Newcastle Want Chelsea Goalkeeper On Loan


Newcastle United are said to be after former Middlesbrough goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, who is now the number three goalkeeper at Chelsea.

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Newcastle have lost Tim Krul and Rob Elliot to injury,  and may have to rely on the untested 21 year-old local lad Jak Alnwick, who did very well in the second half on Saturday, in the 2-1 win over Chelsea.

It’s The Sun who are reporting that we want to bring Mark Schwarzer in on a loan spell until Krul and Elliot are fit to play  again.

However, that could be difficult because we’re sure Petr Cech will want to leave Chelsea in January – probably on a loan deal to a big club, so he can get some games after being demoted to number two behind the really impressive 22 year-old Thibaut Courtois.

No – he won’t be coming to Newcastle. 😀

The report in the Sun is that Alan Pardew wants a more experienced goalkeeper between the sticks than young Jak,  and 42 year-old Schwarzer could be a great choice.

The Australian has been playing football for 24 years,  and he spent 11 years at Middlesbrough from 1997 until 2008, when he joined Fulham and then he joined Chelsea in the summer of last year, and he has made a massive 754 first team appearances.

By our reckoning he has made 514 appearances in the Premier League.

We’re sure Mark would love to come to Newcastle for a short-term loan – and Newcastle will have to decide within the next day or two whether they will rely on young Jak Alnwick, or bring in Mark Schwarzer or some other more experienced goalkeeper.

We had an article out earlier today where we questioned whether Newcastle have a good case to bring in a goalkeeper on loan – and Newcastle  will only be allowed to to do that under ¨exceptional circumstances¨ – according to the PL rules.

But since goalkeeper is such a specialized position, maybe the Premier League will allow the loan – but the first thing to do is to identify who to bring in, and then agree a deal with his club.

It looks as though Newcastle have identified the Australian goalkeeper as their first choice – if the Sun report is accurate.

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71 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Dulcerina,
    There is no doubt that there have been some excellent signings over the last few years but too many of our better players have left for tge team to get consistently better.

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  • Graeme

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Cant see the point in bringing him in. What do we gain, long term, if he does arrive?? Given our desire to avoid Europe, our desire to finish outside the top 5 or 6, why not keep faith with the 2 young keepers we already have?

    Give them games, give them some serious experience; we have absolutely nothing to lose, but so much to gain. These keepers are our future, Shwartzer is a short term solution to a non existant problem. If we wanted more from our season, I could see the point, trying to avoid dropping too many points – but we dont, so it makes no difference, so why bother??

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  • Dulcinera

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Jail

    And that’s the point I was trying to make you see!. We need to build a top team capable of regularly challenging for the top 4 and convince our best players that we are truely a top force to be in the new few years. Until such a time we become that force, our best players will always leave. How long will it take to build that team and keep it? that’s the question!

    I don’t think it will be anytime soon i’m sad to say

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  • Dulcinera

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #4

    new few years = next few years*

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Dulcerina,
    Thats where the divide lies, many and more believe that Mike Ashley has no intention of seeing us in the upper echelons of the PL, he is more interested in the coverage for SD and the money.

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  • Dulcinera

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #6

    Jail

    It’s a hard one to determine. We could have a great season and finish 3rd (it’s not gunna happen of course) but let’s just say it is. All the top teams will come in and buy our best players, simply becuase they can and they have been top teams for years and years and players know this and they’ll have the chance to win more titles and the recent history of those clubs is better than ours.

    We then have to go and build another team and try to replicate that 3rd place finish in a league were that isn’t easy to do. It’s a vicious circle. We buy good teams. They get dismantled. We have to start over every year.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 9, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Dulcerina,
    I think a lot of people accept that, what’s hard to swallow is the way Pardew puts them in the shop window.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 9, 2014 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Manchester United are back to their very best again. That’s how many wins a row again?

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 9, 2014 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #9

    I don’t know if Pardew is putting them in the shop window, as much as they simply are in the shop window, as is the lie of the land, so he can’t be bothered with the charade.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 9, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #10

    Ilovetoon

    5 in a row and Liverpool at home at the weekend

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 9, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Yeah, with each passing week that open top 4 is becoming less so. They’ll probably drop over 300 million all told to regain their place among the elite of World football, although for them it makes economic sense, on top of the grand history and status to protect. Although a big club in our own right, we are mere plebs by comparison, and most others, paupers.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 9, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #12

    Hello Hinny

    How are you today

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  • toonicle

    Dec 9, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #13

    Anyone else think Riviere is due another start here soon? Id think about starting him with Perez up top against Arsenal if Cisse’s knee is still keeping him from starting.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 9, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #14

    Serbian lad looks canny and might be exactly what we are looking for. Spend another 8 million on Van Dyke who is that goal scoring centre half we are looking for and I would say we are set.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 9, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #15

    Toonicle

    No. I dont think he is up to it

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 9, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #16

    Quite possibly found wanting by the EPL, maybe. His mate isn’t doing so great at Utd either.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 9, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #17

    Jimmy

    Sell him as soon as possible even if we took a loss if we buy this serbian lad. We would have enough up front with him Cisse Perz etc.

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  • Dulcinera

    Dec 9, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #18

    Rivierre needs time
    he will come to fruition
    So many examples of players taking more time than others to settle into PL

    Dot write him off just yet

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 9, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #19

    It’s a problem, isn’t it. You buy a player and need to give him time even though you might be increasingly concerned he won’t ultimately deliver, and another player you might prefer becomes available in the meantime. I can see us sending Ferreyra back, and still going with what we’ve got, for atleast the remainder of the season. Actually I wouldn’t complain, if that happened. I like the squad and am happy to see the players given their opportunities, having said that I’d like to see them bring in Scwarzer as back up and to train with the young keepers, because 17 is terribly young.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 9, 2014 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #20

    Dulc

    In my opinion, he is a panic signing and doesnt fit into either of the systems Pardew operates 4231 or 433.

    He seems to be better off playing off a main striker and not being the main striker.

    We have the likes of De Jong, Perez and Cabella who can play that role.

    With the likes of Obertan Ameobi and Aarons abke to play the wide attacking roles, there is no spot for Riviere on a regular basis.

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  • lesh

    Dec 9, 2014 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #21

    Schwarzer must be about 60 years old by now.

    Playing between the sticks? His walking sticks more like!

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 9, 2014 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #22

    Dulc @ 18

    More time to what? And if you’re going to say fit or settle or whatever, well players don’t do that unless the play so lets play him see if he’s any good and if he’s not get shot and buy this Serb lad. See 🙂 easy. PArdew OOT & Canny IN

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 9, 2014 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #23

    3rd Choice Keepers must have a lot of free time cos he’s always on the tele over here!!

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  • toonincheek

    Dec 9, 2014 at 2:43 AM

    Comment #24

    It’s a fine balance between giving a young keeper
    his chance and protecting him against the effect of
    one blunder that could affect him for the rest of
    his career.

    I’d go with Schwarzer.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 9, 2014 at 2:52 AM

    Comment #25

    Canny

    There was an English mini series a few years back starring Cherie Lunghi called “The Manageress” who took a struggling team to promotion.

    I bought the series on DVD the last time I was in blighty. It was actually quite good and funny in places but the best part wad Lunghi was a looker and all the players obviously wanted to do the “deed”.

    I can just see you in that role…..especially with the blue rinse or pink afro.. ….lol

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  • expatmag

    Dec 9, 2014 at 2:54 AM

    Comment #26

    I agree.

    get Schwarzer in
    He is more than capable.

    Another option could be Freidel

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 9, 2014 at 3:12 AM

    Comment #27

    Expat,

    I loved that series. The part where she takes them all to an aerobics lesson and they nearly die was particularly funny. She’s doing the voice overs on Who Do You Think You Are? now.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 9, 2014 at 3:16 AM

    Comment #28

    I can just see you in that role. purrrr. purrrr.

    expat – stop your snifting!

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 9, 2014 at 3:17 AM

    Comment #29

    Pat,
    I’d be bossing them about liked Hilda bossed Stan on Corrie. Lol Knitting needle to the eye for anyone who got out of line.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 9, 2014 at 3:19 AM

    Comment #30

    Tuff,
    He can sniff all he likes he’s getting nowhere near.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 9, 2014 at 3:24 AM

    Comment #31

    canny – you seem to have the measure of him – expats’ hero is Sid the Sexist.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 9, 2014 at 3:26 AM

    Comment #32

    and thats’ me off.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 9, 2014 at 3:29 AM

    Comment #33

    Tuff,
    Thought I smelled something

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  • expatmag

    Dec 9, 2014 at 3:31 AM

    Comment #34

    Hinny

    Ignore him pet. He is just jealous……lol

    I see you more if an Elsie Tanner

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 9, 2014 at 3:32 AM

    Comment #35

    “We’re sure Mark would love to come to Newcastle for a short-term loan ”
    Is this sarcasm Ed? I’m sure he’s perfectly happy in his Golden years, having time to run about the planet doing his presenting and visiting family over here.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 9, 2014 at 3:33 AM

    Comment #36

    Back in your box TUFF, lad

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 9, 2014 at 3:34 AM

    Comment #37

    Pat,
    Hhmm Elsie was certainly not to be messed with like. Annie Walker in the pub was pretty formidable too as I recall

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  • expatmag

    Dec 9, 2014 at 3:34 AM

    Comment #38

    Hinny

    He wont be able to resist one last shot in the PL

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 9, 2014 at 3:36 AM

    Comment #39

    He’s retired from International though hasn’t he? Fairly sure. Why would he bother?

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  • expatmag

    Dec 9, 2014 at 3:37 AM

    Comment #40

    Did you know TUFF had fantasies about him in a threesome with Ena Sharples and Hilda Ogden?

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