Massadio Haidara escapes both significant bone and ligament damage from Callum McManaman's dangerous tackle and could be fit to play again in early April.
As you may have heard, Newcastle United loanee Sammy Ameobi scored on his debut for Middlesbrough today. If you've not seen it, it's worth a moment of your time. There is also a pretty EPIC beard in the crowd shots following the goal.
Newcastle United player Cheick Tiote has had his car seized by police after being arrested on suspicion of fraud. Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has had his car seized by police, after he was arrested on suspicion of fraud in relation to driving offences. The 26-year-old was stopped on Tuesday near the club's training ground by Northumbria Police officers. His car, a Chevrolet Camaro estimated to be worth about £75,000, was seized by Northumbria Police, who said inquiries were ongoing. Tiote, who has only just returned from the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast, joined Newcastle from Dutch side FC Twente in 2010 for a fee of £3.5m, and the defensive midfielder has made a big impression since arriving at St James' Park.
The ol' Youtube has come through again... kind of - here is the complete broadcast of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk's victory over Metalist Kharkiv (Metalist's last loss). It's Spanish commentary, however. Two things to keep in mind as you watch, however - Willian and Taison (left and right midfield) have both been sold during the January window.
The whole podcast is worth listening to, but the bit about Newcastle supporters starts at around the 12 minute mark.
Ryan Rosenblatt of SBNation.com takes a look at the transfer window so far, with a nice-sized section on what Newcastle has been doing in France.