Rob Elliot seems to be a nice guy to a fault, but he did himself a lot of good last season, when he came on and deputized for the Newcastle number one goalkeeper Tim Krul, and Rob put in some good performances for the team.
Rob Elliot – played well last season
Rob made 11 starts and 12 total appearances for Newcastle last season, before being sent off in the 2-1 win at QPR, and missed the last game, although there’s a good chances departing veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper would still have started that final game against Arsenal.
Rob has proved he is a Premier League class goalkeeper, and Newcastle now have two good goalkeepers at the club, but we wonder if Alan Pardew will bring in another goalkeeper in the summer to replace the departing Steve Harper, or use young Jak Alnwick as Newcastle’s 3rd choice goalkeeper.
This is what Rob said today in the local press:
“I was pleased with how the season went. It was my first time playing in the Premier League and Europe.” “Playing for such a big club, a lot comes with it, but I really enjoyed my time playing.”
“I felt I’ve given something to the team. I’ve just tried to be positive.” “The gaffer said just to be confident and play your game.”“It’s not just ups as a keeper, you get a lot of downs.
You’ve just got to work hard to make sure there are a lot more ups than downs.”
“It’s not just ups as a keeper, you get a lot of downs. You’ve just got to work hard to make sure there are a lot more ups than downs.”
Rob is still learning his trade as a goalkeeper and we’re not sure what happened when he handled the ball out of the box in the QPR game, and that could have been a crucial mistake.
But Steve Harper showed how experience can help, when against Arsenal in a somewhat similar situation he came out and headed the ball clear.
But Rob showed he is a very good goalkeeper and will only improve with more first team games at Newcastle. although he will have a tough job getting them with Tim Krul in such good form for the Magpies.
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