Newcastle Goalkeeper Fraser Forster In Big Demand


There’s no doubt that Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster is attracting a lot of attention from other clubs.

Fraser Forster – very talented giant goalkeeper

Fraser has been outstanding for Norwich City and Glasgow Celtic in the last two  seasons,  that have seen the 23 year-old rack up 90 of his 97 total first team club appearances.

That compares with Tim Krul’s 69 first team club appearances, but 34 of those have been for the Newcastle United first team, whereas Fraser has yet  to make his debut for Newcastle.

And Tim Krul picked up his second International cap yesterday in Holland’s 1-1 draw with Uruguay (Uruguay won 4-3 on penalties), and those teams met in last summer’s World Cup semi-final, when Holland got though to the final, only to be beaten by Spain.

So some revenge for the South Americans and both goals were scored by Liverpool players – Luis Suarez after 83 minutes for the hosts and Dirk Kuyt for the Dutch on 90 minutes.

Hull City have been linked today with Newcastle United goalkeeper Fraser Foster, and it could be that the giant 6ft 7in goalkeeper could again be sent out on loan next season.

But Fraser will get his chance to show how much he has improved over the last two seasons in pre-season, when Newcastle’s three goalkeepers Steve Harper, Tim Krul and Forster will get a chance to show why they should be Newcastle’s first choice goalkeeper for next season.

In our poll, 50% think Tim will get the job, with Fraser second on 24%  and current number one Steve Harper third on 19%, with 7% undecided. That poll is still open on our home page if you haven’t yet cast your vote.

We are hoping Alan Pardew doesn’t sell Fraser Forster this summer, because this lad is still improving, and at 23 he is still very young for a goalkeeper, and they can play until they are 40 years old these days.

If Fraser doesn’t get the number one position on Tyneside this summer, we would hope Pardew will send him out  on a season-long loan deal again, and perhaps Hull City would be a good destination for him.

Certainly there’s no way he will be going north of the border again, as Newcastle have been disappointed at the poor standard of football and pitches in the SPL.

We would hope Newcastle can keep both their 23 year-old goalkeepers long term on Tyneside, but that could prove difficult with both lads looking to become first class goalkeepers.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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317 comments so far

  • pizzicatochan

    Jun 9, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • connor_nufc

    Jun 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Fraser has been outstanding for Norwich City and Glasgow Celtic

    Haha hes been average at best

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  • Shane Long aka perhaps some other sh!te

    Jun 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #4

    If he’s loaned, it must be to a team inside the Prem. There’ll always be doubts until he’s seen week in, week out at the top level.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Its just a bit of fun hainsey 😀

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Fraser is so over rated. I saw him on loan with Norwich when they played Southampton and lets just say he was not very good. I think it was 3-1 or 4-1 to Southampton in the end

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  • the1willy

    Jun 9, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #7

    This is horrible. right now there seems to be more speculation about which players are going to leave than those that are coming in…
    If the West Ham rumours are true can someone please tell Fat Sam to F@&k right off and stop trying to unsettle our squad.

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  • hainesy

    Jun 9, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #8

    I know that NottsGeordie, but its a pain in the arse with this newer/older comments crap! I want the numbers back! I know it means less scrolling but I prefer scrolling.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #9

    You saw him in one game Ochy?

    I only watched Nueur in the Man U game at Old Trafford. He must be a rubbish keeper cus he played rubbish.

    Van Der Sar was rubbish vs Blackburn. Hes a really bad keeper and really over rated.

    The only time i watched David Seaman he made a mistake. I dont think hes very good.

    You cant judge a player on one game or even a few games. Judge him over a whole season playing top class football not one or two games.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Maybe been outstanding, but at a lower level than the PL.

    If we had confidence in him he would have played for us in the Fizzy Pop.

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  • veto

    Jun 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #11

    just hold onto him , he’s better than krul
    krul makes to many mistakes and doesn’t cope well when the ball comes in from the wings

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #12

    West Ham have had a £5M bid for Nolan and Smith rejected.

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Harper is getting older now, so I believe nufc should make sure they hold onto both Forster and krul.

    I know harper waited for his chance, but he should have been more motivated to play first team football. Our priority on the goalkeeping front should be to keep hold of both Forster and krul.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Hainsey know what you mean there. I prefered the numbers and the massive scrolling. Means you can keep up with the conversation 🙂

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #15

    a reckon cabaye wnt b announced for a wile after tomorrow like, a mean y hasnt henderson n jones bin announced yet

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  • Andy

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Watched him almost every game this season and he is distinctly average. Krul by far better. He’s far too slow to get down to things, doesn’t come for crosses and his kicking is poor. Krul miles ahead of him

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Notts
    He really isn’t that good. Yes it was one game but he has played for Celtic and Norwich. Says it all really

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #18

    a reckon soon hes gunna leave lol all hes gone ona bwt is not sittn on the bench n a reckon krul wud be a bigger loss than forster like, but if we can keep him happy great

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Nufc richygo1

    I don’t think Nolan would entertain a championship side, maybe smith though.

    Nolan has to be worth a lot more than that, based upon the goals he scored last season. He was amongst the top in the league.

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #20

    I am dreaming here but i am hoping for a surprise and both Cabaye and Gervinho will be signing and will be shown tomorrow…..ohh hang on, pass me my medication love, this is NUFC not Man City hehehe.

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  • NK

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Ochy is a pr1ck

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  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #22

    Ochy… Says it all? Hes like 22 years old. Steve Harper has been on the bench all his life but hes still pretty good. At least hes getting first team experience playing every game, Tim Krul hasnt had that for a few years.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #23

    i think that foster should be loaned out to nottingham forest since they were interested

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #24

    NK
    Go back to school you inbred piece of shit

    Notts
    You won’t win a third argument but in my opinion Krul far exceeds Forsters ability and I hear the Ole Soderburg in the reserves is very good as well. Forster thinks he’s better than he is with his “I won’t sit on the bench” comments. Krul impressed me in his appearances this season and Harper has at least 2 more good Premier League seasons with him.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #25

    how on earth can we turn down a 5m bid for Nolan and Smith? That would be good money. provided we get a good replacement and not resort to kuqis in the last minute.

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  • NK

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #26

    1st

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  • NK

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #27

    Why would I need to go back to school when I got all A’s at A-level? Unless you think I can get A* now at A-level since u can now get them…

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  • DarloGeordie

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #28

    completely agree with hainesy about all these numbers some people need to give there heads a shake. Oh and look whos back nk with all your wise words. Why would you take the time to come onto a blog just to call someone a prick. Seriously have a look at yourself. On topic after tim kpuls performance the other night foster is going to find it hard to get into the team especially with harper still having a few years left in him

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #29

    Why are the comments going upwards?

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  • NK

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #30

    Darlo a bit of fun, I like taking the p1ss out of insecure people like ochy

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  • Andy

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #31

    Why is everything upside down :S

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  • Stuart

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #32

    Is it just me or is everything upside down?

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #33

    aw ed wat have you dun lol

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #34

    Wtf is going on?

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #35

    so whats new lads,dont tell me its the same old shit going around,i will crack up,pmsl.

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  • NK

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #36

    ed, you should really put a word limit on these comments. I do get carried away sometimes…

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  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #37

    Ed what have you done? The comments are latest to earliest, dont like it 🙂

    Ochy

    Im not saying Krul, Harper or Soderberg arent good. But its harsh saying Forster isnt any good when hes still young and can greatly improve.

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  • Andy

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #38

    Runaway the same old shit but turned upside down

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #39

    The fact you come on the internet just to insult people proves you’re an idiot and a knob as well

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #40

    A three way competition between our goalies in the pre-season should help decide this. I would say Krul will come out on top with Harper in as back-up for one more season. The Deloitte report is a hair puller! We now owe 288M pounds! How is this possibly true? Subtracting the 135M Ashley paid for the club still leaves 153M pound debt all to Ashley I think. This seems insane to me as we have never spent as much as we have earned in the last 5 or 6 transfer windows and the wage bill has been cut by about 40%. I realize we lost quite a bit in the Championship year but that was when the wage bill was cut and the player sales really picked up. I don’t see how this figure could be correct unless player sales are left completely out. In our case that would be about 100M pounds over the last 3 years! Of course Ashley and friends choose not to comment about the report. With continuing player sales this summer Ashley will again have a huge net profit when the Carroll sale is included and again our player wages will decrease. The only conclusion is that Ashley will begin making massive profits within a couple of years! Don’t believe the Deloitte report indicates the true financial state of the club.

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