Newcastle Youngster Likely To Get Huge Opportunity


Steve McClaren talked on nufcTV immediately after the game yesterday and was asked about the status of goalkeeper Rob Elliot who made two excellent saves for us yesterday.

Rob had a thigh problem but was given a fitness test before the game and he told McClaren he could play and he did well – until thigh went mid-way through the second half.

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Freddie Woodman – could make debut this Saturday

There was some talk of a shoulder problem after the game, but McClaren didn’t mention that – so we assume it’s the thigh that keeps causing him problems.

That’s the one that went last year in the home game against Chelsea when Jak Alnwick had to come in at half-time.

McClaren said he admired the spirit of Rob and complemented the goalkeeper for his willingness to play yesterday.

McClaren was asked whether the thigh problem would be cleared up for next Saturday’s game at Bournemouth and he said it  wouldn’t be.

That’s twice in the last year when Tim  Krul ahs been out injured that Rob’s come in but has been able to play only a few games before he injured that thigh of his.

Newcastle now qualify to bring in a  goalkeeper on an emergency loan deal but we don’t think Steve McClaren will do that.

The head coach was then asked what he will do and whether 18 year-old Freddie Woodman would get a start and this is how Steve answered that question:

“If called upon, we will soon find out.” “You never know until you throw them in, that’s with any player.”

“We said that about Kevin Mbabu and he came in and done the job.” “Freddie might have to.”

“We don’t think Rob will be fit.” “He winced in the middle of the second half.” “It is an ongoing problem.” “We will assess it.”

Freddie is one of our top young up-and-coming players and he is very highly regarded at Newcastle.

If his displays on the American tour are anything to go but we should have no worries but it’s always a risk when you blood a young player.

But Freddie seems to have an excellent temperament and he will have been buoyed by his good displays on loan at Crawley Town earlier this season until he was recalled after Tim picked up his serious knee injury.

Karl Darlow is a week or two away from being fit so maybe the one who is the fitter between Karl or Rob could be on the bench at Bournemouth – just in case Freddie is injured?

We do have a two week International break after next Saturday’s game so Karl and Rob will have a bit of time to get fully fit.

It looks to us like Freddie will be prepared for the game at Bournemouth on Saturday and will start.

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52 comments so far

  • Jib

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Bunga Party
    Paradoxically after the slaggings he’s had recently , folk were saying Tow Van shoulda come on NOT SdJ

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Ashley Out!

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  • Jib

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Valdes’ countrymen think he’s coming here !!

    http://www.sport.es/es/noticias/inglaterra/donde-puede-valdes-4633152#

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #4

    People have to remember, We started off the season experimenting tactics & formations, although that’s what pre season is meant to be for. But the point is, it’s only since the chelsea game we found our feet with our formation. If we found our feet right from the first game of the season, we would be in the top 8 right now guaranteed.

    Some managers gets lucky, they walk into a club who’s philosophy & style is suited to the team & players. McClaren wasn’t that lucky. He walked into a team who couldn’t put half a dozen passes together, no movement, relying on individuals for ideas, & to top it all off a team with rock bottom confidence due to “the best manager in the league” carvers time, & 1 of the toughest fixture list to begin his toon manager career.

    McClaren was never going to be an instant success, but his coaching abilities makes him a good long term appointment. But he needs time, even if we scrape relegation this season I believe it will be worth keeping mcclaren, as every season we will get stronger with him. Unlike Pardew, who is more of a short term success manager. Brings instant results but fades away. The longer you give a good manager, the more he can do. Look at Fergie, wenger.

    I didn’t realise this message was gonna be do long! Hahaha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #5

    2-2 what a match.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Mackems are going to win this.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Welsh…I have to say, that is quite a talent you have.

    Can you not put it to good use and become a “whinger” and predict losses for the toon?

    I’m starting to think your positivity towards Newcaslte could be the root of all our problems.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #8

    I seriously give up making score predictions.

    3-2 Eveton

    Ha ha ha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Everton.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #10

    Ibizatoon

    I will have a go, i reckon Newcastle will lose next weekend 5-0, if we do don’t blame me.

    Ha ha ha

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #11

    4-2

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #12

    5-2!!! 🙂

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Sunderland all over the place.

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #14

    This is what would have happens last week

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Welsh…Sorry, it’s the risk you take 🙂

    Munster…Jeez. Couldn’t have worked out better. I read earlier that Sam is now saying he will save Sunderland, after just last week saying there were no guarantees. Nothing like a derby victory to get a man ahead of himself.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #16

    Glad to see sunderland getting beat

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #17

    Ibiza
    Phew! I thought our 18th place was in jeopardy for a moment.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #18

    Put that in ur pipe welshie!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #19

    Ron…I know, got a little scary there for a second…

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Sunderland needs to realise there victory over us was because of there 12 man referee, while newcastle only had 10

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  • JamesToon

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Anyone enjoying watching the Everton training session? Don’t know why there’s 11 Sunderland players there.

    Finally Sunderland are put back in their place.

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #22

    you can see the work Sham has put in,, well thats what the pundits said last week.

    the fact the ref forced the win win for them had nothing to do with it.

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  • martoon

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #23

    6 – 2: Welshie next week could you predict a win for Bournemouth 🙂

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #24

    Looks like fat sam will be sacked in less than 8 months!!

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #25

    They are still trying for him though

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Jeff I just saw another one of your digs and this time you are floating on air because you think you are the epitome of droll, and why? Because my jocular digs at the so -far ineptitude of nufc management really rattles you – why? And how friendly and you with the bulging slugs that you need to make a personal attack toward me? You are a weasel, and that is no insult, it’s actually a statement of history, sorry but your drawers are flapping in the wind for all to see. I’d leave it with the sarky digs and snidey chips honestly I would if I were you. You’ve been owned more times than can be recalled even by a severe googlist like you, so while your averages are merely low I’d leave that there as your high point

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #27

    typical tw@t knows nowt about footy makems 6-2 wum

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #28

    Ah the restorative power of watching karma unfold (makems subsiding against Everton), and Clattermole picking up an injury into the bargain. Sweet. Amazed at the formation Fat Sam put out. Their 3 defenders couldn’t have been more flat footed and easy to open up. Cheers Sam!

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #29

    ..now Bournemouth to get a bit of a chasing and ship some goals? We might even be outa the bottom three next weekend. Oh the lofty ambitions!

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #30

    sitc
    Don’t be greedy. We’re already 18th!

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  • Thump

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #31

    @Shadow_Shearer: Put your money on him being sacked around the 2nd week of March… around the 5th, I reckon. Just in time for a little appointment at St. James’ Park 2 weeks after.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #32

    Fat Sham taking a bit of a slagging on Newcastle Radio !

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  • Fostino

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #33

    I missed the game. Anyone willing to give an accurate summary. So disappointed with another draw.

    I hope rolando or thauvin emerge to save our season. Maybe cisse might find his scoring boots or riverie mighy br martial on disguise. Maybe de jong turns into cabaye these are some possible permatations

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #34

    Watched the game last night and was impressed with how we played

    Paul Merson made a comment about us playing Sunderland in that we dictated the game even down to 10 and we totally done the same thing to Stoke they were so jammy not to get spanked 3 or 4 nil

    The lack of clinical finishing is whats killing us at the moment

    Also slagged him off for ages but Tiote played really well yesterday won lots of tackles

    Thought we lost our way a little when we went to 4231 with De Jong in the no 10

    Wijnaldum and Perez went missing due to position changes

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #35

    Jail
    From the makems I take it? Mind, a week’s a long time in footy!

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  • martoon

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #36

    Jail for Ashley @32 – To be fair when we get beat McClaren takes a hammering especially on here 🙂

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Its so frustrating watching the Mackems getting pounded from Everton because we were that far ahead of them until the red card they should have been on the end of a spanking from us as well

    If only Perez and Mitrovic could finish like Cisse or Demba Ba in years to come they will but we need some better finishing in there to provide the finishing touches to the attacking play

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  • firebug666

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #38

    One week 6 in a row, the next week 6 in your net. That’s football! #justsaying #EVESUN ?

    — Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) November 1, 2015

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  • will die for the toon army

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #39

    Woodman shld get his chance. I know it was pre season but I was more impressed with him compared to Darlow.

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  • Roosta

    Nov 1, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #40

    Another season on the edge, if we survive, job done, well according to the regime, sick of the poxy excuses, we’re back in thick of the crap.

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