Problems For Newcastle – More Players Doubtful

Alan Pardew had some late news tonight about the Newcastle squad,  and it’s more bad news unfortunately,  because Cheick Tiote, Papiss Cisse and Mike Williamson are now all doubtful for the game at White Hart Lane tomorrow night.

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Papiss Cisse – has a heavy cold

Add the nine injures we already have in the squad,  and this is getting to be just a little bit of a crisis – almost.

This is what Alan Pardew said late tonight:

“Papiss has a heavy cold,” “We’ll have to see how he is.” “Cheick has a slight strain, so they are the two worries for the  game.”

“Mike Williamson has a slight problem.”

It may be that Alan is playing some mind games with Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, about what our team will be.

And we remember he did the same thing for the game at Burnley a couple of weeks ago,  when three of our back four were doubtful for the game – but they all started.

The good news is that Moussa Sissoko and Steven Taylor are back, and as far as we know neither is sick,  and neither has picked up an injury today in training.

So we’ll take that as good news.

If Tiote and Cisse cannot make the game tomorrow night,  then we suppose Vurnon Anita and Manu Riviere will come in – but we will have a weakened side – that’s for sure.

Steven Taylor may even start ahead of Mike Williamson tomorrow night.

Note to Mike Ashley – please increase the size of the squad for next season – and in January – if it’s possible to get some good players in.

The way training is conducted at Newcastle seems to get us a lot of injuries so we need a bigger squad because of that.

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14 comments so far

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #1

    i don’t normally swear but the injuries we are getting this season is starting to piss me off, every season we have got to put up with this crap.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #2

    How’s a bigger squad help? Better squad, ok, not radically, but three or 4 changes, and keep training them hard and playing at a high tempo, essentially as has been happening, minus the sale of key players, if at all possible.

  • IrishGeordie9

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #3

    Lmao, its a miracle. Hopefully the slight knock to Williamson turns out to be worse.

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #4

    I’ll take a QF win a Derby win and Danny Ings please

  • IrishGeordie9

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #5


    Oh that would be lovely, with a pinch of Bolasie aswell. Getting excited now. Mmm, maybe a dash of Mahrez aswell. Wishful thinking I suppose…

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #6


    It’s the time of year for dreams to come true.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #7

    A bigger squad just means more players to wreck with whatever disastrous training methods we are using.
    Look at why the injuries are being caused in the first place and put a stop to that.

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Apparently someone likes to steal others meals, maybe the injuries are down to malnourishment.

  • Brutooon

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #9





    1)Riviera for Cabella/Sammy
    2) Keep Gouffron at the bench !!!!!

  • WestOzMag

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Sack the whole training staff in Jan. This is the worst I have ever seen in terms of injuries to our squad. It’s just not good enough. To stay in this league we need fit players NOT a depleted squad due to injuries

  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #11

    And we can forget any player with the smallest sense of self preservation coming to play for us. Who would want to. We are the club equivalent of a hospital pass.

  • JamesToon

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:37 AM

    Comment #12

    So nervous, such a crucial game to win tonight

  • Diggedydaws

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #13


    I’m on the same wavelength with thise two plyers, Ings would be the man for us and be the hold up striker Percy has been looking for from what I’ve seen this year.
    Bolassi is a great shout too, both proven prem as well.

  • Diggedydaws

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:07 AM

    Comment #14

    Also aussies, those pitches at little Benton always are rock hard, coincidence??


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