Gouffran To Return To Training Monday – Good News


When we saw Yoan Gouffran go down after a bad tackle from Kyle Walker last Saturday at White Hart Lane, we thought he could have been out weeks if not months, after he was carried off on a stretcher and had been given oxygen on the pitch.

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Yoan Gouffran – after scoring his first goal for Newcastle on Saturday

We were thinking that’s just our luck – but after an X-ray showed there was no fracture to his shin bone, it looks like it was a bad gash and severe bruising, and Alan Pardew has confirmed Yoan could be back in training on Monday.

That means he will have missed no games, since he’s not eligible to play in the Europa League.

This is what Alan Pardew said today about Yoan, after the medical staff have been monitoring his injury this week:

“That’s all good news, fortunately. We think he’ll train on Monday.”

Gouffran was easily our best player on Saturday and he was our Man of the Match – and he got his first goals for the club , and it was probably his departure from the game that cost Newcastle a point, if not all three points.

Yoan has been little short of a revelation since he came to Newcastle, although we admit we didn’t know too much about him before he arrived, other than he has played 22 times for the U21 side, and was too fast for our defense when he played against Newcastle for Bordeaux in the Europa League.

And if Yoan keeps up his sparkling form on Tyneside, don’t be surprised if he gets called up to the full French squad – after all he does play for Newcastle United now. 😀

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198 comments so far

  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Feb 13, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #1

    with a little luck we could have a full strength team out against southampton! finally.

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  • KenyanMagpie4Life

    Feb 13, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Super!

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  • dannyboy

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #3

    repost
    hahahaha markaccus , liked that one.
    kets must be 12 or 13 , probably best just to completely ignore him and see if the itch goes away?
    put him on the imaginary naughty step and left him there?

    and good for goofy didnt expect him to make a impact as quick as he did, great wee player with great work ethic

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #4

    Great news….feared his season was over when I saw the swelling and the gash….it could have been a break.

    The follow through wasn’t nice but never looked too forceful so was shocked to see him that hurt….glad it wasn’t serious.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #5

    @sage, yes the musical could be called “the gibber dribble grench man”…… Oh, you, gibber dribble grench man, gibber dribble grench man what the f#*K….et.c

    Dannyboy, yeah he’s either a kid, or an escaped looney!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Guys…have some respect. Temuri gave us some good times. I think it’s nice he stays in touch with the fans, even if he has lost the plot…

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #7

    markaccus

    I like kets here….think he brings something different to the blog haha.

    Some posts you read and think, spot on (if not a little unrealistic) then most are just insane.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #8

    TS…I think it would be a shame to lose him. He’s like the blogs pet. Sure he gets in the rubbish all the time and steals food from the counters, but he’s lovable and part of the family.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #9

    ibiza

    Exactly…..his comments are like the bone the dog brings in that it burried years ago covered in mold….you don’t really want to see it but the thought behind it is good.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #10

    TS…Glad I’m not alone on this. Now excuse me, just going to take Kets to the park for some fresh air…come on ketsy…

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  • tequilamag

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Ibiza, that`s all well and good but don`t expect me to take him to the vet when he goes blind and his back legs go and he starts pissin all over the floor.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Tequila…You want to be in charge of the pooper scooper then? We have to share responsibilities. A pet is for life, not just for Christmas.

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  • pedro

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Kets is a legend on here. Although his views are completely mental I always find myself reading them. There have been so many highlights for me – Xavi is over rated and Marveaux could be better than Messi. Utter drivel but for some reason I cant stop reading

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Now I have a vision of you saying ‘walkies’ and ketsy standing in front of you, with a leash in his mouth, wagging his……erm….coccyx?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #15

    ibiza

    I thought the pet was just for transfer windows?

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  • xmindcrimex

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #16

    I like Kets. It’s safe to say he doesn’t follow the norm.;)

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  • tequilamag

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Ibiza no thanks , I will train him to hunt rabbits if you want though.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #18

    pedro

    It’s so funny….somebody should publish a Kets annual where all his comments for the year are there.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #19

    TS…No, that’s ITK’s 😉

    Tequila…Deal. I would imagine training him would be the hardest task of all.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Kets is this blog’s Mascot and needs to be treated with repsect as without him life would be very boring on here

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #21

    jack

    I wish he could be the toon’s official mascot, even just for one game….give him a microphone and let him lose on the pitch for 5 mins before kick off.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #22

    JB…Mascot! That’s a much less offensive way of putting it. Apologies for the pet references, this is much more PC.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Transfer/Ibiza

    Ket’s comments are out there on times, well most times to be fair, but his love for this club and total derision for Man Utd has won him a place in the NUFC Blog Hall of Fame 😀

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #24

    JB….Man Utd…Is that the team that should be in the championship? 🙂

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  • Moat1

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #25

    My wishlist 4 the summer:
    Welbeck on loan
    Aubameyang 13m
    Thauvin 1.5m
    Butland 4m
    Neymar jnr 30m

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  • JackButler

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #26

    Moat1

    Thauvin joined Lille for 1.5 million and Buttland joined Stoke

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  • Moat1

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #27

    my banner has gone old again. Has anyone else’s?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #28

    Moat…Butland just transferred to Stoke in the January window, didn’t he?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #29

    and on the banner…nope, it’s still new and beautiful as ever.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #30

    Ibiza

    Yes mate, that wee club that are an embarrassment to British football 😀

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  • JackButler

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #31

    Think we should start a petition to get Ket’s on the banner, we could have him right next to Pardew

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #32

    JB….Yeah, I think I read they’re playing tonight against some really good team, I think Real Madrid? Must be a friendly to get them ready for Madrids next CL game…..

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  • JackButler

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #33

    Think our summer shopping list will comprise of
    Siem de Jong
    Nicolas Isimat Mirin
    Then one striker from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ricky van Wolfswinkel or Luuk de Jong

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #34

    Or a petition to make him Carrs No.2 man?

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  • JackButler

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #35

    Ibiza

    We could have him as director of Public Relations, his press release’s would be things of beauty

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #36

    jack

    Could we not get him to the be the fan sky interview when theres a story about us……he would be brilliant.

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  • pedro

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #37

    Ibiza
    Kets as Carr’s number 2 would quickly end in a restraining order when he is parked outside Ajax’s training ground calling for Alderweireld every hour of the day

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #38

    Pedro….I think that ship may have already sailed 🙂

    TS…Isn’t it currently a guy called Daz? He’s been non existent this season. Last update was about Cisses goals against Chelsea 🙂

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Feb 13, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #39

    Ket’s comments are one of the reasons I still love reading this blog!!!

    His wishlists are obviously total fantasy but he got a few right last window did he not??Sissoko , Debuchy and Mbiwa were names he was calling for a while!

    Imagine if we did sign Alderweild Kets?!?!How could you cope??

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  • pedro

    Feb 13, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #40

    Here’s my views on Kharkiv’s Argentine contingent, they have several Brazilians too but I dont watch too much Brazilian football so I haven’t seen a great deal.

    Jonathan Cristaldo is the biggest name and probably the biggest threat for Kharkiv. Still only 23 but he burst on to the Argentinian scene when he was just 17 playing for Velez. He is a goal scorer who comes alive in the box, good runs and makes room for himself. Pretty good with both feet and in the air too considering he is small. A natural finisher. He was injured towards the end of his Velez career and then was more of a sub, but Velez have a pretty strong side so it’s not an easy side to get back into. Not sure about his role for Kharkiv but this is what he was like at Velez, they signed him in 2011 so since then I haven’t seen him play but I gather he scores a lot. We will need to stay tight to him.

    Sebastian Blanco is another dangerous player. Very small, quick and tricky attacking midfielder who can play wide. Good passer. He played for Lanus when they won the championship here in 2007 when he was around 18. He scored some important goals for Lanus usually arriving late in the box unmarked. Think I read someone mention the number 23 for Kharkiv after seeing them play recently – this is him. Both these guys were highly regarded prospects at the time but haven’t done anything internationally since their moves.

    Jose Sosa is a little older than the other two and I understand is the captain of Kharkiv. He played a lot of games here for Estudiantes before moving to Bayern Munich in 2007. He is a midfield playmaker with a good range of passing and dangerous with set pieces. Having not played in Argentina since a short loan spell back at Estudiantes I don’t know how he has been doing.

    Juan Manuel Torres is a Mascherano type defensive midfield player. Small guy but strong tackler. He was in the same under 20 side as Messi and Aguero that were world champions in 2005 and here played for both Racing and San Lorenzo.

    Marco Torsiglieri is someone I don’t remember too much about. He’s a centre back and played for Velez a couple
    of years ago before moving to Europe.

    Cristian Villagra is a full back and at River Plate here was a left back but I think he is right footed, a bit like Santon in that respect. Good on the ball, with a good shot too.

    Anyway, this is their Argentinian players and like I say it’s based more on their time in Argentina rather than anywhere else. Not sure how Kharkiv play and if they have been any good etc. Thought I would share it anyway

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