It’s About Time Newcastle Finally Solved This Problem

There was news last night that Rolando Aarons has picked up a foot injury and he was seen at St. James’ Park at the U21 game on crutches with his right foot in a protective boot.

The Chronicle reported that he picked up the injury in training on Friday in a 50-50 challenge for the ball with another player.

And when you add Rob Elliot and Daryl Janmaat to the injury list from Saturday and last night in the U21 2-0 win against Aston Villa we had both Sadio Haidara and Kevin Mbabu injured – that’s five injuries we have picked up in just four days.

rolando aarons close up

Rolando Aarons – injured in training on Friday

Newcastle are again on top of the injury table with 12 players currently out injured and in second place are Arsenal with just eight injuries.

We are always top of the injury table with more players injured than any other club – and in the Injury League table so far this season – where one point is given every time a player is not fit for a Premier League game – we are always top.

Here are the standings at the moment after eleven games played.

injury league

We ran away with winning this league last season and we ended up with almost 50% more points than the second team in the table – which was Manchester United.

Yet we don’t seem to have done anything about it.

Not having players available for games inevitably hits us every season and costs us points, so all we are asking is when are Newcastle going to make an effort to find out what causes all the injuries?

It’s not just bad luck, otherwise it wouldn’t happen every single season and it’s been a problem at the club for at least ten years.

It costs us points and therefore money – Mike Ashley please take note.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 3, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #1

    For a while there I was starting to think we weren’t going to start pulling away from the rest.

    Just you try and catch us now! Top of the league lads!

  • mindshaft

    Nov 3, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #2

    afraid Elliot, Aaron’s, Mbabu and Haidara are sick notes – can barely stay off treatment table – it’s the same players injured time and time again

  • Toonfan8

    Nov 3, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #3

    we should look at top slovakian talent Matus Bero
    big talent and scores a lot of goals from his position and is suited to the EPL with his style, of course he would be one for the future

  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 3, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #4

    The fact we had less injuries officially in the season we finished fifth does indicate that the opposite to success breading a willingness to forgo personal health, is true. Which is why not taking Cup Competitions seriously has been a complete disaster and why the lack of motivation persists around the changing room.

    Despite a change in coaching and style of play, the Club has relied on new blood to revitalise the team. But is being held back by established players with low self esteems, cultivated by the policies of the hierarchy. Indeed the problem has persisted since Shepherd was in charge and highlights the lack of Hope and Solidarity has been leeching from the club for a long time.

  • TroubledToon

    Nov 3, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #5

    Even tho its absolutely frustrating to c the injuries mount, we shouldn’t get too upset over this lot, cuz apart from Elliot, the others weren’t in the first 11. N we also have a 2 week break for them to recover.
    That being said, v have to do something to change the injury situation at the club. Its ridiculous that year after year, v pick up so many injuries!!!
    Mebbe v can wrap ur the lads in bubble wrap!!!

  • TroubledToon

    Nov 3, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #6

    *wrap up

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Dangerous goods course , p45should come with a label

  • BeeGuy

    Nov 3, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #8

    Looking at it from Mike Asheley’s eyes, one would want to know how many pounds per week were spent on disabled players. What this may show is he knows that he can only get EPL quality players to sign if others are scared off by their injury history. Hobson’s choice dilemma for Big Mike.


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