Newcastle Looking For Goalkeeper To Replace Fraser Forster?


After the failure to bring in Rob Elliot from Charlton Athletic last week, and also getting reported to the Premier League for their approach for Elliot,  it could be that Newcastle have turned their attention elsewhere.

Scott Loach – Watford’s 23 year old England U21 International

We heard this morning that Chief Scout Graham Carr was at the Ricoh Arena to watch the Coventry vs Watford game on Saturday – so there will be guesses as to who he was really watching.

The game ended in a 0-0 and one guess is that Graham was watching England U21 goalkeeper Scott Loach.

Exactly why Alan Pardew is bringing in another goalkeeper with Tim Krul and Steve Harper on board we don’t know, although he may think he needs three top goalkeepers at Newcastle this season, but we certainly didn’t have that luxury last season.

But it is more likely that Newcastle have given up on Fraser Forster, who was given ample opportunities to impress in pre-season, before the loaned him out again to Glasgow Celtic for the season.

And if Newcastle are going to bring in a third goalkeeper, then it makes sense to bring in a young up-and-coming goalkeeper, which Scott Loach certainly is, and he turned 23 in May, so is about a month or so (50 days to be exact), younger than Tim Krul.

Scott stands 6’1″ tall, which is about the same height as Steve Harper and a shade shorter than Tim Krul, and he’s played 14 times for the England U21 side.

He’s played around 131 times for Watford, after beginning his career at Ipswich Town back in 1997, when he was just 9 years old.

Scott has also played an additional 33 games while on loan at Stafford Rangers, Morecambe and Bradford City.

We’re not sure what fee Watford would want for the youngster, who was born in Nottingham, always assuming Watford would be willing to sell.

What do you think about this news, assuming it could even be true.

Comments welcome.



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116 comments so far

  • Thick and fast this evening Ed.

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  • Party time I was first. Going to fridge to get a beer.

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  • soundoid

    Aug 22, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #3

    I live in Watford and most agree Loach is over-rated,

    I think he’s pants.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 22, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #4

    it would be amazing if we got a left back, a striker and a keeper. thats 3 players. wow. i thought we wouldnt be getting even 1 in.

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  • soundoid, aye but he’ll probably be cheap.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #6

    evryone else supporting the bringbackthescarfs scheme it does look class when there all twirling around like

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  • davybtoon, saw that on the Shearer testimonial. Got a hard on. Bloody brilliant.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Anyone else really worried about our next three games? Scunny, Fulham & QPR?

    Purely because on paper they’re winnable…

    How many times last season did we follow up a couple of decent results with poor performances against relegation threatened teams…

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Solano, there you go (; haha

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #10

    And f me… I didn’t see we have Manchester United, Manchester City & Chelsea one after the other.

    That’s going to be a fun fun three weeks.

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  • TOONARMY4LIFE

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #11

    BRING BACK THE SCARVES!!!!!

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  • niafron

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #12

    @tds

    I’am.

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  • soundoid

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #13

    Who is going to score us goals is the only thing I’m worried about.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Bring back our £35 mil striker 😆
    especially for TDS

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  • kilcline

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #15

    If we sign a keeper for money i will really question AP.

    Striker and a left back thats all we need.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #16

    gonna hav to but my scarf for fulham game hope it takes off n everyone starts bringing them

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #17

    kilcline

    I get the impression that this keeper thing is just a short term investment.

    Like Elliott at Charlton.. Fat Ash offers 100k now, he gets a few appearances, and then sells for 1m in a year.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #18

    fulham havent scored yet we aint conceded its got 0-0 written all over it

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  • soundoid

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Don’t we have a sell on clause for Carrol we could buy him back for less?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Soundoid… that would be an investment haha.

    Sell for 35 & buy for 33 😉

    I know it’s early days, but Carroll must be worried he’s made a big mistake. He’s already getting a lot of criticism for his performances.

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m brining mine on Sunday!

    Fact by Lee Ryder

    #nufc will equal their top flight record of 3 shutouts at start of a season if they keep clean sheet against #fulham,1902/03 last time!

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  • Ameobi No.9

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #22

    Soundoid, haha, got a few mates that support liverfool, and they are not impressed at all by him.. mind you, they were rubbing it in when they bought him. I will let you guess who has the smug smile now though… me 🙂

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  • Ameobi No.9

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Davybtoon.
    nah, they have not scored and we have not conceded. it has 3-0 Fulham written all over it, it is Newcastle after all. Would love to be proved wrong though, In fact I would love the opposite if I am honest.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Carroll could well find himself shut out sooner or later and his career could end up with wasted gaps like SWP’s.

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  • soundoid

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #25

    We all know that Kenny dogleash is back up to his old tricks of buying overated players for too much money.

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  • dannyt97

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #26

    what about poor Harper??

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  • solano

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #27

    TDS….welcome back to the real world….you had me worried for a while 😉 That’s why I copied and pasted one of your quotes on the previous thread!!

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  • Ameobi No.9

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Everyone should stop worrying about where the goals are going to come from, *Ahem* Best had what? 6 goals in 9 apps from 11 on target or something like that last season just think, that was his first real season for us, and he had 2 perfectly good goals taken away from dodgy offside decisions.
    All right, so he wont score 20-25 goals this season, but he WILL score goals for us.. Stop being so Pessimistic about the club you all (well most of you..) claim to love soo much, back the team, and the players. They might surprise you.

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  • soundoid

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Cabeye looks like he has goals in him, and benny but that goes without saying.

    The problem we have is that not many of our players have a good goals to game ratio. I looked at the player stats before the sunderland game and Raylor stood out.

    I’m sure the goals will come.

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  • solano

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #30

    Soundoid…..neither Cabaye or HBA have impressive scoring records……..they are creators who will require someone better than Lionel Ritchie to convert their work into points!

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  • soundoid

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #31

    solano,

    I agree, i said cabeye ‘looks’ like he has goals in him as does benny.

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  • solano

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #32

    Ok Soundoid…..so we need a goalscorere then? It looked like it would rain today..but it didn’t 😉

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  • solano

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #33

    The goals won’t just appear from nowhere if we just hope……the chequebook needs to be opened NOW!

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  • soundoid

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #34

    LOL yes mate but until we get one (or if) who’s going to step up?

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  • niafron

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #35

    HBA indeed didn’t have an impressive goal record, but i certify he can score 15 goals per season.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #36

    If Best was as good as people keep suggesting, then Pardew would be playing him. No?

    The reason we haven’t looked like scoring (aside from useless strikers) in our first two games is because at no real point have we worked the ball into the box…

    We haven’t pushed our midfield high enough up the pitch at any point in the 2 games for Barton or Cabaye to get a shot off.

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  • soundoid

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #37

    From the little i saw of him niafron i think that too.

    I want to see best get a game. recon we could sell him for 35mill if we play our card right.

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #38

    15 goals for HBA? At this rate i’ll be happy if he manages 15 appearances.

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  • solano

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #39

    Niafron……I hope he can play 15games first! Don’t want to heap pressure on the lad because some on here have him as a Messiah – him getting fit first and foremost is extremely important, then he has to do “his time” adjusting to the Premier League – any small goals contribution would be great but shouldn’t be taken as a banker after an horrendous injury and no previous prolific record.

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  • solano

    Aug 22, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #40

    Barry….you said it first, kid! Could have saved me fingers

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