Great News – Four Players Back In Training At Newcastle

Alan Pardew had some good news on the injury front today as he said that Fabricio Coloccini, Cheick Tiote, Steven Taylor and Emmanuel Riviere were all back in training this week and could be available for the match at West Ham on Saturday.

Fabricio Coloccini

Fabricio Coloccini – back in training

Pardew had said after the 1-0 home win against QPR earlier this week, that he expected some injured players would be back this week, but we didn’t know who they were.

This is what Alan Pardew had to say today at his press conference about the injuries – and it also seems that Ryan Taylor will be back in a matter of weeks and that the injury is not as bad as first thought.

“Coloccini, Tiote, Steven Taylor and Riviere are back on the training pitch. Rolando should be around for next week.”

“We’ve had a terrible run of injuries but have kept the winning run going and that is testament to the squad.”

“We expect Ryan Taylor to be back training in three or four weeks. It’s not as bad as we first feared.”

That’s great news on Ryan Taylor – and when he had to leave the pitch after 30 minutes of the QPR game,  there was some trepidation that it could be another serious knee injury – but that’s not the case.

And if Fabricio Coloccini is fit he could come straight back in and partner big Mike Williamson at the back, and we think Mike will play to combat the heading threat of Andy Carroll.

And it seems that Rolando Aarons will be ready to come back into training next week – so that’s more good news.

It’s good timing these players are coming back at this time,  because we have lots of games to play in December – in fact we have 9 games to play by January 1st – so that’s 9 games in about 33 days – starting on Saturday in east London.

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6 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Nov 27, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #1

    I would play either Williamson OR Collo – they have the turning circle of an ocean liner and somebody with a bit of mobility, like Dummet, alongside them.

    With the air raid threat from WHU, I would probably play the same pair as last week.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Every time Williamson plays against Carroll he’s done well, so i hope he plays, I think him and dummett will do very well against west ham attack.

  • LGFUAD21

    Nov 27, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #3

    optimistic prime

    Ultimately it is about the coverage for Sports Direct.

    The TV revenue isnt important and Ashley doesnt benefit from. That income belongs to Newcastle as a company which is a separate entity to Mike Ashley.

    The real benefit he gets is the exposure of his brand on TV and to supporters that visit St James.

    If he feels he has saturated that with the premier league he may feel it is best to concentrate on Rangers.

    If he can get Rangers into Europe he can use that to showcase his brand growing his Company in European markets is something on the agenda for him.

    Given that Rangers wont realistically qualify until the end of next season earliest and that is when MA wont sell until suggest he has thought about it.

    Should it happen then the uprawr, not just from Newcastle fans but I imagine a lot of other fans and the media will be bad for SD so it will force his hand.

  • LGFUAD21

    Nov 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #4


    Right have fully understood now.

    If 1 qualifies for CL and other EL. EL team misses out but CL gets to compete.

    If both qualify for either EL or CL, highest ranked gets to compete.

    In otherwords, if Rangers qualify for CL we cant play in EL so if Rangers qualify for CL, we either have to secure CL or nothing.

    I think more realistically we are threatened because if Rangers do qualify for CL we will miss out on EL (as it is far more likely we will be in an EL position than a CL one)

    Basically we need to pray Rangers stay shite

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 27, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #5


    The reason I asked tv money is would Rangers then be able to be self sufficient as Ashley doesn’t like to put his cash in.

    Ashley will definitely have a plan and he’ll be the main benefactor.

    He could quite easily invest a little in NUFC over next to seasons possibly have us in Europe then sell us, then say to Rangers I stabilised NUFC did this and that now I want to do same at Rangers.

    Not as easily as that but you get the picture.

  • lesh

    Nov 27, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #6

    I expect Rangers to enjoy a period of austerity as we did until the club’s finances are healthy and its running self-sufficiently.

    If my assumption’s valid, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Ashley sanction some sensible investment in the playing side of Newcastle United.

    Oh faint hopes….


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