This Is Good News For Newcastle – For A Change

Some good news for Newcastle for a change is that there has been a positive prognosis on the ankle injury of Florian Lejeune.

Florian looked good in the first half against Tottenham until a terrible tackle from behind by Harry Kane saw him have to leave the field injured.

The Spurs striker got a yellow card for the foul, but that was the end of Lejeune for a few games.

The injury to Lejeune has been fully assessed by the medical team at Newcastle with the swelling on his ankle coming down, and the surprise news today is that he even has a chance of playing against West Ham this Saturday.

But with a two-week International break coming up after this weekend unless the medics are 100% confident that he will be OK for Saturday, it’s probably safer to wait another couple of weeks, and he can return for the game at Swansea on Sunday, 10th September.

Florian Lejeune – could be fit for West Ham game

As expected, the hamstring injury to Paul Dummett will take longer to heal, but he may also be ready for the game at Swansea.

This is what Rafa had to say in the Chronicle today about the injuries:

“Paul Dummett will take a little bit longer – so we must wait.”

“Florian Lejeune is working very hard and trying to be available as soon as possible.”

“The Nottingham Forest game was too early,  for West Ham he will have a chance.”

American DeAndre Yedlin should also back from his hamstring injury soon, and he is already back in training.

And maybe the poor form of Dwight Gayle has something to do with him fighting a virus, but he is said to be recovering from that.

But we’d still be surprised if he plays tonight against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

77 comments so far

  • yo-yo watcher

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Send Dwight to the Betty Ford clinic

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #2

    So shelvey will be back for the swans game, well that’s going to be interesting.

  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #3

    The Gingerwelshman

    Grimsby, NE Lincs, United Kingdom
    Hello. This is me, or a bit about me at least. I am married to a wonderful woman, and we have two wonderful children between us. Kira is the eldest and Harrison is the baby of the bunch.

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    Hello, good evening and welcome, as someone far more famous than I once said. I have decided to give this ‘er Blogging ago. I’m not 100% sure at the moment what it all does or how it all works but I thuoght this might be a quick and easy way to keep in touch, or even get back in touch with old friends who use the internet.

    Jib……Maybe you should sign up to this blog so you can chat to Welshie in private you buffoon.

  • posada

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m worried about our situation.
    Too many players know they are not wanted.
    Not just the Rivieres of this world.

    Hanley, we spent 5-6 weeks trying to sign him last summer.
    Things could get nasty.

    If you have a good squad and only need to make 2 or 3 signings you can stay positive towards everyone. Positive to the point of being hopelessly optimistic. If there is a player you don’t fancy you wait for an offer to come along or the end of his contract.

    We are essentially trying to ship out a full team.
    Everyone knows that we are desperate to get rid so why offer any serious money.

  • Clematis

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Aye, can’t wait for Shelvey to come back and destroy Swansea. 4 nil to the toon, I reckon.

    Swansea only had one decent player and sold him. They will be the league whipping boy(o)s as has already been shown.

    As this is a toon blog I expect no negative reactions to this post.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Good looking player. Looks like a sweeper but don’t know what his pace is like. Might not be the quickest? Disappointed with rafa getting Manquillo from what I have seen so far. . I think rafa knows now that he hs to be careful about his media comments but hard to blame the guy, especially with Ashley getting an easy PR spoke on Sky. Sourness is a hero and can be ignored but you can see there is a bit of latent dislike for rafa in some of the scouse defenders comments. I can’t imagine he wud have splashed out 10 mill on murphy if he had known how tight things were. On the pitch I still don’t think we are offensive enough and that’s a product of Coaching rather than poor players. Witness how Huddersfield were set up with wing backs. Let’s hope we have a serious cut off forest tonite, we need a result and a bit of verve too.

  • north east lincs toon

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #7

    Betty swallocks were do you live in grimsby know it well not near freeman street is it?

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Hate this new phone…. Souness is NOT a hero! He’s a tool

  • yo-yo watcher

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Souness is the whitworth spanner thats been hammered onto a metric nut

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #10

    Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has added more defensive cover to his transfer wish-list following news that Paul Dummett could be ruled out until November.

    According to Sky Sports news !

    So no left back till then funnily enough this happened when we got relegated and started picking up points once Dummett was fit again but it was too late by then…..

    Left back should have been one of the first signings through the door even if Dummett was first choice as he is so injury prone

  • c-dog

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #11

    International break can’t come quick enough. We are a stones throw away from crisis, again. The signings have been poor. We’ve squandered our little cash on unproven crap or in Joselu/Manquillo case, proven crap. A win tonight means nothing. 3 big signings in the next week will.

  • yo-yo watcher

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Ass wipe will say use the kids

  • yo-yo watcher

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #13

    Newcastle United ‘willing to offer’ €18m to beat Everton in transfer ‘battle’ well thats us out of it.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 23, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Do you think Rafa wouldn’t have bought Murphy if he knew he had so little money.

  • kilcline

    Aug 23, 2017 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #15

    We should sign Ante Coric and Cedric Bakambu.

    Left back we should go get Gibbs for £8m

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 23, 2017 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #16


    Somethings certainly happened I don’t think Rafa would have let Anita go if he didn’t think he was getting more money to get a better quality right back and Murphy being signed the same quality young player but I think he would have thought we were getting some experienced players to go with this !

  • yo-yo watcher

    Aug 23, 2017 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Rafa has been led up the garden path as have the fans by Ashley.
    Ashley out

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 23, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #18

    loch…about Praet. Rumours has it he has a £22.8M release clause so it makes sense if Sampsoria would decline such offer!

  • hibbit

    Aug 23, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #19

    by the wums are out in full force his afternoon

  • north east lincs toon

    Aug 23, 2017 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Sports direct to open 15 new stores next year money well spent Ashley you tosspot

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 23, 2017 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #21


    How the frig are swans the whipping boys of the premier league when the team has never been relegated, as for only one decent player, omg are you related to wwsbrd.

    You seriously couldn’t make it up.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Yo-yo watcher now are you? Wasting your time mate we won’t be joining you this season, and no, you’ll be heading to league one.

  • YoungMag :P

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Bad time to post?

  • Clematis

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #24


    This is a toon blog, no? Therefore, why do you get so defensive about Swansea. Are you not meant to support the toon if you contribute here?

    Swansea are sh!t.

  • davis_toons

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #25

    Rafa would have bought Murphy regardless.
    Rafa is smart though. At liverpool Rafa also have a big squad and quite a few wrong buy tbf.

  • Wayayman

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #26

    Looks like Joselu will make his home debut tonight. He Tweeted that he can’t wait to play at St James tonight then had to delete it. Would love to see him with Mitro up top, maybe Joselu in the hole? So to speak…

    On Lejeune’s pace, he looked fairly quick in pre season and his touch is superb. Hope he is back soon and keeps fit.

  • allan666

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #27

    Swansea ? Really too deep
    In the sheeps cute vaginas to play foozball

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #28


  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #29

    davis toon
    We may well have bought Murphy regardless. That is just Munster’s way of back handedly having a pop at the manager without coming out and saying Murphy is shite and the manager bought him. I honestly don’t know what Rafa has done to pee on his chips but maybe in his younger days a holiday romance was ruined by a Spanish waiter.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #30

    As I said previously modern sports medicine is so much better now, what in the past would have taken months to heal they can fix in weeks.

    Tricky game tonight and predicting a team is as close to impossible as it has ever been, however!

    Rafa Bingo


    Sterry Lascelles Mbemba Gamez

    Colback Merino

    Murphy Perez Aarons


    3-0 to us

    If I get 7 or 8 of those correct I’d be amazed, would have picked DeJong until the Ajax rumours started.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #31

    2 Hours 49 minutes to KO

  • Jib

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #32

    A bolt from the blue for Napoli , totally unnexpected .
    The offer of 7 million euros plus a contract of 3.5 million a season for Pepe Reina from Paris Saint-Germain

  • Bobbybee

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #33

    Tuff, forever the snide remarks. Go back and read what I put, not what you think I did. Nowhere in that post did I say I spoke to our lass like that you Arrogant fool.
    Read it. I referred to a mate who constantly whined about HIS lass. About how she was getting on HIS nerves. So, I told him to stfu and talk to her, not me. Dummy. You can’t solve any problems by not talking to the person you have the problem with.
    Ditto with Rafa. He can’t solve the problem he has with the dick, unless he talks to him. The dick isn’t going to contact him, Rafa needs to speak to him man to man.
    You’ve constantly made snide remarks without having the balls to say my name. Just say it, stop being the half man you are at home eh?
    Now you’ll start bleating ‘so much for the truce’ but you broke it ages ago, I just couldn’t be bothered replying.
    However, if you are going to quote me, at least get it right eh?

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #34

    I wasn’t the one that brought it up and yes swans are shite, so I suppose there’s two teams that have got something in common.

  • bladeuser

    Aug 23, 2017 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #35

    Not posting until the wums are gone and posters who want an argument like BOBBYBLAH and degenerate magspussy
    + jibbrish all Ashley lovers

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 23, 2017 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #36

    There’s one thing that I absolutely love about this blog, BobbyBees comments, it’s like watching the true geordies videos.

  • beermonkey

    Aug 23, 2017 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #37

    any1 if we are on tv tonight

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 23, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #38


    Is there anyone on this blog that you do like.

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 23, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #39


    I thinks it’s on the horror channel.

    Ha ha ha

  • magspuggy

    Aug 23, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #40

    Spot the oxymoron


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