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Newcastle Midfielder Crocked – Similar To Joey Barton Injury

8:36 am, Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 28 Comments

We remember back in October of 2008 when Joey Barton was crocked by Lee Cattermole in the 2-2 draw with Wigan and he injured his knee ligaments – or should we say Lee injured his knee ligaments for him.

Joey was initially supposed to be out for only eight weeks,  but he didn´t return to fitness until late in that relegation season.

Joey was put out of the game and almost for the full season by a foul tackle by Cattermole after only 17 minutes of that game.


Joey Barton crocked in 2008 by wild tackle bt Wigan´s Cattermole

If Joey Barton had not been injured by the wild tackle by a young Lee Cattermole then who knows whether we could have avoided relegation.

Lee was at it again on Sunday as he injured his former Sunderland team-mate Jack Colback – but this time he never even received a yellow card.

There was some dubious refereeing by the inexperienced Robert Madley in the derby game – we must have only experienced referees for these white-hot derby games.

Jack left the Stadium of Light on Sunday on crutches and he will miss the game against Stoke City on Saturday because he picked up his 5th yellow card of the season and is banned for one game.

Since he couldn´t play in  that game in any case we suppose that´s some good luck.

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Jack Colback in action on Sunday

The question is whether he will be available for the next game at Bournemouth or the better question is how long will be out for?

We’ve never liked Cattermole as a player because we think he´s a double danger – both to the opposition and to his own team.

He´s  an obvious danger to opposing players because of his late wild tackles and he picks up lots of yellow and red  cards although it was interesting he didn´t get a yellow card on Sunday after putting in several dubious tackles.

So he´s a danger because he can injure other players ( and does) and he´s a danger to his own team because he´s a loose cannon who can get sent off at any time – and he has seen red seven times in his career.

He´s worse than Tiote and that´s saying something.

The fear Newcastle have is that it could turn out to be like Joey Barton seven years ago and Jack could be out a few weeks with his leg injury or even longer.

We just have to hope that Jack will be back soon – because if he´s out for any length of time we could be in trouble.

Maybe we should say we could be in more trouble since we are in trouble already .

Comments welcome.

Tags: Derby · Injuries · Jack Colback · Newcastle News · Other News

28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 magpie6699 // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    No change there then. That must be the fourth time he’s crippled a Toon player – at least once when he played for Boro, I think. Was it Beye? And he gets away with it whereas if Tiote sneezes he gets booked.

  • 2 optimistic prime // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Cattermole is bonk, how he plays in EPL is beyond me. I must have a chance at a England call up considering someone of his ability is a pro.

  • 3 magpie6699 // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    If there’s two players I really hate, they’re both Lee Clattermole.

  • 4 martoon // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Come on Ed we don’t know how bad the injury is yet so how can you possibly speculate? I have to say though how Clattermole didn’t even get a yellow card beggars belief.

  • 5 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    I agree, no idea how Cattermole never got a booking during the game.

    Usually he gets one on reputation alone, so no idea why he got away with so many cynical little fouls. Even just the totting up process should have had him booked.

  • 6 sparky55 // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    re some previous posts from an earlier thread, the way things are going Arma will be playing championship football playing for us next year.

  • 7 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:07 AM


    I hope not but it doesn’t worry me. Too many people see the premier league as the be all and end all.

    Of course it’s better to be playing the best and seeing the best players but you’d think all football stops if you go down the way some go on.

  • 8 sparky55 // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    All history lads…let it go…we have to move onwards and upwards otherwise we’ll have to do a West Brom.

    We have to sort out the defence as an absolute priority and the rest of the team are good enough to see us clear of danger….but only if we sort out the defence because we’ll not score 2 or 3 goals every week and with our current defensive set up that’s exactly what we’ll need to get either a draw or a win going forward…and not even a a team with a certain Mr Shearer in it could do that week in week out.

    We’re in the sj!te and the ONLY solution is to sort out the defence and get our wide players to work harder to track back.

    Don’t even care if that means Obertan gets a game because he does worry opposing full backs into not charging up the field and leaving a hole in behind.

    Bellamy was brilliant at watching a defender charge up the pitch and if we got possession he would point at the space left in behind the defender and run into it…we should perhaps try the same

  • 9 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Does anyone have an update on Aarons?

  • 10 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:15 AM


    I quite like the balance of sissoko and wijnaldum out wide, drifting in for us.

    For me we need to sort the midfield out, Colback and Tiote are best at the minute for me, but would like to see a bit more quality in there, possibly siem and let colback hold a lot more.

    We can’t defend so might as well stick another player on who can score.

  • 11 lesh // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Maybe the Prem ought to review the referee’s performance and they might just conclude he’s not up to refereeing at this level where there’s so much at stake.

  • 12 lesh // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:27 AM


    Cattermole didn’t get a card because Madley was intimidated by the home crowd.

  • 13 stan anderson // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Tiote is a complete waste of a shirt.He will get booked or sent off every time he is on the pitch.His reputation goes before him and refs are straight on his case.Get rid ASAP.
    Ashley OOT.

  • 14 Jail for Ashley // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    I wonder if he’s injured or just not being allowed to put himself in the shop window until he signs a new deal.

  • 15 jayphoto // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    @lesh – yea that’s possible. A lad on Twitter before the game said that Madley was a homer who was too easily influenced by the crowd.
    The fact that cattermole didn’t get a booking was criminal.
    Odd considering it was a 0-3 defeat but im actually happy i can see whatever theyre doing on the training ground starting to show. Despite the result its been a rare occasion when we’ve gone out and played like tyst in the last 5 years

  • 16 jayphoto // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    @jail – was some rumours going round that McClaren wasn’t impressed with him a while guessing injured though, seems like one of those kieron dyer esque athletes

  • 17 Essex Geordie Bill // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:46 AM


    I was just posting the same question when I noticed your comment. I believe the clubs themselves give rating on the refs performance.

    I suppose Sunderland will give him ten out of ten!!

  • 18 sing in the corner // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    I agree, and there are encouraging signs that the team is showing some guts,a few weeks ago I wouldn’t have said that. Very naive at times though,from so called experienced players (mainly Colo and Tiote,it has to be said)

  • 19 Rotonda heights // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    please not andros townsend. as headless chickens go he’s right up there.

    cb is absolutely paramount above all else

  • 20 Essex Geordie Bill // Oct 27, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    I hate to be a doom monger but there’s been a lot of clubs who have played great football and been relegated.

    I’d like to see us parking the bus on occasions, we’ve got the players to hit teams on breakaways.

    For my two pennorth I’d bring Willo back into the team.

    Or give Lascelles a few games.

  • 21 Jib // Oct 27, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Bobbybee said something that got me thinking.

    Would Colo have been that rash if Tim Krul had been the goalie ?

    Which adds more credibility to this Dutch site who think Victor Valdes is coming to SJP in January.

    A lot of media over Europe are linking us .

  • 22 optimistic prime // Oct 27, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    I’d agree our defence needs looking at but we’re desperate for a decent DM.

    Neither Colback or Tiote are up to scratch and offer the defence no protection, to busy chasing the ball like a dog in the park leaving gaps all over the pitch.

    I’d like to know why they never drop in to position if Janmaat or Dumett go foward, instead they’ll chase around and lose the ball in opos half letting them straight at our back 4.

    Defenders is poor but Cm isn’t much better, Anita is the best of a poor bunch IMO. Atleast the lad covers and shows for the ball when defenders have it.

  • 23 catchy in norway // Oct 27, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Arma is in league 1 right now

    And Clattermole didn’t get a card because the ref was going round to his house after the match for tea and crumpets,

    Listening to shearer right now is making me feel sick, he can blame those things all he wants , but the end of the day the ref made a name for himself. I know he has been in matches where he has done everything right and still not scored , and he was the best striker in the prem, the kid got in the right position , just didn’t put it away. As for colo, I’m not his biggest fan , but most on here are taking this opertunity to slag him off, and that is just wrong , back him in this case as the red card was just wrong and will get overturned, chancel did exactly the same to Defoe , no yellow no foul , it was more about a weak ref and a baying home crowd.

    Clattermole is a disgrace to pro footballers

  • 24 Bambams // Oct 27, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    We HAVE to bring in a very good GK to replace Krul !
    We must learn from our mistakes or we will be relegated. Surely a loan deal for victor will please all ?
    I am not having a go at him but Elliot is not good enough to keep the goals out. He was dropped to 3rd but now it’s thought he is good enough. way !
    We will bring in a top CB and another striker, we will bring in a LB and a new midfielder that can create.
    I think we might flog Sissoko though.
    If we do not strengthen we are doomed and they have learned nothing.
    This is a must not a desire

  • 25 sparky55 // Oct 27, 2015 at 10:15 AM


    I agree…we look great out wide but they just need to understand they have to work just that little bit harder to protect our rather pathetic defence and our defensive midfielders need to be bit more savvy when they see sissoko or Winjy out of position because speed of break is where it’s all at right now…west ham have it sorted and are brilliant exponents of catching teams on the break.

    We need a king pin CDM who dosen’t s go headless chicken when Winjy and Sissoko are out of position and we need to get Colo the fcuk out of there and maybe we’ll stand a chance.

  • 26 Roosta // Oct 27, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Cattermole, I’ve ran out of words for that thing, on the penalty Colo lack of pace again was a factor, Elliot reached the ball quite comfortably, Colo did not have to put the big shuv on Fletcher, any striker would have went down like Fletcher did, put him in a defensive midfield position, in the hole, I really think he is as skillful as anita/colback, he just gets caught out to often at centre back.

  • 27 martoon // Oct 27, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    I agree with all the comments about how well we played but thinking about it the second goal was a very poor one to give away. It was a set piece so we weren’t stretched and Colo wasn’t there to blame!

  • 28 TroubledToon // Oct 27, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    Cattermole should be banned for life!!! Disgusting footballer… He’s only out to injure people…

    N for those of u who’d rather have pretty footy over 3 points, try singing that tune if we get relegated to the Championship!!!

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