Two Top Newcastle Players Doubtful For Everton Game

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.

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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.

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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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21 comments so far

  • Ciaran

    Sep 29, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #1

    “With the Newcastle squad being so strong, there are adequate replacements available…”

    Can I have whatever it is that you are smoking please Ed?

  • Ben3arfa

    Sep 29, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Great news. NOT


    Sep 29, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Oh dear Gouffran for Remy but without Colo we are right up against it

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #4

    So this faye downey, making a huge difference to the injury crisis was basically rubbish. 5 games in and 2 star players out. Great work

  • Quasimodo's tailor

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #5

    @Newcastle Brown Alien @ no 4. So what does Colo getting clattered have to do with Faye Downey? Are you for real?

  • Blofal

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #6

    We are only one more injury away from disaster

    What if Mbiwa or Willo get injured during the game? With Saylor and Colo out all we need is Willo or Mbiwa to get a “knock” and then our next option is probably Curtis Good… and just dropping him in against someone like Lukaku would likely destroy his confidence and career..

    Only one injury away….

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Quasimodo’s tailor. Fair enough. But remy, strain, cabaye, missed midweek game, with a strain. Jonas first game of season, pulled his hamstring. Taylor is out with a strain. Tiote was out with a strain. This whole injury crisis resolved is a lot of BS

  • Quasimodo's tailor

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #8

    N.B.A. Instead of crying like a wee lassie, wait and see who plays tomorrow. It’s called mind games.

  • bishopblaize

    Sep 30, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #9

    I like the bit about ‘What’s Ed Smoking’

    Same shit Pardew n Moyes are on lol

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 30, 2013 at 4:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Bit of a worry, those two out off the team sheet and all of a sudden we’re sending the same side out that fell over the line last season on the bones of its arse and at deaths door.

    Different kettle of fish nowadays though I suppose, so still hopeful.

    Having said that, it is the hope that kills you of course.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 30, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #11

    I love how this myth has sprung up that Pardew plays “mind games” with the opposition about our injuries. He did it once last year, the opening game against Spurs with HBA. People were saying it was mind games again before the City game about Remy. Funny though people seem to forget that most of the time, he was just factually stating the player was injured.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 30, 2013 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #12

    Anyway, minus those 2 is going to be a huge ask. As most people say, bring in Goofy for Remy, loses a little bit of sparkle, but still effective enough. Let Cisse play this one, see if he has his tail up now he is off the mark for the season.

    As for Colo, well there isn’t a huge amount of choice there. With Taylor still out, then Willo has to come in. Who played central defence at home against West Brom last season? Lukaku could, and should have had a hat trick that day, with some finishing wayward, and Krul pulling off some outstanding stops.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 30, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Any news on Cabaye for tonight?

  • banjax

    Sep 30, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #14

    No excuses. If the club says we have a strong enough squad then Newcastle need have no worry about the absence of Colo and Remy. But as I and many other supporters suspect, we don’t have strength in depth, then Newcastle are going to struggle in this game and many others this season. How many more defeats before a knee jerk reaction in January, when with proper planning this club should have got the players in during the recent window and more points in the bag. Losing to Hull for me was a sign of bad things to come and I really hope I’m wrong !

  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Sep 30, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #15

    There are no adequate replacements for Colo and Remy.
    Apart from that there’s no need to panic and change too much in the starting 11 because we lost 2-3 to Hull. We need to stick with players like Mapou and Anita. To compare Williamson to Mapou is crazy. Mapou is miles ahead of Williamson and Anita is miles ahead of Tiote. Let me remind you we played against Leeds a midtable championship team. The biggest problem with Tiote is that he’s way too slow. We can’t counter attack with Tiote in the team and his passing is still horrible.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 30, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #16

    Newcastle brown alien.

    Far to soon to throw stones at Faye Downey. After all we don’t even know how much input she has, ie does she have a regular gig or was she just brought in on a consultancy level for pre-season. At NUFC nobody is told anything.

    I’d like to know what Pardew does in his training sessions. Most top teams just do ”passive” training sessions ie blocking rather than going in with full blooded tackles.

    Pardew isn’t the brightest though, look at when he played Ben Arfa from the start on a plastic pitch in sub zero conditions after 3 months out.

    Truth is Ash picks his drinking buddies to run a premiership operation so we are never going to get a bright, intelligent, forward thinking, progressive ”footballing” manager like a Brendan Rodgers or Villas Boas.

    Against Hull as soon as we took the lead it was sit back and let them come on to us. Defence is Pardew’s mindset and default position and yet as a defensive coach he still shipped 68 goals and 3 at home to Hull is unforgivable!!

    Already murmurings of 433 being dropped for 4321 and Anita being ditched. 433 isn’t wrong, it’s the defensive mentality that fatally sets in when just trying to hold on.

  • Levi

    Sep 30, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #17


    she is a to do with fitness you numpty.

  • yo-yo

    Sep 30, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #18


    We all know you hate Pardew with a vengeance but to say he played defensively aginst Hull first half is total rubbish.
    We played poorly second half but that was down to some dire individual performances not the manager who was seething

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 30, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #19

    @ 18 – Quite.

    Hes back. The word is Tiote to start. Good return against Leeds and the word is that he’s been highly impressive in training. Also he has been telling fans for the past week that he feels fitter than he has for a long time.

  • Ciaran

    Sep 30, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #20

    I’m sure you would know. After all you are so very highly connected.

  • Malta Mag

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Talking of the atmosphere, I was involved back in the mid 90s of a campaign to bring in a singing section. I am 54 years of age but when I come over for the games I always make a point to get a seat where there is going to be some “action”. The Level 7 idea was good but it seems the Gallowgate corner has become the focal point nowadays. Why don’t the fans join Celtic in their proposition to have standing areas behind both goals? Surely clubs must realize the importance of loud, vociferous support? In the meantime stop whining and sing your hearts out for the lads…………


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