Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Foresight and sore eyes

At times, I wonder whether our luck might change, and then Newcastle find another way to hamper their chances to turn a situation around.

Not only has Kieron Dyer suffered an eye injury caused by his running into a training pole, ruling him out for another two weeks, but it has also come to light that Shola Ameobi has probably kicked his last ball this season, following the news that he is due to have surgery on his troublesome hip.

Those of you with long memories will recall that Shola has been suffering from a hip problem for several seasons now, and throughout that time some bright spark has maintained that he'd manage without the operation and an injection would do. Apparently, that is no longer the case, and Shola joins Michael Owen on the long-term sick list.

Surely it doesn't take a genius to realise that he should have had the operation years ago, rather than wit until now. Unfortunately, we don't seem to employ anyone with that degree of foresight.


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