Newcastle defender injured in training

Newcastle United have suffered more injury woe this afternoon according to the Shields Gazette.

Left back Massadio Haidara reportedly twisted his knee in training today with boss Rafa Benitez unsure whether he will be back in time to play in Newcastle’s must-win match-up against Norwich City next weekend.

With Jack Colback unavailable to play following a yellow card suspension he picked up in the Tyne & Wear derby and first choice left back Paul Dummet still out with injury, this fresh injury concern leaves options very thin on the ground for the Magpies.

With centre back Chancel Mbemba’s return to the starting eleven last weekend, should Haidara not recover in time it is likely Spaniard Rafa Benitez will opt to play Jamaal Lascelles, Steven Taylor or Vurnon Anita in the left back position.

How would you like to see us line up against Norwich on the 2nd of April? Have your say in the comment section below.



29 thoughts on “Newcastle defender injured in training

  1. Icedog: I am putting this on the new thread as well just to make sure you see it. It is from Football365, not me:

    “As a player he turned football into an art form,” says former Barcelona president Joan Laporta. “Johan came along and revolutionised everything. The modern-day Barca started with him, he is the expression of our identity, he brought us a style of football we love.”

    It is no coincidence that Cruyff’s two natural homes – Ajax and Barcelona – have the most iconic youth academies in world football, and his longest-lasting legacy at the Camp Nou came away from the first team. He was an advocate of football as education. Total Football was not a style of play learned in first-team training sessions, but a way of life.

    The logic is clear: If young players are already accustomed to the style and demands of the first team’s tactics, they have a greater chance of making the grade. It may seem foolish now, but Barcelona were filtering out hopefuls according to physical attributes rather than technical ability. Something had to give, and Cruyff’s request for a new academy system was accepted by president Josep Lluis Nunez. La Masia was born.

    “Johan Cruyff built the cathedral, our job is to maintain and renovate it,” said Pep Guardiola when taking over at Barcelona. The La Masia graduate became head coach in 2008. By 2010, all three Ballon D’Or finalists (Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Lionel Messi) had come through the system.

    La Masia was Cruyff’s masterpiece, his Sistine Chapel. No Cruyff, no Guardiola. No Cruyff, no Xavi. No Cruyff, no Iniesta. No Cruyff, no Messi. No Cruyff, no Busquets. No Cruyff, no dynasty.

    The hyperbolic tendency is to state that Cruyff invented modern football, but that is not true. There is no one forefather of any of football’s great movements. Michels took his influences from Hungary and Brazil, Cruyff took his from Michels, Guardiola in turn from Cruyff. Yet the effect Cruyff had, and the legacy he left at Ajax and Barcelona, makes him the game’s most influential individual of the last 40 years. His methods led the European football Renaissance.”

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  2. Get rid of that useless little shit man!!. The kid is made of glass FFS!!!

    What’s the latest update on Mbabu?.

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  3. I’d probably have Lascelles come in left back and put Taylor as centre back. Norwich have a bit of pace on the break and don’t fancy taylor who in my opinion tows caravans to be able to keep up with the likes of Redmond etc

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  4. Loath to agree with Pardew but he’s right about Jonas, Despite the revisionism few tears were shed when he was loaned out. Gouffran (It seems hard to believe now) replaced him & scored 10 goals in his first year and a half at SJP. Jonas as much as I admire his determination took four full seasons to get double figures.

    Don’t get me wrong if he was told to go away after returning from Chemo it’s absolutely shameful, But I’m certain the reason the club didn’t want him to give him another contract was because they didn’t rate him anymore & not because of his illness.

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  5. Just had a look on the last blog post Icedog. I like beautiful football and beautiful writing. I enjoyed those words about Cruyff and the memory of how brilliant he was and what a legacy he has left.

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  6. Icedog:

    just had a look on the last blog post Icedog. I like beautiful football and beautiful writing. I enjoyed those words about Cruyff and the memory of how brilliant he was and what a legacy he has left.

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  7. yes RIP Cruyff, sad news indeed and 68 is no age. In football terms, he was the 1970’s to me. Just as Maradona was the 1980’s.

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  8. Eric, How mad to be talking about an idiot like Johnson on the day A true football legend has died. One helped change football the other tried to disgrace it.

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  9. This Johnson bloke seems like a bit of a simpleton with money. The police said he had stuff on his computer about sex with animals but they thought it was in a joking way. I can honestly say I have never looked up having sex with animals on my computer, even in a joking way.

    What was it, cartoons?

    The whole situation is a sick joke and Margaret Byrne is even worse than him.

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  10. I wouldnt know if they were cartoons Eric mate. I do know in my younger days ive have a few dogs back to mine 😀 couple of pigs and some right cows 😀

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  11. .. those ladies probably came back to your digs only because they were embarrassed to be seen with you around any of their friends or family, Gashley! 😛 😆

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  12. I am not sure if the new striker coach is any good but I trust Benetez. You sort of have to at this point, don’t you!I hope he is better than Sharpy’s Blackie and Troy’s Pardew?

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  13. Most of these injuries are in their heads I believe. Relegation battle = requirement of bottle! If you’re injured you can’t be blamed. Leicester aren’t getting any injuries are they?

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  14. Ice that’s shocking. I’ve got 1 ticket for my cousin who lives near there but lifelong Newcastle fan. He wanted more for his family but hadn’t sorted his membership when I asked club if I could get more tickets told no only 1 per season ticket

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  15. Yea Ice and given the chance would have got 4 tickets as him and the kids want to go. They are coming all the way up here for a game again so dedicated but club only let me get 1 ticket but sent others back not sold

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  16. SIMON you might be lucky maybe some on here might not be going and got you some,you never know good luck to you
    I hate what they are doing to our club

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