YohanCabaye47With his squad drastically weakened by injuries and Anita & Gutierrez the latest additions, Alan Pardew has brought us some good, and not so good, news on expected returns.

Effectively it is thumbs up for Steven Taylor and Yohan Cabaye but the opposite for Hatem Ben Arfa.

Alan Pardew speaking to The Journal;

“We hope to get Cabaye and Taylor back in mid-January. Cabaye is kicking balls around but isn’t training with us, Hatem (Ben Arfa) is a little bit further away”.

Yohan Cabaye is renowned as a dedicated, some would say obsessed, trainer and has his own personal trainer he works with on top of his usual Newcastle United training, so no surprise to see him ahead of schedule.

The same with Steven Taylor who showed great determination to battle back from injury last season…and the numerous others he’s had throughout his career.

As for Hatem Ben Arfa, it looks sadly as though we are paying the price for him coming back too early against Fulham. When he then missed the Manchester City match there was talk of a few weeks rest doing the trick but now it is looking like it could be nearer 6-8 weeks by Alan Pardew’s estimate.

As for which player(s) we need back the quickest, I think the answer is that we need as many of our first teamers back as soon as possible and all three definitely fall into that category.

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73 comments
KevinBrown11
KevinBrown11

Why bother for this team their not exactly trying for us are they? This has nothing to do with the team its Ashley and his chums we're protesting about. Boycott the game! If you must go and the team are playing said loosely, crap as normal use your feet and walk out,

grahame49
grahame49

I decided to show my love and passion for my club by proving critics etc wrong and go to games in the championship I've attended most home games since. I'm going Sunday mainly to see if our players have passion also to see how the stewards and police treat loyal supporters who want to protest, Il be sober and very supportive and vocal in my protection of fans who protest being stopped I'm 49 and do love our fans and if I'm asked to leave itl be by Ashley's twisted rules no by breaking any law

mick57
mick57

While I believe that everybody needs to make their own decision to go and whatever they decide is right. I hate the fact that I read supporters decrying each other and slagging each other off. This is exactly what fatty wants he wants us to scrap amongst ourselves and he walks away into his summer laughing his wobbly man boobs off and with season tickets being renewed and £ 100 million from next year's tv money. We can't make him walk but we can affect his publicity. However whatever you do tomorrow make sure that as fans we support each other. Remember Keegan ,Sir Bobby, Shearer not Ashley Llambias, Charnley and the other filth who have inhabited our club since FCB came. We are better than all of them. Show the world we are all black and white but all against Ashley and his ilk. Toon toon black and white army.

RobBrown
RobBrown

Seriously? You think that if the club were trying to do something about it they would use Mehdi Abeid to get the message out?


Have you any idea how contrived that is?


"An image looking as if it’s been clearly prepared by the club...?" What kind of a statement is that?

It's almost an apology of an accusation.


If they were manipulating the players they would go for someone like Colo, one of the Taylors, or Tim Krul.


The club are shameless - and we know this - but this article is just plain desperate.


Paul Nicholson
Paul Nicholson

Excellent these people that are saying nothing will change Well ffs at least let's try

Anth Lumsden
Anth Lumsden

Good man, think people will get a surprise tomorrow. Everyone I know is boycotting!

Steve Wales
Steve Wales

I used to be proud to be a supporter of NUFC even through all the dark years but now I'm embarrassed to be a supporter,we are a joke of a Club

David Baty
David Baty

Mate you have to have a buyer for that n there isn't

Paul Nicholson
Paul Nicholson

And also to say supporters don't get a say look at Germany football clubs owned by fans that's the future

David Baty
David Baty

Mate when you pick a club to support you don't get a say if there successful unsuccessful rich poor, premier league or conference, whether they sign good players bad players, have a good owner bad owner , your job as a fan is to support the team on the pitch even if there shite, am sick of fans thinking they deserve something just because they support the club, if fans should of been more careful with club they picked to support of they wanted success because Nufc history isnt dazzling with cups n building title winning teams, when I started supporting the team history told me we won't win much If anything at all n we will sell our best players n so it's proved to be that way

2someitsonlyagame
2someitsonlyagame

Why do i keep getting this sudden urge to hit my head against the nearest brick wall?

joseph7890
joseph7890

im from newcastle. i dont get to choose.

Paul Nicholson
Paul Nicholson

Ffs mate they have said they would spend every summer and they haven't only what they have sold and what they have brought in has been bang average I'll ask you this are you totally happy with the way the club is been run if ya fair enough get ya self along that's your choice but am not I think he's ripping the soul out so I won't be there and might not be back again this season

David Baty
David Baty

Well it won't attract a buyer which is the only way ashly is leaving, and they've already said there gonna spend In the summer so it's not like the boycott can take credit if that happens, plus it's one game ground will be full again next week for Swansea

Peter Nealon
Peter Nealon

Boycott has to be for rest of the season

Mark Brooker
Mark Brooker

When they give 100 % so will we F*%k off ASHLEY. Fatty may have season ticket money but he hasnt got beer money, programme money and food money.. BOYCOTT NOW

Phil Kennedy
Phil Kennedy

Just remember Ashley - this is all down to your refusal to spend money and putting that idiot Carver in for rest of season. Now we're at risk of the drop, and we WON'T get back first time this time

bill black
bill black

I put to bed your remarks earlier, now you come up with 3 other clubs, who are not owned by Ashley do not have 52000 fans and have not seen there owner make over £3 billion pounds in eight years ALL FOR HIMSELF while he takes the mick out of people who have no pride in themselves and buy his tacky shirts.

David Baty
David Baty

Don't think a boycott is gonna work, it's one game one game he's already got the money for, it won't make any difference

NottsToon
NottsToon

It's clearly not about match ticket money though is it?

newcastle7
newcastle7

Quite right to.None of the other fans in the relegation battle boycotting.How about a mass demonstration at Burnley.Picket lines at Hull or a walk out at West Brom. No chance of that just Newcastle fans alone yet again.

Champion moaners,Champion boycotters no one in the world can touch you.

Get to the game on Sunday and support the team.

Ollie Burtons Grandad
Ollie Burtons Grandad

More shite from the resident Ashley employee and lickspittle Newcastle7. How much are you getting paid to post all this crap?

I see you have a few mates today as well; a slow day selling tat at SD then?

FatMan must be getting worried !

Ashley out!

2someitsonlyagame
2someitsonlyagame

@newcastle7 None of those clubs you mentioned are owned by Ashley, somebody else making comments about something they obviously don't understand, Support the CLUB, not just the team.

Sickandtiredstill
Sickandtiredstill

@newcastle7 But Simon, didn't you mention Man City in one of your other posts? How protests put off potential buyers? How did their's work out for them?

How did Liverpool's'?

Didn't you protest against McKeag?

Aren't you the guy who keeps banging on about Ashley's money and how he has 'saved' this Club? Didn't he get the Club relegated?

Nowt but a hypocrite and one who is most obviously devoid of any common sense at all.

ilullissat
ilullissat

So already the fans can see that merely the mention of a boycott has them scuttling about so just think what a real boycott could achieve 

foggy
foggy

I would like to ask the players --- WHERE WERE YOU AT THE STADIUM OF LIGHT ?. WHERE WERE YOU AT GOODISON? WHERE WERE YOU AT LEICESTER IN THE CUP? WHERE WERE YOU AT SOUTHAMPTON?

We the FANS TURNED UP BUT YOU LOT DIDN'T BOTHER.


SUPPORT THE BOYCOTT----- ASHLEY OUT!

PeterRobson
PeterRobson

@foggy Well said !!! And that´s what some "fans" can´t or won´t get through their thick skulls !!!

failNUFC76
failNUFC76

@Le_Danny0 I agree… if I was a player I be asking the fans to back the team Tbh the stick Abied got on here last night was terrible

ilullissat
ilullissat

@failNUFC76 @Le_Danny0 Yeh I like the bit "we're living a bad situation" Join the club mate!!On thousands of pounds a week,I don't think so 

mickg
mickg

luckily, Ashley doesn't  normally do PR or even that magic word "communication". 

Therefore the recent attempts by his imported London PR man to try some PR on us have been way off target because they have no idea what makes us tick.

It's all so pathetically obvious that most sensible fans are just laughing at it.

So..........

It's time to stand back, remember our love for our unique people, our city, our culture, our heritage and traditions.

Take a deep breath.

It's time to be proud geordies again, stand up for our club and begin to put an end to the slow death which is being visited upon it by a man who is clearly the wrong person to be owning our club.

Cheers

Mick

Wingpaddock
Wingpaddock

50% of our problems are because of "fans" like gary tomo - refusing to accept where the problems really lie suggesting it is because of the press is laughable. Get behind the new campaign. Ashley out.

Porciestreet
Porciestreet

Mike Ashley, you horrible cowardly fool. Get out of Newcastle United. It would be better if we were skint and in the Championship.

MikeAshleyLies
MikeAshleyLies

@Le_Danny0 Look what an older player like Jonas is saying publicly for a more realistic view of how players feel.