Defender Touch And Go For West Brom – But It’s Risky


It looks like Paul Dummett may even be able to play on Saturday against West Brom according to the local papers, in a game where we also have Daryl Janmaat and Mike Williamson suspended, but we should hear more of that in John Carver’s press conference tomorrow.

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Paul Dummett – touch and go for Saturday

Paul picked up a hamstring injury at Leicester, and they are not easy things to get over quickly.

It’s always risky to bring somebody back from a hamstring injury too early, as we have found out with Rolando Aarons who played his first match last night in six months after suffering hamstring problems.

But if Paul is played – and we have very little other options at center-back other than to play 19 year-old 6 ft 2 ins Lubo Satka there, it could mean his hamstring goes during the game or he pulls it again and really is out for the season.

If Remi Streete hadn’t been sent up to Rangers in January, he could have possibly played, but he’s still injured at the moment.

West Brom are maybe the worst team we can play against without any height and experience in defense, because manager Tony Pulis will make the most of it – you can bet on that.

But we know we’ve been short of center-backs all season and didn’t correct the problem in January, so in that way it’s our own fault.

We’ll also get a fitness report on Rolando Aarons, Siem de Jong and Papiss Cisse, who has now served his seven game ban for spitting at Jonny Evans on 4th March – so he’s been out for four months.

Hos absence has cost Newcastle some goals and some points too.

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26 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    May 6, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #1

    Which defenders have we actually got available for Sat?

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 6, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Imo,std’s offices were raided as a result of Jabba ignoring his invite to Parliament,i think it’s the authorities saying”Listen fatboy,you may be a billionaire but we can make problems for you if you don’t do as you are told”.

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  • scout

    May 6, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #3

    Hopefully he’s not in, terrible.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 6, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Definitely a better CB than LB even in the limited appearances he’s played there.

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  • Jesus1983

    May 6, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #5

    The back 4 will be: Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett, Anita.

    If Dummett is injured then Satka has to play surely. Ryan Taylor cannot play at centre back!

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 6, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #6

    Poor Percy. I didn’t get the credit I deserved. I was never going to win with the fans.

    When you won Percy, you reckon you deserved credit. When you lost, you had a long list of excuses. You never listed the opposition’s excuses.

    You blame the fans. You were never going to win anything here because of the way the club is run. You were up to your neck in it. Complicit. Now p!ss off.

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  • scout

    May 6, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Im not colos biggest fan, but its about time you lot realised the rest are crap too.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 6, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Rotonda,
    Very unlikely JC will go with 3 at the back. It will be a standard flat back 4, Raylor keeps getting mentioned as a centre back in the press which is frightening. I’d want both Dummet and Sterry in, both will give there all. Maybe with Guti at right back. I’d say we are more likely to see Guti – Colo – Dummet – Raylor if Dummet is fit though.

    Personally I’d like Guti – Sterry – Colo – Dummet. Midfield I’d go Colback (c) – Abeid – Cabella/SDJ. SDJ if he is fit enough to start. Up top I’d chance Perez – Arma – Aarons/Cabella/Roberts.

    The very least you will see from that line up is effort and commitment. Likely that the result won’t change, but I’d prefer that to the standard defeats, lacklustre and passionless performances that we have been served up recently.

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  • EllaGuru

    May 6, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #9

    How about a poll Ed?

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  • scout

    May 6, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #10

    Unbelievable that we have one fit defender, haven’t won for 3 month and WBA are 2/1 to win the game.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 6, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Blackley,
    My favourite Percy quote was “the opposition just weren’t letting us get balls into the box”. It was almost like he felt that they should automatically succumb to him, by virtue of him being Alan Pardew.

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  • Obertan's better than Messi

    May 6, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #12

    in a way it’s our own fault.

    Not my fault ED … yours?

    It’s Ashley’s fault for his business model and overall cheapness.
    Don’t let him off the hook, don’t blame me or anyone else for this mess.

    #ASHLEYOUT

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 6, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #13

    Will the Prof come on to inform us how this investigation does not involve Sports Direct and its directors, to explain how these things work in practice and to set out in detail police powers to investigate third party premises?

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  • scout

    May 6, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #14

    Pick a team that is gonna get you goals.

    krul
    anita sterry colo guti
    arrons colback sissoko cabella
    De jong. Perez

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 6, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #15

    Lil

    He will always be remembered as a legend on Tyneside. For his excuses.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 6, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #16

    What a sorry state we’re in. I see us doomed whichever way I look at it.

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  • EllaGuru

    May 6, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #17

    I really think a simple poll on whether or not we support the boycott in general could really serve to galvanize the fan base on here.
    There are currently too many ifs and buts. I know that a poll result here is not completely representative of the global sentiment, but it would certainly serve to highlight how fans on here are completely fed up and feel that drastic action is the only way to force out Ashley and co.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 6, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #18

    As I said last night – the pressures mounting. Keep at it.

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/771682478?-11058:809

    #AshleyOut

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  • scout

    May 6, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #19

    100% Ed won’t do the poll. 100%

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  • scout

    May 6, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #20

    Any of you chaps going to Wembley Saturday. Deciding what to wear anti Ashley etc

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 6, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #21

    Ella,
    Do you really need a poll to tell you that?

    I don’t see it as being whether to boycott or not. I think the team should get support, but organise pre and post match protests. One doesn’t have to mean you don’t/can’t do the other.

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  • Obertan's better than Messi

    May 6, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #22

    Lilongwe Geordie

    Not my team, it’s Ashley’s team of non trying cheap mercenaries.
    With the ambition to finish 8th at best.
    Not for me, not anymore.

    I’m playing the long game … the big picture.
    Ashley has to go. I can’t support this club if he is owner.
    I don’t want to be associated with SD or Wonga … Wendy and Ashley the whole regime is rotten, toxic just plain nasty.

    I’ve drawn a line. Hope we lose every match.

    #ASHLEYOUT

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  • Blofal

    May 6, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #23

    Literally we have one defender available. Literally.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 6, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #24

    From a piece by the chronicle

    Should of been no to all three. He must know he’s lying to himself surely? No way after his public meltdowns he’s getting the players back onside and obviously he can’t handle the pressure because of said meltdowns. The evidence so far also suggests he cannot keep us up.

    United’s managing director Lee Charnley asked Carver three questions – could he handle the criticism, keep the team up and win back the dressing room. The head coach, who did not offer his resignation on Sunday or Monday, answered yes to all three and that satisfied the demands of Charnley, who is also under pressure after admitting to “mistakes” that have pushed Newcastle towards the brink of a relegation fight.

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  • geordieviking

    May 6, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #25

    Have to agree with earlier post from Lilo.
    Ashley (not the club) needs to make a major gesture to ease the pressure for the next three games. Refunds etc aren’t enough, it needs to be something as big as halving ( or clearing) the clubs debt (he can afford it) or sacking Charnley. Nothing less would appease most fans.

    HWTF

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  • Jesus1983

    May 7, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #26

    I’d go with….

    Krul
    Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett, Anita
    Cabella, Sissoko, Colback, Ameobi
    De Jong
    Perez

    Cisse and Aarons to come on 2nd half!

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