Good News – Six Players Expected Back For Chelsea Game


There’s some good news today that Tim Krul started training yesterday and it looks like he will be fit – all being well – to start the game at Chelsea next Saturday, and number two goalkeeper Rob Elliot will resume training next Monday.

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Tim Krul – expected to be back for game at Chelsea

Tim has been out with an ankle injury picked up in training around November 27th, the week before the game at West Ham, when our six game winning streak came to an end.

Jak Alnwick had a (very) good game at Leicester City on Saturday, one of the few players who did,  but that could be the last time he ever plays for Newcastle, having made eight appearances, in which Newcastle’s defense have conceded 19 goals.

We put it that way because the defense hadn’t really been of much help young Alnwick, who was often exposed by some poor defending.

In the previous 8 games before the Chelsea win we had conceded only three goals.

Jak’s contract runs out in June and with Karl Darlow coming into the first team squad for next season, we should hopefully have three experienced goalkeepers in Krul, Elliot and Darlow.

And if one of those three is sent out on loan we need to have a clause in the loan agreement,  that the we can recall them in case our other two goalkeepers are both injured.

The Shields Gazette is also reporting that Fabricio Coloccini, Moussa Sissoko, Daryl Janmaat and Jack Colback – who all surprisingly missed the 3rd round FA Cup tie defeat at Leicester on Saturday – will be fit again.

Ayoze Perez is not injured, but he was rested last Saturday by John Carver, so the very impressive Spanish U21 International will be available, so that’s six players who could return for Newcastle at Chelsea on Saturday – we’ll need them.

Cheick Tiote has linked  up with the Ivory Coast squad for the African Cup of Nations, so we may not see Cheick again until next month – the Group games start on 17th of this month and the final is on 8th February.

It will be good to have some of other players back soon too, and Davide Santon returned on Saturday, and Ryan Taylor and Mehdi Abeid should be back in a couple of weeks time – according to Physioroom.com.

Maybe we can change things around and start playing well defensively and start winning a few games?

That would be good.

Howay The Lads!!

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95 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #1

    So many people saying how Mike Ashley has little or zero ambition for the success of the club yet there are those last tiny pockets saying because he’s a successful businessman he wants to succeed, what don’t they get, he is succeeding, at bleedin us dry and promoting SD, just because the yes men Beardsley and Moncur are doing very nicely on the pay roll doesn’t mean everything is rosy.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #2

    On topic,
    What a fcukin surprise.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Wow, better oil that revolving door eh?

    King Percy Doll – with smooth head-butt action and pumping fist. Pull the string to hear some of his best loved phrases

    “We just couldn’t get ‘im over the line”
    “We lost ’cause the fans wanted us to win”
    “‘Es not goin’ anywhere”
    “We’re putting our best team out”
    “I’m ‘aving to put the Other Guy in at the back”
    “That’s it, I’m off dahn the smoke”

    And many more. Comes with a free John Carver sidekick!

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  • firebug666

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #4

    The Shields Gazette is also reporting that Fabricio Coloccini, Moussa Sissoko, Daryl Janmaat and Jack Colback – who all missed the 3rd round FA Cup tie defeat at Leicester will be fit again.

    FIT AGAIN??? Haarrr ha ha ha ha ha. They were never injured. The lies spouted from our club to the gullible are without doubt driven by the worst characters on the planet. Get them all out!

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Well not miss Tiote or Cisse frankly.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #6

    I agree with that Tsunki, Tiote has been very poor for a while now, and apart from the goals Cisse has nothing else to offer the team.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #7

    i did not know the buyout guy has connections to ashley was he trying to buy it then sell to ashley. calling for a mass demo outside the ground and vocal harassment for shit direct

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #8

    rangers that is

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Tsunki & firebug

    I hope you lads are right that we won’t miss cisse or Tiote but chances are that we will. Sissoko will be nullified as he’ll have to defend more, as will colback. As for Cisse he’s our top scorer, yes he’s not a great team player but in the box he’s lethal. I suppose the french Heskey fills you with great confidence, Riviere for all his donkey work is quite frankly shite

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  • Bambams

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Did one of the PL teams not get grief a few years back for playing loads of kids in one of the cup competitions.
    Surely the fact its well known we are not interested in trying to qualify for further rounds. Pards and now Carver just put out a team for the sake of it. No attempt to win.
    So wrong, but there again we are run by a bloke who started off selling tracksuits on a stall. No idea what running a football club is about.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #11

    this MA nightmare needs to end

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  • Bambams

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Before I am abused about selling tracksuits from a stall….Nothing wrong with that.
    Just not very good education about foitball clubs….
    You know what I mean

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Its a blessing Tiote is going, hope hes played his lat game for us, has totally lost the plot, thinks hes turned into a playmaker over the last two years, awfulm should stick to breaking up play and giving it easy and quickly rather than dwelling on the ball for an age.

    Cisse lives off scraps, but his touch has deserted him, its probably as he doesn’t get very many.. We are shit for sure, wonder who the new Patsy is, hope we get Paul Clement personally, think most the French guys are
    a massive risk, not sure they would appreciate the intensity of the PL.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Cisse has 9 league goals so far this season

    Perez, Sissoko, Colback, Williamson, Colo and Janmaat between them have 12 league goals between them this season.

    The others that are fit haven’t scored!!

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #15

    For all the grief Riviere takes, I thought he was contributing a lot during the first half of the Burnley game when we were really good. He gets pulled ten minutes into the 2nd half, unbelievable decision by Laurel and Hardy.

    All I can say regards Riviere is that the lad is worth ten of the so called Mackem Slayer that folk at times stuck up for on here.

    It could be worse Pardew could have still been playing SHOLA, a disgrace to the shirt.

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #16

    I reckon the only reason we have more points this year than last is the increase in team workrate due to Shola eventually being binned.

    I liked little Anita when he first showed up but he has now given up, its a real shame but clearly he thinks it is pointless as he will always be dropped for Tiote irrelevance of performance, it has happened so many times since hes been here.

    Whats happened to Sammi??

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #17

    cisse for as little as he has played will be a huge miss as his goals per min has proved !

    i’m not a big fan of his in fact i hate the fact he proves me wrong in saying he’s an avg striker atm but facts are facts.

    tiote i’d def agree with as he makes me cringe when he’s on that he will make a mistake that will lead to a goal against or a sending off ect

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #18

    Check

    Riviere should have scored with a couple of the chances he had, the lad is very poor in front of goal and we were told as much by the french press when we bought him

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  • scout

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #19

    Does MA only employ people with painted on faces??

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #20

    Sissoko= late scratch

    no way Ashley jeopardized 15-20M with an injury

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #21

    @15 check

    imo i’ve seen good bad and avg of river in most of his games he has plenty of energy but being avg in not doing much with the ball !

    burnley game was the best i’ve seen of him and i honestly thought that was his turning point as he pulled there defence all over and looked like a striker even though he didnt score.

    but then theres a few games where he just doesnt exist and looks too much transparent !

    i’m putting him alongside the likes of goofy atm where i’m not sure if he’s a utility player and not a starting 11 more a sub to come on in case of injury as he seems to be able to play in a few positions.

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  • p

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #22

    I wish Mike Williamson was African as well as Tiote, the guy is a liability.

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  • Mag52

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #23

    The problem as I see it is that Mike Ashley and NUFC fans both have a huge desire for success, yet success to MA and success to the fans are two diametrically opposite things.
    The shame of this is that Ashley’s desire for the success of his business venture could so easily marry up beautifully with the fans’ desire for success on the pitch if only he were more interested in the footballing side of things at the club. It shouldn’t be too much to ask should it ?

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  • sparky55

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #24

    All obviously well rested and overcome their injuries

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  • Mag52

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Check.

    Are you sure we’ve more points this year than last ?

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  • jimiley

    Jan 6, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #26

    We need to clap harder and cheer louder to drive the lads on to their destiny.

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  • jimiley

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Thank God we have Riviere in our current crisis. Without him I would be worried.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #28

    Will this ambitious forward thinking manager:
    Deliberately field weakened teams in the cups so as to completely avoid any chance of EL qualification.
    Talk about how vulnerable our players are to top clubs nearing every transfer window.
    Tell his press conference what a great guy Mike Ashley is after two successive barren windows.
    Talk about exciting new transfers he’s been told are not going to happen.
    Explain how players that we never tried to get across the line couldn’t be got over the line.
    Tell his press conference that players he knows will not be replaced, will be replaced.
    Tell his press conference we can’t compete with Swansea and Southampton.
    If the answer is no to at least three of those important staements then the money on this forward think ambitious manager coming here are pretty non existent.

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  • p

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #29

    mag, of course Mike Ashley wants the club to be successful as possibly. But there are some inhibitors to that IMO:
    1. He is not that arsed either way so long as he does not lose money and has lost most of the personal interest he may have had in the club;
    2. He will not compromise on the strategy he has set – transfer policy, tight budgets aligned with FFP etc. That includes not investing in the club anything beyond what it generates (and that is likely factoring the repayment of some debt to him)
    3. He has limited experience in running a club and continuously makes mistakes. He does seem to learn from some of them e.g. replacing Debuchy before he was sold. He has also enacted some good things like away ticket arrangements and price freezes on season tickets.

    Hopefully he won’t appoint Carver permanently. I just don’t the guy is shrewd enough to be a PL manager, he is just a cone guy.

    It is clear he is just running a “going concern” and if it punches above it weight he will be happy but there is no way he will “speculate to accumulate” which I think a lot of the fans want.

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  • sparky55

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #30

    I would sell sissoko if we get a good coach in…20 million is too much for sissoko…he’s good but he’s not that good and if we do get a half decent coach I believe making up a good midfield from what we have available to us minus sissoko will not be too difficult to achieve.

    The only downside is we know ashley will trouser the 18 million profit and we won’t get anyone in to replace him…but I still think the midfield players we have can cope in the Premiership under the guidance of a half decent manager.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #31

    money ? = chances

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Jimiley

    If they clapped any harder their hands would drop off mate. Very happy clappers.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Sparky

    If we sell arguably our best player this season for £20m then who replaces him? Sissoko at present is carrying this team from defence into attack with his lung busting runs. There aren’t many midfielders like that!!

    We should start a new song….We are the geordies, the geordie accountants…..

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #34

    @ Tsunki

    Not miss Cisse ? .

    You mean the player with the highest goals per game ratio in the Premier League this season . Without his goals we would be in a relegation scrap .

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #35

    P,
    He absolutely has to freeze prices as that many are chucking them and will continue to do so, a few years ago you couldn’t get a ticket for love nor money and talk of being able to fill a 65K stadium was being talked about, the shortfall being made up now are the people who previously couldn’t get tickets or couldn’t afford them.
    His first thing he tried to do with the away tickets was spend the money on facilities in the away end bar, he was forced to reduce tickets after a complaint.
    Do you think Debuchy would have been kept if Janmaat was available cheaper this January.

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  • p

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #36

    OT @ 33, you finally got it I see. We are likely top 3 when it comes to financial performance – that is the definition of success for Mikey.

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  • p

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #37

    JFA, I am not sure that holds water that argument. Why would anyone pay a penny to go and watch the crap that has been on display for the entirety of 2014?

    Because they feel compelled to. It is expensive to go to Leicester but 4,000 mugs still went to see a B team play.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #38

    p,
    It was sixteen quid and there was a lot of kids there

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  • p

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #39

    aye, but there were transportation costs

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  • sparky55

    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #40

    I think Abeid is a more than capable replacement and it was whilst Abeid was in the team we went on that very good run. Colbeck can hold the fort, we have Tiote (yes I know he’s sh!te at the minute but could easily come good again), we have Cabella, Raylor, SDJ Anita and Arons and the much maligned Obertan which is why I say a half decent coach should be able to shape a half decent midfield out of that lot.

    They’re playing shit because they’ve been Pardewed, but I think something good could come of that lot under a different way of playing that the players will enjoy and we’ll get more out of them

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