Injury Report For Newcastle Is Good News

One of the things that Alan Pardew started with at his press conference yesterday was a positive update on the injuries, and after we were told a couple of days ago that Tim Krul had ligament damage in his elbow, that prognosis seemed to change with another Newcastle report on the injury, and Tim will play tomorrow and he trained with the squad yesterday.

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Tim Krul – fit to play tomorrow

Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote came through their African Cup of Nations games unscathed on Wednesday night,  and will join the squad today at Benton – but only for a warm down, as Pardew has the whole squad back together again for the first time in two weeks.

This is how Alan Pardew started his press conference yesterday, when asked about the injury situation:

¨Theres some good news really Tim looks fine and he’s trained today so that little scare is over I think for us.¨

¨The two boys who traveled to Africa are not back yet, but the reports are that they are well so I’m pleased about that, particularly for Cheick because he had a tough game since they went down to 10 men for most of the second half, so we’ll probably have to be careful with him tomorrow.¨

¨It will just have a warm down for them tomorrow, so tactically  it’s difficult for all the Premier League managers this week because you want to work on certain issues with your team.

“Certainly us because we want to improve, but that is taken away from us, certainly we want to improve but that is taken away from us.¨

¨We’ll try to cram as much as we can tomorrow but without doing too much practice on the pitch.¨ You are looking at your phone and hoping no messages come through that are negative but we’ve been lucky this time around and we look OK.¨

Daryl Janmaat and Paul Dummett are both fit after they were withdrawn from the Dutch and Wales squads respectively.

It’s good that Tim is fit, because the goalkeeper is showing some really good form of late, and he made two great saves at Swansea to keep us in the game.

And there was some really positive news yesterday that Ryan Taylor could even make the bench tomorrow.

But if nothing else Ryan must be close to a return to the first team, and that’s just terrific news after Ryan has gone through hell and high water over the last couple of years with two ACL knee injuries.

There’s not many players in the history of the game that have come back from two successive serious ACL knee injuries.

And 18 year-old Rolando Aarons has been suffering from a hamstring injury, and could be back for the November 1st game at home to Liverpool – so that’s also good news.

Siem de Jong is out with his thigh injury probably until the new year – but overall it’s good news on the injury front at the moment.

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6 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 17, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Do you think he will start/play those 3? Dummet is probable, depending on the injury he picked up. We were told he was in contention, but that doesn’t mean fully fit. Sammy and Perez won’t start. If Obertan starts that means that Cabella or Goofy will be on the bench, plus Cisse or Riviere, which for me leaves 1 space between Sammi, Arma and Perez on the bench for attacking options.

    Should 1 player be the reason why fans put up with the abysmal football and results that we have had under Pardew? Anyway, the protests have been muted at best so far, partly due to the more vocal, militant lot sitting in the pubs or at home in protest, and partly due to the fact that fans will always support the team.

    It is a two way street though. The manager, coaches and the players have to give the fans something to support. In the last 10 months, the fans have in the main backed the team, and not been rewarded. Why should the onus be on the fans to give the team a lift all the time? The team/club have just as much a responsibility to give the fans a lift, something they have failed at regularly in 2014.

  • martoon

    Oct 17, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #2

    You have to wonder about Cisse & Tiote – they must have been travelling all day yesterday – hardly ideal.
    On BBC Newcastle this morning they said Riviere is injured – is that true?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 17, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Bills son argued vehemently that our transfer policy isn’t flawed, well a policy thst sees Obertran given another chance after three years under achievement because we couldn’t sell him doesn’t sound like a success to me.

  • mecannylad

    Oct 17, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Interesting from L Geordie.What is the catylist for a good game?
    Do the crowd gee-up the players initially… or do the players gee-up the crowd?
    For me it is always the responsibility of the players first.
    And at St James particularly, even in these modern times of so called sexy, technical football, it is still good old over-physical endeavour from a black n white that gets the crowd going more than anything else. (Speaks volumes unfortunately)
    Putting it simply. The crowd aren’t there to entertain the players … its the players who are supposed to entertain the crowd…. and a bit of needle always works even these days.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 17, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #5

    When I used to go to the games regularly, one of the biggest lifts to the crowd was a fair, but hard tackle, taking the ball and leaving the man floating in the air for a second or two before crashing to the ground. Always got the crowd up for it!

  • Mag52

    Oct 17, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #6


    Fair enough. I just feel that we are going to need everything going for us if we are to get out of the situation we are in.
    I also feel that Ashley will make his own decisions on Pardew irrespective of what the fans at the match do, so what’s the point of risking disconcerting the players ?
    We all remember when he got rid of Hoots. Quite out of the blue. In fact, demonstrations against Pardew could mean that MA is less likely to show him the door. He’s a ‘one off’ is our owner.


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