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Newcastle Pick Up Even More Injuries

9:16 am, Monday, May 6th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 20 Comments

One of the things that Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias should ask Alan Pardew for, when they have their enquiry into what (the heck) happened this season, is how come we have picked up so many injuries, and too many of them in training.

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Moussa Sissoko - could miss QPR game

Only last week Massadio Haidara picked up a hamstring injury in training, and then when the team was announced for the West Ham game on Saturday, Moussa Sissoko was missing, and we found out he has a knee injury, which he also picked up in training last week.

And now we learn that the French International is even doubtful for Newcastle’s game at Queens Park Rangers next Sunday, which is shaping up to be a must-win game for us.

That’s a tall order for Newcastle, since we’ve managed only one win on the road all season – which is almost unbelievable for a side that won eight games away last season.

But there again we are a completely different team in the Premier League this season – and in truth we’ve been hopeless.

And Shola Ameobi left Upton Park on crutches on Saturday, although that was a precautionary measure for what appears to be some kind of foot injury.

This is what Alan Pardew said today in the local press:

“Moussh got injured on Tuesday. We thought he’d be OK.” “It was enough to keep him out though. Whether it keeps him out next week, I don’t know yet.”

“We could have done with his power. We’ll have to wait and see. It’s his knee.”“I don’t think Haidara will be fit, Santon, maybe.” “We’re pushing Santon to be available.”

So we have to hope that Shola’s injury is not too serious, and that at least Davide Santon is fit again – we could do with all the players we can get in our last two games of the season, if we are to survive.

Sunderland play at home to Stoke tonight and a draw will see them move above Newcastle, and well be 4th bottom, and if Wigan win tomorrow night at home to Swansea, we’ll be in 3rd bottom place when we meet QPR on Sunday – unbelievable.

Wigan and Swansea are two teams that will be in the Europa League next season, based on their performances in the FA Cup and League Cup respectively.

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20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 6, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Look at the bright side, with shola being injured we may get more of HBA and less of HOOF

  • 2 Cisse's Big Toe // May 6, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    for all people have been slating santon we could do with him back, looking at old motds he is an awful lot better defensively (still not perfect) defensively, i dont know whether its cos colo speaks italian or what but would be good to have him back

  • 3 WWYCD // May 6, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Standard more injuries least Cabaye has found his voice I suppose

  • 4 eaststandgeordie1982 // May 6, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Norwich have alot of pressure on them now and they have not had that this season wigan and sunderland have alot of pressure on them aswell as us but wigan are the only team used to this so i think its between us, norwich and the mackems.

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // May 6, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    repost.
    Catchy,You really need to take off the blinkers,bad advice,the fat fucsker is advising him self that’s why it’s bad advice,which football person anywhere in the country would have advised not only not to strengthen a squad before a season full of extra fixtures but actually weaken it.

  • 6 WWYCD // May 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    eaststand
    So ur saying because Wigan are sh**e every season that gives them the edge over teams who are average every season? ;)

  • 7 Santon03 // May 6, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    at least if we lose QPR game, we all know what his excuse will be

  • 8 Lilongwe Geordie // May 6, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Repost –
    Ernest,
    Good question. I would have to say probably this squad is technically better then the last time, although in that squad we had several players who could get goals. Martins, Owen, Viduka. This time round, unless someone does something spectacular or the opposition make an error I can’t see where a goal will come from.

    Certainly our group of midfielders are better technically. In defence, I would say we have a better right back, 2 of the same centre halves, although one (Colo) is much better now as he has adapted to the English game, and 1 who is in the same position Colo was back then. Left back is much of a muchness for me, as Enrique struggled for consistency in his first year. Would definitely take a Bassong type player in there now though.

    Keepers again, very similar, although Harper was better than Elliot is now for me.

    In short, I think everything bar goalscorers is the same or better this time round.

  • 9 Lilongwe Geordie // May 6, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Numba9,
    I agree on Harper, Elliot looks like a decent 2nd choice, but Harpers experience to a leaky back line could be invaluable.

  • 10 Santon03 // May 6, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    I hope Santon is fit, he will be our goal scorer :P
    It’s life and death game, should go all out.
    ———————–elliot————————-
    Simo——-SAylor———-Colo——-Mbiwa
    ——————-Tiote/Anita———————-
    ————Cabaye———Marv/Sissoko———
    HBA————————————–Santon
    ———————Cisse————————–

  • 11 eaststandgeordie1982 // May 6, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    WWYCD

    Thats about right mate they are bottom of their little league at the minute and they always win it the bast@rds

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // May 6, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    catchy,
    good intentions,Google Mike ashley / Kevin Keegan court statement and you come back on here and point out the good intentions.

  • 13 eaststandgeordie1982 // May 6, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    If harper was in goal he would of not made that double save from nolan my mother has a faster reflex than him and shes been dead 14 years.

  • 14 WWYCD // May 6, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Santon
    Fairly sure Marv is done for the season and by the sounds of it as is Sissoko. Also can’t see a newly fit Santon displace Gouffran (who could/should of scored twice I believe against West Ham)

  • 15 WWYCD // May 6, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    eaststand
    Hard to disagree I do hope they drop like a stone though really can’t be on with there trap door team anymore plus I’d quite like us to nab the midfielder off them

    Chairman is a helmet, manager is over rated and their team is poor just get rid

  • 16 eaststandgeordie1982 // May 6, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Wwycd

    I hope they go down they are being cocky about staying up

  • 17 Cisse's Big Toe // May 6, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    i think we will stay up even with 0 points from next two games but my god i wouldnt like to chance it. win at qpr and if norwich get beat i will feel much more comfortable. would be lovely to be mathematically safe going into final day. if we have a situation where we are safe bar say a 10goal swing i dont think we could blame pards for being defensive against arsenal!

  • 18 CDEVINE69 // May 6, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    santon 03
    your predicted starting line up amazes me. saying that, 90% of peoples predicted starting 11 amazes me………..where they get some of their ideas from is beyond me like. santon just coming back from hamstring injury and you want to play him wide left, or play sissoko out left when hes clearly wasted anywhere but in the middle or marvaux whos injured. then you want to play that little fella anita in holding role?? what have you seen in anita to suggest he will hand the hussle and bussle of an away trip to QPR, hes far too weak. and why doesnt anyone leave steven taylor out of the starting 11??? hes been terrible this season. he wouldnt get in my back four if everyone were fit. mbiwa and collocini would be my two center halfs with debuchy and santon full backs. taylor has to be the most overrated center half in country. and why people feel the need to shorten peoples names really bugs me. its not saylor!! its s.taylor, its not socks!!! its sissoko. its not benny!!! its ben arfa. its not goofy!!!! its gouffran.etc…. etc…. stop being so damn lazy people.

  • 19 LeToonARMY // May 6, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    I got a feeling if we mess up at QPR it will be because of PARDEW, I hope Moussa and Anita can come on for
    ________________Eliot_______________
    ___Debuchy___Taylor__Collo___Yanga__
    ____Cabaye_____Tiote_____Guttirez____
    ____HBA______CISSE_____GOUFRAN_

    Subs
    Simpson
    Perch
    Moussa
    Anita
    Campbell

  • 20 LeToonARMY // May 6, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    @CDEVINE69
    I guess you dont like my starting 11 then lol




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