Newcastle Newcomer Has Big Ambitions

Karl Darlow has every intention of becoming the number one goalkeeper at Newcastle, but the way Tim Krul has started off this season will make that very difficult for the former Nottingham Forest number one to break into the team on a permanent basis.

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Karl Darlow – Newcastle’s number two goalkeeper

Karl joined Newcastle a year ago with center-back Jamaal Lascelles from Nottingham Forest, and they were both allowed to stay on loan last season at Forest, before joining up with the Newcastle first team this summer.

Newcastle were said to pay around £7M for the two players.

This is what Karl has said today:

“You can be out the side one game then in for the rest of the season.” “It’s about training as hard as I can and pushing Tim as hard as I can and waiting for my chance.”

“As second-choice keeper, it’s about patience, and I knew the situation when I came up here.”

“I’m still young and hungry to achieve big things,” “It’s exciting times for the club.”

Both Karl and Jamaal Lascelles made their debut in the League Cup tie with Northampton Town at home, which we won 4-1,  and they will play in the next round, which is against Sheffield Wednesday at home on Wednesday 23rd September.

It seems that Darlow has settled in on Tyneside very quickly and he is now concentrating on doing his very best in training, and will be ready in case Tim gets injured at any time during this season.

Rob Elliot has dropped down to number three goalkeeper,  but at least we have three experienced goalkeepers in the squad this season in case Tim and Karl get injured – that wasn’t the case last season.

We’re not sure what will become of Rob Elliot, who is now an Ireland International, but he may be loaned out, just as long as he can be recalled in case Tim or Karl get injured.

The Football League’s emergency loan window does open this week, so we may see Rob and one or two other Newcastle players loaned out.

But we’d also be happy enough to see players stay at the club, so we finally have some strength in depth in case of injuries and suspensions to our first team players,  especially for the more experienced players.

24 year-old Northampton-born Darlow played 93 times for Nottingham Forest, and he also made another 36 first team appearances while on loan at Newport County and Walsall earlier in his career.

Comments welcome.

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15 comments so far

  • Jib

    Sep 7, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Elliot quite clearly needs some game time so should be loaned out it has helped Frddy Woodman no end being on loan.
    I know they are well apart in age but Elliot by all accounts is a bad trainer because he has so much bench time

  • expatmag

    Sep 7, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #2


    No. He didnt go to St. Aidans

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 7, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #3

    72expatmag // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Hey TUFF

    The ultimate insult mate from the last thread

    Being trolled by a welsh sheep shagger…….shame on you…….lol

    Is that the best you can do.

    Tut tut tut

  • expatmag

    Sep 7, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #4


    A very good description on Obertan and certainly Aussie style too.

    I wonder if Steve Black may influence him at all

  • expatmag

    Sep 7, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #5


    I can do better mate but it might upset you…

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 7, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Will be interesting to see how Sissoko and Mitrovic perform tonight for France versus Serbia

  • lochinvar

    Sep 7, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #7

    According to the Chronicle Newcastle United turned down an approach for Rolando Aarons on transfer deadline day.
    Therefore we weren’t even trying to sell the lad it was a cheap late attempt by QPR to sell Austin and get Aarons as an investment for QPR to sell on when their cash runs out ( it already has ). It wasn’t even an official approach but a whisper in the ear from some mate of Sir Les – shame on you sir.

    The Chronicle understands that an agent, who claimed to be representing Queens Park Rangers, tried to set up a deal that would have resulted in the teenage winger switching to Loftus Road and Charlie Austin heading the over direction.

    The cost of the deal to Newcastle was £10million and would have meant the Magpies losing one of their prize assets in the 19-year-old former Bristol City trainee.

    The agent, not an employee of either Newcastle or Rangers but said to be working on behalf of the London club’s director of football Les Ferdinand, also suggested that Austin would be available to United at the end of the window for £12million.

    But Newcastle turned down both offers and have since stated they are delighted with their work in the transfer window this summer.

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 7, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Well considering others have tried and failed what makes you think that you could do the job.

  • Jib

    Sep 7, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Mr Expatmag sir
    Thankyou for your answer
    Aussies have a bit of a cheek taking the mick out the Welsh and their sheep

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 7, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #10

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    I hope those two don’t clash, that’s all we need.

  • beermonkey

    Sep 7, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #11


    are france and Serbia playing each other tonight

  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 7, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #12


    Just mention cricket that will wind him up, as for Morgan yesterday felt sorry for him.

  • Jib

    Sep 7, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #13
  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 7, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #14


    It’s a friendly kick off 7.45pm

  • Jib

    Sep 7, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #15

    It would be funny if Mitro and Sissoko got red-carded for fighting.


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