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Even More Injuries For Newcastle – Squad Down To Bare Bones

Earlier today we had reported that Newcastle have suffered many injuries in training this year.

This is how we want to see Alan Pardew tomorrow 😀

We had written this morning that Leon Best, Steven Ireland, Danny Guthrie, Shola Ameobi, Mike Williamson and Ben Arfa have been injured in training this year alone – and there’s probably more than that on the list.

Well we have just found out there are more, with  Sol Campbell (ankle) and  James Perch (knee) also out for the rest of the season.

So surely Alan Pardew should look at what’s been happening with all these injuries – we cannot believe it’s just been all  bad luck that the injuries this year have just skyrocketed.

The last thing we want next seaosn is to have lots and lots of injuries which used to be the bane of the Newcastle side, especially when Graeme Souness and Glenn Roeder managed the club.

Alan Pardew, to his credit, has remained upbeat, and this is what he told the Newcastle press corps earlier today:

“I think, with the injuries that we’re carrying, the door is slightly more ajar for Nile Ranger and Ferguson, who obviously need to play big parts in the pre-season to be in and around the squad.”

“It might be an opportunity for them.” “And they might even start, but this Saturday is all about our attitude and making sure we’re right and that we finish the season as strongly as we can.”

“It’s always the next game. I thought we took a lot of criticism for that performance at Liverpool.” “I thought it was slightly exaggerated.”

“Some of the criticism against some of the players was a bit personal, I thought. We need to use that as fuel this weekend.” “We need to give a proper performance.”

If Newcastle pick up any more injuries, then the youngsters will need to come in, and they’ll get their chance in the last few games of the season.

And you never know, with the way Shane Ferguson came in and looked simply superb at left back for Newcastle a few weeks back when he deputized for Jose Enrique,  we may be a little surprised at how well the youngsters do.

That’s what we’ll be hoping for, but it’s very important that all the Newcastle players turn up against Birmingham tomorrow, and give the Newcastle fans a good performance – and hopefully a win.

Howay The Lads!!

16 comments so far

  • kilcline

    May 6, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #1

    What about the little ginger lad Richardson? Anyone seen him play?

  • hainesy

    May 6, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Lets face it. It could of been worse!

  • hainesy

    May 6, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #3

    If you said to me name two players that would least effect the team if they were injured I would of said Campbell (LAZY FAT B****RD)
    and that Heap of Shite known as Perch ( new PL record holder, for all the WRONG reasons of course)

  • dave 1961

    May 6, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #4

    I would like to see dogpoo hanging from his left knacker from the back of the 10:50 national express to London.

  • carrollsinger

    May 6, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Simmo Taylor colo fergie
    Guti barton tiote Enrique

  • Rotonda heights

    May 6, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #6

    it’s funny how when KK and SBR came in injuries just seemed to clear up as everyone wanted to play for the manager.

  • loughy

    May 6, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #7

    @carrollsinger not a bad call but i would keep jose at left back and put fergie up to left wing.

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    May 6, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #8

    Look lads, I have been impressed with the way pardew has led the club and kept it together after Chrissy was sacked. His tactics in games have been spot on most of te time and he seems to have the support of the players and seems to be a pretty good motivater. I have kept from getting after him on here cuz face it lads at the beginning of the season every one of us would have tool 42 points with 9 to play for. Especially if you would have told us half would have come without judas Carroll. But these injuries in training are getting rediculous. I don’t want these guys bs- ing in training but at the same time we can’t afford to field an academy team cuz our whole squad has been banged up in training. Pares needs to fix this before next season. Other then that I feel real good about nufc right now and I’m proud to be a toon army souljah. Let’s take 3. From bham and finish strong. Hwtl

  • shabunkin

    May 6, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Here man , youve heard nowt yet , just seen me nephew Dan and hes convinced we getting Ronaldinho on a free and pardews getting the sack cos Sir Les is lined up as next manager …he works at nissan but i told him to send his c.v to the daily mail …..

  • GeordieDan

    May 6, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Anyone know where the hell Harris Vukic is btw?

    What a opportunity this woul be for him to come through and show us a bit more of his potential.

    I know he was carrying an injury for a while but surely he’s close to being fit now? Never heard a thing for a long time.

  • GeordieDan

    May 6, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #11


    Same for me mate

  • GeordieDan

    May 6, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #12


    Richardson is a quality little player. A lot of skill. Shame he took a while to find but he’s hardly an old man like is he.

    He’s got a decent shot on him as well. Would like to see him get 20 mins or so in the last couple of games if we can.

  • Oba

    May 6, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #13

    We’ve always had loads of injuries. It isn’t like it’s news. Just got to deal with it, our squad is big enough to do so. Shame the quality isn’t so deep.

  • Brutooon

    May 6, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #14

    @Carrollsinger : nice lineups, would prefer enrique leftback and fergie left wing. Keep Nolan supporting Ameobi and let barton run the show in midfield

    the only positive thing i can think of this injuries and that our young players got high chances to prove themselves

  • Sav

    May 7, 2011 at 2:26 AM

    Comment #15

    Wonder would forgotten man, Seb Bassong make a good addition if he’d return after a disappointing spell at Spurs?
    He was our best player 2 seasons ago (admittedly, among some dull competition) and I though one of the best centre-halves I’ve seen in black and white.
    Is he tarred with the ‘rats leaving a sinking ship’ brush that Owen, Martins, Duff and Viduka are covered with?
    I’d have him back for what we were paid and think it good business.


    May 7, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Its fast getting to the stage where Pardew will be forced to use more of the youth players in the first team.

    It is often said on here that their is a lot of talent in our youth team? We have never seem to have had a trainer who has the balls to use it!

    I would play a starting eleven to win today against Brum this afternoon, another three points and we will be safe in this division!
    Then i would throw the youth team on next week at Stamford Bridge!

    Now, i can hear all of you scream, “Bollocks man your mad”, but if we rest a lot of the first team then we shall have more of a chance of three points in the last game against the Baggies.

    This would give the youth players on the fringe of the first team a chance to prove themselves and who knows, some of them would shine!

    Of course i know this will never happen! But this is what i would do! In this way you would who is ready for a step-up and who is,nt?
    If the club is safe then Why Not?


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