Newcastle Player Under The Knife Today

Rob Elliot will undergo surgery today to repair his knee after he suffered a bad ACL injury last week playing for Ireland.

Not sure who is doing the surgery but it looks like it’s not at Dr. Steadman’s clinic in Vail, Colorado.

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Rob Elliot – injuring his knee last week

We wish Rob all the best and a very speedy recovery.

14 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 5, 2016 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Good luck Rob!

    Been one of the few good bits to this season, so thank you.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 5, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Beer monkey
    You’re right. There’ll be a twist or two……………………of the knife.

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 5, 2016 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Not him getting injured, of course 🙂

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 5, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #4

    I think Johnny Carver did better than Rafa without ÂŁ80M reinforcements. No pop at Rafa. He’s just showing how hard the job is. And Carver kept us up. Rafa’s taking us down.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 5, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Perhaps with the benefit of hindsight Ed will reappraise Carver’s tenure? The facts speak of how difficult is the task at NUFC.

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 5, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Blackley…Hard to compare the two really. Carver took a team that was comfortably mid-table and plummetted towards relegation, although he did just about avoid it.

    Rafa was already in the mess when he took over and doesn’t have the luxury of such a points cushion.

    I suppose come seasons end, Carver may be able to use stats to prove he’s the best manager after all, well, better than Rafa…a CL winner!

  • martoon

    Apr 5, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Blackley and Brownlie bending the truth as per usual – Carver started in January, we were in a much better league position and he had many more games and half a transfer window to make a difference!

  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 5, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Carver won 3 and drew 4 out of 20 games. Not sure if there was a cup game in there but if you expand that over a season it would work out at 25/26 points which would take us down.

    I don’t think you can credit carver with keeping us up, we had the points on the board already and he scraped over the line, more the team than him in my opinion.

    Rafa took over a side that looked nailed on to go down. 80mil has been spent but realistically with the quality we have bought you would say the club massively over spent on those players.

  • lesh

    Apr 5, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Ever mindful of getting quality at the right price, Charnley’s decided against using Dr Steadman to operate on Elliott’s knee.

    He got him booked in with Dodds butchers in the Grainger Market!

  • reilly

    Apr 5, 2016 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #10

    carvers last 10 games.
    lost 8
    draw 1
    won 1

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 5, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #11

    I’ve never been a fan of the win % statistics, so have done a points achieved % stat for Carver and Rafa.

    Carver got 13 points from 60 (21.67%)

    So far, Rafa has 1 point from 9 (11.11%)

    A draw in our next game would take him to almost 17%, a win (yeah, I know) would take him above 33%.

    Still, as has been pointed out, the two cannot be compared. Carver was a terrible appointment, although he’s so far down the list of people to blame for it, he’s not worth mentioning.

  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 5, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #12

    Southampton (A)
    Swansea (H)
    Man City (H)
    Liverpool (A)
    Palace (H)
    Villa (A)
    Spurs (H)

    On current form I could see us picking up 0 points from these games if I am being truthful. Hopefully though Rafa can get some results together, even if they aren’t pretty.

    Swansea and Villa have nothing to play for. Liverpool and Southampton only going for Europa League and clubs aren’t always keen on that.

    Spurs might have nothing to play for in the last game so might be able to steal a result there.

    As poor as this team is they have shown flashes to get results. Hopefully other teams being on the beach already might help us.

    It’s a long shot but you never know.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 5, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #13

    No need to bend the truth. The stats speak. Are you saying Carver had a better team? I have always thought that Pardew would have had a similar end to the season if he had stayed, except he might have taken us down. But that’s just my gut feeling based on the evidence of his tenure. You must think he would continue along the same trajectory and it was Carver who took us off course. Both Makro and Rafa have struggled with this bunch of players. That goes to show that Carver had a massively difficult task IMO. So need need for me to bend the truth. Just giving my opinion. Reject it if you want.

  • Bobbybee

    Apr 5, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #14

    More to the point, the 80m was spent before Rafa came in. You can make stats say what you wish, but to call Rafa a failure is risible. And to compare Carver’s disasterous reign favourably to Rafa’s is simply ludicrous. Rafa is a winner and always has been, but sow’s ears and silk purses comes to mind. If Rafa couldn’t save us, the chances are nobody could.


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