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Lejeune Gets Ready To Go Through It All Again – Best Wishes For Speedy Recovery


Florian Lejeune will again be operated on by Professor Paolo Mariani in Rome to repair his left knee ACL injury.

Mariani performed the same operation on Florian’s right knee back in early August so the Frenchman will be going through the exact same procedures again.

Hopefully, Lejeune can come back again in about four months like he did last time, but Rafa will then give him ample time before playing him in the first team.

But the main thing is for the knee to be 100% again as soon as possible.

Florian has his wife and young daughter with him in Rome.

We send Florian our very best wishes and hopes for another speedy recovery.

Florian Lejeune – injured in the first half against Crystal Palace

Here’s a tweet from Shields Gazette reporter Ciaran Kelly

Comments welcome.


63 comments so far

  • Posh_Geordie

    Apr 16, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Whilst the point that spending is no guarantee of doing better is correct.

    Not spending, has been shown year after year with many teams, is going backwards.

    We have no real cover for Rondon and without him we would been much closer to Cardiff and without spending we lose him next season.

    1
  • hibbit

    Apr 16, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #2

    if we’re lucky Ron 😉

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 16, 2019 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Get a load of that crazy Spanish guy who wants to stay on as our manager, he wants to spend some money to make us even more competitive and avoid the challenge of not being in a relegation fight. Who does he think he is, a world class coach and manager????

    7
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 16, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #4

    It makes you wonder if they’ve all been interviewed by someone in the clubs pocket and asked the type of question that will produce that kind of answer. It’s worrying for the simple fact it’s contradicting what Rafa said on Friday night, and would a club desperate to keep a manager go out to contradict and undermine him, I’m sure his players wouldn’t intentionally set out to do that.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #5

    Aye, we mustn’t grumble, hibbit!

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  • Jib

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #6

    Ron
    The façade seems in good nick

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  • hibbit

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #7

    its so obvious it’s a planed PR exercise instigated by Bishop to ramp up the pressure on Rafa and to give them another excuse if he doesn’t sign on the dotted line under there terms .

    4
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #8

    Yes, two towers still standing, Jib!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #9

    hibbit,
    Rafa said we need to spend money. I’m sure his captain and most trusted player wouldn’t deliberately set out to contradict him.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #10

    There asking for donations, isn’t the Catholic church one of the richest bodies in the world???

    4
  • DaveD1000

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Jail
    similar to Ash…they don’t spend it

    3
  • magscar

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #12

    Jail

    I’m no expert but I think you confusing having Capital and Assets (like Notre Dame?) as being readily available cashflow.

    Then again who paid for Windsor Castle – the Queen? renovation partly by independent domations and later charging entry to Buck Palace, £2M from Queen and she condescended to finally pay tax.

    Maybe Ashley can see some return from a Parisien investment 🙂

    1
  • Jib

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #13

    The French Ministry of Culture owns Notre Dame and is responsible for its maintenance.
    The state used to foot the bill for all of Notre Dame’s upkeep.
    But in recent years the high cost of the repairs Notre Dame needed meant the French Ministry of Culture could no longer pay to maintain it.
    This saw the Archbishop of Paris and the Diocese of Paris create the Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris organisation.

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #14

    It’s probably one of the most visited places in the world
    certainly in Europe.
    If the French Ministry of culture had just charged a token
    amount to visit it ,there probably would have been no need
    to get out the begging bowl.

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #15

    some french billionare has pledged a 100 million euro’s towards repairs …

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #16

    Francois-Henri Pinault is not just your typical celebrity husband. The billionaire, married to Salma Hayek, is his famed for his luxury fashion empire – which boats Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent on its books.

    Now, he’s pledged to donate a generous £90 million to save Notre Dame, which was set ablaze during restoration works on Monday night – leaving the world devastated.

    0
  • lesh

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #18

    Jib

    Thank you for keeping us plebs informed about Notre Dame though I’m sure you’re not a one who copies and posts copy without attributing your sources. Those who don’t know you might think your knowledge is boundless and your observations the product of a great mind. However, there may be others who think differently?

    9
  • martoon

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #19

    Would Pinault not like to buy a football club in North East England? – a much better investment 😉

    5
  • lesh

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #20

    Hibbit

    The Bishop spin’s so obvious yet the media does as its asked and publishes these ‘rumours’. Yes, they’re trying to paint a picture of Rafa being unrealistic and unreasonable in what will become known as his demands which way exceed the club’s ability to support him with the money he’d require.

    Ashley will be portrayed as one who wants to help but given that he’s saved the club which is now debt free and trying to be self-sufficient yet Rafa refused to agree to what was offered – constraints on player recruitment, a brand new play-pool and wheelie bins, a transfer strategy that’s subject to cash-flow constraints and Ashley’s whims.

    Jib, don’t wake Jane yet, ‘she’ can continue her defence of Ashley when she’s ready.

    5
  • lesh

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #21

    martoon @19

    ……..In a city with its own Cathedral on the Hill which is in need of a saviour.

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #22

    lmfao JIB gets wrang for my copy and paste you could’nt make it up…

    3
  • the ledge

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #23

    But at least there is only a few people now who believe the crap from the like of keys ,ferdinand etc .
    If our captain and ritichie want to make themselves look thick there is no better way that talking to the chronicle about us not needing to spend money .
    I think the tide is turning on ashley with the likes of shearer ,wright ,Jake H off bt, even this blog we only got two maybe three left defending him people starting to realize how thick they look .

    2
  • ashleysmate

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #24

    If Ashley donates any funds towards that poor cathedral (tax dodge of course) would he then be known as the fat bastard of Notre Dame?
    Just a thought…

    1
  • ashleysmate

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Lesh
    The Bishop and our cathedral just aren’t suited for each other

    2
  • Pain in the Blog

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #26

    If Rafa is allowed to spend a lot of money on players then the likes of Ritchie and Lascelles might lose their automatic first team places. Surely that’s a reasonable excuse for them arguing against spend.

    4
  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #27

    If you visited the Crypt and Towers of Notre Dame there was an admission fee.
    Oh – the pitfalls of rushing to Google and not really understanding what is written.

    Quite obvious recently that certain “parties” only ever appear when Jib is posting. He’s obviously increased his portfolio of fakers in his multiple stable.
    He’ll probably “thin out” their appearances now so it’s not so obvious.

    1
  • Jib

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Lesh
    My dim friend
    I said ages ago that I’m on a hugely powerful pc
    Some bloggers have devices that are limited so
    I quite often post stuff to save them time and memory
    space
    Yet cretins like you choose to pan me for it
    while at the same time posting mindless repetitive pap.

    13
  • Jib

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #29

    for mindless pap
    see above
    Tuff accuses me of googling yet
    I didn’t know they charged at Notre Dame
    what a prick

    4
  • Jib

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #30

    I was thinking of the many Cathedrals I’ve visited
    even Durham (my favourite) just “requests” visitors to give

    4
  • Mag52

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Pain in the blog.

    You might have hit the nail on the head there.#26.

    1
  • martoon

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #32

    Tuff – to be fair like a lot of Cathedrals & Churches most of Notre Dame is free – it is only it you want to do the fancy bits like climb to the top of the tower or down into the Crypt, like you say, that you have to pay – most visitors probably don’t do this!

    3
  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #33

    Nice to hear that Jib and his “associates” have visited Notre Dame.
    Managed to get an old holiday snap of Jib doing a Quasimodo re-enactment.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/87/67/c8/8767c8cd196f565e78e4be7943fafc96.jpg

    This is the scene when Quasimodo (Jib) is chained and tethered to the wheel for a good whipping/flogging.

    Some things never change.

    1
  • Jib

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #34
  • martoon

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #35

    To football – I noticed in an article in the Chronicle about Rafa’s new contract:
    “Mike Ashley is currently out of the country on an Easter break in the USA but Charnley has sole responsibility for the negotiations when it comes to Benitez’s new deal.”

    Do we really believe that? – I don’t!

    1
  • Jib

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #36

    Sorry Brighton as well

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #37

    martoon – do not disagree with your post at all. I think the principal is based on the idea that if someone wanted to attend the church for example to pray they should not be charged for it – like paying to practice your religion.

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  • ashleysmate

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #38

    The Bells the bells, Esmaralda

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  • martoon

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Jib @34 – and Brighton!

    1
  • ashleysmate

    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #40

    I’m deaf you know…

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