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FFS its never ending with us isn't it, and always affects whoever is playing well.


As usual it shows two things, one these friendlies are a sack of shite where clubs and their fans suffer because of internatinals being compulsory and two we have a shite squad and so are understandably shitting ourselves at the thought of losing Emre.

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NEWCASTLE United have been left sweating on the fitness of new midfield star Emre after he limped out of Turkey's 3-1 friendly defeat against Bulgaria last night.


The 24-year-old lasted only 26 minutes in Sofia before being substituted with what appeared to be a hamstring problem.


Emre is due back on Tyneside later today, and his condition will be assessed then before the Magpies know for certain if he is available or not for Saturday's opening Premiership home game against West Ham United.


Assistant manager Alan Murray told nufc.co.uk: "As far as we understand, he's had a problem.


"We've not had a chance to assess him yet as he's travelling back from Bulgaria, but we'll have him looked at straight away once he returns.


"That's the downside of these games, and you are always frightened something like this happens.


"He's a very important player for us and has been looking sharp. We've been looking forward to him having an extended run in the team, but we'll have to wait and see how he is.


"The early reports are not good, but we'd prefer to wait and assess him ourselves. We won't rule him out 100 per cent just yet."


The news is certain to go down badly with manager Graeme Souness, who earlier this week told Newcastle World TV that he questioned the wisdom of international friendlies so early in the season.


Elsewhere, Jermaine Jenas was a late substitute for an England side that crashed to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Denmark in Copenhagen.


The Magpie star replaced Steven Gerrard after 83 minutes of a contest in which former Toon striker Jon Dahl Tomasson netted for the hosts. Wayne Rooney grabbed a late consolation for Sven-Goran Eriksson's team.


Shay Given and Stephen Carr both tasted defeat too after featuring for a Republic of Ireland side beaten 2-1 by Italy in Dublin.


But Jean Alain Boumsong and France fared better with a 3-0 win over the Ivory Coast in Montpellier. The United defender played the full 90 minutes against opponents who included Chelsea's Didier Drogba in attack.


Hugo Viana figured for 62 minutes of Portugal's 2-0 friendly win over Egypt in Ponta Delgada, Azores

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so anyone know how serious the injury is?


never rains but it pours for us it's unbelievable the amount of injuries we seem to get. Lets hope his injury is'nt bad and we get him back on the pitch as soon as possible as he looks a really good prospect for the TOON :blink:
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