Newcastle Defender Will Miss Hull City Game

Paul Dummett limped off in the 2-1 home defeat against Southampton almost a couple of weeks ago, and it’s very unlikely he will be risked at Hull on Saturday.

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Paul Dummett – hamstring injury

You cannot bring players back too early from injury, and especially a hamstring as we saw when Rolando Aarons was rushed back against Manchester City in the League Cup and he’s still not fit – we just hope Rolando’s hamstring will completely heal.

With Paul out it will give another chance to big Mike Williamson, who has not played well this season, after being the Player of the Season last term.

We are short at the back and not in enough relegation trouble (not yet anyway) for Mike Ashley to spend money on a center-back this month – so we’ll try to get by with Colo, Willo and Paul at center-back through May.

Curtis Good is also getting fit again, after being out a good eleven months,  so maybe the young Australian could  be used to give the 21 year-old a chance this season.

Mehdi Abeid is fit again and could start the game on Saturday for us, and Papiss Cisse should be available after playing for Senegal in the African Cup of Nations, but they were eliminated in the Group stages.

Maybe Papiss will start on the bench and be brought on in the second half to get the goals for us?

Here are our games through March – and this one on Saturday looks to be one of the easiest against struggling 3rd bottom Hull.

Sat 31	12:45	A	Hull City 			
Sun 08	14:05	H	Stoke City	 		
Wed 11	20:00	A	Crystal Palace	 		
Sat 21	17:30	A	Manchester City	 		
Sat 28	15:00	H	Aston Villa	 	
Wed 04	19:45	H	Man Utd	 		
Sat 14	15:00	A	Everton	 	
Sat 21	15:00	H	Arsenal	 

Caretaker manager John Carver has to show he can start winning some games for Newcastle, and quickly too – and we still have to win a game in 2015.

If we lose on Saturday it will not be good. 🙁

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11 comments so far

  • lesh

    Jan 29, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Dave Watson’s looking for his boots!

  • BoyDoneGood

    Jan 29, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #2

    Thanks for the new thread – I was getting fed up with all the crap puns. Should be talking footy.

    Siem de Jong back? Who are they fooling? It’s not the siem de Jong – doesn’t even luuk like the other one.

  • lesh

    Jan 29, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Where’s the CB we tried to sign in the summer? Or was that more bullshit?

    Will somebody tell Hitler (Ashley, sorry) that the problem’s not gone away – we need a good CB and even more so now!

  • expatmag

    Jan 29, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Anything less than 3 points against Hull will be disasterous

  • expatmag

    Jan 29, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Kim jong Ash doesnt care mate. He is so far our of it he thinks we have already won the league/cup double

  • BoyDoneGood

    Jan 29, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #6

    Kim Jong – is that another imposter?

  • BoyDoneGood

    Jan 29, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Re Hull – too many uncertainties now, but a score draw is pretty likely.

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 29, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Willo. Yay.

  • BoyDoneGood

    Jan 29, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #9

    SkyBet 16:1 2-2, 80:1 3-3.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 29, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #10

    Incredible isn’t it. Surely this knock highlights how fragile we are for the remainder of the season defensively! Yet there is still zero urgency to bring in a centre half.

    None of Willo, Dummett or Colo have the best injury records, and that is before we even start looking at the quality they offer. Good and Streete have both had regular injury problems as well, not to mention untested.

    I’d be okay with them saying they don’t like to do business in Jan IF I had any faith they would correct these problems in the summer. But I don’t.

  • lesh

    Jan 29, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #11

    Lilongwe Geordie

    As you say, incredible that they’ve made no effort at all to shore up our defence which, as you say, is woefully inadequate in terms of numbers and quality!

    Ashley is so focussed on the bottom line and his risk-based approach to running the club, he allows no margin whatsoever for players’ fitness for purpose and fitness to play regularly.

    He’s a greedy greed man who seems to regard people as merchandise.


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