We thought it may not be a good day yesterday, when Daryl Janmaat seemed to get himself injured during the warm-up, and if he didn’t play we wondered who would come in at center-back, since we didn’t have any back-up for that position on the bench.
But he was OK and actually was one of Newcastle’s best players yesterday in what was another poor and lame performance.
Paul Dummett – could return soon?
Daryl’s potential injury just about illustrates the ridiculousness of Newcastle’s situation at the moment, and the upper management at the club have to protect the squad more than they have done in January, when they essentially weakened the squad rather than strengthen it.
Their obsession with making money, whether it affects the squad or not, is very worrying, and we have lost all confidence in Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley running the club – and we bet we hear nothing from them this week – they caused this debacle.
If Lee Charnley comes out and says the aim is top ten this season, I’ll probably scream.
This situation is all part of the extreme lack of leadership that exists at Newcastle at the moment.
But there was some potential good news yesterday, that Paul Dummett traveled with the squad as he starts to make a return from injury, and it looks like he may be back before the end of the season – and that would be great.
The back four in the last two games have had three players playing out of position, with Mike Williamson the only one playing in his real position.
Coloccini will miss one more game with his suspension – the away game at Liverpool next Monday night – and if we play anything like we have played in our last three away games at Manchester City, Everton and Sunderland we’ll be taken to the cleaners in that game.
We hope Paul can come back soon, and that would allow Newcastle to revert to a more orthodox back four of
Janmaat Williamson Coloccini Dummett
We hope that can happen for the two home games coming up against Tottenham and Swansea on the 19th and 25th April respectively.
We have to take some points from those games, because we are still not safe in the league, with three of the four bottom teams winning over the weekend.
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