This Player Stakes Claim To Start For Newcastle


Our Man of the Match Daryl Murphy certainly took his chance yesterday and he hasn’t had too many chances at Newcastle since he was signed in late August from Ipswich Town – and he also got off the mark for Newcastle after just five minutes of the game.

We can see Daryl becoming a good player up front who can both create goals and score goals if he is given more playing time and it would have been great to see how Mitro and the Irishman would have played together.

But unfortunately Mitro was injured during the scramble for the first goal and he was carried off.

Daryl Murphy after scoring yesterday

Lee Ryder of the Chronicle has said it may be just 10 days before he returns, but the player himself has said three or four weeks and there seems to be two deep gashes on and below his knee.

The photo produced by Bilic Sports of Mitro’s gashes on and below the knee

But it’s not as serious an injury as first feared – there is no ligament damage – so that’s good news in itself.

This is what Daryl said after the game yesterday which ended up in a 1-1 draw:

“Yeah it has been a long wait for another start – Wolves in the EFL Cup was my last start.” “It has been a while and a long wait.”

“It was definitely worth the wait but I am disappointed we drew the game.” “Yeah I hope I hope I too my chance – it was always my aim to just get my head down.”

“I knew I wasn’t going to walk into the team or anything like that.” “I was just waiting for a chance and thankfully I have scored today.”

“I think it is good, it is another game for those of us who haven’t really played to get up to speed.” “It is a good chance for us to show what we can do and help out the team.”

“I thought the way we started, we started really well and scored but stepped off the gas a bit and they came into the game.

“It was fairly even enough but to go a goal up and then concede is disappointing.”

“Yeah it was bad (Mitrovic injury).” “I don’t know what happened.” “I have seen the cut, it was a bad one.” “He was a big loss in the game.”

“The two of us up there would have been a handful for their back-line, but hopefully he will be OK and be back soon.”

We’d love to see Daryl given more starts and especially with two strikers up front – so he could maybe partner with Dwight Gayle and it could be a deadly duo if Rafa plays 3-5-2 or 4-4-2.

Of course Rafa isn’t known for playing two strikers up front and he usually prefers the 4-2-3-1 formation with only one striker playing.

And there is still no official diagnosis on Mitro’s injury from Newcastle and no estimate of how long he may be out,but it may be early February before he can return – we’ll just have to wait to hear from the club.

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69 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Is that how it works?

    Score a goal and automatically start?

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  • posada

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #2

    What on a football pitch causes an injury like that.
    Studs get checked or should get checked for sharp edges.
    Was their keeper wearing the blade type stud ?
    Hate them. They should be band.
    Pure speculation mind on my part.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d start him instead of Perez in the No 10. Gayle to feed off him. Perez is shite and looks disinterested.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Bit a savlon and tcp on that cut and he’ll be as right as rain.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Blades are the worst than studs imo.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #6

    Couple spoons of calpol will help ease the pain too

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  • Belfast

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #7

    Looks like his knee was caught in a snare lol

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Posada
    Blades are far worse than studs imo seen some nasty injuries through blades

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Lawnmower at it again. Tell you it’s a deadly machine. The petrol ones are the scariest and they louder aswell

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  • Belfast

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #10

    Think I remember Rooney getting one like that on the thigh a few years ago from blades

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Can’t be far off be all the way through to the knee cap that, lucky the blade didn’t catch harder could of easily dislocated it

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #12

    Belfast
    There’s been a few, seem to remember one last season, was that Rooney?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #13

    James McClean last season?

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  • posada

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #14

    David McCreery got a bad one years ago.
    Some sort of edge can develope and you can get a freak incident.
    The thing with that though is there are two cuts at the same time. Circumstances need looking at by those wise men at the FA.
    He’s been very lucky.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #15

    They cause all sorts of injuries these blades. Mitros looks like an axe wound

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  • posada

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Just looked at it on u tube.
    Think their keeper was a bit out of order.
    Briefly both feet off the ground and went in feet first.
    Had to be studs raised.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #17

    The Rooney one was four years ago and he was out for two months.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Aye just seen the Rooney one back against Fulham

    McClean had a far less severe one last season vs Liverpool

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  • manxpie

    Jan 8, 2017 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #19

    Jesus that’s a bad one! Extremely lucky to not get any other damage!

    This is surely the worst cut in football tho

    https://youtu.be/j7gXE6IflNg

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  • manxpie

    Jan 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #20

    No blades in them days but almighty mullets

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 8, 2017 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #21

    Law of averages probably suggest that one day someone will catch a blade in an awkward spot. Might not stop your career but might change your religion. 😐

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  • booboo

    Jan 8, 2017 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #22

    and some got the guts to say its nothin but soft of mitro not to carry on playing in the game its not even funny as a supporter to make this claim !! how can it be funny ? i call those SCUMS in a disguise !! afther seeing this cut i am quite suprised he got away from lenghty sideline spell lucky boy it could have been a really nasty one. hopefully quik recovery big mitro we gonna need you son

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  • sing in the corner

    Jan 8, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #23

    http://www.themag.co.uk/2017/01/happened-newcastle-uniteds-support-newcastle-united/
    Do t know if anyone has seen this article in the Mag, but it’s an interesting take on the NUFC support.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 8, 2017 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #24

    Someone had clearly mistaken poor mitro for an as of yet unidentified wild beast, they proceeded to go all ‘hunter’ on him using a rusty old harpoon.

    Either that or Benitez ordered it.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 8, 2017 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Mitro. What a softy. Okay come off and get it sorted. But oxygen? Probably fainted at the sight of his injury.

    The fans love him for some reason. He can do no wrong. He even gets high marks in the poll when he was only on a few minutes.

    Yet he cannot run, he cannot get in behind, he’s not great at holding it up, and he gets bullied.

    And he drives me bonkers when he tries to rouse the crowd by waving his arms. It’s pathetic. When will he understand that you rouse the crowd by doing something to shout about on the field.

    Apart from that, I like the fact he appears to want to play for the club and seems to be proud to wear the shirt. Perhaps that’s why the fans love him. It can’t be for his footballing ability, surely? I wish him well, but I can’t see him being here much longer.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2017 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #26

    We spent years complaining about players only playing for a payday or a big move

    We finally get a player who’s actually good a great goals to minutes ratio for us, bleeds black and white and wants to fight for us and he’s slated

    He’s not the best player in the world, he was never going to get huge amounts of game time in a Rafa system but f**king hell taking the p1ss out of him for get injured?

    Howay get f**ked with that

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 8, 2017 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #27

    SITC
    Two things with the atmosphere. 1) Ashley wrecked it deliberately by splitting up singing areas. He needs to reverse that and more. Perhaps have certain dedicated seated areas strategically placed where ST holders and others can move around and sit wherever they like, on a first come basis 2) The team need to produce good football and show some adventure and endeavour. Supermac was never frightened to shoot. The fans are always up for a decent effort. You can’t just throw your hands up like Mitro and expect it to happen; although for some reason I don’t get, he does manage to get a brief reaction.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 8, 2017 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Tads

    Haha, back with a bang.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 8, 2017 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #29

    TADS
    Mitro is expected to be out for 10 days. It’s a gash. Perhaps he’s scared of blood? Or a bit of gore? Some people are, especially when it’s their own body. Hence the oxygen. But that’s not why I reckon he’s a softy. It’s because he gives off a hard man image but gets bullied.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2017 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #30

    No he’s expected to be out for 3-4 weeks
    They’all reassess the cut in 10 days

    Big difference

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #31

    AC
    Thought I’d ease maself back in to this blogging lark

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #32

    And, as the link posted several times by Tsunki today shows, oxygen treatment is standard practice these days

    He doesn’t give off any image, the media built an image of him when he joined that we the fans played on

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  • jasper

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #33

    Mitro has a similar goals/minutes played to Gayle. In the 10 mins he was allowed against Blackburn he dispossessed players in midfield twice, won several headers one of which gave Atsu a 1:1 and showed that he is no mug with the ball at his feet.
    Yes he’s not the quickest but not everyone can be a greyhound, neither Sheringham nor Berkamp were much better.
    He got himself off on the wrong foot by being over aggressive and earning a reputation, and seems to have been severely punished for his flick against Villa which preceded their goal.
    I don’t think he is going anywhere soon and I think we will be grateful for it in the end.

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  • cyprus

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Get well soon Mitro.

    Don’t understand the related anti-Mitro comments…

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  • Australian Pie

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Anyone calling Mitro soft for his injury is incredibly stupid. Unfortunately that cut is in a real shitty spot. Glad it is only the cut and not a more serious injury that puts him out for over a month.

    Looking forward to seeing the boys live this weekend =]

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #36

    Hopefully that game yesterday was the last one of our Blip!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Ffs Jail for Ashley how seriously did you take the Rafa bingo!

    BREAKING: Reports of a hostage situation at a bookmakers in Jarrow – live updates here
    chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-eas…

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  • lesh

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #38

    Sing

    The link to the other blog provided some interesting and provocative reading.

    The paragraph about going to the match and getting 100% behind the lads then doing the moaning in the pub or wherever afterwards, said such a lot.

    How times have changed from the days of watching the likes of Shrewsbury Town (with respect to Salopian fans) on a wet day. Jim Smith as manager and pouring rain didn’t stop us cheering the lads on – in fact it had to be done otherwise we’d just get soaked and end up with Pneumonia!

    Howaaay the laaaaaaaads. 😐

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  • lesh

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Tads

    If Gazza was up to it (get yersel pulled together soon bonny lad), he’d be doon there in Jarra to help get the Rafa bingo up and running again. 😉

    Howay Jail, cum yem soon, wa missin yi. 😀

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #40

    Jail is trying to get his money back after a big bet went down the pan yesterday and has laid siege at Corals in Jarrow. He can’t accept that Mitro was taken off after 4 mins. with a bit of a scratch on his knee.

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