Newcastle Suffer Injury Blow – Who Comes In?

Some bad news today that Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has had to withdraw from the Argentine squad to face Uruguay tomorrow night, and if you remember last year, he twice came back injured after reporting for International duty with his country – so it’s deja vu all over again. 🙁

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Fabricio Coloccini in Argentine colors – injured!

This is the statement issued tonight by the Argentine FA:

“The coaching staff today released Fabricio Coloccini because of a muscle injury.”

Fab will almost certainly not be available for the Liverpool game in Saturday because he wasn’t available for the Liverpool game at home in April, and Steven Taylor and Yanga-Mbiwa were in central defense, and they did not play well.

Mike Williamson will be one of the center-backs and we suppose Steven Taylor will come in, since he is now fit again.

We’d be very surprised if Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa will be brought in as a replacement against Liverpool, after he had a nightmare game in April against the Reds.

So assuming Mike Williamson will be one of the center-backs – who would you have in there as the second central defender?

Who Would You Play At Center-Back Against Liverpool?

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16 comments so far

  • Jan Stavik

    Oct 14, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Yanga-Mbiwa is a French international defender- he’s not a random guy from South Shields being asked to step in.

    He had a poor game vs Everton, but he’s still a very good player. So, stop slagging him off, he’s a Toon player – a good Toon player he is. His pace will be very important vs Sturridge/Suarez.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #2

    I can’t find the like button next to Jan Stavik’s post…

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 14, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Mbiwa alllll day the lad is a great player, admittedly still finding his feet but he’s shown he can be world class

    Rather him than an over emotional CB who doesn’t think and thinks a few chest pumps to the crowd thinking that makes up for never coming close to fulfilling the hype around him

    I’m assuming Ed your suggesting which CB should partner willo?
    Fair play to the lad, never makes a fuss steps in and does a professional shift full of graft whenever asked, rate him or not you need players like this in any squad

  • Graeme

    Oct 14, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Saylor, on his first game back? After how many months out?? It would be sheer lunacy to play him in central defence. Mbiwa and Williamson it is then, with boy blunder on the bench.

    We need to be in their faces, from the off and Saylor is too unstable to be a starter for this game – he will last 30 mins, max, before he sees a red; a disaster waiting to happen.

    We need clear heads, pride and passion, guts and determination to have any chance of getting a result in this game. Saylor, quite simply, is NOT the answer lol.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 14, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #5

    @nufcfans: Jan transfer – #NUFC have a £6m fee agreed with #QPR for Loic Remy, on top of £2m we’re paying for his loan spell, says @simonbirdmirror.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Oct 14, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #6

    tayls must be the size of a sumo by now lol

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 14, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Remy won’t want to play for us when the loan finishes or in January, MA will not pay his wages unless Remy goes for 40k a week and you know what like hell he will.

  • MacToon

    Oct 14, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #8

    So we’ve agreed to buy before knowing if he’s to go on trial for rape or not? Or is it the club propaganda machine working overtime?

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 14, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #9

    International fixtures are just a pain in the arse, IMO. Id be far happier if qualifying rounds and friendlies were restricted to under 23s. Apart from the finals of the big tournaments, I find International football a tedious distraction, that too often results in the loss of our key players through injury. We can’t do without Our best player and captain against Liverpool, again of course, in my very humble opinion.

  • MacToon

    Oct 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #10

    My mistake, it’s only a fee that’s agreed but not actually an agreement in purchasing the player.
    Is answer b, then, club propaganda 😉

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 15, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #11

    “after the end of this month we will all see the confidence of Newcastle players going downhill after losing every game”

    “come January Cabaye will leave with a few others following and MA will not get any more players in regardless of how much he gets selling Newcastle’s players”

    “also MA won’t sell the club even if offered the 260 million simply because he will want double that like he did with the horrible Man city owners when they wanted to buy them”

    my final thought is that Newcastle will be relegated this season i predict 3rd bottom with C.Palace and Sunderland below them and honestly i can’t see Newcastle coming back up, i wish the Newcastle fans all the luck in the world because lately i wouldn’t want to be them”

    guys this is from a Man united fan living in Newcastle even other team supporters knows about our sh!t.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 15, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #12

    sounds to me this lass who commented about NUFC seems to be a supporter in truth but she’s probably a glory hunter

  • Bearsize

    Oct 15, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #13

    Hmm! colo always getting injured while in argentina hmm! His mrs is there hmm! Maybe the coach picks him so he can go over there, feign an injury, spend a week with the mrs and the coach calls someone else up hmm! Then colo flys back hmm! I am on to you colo cheaty !!

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 15, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #14

    BaWwaalol, with such a fatalistic attitude, your pal, doubtless as result of living in Newcastle and rubbing shoulders with so many of us who so doggedly carry our wearisome burden of devotion, has almost certainly become a full blown Toon fan and is just still in the denial stage about it.

  • Sav

    Oct 15, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #15

    Daft to drop Saylor in after a long layoff. Have to go with Willo and Yanga. Williamson is trying to be vocal and lead the defence and M’Biwa will have a clearer role in the Colo position as the ‘sweeper’ CB. Fingers crossed and if Hatem can torment Enrique.we could get joy.

  • Jinky Jim

    Oct 15, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Frank Leboeuf, Newcastle’s new manager


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