Newcastle Hit By Injury Again

After Newcastle did so well in the first half of the season with very few injuries, Alan Pardew has confirmed today that goalkeeper Tim Krul will miss the next two or three games, and Rob Elliot will get a chance between the posts.

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Rob Elliot – will deputize for the injured Krul

It turns out that Tim suffered a knee injury in the 3-0 home defeat by Everton on Tuesday night, and could be out for the next three weeks.

This is what Alan Pardew said during his press conference today:

“Tim won’t play, he’s out for these next two or three games for sure, so Rob Elliot will come in.”

“He has made his international squad and he is keen to stay in that squad and he needs to play, so the opportunity lands at his feet.”

“Rob is a confident goalie and he will look to take that on”,

Newcastle have already been without top French Internationals Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy since early March, and now the Dutch International goalkeeper will be missing a few games.

This will be Rob Elliot’s first Premier League game of the season, and when Rob comes in he usually does very well for the Magpies, and young Jak Alnwick will be on the bench.

The game at Southampton on Saturday is another tough one, similar in many ways to the game against Everton on Tuesday night, since the Saints play an attacking attractive style of football much like the Toffees, and they are just one point behind Newcastle in the league table.

That’s one reason we have to try to come away at least with a share of the points from St. Mary’s – but that’s going to be tough.

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14 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Mar 27, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #1

    If only Colocinni could make it onto that injury list. Nothing serious like EBOLA or anything, A simple flu or food poisoning would suffice

  • AndyNUFC

    Mar 27, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Toonbrother you quite clearly are a mackem. Now there’s your troll feed for today, please go back into your troll cave in Pennywell.

  • toonbrother

    Mar 27, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Jokes aside
    It frustrates me so many people -Pardumb included- are dazzled and fooled by his (admittedly impressive) ball playing skills of Colocinni.
    Ball Skills are not what he is hired to do. He is defender! He is hired to be big ,strong and reliable in the centre of the D. For me
    1. he folds too easily when faced with big strong strikers,
    2. He is extremenly clumsy when faced with nimble quick, skillful strikers
    3. Is very quick to dive into tacckles because he does not have the speed to compete
    4. Very weak in the air.
    The guy is massive liability and the constant stream attrocious defensive results when he plays bear this out. 3-0 at home to everton ? I mean come on.

    If you disagree fine disagree. There is no neeed to smear Toonbrother with all this mackem nonsense

  • AndyNUFC

    Mar 27, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Toonbrother = mackem who talks in 3rd person, the worst type of mackem.

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 27, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Cisse, Ben Arfa, Marveaux, MYM, Haidara (and Jonas on loan) are all decent players who don’t get starts or played in their correct positions, so it wears a bit thin when Pardew keeps moaning about injuries.

    The team seem to do just as bad if and when Pardew is or isn’t present. There are some good managers out there but not a chance of anyone decent with the equally repellent Ashley at the helm.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 27, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Well if there wasn’t any doubt this season was all over for us .

  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Mar 27, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #7

    got to go:
    santon willo colo haidara
    tiote anita
    sissoko ben arfa gouffran

    next game.

  • mattnufc

    Mar 27, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #8

    The fact that Coloccini was voted in the Premier League’s team of year recently and is in the Argentinian squad suggests he is not liability at all.

  • Sliema

    Mar 27, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Too brother

    Colo has been a fantastic CB for us for years now. He reads the game fantastically and doesn’t need these attributes you keep banging on about when he has that at his disposal.

    Puyol, Cannavaro, even Mascherano right now. They are similar.

    You’re probably not a Mackem, but just an ill-informed Geordie. He’s a top-class cb. You’re wrong.

  • Sliema

    Mar 27, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #10

    Oh Shola

    Totally spot on. Exactly the right X1.

  • Sliema

    Mar 27, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #11


    You can’t be serious about Jonas?

  • AndyNUFC

    Mar 27, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Sliema, I think he is a troll / mackem, but hey maybe I’m wrong. I’d suggest when he nothing else to comment on these days except one player who has consistently been our best captain for years that he may have a wind up agenda.

    You’re exactly right though, Cannavaro, Maldini and the likes aren’t tanks but use position to play at the top of their level in defence well into their later years. Being able to use the ball from defence like Colo can is not something the majority of teams have and we’re blessed to have such a talent. I’ll give him a handful of bad games a year only because he’s performed to such a level for years that he doesn’t deserve extensive criticism, especially when he has things playing on his mind back home.

    He’s a club legend in my eyes.

  • TheToonKing

    Mar 27, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Good, Krul’s been on and off this season. Made some big mistakes lately. Elliott needs his chance.

  • anthc

    Mar 27, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #14

    I just hope elliot plays better than he did against cardiff as he was woeful that day. I still like colo although does make the occasional mmistake. Certainly better than taylor


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