Injuries Should Give This Midfielder A Big Opportunity


News that Cheick Tiote is injured and could even be out for the rest of the season, and it’s never good when you lose an experienced Premier League player like Cheick.

Mehdi Abeid Burnley

Mehdi Abeid in action this season

We seem to be a little threadbare in the squad, after no reinforcements were brought in last month, and Newcastle are now starting to suffer more injury problems.

We need 8 points as soon as possible so we will be safe in the Premier League for next season – and that’s really what this season has boiled down to.

Newcastle will find it difficult to finish in the top ten, unless we can improve things big time under John Carver,  and start to get some wins and 3 points on the board.

We are big fans of 22 year-old Mehdi Abeid and would like to see him get a run out in defensive midfield in Cheick’s absence.

The Algerian has hinted he didn’t have good communications with Alan Pardew while he was at Newcastle:

“John is more – I won’t say friendly, but he is going to talk to you and to explain to you what you are doing well and what you are doing wrong.”

“And what I can say about Pardew is that we did not have enough dialogue. Both are really good managers, though.”

“It’s great for us to have John. He’s a great fighter and a good manager. Every thing he does in training is really good and helps us a lot.”

“I won’t be surprised if, in the next few weeks, we have some wins.”

Our next six games are Man City away, Aston Villa and Man United at home, Everton away, Arsenal at home and Sunderland away – so most of those are difficult games for us.

We must beat Aston Villa at home, but they have a new coach by the time we meet them on 28th February, after they fired Paul Lambert on Wednesday night.

The players seem to like John a lot, but liking your coach means nothing unless he can get the results on the board – football is all about results – and winning games.

That will be the acid test for John Carver in these final 13 games – how many games can he win?

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4 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Feb 14, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1

    I long for a day when everyone will desist from continually mentioning Pardew. He’s gone, over, done with. If you wanted him gone, you got it. Lets move on. . Whatever Carver does is his own work. Whatever the players do now is nowt to do with Pardew. If Carver has any chance to succeed at all he has to be judged in his own right. I honestly can’t see the point in comparing everything everyone does to what happened when the previous manager was here.

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 14, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Is the mobile version still down?

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  • one fine day

    Feb 14, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Sing,
    Agree it’s time to leg it go with pards .
    I think now that first game seeing him in the other dugout is out the way we can all move on.
    It’s like seeing you ex again with a new lad and thinking she looks good n happy and for a minute you forget she was a miserable cow and was equally as miserable after lights out
    Ok at the moment we are hooked up with lass we found on the night bus but things will always look better in the summer when we get into some euros@@@tch(to quote Sid the sexist) I’ve heard them Europeans are up for anything and after a few weeks with them the silver haired one will be a distant memory 🙂

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  • Carl819

    Feb 14, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Tiote injured, blessing in disguise.

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