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Pardew Frustrated With Injured Frenchmen

7:55 am, Friday, April 11th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

In Alan Pardew’s press conference yesterday there was frustration that Loic Remy would not be fit for tomorrow’s game at Stoke City, and that that was the third successive week the manager had expected the French striker to be available, but he wasn’t.

loic remy goalscorer

Loic Remy – long time recovering from calf injury

And while Alan has said nothing in public, the news in the Northern Echo today is there is mounting incrustation at Newcastle that our three French Internationals – including Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko – are concentrating more on being ready to play for France in the World Cup in the summer, than helping Newcastle out in their dire run of form at the moment.

This is what Alan Pardew said about the injured Frenchmen:

“The French manager obviously needs to see them fit and ready before the World Cup,” “Debuchy will train on Monday or Tuesday, Moussa will probably be another week – I don’t see him being involved in the next two games.”

“Loic won’t make this game, but he’s training now and we’d like to think he’ll make the next game. It’s been a bit longer than we expected.”

So that means Mathieu will only be available for the game at the Emirates on April 28th and he will have been out since he was injured playing for France on March 5th.

Maybe at least Loic can be back for the next game at home to Swansea a week tomorrow, but it seems that Moussa is out until the Arsenal game too..

And after watching Pardew’s press conference, we are even more convinced than ever that it’s going to be very difficult to get anything out of the game at the Britannia Stadium tomorrow.

The party line is that the manager and the players are desperate for a good result tomorrow, and certainly haven’t given up on the season.

That’s what has been said in the last three games, but in each game we have lost badly and conceded a total of 11 goals. :(

The words just don’t correspond with the performances on the field – and that’s the upsetting thing – actions speak louder than words.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Injuries · Loic Remy · Mathieu Debuchy · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Premier League



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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Average_Contents // Apr 11, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    Oh look, they are doing what alot of us suspected them of doing! With remy not actually our player I wouldn’t play the fcuker again!

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/706808723?-11058

  • 2 Mag52 // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Three of our best players out for another week. Their replacements again likely to struggle.
    Nothing for the team to aim for (except maybe a million pounds more or less for the owner depending on where we finish in the table).
    Can’t in all honesty blame these players for wanting to play in the greatest football show on earth, and avoid injury in a meaningless fixture against a team known for it’s ‘no nonsense’ approach.
    No guesses as to who will get the stick for another bad result against Stoke. Walk away Pardew for the sake of your sanity. In a few years time a top ten finish in the PL will be seen as one of the good years if Ashley is still in charge.

  • 3 70TWO // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    I would not relish playing against Charlie Adam in a face mask either!

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Maybe if pardew actually used the squad and rested and rotated players better instead of playing his favourites in to the ground we wouldn’t have this problem.

    When was the last time Goofy had a break. he’s looked out on is feet for months playing as a defensive left mid instead of a front line striker.

  • 5 Mag52 // Apr 11, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Rotonda.
    It’s not just about rotation is it. If we had a decent bench and back up squad waiting for their chance to shine, it might be different.
    Who did Mourinho turn to against PSG when the outstanding Hazard went off and then they needed a goal scorer with minutes to go? He had Schurrle and Demba Ba. Two goals from them and through they go to the semis.
    Gouffy gets to play each week simply because he is one of our success stories this season. His willingness to cover the pitch during the course of a match is a shining example to others in the team. Such a shame that since the collapse after Xmas he’s had little talented support.
    As long as MA is at the helm we’ll have a squad full of players, with one or two exceptions, who are lacking in true PL quality, and those one or two will get sold on if the price is right.
    No manager can do a decent job in these circumstances, and no manager worth his salt will want to join a club when Pardew goes. The pianist will change, but the same tune will be played.




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