Newcastle Have Injury Crisis For Liverpool Game

The Chronicle is reporting that Daryl Janmaat – our emergency center-back because of Steven Taylor’s Achilles injury, Dummett’s knee injury  and Fab Coloccini’s suspension – is now a doubt for tonight’s game at Anfield, and if he cannot play we don’t know who will come in to partner big Mike Williamson.

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Daryl Janmaat doubtful

Daryl almost didn’t make it for the Sunderland game, when he seemed to have a calf problem, but he was OK and played quite well in our last game – which was unusual for Newcastle players that day.

However, after the Sunderland game the Newcastle medics and John Carver said that Daryl would be OK  for tonight’s game, after he had been suspected of tearing a calf muscle.

So one question we have is if Daryl was OK seven days ago,  how come he is now doubtful for the game tonight?

We’re not really sure who would come in if he cannot play – but it does point to the diabolical weakness of the Newcastle squad right now.

This  weakening of the squad half-way through the season and not replenishing the squad when we were so short of players – and all for the sake of making money –  has to stop.

We just have to hope that Daryl can play tonight,  and one option could be to bring in Lubo Satka, but it’s very risky to play an inexperienced youngster in central defense when any mistake can lead directly to a goal.

And against Liverpool at Anfield too.


We have no idea who would come into the side, but this again pinpoints Newcastle’s problems in their rush to make money on players at any cost.

We were concerned we may be taken to the cleaners before we heard this news of yet another injury.

It also points to possible problems in the way our players pick up injuries in training, and then problems with the way the club handles the injuries.

Most good clubs would lodge an investigation into these areas at the end of the season.

This is now another worry for tonight’s game.

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43 comments so far

  • CHiA

    Apr 13, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #1

    BIGGGG mike williamson? he just can’t win headers!

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 13, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #2

    Step forward young Lubomir Satka

  • Obertans_on_roids

    Apr 13, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Give Williamson and Satka some game time together. It will stand to them in the Championship next year!

  • croftus5678

    Apr 13, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #4

    @2 jeff

    satka should get the job he cant be any worse than the useless gits we have playing atm >.<

    even janmaat who's never played cb before put our regular cb's to shame.

    nothing to play for imo ! i dont think theres 1 fan that thinks we will even draw the game so why not try for any little possitives we can get out of the game and play abied/arma/satka ect you never know we may have something small to smile about for a change ! and if not its same old same old .

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 13, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #5

    madison – previous post – indeed.
    However I think I should suggest to you that your “tick list” is not fully comprehensive.
    You consider whether Jeffrey is :-
    1. Drunk.
    2 Aged 12 years.

    It would seem choice 1 is appropriate during the evenings. However, in addition to your list , in order to consider all possibilities, I suggest a third potential.

    3. he is just a knacker whose intention is to cause disharmony on the blog.

  • MadisonToon

    Apr 13, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #6

    Tuff –

    List updated. Cheers.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 13, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #7

    I was calling for JC to do it from the get go in Jan.
    We had nowt to lose and may have even done better than the 9 points in 2015.

  • croftus5678

    Apr 13, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #8

    @7 jeff

    i wouldnt have been so bold tbh but looking back now you could well have been right !

    hopefully it wont stay the same next season but if it does then surely jescalles must be a starter.

  • banjax

    Apr 13, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #9

    An absolute farce. Newcastle have been out of all cup competitions and Europe early on and as such can have no excuse for so many injuries because they have’nt played anywhere near the number of games that Liverpool and Spurs and the rest. Feeble excuses for another embarrassing night of humiliation and failure !

  • toonicle

    Apr 13, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #10

    I’d have been playing Satka over Willo anyways so seems a no brainer to play him if Janmaat isn’t fit.

  • Obertans_on_roids

    Apr 13, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #11


    It’s a combination of cut price conditions the players are training and playing in and players who aren’t really injured but just don’t want to play.

  • beermonkey

    Apr 13, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #12

    is satka injured he didn’t even get on the bench in the last game

  • BandB

    Apr 13, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #13

    I think this article expresses my own feelings.

    There is a big match tonight. Anyone remember when that was a source of anticipation, excitement and hope?


  • Pokat

    Apr 13, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #14

    Hang on what’s this we have an injury crisis? When were they thinking of telling us that’s what I want to know

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 13, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Pokat…I didn’t get that memo either

  • Bambams

    Apr 13, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #16

    When teams are flying it’s rare you get many injuries….
    When teams are playing badly it’s amazing how many players have ‘injuries’….

    I have said all season we will get a thumping !
    I worry if we are playing inexperienced players the Manure / Ipswich result……

    Twenty years ago I thought we the dark days would never return….

  • AccyToon1

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Gonna watch it until it is all over. So 3-0 after 15 mins should do it. Wife said wait till it is at least 6-0. Either way switching off before half-time.

  • Bambams

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Well you never know. Football is a funny game (Just not when it involves Newcastle )
    Fingers crossed you lot….
    Just opening a bottle of wine now, Chinese will be ordered later, what could possibly spoil this evening ?

  • TheToonKing

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #19

    who cares anymore ? I slowly don’t


    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #20

    oh wait carver is getn his excuse ready wen we loose.. oh wait janmat isnt injurd…its club tryn to fake injury so even if we get relegated the can say injury cost us

  • Lager_arm

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #21

    I read an article on here the other day by this yankee idiot that younger players didn’t get a chance at Newcastle, vuckic scoring a few for rangers was the point. Vuckic is a million miles from being a decent premier league player, and has looked out of his depth every time he’s put a shirt on for us, so Dr Ed should be over the moon to see Satka in the team if he plays instead of janmaat tonight, you should be careful what you wish for.

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #22

    All the universally justified negativity probably means we will end up winning this game. Wouldn’t put it past Newcastle as unlikely as it seems.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #23

    And here I thought we didn’t have any room left to sign any players in January!

  • jimiley

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #24

    We have taken three points from the last sixty three at Anfield. Three draws and 18 defeats. It is time our luck turned. 3 1 to the Toon. Then we will be safe from relegation and JC may even keep the job.

  • Belfast

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #25

    They should be giving the young players a chance, but they won’t.
    It’ll be square pegs in round holes again.

    Probably Perez the 9 stone feather weight up top on his own.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Belfast…the only problem I can see with playing the young kids is that we finally will realize how poor they are…

    …as we don’t have enough on our plate 😉

    Speaking of plate, have you called Skunki yet and told him you are sorry?

  • Toonmania

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #27

    I think we are running out of square pegs, They have made some monumental errors AGAIN this season and they need to brought to answer the fans.
    They have been treating us like idiots for far too long now

  • jimiley

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #28

    Really looking forward to the game. We should be up for it big time and the bin dippers will be complacent. We will hit them on the break three times and spend the rest of the game defending. We can win this one comfortably.

  • Belfast

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #29

    I had nothing to do with Skunki leaving lol

  • Belfast

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #30

    We are running out of square pegs alright. Keep playing that young lad up front on his own and they’ll ruin the kid.

    I would probably play Riverier even though he’s crap, he can hold the ball up at least.

  • MacToon

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #31

    I thought that was Skunki on earlier 😉

  • Bambams

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #32

    Quote from Carver…

    “Carver went on to say that we should forget about talking about the run of fixtures as being tough, because it’s the Premier League and every game is tough, and they would’ve been had we not been decimated by injuries – everybody has to get on with it, stop looking for excuses and just pick up results”.

    Sounds like Carver knows why we are not playing well and it’s nothing to do with him.

    Would much rather he just had a rant and said it as it is….

    No signings. Greedy for money owner. No ambition . Get richer quicker. Tea lady for sale

  • Belfast

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #33

    I don’t think Skunki would come back under a new name to be honest.

  • lesh

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #34

    Carver’s interim HC and as such he must carry responsibility for injuries sustained outside of league games.

    That’s another box not ticked and it’s time to put him out of his misery.

  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #35

    ready for the cardew of the match? Daryl sits so he has to play lubo. we lose and he says its a tough situation because he had to go with a guy with no experience. He fails to admit hes is an a$$clown that even though knew we were EXTREMELY thin at CB refused to get this kid on the pitch over the last 3 months. Carver OUT!

  • andrew84

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #36


    That quote works fine in theory, unfortunately the person saying it has a list of excuses ready before and after each and every fixture. Tea Ladies Out!

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 13, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #37

    I have a feeling , that tonight’s going to be a bad night ,

    liverpools top scorer has 6 goals , I reckon one of them will get a hat-trick

  • firebug666

    Apr 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #38

    Newcastle United FC ?@NUFC now5 seconds ago
    #NUFC at @LFC: Krul, R.Taylor, Janmaat, Williamson, Colback, Anita, Abeid, Sissoko, Cabella, Obertan, Perez.

  • firebug666

    Apr 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #39

    #NUFC subs: Elliot, Sterry, Gouffran, Gutierrez, Ameobi, Armstong, Riviere.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 13, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #40

    For Geordie John, Anfield is the history of football, not Wembley where we have triumphed so many times but Liverpool where we have been regularly humped for so long now.


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