Pardew “half hopeful” on Jose.

Hopes over Jose.
Alan Pardew has admitted that Jose Enrique is still a fitness doubt ahead of the weekend match against Wolves.

It had been reported previously that Jose’s hamstring strain was “not too serious” and that he should be alright for the Wolves game. That appears to not be the case any more and Jose will be assessed throughout the week in an effort for him to prove his fitness ahead of what is one of the most important NUFC matches of the season.

It’s not all bad news though as Leon Best and Jonas Gutierrez should both be fit to feature at St James’ Park on Saturday. On the current injury situation, Pardew had this to say:

“I’m half hopeful that Jose makes it,” Pardew told The Chronicle. “Jonas is fit, and Joey Barton has another week of training under his belt. It’s just whether Jose makes it through. Leon Best’s only a slight worry for me.”

If Jose doesn’t make it I expect we’ll see Shane Ferguson make a full Premier League debut, and if he plays anything like he did at Stoke then I’ll have no worries about the lad, especially if he has Jonas in front of him helping out with the defensive side of things.

Another potential selection headache is just who to play in the centre of defence. Mike Williamson has the shirt at the minute, but Steven Taylor is waiting in the wings to capitalise. I’d probably stick with Williamson to be fair as I don’t think it’s a fantastic idea to break up a central defensive pairing ahead of an important game such as this. That plus I don’t want to see Taylor backing off an attacker like they are wielding a knife again.

Stephen Ireland is available for selection although I doubt that a starting role will be afforded to him due to his lack of match sharpness. It’s a shame really because if Ireland was fit to start it would mean that we could push Kevin Nolan further up the pitch and get him into the positions where he can do his damage. Since he has been pushed back into midfield his goals have dried up, and we need goals at the minute.

Just my two-penneth worth anyway….

As I said in an earlier article about the NUFC team news, the lines of communication regarding injuries and what not have been opened, much like I thought they would, and no doubt we will hear more as the week progresses.

Hopefully it’s all good injury news!

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206 thoughts on “Pardew “half hopeful” on Jose.

  1. if you cant the come to hillmortan mannor after, but id like you to come if you can.
    loads of posties cant make it cuz they will still be working, but apparently they are doing a minute silence at work for him tomorrow.

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  2. Dan – A good move IMO. Spreading into a different market and increasing the name. Think I’ll give going to that one a miss mind :mrgreen:

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  3. Toonsy, doing better mate cheers.
    Sorry about the long response time but I got hammered at work. Still here mind.

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  4. jobey, wish I did mate! I just seen it on Twitter, apparently the owner of Kansas said in it in some interview over there.

    toonsy, 😆

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  5. Yeah be canny, probably be part of a tour I’d imagine 💡

    Also Barton was meant to be on Late Kick Off tonight but apparently he couldn’t make it for ‘unforeseen circumstances’ 🙄

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  6. Big dave- he’s class. i’ve seen some of him before, the ones where he hits it over 4 or 5 cars into a bin is soo good

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  7. Jobey – I work nights at the minute anyway so I’d usually be here. but it’s all gone wrong and my logistical brain is required to coax Toyota out of the shit again.

    It’s just going to take time to resolve tis all 😉

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  8. ahhhh, need the expertise 😉
    I hope you’re asking for more dollar for this reviving from the shyte

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  9. Nah. With me leaving soon I reckon it would be a bit pointless asking for a rise given that they know I’m going 😆

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  10. Class video dave!

    jobey, Barton probably just told them he couldn’t be bothered to go on, after all it is a pretty poor show 😆

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  11. Later Dave mate 🙂

    Jobey – I was unsure, but yeah I’m looking forward to it now. Nee pressure. Just turn up, do my hours and go home 🙂

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  12. Jobey – Sometimes, but it’s not permanent nights. I don’t mind working them, but wokring the permanently gets on my tits.

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  13. yeah, your new job best not be to busy! i won’t be best pleased if we lose our blog writer 👿 and i won’t be the only one 😆

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  14. There is more than me that writes. Dan, Mark, Moreno, Jay Jay, Jersey Geordie…. We all chip in together and share the load 🙂

    This blog is going nowhere, only up! 😉

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  15. Ha fair enough. 😉
    I know what it’s like to have a fked up work schedule. Your personal life goes to shite…

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  16. Jobey – It’s one of the main things I wanted as truth being told I got fed up on the old blog of doing most of the articles for whatever reason. When I set this place up I always wanted it to not be dependant on one writer, and luckily a few put their name forward and helped out so it worked out in the end.

    Always looking for more though. More the merrier 🙂

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  17. Aye, yeah i’ve heard you carried the other site.
    I could do one a occasionally if you liked, Might help a bit if i go on to doing journalism with view to sports journalism at uni.

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  18. Dan – Don’t do yourselves any dis-service. You are all good writers and I’m sure you’d all be fine without me 🙂

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  19. Jobey – Up to you mate. If you fancy having a crack then give it a go. Write one and e mail it to me if you like 🙂

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  20. Toonsy- Aye, ill have a look at something to write about and give it a bash, i’ll have a go in the next week or so 😀

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  21. Tell you what I do like, the people that write the odd ones seem to have their own section. Moreno does his ex-players, jay jay likes to do ones about the fans and I look to the future and what could be around the corner etc 😀

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  22. just read the posts from january 31st. stilll fecks me off! some of the abuse is funny. 😆
    Batty was straight in there asking for Carroll to break his leg 😆 😆

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  23. Dan – That’s good for link building as well, like linking stories together etc, which is good 🙂

    I just can’t belive how busy the site has got so quickly really, and the best thing is that we’ve done it without the huge influence of Newsnow etc. It really is a credit to everyone 🙂

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  24. Yeah, it won’t be long before this is the first place every NUFC fan goes to for news as well as good banter 😀

    Anyways am off, can’t sleep so off to watch the flying high DVD. Night lads :mrgreen:

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