What’s Happening With This Top Player At Newcastle?

Newcastle’s England U21 goalkeeper Freddie Woodman was not allowed to go out on loan in August.

The news was that the club wanted him to sign a new deal before they would let him go on loan.

It that’s true then Newcastle were willing to hinder his development to get Woodman to sign a new contract with his current deal running out in June 2020.

That doesn’t seem like the right way to try to keep your top young players on Tyneside.

And it’s not too surprising that some top clubs have been following the situation.

Arsenal, Fulham, and Celtic are said to be watching the situation and are keen on the young goalkeeper.

Freddie Woodman – Newcastle’s talented young goalkeeper

We expect Woodman to be loaned out in January, but it could be that some clubs could come in and try to buy the 21-year-old permanently.

That would be a poor deal for Newcastle as Woodman can still improve and he’s keen to become a top goalkeeper in England.

Woodman is keen to play and improve his game and said this recently:

“I’ve always said I enjoy playing football so whatever level it is, I am going to enjoy it.”

“I don’t have to play for the (Newcastle) U23s – I choose to play.”

“I just want to get the best out of a bad situation.”

The bad situation is he’s at Newcastle not playing much at all.

Freddie was still selected for the England U21 side during the recent International break so the England youth selectors still have great confidence in the lad.

We’re not sure what’s going on at Newcastle but we need to start treating the youngsters a lot better and not have them want to leave the club for opportunities elsewhere.

Woodman has 56 Youth caps for England including 6 at the U21 level.

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39 comments so far

  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Im thinking MA is hoping he can sell the guy for a huge profit

    Same as usual

  • Jib

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Best laugh so far today ?
    Toon 22 telling off Catchy for being a
    boring bastard

    The very definition of irony


  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Hiya JIB

    Still defending MA ?

    Still want us to do a Leeds ?

  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Undisclosed Payments

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed, these are quotes that have been recycled from a month ago, I feel sure.

    It’s a non-story, Freddy’s part of the long-term plan for the club, we could well see one or both of Darlow and Elliott leaving the club this January, Freddy step up as number two with Nathan Harker stepping into the youth / reserve set-up.

    Rafa kept him close with Longstaff, Sorensen and Sterry so he could have a good look at them to assess if they are ready for the 1st team.

  • 9

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #6

    There’s only one story at NUFC and it ain’t Freddy Woodman, and it ain’t Rafa. Does MA want to sell or does he not. I give you the two options:
    A NUFC is costing MA millions but as a committed NUFC fan he is willing to stick it
    B NUFC is loading £millions from TV etc into MA’s chubby hands: this he likes.

    Make your mind up: does he want to sell?

  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #7

    We’re experiencing the culmination of 11 years of neglect and we just cannot sit back and allow this to happen. Enough is enough.


    London protests

  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Hes not going to sell

    He couldnt sell it to the Mansours,managed to insult them along the way

    Its his usual lie

  • sing in the corner

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Agree Ed.. We do need to have some kind of pathway into the senior side from the young und. I will be mightily pished off if Woodman gets knicked from under our noses, and goes n to flourish somewhere else. Same with Cal Roberts.
    I mean, it’s not as if our first team s brimming with immovable top quality players.
    I’ve been in about this for years.. We need to be braver and give some of these guys a go. Starry was pretty good when he came in. Barlaser’s another..
    Sort it out Toon!

  • 9

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Link @ comment 7. I see Ian Lavery is on our side, the odious, grasping, cheating sh*t. We can do without his help.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Sorenson ready for the first team if good enough stick him in
    How old were Shearer, Owen and Rooney when they made their 1st Division/lPremiership debuts

  • sing in the corner

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #12

    And Fcuk autocorrect while I’m on…

  • dig-n-dig22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Scout 13 previous

    If he changed his name to Danny Perez he may get a start otherwise he is a bench warmer sat next to Murphy.

  • sing in the corner

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Aye, it does my head in! We fanny on with our lads, send them out on endless loans that lead nowhere, at clubs who only play them when it suits, and then out of position.. Other clubs give theirs a chance at some point. We never do!

  • Jib

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #15

    were at pains to point out that
    The London Magpie Group
    have nothing to do with the splendid
    Newcastle United Supporters Club (London)
    which was founded in 1964

  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Hiya JIB

    Cant have people protesting against yer boss can we

    Its terrible PR


  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #17

    Any protest against MA is a protest in our favor

    We some of us

  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #18

    If you look at how MA operates he does his best to pee people off

    Eventually it will catch up to him

    Even JIB wont be able to help him then

  • Online Guy

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #19

    With the benefit of hindsight (because of Newcastle United and Glasgow Rangers situation) any entity approached by Mike Ashley in the sporting world will now see him coming .

    They will know he is coming to them with the intention of exploiting them , exploitation at its most extreme and a possible court case if it all goes sour, which is inevitable as every thing he touches in the sporting world he eventually Harms.

    Alienates the support and destroys football clubs for his own horrendous greed .

    Destroying what is in effect, In Glasgow and Newcastle , a religion .

    Good to see Liverpool fans and Rangers Fans aligning with The Magpie group right now .


    Set us free Ashley.

  • 9

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #20

    No, toon @17. We do not want the support of crooks like Lavery. Steer clear. He will not bring us fortune. Get real.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Sing in the ….
    Done it season after season – manager after manager
    And when we have – give them one or two games and chuck them out
    Me I would have Sammi back over Atsu
    Also the Swiss lad gave him s game against Chelsea then dropped
    Also like Barlasser the couple of games I saw of him looked decent

  • Online Guy

    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #22

    Sir John Hall

    We really do need a statement from you .

    Unbeknownst to you at the time of sale you have placed us in the hands of a tyrannical (exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way) greedy exploiting horrible B’stard .

    Statement please Sir John.

    We helped you oust McKeag and Co .

    Time to help us oust Ashley.

  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #23

    can’t have people protesting can we

    You don’t own a PR firm and not use it

  • sing in the corner

    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Fully agree there too. And not only Sir John. There are plenty of others with a platform who could do more, say more. Ex players.. Celebs from the area. Not doing enough!

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #25


    Haven’t you got a Rafa doll so you can cuddle and play with.

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Guy is so obsessed its frightening.

    Ha ha ha

  • Jib

    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #27


    Wed 3rd October Mike Ashley has meal in
    Ponteland with players and coaches

    Oct 13 Mootaz Chehade
    Football journalist. Editor-in-chief @VAVELcom
    who has frequently had scoops says

    The news about an interest from the Saudi Royal family in buying
    Manchester United are completely false.
    In other news a Saudi investment company are currently preparing
    a huge bid to buy Newcastle United, Chairman Mike Ashley is tempted to sell.

  • sing in the corner

    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #28

    Everyone…please take note:

    Don’t give the Welsh troll attention.

  • Bambams

    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #29

    Sing in the corner

    Spot on, we need as many high profile sportsfolk or persons well known/respected to speak up

  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #30


    Nowt happening with Swansea so you post rubbish here


    Nobody believes the selling lie

  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Undisclosed payments


  • Bambams

    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #32


    I genuinely believed last year we would be sold, more so when my mate gave an insight to what his bro was told.

    But the more you read about how much money is basically missing, the more I just think ashLIE is happy to be laughed at by other PL owners/fans and hated by us – he ain’t bothered as long as he makes money.

  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #33

    After just about 11years of selling us the lies transparent

    He couldn’t sell to the Mansours but some how this time he can sell to the imaginary Arabs ?


  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #34

    He likes the selling lie as it’s worked so well for so long

    Not anymore

  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #35

    Hiya KBA

  • toon22

    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #36

    Let’s distract people from protesting with the selling lie

    Ain’t that right JIB

  • yogz69

    Oct 25, 2018 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Seriously toon22 we all understand your point about HMRC but do you really have to harp on about it every day? Don’t you have any other things to talk about instead of bringing up the same stuff day in day out. We all want rid of the fat c*^t but have to be patient about it I do believe he will crap himself and disappear to America eventually.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 25, 2018 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #38

    Nufc.com were “at pains” to pint out the different groups. Really???

  • nufcursed

    Oct 26, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #39

    Woodman will leave guys! He’s too good for this club! He deserves better. This club will never give youth a chance.. there’ s no one around with enough bollocks to take a risk on youngsters, especially not rafa


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