Full Injury Update For Newcastle

Alan Pardew has given an injury update  today, and it seems fairly positive with a number of our players on their way back soon from injuries.

jonas gutierrez at Ibrox

Jonas Gutierrez – could return at Cardiff  City next Saturday

Argentine International Jonas Gutierrez has recovered from the hamstring injury he suffered in the very first game of the season  at Manchester City last month – but he will not be involved tonight.

This is what Alan Pardew said about some of our injured players today:

“Only Shola Ameobi and Massadio Haidara are missing.” “Jonas is fit now, but needs another week of training, so he won’t travel. We’ll give him another week to protect him.”

Jonas should be available for Saturday’s trip to South Wales and  Cardiff City, and Shola Ameobi – the last we heard – had the flu, and Massadio has been out all season with his knee injury.

Remy has a muscle strain as we reported last night, but the manager isn’t saying much about that, and he may be doubtful for the game tonight, and Coloccini  has a slight knock but is expected to play.

Steven Taylor is not far off returning from his hamstring strain, and could even return to training later this week.

Everybody else seems to be fit,  and with the two week International break coming up after the Cardiff game next Saturday, nearly all our players should be fit for the next game at home to Liverpool on Saturday, 19th October.

That’s followed by derby game at Sunderland on the following Sunday, 27th October.

Those are going to be two huge games for Newcastle United.

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53 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Sep 30, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Let’s be honest. We have no idea which NUFC will turn up tonight. We could get spanked, draw or win!

    Hats off to Ketspaia, for predicting Man U demise (for now!). But it’s true, they sure don’t look ominous.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 30, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #3

    Gimme a break. Everton have 9 points and we go above them if we win today. They have also draw against Norwich, West Brom and Cardiff.

    They’re the closest side to us in terms of squad strength so there’s no doubt it should be a tough game but some on here seem to be writing it off before they’ve even kicked off!

    Martinez played a nice style of football at Swansea and Wigan but he still got Wigan relegated. He’s an upcoming young manager who could be excellent but he’s definitely not there yet. He’s the Dummett of PL managers…needs a couple of good finishes at Everton to really prove he belongs in the top half.

    Plenty of managers have achieved what Martinez has and are now managing in the championship or below.


    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Shh don’t say such things about Martinez you’ll end up public enemy number 1

  • Ciaran

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #5

    Pardew has achieved one 5th placed finish and a smattering of bottom half finishes with much better sides than Martinez has ever had to work with.

    I’m not lauding Martinez as great but he is miles better than Pardew as a manager. In terms of silverware, I think Martinez’s FA Cup also trumps Pardew’s Johnston Paint Trophy…

  • TorqToon

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Sage / Jesp

    Good morning to you, gents. Hope you are both well? Yeah limiting time on here both due to work being manic just now and for my own sanity. Although (barring match days!) the blog seems to be a productive and well mannered place just now, from what I’ve seen.

    Think maybe Everton has come too soon. But as has been already said, it all depends on which NUFC turn up today. Concentration is key and we have a knack of switching off at keys moments. But you never know….! Could turn out and walk away with a win?! 😉

  • Ciaran

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #7

    Well mannered because the lunatics have been left to run the asylum. The rest of us just aren’t as bothered as we used to be.

    The art of debate is dead, but at least everyone is nice to one another…

  • bishopblaize

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #8

    Eyes on our Boys .. From some of the interviews we’ve had of late (from squad) it sounds like they are jelling together on and off pitch!
    We had some BIG changes in & out in a small space of time which is hard in any job.
    As they’ve been playing towards the strengh of our key players they’ll find there feet with own tricks of trade.
    Let’s hope Pards is the Man .. See tonight 😉
    Toon Win!


    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #9

    Shut up haha

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #10

    Torq Toon- We do need to maintain defensive concentration for the full game, not just the first half. Around two thirds of the goals we shipped last season in the PL came in the second half, the highest proportion in the league.

    That said we did manage to secure nine points through goals scored in second half injury time- the most in the PL.

  • Ciaran

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #11


    Yes sir…haha

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #12

    Good to hear from you Torq!

    Yeah not been on the blog as much either because it does get a little crazy sometimes ! Especially the people bitching at each other !

    Just wish we had won at Hull because we would have been near the top 4 before this game

    This game will be the biggest test in Debuchy’s career as I doubt he has played against a combo like Baines and Pienarr before at any level that he has played its also a game where Arfa will need to get stuck in if he is playing right wing if he wants to be a Ballon D’Or its about time he realizes its not just about the skill that gets that kind of recognition

    If Jonas was fit I would have played him at right wing and moved Arfa to no 10 and dropped Cabaye because he is way off the pace at the moment hes another who needs to stop sulking and get performing again


    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #13

    Haha how’s the new blog going? Ive been rather busy of late so my blogging presence has rather disappeared so I’ve not had chance to check it out properly yet

  • Ciaran

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #14


    It’s going great. Having a lot of decent comments and debates. Had a few Evertonians on the other evening, both giving their rather contrasting views on our club which was interesting.

    I’m now published via newsnow, which has seen my traffic increase dramatically in the last few days so it’s just about keeping the content quality high, opinions as divisive as possible and have a bit of fun while I am at it. Slowly but surely. Check it out some time when you get a chance, I’d love to hear your feedback.

  • jimiley

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #15

    Our first 11 would compare with any in the league. We are at virtual full strength and only Jonas is missing. We should win tonight by a couple of goals. Is there really a better manager in the league than Pardew. Perhaps Wenger but he has won nowt for a long time. Top first 11 and a good manager. the future looks very bright indeed. We should be 6th or 7th this season. With a stronger squad and more money from the fat man in the summer we could challenge for the title but that another story!!

  • Ciaran

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #16

    I’ll have what he’s having…

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #17

    Jmiley only does heavy sarcasm.

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #18

    bishop- Love your positivity. It’s only the off- field unrest that is in danger of causing a turbulent season. The team spirit is there for all who choose to see and we have the talent within the squad to have a good season. Pardew is growing as a toon manager and had the team well drilled against Villa; who have subsequently turned over Man City.

    There have been some surprising results this season and with the flair we have we are capable of causing another. Away fans don’t travel believing that were going to get beat. Unfortunately I won’t be one of them and will have to settle for being an armchair critic. Everton are a proper football club with knowledgeable fans so it’s a sad miss.

    I agree with the poster on the relative strengths of the squad. Our poor Shot conversion rate needs to improve starting tonight.


    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #19

    Oh newsnow eh! Get u! Haha, and it’s on my to do lust bud don’t worry I will drop in a few comments and start my campaign for king of your blog 😉 might try and convince Ibiza to run the cause again

    Speaking of to do list I must be off let’s look forward to the game tonight and not over react if it all goes boobs up


  • Ciaran

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #20


    I thought he might have done, which is why I didn’t go all gung ho! haha


    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #21

    List list I meant list ^

  • jimiley

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #22

    Having your hair cut with a branding iron is too good for Ashley!!!! I see the demos are on hold after a win against Villa. We either commit to getting rid of the guy or we put up with him. We cannot change our attitude every time we lose a couple of games. I see we are slipping down the league. Will defeat tonite leave us in the bottom 6? Where will we be in another 6 games. That looks a bit scary!

  • Ciaran

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #23


    Appreciate it. While you’re commenting, there will be no need for a campaign, you can be self appointed king of my blog too 😉 haha

    Only way to not let it effect you is to expect defeat. Not a natural disposition for most Newcastle United fans these days.

  • Ciaran

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #24

    Meant to read, not a natural disposition for Newcastle fans, but these days it is ever more familiar. Head up my rear end today…

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #25

    Ian Toon,
    If you can’t make tonight you could always ring Pushy if he’s not working out or pouring cocktails for hot ladies.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #26

    I’m taking a time4change banner with me tonight, hopefully I can place it somewhere it will be seen.

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #27

    Repeat Post

    What’s to be done about the online comments on here?
    It was only a few years ago when away from home at Uni that I would value posts and responses from people who knew more and understood better.

    With so many, choosing not to contribute thoughts of their own, were left with so much chaff clogging the whole medium. Talking to many toon fans home and away they would like a return to the halcyon days of informed opinion and an absence of barbarian incursions masquerading as facts. Less bully boy types and more football fans.

    Straw polls undertaken in the No 9, suggest that many just don’t have huge enthusiasm for the quality of what appears beneath the articles. This despite the vast majority welcoming being able to respond online to critics, admirers or interrogators if they so wish. As it used to be.

    What they don’t want is tedious repetition, obvious inaccuracy, drivel and babble. Before an extended spate of the aforementioned I was an enthusiast for total liberty of expression. Surely few of us in our daily lives do not, in private conversation, encounter much enthusiasm for the quality of what appears as comments. Some fellow fans affect not to read them at all and know longer post.
    It used to be worth the effort but that was before so much bile. There are still many good contributors but just not so many and far too many providing clueless drivel.

    A quality poster- missing off here- once reminded me that there was a place for everyone . He was right but I would say not to the exclusion of the crème de la crème.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #28


    We get it, you’ve made your point, you’re getting a bit OCD and attention seeking there now posting it on nearly every new thread.


    How many times? Martinez has had to play the likes of Caldwell at CB while also having to sell off Valencia, N’Zogbia, Moses, Palacios, Rodallega etc and largely operate on a budget.

    Plus he beat the richest team in the world to win the FA cup only this year. Martinez kept Wigan up for years against all odds and last season was just once too many.

    But the biggest thing of all is that with even with severely limited resources and the smallest crowd in the division the always played football, always.

    Just for great football to watch and integrity and non smarminess alone Martinez is light years ahead of our current incumbent who has won precisely zilch in a much longer career and nearly took 3 different teams down.

    Rodgers, Laudrup, Villas Boas are the blueprint

  • Wandering Geordie

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #29

    On the off chance that Pard’s gets the chop . I am a big fan of Steve Clarke at West Brom and would like to see him here. I remember when he was Gullit was given the Chop and Clarke was caretaker manager immediately reinstated Shearer and lee. He was also a good coach at Chelsea and also at Liverpool.He is showing his true worth at West Brom,his team playing good football.

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #30

    Rotonda – Your absolutely right I just wanted to be sure that the prime exponents got to see it because they’re not always awake.

    In the Martinez years, Wigan’s goal difference was – 26, – 20, -21 and -42, whereas the season before he arrived at the DW , under Bruce it was – 11.

  • VanToonMan

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Guys have any of you read Eric Steele’s interview about what happened at Utd when Moyes took over.

    Even though Carver Stone and Woodman are nice guys – I wonder if we should have offered good money and got Phelan Meulensteen and Steele in as Pardew’s backroom staff. I’m sure the team would have enhanced from that!

    Could have been our best signings of the window if they were willing to come. Moyes has had a shocker letting them go in my opinion.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #33


    wasn’t that carver with sbr when shearer and lee were re-instated?

    Thought clarke was around under dogleash and I think his one game in charge we got smashed 5-1? he’s doing ok at WBA but he’s not a Rodgers, laudrup or Villas Boas who are possibly going to take you to the next level.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #34


    maybe horses for courses as bruce was such a success at Sunderland

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #35


    I’m not saying Martinez is a bad manager but he’s highly unproven. Di Canio did really well at Swindon, Ince did really well with MK Dons? and plenty of other managers have done really well at one team but badly when they have tried to step up to the next level. Mark Hughes, Jol, why are these guys not managing top 6 teams any more?

    Pardew got Newcastle to 5th playing Williamson at centre back, Simpson at right back and Guthrie in central midfield. The latter 2 now play in the championship and the former rarely plays. That doesn’t mean Pardew is an amazing manager but it’s still an achievement!

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #36


    Our first 11 does not compare with anyone in the league! Every one of the top 6 has several world class players that pretty much every team in the world would want in their squad. These players can change games. To name a few:
    Man Utd: Rooney, Rvo
    Arsenal: Ozil, Wilshere
    Chelsea: Hazard, Mata
    City: Toure, Kompany
    Liverpool: Suarez
    Spurs: Vertonghen, Eriksen

    We don’t have any players as good as that lot and there are plenty more players that those teams have that are better than anything we have. This isn’t a criticism of our squad, just saying where I think we are.

    I think we compete with any team outside of the top 6 and I also do not think we have a thin squad!

    I’ve challenged someone to compare our squad player for player with any team outside of the top 6 and tell us all which team is better. Nobody has succeeded. Because I don’t believe it’s possible other than maybe Everton at a push.

  • Malta Mag

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #37

    Pardew got it spot on when he said the team were seeking consistency.
    For the first half hour against Hull I was dreaming of the Champions League yet there were times when we were more like Championship.
    I seriously believe in this squad and think our own fans and media are underestimating the potential but I feel some of the comments with regards Colocini are correct and that as a defender he is overrated and needs a tough dogged centre half alongside him which at present we haven’t got. I love the guy but he needs help and I feel that was where we really needed additions in the summer.

  • Quasimodo's tailor

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #38

    Just been speaking with a good friend of mine who is an avid Norwich City fan. Being in the forces we only get to see the games via satellite, but sometimes that can be an advantage with all the playbacks and analysis you get . Anyway, he reckons we were lucky to miss out on Van Wolfswinkel as he is £8.5m wasted. Not only is he not scoring, but he is bone idle. I know some on here are sceptical as to whether we were ever in for him, but either way we’re better off without him.

  • lesh

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #39

    Sharon, for goodness sake give the Pardew slagging a rest. He’s our manager like it or lump it as is Kinnear our DoF.

    There’s nowt you can do about Pardew and the last thing that he and the players need to hear is criticism which doesn’t offer anything constructive.

    Give it a rest and offer positive support to Newcastle United or why not just support the opposition in every game.

    And Sharon, with such a negative, critical attitude, I’m not sure your blog’ll be nowt more than a home for whingers – Mmm, now there’s a thought!

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #40

    Quasimodo’s tailor

    I think we tracked him at least. But I’ve said it before that I haven’t seen anything from him or Bony that makes me think we missed out on something. I know there were a few £10M+ strikers signed in the last couple of windows but I don’t think that much of Osvaldo, RvW or Bony. The top ones were £20M+ and probably the best of the rest was Remy.

    I’m not saying they won’t turn good but just because a striker goes for £12M does not mean we should have signed him.


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