Newcastle Make New Bid For Emergency Goalkeeper


Newcastle are in a lot of trouble with all the injuries we have at the moment, and one area where it has cost us tonight is goalkeeper, with Jak Alnwick having a poor game at White Hart Lane, and being directly responsible for two of Tottenham’s goals in the 4-0 thumping.

jak alnwick before dropping the ball behind him tottenham

Jak Alnwick just before dropping the ball for Spurs’ first goal

But because Jak Alnwick has picked up an injury tonight, there is news that Newcastle will make a new appeal for an emergency goalkeeper because we only have 17 year-old Freddie Woodman available – and that meets the requirements to get an emergency goalkeeper.

We do have Karl Darlow – but he is not available because he cannot be recalled from his loan at Nottingham Forest, so Karl doesn’t count.

The news is that Jak Alnwick suffered a shoulder injury after 71 minutes, but after some treatment he continued.

This is what Alan Pardew said after the game,  which was a second four goal hammering in a row:

“Jak has an ACL on his shoulder, so we’re going to have to see.” “There’s no way a 17-year-old – Woodman – should be allowed to go into a game at this level.”

“It is something we are going to have to look into – perhaps we’ll talk to the Premier League about Jak’s situation – I’ll have to speak to the Chief Executive.”  

“I think all of us in the squad were so desperate at half-time to try to resurrect it for him (Jak).”

“He was so unlucky on the second goal – it catches Colo’s heel.”  “It’s a cruel game – Jak’s in the firing line – there’s a lot of pressure on him.”

“I’m not sure (if Jak will have to be independently  examined), but the rules do allow a goalkeeper if you’ve only got one senior fit goalie.”

Pardew said that they have not yet identified a possible loan goalkeeper, but first things first, and Newcastle will need to get permission first – and then the question will how long will Jak be out for with the injury.

There is news tonight that Newcastle may go after Wigan Athletic’s 32 year-old Ali Al-Habsi on loan, and he played 91 times in the Premier League for Wigan.

But it’s not clear to us Newcastle yet have a solid case for an emergency goalkeeper,  since he was able to continue tonight.

Hopefully next season we will have Tim  Krul, Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow as three experienced goalkeepers in the squad.

What do you think?

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82 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #1

    Firebug

    I’m still going to have another one

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  • Average_Contents

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #2

    Was just gonna post this lol.

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #3

    To be honest, if Alnwick plays in that derby, with so much pressure in and around it, having conceded so many goals in so few minutes, and a depleted side ahead of him, it’s not just a recipe for a disaster waiting to happen, it’s also a recipe for a ruined career and possibly life, and it is also, more unlucky, than poor management, but there is an element of poor management about it none the less. Woodman, may be less of a personal risk, but Jesus, if I was his dad I might intervene on his behalf and refuse to let the club play him in such a game.

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  • Average_Contents

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Looks like socks should be ok but we’ve been lied to before about injuries so….

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/749555708?-11058:809

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #5

    We need a brick layer not a goal keeper

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  • bladeuser

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #6

    I could,nt give a flying f@@@ thats what i think waste of time and money nufc 6-0 sunderland 6-0 who f@@@@@@ cares they r both shit teams who will never win a thing

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  • manxpie

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #7

    if this was chelsea man u or mancity there wouldn’t be an issue they’d get it last week when we needed it

    unbelievable really

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #8

    Their manager said it was best atmosphere of the season at whl, did he realise it was our fans not theirs?

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #9

    I think we’re a decent side, with a decent manager, undone by injuries and a business philosophy that in practice still needs perhaps in places fairly substantial improvement, although in the owners time we have seen substantial improvement overall, if you accept the club did need to be overhauled after Shepherd and Hall.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #10

    I think Pardew would be better suited to Sunderland and Poyet at NUFC,
    I’d swap.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #11

    Nice idea OP. Can’t see the Mackems going for it tho. Lol

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #12

    I know that its likely but I really don’t want to see a return to this Sackpardew.com stuff at games. That goes out all across the world but without the back story (which most people won’t know) it just makes us look like Tw@ts. I foresee a dressing down when I adit that I don’t think anyting positive came of the whole thing last time round.
    Whoops, duck and cover!!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #13

    Well there’s a thing -Alnwick injured – I mentioned the other day that he would be and someone scoffed at my suggestion.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #14

    Tuff,
    I don’t think I scoffed as much as asked you not to tempt fate by saying it.

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #15

    Yeah, it may be invented, ostensibly to protect him, but probably more because we are looking increasingly ferked. Either way, Alnwick making a career out of this mess is looking very long odds.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #16

    canny – evening/morning – fate has dealt it’s hand -we are in the claggy keeper wise.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #17

    Jimmy,
    Hadn’t thought of it that way. Aaw Poor kid. victim of circumstance really.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #18

    Hi Tuff,
    Mate, we were in it long before this keeper debacle!

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #19

    lose to the unwashed again is unforgivable and unthinkable sort it or fcuk off

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #20

    We need some sort of result Sunday otherwise a few people are likely to get upset.

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #21

    Losing at home to Sunderland, without an experienced keeper, and Alnwick almost certainly running on empty, I’d say is now odds on. I’d be disappointed if under the circumstances the knives came out for Pardew again in the in the aftermath though, if that’s to happen.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #22

    OP
    A few being 6o thousand or so!! We’ll beat them and that will be the lift we need to take us sailing through to a 7th place finish.

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  • WestOzMag

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #23

    New this was going to happen. 3 keepers down with a 17 yr old left. Derby match to come with Man utd and Everton after. Should have got a replacement weeks ago.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #24

    West
    We couldn’t get one while Jak was fit! That’s the issue. Maybe they’ll throw one our way now or maybe they’ll make us play Woodman

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 18, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #25

    I heard off some bloke in the pub 😉 Joe Kinnear is going to make a heroic return with a goalie and manage us to 7-0 win against the unwashed.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 18, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #26

    OP
    Thought you were on the home brew. Stuff is obviously halluciagenic!! You need to start exporting.

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  • WestOzMag

    Dec 18, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #27

    Losing again to Sunderland is unimaginable especially at home. Were f’d if we dont get a keeper in for sunday. Players need to man the f up and the manager needs to look at himself in the mirror and stop being such a cocky bastard and think of a couple of game plans. We all know that when his only one game plan goes to shit he’s like a deer in headlights. I can only imagine the abuse he will cop if we get stuffed.

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  • WestOzMag

    Dec 18, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #28

    Canny,

    We couldnt get one cos we had 2 keepers. You can get one when you only have 1 fit keeper which is the case now. My error on the “replacement a few weeks ago”

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 18, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #29

    He looks ok in the photo, but he must have agonizingly and sickeningly known soon after the decision to go that he wasn’t going to make it. Should have tried to readjust and help it along and away instead I guess. Such small margins and large outcomes.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 18, 2014 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #30

    Jimmy,
    Couldn’t the defender behind him on the line have done something? didn’t see the game but it looks like who ever that is was close enough to be seeing what was happening and clear.

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 18, 2014 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #31

    If we do have to go with Woodman or Alnwick in the derby, and it does go pear shaped, as it’s likely to, then Pards may well be on the receiving end of this type of terrible wrath.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=843Wc2uah0s&sns=em

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 18, 2014 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #32

    we will concede like 5 goals against sunderland and 20 goals against MANUTD

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  • lesh

    Dec 18, 2014 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #33

    So, Jak was able to continue tonight and that might jeopardise any case for a loanee? Why should it? Does playing on suggest he’s not injured?

    Bert Trautman carried on through an FA Cup Final despite breaking his neck!

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 18, 2014 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #34

    Bruutoon,

    You always seem to be on a right downer mate. Did I miss something or did Sunderland suddenly become like Real Madrid or some one. Five indeed! They’ll be lucky to get 2. No matter how bad we playing they are still shi!tter than us.
    Man U aren’t the power House they used to be, maybe 3 for them.

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  • lesh

    Dec 18, 2014 at 2:03 AM

    Comment #35

    Canny in Canberra

    Don’t worry about your views on the Sackyouknowwho campaign – being 12k or so miles south, I’m sure you’ll be safe from any rotten eggs or whatever.

    However, you’ve probably lit the blue touchpaper which’ll burn slowly for a few hours then ……

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 18, 2014 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #36

    Canny, Man U have one of the most terrifying forward lines I think I’ve ever seen, although yet to really click, but you suspect it’s coming, and soon, even so I suppose twenty might be a stretch. Ha!

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  • Chris

    Dec 18, 2014 at 2:16 AM

    Comment #37

    Pardew says:
    “There’s no way a 17-year-old – Woodman – should be allowed to go into a game at this level.”

    In that case Alan, why did the club award Woodman a professional contract earlier in the year and then allocate a squad number to him for this season?

    By doing both those things the club have clearly indicated that, in their view, Woodman WOULD be capable of playing at this level, in spite of his age, so I don’t think they’d get much sympathy from the Premier League if they tried to argue that they shouldn’t be required to play him.

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 18, 2014 at 2:25 AM

    Comment #38

    Was it Pardew’s decision to go with Alnwick as third choice, and Woodman as 4th, or the club and transfer committees. If he is injured and can’t take his place on the bench, I suppose we must have a case. Schwarzer please. I think he’d jump at it, as he may never have played in a bigger domestic game, despite a long and illustrious career.

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  • WestOzMag

    Dec 18, 2014 at 2:54 AM

    Comment #39

    Why cant this club ever give me a season where I am happy throughout. I dnt care about a few losses here or there. I just want consistancy, 2 decent transfer windows, a decent cup run, 2 derby day victories and a top 6 f”n finish. It really wears me down this club! I’m pretty sure im not being greedy, I actually think this is realistic if you have a decent owner and manger of which we don’t have.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 18, 2014 at 3:15 AM

    Comment #40

    West.
    You answered your own question there mate. The last sentence is why the rest of your request in unrealistic!

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