Newcastle Must Get This Huge Problem Fixed For Next Season

The Injury League is an excellent web-site that keeps track of the number of players out injured throughout the season for the Premier League  – and they allocate points simply as follows  – if one player is out through injury for one game then that’s one point.

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By keeping track of players out injured for each of the Premier League clubs, they have issued the final rankings for their Injury League this season, and as expected Newcastle United are way out in front – a full 97 points above second placed Manchester United – who of course have a much bigger squad than Newcastle do.

Here is the Injury League – courtesy of the The Injury League.

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This is not the first time we have has the most players out injured over the last 15 years or so – going by – we could see each week how many players were injured,  and Newcastle are nearly always at the top of that list – so while this season has been especially bad – we always suffer with too many injuries.

So most reasonable clubs would launch an investigation into why that’s the case  – is it the medical staff – is it the coaching staff – are the warm up procedures faulty?

Why is it that Newcastle are always the club most hit by injuries?

It’s not just bad luck – not when it always keeps happening – there’s some fundamental problem somewhere.

Newcastle should  launch a thorough investigation of why we always get so many injuries – and we could take a leaf out of Chelsea’s book – who are nearly always at the bottom of this particular  league.

The fact that we run with such a small squad at Newcastle (hopefully that will change for next season),  also means we are hit heavily when we do have a number of players out – as we witnessed this year in particular – when we only had 15 first team players available at times.

We’re doing something wrong – and we should find out what it is – and fix it – before the start of next season.

That’s what any reasonable club would do under similar circumstances.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 28, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Thread changed just as I finished typing so a repost.

    ‘Apologies to the optimists but I have seen too many false dawns to be optimistic.

    Also if my pessimism turns out to be misplaced then any resulting euphoria will be increased many times over.

    So I voted no.

    Ball’s in your court Mr Ashley!!’

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 28, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #2


    That is a really interesting piece of info.

    Are we just unlucky to be buying injury prone players, surely we have facilities as good as any other team to fix these problems.

    Beggars belief!!!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 28, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #3

    Still we are top of a league, is that a reason for optimism?

  • Riviere Run Dry

    May 28, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Still dawdling are we?

    What does Charnley actually do? It’s not like he’s been asked to research and write a thesis, reviewing such an emphatically poor caretaker manager should take no more than half an hour. Looking up potential candidates and analysing their credentials, drawing up a shortlist, shouldn’t take no more than a day. Then contact should be made immediately, given you should already know your own budget and conditions.

    Been 4 days and not a peep.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 28, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Surely this injury news means that the coaches aren’t doing their jobs correct and should be fired?

  • sickandtired

    May 28, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #7

    A collapsed lung isn’t an injury – it’s a shocking piece of transfer business. Cisse’s knee has been a long running saga.
    As for the rest, I suspect if they had a chance of game time and we were competing near the top of the table and in competitions, the injury list would surprisingly improve.

  • toon22

    May 28, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #8

    We won something !!

    Tara MA !

    Maybe the reason for all the injuries is the fact we buy people who have bad records as they are cheap.

  • scottoon

    May 28, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Repost from previous thread-

    Absolutely astounded at the results of this poll. I for one become more disillusioned by the minute. It defies explanation that Carver has not been publically put out by Charnley. Surely that act alone would placate somewhat. The anxiety that they may keep him on board in any capacity eats me up. Actions speak far louder than words, and inaction is louder still.

  • Big Archie

    May 28, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #10

    This conundrum has been debated every year as far back as Souness.

    The training ground has been dug up and replaced more times than the manager.

    The training routines have been changed, toughened up, calmed down, done to music – they have tried everything.

    Every year we get a new conditioning Guru in then come August we haven’t got enough beds in the treatment room.

    Its not just the fact that we have injuries that needs to be investigated – its the type of injury. Muscle strains are the ones that can and should be avoided.

    Anyway Ed – what do you mean we have a small squad? Surely our squad was the same size as everyone else? Then we had the kids who dont count in the squad.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 28, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #11

    you are right Toon22. BYE Mash don’t let the door hit you on way out

  • lesh

    May 28, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #12

    And who, I wonder’s been Assistant Manager for the past three or so years?

    And who, I wonder would be overseeing the day-to-day training and fitness regime?

    Another reason for the ‘Best coach in the Prem’ to consider his future at the club?

    Or, if he won’t do it, maybe Charnley should do it for him?

    Ah, but if JC goes, Charnley won’t have anybody to appoint as HC after the extended ST renewal deadline’s passed.

    Mmmm, problems, problems, problems and there was poor Charnley thought that being MD involved no more than swanning about the golf-course with his Head Coach.

    What a life eh? Having to do things!

  • lesh

    May 28, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #13


    What! Fire the coaches?

    You’re a hard man (I presume, though I shouldn’t!)

  • bettyswallocks

    May 28, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #14

    Just watched Vuckic playing for Rangers. Who the kinell decided to keep Ryan Taylor and send him there deserves Blackley.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 28, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Not in the slightest just being pragmatic

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 28, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #16

    It’s blatently obvious none of the coaches have a flaming clue

  • Rotonda heights

    May 28, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #17

    The coaches, fitness guy and medical staff and MD all need firing. Only at NUFC is such incompetence not just tolerated but actively encouraged

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 28, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #19

    I agree wholeheartedly with you Rotonda

  • Bambams

    May 29, 2015 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #20

    Den things are not going well its amazing how a little tweak to a muscle could become a massive strain.
    I would not put it past some of our players simply avoided playing citing ‘injury’

    If you compared SBR or KK teams when flying I bet we did not have as many ‘injuries’


  • The overrated Frenchman

    May 29, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #21

    It was interesting when Debuchy talked about howArsenal’s training facilities were vastly superior to Newcastle’s. OK, players always like to talk up their new club but it must have had some substance to it.

  • boltonmagpie

    May 29, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #22

    Bring in an Arsenal youngster or two on loan then ask them

  • widowmagandapoke

    May 29, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #23

    I have said for the past three or four years that we need to address our out of kilter fitness/injury problems. We have needed a major investigation for a long time.


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