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Newcastle’s Surprisingly Improving Injury Situation

5:00 pm, Friday, April 8th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 50 Comments

Both Paul Dummett and Fabricio Coloccini returned to training this week, but both are still doubtful for the game tomorrow, although it looks like Fabricio could make the game.

Paul Dummett is more doubtful, but the local lad will probably return a week tomorrow against Swansea City at home.

fabricio coloccini

Fabricio Coloccini – could play tomorrow

Within the last week we have gone from eleven injured players to just six injured players according to – and two of them are (still) Coloccini and Dummett.

And it’s good news that Curtis Good is finally off the injured list and he played for the U21 side in the 5-3 defeat at the Liberty Stadium earlier this week.

Curtis was injured on March 5th two years ago when he made his debut for Australia against Ecuador when he had an excellent game before being withdrawn with his injured hip in the second half.

Here’s the injury status according to

Player          Injury          Return Date

R Elliott	ACL Knee  	no return date	 
P Dummett	Hamstring  	16th Apr 	 
F Coloccini	Calf/Shin  	9th Apr 	
K Mbabu 	Hip/Thigh  	19th Apr 	
M Haidara	Knee  		no return date	 
T Krul  	ACL Knee 	16th July	

Newcastle’s Football Development manager Peter Beardsley talked about Curtis Good coming back:

“It’s nice to see Curtis is back. “I can’t imagine what he’s been through, because I’ve never had any injuries of that magnitude and never really had a bad injury.

“I can’t understand what he’s going through, and I try to help him, but you almost don’t know what to say. “He’s had two years, and then he’s hurt his calf, and it’s been so frustrating for him.”

All being well that injury status could be down to only four players injured by next week, with Coloccini and Dummett both back playing again – and of course we have to remember our two goalkeepers are long term absentees.

It’s good news on the injury front for a change.

Wonder what Rafa has implemented in training to get the number of injuries down?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Injuries · Newcastle News · Premier League

50 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ron Knee // Apr 8, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    If young Vacas has any sense he should go eleswhere.

  • 2 Ron Knee // Apr 8, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    * elsewhere

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Apr 8, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    After yet another colossal gaffe I was just looking at the list of Viz characters you were most like. Jeezus H Christ, it’s like the whole comic was based on you. Aldridge Prior, Big Fcukin Dave, Jellyhead, Major Misunderstanding.
    Quite incredible!

  • 4 Jib // Apr 8, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    Did you just call my pint a puff

  • 5 Tsunki // Apr 8, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    Oooooff….pufff….I am…oooof…gradually jogging…poooofff…to the end…..booff….bofffff…of my…….pooooffff…contract….oooooffffff…wheeeze….

  • 6 Tsunki // Apr 8, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    Pathetic Shark?

  • 7 Tsunki // Apr 8, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    Now my mother in law, she’s a right…..

  • 8 Tsunki // Apr 8, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    Big Vern, always in with the shooters and ends up blowing his own brains out…

  • 9 GeordieTwo // Apr 8, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    I’d like to see some real effort for the last 7 matches. Make every game worth watching. Rafa expects it, the supporters expect it. Time to deliver lads.

  • 10 Tsunki // Apr 8, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    I’ve just been greedily gulping down the NUFC weekly Update. I couldn’t help noticing we’re running low on “cup finals”, and Rafas helping the lads out with their blockages.

  • 11 Jib // Apr 8, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    This is what the Grauniad thinks

  • 12 Jib // Apr 8, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    I think Big Al will knock Virgil van Dijk all over the place.
    Hat-trick for Cissé

  • 13 Graeme // Apr 8, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    A hat-trick!!!! We haven’t scored 3 in one match in how long? If Cisse can stay on-side long enough to score even one, it would be a major step forward!!!

  • 14 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 8, 2016 at 6:50 PM


    The last 2 offside calls from Cisse were wrong if you watched the Norwich game. Cisse was clearly onside.

  • 15 Yo-yo // Apr 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM


    Why do you use the word ‘girl’ as an insult ?

  • 16 Jib // Apr 8, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Yo-yo //
    Why do you use the word ‘girl’ as an insult ?

    Refresh my memory please.

  • 17 Graeme // Apr 8, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    ILT8788 – you could well be right mate, but the bottom line is, he isn’t scoring and hasn’t for quite some time. If we are to have any chance of staying up, we could do with BOTH our strikers trying to do their jobs.

    If the mid-field finally click – and there has been faint signs of improved balls into the Penalty Area – somebody has to bang them in. We NEED wins, draws are not good enough – and to win, we MUST score!!

  • 18 Essex Geordie Bill // Apr 8, 2016 at 7:36 PM


    Previous thread, I’ve set for it to record.

  • 19 mindcompressor // Apr 8, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    I was looking in remaining fixtures and I think that if Norwich reach their momentum in relegation fight, that would be better if they can win against Crystal Palace. Londoners got quite tough remaining games:

    Crystal Palace v Norwich, 0 pts
    Crystal Palace v Everton, 0 pts
    Arsenal v Crystal Palace, 0 pts
    Man Utd v Crystal Palace, 0 pts
    Newcastle v Crystal Palace, 0 pts of course 🙂
    Crystal Palace v Stoke, 1 pt maybe, probably 0
    Southampton v Crystal Palace, 0 pts

    Because we got game against them yet and when we win it, there will be 7 more ponts to gain. AV must be 3, Swansea 3 and we need 1-2 draws, so I think it is possible to achieve, not only thinking in terms of miracle. There is still hope 🙂

    Anyway, next season I’m flying back to watch some game(s) on SJP, doesn’t matter which league we will be 🙂 Howay the lads! Sorry for my English.

  • 20 Essex Geordie Bill // Apr 8, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Just thought I’d chuck this back into the mix, mainly cos I wanted too.


    I think it’s time for a new poll.

    Are we the most depressed fans in the world.

    They say that stress and depression seriously effect the life expectancy of people so a comparison between fans of clubs like ours, Aston villa and Sunderland relative to Barcelona, Bayern Munich and ManU to assess longevity expectation would be interesting.

    As we are on about Viz, see if you can find the youtube of Whal-Mart customers.

    Some of the wimmin make Tracey and Sharon look positively skinny. Haven’t got a link as it was on my wife’s facebook

  • 21 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 8, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Saivet starting for the U-21s. Another Xisco in the making, though I’m sure even Xisco had more playing time than he’s had in his early days.

    Carr – OUT!

  • 22 SPRINGY // Apr 8, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    not convinced about them sides,i think southampton usually play 3-5-2,and we all know rafa prefers 4-2-3-1,also gini on the left is a non starter….he was pretty much MIA last week.

  • 23 SPRINGY // Apr 8, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    arsenal are ment to showing the under 21 game on the channel tonight…any streams?

  • 24 beermonkey // Apr 8, 2016 at 7:50 PM


    i dont think he has been that poor and since rafa came in he said he will go with experience

    so it will be tough for him to get in the team

  • 25 SPRINGY // Apr 8, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    3-1 arsenal…seems the toon are struggling on all levels

  • 26 Yo-yo // Apr 8, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    JIB from two or three threads back
    ‘What are you frightened of girls ?

    but I’ve noticed your’e the only person on the blog who uses it as an insult and have done so previously.

  • 27 Jib // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Half – time
    Arsenal U21’s 3 Newcastle U21’s 1
    Only place it’s on is the Arsenal subscription channel

    Team: Harker, Kitchen, Li.Gibson, Saivet, Williams, Good, Roberts, Barlaser, Charman, Marveaux, Gallacher (S Longstaff 37) Subs n/used so far: Bailey, Adu-Peprah, Hunter, Ward.

  • 28 Jib // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Calling men girls is an insult to girls you think ?

  • 29 SPRINGY // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    teams for the morra then lads,i see colo is out and dummet is struggling,left back still a bit of a worry,as it has been all season

  • 30 Mister Tuff // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Been off the blog for a few days -upon returning I see Jib Jibberish is having a pop in that he says I am Jails’ boyfriend.

    What a lowlife scumbag he is -accusing bloggers of being homosexuals. For the record I am straight.
    Jibs’ homophobia – in his guise as Jib – replicates exactly his homophobia as Jeff.
    Same insults, same targets, regular gaffes -same person.
    What a tool.

  • 31 SPRINGY // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    after gini latest performances gave him a break,if obertan fit maybe even drop sissoko,that’ll never happen though.

  • 32 Tsunki // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Colo is out – of breath in that photo..

    wheeeezzzee…must…oooooff….get away from club….oooof….oooof.. doctor before he declares me…wheeeeze…fit to play! …gaaaahhh…

  • 33 Essex Geordie Bill // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Who is the Marveaux kid, is he any good.

    Don’t suppose Hunter is anything like Norman bites your legs Hunter, that would something to look forward to.

  • 34 Jib // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:22 PM


    Twój angielski jest dobry

    Please have a word with Kamil Glik and tell him the Toon needs him !!!!

  • 35 SPRINGY // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    dont no about this marveaux bloke he’s played about as much as the marcelino fella from a few years back.

  • 36 Essex Geordie Bill // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    And a heartfelt plea to Rafa, please, Please, Please don’t play Taylor, play Lascelles.

  • 37 Yo-yo // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:25 PM


    Not quite .. calling men girls seems to be clearly intended as an insult given the context.

    You’re obviously not using ‘girls’ and ‘lasses’ as compliments, or are you ?

  • 38 Jib // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    Mister Tuff
    What a tool.

    You wouldn’t want it on yer mush as a wart 😀

  • 39 Jib // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:26 PM

    Fair point
    but who do you think are the insultees ?

  • 40 Essex Geordie Bill // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    Be even better if young Gallacher was any thing like Hughie.

  • 41 Jib // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:28 PM


    If I called you a tedious pc pr!ck.

    Would that be an insult to you or pr!cks ?

  • 42 SPRINGY // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    i’d like to see 2 up top against southampton,maybe even go 3-5-2,doubt it will happen as that would mean playing all our cb’s and if theres an injury we’d be screwed.

  • 43 Jail for Ashley // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Is it possible that our top ‘stars’ like Sissoko, Wijnaldum and Jaanmat have relegation clauses which allow them to leave for next to nothing should we be relegated. Far fetched? That’s how we snaffled Demba Ba!

  • 44 welshgeordie9 // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    Snaffled, that’s a posh word jail.

  • 45 SPRINGY // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:48 PM

    they probably have a release price agreed if relegated so they cant be over priced out of a move…just a thought like,no info.

  • 46 Jail for Ashley // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    Gas fire is also a posh word depending on what caravan site you’re from!

  • 47 lesh // Apr 8, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    If Beardsley’s Football Development Manager, Ashley’s reported review of the Club’s operations should see a major change in that area too.

    Ok, he’s a local lad but local loyalties should go out of the window in his case along with Joe Joyce.

    But a key question is whether the youth scouting system is up to scratch. Is that Carr’s department too?

    In any event, Charnley’s been MD for a couple of years now and youth recruitment and development’s another failure of his watch.

  • 48 lesh // Apr 8, 2016 at 9:02 PM


    In Welshy boyo’s part of the world, they’ve just installed gas into their quaint but simple cottages. At least the sheep’ll be warm now.

  • 49 Jib // Apr 8, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    Lavatory is also a posh word depending on which oil rig you are cleaning them on.

  • 50 Yo-yo // Apr 8, 2016 at 9:03 PM


    It would just show you up for who you really are since I have questioned you without any direct criticism.
    If you can’t take being questioned on a footy blog, especially without slipping into insult mode, you’d be better off elsewhere. So would we.

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