Two Players Injured Will Miss Start Of The Season


We knew that Remy Cabella was out for up to a couple of months with a thigh injury, as was reported a couple of days ago, and he will likely miss the start of the season.

But some additional bad news today that fellow Frenchman Manu Riviere has been flown home from the club’s tour in the United States,due to an injury he picked up last week.

It seems that Riviere suffered a knee injury and he has now left the squad in America.

manu riviere after scoring at qpr

This is what Manu Riviere does when he scores

Steve McClaren has talked about Manu’s injury to the local press accompanying the lads in America:

“He has been sent back home,” “He had a scan, knee problem.¨ “I think it’s a meniscus and needed a small operation.” “So he’s gone back.”

McClaren also gave the local press an update on Cabella’s injury to his thigh:

“We don’t know how long it is exactly.” “But just before we came away he felt something in his thigh.”

“We won’t take risks with players, and we will just have to see how long that will be.”

That’s a good last line by McClaren, because we think there were too many risks taken with injured players over the last few seasons, and especially last season, which only made things worse.

Newcastle had more injuries by far than any other Premier League club last season, in terms of the player games that were missed by first team squad players being injured.

We’ll not even mention the games that were missed through suspension – but Papiss Cisse missed 10.

In the following table, created by injuryleague.com,  one point is given when one player misses on game through injury.

injury league

So what are Chelsea doing to keep their injuries so low?

While we know there will always be injuries picked up through a season, we are hoping they will be greatly reduced from last season, and it’s good to see the coaching staff are using ice baths as a means of cutting down on injuries.

Maybe we can be half way down that table at the end of next season?

Both Remy and Manu were on the fringe of the first team, so these injuries come at a bad time for them.

Let’s hope they are not as bad as first thought.

Comments welcome.



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94 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Would have liked both of them to get a good pre season so they are now going to be playing catch up till about christmas

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  • Belfast

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Some things never change

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #3

    He’s going nowhere

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  • Graeme

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #4

    And captain Colo is crocked again, wont play in the last match of the tour. What a waste of an airfare!!!
    Hopefully, this will focus penfolds mind on the fact we have needed CB’s for more than THREE years.
    Hopefully Mbemba can cope with leading the line when playing next to a panicking hoofmerchant.

    http://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/football/newcastle-united/fabricio-coloccini-set-to-miss-newcastle-s-final-usa-tour-game-1-7366812

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  • nightfa11

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #5

    its funny that players we’re trying to get rid off, get this injuries 🙂

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Isn’t colo injured also

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  • switch365

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Wonder if big mike kept his receipts, perhaps he can get his money back

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Mbemba and Taylor first game then if we get him signed?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #9

    A lot more signings are needed to even reach the amount that we’ve let go, and that’s if no more are sold, not to mention the three transfer windows of signing nobody. Even three signings is pathetic, but who knows how many we will acquire.

    The new signing(s) are good, but so were M’Biwa, Santon, Cabaye, Hatem, Sissoko etc when we signed them. They had a lot of promise and were highly regarded. These just follow a similar quality. That’s fine, but a lot more are needed.

    The improvement in coaching set up is better, and that is good, I’m interested to see some development, but when you’re dealing the dinosaurs we’ve just had who were polluting the football we watched, a 12 year could select players in their correct positions better. Any hope we have now is because our expectations have been lowered so low previously.

    Unless we sign a number of players at a similar level, then I’m not enthusiastic at all.

    I hope McClaren does well, but the Ashley parasite remains.

    Ashley out.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #10

    A dour 1-0 win in Sacramento thanks to an own goal. Better get here in a hurry Mitrovic!

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m all out of my hopes being raised because they have been dashed so many times.

    Ashley out.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Old habits die hard

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #13

    My main worry is us not being 100% ready for the first couple of league games and in transition against sides who have had no major upheaval and have strengthened their teams

    We could be in for a serious doing if we dont get this defence sorted out properly

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #14

    I think, on looking at the league table of injuries, that some injuries were invented ..Playing at St James park is hard when your not doing well , I’v seen a few players with wobbly leg syndrome over the years ..Aiden McCaffery was one .(.Sorry old mate) Aiden if you read that I know you will reply ! …and a centre back he played with who we signed from Blackburn Rovers John Blackley ? cant recall his surname but he was always petrified , Visibly ..Knees knocking ..really !.

    I think a lot of players s*it themselves at the prospect of facing our crowd and invent the odd niggle when things are not going well .

    There is no hiding place at St James Park..

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  • Belfast

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #15

    I think there must be a voodoo doll buried at the training ground somewhere.

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  • nightfa11

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Krul
    Janmaat colo admen haidara
    Banega winaljdum Colback
    Berahino/shaquiri mitro perez/aarons

    Darlow
    Mbemba lescalles Taylor dummet
    Anita sdj abeid
    Aarons/perez armstrong cabella

    + woodman, satka, kemen, bigi and sign 1 Young big forward with potential (keep vuckic?)

    Sell: wili, goufrann, rivi, obertan, tiote,sissoko, cisse,ferguson, elliot, marveaux

    And next tw sell colo & Taylor (keep them for now so mbema & admen can adapt to PL) and get a Young rb and first Team LB..and than move dummet &Mbemba to cb..

    so…mitro + 4 more players (banega, mbema, admen, berahino/shaquiri..) in..10 players out..

    cost: 50mio?
    recouped money form sales: 30?

    and we’re good to go..

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  • Bri

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Don’t think Riviere will be missed somehow.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    All Mcclaren has to do is control goals getting past Krul then e transition in attack will b ok. Problem is sinking in goals he will doubt his ability and press will do its best to put him down.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #19

    nightfa11

    Thats too much u must b dreaming. U r getting players not even linked to us.

    Am for sell all players above 30. Which includedWillo, Colo and Taylor

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  • nightfa11

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #20

    will die for the toon army

    i know..probably too much for 1 TW.. but banega, mbema, admen, berahino were all linked to us..

    i think we could get 30 mio from slaes..we could sell cisse to turkey for 9, 10 mio, sissoko could be sold for 10 as well.. tiote 5,..and others for 5 combined (i think)..

    fact is we have too many players..but only in numbers, not quality.. they cost the club a fortune, but contribute zero..

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  • Jib

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #21

    Wih regard to Manu , SM refers to a meniscus tear (knee cartilage in old money) .
    I wonder if the previous fitness guys missed it , and it is something Alessandro Schoenmaker has spotted .
    Players quite often just accept knee pain as normal and part of being a pro , who knows , if he has had it for a while it may have effected his game.

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #22

    it wasnt John Blackley ..I recall him coming down from Scotland ..Hibs ? will just go check the John I mention ..he did come from Blackburn mind..2 tic’s

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #23

    JIb

    who was the centre back we got from Blackburn played alongside Aiden McAffery , Geoff Nulty

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #24

    Mc Caffery

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #25

    Jib

    So that is ur reason for Manu being sh@t.

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  • Bri

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #26

    Robert
    Agree, a few more quality signings are needed before i’m happy.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #27

    Interesting that Gouffran went from getting 70 minutes in the first game then got 0 minutes in the second game.

    Worried about Willo getting 90 minutes.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Sazzer

    Willo still has his lady luck once it runs out he wont play for NUFC again. Guy has always got lucky with Taylor getting injured every season.

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  • lesh

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #29

    Online Guy

    Centre half from Blackburn?

    Glen Keeley perchance?

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  • switch365

    Jul 19, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Depending on the seriousness of Colo’s achilles (tweak or tear), he could be missing for a while.
    So with Good crocked too again it would surely indicate that, if it wasn’t already patently obvious, we need more than just Mbemba.
    A 2nd cb in this window would solve our biggest problem.

    After all, there is always a chance of scoring be it intentionally, or otherwise, but if you can’t keep a clean sheet you’ve got an uphill battle.

    Adbennour would be a colossal signing and if we wait too long the chances of signing him could vanish for good.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 20, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #31

    Colo trains but not being risked at a football match. I have seen videos of him training.

    As Mcclaren said You know he is 33 years old

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 20, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #32

    Wow – Alessandro Schoenmaker has spotted a meniscus tear.

    Didn’t know this boke had X-ray vision and can see internal injuries. He must be related to Superman.

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 20, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #33

    Lesh

    No not Keeley ..he was a centre Half as we used to call them ..it was around 1974/ 76 I think Geoff Nulty was in the side and also Aiden McCaffery made his debut in that line up at the back ..Think we got Nulty from Burnley , the guy was called John and can I hell recall his surname

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  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #34

    John Bird from Preston perchance

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  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2015 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #35

    Nulty was from Burnley we bought him after he played against us at Hillsborough in the FA cup semi final

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  • terencelim

    Jul 20, 2015 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #36

    Riviere wouldn’t be missed. He got many chances but never made it. Worse than Albert Luque.

    Ashley OUT.

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 20, 2015 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #37

    Jib

    Spot on it was John Bird from Preston both ends .sorry about the bum steer with Blackburn.

    http://www.sporting-heroes.net/football/newcastle-united-fc/john-bird-7618/league-appearances_a12975/

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 20, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #38
  • remember69

    Jul 20, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #39

    Ashley IN!!!

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #40

    Just don’t get why McClaren didn’t give the 90 minutes to Lascelles unless Willo are ahead in his plans.

    Why didn’t he start Wijnaldum?

    And why is Perez getting less game than Obertan and Gouffran?

    Small things for sure but McClaren winging it like those american commentators so far.

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