Newcastle Now In A Crisis Of Their Own Making


There was news yesterday that Paul Dummett would be out just two weeks with his knee injury, but now the Shields Gazette is reporting in an exclusive that he is going to be out eight weeks.

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Paul Dummett – out for eight weeks?

Paul came on for the last eight minutes of the last game at Crystal Palace a week yesterday and took a knock to the kneecap, so if this report in the Shields Gazette is correct, we are going to be short of defenders and we still have 13 games to play in the season and have 32 points.

We have only Daryl Janmaat, Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson and Massadio Haidara fit at the moment, and we suppose Ryan Taylor and Vurnon Anita can play at full-back too.

Newcastle have basically lost three experienced back four players this season and not replaced one of them – so they shouldn’t be surprised we could now be in trouble.

Newcastle let Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa go on loan last August to Roma without replacing him, and we eventually sold him to Roma in January.

And we had Steven Taylor injured on January 1st against Burnley, and we didn’t replace him in last month’s transfer window.

And in Newcastle’s wisdom, given those circumstances existed at the end of January, they decided to let Italian International full-back Davide Santon leave on loan to Inter-Milan.

We also allowed Remi Streete to leave on loan to Rangers until the end of the season – so one question is whether we can recall those center-backs out on loan?

We know we cannot recall Jamaal Lascelles from Nottingham Forest – so what a mess this is – and it’s all of Newcastle’s making.

We already had to play untested Jak Alnwick in goal for eight games because we started the season with only two experienced goalkeepers and there are downsides to having a small squad size to save on the wage bill.

There’s also a downside to lending out players for money to other clubs if they can’t be recalled in times like this.

It’s really hard to accuse those at Newcastle of knowing what they are doing when it comes to selling and loaning players out – especially in the January transfer window.

We will know later this morning at John Carver’s press conference if Paul Dummett is indeed out for eight weeks – but this shows the complete lack of planning and foresight with those who are running Newcastle United.

What a way to run a football club.

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10 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Feb 19, 2015 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #1

    yeah its a really unhealthy situation when your defenders who are actually fit have nobody at all pushing them to keep (or get!) performance levels up. Basically our back 4 know it doesn’t matter what they do or don’t do they will be selected anyway. Mind you I suspect the 2 centre halves may not be relishing this weekend’s game

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  • Bambams

    Feb 19, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #2

    This style of ownership is not only to make sure that greedy man makes money.
    He is also deliberately doing everything he can to get at us fans.
    This is personal I have no doubt.
    Nobody can be this blind at running a club.
    He hates us as much as we dislike him.
    Money is his one love, closely followed by Double Big Macs !

    There will be no changes until he eventually triples his outlay and moves on.

    Steve Howey mentioned on a recent radio talk show if he only put a few tens of millions into the team and go for one of the cups….

    But we know that won’t happen.

    Morning all

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  • geordie Jack

    Feb 19, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #3

    To be fair, who could of imagined that 5 defenders wouldn’t be enough?!

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  • Average_Contents

    Feb 19, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Fat twat out!

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 19, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #5

    I’ve been sniffing around a few different clubs forums with regard to injuries.
    Liverpool in August had Skrtel Johnson and Moreno all out
    City had both Kompany and Zabaleta out at the same time
    In November Arsenal had 7 out including Debuchy (shoulder – this caused me a wry smile at the time)
    Man U had 11 out in October and the word crisis was bandied about a bit
    The thing all these forums had in common was , while bemoaning their respective bits of bad luck , they didn’t use it as an opportunity to take a sideswipe at the ownership , making the quantum leap (Bambams) in 2 sentences form a player being injured to Ashley hating the club and all things Geordie.
    FFS Give yersels a shake.
    It is no wonder Toon fans are mocked nationwide

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  • lesh

    Feb 19, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #6

    Jeff from Benwell

    You might say ‘You would’ if I was to say I agree with Bambams

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  • sickandtired

    Feb 19, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #7

    @Jeff – like NUFC compares to any of those clubs when it comes to squad strength and depth?
    Do any of those clubs owners decide (with the former club secretary and scout) who is bought (or not, plainly) who is sold and who is loaned out?
    No matter how bad things get here, people like yourself continue to see no down side.
    No no no, lets not get at the ownership who is entirely responsible for all of this.

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  • Sav

    Feb 19, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #8

    Not only are we short of bodies but our first choice has really not been good enough for a long time.
    I’m now caught in that annual dilemma with nothing left to win – do I want the team to finish strongly, Mashley, Carr and Charmless be smugly vindicated, Carver be appointed full time for the next decade and the penny-pinching recruitment policy continue into 2016 or would I rather see us get our backsides kicked from here to relegation and perhaps then something would be done about the state of affairs NUFC?
    Not much of a choice for a long-suffering fan.

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  • wynsleap

    Feb 19, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Jeff from Benwell @ 5
    You are the epitome of everything that is wrong with some of our fans at the moment. Ashley must rub his podgy little hands in glee when he reads such drivel from his paying customers.
    As I’ve said many times on here some Toon supporters deserve exactly what they’re given by Ashley – and that’s nowt!
    Would you be happy to go to a pub and be served cats pee instead of beer, sit down at your mother’s or wife’s meal to find she was serving you with scraps from the dustbin or go to a theatre to watch your favourite performer only to find out that he/she has been replaced by your neighbour next door who ‘does a canny turn’ in his shower?
    Of course you’d be pretty pi***d off yet you accept the mismanagement, lies, apathy, non-investment on quality and ultimate second rate coaching, management and playing garbage that Ashley throws at you without question.
    Shakes head in amazement.

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  • nufc 11

    Feb 19, 2015 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Good point (sing in the corner) did you see the way Cahill played the other night for chelsea now he knows zouma is breathing down his neck great managment frm jose dropping him the last month to teach him a lesson and make him want it more. All players need to know they are untouchable.

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