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Newcastle Star In Injury Scare

8:06 am, Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

Some bad news being reported by the Shields Gazette that Jack Colback did not play last night in the 1-0 win at Gillingham because he was injured, and he is now a doubt for the important game at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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Jack Colback – doubtful for Saturday’s game

Jack has probably been our best player in pre-season and in the first two league games of the season, and it will be a blow if he is not available for Saturday’s game, but we are also hoping that Cheick Tiote could be available to play after recovering from his hamstring injury.

Cheick has not appeared in the first team this season, and there are also persistent rumors that Arsenal may be after him, and that a club could come in for him before the end of the transfer window.

The Shields Gazette report (Miles Starforth)  came out even before the game last night, when Jack was not even on the subs bench.

We hope that Alan Pardew will talk about what Jack’s injury is either today or in his press conference for the Crystal Palace game – which is scheduled to be held tomorrow, and he should also be updating us on the availability of Tiote.

Newcastle played quite well last night, and we had 14 attempts on goal, of which five were on target – but we still had to rely on an own goal to take us through.

Our inability to put the ball into the back of the net is probably our biggest worry at the moment – but we are through to the next round of the Capital One Cup and that’s good.

Comments welcome.

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Slank // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    REPOST

    I listened to the match on local radio which didn’t portray any frailties so was really surprised when I read the write-ups this morning which said we were not too good.

    From what I interpreted from listening to the commentary it appeared that:

    Abeid was running the game.
    Obertan and Aarons were flying down the wings.
    Haidara and Janmaat were a constant attacking menace.
    Sissoko was ineffective.
    De Jong was also ineffective.
    Riviere worked hard and looked better with a partner.
    Perez looked composed when he came on.
    Cabella had a lot of the ball when he came on.
    Krul had nothing to do.
    Colo was his usual self.
    Saylor was himself, which is a worry.

  • 2 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    hey pardew said he will be fit for crystal palace game

  • 3 Average_Contents // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    To be fair parsnip said the tank has a chance of making palace

  • 4 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Not sure to make of reports on last night tbh.

    Most say we dominated but couldnt get the ball in the net (again). However, if what Slank has heard is accurate, we couldnt have been dominant with 2 ineffective players. (Not having a go, slank, just highlighting the conflicts between various media).

  • 5 Lost Plot // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    May need to bring some of the reserves in for weekend .. At least they know how to score!

    And remember, it ain’t all that BAD .. Whilst u look at Liverpool n especially MAN UTD who are losing fans, stocks & shares and most importantly games

    HWTL

    We’ve got a team on and off the pitch

    Geordie Independence :-)

  • 6 martoon // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Slank @1 – Yeah I got mostly the same impression although Krul did have to make a save towards the end of the match. Ando tends to tell it like it is and I got the impression we just did enough without looking great.

  • 7 lesh // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Spank

    Haven’t you worked out yet that the neggars and Pardew critics get very special reports that give honest commentaries on games – not the doctored, biased rubbish that’s aired for public consumption!

    Bambams (from previous thread)

    A vast majority on here want Pards out?

    Can you produce the figures that show just how many individual posters (not votes, which can be replicated) want, don’t want or are indifferent about wanting him out?

  • 8 lesh // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Whoops….. Spank = Slank!

    Sorry pal

  • 9 John Tudor // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    i have been trekking in the Himalayas

  • 10 John Tudor // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    message to the useless one
    get hba and arma in at least they can score

  • 11 70TWO // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Lilongwe Geordie @52 – But why ‘Chucky’? I had been hoping to work out who it was for the last couple of days but was no closer.

    Last night was crying out for two out and out strikers, but I think the team selection was more based on the need for Siem to get match time and an attempt to use proper wingers. However the one striker we had in the box was marked out the game by three defenders whilst the midfield were not at the races. Abeid was wasteful, Sissoko was not really in the game and Siem likes the ball played to feet. But we are through and on to the next…

    The last time we played Palace their defence was narrow, we struggled to get round the back on the flanks and crosses were easily cleared. Last nights tactics do not inspire confidence and need to be enhanced or Pardew will need to rethink and reorganise.

  • 12 WestOzMag // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Sounds like the clueless one was at his usual tactical genius. Can’t even get it right against Gillingham and needed their defender to score for us. It’s called 2 up front Dildo!!




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