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More Disciplinary Trouble For Newcastle

There´s no doubt that Newcastle missed Jack Colback last Saturday in defensive midfield when we went crashing at the Etihad Stadium by a score of 6-1 and that made up a cumulative score of 11-1 in our two league games there this year.



Jack Colback – one booking away from a one match ban

Yoan Gouffran was the surprise replacement for Jack and the Frenchman just couldn’t cope with the skill of the City players and it was another terrible result for us at the Etihad.

We have lost every league game against City since October of 2008 when we drew 2-2 at home in our relegation season.

Yoan wasn´t the only one who couldn´t cope in that first 20 minutes of the second half when we conceded five goals that showed our defense is no better than it was last season.

Jack should return when we entertain Norwich City on Sunday, but he´s not certain to be fit.

Like most Newcastle players he is suffering from a hamstring strain but he has four yellow cards so one more card and he will be suspended for one game – and if he picks a caution up on Sunday he will miss the Sunderland game at the Stadium of Light.

It would just be our luck that one of our Geordies misses the Sunderland game.

If Jack does miss the Sunderland game it could be a big chance for Cheick Tiote to come in and show what he can still do for the side.

Kevin Mbabu picked up a hamstring problem last Saturday and will miss Sunday´s game,  but it´s expected that Paul Dummett will be physically fit from his long-term hamstring problem, but he cannot be very match fit having not yet played in the first team this season.

Newcastle have still not managed to get to grips with why we pick up so many injuries and we remain top of the Premier League Injury Table with 12 injured players out with Everton in second place with only 7 injured players.

That´s one league we have no trouble in winning every season.

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6 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Oct 10, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Well that’s nailed on now that Colback will pick up that booking and miss the sunderland game.

    I fear we will be too far adrift by the time we can buy in January. We will also probably only buy in the last few minutes of the window.

    Is that Ron Vlaart ( think that’s his name) still injured and without a club ?

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 10, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Bambams too old mate sorry.

  • Bambams

    Oct 10, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #3

    You are spot on, he is too old. But I have no confidence in the high ball into our box.
    Kilcline was not a great footballer but my god he took no nonsense and smacked those crosses away all day.

    We just seem to stand and stare when the ball comes into our 6 yard box.

    Short term contract until Jan works for him and us.
    It’s an option until we can eventually sign a long term CB


  • Munster Mag

    Oct 10, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Completely agree mate

  • widowmagandapoke

    Oct 10, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Is it just a coincidence that we seem to have the worst inju

  • widowmagandapoke

    Oct 10, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Is it just a coincidence that we continually have the poorest injury record? Or is it a case of not wanting to play?


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