Newcastle have the worst injury record of any Premier League club – and that´s been true for at least ten years if you look back at the records.
So there´s probably two things a sensible football clubs would do about that.
Daniel Sturridge – Liverpool striker
The first is to try to understand why it´s the case we pick up so many injuries – and not pretend to be surprised every season when it happens.
The second is to refrain from signing players who in the past have been injury prone and pick up lots of injuries.
That´s because once they arrive on Tyneside they would be almost certain to keep picking up injuries, with hamstrings being the most common by far.
So when we see reports today – only 6 days after the last transfer window closed – that Newcastle are sensationally going to move for unsettled Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge in the summer, we wonder if that would be a good idea?
Daniel has been injured most of the season and we have seen from good players like Steven Taylor that they play far too little football because of injuries, even when they do play they are very good.
Steven was just great for us yesterday but how long can we keep him fit.
Newcastle made a big move for 22 year-old Saido Berahino in January and the lad came on as a sub for West Brom yesterday and we´d be very happy if Newcastle go back early in the summer and sign him.
Given what Saido experienced yesterday at St. James´ Park we are sure he would be willing to join us – if we stay in the Premier League.
But signing Daniel Sturridge is like signing Andy Carroll again – he wouldn´t play much and both would not be good buys however good they are when they do play.
What do you think about this?