Alan Pardew had said yesterday that Fabricio Coloccini was suffering from a knock from a tackle he picked up towards the end of the win against Leeds United, but we didn’t think much of that, but now Alan Pardew has said Loic Remy picked up a knock on Tuesday in training.
Fab Coloccini - doubtful for Everton
This is what Alan Pardew said about Colo and Remy:
“Colo got a tough old tackle at the end of the Leeds game, but we’re hoping he’s OK.” “Remy got a little strain on Tuesday. But he will be back training soon.”
With the Newcastle squad being strong thhese days, there are adequate replacements available – Yanga-Mbiwa and Mike Williamson could play in central defense if Colo doesn’t make it, and of course Yoan Gouffran can come in on the left wing for Loic Remy – or even Sammy Ameobi could play, and he was our star man on Wednesday night.
Loic Remy - doubtful
But of course we already know how important a player Coloccini is to the Newcastle defense, and Loic Remy has been in sparkling form in the three appearances he has made so far for Newcastle with two assists and two goals.
And it wouldn’t be the first time that Alan Pardew has played up some knock to important Newcastle players before an important game, to keep the opposing manager guessing.
We would hope to hear more on the two players tomorrow from Alan Pardew, although he will probably say something like they are doubtful or are 50-50 for the Everton game.
If we read the tea leaves right, it seems Colo should be able to play, with Loic Remy being the more doubtful of the two.
What do you think?
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