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Major Injury Problems Reported – Two Magpie Defenders Ruled Out – Another To Have Fitness Test

Craig Hope in an exclusive in the Mail this afternoon is reporting that both Paul Dummett and Federico Fernandez have been ruled out of tomorrow’s game against Leicester City.

And DeAndre Yedlin will have a late fitness test.

Paul Dummett – ruled out with a hamstring problem

Fernandez and Dummett both have hamstring injuries so they will likely not be fit for the game at Old Trafford next Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin has an ankle problem but is expected to be fit.

We suppose the Ciaran Clark will come in for the in-form Federico Fernandez and probably Javier Manquillo will deputize for Dummett.

Newcastle have not been successful in getting another specialist left back to push Dummett for the starting position.

This is a late major blow to Newcastle and lessens the chance we can get the win tomorrow – but of course, it’s still possible.

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113 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Sep 28, 2018 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #1


  • Munster Mag

    Sep 28, 2018 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Shit this is bad news. And what happens when you don’t invest. Jail is it OK for me to moan about Ashley. Seeing as I am a non English toon supporter.

  • nufc 11

    Sep 28, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #3

    Joe Bryan was available for 6 million, Kevin Mbabu was also available he can play LB or RB and wanted to return to nufc over the summer and has since gone on to be a full international and playing champions league football with young boys. Ashley was more interested in the HOF deal than nufc transfer dealings. You get what deserve Mike, I hope it all blows up in your face.

  • Pain in the Blog

    Sep 28, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Assuming that Yedlin will fail his fitness test tomorrow, I think this could be the team…

    Sterry Lascelles Schär Manquillo
    Ritchie Shelvey Diame Kenedy

    Rafa might prefer Clark to Sterry or Schär but, based on his recent performance at LB and Manquillo’s at RB, this just might be the way to go.

  • Black and white armpit

    Sep 28, 2018 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Scratchy will be over the moon about the injuries.

    Did you watch that BBC anti-Ashley vid posted earlier Scratchy? Just curious on your thoughts.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 28, 2018 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #6

    A horrible mess now. We don’t have the fill-ins needed to succeed. A much weaker back four to face the likes of Vardy. A real challenge for Rafa. Manquillo is just not good enough. It can get worse if we continue to get injuries to key players. I wonder what the team spirit is like these days. Best wishes to the lads for tomorrow.

  • scott

    Sep 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Scratchy won’t be along for a while, after seeing this news he is busy trying to pull the head off it!!! His missus has just confirmed he hasn’t been this excited since the fixtures came out & he spotted our first 8 games!?

  • BenArfa the magician

    Sep 28, 2018 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Dammm Fernandez has been our best defender this year massive loss if true.

    So tomorrow we play a very good Leicester team without an attack and defence, we are so unlucky as Newcastle fans, injuries no investment leading to playing some of the most boring football in the league. Surely if we go down this season (which is a huge possibility) No way will Rafa stay on again and we may be stuck down there for a while.

  • Oldgit1

    Sep 28, 2018 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #9

    Jib, heard via Talksport that the moose is currently in Newcastle, with him apologising, stating it is a great place. He visited some museums, was on his way to the biscuit factory but was told by a presenter that it was an art place and won’t get any jammy dodgers. He was to visit tynemouth but only after he popped into the strawberry pub. He is loving the place and is saying he didn’t realise how good it was and not what he was expecting.

    He is not stopping for the match though, not sure what the crowd reaction would be.

  • Oldgit1

    Sep 28, 2018 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #10

    @ Geordie two, the pictures shown of the players in training shows everyone smiling, whether they were told to give a smile, but suspect everything is ok and the players are happy enough.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 28, 2018 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #11

    Were these injuries picked up last week or training?
    Going to be tough tomorrow – defeat more than likely hope not tho!!!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 28, 2018 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Sterry Lascelles Clark Schaar
    Ritcjie Shelvey Diame Kenedy
    Fernandez Muto

    All I am saying, is give youth a chance.

    Schaar is more than capable of filling in any spot across the back line. I’d include Roberts and Longstaff in my line up but that’s not going to happen with Rafa.

  • AncientC

    Sep 28, 2018 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Jib seems less grumpy since returning from Spain. Home is where the heart is, eh.

    Btw, thanks for the pic, Jib. I enjoyed the ‘your [sic]’ part: https://bit.ly/2OkZmhR

  • Jib

    Sep 28, 2018 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Give up with all this girly wailing and
    gnashing of teeth !!!!!!
    Injuries are part and parcel of sport
    Man up you bunch of whiners

  • Bladey

    Sep 28, 2018 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Paul merson is a k@@@ and always has been
    But he makes one valid point
    Why the love in with Rafa he is just another manager
    His record is on a par with the worst managers we have had and plays football like big Sam
    10th last year was close to being relegation
    Worst star ever this season what is with some of you
    Are you so used to watching mediocre nufc performances that you will accept a manager who has a record so bad he could eclipse carver and pardew

  • jarra mick

    Sep 28, 2018 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #16

    If Rafa hadn’t wasted this summers transfer budget on Muto he could have bought a decent left back as competition for Dummett.

  • Jib

    Sep 28, 2018 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Mackem alert !!!!!
    Bladey you won’t be so clever
    when the red and white shite
    get humped off Coventry lunch-time themorra

  • Nufc 4ever

    Sep 28, 2018 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Anyone who used the name bladeuser should be treat with contempt more like blademouth scratchy in disguise

  • jarra mick

    Sep 28, 2018 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #19

    He could become the first manager in our history to relegate us twice, on top of playing the worse football I’ve ever seen.

  • Reilly

    Sep 28, 2018 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #20

    9 points above relegation is not close to relegation.
    We have played 4 of the top 6 off last season,what were you expecting.
    rafa is noway close to being the worst manager we have had.

  • Jib

    Sep 28, 2018 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #21

    jarra mick
    playing the worse football I’ve ever seen.
    Ha ha ha
    The point of wumming is knowing something
    about the subject of your wummery

    jarra mick the mackem prick

    ha ha ha ha ha

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 28, 2018 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Remaining games up to new year how many points do think we will get
    Leicester h
    Man Utd a
    Brighton h
    Southampton a
    Watford h
    Bournemouth h
    Burnley a
    West Ham h
    Everton a
    Wolves h
    Huddersfield a
    Fulham h
    Liverpool a
    Watford a
    Man Utd h jan 1st

    16 games
    Me thinks we will be in heap of trouble My prediction 10-12 Pts after Man Utd

  • Jib

    Sep 28, 2018 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Bonus point for the Falcons !!!

  • Jib

    Sep 28, 2018 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Foot in touch

  • SA Toon

    Sep 28, 2018 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Buzzing to be going to SJP tomorrow for the first time. Waited almost 50 years and travelled more than 5,500 miles to be here. HOWAY THE LADS!!!!!

  • Jib

    Sep 28, 2018 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #26

    Let’s hope your debut as an attendee
    sees a victory

  • Aces-of-Eights

    Sep 28, 2018 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #27

    Why did rafa get rid of a fit gayle for an unfit rondon? Last season a fit mitro for unfit slimani? Why didnt he give the mitro gayle partnership a go?

  • Pitmatic

    Sep 28, 2018 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #28


    I reckon the 10 games after Man Utd could yield 15+ points. A win tomorrow would really set that up for us, but I can’t see it happening. Another point would not be a catastrophe.

  • jarra mick

    Sep 28, 2018 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #29

    You telling me you’re happy with this brand of football Jib? I cannot remember watching a more negative team.

  • SA Toon

    Sep 28, 2018 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #30

    Despite the injuries, I’ve got a good feeling. I didn’t come all this way to lose!

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 28, 2018 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #31

    I think it is going to be tough especially if we get injuries as the squad is not the strongest – most likely the weakest – defence strongest part of our game but losing the four is Big hole – 3 of which could be out a while – we cannot score goals adds up recipe for a struggle

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 28, 2018 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #32

    Forgot to say we got lucky with injuries last season in the run in as we could of been in a spot of trouble also

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 28, 2018 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #33

    SA Toon

    Good on you mate, you’ll be able to join the ranks of supporters who’ve seen them live, let’s hope you see a good win as well.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 28, 2018 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #34

    If nowt else we must be well placed in the injury table. 🙁

  • RobLeenio

    Sep 28, 2018 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #35

    SA Toon, that’s dedication fella. You’ll enjoy yourself no matter what but I know a win will make your day extra special. I hope you see it.


  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 28, 2018 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #36

    Injury table joint 5th top with 5
    Watford top with 8

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Sep 28, 2018 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #37

    If manny plays, green light for Vardy and Gray, he will have to come off after 20 minutes.

  • SA Toon

    Sep 28, 2018 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #38

    Thanks all. I hope to see you at the stadium. I can’t wait!!

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Sep 28, 2018 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #39

    Just a thought, all the talk about Rafa may stay or leave due to Ashley not backing him. I remember a few weeks back one manager was spouting off about how Rafa should just stop whining and get on with it. If he leaves don’t be surprised if Ashley goes after Neil Warnock, yes he’s the one saying Ashley was a clever person or something along those lines. Be worried what we wish for, Neil phucking Warnock.

  • magic hat

    Sep 28, 2018 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #40

    Injuries could make us shuffle the pack, and a different team dynamic may result in a different style of play. Different could be better, but most importantly can’t be much worse than are terrible start so far. Only credit has been we haven’t been spanked yet. How about we try something a bit different? Attack at home?


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