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We’re All Looking Out For Massadio

10:05 am, Monday, March 25th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

James Perch has been interviewed in the local papers today – and he says the players at Newcastle are looking out for Massadio Haidara, as he recovers from the severe bruising he picked up at Wigan after that ridiculous McMamaman tackle, that went completely unpunished.

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Massadio Haidara – could be playing in early April – next week?

The left-back found himself thinking his career could be over,  as he writhed in agony on the pitch, and we have since found out that the knee cap popped out, but then fortunately popped back in – but that was the cause of  the severe pain and bruising.

James Perch has said  the players have been right behind Massadio, since the youngster arrived on Tyneside in January:

“I’ve seen Massadio briefly. We’ve all got his back and we’re all looking out for him. No one wants to see their team-mate get injured – everyone wants the best outcome for him and we hope he gets back playing as soon as possible.”

“The circumstances that made us lose at Wigan felt raw.” “If you lose fair and share, which we have done a few times this season, you hold your hands up and say you got beaten by the better side.”

“That wasn’t the case at Wigan, and we played more than well enough to win the game or get something out of it. Obviously things happened in the game that cost us and killed us, really.”

It was of course the worst possible result at Wigan, and has raised questions about Newcastle’s safety in the Premier League – although we should be okay.

Our toughest remaining game is on Saturday at Manchester City, and after that we have a number of games we can and should win – including successive home games against Fulham and Sunderland.

Two wins in those two games should see us fairly safe on 39 points, and I’m sure that’s exactly what Alan Pardew wants – so we can get away from that relegation zone as quickly as possible.

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Tags: Injuries · James Perch · Massadio Haidara · Newcastle News · Premier League



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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JAMSHA // Mar 25, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    10 pts n im happy… as long as bottom 4 teams keep on loosen. il be more happy

  • 2 alka // Mar 25, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Pleased that the injury hasn’t turned out as bad as first thought and that Massadio seems to be making good progress. As for us having to worry about us getting relegated I don’t think that will happen and I feel we are good for a point against Citeh on Sat.

  • 3 toonLYF // Mar 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    reading between the lines, Haidara, Krul, Colo and Debuchy will start.

    in all seriousness though, i’m really looking forward to seeing Tim back in goal for us. Elliot has been very good, superb at times, but Tim offers a great presence, and is my favourite Newcastle player along with Cabaye and Debuchy.

  • 4 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Mar 25, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Perch also jumped in and stopped John Carver chinning someone at half-time at Wigan !

    In that one action, my respect increased for Perchinjo !
    Give the lad a new Contract ! NOW!




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