Jack Colback Injured – Misses England Game


Bad news today that Jack Colback is inured, and will be unable to make his England debut at Wembley tomorrow in a friendly against Norway.

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Jack Colback injured

This is what England manager Roy Hodgson has said today about the squad in his news conference:

“All but one of the squad are fit. Jack Colback is out of the game tomorrow,” “The starting line-up will be a young one. It will contain some interesting talents and has enormous potential.¨

“There will be no one making their debut from the start but there will be one or two players who won’t have had many starts.”

“I’ve been lucky that we’ve played in front of full houses and it will be a new experience tomorrow but, as Gary Neville has pointed out, there were times when he was playing where they got 25,000, so let’s keep things in perspective,”

“Obviously the crowd is a bit lower than normal but we expected that, the World Cup was disappointing and it’s a backlash from that.” “We want to make sure the crowd know we are giving everything we can to win the game tomorrow and on Monday against Switzerland.”

Roy made those comments about the crowd because it seems it will be a low turnout tomorrow at Wembley, as England fans are just a little fed up with the pathetic performance of the team in Brazil when we finished bottom of the group with just one point.

Once again England’s top  players under-performed on the world stage.

Wonder if Jack will be fit for the game against Switzerland next Tuesday?

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328 comments so far

  • Slank

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Sorry for the lad. Hope he recovers quickly to be ready for us.

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  • Thump

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Gutted for the lad. Hope it’s just a niggle.

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  • Slank

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Our Toon

    It’s ok. Rant away. It’s good for the soul and the cat not getting a kicking !

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Makes a change, usually when our players go to England games they come back injured.

    I see the mobile sites back on, I posted before but it dissapered and the mobile site seems to be working backwards from how it used to.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #5

    instead of telling me how good the business was we done , tell me how have improved as a club out of all of these transfers

    we have just been set back a whole season because of one day,

    it’s not the money , I don’t care if the club made one pound or 50 million , it’s about having a squad deep enough with enough talent to make you believe,

    Pardews move yesterday proves he is doing what’s best for him and not the club

    pretty much like when shearer was having his tiff with ghulit , rob lee was sent to train with the reserves , the manager put his ego first

    the fans will win this one , pardew will be gone soon ,

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #6

    Slank

    It’s a shame for the lad, was hoping he’d make an impression but I doubt he’ll get another call up now

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  • Goofy

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #7

    I admire Ben Arfa for speaking his mind, it sounded like he took all the blame after the Man U thrashing last season. Can imagine the manager coming into the dressing room raging and pointing his finger in Bennys face when the whole team were pathetic, I’d have stood up and nutted him, maybe Benny did have a swing at him but I reckon 90% of us would’ve, being told you are the only one at fault when no one else tried either.

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #8

    Charlie

    I’m intrigued why you can’t name the player mate.

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  • Slank

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #9

    optimistic prime

    I thought it was just me and my iPad the mobile site.

    It’s a right pain in the arse.

    Can anybody explain why (not the pain but the site !) ?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Charlie, all those problems ‘ey? Nightmare.

    However would we have seen the likes of Romario play under Pardew?

    Not all players are easy to manage.

    Yet we have a manager who headbutts another play, pushes a linesman, insults an older Championship winning manager.

    All that is just is what his horrible character leaks out in front of the cameras, not what goes on behind the scenes, of which I know he can be an absolute idiot.

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Goofy

    Didn’t benny come on at 2-0 down in that game mate. Makes you wonder how a player can be blamed for coming on during a lost cause. Much like the Spurs game where he blamed Marv and HBA again both came off the bench when 2-0 down.

    Funny how the Palace equaliser on saturday was because of the home fans, we assisted palace in scoring as we were pushing for a 4th goal and the players got caught up in the emotion of that atmosphere. Who or what is he going to blame next?

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Our toon

    I’m with you on colo, he’s a disgrace and to have him as captain feels like a slap in the face.

    Pardew points his finger and blames everyone else but himself, colo has exactly the same traight on the pitch.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #13

    whimpy

    i would say 2 years ago Cisse, HBA and MYM would have been worth close on 30M combined

    How the hell can you say oh it’s just an odd mil here or an odd mil there. That’s serious devaluation. Would we get 6M for Anita now?
    There are several cases in point that you can’t just glibly push under the carpet. Carr’s finds have saved us so far but Pardew’s success rate in developing players is probably less than 50/50 all things considered.

    I don’t need extra excuses to have a go at pardew as his incompetence and ego issues provide more than valid reasons on a daily basis.

    Hate is an extreme word but by god pardew makes my proverbial boil.

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  • Goofy

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Our Toon

    Pardew can’t be that thick surely, he’s either rehearsed a season full of excuses or is just having a laugh at the fans.

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  • Slank

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Catchy @ 5

    All managers have big egos, some bigger than others. It’s an attribute, like thick back, arrogance and total self belief, that makes them football managers.

    It doesn’t necessarily have to do with having had a football playing career (ie Mourinho). In fact it is often a hindrance given the number of former top players who have failed at being a manager.

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  • Goofy

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Our Toon

    Can’t temeber that much about the game, was in Malaga on holiday and found a pub down a laney with a big TV on the window watching it outside on Canal+, was sozzled and heard a few Man U fans laughing so got up and left before the final whistle, not z very nice drunk when my teams getting humped.

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #17

    Rotunda – can you please go and find some comparable stats before spouting off?

    How does that record compare to, say, Wenger?

    Last time I looked we’d made the third most profitable (well, least loss-making) transfers over five years in the league.

    It’s a fat lot of use taking three players that you see us as having lost money on, quoting the specific time when they were at their maximum value and then using that as evidence of poor performance. The only meaningful information is how we compare to the other PL clubs, and the answer is simple: when it comes to buying and selling players, we do it at far less cost (about £1.3m a season) than 16 of the other 19 clubs.

    I don’t actually like that – it reflects the pathetic strategy of keeping us floating in mid-table – but it is actual proof that you really can’t claim we’re crap at it. You just can’t.

    Instead, may I suggest:
    – Our manager is a thug who headbutts people (badly)
    – Our manager is an arch excuse maker
    – Our owner is shafting us as a free advertising vehicle, to make yet money for himself via his other company.
    – Our team can’t score goals
    – We’re shite at filling glaring gaps in our squad.
    – We’ve recently broken just about every record for poor performance in the club’s PL history.

    Pick ANY of them and you’d be right. But “we lose too much money on player transfers”?

    Obviously not true!

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Goofy

    I’m surprised more wasn’t made of it by the fans. Does anyone have his excuse list:

    3-0 loss away to Arsenal in a game we got murdered in he said we was unlucky

    Blame the length of the grass for a defeat

    The media for the loss against Stoke

    HBA and Marv for Spurs game & HBA for Southampton and Man Utd games

    Fans for palace equaliser….can’t think of anymore off the top of me head

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Slank

    The big obvious difference is that mourinho has something to base it on and back it up with.

    Save one top 6th finish in nearly 20 years pardew has next to nothing but an extremely average and mediocre CV to boast and be arrogant about.

    In AP’s case it really isn’t an attribute to be proud of in any way.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Rotonda, I hate him. Believe me.

    The lies, smarmy face, deceit, disgusting character, hideous tactics, negative football are awful and have sucked the life out of my enjoyment to watch us play football.

    Now he’s just got rid of my favourite player and the main hope of being entertained whilst watching us play, for reasons far less than his unprofessional conduct in front of millions which he himself has shown.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #21

    our toon

    science was against us !!!!

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #22

    ONLY WAY TO SHOW HOW WE FANS FEEL IS

    1: BOYCOTT every match(Only in dreams its been mention many time but still the seats will be filld)

    2: MOB the Team Bus with chants Of PARDEW OUT PARDEW OUT ,BENNY IN BENNY IN

    3: During the game run over the pitch with A PARDEW & ASHELY OUT BANNER

    4: TROW ROTTEN TOMATOES AT PARDEW

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  • Goofy

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #23

    The real one should be “sorry guys I suck”

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #24

    didn’t pardew said Colback was fit for international friendly does he even know anything about his own players

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Rotonda

    Haha i how did I forget that one….science jesus why on earth have we sat back and let this idiot rule the roost!!

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #26

    A few on here are lauding HBA for allegedly having a go at the manager.

    Tell you what: go and do that to YOUR manager at work and see what happens.

    We ALL disagree with our manager’s ways of doing things; it’s human nature. But we don’t get to say it to them. If we did then no manager would ever get anything done or keep any staff.

    Pards has a very weakened position because of his own stupid behaviour. But it doesn’t change the fact that he’s the manager and a players job is to do what he says. As soon as you have someone in that room questioning your authority they have to go; it doesn’t matter if you’re managing a team of footballers or plumbers – same applies.

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  • Slank

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #27

    My theory (yet another one) is that Pardew will not criticise Colo not because managers don’t criticise their captains but because Colo has a guardian angel in Ashley.

    Colo was Ashley’s biggest individual spend and has remained loyal to the club when so many others jumped ship. And he keeps his own council. And also quite possibly both men have had troubled marriages.

    That’s theory No 2.

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #28

    The only time he vaguely blamed himself was when we lost to Swansea last season during a tough schedule when he hadn’t utilised the squad. Even then he didn’t really want to blame himself but hid behind….In hindsight I probably should have freshened things up!!

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  • JamesToon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Jamsha

    i don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t have a banner with de boer on it, QPR fans did it to get redknapp, Sunderland fans did it for o’neill, why can’t we do the same, and make our feelings know to ashley on who we want?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #30

    whimpy

    why can’t you ever acknowledge things?, you just bluster and blunder away with your own agenda as it suits you.

    Tiote is another who would no longer fetch the 15M talked about a couple of years back. This isn’t age related, it’s decline in still relatively young players.

    most managers would have been happy to have Cisse, MYM, HBA, Tiote etc etc. These players now would barely fetch 15M for the lot.
    How the hell is that irrelevant and can be easily overlooked?

    I expect another glib mealy mouthed response.

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  • Slank

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Whimpie @ 26

    Well said my man.

    When I worked if anyone spoke out in public it was curtains.

    I wonder whether Pardew as already sent a text to Steve Bruce with ‘you’re next and I told you so’

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #32

    Whumpie

    The difference is that pardew doesn’t pay HBA’S wages so pardew is his general manager. In other jobs I’ve told a manager that he or she is wrong in implementing certain changes and make a different approach would be better…i didn’t get the sack mate but I had managers that were open minded and not stuck up there own backsides.

    I now run my own businesses and my staff tell me if they aren’t happy with something work related and we look at how to make it better…i dont have a fit and banish them mate.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Okay. have calmed down a bit from yesterday

    I think i have changed my mind :/

    As much as I love ben arfa and he has been my favourite player since he joined from marseille, if we are going for the long term, self sufficient, same manager stability model ashley has to back pardew fully

    by backing pardew fully, no exceptions, he makes him solely accountable for any failing of the first team.

    hopefully this contributes to pardews downfall, i have never liked him. but if he turns out successful, so be it i will be happy to eat my words

    i am and always will be a newcastle united supporter, no player , manager or chairman is bigger than the club.

    good luck to the lads for the season…they could need it

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  • Goofy

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Whumpie

    If you worked on a gas plant for example and the place blew up, your manager came and pointed the finger at you alone while the rest of the crew had just as much responsibility as you, you’d take it on the chin? Sorry mate but I’d let rip.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #35

    james Toon

    Chants of Frank de Boer is something I’ve been imagining for a while now. Shame Ash has never heard of him!

    Just imagine the mood change if an actual proper manager came in who could develop the youth etc. Ash would love it, win win for everyone.

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Slank

    Interesting theory on Colo mate….i also remember reading that HBA would stay at the club until the owner told him he wasn’t required….part of me thinks pardew had a good cry yesterday and got MA to to tell HBA he wouldn’t play under him and it would be best to leave.

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  • Slank

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #37

    James Toon

    Jamsha

    ‘….have a banner….QPR fans did it to get redknapp ‘

    Just shows how stupid they are.

    Did they blame themselves for getting relegated, I bet not !

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  • Lost Plot

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #38

    wow .. im lost for words

    everyone still arguing on line everywhere!

    on the shop floor and the streets of the tyne there still optimistic conversation.

    we cant talk a blank page when we have strength in the ranks and have showed some sign as a team.

    i dont live in a world of winging (most of me mates are suprised i even look at the blogs because of the bull negativity)

    i haver mentioned before that the gloom that come out of some mouths would really put the next generation (my two little girls included) off football completely if this was the topic on every other clubs lips!

    granted there been a lot of activity in all clubs .. but if you were a player (or a friend of one) and you done ya research on here to see the support .. thnx guys

    should let the echo of st james do the talking 🙂

    still got good signs of passionate fans in their droves!

    we all gotta work with the team we have in front of us until January regardless .. lets get behind the kids and push em and show em what we about!!!!

    no of them are shite (they just gotta perform in front of the most viewed competions in the world) lets help em

    if you dont know what i mean then get yaself to Newcastle for a visit and be dipped in the passion rather than following the route you do behind a desk hundreds of miles away

    we need your support .. HWTL & Lassies

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Slank

    Good theory, however Ashley used to walk around with Smith on his back and was happy for Alan Smith to be frozen out and go on a free.

    Whumpie

    In sorts I’d agree with RH we do let a lot of players go for free or next to nothing.
    Barton
    Smith
    HBA
    M’biwa (could be a big loss or come back)
    Cisse (what will he be worth)

    There’s probably a few more that have left for less than the market value, we do sell the odd one for decent money but I’d say we’ve let a equal amount go for cheaper for one reason or another.

    We probs do look really good on paper for buying and selling but the money for or against is only showing half the picture as it doesn’t say what the real market value of the player is or how important to the team.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Whumpie

    When managing staff I encourage them to highlight problems, it allows you to work on them or explain your point of view to staff.

    A manager’s main issue is people, he needs to be understood it’s no good just chucking away anyone who disagrees, may make you miss a good point.

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