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Some Bad News For Newcastle

11:00 pm, Sunday, August 10th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 34 Comments

Both Cheick Tiote and Siem de Jong missed today’s game against Real Sociedad, and the news tonight is that they are both doubtful for next Sunday’s first league game against Manchester City at home.

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Cheick Tiote – will likely miss first league game

Cheick Tiote looks like he has very little chance of making that game with a hamstring strain, and hamstrings tend to go quickly – unless they are given sufficient rest and are completely healed, before any comeback is attempted.

Newcastle will wisely not take a chance on Cheick for the City game, but the Ivorian could be back for the away game at Aston Villa in a couple of weeks time.

Siem de Jong is also said to be doubtful for the City game, but he has a calf strain and not the toe injury we had been reporting.

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Siem de Jong – doubtful for next Sunday

And we had been really hoping Siem would have been fit for today’s game – but he didn’t make it.

When they are fit both these players would be expected to be starters for Newcastle, so it will be disappointing that both of them will probably miss our first game of the season.

But Jack Colback has been in excellent form for Newcastle this pre-season, and this lad is much better than we thought,  and there was some deserved loud applause from the crowd for the Killingworth lad, when he was substituted today.

Jack can get the job done for Newcastle next Sunday, and hopefully all season for his home town club.

Jack was a great deal for Newcastle as a free agent.

And with Manchester City not looking too good today in their 3-0 loss against Arsenal in the Community Shield, and Newcastle looking a well organized side against Real Sociedad – we could even get a decent result out of our first game.

That would be great.

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Tags: Cheick Tiote · Injuries · Jack Colback · Newcastle News · Pre-season · Siem de Jong

34 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Looks like we’re going to have to sign Leroy Fer and Grenier now.

  • 2 beermonkey // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:06 PM


    here is the rule

    A home-grown player will be defined as one who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the Season during which he turns 21).

    reading that we might have more in the under 21s that would qualify

  • 3 Markaccus // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Ok, my fantasy 25 man squad (inc a cb and a cf)

    Hg players

    Vuckic (one more chance lol)

    selling saylor and fergy

    Non HG

    15.Obertan (no one will buy him so might as well use him)
    17. NewCF

  • 4 Thump // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    @beermonkey: We have a few. I think somebody posted a list of U21s on here the other day.

  • 5 Markaccus // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:11 PM


    Ah right. Didnt realise we had had Vuckic that long.

    If we have enough usable HG’s over 21 then we might as well register them, as we can use U21s without sanction.

    If there is any chance of HBA getting a reprieve, then swap him for obertan in my squad

  • 6 kevymartins // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Haha reading through here you guys are nuts. Did someoner really say we should take Jovetic from city for 5m hahaha
    They bought him a season or 2 ago for 30 and he looks amazing plus hes young why on earth would they sell him for 5 now ya goat.

  • 7 Markaccus // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    I messed up on tje last article, i forgot cabella and sdj

  • 8 acuna // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:12 PM

  • 9 beermonkey // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:14 PM


    I think streete bigi Alnwick would qualify as homegrown

  • 10 g.s.tooner // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Lacazette comittee to lyon today for the rest of the season and Redknap saying Remy is central to his plans. Doesnt look like we have any more strikers coming in this season. I hope Cisse hits some form! Hope Zaha story is true. Would offer an attacking threat almost strikeresque.

    CB also looking unlikely as we cant offload MYM. Some players are going to have to step up for us this year!

  • 11 KevinHann // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    kevy I did. You have a problem with that?

  • 12 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Konoplyanka, Benteke, Remy, Agger, Alderweireld and Ayew would be good coups and good business.

    We need to get rid of the following:

    Sammi Ameobi
    Adam Campbell
    Adam Armstrong
    Jack Colback

  • 13 beermonkey // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:17 PM


    vuckic has been with us for an age lol been injured for nearly all of it

    I don’t think its all doom and gloom on th home grown thing after reading that rule

  • 14 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    Haha, you absolute plonker.

  • 15 beermonkey // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:19 PM


    why would you get rid of bigi and armstrong

  • 16 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Janmaat was the pick of the bunch today; classy performance.

    Cabella was ordinary and slightly pedestrian, unlike Aarons who provided the excitement.

    Riviere looked strong, powerful, tidy and quick. Not sure whether he has what it takes. No goals, no assists and no set ups. This team needs goals. May do better if he gets support from midfield but Pardew has those boys on a bungee.

    Perez and Ferreyra not on for long and did little.

    Sissoko wasn’t bad. Some good, some frustrating. Colback was quite decent and had one or two very good moments. Anita looks assured. Haidara and Dummett weren’t bad.

  • 17 toonboy1111 // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    kets your patter is atrocious. im sure your just trying to wind people up

  • 18 Markaccus // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:21 PM


    You are just doing this on purpose now. Beermonkey says there are 10 over 21 home grown players, so now you want to sell six of them, and probably replace them with sub standard players like ambrose! Sameobi is better than ambrose for a start. There is no point in filling our home grown slots with U21s, because then we will have no back up to the 25 total!

  • 19 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    Because we can do better than that. I don’t rate them. We could possibly loan them out. Give them another chance because they’re young. Paul Dummett is not a good player though. He needs to go.

  • 20 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    No chance. Take a look at this:

  • 21 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Ketsbaia. I know ive asked this b4 . But seriously, are you on something or what.

  • 22 beermonkey // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:25 PM


    are you aware football manger is a game and not real life

  • 23 KevinHann // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    They need to go so let’s not have a team. Let them go and leave 5 first team foreign players out of registration. Buy the players Kets wants and that’s 10 first team players out of registration.

    So which half of the team you want rid of, Kets? Let’s play a squad of 15 this season, hey?

  • 24 jimmysmith // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    I don’t think we’ve quite managed to match the loss of Debuchey, Cabaye and Remy and with Colo one year older and starting to at times show it, I think we have a slightly weaker starting 11 than last year although a deeper more balanced squad. Remy in particular we have found difficult to replace. If there is a revolution at St James, it’s a slow one, but it’s hard to argue categorically that we are not evolving into a stronger, better club. We have brought in 9 good young players, and a couple of good young coaches to add to a number of excellent development coaches already in place. The facility is excellent and well maintained, the scouting network appears to work and plans are on the table to build a state of the art training and medical facility. I think this is generally true and might well be thought to at least indicate. That the club is building itself into a legitimate top eight force. A club that will consistently be among that group, although challenging for elite honors would I think very likely prove something else again.

  • 25 Markaccus // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Remember only over 21yo players need regestering. 17 of them can by Jonny Foreigners. We can have as many u21 from anywhere in the world as we like.

  • 26 Shaker Shakrah // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie

    Wrong !!
    The worst players yesterday

    1- Gouffran ( Didn’t do anything at all )
    2- Colback ( he don’t have the pace and the fast understanding to pass the ball quicker )
    3- Sissoko ( He is not fit yet !!! )
    4- Haidara ( Zero offensively and his crosses always being intercepted )


  • 27 KevinHann // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Hey let me guess, Alaba would be a good choice to replace Dummett?

  • 28 mattnufc // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    I agree, I guess. My main concern is that we will have little progress with monseuir pardeou, though.

  • 29 jimmysmith // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    We need to get rid of the following according to Kets, and I’d agree apart from Colback and Armstrong as it’s too early to judge the pair if we are serious about challenging the top six. Bigi and Sammi I like, but top six squad players seems doubtful. Elliot also maybe on the fringes.

    Sammi Ameobi
    Adam Campbell
    Adam Armstrong
    Jack Colback

  • 30 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 10, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    I thought we played today?

  • 31 SUFC_rule // Aug 11, 2014 at 12:43 AM


  • 32 lesh // Aug 11, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    Memo to Mike Ashley

    Now you heard what Ketsbia’s said, just get on with it and tell Charnley to sign Leroy Fer and Grenier now… Pronto!

  • 33 dcdick // Aug 11, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    Pardew Out !!!

  • 34 Dingo†® // Aug 11, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Prognosis of a calf strain

    With appropriate management, patients with a minor calf strain can usually recover in one to three weeks. With larger tears, recovery may take four to eight weeks or longer depending on the severity. In cases of a complete rupture of the calf muscle surgery may be required with intensive rehabilitation to follow. Return to sport or activity may then take 6 months or longer.

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