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Brendan Rodgers Gives Update On Maddison’s Availability For Sunday



Brendan Rodgers has given the following update on the availability of midfielder James Maddison for the Newcastle match this Sunday:

“We’ll see over the next couple of days. He’s obviously going to be a doubt. “He’s put some weight on his ankle so we’ll see over the coming days. He’s a big talent and he’s been playing great. We’ve got a really strong squad.

“We made some changes in the week, and the rhythm, speed and intensity in the team was the same.

“It’s just the risk of whether he’s going to last the game or not. It’s questionable whether he’ll play or not. He’s such a talented player, we’ll give him every chance.

“It just means we need to look at the creative side to our game. A player of that importance, of course, it’s always disappointing if he’s not available.

“Our success will be based around the team. If he’s not available, we’ll have someone to come in and it’s a great opportunity.”

So it’s up in the air at the moment whether Newcastle will have to face the talented 22-year-old. Maddison injured his ankle late in Leicester City’s victory against Tottenham last weekend. He was able to make it through the game but only because Rodgers had no more substitutions available.

Maddison was featured in some images of the team training yesterday. However, he was only spotted peddling on an exercise bike.

If Maddison is unable to go on Sunday, we would imagine Dennis Praet, who signed this summer from Sampdoria, would get the nod. Praet had been linked to Newcastle for a few years before his move to Leicester.


86 comments so far

  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m sure the player will be buzzing Sunday
    This years sale lie will really motivate them

    Think we will nick it 0-1 the toon
    Probably some bizarre VAR goal

    3
  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Jail

    Yer I’d say bang on with the tactics of blaming the fans for the poor performances and the imaginary buyer backing out

    The PR don’t seem to realise the reason for the empty ground is exactly the kind of bollix they are blathering on about
    Everyone’s sick of the lies and the rubbish on offer

    14
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Sep 27, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Fakeover 10 – 0 Takeover

    0
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Sep 27, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Frogs are here, lies there…f……everywhere

    0
  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2019 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Hiya JIB

    Canny embarrassing

    Hahahahaha

    3
  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 27, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #6

    A hedge fund would be looking for a quick buck and maximising commercial revenue would be key for them, so can’t see them signing up to the signage deal.

    2
  • MG-Man

    Sep 27, 2019 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #7

    More crap takeover talk . This is going to make more fans stay away , everyone’s sick of all the crap this club spews out

    5
  • RobLeenio

    Sep 27, 2019 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Rotonda, agreed on that. Any corporate buyer will be looking to increase the value of the club, they can only do that by maximising all the revenue streams and showing a good debt to turnover ratio.

    Ashley has the club debts under control (except those to himself which should be wiped out if / when a takeover happens) and so any buyer could potentially afford to load some debt on the club to pay for upgraded facilities and show an increase in value that way, but they will also need to show increasing commercial revenue. If Ashley was to keep options on shirt and merchandise sales, corkage, advertising etc then they could never do that.

    They’ll also need the fans onside and if we think they are using the club’s money to feather Ashley’s nest, I don’t think they’ll ever get that.

    4
  • Reilly

    Sep 27, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #9

    In Mein Kampf, Hitler suggested that repetition of a message was the best form of propaganda.

    7
  • Assassins Inc

    Sep 27, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m so happy to hear finally we have a takeover happening, this is fantastic news. It somewhat reminds me of the news we received last Sept/
    Oct and the year before that and the year before that, it’s great to see that this is one statistic about Newcastle that is spot on every year we get some really great news.

    Many thanks Mike Ashley, many thanks for trying to make us believe this is happening so Fans come back, I can’t wait for the next piece of news that fans need to start supporting the team so the takeover happens.

    Mike your a diamond in the rough, now can you do one more thing for us deserving fans, drive down to Dover, hire one of those human sized canon ball machines, jump in and slide down to the bottom and then hit fire. Thanks Mike.

    11
  • stan anderson

    Sep 27, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Oh no not another 1!!!!
    The propaganda machine is in motion again.
    Don’t buy it Geordie,s
    Just keep turning the screw on the slug and hope he goes and doesn’t sink us 1st.
    Stay away you know it makes sense.

    10
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 27, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #12

    Reilly – it was perfected by his propaganda minister, the technique is known as “The Big Lie” – basically asserting the most ridiculous and outrageous thing is truth long enough and loud enough will eventually persuade the majority to believe it. Marketing is a bit more subtle these days ha ha but the basic premise is the same 🙂

    4
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 27, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #13

    Who will be the first ITK? Step forward that very brave individual!

    😀

    5
  • dougie

    Sep 27, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #14

    The KBA spin machine is back into overdrive again lol.More than likely because the parasite didn’t like being pulled outside that coffee shop the other day that made its way onto social media.He loves nothing more than trying to wind us up.The club isn’t even for sale.Jabba is so transparent you can see right through him.Kenyon for ffs,don’t make me laugh.Boycott Sports Direct FC!Its a zombie club with no ambition.

    5
  • lochinvar

    Sep 27, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #15

    frogman
    “…some bizarre VAR goal”

    That scares me.
    Are the machines taking over ?
    Is VAR like the Triffids or that large silver coloured number 4 that I see before some TV programmes.Presumably that’s a central defender.

    If VAR has developed goal scoring capabilities, what next ? will it learn to defend ? take free kicks ?

    This is frightening and must be stopped.
    Down the machines.

    Pleade use less

    2
  • Asi Fish

    Sep 27, 2019 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Is this fakeover back dated in order to excuse John’s ongoing pre-takeover celebratory pint?

    Someone compared Kenyon to Thomas Cook earlier – at least Kenyon hasn’t lost me a wad of cash……….yet!

    4
  • DaveD1000

    Sep 27, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #17

    loch
    it would be a buggar if VAR was offside

    2
  • lochinvar

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Ashley is to respond to the Kenyon take over bid within 10 days and even allowing for a short delay that’s before the Brexit deadline of 31st October that will keep us out of Europe.
    That’s Ashley’s dream ticket. not in Europe.

    0
  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #19

    Assassins Inc

    LOL

    Nobody believes that utter twaddle

    8th times the charm

    3
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Rafa must be having a little chuckle to himself with the news this morning!

    Probably used to ask Charnley all the time what was happening with preparations for the upcoming window to be told “well Rafa we might have to go with option 5 on your list as we have had a few sales calls about buying the club”

    1
  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #21

    That leaves Assassins Inc

    Either a WUM or PR

    Who cares

    2
  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Maybe we should play VAR up front
    Hes our best chance of scoring

    😉

    3
  • lochinvar

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #23

    nearly only 9 days to go

    0
  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #24

    Opinion
    Newcastle United Commercial Revenue just doesn’t add up under Mike Ashley – As new ‘bid’ for NUFC is made

    https://www.themag.co.uk/2019/09/newcastle-united-commercial-revenue-just-doesnt-add-up-under-mike-ashley-as-new-bid-for-nufc-is-made/

    This is what hes doing to Rangers

    (Information from The Guardian) The Glasgow Rangers deal with Sports Direct only made the club 7p for every shirt sold giving Rangers dividends of £559,000 over 4 years while £13m was spent in the club shop. SD got 3 times more dividends than the club.

    The guy is a liar and a parasite

    12
  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Tsunki @13
    Belfast is THE first ITK this time….he already identified his “highly reliable” source as a dishwasher in Florida! I found his account to be credible, but don’t shoot the messenger!

    #POTWASH

    3
  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Uses the same lie for the 8th time in 13 years
    Has been proven in court to be a liar and has admitted to lie to the fans regularly

    Claims hes selling again this year

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #27

    toon22

    I’m curious as to how in your eyes Assassins Inc’s comment makes him a Wum or PR?

    4
  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Its insulting at best

    2
  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #29

    Essex

    Assassins Inc

    Sep 27, 2019 at 3:25 PM
    Comment #10

    I’m so happy to hear finally we have a takeover happening, this is fantastic news. It somewhat reminds me of the news we received last Sept/
    Oct and the year before that and the year before that, it’s great to see that this is one statistic about Newcastle that is spot on every year we get some really great news.

    Many thanks Mike Ashley, many thanks for trying to make us believe this is happening so Fans come back, I can’t wait for the next piece of news that fans need to start supporting the team so the takeover happens.

    Mike your a diamond in the rough, now can you do one more thing for us deserving fans, drive down to Dover, hire one of those human sized canon ball machines, jump in and slide down to the bottom and then hit fire. Thanks Mike.

    Are you saying you cant see either in that post ?
    Dont answer those emails saying youve won the Nigerian Lottery

    😉

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Chico

    It sounds highly plausible to me.

    As the saying goes 13th (toon22 needs to confirm that figure) time lucky!

    3
  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #31

    EGB
    I’m sure toon22 will remind us once or twice as to how many fakeovers we’ve been treated to by his mate Mike Ashley! 😉

    2
  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #32

    I’ve never said 13 ever
    Go look Essex

    It’s the 8th time

    I doubt that it matter to you though

    1
  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #33

    13 years
    8th time

    I’m sure me repeating it for months isn’t enough for you
    Me posting it in this story isn’t enough

    Funny that

    1
  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Thanks toon22! I think I got it this time: 8th time! Us older fans need reminding!

    2
  • DaveD1000

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #35

    reminding of what?

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #36

    geordietom,
    As to your question about Kenyon etc leaving the advertising in place and would I be happy to get shot of Ashley. The trouble is with that scenario is that we wouldn’t be shot of Ashley, we’d just have a Vichy regime in place still being suffocated by Ashley.

    7
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #37

    I’ve just seen a helicopter flying towards the training ground….

    Sorry my mistake, it was a pig.

    6
  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #38

    OP,
    Are you calling MA a pig? Shame on you! 😉

    4
  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #39

    ChicoUSA

    That would be insulting to pigs

    😉

    7
  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 27, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #40

    #POTWASH just tweeted that Ashley has agreed in principal to Kenyon’s latest offer. Pinsent-Mason will once again be working the deal! It HAS to real if they are involved!

    I’m gonna buy a season ticket immediately!

    Sorry toon22 but this takeover is happening! Jon and I are having a pre-sale celebratory drink!

    1


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