One Back, One Out And One Doubtful For Sunday’s Game

It looks like captain Fabricio Coloccini will not make the Sunderland game on 2nd February, because of his MCL (medial collateral ligament) knee injury, and even after he picked up the injury at West Brom last week, Alan Pardew said it would likely be four to six weeks before he could return, and it’s looking more like it will be closer to the six weeks.

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Tim Krul – back for Manchester City game

Here’s what manager Alan Pardew has said today in the local press about the injury situation to Yohan Cabaye and Tim Krul today:

“The diagnosis on Yohan is that he is not going to train until Friday and so we will just have to wait and see on him.” “I am more hopeful about Tim though.”

But the good news is that goalkeeper Tim Krul should be back for the game on Sunday against Manchester City, because it was even touch and go on Saturday whether he made the game against Cardiff, and he seems to have almost recovered from his slight shoulder injury.

The home league game against Manchester City is a game we have lost over the last four seasons, and even in the League Cup in late October we lost at home – but the lads did well and the game was taken to extra time before we lost it 2-0.

But we suppose one way to look at it is we are due a win – and a win is exactly what we need on Sunday afternoon, after three surprising defeats on the trot.

Yohan Cabaye will remain doubtful until just before kick-off on Sunday with his calf/shin injury, and it could be he will have a fitness test just before the kick-off.

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7 comments so far

  • belgrade fan

    Jan 7, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #1

    So, anybody still believe in that 4 players in story?? Which started 1 day after our FA Cup elimination. Rest Cabaye, we ll lose this game with or without him

  • mag

    Jan 7, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Anything is possible under Ashley a new striker and Dekoke look odds on the other two may depend on who leaves in this window.

  • Barras

    Jan 7, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Bring back Demba Ba on a permanent deal, please.

    It is very likely that Arsenal will try to sign him. Particularly, after Theo Walcott’s injury.

    Hijack the deal.

  • Graeme

    Jan 7, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed, not sure where the “Collateral” ligament is, but its not the knee!! Maybe you mean the cruciate ligament!! lol

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 7, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #5


    arsenal won’t get him, no way will chelsea sell to a rival in january when they are trailing them

  • cyprus

    Jan 7, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #6

    So, are you looking up or over your shoulder? The truth now. Ok, we all agree 🙂

    So the question is, is our cushion big enough? I think the ‘peloton’ will slowly reel us in, but toward the end we will pull away once more, hence happily finishing at 8th.

    However, next year the target must be top 6 or heads must roll 😉

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 7, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Any of the signings we’ve been linked with would be an improvement. Let’s sign some soon, I get pissed off with so much paper talk and no action.


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