It’s Official – Some Good News For Newcastle Today


After goalkeeper Tim Krul came back from the International break crocked with an elbow injury over the weekend, and he has had a scan on the elbow to assess the damage and how long he will be out for, some good news for a change today on 18 year old Rolando Aarons.

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Rolando Aarons – after scoring against Crystal Palace

Rolando Aarons should be back in training again in a couple of weeks,  and that’s apparently ahead of schedule although the 18 year old has already been out with a hamstring injury since the last International break, and he was injured in early September after playing for the England U20 in their 6-0 win over Romania.

He was expected to come back some time in November, and it looks like he may be ready for the home game with Liverpool on November 1st.

He came back injured after making his first appearance for any England side, and he was outstanding in pre-season and also in the 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace, when he came on as a substitute and scored a goal and made one, and almost won the game for us.

This is what a Newcastle insider has told the Chronicle:

“Rolando was gutted when he picked up the injury but is hoping to be back soon.” “He’s really missed playing and it will be a boost to have him back as an option.”

The 18-year-old winger could therefore make his return for the  game with Liverpool at St James’ Park, but he will miss the next two games – at home to Leicester City on Saturday and away to Tottenham the following Sunday.

So Rolando will still have been out almost two months with an injury he picked up while on England International duty with the U20 side.

And we expect to hear the extent of the injury to Tim Krul either today or tomorrow, after he picked up an elbow injury while training with the Dutch squad last Saturday.

The next two games for Newcastle are crucial,  and particularly the game at home to Leicester City,  where we really have to win that game – with Tottenham away and Liverpool at home the next two games.

But this is good news for a change for Newcastle on Rolando.

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5 comments so far

  • Reyantoon

    Oct 14, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #1

    I think we looked good and threatening any team when we have pure playmaker.I think we played 4-4-2 usually and effective with that in most season
    This season we reverted to playing with one upfront,which isn’t worked so far.That is why we are calling for pure playmaker.colback is not playmaker, neither Anita nor siem. we are not some other club,we are nu,we have to look and play our best style of play.
    pards know he didn’t replaced cab.we can’t blame him for that bcoz they try to fill that gap but didn’t worked out for different reasons. So he took gamble or risk on siem thinking he could fill that for him.As usual, bad luck still hampering our season..

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 14, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #2

    Prodigy,
    No, we wouldn’t have been so poor with Cabaye, but we also didn’t use our squad in the best possible way, and that is purely down to the manager. You mentioned Ashley getting rid of HBA and Marveaux, but Pardew barely used them after Cabaye left anyway, so why would that be different now we have brought in new players.

    Pardew failed to adapt his tactics or use his squad. There is nobody to blame for that but Pardew.

    I don’t see Santon as a huge improvement on what we have. He had/has the potential to be, but hasn’t shown that he will live up to that here. Poor going forward, poor defensively. De Jong, who knows how he will get on at this stage. I think it will take him 5-10 games to get used to the pace of the Prem, and by that time we may well be at the point of no return.

    On Tiote, I think he will be away end of season, unless someone comes in with mega money. Can’t see that happening with the AFCON coming at the turn of next year which will see him miss around 4-6 weeks, depending on how well they do.

    Torres is still being paid by Chelsea though, AC aren’t paying his full wages, just a fraction of them, less than we were paying Remy last year by all accounts. I’m not sure what their owner is doing is showing ambition, but you are right on the footballing philosophy which has stemmed from the manager.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 14, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Lilongwe,

    Having Ben Arfa and Marveux is better than not having them. They wern’t replaced which obviously has seen us weaker as a squad.

    I think Pardew has always played the strongest possible first eleven he has had available. Every player has had their chances. Even Ben Arfa and M’Biwa. We are always poor once we have a number of injuries because of the lack of quality cover.

    The squad has very little depth and pretty much has always picked itself for me anyway.

    I can agree with formations being tweaked and whatever else he may of had an affect on. He is a mediocre manager, but this is a mediocre squad he is working with also. That’s Ashley’s doing.

    How much better could we of actually been is up for debate if he had changed formations? Swapped players around?

    They still arn’t world class footballers. They are not top 4 players we have at our disposal.

    Surely there is only so much a bloke can do the rest is up to the quality that is on the pitch. The motivation is there and the fight is there it’s a lack of quality that is missing for me. That’s Ashley’s structures and department that is failing also here.

    I think Pardew will get this squad to finish mid-table. That’s my personal opinion.

    Would anyone like to see Steven Taylor back in action?

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  • greekgeordie

    Oct 14, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #4

    What we have is a squad for finishing anywhere between 7 and 12 place in the league, depending on injuries and suspensions, above this is a dream that could happen but mostly unlikely, below is still possible but to happen bad luck will take a part and five of the bottom eight clubs have to punch well above their weights.
    Come January Ashley will assess our position and will invest accordingly, as he knows that relegation will be a major blow to his investment and advertising plans to his main toy SD.

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  • Charlietoon

    Oct 14, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Yeah those clean sheets that Mbiwa conjured up against Spurs and Chelsea were pathetic and I’m glad we got rid of him and reinstated Collo. There is nothing like spending a season and a half trying to leave the club you captain because of personal reasons but not handing in a transfer requests cause you wont get pad as much, to show the rest of the team about ethics and leadership.

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