Newcastle Star Youngster Back Soon – Good News

We’ve admitted in the past few months that we’ve been just a little concerned about the long-term injury to Rolando Aarons, and the 19 year-old talented youngster has struggled to come back from those hamstring injuries this season – and he’s been out since November 1st last year.

But interim coach John Carver has some good news today, and he says the winger will be back playing again before the end of the season.

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Rolando Aarons – in action at the Etihad in October

There was a Shields Gazette exclusive out earlier in the week, that reported Rolando had another relapse, and that he would be out for the season, but John Carver has denied that’s the case.

This is what John Carver has said on the Newcastle web-site today:

“Rolando will not be out until the end of the season.” “He had a tough physical session a couple of weeks ago and reacted to it. We put him through a scan but found nothing.”

“We are going to refer him to another specialist for a third opinion to see what happens when those results come back.”

“The good news was he hasn’t torn or pulled his hamstring again,  so we’re sending him to the specialist to see if there’s anything else that may be wrong.”

It still seems Newcastle are unsure exactly what’s wrong with Rolando,  so it’s good that he will be seeing another specialist again.

Maybe the exact problem can be found and fixed, but until the real problem is pinpointed (if there is a problem), then it’s difficult to know whether we will see him again this season.

Some of this could be in Rolando’s head because serious injuries do tend to affect you, when you have been out a while.

Let’s hope we see the 19 year-old before the end of the season,  and he continues the sparkling form he showed earlier in the season.

Oh and yes – we keep him at the club this summer.

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241 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #1

    So, we don’t know what exactly is up with him, he still needs to see another specialist, but we know he’ll be back before seasons end?

    It’s a good job we’ve not been made cynical by this lot or I might think they’re trying to calm the masses.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 17, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #2

    Oh no. Not one of those dreaded timescale thingymabobs 😉

    Remember the last time someone tried that? All will be revealed at 12am lol.

    Only joking BandB. Good choice of time I’ll admit. The wums are usually on at 8pm.

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #3

    AC…That was Beattie and one of my favourite ever blog moments.

    Still makes me roar with laughter.

    Anyway, where have you been lately? Been awfully quiet without ya.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 17, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Sent tingles down my spine reading the comments on the last thread. It’s amazing how small acorns can catch fire and people can come together like this.

    People put aside their differences and sniping in a common cause and come together when enough is enough and something has to be done.

    Llambias’ words ” people don’t know how horrible we can be” sum up this regime. The time for action is now and fair play to BandB and others. Didn’t realise how involved you’d become.

    Sunday feels like a turning point, really hope so as following NUFC under Ash has knocked everything out of me.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 17, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #5


    We don’t know what’s up (so could be serious) but he’ll definitely be back (if it’s not serious) so in other words you have no fudging idea johnny boy.

    The riddler strikes again.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 17, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Great that we’ve got such a crack medical team. Who is the bald headed guy who looks like a prison con and has been here for years. Chelsea get Eva, we get him!

  • mecannylad

    Apr 17, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #7

    The weather forecast for Sunday is looking good. Dry and Bright.

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #8

    There’s a few posters who haven’t been on in a while and it’s good to see.

    I’d love to hear from Torqtoon as I’d like to hear what’s being said at the clubs he visits, about the situation and protests.

    Torq if your there speak up lad.

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Rotonda…I know at times the blog approach can look a little “We’re out to get you”, but honestly, it’s a time for healing and coming together.

    It’s great to have you on board. Whatever your particular gripe with the way the club is run, we all have something that doesn’t sit right. Enough is enough.

    A/C…It’s a joke. These games may have worked in the past, but not this time. Right people?


  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #10

    OP…Thanks for that. Been trying to remember posters of old.

    Torq, get your backside on here!

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 17, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #11


    I meant the guy (anyone remember his blog name, something to do with HBA I think) who knew some business acquaintances of the slug and all would be revealed as to why the king couldn’t be sacked. That wasn’t beatty was it?

    Nevertheless his “bombshell” soon fell flat on its face. Hilarious at the time.

    I’ve been helping the father-in-law do his back garden the past 2 weeks, decking, flagging and laying turf. Massive job. Then me and the wife went to mataro just up the coast from Barcelona for a couple of days earlier this week. Hectic. Went on a tour of the camp nou. Awesome and cheap as you like. €21. Litres of estrella all day lol.

  • Bambams

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #12

    We are sending him to a specialist. …..
    You would of thought that would have been done ages ago !!!

    You can just picture the conversation. ..
    “Mike young Aarons has a knackered hamstring, the Nuffield will sort him for about two grand”


    Amateurish set up all round !

  • jimiley

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #13

    DR Ed,
    The one issue that matters is the boycott and you continue to write drivel about imaginary players. How many times have you correctly named a Toon target? Exactly. They are all surprises. Targets at the mo are a total side issue. Do you get paid per story? So remove your head from the place it no longer shines and get behind the fans and the only thing that matters. The club’s SOUL.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Dr Harrison
    I’m with JimIley on this one
    How dare you behave as if the jamboree in Leazes Park won’t be the most earth shattering thing since Elton John stopped talking to his mother
    Get a grip man

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #15

    AC…Don’t remember that one at all. Tbf, there have been some great blog moments 🙂

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #16

    The weekend is here Jennifer,
    I see your trying your very own Keith Bishop corner, keep up the good work Jen, try linking us with the next Neymar and I’ll think about not turning up for the protest on Sunday.

  • Nattfare

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Rotonda, his name is Derek Wright and I wouldn’t be surprised if he is part of the problem for our long injury history.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #18

    Jail thinks Neymar only has a dad

    Ha Ha Ha

  • mecannylad

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #19

    The biggest emerging irony of them all is the fact that the editor of this blog is being left behind by the unification of the vast majority of his bloggers.
    Ed Harrison is totally out of touch with his readers.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #20

    I think that Ed’s been nobbled !

  • DokToon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #21


    just spit my soda at Jennifer… thanks for the laugh!

    could be jeffica, with a cindy brady lisp fyi 🙂

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #22

    That must be a private joke in the Blue Oyster is it ?

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Ibizatoon @10 I’m a poster of old mate! Remember me? Yes, well just wanted to assure you I’m still around. Good to see some of the other old ones return to the fold as well.

  • tequilamag

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Are we really so intolerant that the person who is providing the platform for everyone to express their views
    is not allowed the courtesy of writing what he wants ?
    Regardless of Eds stance on this he is as entitled to his opinion as anyone.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Kakaobi asks if any season tickets holders are going to boycott the fame. This one isn’t. We need 3 points. What’s the boycott meant to achieve? Ashley is doing a sound job financially. Whoever owns the club has to get it to make profits if it is going to progress. Where’s the money for new players going to come from otherwise? More and more borrowings?

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #26

    It’s getting to be like a meeting of the Ents on here. We take a long, long time to say anything but when we do say it, it’s bloody brill. Harrumph!

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Don’t be like that B&B mate @25. The boycott is meant to be a wakeup call for the owner. There is a 35M pound profit that can be used to improve the club in the summer without adding anything to the debt at all (which he refuses to pay back to himself anyway). Surely you can’t be saying Ashley has been a good and proper owner? Please say it ain’t so mate.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Thankgod something is starting to be done in regards to Ashley!

    I hope alot of people shun the game and join in. Fingers crossed.

    Great that some bars are getting involved also, well done.

  • Belfast

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #29

    I hope you’ve got your tin hat on blackley lol

    I don’t think we’ll see Aarons again this season to be honest, might not see him again actually if a decent bid materialises.

  • firebug666

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #30

    Blackley and Brownlie

    I will be supporting the boycott mate, I want to see my club with some ambition, I want to see may team performing on the pitch, I want a manager, or head coach, or even a tea lady that know what they are doing. Most of all I want to tell Ashley, get some ambition or sell up and Fcuk Off.

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Change or leave Ashley. I believe the summer will be your last chance. Any more of the “we just want to finish in the top 10 and are not interested in winning anything” line of bollocks and you will be hounded out of the Toon.

  • SA Toon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #32

    Quite frankly, I would be happy if he doesn’t play again this season. It might be the best chance we have of hanging onto him. Not sure anyone would risk buying him after only a couple of good games and some suspect injuries!

  • mecannylad

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Where does Ashley’s chopper land when he attends a home game?
    Will he have an welcoming party to fend off ?

    ….or are we becoming flushed with expectation and are now romancing too much?

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #34

    You’re clearly in the minority B&B. The boycott can make a difference. Force Ashley to change or leave by embarrassing him in front of a live TV audience.

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #35

    HWTF!!!! Harrumph.

  • Nattfare

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #36

    It’s a bit ironic with all that talk about supporting the players instead of boycotting when the fans haven’t even supported the plyers for a couple of years now. The fans are more quiet than mice and you’d find a bigger atmosphere in a cemetery than in St. James’ park right now.

    It makes that argument ring very hollow to me. Not to mention that the players haven’t bothered to perform before even when we have 50k watching. So what difference would it make now?

    We have waited for eight years (the summer will be real test every goddman year) and I say enough is enough.
    Time to finally do something rather than just sit there and do nothing.

  • mecannylad

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #37

    ….. looking for volunteers to tunnel up to the Director’s Box.

  • reilly

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #38

    how can some people say ashley has done a good job,when the truth is it has been a total disaster,relegated, in more debt now than before he came.hes like a blind man in a mine field.

  • BandB

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #39


    Will you Picture Your Protest for us all on Sunday?.

    News in 15 mins.

    I would like to see honey badgers nibbling on a very wee pair of nuts.

    Join the World Party. Put the Message in the Box.

    You’ll love it.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 17, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #40


    Ashley has treated the fans shabbily. The football side is being run poorly. However, the club has only started making profits in recent years. It only has money available to invest because Ashley has dome a decent job financially. It’s not easy to win anything even if you’ve got loads of money. Let’s see what happens this summer. But even if we do very well in the transfer market, realistically we’re not going to make top five.

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