Better News On Paul Dummett Injury


The Newcastle squad is being worryingly depleted by injures at the moment, but news today that Paul Dummett’s injury is not too bad – and it could have been much worse.

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Paul Dummett in action

The news today is that Paul will be out about two weeks, and will definitely miss the game at Manchester City on Saturday and will probably miss the game at home to Aston Villa the following Saturday.

That game against third bottom Aston Villa at home is shaping up to be an  important game for Newcastle, and of course they have their new manager Tim Sherwood in charge, and will be hoping to get a lift and some wins under their belt soon.

The powers that be at Newcastle have let back four players like Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Davide Santon  leave the club this season, and with Steven Taylor injured and out for the rest of the season, we have only four experienced back four players fit – Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson and Haidara.

And Haidara has only played 38 times for Newcastle, so he’s not really very experienced.

More problems will come if we get either Coloccini or Williamson injured and they are out for any length of time, because they are the only two experienced central defenders we have left, after we didn’t replace the injured Steven Taylor in January.

Paul Dummett is an important player for Newcastle at the moment because he can play anywhere across the back four.

Ryan Taylor is also fit and he can play in either full back position, and so can Vurnon Anita, although he has hardly ever been used at full-back while at Newcastle, but he could do a job there.

And Jonas Gutierrez can also play at full back, and he was at left back for Argentina in the World Cup in South Africa back in 2010, and that’s always assuming Newcastle are willing to play him in the first team.

The squad is fairly threadbare at the moment, and we are still waiting to hear how bad the knee injury is to Cheick Tiote.

We hope it’s not too bad because the absence of the defensive midfielder will put more pressure on the small Newcastle squad.

And with all the many injuries Newcastle have picked up all this season, the club should have been wary there would be more injuries through the end of the season.

It doesn’t look like Lee Charnley and company have thought that through much, when they let players leave last month, and we didn’t bother replacing Steven Taylor.

What do you think?

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10 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #2

    Jeff,
    Third time lucky eh?

    Scruffy looking lad – or is that hipster fashion, I can’t tell these days! Still, if he can do a job up top, he can look as scruffy as he wants.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Lilo
    I think he’s a Carroll wannabe
    Why wouldn’t he when you look at the dough big Andy’s made

    I think Jonas could do a job as full back
    The times he’s turned out for the borrowers he’s looked fit enough. Not as gangly these days looks to have bulked up a bit – maybe part of his cancer treatment ? steroids ? Dunno – be lush to see him back

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  • anthc

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Sir bobbys birthday today, never forgotten great coach and a man amongst men. Wish he was still here to sort this lot out!
    Happy bithday sir bobby.

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  • FinnBarr

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Other sources reporting Dummett is out for 2 months? If that is the case, the nightmare s##tstorm at the back has come to fruition….

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Jeff,
    Yeah, Jonas could probably do a job at full back. Only if desperate though. Would prefer to see Haidara continue there as he is probably our long term solution. Janmaat has been one of the success stories, so can’t see us leaving him out. Jonas did play right back at a World Cup though.

    I’m not too fussed if he plays again, Pardew got dogs abuse for continuing to select him at one stage. I don’t think he should be anywhere near the first team unless we get even more injuries, but I understand people want to see him get game time after his battle against cancer. Heart ruling head in my opinion, but he has been a loyal servant, and it would be good to be able to give him a send off at a home match between now and seasons end

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  • nut meg

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #7
  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #8

    With regard to Keegan SBR and some Toon fans they do too much of this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsCyC1dZiN8

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #9

    I was more interested in the Guardian Sport item on Wayne Rooney’s dive-or-not. If you take evasive action, successfully, are you entitled to the penalty? Is it cheating?

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 18, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #10

    If you see someone flying in with a two-footed
    challenge, and you are quick enough to jump over it
    to avoid injury, then fall over – MUST be a foul, surely.

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