Rafas’ Injury Update – Fixtures Through New Years Day

Rafa Benitez gave an injury update for Newcastle at his press conference this afternoon, and he said that we will know more about captain Jamaal Lascelles (above) next week, but Christian Atsu (thigh) could be out for a few weeks.

As we heard yesterday, Mikel Merino (back) has returned to Newcastle from Spain to train, and he could even make the home game against Watford a week tomorrow depending on how he does in training and whether the back plays up at all next week.

Maybe it’s just us but why did Christian Atsu join up with the Ghana squad when they were already out of the World Cup, and he trained with them and got injured.

He had been withdrawn from the game against Bournemouth because of a knock – so it seems a little stupid to us.

Christian Atsu – injured training with Ghana over International break

Paul Dummett is back in training, and the local lad could be ready for Watford and the many games that we play in December through January 1st.

Here are the 11 upcoming games starting at Old Trafford tomorrow and going through New Years Day.

Date              Fixture              KO time
Sat 17 Nov    Man United vs Newcastle   17:30
Sat 25 Nov    Newcastle vs Watford      15:00
Tue 28 Nov    West Brom vs Newcastle    20:00
Sat 2 Dec     Chelsea vs Newcastle      12:30
Sat 9 Dec     Newcastle vs Leicester    17:30
Wed 13 Dec    Newcastle vs Everton      19:45
Sat 16 Dec    Arsenal vs Newcastle      15:00
Sat 23 Dec    West Ham vs Newcastle     15:00
Wed 27 Dec    Newcastle vs Man City     19:45
Sat 30 Dec    Newcastle vs Brighton     15:00
Mon 1 Jan     Stoke vs Newcastle        15:00

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6 comments so far

  • Jib

    Nov 17, 2017 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Fifa have given National FA’s very strong powers when it comes to calling up players
    Why was it deemed necessary for Mitro to go on a meaningless mini tour of Asia
    If the USA hadn’t played their fixtures in Europe ,Yedlin would have been crossing the
    Atlantic for a side out of the WC (sorry ED)

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 17, 2017 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Sstraight so are you suggesting we put a DoF in immediately?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 17, 2017 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #3


  • Tsunki

    Nov 17, 2017 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Jib right about match day crap though. I’m looking with dread less at us being taught football than I am about encountering some of the numb nutted ilk who populate the blog with their vitriol. How dare we get beaten by a poor man utd side! Should have brought on (insert name of whoever didn’t get brought on here)! Etc…

  • The Newcastle Armchair

    Nov 17, 2017 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Rafa bingo

    Yedlin – Lejeune – Clarke – Manquillo
    Ritchie – Shelvey – Hayden – Perez

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Nov 17, 2017 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Gk- Peter keen
    Rb- Stuart Elliot
    Cd- Laurent Charvet
    sweeper – Steve Caldwell
    Left back – Serrant
    Rm- franz Carr
    Cm- Roy Aitken
    Cm – Chris Holland
    Lm – Brian pinas
    Cf – JD Tommason
    Cf- Bjarni Gudjonson


    Crawford , huckerby, Paul Dalglish , shearer ,


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