Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Stephen Ireland's Tyneside future

Stephen Ireland's Tyneside future

Stephen Ireland is injured until the end of the season. TOTT assesses his prospects for next season.

Despite Pardew suggesting in this morning`s news that Ireland has a significant role to play for the rest of the season, the Toon medics disagree. He has been ruled as unavailable for the rest of the campaign due to the ankle injury he sustained against Blackpool.

Ireland claimed to have been overwhelmed by the reception he received when taking the field against Manchester United, having taken a 10 week warm up for the big event. As every player knows, the best receptions are worth waiting for.

Of course we were all filled with a sense of anticipation. Ireland was able to upset his manager at Manchester City more than the other Champions League challengers combined.

His talent for frustrating was continued at Villa, having been a makeweight in the Milner deal. Houllier obviously decided that a makeweight was too heavy a burden before farming him out to a club which made a huge profit on transfer deadline day and felt that they had to reward the loyal support with a "wow" signing.

Ireland has made significant contributions when he has played in Newcastle matches. In his 139 minutes that he has been on the pitch during Toon games, we have yet to concede a goal and have scored 6 during his 111 minutes on the St James` turf. Unfortunately for him, 90 of those most productive minutes for Newcastle were in the claret and blue of Villa.

Ireland offers much more than his obvious skill. He is said to be excellent for morale and has kept spirits high in the treatment room, to the extent that Dan Gosling is desperate to get back to playing. His former Irish international colleague Leon Best is similarly keen to return.

It is in keeping with the demise of his international career and his car colour schemes that Ireland and his girlfriend have developed similar His and Hers injuries

Despite alleged approaches from overseas, Ireland becoming a permanent meber of the squad in the summer is still a possibility. Not since Kieron Dyer has there been a player who can keep the club physios in such time consuming employment.

We keep our fingers crossed that Ireland will indeed adapt to the wage structure of the club this summer, and that Ashley, Llambias and Pardew can accommodate his demands for a pink leather treatment couch.











he above is a personal view from one of many contributors to TalkoftheTyne. If you agree, disagree or have no idea about any views expressed, feel free to make your own view known by clicking the forum link at the top of the page and hurling abuse at the author.



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

Writer:Rexn
Date:Wednesday April 27 2011
Time: 8:30PM

Comments

0
That's what im talking about!!! Who needs the same articles dragged up on every news site going, when we can add our own angle and make it more interesting.. I still think we'll sign him on a season long loan deal but with us picking up his wages instead of pay as you play.
toon_nomatterwot
27/04/2011 20:47:00
0
He has hardly made a case for us signing him, has he ?
Roman history fan
28/04/2011 14:04:00
0
That's why i reckon he'll be given another loan chance..
toon_nomatterwot
28/04/2011 14:32:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Toon Kids Suffer Another Defeat

The under 21's suffered another defeat last night

Will Newcastle United Take A Loan?

The loan window opened today.

Newcastle Hope To Be Involved In The 'New' Premier League

The Premier League have today confirmed that they are rebranding from the 2016-17 season.

Studies Mean Nothing Without Results

There was much talk yesterday that Newcastle made a bargain in signing Jonjo Shelvey

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Ken Waugh
Profile
TNMW
Profile
Ian Smith
Profile
Rexn
Profile
BowburnMag
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

WBA MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Elliot5%
Janmaat4%
Taylor4%
Coloccini2%
Aarons2%
Shelvey12%
Tiote45%
Sissoko2%
Wijnaldum0%
Townsend4%
Mitrovic20%
Sub - Perez0%
Sub - Saivet0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 5:30PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 28 2016 12:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 14 2016 8:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 20 2016 1:30PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot48
2.BLACKBOB25
3.keggy_keagal23
4.officemonkey18
5.Sir Laz13
6.The Owl12
7.billybobcat9
8.Mcnamee679
9.VitalToon6
10.crooktownmags5