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Newcastle Never Close To Emergency Loan For Goalkeeper

9:08 am, Saturday, November 7th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 42 Comments

With all the news after last Saturday´s 0-0 draw with Stoke that Rob Elliot had injured his thigh again and was seen to limp off the field – people thought at that time it was almost certain we would have to bring in a goalkeeper on loan for the game today at Bournemouth.

But when nobody arrived by Tuesday  it was thought that Steve McClaren could even be planning to rely on 18 year-old Freddie Woodman between he sticks for today´s game.

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Rob Elliot – fit for today´s game at Bournemouth

Last Tuesday night assistant coach made an appearance on nufcTV and said the club were still hoping that Rob would be fit for Bournemouth and that the plan was to allow him to train maybe on Wednesday to see how he was doing.

That´s what happened and it seems that Rob came through the training sessions well and will start today.

This is what Steve McClaren said about Rob today and whether he is really fit:

“You are as certain as you can be every week.” “But he has come through most things in training. In the situation we’re in, he’s good enough to play.”

“We didn’t really get close to applying (for an emergency loan) really,”  “We gave Rob an opportunity on Monday, and he came in nice and bright.”

“We said ‘OK, we’ll give you a chance to get fit’. And he’s done that.”

The good news is that new arrival Karl Darlow is very close to returning to training after he has recovered from an ankle injury and he will be fit for the game at home to Leicester on 21st November – our next game after today and the International break.

Let´s hope Rob plays well again today and we get all 3 points.


Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Freddie Woodman · Injuries · Karl Darlow · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot

42 responses so far ↓

  • 1 firebug666 // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    “In the situation we’re in, he’s good enough to play.”

    We are in the bottom three, that’s the situation we’re in.

    “He’s good enough to play.”

    If we are going to get out of the bottom three we are going to need a lot more than good enough.

    Pathetic statement imo.

  • 2 AncientC // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    The most useless standby keeper in living memory. I remember shaka hislop itching to play…

    A few more games from Elliot should see the end of this nonsense. Hopefully Darlow does not need as much coaxing to play.

  • 3 Lindisfarne // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Potential headline “International Goalkeeper steps into the breach” I just hope he does not crumble or has not been eating to many crumbles. It is hardly an enthusiastic leap into the spot light that spreads confidence through the team and in particular heartens the defence.

  • 4 firebug666 // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:31 AM



    As far as the type of wingers he’s wanting, that will depend, (as you point out) on the system and tactics he is going to play.

    We need wide men who can cross the ball, or cut inside. Gini wants to play through the middle, and I suspect that McClaren is looking to grant his wish, as according to reports he wants wingers and a CB in January.

  • 5 Lindisfarne // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Elliot certainly owns the goalkeepers cursed pseudonym “You fat limpet!”

  • 6 Lindisfarne // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:35 AM

  • 7 Lindisfarne // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    “”….a more attractive, attacking and possession-based side built on controlled passing interspersed with rapid changes of pace.

    Creating this new identity has not been easy but, quietly encouraged by the work in progress unfolding before their eyes, fans have largely stayed supportive.

    “You’ve got to establish who you are and I think Newcastle fans want to see attacking football and their team go for it,” said McClaren. “We’re trying to embrace that while also getting the right defensive balance.”” LT

    Says it all, very vaguely.

  • 8 JamesToon // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Great support from the toon army, sold out the away end. Howdy the lads!

  • 9 JamesToon // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Great support from the toon army, sold out the away end. Howay the lads!

  • 10 Lindisfarne // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Howdy the ladies, maybe

  • 11 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    I think the problem was we wouldn’t qualify for s emergency loan!

  • 12 firebug666 // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Well at least fatty Elliot has his excuse ready made if he concedes today….

    It’s the hip boss. ooo ooo ow ouch, as he limps off down the tunnel.

  • 13 firebug666 // Nov 7, 2015 at 9:59 AM


    I think we did qualify for the emergency loan, the simple fact is we did not even apply, and a load was never going to happen.

    Look on the bright side though, more money saved by the club, after all the crock Elliot is good enough to play given our position, McClaren says so.

  • 14 firebug666 // Nov 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    load = Loan

  • 15 Sav // Nov 7, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Give Elliot a break. Good keeper and deserves his opportunity after backing Krul (who has not been entirely faultless). Get behind the team. HTL!

  • 16 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 7, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    firebug…we didn’t qualify last season. What’s changed?

  • 17 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Its very inconsiderate of Steve McClaren to give the arseholes above
    ( jamestoon excepted of course )
    only the goalie to whine about this week.

  • 18 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 7, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Sav…criticism does not mean you are not behind the team!

    Unwarranted praise is not helpful to anyone. Do you have kids? then you should know!

  • 19 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 7, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Jeff…a good thing we have you to whine about us then!

  • 20 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    I had to laugh last night Jesper.

    Just you and Ibiza spouting your normal uninformed crap .

    So much so that you bored each other to death .

    Ha ha ha ha

  • 21 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 7, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Need the three points – BUT as watching the TOON over the past 50 years we are bound to shoot ourselves in the foot. Last twelve away games 2 points gained – 30 goals against 3 for makes sorry reading and sadly I can see the run continuing
    ARGHHHHHHH – being a TOON supporter

  • 22 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    The point is Jesper (and you are aware of this ) with you it is non-stop unremitting criticism .

    It’s not normal , you clearly have an agenda that has nothing to do with NUFC.

    Whether you are a Danish , English teacher doing it for his class , or some spotty kid using his big brothers lappy in Roker is unimportant , people should be aware you are defo NOT a Toon fan.

  • 23 JDdubai // Nov 7, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    To be honest, if Elliott has a major say in the outcome of this match then the 10 outfield players will have been rotten.

    Player for player, and even formwise, we are ahead of them.

    Keeper only being 80% fit shouldnt make a difference if the others show up.

  • 24 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    Anyone watching BT1
    Flatch and Sav and Rio and Hoddle are having quite an interesting discussion about formations and Harry Redknapp is staring at the carpet !!!
    Ha ha ha

  • 25 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    Fletch even

  • 26 Rotonda heights // Nov 7, 2015 at 10:58 AM


    Unless you’ve been living under a rock then unrelenting criticism of the last 50 years (KK & SBR apart) more or less defines you as a NUFC fan.

  • 27 Toon Tang // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Morning all. Has Dennis twice not been on yet? We could do with a little booster shot.

  • 28 Mister Tuff // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Jib Jibberish (the blog pest) has started early today with his abuse of other posters.
    Jib – why don’t you clear off -you spoil the blog for proper Toon fans – you are a Johnny come lately rugby player who really knows nowt about football. Your incessant posts are a turn off and quite frankly boring.
    You posted about the Miss World competition the other day- seem to be more in phase with your knowledge – as you clearly know nowt about football.
    Your recent gem about not knowing what “open play” is – illustrates your blog bufoonery and lack of knowledge.
    I guess you’ll be on the sauce later and your abuse will escalate.

  • 29 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:24 AM

    At least Jeff…by presence here is constructive and not destructive like yours!

  • 30 firebug666 // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:30 AM


    Sorry for the late reply mate I was busy.

    Last year we had Darlow, even though he was on loan with no recall he was classed as our player and was fit. So we didn’t qualify for the emergency loan.

    This year we only had Woodman who was recalled from loan, but is not classed as a senior player, thus we would qualify for an emergency loan.

  • 31 angelswithdirtyfaces // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    This morning’s blog haemorrhoid award goes to ……

    Jeff ! for the pleasure he gets from slagging off other bloggers cos he knows more about footie than they do…… every day

  • 32 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    Where is it written that blog posters are immune from criticism ?
    I get my fair share , and take it like a man , I don’t cry like a big girl , or suggest posters leave or go elsewhere.
    Certain folk on here need to grow a pair.

  • 33 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Fletch and Sav are trying to take the mickey out of John Carver on BT1 and failing miserably .

  • 34 firebug666 // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:40 AM


    Most of what you post is not criticism it’s just unwarranted abuse.

    Constructive criticism can be helpful, but helpful is just something you can never be, you are a blog bully, or maybe would like to think you are.

  • 35 firebug666 // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:45 AM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder now6 seconds ago View translation
    Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Dummett, Sissoko, Tiote, Anita, Wijnaldum, Mitrovic, Perez #nufc

  • 36 Moonraker15 // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Any links for the match lads?

  • 37 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Windy and rainy on the south coast , not ideal conditions for a goalie !

  • 38 firebug666 // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    #nufc subs Cisse, De Jong, Gouffran, Lascelles, Thauvin, Mbabu, Woodman

  • 39 Rotonda heights // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:49 AM


    usually find eplsite is one of the better streams

  • 40 Jib // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:51 AM


  • 41 Moonraker15 // Nov 7, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    Thanks lads

  • 42 Moonraker15 // Nov 7, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    This is made for Mitrovich today 🙂

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