Leicester’s Top Striker Could Miss Newcastle Game

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has withdrawn from the England squad after picking up a knock in Leicester’s 2-1 win at home to Watford on November 7th.

The FA have confirmed that Vardy is not fit for the game against France at Wembley on Tuesday, and Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard has been called up.

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Jamie Vardy – fit for Newcastle game?

It’s not known just how bad Vardy’s injury is at the moment, but if the striker with 12 PL goals in 12 appearances this season cannot make the game at St. James’ Park – that’s a huge positive for Newcastle.

Leicester brought in new manager Claudio Ranieri this summer after Nigel Pearson was fired and he has had no trouble in quickly getting the best out of the players he inherited.

In the game against Watford eight days ago Vardy needed to have treatment after slipping and falling awkwardly to the ground – and he appeared to injure his groin.

But he did continue and was able to finish the game and keep his goalscoring streak going with a penalty – so he’s scored in the last nine Premier League games in succession – just one short of Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record.

Leicester are currently 3rd top of the Premier League on 25 points – just one point behind the joint leaders Man City and Arsenal – they are doping really well.

On Physioroom.com Jamie’s injury is down as a knock with no return date so that’s not very helpful.

It will be interesting to see if he’s available to play at St. James’ Park on Saturday.

If we were Claudio Ranieri we wouldn’t risk him.


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59 comments so far

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 15, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #1

    Jib Jibberish – exaggerating an injury into something it is not would clearly fall into the the realms of not being true and therefore dishonest – clearly a fraud. Your suggestion that it is akin to tax avoidance/tax evasion is not relevant in reality — excuses like this are often put forward to justify dishonest behaviour especially by frausters/confidence tricksters.
    As you have not provided a link to your claim I think it safe to say you have just made it up about the club submitting fraudulent insurance claims.

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 15, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #2

    frausters = fraudsters.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 15, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #3


    Diddums?? I thought I just asked a reasonable question. Why is that being precious? I thought I was just showing a degree of sympathy and understanding for your apparent lack of people skills.

    I can only assume it’s an alcohol dependency problem you have then.

  • Reyantoon

    Nov 15, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #4

    Ha ha ha ha ha..,
    Allow me to continue by laughing/chuckling aside ,
    because some of the responses of certain posts earlier make me do so.. 🙂

    I don’t think it matters whether Vardy plays or not.He (they) are in good run of form,no doubt, but we should still beat them,especially playing at home.
    giimps point in earlier thread perfectly makes sense regarding injuries.However, what more can you do when you are in desperate need of results?

  • cyprus

    Nov 15, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #5

    See? You were getting all worried about this player. Anyway, I think he will get his tenth goal in a row, another pen. I fear a draw 2-2, but I’m secretly hoping those 4 goals have us with more.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #6


    you say you are extremely well off. Seems a very strange comment, ie very defensive and insecure, rather than a false arrogance. A desperate need to be taken notice of
    Have you considered counselling? You don’t seem a happy soul. Your behaviour would hint at any number of issues which with proper treatment could be resolved and help you be rehabilitated back into polite society.

  • cyprus

    Nov 15, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #7

    We can’t be panicking about the Leicesters of this world. We did it with a very beatable team in form trouble (Swansea) and you saw what happened. Take these ‘minnows’ on toon. With due respect, of course.

  • croftus5678

    Nov 15, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #8

    if vardy plays i can see us getting a point if he doesnt i’ll go for the win which is how highly i rate the lad.

    on perez transfer and berehino link i can only see the latter coming if perez is sold ! i find myself torn wether it would be a good trade though tbh.

    and on the clearing of ranks !
    goofy/williamson/vukic/marv/fergusson/obertan/good/bigi(even though i still rate him highly) and maybe river/siem/tiote/anita/colo but depends on how many we can realisticly sign inwards to those going out.

  • John Tudor

    Nov 15, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #9

    we wont get shot of this shower all at once and you missed of coko

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 15, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #10

    rotonda – I think you correctly suggest Jib needs some sort of counselling. This would cost us -the rest of society financially.
    He declares his fraudulent practices/aspirations – thus costing the public money – the suggestion of counselling would cost us more – us being the hard working honest public who pay our dues.
    A thought has just occurred to me I’m sure Jib must have been on that telly programme – Benefits Street.
    Whilst I should not really advocate this as a no cost therapy for him – I often found that big mouth slack jaws like Jib often have these problems solved by a nice hard knuckle sandwich in the gob. Tightens up slack jaws quite nicely.

  • Jib

    Nov 15, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Ranieri is in a totally different situation from McClaren , in that he inherited a very good squad from Nigel Pearson.

    With us , it’s onward and upward .

    I think Leicester are peaking and could fall away now.
    Hopefully we can start that process for the Foxes at 3pm next Saturday.

  • nearly

    Nov 15, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #12

    eva is the answer he he 100 times better than derek wright ,she is a doctor not a physio, not many better physio,s better than derek wright give ya head a shake man

    houghton got sacked cause he didnt have vast coaching experience where did you get that from ,is that your opinion or is it what you have been told by somebody in the know, QUALITY

  • Jib

    Nov 15, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Mister Tuff // Nov 15, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    often have these problems solved by a nice hard knuckle sandwich in the gob.


    The empty head reverts to type 🙂

  • gaz 44

    Nov 15, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #14

    I don’t know half the conversation gone on but the reason houghton got the sack according to lambs arse is he couldn’t make a decision for himself, allowed too much player power . When asked if how he felt on signing hba, his response was I’ll check with the players committee

  • gaz 44

    Nov 15, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #15

    And Eva is the answer just cos I’m getting to that age in life where it’s ok to creep a little. Eva is fine and we can’t do no worse on the injury front

  • hibbitt

    Nov 15, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #16

    rotonda…………..£30 quid in pennywell is extremely well off

  • Reyantoon

    Nov 15, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #17

    Ah nearly is back to have a dig.Well, let’s have it.
    What do you think is the reason he got sacked?

  • nearly

    Nov 15, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #18

    gaz 44
    fair point bout that age of life regards eva ,it wasnt you i was getting at ,on houghton wasnt you either ,lambias was a crank everything was lies trust me ,BONUS

  • Jib

    Nov 15, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #19

    To quote Salvor Hardin
    “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent”

  • nearly

    Nov 15, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #20



  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 15, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #21

    From the asses mouth.


    A load of tosh, they wanted someone who was the exact opposite of what he describes in his interview.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 15, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #22

    Give it a rest will you !

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 15, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib Jibberish – my God you have no shame and have failed to cast out your fraudulent practices.
    I could quite well imagine that when you go to make your benefit claims you attend the local Social Security office in a wheelchair that you normally keep in your garden shed for this purpose solely.
    This subterfuge along with a false neck brace I would imagine would ensure that you gather your benefits quite easily.
    When you were on Benefits Street were you slipped a few quid by the production team – I’d wager you failed to declare this additional income to the Social.

  • hibbitt

    Nov 15, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Jail…. the white lightning has his tongue in gear its going to be a long night the verbal diarrhoea will kick in next

  • nearly

    Nov 15, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #25

    jail for ashley

    ya spot on, houghton didnt bow to certain demands he backed the players regarding certain things,thats what got him the sack ,they said there was to much player power and thats what they didnt like

  • Reyantoon

    Nov 15, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #26

    nearly – your arrival sounds like to have a dig.
    Apologies if not.
    Well I’m not interested why he got sacked.Just mentioned it earlier b/c Jail said something about him few days ago as to why he got sacked.Irrelevant talk ATM anyway..

  • nearly

    Nov 15, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #27


    nee probs man

  • bladeuser

    Nov 15, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #28

    So we should beat them as we r at home
    Sorry but we’re we not at home to Stoke Watford excellent
    U posters really should put your brains into gear before spouting utter Bollox
    ED OUT

  • Reyantoon

    Nov 15, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #29

    blade… 😀

  • Average_Contents

    Nov 15, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #30

    The blog is like Jeffrey’s head. Desolate.

  • jimmysmith

    Nov 15, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #31

    Newcastle ultimately challenging for fifth? That would mean doing what we do, better than what Spurs and Liverpool do, and doing it with a smaller budget of course, and with less naturally going for us, although we do have a lot.

    Can see us jagging fifth from time to time, in an ideal world, but that a well run Newcastle on the Ashley model would most likely finish seventh to eighth on balance. And so I think Newcastle’s stated target of top eight is the best we can realistically expect. But of course our track record of achieving targets has been patchy.

    Against that, you’ve got four quality signings on board of a calibre to take us forward, Ashley on the record, a decent coaching set up, and I think perhaps most relevant, a transfer system that has evolved, and is capable of delivering, if it is adequately supported.

  • geordie157

    Nov 15, 2015 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #32

    Tamas Kadar is off to Euro 2016. So I’m guessing he has become a fairly decent centre back or Norway are just complete rubbish.

  • Tsunki

    Nov 15, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Here’s the theory. I think Ray/Jeff/Jib has a short term memory problem. . He can’t remember what happened only hours before. It makes him tetchy. He knows he has had issues with other posters because the search skills that have proved invaluable in piecing together the progress of his life, moment by moment, reveal arguments he has started which he simply can’t remember. He probably keeps a notepad attached to a string and hung around his neck with a list of all the posters that have crossed swords with him. He has no embarrassment about the daily howlers, clangers and faux pas he commits, he doesn’t recall making them, that’s why he comes back time and again for another self-inflicted stabbing rectal pain. If he actually remembered how many times he has been royally owned on this world-visible forum, as a normal person, he wouldn’t have the nerve to pop up repeatedly with his irrelevant factoids and side swipes .

  • Jib

    Nov 15, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Tamás Kádár’s career didn’t really take off until he signed for Lech Poznan about 3 years ago.
    His best season for us was 2009/10 in the fizzy pop he played 5 times and did OK he was only 20 , Fitz Hall played 6.
    Lee Clarke took him on loan to Huddersfiels but he broke his leg around then I think.
    I didn’t see tonight’s game but Hungary looked quite useful in the first leg in Norway , they absorbed a lot of punishment but looked good on the break.

  • jane

    Nov 15, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #35

    I watched both matches and Norway weren’t bad they dominated the first leg and had 16 corners to Hungary’s none. Hungary’s keeper played will in both matches. I didn’t particularly notice the contribution of Kadar but Hungary’s success in qualifying was built on four 1-0 wins so their defence seems to be key. just reading up on Kadar who was signed on the day Keegan took over for the second time. considering he played so few games for Newcastle at a young age before being released he has gone round the houses with clubs in several countries but has obviously established himself at club and international level (27 caps) which is good to see and one to look out for in the finals.

  • Jib

    Nov 15, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #36

    Jane here’s the thing

    He and Dummett are of an age

    Kádár has also played left back for Poznan who usually qualify for CL footy.

    One is a regular for Hungary the other one cannot get into the Wales side.

  • expatmag

    Nov 15, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #37

    So the back biting in the kindergarten continues, I see

  • Tsunki

    Nov 15, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Expat it never left.

  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2015 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #39

    Mr Tuff

    You can just see the headlines:

    ‘Ashley sues Jib over fraudulent accounting claims’


  • Magpie Season

    Nov 16, 2015 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #40


    Forgot about Kadar mate what happened to him?

    & that other Faroe Islands striker Edmundson?


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