Newcastle Take Serbian On Trial


Newcastle have taken young Serbian U20 goalkeeper Filip Dmitrovic on trial with a permanent deal possible if he does well in his trial.

He currently plays at Austrian club SK Austria Klagenfurt where he has a contract until 2019, so Newcastle would need to pay a transfer fee if they decide to sign the 20 year-old.

Filip Dmitrovic

20 year-old Serbian goalkeeper Filip Dmitrovic

The 6ft 3ins tall goalkeeper has already played 70 times for Austria Klagenfurt.

Filip was on trial recently at PSV but the Dutch club decided not to sign the 20 year-old who has played 3 times for the Serbian U20 side.

The news that Filip is at Newcastle is in the Dutch press, although we seem to be well equipped at the moment for goalkeepers.

We have Tim Krul, Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow at the senior level and impressive young England U20 goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, who has been on the bench since Elliot injured his knee playing for Ireland.

The rumors are that some big clubs may be after Freddie in the summer when his contract at Newcastle runs out – and he could even make a move to join his father Andy – who is now the goalkeeper coach at Crystal Palace, where Alan Pardew is the manager.

Newcastle may even want to sell one of their senior goalkeepers in the summer, but that will depend first of all on what league we  are in next season and whether Rafa Benitez will still be with us.

It’s all very uncertain at the moment at Newcastle with three games to play.

There were reports a couple of weeks ago that Rafa Benitez had brought in young 16 year-old Spanish playmaker Luis Vacas for a trial but we haven’t heard anything more about the teenager.

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116 comments so far

  • Jib

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #1
  • ilovetoon8788

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #2

    If Sunderland draw this it will make our result at Liverpool pointless. Haiz.

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  • shaun83

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #3

    Arsenal don’t look like they fancy it at all.

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #4

    This is worse than watching our first half yesterday.

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  • davetoon

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #5

    The only good thing is if they lose right at the end they will be heartbroken 🙂

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  • jordijohnty

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Arsenal, piss poor. Back out of every 50/50 challenges. No wonder they wont ever win the league

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Nee bottle Arsenal, typified by whoever pulled out that 50-50 with Kaboul just then. Win that and there was an open goal, shirked it.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Even if the mackems lose today we are still up against it as the last two games the Mackems have are against Everton who lost yesterday and won’t be bothered as Martinez will be gone
    and looks like the same at Watford get to the cup final or not their manager looks like he is on his way.
    and Stoke on their holidays – lost the last 3, 4-0

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Sanchez worst on the pitch, takes forever to do anything them when he does it’s invariably shite execution.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #10

    Charlie

    Sure looks grim. We flunked it against the Mackems and Norwich.

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  • Jib

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Mike Dean is having a stinker.
    Even Niall Quinn thinks Kaboul should have been red-carded !

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #12

    We have picked up points. Unfortunately for us… So has the scums. We left title too late.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #13

    *picked up form

    Suddenly are hitting form at the right time.

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #14

    If Arsenal had 45 mins stoppage time, I couldn’t see them scoring.

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  • lukes26

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #15

    if this ends in a tie..i think we need 7 pts to save ourselves

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #16

    How come Arsenal are not in the bottom three?

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #17

    Need 9pts now, no less. Banking on a Sunderland loss I said 7, now 9 will be absolutely necessary.

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  • davetoon

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #18

    No one ever thought draws would lift us out of trouble. It was more about building confidence and self belief. The next games now are and have always been must-wins

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #19

    Sunderland have got 2 wins in their final 4 in them, at least.

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  • jordijohnty

    Apr 24, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #20

    I just dont get these teams that switch off at the end of the season

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  • shaun83

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Absolute disgrace from arsenal that. Just made an unlikely escape even harder. In the end only ourselves to blame

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #22

    well thanks for nothing arsenal

    It’s funny people said arsenal struggled coz they previously had ozil, sanchez, coquellin, wilshire etc injured for long periods, but I think the most under rated guy they have is CAZORLA. With him out they just don’t tick at all.

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #23

    This result changes absolutely nothing. Zilch. It’s another game gone for them and the target is still one win to overtake. Too many people on here appearing anxious to see us go down. We’re exactly where we were before ko – one point behind safety. The only change is two teams are on 31 points and not just one.

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  • benjohnsen

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #24

    I still think this is very easy. We need to won 3 games and Norwich and Sunderland need to lose and draw one game each. That is our only hope.

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  • JamesToon

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #25

    Charlie
    Hopefully Hughes will have given Stoke a kick up the arse as you said they lost their last 3 games 4-0 so I think the players know they need to turn up against Sunderland.

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #26

    I’d happily see the mackems draw all their games. This is a chance wasted for them with nothing gained. No further forward and a game in hand gone. Big positives if you bother to look. We are even statistically better off than before the game started. It’s simply not a negative ffs.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #27

    Next two games Sunderland have Stoke and Chelsea. Norwich have Arsenal and Man Utd. We have Palace and Villa. Nothing but 6 points will do and no better opponents to get them from. Over to you Rafa.

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  • DanToon

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #28

    Spot on bobbybee, spot on! We are better off now than we were before the weekend kicked off!!!!! Gonna be tough but we’re gaining ground every game!

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  • Jib

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Bobby Bee is right.
    The Mackems and Norwich are just competing between themselves for 18th and 19th places !

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #30

    We just need to win the next game. We have a chance of winning all three. We can beat Spurs at home.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #31

    Bobby
    I’m surprised you couldn’t see very early on how insipid Arsenal were. You say the Mackems are no further forward. They’ve got a point more than they had this morning and maintained their superior goal difference. As I say, we need to get 6 points in next two games and then see where we’re at.

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #32

    B&B. Thank you for adding some perspective to my points. That’s two points dropped for them. They’re no better off and lost a game in hand. After the next two games we could conceivably be five points ahead of them. I don’t get this rush to see us down, it’s shameful.

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  • chicousa

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #33

    So glad I am not an Arsenal fan…..that was poor! The thing I fear is that of the scum’s last 4 matches, all are against teams who have already started their summer break: nothing to motivate them whatsoever. 🙁

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #34

    We need two wins and a draw, minimum. I think we have ran out of games. The Bournemouth game is the one that killed us. Losing that left us with too much to do.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #35

    Bobby

    Head in the sand isn’t anything to be proud about. Nothing gained? They just gained a pt in a match everybody had them down for a loss in when projecting the run-in yesterday.

    Suderland win 2 of their 4 they’re on 37 and we have to win all 3 given GD is very unlikely to swing so dramatically. They’ve got Everton, Stoke and Watford in those 4 who are among the worst performing teams in the league presently and have all but gone on their holidays.

    No doubt things just got more difficult. Said we didn’t take enough risks late on yesterday immediately after the match. We even played for the corner flag. Walking a very fine line with no room for error now.

    Probably going to need a win final day and Sunderland to draw or lose. Norwich I can’t see picking up enough.

    One less game and it’s still out of our hands.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #36

    Sunderland are on form now as usual. They will win 2 and draw one from their last 4. We need 9 points now or we are doomed.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #37

    If we win the next two games, then anything can happen.

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  • Thump

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #38

    @Novocastrian: Bournemouth? Oh no, we were relegated at Stoke.

    Still, it’s possible if we can pick up 7 points from our last 3. I can’t see it happening, but the chances are a lot higher now there’s no Smiler.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #39

    Was that hand ball by mahrez?

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 24, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #40

    This is all about 17th place, which is NO FURTHER AWAY than before ko. We’re better off because they’ve played a game in hand for no gain. Let them draw ALL their games for me. This is about winning now and after the next two we’re more likely to be ahead, given to fixtures. Positive thought, not doom n gloom. It can be done and until it’s proven it can’t be done i’ll believe and enjoy the buzz. Who knows when another might come along. Get in Leicester. Didn’t want them to win with their plastic fans and plastic atmosphere – BUT – a deflated spurs looks better than a rampant one 🙂

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