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One Top Player Out – Another Doubtful For Cardiff City Game

3:06 pm, Friday, January 3rd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 28 Comments

We will be without both Fabricio Coloccini and Mathieu Debuchy for the next few games, and Alan Pardew has reveled today that Newcastle have more injury woes with Yohan Cabaye out of the game, and Tim Krul doubtful for the FA Cup tie against Cardiff City tomorrow.

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Yohan Cabaye – has picked up a knock and is out of tomorrow’s game

This is what the Newcastle manager said today:

“Cabaye picked up an injury on Wednesday at West Brom and I would have liked to sub him but I didn’t have any left.” “I am a little concerned about my goalkeeper who is doubtful.”

Maybe we just didn’t rotate the squad enough during those 4 games in 11 days and this will be the 5th game in 15 days tomorrow, and when players play too much, they tend to get injured as we found out last season, when we were decimated bu the Europa League games.

But it’s right to ensure Cabaye – a key player for Newcastle – fully recovers before he plays and after Saturday we only have three more league games in January, and the fourth round of the FA Cup if we can get past Cardiff tomorrow.

And the manager now has an opportunity to give some of the fringe players a game tomorrow, and they have had precious few chances so far this season, with Newcastle sustaining very few injuries so far this season.

We need a win tomorrow to get us back on track and it would be an absolute disaster if we were to lose, and wouldn’t be too much better if we can only draw the game against a side who are currently 4th bottom of the Premier League and have had only one win in their last 10 games.

We have to win this one.

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28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kt97toonarmy // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Well this is where half of u will panic.

  • 2 jazzyp // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Don’t see this as any bigi as I would have thought we would have rested these players anyway.
    Elliot for krull no problem and save cabs for City !!

  • 3 Nudd - Back by popular demand // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    This is where the temperamental Newcastle ‘fans’ will raise their heads and have a dig.

  • 4 Mister Tuff // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    wolfshead – ref the “Avez-vous un cuppa” advert – it is a classic -I’ve posted it on here a few times -when I get the chance. Last used it when Percy,JFK and Carr flew to Nice for a meeting with Mr Tubbs -and then Percy went to Monaco for the F1 race. Still makes me laugh.
    As for getting old – the twilight years are approaching.

  • 5 jayphoto // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Think its going to be very interesting this january! The kind of personality joe kinnear is makes me think he ‘ll be desperate to prove hes doing something! No signings mean no credit for him and I think he’ll want to hone in on that!
    Ince would be a no brainer for me! Looks like we ‘re letting them have Gosling on a free too, might be something in that!
    Personally I like callum mcmanaman! Hated his horror challenge on haidara but weve had decent success with scousers in the past!
    Asides from those 2, the 2 strikers at Burnley are looking very decent (ings and vokes)
    Cabella is a fantasy player ! Fantastic if we get him though Nicollin has been openly critical of MYM degressing since he got to Newcastle and would make any deal difficult! Talk in france is he scuppered newcastles move for younes belhanda!
    From France, lyons lacazette is a very decent player though lyon don’t do bargains! lorients Aboubakar is having a phenomenal season and has atrributes to be a success! Ive also always liked monacos Riviere , hes not on mega money either like his teammates! Though hes more of a Remy replacement, similar players!
    The dark horse for me is a player at Nantes! Filip Djordevic! Out of contract in the summer and scoring goals in not a top team!
    Due to this new tax law in france, expect to see ligue 1 players outside of PSG and monaco to flood the premier league in jan and the summer! Think ashley will be looking to take further advantage

  • 6 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Jayphoto

    What do you make of

    Yannick Carrasco can we get him or ocampos

  • 7 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Graeme Bailey ?@GraemeBailey 4m
    Huw Jenkins confirms Swansea have made a fresh move for Tom Ince, but denies interest in Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling.

  • 8 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Pardew is as bad as it gets I am afraid.

    anyone who thinks otherwise is entitled to his opinion.

    Hypocritical to the core.

  • 9 jayphoto // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Id rest cabaye anyway hes ran his socks off the last few games! Not too fussed about Coloccini either as i think MYM is a better player! Would hope to see Haidara get some game time! Elliott is decent enough to cover Krul in the cup! Wouldn’t suprise me if he was being given the cup games anyway!
    My line up would be a 4-4-1-1 or 4-3-3 of Elliott, Santon, Willo, MYM, Haidara, Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, Sammy, HBA and Cisse!
    Think its definately important to start Cisse and HBA to keep them involved and Remy and Gouffran have ran them selves into the ground recently and deserve a break!

  • 10 jimBOB // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    I would get some rotation going tomorrow big time, mabey give Santon a go on the right wing, looked decent against Arsenal, drop Haidara in at left back mbiwa right back and STaylor in with willo.

    get it mixed up abit.

    Elliot

    Mbiwa Willo Taylor Haidara

    Santon Anita Marv

    Benny

    Cisse Shola/Sammy

  • 11 ethiomag // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    jayphoto
    i agree with u,but the problem is european clubs won’t let their players leave in the middle of the season,it needs a lot of effort,it’ll be fantastic if we get cabella,isn’t he a striker by the way,or gomis,or zaha or muriel or..
    one thing is certain ,a striker is a must no matter what

  • 12 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    What is everyone’s opinion of Ravel Morrison for 6 mill.

  • 13 asenski // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    HD
    how come morrison just for 6mil
    where is the info from

  • 14 jazzyp // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Himanshu
    Be surprised if Ince went to Swansea as he turned down Cardiff in the summer stated he wanted to stay in the north !!
    Hopefully bud there is something in the deal with gosling. I know he is on a free come end of the season but doesn’t necessarily mean that he will stay with blackpool.

  • 15 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    About Demba Ba. I would buy him back for the same money we received (not what Chelsea paid) as long as his agents get £ 0!

    …I cannot stress how important the latter is :)

  • 16 asenski // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    if we don’t get ince we would miss great addition to our team as i rate him much more than zaha

  • 17 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Asenski

    Read on some newspapers. Also that Fulham were very interested in him.

  • 18 Anita the Legend // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Himanshu

    My opinion is we won’t get him for 6mil.
    He’s already got enough being raved about him that I’d say he’d be at least 12mil plus.

    I’d like to sign him though!

  • 19 jayphoto // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    @himanshu Ocampos is a hell of a prospect! They paid a bit for him though and hes a better player now and hes on a fair wedge of a contract! Think when he moves from monaco it ‘ll be to a valencia or athletico for biggish money!
    Corrasco is decent prospect but Depends on who monaco bring in though, hes doing well there theres always a chance they ‘ll replace him with a big name! Personally prefer left footers left side whereas he is right footed and cuts in alot! Hes also quoted as wanting to play in spain at some point

  • 20 jayphoto // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Can’t see us paying 6-12m for Morrison to be honest! He game up to Benton for talks a couple years ago and didn’t impress anyone with his attitude and we pulled out the deal! That was when the price was below 1m!

  • 21 jazzyp // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Why pay £12 million for Ravel when you can have cabella for less ??

  • 22 jayphoto // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Id take zaha for 8m though! Even 10m! That lad demolished the championship last year! Almost single handedly got palace up and teams double and triple marking him was the reason average strikers like murray had the space to score so many goals!
    Id go as far as saying he was the best player that season to ever play in the championship!
    Think the move to Man Utd was ill advised! Too big a move too early! Guessing his advisers expected him to be under ferguson but Moyes is poor at developing young players ! Never seems to trust them! Seem that with Ross Barkley this year, seen that lad play a year ago and he was ready for the premier league back then but moyes wouldn’t play him

  • 23 Toon1978 // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Anyone else seen that we bid 4 million for Cabella lol?got to be rubbish considering that they are asking for 16 million euro for him.

  • 24 Ben3arfa // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Kinnear wanting to prove us wrong with signings???? lol

    this old piece of dog sh1t cant even hold a civil conversation and yet he has been assigned to sign players for our club. utter madness

    its not a question of ambition or nous with kinnear rather rather it is his ability which we all know is lacking.

    the most he deserves is to be in a retirement home somewhere waiting for weekly visits from his ugly wife, football dinosaur

  • 25 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    jazzy
    Hmm don’t know, reckon once would jump at the chance of Swansea, not had as much interest from the PL as thought and the only confirmed interest he’s had is Swansea and Palace, he’s desperate to play in the prem so no point going to palace
    Also how much do you really think Gosling would knock off of a fee seeing as he’s free at the end of the season 500k?

    HD
    Why would we go for Morrison? He started the season well but has been very poor since November and can’t see he offers anything we don’t have already, he’s basically and English Adel Taarabt!

  • 26 jimBOB // Jan 3, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    I think Zaha would bring something different to Newcastle, we dont really have the pacey winger who has a go at defenders, our defenders do more of that. its frustrating when we have players like debuchy and santon working both wings with no winger, can you imagine debuchy and Zaha on the right, it would be entertaining I give you that.

  • 27 bobby mango // Jan 3, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Didn’t see any of these players starting anyway. So not too bothered.
    Thank goodness for Faye Downey eh? ;0)

  • 28 Expat MAG // Jan 4, 2014 at 2:02 AM

    Hmmm,are Cabaye and Krul really injured or being set up to leave in the January transfer window! Between them, there must be around 40+ million of sales income for Ashley….




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