Norwich City Could Still Get Forster Next Season

Norwich City chief executive David McNally has indicated the East Anglia club is in a good position to sign Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster, on a season long loan deal for next season.

Fraser Forster – 6’7″ Newcastle goalkeeper

It will be up to Newcastle manager Chris Hughton whether he allows the 22-year-old to go out on loan again, but we think the chances are good he will spend next season at Norwich City again, after playing so well for them last season.

Tim Krul, Newcastle’s other 22 year-old goalkeeper and Dutch U21 star,  has already said he wants to stay on Tyneside next season and challenge goalkeeper Steve Harper for the number one jersey, and Fraser himself seems very willing to return to Carrow Road for next season.

David McNally said today:

“We would like Fraser to be back at the football club and we, as we do with most football clubs, have an excellent relationship with Newcastle, so we are in dialogue with Newcastle about the possibility,”

“It may or may not happen – first and foremost he is a Newcastle United player and if he’s in their plans for the forthcoming season then there’s not a lot we can do about that.”

“But we are in close dialogue with them and if he goes anywhere it is likely to be to Norwich City.”

With Newcastle’s concentration on bringing the youngsters through on Tyneside, it’s important that they get some good relationships with other good clubs, where they can farm out their players to give them some good first team experience.

It looks like Newcastle, from what David says, have already formed an excellent relationship with Norwich City,  for a potential win-win situation for both clubs next season.

That’s always good to see.

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • baro

    Jun 3, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #1

    We should send him on loan again. I guess he really improved. Start Tim Krul and bench or retire Steven Harper.

  • Wud die for Aberystwyth Town FC

    Jun 3, 2010 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Agree with yo there Baro, if we are to sign players under the age of 26, doesn’t it make sense if we play players who are under that age!!! Sorry Harps, been a great servant for us, but it’s time to bring the youngsters through imo.

  • eltoro

    Jun 3, 2010 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Harper deserves at least this season, probably two. He’s been sitting around for about 20 years and is a top keeper.

  • geordielad880

    Jun 3, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #4

    i think norwich have also enquired about ranger on loan, it would be a good place to continue his development, and gets some games under his belt

  • geordielad880

    Jun 3, 2010 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #5

    harper is a reliable goalkeeper eltoro but is anything but a top keeper


    Jun 3, 2010 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #6

    NUFCELITE // Jun 3, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    ed harrison is a traitor too the toon

  • coxonfamily

    Jun 3, 2010 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed Harrison is a toon saint, keeps us informed of everything thats going on, hardly a traitor. Has he given his own special word to hughton to sign Lawrence if thats what your referring to. lol

  • eltoro

    Jun 3, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Harper is a good premiership keeper and perhaps Krul and Forster will be better than him in the near future but we can’t make a young keeper first choice in a relegation battle.

    My worry is that Krul hasnt really had a chance on loan at a good level and I’d consider letting him out to the championship as well and loaning another experienced one in as backup.

  • noir9

    Jun 3, 2010 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #9

    NUFCELITE @ 6, grow-up you tube. Just because someone has a different opinion to you doesn’t make them wrong. It’s very simple really, if you don’t like the blog move on, I don’t always agree with Ed’s opinion but I do appreciate the amount of effort he puts into providing his fellow toon fans with a place to debate all things newcastle.

  • boater

    Jun 3, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Beggars belief some of you are looking to release stevie H. We have 2 good young lads – great, Forster goes back to promoted norwich where he can go up a level in his development.. krul stays as understudy and will no doubt see more and more action over next 18months – preparing him for the handover.

    Think about the best keepers in the league – they are all older,, keepers peak late.

  • GeordieBean

    Jun 3, 2010 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Joe hart? 😉 Probs the best keeper in england 🙂

  • geordielad880

    Jun 3, 2010 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #12

    joe hard probs the best keeper in the league, i dont think so somehow….pepe reina is easily the best in the premiership, then you have cech, given etc

  • noir9

    Jun 3, 2010 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Hart was so good he was loaned out by man citeh to get experience & they only wanted him back when shay got injured.

  • geordielad880

    Jun 3, 2010 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #14

    exactly noir9, for me pepe reina is a clear choice, has a great all round game, good handling, good on crosses, great shot stopper, distribution and always calm under pressure

  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Jun 3, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #15

    can see your point but if i could take any keeper right now in premier league it would be hart , he was best keeper in the league last season on form and with his age he will or should improve massively over the next 12 years which is how long he should be at the top at least , i think cech hasnt been the same since his injury , reina is a top keeper , but hart has a very similar style to him , given always be a legend to any toon fan but he has always had the weakness of not coming off his line especially for crosses

  • baro

    Jun 3, 2010 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #16


    Your out of your mind when you say Pepe Reina is the best Premiership goalkeeper. Seriously? The guy can barely kick goal kicks. He is always passing with his hand to either Skyrtel, Carragher, or Agger, Johnson, Kyigriakos or whoever the hell there is on the Defence. He has some good reflexes, but is a lazy son of a bitch.

  • baro

    Jun 3, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #17

    Seems Wiki already know too what our new jerseys look like. Home like always Black n’ White stripes. Now, away Blue and 3rd kit is white. If you look on the right that table is shows Newcastle Jersey colors. But of course that is just a hint. I think they are the ones that a couple of weeks ago were posted on somewhere in this site.

  • baro

    Jun 3, 2010 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Its very nice that we are now winning awards again. Fraser Forster got it for outstanding season at Norwich. 25 clean sheets. And got Golden Glove for League 1. One for the future. Next couple of years its either going to be him or Tim Krul. ????

  • geordielad880

    Jun 3, 2010 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #20

    dont get me wrong i am a big fan of hart, he is a top goalkeeper, and with more experience, he is certain to be englands number 1. I think schwarzer also had a great season aswell.

  • Charlietoon

    Jun 3, 2010 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #21

    Krul is obviously expecting to be the next number 1 at Newcastle but if Fraser has two solid years of games under his belt next year he has to be the go to guy. I think we need to be realistic and decided which one these of these guys we are going to keep as they are around the same age and both quality and ambitious neither deserves to be 3rd back up.
    It must be tough being a goalkeeper when you know full well people probably wont think you have hit your stride until your 30’s.

  • MacToon

    Jun 3, 2010 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #22

    2135 BST: The agent for Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure says his client has already signed a deal with an unnamed Premier League club. (Press Association)

    So we have signed someone 😉

  • baro

    Jun 3, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #23

    Mac Toon

    HaHa! Your really funny. You know that. If we are interested in a player worth 2 million than there is question over it that we have no money to spend. But Yaya Toure is sold to either Man City with his brother, or Chelsea for 36 million Euros. Official after World Cup. *)

  • MacToon

    Jun 3, 2010 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Bargain 🙂 One spin on the roulette Ashley

  • wickywoowoo

    Jun 3, 2010 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #25

    Forster over Krul for me. It seems people have given Krul the no. 1 spot for two impressive performances alone while Forster has an outstanding full season at Norwich and has the potential to do the same again and is ignored.

    Krul hasn’t done anything to deserve the sub role he has now and when the time comes for Harper to move into coaching – Forster is the one who has taken steps to earn the spot.

    Honestly – what has Krul done to deserve the spot over Forster?

  • Sav

    Jun 4, 2010 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #26

    With a loanee as good as FF who is worth many points over a season , winning them golden gloves award etc., in addition to match-time and experience we should maybe be looking for a bit more. Like loaning him to rivals Ipswich in return for first call on Connor Wickham, for instance. No?

  • Thump

    Jun 4, 2010 at 2:21 AM

    Comment #27

    Keep Forster this season, send Krul their way.

  • lewman

    Jun 4, 2010 at 4:41 AM

    Comment #28

    wickywoo did you not watch the palermo match a few years back when he saved a penalty and was man of the match when he was still just a kid.
    i think we should keep all 3 for th etime being aand give harper a coaching role in about 3 years. i would rate harper as in the top ten of premier league keepers and we also have a decent defence for the first time i remember( i am only in my late twenties). plus all the negativity about us being worse than when we had owen etc.. is complete nonsense as i would take andy carroll as he is now over owen and viduka combined. a team is about more than just talent in my view and i think that we now have a real team and if ashley has learnt his lessons then we have a real chance of being a top team within 5 years as long as we can keep jose, staylor, carroll and maybe vuckic but i dont think any one can really guarantee that the latter will definatly be a real star but i am sure that many will agree that the other 3 can and will become top players in the premier league ( i already rate steven taylor very highly) and we can hope for a world class star in vuckic but who knows?

  • G

    Jun 4, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #29

    I think we are lucky to have both FF and TK as back up to SH. SH is still the number 1 in my opinion. I think it is good that TK is stepping up to the mark, although his age does concern me, as I agree with the posts above that keepers come into thier prime late, and often do not peak until 2 or 3 years after the average striker has hung up his boots. I am particularly impressed though with FF’s attitude that he is prepared to go out on loan and get that first team experience. The future between the sticks certainly looks good at the toon.


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