Injured Newcastle Stars Back Shortly – In Two Weeks


While Newcastle have recently had two  full-backs injured – Massadio Haidara and Mathieu Debuchy – there’s some good news that both Tim Krul and Fabrici0 Coloccini are only a couple of weeks away from making a comeback.

tim krul danny simpson

Tim Krul being congratulated by Danny Simpson after Metalist win

Tim was injured late in the game at Metalica Kharkiv, after pulling off a string of fantastic saves,  after Shola Ameobi had put us ahead with a penalty.  And Fabricio was injured in the next game at home to Southampton, when the 31 year-old tried that fancy overhead clearance and put his back out.

That was on 24th February, 25 days ago and Colo should be back soon – and we need both Tim and the captain back as soon as possible.

Colo’s friend Jonas Gutierrez talked about the Newcastle captain yesterday:

“When he got the injury, they said six to eight weeks only. When you talk about Colo, we know he can do it quicker.” “He always does the right things, and he doesn’t have any problems, so we will see him soon.”

“I spoke with him, and he’s feeling better. It is a long-term injury of about a month or so. Therefore it was going to be hard to bring him back in the condition that he left.” “We know what type of professional he is, and we understand he can’t come back and just play a little bit.”

“We all want him back to play full games. We want him back as quickly as possible, because he’s really important for us.”

Alan Pardew had said it would between three to seven weeks, and that there was no treatment for the Argentine,  other than time and rest – so in two weeks it will have been close to six weeks since he picked up the injury.

Tim Krul was thought to be out for several weeks with his ankle injury, and it’s now four weeks today that he picked up his injury, and of course Rob Elliot has played very well indeed in Tim’s  absence – and he has certainly not let Newcastle down at all.

Rob is a very good goalkeeper and could get an Ireland call-up soon.  Newcastle still have at least ten games to play this season, two of them against Benfica in the Europa League quarter finals.

And we are still not completely safe from relegation,  so there’s still some work to do before the end of the season – and maybe we can make it a season to remember, by avoiding relegation and reaching the Europa League final and even winning it?

It’s certainly possible – so here’s hoping.

Comments welcome.

And please sign this petition to get the FA to do their job, following their disappointing decision to do nothing on McManaman’s tackle on Massadio Haidara on Sunday – let’s turn a negative into a positive – thanks.

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 us on Google+:


You can also reach Ed at admin@nufcblog.com

=============================================



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

90 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #1

    TBH I didn’t think we’d see Colo again, thought his back injury would see him remain in Argentina for the rest of the season and then he would quietly slip away for good.

    But even if he comes back is place will be on the bench as I can’t see him replacing M’Biwa or Saylor

    0
  • toonLYF

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #2

    I personally hope PSG “nick” Aubameyang so we can then take Gameiro (the better striker out of the two) on loan, with a view to buy.

    0
  • John Tudor

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #3

    can see him as fullback tho

    0
  • MacToon

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Would be good to see them both back though JB, especially if we remain in Europe. Afterall we’re still not safe in the prem yet too.

    0
  • John Tudor

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #5

    left or right

    0
  • toonLYF

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Out of those 4 players, I think we’re gonna mostly miss Debuchy. He’s been a revelation, and somewhat an unsung hero since joining. My favourite January signing for sure.

    0
  • ichrisho

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #7

    PREM Status has to be kept… funk the Europa League.. albeit if we beat Benfica (best team in it???)… who knows… I would focus all players and injury timelines on the Fulham, Liverpool and QPR Away games…

    0
  • JackButler

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #8

    MacToon

    Agreed it would be good to have him back as as things stand with injuries we need everyone

    0
  • JackButler

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #9

    toonLYF

    Gameiro is another workhorse and we need pace. He’s a good player but not what we need.
    Personally I believe we need a Bellamy type player (without the attitude) as we are seriously lacking in pace

    0
  • bills-son

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #10

    repost

    Transfer – I agree Sissoko is getting closed down quicker now that other teams understand he is a threat. He is also playing a new role in a new team and we still haven’t seen the best (or possibly even the worst) of him yet.

    I also think that Sissoko’s role will change when HBA is in the team. I believe Pards is playing him forward to get him running at defences in the same way HBA would do. However a lot of Sissoko’s runs start out wide right and he’ll have to adjust his position when HBA is back there. That could mean he plays in the hole or even that he replaces Tiote in CM.

    The new player who has gone most off the boil is Gouufran. Since his injury he hasn’t performed anywhere near as well and we’ve lost an attacking threat down the left because of that.

    This new squad is still work in progress and the recent spate of injuries aren’t going to help the team settle into a pattern of play. That’s why I still have concerns about relegation – we need to get 7 pts minimum from the next five games so that we don’t go into the last three games against West Han & QPR away and the final game at home against Arsenal needing points to stay up.

    I wouldn’t want to be reling on those last three games for relegation stopping results – at all.

    0
  • MacToon

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Continuing on from the announcement of a major change in the summer at the FA with Greg Dyke taking over. I was obviously aware of his position at the BBC but reading his wiki is quite intersesting:

    He had a spell working at Newcastle Jounal.
    He famously promised to “cut the crap” at the BBC.
    He reduced administration costs from 24% of total income to 15%…….. interesting!
    His management style being seen as more open and risk-taking
    Described as “direct, sensible and approachable. His vision for the BBC was inspirational”
    He introduced the Freeview terrestrial digital transmission platform.
    Dyke controversially described the Corporation in early 2001 as “hideously white”.
    Dyke is the current non-executive Chairman of Brentford F.C.
    Murdoch once described Dyke as ‘an enemy’.

    I hope he’s going in to kick some ass!

    0
  • toonLYF

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #12

    JB…no he ain’t, you obviously ain’t watched him enough, as he is fast as fcuk! Faster than any of our current starting 11.

    0
  • toonLYF

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #13

    He is actually very similar to Bellamy/Shane Long, so it’s funny you say that.

    0
  • JackButler

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #14

    toonLYF

    Every time I’ve watched him, mostly from the bench of late I’m impressed with his workrate, but even the commentators have said that his lack of ture pace has stopped him from becoming a top class striker on the world stage

    0
  • Peter Reid Monkey Heed

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #15

    So much for a broken back…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNnyvvQVXyQ

    0
  • toonLYF

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Well I disagree with them, I have watched him many times, mainly when he was playing for Lorient. It’s hardly a mystery to why he hasn’t hit any sort of form since joining PSG, so I think it’s harsh to judge him if you’ve only seen him play for them.

    0
  • MacToon

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #17

    That’s disgraceful behaviour for someone with a bad back, waving his arm and chanting…. hope he’s fined!!!
    Please note * sarcasm!

    0
  • JackButler

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #18

    toonLYF

    Not saying that he’s not a very good player, because he is, he came on for PSG in the champions league recently and completely changed the game for them, but of the two I’d be happier if we signed Aubameyang, but seeings as we need to strengthen big time in the summer I wouldn’t be against us signing both of them 😀

    0
  • santonthenewmaldini

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #19

    Out of the players that have been injured we have not missed Colo and Krul that much Elliot has not let us down and we are actually better in possession with Krul his kicking puts us under pressure as it never goes to our players

    Mbiwa and Taylor is a better combination at the back but Colo and Mbiwa could also be a good combo as well

    Colo at defensive midfield would be excellent would be miles better than Tiote can tackle read the game and can pass quality but dont think Pardew could be that experimental

    0
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #20

    ichrisho
    Yeah I would (depending on injury update) field a weaker team for the away leg in Benfica.
    Take it a stage further like what McCarthy did at Wolves – would you do the same for the Man Shitty game to get our Strongest team out against Fulham in 2&half weeks time.

    0
  • JackButler

    Mar 21, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #21

    The Wigan fans are seriously worried that our game against QPR could see us field a youth side if we are safe by that point, if results go that way it could be the game that could relegate Wigan.

    Some citing that it could happen as retribution for ‘That’ challenge.

    We wouldn’t do a thing like that would we…………….?

    0
  • Tinman

    Mar 21, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Rest key players against Man City not against Benfica. Its the quarter final of the fricking Europa Cup. Even with our strongest team we wont beat City when they are at home.

    We have enough of a squad still to easily survive in Premier League. Stop bloody panicking.

    0
  • Tinman

    Mar 21, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #23

    Santon, Haidara, Debuchy, Cabaye, Coloccini, Krul and Ryan Taylor will all be back sooner rather than later.

    HBA and Vuckic seem to be only long term injuries.

    0
  • ichrisho

    Mar 21, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #24

    Charlie – we have to be sensible about all these games… there must be strategy to avoid relegation… the youth team vs. QPR would be a hilarious scenario… I can imagine Wigan fans are worried indeed…

    And with Gamiero – I think we need a youngster with some good senior level experience who can support Cisse with runs to free up space ala Gouffran…

    0
  • ichrisho

    Mar 21, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #25

    And Collo has clearly been given some “time off” to reconnect with is family… probably get us another 2 years on his contract with us as he sorts things out – sometimes you have to compromise…

    0
  • santonthenewmaldini

    Mar 21, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #26

    @Jack Butler

    If it was any other team than QPR I would say pack the team with reserves!!!!

    There the main team that I want to go down this year because if QPR stay up you can guarantee Redknapp will be trying to outdo us for everyone he knows how good a scout Carr is as was proven by them getting Remy off us and trying for Sissoko as well

    Would love Sunderland to go down as well but think they will just get safe will be hard for us to beat them with a depleted team as they will park the bus for that whole game to get a result

    0
  • outsidethebox

    Mar 21, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #27

    whoa i bet the “rules are rules ” fa hammer rio ferdinand as he has tweeted that his trip was tied up a long time ago …isnt there a rule that says the player has to report to fa and be assesed and if he isnt fit for england cannot be fit to play for club a la cisse…oh sorry forgot he plays for man utd …stinks..

    0
  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Some afternoon reading for you all..

    http://www.skysports.com/opinion/story/0,,12088_8581391,00.html

    0
  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #29

    and to make you smile even more…

    http://www.skysports.com/opinion/story/0,,15197_8580772,00.html

    No matter how bad things seem at times, we can take relief in not being mackems 🙂

    0
  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Well, those links came out badly didn’t they?

    I’ll try again.

    http://www.skysports.com/opinion/story/0,,12088_8581391,00.html

    0
  • ichrisho

    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #31

    outsidethebox – Awful smell of Manu-re here with Ferdinand… its an insult to the word favouritism…

    0
  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #32

    Forget it. Just copy and paste the whole address then 🙂

    0
  • ichrisho

    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #33

    Ibiza…. Ahhhhhh – its a Sky Sports Jinx…

    0
  • Tinman

    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Ibiza – smoooooooooooooth

    0
  • Tinman

    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #35

    So basically Ibiza, Newcastle are awesome and Sunderland are sheet

    0
  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #36

    ichrisho….A jinx? As if 🙂

    Tinman…Smooth is how I roll 😉 We knew it already, but good for the general public to be reminded. We are just a small club in the North East after all.

    0
  • DokToon

    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #37

    ibiza,

    were not small, we’re “a wee club…'” big difference.. 🙂

    0
  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #38

    Dok…Apologies for the mistake 🙂

    0
  • Tinman

    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Anyone on who knows anything about Yannick Bolasie yet?

    0
  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Tinman…The Crystal Palace player? Should we know anything?

    0

You must log in to post a comment.