Newcastle Could Have Goalkeeper Crisis Again

It looks like Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot has picked up another injury to his thigh today in the 0-0 draw against Stoke City at St. James’ Park today in which Newcastle had most of the chances but couldn’t get past the impressive Jack Butland in the Stoke City goal.

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Rob Elliot – picked up a thigh injury today

If Rob is not available for our game at Bournemouth next Saturday in the early kick-off game – and Karl Darlow is still injured – we will have our top three goalkeepers out injured and should qualify to sign an emergency replacement on loan.

It will leave only 18 year-old Freddie Woodman fit and it was always dodgy with Elliot because that thigh of his keeps going after he played injured about a year ago.

That was when Tim Krul was out injured and Ron played injured until the thigh finally went in the home game against Chelsea and he had to be replaced by Jak Alnwick for the second half.

Daryl Janmaat also picked up an injury today and we await news on just how bad that is.

Tim Krul is out for the season with a serious ACL knee injury and second choice Karl Darlow is still one or two weeks away from being fit – according to Steve McClaren in yesterday’s press conference.

So Freddie could be the only goalkeeper fit for next Saturday and since he had some good displays in preseason it remains to be seen if Steve McClaren will give him his first team debut at Bournemouth.

The alternative is to bring in a more experienced goalkeeper maybe only for only one game since our next game after Bournemouth is after the two-week International break on 21st November – when Darlow and maybe Elliot will be fit.

We also don’t know how bad Rob Elliot’s’ thigh injury is.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Jib

    Oct 31, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #1

    We don’t have a GK crisis
    We just get Victor Valdes sooner rather than later.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 31, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Once again De Jong gets a chance and thinks strolling around is making the best use of it.

  • Jib

    Oct 31, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Better to get these injuries before the window than after

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 31, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Ah Jib you are there. Please tell us more of the profound and fundamental changes you have identified. And why you believe our defence is fine.

  • Jib

    Oct 31, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #5

    The coaching team seemed to change their minds.
    At first Cissé looked as if he was coming on then suddenly it was SdJ .

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 31, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #6

    I know I’ve said Mitro and Perez don’t look as if they’re equipped with the killer instinct in front of goal, but too often they’re not helped with the supply, particularly Janmaat and Sissoko when they get down the flanks and into the box.

  • manxpie

    Oct 31, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #7

    no jib de jong was already on cisse was gonna come on for about 2 mins but then stoke made 2 changes

  • Ravostag

    Oct 31, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Why Valdes? obviously not good enough for Manure? Give Woodman a chance he is a good prospect and seems a confident lad, probably only for one or two games at the most.

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 31, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #9

    manx – God knows the reasons why some decent defenders were not bought in the summer. Unfortunately time date now -we’ve no idea if Wally had any input, were better/more players wanted by Wally – if so was he outvoted by “the board”. Has Tubbs really got no input.
    We are gambling again to try and reach January when they’ll be forking out for more players – at the rate we are going we are going to be lucky to stay up.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 31, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Were only looking different because of the signings and quality that was brought in. Take a couple of them out for a few weeks and we will see how this magical new football performs eh?

    It’s Gini and the affect he is having on our front players not a new found system.

    Dear me, McClaren hasn’t even 100% got to know everyone or their favoured positions yet nevermind systems haha. He has said so himself.

    With saying that, I think there will be alot more ups and downs just like he said, few wins, few losses. There will be more hurt and poor runs. And I bet they happen when we lose any two of our new signings, especially Gini. His energy is essential to our whole front line I reckon.

    Then we can see if we have improved to this magical style of play or the fault is with the depth of the squad and injuries sustained just like under Pardew and Carver.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 31, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Still worried about Mitrovic’s fitness aswell, the lad lacks in the second half I think. He seems to fade hugely as each second half goes on.

    Maybe im being critical but I seem to notice it all the time.

    Time for work. Enjoy.

  • manxpie

    Oct 31, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #12

    well thats the way i see it tuff surely its the only reason we havent bought a decent CB as in his eyes they have no resale value compared with exciting foreign attacking talent
    everyone and there nans can see we need a better defence but its hardly been touched since he’s been here apart from replacing sales and that LB fetish we had for a while
    i still don’t think we will go down tho can’t believe we havent offered perez a new deal aswell he deserves at least arfas or obers wages

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 31, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #13

    We don’t have a goalkeeping crisis yet we should get another goalkeeper? Why’s that then?

    Nothing to do with a goalkeeping crisis by any chance.

    Contradiction in itself you WOS.

    Couldn’t make it up.

  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Oct 31, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #14

    For those optimists who think our improved style of play will pay dividends just look at the arithmetic. We need to transform our results and play like a top ten team till May as we need to average 6ts from every 5 games to get to 40 pts by the end of the season. That’s either two wins and three losses so win almost every other game or defensively even better one win , three draws and just one loss every 5 games.

    9pts from the next three games will take the pressure off and leave us an average of a point a game til the end of the season.

    Optimists need to understand arithmetic. Yes we can do it but we’ll need a points score that is equivalent to our 10th place finish or better. As we were aiming for top 8 this season it’s a bit of a come down, but better that than the Championship.

  • lesh

    Oct 31, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Ashley deigned that the Club would make its own luck?

    We, we haven’t really helped ourselves by failing to shore up a woefully inadequate defence so perhaps this is Karma weaving it spell.

  • Back Door Man

    Oct 31, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #16

    As T-P says, Millo may not have a full second-half in him, but it’s hardly suprising when he spends much of the time gallantly chasing just about every ball. He needs decent service from the wings/byline into the box so he doesn’t have to keep chasing around.

    I think Wally is a knacker who hasn’t a clue on how to recover the situation; if it does get better by some quirk of fate the cause will not be of his making … it’ll happen by chance.


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