Great News – Two Top Players Back In Training At Newcastle

There was some very good news for Newcastle today when caretaker manager John Carver said that both Siem de Jong and Mehdi Abeid returned to training today.

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Siem de Jong – back in training today

Siem has played only twice for Newcastle since signing for us form Ajax in the summer and it will be great once he’s back in the side.

He was injured in training in September when he tore his thigh muscle – but he looked a very good player in pre-season for us, and he could get some goals for us.

And Mehdi Abeid has been outstanding for us this season, and broke his toe when on his first International call-up for Algeria in mid-November so it’;s good to have him back.

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Mehdi Abeid – will be great to have him back

Mehdi (wisely) withdrew from the Algerian squad last week for the African Cup of Nations but it looks like both Mehdi and Siem will be available for our game at Hull City on Saturday 31st January.

We actually prefer Mehdi to Cheick Tiote in defensive midfield – and Mehdi has really looked like a very good player this season – he’s really improved from his season on loan at Panathinaikos.

We should also be getting Rolando Aarons and Ryan Taylor back in full training sometime this month too, so when they are all available we should be able to field a strong team – and hopefully we can start getting some good results.

Gabby Obertan is also back running, and will resume full training in about two weeks time.

This is the update that John Carver gave today, although no news on Rolando Aarons:

“Siem de Jong and Mehdi Abeid trained for the first time today -Mehdi is further ahead than Siem.” 

“Gabriel Obertan is around two weeks away from joining in with the team – he is in great condition and has worked really hard.”

This is really good news for Newcastle – especially when we need some. 😀

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20 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Jan 15, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Some good news


    Jan 15, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #2

    There is no good news untill FAT MAN leaves…

  • why oh why

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Sooner these are back the better
    De Jong we will at last see what a quality player I know he is
    Obertan can’t come back soon enough for me just hope is confidence is still on the up

  • Markaccus

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #4

    They’ll be like new signings…

  • 70TWO

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Will any of the players be missing the flight to Dubai?

  • nightfa11

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Question: would Ashley buy rangers without having a buyer for newcastle lined up?

  • 70TWO

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Anita would look better with a more capable defense.

  • 70TWO

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #8

    nightfa11 – if he can smash the SFA ruling supposedly preventing from owning two clubs, yes.

  • yo-yo

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #9

    Little chance of Ashley convicing the dinosuars at the SFA he can up his 9% ownership stake

  • Go toon gooooo

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Mehdi Abeid is great player but Tiote and Sissoko are great too.Gael Bigirimana also.His comeback is not crucial.
    But this player Siem De Jong is just a minus for Newcastle.His returning is bad news not great for sure.He doesn’t fit nowhere.Couple of games played by him proved that.Maybe he can play Centre Back.

  • optimistic prime

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #11


    You’ve got the job!

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #12

    See Tubbs is offering £10 million to Rangers apparently (probably stolen Toon money).
    Rangers Supporters Trust are not happy today and have commented :-

    ““We would urge anyone who feels the same to support us in our efforts and helping [sic] us fight this corrupt regime. We have to rely on our strength in numbers and each other. It is time to come together and take back our club.”

    Dodgy regime -now where have I heard that before.

  • Thump

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #14

    @OP: Might be an idea to ask Gary Linekar about the lottery results for the coming saturday – he’s clearly clairvoyant!

  • martoon

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Catchy – from last topic again you look at things in a far too simplistic way. At the beginning of the season Cabella was played but looked lost and fell over when a defender came anywhere near him. He is now getting used to the pace and physicality of the premiership and I agree he had his best game against Chelsea. Perhaps some of this was down to being played further forward but most of it is acclimatising to the premiership. However I like Cabella and would certainly like to see him for more games especially the home ones.

  • 70TWO

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #16
  • optimistic prime

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #17


    I ask Lineker why he was such a t••t

  • Thump

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #18

    @OP: I heard it’s because he shat on the pitch, but don’t quote me on that.

  • robertsleftfoot

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Anita wouldnt look good playing for bayern munich!!

    In answer to nightfa11 – would ashley buy rangers before having a buyer from Newcastle.

    I believe he is in a catch 22, he cant buy rangers until he gets rid of Newcastle, if he puts us up for sale he will get some cheeky bids as people know he will be trying to get out to go and buy rangers

  • why oh why

    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Go toon goooo
    You haven’t got a clue
    De Jong is quality
    U obviously haven’t seen him play when fully fit
    Idiot !


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