Newcastle Injury Concerns Deepen – Signings Needed In January

Newcastle have both Fabricio  Coloccini and Steven Taylor out injured – but how serious those injuries are at the moment is unknown, but they may be worse than we think, because Remie Streete has just been recalled from his loan spell at Port Vale.

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Remie Streete – recalled from Port Vale

The South Shields defender turned 20 earlier this month,  and was due to stay at Port Vale until early January before being recalled today.

With Mike Williamson fit again, and Paul Dummett showing he is more than capable of playing well at center-back – we have to think the injuries to Coloccini and Steven Taylor may be worse than we think – otherwise why bring Remie back?

Both Steven Taylor and Rolando Aarons were injured in training last week, and manager Pardew has said he needs to review the training methods used at Newcastle, simply because we are getting far too many injuries picked up in training.

That assault training has to stop. 😀

And there has been a tendency by Pardew to play players – like Rolando Aarons and Papiss Cisse as two examples – who are not completely 100% fit – and that’s always asking for trouble.

Fabricio Coloccini left the game with a knock on Sunday after 78 minutes, and big Mike Williamson came on played out the last 12 minutes of what was another great win.

And Paul Dummett played at centre-back on Sunday, and put in another excellent performance that brought praise even from former Newcastle center-back and (great) captain Bob Moncur.

Dummett has been a bit of a revelation in the last few weeks, and the 23 year-old Geordie lad has put in some stalwart performances for Newcastle at both left-back and at center-back this season.

Newcastle are looking to bring in some players during the January transfer window, or to be more accurate – we are hoping Newcastle are looking to bring in some players during the January transfer window.

Newcastle have been linked today with Serbian and Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, and in some reports the news is that Newcastle will sign the player in January.

Not sure who we may be after in January in terms of center-backs – but we were (very) heavily linked with Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk in late August.

What do you think?

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8 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Nov 12, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Collo is off on his Annual Mid-Term break to Argentina; he has never returned from one uninjured!! If he needs treatment, recovery, rehabilitation, why was he allowed to go in the first place??

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 12, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Graeme -please stop you cynicism in respect of Colos’ trips back to Argentina. These trips are not jollies to go back home but part of his medical rehabilition – to obtain treatment which is not available in the UK. I speak of course of the South American vertabrae and hamstring poultice. I spoke abut this a couple of weeks ago . The poultice is an amalgam of herbs, other secret ingredients and of course the spittle of the poisonous Amazonian tree frog and last but not least the entrails of the Argentinian Jungle cock. The poultice is applied to the infected area and is combined with an exercise programme of jumping up and down on the terraces of St Lorenzo.
    So please lets not upset fellow bloggers who have always supported “ol permed hair” – they will have enough dealing with their exploding cigars.

  • Graeme

    Nov 12, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Mr Tuff, my abject apologies – As you can tell, I was not in possesion of the detailed medical information available to you.
    That obviously clarifies his treatment. Thank you for clarifying the position for us all.

    Have you considered making such treatments available here in the UK, it would obviously be expensive, but would also save on airfares!!!

  • croftus5678

    Nov 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #4

    colo will be here for another year then gone i’m guessing which means one more year to develop other cb’s further.

    williamson although half decent and on his day a life saver is too avg to be an experienced cb the youth look to as leadership and should go or lose out his place to a younger model.

    saylor pretty much same as above tbh but i’d say a little worse than williamson as i havent forgot any of the other 100’s of games he’s played for us and the stupid stuff he’s done in his career ! out of the 2 though keep saylor purely for backup and experience when colo is injured.

    dummet needs to be our cb from now on and i’m not getting over excited over a few good performances as he’s sure to have a lot of poor games but only playing him there will iron out them and give him experience.

    lescalles would imo be our 3rd choice if not second choice next season ! if the lad was in the prem he would allready be an england international cb but dumetts games in the prem could put him equal to slightly above him in the strting line up imo.

    streete will be great and is allready as good as saylor/williamson – the knowledge and bulk but i still think he needs to go to maybe forest in place of lescalles for percy to develop as i’m sure he will jum at the chance to sign him.

  • duncandisorderly

    Nov 12, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Hmm my concern is where the back 4 will get its leadership without Colo. I’ve seen Dummett play a few times now but not really sure whether he’s a potential leader or a 2nd in command…

  • proud2bnufc

    Nov 12, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #6

    I think it’s good time for Lascelles. He’s got big potential and could be a good replacement for Colo or Tayls.

  • lesh

    Nov 12, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Arsenal need a CB too and considered Van Dijk in the summer.

  • lesh

    Nov 12, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Mr Tuff – or is it Dr Tuff?

    Your detailed knowledge of exotic treatments and elixirs (The South American vertabrae and hamstring poultice being a prime example) is most impressive.

    Can’t your pal Expat source an Aboriginal concoction he might send you – that’d be cheaper than paying for Colo to go back and forth!

    Talk about hiding your light under a bushell? You’ve proved to be yet another genius in our midst!


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