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New Training Injury Blow To Top Newcastle Player

11:13 pm, Monday, November 2nd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 37 Comments

Ona day when both Sadio Haidara and Kevin Mbabu were injured in the 2-0 U21 win against Aston Villa at St. James’ Park there is some bad news tonight that Rolando Aarons has picked up a new injury during training late last week.

According to the Chronicle tonight,  after almost recovering from a calf injury that has kept him out since September he picked up a foot injury last Friday in a 50-50 tackle with a team-mate in training.

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Rolando Aarons – injured again

The serious of the new injury is not fully known, but it could keep him out for several weeks.

Rolando was at the U21 game tonight on crutches and with a protective boot on his right foot and while that may be precautionary – it doesn’t particularly look good.

Rolando had chronic hamstring injuries last season that restricted him to playing just six games with two goals and this season he has only two appearances because of the calf problem – and he’s now going to be out a while longer with the new foot injury.

With these three new injuries on has Newcastle with 12 injured players and that’s four more than the next team in the list – Arsenal with eight.

It happens every single season that Newcastle have far more injuries than any other PL team – there’s something wrong somewhere – and it’s not just bad luck.

We should hear more from the club – maybe tomorrow – let’s hope it’s not as bad as it appears.

Comment welcome.

Tags: Injuries · Newcastle News · Newcastle U21 · Newcastle Youth · Rolando Aarons

37 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jane // Nov 2, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    I would take a point against Bournemouth now.

  • 2 jane // Nov 2, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    often I get the message is not responding at the bottom of the page with a button to the right saying ‘ recover web page’.

  • 3 jane // Nov 2, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    sometimes it recovers the page and sometimes it doesn’t and I have to go to task manager and end task.

  • 4 blew // Nov 2, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Taylor, Aarons, Haidara, Good, Riviere, Marvieux, DeJong, Mbabu, Vuckic and Obertan – how do we
    get so many long term crocks?

  • 5 Lindisfarne // Nov 2, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    A bit late, but for those that have not seen this article from which clearly set out NUFC positivies and frailties.

    Sunderland’s 3-0 win over Newcastle made it six consecutive victories for the Black Cats, the best winning run in the 132-year rivalry between the two teams. Without witnessing the game, one would probably assume that Sunderland dominated the Magpies at the Stadium of Light. However, on this occasion, the final score masked what was actually another encouraging Newcastle display. Steve McClaren’s side had more shots (21 to 9), more shots on target (8 to 3), more possession (60% to 40%) and more corners (10 to 1), despite playing the second half with only 10 men. On another day, Newcastle could easily have run out winners in Sunday’s derby, reinforced in that Sunderland shotstopper Costel Pantilimon was awarded the WhoScored man of the match award with a rating of 8.63, the third best of any Premier League goalkeeper in a game this season. It was ultimately a match of fine margins, that’s for sure.

    The fact of the matter is, the Black Cats were second best for much of the encounter, yet were able to secure a smash-and-grab win on home turf, much to the amusement of the Sunderland fans and the bemusement of the Newcastle faithful.

    The visitors came into the encounter in high spirits after a storming 6-2 win over Norwich the previous week. It was the ideal response following the Sergio Aguero-inspired 6-1 hammering at the hands of Manchester City two weeks earlier. Yet, despite the victory over the Canaries, Newcastle’s soft underbelly was routinely exposed.

    Going forward, there is a plan of action in place and a set up used to maximise the attacking quality at McClaren’s disposal. The results may not have been as positive as hoped, but the offensive personnel are beginning to buy into McClaren’s philosophy. However, defensively the club are continuously let down. Tim Krul’s injury was a cruel turn of fate and may yet hinder Newcastle’s chances of consolidating a place in England’s top tier, but even so the lack of leadership and composure in the heart of the defence is the biggest cause for concern.

    As such, plenty of blame must be pointed at captain Fabricio Coloccini. The Argentine received his marching orders in Sunday’s Tyne-Wear standoff on the stroke of half time, significantly limiting Newcastle’s chances of securing a positive result. While the red card has since been rescinded having been brandished unfairly, it was a challenge Coloccini did not have to make given how close Rob Elliot was to the ball. The defender’s dismissal and the subsequent penalty scored by Adam Johnson only added to the general consensus that Coloccini is no longer of the adequate standard to play regularly in the Premier League.

    A WhoScored rating of 6.52 is the worst of all outfield players to start all 10 top-flight matches this season. Coloccini is one of the most experienced members of the current Newcastle side, yet looks every bit as lost as a Premier League newboy struggling to adjust to the rigours of English football. Numerous unnerving displays this term have resonated throughout the team, which has seen Newcastle looking increasingly less solid at the back with each passing week.

    No team has conceded more goals in the Premier League this season than the Magpies (22), yet the number of goals scored (12) is level with Crystal Palace and Swansea, who sit 7th and 12th, respectively. The attack is performing sufficiently when needs must, but the defence is floundering, of that there is no doubt. Coloccini has largely been at fault for a lackadaisical backline. Two prime examples came in the 2-1 home defeat to Watford, where the 33-year-old was twice caught out by the Hornets attack, charging out of defence, only to leave his side short at the back.

    This does not set a good example for summer arrival Chancel Mbemba, who is still learning the tricks of the trade at St. James’ Park. The 21-year-old has shown the potential to succeed in English football, but requires a better role model if he is to improve. Coloccini has proven time and time again that he is not of sufficient standard to help bring Mbemba on. If Newcastle are to stave off relegation, the first port of call in January must be a new, experienced centre-back in order to solidify the backline.

    As highly rated as Jamaal Lascelles is, he’s not quite ready to feature regularly in the Premier League, leaving Newcastle somewhat short at the heart of the defence. A majority of the Magpies’ problems stem from the back and this area is one that needs rectifying in the New Year or else Newcastle will face another battle to retain their place in the Premier League.

    Note – In this weeks game Coliccinis’ rating was 6.8 with 2 (15) shots, 39 (412) passes, 2 (23) tackles, 2 (10) clearances, 2 (11) blocks, 1 (13) aerials; and 45 (562) touches which is the same as each of the other defenders.

  • 6 lesh // Nov 3, 2015 at 12:32 AM

    I hope that McClaren’s made sure that the walking wounded are geed up and raring to play for Newcastle United – especially those that could have a big future with the Club. I’d hate to see the likes of Aarons might begin to think they’ve better opportunities at another club.

  • 7 The overrated Frenchman // Nov 3, 2015 at 12:51 AM

    These injury prone players ultimately prove to be lost causes. Look no further than Steven Taylor. No way I’d be offering Aarons a juicy new contract. He’ll never be on the park. And it may be true that ineptitude in terms of our injury prevention and management regime is largely to blame. But all the more reason not to persevere with injury prone players – the club is just not competent to handle them adequately.

  • 8 Magpie Season // Nov 3, 2015 at 3:14 AM

    Does anyone know how Marveuax went in the U21 game?

  • 9 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 3, 2015 at 5:02 AM

    lesh…I think players such as Aarons should think about being fit for more than 5 mins. if anything else!

  • 10 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 3, 2015 at 5:06 AM

    TOF…we need players who can play 30 games a season…

    …was one of the main issues I had with the club in the summer

  • 11 Ron Knee // Nov 3, 2015 at 5:27 AM

    Morning jesper
    I’ve just read that Garde won’t be bringing his backroom staff with him. That’ll make his task even more difficult, surely?

  • 12 Ron Knee // Nov 3, 2015 at 5:45 AM

    He didn’t play, apparently:
    UNITED: Woodman, Mbabu (Ward 57), Lascelles, Satka (Callum Williams 46), Haidara (Gibson 33), Roberts, Barlaser, Smith, Sterry, De Jong, Roberts.

  • 13 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 3, 2015 at 6:10 AM

    Ron…I think you’re right about that 🙂

    I wonder if Garde has been told he cannot bring in his own backroom straff…if the club is afraid they will go down and don’t want to be in s situation where they have to sack a whole bunch of people!

    Like we potential have to if this goes south!

  • 14 Magpie Season // Nov 3, 2015 at 6:55 AM

    Ron Knee,

    That’s strange I wonder why. He’s not showing on physioroom as injured. Maybe because he only recently got back.

    It’s funny, I keep having these strange dreams that he will come back & be the club’s saviour…

  • 15 Bambams // Nov 3, 2015 at 7:04 AM

    I think some players can’t handle the pressure. Then when they have a niggle it becomes a strain or hamstring injury.
    Some will be injured but I bet some are exaggerated

  • 16 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 3, 2015 at 7:19 AM

    More injuries….. Who have we available to play right back? Lascelles? Sterry? Mbemba?

    As for Aarons, like I have said numerous times, he should be offered a new contract with a low basic with large incentives built in that he benefits from when he proves his fitness and ability. He has done nothing to earn the big deal that many seem to want to hand out to him.

  • 17 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 3, 2015 at 7:22 AM

    That is what happens when confidence is low, niggles become far more serious as people don’t want to play as much. I bet many would regain fitness much quicker if we were on a high and winning games. Steve Black needs to earn his corn and work his mind games on them.

  • 18 JDdubai // Nov 3, 2015 at 7:25 AM


    Right back? Janmaat??

  • 19 JDdubai // Nov 3, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    After so many years with this amount of injuries, surely the club will fill the full 25 man squad with first team players and then have the under 21s as extra on top of that. We clearly need a squad of 30-35 at the moment until someone can fix us.

    Eva Carneiro??

  • 20 The overrated Frenchman // Nov 3, 2015 at 7:34 AM

    I agree Bambams. I suspect that a fair percentage of our injuries are exaggerated by the players because they just don’t have the passion to play for the shirt. It relates to the “loser” mentality I alluded to on a previous thread. There just isn’t a culture of “toughing it out” at this club. So many of our players seem to lack any pride in their work. And of course management set the tone. It’s always the soft option taken, from top to bottom, and it becomes ingrained. Endemic. Reflected by our position on the table. We are exactly where we deserve to be.

  • 21 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 3, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    Is he not injured? He came off last match? Sorry, haven’t been on much, so I haven’t heard if it was just a minor knock and he is fine for this weekend.

  • 22 firebug666 // Nov 3, 2015 at 7:37 AM

    If as the clubs MD says we are trying to build a young squad, players in early to mid 20, then surly we could have a squad bigger than 25 men.

    Only those over the age of 21 need to be registered, I know they don’t want to pay players who are sitting on the bench, but lets face it, they are paying players for lying on the treatment table.

    On another note: Ashley is trying to get King thrown in jail for breaching a gagging order.

    If Rangers only get 75 pence from every £10 spent on merchandise, I wonder how much, (if anything at all) we get?

  • 23 JDdubai // Nov 3, 2015 at 7:41 AM


    Oh yeah, forgot about that. Think he was ok though after, havent heard/read anything saying he will be out next week.

    So yeah, Mbemba there if he is out, Lascelles in at Cb most likely.

  • 24 firebug666 // Nov 3, 2015 at 7:43 AM


    Last I read Janmaat was doubtful for the weekend, but would be assessed in the next couple of day, I have not read anything about his injury since then.

  • 25 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 3, 2015 at 7:48 AM

    Would have been good to see Mbabu in his actual position for the first team. Hopefully Janmaat will be fit, as I’d prefer to see Mbemba continue learning the league in his actual position.

  • 26 JDdubai // Nov 3, 2015 at 7:50 AM

    Mbemba and Lascelles could be the perfect Cb pairing in a year or so, one tall and handles the aerial threat from set pieces, the other quick to cover him. Plus Lascelles looks like he will be a threat for us attacking wise too, been a while since we had that.

    Still needs a lot of work but could save us a lot of cash in the future if we develop him well.

  • 27 JDdubai // Nov 3, 2015 at 7:54 AM

    Mbabu’s contract is up at the end of the season right?

    Surely Just based on his Chelsea appearance it is worth giving him another 3 year deal to see how he does. Especially considering we gave Sammy a 2 year deal for sod all.

  • 28 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 3, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Yeah, it is. He is another who should be offered a deal based heavily on incentives. He has spent too much time out injured, but clearly has a bit of ability about him. He needs to prove fitness and ability before getting anything to major.

  • 29 Toonfan8 // Nov 3, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    Ron Knee – how come that Ivan Toney set up two goals yesterday, when he didnt play according that team?

  • 30 Magpie Season // Nov 3, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    The season we finished 5th we had the fewest injuries.
    So what has changed since then? It’s only been a couple of years (although seems eons). Why are we getting so many injuries. Something must have changed.

    Derek Wright is still head physio.

  • 31 Magpie Season // Nov 3, 2015 at 8:09 AM


    Forgot about Sammy. How is the lad doing?

  • 32 toon kk // Nov 3, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    We have far too many unfit player’s picking up injuries by straining muscles etc, not up to the demands of football.

  • 33 JDdubai // Nov 3, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Magpie season

    Sammy? Dont ask..

    Think that 5th place season was a one off, seasons before and after have followed similar trends.

    Not sure if there is a correlation between the number of english players in the squad and the level of injuries? The 5th season and the one before we had Saylor, Ameobi, Carroll, Nolan, Barton, Guthrie, willo, Harper, Best, Simpson etc.

  • 34 DanToon // Nov 3, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    On a brighter note, we were the only team in the bottom five that picked up any points this weekend… And that includes Chelsea haha!

  • 35 JDdubai // Nov 3, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Maybe the foreign players arent been conditioned properly for the premier league? Maybe they need more fitness work to get their muscles ready for the rigours of PL life?

  • 36 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 3, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    I hope you aren’t calling out Carroll, Saylor, Shola and Guthrie as pillars of physical fitness!! Even Barton missed almost a full season through injury,Best had injury issues as well!

  • 37 JDdubai // Nov 3, 2015 at 8:23 AM


    Good point

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