There’s Still Hope for Newcastle On The Injury Scene

Getting the news yesterday that Mehdi Abeid was injured was a shock – especially when we saw him on crutches and thought the worst – but according to Mehdi himself he is out just two weeks – and if that’s true that’s not too bad. It’s lot better than being out four months with a broken foot.

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Fabricio Coloccini – will be assessed when he returns from Argentina

But then this morning there was news carried in both the Mirror and the Mail that Newcastle would have Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini out for four weeks with injury.

The news quickly spread and we saw one report that said they had been injured while on International duty, so maybe that should have been a hint.

Lee Ryder brought out a report this morning stating what we had thought previously – that Steven should be fit for Saturday and that Colo will be assessed when he returns from Argentina – but there was no mention initially of the Mirror report.

But looking at Lee’s report again, and the Chronicle lead reporter has inserted a piece at the beginning that says he believes the news he released is still  true, despite the conflicting reports in the Mirror and Mail.

Maybe he was able to contact Steven quickly t check that he was OK?

If Lee is correct – that would be very good news indeed for Newcastle – especially if Fabricio returns and his injury was only minor, and he is fit again.

We’ve picked up enough injuries over the last two or three weeks – and losing Steven and Colo would be a huge loss for Newcastle.

We are also hoping that Cheick Tiote is fit to replace Mehdi on Saturday.

If we have Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Cheick Tiote in the starting line-up on Saturday at home to QPR – that will be good news indeed.

Then at least we’ll have a decent shot at making it six wins in a row, and climb even further up that league table.


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6 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 17, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #1

    From previous, I don’t think the club would keep a player out for half a season to ensure a deal went through, I could understand it during a transfer window but not after the window is shut, al;though it still remains a mystery how he was injured for us yet managed two 90 minute games for the Ivory Coast.

  • beermonkey

    Nov 17, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #2


    there is a small part of me that wouldn’t mind seeing streete play Sammy Aarons abeid have all come in and done well this season I would like to know if some of the young defenders can step up

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Nov 17, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #3

    Im thinking part and parcel of Colo’s turn around during his problems last year was that he could visit Argentina and his Mrs and kids so many times a year through the remainder of his contract. Bit strange all this with him jetting off occasionally from the slightest touch. Or atleast when he is injured, no good.

    It will be good to see Tiote, watch this lad play out his skin now for a move in January. Abeid will better get used to that bench when he gets back until February

  • John Tudor

    Nov 17, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #4

    get me a woman with wass gadonkaas

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 17, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #5


    I’m all for giving the kids their chance, it’s not Streete I worry about. It’s who he’ll be playing alongside.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Nov 17, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #6

    I hope Sissoko stays fit, I think without this lad we will fall back behind with the other injuries we have at the moment.

    Then the cries will start for Pardew haha.


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