Newcastle Suffer Another Serious Injury Blow


As soon as the impressive Gabriel Obertan went down after 25 minutes of the 1-0 win against Liverpool today, he knew something was wrong with his leg, and it seemed like he has sustained a bad injury to his thigh.

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Gabriel Obertan – a bad thigh injury

And sure enough he couldn’t continue, and this is another injury for the Frenchman – after he has been showing of his best form at Newcastle since he signed for us from Manchester United in the summer three years ago for £3M.

And unfortunately it looks like he’s going to be out for a while, as Alan Pardew had this to say about the 25 year-old Frenchman, who again showed unbelievable speed down the right wing before his injury:

“Losing Obertan was real blow because he has been outstanding,” “It looks like he’s got a bad injury so we’re all really disappointed for him.”

Gabby’s career seemed over at Newcastle in the summer after appearing only five times last season – but he has played 9 times for Newcastle this term already, and scored a great goal against Leicester City, to get us our first league win of the season two weeks ago.

We hope that it will not be too long before Gabriel is fit and back in the famous black and white Magpies strip again.

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79 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Nov 1, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Another good performance from the lads today. Whoever said the king’s had a 11th hour epiphany has probably got it spot on lol.

    As much stick as I’ve give him I will bregudgingly give some credit for the last few results, team selections, team formation and subs but again these to me do not negate what’s happened over the last 2_3 seasons.

    Happy with the win and even sweeter that the wife’s face was a picture. The son asked her if she was sad afterwards and obviously she said yes. His reply? I’m not. He’s only 6 aswell so it’s a classic lol.

    Even better the fact is I had £200 worth of fireworks on us winning against the father-in-law. Should of been paying £100 each but now I pay nowt. Back of the net. Ayoze you little beauty. On a side note Abeid was excellent again today my motm.

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  • Kamikaze Koala

    Nov 1, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #2

    No real lose honestly, is it?

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  • GeordieRob

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Catchy,

    L’pool attacked in a 3-5-2. Moreno pushing into midfield. Cortinio and Mario up front. Pardew may have wanted to make sure the team knew.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Some credit must go to Pardew for finally playing the way we’ve been telling him to. But it’s took him far too long to do what any other manager would have done years ago. This is the best we’ve played since Pardew ditched the 4-3-3 after coming 5th.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Well done pardew and the team.

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  • Catchy's Pet Lip

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #6

    HBA total shite for Hull today. Looks afraid to try anything in an attempt to ‘blend in’ so as not to be criticised for being selfish etc – gone too far the other way, just plays simple lay-offs with his back to goal. Hope the fallout from the debacle here hasn’t terminally clipped his wings. Complex character.

    Did we sign Abeid early enough for him to qualify for homegrown status in our squad?

    Think we’ll see Anita move on in January. I like him, just seems incompatible with what Pardew wants from a CM.

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  • manxpie

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #7

    sorry but people saying all they wanted from pardew is to use his squad!

    so ober sammi and dummet who most of you have slammed continuously (the aren’t even championship brigade!!) are the answers for you now are they?

    load of shite so don’t even try it as perez and arrons is new and abeid has got the much needed experience out on loan which also pardew, has shown which others have never at this club makes a difference

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  • toonking

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #8

    so the story this week is i’ve managed to get both the fixtures with high risk but decent reward correct, city v NEWCASTLE and NEWCASTLE v liverpool

    that should mean i have got £500 won, well i am unlikely to because CHELSEA 1-1 QPR.

    fixtures which look easy on paper are not guarentee on the pitch the only time we really could consider it getting serious is if it is getting consistant like we saw last season.

    thankfully i’ve got lucky as chelsea have a pen

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #9

    Always good to beat that shower. I suppose catchy and the others will be on to moan later that koemann would have won 5-0 playing football like brazil in the early 70s

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  • martoon

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #10

    Sorry Catchy but you come out with some ridiculous statements – so Abeid should have been in the team 2 years ago? I don’t think so – he has improved greatly since his year out on loan and back then he would have had to displace Tiote or Cabaye!

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  • manxpie

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #11

    i said ages ago that we have no wingers and sage will testify and that is wat we have needed but the transfer strategy hasn’t seemed to have baught any

    but to say pardew has had a great squad to choose from over the last 2 years is bollicks

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  • martoon

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Incidentally just back form the match – I don’t know if they showed it on TV but before Janmaarts tackle Balotelli had smacked him across the head!

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  • manxpie

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #13

    ben arfa off again at 1-0 down strange since he is the answer to every attacking performance

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  • manxpie

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #14

    martoon nah that definatley wasn’t shown lol so good on him lol

    if carlsberg made snaps………………..

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #15

    “I’ve nothing to moan about now in terms of what’s happened this summer. We’ve got a strong squad – perhaps the biggest and best I’ve ever had in terms of options – so we’re in a great position.”
    Direct quote in August from King Percy.

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  • manxpie

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #16

    tuff so?………..

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  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Get that effin Pardew out. he’s effin crap man… ! Pardew out Pardew out Pardew out. How do your hats taste lads? 🙂

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  • manxpie

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #18

    wat does that say about the last 2 years??

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  • manxpie

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #19

    how about ya post the quote about after 10 games!?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #20

    Manxpie,
    Have you got a sticky Pardew programme pullout in your bedside table draw.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #21

    Its coming to the point that pardew needs tl be supported. Every time ashley has closed the purse we have seen an adverse reaction as explained by one smart poster who tracked this well. Hba was the right call and so was mbiwa. Hope santon is next.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #22

    The squad has only ever been decent enough to finish mid-table.

    We have been lucky in that our youngins have really pushed on this year and Obertan, Cisse and Abeid has a new lease of life.

    Pardew deserves credit for alot of that, that’s a given. He has dealt with the pressure brilliantly also.

    I think the major factors are confidence and belief at the minute.

    We are on a roll.

    Shame about Obertan and I hope he dosn’t lose his new found belief when he returns.

    Very impressed with Dummett and Abeid. Sissoko and Colback are quality aswell.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #23

    GG,
    I spent a lot of time defending Pardew but the Lpool and mackems defeats were the final straw, I certainly won’t be eating my hat over four victories.

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  • manxpie

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #24

    jail no i havent but i’m sure you still have your reciepts that have payed your most hated person that you have rallied against for years but i don’t call you out for it do i?

    wat i have done is make points that are relevent to the team and manager you should try it some time 🙂

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  • manxpie

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #25

    toon prodigy great post!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #26

    TP,
    That’s the trouble, if we’re looking like heading for a decent finish the squad will be adjusted to hit the top ten, what I mean by that is that an important player will be sold if we are doing well, I think it has been proved that a top ten finish is all Mashley wants.

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  • manxpie

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #27

    why not jail why are you not enjoying 4 wins in a row?

    are you a fan?
    or a bitter person who can’t admit that your opinion then can’t change now

    “pardew back from the dead”

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #28

    Jail,

    It’s never ever been down to one man, we know that. Alot of factors to be taken into account working under these constraints.

    Sure, he could of been better in hindsight but it can’t be no easy task either.

    He has turned it around and we should support all involved apart from that bloke upstairs. This was a gamble for Ashley and he could of been backed a hell of alot better in the summer.

    With Ben Arfa, De Jong, M’Biwa, Santon all available, we would be alot better again. A prolific CF, commanding CB added like we should of. The problem has always been the quality in depth.

    I am enjoying seeing Steven Taylor in there though at the moment and also Cisse is OK until January with Perez as back up. They are getting the job done.

    Couldn’t be happier at the moment.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #29

    GfA, Pardew can only work with what he’s got. With what He’s got he’s doing well. The kids are starting to blend now. Think most teams will start to be a bit anxious about coming up against us. If you want to kick bottoms. You can only Kick Ashley’s.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #30

    From NUFC.com
    Four fantastic team performances have turned things around for Pardew and the manager must also take credit for some substitutions and tactical switches that have been key to the successes.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #31

    Manxpie,
    Why not what ???

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Nov 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Jail,

    That’s my worry, always is.

    Ashley derailing any hardwork that might of occured come January.

    We should be looking forward to the windows, it’s terrible though being a Toon fan. We know he is always looking to get that wage bill down and cash in on our stars if the price is right.

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  • manxpie

    Nov 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #33

    geordiegerman jesus where have you been lol?

    and well said

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  • manxpie

    Nov 1, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #34

    why are you not enjoying 4 wins in a row?

    i said it in that post

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  • manxpie

    Nov 1, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #35

    I certainly won’t be eating my hat over four victories.

    that to me shows your not enjoying it and some bitterness

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #36

    Manxpie,
    Where have I suggested that I’m not enjoying sitting in ninth four points off a CL place with some much lost pride back in place.

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 1, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Mr Tuff
    A manager needs time to blend in new players whether they be secured through the transfer market, returning from being out on loan or coming through the academy system. We now have depth in the squad and a combination of pace, resolve together with youth and experience.
    A number of us on here at the start of the season suggested that we would take a view after 10 games- we know who we are.
    I increasingly have little time for the mindless but by no means see you as a lost soul.
    Keep the faith.
    Pardew and the players spent time yesterday ploughing through Prozone software watching recent Liverpool games and talking respective roles things through. It seems that this is a regular feature with post mortem’s conducted when players next train after a match. Apparently no more time today is devoted to worrying about opponent’s strengths and weaknesses than when Pardew first joined in December 2010 but he acknowledged that a freshening up of the squad
    tends to engender enthusiasm.
    I am home for the weekend an it’s always good to be seeing a toon win.
    HWTL

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  • manxpie

    Nov 1, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #38

    “I certainly won’t be eating my hat over four victories.”

    there jail!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #39

    Manxpie,
    bitterness ??? I’m just saying that I’m not about declare that all is forgiven for the shite we’ve witnessed for the last few years because we’re sitting in ninth.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 1, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Just got back in from match another good win. Fell sorry for Obertan as he was shown some form and was causing the Liverpool defence problems. Ameobi look lost when switched wings.

    My MOM was Abeid – absolutely magnificent today in defensive midfield closely followed by Sissoko and Colo

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