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Santon Out Three Months – What’s Happened To This Other Player?

When Davide Santon arrived at Newcastle three years ago he had a knee that had been badly injured while he had been playing at Inter-Milan, and that knee was injured again in the summer, and it has kept him out of pre-season.

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Davide Santon out for another three months

But some really bad news tonight is that Davide’s knee injury is worse than first thought, and the Italian International will not be fit until late November – another three months.

David was operated on in the summer, and this is what manager Alan Pardew has told the Shields Gazette:

“The news on Davide’s not particularly great,” United manager Alan Pardew told the Gazette.

“He had an operation in the summer.” “When the surgeon looked at his knee, there was a little bit more damage there than he thought.”

“It now looks like mid-November rather than October.” “He’s probably our only long-term injury.”

It’s not clear to us how the Newcastle medics have misjudged Davide’s injury, because he was initially set to return to full training in late September and now it’s November.

Maybe the knee is just not healing as quickly as first thought.

We also don’t know the status of Australian International Curtis Good, who was injured on March 5th when he suffered a hip injury playing in his debut for Australia against Ecuador.

Curtis then missed the World Cup, and he was operated on in the summer, but no word on his fitness, or when he may return.

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26 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Aug 22, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #1

    would love to know where good is

  • toon22

    Aug 22, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Re Post

    Exactly what will Oldham do in the cups this year?

    Will Rangers be the Europe club as its where the money is in Scotland?

    How many clubs do you think MA will have a major say in before the FA gives a shit?

  • beermonkey

    Aug 22, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #3

    toon 22

    wat stake has the fat man in Oldham

  • toon22

    Aug 22, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #4

    The ground is SD arena, we went there for a friendly.
    Im sure theres more to it than just a love of sports.

  • Our Toon

    Aug 22, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #5

    A lot of talk about Santon to roma…would be a shocking deal for us, he’s the best RB cover we have and he’s better than Dummett. Add to that the fee reported is 8m euros (not pounds):which is around 6.5m for a young lad around 23 years old who can play either FB role.

    Dummett is shite, they hype around Haidara is very similar to what quire a few were saying about dummett this time last year….boy did he turn out to be championship standard at best.

  • toon22

    Aug 22, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #6

    So we could have the toon playing away to Oldham in the SD arena.
    Shame we dont have SD logos on our shirts to give some sports shop 100% exposure.

    Who do you think the fatman would rather win?

  • Our Toon

    Aug 22, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #7

    Sports direct sponsor Oldham nothing more than that. MA isn’t the chairman or the owner, just like Etihad sponsor PSG….doesn’t mean the mansoor family own them. Sponsorship and ownership are completely different things

  • toon22

    Aug 22, 2014 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Nike dont own a team.
    Exactly what retailer owns a team?
    Why do you think they dont?

    MA sponsors Olham,yes but are you saying sponsors have no say whatsoever?

    Imho they are another MA bitch club who will do as they are told to make someone money.

    Its bending of the rules to make someone profit.

  • toon22

    Aug 22, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Ok so we make it into Europe and meet Rangers.
    If MA underwrites them and be default becomes the major shareholder exactly how will either team act if they met in a competitive game?

    Atm MA is making money from football,its likely he will try to expand this as far as the FA/law will allow.

    Im just saying,how far will they let it go?

  • Nufc_Cal

    Aug 22, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #10

    Hello everyone, what score are we all predicting against Villa this weekend?

  • toon22

    Aug 22, 2014 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #11

    be default = by default

  • Themesh

    Aug 22, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #12

    We did play oldham nd lostv2-1 also oldhams kit supplier is sondico which is owned by sports direct so mike ashley kinda does have a stake in them through sports direct sponsorship nd kit supply

  • beermonkey

    Aug 22, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #13

    toon 22

    that wont happen if he is majority share holder in ranger both teams are not allowed in Europe if both qualify one would have to stand down and not enter

  • Brutooon

    Aug 22, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #14

    Good News – Promising Haidara would get more playing time

    Bad News – AP would play SLOW dummet over Haidara

  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 22, 2014 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #15

    quite a team QPR are putting together.

    Vargas joins them now.

  • gazzaforever

    Aug 22, 2014 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #16

    Grenier is injured again. As I said before, he s always injured , so you all should stop to fantasize about him for good and move on.

  • switch365

    Aug 22, 2014 at 2:36 AM

    Comment #17

    Wonder how far Raylor is from taking part in full training matches?

  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 22, 2014 at 4:31 AM

    Comment #18

    why pardew persists on Dumett over Haidara is strange.

    Like Tevez and Mascherano all over again…

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 22, 2014 at 4:38 AM

    Comment #19

    ilovetoon8788…that was what we said about QPR a few years back 😉

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 22, 2014 at 4:47 AM

    Comment #20

    Expat.. If you look at what Benny and Jonas potentially were worth before all this happened I don’t think Mr. Tubbs will be looking at it like that!

    …probably why we won’t get that CB and forward we need so badly.

  • Kangatoon

    Aug 22, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #21

    G’day Lads,
    Any suggestions for the best website to get a stream for our games. I used firstrowsports.eu all of last season, but I had alot of trouble with it last week & the quality was very poor.

    Thanks in advance…

  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 22, 2014 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #22

    Would anyone have bassong back? Perfect fit for me

  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 22, 2014 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #23

    kangatoon – go to :-

    has all the various link on match day.

  • JDdubai

    Aug 22, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #24

    Wiziwig works for me, always has lots of streams and most are watchable.

  • Santon03

    Aug 22, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #25

    I would prefer Santon as RW.
    He hasn’t played much as RW only 2 games and in both games he didn’t play full match as RW.
    He got his first goal as RW against Wigan, he was the only one who went forward with the striker and he ran into space which gave them option to pass.
    One of our weakness when we go forward is the lack of players helping the striker. Our striker most of the time alone against 2 or 3 defenders and the others are like 20 to 30 yards behind.

    I hope this problem will be fixed as the season progress.

  • ballerfan2

    Aug 22, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #26

    A number of our fans have this appalling habit of targeting one of our players in particular for abuse. I don’t think there is any player in the squad who has escaped a completely over the top abusive adjective at some time or another. The current target seems to be Dummet. The question is today asked ” how does Pardew pick him over Haidara” with another describing him as Sh***. First of all I have to say I like Haidara too. However I don’t see them training every day and how they each cope with contrasting situations as Pardew and his crew do. I personally feel there is little between the two defenders. Certainly I have seen nothing from Dummet to warrant the reaction of a number of supporters that I see other than the fact that he is a local lad. We are upset when our players seem to lack confidence. Is it any surprise if they read this stuff constantly.


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