Round-Up Of Internationals Affecting Newcastle Players

In the African Cup of Nations yesterday, both Senegal and Ivory Coast won their games and both countries now look certain to qualify for the finals – now to be held in Equatorial Guinea on the west coast of Africa, and they have been selected to replace Morocco, who pulled out of hosting the tournament last week based on Ebola fears.

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Mehdi Abeid – on crutches yesterday

Senegal beat Egypt away 1-0 with a goal after 7 minutes from Diouf,  and they now have 10 points from their five games and have qualified.

Papiss Cisse was an unused substitute in the game.

The Ivory Coast won 5-1 at Sierre Leone, and they now have 9 points from their five games and play at home to Cameroon on Wednesday night in the final game.

They are 3 points ahead of DR Congo with a better goal difference, so a draw on Wednesday will see them definitely qualify.

Cheick Tiote is not in the squad and he stayed in Newcastle to receive treatment for his calf injury.

But if the Ivory Coast lose and DR Congo beat Sierre Leone by a decent score, the Ivory Coast may not make it, although they would probably still get through as the best placed third team.

Algeria won 3-1 at home to Ethiopia to keep their 100% record after 5 games, but Mehdi Abeid didn’t play and the bad news that he is injured and on crutches.

England won 3-1 in the Euro 2016 qualifiers at home to Slovenia,  but it took an own goal from Jordan Henderson  after 58 minutes to wake them up and take their chances.

England got a  penalty from Wayne Rooney one minute later, after 59 minutes and two good goals from Danny Welbeck ( 66, 72) completed a fairly routine win for the England side.

We top Group E with a maximum 12 points from 4 games.

This follows the usual procedure for England when we do very well in qualifying and get our hopes up, but then it usually all falls apart in the finals when the event seems too much for too many England players.

Maybe that will change in 2016 in France?

Holland and maybe Tim Krul play Latvia in Amsterdam today, in what looks like a must win game for the Dutch, after they lost two of their first three games in Group A to Iceland and the Czech Republic.

Daryl Janmaat was not included in the Dutch squad this time around.

That’s about it – other than Moussa Sissoko played for France for 80 minutes in the friendly 1-1 draw at home to Albania on Friday night for his 25th cap.

We’re a bit concerned about Mehdi Abeid’s injury. 🙁

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27 comments so far

  • funguswatty

    Nov 16, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #1

    apparantley it,s a broken toe as i read on twitter

  • AlwaysTOON

    Nov 16, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #2

    dislocated toe.. 1 week

  • Graeme

    Nov 16, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #3

    Anybody heard anything about the injury suffered by Colo?? He was evidently injured in our last game and had to be brought off.

    The same night he flew to Argentina – obviously perfect therapy for many injuries – yet not a word from NUFC!! What is the injury? Why isnt he receiving specialist treatment for it at Benton? Its not like we have major cover at CB and now Abied is injured it leaves the back four even more exposed.

    It simply doesn’t add up to looking after the best interests of NUFC.

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 16, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #4

    Haven’t heard anything about colo injury, but doesn’t sound good if remi street has been recalled from loan, especially over an international break, where neither colo, taylor or willo play international games.

  • expatmag

    Nov 16, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Colo had to come off early not because of injury but because he would have missed his connecting flight to Buenos Aires if he had played the entire game.

    That sounds more plausible

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 16, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #6

    I was suspect after Steete was recalled.
    The only thing I’ve heard from club was when Pardew said colo had a knock but should be fit for Qpr.

    As suspicious as it is I’m trying not to read to much into it but it doesn’t fill me with much optimisim.

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 16, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #7

    If the club started talking to the media again we’d get more info on injuries etc and the animosity between fans and club should ease.

    ATM it’s hard not to be suspicious at most stories that come from the club as there not exactly the most transparent of clubs.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Nov 16, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #8

    optimistic prime // Nov 16, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    If the club started talking to the media again we’d get more info on injuries etc.

    It’s hard not to be suspicious at most stories that come from the club .


  • Graeme

    Nov 16, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Expat – much more plausible!!

  • Graeme

    Nov 16, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Optimistic – about as transparent as “Black-Out” Curtains!!

  • beermonkey

    Nov 16, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #11


    calling streete back is an odd thing to do willo made the squad for the last game is there something else wrong with him and taylor

    it could be that he has seen the light and isn’t willing to put willo back in till there are no other options

  • phoonck

    Nov 16, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #12

    I thought that this would be our best 11 to start against QRR if the players reported to be injured at this moment and not going to feature:

    Janmaat Coloccini Dummett Haidara
    —–RTaylor Colback Sissoko
    ——Cabella Perez SAmeobi

    But I thought this would be our best 11 if all fit:

    Janmaat Coloccini Dummett Santon
    —–Sissoko Abeid Colback
    ———Cabella deJong


  • optimistic prime

    Nov 16, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #13



    My thinking when Streete was called back was Saylor and Colos injuries must be worse than the clubs let on.
    Then with colo off to Argentina his last mid season jolly springs to mind.

    I can’t comment on how Streete was performing but he had extended his loan deal until jan 4th so to call him back there’s something we don’t know.

    As you say Willi made squad Dummets done very well there, so to me the only reason to recall Streete is Saylor and Colo have a injury we don’t know of, or we plan to sell one of Saylor Colo or Willo in window.

  • beermonkey

    Nov 16, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #14


    it so woeful the communication from the club on inured players
    look at good we have to find out from the Australian national team whats going on with him

    I don’t expect a personal email but it would be nice if they kept the injuries on the website up to date

    is it to much to ask

  • mag92

    Nov 16, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #15

    The cheque book will have to be brought out in January, for at least 3 players!

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 16, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #16


    Aparantley it is to much to ask.

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 16, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #17


    I’m surprised Ashley isn’t releasing club info injuries etc via SD news and charging us for the pleasure.

  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #18


    You’re assuming that Colo’s injury’s serious enough to merit treatment by the Club.

    Maybe it was a minor one that didn’t merit attention that he couldn’t get elsewhere – if it even merited treatment.

  • Graeme

    Nov 16, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #19

    OP – dont say things like that, not even in jest – FCB may just take you up on the offer lol

  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #20


    If Colo’s injury doesn’t fill you with much optimisim, you thinking about changing your name?

    Pessimistic Prime has a nice ring to it.


  • Graeme

    Nov 16, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #21

    Lesh, if it didn’t merit treatment, why was he pulled off in the last match? Why would P45DUE make a point of mentioning it if it was a trivial issue??

    It makes no sense – which is usual when Colo goes off to Argentina when he’s injured and then usually doesn’t return for a few weeks.

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 16, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #22


    With the current media black out it’s not hard to jump to the conclusion something’s up.
    Doesn’t mean I’m pessamistic I’m not a fan of Colo sooner he goes the better for me, it just worries me we’ve recalled Streete with no apparent reason just as Cpt Walkabout heads home.
    It worries me because as much as I dislike him as a player he’s the best of a very bad bunch and although I like the look of Dummet there I wouldn’t be happy for him to have Willo or Saylor as a partner for very long.

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 16, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #24

    Apologise for the long msg.

    Every foreign toon star seems to pick up a injury soon as they go back home. Maybe colo twisted his ankle soon as he took his first step in Argentina.

    I must ask the question wot do ppl on this site have against willo?? He was our best player when we played terrible, 18 points in a calender year, and then he was playing in the first 7 games that we picked up 4 points.
    Let’s not look at the smaller picture. It’s not his fault the team played that bad, it was the managers fault for playing the same 4231 formation that didnt work for a full calender year. He stopped using his 442, and when he changed to 433 this season it was the change we needed. On top of that willo was used so often without been rotated he was either tired, or pardewed.

    Then we have dummet and s.taylor, last season everybody was sayin there rubbish. Taylor lost it long ago and dummet is championship at best. In a matter of 5 games they are our geordie hero’s again.
    Then u have Anita, last season he was a class act, this season he’s crap cause he’s dropped.

    I realised this is how football fans react, and I strongly disagree that the toon fans are fickle, cause other fans don’t understand we’re not behind p45due, we’re behind the team and that’s wot matters to us most.
    But I think we all should have more faith in our players, cause willo, anita or gouffy have been dropped, it doesn’t make them bad players. Who’s to says at the end of the season we won’t be raving about them again. I know Ed had many articles last season raving about big willo, he’s done it for us b4, and he will do it for us again.
    We as newcastle fans love to see our players give there 100%, and willo done that even through really hard times. These players need our support.
    The only player I would say get rid of is tioti, and I don’t need to explain why. The rest of the players all have sumthing to offer the team, so let’s get behind them.

  • beermonkey

    Nov 16, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #25


    Sammy is out of contract to at the end of the season

    I would think there sorting them out

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 16, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #26

    i hope we don’t sell Aarons to man city or Liverpool or anyone else for that matter, if i was Ashley i would tell them to shove their bids where the sun don’t shine.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 16, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #27



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