Florian Lejeune Sends Message To Newcastle Fans


You cannot say that Florian Lejeune has had much luck in his year at Newcastle.

He was injured in the first game of the season against Spurs – his competitive debut – after he had impressed during the preseason.

Florian finally got back into the side and for the second half of the season, formed a strong partnership at the back with Jamaal Lascelles.

But now it’s been revealed he has an ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) knee injury and will soon have surgery to repair the damage.

The recovery from these injuries can take from several months to more than a year – so Florian will be out for quite some time.

Here’s a tweet the 27-year-old Frenchman has sent out from his Twitter account today:

We wish Florian all the best in the surgery and in his recovery and we’ll have to remember to give the player some support as the season goes on and he battles his way back to full fitness.

Its a measure of how well he did last season that our fans are devastated by Florian’s bad luck.

Comments welcome.


54 comments so far

  • magscar

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost not 1 but 2 buses

    Bill

    I am with you – totally support the sentiment and don’t knock them for trying but apart from welcome publicity I still am unsure of what is supposed to happen if Rafa does go? are all those who have signed up going to stop en masse?

    Great if so but i have doubts that all are match goers anyway. No harm in giving tacit support but is that all it will be when push comes to shove?

    We could yet again be made to look like fools in media not because we are but we are fodder for the “deluded fans” tag and our efforts haven’t been too succesful.

    It is easy just to back anything which has a go at Ashley regardless of the feasibilty but I am no sheep nor an Ashley apologist so believe I am adult enough to see things as they are and make my own decision.

    Several posters refer to Ashley’s history but there is one significant part of it they seemingly overlook – he has easily ridden out protests, relegation rubbish managers etc,so…..

    … the next fight has to be the right one, on our ground with good planning and coordination and with additional and/or back up plans thought through and agreed

    The man and his paid team we are wanting to take on has come through many commercial fights, battered and bruised and abused in financial Press but does he care as long as he wins !! What has he ever lost?

    That’s what history tells me as regards taking him on – the reasons for doing so are so well rehearsed as to be not worth repeating as they are not even a rallying cry and in themselves now rendered futile.

    RAFA IN

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  • c-dog

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Ashley Out!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Martoon – if you are knocking about – do you think it is viable to put an extra line on the predictions for this next season.
    Along the lines of “will Rafa be the manager in season 2019/20”.

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  • magscar

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #4

    and could guess how many

    “Ashley Out”s in total would we need before he waves the white flag

    Then again I wouldn’t be as frivilous as to suggest any additions to what is a fun and well run competition by Martoon 😉

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  • north east lincs toon

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Fulham have signed Andre schurrle from Dortmund he is a class player we should be in for players like this Ashley p@ss off now we’re are you Amanda???

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #6

    North east lincs toon
    Fulham are in the race for Celtic star Kieran Tierney now but must pay £25m.What a team they are building eh pal.

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  • Jib

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s looking like Federico Fernandez the Argentine CB
    at Swansea will be purchased by Rafa as cover

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Jesper,
    You’re complaining about us being stuck with players bought to gain promotion, who are they apart from Lazaar who was undoubtedly a flop, please tell me which players Rafa signed we now can’t get rid of. Villa and Norwich on the other hand have a full team of Championship players that they simply have to keep.

    2
  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #9

    @ Jib

    That could depend on what happens with Mawson.

    What about Diego Reyes -still on a free

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  • swemag

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Our inability to keep the ball within the team last night made me think that we need to start with three central midfielders, those being Shelvey, Diame and Ki. Perez on his own upfront is as much threat as him with Joselu. The long balls yesterday was a waste of time and hence having 2 attackers is one player wasted, we might as well play with 10 men. We could not keep the ball.

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Tried to watch the match last night on NUFC TV but it was hopeless, no commentary and pixilating like crazy for huge chunks of it.

    Did watch the 6 minutes highlight earlier and a couple of points stood out. One is that Dubkravaka is probably going to worth a lot of points to us this season, although Darlow done well too.

    The defense had a very good work out and I expect that we are going to have a lot more of the same coming up this season.

    Wee Adam had a good chance to prove Bobbies faith in him but fluffed the opportunity, having said that we didn’t have many chances to score so any we get have to be taken.

    Yedlin looked well committed to the cause and is coming on great as a defender.

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  • Jib

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Essex
    Face book is full of folk complaining about NUFC’s stream

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  • swemag

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #13

    @Essex – Yedlin was good last night. Have not seen much of him but he was one of the players that tried to do something constructively with the ball.

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  • magscar

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Swemag

    The long balls were not so much planned as desperation as we were pinned in our half by a good side with the wind in their sails.

    It is clear that when we are defending deep for long spells that Shelvey’s key passing is made somewhat ineffective especialy so without likes of Kenedy or Gayle to chase the out ball.

    Far too often we gave up possession even without pressure so I am hoping Schar can help cover for LeJeune’s passing out of defence as isn’t one of Lascelles many strengths.

    The same old problems in attack were visble and I hope Kenedy return amd Muto with another will help resovle them.

    Defence and Dubravka were good if a trifle lucky at times but that hasn’t always been our fortune and perhaps you do make your own luck 🙂

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  • posada

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #15

    We need to get Lazaar and Saviet on their way.
    How much are they on.
    20K a week, which is about 1M a year.
    Should we not just make them an offer to go.

    Probs waiting incase a club wants them. They could pay them off at any time I suppose.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Jib

    Good, I hope that NUFC TV feel ashamed about it.

    1
  • posada

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Too much is made of this business of instalments on players.
    We can’t spend the Sissoko money as we don’t have it yet etc.
    Should not matter. The payments are guaranteed unless spurs go out of business.
    The owner should be able to give us cash flow until the payments come in.

    If not whats the point of having a billionaire owner.

    3
  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #18

    I wonder whether NUTV will provide full refunds? Let’s face it it’s been a total disaster.

    2
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Jail…Myself and others are pointing out issues…

    2
  • Rebecca

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #20

    jail for Ashley – Sunday July 29th, 2018.

    Henceforth :
    Please note well and do not post comments that are threatening, libellous or gratuitously abusive.
    Thanking you in anticipation.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #21

    Jesper,
    A very simple question, please answer it or stop posting claims you can’t back up.

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #22

    Posada
    This may go some way to show why clubs
    (even those with wealthy owners)
    have to be really careful
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44980113

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #23

    Jail…there’s currently 29 players and we can only register 25. There’s a group of deadwood on high wages (cheap players) we cannot shift…

    Wages are part of the running costs and therefore a huge issue…

    Players need to go and needed to go last season…

    Most sells done by us are done at a loss or we lose out on a potential profit…

    The whole setup are at fault…from Ashley down to how it’s executed by Rafa…and it was at fault before Rafa came onboard when someone else bought the players..,

    2
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Sky Sources: Newcastle are in talks to sign Salomon Rondon.

    No shit Sherlock

    3
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #25

    Think letting Gayle go will be a mistake. He should be kept and another striker brought in to replace mitro. Can say all you want about him and I haven’t even been his biggest fan but the second half of last season, he played a big part. Just like lascelles and Lejuene partnership, Perez and Gayle combo was a huge factor. His link up with shelvey and being an out ball was vital. Him running and pressuring give Perez room. At times too, he even won aerial balls and was strong to hold on to the ball when in the past, it was never going to happen.

    5
  • magscar

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #26

    Micky

    They offfered partial £1.95 or full refunds day after St Pats game by email – as this was worse I imagine will do similar.

    I prempted than and emailed for full refund last night ( haven’t yet had partial one i sked for Thursday).- imagine thaey will be quite busy

    1
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Jail for Ashley
    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:09 PM
    Comment #8
    Jesper,
    You’re complaining about us being stuck with players bought to gain promotion, who are they apart from Lazaar who was undoubtedly a flop, please tell me which players Rafa signed we now can’t get rid of. Villa and Norwich on the other hand have a full team of Championship players that they simply have to keep.

    Jail…we are stuck with them all. None of them are players you would build a PL team around and it was never Rafa’s intention. Richie is about the only revelation from the crop we bought in our promotion season..,

    Last season’s transfers wasn’t overall that impressive either.

    Jail…let us all know if they are so easy to flog why do have 29 players which send to hinder new signings…

    Maybe you should start to back up your claims instead of just beating the same old drum…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #28

    Jesper,
    You said there was a load of Rafa’s signings we can’t get rid of. I’ve asked you to name them. You can’t so are being evasive.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #29

    So Jail…could you stop with all your nonsense now or at least cough up something more solid than your obvious infatuation with Rafa?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2018 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Jesper,
    I think the previous exchange only highlight that it was you talking nonsense I’m afraid.

    1
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 29, 2018 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail…sure it is!

    1
  • cyprus

    Jul 29, 2018 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #32

    I think we’re still quite solid in bank.

    On Gayle, not sure I agree with you Ed. He’s done his job for us, great. But last year this position was a terrible one for us.

    Amazing to have survived without a 10+ goals CF. Let’s hope the new guy can do the job.

    If we start like this, I feel we’ll still struggle. Two more key signings needed, at least.

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 29, 2018 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #33

    It’s terrible when the weather breaks and
    the children stay indoors squabbling.

    1
  • cyprus

    Jul 29, 2018 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #34

    Bank- back 🙂

    0
  • Mag52

    Jul 29, 2018 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Jesper.

    When Rafa, and previous managers under Ashley’s ownership, are forced to buy their third, fourth , fifth choice of player on account of the financial constraints placed on them, it’s hardly surprising when it comes to trying to sell these players that it’s not easy.
    There’ll be no queue of clubs lining up to take Joselu off our hands when Rafa decides it’s time for him to go.
    (Having said that, he’ll probably be top scorer for us this season !)

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 29, 2018 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Jail, plenty of Rafa signings were poor and largely a waste of a purchase and a waste of wages. We got promoted, the most important thing obviously, but Sels lazaar gamez Joselu and that Scottish centre half whom we chased for weeks on end were not great buys, even if you can’t admit it. On the positive side, gayle clarke diame Lejeune merino etc were good buys. Also, I think we are getting better at scouting etc. So pro’s and cons. Highlighting them doesn’t do any harm.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 29, 2018 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Jail…there’s 29 players and we can only register 25. It was the same issue last season…

    From the players we signed in our promotion season could you answer me which were moved on last season?

    Of the players Rafa had brought in who are a player you would build a team around?

    The players brought in seem to be on high wages…that was even a problem before Rafa come on board!

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 29, 2018 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #38

    28-year-old Rondon has amassed 24 Premier League goals in 108 games for WBA – a goal every 343 mins on average.

    He’s also managed 7 assists in those games.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2018 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #39

    Mag52,
    The job of dismantling a team that largely didn’t want to be here and then having to put it together again in three months with a team not only capable of promotion but then holding it’s own once promoted with additions was nothing short of miraculous. You can draw exact parallels with Villa who are still there. To point out a couple of flops who were part of a massively successful campaign shows a complete misunderstanding of the situation we were in.

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  • Jib

    Jul 29, 2018 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Cyprus

    We scored 39 goals

    21 at home 17 away

    Ayoze Perez 8
    Dwight Gayle 6
    Joselu 4
    Jamaal Lascelles 3
    Matt Ritchie 3
    Christian Atsu 2
    Ciaran Clark 2
    Mohamed Diame 2
    Kenedy 2
    Jonjo Shelvey 1
    Isaac Hayden 1
    Mikel Merino 1
    Henri Saivet 1
    Jacob Murphy 1
    Mitro 1

    Shelvey says he needs more goals 5
    Muto 10
    Perez 10
    Kenedy 5
    Rondon 10
    Ritchie 5
    Another 10
    from midfield / defense

    55 goals ! jobs a
    good’un

    😛

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