Worrying News – Defender’s Knee Injury Could Be Serious

Robert Kenedy’s wife gave birth to a baby this week so the young Brazilian missed last night’s game at Hull and Dwight Gayle had picked up a little knock in training and also missed the game.

The negative from last night’s game was that Florian Lejeune suffered a knee injury and there’s some concern over that since it seems that it could be another serious injury.

It’s bad news for the Frenchman because he suffered a foot injury in the first half of our first game against Spurs last year and he was out for some months.

Florian Lejeune – knee injury could be serious

This is what Rafa has said about injuries after the game:

“Some of them have little problems, and Kenedy’s wife has had a baby so he has had some time off.”

“The only one that is a bit more serious could be Lejeune.”

“He has a knee problem that we have to assess in the next couple of days.”

“The fans were really good.”

“When we conceded a goal and were not playing that well, they were waiting to see what happened.”

“Then the reaction of the team at the end, I thought they were really good.”

“They were noisy and behind the team, and have been really good.”

“Our fans, at home and away, they are the best that we have.”

With Mbemba having signed on for Porto in the last couple of days we have only three experienced center-backs at the moment.

So a priority will be to ensure we get another central defender through the door as soon as possible.

But knowing Newcastle that could even happen on the last day of the window – but let’s hope not.

It will be bad news if Lejeune is out for a long time since his partnership with Lascelles was looking very good this year.

It will give a chance to Ciaran Clark who has never let us down when he’s played for the first team.

But we need a fourth center-back brought in – quickly

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 25, 2018 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #1

    The only good news around is kenedy is becoming a dad. Let’s hope the baby is a sleeper. He looked a bit out of condition at St pats. It must be sickening for Rafa to hear the noises from west ham. I said before that nufc was the best gig he would get in england because the bigger clubs like arsenal wouldn’t want him but West ham will be a great job. They seem to have bigger attendances than nufc these days which surprised me and they will be doing a Burnley next season I think.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 25, 2018 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #2

    Lee Churnley will be getting a call off Barnes via Ashley to dock Kenedy’s wages, Mike will be apoplectic that Rafa won’t tell him himself, John Carver would have texted him immediately, no wonder he doesn’t trust Rafa, I can see the logic in him not spending now.

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 25, 2018 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Nicky you’re being too generous to Ashley. Rafa shud be able to get a decent player in without having to sell. In other words, get a centre back in but shift mbemba on a week or three later. We both thought Fat Cnut would give us maybe 40mill because of sky but spade a spade mate, we were incorrect

  • hibbit

    Jul 25, 2018 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #4

    sorry about the repost

    i have the feeling Charnley’s hands are tied as tight as Rafa’s and any deals he’s working on are conveniently lost in the chain of command after leaving his office

    i honestly don’t think he has any authority within the club to decide on anything involving expenditure over the value of £5

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 25, 2018 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Personally i think Nicky the ball tosser’s name change coincided with the operation carrying out a frontal labotomy.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 25, 2018 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #6

    They’ve got a bigger stadium.

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jul 25, 2018 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Good little video here breaking down our finances from last year into a nice, digestible infographic style chunk.


    Again, as most of us know, the erroneous accounting used in the championship to completely blow out of scale our operational loss is well explained. In my opinion this is the media narrative we must challenge the heaviest, as it will validate to the rest of the footballing world, media especially, that we do in fact have money and it should be being spent.

    Hugely damning is that net transfer spend of £65million in 11 years. Considering we have only sold 2 or 3 players in that time for over £20 million, it is utterly shameful. Revenues of £900 million, net spend of £65 million. Say that back to yourself. Criminal.

  • dig-n-dig22

    Jul 25, 2018 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #8

    The F@T TW@T knows he is on a winner when he states “we have to sell before we can buy” because he knows most of our deadwood won’t be shipped out until near the back end of the window leaving Rafa little time to get deals over the line in the final days of the window.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 25, 2018 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #9

    I think that Rafa could 100% rap under constructive dismissal and avoid the stigma of possibly relegating us twice.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 25, 2018 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #10

    Foot it, I’m cancelling today.

  • lesh

    Jul 25, 2018 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #11

    Nicky the ball tosser

    Yes, the deadwood needs to be got rid of and Charnley’s had nearly four weeks to do it. Either Charnley hasn’t bothered to try, he’s incompetent, too busy or at worst, told not to move any on and leave them for Rafa’s successor to decide on in January.

    Ashley’s seems to be doing his level best to provoke Rafa into walking, or ready him for the sack at Christmas while being prepared to take another, his third, relegation!

  • lochinvar

    Jul 25, 2018 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #12

    West a Ham don’t have their own stadium. They’re renting or squatting in a public space funded by the taxpayers.
    While they have a core of true Hammers Fans the rest of their attendances are made up by drop ins in the form of casual London based football fans and tourists who want to say that they’ve been to a Premier League Game, taken part in a Mexican wave and bought some tat merchandise. One day they’ll turn up and not even notice that it’s Baseball or NFL being played as they don’t know the difference. Franchise is the name of the game. No wonder the Fulham owner wants to buy Wembley.

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 25, 2018 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #13

    Flounce of the day goes to Jail #10

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 25, 2018 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #14

    For sure the squad has some highly paid, unwanted and valuable assets that need to be moved on. Rafa and Charnley need to move them out for market value, and bring in proper replacements, with Ashley’s support. If Ashley lets Rafa down, he’ll get what’s coming, but there’s still two weeks to go.

    When you consider Rafa won’t sign an extension, then I’m not sure this isn’t the typical push and shove you’d expect. Owners don’t generally roll over for employees, as much as we might like it in this case, and probably nor should they. But Ashley does need to get Rafa signed up, so I think there’ll still be a way for this to be resolved, and of course, there is still time for us to get a decent striker and one or two others in to strengthen us.

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #15

    Jail don’t cancel fella

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 25, 2018 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #16

    A full frontal lobotomy, haha. I’m no Brains Benton admittedly, but that’s a bit harsh surely.


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