Pardew Reveals Some Good News For Newcastle

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has today given an update on the injury situation at Newcastle and currently we still have ten injured players out – eleven if you include Jonas Gutierrez who made a successful return for the U21 side yesterday at Whitley Park, and got a standing ovation form the team in the dressing room after the game.

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Alan Pardew – players coming back

Newcastle are still recovering from what was another disastrous result against Sunderland on Sunday – a 1-0 loss, but the perform,ance was a lot better than the result, and we were a bit unlucky to lose – but it was for the fourth time in a row that we have lost to the Black Cats.

We’ve lost the last two league games too, and we travel to Old Trafford on Friday, and it will be difficult to take anything out of that game.

Alan Pardew had some decent news on the injury front:

“We have got good players and good young players, and some big senior players to return.” “We are waiting for Tim Krul and Rob Elliot, we have Siem de Jong, who hasn’t played a game for us.”

“Rolando Aarons to return, so we have still got some big, big players to come back into this group, so that’s not a concern.”

“Davide Santon is getting closer, another player who is very important and technically improves us because he keeps the ball, Davide, and that’s something that in the second half of the season we have two areas to improve on, retention of the ball and goalscoring.”

“I would say Rolando is at least three or four weeks away.”

Here are the players still out, with Jonas not included in these ten players:

Player          Injury                  Estimated return date

S Taylor	Facial Injury	        26th Dec 14	 
R Elliott	Hip/Thigh Injury	10th Jan 15	 
M Abeid	        Ankle/Foot Injury	1st Jan 15	 
T Krul	        Ankle/Foot Injury	10th Jan 15	 
R Taylor	Knee Injury	        1st Jan 15	 
R Aarons	Hamstring Injury	15th Jan 15	 
G Obertan	Hip/Thigh Injury	no return date	 
Siem De Jong	Thigh Muscle Strain	10th Jan 15	 
D Santon	Knee Injury	        10th Jan 15	 
C Good	        Groin/Pelvis Injury     no return date	

It’s very surprising that Ronaldo is still four weeks away from coming back – and we just hope that hamstring of his when he does return, has finally been fixed.

And Steven Taylor will probably be OK to play on Friday at Old Trafford, after suffering a nasty facial injury in the second half against Sunderland on Sunday.

The injuries above are taken from, and if you believe the return dates, we should have eight of those players back by mid-January.

That’s got to be good news.

Only Gabby Obertan and Curtis Good will still be out – and we’ve heard nothing about Good’s injury, which he picked up back on March 3rd when he made his debut for Australia and had to leave the game just less than 30 minutes before the end.

We’re surprised that Mehdi Abeid is now out until January 1st – so he may not play for Newcastle again before he’s off to the African Cup of Nations in early January to play for Algeria.

Jonas Gutierrez also will be pushing for a place in the first team in a couple of weeks, as he came through the U21 game yesterday very well after playing 90 minutes.

That’s also good news.

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4 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Dec 23, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Catchy, you’re a pointless fool ( a non NUFC fan) who wants newcastle to lose a lot so that people will listen to your Pardew bile. I have clearly stated that I disagree with the constant negativity of some of the morons on this site. For example, if Pardew leaves Tiote on, he’s defensive. If he takes Tiote off and we lose a goal, he’s tactically naive. You’re one of those idiots. If I cant point some Pardew failings, without being called a hypocrite ) , then knuckleheads like you need to give your knuckleheads a shake. I have said for years but will say it again for your simple mind: Pardew is an average manager in an average team at an average club ( in terms of league placing ) . We can do better than him, and we can do worse. The silly brigade cant accept that, for some reason and the man can do no good, whatsoever. This is clearly ridiculous. BTW, I hope you enjoyed looking like a fool when HBA proved useless, AGAIN, at Hull. I guess Pardew was wrong about that too. Oh well, hopefully NUFC will lose their next games and get dumped from the FA Cup and your 2 mates on this site can be happy with you for Christmas

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 23, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #2


    is that all you’ve got.

    Really rich coming from the most fickle bloke on here. selective memory big time along with a few others.

  • Kamikaze Koala

    Dec 23, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Why has Santon taken so long to recover thought he would be back mid November?

  • nufc 11

    Dec 24, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Same for de jong alot of money tied up in him with no results so far very disappointed year after year we the highest amount of injuries very problematic when you have an owner who has the playing staff to the bare minimum.


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