Haidara Thanks Fans For Their Support – I’m Getting Better


Some words for the first time from Newcastle United defender Massadio Haidara, after he suffered a knee and thigh injury after that horror tackle from Wigan player McManaman, that Wigan Chairman David Whelan had the cheek to say was as clean as a whistle.

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Massadio Haidara in training
Thanks Newcastle fans for their support

And it seems the 20 year-old has been receiving lots of messages of support and condolences from Newcastle fans.

The 20-year-old was immediately taken to hospital after he suffered the injuries on Sunday, and as usual the Tyneside club are taking very good care of him.

Derek LLambias said he wanted to thank the Newcastle fans for all the messages of support sent to Massadio, in the statement he released on Haidara yesterday, in response to the FA statement saying they could do nothing about the tackle, because one official had seen the tackle.

That was a close one, but as usual the FA wriggled out of their responsibilities – as they usually manage to do – it’s just finding the reason why they cannot do anything. 😀

And today the 20 year-old himself said this on his Twitter account – aimed at Newcastle fans:

“I’m getting better, I want to THANK all of you for your messages of support, it really touches me.”

It’s great to hear from Massadio, and he will be getting another scan next week when all the swelling and bruising has subsided, and there’s some hope the injury will not be as bad as first thought.

Here’s hoping.

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139 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Just hope this injury does not affect his confidence. …

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  • ichrisho

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #2

    The bruising must be awful if they have to wait another week to check the severity underneath… imagine guys if he was swinging for a cross into the box… that would have been him done for quiet sometime… lets all hope its severe bruising and he is only out for a few weeks.

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  • Bambams

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #3

    The more times I watch that tackle the more I am relieved he had his leg slightly bent. Had it been straight and studs gripping the pitch I have no doubt it would have been a leg breaker.

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  • ajcrawfs

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #4

    we have to be optimistic, look at Ben Arfa he came out okay

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  • ajcrawfs

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #5

    I mean after his injury he was still great

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  • Bambams

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Whelan needs put into a retirement home for his comments, simply cannot believe how he could come out with that. I know he was hoping to sway the FA so not to get a ban but he should of left it with stating no intent rather than its a clean challenge and he gets the ball.

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  • ichrisho

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #7

    AJ – Ben Arfa was never the same after that… as you can see from his frequent injurys and the fact that we can never risk him in any match – just in case… we have the damaged Messi on our hands… but dont get me wrong – he still has the Magic when he turns it on…

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Whelan has just shown him self up to be a man of no conviction or honour.

    He has either lost te plot and can’t see what a bad tackle is or more likely refused to apologise purely on the grounds he didnt want to say anything which could be used against his player.

    Pathetic and spineless man.

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  • 89Norcal

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #9

    After watching Callum Mcuntaman’s challenge again, I have to say Haidara may have instinctively saved his knee.

    If you look closely, he recoils right when Callum’s boot goes into his knee, and lifts his left foot off the ground. If he had anchored himself with that left boot, his knee could have snapped like a fist through a wooden plank.

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  • ajcrawfs

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #10

    Oh i agree, what i meant was he is still the same player in terms of confidence, but yea he is as brittle as a twig recently.

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  • jarnytoon

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #11

    @ BAMBAMS

    Completely agree! Dementia Whelan needs retiring & put in a musuem with the rest of the dinosaurs. I can understand a chairman or manager trying to protect & defend one of their own, but to say what he’s said is just ludicrous!

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  • 89Norcal

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Guess my comment was censored due to improvisation of Mcmanaman’s name 🙂

    I wanted to point out that Haidara essentially saved his knee by instinctively lifting his left boot off the ground and shifting his weight at the moment of the challenge.

    If he had anchored his weight with the left boot when Callum came in at him, let’s just say his knee could have been pointing the wrong way.

    Glad to see it’s not as serious as 1st thought though.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #13

    Would absolutely love it if it ended up not being a serious injury remember when Gouffran got snapped at Spurs?looked just as bad but he got lucky with bruised shin just hope Haidara is the same would love him to come back and play a blinder to get us to the semi finals and a win over Sunderland!!

    All I can think of is premiership safety now and try regroup in the summer get rid of the deadwood and get some more strength in depth although surely we wont have such a bad run of injuries again the Toon normally has problems but never this bad

    Can actually field a really good team with our injured players at the moment could probably add sick not Gosling and Obertan to the team as they are always getting injured :

    Krul
    Debuchy
    Colo
    Haidara
    Santon
    Raylor
    Vuckic
    Arfa
    Cabaye
    Obertan
    Gosling

    If you also include missing Tiote for large parts and also Steven Taylor no wonder we have struggled all season if we had everyone fit I think we would be looking at top 6 and we would defo have the quality to win the Europa

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  • Bambams

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Tackles like that can affect you mentally, the next time there is a 50/50 he will be thinking about it. It’s such a shame he looks a very good prospect and knew he would be getting games in Europe and prem.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #15

    raj of hailsey – good afternoon.
    Yes you are correct with your previous post – a scoundrel of the blog – was identified last night. As they would say in this country “caught red handed” or “caught bang to rights” or “caught with his pants down”. He is a shameful fellow, as bad as the toilet wallahs in India.

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  • north east lincs toon

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #16

    What gets me is that mcmanaman knew straight away that it was a high tackle but just carried on and I have lost all respect for Martinez and whelan for what a great job they do for a small club I really hope they get demoted best wishes to massido.

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  • robin

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #17

    The F.A. Should looking into how three supposed officals, missed the horror tackle, the handball and the corner kick they missed from the Cisse, shot. They should be investigated for bungs or limited eye sight!

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  • Bambams

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Macmanaman will really be looking forward to playing at St James’ Park…… Hopefully it will be in a cup match and never again in the Prem. I never really give a care who goes down each season but this is the first time I can say with reason qpr, villa and wigan.

    Love them or hate them we need our derby matches.

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  • ichrisho

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Macbanthisman….that his new name… 🙂

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  • beefman13

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #20

    If santon is out, we have to get ferguson back from birmingham, he has played left back many many times and wont let us down, brum fans are loving him as he has not got starved of the ball.

    Its sounding like hadaira has just got really bad bruising, lets all hope so, also as ive mentioned before i hope cabaye is taking note of the nasty tackle situation beacuse he can be a bit naughty.

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  • Pushy Pardew

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Transfer
    Whelan has always appeared to me to speak before he has engaged his brain. He plays the ex professional footballer card at every opportunity whereas he should be judged by the FA as the chairman of a PL Club. Undoubtedly his post match comments were designed to influence any judgement on the player. Quite devious. I have never shared the support for Martinez and his tactical expertise. He seemed embarrassed by the whole episode and merely went through the usual ritual of supporting one of his players.

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 20, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Incidentally, who was the guy on here who is always bigging up Martinez, that overrated tactically naive niceboy? Catchy ??? THE MAN IS OVERRATED !

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  • ichrisho

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #23

    See ya tomo Fellas… HWTL… or HWMH… 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Munster

    Pardew may not get us playing brilliant tactical football but he gets us organised and he also has a few different plans for different opposition. Tactically astute in my eyes (boring maybe but varied plans).

    Martinez like you say, overrated. He has one way of playing and if it doesn’t work (most of the time as they always near the bottom of the league) then they are on the end of a hiding. If he was managing like that at any other bigger team than Wigan he would be sacked and slated for having no plan b

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #25

    I meant brilliant fluent football not brilliant tactical football

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #26

    jail / raj

    From a previous thread. I thought defense was what Pardew practiced 4 days out of 5. It’s some creativity up the other end that’s sorely needed and yes definitely a specialist coach in there like Les Ferdinand does for Spurs.

    Munster

    Why is Martinez over rated? As far as I know he has only promoted teams, never got them relegated, never had 2 worst losing streaks ever at 2 different clubs, never taken a team from the EPL to the bottom 3 of the championship. More importantly he plays football the right way and has never had money to spend.

    Is Pushy – Ian Toon ? That’s really sad.

    Yes we are angry at the moment but my rage is more at Whelan and McManaman. It shouldn’t blind us to the fact that Martinez is a decent manager who has always been on the up. Keeping Wigan up for 2 years running on the resources they’ve spent in the last 2 seasons is a hell of an achievement.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #27

    Sage

    Martinez is brave enough to play football the right way on very limited resources. Are you seriously saying Pardew has a plan B lol !!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #28

    Rotonda

    Martinez has done a decent job, can’t argue.

    But he has better teams than Norwich and west ham and they are both above him and have been all season.

    He doesn’t spend a lot but he cant adapt to different situations and his team isn’t good enough to play only one way.

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  • Pushy Pardew

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #29

    Munster
    Again I have always viewed Martinez as more style than substance. He has for seasons flirted with 3-5-2 which the less talented football press have lauded as if he’s some sort of football revolutionary. Being a nice guy he gives the press boys more time than most and is hard to dislike. He would not last long at the toon with the highly critical Geordie fan who has much higher expectations. He seems to lack ambition having appeared to reject opportunities elsewhere. Can the same be said of Moyes or is he waiting for a really big job?

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  • giimps

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Has anyone seen a view of the tackle that the linesman saw?
    I would just like to see if he actually was looking where he was supposed to be or checking for offside
    Either way a transcript of the conversation between lino and ref during the incident should be requested by the club as I think the linesman assumed the ref had seen the incident and thats why he didnt raise his flag.
    Im not sure if Halsey is one of the narcissistic refs who has to make all the decisions and the linesmen are only there for offsides, that could be another reason the handball and corner and tackle were missed by the linesman (because they are not allowed to flag unless given instructions by the ref) If that is the case, the disciplinary should be retried as the linesmans testimony is invalid.
    Wont happen though as the FA are all Whelans mates.
    HWTL Down with wigan

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #31

    Rotonda

    We might not have much of a plan b but if things don’t work chucking shola on changes our game and gives us something different.

    We might not adapt well mid game but we do set up differently depending on the opposition. Not saying pardew is a genius but he tries to adapt where Martinez doesn’t.

    Sometimes you have to sacrifice playing well to get a result, agree not always, but sometimes you don’t need to sacrifice style for substance.

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  • Pushy Pardew

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #32

    Rotonda
    No.

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  • Pushy Pardew

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Rotonda
    But JFA has admitted to being The last of the Raj.

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Rotunda, when we played Wigan earlier in the year Martinez lost his way and was badly shown up. Its not just that though. If he was really talented, he would have Wigan challenging at mid table or better, every week of the year. Fact is, he doesnt, and never has. He may not have billions to spend but then neither do loads of clubs. His football is pretty and stylish, granted, but not very effective in real terms. Also, he has vener remotely been near a big club so I wouldnt want him at NUFC.

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  • Son of Tiote

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #35

    Just as is confidence was growing…

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #36

    Munster

    They were down to 10 men after 5 mins!!! lost his way. Pardew still put the shutters up second half.

    Previously being at a big club means nowt. Look at Dalglish for just one example.

    Martinez has only been there 2/3 seasons! Every year he has to sell players but has been shrewd in still getting in people like Kone and developing youngsters.

    Imagine Wigan paying 10M for a player. Give him a level playing field and I think Martinez would shine. He may have core beliefs like every manager but I would say he was way more adaptable than the likes of Pardew and has even implemented a Brazilian sweeper system in a 343. I would say that was fairly progressive and brave.

    Pushy

    Just really confused now !!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #37

    Pushy

    he played for wigan and has a special bond with the club from the time they had their own 3 amigos playing for them.
    Amazing how one man’s loyalty is another man’s lack of ambition.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #38

    So the mild mannered medical student Ian Toon leaves the blog due to emotional turmoil caused by users of this blog, in steps the gym using bar owner Pushy
    Pardew( who incidentally suffers emotional turmoil and considers police action when being accused of being gay ), and when the raging hetrosexual Pushy is too tired from pulling pints and birds in steps carl.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Good evening lads!

    was just on for a short while yesterday!

    TS…good effort with the get well card to Haidara from nufcblog 😀 nice touch!

    I am hearing rumors that Santon might be injured now?

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  • Pushy Pardew

    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #40

    JFA
    And they all lived together in a little wooden hut!!

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