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Injury Update Is Disappointing But Could Have Been Worse


Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle will be without Allan Saint-Maximin for at least the next month with his latest hamstring injury. This could mean that Allan will miss the following six fixtures:

  • Burnley (A) – December 14, 2019
  • Crystal Palace – December 21, 2019
  • Manchester United (A) – December 26, 2019
  • Everton – December 28, 2019
  • Leicester City – January 1, 2020
  • Boston/Rochdale (A – FA Cup) – January 4, 2020

It also puts the match at Wolves on the 11th of January in serious doubt as well. This is the worst possible time for a player to suffer a four-week long layoff as they miss so many games.

Allan underwent his scan yesterday. While the news is not good, the report states that Newcastle were concerned that it would be much worse. So hopefully the four-week prognosis is being conservative and that he could maybe be back sooner.

However, what we don’t want to see is for Saint-Maximin to suffer the same fate as Matt Ritchie with multiple setbacks in his return from an ankle injury. Ritchie went from an initial two-month prognosis to what is likely to be a full four months on the sidelines.

While Allan’s is just a muscle injury and Matt suffered ligament damage, Newcastle need to make sure the Frenchman is ready to return before he comes back. Saint-Maximin also came back from a slight hamstring injury in August which aggravated the problem causing him to miss over a month.

We would expect that Christian Atsu will come in for Allan on the left. The 27-year-old has played very well in limited action this season. He leads the team with 3 assists but hasn’t started since the match at Leicester City at the end of September.

It’s time for the team to band together, and we hope this doesn’t affect our form too much. This is a massive blow, but it’s time for other players to step up to fill the void that Allan’s absence will leave.


67 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #1

    What about Elliot?!!

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  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #2

    I predict Shelvey will get a red card in the next match and spend xmas at home.

    1
  • Jib

    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #3

    I predict a riot

    1
  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Just heard Penfold on the radio
    Be sure the PR are rattled lol

    They are getting desperate lmfao

    The smell of bloods in the water JIB
    It’s all downhill from here on in

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  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Would be funny if people took those 10k tickets and just kept them

    10k more empty seats

    😉

    5
  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Is there any estimation on Ritchies return?

    I would expect Atsu to start in place of Maximin at Burnley and other than that, all the same starters again (training injuries permitting).

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  • geordietom

    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #7

    TOOL22 …

    keep your agenda’s to your self …

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  • DaveD1000

    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Last I seen Ritchie is another month away

    1
  • lesh

    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #9

    Essex

    There’s no need to cue lesh. A Tekegraoh-inspired opinion, whether posted in jest or not, tends to lead to a sigh, a sigh of amazement that a person seemingly able to see a bigger picture, should be so easily malleable by the media.

    Lesh was taught to question the motives and therefore the content of the popular media and thus doesn’t parrot its opinions. Sadly, many do.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #10

    After 16 matches Chelsea and Spurs have lost five, only one less than ourselves. Some reason for optimism, although I am not getting carried away and no matter how succesful Bruce is I do wonder how many players will extend their contracts. However, Penfold will have is work cut out trying to remove even more dead wood now we have Muto.

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  • lesh

    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #11

    And on the subject of presumptions and stereotyping us world pharts, it’s not a given that we all support Ashley either directly or indirectly. Some of us can see what he’s up to. Generosity, my harris!

    As a aside, I’ve just heard a comment – ‘he’ll make the country like Venezuela’. Sounds just like the Wetherspoons Bugle, the Daily Heil or the mop-headed oaf himslf and I wonder whether that the guy that made the comment even knows where Venezuela is!

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  • Jib

    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #12

    lesh using 3rd person illeism is so funny

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  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s never Jabbas fault

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  • geordietom

    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Illeism Is the Habit of Referring to Yourself in the Third Person. This verbal tic is known as “illeism.” That’s the habit of referring to yourself in the third person. It can make the speaker sound egotistical.

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  • lesh

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Geordietom

    Look at Google again and you’ll find other observations about using the illeistic style. Perhaps you’d like to take your blinkers off rather than pick the comment that suits your purpose.

    Would I be right in saying they’re a lot of folk of north eastern roots down in Derbyshire? Why is that and what have some of them learned from history?

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #16

    toon22

    More boring same old same old.

    When is Ashley getting locked up for fraud?

    Is it this Friday?

    Ha, ha, ha.

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  • lesh

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #17

    @11

    * world pharts = owld pharts

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  • DaveD1000

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #18

    it was always next Monday

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #19

    ille
    illum
    illius
    illi
    illo

    Jib remembers this?

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  • lesh

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #20

    Bills Son Is Back

    The frog may be repetitious but he has justification and he sees a purpose to his oft repetitive posts..

    Other than championing Ashley and his exploitation of Newcastle United have you got a purpose?

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  • Jib

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #21

    illo
    at that
    always cracked me up

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  • lesh

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #22

    Ron Knee

    Jib remembers Latin? Don’t be silly, the nearest he’s been to the classics was the cinema, the former Tatler, at the top of Northumberland Street.

    The Classic showed films aimed at adults….. harrumph!

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  • Jib

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #23

    I hated latin
    such a shame
    it would have helped with my Spanish later
    sometimes in conversation with a Spanish friend
    they come out with a sentence that a Roman would have understood

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #24

    lesh,

    Go back under your stone.

    I don’t champion Ashley, come up with an original falsity instead of chucking that one into the ring.

    toon22 posts repetitious nonsense.

    He/she has been saying for months that ‘next week’ Ashley is going down for fraud.

    Still waiting.

    And my purpose…

    I GO TO SJP, I SUPPORT THE TEAM, I CHEER MY HEAD OFF WHENEVER WE WIN NO MATTER HOW WE DO IT.

    And I’ve done that for nearly 60 years.

    WHAT HAS toon22 DONE?????????????

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #25

    The Stoll, too, I think?

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  • DaveD1000

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Chesty Morgan films were well written and well produced

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Jib

    I did French, German & Latin. All taught as dead languages.

    1
  • DaveD1000

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #28

    city game heating up a bit

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  • lesh

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #29

    Jib

    So, ‘Dos San Miguel’ has Roman roots?

    Bill’s son

    If going to the match is your purpose in life, that might explain a lot.

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  • Jib

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Deadly Weapons

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  • lesh

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #31

    Ron Knee

    The Stoll did show racy x-rated flms at times but it didn’t specialise in ’em. Those films would’ve been on general release whereas the Classic’s screenings would probably have been restricted circulation.

    For clarification, I used to be taken to the then Tatler as a kid when it showed wall-to-wall cartoons and comedy.

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  • lesh

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #32

    Ron Knee

    French and German taught as desd languages? Why?

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  • Online Guy

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Bobbeebee

    Reading your post of yesterday on the subject of attending games ..Good for you if you go along ..each to his own but I got the distinct impression that you don’t give a damn about what Ashleys done to the club and how he has just pissed all over the protesting fans that have sacrificed their love of Newcastle United to show him we are not happy with his piss taking of said fans and austerity football and his treating Newcastle United as a secondary entity in his greedy business strategy.

    He has pissed all over the supporters in one fell swoop who are standing up for what’s right and trying to highlight his disgusting running of Newcastle United with ten thousand free tickets .

    The man is an absolute B’stard and I’m fuming .

    Anyone taking up his offer of a free ticket is blind to what he is doing and ignorant .

    And MARTOON I’m f surprised at you milking it on here by taking Ashley up on his piss take of the real supporters who can see through him and actually know what a dictator and what lack of respect he has for real fans and his lack of respect for Newcastle Supporters ..the real ones , you taking up his offer of a free ticket ? Thoughtless.

    You people who do take up the offer of his free tickets are pathetic and if you don’t like what you read here so bloody what. You can go to hell ..your now in cahoots with Mike Greedy Ashley .

    You are saving his acute embarressment of 15 thousand missing supporters..Well bloody done .

    I don’t care about any pathetic replies on this matter as I think your rubbish supporters who are blind to the fact that Mike Ashley is pissing on you from a great height and right in your face.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #34

    Luke Edwards interviewed.

    https://www.offtheball.com/soccer/disastrous-mike-ashley-regime-hitting-newcastle-uniteds-attendances-luke-edwards-936319

    You have got a generation of Newcastle fans that have given up and don’t want to go to games anymore.
    We were estimating the numbers were between five and eight thousand, but there are lot of season-ticket holders that are locked into a ten-year deal that are not going either.
    The crowds are about ten thousand down, which is a huge statement of disillusionment. Not of Steve Bruce, but I don’t think his appointment helped.
    The interesting thing is that they haven’t come back even though results have been good and the team are doing well.
    That is the level of anger at Mike Ashley.”

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #35

    lesh

    The method of teaching modern languages in those days was the same as for Latin.

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  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #36

    Bills

    Nobody cares about your pro Jabba bollix

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  • Online Guy

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #37

    Posada

    Yesterday you were bleating on about 2 to 3 thousand missing supporters .. where did you get your figures from ? Idiotic .

    42 thousand last match ..are you aware that among that figure given there was at least 5 thousand freebies ?

    Ashley has managed to dump at least 17 thousand real supporters who have stood up for what’s right.

    You back Ashley in a lot of your posts ..and then play it off by saying the odd thing against him .

    You come across as an Ashley apologist and your a contradiction in yourself .

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  • Online Guy

    Dec 11, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #38

    Geordietom

    I see you have a long running battle with Tsunki and Toon22, here’s some advice

    Don’t hold a grudge from past skirmishes with the afore mentioned, take each post on its merit otherwise you will lock your mind into anything they say bieng of no value with you ready to jump on them at every turn and every post , argument and blog disruption will ensue…no good .

    Listen to them they tell it like it is.

    Have a nice day ..peace . Lol.

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  • Online Guy

    Dec 11, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Who’s next ?

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  • DaveD1000

    Dec 11, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #40

    Jesus enjoying himself

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