Surprise – Newcastle Midfielder Could Make Saints Game


There’s  news today that Newcastle are hoping that local lad Jack Colback will be fit to face Southampton on Saturday afternoon, and that’s good news since he was supposed to be very doubtful for the game at St. Mary’s.

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Jack Colback – fit for Saturday’s game?

Jack got a kick on the back of his calf training with the England squad early last week, and he immediately returned to Newcastle for treatment, and it looks like that decision to bring him home early for treatment may have paid off.

Jack has been one of our best players this season, and we have to wait until the Ivory Coast’s African Cup of Nations qualifier tonight against Cameroon, to see whether Cheick Tiote will be fit to also start the game at St. Mary’s on Saturday.

It could be asking a lot for Cheick Tiote to start the game after playing two games in four days this week for his country, so maybe Vurnon Anita will start alongside Colback in central midfield.

Tiote could then potentially make his first appearance for Newcastle this season as a second half substitute.

What do you think?

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111 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 10, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #1

    ed

    why so many , your getting like sports direct , lots of cheap title tat

    stick with a few less quality ones 😉

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 10, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #2

    tiote and colback should be our def mid’s and sissoko there back ups imo.

    no matter how weak the cb’s are with 2 fullbacks of our quality and 2 of those 3 in front of you there is no way we shouldnt have a great defensive record !!!

    then we can have 4 more attack minded players in rolando/cabella and 2 strikers who shouldnt be asked to run into there own box to defend 🙁

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  • mecannylad

    Sep 10, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #3

    You are so right catchy. The Editor of this blog is too far from the heart of the action. He is losing the sense of intensity that goes with being close to the real heart of the matter.
    Stop peddling poorly constructed inconsequential articles Harrison and let us get on with the business of ousting Pardew.
    We are nearly there and can worry about managing the peace once we have won this particular battle.

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  • Spellcheck

    Sep 10, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #4

    If you don’t like what you read why comment? Plenty of other blogs for A holes like catchy!!!!!!!! 😉

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 10, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #5
  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 10, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Mecannylad
    This is the Newcastle United blog,not the Alan Pardew blog.This is relevant news.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #7

    Wow, it’s not just this blog. All bookies’ odds are seriously stacked against us getting ANYTHING. Man, those people rarely get it wrong. Hope they do.

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  • mansell_90

    Sep 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Yanga M’biwa only on €1.3m a year at Roma:http://www.rossoneriblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/serie-a-salaries-2014-15.jpg

    I thought he was meant to be one of our highest earners? That only works out to about £20k per week? Surely we should have kept him when Colo is reportedly on 3 times that salary.

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  • Lew Davies

    Sep 10, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #9

    Who are yous hoping to replace Pardew with like ❓
    You don’t actually think we would get anybody better do yous ?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 10, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #10

    Better than all those broken records, Lew? It can’t be too much worse.

    Fear of what is next is no reason reason to keep the proven underachiever and all round slimy one.

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  • BuckLuck

    Sep 10, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Lew Davies

    It’s not possible to not get a better manager. We might get an average one, but that’s a step in the right direction.

    Do you really want to keep him because you are scared of who we might bring in? That’s not very productive.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #13

    I don’t see what is wrong with this article. Its relevant news about a player who may return to action sooner than expected. Whats wrong with that?

    On anothet note, who else is LOVING what is probably going to happen at QPR? 😀

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  • Dan in france

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #14
  • Average_Contents

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #15

    Article from the guardian and it’s a balanced article I think and is pretty damning of the puppet! Worth a read.

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/732775163?-11058:809

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  • BuckLuck

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #16

    Markaccus

    I’m loving it! 🙂

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #17

    Mark

    I’d fcuking love it to happen mate but tbh it’s very unlikely as that punishment would be a last, last resort.

    Floppy chop’s boss has already been asked do you intend to fight it, his response “what do you think” but even if they lose the fight they’ll end up paying it and that would be that

    Hate them with a passion but I’m not entirely sure why, might be because they stole remy first time or it could be that melted face never stops flapping his gums about us! Possibly a mixture of both lol.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #18

    I think getting something at Soto shouldn’t be too
    difficult tbh, They’ve had the guts ripped out of that team. Lambert, Lovren, Lallana, Shaw, Chambers etc, plus lost a brilliant manager.

    Aarons looks the real deal and if we were for once a little bit positive who knows.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #19

    Anyway

    Fat slob out! Puppet out!

    I feel better now 😀

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #20

    Buck luck

    Evil succeeds when good men do nothing.

    Pardew has counted on the fear factor of someone being possibly worse than him. You can’t as a fan live life like that if someone is failing so badly at their job. That way is just guaranteed continued disappointment.

    True we may get another dud, but it would be hard to come up with someone so arrogant and with so little to base that arrogance on than the current incumbent.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #21

    yeah lets bury our heads in the sand, nothing really relevant, topical and current about AP at all.
    Meanwhile in other news….?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #22

    So the Guardian and the Chronicle have already mentioned the site. They’ll have checked it out as will other media outlets, so the awareness is raised of clear inept facts and figures.

    More awareness at the majority of fans’ (85% poll) who want him gone.

    The pressure mounts.

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  • BuckLuck

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #23

    Rotonda heights

    I agree with you 100%
    I’m hoping for a continental manager or at least a modern and attacking manager. I’m not sure what I’m expecting though. You never know with Ashley.
    I’m overly confident that for the team to evolve with the current policy we really need Pardew gone. He is in no way capable of building a team on a budget. There are many managers out there that would jump at the opportunity to rebuild us even though they won’t get huge budgets.

    Hope!

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #24

    markaccus

    whats going to happen at qpr

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #25

    Alan Pardew: “I have never been accused of setting up boring teams”

    http://t.co/APMAo51XbT #SackPardew

    ——-

    He obviously hasn’t paid this blog a visit then. Deluded fool.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #26

    Average

    Even if they do pay up, its going to hit them hard. I dont so much hate qpr as a club, and their fans seem canny enough, i think our irrational hatred is probably born from the way Fernandes and Steak face run it.

    Rotonda

    People are freely discussing Ashley and his puppet on every article, and rightly so given the current climate at the club. I just dont see whats so wrong with Ed posting an article on something else which is also relevant.

    Fatso OUT
    Negatron OUT
    Colback IN

    See its easy to do both 😀

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #27

    Beermonkey

    It looks like they are going to have to pay a fine to the Championship 54 mil last figure i saw. If they refuse they could be banned from the football league. That means if they are relegated, they are in the conference!

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #28

    Rotonda

    Re reading your comment it might not have been directed at what i said ealier, if thats the case, appolgies 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #29

    *Appologies, even

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #30

    Very ominous for Saturday…

    25/11/12 – After defeat at Southampton:

    “It was all good up until when it kicked off.”

    ——-

    :-/

    That site is a wealth of reveals and diamond-like quotes of his pathetic managing ability and crass character.

    A lot of us knew all about it, but instead of finding these abominations of quotes, they’ve just pulled ‘some’ of them together in a clear and concise format.

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #31

    markaccus

    good but they will do a deal on the fine promise to sort it out
    while I don’t like the way we stick to these ffp rules so tightly its used as excuse to be tight

    I agree with the ffp the fines are stupid look at city 50mill fine is bugger all to them it should points deductions and transfer embargos its the only thing hurts these clubs

    where is this fine money going it should go into grass roots coaching a small teams

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  • 70TWO

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #32

    Having been an ardent supporter of the 4231 formation at the beginning of last season IMO it does not suit the senior players now in the first team squad. It took Pardew a long while to push Cabaye forward from the holding midfield role but it worked because he was able to drop back into a midfield three. Since his departure the team has been in an awful mess and Pardew seems to persist with trying to replace Cabaye with an attack minded player in the same formation, which exposes our weak defence.

    Not jumping on the England 433 bandwagon, but with the senior players at NUFC this formation would be the most ideal. With Tiote at the base of the diamond; Colback and Sissoko on the sides; and Siem or Cabella at the tip. The problem is AP…. has never played a front two and seems to lack the belief that the best form of defence is attack. My advice would be for AP to take a good look at the England game.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #33

    Beer

    Think in this case it goes to charity. I would hope the fa would choose a grass roots charity. Makes sense.

    On ffp, i think it can be a bit stringent, but clubs that take the p1ss (like qpr) should be hung out to dry imo. And the fine should be proportional to the clubs financial status. So if qpr get fined 54m, then man citeh should be fined and ammount that would hurt them equally.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 10, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #34

    70two

    Both Man c and Scousehampton have taken to a 442 this season. I think NUFC playing that, with the diamond midfeild as you suggest, would be a step forward. 4231 only works if you have Chelseas players 😀

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 10, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #35

    That Guardian article lists a litany of reasons why there should not be much sympathy for him without even mentioning the constant lies.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 10, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #36

    When these rich clubs are getting fined, it’s just the footballing bodies’ way of getting a piece of the pie as well. Hence the expensive fines.

    For the right price, anyone can be bought.

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  • 70TWO

    Sep 10, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #37

    Markaccus

    The only problem is that it does not fit Aarons unless they go to a flat 442 with him and Cabella on the wings. Even that makes me nervous as I am now so used to defensive formations with one up front.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 10, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #38

    Mark

    The difference being is that citeh were fined by UEFA and QPR were fined by the football league but I agree it should all fall under the same banner. The premier league have their own version which is yet to be implemented to any club so on that basis citeh must surely face sanctions again.

    Fernández is arguing these debts were accrued in the football league whereas there now in the prem so they shouldn’t stand! If that’s the case then the prem should be fining them anyway for the massive overspend trying to stay up the season they got relegated (where the debts come from initially)

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 10, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #39

    markaccus

    I think 4231 could work for us if pards would allow it to work
    its plain to see its not working and he has to try something else
    cant see him changing anything I feel really sorry for any striker we play at the moment as there on there own

    still I am sure has his losing dejong to injury excuse all worked out

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 10, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #40

    LR32

    “Never beed accused of setting up boring teams”

    What the actual fcuk??

    While i do not hold the same level of hatred for the bloke as you and some others do, i think he has finally LOST THE FCUKING PLOT!!! He will be in the dug out on saturday wearing fishnets, high heels, a black bin-bag and one of those fruit hats you see during mardi gras.

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