Player Adamant – I Don’t Want To Lose This Shirt


Karl Darlow has played well since he took over from Matz  Sels after the 1-1 draw away to Aston Villa and Karl seems happy enough with the way the game went on Saturday, even though we conceded a poor goal after we had gone 3-0 up just after half time.

And Karl was pleased to hear his name being sung in the Gallowgate end, but he has been a fan favorite ever since he came in for the injured Rob Elliot last March and played very well for us in what were crucial games – but we still failed to avoid the drop.

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Karl Darlow – currently first choice at Newcastle

This is what Karl has said in the Chronicle today:

“It’s an amazing feeling, they have been amazing since I first came here.” “I expect nothing less from them to be fair because they are excellent.”

“Hopefully, they will support us all the way through the season and we will have a good campaign.”

“I knew what I wanted to do from the first day of the season, which was to play football.” “I am happy now and don’t want to lose this shirt.”

“I just have to keep on performing and hopefully that will be good enough.”

“It will be a hard game tomorrow. All away games are tough, we had to dig in against Rotherham and show some grit and determination.”

“It might be similar against Barnsley.” “I think in the home games we can play more football and look a bit more comfortable maybe.”

“We know we’ll have to go and grind results sometimes and Barnsley might be another one where we’ll have to go and grind three points.”

“It’s crazy, we have been supported so well all the way through.” “At Rotherham, all you could hear was the Geordies.”

“They turn the away games into home games for us with the cheering and so on.” “Hopefully they stick with us and we continue winning football matches.”

Good words there from the 26 year-old goalkeeper.

Rafa has said in his press conference today that both Matz Sels and Karl Darlow are looking good in training and with Rob Elliot now back in full training, there’s going to be some competition between the three goalkeepers on who will eventually become the number one this season.

We expect Karl to start tomorrow night at Oakwell and it would be good if we can get a clean sheet tomorrow night.

Another win is what we need.

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66 comments so far

  • MadisonToon

    Oct 17, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #1

    I’ll admit that when we bought Darlow and Lascelles from Forest, I was a bit worried about how good they would be, especially with them staying on at Forest for the year. They weren’t much in or around the first team until injuries required it last year and, prior to their appearance on the scene, I thought we may have just thrown money away on them.

    However, hat-in-hand, I will definitely admit that they are looking to be good players as captain and current No.1 keeper, now this seems very much like money well spent. I hope their current form continues and they continue to grow into the solid professionals they certainly have the chance to become.

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  • hibbit

    Oct 17, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #2

    MadisonToon

    with me it was Clark listened so many so called experts i started to believe them
    this lad could be one of the best buys this season
    big strong lad good with his feet and his head no were he should be and what he should be doing
    actually looks like he enjoys playing for the toon and Rafa

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  • cyprus

    Oct 17, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Interesting that Rafa mentioned only two goalies. Arguably the better of the three isn’t in the mix, unless they both get injured! It’s rare, but it happens – See NUFC

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  • WWSBRD

    Oct 17, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #4

    cyprus
    Kruls on loan mate no reason to mention him

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 17, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Rafa bibgo.

    Darlow

    Yedders Lascelles Clark Dummett

    Hayden Shelvey

    Ritchie. Diame. The Gouff

    Gayle

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 17, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #6

    Bigbo? Try bingo. 🙂

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 17, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Hibbett, Clark was one of those Rafa decided he could make into a better player with the right coaching. He’s certainly succeeded there! Villa would snatch our hand off to get him back now, he’s a different player. I think he’d been there so long he’d gone stale and just needed a new challenge.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 17, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #8

    Bobby,
    100% got it wrong but I’ve dropped, sorry rotated Lascelles going off my expert 118 seconds footage, I think he looked suss in that wild scissor kick tackle and should have had his defence better prepared for their training ground goal. That’s of course only if we’re looking for someone to blame.

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  • Budge123

    Oct 17, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Confirmed Rafa Bingo Bango

    Darlow
    Yedlin Mbemba Clarke Dummett
    Hayden Shelvey
    Ritchie Diame Gouffran
    Mirto

    Got 9 on Saturday probably less this time.
    Personally would like to see Dummett replaced and 2 up top but Luckily it’s not my decision!

    3-0 away win.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 17, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #10

    People are complaining about Hanley, he is definitely not the best but he is capable and as a captain of a team has the right temperament, if he accepts that he is never going to be first choice and is happy to be in a winning squad I think he could be capable back up for years to come.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 17, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Apparently the club had an insert into Armstrongs contract that he cannot play against his parent club.
    (as per the Chronicle).

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 17, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #12

    I got so close on Saturday I felt like a win, but no points for a ten 🙁

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #13

    As far as I know there is no rule about clubs playing their loanees against each other. But I remember when SBR loaned out Lua Lua he scored against us and clubs have put a clause in ever since.
    That is without the use of Google so I stand to be corrected!

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Jail, I suspect the fact that he was feeling ill might have affected his form. That bug has hit our house as well, with both my missus and son having suffered it. Luckily I gave it a body swerve somehow. 🙂 Looking at both of them, I couldn’t imagine either fancied playing football. 🙂 I’m banking on him having made a full recovery as it only seems to last 48 hours. I’ve not won yet so I’m not holding my breath. 🙂 Got nine on Saturday though, which is the best I’ve done so far. Rafa doesn’t make it easy on us does he?

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  • SPRINGY

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #15

    rafa bingo
    ——————————–darlow——————————–
    anita————–lascelles——–clark—————dummett
    ——————–hayden———–shelvey———————-
    ritchie———————–diame—————————goof
    ——————————–mitro———————————-

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Jail, as tuff points out, he’s not allowed to play against us – for exactly the reason you highlight. Lua Lua scored a goal that cost us two points as I recall, in a 1-1 draw was it? He scored at the opposite end to us, so we were unable to express our gratitude! 🙂

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  • clinath@ed

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Reckon someone will get all 11 right tomorrow. As has been said, it appears only certain players/positions are being rotated. But as has been shown, what do we know..?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Bobby,I’m fuming I couldn’t see that Hayden played for theU21’s and therefore Colback would come in. Firebug666 the only one with five points.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #19

    Jail – I had thought that the non playing against the parent club had been binned but according to the Chronic apparently not.

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  • SPRINGY

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #20

    does anyone know if the match is on the dodgy channels the morra,i know its getting fed back to st james park but just wondered if there were any links already mentioned?

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  • MadisonToon

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Rafa bingo lineup

    . . . . . . . . . . . Darlow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Yedlin . Clark . Lascelles . Dummett .
    . . . . . . Shelvey . Hayden . . . . . . . . . . .
    Ritchie . . . . . Diame . . . . . . Gouffran .
    . . . . . . . . . . . Mitrovic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    I’d expect Ritchie to be back in as Atsu didn’t make that spot his own last match – crossing was pretty poor (the curse of NUFC).

    I think Yedlin on the break may be particularly helpful tomorrow so he will hopefully get the shout over Anita.

    I’d expect Clark and Lascelles to stay in although I would personally rotate them both for Mbemba and Hanley to give them minutes as well.

    I’m ready for Hayden to make the spot his own, I know Colback puts in a shift and we need those people, I just think Hayden has a much higher upside and we should play him to realize that upside.

    Gouff could get subbed for Lazaar but I’m not sure Rafa thinks he’s ready yet.

    I badly want Mitro to get another start, although with Gayle scoring like mad it’s probably unlikely.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #22

    Mr Tuff,
    I’m not sure if it’s an FA thing or a club v club thing, it certainly wasn’t an FA rule when Lua Lua scored against us.

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  • SPRINGY

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #23

    i’ve put lascelles in,but reading he went off with sickness so wonder if he’ll be rested and hanley or mbemba plays instead,ive put the team out now so wont change it,just thought i’d mention it for those who have’nt put there teams out yet.

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  • SPRINGY

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #24

    i’m led to believe that the parent club of a player must state in the loan deal that the player loaned cannot play against his parent club,and newcastle unfortunately didnt do this with lua lua,which harry redknapp(i believe was manager of pompey) took advantage of…it would be us that falls for that!lol

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Springy, with the game being streamed back to SJP, I would’ve thought some enterprising young computer buff could hack into the stream and put it online. Not me, I’m neither young nor do I know anything about computing, but if it’s out there, surely someone will have the nous to divert it to a larger audience. Maybe jib could tell us if that’s plausible or not? Anyone with the know how out there? Can it even be done? Someone out there will tell us.

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  • SPRINGY

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #26

    bobby
    ive wondered in the past,if that could be done with the home games,but they never have from st james,but this is an away game so there myt be some way of doin it,i like you are not clued up enough with i.t know how to do it…..though i wish i was!lol

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  • nut meg

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #27

    Rafa’s bingo V Barnsley
    Darlow
    Anita M’Bemba Clarke Dummett
    Shelvey Colback
    Ritchie Diamie Gouffran
    Gayle

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  • clinath@ed

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #28

    no-one gone for Atsu yet…

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Springy, I was thinking that if it’s being beamed back, it must be in the ether somewhere for it to be hacked. No idea how they’re doing it, but once it’s floating around… isn’t that how people hack into games that are on live elsewhere in the world? I so much don’t know it’s embarrassing 🙂

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  • clinath@ed

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Bobby, least you don’t have to worry about programming VCRs anymore…

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  • Jib

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #31

    I’ve picked the team 100% for the last three games – unfortunately I forgot to post them.

    I wonder if that nice man Jail for Ashley will givvus 15 points on the strength of my word ?
    😎

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  • SPRINGY

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #32

    bobby
    not the only one mate,im pretty much a cave dweller when it comes things of that nature!lol

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #33

    Clint, our lass has just bought me a new phone with a six inch screen and all sorts of bells and whistles on it. Tbh I’m dreading getting to know it. She’s setting it up for me now. Put my old one through the washer so lost all my contacts. I doubt they still make the one I had. Still, gives me chance to learn something new I suppose 🙂

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  • SPRINGY

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #34

    nice try jib…..nice try!lol

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #35

    Jib, why aye man, why not? 🙂

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  • clinath@ed

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #36

    ah Bobby, who’d be over 50 mate, eh?

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  • SPRINGY

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #37

    bobby
    i bought an android phone and was clueless so put it in the draw and stuck with my old phone that was falling apart for 3-4 month!…..but once you start using it regular u’ll soon pick it…..u tube was quite good to help along with things i got stuck with.

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #38

    Clint, I’m already on my way out of the 50’s bracket mate! Might just remain 59 until I peg out – as good a number as any. 🙂

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  • SPRINGY

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #39

    clinath
    cant use age as my excuse….only in my 40’s!lol….just a bit of a technophobe cave man,i think!!lol

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  • clinath@ed

    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #40

    bought an Amazon Firestick last week, and installed Kodi on it myself….how good is that eh?

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