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Good News – Newcastle Player Fit For Norwich Game

9:46 am, Thursday, January 10th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 22 Comments

It’s good to have a little bit of good news to report this morning, as our pursuit of Loic Remy may not be going exactly according to plan, and the news is that James Perch has recovered well from his knee injury, and should be in the squad for Norwich and likely will be in the starting line-up for Newcastle at Carrow Road. And Steven Taylor may even play at Norwich City too, and it seems certain he will at least make the squad.

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James Perch – should be fit for Norwich City game

James Perch should be okay assuming he can get through today and tomorrow in training, and that he doesn’t have any bad reaction in the knee he injured in the first half at Brighton last Saturday.

The knee swelled up badly in the days after the Brighton debacle, and Alan Pardew had thought that  James would not even make the squad for Norwich City – but it seems the swelling has decreased rather quickly, and at the moment all seems to be well.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

“We could be looking at Reading in terms of Steven Taylor. But the good news is that James Perch could be available for Saturday. It’s not a longer-term injury.”

“We’ll have stronger players back for Norwich. We need better players on the pitch.” “We need the best possible team we can get.”

And it will be interesting to see if Steven Taylor and Yohan Cabaye are in the squad for Norwich, and from what Alan says above it looks like Steven Taylor may even start at Carrow Road – and that would be great.

But even if  Taylor and Cabaye don’t play on Saturday, both will almost certainly be ready for the home game against Reading a week on Saturday.

Reading and Newcastle are the only two teams in the Premier League who have not won away from home this season, and we don’t want to be left on our lonesome with that record,  following the home game against Reading.

We just have to beat Reading if we want to pull away from the relegation zone quickly.

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Tags: Injuries · James Perch · Steven Taylor · Yohan Cabaye

22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie // Jan 10, 2013 at 9:50 AM


  • 2 WWYCD // Jan 10, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Over…the…moon big 3 points guaranteed now

    Haha sorry Perchy glad ur fit really sign of times this is good news though

  • 3 Indian Magpie // Jan 10, 2013 at 9:52 AM


    Could it be

    Remy Cabella
    Benjamin Stamboulli

  • 4 Indian Magpie // Jan 10, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Torq TOON

    Could it be

    Remy Cabella
    Benjamin Stamboulli

  • 5 Transfer Sage // Jan 10, 2013 at 9:58 AM


    Remy has a good goals per game ratio….just made 13 of his 20 appearences this year off the bench.

    Last year he got a goal every other game in 40 games, same as season before that.

  • 6 TorqToon // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Davis – They have been trying to shift these players for a while with no result. Ever since they signed Giroud they wanted to do this purely to slash their wage bill.

    Which is why we need to start acting quickly and tie our deals up.

  • 7 ajcrawfs // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    When i clicked on the next page i thought it was going to say Cabaye! 🙁

  • 8 obatoyou // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Thanks for the info transfer, looks like we got some quality lined up, just wish Ashley would leave out the pricing nonsense

  • 9 TorqToon // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Indian – Quite possibly. Probably Cabella. He is one of the most talented French youngsters currently yet is thus far under the radar.

    He is a big admirer of Yohan Cabaye and doesn’t speak much English so a move to a club where French speaking players are playing appeals to him.

    A very good player – would cost (probably) €4mil which seems a lot for a 20yr old – but trust me – that’s a bargain for this lad.

    On stamboulli – defender who an also be more than comfortable in midfield. 22-23yrd old I believe and worked his way up the French youth setup well. I’ve no idea if the club have even looked at the lad but its a possibility. Especially with his versatility.

  • 10 obatoyou // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Lol me too Aj hadn’t even remembered perch was out :s
    Sorry James still love ya bud

  • 11 WWYCD // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Where did u hear this info? Uve never come across as a itk to me before haha uve peeked my curiosity

  • 12 croftus5678 // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    thought we would have had sissoko signed by now.

  • 13 TorqToon // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    But it’s encouraging that remy’s good friend is Olivier Bernard who has stated that he doesn’t believe he will go to Germany, instead opting to stay at Marseilles or come to the toon.

  • 14 Colo-Sus // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    So is Cabaye fit then?

  • 15 terencelim // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Having Perch fit is like signing a new player hooray Ashley can keep the money in his own pocket again this time!

  • 16 TorqToon // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Yo – I spend 80% of the work life in France. I work closely with several of the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 football clubs as well as some in England and Scotland.

    I’m lucky to hear a little bit of info hear and there as tend to only post stuff that seems accurate or comes direct from the clubs themselves. Not journo’s or agents.

  • 17 catchy in norway // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    If lambass is in France , I’m sure one of the French papers would be all over it , saying Newcastle in for so and so, right now it’s only remy we are linked with,
    I would stay well away from him, it’s a short window, so maybes just are not good enough, we need yes or no,

    The only other reason for them to be in France without needing to speak to a club would be L Blank, they can meet with less chance of a leak to the press,

    I only briefly read the mick lowes thing , so I could be way of base, but did he say he got the info from a player? If so I would not believe a word, why would a player know?

    We got it from Ashley 4 years ago there would be a marquee player coming that season , did not happen

    Lets just wait for them to sign on the line, then we can believe ,

    To many ifs and buts right now

  • 18 Ian Toon // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    If it takes a few more days to get the right signings so what ! Older and wiser fans remind me of Albert Luque. Act in haste repent at leisure! Stop the negativity it’s going to happen . Mick Lowes is a reliable source in my humble opinion.

  • 19 WWYCD // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Nice mate cheers for the info am gonna guess something in the medical sector then?

    Keep ur ear to the ground then mate 😉 hope ur info is correct Mbiwa would surely be the odds on player they are after where it comes to anything is obviously another matter

  • 20 markmac // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    ED why do you say tayls might start v norwich? from what you have written it sounds more like he will be fit for the reading match? or am i reading it wrong?

  • 21 TorqToon // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Yo – Yes sir. I’m a Cardiologist. I work in an advisory capacity for professional football clubs.

    I was once asked on here if “‘in my professional opinion’ did I think MA had a heart??” 🙂

  • 22 WWYCD // Jan 10, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Hahaha hope u didn’t put ur name on the line with a answer hell of a gamble if u did 😉

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