Some Good News For Newcastle


The conversation this week will be about the penalty and Coloccini´s sending off and we suppose we must have a good chance of getting that red card rescinded so that Colo will be available for the game against Stoke on Sunday.

But if he´s not available we will be weakened at the back and maybe Lascelles, Dummett or Williamson will come into the side in his place.

kevin mbabu closeup newcastel goal

Kevin Mbabu – fit again

While Willo has come in for some withering criticism from fans he would still be our choice to partner Mbemba because of his experience and Mike has a way of coming back and playing well when he´s called on.

Another option is to move Dummett to center-back and bring in Kevin Mbabu at left back with the 19 year-old fit again after recovering from his hamstring strain.

But the bad news is that Jack Colback will miss the game through injury but in any case he picked up his 5th yellow card and will miss the game even if he is fit – but he left the Stadium of Light on crutches yesterday.

That probably means we will need to start Cheick Tiote again on Saturday against Stoke and when do you think he will pick up his first yellow card – the last two games he has started he has picked up yellows after 5 minutes and 14 minutes.

We seem to be lacking good players even in defensive midfield these days.

We do have Kevin Mbabu and Rolando Aarons available for the game and both were not in the matchday 18 yesterday.

Newcastle must have a very good chance of getting Coloccini´s red card rescinded this week – and that will be some good news for a change.

With Mbabau and Aarons back and having Colo´s red card overturned this week will be good news even if we lose Jack Colback to an injury for some games.

Hopefully, he´s not badly injured.

Comments welcome.



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97 comments so far

  • banjax

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #1

    I think we should stop blaming the team for Sunday’s defeat. It was a freak of nature and probably the only free pass that McLaren and the team will get. So yes this one can be forgiven but the story will change big time next week if we don’t win. There is no reason now, especially after Sunday’s performance, if repeated that Newcastle cannot kick on and win games.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Gutted still. But im hopeful we can get up to mid table by January.

    Were not a bad team I don’t think.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #3

    sparky

    i think right now we play football, and we get people into the box a lot more than we ever did under pardew, we are looking to find a man in space and we are looking to get into space.. results have not followd the the football we have played. we have dropped more points from winning positions than any other prem team. but in my opinion this is more because of the legacy left from P45, its a losing mentality, it takes time

    and yes, for me we should not have got rid of Mhedi, i thought he was our best MF ( http://www.whoscored.com/Players/109526 ) .. we need a good CB to go with MbMeMba 😉 lol,

    but i will stick up for Colo yesterday, it wasnt a foul or red card. if that was a straight red, Caterrmole should have seen red 2 times in that game

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  • Jib

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #4

    NUFCtv has an interview with Perez immediately after the match (his English is advancing by leaps and bounds).
    From what he was saying ,the team obviously feel hard done by .
    This can only help with the team building mentality and I am sure Blacky will use the circumstances of yesterdays game to best advantage.

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  • nufcursed

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #5

    colo didn’t deserve to be sent off but he was still foolish to make the foul! elliott would’ve got the ball anyway so poor judgement from a man who’s supposed to have lots of experience.
    the red cards are costing us too many points..

    if we don’t get 7 point from the next 4 games we’ll be relegated again..

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  • Reyantoon

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #6

    Something is not right with Ed.His articles are uninspiring today and he’s still moaning and negative.Take ur pills and lie down man 🙂

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  • Fostino

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Janmaat mbemba dummett rolando

    Thauvin tiote sissoko wini

    Perez mitro

    This equals goals galore haha…but for which team

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #8

    It’s important for the fans, the manager and the players to all rally round as the dust settles on one of the most bizarre derby games ever, and recognise with a sense of perspective that this is the same team as last week. This was a better team performance than the six two win v Norwich. One freak incident takes all the headlines, but we utterly controlled the game before that happened. We passed it around and through them and looked to be managing the game comfortably. SM is turning things around if our forward play last week and in the first 40 mins yesterday is anything to go by. We are all knacking like mad because of who we were playing and how it panned out but when we look past that I think we are on the up.
    Ruddy fromearlier

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  • Jib

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #9

    You cannot accuse Colo of being foolish , it was a derby everyone was trying to impose their physicality , virtually the first kick of the game OShea hoofed Mitro from behind Perez was hacked down twice on the right touchline no cards , so you think the ref realises it’s a derby and he’s going to cut the players some slack .

    Tiote’s yellow gave the ref very little option .

    Think on this , if the game had been at SJP and OShea had clattered into Mitro who went tumbling , and 50,000 geordies were baying for blood , could a ref resist the pressure ?

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  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #10

    There needs to be a formal investigation into the Thauvin transfer.

    How on earth is that kid been picked up for any more than 500k?

    Did u see him trying to get back after losing the ball for the 3rd goal?

    I had to check my TV…..I thought it was on the blink running in slow motion.

    Is this a case of mistaken identity? ??? Have we been sent the wrong player. …from what I’ve seen he is as slow as a boat. ..has no touch and a suspect attitude. ….well done Carr

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #11

    Sorry, wasnt finished. I was surprised by the insulting tone to your fellow fans.. And I know its your opinion, which of course you are entitled to, but I think you are wrong, slating other fans.

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  • JamesToon

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #12

    Catchy
    Really hope you are right about McClaren. Hopefully we will start to string a run of good results together that will see us get out of the bottom 6/7. It’s just that I see us as really vulnerable at the back and I feel the inconsistency will just continue, we might get a result of Stoke but I have a feeling we might get hammered against Bournemouth as we seem to hate playing south Coast teams who take the game to us.

    I do think though that if that game yesterday was against a top 7 side then a lot more people would be giving credit to us imo

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #13

    NUFC FOR SALE

    are you for real ?

    the kid was trying, we did not sign him becasuse he was a sprinter, he never hid, he showed for the ball, and tried putting balls into the box,

    and all he had was 13 mins, many players would have went hiding like obertan,

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #14

    JamesToon

    we will finish around 10th, and above palace

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  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #15

    Please don’t appeal the Collo red card. …..ideal opportunity to get rid of the weakest link.

    Let the young Lescalles play and give Wini the captains armband.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #16

    Jib
    That’s what I posted earlier. Players, staff, manager should take the positives out of yesterday’s game and their frustrations out on Stoke this coming weekend.
    Keep their heads up be positive and play the same way (maybe with a bit a luck) results will come.

    KEEP THE FAITH – lets all get behind the team on Saturday

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  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Oct 26, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #17

    Catchy are you on something? ???

    He looks hands down the worst player we’ve ever signed pound for pound.

    We didn’t sign a sprinter? ???

    Pace is a pre requisite for a winger in the premier league. …and for 14 million this kid should have that to his game at the very least.

    He couldn’t lace Aarons boots and he is likely to keep him out the team….
    Joke

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #18

    When all the hullabaloo settles down after the weekend we are left with one stark fact.
    Most teams ourselves included now have real pace in their attack from forwards but also from midfield and especially on the break after defending deep.
    It follows that central defenders have to have the athletic prowess to match and compete with that threat. Sadly it does look like that at 33 Colo has lost that edge and that’s perhaps the key to the problem.
    Fix that and the whole shape of the back four and we may actually have a very decent team – how they fix it remains to be seen

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  • martoon

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #19

    I know we all feel hard done by for the Red Card but a few of the pundits were saying it was the correct decision. This makes me feel that an appeal will be a waste of time – the FA never to seem to favour us in these types of appeals in fact they could add to it for a frivolous appeal! Actually will it be 2 or 3 games I’m not sure?

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  • optimistic prime

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #20

    We may have lost but I’m way happier with our side than I would be with theirs and the 3 points.

    IMO it’ll be a miracle if Sam saves that lot, he’ll be lucky to get half a dozen points before jan.

    Compaired to last few seasons we actually look like a team and play a bit to.
    As horrible as this result is it’s maybe a blessing in disguise. This will get the fans behind the players and manager. The manager and the players will be out for blood in the next game.

    I see this as a kick in the arse that could kick start our season with a bang.
    There’s no negativity only positives to be taken from yesterday, did you see them?

    The best team by a country mile was mugged, 11 against 10 and they couldn’t string 5 passes together. As bad as the result was I still have a smile/smirk on my face.

    He who laughs last laughs longest, and I’ll laugh as they drop all the way to league one.

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #21

    Nufc for sale, totally agree. Catchy what are u on about thauvin? he looks awful just as i said at west ham. Please don’t compare to obertan, who is a fraud the way he hides. You don’t have to be as bad as obertan to be bad

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #22

    Lochinvar
    Agree – we have the makings of a decent team and if we can be in and about the rest of the bottom teams by the transfer window – hopefully we will buy a central defender, full back and a creative midfielder and maybe’s a keeper then we will have a very good team and pull away from the bottom.

    At the minute it looks like – perm any three from five of Villa, Shitsiders, Us, Norwich and Bournemouth for the drop

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #23

    Carr must be wincing when he knows that everyone can see how slow thauvin is. Might have been better for the old man if thauvin hadnt tried to run back and thus hide his lack of pace.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #24

    Ed
    You are completely out of touch. You want Colo back. If not, you want Willo. See you in the Championship, fella. Because that’s the way we’re heading with those two clowns. Which is what some if us were saying at the start of the season. Wake up and smell the coffee. Some fans could watch a full season of Colo and Willo dropping ricks and still treat them as hard-done-by heroes.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #25

    munster

    now why would i listen to you, i think you have zero credability when it comes to knowing what football is or what makes a good footballer.

    trust me, the kid can play, he just needs to adjust to the pace of the game over here,

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  • nut meg

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #26

    martoon
    Most forwards would probably say it was correct while most defenders would probably say it was wrong. The same forwards that would claim anything to give them an edge or a goal even knowing fine well that it wasn’t ….Shearer included ! I’ve seen it a few times now and for me it was not a penalty.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #27

    munster

    do you rate beckham ?

    really slow footballer

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #28

    Terrible day for smc. He needed pressure relief and a win v the filth wud have been ideal. But that was the best football i have seen from nufc in years. It was brilliant at times but we need reinforcements

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #29

    Munster
    I’m not sure Thauvin is slow. He reminds me of a headless, gutless chicken in its last throes.

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  • lesh

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #30

    Whoa, c’mon some of you critics, let’s try to get a balanced view on the game – the result surely didn’t reflect the game.

    Colo’s red was key to the result and even then, he was harshly treated. He was merely trying to bump Fletcher off the ball and ok, maybe it was an error of judgement on his part, Fletcher’s reaction was deplorable. What’s happened to the game? Had that happened outside the box, would it even have merited a free kick? For hell’s sake it wasn’t what in better days would have been seen as a shoulder charge! Even if Colo appeals and succeeds in it, it doesn’t change the result – the ref was clearly overawed, intimidated by the occasion and the risked the wrath of the home crowd. The game was ours to win.

    Additionally, the Madely should have known what to expect from Sam’s players – a side that would have done its best to be subtly dirty. They got away with it!

    All in all, Sunderland’s players are a damned sight more Prem-experienced than our relatively young players and that’s a reflection on Ashley’s policy of buying young, foreign players. All the skill and enthusiasm in the world’s no match for age and experience.

    It’s water under the bridge and slamming certain players and the manager ain’t going to achieve anything. I think most agree that McClaren’s football’s a damned sight better than last season and if he can persuade Carr, Charnley and Ashley to buy in some strong, experienced players in January, we’ll be ok – hopefully.

    Ashley was at the game and surely even he could see that the squad needs to be strengthened in the right areas.

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #31

    Catchy stop being silly man

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  • sparky55

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #32

    Catchy @ 3

    Agree in full 🙂

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #33

    OP

    a man with sense 😉

    today im reading that sham is working wonders at sunderland already, without the help of the ref they would have and should have lost,
    if the ref does his job correctly then Sunderland should have ended with 10 men not us.

    but it was there for all to see, sunderland did not play football, and we did

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #34

    Munster

    read the comments mate. your on the outside because of you love for P45

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #35

    thanks Sparky 😀

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #36

    Never seen the blog as positive after a defeat by the shitesiders.
    Along with me it looks like a lot of us that there is hope at long last we are looking like a half decent team trying to play football – and have a plan in place to recruit this coming transfer window.
    Hopefully onwards and upwards!!!!

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #37

    Catchy i can see that he can dribble and has a trick and yes glenn hoddle was slow too but….

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  • JamesToon

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #38

    Granit Xhaka and a decent left back (Jeffrey Schlupp anyone?) should be top targets along with someone like Shawcross

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #39

    Munster,

    its all about confidence, he is just a kid and he will come good. all because we have the right people in the background working on them,
    week after week we can all see we are moving forward,

    for me i feel we are a club again

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  • sparky55

    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #40

    we got knocked out of two world cups thanks to Beckham…a t@sser of the highest order with no bottle and yes munster…no speed!

    Great passer, great dead ball player, good fitness, good vision but a glory player and a complete t@sser who would never risk life and limb for the team.

    This blog should be a P45 and a Beckham free zone!…

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