Xisco Looks To Take His Chance At Newcastle

Newcastle United striker Xisco has vowed to grab his chance under Joe Kinnear.

Xisco – keen to take his chance on Tyneside

Xisco was one of the signings of former Newcastle VP Tony Jimenez – and his signing was surrounded with controversy, which had nothing at all to do with the youngster, who handled the situation with great maturity.

The Majorca-born player scored in his Newcastle debut against Hull City but hasn’t scored since, but he still looks a good player in the making, but will need some time to adapt to the Premier League.

Xisco scored for the Spanish Under-21 side last night, in their amazing come from behind extra time win against Switzerland, and won the two legged tie by a 4-3 aggregate, after being 3-1 down in the first half.

Xisco said today:

“I will get better and I will take my chance when it comes,” “Things always get better after more training and more games. And I hope that is the case at Newcastle.”

“You always need to become more familiar with people when you arrive at a new club.”

The lad is still only 22, but there is plenty of room for improvement for the striker, as he gets some solid guidance from Kinnear and Hughton on the training field.

And he’s well made for the Premier league, standing 6ft 3in frame and that should stand him in good stead as he has already proven his game is physical and well suited to English football.

Xisco continued:

“Football is different in Spain, but I think I can adapt fast.” “I wanted to come and play in the Premier League because it is a big league.”

“Along with La Liga, it is the strongest league in the world.”“Most players who have the opportunity to come here do so.” “And I just want to take my chance.”

Xisco will be in the squad for the Manchester City game next Monday with Owen and Ameobi, but winger Damien Duff may also play up front on Monday night, and the Irishman is in sparkling form right now.

Xuisco was asked of the possibility of playing up front with former Real Madrid star Owen, and he added:

“I think we can play together.”“Of course we are different players on the pitch, but I think the combination is good. It is one that can work.”

Xisco seems a well balanced and smashing young lad, and there’s no doubt he will get a lot better with some good coaching, which he will get on Tyneside.

He could very well turn out to be a good signing for the club, even though he was signed under controversial conditions, which were not of his making.

Comments welcome.

56 comments so far

  • nate dawg

    Oct 15, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #2

    “scored in his Newcastle debut against Hull City but hasn’t scored since” only been three games hasnt it ed lol

  • IndiaMag

    Oct 15, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #3

    Right on!! I think we should give this guy some time.. he has scored some good goals for depo.. Let him settle in! The goals should come then!

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 15, 2008 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #4

    Go Xisco!..

  • chuck

    Oct 15, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Cant be that bad if he plays for the Spanish U21
    team (how does he do that if he is 22)
    Kidding ! at least we finally got some height up front to compliment our two little guys.
    I believe Jimenez was a decent judge of talent, too bad the wrong guy left.

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 15, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #6

    toon lad as you posted on the other thread i dont believe that story is true we are well equipped for keepers

    given-best in prem imo

    harper-if he played more games would be in the england aquad imo

    krul- i cant remember who but someone told me he was the best young keeper in europe

    forster-i havent seen a lot but he is apparentley a decent young keeper

    soderberg-i dont have a clue lol

  • toooooonfan

    Oct 15, 2008 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #7


  • AndrewNUFC

    Oct 15, 2008 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Scoring in his first game must have done him the world of good confidence wise. Give the lad time, must be hard for him to settle with having been with Keegan,Hughton,Kinnear and be knowing there will be a new manager after him.

  • Tom1664

    Oct 15, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Burn Baby Burn
    Xisco Inferno

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 15, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #10

    can some one plz give me a feed for the england match

  • SwedEric

    Oct 15, 2008 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #11

    He can play with the spanish u 21 because he started the qualification with them when he was the right age… Exactly like Taylor and Milner for example in the england squad…

  • I want Steve Bruce in, Along with Amir Zaki, Valencia and Palacios(GG7)

    Oct 15, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #12

    england 4-0! i have heskey to score first lol

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 15, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #13

    Duz any1 hav any links 4 turkey game ?

    i dont care about the quality

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 15, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #14
  • I want Steve Bruce in, Along with Amir Zaki, Valencia and Palacios(GG7)

    Oct 15, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #15

    geeeeerrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrdddd!!! rooney was auwesome then, what a goal though!!

  • kris

    Oct 15, 2008 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #16

    anybody got a good link for england game justin tv is shite !! ?????

  • Stevo

    Oct 15, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #17

    Aye Justin Tv is not broacasting for me

  • Shot Bru!

    Oct 15, 2008 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #18

    The noise is deafening here in scotland in response to the Bellarussian equaliser! Xisco will take time to adjust to the prem, and playing alongside Owen, who is probably quite difficult to play alongside. The good thing is he has a few other Spanish speaking buddues to help him along.

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 15, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #19


    its not workin 🙁

    u gt any mor?

  • Stevo

    Oct 15, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Bit slow like lads but better that nowt – http://www.justin.tv/hottdubber

  • Stevo

    Oct 15, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Half time.

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 15, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #22

    turk mag unfortunately no go on justintv and ask ca few people if they have better links

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 15, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #23

    someone just said to try sporlive.org

    i cant believe i have to watch the citeh match on that stream its official i hate setanta


    Oct 15, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #24


  • Toon

    Oct 15, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #25

    duff playing well for r.ireland tonight..well so far

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 15, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #26

    Both Gerrards goal and Rooneys second were excellent tonight like.

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 15, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #27

    they arent half racist twats on justin.tv

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 15, 2008 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #28

    they’re a bunch of no-brain losers on that site mate…Some of the worst banter & spellin’ in the world…Sad bastards!..

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 15, 2008 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #29

    punk you know nando once said toon fans are the most racist in the prem but not 1 of the racists on that sitewas a toon fan(which we should be proud of)or atleast that i knew off what amazed me was that was that people were just tryin to watch the match with a bit of banter but that went too far

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 15, 2008 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #30

    It’s effin’ unbelieveable in the 21st century man!..Glad our fans didn’t involve themselves in that crap like…Well done!..
    …What is wrong with some people?..

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 15, 2008 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #31

    whats more unbelievable was the site monitor didnt do a thing

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 15, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #32

    i hope no 1 is racist on there on monday when we play city

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 15, 2008 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Damn right!..
    …What can you do man?..It’s pathetic!..

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 15, 2008 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #34

    beye the great/skunk-every time i’ve watched that justintv thing there’s been racial rubbish spouted in the chatrooms. its happened throughout toon games in the past. i preferr to just use one of the other media players without a chatroom now purely due to the sh!te i’ve heard spoken on there, shame innit.

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 15, 2008 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #35

    Too right KKforever…Go somewhere else i guess?..Aye the chatroom bit sucks big ones!..

  • reillers

    Oct 15, 2008 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #36

    For those who haven’t heard yet the Irish games over 1-0. We won thank God. Barely out of the stadium, staying in Dubling tonight, lol, couldn’t face hours in the car again. But as for our two wee lads, Duffer and Given. What games they had.
    Duff like, what a game he had, he set up Keane’s goal, he was phonomenal, back to his best on a good few occasions tonight. Brilliant, brilliant stuff.
    And wee Shay, top class again, “heroics from Given yet again.”
    He was very very good as well, one stop he made was at point blank ranged. Got booked for time wasting at the end up fantastic game from him. Very commanding, very vocal, a great, great game from him, a good part of the reason why our defence was outstanding.

    Brilliant stuff from those two lads.

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 15, 2008 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #37

    Ho’way ireland!..
    Well done Duff & Given, bring it back to the Toon Lads!..

  • ryan peacock

    Oct 15, 2008 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #38

    a bit random, but wouldnt you love our starting 11 to look like this come end of january?:



    Oct 15, 2008 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #39

    duff was outstanding tonight why cant he play like that for the toon ?

  • reillers

    Oct 15, 2008 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #40

    Aye, he was very good, remember he’s only coming back from a long injury though, give him a wee bit of time.


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