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Debuchy Out For Four Games – Remy Out For Three Games

2:55 pm, Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy will both miss the game at Fulham on Saturday, and that’s the surprise news just released by Newcastle, and it gets worse as Debuchy is out for four games with a groin strain, and Remy could be out for three games with a calf complaint.

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Mathieu Debuchy – will miss next four games

This is what the Newcastle statement says:

“Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy will both miss Newcastle United’s trip to Fulham on Saturday through injury.”

“Thirteen-goal leading scorer Remy has a calf complaint, which could see him miss up to three matches, while full-back Debuchy is expected to miss the Magpies’ next four fixtures with a groin injury.”

“United travel to Craven Cottage looking to close the gap on the Barclays Premier League’s top seven, and will be attempting to do the double over Fulham, having beaten them 1-0 on Tyneside back in August.”

It’s interesting these two players were both fit when they played for France in their 2-0 win over Holland eight days ago in Paris.

And it seems that’s where they picked up these injuries, but there’s no doubt this is a very severe blow to the Newcastle side – because they are two of our very best players.

We would expect Davide Santon to come in for Debuchy at right back, and Papiss Cisse to come in for Remy as the main striker, with Luuk de Jong supporting Papiss up front.

Who’s going to score the goals with Remy missing?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Davide Santon · Injuries · Loic Remy · Mathieu Debuchy · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Premier League



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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 rex // Mar 13, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    They can keep alan company

  • 2 Tommyy // Mar 13, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Well we can kiss goodbye to mounting a possible challenge for Europa then. This club sucks.

  • 3 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Mar 13, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Disappointing News
    but gives others a chance to make a mark
    my team
    Krul
    Mbiwa, Colocini, Williamson, Dummett
    Anita, Sissoko, Tiote, Goufran
    Cisse and Du Jong.

    Means Mbiwa keeps his place just moving to full back and Cisse replacing Remy.

  • 4 Ciaran // Mar 13, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    TDS from a few threads ago

    Of course there is a difference to betting when bored as opposed to addiction, I was looking at the issue as a whole rather than Gosling’s individual case.

    Clubs, and the FA as a whole have a duty of care to professionals and retired professionals to ensure their mental well-being is looked after. There are too many cases where footballers have descended into some form of addiction.

    As well as this, our ‘man up’ approach has led to a stigmatisation of mental health issues in this country, especially in sport. Depression is a dirty word in this country, and this approach can have sometimes tragic consequences.

    I am not suggesting for one second that Gosling was gambling because he was depressed, or addicted however he is a player for the club and was suffering a long term injury yet the club were not enquiring on his well-being?

    Of course he has his responsibilities himself, but so too do the clubs.

  • 5 Ciaran // Mar 13, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Also, very disappointing news surrounding these 2 injuries.

    I’d imagine M’biwa will go to RB, hopefully keeping Dummett/Haidara at LB.

    As for up front? Seems like we have no other option but to play Cisse…

  • 6 BeeGuy // Mar 13, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    That rules out the remote chance of HB-A getting any time, as there would be no world class defender behind him to cover his mistakes. So its a 4 game drought for Ben-Arfa.
    .

  • 7 Ciaran // Mar 13, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    BeeGuy

    I’m not a massive fan of either, but I’d like to see how a Luuk de Jong #9 and HBA #10 partnership would look like. We’ve nowt to play for as either Hull or Sheff Utd (or maybe even Wigan) will be getting the extra European spot and we are never going to finish in 6th which would see us qualify.

    With that in mind, why not throw HBA on, see what he can do. At the most, he plays well and adds an extra million or two on to his asking price this summer, at the very worst, he flops and we lose.

    I for one have lost interest in whether we win, lose or draw any more because our season ended a long time ago.

  • 8 Ciaran // Mar 13, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Not a massive fan of either Cisse or HBA that is meant to say. I’m a fan of Luuk de Jong, think he has started really well for us.

  • 9 ToonDarnSarf // Mar 13, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Ciaran

    Ok. Two different issues then. I was wondering why you were talking about addiction on an unrelated thread…

    I would say that the FA has a duty only in so much as helping players in the unnatural environment that they find themselves in. Young men usually with little education often finding themselves getting paid more in a week than they would have got in a year had they not become a footballer (say they had got injured). Then we have the long-term injured, which must be very tough for someone when football is their whole life and suddenly they unable to work, unable to play sport and they can’t live the routine that they are used to. Finally there is the risk to ex-players who suddenly have that routine, money and buzz taken away. The FA has a duty to help those people get into a new career I’d say.

    But as for the rest of them…I don’t think the FA has any more responsibility to them than any other employer.

    Depression is an over used word in this country and is often used incorrectly in the same way that “flu” is used instead of “cold”. But calls to “man up” don’t help, you’re right. People need the support of the friends, family and often their employer too. But the only reason that footballers get preferential treatment to other employees is because 1) they can pay for it and 2) they are expensive assets.

    I wonder if a member of the catering staff for a football club would get the same treatment as a footballer if they were suffering from depression…

  • 10 Ciaran // Mar 13, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    TDS

    My bringing up of this topic is in response to the cavalier attitude that some people have towards those who find themselves in a spiral of gambling to alleviate boredom – that easily leads to addiction as I have personally seen that happen to someone close to me.

    This cavalier attitude also led me to consider the cavalier attitude many have to depression, something you yourself have demonstrated. If someone came to you saying they had the flu you would say ‘man up’ you’ve just got the cold. You seem to indicate a willingness to take the same tact if someone revealed they were depressed – which is incredibly unhelpful and will lead many to not reveal that they are suffering from depression. Who are you to second guess another person if they claim they are suffering from depression?

    Whether you are prince or pauper, footballer or catering staff, there is a duty for the employer to take an active role in the welfare of their employees – that transcends football. Simply because a footballer has more resources with which to deal with his mental health issues does not make it any easier for him to take the active step of dealing with it.

    Gary Speed had riches beyond our wildest dreams, yet he couldn’t deal with his demons. Money means nothing when it comes to mental health and I’d imagine those with money who find themselves in the grips of depression would be able to tell you that.

  • 11 gazzaforever // Mar 13, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    No regret for remy leaving us at the end of the season cause he s injury prone. He has been like that since marseille, always missing three or four games many times during the season, minor recurring injuries,

  • 12 toonicle // Mar 13, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Why not play De Jong up front with Gouffran and either Sammy/Ben Arfa on the wings? It’s Fulham after all, not like we’re playing City or something.

  • 13 bobby mango // Mar 13, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Gutted. Will be the only time I get to a game this season and was looking forward to seeing both of them.




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