Newcastle United

Newcastle United

Player News - Newcastle United

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John Carver has revealed Siem de Jong could be a part of the Newcastle squad this weekend as the Geordies take on West Ham knowing a win would guarantee their top-flight status.

De Jong made a surprise return ahead of schedule against Swansea following a collapsed lung but the Dutch play-maker has missed the 2-previous games citing thigh muscle weakness. Only a victory on Sunday would assure Newcastle of another season in the BPL with Hull City only 2-points behind with superior goal difference and the inclusion of De Jong would provide a welcome boost given the importance of the match. Carver may also be tempted to call upon some of his so-called ‘big guns’ to help his team over the line despite fitness concerns; Papiss Cisse and Rolando Aarons have recently returned from long-term absences but the pair undoubtedly add quality and could be risked in what would be one final roll of the dice.
May 20 - 4:46 PM

With their safety still not guaranteed heading into the final week of the season, John Carver will need to decide whether or not to hand Papiss Cisse a start.

It has been a Jekyll and Hyde season for Cisse, who seems to be fit and scoring goals or sidelined because of injury or suspension, with little grey area in between. Since returning from his prolonged suspension, he has acted as a substitute for two games, coming on in the final half hour. It is a sign that Cisse isn't completely in the doghouse. Carver has to be aware of the striker's scoring rate when starting and cannot ignore that without Cisse's goals, they may have been relegated by now. It is a gamble but, considering what is at stake, taking a chance on Cisse in fantasy at his discounted price could pay off big time.
May 19 - 11:27 AM

Mousa Sissoko put up three shots on target versus West Brom this past weekend on the way to 14 fantasy points.

Sissoko was a bright spot for Newcastle, who haven't had many bright spots in recent weeks. No one on Newcastle right now is guaranteed playing time or is playing very well so whether or not he can keep this up is a big question mark, but it was nice to see some energy from a Newcastle player this past weekend. We don't recommend anyone from Newcastle for the rest of the season, but if you're a big fan, Sissoko could be a nice differential option down the stretch.
May 14 - 12:06 AM

Ayoze Perez scored a fine goal to equalize Victor Anichebe's first half strike and Newcastle earned a point in their effort to avoid relegation.

Saturday was a mixed bag for Newcastle. They got a nice goal from Ayoze Perez to earn a draw against in-form West Brom. Aston Villa, Sunderland, and Leicester City all won and pushed ahead of Newcastle in the race for safety. The best news of the day came from the KC Stadium where Hull City dropped a 1-0 decision to Burnley. The loss drops Hull City two points behind Newcastle with tougher fixtures over the final two matches. Hull City face Spurs at White Hart Lane and Manchester United at home while Newcastle get QPR who are likely to be relegated already at Loftus Road and West Ham back at St. James' Park. The Magpies might just manage to avoid relegation...but just.
May 9 - 1:00 PM

Newcastle coach John Carver has confirmed Siem de Jong will not feature this weekend after the Dutch play-maker was sent for a scan after aggravating a thigh problem.

Carver announced de Jong would not be risked following his stop / start season leaving the Magpies down to the bare bones once again as West Brom visit in a crucial game at St James’ Park. Although the full extent of the problem is not known the player himself confirmed via social media that he hopes to return to training next week with a view to playing a part in the season finale. Newcastle have lost 7-successive games and find themselves precariously close to the drop zone and with 3-games remaining their survival hangs in the balance. Papiss Demba Cisse and Rolando Aarons are hoping to join the squad but after two and six months out neither will start although their presence alone is a boost.
May 7 - 6:26 PM

With Daryl Janmaaat and Mike Williamson both suspended for their next match, expect another patchwork defensive unit named by John Carver as Newcastle host West Brom this weekend.

Fabricio Coloccini will be at center back as per usual, otherwise Carver will have to move a few pieces around lest he wants to dip in to his youth squad. Expect Ryan Taylor to shift back to right back to fill in for Janmaat, Jack Colback to shift to left back from central midfield and Paul Dummett, who would normally be at left back, to push in to partner Coloccini. It would be difficult to imagine anything but a long day at the office for this unit, so despite not being known for attacking investment, the Baggies should be looked at for possible options there to potentially exploit the Toon.

Mike Williamson has issued a public apology to his Newcastle teammates and the club’s supporters but notably there was no mention of John Carver following the defenders sending-off at Leicester City.

Williamson took the unusual step of going public in response to the managers post-match comments at the King Power on Saturday after another demoralising – their seventh consecutive – defeat in the Premier League. Carver confirmed that the pair had exchanged words during the half-time interval and the interim boss insinuated that Williamson had gotten himself sent-off deliberately as his rash challenge on Jamie Vardy happened while both the ball and player were off the pitch. Williamson has refuted those claims but regardless the defender will serve a 2-game ban and may not be seen again in a black and white shirt. Daryl Janmaat is another definite absentee for the West Brom match [suspension]; skipper Fabricio Coloccini will be assessed after picking up a minor problem late in the game.
Source: beIN Sports
May 3 - 10:16 AM

Newcastle boss John Carver accused his players of intentionally fouling in order to receive red cards.

Carver believes his players were sent off on purpose as they wanted to be suspended in order to avoid the pressure of the relegation battle. This is quite a strong accusation, and the dressing room will surely be in turmoil as the manager has started blaming the players in the midst of a huge slide. Newcastle have looked horrific as of late and it's hard to imagine how any players would stand behind the manager now that he's started publicly blaming them. Mike Williamson will serve a three-match ban in the meantime. Continue using Newcastle opponents in fantasy on a weekly basis.
May 2 - 10:42 AM

Newcastle United lost their eight consecutive match to a confident Leicester City side 3-0, making the threat of relegation all the more real for them with only three games to go.

Here's hoping Magpie supporters were wise enough to turn their television sets off early on for this one, it was an ugly affair, perhaps the worst of the eight in their losing streak. They conceded as quickly as possible, could not defend a set piece for the life of them and had not one, but two defenders sent off for accumulating two yellow cards, not to mention an Emanuel Riviere foul that awarded Leicester a penalty. Mike Williamson and Daryl Janmaat stand to miss the next two with only one game left after that. They may be looking back on this season realizing they needed only one point since the month of February to stay safe and they simply could not get it. What a disaster.
Source: NBC Sports
May 2 - 9:57 AM

Paul Dummett has returned to a full week of training leading up to Newcastle United's clash with Leicester tomorrow, and John Carver is hoping to hand the defender a start straight away.

The Sheilds-Gazette is reporting that Dummett is "firmly in Carver's thoughts" regarding his chances of making the XI at King Power Stadium. He played in a midweek match with the U-21's and came away no worse for the wear so unless Dummett is feeling something negative tomorrow morning, odds are he will be starting. It is the early Saturday kickoff so if he matters to you for fantasy reasons, perhaps you can get confirmation with team before your deadline.
May 1 - 3:11 PM

Daryl Janmaat has recovered from the illness that befell him during Newcastle United's loss to Swansea City last weekend and should be expected in John Carver's XI tomorrow.

As bad as things are going for the Magpies right now, the thought of losing Janmaat would have been too much to bear. He will be an integral part of the plans if Newcastle any designs on coming away from Leicester tomorrow with a positive result. A player coming off an illness for a club amid a six game losing streak probably wouldn't enter too many people's thinking for fantasy purposes but Janmaat is one of the more consistent options available in defense.
May 1 - 2:54 PM

Jonas Gutierrez has made the most of his two starts since returning from his cancer battle, giving John Carver reason to stick with the veteran for the run in.

In his two starts, first against Sunderland and then over the weekend against Swansea City, Gutierrez has put up some crooked numbers, 14 and 13 to be exact. Fantastic production when you consider the overall form of the club. He goes for under 6m in the Yahoo game currently and if you believe Carver will stick with the Argentinian (which he should) then he should be up for consideration as a budget option in midfield. The Magpies travel to what will certainly be a raucous King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City this weekend.
Apr 29 - 10:55 PM

John Carver has revealed Dutch defender Daryl Janmaat was withdrawn on Saturday due to illness and the Newcastle coach remains hopeful that the right-back will be available for Saturdays’ crucial trip to the King Power Stadium.

Defeat at home to Swansea in GW34 was the clubs’ seventh consecutive loss – their worst run in Premier League history – and with Newcastle sitting on 35-points the Magpies are not safe from the drop just yet. However a boost in personnel will provide Carver with options that have been lacking in recent weeks. Moussa Sissoko completed his 2-game ban while Paul Dummett – originally thought to be out for the season – returned to full training last Friday and is expected to be available. Siem de Jong will step up his recovery by playing for the U21s this week and the midfielder should be joined by Rolando Aarons who is targeting a return before the end of the season.
Apr 28 - 8:33 AM

Newcastle United dropped their seventh straight, losing at home to Swansea City 2-3.

More heartbreak for the Magpies though they may have a reason for optimism in their final four matches. Siem De Jong, sidelined since last August, made his first appearance since his return and promptly scored in the 88th minute to pull Newcastle back to within a goal though it turned out to be too little, too late. More encouragement from Ayone Perez, who ended a goal drought that lasted well over 1,000 minutes as he scored the opener. Darryl Janmaat picked up a knock that wasn't serious enough to take him off immediately, but he did eventually get replaced, leaving an element of doubt as to his availability next week. The Magpies have a nice schedule for their final four games. De Jong may prove a nice play before it is all said and done.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 25 - 12:41 PM

Out of action since last August, Siem De Jong has been deemed ready to make the squad by John Carver as Newcastle United get set to host Swansea City tomorrow.

De Jong's health has directly mirrored Newcastle's play this season - both are ready to be forgotten about as soon as possible. One of the key acquisitions by the Magpies last summer, he has played a total of 99 minutes on the season. He does have a level of pedigree though that should have fantasy managers paying attention. He just may provide the necessary variable to make Newcastle a competitive force again and of course, with an eight month layoff, his price is nice and cheap.
Apr 24 - 12:06 PM

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