More Problems – Newcastle Rocked By Injuries


Steve McClaren has given his press conference this afternoon, for the game against Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow night and there was another injury shock with Steve Taylor being ruled out for two months with that hamstring injury of his.

In addition to Steven, Papiss Cisse could be ruled out of the Sheffield game, and it seems he was taken off at half-time because of a back injury he picked up in the previous game at West Ham, when he attempted an overhead kick.

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Steven Taylor – out for two months

It looks like his back affected him against Watford on Saturday, and  he was replaced by Siem de Jong at the half.

Maybe that explains why he was so ineffective in that game?

It´s even more bad news for Steven Taylor who has picked up a series of long-term injuries since January of 2010, and it seems difficult to keep the Whitley Bay lad fit.

Because of his injury problems alone, that´s a good reason we should have brought in another center-back last summer.

This is what McClaren has said about Steven´s injury:

“He had a scan on his hamstring.” “He’s had a small operation to repair the damage and unfortunately it looks like he’ll be out for a couple of months.”

Cisse has had a scan on his back to assess the damage, so we’ll have to wait for the results of that – but the good news is that Aleksandar Mitrovic is back available again for the Chelsea game on Saturday.

This is what Steve has said about the 30 year-old Senegal striker:

“Papiss injured himself when trying an overhead kick against West Ham.”

And two other players picked up knocks on Saturday and are not available for tomorrow night – Jack Colback and Sadio Haidara – but we assume they will be ready for the important home game against Chelsea on Saturday.

Newcastle are having enough problems on the pitch, never mind having more injuries to deal with.

What do you think?

Comments welcome,



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18 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #1

    There’s a silver lining in this news?

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  • Widowmaker

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Is anyone surprised?

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Poor Stevie T. He was assembled by kids from a Blue Peter show apparently. Toilet roll middles, washing up liquid bottle, gloy and of course sticky-backed plastic.

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #4

    so in a team almost bottom of the prem atm and at the risk of weakening even more in order to free spaces for new players we can lose imo;

    saylor (far too injury prone and inconsistant)
    good (again the injury thing)
    williamson (no comment)
    colo (meh)
    anita (i know he’s good but imo a wasted player for just being a link man between the cb’s and midfield)
    tiote (way past his best and doesnt want to be here so is more a hinderence imo)
    marvaux (lol)
    obertan (again with the inconsistancy)
    cabella (doesnt look like he’s gonna make it in the prem)
    riviere (he’s just too avg)
    goofy(not good enough esp on the wing)
    cisse(shame here as he’s saved us so many times but to me he doesnt want to play for us anymore)

    tbf i’d rather have arma/bigi/vukic ect in some of these players places

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #5

    Oh dear, so Papiss just had a bad injury? Hmmm. I thought his head was down because he was getting no support. Maybe I’m right he should wear a corset.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Croftus was that the latest Cabella on our books? 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Ibiza…I am not going to bend over for Obertan 😉 lol

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  • bladeuser

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #8

    This club is a sick joke which is a laughing stock relegation is odds on and any fan who thinks we will win a cup are demented as soon as we meet another epl team that’s if we get past Wednesday we will get stuffed
    ASHLEY OUT
    S MAC OUT SOON

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  • solano

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Tsunki…aye, but ST can pound his chest, roll around and give out every sporting cliche known to man to a drooling Ryder for the local rag. “Give him a new contract” I hear the masses cry..”he has real potential, if he can cut out the mistakes…he’s aanly yung ye knaa”

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #10

    I wanted both Cisse and Tiote moved on in the summer and upgraded but was told I was nuts!

    …well well 😉

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Im sure this lad is constantly injured and is just taking the club for an absolute run year after year, he just decides when he is injured. What a total disgrace he has been, he dosn’t deserve the money he has got out of the club over the last five years.

    What does he bring? Howay, enough is enough.

    Shame because he can do an OK job when he gets a run, but for me it’s got to the stage where it is an absolute p1ss take. He should donate half of his wages over the last five years to the Bobby Robson foundation.

    Rubbish.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Jesper if toonbotherer can have a bronze status cast as the Great Prophet of Coloccini’s Downfall, you should at least get a plaque on a park bench somewhere.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #13

    I’m saying nothing…Well, that’s probably not true. Can I at least quote McClaren?

    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11678/10001694/steve-mcclaren-says-he-is-sure-newcastle-will-turn-form-around

    “Blind faith”

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Ha ha SAF doesn’t rate Becks or Keanoooo as among world class players he’s managed. No forgiveness eh? 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Now don’t shout but I think it would be a bad idea to jump on McLaren so soon. I don’t think he was as involved with the transfers as he could have been, and he can’t do much about injuries and suspensions. He’s just finding out how deep the institutional incompetence runs, poor guy.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Tsunki…I’m far from turning on McClaren. I must admit I’m watching him a lot more closely than I did Pardew in his early days.

    I’d like to see him being a bit more bold. If anything, just to show he isn’t being hampered by the clubs ‘old’ ways. A lot of what he says fits in well with the old regime, but on the other hand, could be perfectly reasonable under normal circumstances.

    How Steve fits in to things will become clearer as time goes on. Whichever way you look at it, it’s early days for Steve and he will need time.

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  • Shearer.Milburn

    Sep 22, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #17

    NEWCASTLE ROCKED BY INJURIES = PROBLEM

    CISSE INJURED = PROBLEM SOLVED

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  • monty

    Sep 23, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Why do the club persist in treating the fans as if their morons are we really supposed to believe the crap performances from Cisse are due to back problems, what was his excuse for the performance prior to shite attempt at an overhead kick. As for Taylor even if you have dementia you’ d remember him as sick note.

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