19 year-old defender Lubomir Satka my be called up to fill in at right back tomorrow against Arsenal because Daryl Janmaat will be switched to partner Mike Williamson at center-back with Coloccini having picked up a three game suspension this week.
Lubo Satka – could make debut tomorrow
Newcastle are really down to the bare bones as far as the squad goes, and we may remain like this pretty much for the rest of this season – which has nine games to go.
It’s a good question how many points we can pick up in those games with such a weakened side, with players like Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote, Paul Dummett and probably Siem de Jong out for the season.
If Lubo does get the call up then he will be ready as he said this on the Newcastle web-site:
“It doesn’t scare me. I don’t feel any pressure. I want to say I’m ready, but I guess you never know until you actually play. But I’m excited.”
“If I get called upon, I’ll try my best. Hopefully I’ll make my debut and it’ll be good for me to be tested against good players.”
“Obviously, it would be a big test for me – I’m still young – but it would be a great learning experience.”
John Carver has said now is not the right time to bring in the youngsters, and John doesn’t seem a man who likes to take too many chances, so we think Ryan Taylor will be at right back – and either Jonas or Vurnon Anita could play at left back.
And on the Arsenal web-site today Arsene Wenger – as polite as always – has said he thinks John Carver has the qualities to become the head coach at Newcastle, and when asked to respond to that comment, this is what Carver said:
“That’s nice, because people in the game understand what is going on. Wenger understands that if he was here in these circumstances, he would have a problem dealing with it.”
“We’ve seen sides in the past when they pick up four or five injuries, it affects them, especially when it’s their best players. We’ve got eight or nine – and six or seven would be in the team.”
Not too many Newcastle fans think John Carver would make a good head coach at Newcastle, and if he does get the job, it could become difficult to persuade good ambitious players to join the club in the summer.
John has no record as a head coach in the Premier League other than this season, and so far that’s not been very good.
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