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Two Players Injured Will Miss Start Of The Season

11:10 pm, Sunday, July 19th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 94 Comments

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,  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.

Tags: Emmanuel Riviere · Injuries · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Remy Cabella · Scouting Network

94 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    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

  • 2 Belfast // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Some things never change

  • 3 optimistic prime // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    He’s going nowhere

  • 4 Graeme // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    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.

  • 5 nightfa11 // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:16 PM

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

  • 6 optimistic prime // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Isn’t colo injured also

  • 7 switch365 // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:17 PM

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

  • 8 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:18 PM

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

  • 9 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    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.

  • 10 GeordieTwo // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:20 PM

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

  • 11 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:21 PM

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

    Ashley out.

  • 12 will die for the toon army // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Old habits die hard

  • 13 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    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

  • 14 Online Guy // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    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..

  • 15 Belfast // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:30 PM

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

  • 16 nightfa11 // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:33 PM

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

    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..

  • 17 Bri // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    Don’t think Riviere will be missed somehow.

  • 18 will die for the toon army // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    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.

  • 19 will die for the toon army // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:38 PM


    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

  • 20 nightfa11 // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    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..

  • 21 Jib // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    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.

  • 22 Online Guy // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    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

  • 23 Online Guy // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:46 PM


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

  • 24 Online Guy // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Mc Caffery

  • 25 will die for the toon army // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:47 PM


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

  • 26 Bri // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:49 PM

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

  • 27 Sazzer // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    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.

  • 28 will die for the toon army // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:54 PM


    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.

  • 29 lesh // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Online Guy

    Centre half from Blackburn?

    Glen Keeley perchance?

  • 30 switch365 // Jul 19, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    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.

  • 31 will die for the toon army // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    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

  • 32 Mister Tuff // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    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.

  • 33 Online Guy // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:02 AM


    No not Keeley ..he was a centre Half as we used to call them 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

  • 34 Jib // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    John Bird from Preston perchance

  • 35 Jib // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:07 AM

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

  • 36 terencelim // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:09 AM

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

    Ashley OUT.

  • 37 Online Guy // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:14 AM


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

  • 38 Online Guy // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    good site if your researching lads.

  • 39 remember69 // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    Ashley IN!!!

  • 40 Sazzer // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    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.

  • 41 toon22 // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:23 AM

    Players who arnt upto it getting injured is a good thing,do we think the current set up havent noticed.
    It means they will be replaced and moved out of the first team picture,the same way they have made Willo the out ball from defense.
    Im sure they have seen for themselves the usual hoof it up field wev all gotten used to.

  • 42 toon22 // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:25 AM

    Sazzer do you think Perez is better than Ober or Goffy?
    Hopefully its a way for SM to see for himself what theyve got.
    Pre season this year is actually what should happen.

  • 43 Jib // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:30 AM

    SM winging it like the American commentators !!!
    Don’t talk crap son
    This blog only has room for one pillock and Mr Tuffty has that job reserved.

  • 44 will die for the toon army // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:31 AM

    Obertan and Gourfran are headless chickens

  • 45 toon22 // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    DOnt you think they are gettin game time for a reason,they will be gone from the first team before the start of the season.
    Like he said a clean slate,it just that the dead wood are either gettin injured or are showing themselves for what they are.

    Perfect pre season so far.

  • 46 Online Guy // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:36 AM

    Morning Tuff if yer still up and about

  • 47 The overrated Frenchman // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:44 AM

    I remember John Bird. I can picture him in that Bukta strip. God we’ve had some awful centre backs over the years. And the tradition continues of course.

  • 48 Mister Tuff // Jul 20, 2015 at 12:46 AM

    OG – aye still up for about half an hour.

  • 49 Sazzer // Jul 20, 2015 at 1:02 AM

    McClaren winging it like the american commentators was an overstatement but I think it is more important that Perez, Wijnaldum and Lascelles get in good physical condition than Williamson, Gouffran and Obertan.

  • 50 Mister Tuff // Jul 20, 2015 at 1:19 AM

    Image of Schoenmakers relative demonstrating how he detects a torn meniscus from outside the body.

    What a tool
    Wat een vilder.

  • 51 Toon Tang // Jul 20, 2015 at 1:29 AM

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

    Well Ed laaa, its probably due to the fact they buy expensive players that don’t have long histories of past injuries and that the staff working behind the scenes are probably getting paid more than 2 crumpets and a milky brew for their services.

    No rocket science degree is needed in these situations.

  • 52 Toon Tang // Jul 20, 2015 at 1:32 AM

    We’re a fair way out in front on that injury table though eh, must be something more to it than just bargain basement buys and shit medical staff surely.

  • 53 Sazzer // Jul 20, 2015 at 1:34 AM

    Game time for reason yes but more game time than players we need ready for the season and probably the first game makes less sense.

    It wasn’t like that were so good that they deserved more than 45 minutes.

  • 54 The overrated Frenchman // Jul 20, 2015 at 2:17 AM

    I think there should be a place in Europe for the team that tops the injury table. It requires a combination of sublime negligence and incompetence to achieve it (as we regularly do.) Not many teams can boast that sort of consistency of malpractice. It should be rewarded, and of course it’s realistically the only way I can see us playing in Europe in my lifetime…

  • 55 ilovetoon8788 // Jul 20, 2015 at 2:35 AM

    Apparently West ham have made a bid for Austin now. Are we still interested?

  • 56 The overrated Frenchman // Jul 20, 2015 at 2:40 AM

    toon22@45 – I think you are right. McClaren has to be seen playing the “dead wood” if he is espousing a “clean slate” policy. That’s fair enough. He can then legitimately say he gave them a chance and they didn’t grasp it. That leaves the problem of what to do with them of course, which is not a simple fix. I mean, I think we are talking about half a dozen players at least who have no place in a decent PL squad and have effectively little or no market value.

  • 57 honest fan // Jul 20, 2015 at 2:47 AM

    Anyone else think that Marv deserves another chance with this new style of play I think it suits him a lot more given a good run out I believe he would flourish with the better players we have now compared to when he last played

  • 58 Magpie Season // Jul 20, 2015 at 4:15 AM

    Cabella a fringe player? He was our most expensive signing (before this window) for quite a few years. Even with SM arriving I would have thought, after a season of English football under his belt, would be a main player this season.

  • 59 Magpie Season // Jul 20, 2015 at 4:19 AM

    Overrated frenchman,

    Mate I think all managers play U21s and their reserve players in pre-season friendlies.

    Also, since Colo & Williamson appear to be staying, & us being close to signing Mbemba, I would assume Lascelles & Satka would have very limited opportunities this season, with the latter likely being shipped out.

  • 60 mfw13 // Jul 20, 2015 at 6:26 AM

    Not a big deal….with all the new signings, neither Cabella or Riviere were going to be starters anyway.

  • 61 Reyantoon // Jul 20, 2015 at 6:37 AM

    Chancel Mbemba looks beast.He is 20.His height is OK(1.82m).Regarded as the best CB in Belgium.Hope he will come good.
    So far so good in transfer front .We got some qualities.I’m sure more to come.
    Howay the lads!

  • 62 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 20, 2015 at 6:53 AM

    Reyantoon…or is he 26? I think it depends on which one of his 3 passports you’re looking add 😉

  • 63 Reyantoon // Jul 20, 2015 at 6:53 AM

    Mbemba’s transfer may take time though.He should get a work permit first.Hope it won’t get complicated because of his different birthdays
    and paper works.If all goes well,we got a commander.Howay the lads!!

  • 64 Reyantoon // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:08 AM

    Jesper – ha ha..
    Did u know him well & the way he plays?

  • 65 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:13 AM

    On Mbemba, I’m not sure why there is confusion over his date of birth. Surely FIFA can run tests for this? I know X-ray testing is prohibited when determining a players age due to radiation, but they were using MRI scans of the wrists to determine ages at youth tournaments. Can this not be done? Or does it only work when bones are forming and growing.

    He has 4 potential different years of birth, I think it is far more likely to be the 1988, or the 1990 (the year Mbemba thinks he was born but never a registered date with any FA) then the later dates.

    I still don’t think he is the big dominant centre half we need, and I don’t know if he is the vocal leader, but we are getting close to the season now, and need defensive improvements in. I think the key part of this signing (for the club) is not his ability as a centre half, but more his ability in being able to cover right back if needed.

    I’d prefer Adbennour, and then a centre half with Prem experience, but that i probably pushing the boat out too far for Ashley in one window.

  • 66 hibbit // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:15 AM

    just to remind you guys we only have 1 confirmed signing and 3 confirmed injuries sounds about right

  • 67 nut meg // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    Encouraging words about both players from the Anderlect coach Besnik Hasi in the Daily Mirror today.

  • 68 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    The question mark over age could play a large part in him getting a work permit or not as well. If he is just 20 then he could be pushed through on talent and potential. If he is anywhere up to 26/7 then he is likely to miss out. Just the doubts could be enough to disqualify him from contention.

  • 69 optimistic prime // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:26 AM

    Has baby Big Dunc signed yet?

    I’d stay away from Mbemba, he must live birthday cake and will end up a right fatty.

  • 70 Klam3r // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    Mbembe is a bit short but he can still dominate players in the air with his athletic build.

    Roberto Ayala was/is 1.77cm and were an awesome CB.

  • 71 Klam3r // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:37 AM

    177cm that is ?

  • 72 lesh // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:38 AM

    I wonder how many of the injuries were the result of the air of despondency, lack of incentive, disillusionment within the club – particularly last season.

    Carver had a long sick-list on his watch and I’ve no doubt that some players feigned injury or made the most of them. Why? Because they were thoroughly pi$$ed off with Carver!

  • 73 optimistic prime // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:40 AM

    The players must get back from the states around Friday as their play on Sunday. Reading Rivierres injury I’d guess he’ll be out for around 8-10weeks. I’d guess it’s key hole surgery which is what I had for a meniscus tear.

    I’ve wondering why they’ve kept Colo there, if he has a Achilles injury and they’ve said he won’t play why keep him in the states?
    Family outing to Disney land?

  • 74 optimistic prime // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:44 AM


    The training ground may get a apology now these injuries have happened elsewhere. We’ve been top of injury league for a few years now, way ahead of 2nd place and double the average of the league. I’d have put it down to training methods but I can’t really say that until we’ve seen what happens this year.
    So far not so good.

  • 75 Mag52 // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:45 AM


    Continuing your theme of a place in Europe for the team with most injuries, how about a UEFA competition for teams in which only injured players ( medically certified) would be allowed to take part.
    We’d be super qualified to win that if recent seasons are anything to go by. A vision of Collo lifting the trophy, our first for some 40 odd years, supported by his crutches, flashes across the mind.

  • 76 optimistic prime // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:48 AM

    There’s reports in Belgium the Mbemba deals done.

    He looks decent and I’ve read good things but I was hoping for a 26/27 year old commanding expierenced CB.
    Someone who could walk in the side and stamp his authority all over the defence.

    Colo isn’t interested and I don’t want a young lad suffering from Colos bad attitude.

  • 77 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    He could well be 26/27!

  • 78 jimmysmith // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    Howay the Lads!! Beautiful club, cmon, let’s have ya’s. Bring it on!

  • 79 optimistic prime // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:58 AM


    Fair one, another Martins

  • 80 firebug666 // Jul 20, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    CNN had an article on Mbemba and his ‘four birthdays’ a couple of years ago. Conflicting dates of birth had previously been claimed for Mbemba so he could, and this is the allegation, wrongly appear in age restricted tournaments. His actual date of birth is said to still have him as 20 years old but the earlier claims have understandably created something of a doubt surrounding the player, so Anderlecht conducted their own enquiries and it’s concluded he’s 20.

    The 20 year old will soon be a Newcastle player, with Het Nieuwsblad saying a €10m deal has been concluded between the Premier League club and Anderlecht.

  • 81 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 20, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    If he is 20, then he made his professional senior debut at around 12-14…. Very much doubt it somehow. 24 going 25 or 26 going 27 I reckon. If the FA see an issue with it, then he doesn’t qualify for a work permit as he hasn’t appeared in sufficient international matches in the last 2 years.

  • 82 Slank // Jul 20, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    lesh @ 72

    I don’t think the injuries are a result of despondency, lack of incentive, disillusionment within the club per se although it may have played its part especially with the antics of Carver. The public vilification of Williamson by Carver probably had a very negative effect on many players. What is said in the dressing room remains in the dressing room. To express these things in public is a betrayal of trust.

    I think it’s more to do with a natural human reaction that many sportsmen and women have when a team is playing badly.

    They don’t like to be exposed in public to failure, derision and redicule and so getting an injury, no matter how slight, is a very convenient way of avoiding this torment.

    In contrast, players in teams that are doing really well have a habit of playing despite injuries as they all want to share in the glory and public adoration. They also recover from their injuries much quicker.

  • 83 firebug666 // Jul 20, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Soccer Sauce ?@soccer_sauce 8m8 minutes ago
    Morning news: #NUFC and Anderlecht have agreed a deal for the transfer of Chancel Mbemba- €10m deal. Player expected on Tyneside by Wed.

  • 84 Graeme // Jul 20, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Wednesday?? Whats he doing – walking there??

  • 85 firebug666 // Jul 20, 2015 at 8:25 AM


    They don’t just up stick you know, they may have other things to sort out before they fly to a new country.

  • 86 mickalfas // Jul 20, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Any news on outgoings yet?
    Or are we stuck with them,they could hinder any further signings imo

  • 87 firebug666 // Jul 20, 2015 at 8:36 AM


    I don’t know mate, the club stated they would be buying before selling, so we will probably see some outs after these deals are done and McClaren get back.

  • 88 ilovetoon8788 // Jul 20, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    its pure nonsense that Mbemba is 20.

    he’s more likely closer to 26 or 27.

  • 89 firebug666 // Jul 20, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    #NUFC manager Steve McClaren has admitted that he does not know how long Remy Cabella will be injured for (Evening Chronicle)

  • 90 firebug666 // Jul 20, 2015 at 8:41 AM


    That’s as maybe, but the reports are all saying that the deal for the 20 year old is done, So it looks like we are buying him as a 20 year old.

    I agree he is older than that, just posting what has been reported elsewhere.

  • 91 Rotonda heights // Jul 20, 2015 at 8:43 AM


    Chelsea have that gorgeous Anna (I think her name is) as their physio, we still have that slapheed meathead from way back.

    How refreshing to see ”“It’s an Achilles problem, and we’ve got to take care,” said McClaren. “I think it’ll also be difficult in Portland because of the artificial surface.”

  • 92 Rotonda heights // Jul 20, 2015 at 8:46 AM


    he could well be 26/27 !!!

  • 93 Jib // Jul 20, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    A nice positive article about the Toon from the Ronny Gill for a change press

  • 94 Reyantoon // Jul 20, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    so today is the buzzing day?

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