Newcastle have departed to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp after the 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest on Friday. The international break has come at a good time with many Magpies struggling with injury concerns.
The latest casualty is Miguel Almiron who suffered a thigh injury in training. The Athletic is reporting that Almiron will be lost for six weeks with the injury. Newcastle will have to soldier on through a congested April without their leading goalscorer.
Eddie Howe spoke on the injury concerns plaguing his squad after yesterday’s victory. He revealed that Allan Saint-Maximin was withdrawn at halftime with a tight hamstring. He also touched on why he didn’t introduce Callum Wilson in the second half saying:
“Allan wasn’t quite right today, physically, I didn’t think. He’s been carrying a tight hamstring. I don’t think it’s a pull, it’s just a little bit of tightness. For me, it was obvious during that first half that he probably wouldn’t be able to carry on.
“I didn’t want to expose Callum today, he hasn’t done a lot of training, so I decided to go with Elliot and he repaid me, he did really well. Hopefully, we’ll have Callum and Maxi fit and available after the international break.
“Fabian’s been carrying lots of different things in the last few weeks. He’s been carrying a foot problem and also had concussion, so I think it’s just a chance for him to rest his body and go again.”
Fabian Schar took a nasty challenge in the opening minutes yesterday but was able to see out the match. The defender has been a warrior this season and pulled out of the Swiss squad to get some rest for a lingering foot problem.
For Wilson, he’s struggled with illness numerous times this season. Howe added that he is also carrying some muscle tightness so it makes sense he stuck with Alexander Isak to the end at the City Ground.
He is some more from Howe on Wilson:
“He [Wilson] had a small bout of illness and then just a little bit of tightness, general tightness, no injury.
“But with Callum, I think we have to be very careful with him and make sure he’s available for the rest of the season.
“Callum’s a top professional. And he is driven more than anybody that I’ve ever worked with, so he will see Alex performing as he has done tonight and he’ll be delighted for Alex and the team.
“But it’ll only make his resolve even stronger to fight for that place.”
Hopefully, for the massive match against Manchester United at St. James’ Park after the break Howe will only be without Emil Krafth and Almiron. Getting Anthony Gordon, Wilson, Saint-Maximin, and Schar fully fit for April could be key.
302 comments so far
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:02 PMComment #1
Top of the food chain
Fenham to Chalfont
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:06 PMComment #2
Top of the food chain? 😆 😆
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:06 PMComment #3
Taco – goals are obviously crucial throughout the team. My point was that if Isak gets say 17 goals next season and perhaps Gordon, Almiron, and Maddison all weigh in with around 10 each, then we’ll very likely be firmly in the top 4 unless our defence is shocking.
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:08 PMComment #4
Give up so me weight, ya fat phuq!
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:09 PMComment #5
Eat healthy fatty fatty bumalatty
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:10 PMComment #6
Willock overlaps joelinton
Fenham to Chalfont
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:12 PMComment #7
Ap are you really pale, with died jet black hair, really painfully thin, with severe acne.
That’s how I picture you. It’s nailed on in fact. You pathetic troll that comes on here day and night trolling you saddo. Get help, there’s a good little boy.
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:12 PMComment #8
Mr A starting to shut a few up, yet?
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:14 PMComment #9
Talking of jelly belly my fav jelly is strawberry flavour with squirty cream on top… Mmmmmmmmm
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:16 PMComment #10
Well my hair is black. Think im being stalked by jelly belly. Belly belly gona get me.. Belllyyy..gonnnaa gettt meee…. I need to buy Reebok trainers from mike ashleys shop 😀
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:17 PMComment #11
Not really overlaps. Joelinton often drops deeper than Willock too. Newcastle have two 0.75 Kante at the moment. Joelinton and Bruno.
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:20 PMComment #12
Not suprising when one of the two is not in the team, Newcastle’s performance dropped, especially defensively.
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:22 PMComment #13
This kid is pure class
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:23 PMComment #14
To me it looks like overlap from willock. Joelinton always helps midfield
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:27 PMComment #15
Salah might leave liverpoo in Summer
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:28 PMComment #16
Your constant praise for manure, spuds and pool are aggravating. You seem to go out of your way to take a controversial approach and then criticize those on here who don’t offer the same praises to your favourites. Just because spuds are ahead in the standings doesn’t make them a better team. We have 2 games in hand. Give your head a wobble man.
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:28 PMComment #17
Go back to your cave!
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:33 PMComment #18
Ottawa – I couldn’t give a stuff to be honest with you. It seems moronic to me that people are slagging off Spurs, Man Utd, and Liverpool yet 2 of those teams are ahead of us and Liverpool are just behind us. It’s not controversial to say that they have very good teams.
Where’s the joy in beating a “terrible team”??? What does that make our team? When we beat Chelsea and if we beat Liverpool/Man Utd/Spurs, I’ll know that we’ve beaten teams that have very good squads and some excellent players!
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:35 PMComment #19
“Newcastle have two 0.75 Kante at the moment. Joelinton and Bruno.”
Longstaff is most like Kante. patrolling the same areas.
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:37 PMComment #20
Your last comment verifies exactly what I said in my post.
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:38 PMComment #21
You can’t praise Kante as better than Bruno or Joelinton as Ottawa finds it aggravating to praise players at other clubs.
The Taco Taker
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:40 PMComment #22
Burnleys keeper shirt is weird, it is so dark you can hardly tell the keeper from the outfield players.
“Each Goalkeeper must wear colours that distinguish him from the other players, the Referee and the Assistant Referees”
Ok it is technically a different colour (very dark green as opposed to black for the outfield players) but I would say it is borderline if it breaks the rules.
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:42 PMComment #23
Ottawa sounds butt hurt
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:43 PMComment #24
Ottawa – yes, which is why I think your post was ludicrous and made no sense. If Spurs have a “terrible team”, then what would you call all of the teams from 5-20th?? Some have been slagging off Man Utd all season and they’re in 3rd now, meanwhile Liverpool are resurgent. We’ve got to beat good teams to get top 4, not terrible teams.
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:43 PMComment #25
Maybe ottawas mum took away his lollypop
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:43 PMComment #26
I didn’t say other players. I mentioned 3 clubs in particular that you always seem to praise. Don’t misapply my comments.
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:45 PMComment #27
Maybe the scars of ottawas mum taking away his lollypop as a child has motivated him to become a lollypop man 😀
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:45 PMComment #28
Feel safe crossing the roads already
The Taco Taker
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:46 PMComment #29
Personally I strongly dislike 4 of the big 6 (not fussed about Arsenal or Chelsea especially) but I would admit they all have decent squads and more depth than we do.
Ultimately though I think Spurs are the team we will replace in the big 6, hopefully starting this season. They are the weekest link…goodbye!!
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:47 PMComment #30
You just aren’t getting it, mate.
I’m pretty sure Lee and whomever, aren’t saying spuds(sic) are rubbish, they are saying, in effect, that they don’t like them…hence: ‘terrible team'(club) ffs!
Ya know, nufc blog, we don’t like other teams…
Hope you don’t hurt yourself when you fall from that high horse, dood!
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:48 PMComment #31
Saying a team isnt as bad is just being realistic and not getting carried away nothing wrong with that unless you have a pot belly or are a lollypop man ofcourse 😀
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:49 PMComment #32
I don’t see the issue in liking the way other teams play. Arsenal play beautiful football, Brighton are excellent, Chelsea are playing much better, Man City are inevitable, Liverpool have historically played a great brand of intense football that seems to be faltering now.
Odd that some seem to think that being a Newcastle United fan somehow precludes you from commenting on the quality of other teams, or (god forbid) enjoying the way other teams play football.
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:49 PMComment #33
Ottawa – I’ll state my opinion on any team if it’s a topic. Clearly, we’re going to be talking more about the clubs challenging us for 3/4th, which is Man Utd, Spurs, and Liverpool. I said at the beginning of the season that they have better squads and I still think they have better squads. Same goes for Chelsea and obviously the top 2 too.
For me, that makes it so much sweeter that we’re beating Chelsea soundly, ahead of Liverpool, and only just behind Spurs with a couple of games in hand. If we were sitting behind Brighton or Brentford, then I’d be disappointed!
The Taco Taker
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:50 PMComment #34
*weakest not weekest ffs
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:50 PMComment #35
Clint – terrible club is different to terrible team.
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:51 PMComment #36
Taco – I agree. Spurs are ripe for the plucking. Hopefully this season but definitely soon.
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:53 PMComment #37
Do everything perfect, ever… then get back to me.. ok.
Ya stance is monolithic, bro’, lighten the £&@k up!
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:53 PMComment #38
I can’t stand Chelsea as a club and also got frustrated with the entitled nature of some Liverpool and Man Utd fans. Spurs are funny for being Spursey and I wonder how man Man City fans are glory hunters. Don’t really have an issue with Arsenal though, really loved watching them play in the Wenger years.
So, plenty of things I don’t like about those clubs. Doesn’t mean I can’t respect their strengths.
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:55 PMComment #39
Clint – you’re the fella who always finds fault in things and moans about them not improving quickly enough for your tasted…might want to have a look in the mirror first.
Mar 18, 2023 at 6:57 PMComment #40
Do you and TDS spend a lot of time together. I never said you couldn’t say something positive about another team. I said the constant praise for those 3 clubs is an aggravation. Note the two words “constant” and “praise”.