UK time is: 03:17:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

More Hurt on Tyneside

With Michael Owen and Joey Barton expected to be out for at least two months each and Barton needing an operation, Newcastle fans should be getting down on their knees and starting to pray. Unless you actually want to go and watch them play Blackpool or Scunthorpe next year.

With so many key positions in the squad poorly filled at the moment, another long-term absence for Barton is a huge blow. Say what you like about his past misdemeanours, Barton's midfield energy and impetus has been badly missed in recent weeks, with trooper Nicky Butt giving his all but not being able to hide the fact that he's a yard too slow to play 90 minutes every week at the top level.

Owen's injury casts yet another cloud on proceedings. Who else is going to score the goals that keep us up? He may have only scored once in his last seven games, but aside from Obafemi Martins, Owen is the only player at the club that's really looked like he knows what he's doing when in sight of goal this season.

Yes Andy Carroll has been promising in recent weeks but how much can be expected from a player who has made just five senior starts in his career so far? Such inexperience can't be expected to keep a Premiership team afloat.

We desperately need to sign a saviour in the next three days - not another Xisco.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: greg23 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 29 2009

Time: 7:50PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Call Ups Cause Commotion (Thursday August 28 2014)

Ignore Loic Remy Talk (Thursday August 28 2014)

NUFC Cup Date At The Palace (Wednesday August 27 2014)

A Win But Must Do Better (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Ben Arfa Back But For How Long? (Monday August 25 2014)

Position Still Vacant At NUFC (Saturday August 23 2014)

Aston Villa v NUFC Team News (Saturday August 23 2014)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Toon_NoMatterWot 323
2. AMac 302
3. Rexn 221
4. OldLeazes 160
5. Wilco 134
6. officemonkey 110
7. billybobcat 90
8. nufc_carl88 81
9. vin1892 80
10. thecorner 73

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Aston Villa 0 - 0 Newcastle
Newcastle 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Southampton 2 0 1 1 -1 1
15. Stoke 2 0 1 1 -1 1
16. Leicester City 2 0 1 1 -2 1
17. Newcastle 2 0 1 1 -2 1
18. Crystal Palace 2 0 0 2 -3 0
19. Burnley 2 0 0 2 -3 0
20. Q.P.R. 2 0 0 2 -5 0

Breaking League News

Revelry and Worry
Spurs : 29/08/2014 20:00:00
Fernando Torres Departure Confirmed
Chelsea : 29/08/2014 19:51:00
Weekly Rumour Mill- Sighs then Hooiveld and Keogh!
Burnley : 29/08/2014 19:38:00
Sunday's Test
Spurs : 29/08/2014 19:30:00
Bamford Joins Middlesbrough on Loan
Chelsea : 29/08/2014 18:35:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 4%
Top 4 5%
Europa league places 27%
Mid table 54%
Relegated 10%