Another Newcastle Player Injured In Training

We were wondering why there was no Rob Elliot in the squad for the 3-1 home loss to Tottenham last Sunday, and it turns out he has injured his thigh again, and will be out for the rest of the season – so let’s hope that Tim Krul doesn’t get injured anytime soon.

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Rob Elliot – out for the rest of the season

Newcastle’s injury problems gave been huge this season, and there has to be something wrong with the way the players train and how they are brought back by the medics after suffering injuries.

It’s only one of the many problems Newcastle have faced this season, and most of which have been self-inflicted by poor management at the top of the club.

The only back-up we have now is 18 year-old Freddie Woodman who has never played in the Premier League, so once again it shows how a small squad can easily be decimated by injuries – and Newcastle have always had a small squad under Mike Ashley.

It’s cheaper that way.

Newcastle were one of the few Premier League clubs to start the season with only two experienced goalkeepers,  and when Tim Krul was injured in came Rob Elliot,  but he himself was injured and played with a damaged thigh for a few games, before it finally went in the first half of the home game against Chelsea.

Jak Alnwick came in for eight games, until Tim Krul was fit again in early January.

But now Rob’s out for the rest of the season, and Jak Alnwick injured himself while on loan at Bradford City, and he is also out for the rest of the season and will leave the club when his contract runs out at the end of June.

As we said, let’s just hope Tim doesn’t get injured in the final five games.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Apr 24, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #1

    don’t remember the assists you keep referring to in your posts, but I do remember one or two misplaced shots that other people put into the net 😉

    You persist with Rivi- THAT’s weird :), immediately after you slate him; and that ‘thin’ MF will be eaten alive, 60-30% possession, at home.

    And you picked Willo!

    Over to you JC. Cyprus or Lilo (or your choice!).

    Just messin

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 24, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #2

    Who has the other 10% possession?

    Yeah, I resist with Rivi due to little other option. I’d probably go with Sami over him though, but picking between the 2 is hardly a great option.

    Yeah, course I picked Willo, unless you want to start Sterry or Satka – Sterry seems to have moved ahead at the moment.

    You can thank Ashley for the lack of options at centre half and on the left of the front three.

  • cyprus

    Apr 24, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #3


  • Nattfare

    Apr 24, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #4

    Elliot probably slipped on one of his burgers that fell out of his shorts.

  • cyprus

    Apr 24, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #5


    You resist or persist with Rivi? 😉

    Anyway, enough of that. Like I told you, I like and respect your posts. And I’ll resist picking on Arma, I admit it’s unfair. He’s usually thrown in (and does nothing, ok) when it’s too late.

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 24, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Lil…Wait a second, people are claiming we spent too much on a player? 🙂

    Well done Rivi, now we’ll just be getting even cheaper players!

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 24, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Ha, I’d resist Rivi given an option, but persist with him if I don’t have one!

    Arma should have been out on loan this year, I noticed Carver talked of the damage that was done to Campbell by throwing him into the first team. I’d argue the damage was done by keeping him around the first team, rather than letting him play regularly or go out on loan. He stagnated for a year, maybe longer.

    Same will happen to Arma unless he is given decent game time. This season has been a complete waste for him, and one that will likely have damaged more than developed him. Not because he has played, but because he hasn’t.

  • hibbit

    Apr 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #8

    cyprus seen arma play a lot over the years he should be no were near are first team should be out on loan learning his trade like bamford at boro but this is nufc and we dont know how to handle kids keep him on the bench for 8o m then throw him on when were getting stuffed he should be out on loan


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