Alan Pardew is truly unlucky. Just after his team miraculously, almost out of nowhere, escaped from the danger zone - which, by the way, restored him some of the long gone credit – his effort is being hindered by almost bizarre misfortunes.
At the end of November, Tim Krul suffered ligament damage during training session before Newcastle’s defeat at Boleyn Ground, which was their first defeat in more than a month. It was thought Krul will be sidelined for no more than a few weeks, but additional examinations indicated that the Dutchman Is not going to play until the next year. His alternative, Rob Elliot, suffered thigh injury during the famous victory against Chelsea, so a youngster Jak Alnwick stepped in, doing just enough to prevent Chelsea from scoring.
Newcastle suffered a 4-0 thrashing last night in the League Cup, but Alan Pardew is probably not going to see that decisive defeat as the worst thing that happened, because even Alnwick got injured, so Pardew could be out of goalkeepers in front of PL game against Sunderland!
The latest news is Newcastle will not appeal to PL to bring a new keeper and Jak Alnwick should be fit for the Tyne-Wear derby. If not, his alternative would be a seventeen-year old youngster Freddie Woodman.