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Massadio Haidara | Defensemen

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 168

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Massadio Haidara has been solid contributor for Newcastle United as Alan Pardew has managed to do well with a stretched defensive unit.
Haidara has occupied the left back position for the past two matches while Paul Dummett has shifted to a center back role and even with defensive captain Fabricio Coloccini absent from the back line, the Magpies have managed to get the job done. Haidara actually outscored all other Newcastle defenders last week despite being available for a fraction of the cost in the Yahoo game. He is worth stashing and playing if you got him on the cheap, and is worth a play in plus matchups until the defense gets healthier and Pardew has to make some decisions. Nov 26 - 8:18 PM

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Making his second straight start, defender Massadio Haidara salvaged a decent fantasy score despite Newcastle United being otherwise manhandled by Southampton in a 4-0 loss.

Haidara has been on the fringe of the Magpie XI the past couple of seasons and has been a bench-filling budget option with minimal fantasy appeal. After Paul Dummett looked to have secured the left back role when the season began, Haidara looks to have established a run in the starting lineup, providing the only bright spot in fantasy terms against the Saints. He managed a shot on target and a pair of successful crosses, promising attacking returns for a defender that can be had quite cheap.
Sep 16 - 8:20 AM

Defender Massadio Haidara could only manage a half of football today on his return from a severe injury.

It is believed that Haidara pulled his hamstring. His replacement, Paul Dummett, left the match with an injury of his own. Davide Santon will be unchallenged at left back, with available to move over from the center if needed.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 11:50:00 PM

Fullback Massadio Haidara will make his long-awaited return from injury when Newcastle's U-21 side take on Fulham.

Haidara has been sidelined since last season, and Newcastle have had no cover for Davide Santon since then. His return will be a welcome addition to the Magpies' squad.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 03:44:00 PM

A hamstring injury has ruled Massadio Haidara out of France U-21 duty, but hopes to be fit for Newcastle United's pre-season training. "I am relying on being back on the first day of pre-season, ready to go again."

Haidara should expect to be second-choice to Davide Santon, but will be an important squad player for Newcastle.
Thu, May 30, 2013 10:17:00 PM