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Local Newcastle Player Now A Full International

11:15 pm, Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

Newcastle United had the second of their players this summer become a full International, as local lad Paul Dummett made his debut for Wales tonight in the 2-0 defeat against Holland in a friendly game.

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Paul Dummett – now a Welsh International

Paul came on in the 83rd minute as a substitute for Swansea full-back Neil Taylor in the Amsterdam Arena, and he had previously represented the Wales U21 side four times.

Paul was born in Newcastle, and he qualifies to play for Wales because his father was born in that country.

Tim Krul was on the bench for Holland tonight as Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen played the wholes game, and goals from Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben and Dynamo Kiev’s Jeremain Lens won the game for Holland.

Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot made his debut for Ireland on Sunday 25th May 2014 in a friendly match against Turkey at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin – Ireland lost that game 2-1.

Rob qualified to play for Ireland because his father’s family is from Cork.

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Tags: International News · Newcastle News · Paul Dummett · Rob Elliot

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kevymartins // Jun 4, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Poor lad still getting abuse on twitter. Why does it feel like I am the only one sticking up for him and giving them uruguay abuse back.

    Balls on them yapping over Dummett for that after Suarez goes on a tear trying to cheat in the world cup hand ball. Snapping people/diving/biting.

    Lol I hope Wales meet Uruguay and he snaps him again.

  • 2 Average_Contents // Jun 4, 2014 at 11:21 PM


    Correct! Parsnip has no say whatsoever in transfer dealings, he might like to think he has “input” but we all know he gets what he’s given and if they perform they get flogged like you say and then the cycle starts again!

    It beggars belief that he actually goes along with this inept system and to make matters worse he backs them up and lies for them!

  • 3 Average_Contents // Jun 4, 2014 at 11:24 PM


    Didn’t you see gus poyets interview about England being too soft and Uruguan/south American countries finding it perfectly acceptable to score or deny a goal with your hand? I’m bring deadly serious! It’s not cheating apparently just part of the game

  • 4 Average_Contents // Jun 4, 2014 at 11:26 PM


  • 5 Average_Contents // Jun 4, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    No chance then lol

    Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has defended his €15m valuation of midfielder Remy Cabella, after knocking back a bid of €8m from Newcastle United.

    Cabella is gearing up to leave the Stade de la Mosson this summer, having already bid farewell to the southern France outfit, and a number of clubs have enquired about his availability.

    Nicollin is ready to grant the 24-year-old’s wish, but only on terms which suit the Ligue 1 side.

    And with Marseille having paid €15m to sign Florian Thauvin from Lille last summer, the president believes a precedent of sorts has been set.

    “OM bought Thauvin for €15m and he isn’t as good as Cabella”, Nicollin told Midi Libre, sticking to his guns.

    It remains to be seen if Newcastle choose to increase their offer of €8m for Cabella, who scored 14 goals in 37 Ligue 1 games for Montpellier in the recently-concluded season.


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