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New-Look Toon Strike Force

New-Look Toon Strike Force

Newcastle's strikeforce for the opening match in the InterToto could have a very unusual look about it.

Regular forward Shola Ameobi has yet to start training following treatment on his troublesome hip injury, and the prospect of Albert Luque and/or James Milner leading the line is growing stronger by the day.

Keflavik lost to Lillestrom 4-1 on Saturday, so it seems as though the side from Norway will be the opposition on July 15.

Ameobi was told an injection would save him having surgery, but he has yet to see the benefit of any lasting results.

Glenn Roeder: 'Shola only had an injection two weeks ago and unfortunately, he's been unable to return to training. He's near to returning and hopefully he will early next week.

'What he's feeling is a little bit of needle soreness because of the probing around they did to get the right spot. He's still feeling sore where the needle went in.

'We were hoping he could return on Wednesday with the others, but he wasn't able to because of the pain. At the moment, he's in the physio room working on other things and as far as July 15 is concerned, I'd have to say he's touch and go. If he doesn't return next week, it would be asking a lot for him to play.'


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Date:Sunday July 2 2006
Time: 11:01PM

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prolific to say the least...
elmo85
03/07/2006 12:55:00
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Is that strike force or strike farce?
Trig the yid
03/07/2006 13:36:00
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I'm not sure why they didn't just operate on Ameobi, get it over with. This is Luque's big chance, though. With any luck he'll take it.
arctoa
05/07/2006 18:52:00
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Luque is a good player, but after that horrific injury he hasn't looked as sharp and is pulling out of tackle because he dosen't want to get injured again
Scampiero167
06/07/2006 13:49:00
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Hopefully he'll be more confident after a full pre-season to prepare. Roeder seems to know what he's doing and he's sorted himself a decent backroom staff so they'll be working on that.
arctoa
07/07/2006 02:04:00
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You really need a top striker and quickly.
FEn_100
07/07/2006 12:57:00
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