Newcastle’s Ambitious Goalkeeper Keen To Progress And See More Action


Freddie Woodman went on loan to Aberdeen on the final day of the January transfer window and he so far played 5 times for the Scottish Premiership club.

Freddie wanted to go on loan last August, but he was the third Newcastle goalkeeper after Rafa had been unable to sign an experienced goalkeeper in the summer.

Only when Newcastle brought in Martin Dubravka was Freddie allowed to go out on loan by Rafa.

Freddie is very ambitious, and he is keen to break through into the first team at Newcastle as soon as possible.

But maybe he can go out on loan for the full season next term so he can get more first team games probably to a Championship club.

Freddie Woodman – keen to play more first team games

That’s unless Newcastle lose Rob Elliot or Karl Darlow in the summer and that would again restrict Freddie’ first team games on loan.

This is what Freddie has said:

“I want to play football matches because that’s when I’m at my happiest. Hopefully, if I can do well here and go back to Newcastle, I’ll see what’s in store for me there.”

“I’m always pushing myself and always pushing the management team to start and play games because that’s when I’m happy.”

“I’ve been on a few loans now and you need to get out, you need to learn.”

“You need to go and play in these atmospheres, you need to experience making mistakes and playing well and playing week-in, week-out.”

Woodman made his Newcastle debut this season when he was in goal for our win at home to Luton Town in the League Cup.

It seems to us the best thing for Freddie is a full season out on loam if Rafa can keep three senior goalkeepers at Newcastle for next term.

But maybe Freddie thinks he will be ready to challenge for a first-team place next season?

That wouldn’t surprise us – he’s an excellent young goalkeeper.

What do you think?

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97 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Mar 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #1

    “On Monday, 88% of the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust’s 1,000 members voted in favour of Arsene Wenger’s contract being terminated at the end of the season.”

    There’s gratitude for you.

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  • G

    Mar 8, 2018 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #2

    To be fair to the Ron Knee, football has now evolved beyond Wenger, and from some of his recent interviews, I suspect even he knows that. Sort of reminds me of when an awful lot of our fans turned sour against Bobby Robson because we lost a few games in a row.

    6
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 8, 2018 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Arsenal fans sound bitter but it’s a massive club going backwards

    1
  • toon kk

    Mar 8, 2018 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Woodman needs to be loaned out for a couple more seasons for experience. Then see what his future holds.

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  • toon kk

    Mar 8, 2018 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #5

    On the Southampton game I’m expecting a low score draw or a narrow defeat, there’s no cutting edge in our squad so we’ll have our usual 30/40 minutes where we need to score before it’s backs to the wall fighting to hold on.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #6

    I know other people have been saying there’s something wrong with the blog page layout but I presumed it was on phones and tablets.

    But I’m seeing the side columns overlaying the comments making them difficult to read.

    Over to you Kacpar

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Aah, that’s better, thank you.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #8

    If the rumours are correct re. Cassilas and we do keep Dubkrava then Woodman goes even further down the pecking order.

    Probably why Woolston is being let go (sacked). I wouldn’t be surprised if Elliot isn’t sold off as well.

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  • Jib

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #9

    Elliot is already helping with GK coaching
    He will probably end up full time

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  • hibbit

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #10

    posts are all over the place
    side columns overlapping the comments
    making them unreadable

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #11

    toon kk

    Jun 23, 2017 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #35
    “While Reina would be a good signing IF we needed a goalkeeper”

    How do you suppose we loan Woodman out IF we don’t get another keeper?
    Comments like that just prove that posters on here will disagree with everything and anything Rafa tries to do.

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  • Dagwoodz

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Kacper…I think that last update you made was somewhat counter productive. At least on this computer.

    0
  • Tsunki

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #13

    Yes Kacper there are still too many numbnuts popping up on these pages 🙂 see if you can code them out will you?

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #14

    Oops the blog’s gone awry again. Columns overlapping.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #15

    “manxpie

    Mar 8, 2018 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #2
    Tsunki from last night

    They weren’t pointless stats, they were stats pointing out that without mitros input last season we wouldnt have got automatic promotion so just putting them up for people who like to spout he only scored 1 and did bugger all or was a failure or useless and so on i.e bullshit”

    If we stay up this season we can thank Joselu for scoring as his contribution can we? That’s your logic? We can thank mitrovic for promotion because his goals, few that they were, were pivotal? Right.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #16

    Where’s Tsunki gone, Kacpar you haven’t have you?

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  • Jib

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #17
  • Jib

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #18

    AC Milan must be desperate
    They’ve brought on a mackem player

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Jib

    Looks like Jonjo is training, hope he’s fit for Saturday!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #20

    Is that Borini, he seems to be doing OK with them.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Once you get past comment 11 the side columns aren’t obfuscating the comments.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Probably a good time to go for a continuous comment record, or I could return tom the real world.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #23

    Real world it is then.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #24

    I’ll go and help the missus with her jigsaw.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Tom the real world, oops, should be “to the real world”

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  • Jib

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #26

    obfuscate !!!!!!
    FFS
    dictionary pie for lunch

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #27

    Probably get me some kudos with her!!

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Jib

    Better than the Toby carvery meal we had on Tuesday, don’t know why we go to Carvery’s haven’t found one that sells edible food yet.

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  • manxpie

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #29

    “so just putting them up for people who like to spout he only scored 1 and did bugger all or was a failure or useless and so on i.e bullshit”

    Thats all you need to understand why the stats were put up tsunki quite simple

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  • A Pain in the Blog

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #30

    Who would be a web designer? Little appreciation. But much whingeing.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #31

    Ooh and thanks for interceding, I’d probably have kept going but now I don’t have too. 🙂

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  • toon kk

    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Jail
    While we’re all over the moon Rafa came to Newcastle, and long may it last.
    I’m a little baffled by you, you get very upset about the slightest comment that undermines or disagrees with anything Rafa does.
    When he’s ready marra he’ll go, he’ll not think Jail wants me to stay so I’ll stay.
    He’s a great manager struggling but doing the best he can with the the players he has. He has his own style not to everyone’s taste but it’s his style. He makes decisions like us all ,which we all don’t agree with occasionally.
    We all know MA has let him down.
    Just don’t let a comment you here about Rafa upset you. Everyonehas an opinion wrong and right depending on your views.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 8, 2018 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #33

    No toon kk I don’t. I get annoyed by people that just whine for the sake of whining. You were moaning that we didn’t need a new keeper. Now you are saying that Woodman needs to go on loan. How did you propose we sent him out on loan without signing a new keeper?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Just watched the u23s highlights in the cup game against Sunderland and was a bit baffled as to where all of the noise was coming from as the seat that could be seen were all empty.

    As a matter of interest this is the team plus the bench for the night. Most of whom are on the out of the door list.

    Newcastle United Under-23s: Paul Woolston; Craig Spooner (Yasin Ben El-Mhanni 81), Michael Newberry, Curtis Good, Josef Yarney; Jack Hunter, Mo Sangare; Victor Fernandez, Mackenzie Heaney (Owen Gallacher 71), Callum Roberts (Callum Smith 105); Luke Charman.

    Subs not used: Otto Huuhtanen, Ben Kitchen, Stefan O’Connor, Tyrique Bartlett.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Just for comparison these are the players being released.

    The latest news is that Tom Heardman, Ben Kitchen, Curtis Good, Stuart Findlay, Michael Newberry, Jack Hunter, Kyle Cameron, and Paul Woolston have all been released.

    So 5 of them anyway.

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  • toon kk

    Mar 8, 2018 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #36

    Jail
    My point of not needing a new goalkeeper was based on money available, without loan signings being brought into the equation. A striker was a priority imo. Elliott is a good keeper imo.
    At this moment in time Woodman would benefit from regular first team match time, that’s my point, so being sent on loan would give him experience. Would it not?

    Have you ever thought about how much you winge at other posters?? Thought not.

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  • A Pain in the Blog

    Mar 8, 2018 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #37

    So EGB

    Cal Roberts and Mo Sangare, who everyone is raving about, have been retained. Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, Victor Fernandez and Mackenzie Heaney are OK. Aren’t these the best of our young lads?

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  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Mar 8, 2018 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #38

    Woodman needs experience and he’s getting that in Scotland. Look at big Fraser, he cut his teeth up there and he was a top keeper until late.

    We are favourites to sign casillas too, he’s way past it imo, has been for a while too!

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  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Mar 8, 2018 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #39

    Sangare is only early promise I believe, hasn’t been playing 11-a-side for very long but physically impressive… Hope he does make it, a box to box beast in the making by the sound of things!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 8, 2018 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #40

    A Pain in the Blog

    I suppose when you have a closer look at the list, there aren’t that many being released, no team keeps all of it’s youngsters on the books and releasing them gives them a chance to find another club.

    The two I’m surprised about are Findlay and Heardman.

    Hopefully the ones you have mentioned do have a good future with us, we’ll have to wait and see.

    I’d also hope and expect the club to try and find new clubs for the released players, don’t know if they do that though!

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