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Newcastle United

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Papiss Cisse has returned from the African Cup of Nations tournament but is a doubt to be ready for Newcastle United tomorrow when they travel to face Hull City.

Caretaker manager John Carver has made it public that he wants Cisse to be available to him tomorrow. Like it has been for the striker most of the season, his fate tomorrow could have extreme results. He could start, look tired, do nothing and get subbed off at the half or he could come off the bench for the final twenty minutes and bag a brace. A superb goal rate when on the pitch, there is plenty of appeal to Cisse, but he cannot be trusted right now.
Jan 30 - 3:59 PM

Paul Dummett has been formally ruled out of action for Newcastle United when they face Hull City on Saturday.

Tough break for anyone looking at Dummett as a sneaky bargain pick against an abysmal Tigers attack. There is no timetable regarding his hamstring to accompany the news of his absence this weekend but one would expect that to mean he will be in contention to return next weekend. Meanwhile, Davide Santon is fit again and will be pushing for his first league start of the season.

Siem de Jong is nearing a return to fitness from a lengthy thigh injury, having recently played 45 minutes against Carlisle United in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

One of the big signings for Newcastle this past summer, de Jong has not featured in a league match since August and his return will be a major boost to their midfield, as he and Remy Cabella were brought in to be the creators of the majority of Newcastle's goals. de Jong may make the bench for the match with Hull this weekend but he may need an additional match or two as a sub option before he can be trusted to start. His fantasy price should be much lower than it was when he initially arrived to St. James' Park and should be monitored as a potential budget option over the next several weeks.
Jan 27 - 4:54 PM

With Cheick Tiote away to play for Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations, Vurnon Anita looks poised to earn his third straight start for Newcastle United when they travel to Hull City next.

Anita has been partnering Jack Colback as central defensive midfielders for the Magpies lately, and while Colback has been one of the pleasant surprises of the fantasy season, Anita offers very little in production. His only redeeming quality in comparison to Tiote is that he is not nearly as prone to being carded, but he will also come nowhere near Tiote's numbers when it comes to winning tackles.
Jan 26 - 3:47 PM

The tension is increasing on Tyneside as their search for a replacement coach / manager looks no closer to conclusion after more than three weeks with caretaker John Carver yet to win a game.

There was an air of discontent around St James’ Park on Saturday as Newcastle welcomed Southampton although the home side will seldom be presented with a better opportunity to take points from a team within the top five. The Saints were playing their third away game in six days with Ronald Koeman losing three key players in the process – Morgan Schneiderlin, Victor Wanyama and Toby Alderweireld – while Dusan Tadic and Ryan Bertrand were passed fit just hours before the game. But Newcastle lacked any cutting edge in the final third and in truth never troubled Southampton despite plenty of possession. However any plans of introducing another striker – Adam Armstrong - for the last ten minutes were thwarted when Paul Dummett limped off with a hamstring problem with Carver choosing to go like-for-like following the introduction of Mike Williamson.
Jan 19 - 5:09 PM

Remy Cabella put in his first full 90 minute shift since Week 5 and had a productive fantasy day despite Newcastle United being held goalless in their 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

It looked as if Alan Pardew gave up on his big young signing pretty early as Cabella has been mostly a substitute since the opening month and a half of the season. Now that Pardew is gone, it is a chance for Cabella to wipe the slate clean and show what he can do. It also helps that the squad has so many men unavailable, Cabella is needed whether he has disappointed early on or not. Well, a 15 point Yahoo score for an attacking player who's side did not score is extremely promising. Winning fouls, winning tackles, successful crosses and winning corners can make that possible. If Cabella can help actually get the ball over the goal line, then he is prone to delivering some monster days. It feels too difficult to trust yet, but if you are a believer, you better get on board while is price is still manageable.
Jan 15 - 3:10 PM

Newcastle will need to check on a number of their high profile stars ahead of Saturdays’ hugely daunting trip to Stamford Bridge after several of their players were rested as a precaution for last weekends’ FA Cup tie at the King Power Stadium.

Moussa Sissoko, Jack Colback, Daryl Janmaat and Fabricio Coloccini were all experiencing muscular discomfort following a heavy festive fixture period and temporary manager John Carver decided to take no risks despite the baying Geordie public desperate for cup success. The Newcastle squad are currently stretched to capacity with no fewer than seventeen [17] missing or at risk of dropping out which includes those on African Cup of Nations duty – Papiss Cisse and Mehdi Abeid – while Steven Taylor underwent surgery on Wednesday after rupturing his Achilles on New Years’ Day. The defender will be sidelines for between 6-9 months.
Jan 8 - 8:18 AM

Newcastle United's physio room is a virtual MASH unit right now, with multiple injuries at every position, and are now tasked to travel to Stamford Bridge this weekend.

There are so many players carrying knocks or out long term for the Magpies right now, it really has become just a matter of finding eleven healthy individuals to field at this point. Add in a caretaker manager and trip to play a Chelsea side who are licking their wounds after their loss against Spurs and you have a recipe for fantasy Armageddon. Dummett is one of the few healthy options that has had a big haul or two before and can be had for a bargain price, but to expect any score above zero may be a fool's errand. To his credit, Dummett is coming off his last league start in which he scored, except it was of the "own" variety. Yeah, things at St. James' are in disarray to say the least right now.
Jan 7 - 5:39 PM

Newcastle United are happy to have Tim Krul back in training after their #1 had been sidelined with an ankle injury since late November.

Jak Alnwick was thrown into the fire and got burned pretty good, as the Magpies conceded 8 goals over their last three league matches. Lucky for them, they managed 4 points in that span anyway. While his return gives a lift to all Newcastle defensive options, a trip to Stamford Bridge this weekend is not an opportune time to use any of them. It may be in the club's best interest to seek out a loan spell sometime this month to serve as a better backup to Krul, who has a history for getting injured more often than your average keeper.
Jan 5 - 7:46 PM

Steven Taylor has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after a post-match assessment revealed the Newcastle United defender ruptured his Achilles tendon during the New Year’s Day draw against Burnley.

The club were fearing the worst when Taylor left St James’ Park on crutches with his foot in a protective boot and a scan later confirmed the full extent of the injury which will require surgery next week. This is the second time during his career Steven Taylor has ruptured his Achilles – the first was back in December 2011 against Chelsea – [although this was on his other leg] an injury which kept him out for over 9 months. In his absence Mike Williamson will be drafted into the back four while caretaker boss John Carver may decide to dip into the transfer market during the January window with Captain Fabricio Coloccini as the only other recognised out-an-out central defender.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 2 - 3:47 PM

Newcastle United will feel disappointed to come away with only a point at home to a relegation-zoned Burnley, having allowed the Clarets to erase a Magpie advantage three times, though Jack Colback continued his fine season with a goal and an assist in the 3-3 final.

Steven Taylor started the scoring on the day by heading in a Colback corner on the quarter hour. About ten minutes later, having let Burnley draw level, Colback sent a long strike into goal after being teed up by Daryl Janmaat. Newcastle's third goal would come from a nimble-footed dribble by Ayoze Perez into the area. He found Adam Armstrong in the center of the box and Armstrong fed the ball wide to Moussa Sissoko for the score. This makes back-to-back weeks with a goal from Colback making him a serious fantasy candidate although the player will need to be assessed before game week 21 after picking up a slight hamstring problem.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 1 - 12:17 PM

Papiss Cisse has accepted a three match ban imposed upon him after the FA reviewed his violent conduct in the Magpies win over Everton on Sunday.

At the time of the infraction Cisse got away with it and Newcastle may have three points instead of zero or one because they didn't have to play a man down. Now he has been punished once the points are in the bag but it is as if he is getting away with it again because in reality, he is only going to miss one match that Newcastle planned on having him for. After New Year's, he is pegged to join Senegal for the ACON tournament, so the second match (FA Cup) and the third (Week 21 v CHE) of his ban have no real effect on his international duty. Ayoze Perez will continue to gain experience leading the Magpie line in the meantime.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:39:00 AM

Papiss Cisse was instrumental in Newcastle's 2-3 win over Everton at Goodison Park, as an elbow and a goal swung the game in the Magpies direction.

With both clubs struggling, it is no surprise that a controversy may have played a role in how their fates were sealed. Down 1-0, Cisse was poised in the box waiting for a corner to come in, and he clearly elbowed, or at least attempted to elbow, Seamus Coleman in the face three times. The ref did not see what will likely result in a 3 match ban once reviewed by the league. Just a few moments later, Cisse rubbed salt in the wound by scoring the equalizer. Everton's morale, which was already fragile to begin with, was all but shattered from then on, and Newcastle would add goals from Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback in the second half to seal the points. Cisse's goal record continues to impress when he can just get on the pitch. He now has 9 on the season in just 636 minutes, or, just a touch more than seven full matches. The problem is his pitch time is too erratic to deal with in fantasy and a likely 3 match ban looming only supports that notion.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 01:34:00 PM

Cheik Tiote is expected to return to Newcastle's lineup in week 19 after serving a one-match ban.

The midfielder picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Sunderland and the missed the week 18 match against Manchester United. He is now rested and could start week 19 against an injured Everton defense. Despite the likely inclusion in the squad, Tiote has been far from impressive after his return from injury this season and is only averaging three points per match. Avoid him in all formats.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 04:59:00 PM

Papiss Cisse wasn't good enough for the starting eleven but he scored Newcastle's only goal in their 3-1 Boxing Day loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Alan Pardew opted to start youngster Adam Armstrong at forward rather than Papiss Cisse and it didn't work out as Newcastle looked decidedly second best to the Red Devils on Boxing Day. Armstrong looked naive trying to cut a breakaway into the heart of the defense. Not only did it cut the attack short but the ball bounced to Wayne Rooney in midfield who initiated an attack that led to Manchester United's first goal. Starting Cisse over Armstrong might not have made a difference in the long run but Cisse did score a consolation goal in the 85th minute.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:03:00 PM

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