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Newcastle Should Think Twice About Signing This Striker

8:30 am, Sunday, February 7th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

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.

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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?

Comments welcome.

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Feb 7, 2016 at 8:31 AM

    Ashley Out!

  • 2 catchy in norway // Feb 7, 2016 at 8:38 AM

    please sign for sunderland

  • 3 check the toastie // Feb 7, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    boring

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 7, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    Tsunki stop spamming this forum

  • 5 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 7, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    Probably a wise decision to stay clear of injury prone players!

    …probably also a wise decision to stop playing players who have not completely recovered!

  • 6 Ron Knee // Feb 7, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    Morning jesper

    I hope we meet a few more clubs like WBA before the end of the season!

  • 7 TomaKaThor // Feb 7, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    Wouldn’t touch him with a bargepole simply put he is to much of an injury liability, you know he is going o be out injured more than he is available. Also this should reflect his value, I wouldn’t pay over 10 million for him, we should look else where.

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 7, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    Morning Ron…if there ever was a team who look liked they have given up already it was WBA!

  • 9 NoahJ // Feb 7, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    £30m? are they joking?

    would take him for £3m, with only a pay-as-you-play contract. this boy makes kieron dyer look like the model of fitness

  • 10 SUTTY1978 // Feb 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    WBA yesterday looked just like we have looked for a large proportion of our games this season. They basically set up with the same game plan as we did against Everton. Conced possession and hope to hit on the counter. It’s a crappy English managers mentality. I see absolutely no reason why you should play any differently away from home than at home.. Pardew, McClaren, Allerdyce, Pulis they’re all cut from the same cloth.

  • 11 nut meg // Feb 7, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    Has motd / sky sports come up with the official reason why Tiote goal was disallowed yet? What did the pundits make of it?

  • 12 one fine day // Feb 7, 2016 at 9:07 AM

    Another one who prefers a move to London
    No thanks
    Can we just sign players who actually want to play for us not players that deep down want to be elsewhere ?
    Maybe then we might not be in the shi@e season on season .

  • 13 ArtyH // Feb 7, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    How many do you think he will score from the treatment room???

  • 14 Sav // Feb 7, 2016 at 11:23 AM

    The Star has this tripe as an ‘exclusive’. They are welcome to it. However, it was worth reading if only for the line that Liverpool, who paid 12 million for DS, were considering letting the crock go to Newcastle for 30 million and described this as ‘cutting their losses’.




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