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Seven Newcastle Players In International Action

Newcastle United players Fabricio Coloccini and Geremi will be in World Cup qualifying action during the coming week.


Fabricio Coloccini – in action for Brazil

Diego Maradona’s Argentina face a big big game with their long-term rivals Brazil in Rosario on Saturday and then they go to Asuncion to take on Paraguay on Wednesday. Jonas Gutierrez ia also in the squad but is injured and will not play.

And Newcastle midfielder Geremi, who is still only 30, is part of the Cameroon squad which faces Gabon in a double header. Geremi already has 103 caps for Cameroon to date.

Both Nile Ranger and Ryan Donaldson are in the England U19 squad to face Russia in a friendly match at Shrewsbury.

It’s good to now have Ryan at the U19 level, although the local forward has already played at the England at U17 level. He has been singled out by manager Hughton as one who could play a part for Newcastle this season.

Tim Krul and Shane Ferguson are in Under-21 Euro Qualifier action for Holland and Northern Ireland respectively, and we’re a little puzzled why left-winger Shane hasn’tet  ybeen move into the full first team squad on Tyneside.

We hope all our players do well and also come back with no injuries.

Comments welcome.

57 comments so far

  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 3, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #1

    We have to be breaking records here surely, seven players called into international duty and with such high attendances? And still in the championship.

  • Toonmania

    Sep 3, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #2

    yeah i was just thinking the same must be a record there somewhere

  • toonsy

    Sep 3, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #3

    AndyNUFC – Sunderland hold the record, 47,350 against Stoke City, 8th May 2005.

    God we need to beat it!

  • JinkyGenius

    Sep 3, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Toonsy, we will beat it in the Boro home game, if not before.

  • toonsy

    Sep 3, 2009 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #5

    I’d like to think so JinkyGenius.

  • Shot Bru

    Sep 3, 2009 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Also i can’t think of any other club that has gone almost a whole season without a permanent manager.

  • Lew Davies

    Sep 3, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Ha ha ha ! nice one Ed,……” coloccini in action for BRAZIL” !!!!!

  • DJG

    Sep 3, 2009 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #8

    God I hope non of these players come back injured because starting next Sunday we have a period of 7 games all 3 0r 4 days after the last.

    We need to keep as many players fit as posible and by the next international break (the first half of October) we may well be struggling to field a decent team.

    Lets hope some Argentinian nurse is working miracles on Jonas’s leg and we get Harewood and Cathcart on loan as soon as possible.

  • toonsy

    Sep 3, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #9

    I think by the time the next international break comes along we will have a lot clearer picture of how our season will end up, whether we will continue challenging or fade away.

  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #10

    the best way to look at it is the other teams will have the same problems as us, and although might have a bigger squad, made up of lower quality still, as we are playing a game of chicken, when you are on top things don’t hurt quite as much.

  • Alex

    Sep 3, 2009 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Although we have a small squad does anyone know how big or small the average squad is in this division . i dont think Boro have a much bigger squad than we do .

  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #12

    we have one of if not the smallest, but hopefully the highest quality, with the fans behind them, hopefully we will reach our goal & be champs. i don’t want play offs i’m not fit enough for that.

  • toonsy

    Sep 3, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #13

    My main concern is that, fully fit, our starting 11 is better than most in this league, however if we start getting injuries to key players, dropping points and end up not going up then we will lose them players come next season. How many will fancy another season in the championship? I fear its this season or not for a while in the promotion stakes.

  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #14

    i can remember one game in the old second , it was a night game in the winter, i think it could have been Brighton, we were playing awfully, we all started jumping up & down on the spot to warm up, someone started making a stupid noise, & spontaneously everyone followed suit. the player must have thought we were singing. & all of a sudden they started to play better, and we ended up winning the game 4-1 i think. that night on tv it looked on the telly like we were singing, and the atmosphere was electric for a dump of a ground with 2 open ends.

  • Alex

    Sep 3, 2009 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #15

    dave 1961 i dont think i could take the stress of the play offs eithier . If we got to the final i would miss it because i would have been addmitted to the looney bin

  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Alex @ 11

    Barnsley and Reading have much small squads than us im told.

  • bowburnmag

    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Aye, they’re all 4ft odd tinchy buggers. Good balance in the squad though. Because they’re closer to the ground.

  • hungarian fan

    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Tamas Kadar is the U-20 national team training camp in Hungary. The Hungarian team participates in the U20 World Cup in Egypt 2009.09.24-10.16
    Groups: http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/standings/index.html

  • ginkoh

    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Just hope no more injury come back from international break. We should take any points as much as we can now until injury problem will effect us.

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #20

    I’m supportin’ Hungary then, Hungarian fan!..

    …Go for it Tamas!..

  • DJG

    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #21

    Only time will tell if we are still challenging come christmas but at least we made the best possible start to the season and there is a new togetherness to the squad now the mercinaries have been weeded out. It shouldnt be impossible to go to Cardiff and get at least a draw.

  • tooneskimo

    Sep 3, 2009 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #22

    Hi guys, anybody know any good action flicks worth downloading, er I mean buying???
    just until the football starts again of course…..

  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #23

    by what method?

  • Toonmania

    Sep 3, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #24

    dave 1961,
    when you say we where playing brighton, when was that because brighton has never had a ground with 2 open ends to my memory unless it was the very early days at the withdean stadium, but it must of been the first 4 or 5 games there as they put stands up after that

  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #25

    i have just got a DVD of loads of old Tarzan films digitally enhanced.

  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Toonmania it was last time we were in the second and it was st james park

  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #27

    tooneskimo loads of action flicks just google nzb & usenet

  • NewcastleMole

    Sep 3, 2009 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #28

    So Gutierrez is flying 6886 Miles to argentina not play then fly 6886 back sounds good treatment for an injured player, i know under FIFA rules Newcastle cant prevent him going it just seems a lack of common sense on Argentina’s part.

  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2009 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #29

    unfortunately football common sense don’t seem to be compatible

  • Toonmania

    Sep 3, 2009 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #30

    are ok, that explains it then, i couldn’t ever remember us playing at the withdean i thought my memory had gone wonky!!

  • Brazilian Geordie

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #31

    Seems Ed is being influenced by some clueless Americans who thinks Brazil and Argentina are all the same piece of land in a continent they just care about when it really interest them.

    Thankfully, it’s not like that, and the American people is still to learn a big lesson. They’re not what they think they are.

    Anyway, I shouldn’t be saying this, but some things just cannot go unnoticed, cause it indeed bothers me.

  • Big Dave

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #32

    Good evening lads anything happening

  • Big Dave

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #33

    Brazilian Geordie where in Brazil are you, its one place i would love to and plan to visit sometime.

  • Brazilian Geordie

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #34

    Big Dave

    I live in Rio de Janeiro, in the neighborhood of Copacabana.

    I don’t know how will it be when I go to England in the near future, but I can assure you you’d be warmly welcomed here.

    By the way I sometimes meet some Geordies in the Irish Pub in Ipanema, when I go there to see Newcastle’s matches. The last time I remember was against Aston Villa – sad day 🙁 – and I met a guy from Newcastle married with a Brazilian women, who even said Brazilians drink a lot of beer, but that I could have no idea how the Geordies do just even more than us. I have also already knew some other guys from there, including some Brentford and Bristol supporters whatsoever.

    Visiting Brazil is certainly a special experience, not matter what people say. And don’t gamble on the image people sell of us, I can assure you we are just as polite as any American person.

  • MacToon

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #35

    tooneskimo, have you seen Forbidden Kingdom with Jet Li n Jackie Chan? Thought it was a good movie and reminded me of a modern version of the Water Margin or Monkey.

  • Big Dave

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #36

    Brazilian Cheers mate

  • OHurley

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Brazilian Geordie @ #31

    @rsehole!! I happen to be American and plainly know the difference between Argentina and Brazil as do MOST Americans…. we’re not as retarded as you think seem to think, m8. I COMPLETELY resent you making such a ridiculous generalization. Next time, STOW IT.

  • bowburnmag

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #38

    dave 1961 – I don’t remember ever beating Brighton like that in the ’90s but I do remember grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory getting beaten 3-2 at home off Oxford, then next year doing the same at home to Charlton and gettin humped 4-0 down at Roots Hall off Southend.

    Things have been worse, it’s fair to say.

  • gloryhunter

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #39

    Ah divint think the brazilan lad was takin the p1ss man

  • OHurley

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Brazilian Geordie-

    Thank you for comparing us to the paradigm of politeness, though 🙂

    perhaps I misunderstood what you were saying earlier, but I came across like a gross generalization. I apologize if I misunderstood, but I promise you that Americans do indeed know the difference between Argentina and its Portuguese speaking neighbor. I actually have friends from BOTH countries and have great respect for them. Anyway, this aint the place for animosity (unless there’s mackems involved lol)


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