Jamaal Lascelles In Training – Hoping To Be Fit For Saturday’s Game Against Leicester


Jamaal Lascelles had been interviewed by nufcTV, and it looks like he could be fit for the game at home to Leicester on Saturday.

If Jamaal is able to play it would definitely strengthen the Newcastle defense since we have missed him a lot over the last several games when he has been out with his ankle injury.

Jamaal was speaking to fans last night at Nine Bar, and he even seemed upbeat that he could be fit for the extremely important game on Saturday.

A win in that game against The Foxes would lift the spirits and calm the nerves of Newcastle fans worried (again) about relegation.

Jamaal Lascelles – training and hoping to make it for Saturday

Here’s what Jamaal said on nufcTV:

“I trained a bit today and that gave me a good indicator of how my foot is holding up.”

“I will be training again tomorrow and I’ll see how I get on.”

“I have said before that it is hard to watch – especially when the team isn’t doing great.”

“I am going to try my best to get fit as soon as possible and fingers crossed it is Saturday.”

We started the season playing very well on defense and in our first 11 games, we conceded only 10 goals – a good record and less than one goal conceded per game.

But in the last four games, we have conceded 12 goals – a terrible average of 3 per game compared to less than one per game in the first 11 games.

🙁

Leicester City are in good form under their new French manager Claude Puel and they beat Burnley 1-0 on Saturday – another Premier League team in form at the moment.

Unfortunately, we seem to be meeting teams in form with our game next Wednesday at Everton – who have won their last two games under new manager Sam Allardyce.

But maybe that’s just an excuse?

Yeah – sounds like it.

We need to start helping ourselves and start to play a lot better as a team and especially in defense.

Comments welcome.



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175 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Dec 6, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #1

    rotonda

    which club was Rafa sacked from last again? why was it again? yes thats right it was RM, and it was his defensive tactics with an ultra attack minded squad.

    so again i will repeat, he is the best coach we have had in a very long time, and while i understand this is not the greatest squad in the world, he himself chose the players, so i would like to think that he had one eye on the future when he signed them, as it would be rather stupid to think you would be able to change almost a full team in one window

    I hold my hands up and say, some of these where not his first choice, but you also have to agree, that even if the money was there, not every player he would have like in the summer would have wanted to come to NUFC, AS a club we have 2 huge disadvantages,1 we are miles away from London, 2 we dont pay what even some small clubs pay in wages. so one of those we have no control over at all and the other, well i dont like the way the salaries are going anyway, crazy money for unproven kids. this is the reality of football, and i will keep harping on this comment, but he IS a world class coach, its time for him to earn his money, put his ego aside and pick from all the players he has at the club who can do a job for the club.

    Play pritty play ugly, but at least give himself a better chance

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  • lesh

    Dec 6, 2017 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Essex
    Ashley said openly that he couldn’t afford to support the club any further and that he wants out.

    It would appear he wants out so much that an offer that would cover his costs of buying and moaning money to the club, isn’t good enough.

    Ashley’s had SD plastered on pretty well any square inch of the club at no cost and his greed and thirst for profit and ongoing income from Newcastle United seems to be stopping him dropping his demands.

    His greed’ll be his downfall at some time and I for one would have no sympathy for him whatsoever.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 6, 2017 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #3

    We need our captain back, he’s been a massive so far this season and has been sorely missed.

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  • lesh

    Dec 6, 2017 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Catchy

    Yes Rafa chose the players when he was told his spend was next to nothing! Maybe you should try laying on a good dinner with a total budget, including the cost of gas/ electricity to prepare it, of a pound.

    Although you probably could if you follow the example of your seeming role model, Donald Trump, who reportedly pigs out on McDonalds, KFC and Coke products – that’s between lying, paying off his mega-rich friends, damaging the planet and fermenting trouble in the world.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 6, 2017 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Aside from his masterful correction of Benitezs woeful coaching record catchy seems loathe to acknowledge that a huge selection miss and high contributing factor in our recent hiccup is our very own Captain, Jamaal Lascelles.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 6, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Not a fan you see. Even though he was completely wrong about how important he is to the team.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 6, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Having not been on the blog for some considerable time, are fans on here getting on Raff’s back? Has he become the latest in a long list of pantomime villains?

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  • hibbit

    Dec 6, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #8

    JackButler
    if you have a few minutes spare read through the matchday comments you wont have task again

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  • hibbit

    Dec 6, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #9

    to ask again

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 6, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #10

    Lesh

    I pretty well agree with what you are saying but what we fans are saying will not influence what he decides, which is more or less what he’s always done.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 6, 2017 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #11

    Even if Lascelles is fit to play I’d be surprised if Rafa starts him, same with Dummett and Atzu if they’re considered to be match fit.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 6, 2017 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #12

    Lesh

    so it would have been better to have Killary in power? is that what your saying.

    People like jason Chafftez, and Trey gowdy are the future for stable USA, much like Jacob Rees Mogg in the UK.

    you talk like Trump has committed mass murder like Bush and Blair, or robbed full countries like the Clintons have done in Haiti. i like him because he is different, i mean we could talk about Mrs may throwing northern Ireland under the bus to keep the Junker happy and not follow the will of the UK people.

    say what you like about trump, but at least he is keeping to his promises that got him elected,which is more than any modern day politician has done in a long time.
    Read about the ruling this week in the USA where an illegal immigrant walked free from jail after killing a woman walking with her dad, because when he fired the gun it ricocheted (not sure if spelled correct) and hit her rather than aiming at her. and apparently he was unfairly treated because he was an illegal and deported 6 times. walking free.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 6, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Neil Swarbrick ref for game Saturday.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 6, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Hibbit

    We have a world class manager working with a car boot sale squad, guess some people just love drama and a villain, perhaps they’d prefer Kinnear or Pardew back

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  • hibbit

    Dec 6, 2017 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Jack
    i’m sure some of them would

    Steve McClaren anyone !!!!!!!!!!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 6, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #16

    Jack

    Car boot sale squad, bl**dy hell that’s a bit too harsh.

    I think most of us agree that we are probably only 2 or 3 players short of having a decent squad, only trouble is, is that they are in key positions.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 6, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Essex

    It’s a championship squad with some very promising youngsters. Right now we are one or two players short of being able to retain our PL status let alone being a decent PL squad

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 6, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Luke Charman banged in another couple for the U23s last week, Herdman wasn’t in the squad, wonder if he’s being lined up for the 1st team squad Saturday

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 6, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #19

    We are actually in agreement, if we have a squad good enough to avoid the drop then it’s a decent squad.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 6, 2017 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #20

    Jack, apologies didn’t put your name on that reply.

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 6, 2017 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #21

    if amanda is serious of buyn newcastle she needs to put the money straight away an get this club in top 5, she could recover all the money…frankly if she cant get to buy newcastle i doubt shes gona even b good owner

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  • giimps

    Dec 6, 2017 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #22

    I would love to see Fraudew and Joke in ear back……s against a wall and shot with dirty nappies till they both suffocated in their own Bulls!t.
    They both represent what is wrong with the modern game ( other than the obscene wages and fees for players and agents).
    Dinosaurs are extinct ,let the ones mentioned above, Pulis ,Sham allardyce ,warnock etc go out to pasture rather than recycling them whenever a club is scared of relegation.
    While we’re at it, someone delete the FA, just remove them, let each league run itself, set its own advertising contracts, tv deals and sponsorship deals……no more dinosaurs please we as a nation have had enough

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  • Sazzer

    Dec 6, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Rotonda heights
    Tammy Abraham, Ruftus Loftus-Cheek, Matt Targett were all most likely Steve Nickson suggestions along with Jacob Murphy and Mikel Merino.

    The truth is the players Rafa knew about and wanted to sign most likely turned out to be too expensive for us leaving him in the end having to rely on other people’s suggestions to get in players that maybe he could get something out of.

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 6, 2017 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #25

    Jib – well spotted about the number 10 “stand off”
    Thought you might get it – took your time though. Were you making the tea ?

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  • magscar

    Dec 6, 2017 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #26

    Celebrations on Saturday

    https://www.nufc.co.uk/news/latest-news/uniteds-125-celebrations

    Would be nice if sale ais also announced 🙂

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  • DubaiMicky

    Dec 6, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #27

    hibbit, if you believe what’s written in the daily fail you really have no hope.

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 6, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Hibbit – think you’re right about the £50m being the difference in sorting the deal. Always thought that could be linked to outstanding matters so say £25m to cover any HMRC matters and say £25m linked to final league position. Should be enough to get the deal finalised. So £250m in cool readies now with up to £50m if no other complications.

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  • Jib

    Dec 6, 2017 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #29

    lochinvar
    Picking up the missus from work

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 6, 2017 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Just looking at the table – if Huddersfield and West Brom win at the weekend and we lose – we will 4th bottom.
    We unfortunately will be in a relegation fight.
    Hopefully Lascelles will return and we really need folk who can score goals in January – even if it’s just a 6 month loan period.

    General observation re the takeover. Unless it is some middle eastern mega rich bloke who wants a vanity project – the alternative is folk wanting to make money for themselves -not because they think poor old Geordie is overdue watching some decent football.

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 6, 2017 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Rotunda, you might ask yourself how Rafa;s stint at the biggest club in the world ended up. If he leaves here , there are few / no clubs in england that would be worth it. Don’t you go thinking Arsenal or someone will come in for Rafa. That boat is long since sailed. You might not realise that but that’s your own issue. The sooner her gets Lascelles back and a win under his belt, the better. And some attacking football with it. Only a few weeks ago the commentators were saying we would be safe under rafa as we had an easy enough start but we cant lose players like Lascelles. Were you one of the people who said he was crap, or was that Catchy?

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 6, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #33

    MUNSTER

    It was me. Lascelles is one very over rated Defender. AND again IMO most people only rate him because Rafa made him captain.

    Mbemba 1
    Clark 2
    lascelles asn lejeune are much of the same for me.

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Dec 6, 2017 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #34

    Shirebrook- you still adamant bid was accepted two weeks ago £320 million and all this info we are hearing about £250 million is a lot of tripe !??

    Any idea if they’ve ironed out the extra minor bits / clauses ?

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Dec 6, 2017 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #35

    Sparky – is it 9 days until (no deal) ? In regards to Ashley property investments ?

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 6, 2017 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #36

    Jib – liked the photo. Would it be stretching a point to ask if that number 10 “stand off” played in the same team as the famous number 9 scrum half El Paso ?

    ( ok Texan rather than Mexican but near enough )

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 6, 2017 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #37

    One big, obvious problem we have is that we don’t have the goal scorers or the attack to get ahead in matches. This is especially difficult at home where the supporters begin to get very restless. I hope Rafa sticks with Gayle now that he has scored a couple (and against fairly decent sides). If not I’m not sure where we go for goals. They aren’t going to come from Hoser Loo, and probably not from Perez. I think Mitro will be out as soon as a deal can be arranged in January and then we’ll have the beginnings of a pot of money for a new striker. Add little bits for any other sales completed and throw in 10M from whatever owner we have and we might be able to offer 25M for somebody decent.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 6, 2017 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #38

    I can’t believe a 320M pound bid has been accepted for two reasons. Number one it overvalues the club which is in dire need of spending to save it from relegation. Number two it would have been announced and the paper work would be underway which takes about a month from what I gather from various reports. I would be fairly certain at this point that no bid has been accepted. Sorry Shire mate I just don’t see any evidence that it is true.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 6, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #39

    I think the main sticking point (or one of them) is the current state of the squad. Ashley will be arguing that we have some fine youngish players (Lascelles, Murphy, and Merino are the prime examples I think and possibly Woodman). However Amanda will point at the table and recent results and the need for several expensive reinforcements in January. I side with Amanda. It’s just bollocks that we have a decent squad.

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  • Jib

    Dec 6, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #40

    Lochinvar
    Was that Old El Paso
    he was a very spicy player

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