Newcastle Star’s Return Date Delayed Again


Alan Pardew has revealed Davide Santon is getting near to return to training and the Newcastle first team, but his return seems to have been put back once again.

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Davide Santon – return at the end of January

David;s injury has taken a lot longer to clear up than Newcastle thought, and in early August it was thought he would be back  in late September but that return date has been put back again and again after his surgery in the summer, and now it’s into next year.

This is what Alan Pardew gave as a status on Davide Santon yesterday:

“Davide has not been forgotten by us because we know we have got an outstanding talent there. He is on the way back and has done some lengthy strides. I think by the start of January I expect to see Davide in and around the team.”

“We always expected when the surgeon went in that it would be a little bit worse than we expected. I don’t think it was career threatening or anything like that. He is fine.”

“But the rehab was always going to take a bit longer than we thought. “

We suppose the good news with Davide being out so long is that it had given an opportunity to both Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara to get a run of games in the first team – and both players have done very well this season,  and playing their best football ever on Tyneside.

Because of that Davide hasn’t been missed too much – but it will also be good to see the Italian International back playing again in a couple of months.

Santon has played 93 times with one goal for Newcastle, and his five year contract has only eighteen months to run.

And we also wonder what the status is of 21 year-old Curtis Good, who has been out since early March with a hip injury?

The Australian International is one player who’s looked good at Newcastle – when he’s played.

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15 comments so far

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #1

    “In the seven years Mike Ashley has owned the club we have never been very successful in bringing youngsters though to the first team, but that seems to be changing this season – and it’s simply great to see.

    It’s one area that if Newcastle can get it working, we will have a good supply of talent coming through in the years ahead, and it could even help us become a top team in England again.”

    But it’s not just this one area though is it Ed. It’s that in conjunction with the existing transfer policy, and the relatively low overheads to income ratio now in place, and the fan base and the facility.

    I think Newcastle are now well placed to compete consistently in the top third of the EPL, as we of course always should be.

    Contrasting this with the lavish behaviors of Utd, City and Chelsea is surely sobering for those that imagine Ashley should be doing significantly better.

    Having said that, of course he can still, and still needs to do more.

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  • cyprus

    Dec 5, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #2

    So, Cabs and Perez on the wings, Cisse in the middle, Siss, Jack, Tiote and the usual rest? That leaves Gouffran out, to substitute whoever gets injured. Tayor for Will may be a good idea. Nice little battle to see who gets a red first 🙂

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 5, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #3

    get shot
    now

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  • 70TWO

    Dec 5, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #4

    Did the three times a day have a detrimental effect on Santons recovery and why do professional journalists not ask follow up questions? It would cut out the diatribe and be more enlightening.

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  • Doctapaul

    Dec 5, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #5

    I feel Davide could do a brilliant job playing a deep role on the left wing for us.

    He’s very talented on the ball, far better than some give him credit for.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Dec 5, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Average player.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #7

    How many players under Mashers have been offered new deals to stay, I know Krul, Tiote, Collo and Jonas have in the past, and Enrique and Simpson turned them down.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 5, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Santon is not looking like he’s going to be one of those bargain basement players we bought injured and sold at a huge profit, will they offer him a new deal or let him leave on a free, Simpson opted to go Bosman rather than accept what we offered him.

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  • mag92

    Dec 5, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Haidarra and Dummett, are first choice now, Santon, will find it difficult to dislodge those two now. Tomorrow, janmaat holds the key to the game, if he can keep Hazard, quiet: a 2-1, win!

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  • 70TWO

    Dec 5, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Go Toon Go

    He may be an average left back, I would agree, but he has the athleticism and touch to be a good orthadox right winger.

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  • 70TWO

    Dec 5, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Jail for Ashley

    By the time his contract has run down his baby and partner will be more able to move, with Milan ready and waiting for him to walk in for free.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Dec 5, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #12

    70TWO
    Too big for playing on the side of the pitch.Sleepy player also.Not dangerous enough.Bad crosses.Too many space needed for playing.Maybe he will be good on another position.Maybe he’ll be the best centre back if he plays there but that is just an experiment.That is the manager’s job.Small players are better for side position(left,right backs and wingers).

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  • toon kk

    Dec 5, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Go toon go
    the whole of our squad is average, we have a limited team who on occasions can produce some good football and on others are completely out played.
    Pardew is trying to advertise Siss at the moment. That’s how MA runs the club. Just as any player starts to look promising they are sold on.
    Us fans can only watch mid table football at best as long as Mash owns the club.

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  • Mag52

    Dec 5, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Jimmysmith.

    Agreed it’s good to see young players coming through and all credit to Beardsley for the work he’s doing.
    This bodes well for the club only as long as MA doesn’t sell them on as soon as they start making a name for themselves.
    To pay next to nothing for a young footballer and sell him on a few years down the line would seem to fit the Ashley mode of operation to a tee.
    Under his ownership there’s no way in the world that we will be able to match the massive buying power of the two Manchester clubs. The only chance we have of getting together a successful team is to bring our youngsters through the ranks and keep the team together. If we don’t hold on to our young talent, in spite of our managers best efforts we’ll only be a mid table team at best.

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  • 70TWO

    Dec 5, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #15

    It will be interesting to see how Beardsleys youth squad do next season in the top division. They will do very well to get promoted as they are in competion with Arsenal and still competing for cups. Perhaps even more exciting than the senior squad.

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