Newcastle Decimated By Three New Injuries For Burnley Game

Alan Pardew delivered some bad news on the state of injuries at Newcastle, and it looks like we are struggling to field a side for tomorrow night at Burnley, with two players already suspended – Jack Colback and Moussa Sissoko – but three having picked up knocks – Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson and Massadio Haidara –  that could also keep them out of the Burnley game.

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Daryl Janmaat – picked up knock

Heres what Alan has said on the injury front today:

“It’s critical, I would say, in terms of the spine of the team,” “No Tim Krul, no Fabricio Coloccini, no Moussa Sissoko, no Jack Colback, who’d probably all start if they were fit.¨

“But we’ve been in this position, on this winning run, before and we’ve won, because the squad has got good strength.¨ “We’re taking 22 players and three of those players are youth team players.”

“Janmaat has got a strain. We’ve taken all the players who are struggling, but we could be without Mike Williamson, Massadio Haidara and Janmaat on top of the injuries that we have.¨

“Rolando won’t be back until after the Chelsea game.”

This is not good news that we will have to be field such a weakened side, because on paper we should be able yo take all 3 points at second bottom Burnley – but now that could be very difficult.

Alan Pardew did offer some good news also – kind of:

“We do expect two or three to be back on Saturday,” “Of course Moussa and Jack will return from suspension, but hopefully Coloccini and maybe a couple more, so we’ll see.”

These injuries are decimating the side, and it will be interesting to know if the injuries to Williamson, Janmaat and Haidara were picked up during the game at West Ham or in training.

According to Newcastle have the most injuries of any club in the Premier League at the moment (which is not unusual) at 13 – four more than second placed Manchester United.

Something has to be done to understand why Newcastle  players are picking up so many injuries this season.

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6 comments so far

  • Ashton

    Dec 1, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Bring back Faye Downey.

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 1, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Roberts to get a shot?

  • 70TWO

    Dec 1, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Optomistic prime – with irony

    78 Sissoko
    45 Perez 62 Collo
    73 Perez
    6 Aarons 75 Sissoko
    46 Ameobi 58 Pérez
    71 Obertan
    43 Cissé 75 Cissé
    73 Cissé 87 Cissé
    37 Janmaat 73 Aarons 88 Williamson

    <40 – 1
    40 – 3
    50 – 1
    60 – 1
    70 – 6
    80 – 2

    Dear Mr Pardew,
    Please could you instruct the team to put more effort into scoring goals in the first 20 mins of each half, rather than just the last 20 minutes of a game. As you can see from my extensive scientific research this would double the opportunity to score and 100% benefit our chances of winning matches.

    P.S My extensive scientific research (ESR) also showed there is no optimum time that the opposition score, so along with a negative goal difference I must conclude resolutely defending for 90 minutes does not work. There is a slight indication that NUFC concede more regularly in the first 15 minutes of each half and that more attacking intensity would perhaps counter act this vulnerability.

  • TikiTakaAcca

    Dec 1, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Anita Taylor Tiote Dummett
    Gouffran Bigirimana
    Sammy Cabella Riviere

    This is the only team I can think of that will be fielded ?

    Not sure as the U21s are playing later, so none of them will feature.

  • 70TWO

    Dec 1, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #5

    optimistic prime

    I mentioned in the previous post I think Tiote prefers the 4141 formation, I don’t think any player should be rushed back in to the side for the Burnley match as we have players available that should be able to do the job.

    Cabella – Sammy – Anita – Perez
    Haid. – Dum. – Willo. – S.Tay.

    With Gouffran to come on.

  • benjamins86

    Dec 1, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #6


    Anita. S Taylor. Satka/Street. Dummett

    Tiote. Kemen


    Roberts Ameobi


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