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Paul Dummett Returns To Newcastle To Have Injury Assessed

Paul Dummett picked up his 4th cap for Wales earlier this week when he started the game against Denmark at the Cardiff City Stadium.

But he lasted only 38 minutes until he had to leave the field injured.

He cannot play in Wales’ next game in Albania as we had expected he has returned to Newcastle to have treatment.

The game against Albania is only a friendly game.

We still don’t know how severe the injury is, but there should be some initial diagnosis coming from the club – maybe today.

Paul was a huge miss in the first part of last season, and we hope he will not be out too many games.

Paul Dummett in action against Denmark

We are starting 9 games in just 37 days when we play Burnley away on Monday night 26 November.

Newcastle are tied on 9 points with them, so it’s an important game against another relegation candidate,

Who will stand in for Paul if he cannot play at Burnley a week tomorrow – which seems likely – is an open question.

But it shows we don’t have good cover for the local lad.

Kenedy, Manquillo, Clark, and Lazaar can play at left-back

If we were to hazard a guess maybe right-footed Javier Manquillo will get the call, but Rafa could also decide to play three at the back.

Lascelles, Fernandez, and Schar are all in good form at the moment and could be a strong back three for the game at Turf Moor.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

37 comments so far

  • JohnJ

    Nov 18, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #1

    I’d bring Clark in if need be!

  • Dennis Twice

    Nov 18, 2018 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

  • hibbit

    Nov 18, 2018 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    the much maligned Paul Dummett will be a massive miss if he’s out for any length of time

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #4

    John J,
    Did you watch Clarke against Forest, unfortunately he’s a LB only for the fact he is left footed. It’s going to have to be Kenedy and hope that Murphy or Atsu step up.

  • beermonkey

    Nov 18, 2018 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #5

    i bet manquillo gets the nod

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    That doesn’t fill one with confidence.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 18, 2018 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #7

    A LB should be the priority come January…

    …lets see if it will be!

    The situation is what it is but it’s also an opportunity for Rafa to change things…

  • toon22

    Nov 18, 2018 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #8

    If only someone had noticed we haven’t had cover for either fullback for the last few years

    Our problem is chronic under investment

    All down to one person

  • toon22

    Nov 18, 2018 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #9

    Wonder who’s the bargain bin leftover we get in to cover if anyone at all shows up

  • beermonkey

    Nov 18, 2018 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #10


    he is pretty hit or miss

    we have manqillo clarke schar that can cover full backs

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #11

    There’s a difference between being able to cover there and competing for the spot. Clarke would never get in to a PL team that has a fit specialist LB on it’s books. Ashleys model does not allow for competition for places, deemed a waste of funds. I’m very surprised we signed Fernadez when Lejuene was out for “only” nine months, had we have had to pay the going rate Clarke and Schar would be starting in the middle leaving even less LB cover.

  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 18, 2018 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Cause and consequence, could be connected to many current events, but with there being no direct or dependable replacement for Dummett this may be the opportunity to play three at the back with wing backs. Particularly as the next match is against Burnley away, we should have beaten them last year and with the ability to unbalance their defensive tactics we have the ability to this time round.

  • beermonkey

    Nov 18, 2018 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #13


    i know that

    i dont mind toon22 but but his statement says no full back cover well thats wrong we have the debate is whether it is good enough
    we know it not
    if toon22 is going to lead a crusade it need to be based on facts not murkry grey areas he will lose credability

  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2018 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #14

    Fans tend to think
    “It’s Burnley away what the hell”
    It’s shit or bust let’s play with
    wingbacks and go for it.
    Rafa however
    sees us and Burnley on the same
    points(9) separated only by our
    superior gd . He’ll go for caution.

  • the white tino

    Nov 18, 2018 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #15

    Ideal game to play 3 Centrehalves pack the midfield and win the game from there

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 18, 2018 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Liam Gibson IS a LB and would fit into the side with no problem, I reckon he’d do better than any of the the other mentioned possibility’s.

    But if it’s from the current 1st team choices and Lascelles is fit to play then Schaar or Kenedy would be my pick.

  • toon22

    Nov 18, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #17

    If the fat man could sell the stadium and replace it on loan he would
    There’s no defending MA on his ownership of the club and the state of the team
    Without either fullback we’re into having to play people who wouldn’t get into any premteam or kids
    Cheap as possible is the way we’re run

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #18

    So apparently Ashley wants to keep Rafa. The training facilities and academy need upgrading no matter who is here next season. A huge show of good faith would be to invest in these now. Why isn’t he, the money is there. What is the plan if Rafa doesn’t stay, he’s obviously planning on running us on empty until the engine finally seizes.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #19

    toon 22,
    If he owned the land that the stadium sits on we’d have upped sticks about five years ago.

  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #20

    Engines don’t seize when run on empty
    they just stop.
    Some engineer you

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #21

    Your faith in the youngsters is admirable but there’s too much at stake to just lump them in. Look how Bobbybee felt about Armstrong, it’s now surely been proved that the lad isn’t good enough. Every excuse was rolled out for him until now, not sure how many sub appearances but there’s 15 and 1 goal. He did manage a brace against Carlisle but where are they, not sure if league one or two, Two would be my guess.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #22

    They’ll seize without oil Jibbers!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #23

    Apart from the bleeding obvious, what’s the difference between the U23’s and U21’s. I just seen that the checkatrade is the U21’s, surely they both must consist of roughly the same players?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #24

    A blessing in disguise having our game on Monday night. I was at the corresponding fixture last season, also on a Monday night. Not the most pleasing game of football.

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 18, 2018 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #25

    “A crunch match against Croatia at Wembley? That’s something England fans know all too well… (though we try to forget!)

    “England failed to qualify for Euro 2008 after losing 3-2 to Croatia at Wembley in 2007 thanks to a 77th-minute winner from Mladen Petric.

    “Scott Carson made a howler too and it was the night Steve McClaren was labelled the ‘wally with the brolly’.

    “All-in-all, a terrible evening for the Three Lions.” (BBC)

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Did Robinson not make a howler against Croatia as well.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 18, 2018 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #27

    OK Armstrong again, why is he always the example wheeled out to validate the non use of the younger Toon players.
    But as you’ve cited him let’s have a closer look at his lack of success.

    !5 Appearances as a sub you say, into a team where all of the strikers were struggling for goals, how many games did Gayle or Joselu start to get their meagre totals in the EPL
    How many times has Armstrong played in a team where lump it forward wasn’t the modus operandi.

    As Bobbyee has constantly reiterated he has scored goals at every level he has played for club and country, his FEW failures have been in a team that hasn’t played in a way that any Striker would flourish.

    Sorry but I feel using him as an example to to give youth a chance is a poor one.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #28

    He hasn’t though has he, he has failed to do it in the Championship with a team he scored regularly for in the third tier. I used him as an example to show that just because certain fans think a youngster is good enough it is for the manager to decide.

  • Bladey

    Nov 18, 2018 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #29

    Straight to the point Dummett is a second rate championship player he wouldn’t get into the top sixes third team never mind there reserves
    He cannot tackle cannot cross has no speed and his positional sense is non existent apart from that he is good

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #30

    What a stupid thing to say.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 18, 2018 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #31

    I think it is no secret if we had money to spend Dummett would be one of the first sacrifices…but he’s done his best while we have been without a proper LB…

    So let’s ma just hope we’ll get an upgrade come January!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2018 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #32

    jesperfuglsang – capt’n awesome of the lemon crew,
    He would be excellent back up to a better LB, him and Yedlin.

  • AncientC

    Nov 18, 2018 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #33

    Did I just read that correctly about Dummett: “He cannot tackle.” hah. Famous last words of anybody that has went into a 50/50 challenge with him.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 18, 2018 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Well as far as I’m concerned the jury is still out on Armstrong, I still think he’ll prove the doubters wrong but I don’t think he’s a good example to prove the point the younger players can’t or wouldn’t be able to step up to the 1st team.

    Just as a matter of interest how many “kids” are playing for England today, these are players that had to be given a chance in 1st teams!

  • toon22

    Nov 18, 2018 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #35


    Bladey proper bollocks that


  • Moonraker15

    Nov 18, 2018 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #36

    Have you been watching Dummett because I think he’s one of the most improved players we have.
    Agreed attacking is not his natural game like Yedders, but he’s a good defender and deceptively quick and puts in good crosses when not defending. As for tackling I think he is above average and we are a better team with him than without!

  • toonluvva

    Nov 18, 2018 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #37

    I hope that Dummets injury is not too serious. But! we mustn’t be tempted to rush him back too quickly if he’s not 100% fit.


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