A Popular Player On Tyneside With A Great Attitude And Temperament


Some Newcastle fans have voiced some surprise that manager Rafa Benitez is looking for another goalkeeper for next season at Newcastle.

Last season 26-year-old Karl Darlow had one of his best seasons ever and seems to be improving all the time under Rafa Benitez.

And Rob Elliot finally got over his serious ACL injury he picked up over 15 months ago playing for the Republic of Ireland and played in the final three games of the season.

Rob Elliot – determined to be Newcastle’s number one next season

Rob was our Player of the Season the season before last in the Premier League, and Karl played very well for us last season during our promotion season from the Championship.

So we seem to have two goalkeepers who only want to improve, and both are keen to stay at Newcastle – they want to be at the club.

Rob Elliot has been interviewed in the Chronicle today, and he is not bothered what’s going on in the transfer market and only wants to concentrate on training and trying to become the number one goalkeeper again for Newcastle next season whoever comes in.

This is what Rob said in the Chronicle:

“There are already a lot of keepers at the club, so when the rumors start flying around you can’t really worry.”

“You just have to work hard, take your chances in games, play well and try and try to remind the manager you want to be No 1.”

“You do need to have three keepers and the manager obviously wants to bring another one in. But that happens at every club. It doesn’t change the way I feel.”

“I’ve got to keep working hard and prove myself. I’ve been here a long time and always backed myself.”

“Hopefully, I can get the nod and start playing the way I did towards the back end of last season and in the Premier League the season before that.”

We dare say Karl Darlow is doing the same thing as Rob – concentrating on his training and determined to become the number one goalkeeper next season whatever happens.

We hope Karl stays on Tyneside with Rob Elliot – they are both good goalkeepers and good men who want to stay at the club.

As well as Rob and Karl we also have the extremely promising Freddie Woodman who at 20 years-old will be loaned out to an EFL club next season and should be pushing for the number one position at Newcastle in a couple of years.

Freddie is another player who is keen to stay on Tyneside.

It will be interesting to see who Rafa brings in, but if we were to have a wild guess, we’d say Rafa will sign 30-year-old Spaniard Adrian from West Ham who has some good Premier League experience with the Hammers.

What do you think of the Newcastle goalkeeper situation this summer?

Comments welcome.



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66 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Jib

    From a couple of threads ago…. You are clearly determined to continue being precious and deliberately still taking G’s comment the wrong way.

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  • G

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Mark mate, got bigger things to worry about than Jib being Jib. Just ignore the little runt. Still hasn’t worked out that an empty can rattles the most.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #3

    G

    From last… surely if he scores 109 goals, he will win the golden boot himself, and not Shola with a mere 37 😀

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  • G

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Mark, just doing a bit of maths in my head… correct! Still made me chuckle a bit though.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Missed the bus again!

    Jib@10

    Can always be counted on to bring a touch of sophistication to the blog.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #6

    G

    It’s another rumor that seems to have come out of nowhere, and apparently already at an advanced stage. The Manquillo deal started the same way. there might be some truth in it

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Interesting:-

    Lee Ryder

    Told Mikel Merino of Borussia Dortmund is a target of #nufc this summer.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Mark

    Here’s hoping!

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  • G

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Seems to be trending on Twitter, not that this is an indication of truth. To be honest he isn’t a player I have a great deal of knowledge about. The name rang a bell, but that’s about it. I don’t think I have seen him dirty his boots in anger.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #10

    Gayle & co. will have to start learning Spanish at this rate.

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  • Mag52

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #11

    As an experienced PL goalie, living on our doorstep with wife and family, does anyone think we’d be looking to sign up Krul for 3/4 mill. if he weren’t already on our books ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #12

    @10 on the previous
    Did a grown man actually write that.

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  • nut meg

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Mikel Merino…a bit of footage for anyone who is interested.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaMaGmu-tWI

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Thanks, nut meg!

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  • lesh

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Ron Knee

    I’m surprised to see you jump onto the Jib-knocking band wagon. You should know better. After all, there’s not a lot he hasn’t done or knows and has moved in circles that many of us won’t experience.

    The problem for Jib is that those circles have been and continue to be ever-decreasing!

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #16

    When is the friendly?

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Been watching that youth game- Beijing were just awful, their goalkeeper was miles off being good enough so it’s hard to actually deduce much from it. Most of the goals were just from being a bigger team- they were high looping crosses that their defence couldn’t get near. I thought there were only a couple goals that a ‘normal’ team might have conceded.

    Number 14 looked like he had some genuine class though. Technique on the ball and his passing looked above the rest.

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  • toon kk

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #18

    Rafa is wanting a new goalkeeper, wonder what is wrong with Elliott? He obviously is expecting a lot of defending and doesn’t have enough faith in what we have as our last man.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #19

    lesh

    Wouldn’t dream of it!

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #20

    It’s obvious that Jib is clearly not qualified to comment on football matters so I think we should all try and take his contributions with a pinch of salt . It is though quite disgusting that he believes his opinions to be valid.

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  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #21

    lesh
    Comment #15

    The problem for Jib is that those circles have been and continue to be ever-decreasing!

    So true

    But not unique to me.

    Talking of which , when is young Bradley’s testimonial at Goodison ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #22

    I don’t think he was talking about people dying Jib but disowning you.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib

    What kind if comment is that to make on an open blog that for all you know kids could be reading? Honestly you need to realise you aren’t in your local pub when making daft comments like that.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #24

    Our Toon
    just shows he kind of person he is

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  • hibbit

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #25

    the

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  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail for Ashley
    Comment #22
    I don’t think he was talking about people dying Jib but disowning you.

    Oh Ok

    I wonder what made him think he owned me ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #27

    Very good Jib

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Hibbit

    Aye, I know his previous comments but still shocks me to read that type of thing, especially on here which is not right as you just don’t know who will be reading it

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  • carl

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #29

    Jib
    LOL. Though Wasted On Jail. He’s not the sharpest pencil in the box!

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  • carl

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #30

    Our Toon
    What Tuff’s homophobic depictions.
    Increasingly frequent but not a word said.

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  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #31

    The faux indignation at a near the knuckle remark on a footy blog tells you all you need to know about some of the posters on here.
    Come back Frankie Boyle all is forgiven
    😀

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 26, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #32

    Not faux outrage at all Jib, just a really creepy comment for an old bloke.

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  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Jail you work on an Oil Rig !
    Your’e very sensitive !
    What are you drilling for ?
    Chanel Number 5 ?

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  • Oldgit1

    Jul 26, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Looks like it’s a loan deal Merino, appears Rafa is saving the big money for a striker, Bas Dost anyone??

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  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2017 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Jail
    Are you that guy in the corner of the bar in SJP with your fingers in your ears ?

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jul 26, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #36

    Really delighted that the club have decided to happily represent the Newcastle badge with the rainbow flag. Makes me really proud to follow this great club. 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 26, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #37

    No Jib

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  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #38

    Oldgit1
    Comment #34

    Bas Dost anyone??

    No thanks I’m trying to give them up

    😀

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 26, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #39

    Oldgit

    Not according to the Chronic:

    “The 21-year-old is wanted by the Magpies on a permanent deal.”

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 26, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Can you imagine the cases that would end up in court if that Jeff Blue had of won today, for every person who ever drunkenly said I’ll bet my house that won’t happen.

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