Newcastle Could Have Four Players Return at Spurs

The injury to Cheick Tiote in the warm up for our game against Leicester City on Saturday was a blow, and it’s strange that it was a head injury he sustained in the warm up, but couldn’t play the game although the news pout out was that it was a minor injury. Maybe it was a slight concussion?

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Mike Williamson – expected to return at Spurs

There has been little news about the injury from Newcastle on the Ivorian, but we are hoping Cheick can return for our tough game at Tottenham on Sunday afternoon, but Newcastle were still able to pick up all 3 points without Cheick, one of our best players, with Vurnon Anita deputizing.

And we also had slight injuries to Mike Williamson, Sammy Ameobi and Manu Riviere which kept them out of the match day 18 on Saturday, and we mentioned when the team was announced we had a lot of youngsters on the bench.

Manager Pardew has said  the three could all return for Sunday’s trip to Spurs:

“Losing Sammy Ameobi, Willo and Manu were blows to us, but hopefully all of those will train this week.”

We could have done with Manu up front with Papiss Cisse on Saturday,  and when young Ayoze Perez came on in the second half he was very impressive, and the 21 year-old looks to be an excellent buy from Tenerife.

Paul Dummett limped out of the game on Saturday, although his replacement Massadio Haidara has always looked a decent player when in Newcastle’s first team, and he could play at White Hart Lane on Sunday if Paul is not fit.

Steven Taylor had a good game on Saturday when he came in for big Mike Williamson, and he battled well for Newcastle at the back, as we held out for all 3 points.

We should be seeing Ryan Taylor back soon too, and he will play his third game in his comeback this afternoon, for the Newcastle U21 side against Brighton at Benton.

And 18 year-old whiz kid Rolando Aarons is expected back from his hamstring injury for the home game against Liverpool a week on Saturday – so we are getting some good players returning.

It looks like Mike Williamson, Sammy Ameobi, Manu Riviere and hopefully Cheick Tiote will all return for next Saturday with possibly both Rolando and Ryan ready for the Liverpool game.

That would leave only Davide Santon and Siem de Jong still out injured.

And why are so many of our players getting crocked in training these days?

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7 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 20, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    I don’t see any of those as pointing towards him being involved in team selection. Would he pay someone to manage if he was doing it himself? You seem to be implicating him in last seasons bad form as well, which he wasn’t present at many of the games.

    I see the fact Pardew is still in the job as more because Ashley is yet to be convinced that we are in serious relegation trouble, if the next 6 games go badly then it could be very different.

    I think the fact that people were doing there nut when they heard the story has more to do with the pent up frustrations that we all/many have with regards to the entire situation at the club. Any rumour seems to be jumped upon and taken as gospel, when in reality, there is probably little substance to it.

    Raylor won’t have been match fit, and therefore it isn’t a huge surprise not to see him involved. If he is in the next match squad will it put the rumour to bed, as Ashley will still have the same criticisms of him if this rumour has foundation.

  • geordie157

    Oct 20, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #2

    As long as wilo doesn’t get his place back, Taylor had a decent game, Colo was better but made a couple of rash decisions which left gaps at the back.

    Would like to see obertan, Aarons and riviere start for a few games, good pace there for a 442.

    The mings link is nonsense. If we want a right back go sign trippier! Him and Janmaat would also be able to play together down the right

  • Slank

    Oct 20, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #3


    3Slank // Oct 20, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    (1) Do our scouts inform the newspapers of the name of the player they have come to watch (without telling the players club) ?

    (2) Or do the newspapers put two and two together and come up with three ?

    (3) Or has the player’s agent provided some made up story (as he is in desperate need of money from the sale of his player) to a newspaper ?

    I cannot believe newspapers and agents would do such things as (2) and (3) so it must be our scouts who spill the beans that we are looking for a left back to add to the three we already have!

  • Slank

    Oct 20, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #4

    Can only see Sammy (replacing Gouffran) and Tiote (replacing Anita) being the only changes required. I expect a formation being 4-1-4-1 or 4-3-3.

    Janmaat – Saylor – Colo – Dummitt
    Obertan – Sissoko – Colback – Sammy

    I can see a counter attacking formation with Obertan, Sissoko and Sammy bombing forward when the opportunity arrives with Tiote and Colback holding the midfield. Spurs are expected to attack being at home and so will be vulnerable to a quick counter attack – well that’s the theory !

  • Mag52

    Oct 20, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #5


    We’ll watch this (bench) space.

  • magscar

    Oct 20, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #6

    On the Raylor story I find it difficult to give it credence.- was it a wind up? Only possible reason for Ashley to have interfered as far as I can see would have been worry over Raylor coming on and breaking down again with another long paid stay on sidelines. However I’m sure Pardew and the medical staff will have been continually monitoring his progress and would’t rush him back.

    On players returning – always has to be a bonus having a full squad to choose from (even was as thin as ours or should that be more so!). Surely Saylor has to keep his place though. As I was saying last week he helps with confidence on the ball at the back but we have a long way to go still. In away games especially we have to learn to keep possession a lot better from back to front and there were sporadic signs of us doing so on Sat.

    Also thought we had some good breaks as game became stretched. I know 1 swallow doesn’t make a summer but we have to start somewhere.

    One continuing worry is Krul’s poor distribution especially his kicks. This can surely be improved with practice. It was a similar problem with Given but he did improve. This is an area which could stop Krul becoming regular Dutch keeper.

    Williamson back in the team will only see more pressure on Krul’s kicking as not only does he often resort to safety first and pass back to keeper but others also do, given his obvious reticence to receive the ball to feet.

  • bladeuser

    Oct 20, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #7

    We might get stuffed of spurs but will get stuffed if williamson plays still cannot believe he got player of the season either the other players were pathetic or the fans who voted for him dont know there elbow from there arse


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