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Injured Players To Return Against Swansea

8:14 am, Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

We don’t want to shock you too much – in case you have just woken up for instance – but there’s some good news about Newcastle United this morning – and we’re not kidding.

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Mathieu Debuchy – back on Saturday

News today that both French Internationals Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy are expected to be fit enough to play for Newcastle against Swansea on Saturday afternoon, in what is shaping up to be a pivotal game for Alan Pardew.

It had been expected that Remy would have returned a couple of weeks ago, but that didn’t happen, and in the interim Mathieu has recovered from his hamstring injury, and it will be great if both are in the starting line-up on Saturday.

Both are expected to go straight back into the starting line-up, and that should make a big difference to a side that has looked woefully weak in the last several games.

Let’s hope nothing goes wrong in training this week, and there was also news yesterday that 17 year-old local lad Adam Armstrong could also be given a start in a game that Alan Pardew will want to win.

Both Remy and Debuchy are expected to be in the French Word Cup squad this summer, with Mathieu almost certain to be the starter for France in Brazil.

But there are some lingering doubts about whether Remy will also make the squad, with a number of good French strikers all competing to be in the squad.

The hope is that both players will come in and play well for Newcastle in the final four games of the season to cement their place for the World Cup this summer.

After Saturday’s encounter  our next game is at Arsenal on Monday night, April 28th, and it’s hoped that our other injured French International – Moussa Sissoko – will be able to return for that game.

It’s very important that Newcastle do not lose against Swansea, who are fighting relegation and only three points above the drop zone.

A fifth defeat on the trot would almost certainly cause a contingent of Newcastle fans to turn on the manager, but news yesterday was that as long as Newcastle finish 10th or above, Alan Pardew will be safe in his job at the club.

It would be terrific to get all 3 points on Saturday.

Just terrific.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.



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



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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JAMSHA // Apr 16, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    ohhh plzzzz sir boby got sacked for finishng 4th or 5th guess…. an this shit will keep his job even if we get relegated… a big protest with throwng of rotten tomatoes & eggs on pardew,plzzz

  • 2 jeff // Apr 16, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    this is not good news lold. we must continue to lose so pardew can finally get the sack. i am rooting for us to lose every game up until the end of the season scoring no goals.

  • 3 welshgeordie9 // Apr 16, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Jeff you alright boyo

  • 4 BuckLuck // Apr 16, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Jeff

    It’s extreme but if it means Pardew is sacked because of it I want us to lose as well. A small sacrifice in my eyes.

  • 5 Bambams // Apr 16, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Pards must be worried now

    I do not expect him to get the sack until during the summer break. Ash has some huge decisions to make.
    Sack Pards
    New Manager
    Keep Pards
    Transfer kitty
    Sell up

  • 6 Average_Contents // Apr 16, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Wanting us to lose?

    I wouldn’t go that far tbh, although I keep trying to convince myself I’m currently indifferent to results but that’s a lie! I keep saying I won’t watch us on the laptop but again I can’t help myself lol

    Even if/when we do lose against Swansea or the remainder of the games, there is still no chance whatsoever of fatty getting rid of his puppet

  • 7 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 16, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    You have to ask this as well

    Does Alan Pardew have any ambition?

    If he does get Sacked will he ever get a job based on what he is doing here?

    As some pointed out Target was minimum 10th So he got us the minimum.

    Cup was not a priority! so he got us ousted at the very first hurdle.

    A good manager should always look to Beat the target, not barely meet it. a good manager could have gotten us to QF/SF and 7th and 8th, Pardew got us 10th as it will be and got us knocked in the first round.

    At lease he gets some bonus. Well the drinks are him :)

  • 8 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Apr 16, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    The biggest worry for me is that we’ll beat Swansea and play a decent game. Then Pardew will take the credit and paper over a gaping hole and act as though we never had this shocking run since Christmas, playing the big wig again.
    That cannot be allowed to happen.

  • 9 toonluvva // Apr 16, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    I have a horrible feeling that both Remy & Debuchy will play against Swansea but then pick up another mysterious injury keeping them out for the rest of the season.




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