More Bad News For Newcastle

It certainly seems the Gods are against us at the moment, as the news today is that Rolando Aarons will be out for six weeks with his hamstring injury, and when the news was announced last week we thought it may be quite a few weeks out for the 18 year-old. 🙁

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Rolando Aarons in action against Gillingham

The Daily Star is reporting today in an exclusive that the hamstring injury is far worse than first feared, and Rolando will be out for up to six weeks.

This is another blow to Newcastle, as Alan Pardew was even hoping to give the 18 year-old a run-out on Saturday,  in what is another crucial game for both Newcastle United and Alan Pardew – against Hull City at home.

But Newcastle  suffer far too many of these hamstring injuries in training than we should – and there’s something wrong somewhere.

Rolando has looked great for us in pre-season, and he was the star man against Crystal Palace when he was brought on for the last quarter of the game, but he is now out until November.

Maybe Newcastle should do some investigation as to why we pick up so  many injuries in training, usually hamstring injuries.

Alan Pardew is under tremendous pressure to produce a result against Hull on Saturday,  in what is after all a results-oriented business, and not having Rolando available will not help that cause.

The manager had talked after the 4-0 hammering at Southampton that he hoped to have better news this week in training, but it’s not going to happen.

We may have to start the same team as last Saturday, with Cheick Tiote coming in to partner Jack Colback in central midfield in place of Vurnon Anita, and the squad is suddenly looking rather weak.

It’s important that some of our new players start to show through for Newcastle, if we are to turn this thing around quickly.

In the last 12 league games, we have just one win against Cardiff City at home, who were relegated last season – and Newcastle have only 5 points from the last 36 points played for – which in a word is – pathetic.

This is not good news today.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 16, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Double Repost;

    Fully agree, the bloke isn’t up to it at this level. He never has been. It is made harder when his squad isn’t great, but he has been happy enough to go along with it, and even congratulated himself and others on the transfer business. As Neville says, he isn’t getting a raw deal. The stick he receives is all of his own making.

    It is his fault he plays Riviere as a lone striker, but it isn’t his fault that he has been bought a centre forward that has never scored prolifically in poorer leagues, and was never likely to cut it in the Prem.

    I read somewhere yesterday, possibly the independent, that the coaching staff and Pardew didn’t think Rivi, Ferrerya or Perez were good enough for the Prem, and weren’t even suitable replacements for Shola, let alone Remy.

    There is a whole shit heap wrong with this club, and Pardew is a large contributor to the football side of tat, but not the sole factor.

    The players are getting off easily as well. They were a disgrace on Saturday, every single one except maybe Sadio. I’d be happy to see the lot of them shipped out and a total rebuild based on young, hungry players. It might mean writing off a couple of years, but at least there would be a purpose. At the minute we are writing off another year this season (at best), and we have no discernible strategy or plan.

    85Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 16, 2014 at 7:32 AM

    I’m good thanks, there is a lot going on at the minute and tensions are very frayed, leading to a lot of emotional posts.

    I’m sure they do, but even with reading up many of them still just look at this season’s results and think Pardew deserves more time. Neville seems to look at the 4 years and thinks the stick is deserved for Pardew, or that is how the quote reads. It may come across differently when he says it.

    Unfortunately in the Daily Mail article I copied that quote from Neville also says that there is no way he would want to be manager of this group of players…..

  • cyprus

    Sep 16, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #2

    On football:
    Isn’t Sam supposed to play poor football? Was Hull in the 4th tier and broke 4 years ago?

    They played out a good 90 mile an hour game last night. Fair result.

    Both these teams could (will?) beat us.

    Hatem had little chance to impress. My feeling is Bruce cleverly didn’t put the weight of the world on his shoulders.

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 16, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #3


    I have said before, I like gary Neville , I think he is so switched on, and passionate about the game,

    NUFC should get him in. he has everything in place, coaching badges, and only a contract with sky which will not be as much as FDB contract.

  • JamesToon

    Sep 16, 2014 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #4

    Thank you hatem for the info, hope to hear more soon 🙂

    Cyprus, Alan Pardew has lied so many times in his life, he’s no doubt lying about the casino’s, he was photographed walking out of one and inside with some girls.

    Just trying to get my head round hatem’s story, so ashley is trying to negotiate a way of getting rid of pardew without paying too much money as a canny part of pardew’s contract has already been paid up front?

    If Ashley really is looking for a manager with previous success hatem, you better bloody mention frank de boer!!

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 16, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #5


    please don’t go down the SAMS football road,

    I don’t want him as manager again, but I fully agree, I think his teams do play football.
    I have said many times on here this point and got shot down every time. he is 10 times better than AP, and ssam is just a mid table manager

  • sparky55

    Sep 16, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #6

    Anyone see Ally McCoist’s interview on SKY this morning…guess what Brand was being advertised right behind his nut!

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 16, 2014 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #7

    I know Ashley is greedy, and I really do think Ashley does not like Pardew, but the guy made over a billion pound last year, so even if it cost 10million to get rid of pardew and he paid it out of his own pocket, it works out less then half of how much he made in 1 week

    the fact is , it would come out of the club, which im sure the club can afford as they still have 70 million from last season

  • sparky55

    Sep 16, 2014 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #8

    there’s no doubt Ashley has to stick or twist soon and the thought of being able to advertise on Rangers shirts in two years time will be making his big fanny extremely wet.

    I really can’t see him still owning the toon at the end of this year if rangers are winning the scottish first division

  • sparky55

    Sep 16, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #9

    catchy…it’s point of principle…he simply doesn’t want to pay it but knows he’s going to have to soon because of the start we’ve made.

    He’ll hate the thought of pardew walking away smiling so is trying to make the slime ball suffer in any way he can

  • cyprus

    Sep 16, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #10

    Maybe mate, but I just don’t buy it. I’d be willing to gamble 🙂 on that. Two pics don’t really mean much surely. Unless this was an inside game, a good old far west poker game with AP leaving with a barrel around his waste, others would’ve talked by now. It’s a rumour man, let it rest.
    Now, there’s plenty of real ammunition against these guys and AP in particulsr. For one, he can’t manage 🙂

  • cyprus

    Sep 16, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #11

    fully agree, didn’t mean to go down that road 🙂
    Definitely not Sam!

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 16, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #12

    See the last part of post 1 directed at AC. Doesn’t look like Neville would have any interest.

  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 16, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #13

    Bad news or good news on injury front Newcastle will lose until manager is sacked.Even with perfect injury picture nothing will be changed with this situation.And btw this player is too young to safe Newcastle in any way.Hope he will be back sooner.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 16, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #14

    Quote from Neville, although I assume that is from MNF as well.

    ‘I wouldn’t want to be manager of those players, personally. I really wouldn’t. They’re just a letdown as far as I’m concerned.

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #15


    im not so sure, he must have seen it a 100 times before, players stop playing for a manager

    would he not take the Chelsea job after AVB messed it up , players didn’t just become bad

    would he not take the spuds job when he did the same there

    I think its just words

    JC from MNF is lying also, Liverpool didn’t play for woy and dogleash and he was in the team

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #16


    I watched the game last night, out of the 2 teams, west ham were the better team.

    but I think hull will come good when they get into there full stride

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #17

    Massive difference between players stopping playing for a manager, and what we saw on Saturday which was players just stopping playing. Even just playing for professional and personal pride seemed to have gone out the window, and that never should.

    Di Matteo took over after AVB left Chelsea, and while RDM may have won the Champions league, his league record was much worse than AVB’s.

    Again, at Spurs, Sherwoods record was worse than AVB’s.

  • firebug666

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #18

    I know a lot of people on here a sceptical about what Hatem posted last night. To be fare he is only telling us what he has been told.

    It does make sense if Ashley paid the inept one money upfront on his contract for whatever reason, that a. the inept one would be unable to resign and walk away. and b. Ashley would be loath to sack him without finding a way to retrieve at least some of that money already paid.

    None of us will ever know the full extent of all the behind closed door politics that goes on at the club. We do know there must be a reason as to why the inept one is still here, because Ashley will always put himself and his investments first.

    All of us know the inept one has something there to keep his job, because any rational human with half a brain would have sacked him last season, or even the season before.

    I for one am looking forward to this other information promised concerning Mbiwa, Colo and Ben Arfa, to see where it all fits in with the bigger picture.

  • why oh why

    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #19

    Just read carraghers comments from last night
    He is a nob
    We all know we are in the mire at the moment we do not need a jumped up scouse scrote adding his two pennith in
    As for the first four games being soft as he put it
    I’m sure his beloved Liverpool were beaten by villa .

  • Sav

    Sep 16, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #20

    Never will the word ‘dugout’ been more appropriate that at SJP on Saturday. ‘Who so you think you are kidding, Mr. Pardew…’ For once, Bruce will be the more popular manager.


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