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Here’s Some Good News For Newcastle

7:35 am, Saturday, February 13th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

Newcastle have had good news on the injury front and it’s regarding the ankle injury to center-back Chancel Mbemba, which he picked up a week last Wednesday at Goodison Park.

The news is that he could be fit for our next game after today, which is the game at Stoke on Wednesday 2nd March.

Chancel was sent to two different specialists to get a diagnosis of the injury and it seems if he cannot make the Stoke game he will be fit for the home game against Bournemouth.

That’s another must win game against a side in some relegation trouble.


Chancel Mbemba – could make the Stoke game

This is what Steve McClaren has said about Chancel’s injury and also the hamstring problem that Paul Dummett has had since last season:

“From our reports, Chancel could be fit for the Stoke game, or certainly the Bournemouth game after that,” said McClaren, whose relegation-threatened side take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this evening.

“That’s a bit of a plus for it. He went to London for a second opinion, and then Belgium. The consensus is that with the right treatment, he could be fit in about a month.”

“Because of the problems Dummett had last season with his hamstring, we have to be a bit wary with him,” “It’s the same thing again, so we’re just being a bit cautious to make sure everything is put right.

“He missed a lot of games towards the end of last season, and we don’t want that again. He’ll be starting to train next week.”

Paul’s problems last season with his hamstring were caused when he played with the injury in the last few vital games of the season – and he has suffered for that and missed the first several months of the season still recovering from it.

We hope this hamstring problem he has picked up is not chronic, but it’s starting to look that way.

It’s good news on Chancel Mbemba.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 13, 2016 at 7:44 AM

    Really reckless by both player and club to play a person caring an injury!

    …wonder if the insurance company would pay out if something happened? These things ruins young player’s careers!

  • 2 The overrated Frenchman // Feb 13, 2016 at 7:49 AM

    This game is a bit of a test of McClaren’s courage. How attacking will he go? Will he stick with Aarons at left back? Can he possibly bench Mitrovic again? Will he find a way to fit the depressing Jack Colback into the starting eleven? His away game tactics have been poor beyond belief, with the results to show for it, so this is a big one, in terms of how the side presents and plays, if not the score line. (all logic says Chelsea should win)

  • 3 catchy in norway // Feb 13, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    92catchy in norway // Feb 13, 2016 at 7:53 AM

    Good morning Jesper.

    I’m not sure I understand your comment about most people enjoying the football correctly :/.

    You say more people enjoy the football but it’s not effective? I would argue that it is very effective, it’s just not being executed correctly , for it to be ineffective that to me would just mean being out on the pitch wasting time passing the ball backwards and side ways, but I think we are we are creative and effective and that’s what makes us pleasing to watch, we just need to take a few of the very good chances that are created instead of being wasteful, I read a stat the other day that said we we bottom of the league when it comes to converting chances created. And for me the very sad fact is some of these chances seem easy.
    I will be the first to admit that in some of the games we have not turned up at all, but for the most part whether it be missing chances of poor reffing, we have not got the points we deserved. We have dominated some pretty good teams , Ars for 70 mins, man c for the first 45, we should have been a few goals to the good in that game before the collapse.
    I don’t fear Chelsea today , I think they fear us more, we are both in false positions, but the onus is on the them to attack, which could play into our hands even more now we have more pace in the team.

    A deserved 2-0 to us today

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Feb 13, 2016 at 7:59 AM

    Gut morgen J?spar

  • 5 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 13, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    Catchy…I think everything more or less speaks for it self, and if not the results and league position dies!

    …you cannot be this misunderstood 😉

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Feb 13, 2016 at 8:03 AM

    We have the lowest points tally of our league history after this many games. How can the football we are playing be effective, and what exactly is the type of style we are playing, we have been absolutely woeful in about 70% of minutes played.

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 13, 2016 at 8:05 AM

    God morning prat! Up to some more mischief making today?

    …I am sure you are!

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 13, 2016 at 8:06 AM

    You are like a child…an annoying little child, but I think I told you that a long time ago.

    I’ll keep reminding you don’t worry. 😉

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Feb 13, 2016 at 8:08 AM

    Ya Jæspur,
    I just read your post aimed at me. Sehr gut.

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