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Rob Elliot Tweets His Thanks To His Many Fans

5:17 pm, Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 43 Comments

The club have issued another statement on Rob Elliot saying Rob has an ACL injury and that he will be out for some months.

Rob has taken to Twitter to thank everybody for their good wishes since he sustained his season-ending knee injury – it’s a serious one at that and an ACL injury is one of the most difficult injuries to recover from in football – but Rob will be back – maybe in the October time-frame.

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Rob Elliot – Newcastle United goalkeeper

Here’s some of Rob’s tweets he has sent out this afternoon.

He’s such a great lad.

Tags: Injuries · International break · International News · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot · Tweet · Twitter

43 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jib // Mar 30, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Lawyers summing up in Birmingham today.
    An unnamed legal issue has reared it’s ugly head.
    Jonas should know the outcome tomorrow

  • 2 midweek weekend // Mar 30, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    darlow has only played one game for us so far, so it’s alot of pressure for him, definitely not what we needed but it doesn’t change the fact we’re struggling to even score goals let alone keep them out

  • 3 firebug666 // Mar 30, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Just when things were starting to come together, I feel so sorry for Rob as Krul will be back in next season, unless he leaves in the summer.

  • 4 Jib // Mar 30, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    England have just stuffed the Kiwis

  • 5 bettyswallocks // Mar 30, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    I really wanted to watch the cricket but was outvoted 1 – 1 by the missus yet again.

  • 6 Jib // Mar 30, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    Jason Roy MoM
    good game

  • 7 firebug666 // Mar 30, 2016 at 5:53 PM


    I know that feeling mate 😀

  • 8 bettyswallocks // Mar 30, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    Thanks Jib….. I feel a lt better for that.

  • 9 Jib // Mar 30, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    Gary Neville sacked

  • 10 bettyswallocks // Mar 30, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    Gary Neville promoted himself to the level of his own incompetence.

    Can talk for England that man and loves himself and his opinions too much.

  • 11 toon kk // Mar 30, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    Shame about Elliott, hope he’s well soon.
    He’s been our only consistent player.
    We definitely will be relegated now, can’t score, can’t defend, struggle to keep the ball now lost our Man that so often kept us in games.
    We’ve gone from the second worst team in the premier league to probably the worst.

  • 12 firebug666 // Mar 30, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    toon kk

    Your optimism is overwhelming mate 😀

    Maybe lady luck will smile down on us.

  • 13 banjax // Mar 30, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    We needed Rob Elliott’s injury like a hole in the head but get well soon Rob. Now we need a good loanee GK now – there must be someone decent available and would expect Rafa to get one in ASAP!

  • 14 toon kk // Mar 30, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    I’m only posting facts mate, not like some who think we’re the next Real Madrid.

  • 15 beermonkey // Mar 30, 2016 at 6:21 PM


    we cant get another keeper in unless he is an out of contract player
    we still ahve darlow and woodman

  • 16 firebug666 // Mar 30, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    toon kk

    I don’t think anyone expects us to be the next Real Madrid mate, but I am a little more optimistic about our survival under Rafa as he will organise the team better, and if he can get the defence to work as a unit, and limit the oppositions chances Darlow will have some protection.

    It’s not all doom and gloom yet mate, keep your chin up as we may get out of this yet.

  • 17 toon kk // Mar 30, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Let’s hope for a miracle, and Rafa can motivate our players, I just think he can give them quality they clearly don’t possess.
    But fingers crossed.
    Real shame about Elliott though.

  • 18 firebug666 // Mar 30, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    toon kk

    Aye gutted for Elliot, thought he was doing so well.

  • 19 Essex Geordie Bill // Mar 30, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    Saturday approaching fast.

    We’ll soon see who is getting it right, the doom-mongers or the optimists.

    I’m with the optimists, mind you I have been for over fifty years.

  • 20 firebug666 // Mar 30, 2016 at 6:42 PM


    Oh I think we will beat Norwich, but we will face stiffer competition than them, so I am hoping for a confidence boosting win away from home.

  • 21 Jail for Ashley // Mar 30, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    A lot of people had Elliott as third choice at the start of the season and now Darlows not good enough? based on a shaky spell against W Brom. Well under Wally a majority of ayers had spent a majority of their playing time having shaky spells. The young lad may well be brimming with confidence with a new coaching set up. A young Frazer Forster had a shaky spell against Leeds one game and the rest they say is history……

  • 22 firebug666 // Mar 30, 2016 at 7:10 PM


    If the defence do their job, then Darlow’s Confidence should grow, let’s hope we score first and last.

  • 23 stripes1009 // Mar 30, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    I bet Karl Darlow thinks ‘what the hell’….he’s a very well paid professional footballer that has been waiting for a chance to prove he’s good enough. How Many of you remember an 18 year Tim Krul making his debut in a European game and getting man of the match? ‘cometh the hour, cometh the man’ !!!!! I bet both Darlow and Woodman hope they get Rob Elliot’s shirt….believe in Rafa…..l do…?

  • 24 WWSBRD // Mar 30, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    Good luck to him on his recovery but I won’t be upset to never see him in a town shirt again tbh

    Howay Darlow son stake a claim to the no 1 spot next season

  • 25 nearly // Mar 30, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    there is not doubt in my mind that darlow is good enough to step in no worries there

  • 26 martoon // Mar 30, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    toon kk – I understand your pessimism but we only have to get 1 more point than Norwich & the makems to stay up which I think is possible. So lets have a bit of optimism especially if we can get a result at Norwich.

  • 27 toon kk // Mar 30, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Darlow will be given a chance he probably needs. Elliott needed the experience and really proved himself during the absence of Krul.

  • 28 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 30, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Darlow’s face looks too much like Saylor’s for him to ever be reliable.

  • 29 Jail for Ashley // Mar 30, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    In Rafa and Darlow we trust 😕

  • 30 Jail for Ashley // Mar 30, 2016 at 7:32 PM


  • 31 Jail for Ashley // Mar 30, 2016 at 7:32 PM


  • 32 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 30, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Think everybody has left out of embarrassment for DinoJail and his latest emoji botch.

  • 33 jimmysmith // Mar 30, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    I don’t think you can blame the club for the goal keeping crisis. Starting the season with Krul, Elliot, Darlow and Woodman gives you depth, quality, youth and experience, but you certainly can blame them for the high pressure circumstance Darlow will come into.

    In this situation the keeper is a most critical player. We are in serious trouble, with one foot firmly in the Championship. In Rafa we trust, nonsense. He’s a good manager, not a magician. It’ll take a number of planets to line up to get out of this, and after the last few years, it’s hard to argue we deserve to, anymore than Villa, that’s how poorly the club has been run.

    We’ve carried far too many injury prone and inadequate footballers in the 8 years under Ashley, and this period of transition toward a better group of core players has been undone by it.

  • 34 AncientC // Mar 30, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    I would be curious to know how much compensation the club will receive, with Elliot becoming injured on international duty.

    It is not quite the equivalent to the Michael Owen injury playing for England – in which we bought Obafemi Martins’ with the majority part of the compensation…. still, it would be only fair if the club was compensated enough, to purchase a stand in keeper until the end of next season.

    To be fair, the last time we were in this situation, we had a 21 year old Alnwick come in… Darlow is 25 with more senior games under his belt, so a bit more hope is present.

    The Irish FA needs to cough up for the Elliot injury.

  • 35 martoon // Mar 30, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    I found this quote interesting from the Gutirrez tribunal:
    “He also alleged that Pardew had given “suspicious evidence” and that his account had been “tailored” to fit the club’s versions of events.”
    Is that a posh way of saying Pardew is a lying b*st*rd? 🙂

  • 36 SPRINGY // Mar 30, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    evening all
    looks like the footballing gods have conspired to kick us in the bollicks again!….if we get out this mess rafa deserves a knighthood!lol….still all to play for tho so tryin to stay positive….the players need to step up coz we are not getting much help in the luck stakes by the look of things.

  • 37 lesh // Mar 30, 2016 at 9:06 PM


    As Ashley said, we make our own luck and with the so called board running the Club, what could we expect!

  • 38 beermonkey // Mar 30, 2016 at 9:07 PM


    i read a few bits and bobs on the jonas case
    and i have to say most of what pards has said i am sure jonas could refute

    its a real shame its has gotten to court

  • 39 SPRINGY // Mar 30, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    true lesh,…barrel of monkeys come to mind for most of this season…rafa aside…even tho he was avery late appointment

  • 40 SPRINGY // Mar 30, 2016 at 9:16 PM

    hope elliot recovers strong and he comes back sharp….personally think krul might of struggled to get his place back if elliot had’nt got he’s been poor for a year or two

  • 41 firebug666 // Mar 30, 2016 at 9:42 PM


    I agree, Krul has struggled a lot, and he cannot keep that ball in play for us when he kicks it out, Always goes out to give the opposition a throw in.

  • 42 KevinLee // Mar 31, 2016 at 4:35 AM

    You will come back stronger in Championship League…

  • 43 scout // Mar 31, 2016 at 5:05 AM

    We wont make the Champions league now……

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