We know it was a surprise, in fact a big surprise, but John Carver did have some good news yesterday, and while both Rolando Aarons and Siem de Jong will not be available for the game at Anfield on Monday night, they are back in full training and could even feature in our next home game against Tottenham.
Siem de Jong – could be back soon
94% of our readers think we will lose at Anfield and suffer our fifth defeat in a row, so if there’s ever a time that the team can shock us all – it’s Monday night in another game being broadcast live around the world.
Rolando Aarons and Siem de Jong are both good players, although we have our doubts about whether Rolando can be fully fit soon, and the very last thing we want is for that hamstring of his to go yet again.
But if Rolando and Siem can start playing again say in the last five games of the season – they have class and could help us a lot.
The relegation teams will be looking at the plight of Newcastle right now, and think that if they can make 35 points they could finish above Newcastle this season, which is what Sunderland’s new manager Dick Advocaat will be telling his players.
People say the chances of Newcastle going down are minuscule – and they are probably right – but that’s only because the other clubs below will keep not winning (they need wins not draws), and therefore not get the 9 points (or whatever) necessary to catch Newcastle.
However, if there was ever a club who could manage to get relegated, given our good position at the end of last year, it’s Newcastle United.
That’s what still worries us.
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