Fraser Forster To Go On Loan Again To Celtic?

There is news in Scotland today, that Glasgow Celtic will sign Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster on a season-long loan deal -again.

Fraser Forster – on loan again to Celtic?

Celtic had tried to sign 23 year-old Forster from Newcastle in the summer, but each time Newcastle boss Alan Pardew turned down the Celtic offer, the last one being around £2M.

We’d be surprised if this news is true, since Alan Pardew let it be known in the summer that he didn’t think too much of the standard of the Scottish Premier League.

And of course Fraser doesn’t get too much to do either, in a side that is either first or second every season in the SPL, which is basically composed of two good teams – Rangers and Celtic.

It looks like 23 year-old Dutch International Tim Krul will be the new Newcastle number one goalkeeper this season, and Newcastle also have veteran 36 year-old goalkeeper Steve Harper, so it seems that Fraser is dispensable, at least for next season.

Celtic are not able to afford Forster’s wages, if he moved permanently to Celtic, but they can afford a loan deal.

Celtic have also looked at buying Sunderland Reserve goalkeeper Craig Gordon and Manchester United Reserve goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak, just in case the Forster deal falls through.

Fraser has still to make his Newcastle debut in a competitive game.

The news is that Celtic are confident they can secure the loan deal for the 6’7″ Newcastle goalkeeper, so we’ll not have to wait too long to see if that is true.

Comments welcome.

54 comments so far

  • the_besty_show

    Aug 17, 2011 at 1:41 AM

    Comment #1


  • UpTheRoad

    Aug 17, 2011 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #2

    He will be number one one day.

  • Tyneside

    Aug 17, 2011 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #3

    If we don’t buy(not loan) a LB and a striker for decent money before the window closes then that fat bastard will never invest in playing staff. All he is doing is trying to do things as cheaply as possible, that might work in retail but not in football.

    And I don’t wanna lecture from any of you fcking Ashley arse lickers

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 17, 2011 at 2:44 AM

    Comment #4

    They’re v quiet at mo!

  • UpTheRoad

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Remember how quiet and swift we were with Obertan maybe he’s lining something up, fingers crossed 😛

  • Sav

    Aug 17, 2011 at 4:23 AM

    Comment #6

    I thought Pardew said it was a waste having Forster at Celtic, that he needed to be facing tougher sides in the Championship than the Buoys face in the SPL every week?

    What the heck’s the point of sending him back for more of that?

  • ExHebburnMag

    Aug 17, 2011 at 4:27 AM

    Comment #7

    No way Forster should be loaned out. Let’s face it, Harper is waaayyy past it. Love him to death, great servant to the club and all that….he’s done. Krul is clearly the number 1, Soderberg is not ready, ergo Forster should be our 2nd choice keeper. It’s a no-brainer guys.

  • Thump

    Aug 17, 2011 at 6:04 AM

    Comment #8

    @Sav: Because he’s not good enough for us.

    @Tyneside: There’s still a bit of time yet. Don’t think we’ll get a striker in, though. LB definitely but not a forward.

  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 17, 2011 at 6:14 AM

    Comment #9


    We will be very lucky if we get either…

    i am sensing deja vu to be honest its all fake promises We are still waiting 7 months on for our new striker – Ba doesn’t cut it – and i reckon the fat c@nt is just waiting for Ferguson tobe fit again then Pardew will be saying its like a new player because he has broke into the first team and is back from injury..

    I have been quietly waiting for this new signing, striker or left back, but the more im waiting the less i can see it happening. loads of wages off the bill = happy Cashley

  • The Entertainers

    Aug 17, 2011 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #10

    Lies, lies, lies …..
    Def’ remember Puppet Pards saying Foster would not be going out on loan.
    Yes circumstances change, but just keep your big,lying gob shut. You are made to look a fool time and time again by the idiots running the asylum!

  • craigTnufc

    Aug 17, 2011 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #11

    We have to sign a LB we quite simply don’t have one, surely were not daft enough to think Taylor and Ferguson whom is a winger, can cover if so that would be me finally losing all faith!

  • Klatoon

    Aug 17, 2011 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #12

    Aly Cissokho played last night,not our new LB? 😀

  • Daft_lad

    Aug 17, 2011 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #13

    What’s the point in big Fraser going back to Scotland??? Didn’t Pardew slate the SPL and claim it was no good for his development??? Yet more inconsistencies from Ashley’s puppet….the lad has got huge potential and should be fighting for the number 1 jersey with Krul imo….sadly I think Harps’ days are drawing to an end.

    All quiet on the transfer front still…..I said it when we sold Enrique; we’ll end up with a LB and CF on season long loan deals. It’s ‘Carrollgate’ all over again with ‘not enough time to negotiate suitable replacements’. Fat pie eating Jabba the Jew will trouser a hefty wad from this years dealings and maybe sign a permanent LB and CF next summer with the Tiote transfer money after he’s been offloaded to one of the big boys……if I sound cynical and pessimistic it’s because I have just cause to be! I can appreciate the frugal approach and tightening of belts etc but the Fatster is going too far and his lies just top it all off.

  • LeoMacedonia-NUFC

    Aug 17, 2011 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #14

    Artiom Rudnev (Artjoms Rud?evs) !!!
    Small, quick, CHEAP stricker !!! p.s Young !!!
    127 games 63 goals (1 per 153min)
    3 or 4 goals in both matches against Juve last Year !!
    Club: Lech Poznan Age: 23

    this is my best web-scouting, by far, come Pardew read this!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Klatoon

    Aug 17, 2011 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #15

    That Udinese LB,Neuton,handled Walcott and Gervinho impressively before limping off. Udinese are a selling club too.

  • toonarmy1986

    Aug 17, 2011 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #16

    Give them Foster and throw in Ranger on loan and do a deal for Jelavic as people at Celtic speak highly of him and say he will be a quality premiership player.

  • ToonZiga

    Aug 17, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #17

    c’mon we have to bring in LB today, just signed the damn peiters. I hope there will be some positive news today.

  • swbhoy

    Aug 17, 2011 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #18

    Toonarmy1986, good theory except that Jelavic plays for Rangers, not us.
    From a Celtic perspective, the whole summer hunt for a keeper has been a disaster but that’s what comes from getting 2 mill TV money every year (compared to 22 mill in the Prem) and having to do everything on the cheap.
    Forster is fine for the SPL but Pardew is right about one thing, he’s not ready for the Prem and would be found out. As for Pardew’s general comments, of course the SPL is a poorer standard, (country of 5 mill or country of 55 million, which ones going to have a better league?) and after all a man who’s playing career peaked with Charlton f**kin Athletic should be an expert on sub standard football, he’s played enough of it.
    Anyway, I always look for the Toon score on a weekend and hope you lads have a better year of it this year. You’re a big club and you deserve better than that fanny Pardew.

  • BigKirky

    Aug 17, 2011 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #19

    I’m getting really worried why the Pieters deal can’t just be wrapped up today. He’s been leaving it to his agent… Well sort it out. Club want a reasonable amount for him, so get it done.

  • ToonZiga

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #20

    kranjcar is close to signing for sunderland. hope he wont play on saturday.

  • Hebburn Mag

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #21

    Im sure Pardew did say that the SPL isnt a challenging enough league for Forster, if he does have a future at Newcastle loan him out to an English team so that he can start to get used to the way of the English game. The english game is more physical and more challenging than the SPL and other foreign leagues.

    Loan him out to a team like Norwich in the premier league or Cardiff or Leicester in the Championship. Im still pretty sure that he does have a future at Newcastle but it just isnt at the moment. Stevie Harper isnt going to be around forever and so if Forster wants a future at Newcastle he will have to either prove himself for the number 1 jersey or warm the bench.

    Luckily for Newcastle we have had and look like we are always going to have a fantastic grup of goal keepers coming through from youth and so we dont have to worry about having a safe pair of hands at the back.

  • Klatoon

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #22

    Dont want the scum to get Krancjar 🙁

  • lesh

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #23

    And…. from the rumours site, another name to add to our supposed striker targets….

    17 Aug 2011 03:58:53
    Newcastle look set to test Chelsea with a £9 million bid for Anelka. However players wage demands may mean toon may have to settle for loaning the frenchman

    And so it goes on only to fizzle out with the usual… “well, we tried our best to get a LB/ striker but….”

    Ho um

  • sirtoongospel

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #24

    Pardew GUARANTEED a left back and possibly one more this week. at this stage I can’t see it and even if they sign they won’t be prepared for Saturday. My optimism is dwindling with every day that passes. We are still 4 players away from being strong enough to take us through to January. We need a LB, cover for LB, a striker and potentially cover for RB. 1 player each week of this transfer window is required starting with this one.

  • drongo

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #25

    @ hebburn – we have histrically had a bunch of good keepers coming thruogh because we did have one of the best GK coaches around….

    Till Ashley fired him.

  • drongo

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #26

    I have a funny feeling we’re going to draw a blank on proper transfers and come out with the usual boll0x about free transfers being OK till november.

  • magpie6699

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #27

    IF Pieters is good and wants to come it should be a no-brainer. We were said to be offering Jose a new contract if he wanted to stay – can’t be less than the £30K that Pieters is said to want – and the fees are roughly comparable so it’s more or less like-for-like financially. I would only take Bridge as a reserve.

  • ichrisho

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #28

    Kranjar surely costs a small fortune and he is what 27? I would be slightly worries if the unwashed got him – their team looks good already

  • thai-mag

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #29

    drongo what happens in november like

  • ichrisho

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #30

    Peiters can ssupposedly play very well at CB too so may as well get Bridge in for backup.

  • drongo

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #31

    @ thai – pretty sure thats the garbage they spouted last time round – you can tie up a free agent till november. Or am I thinking of the emergency loan deal?


    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #32

    @ ichrisho not a f****ng hope in hell of signing both ur in fantasy land

  • Toon1978

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #33

    The lack of urgency from NUFC to show some ambition and bring in a top quality left back and a quality striker is worrying. There seem to be no go in the club at all to secure signings. sorry to say this but if Sunderland sign Kranjar, and they have Larrson on the left and Sess and Gyan attacking we are going to find it extremely difficult. Its total madness from the club not to push harder to get these signings in. We heard last week that he would more than likely have a full back by Monday or Tuesday, hmmmmmm more crap from Pardew. The Mackems have quite a strong team and should have nicked all three points against Liverpool and they have spent millions upon millions while we have spent as little as possible. No confidence at all for the weekend and if i where a betting man my money would be going on Sunderland to beat us 2-0.


    Aug 17, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #34

    toon1978 ur talkin b****x scumderland wouldnt beat our reserves 2 nil they spent all their money on used up garbage sessegn and gyan are shit

  • ichrisho

    Aug 17, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #35

    Boom Boom goes my optimism that we could get a tasty deal in the next few days… 🙂

  • davybtoon

    Aug 17, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #36

    am sorri but am i missing something scum hav not got a better team than us, u lot bloody deluded granted gyan n sessegon r good but everyone else is very average compared to r players we battered them twice last year n weve improved

  • ichrisho

    Aug 17, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #37

    Does Pardew have a press conference today?

  • mushy

    Aug 17, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #38

    If we do manage to avoid defeat on Saturday, what then are the chances of Ashley spending money on quality full back, striker or any other position for that matter?
    Somewhat diminished, I would have thought.

  • GeordieCoaster

    Aug 17, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #39

    None of us know how long these transfers take so there is no point in criticising them, it won’t make it go any faster

    You can judge how well we have done on September 1st.

    I understand the urgency for a LB for the mackems game but some of you talk like the transfer window closes tomorrow!


    Aug 17, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #40

    i have to say lads the less we spend the more optimistic i am about club being sold


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