Rafa Gets Some Good News – For A Change

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has been given some good news for a change.

Left-Back Paul Dummett has missed the last couple of games with Kenedy filling in against Leicester City at home and then Javier Manquillo came in at Old Trafford last Saturday.

We lost both games and conceded five goals in those two games.

Paul has been nursing what was called a slight hamstring injury, and the good news is that he has returned to training.

Paul Dummett – back in full training

The Shields Gazette are reporting the 27-year-old participated in a full training session at Benton today.

That’s good news but now we need Salomon Rondon fit so we can have a full strength team for the upcoming home game against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, October 20.

The only injured player would be long-term casualty, Florian Lejeune.

It will be good to have Paul back in the line-up for a game we can hopefully win.

We are assuming both Kenedy and Muto will be ftt to play against Brighton after both came off with slight injuries at Old Trafford.

Comments welcome.

152 comments so far

  • Pain in the Blog

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #1

    lesh #87 a few threads ago,

    “The man, Ashley, is evil…”

    I agree 100% with your post.

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #2

    I’m growing a goatee
    I’m thinking of dyeing it with black
    and white stripes (the white bit doesn’t need dye)
    I just told the wife and she went apeshit

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #3

    The lack of news about Peter Kenyon
    I find strangely comforting
    I fervently hope he’s beavering away in the background

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #4


    The 1967 American Folk Blues Festival at the City Hall was brilliant: Son House, Skip James, Bukka White, Little Walter, etc.

  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Read my mind, I was just going to ask if anything was happening on that front. You’ve answered it.

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #6

    Jib – very bwave of you to share this information, which is very personal. In case other blog readers may not be aware of the pro and cons behind these decisions I attach a link so they can read up the information for themselves.


  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Jib….surely just because your wife didn’t want you to get black dye in the sink.

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Anyone else feel that Mr Tuff is stuck in
    the middle of the last century ?
    Sad old fart

  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Ron…you’ve just exposed my failing memory. I remember seeing those players as well as Fred McDowell and Doctor Ross. Just getting mixed up with who was on which tour. Cheers for the jog, and yes…brilliant.

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Not blues related
    Anyone see the Animals at the city hall
    with the Nashville Teens (Tobacco Road)

    Carl Perkins suddenly walked out !

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #11


    I saw the 65 show with Dr Ross, McDowell and Walter Horton. Even managed to get backstage!

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #12

    What year was that, Jib? Roughly.

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #13

    67 ish

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Although Tobacco road was 1964
    so maybe earlier

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Was it the original Animals? Was Price (ex-Jarra Gramma) still with them?

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #16

    Look at this from the American blues and folk festival

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #17

    Yeah Price the Sunlun supporter was there
    Actually Georgie Fame might have been on the bill as well

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #18

    Was that the tour with Paul Butterfield?

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #19

    I don’t remember Paul Butterfield
    I seem to remember
    Champion Jack Dupree (I feel just like a millionaire)
    but like Tosun I may have tours mixed up – I was very young

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #20

    It’s never MA’s fault

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #21


    I remember having to choose between going to see Mayall/Clapton and the tour with the Animals, Butterfield, etc.

  • toonluvva

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #22

    @Ron Knee Were you tight lipped and ashen faced at the gig?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Kniphofia /n?p?ho?fi?/,[2] also called tritoma, red hot poker, torch lily, knofflers[citation needed] or poker plant, is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Asphodelaceae, first described as a genus in 1794.[3] It is native to Africa. Herbaceous species and hybrids have narrow, grass-like leaves 10–100 cm (4–39 in) long, while evergreen species have broader, strap-shaped foliage up to 1.5 m (5 ft) long. All plants produce spikes of upright, brightly coloured flowers well above the foliage, in shades of red, orange and yellow, often bicoloured.[4] The flowers produce copious nectar while blooming and are attractive to bees and sunbirds. In the New World they may attract sap-suckers such as hummingbirds and New World orioles.

    Red hot pokers
    Fiery colored Kniphofia
    Scientific classification edit
    Tritoma Ker Gawl.
    Triocles Salisb.
    Tritomanthe Link
    Tritomium Link
    Rudolpho-roemeria Steud. ex Hochst.
    Triclissa Salisb.
    Notosceptrum Benth.
    The genus Kniphofia is named after Johann Hieronymus Kniphof, an 18th-century German physician and botanist.

    Species Edit

    Kniphofia acraea Codd – Cape Province of South Africa
    Kniphofia albescens Codd – Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal
    Kniphofia albomontana Baijnath – Lesotho, South Africa
    Kniphofia angustifolia (Baker) Codd – KwaZulu-Natal
    Kniphofia ankaratrensis Baker – Madagascar
    Kniphofia baurii Baker – KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Province
    Kniphofia benguellensis Welw. ex Baker – Angola, Zambia
    Kniphofia bequaertii De Wild. – Zaïre, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda
    Kniphofia brachystachya (Zahlbr.) Codd – Lesotho, KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Province
    Kniphofia breviflora Harv. ex Baker – KwaZulu-Natal, Free State
    Kniphofia bruceae (Codd) Codd – Cape Province
    Kniphofia buchananii Baker – KwaZulu-Natal
    Kniphofia caulescens Baker – Lesotho, KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Province, Free State
    Kniphofia citrina Baker – Cape Province
    Kniphofia coddiana Cufod. – KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Province
    Kniphofia coralligemma E.A.Bruce – Limpopo
    Kniphofia crassifolia Baker – Limpopo
    Kniphofia drepanophylla Baker – KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Province
    Kniphofia dubia De Wild – Zaire, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola
    Kniphofia ensifolia Baker – South Africa
    Kniphofia × erythraeae Fiori – Eritrea (K. pumila × K. schimperi)
    Kniphofia evansii Baker – KwaZulu-Natal
    Kniphofia fibrosa Baker – KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Province
    Kniphofia flammula Codd – KwaZulu-Natal
    Kniphofia fluviatilis Codd – South Africa
    Kniphofia foliosa Hochst. – Ethiopia
    Kniphofia galpinii Baker – KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland, Mpumalanga
    Kniphofia goetzei Engl. – Tanzania
    Kniphofia gracilis Harv. ex Baker – KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Province
    Kniphofia grantii Baker – Zaïre, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi
    Kniphofia hildebrandtii Cufod. – Ethiopia
    Kniphofia hirsuta Codd – Lesotho, Cape Province
    Kniphofia ichopensis Schinz – KwaZulu-Natal
    Kniphofia insignis Rendle – Ethiopia
    Kniphofia isoetifolia Hochst. – Ethiopia
    Kniphofia latifolia Codd – KwaZulu-Natal
    Kniphofia laxiflora Kunth – KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Province
    Kniphofia leucocephala Baijnath – KwaZulu-Natal
    Kniphofia linearifolia Baker – Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa
    Kniphofia littoralis Codd – KwaZulu-Natal
    Kniphofia marungensis Lisowski & Wiland – Zaïre
    Kniphofia mulanjeana S.Blackmore – Mt. Mulanje in Malawi
    Kniphofia multiflora J.M.Wood & M.S.Evans – Swaziland, South Africa
    Kniphofia nana Marais – Zaïre
    Kniphofia northiae Baker – KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Province
    Kniphofia nubigena Mildbr. – Sudan
    Kniphofia pallidiflora Baker – Massif de l’ Ankaratra in Madagascar
    Kniphofia paludosa Engl – Elton Plateau in Tanzania
    Kniphofia parviflora Kunth – KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Province
    Kniphofia pauciflora Baker – KwaZulu-Natal
    Kniphofia porphyrantha Baker – Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa
    Kniphofia praecox Baker – Cape Province
    Kniphofia princeae (A.Berger) Marais – Zaïre, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi
    Kniphofia pumila (Aiton) Kunth – Zaïre, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea
    Kniphofia reflexa Hutch. ex Codd – Nigeria, Cameroon (endangered)[5]
    Kniphofia reynoldsii Codd – Tanzania, Zambia
    Kniphofia rigidifolia E.A.Bruce – Mpumalanga
    Kniphofia ritualis Codd – Free State, Lesotho, KwaZulu-Natal
    Kniphofia rooperi (T.Moore) Lem. – KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Province
    Kniphofia sarmentosa (Andrews) Kunth – Cape Province
    Kniphofia schimperi Baker – Ethiopia, Eritrea
    Kniphofia splendida E.A.Bruce – Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, northeastern South Africa, Swaziland
    Kniphofia stricta Codd – Cape Province, Lesotho
    Kniphofia sumarae Deflers – Ibb Mountains of Yemen
    Kniphofia tabularis Marloth – Cape Province
    Kniphofia thodei Baker – Lesotho, KwaZulu-Natal
    Kniphofia thomsonii Baker – Zaïre, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia
    Kniphofia triangularis Kunth – Lesotho, South Africa
    Kniphofia typhoides Codd – Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Mpumalanga
    Kniphofia tysonii Baker – KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Province, Swaziland
    Kniphofia umbrina Codd – Swaziland
    Kniphofia uvaria (L.) Oken – – Cape Province; naturalized in Mexico, North Carolina, Spain, Oregon, Turkey, Washington State, St. Helena, California
    Cultivation Edit
    Several species of Kniphofia are cultivated as garden plants, valued for their architectural properties. These include K. galpini, K. northiae, K. rooperi and K. thomsonii.

    In addition to the species, many named cultivars of mixed or uncertain parentage have been selected for garden use. The following have gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit:-[6]

    ‘Bees’ Sunset'[7] (yellow)
    ‘Brimstone Bloom'[8] (sulphur yellow)
    ‘Buttercup'[9] (clear yellow)
    ‘Nobilis'[10] (evergreen, orange and yellow)
    ‘Royal Standard'[11] (red and yellow)
    ‘Samuel’s Sensation'[12] (tall herbaceous variety, scarlet flowers fading to yellow at the base)
    ‘Sunningdale Yellow'[13] (orange-yellow)
    ‘Tawny King'[14] (cream/brown)
    ‘Toffee Nosed'[15] (cream/brown)
    ‘Wrexham Buttercup'[16] (yellow)
    Gallery Edit

    Yellow Kniphofia

    ‘Shenandoah’ Red Hot Poker

    Kniphofia uvaria

    Kniphofia foliosa in Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia

    Kniphofia along the Ohlone Greenway trail in El Cerrito, California

    References Edit
    Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
    Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
    Stevens, P.F., Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Asphodeloideae
    RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
    “Kniphofia reflexa”. Redlist.org. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
    “AGM Plants – Ornamental” (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 57. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
    “RHS Plant Selector – Kniphofia ‘Bees Sunset”. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
    “RHS Plant Selector – Kniphofia ‘Brimstone Bloom'”. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
    “RHS Plant Selector – Kniphofia ‘Buttercup'”. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
    “RHS Plant Selector – Kniphofia ‘Nobilis'”. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
    “RHS Plant Selector – Kniphofia ‘Royal Standard'”. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
    “RHS Plant Selector – Kniphofia ‘Samuel’s Sensation'”. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
    “RHS Plant Selector – Kniphofia ‘Sunningdale Yellow'”. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
    “RHS Plant Selector – Kniphofia ‘Tawny King'”. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
    “RHS Plant Selector – Kniphofia ‘Toffee Nosed'”. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
    “RHS Plant Selector – Kniphofia ‘Wrexham Buttercup'”. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
    External links Edit
    Dressler, S.; Schmidt, M. & Zizka, G. (2014). “Kniphofia”. African plants – a Photo Guide. Frankfurt/Main: Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #24

    I think it’s funny you find it perfectly reasonable to call people ‘Mike Ashley lovers’ simply because they don’t hate him quite as much as you do or that they point out something that is obviously not true such as the House of Fraser thing, yet if the boot is on the other foot you are enraged. now maybe you know how it feels to all the more moderate (or less extreme) people you call Ashley Lovers or WUMs or Bishops shills or whatever nonsense. I used your name as you were the most recent person to say something like that, and I’d have addressed toon22, but I’m trying to just ignore your friend.

    Fans shouldn’t go picking fights on other fans just because they can’t attack or address Ashley directly. It seems to me that not a single poster on here wants him to stay, yet the way some go on it’s like the blog is over-run by pro ashley fanatics that need eradicating on some sort of crusade. If you or others really must take your anger towards Ashley out on someone, why not stick a picture of his face on a wall and punch it a few times or cause a nuisance outside his house. Call him whatever you want, but don’t attack regular people calling them Ashley lovers, it’s just as annoying as being called extreme.

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #25


    Can’t remember. You’d have to ask Sid and Doris.

  • beermonkey

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #26


    pasting troubles perhaps

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #27

    Mr Tuff
    Here is a pic of the taxi driver I knew Juan Grande
    who was killed in the floods in Mallorca while carrying two British tourists (who were also killed)

    His funeral is tomorrow

    Do you want to mock again you prong ?

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #28

    The poor bairn feels left out when we talk
    old music.
    That post is his version of a little kid throwing
    himself to the ground and screaming cos he’s
    being ignored

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #29


    I’d love you to point me in the direction of that post… I posted once yesterday and it was a post trying to justify Rafa’s interest in Jorgenson with the high regard that being shown recently to young Elias Sorenson.

    You are very mistaken buddy… Please check again, if need be I’ll repost my only post from yesterday, I’ve never referred to you with any negativity!!!

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #30

    For the record Genji, I don’t look for confrontation on an online blog, here is my only post from yesterday which is straight after your claim about not even being a stepping stone club anymore (a view I actually agree with you on)!

    Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Oct 10, 2018 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #91
    Maybe Rafa see a bigger picture with the Jorgenson link and the possible emergence of Sorenson, what better than to get a similar style striker from the same nation that would possibly do a job and mentor a special youngster coming through?

    Long shot but plausible all the same, even though I personally don’t rate Jorgenson

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #31

    Jib – you only get mocked for telling lies.

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #32


    Looks like I need to apologise ffs lol

    I jumped straight into defence mode and on to the new thread before reading through the recent articles!

    I seen your apology for those 2 recent posts!!! Lol

    Crossed wires eh lol… I hope others can take note and see that a misunderstanding on a blog can be sorted without conflict by 2 mature adults…

    I’m certain you’re a lovely bloke too!!! 😉

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #33

    Ok pain.

    That’s your version. Your welcome to it.

    Unfortunately for you, as stated previously, the fat leech love in is rife and anyone who has been a regular on the blog for the past few years has seen it in full flow.

    In my view toon22 is merely acting as a counterweight to the endless guff from those I’ve mentioned.


    Please stop posting complete and utter bollox (case in point pain)

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #34

    I think Real are very wise to instruct Bale
    to spar wide of the pounding Wales are
    going to get off Spain tonight

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #35

    Please stop posting complete and utter bollox

    as long as you promise not to kiss that nice bairn
    of yours with that filthy mouth

  • AncientC

    Oct 11, 2018 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #36

    The radgie gadgie is going for a personal best today.

  • toon22

    Oct 11, 2018 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #37

    Wonder what MAs hiding in those accounts

    Can’t hide from HMRC forever

  • Reilly

    Oct 11, 2018 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #38


    nufc considering scrapping under 9 to under 16 teams at their Academy.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 11, 2018 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #39

    Coming from the rascist homophobe who’s not shy of a swear word or two, that’s a compliment I suppose.

    Crawl back into your hole. Cretin.

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2018 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #40

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