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Leicester’s Top Striker Could Miss Newcastle Game

2:38 pm, Sunday, November 15th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 59 Comments

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has withdrawn from the England squad after picking up a knock in Leicester’s 2-1 win at home to Watford on November 7th.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


Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League

59 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mister Tuff // Nov 15, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    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.

  • 2 Mister Tuff // Nov 15, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    frausters = fraudsters.

  • 3 Rotonda heights // Nov 15, 2015 at 3:29 PM


    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.

  • 4 Reyantoon // Nov 15, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    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?

  • 5 cyprus // Nov 15, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    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.

  • 6 Rotonda heights // Nov 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM


    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.

  • 7 cyprus // Nov 15, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    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.

  • 8 croftus5678 // Nov 15, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    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.

  • 9 John Tudor // Nov 15, 2015 at 4:28 PM

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

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

    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.

  • 11 Jib // Nov 15, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    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.

  • 12 nearly // Nov 15, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    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

  • 13 Jib // Nov 15, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    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 🙂

  • 14 gaz 44 // Nov 15, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    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

  • 15 gaz 44 // Nov 15, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    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

  • 16 hibbitt // Nov 15, 2015 at 5:04 PM

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

  • 17 Reyantoon // Nov 15, 2015 at 5:10 PM

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

  • 18 nearly // Nov 15, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    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

  • 19 Jib // Nov 15, 2015 at 5:23 PM

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

  • 20 nearly // Nov 15, 2015 at 5:25 PM



  • 21 Jail for Ashley // Nov 15, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    From the asses mouth.

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

  • 22 Jail for Ashley // Nov 15, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Give it a rest will you !

  • 23 Mister Tuff // Nov 15, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    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.

  • 24 hibbitt // Nov 15, 2015 at 5:38 PM

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

  • 25 nearly // Nov 15, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    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

  • 26 Reyantoon // Nov 15, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    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..

  • 27 nearly // Nov 15, 2015 at 6:51 PM


    nee probs man

  • 28 bladeuser // Nov 15, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    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

  • 29 Reyantoon // Nov 15, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    blade… 😀

  • 30 Average_Contents // Nov 15, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    The blog is like Jeffrey’s head. Desolate.

  • 31 jimmysmith // Nov 15, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    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.

  • 32 geordie157 // Nov 15, 2015 at 9:57 PM

    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.

  • 33 Tsunki // Nov 15, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    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 .

  • 34 Jib // Nov 15, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    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.

  • 35 jane // Nov 15, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    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.

  • 36 Jib // Nov 15, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    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.

  • 37 expatmag // Nov 15, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    So the back biting in the kindergarten continues, I see

  • 38 Tsunki // Nov 15, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Expat it never left.

  • 39 lesh // Nov 16, 2015 at 12:28 AM

    Mr Tuff

    You can just see the headlines:

    ‘Ashley sues Jib over fraudulent accounting claims’


  • 40 Magpie Season // Nov 16, 2015 at 12:34 AM


    Forgot about Kadar mate what happened to him?

    & that other Faroe Islands striker Edmundson?

  • 41 Magpie Season // Nov 16, 2015 at 12:42 AM

    Does anyone know WHY we do not peruse the loan market?

    Only 5 loans in the past 10 years?
    1. Nacho
    2. Ireland
    3. De Jong
    4. Remy
    5. Fereryra

    Considering how frugal our owner is, it makes for an austere decision to sign more players on loan from both financial & football perspectives.

    Potential loan options:

    1. Paddy Mcnair
    2. Jose Enrique
    3. Phillipe Senderos
    4. Morgan Amalfitano
    5. Andros Townsend
    6. James Wilson
    7. Calum Chambers

  • 42 jayphoto // Nov 16, 2015 at 5:06 AM

    Think the club have paid out too many times for loans and been out of pocket when it came to a return?
    De jong and Ireland cost 1m each and remy 2m and there was no monetry return on any and money comes first with this board

  • 43 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 16, 2015 at 6:03 AM

    The only player I’d actually want out of your proposed loans is Enrique, just as a short term fix until Jan. The others would be a further waste.

    Why get McNair or Chambers when we have young defenders of our own that would benefit more from being given a chance. Why get Senderos at all? Wilson has done nothing to show he can cut it at Prem level yet – Man U will want him playing so Championship or lower for him. Townsend – no thanks. England’s Obertan.

    Amalfitano can’t be signed on loan as he is currently without a club after West Ham released him.

    Loans aren’t of financial benefit to the Newcastle, unless they have a significant impact on where the club finishes in the league for prize money. None of the players you mention would, so it would be money wasted.

  • 44 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 16, 2015 at 6:14 AM

    And the club doesn’t seem to care where it finishes, as long as it’s above 18. The club doesn’t need to do that unless in an emergency!

    …it’s as simple ad that I think.

  • 45 Ron Knee // Nov 16, 2015 at 6:23 AM

    Morning jesper

    Useful last-minute goal for Denmark!

  • 46 SUTTY1978 // Nov 16, 2015 at 6:25 AM

    I see Jib is on McClaren protecting duty again, Ranieri apparently had it easy because he inherited such a good squad? Their team is greatly made up of championship and cheap players!

  • 47 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 16, 2015 at 6:31 AM

    The loan marked could be beneficial to us though if used the right way for the right reason!

    …especially when we always end up signing to few players and too many crappy players!

    …players we are stock with (at least loan players will leave again and you have the option sometimes sign the player afterwards)

  • 48 Jail for Ashley // Nov 16, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    I found that particular nugget of information totally gobsmacking.

  • 49 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 16, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    Morning Ron…we were as useful as snow chains in the summer 🙁

    …hope we’ll show up on our home turf!

    Are you guys playing France tomorrow?

  • 50 Ron Knee // Nov 16, 2015 at 6:34 AM


    The trouble is our Board have elevated incompetence to new heights!

  • 51 Ron Knee // Nov 16, 2015 at 6:37 AM


    Yes, the match is on. Everyone will be singing the Marseillaise.

  • 52 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 16, 2015 at 6:45 AM

    Ron…that board is the spitting image of incompetence!

    …and we have an owner who’s only knowledge of football seems to be that the ball is round…and he seems to consult his magic 8-ball when making a football decision!

  • 53 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 16, 2015 at 6:47 AM

    Lets see how the piss away the January window 😉

  • 54 Ron Knee // Nov 16, 2015 at 6:49 AM

    It won’t be a pretty sight!

  • 55 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 16, 2015 at 6:56 AM

    I don’t know if you have seen the US comedy scrubs, but when you mentioned magic 8 ball my mind instantly went to the Chief of Medicine in that show shaking the hospitals incompetent lawyer like a magic 8 ball when deciding if to play golf at the weekend. I wonder if that is what Ashley does with Charnley…

  • 56 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 16, 2015 at 7:11 AM

    Lilongwe…I had forgotten about that show mate 😉 lol

  • 57 jimmysmith // Nov 16, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    “…-they are doping really well” hahaha!

    Maybe so Ed. Vardy certainly runs around likes he’s fair up the goey.

  • 58 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 16, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    Wow, I’ve never seen the blog as dead as this. International week is really taking its toll on here.

    Very little happening at the club would appear to be the problem. Anyway, article in the Ronny about 6 players to watch from the youth setup fails to highlight Mackenzie Heaney, who is surely far and away the next big prospect. Longstaff is good, and it is right he is included, but ahead of Heaney? Seems odd. Heaney is a year (or two?) younger, but has everything in his favour to become a very talented youth product for us. He is just as, if not more exciting in terms of potential at that age then Arma was.

    Also highlights Pollock, I’ve seen him twice playing in the flesh, and he looked a very aggressive tackler but fairly comfortable on the ball. Needed to grow into his body a bit, but this was a bit ago now. Anyone seen him since and know if he has grown further, filled out etc or if he has curbed some of the aggression in his tackles?

  • 59 TroubledToon // Nov 16, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Yea Ed.. If dope makes u score 9 in 9, then how bout v give some to Mitro!!! 😀

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