Some Good News For Newcastle Today

The Chronicle reported earlier today there was some good news for 21 year-old Rolando Aarons, who has had no luck at all over the last two years at Newcastle with various injuries.

The news is that he could be playing again as early as April, after he suffered a serious ACL injury in training in mid-November and the news is that he has stepped up his recovery regime.

Since breaking on the scene in the Newcastle first team in outstanding style in the 2014-2015 pre-season he has managed only 22 appearances for Newcastle with three goals, mainly because of a string of injuries he’s picked up.

Rolando Aarons – could be back again as early as April

Rolando had the operation on his knee in Italy in November and it went very well and it seems his recovery is now going very well and the time out is not as long as it could have been.

The time out with an ACL injury – which used to finish careers in the game only a few decades ago – varies based on how serious the injury is and the player himself.

Tim Krul has been out for 14 months with his ACL and he is only now starting to play games again for the Ajax second team.

Rob Elliot played his first game recently for the Newcastle U23 side after sustaining his ACL injury at the end of March playing for Ireland in a Euro 2016 qualifying game.

Rolando Aarons has been capped 5 times for England at the U20 level (2 goals) and there’s no doubt the lad has the ability to be a success at the top level.

The question is whether we can fit him fit for long periods, so he gets an extended run in the Newcastle first team to show what he can do.

But this is definitely good news for Rolando and it’s good news for Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • stan anderson

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Who is Rolando anyway.
    We sure as hell have missed him.
    He must have good give him all them sick notes.
    Send him to Hartlepool on loan maybe.

  • sing in the corner

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #2

    BAArney army!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #3

    The ‘orrible Troll has finally been sussed, a big NNNOOOOOOOO! when asked about Pardewfor Swansea but went on for months about bringing him back here.

  • sing in the corner

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #4

    The relegation battle is now a win win, win.
    Pardew to swans, keeps them up, sends Fat Sham and makems down. Fat Sham saves Pardews former team and sends his new Swans team down. Makems stay up sending their jowelly former saviour down for the first time and Pardew’s swans down and we get to stuff revenge right up the punch drunk penniless makems in some derbies next season. 🙂

  • beermonkey

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #5

    welsh is a grade A WUM and a first class prick
    all he does is come on stirs it up and of he goes

    chances are he is in his 40s and lives in leeds with his mummy who looks after him cos he is special, the only reason he comes back is people reply to it

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #6

    “It Could Be Third Time Lucky For Frank De Boer At Newcastle”
    welshgeordie9 // Jan 22, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Bring back pardew that’s what i say.

  • kimbo

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #7

    I thought good news was Rafa saying he was sorry for his negative football and on Friday he is playing 4 4 2 with Mitro up front. This is the only way we can win with out Shelvey.

  • Average_Contents

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Beermonkey just summed it up nicely.

    Allow it air and it breathes.

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #9

    It’s a good job you three stooges are not detectives, you have got it so so wrong.

  • BandB

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Reports tonight that Newcastle are “preparing a bid” for Pepe.
    Though he’s been named in the Ivory Coast provisional squad for ACON.
    Also linked with Scott Hogan of Brentford and “waiting on a response” about Loftus-Cheek.
    All within the bounds of believability.

  • beermonkey

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #11


    dont see the point in bringing in another player off to acon in an for a month
    we might need a bit of cover for the 5 already going

  • Jimmy……Jimmy……Jimmy Smith

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #12

    Gazza on another bender. What a remarkable life he’s had, all told.

    Would you swap your own more humdrum one for it? It could hardly have been more extreme.

  • BandB

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #13


    It’s only the provisional squad, and he might not go. But yes, no guarantee he “could make an immediate impact next month.

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #14

    No Shelvey, Diame, or Atsu.

    Dear or Dear.

  • sing in the corner

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #15

    AFCON….do one!

  • beermonkey

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #16


    there are benifits to bringing him in early as it could help him the ground running for next season
    but doesnt help with us losing shelvey and acon players for jan

    still i am sure rafa has a plan

  • BandB

    Dec 28, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #17


    Which players are we losing besides Diame, Atsu and Mbemba?
    Tiote and Lazaar weren’t picked.
    Excuse me if I’ve missed people. It’s late (for me).

  • beermonkey

    Dec 28, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #18


    just them 3 then didnt know the other 2 wernt picked
    diame is the big loss bad timing from shelvey

  • Jimmy……Jimmy……Jimmy Smith

    Dec 28, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Shelvey has somewhat let the side down, and appears to be getting off quite lightly. A bit disappointing from such an important and well compensated player.

  • beermonkey

    Dec 28, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #20


    he should have just asked for xmas and new year off like colo

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 28, 2016 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #21

    I fear that BandB might be being slightly sarcastic when judging our intentions of next months transfer window.

  • BandB

    Dec 28, 2016 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #22

    They are all believable stories. I don’t doubt we’ve enquired about Loftus-Cheek. Pepe story is starting to appear in reliable sources and Hogan fits the profile Rafa has been talking about.
    A winger, a midfielder, a striker.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 28, 2016 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #23

    Some people didn’t doubt that we made a bid for Charles Nzogbia ten minutes before the deadline ended. I did. I don’t doubt what the new manager says.

  • andrew84

    Dec 29, 2016 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #24

    Any sliver of credibility that Welsh might have had (I know, I’m just being diplomatic) vanished into the ether with his vociferous “NNNNNOOOOOOOOOO” when asked about his hero being appointed Swansea boss.

    You might as well pack up Welshie me old mucker!

  • jimiley

    Dec 29, 2016 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #25

    Hogan and Loftus cheek are just the sort of players to transform us into a top Premier league team. I cannot wait to get back into the top flight and mixing it Chelsea and the Manx. They will be trembling in their pants!!!!!!

  • Magpie Season

    Dec 29, 2016 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #26

    Found this:

    With our old boy Thauvin as Europe’s 4th most improved player. I forget did we sell him or just loan?

  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 29, 2016 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #27

    Nolan recently admitted that he deliberately got himself red carded in order to be suspended over Xmas and he managed to pull off the same trick over a number of consecutive seasons.


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