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Yet Another Newcastle Injury Blow

Massadio Haidara was carried off in the second half in our last win – against Aston Villa –  but then a day later said he would be fit to face Manchester United on the following Wednesday – but he hasn’t played since and now there is news from John Carver he could be out until May.

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Massadio Haidara – hasn’t played for almost four weeks

So after bizarrely allowing left back Davide Santon to leave the club on loan initially to Inter-Milan in late January, Paul Dummett is out for the season, and Massadio could be out pretty much until the end of the season – and both have knee injuries picked up in games.

We have no recognized left back available and only one recognized center-back available at the moment.

It seems with Massadio that it’s an ongoing issue with his knee, and it’s strange because that’s what Davide Santon had at Newcastle with a knee injury he picked while he was playing at Inter-Milan.

Santon’s knee situation  had to be managed while he was at Newcastle for three and a half years.

There is no expected date when Massadio will be fit again, and this is what John Carver has reiterated today:

“There’s no sign of anyone coming back in the near future other than Mehdi,”

Si it’s only  Mehdi Abeid likely to be back for the game at Sunderland a week on Sunday, so Newcastle will be down to the bare bones for a few games yet.

Wonder why Rolando Aarons is taking so long in coming back from his hamstring problems?

We dare to even mention this, but we hope our International players on duty such as Daryl Janmaat and Tim Krul as two examples – return fit and well  after this International break.

Newcastle should conduct an investigation on how so many of our players have picked up so many injuries this season – it’s been one of the worst seasons for a long time – and there have to be some reasons for it – it cannot just be all bad luck.

This is the weakest current squad we can remember for a long time at Newcastle, and we’ll again limp over the finish line in the Premier League – probably in 14th place at best.

It’s not too exciting at Newcastle withMike Ashley in charge, as he continues to run Newcastle on a  shoestring.

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12 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Mar 26, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #1

    From Previous

    It’s amazing really, we have a billionaire owner, but unlike other clubs we look at getting 5 or 6 players for 40 million, where other clubs look at getting 1 player for that amount.

    The reality is; it does not matter how much money the club have, we will not be on a spending spree.

    No new head coach will be coming in, I said before, I don’t think the club have ever looked beyond Carver, and reading Charnley’s statement, and the Fans Forum minutes my view has not changed.

    As for players coming in, if the past is anything to go by, we will replace the players going out with cheaper, but not necessarily better quality players.

    Net spend will be less than 5 million as usual.

    I hope all this is wrong, but I doubt it, a Leopard never changes it’s spots.

    On thread:

    It weird, that all these little knocks are turning into season ending injuries. How many players get into a position of returning one week only to be ruled out for the season then next week?

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 26, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #2

    It’s been found out that Rangers are paying 5k a week for the Rangers 5. Bigi cannot play as he is ill and the Scottish FA have blocked him from playing, Rangers knew he had a long standing illness before they signed him, coupled with the fact that none of the 5 had medicals bar Vuckic then it’s definitely underhanded dealings by owl heed and leech and by extension the slug.

    Rangers will have ended up paying 65k when it’s all totalled up. Hardly much to premiership clubs but to Rangers that’s a fair whack.

    But he’s brill isn’t he.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 26, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #3

    I think we should bodyswerve this guy
    He uses multiple agents and refused to sign a pre-contract with us


  • optimistic prime

    Mar 26, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #4


    People should body swerve people with multiple accounts to!

  • firebug666

    Mar 26, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #5


    A mere 65K for the Rangers 5… That’s our summer transfer kitty sorted!

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 26, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #6

    The mysterious case of the contageous knee problem.

    Maybe that’s why they suddenly shipped out Santon? To stop him infecting the rest of the squad? Too late for poor Haidara, but I for one am glad the club caught this before it went too far.

    They really are the tops.

    Gush. Swoon. Chortle. Snort.

    Anyway, so, injuries, yep, we get quite a few of ’em. Perhaps so many that one might think we can’t afford to start down on numbers / quality. But that’s just silly. We’re doing fine, mid-table, no great investment needed. You’ll see. Affordable football.

  • Klatoon

    Mar 26, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #7

    i have said it before and will say it again, Rolando Aarons is fit but wont be allowed to play till he signs that new contract he turned down. MA wint risk losing him for peanuts

  • optimistic prime

    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #8


    Are they really injured though?

    There was claims Santon had been fit to play for weeks before he went off to Italy, I’m sure a few just don’t fancy it.

  • optimistic prime

    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #9


    Ashley don like the shoe on the other foot.

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #10

    OP…Why on Earth would a club pretend their player was injured?

    Are you not taking this contageous knee outbreak seriously enough? I’m for real. If you see someone wearing shorts, cover your knees quick.

    Joking aside, who knows. For me, it isn’t too much of a stretch to think there could be “long term” and “sensible, non “emotional” decision by allowing a player to be injured.

    I’m sure there is a financial reason somewhere, which makes someone go, perhaps he’s not worth risking for these games – it’s not like they are very important games, is it?

    Still, given our injury record and preference to buy players who already are easily broken, I’m happy to believe that a few of them are at least injured.

  • optimistic prime

    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #11


    I don’t doubt there injured, just to what extent.

    Wasn’t Aaron’s possibly ready for SMB now not, that’s 2nd or 3rd time since he was injured that he was due back only to be injured/withdrawn.

  • BeeGuy

    Mar 26, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #12

    They will all be back for West Ham so they can get 5 minutes in to pick up a Summer long injury.


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