets the ball. RUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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