Newcastle Have More Injury Problems


News today that Chris Coleman the Wales manager has left Newcastle left-back Paul Dummett our of the Wales squad because it turns out he has been playing through the pain barrier with a sore heel.

In order to play Paul has had injections before the games and he needs a rest and hopefully he will get a two week rest after the game against Birmingham on Saturday afternoon during the International break.

Paul Dummett in training

It would be a surprise if he doesn’t play on Saturday, but if he is not available Newcastle have Jesus Gamez and Massadio Haidara who can play at left back.

It just so happens that American right-back DeAndre Yedlin is out for five weeks with his thigh problem, so we may be getting short of full-backs.

This is what Wales boss Chris Coleman has said about the 25 year-old local lad

“He’s got a problem with his heel, he’s played with an injection with his heel, might need another.”

“He needs a rest.”

“He’s not been starting, he’s been very patient.” “If we were bare defensively we would have called Newcastle, but we don’t need to do that.”

Paul has improved as a player this season under the guidance of Rafa Benitez and he has already made 35 appearances for the team as he has nailed down that left-back spot.

Paul also played through the pain barrier with a hamstring problem at the end of the 2014-2015 season under John Carver, but then he didn’t play again until the October of that year with the hamstring problem getting worse.

Hopefully this injury is not as bad as that one and he will be able to play in all 9 of our remaining games this season, which are critical as Newcastle try to get back to the Premier League.

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48 comments so far

  • ShirebrookToon

    Mar 16, 2017 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #1

    We got any good news to report for a change?

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  • chicousa

    Mar 16, 2017 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Hmm. Isn’t Achraf Lazaar a left back as well?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 16, 2017 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #3

    So for a player considered to be rubbish by many, he’s been putting in a hell of a shift despite having to play with an injury.

    I expect Anita will continue at right back and either Paul will play with the injury or it’ll be Gamez or Lazar.

    We still have Haidara and is Finlay not a defender.

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  • Jib

    Mar 16, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #4

    FinDlay is a very cultured CB in the Alan Hansen mould.

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  • Jib

    Mar 16, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #5

    Strangely enough Stuart Findlays only appearance this season was against Birmingham City – when we beat them 3-1 in the FA cup 3rd round replay on 18th January at SJP.

    The back 4 that day was:-

    Yedlin Hanley Findlay Lazaar

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  • lesh

    Mar 16, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Lindisfarne

    From a couple of threads back.

    Like you, I thought that a profit on summer dealings would’ve put a smile on Ashley’s face.

    But, after thinking about what amounted to Ashley putting the block on buys this winter, I suspect that with Carr’s assistance, he’s looked at the total money actually paid out and the number (and ages) of players brought in by Rafa, the fact that we weren’t assured of promotion, and concluded that the money wasn’t spent sufficiently wisely to prove the investments sound. That opinion, if it is correct, may have been formed by a man who knows nothing about running a football club and another in Carr, whose pinnacle of achievement has been managing Northampton Town(I may be wrong there!).

    It was well reported that Rafa was looking for another creative midfielder to take the load off Shelvey and it may well turn out that Ashley’s intervention and refusal to sanction spend in the winter, costs us an automatic return to the Prem. That being the case, unless Ashely reassures Rafa that he does have total control over transfers and football matters, I can see Rafa being sacked. If and I hope it happens, Rafa is given the assurances he wants, I’d expect him to want rid of Carr as a potentially troublesome at the Club.

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  • hibbit

    Mar 16, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Lindisfarne
    no mate my nextdoor neighbour a very reliable source with all things boro he’s been with boro for over 30 years both as a player and now a staff member so i believe him
    the players and the staff were informed last night so it was no big secret he was gone
    i’m told there looking for a younger coach and a director of football

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  • Jib

    Mar 16, 2017 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #8

    The other one that is still floating around who hasn’t been mentioned is Curtis Good.

    Strangely enough if you look at our squad on “Who Scored ?” there is no sign of Chancel M’Bemba – is there something we need to know ?

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  • Jib

    Mar 16, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #9

    I think Boro will be hoping that Huddersfield fail.
    David Wagner would be a good fit for them.

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  • hibbit

    Mar 16, 2017 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #10

    lesh
    i think if Rafa is sacked it would lead to the biggest uprising since the indian mutiny
    charnley would be tarred and feathered hung from the tyne bridge for all to see
    and that would only be the start of ashley’s problems

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  • Jib

    Mar 16, 2017 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #11

    First of the Europa league fixtures today

    Besiktas v Olimpiakos

    Turkey vs Greece
    and the Vodafone Arena Istanbul is rocking !

    Those Turks certainly know how to support their teams

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  • Jib

    Mar 16, 2017 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Meanwhile at the Krasnodar Stadium
    Celta Vigo seem well on top

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  • Jib

    Mar 16, 2017 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #13

    Michael Oliver is the ref in Isanbul
    I take my hat off to him.
    What an intimidating atmosphere !

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 16, 2017 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #14

    hibbit

    Very good…I heard an ex-player (maybe Maidlin or something (does BBC Teeside)) on the 5Live and he mentioned, twice, how being defensive is good enough for the Championship but in the PL teams need to be able to score. Something Rafa needs to reflect on perhaps, so that we are not over reliant on Shelvey to Gayle.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 16, 2017 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #15

    Boro fan
    “He gave us some great memories, that game against Brighton we filled the stadium”

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 16, 2017 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #16

    Lindisfarne,
    We scored five in our last PL game against a team desperate to win. Rafa might reflect on that day.

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  • Moonraker15

    Mar 16, 2017 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Lesh
    With respect your posts seem to be nothing but doom and gloom for a team that’s top of the division!

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 16, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #18

    lesh

    Hayden, Yedlin, Lazaar, Henley and Sels are all 25 or younger and came in last summer, so the nearly half of the incoming transfers do potentially meet the requirements for selling on at a profit. I hope the news paper rumours were overblown and Rafa keeps on with the ‘project’.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 16, 2017 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #19

    Jail for Ashley

    But we couldn’t beat Hull

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 16, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #20

    On current form (last 6 matches) we are joint seventh. But actually we are top of the league, have scored the most goals in the league this season and have only S.Wednesday, Leeds and Preston to play of our nearest rivals. Lets hope the players get some good recovery in the next couple of weeks and crack on towards winning the title.

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  • Jib

    Mar 16, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Lindisfarne

    “being defensive is good enough for the Championship but in the PL teams need to be able to score something Rafa needs to reflect on.”

    Rafa’s record at Liverpool
    2004/5 5th
    2005/6 3rd
    2006/7 3rd
    2007/8 4th
    2008/9 2nd (4 points behind ManU but with a +6 better gd)

    Why don’t you send him an e-mail Lindy advising him.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 16, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #22

    If you compare our top 5 rated players with those in PL teams, a very subjective and iffy conclusion would be that we could be 8th in the Premiership.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 16, 2017 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib

    I annoy myself with the false perception that we are not very good in attack, so my attention is always immediately grabbed by statements that support my misguided belief.

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  • Jib

    Mar 16, 2017 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #24

    I’ve enjoyed this game in Istanbul
    The Turks won easy in the end
    There is something attractive about Besiktas I cannot quite put my finger on

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 16, 2017 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Lindisfarne,
    Nor could Liverpool, Everton or Southampton, we played them off the park for most of the game.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 16, 2017 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #26

    Lindis

    Really. I mean really……! Have you not seen our + GD and as Jib alluded to Rafa’s previous record.
    Big misconception to think that rafa teams don’t score goals. As rafa would say…FACT.

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  • Mag52

    Mar 16, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #27

    Hibbitt,

    My worry is not that Ashley will sack Rafa, but that he will start to impose conditions on him different from those which were mutually agreed when Rafa agreed to stay on as manager after last season, and Rafa will walk out.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 16, 2017 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Wonder if Man Utd mess it up tonight.

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  • Jib

    Mar 16, 2017 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #29

    Rostov would appear to be playing 5-4-1

    What they hope to achieve with that at Old Trafford is open to debate.

    Damage Limitation ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 16, 2017 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #30

    A lego man has more personality than Michael Owen.

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 16, 2017 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #31

    U gotta love Steve Taylor for stitching it to the Mackems. He really doesn’t like them 🙂

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 16, 2017 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #32

    Sky have got the better football pundits, BT are a bit boring.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 16, 2017 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #33

    Hope there’s goals in the 2nd half, just wasted 45mins of my life watching the 1st half.

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  • Jib

    Mar 16, 2017 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #34

    Well Rostov achieved a goalless first half.

    Mourinho would struggle in the Championship , he hasn’t got a clue how to deal with sides that park the bus.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 16, 2017 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #35

    Quiet on here tonight, where’s everyone.

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  • hibbit

    Mar 16, 2017 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #36

    Mag52
    nothing would surprise me with Ashley !!!
    but my personal take on this is Ashley is setting us up for a sale if we go up the club will be at the top of the market
    the premier league is about to peak it would be the right time for him to sell take his profit and go
    just my opinion of course !!!!!!!!!!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 16, 2017 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Jib

    Mourinho struggles full stop.

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  • Jib

    Mar 16, 2017 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #38

    90 million and he’s pulled a hammy ffs.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 16, 2017 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #39

    If he’s worth 90 million then i hate to think what hazard is worth.

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 16, 2017 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #40

    Unless Ashley sells Sports Direct, which is almost entirely unlikely, I don’t think we’ll be rid of Ashley, because having Newcastle raises his and in turn SD’s profile and significantly helps shift his retail product.

    Our only real hope is for the fans and the manager to force him to put sufficient assets out on the pitch in a timely manner as a priority, which he clearly has a natural disinclination to do. Basically we need to stand up to him, and we need a Champion in the team management role to do the same.

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