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Newcastle Pull The Plug – Recall Three Players From Loan Deals


19-year-old Elias Sorensen was again left out of the Blackpool squad for last night’s home draw against Doncaster Rovers.

And that was enough for Newcastle and the Magpies have recalled the Danish teenager and he will be available to play for the Newcastle U23 team for the rest of the season.

He has scored already scored 19 goals for the team so far this season.

Sorensen played only 32 minutes for Blackpool since January after several lower-level league clubs had been interested in taking him on loan in January.

Elias Sorensen – will now play for the U23 team

Blackpool manager Terry McPhillips has left him out of the previous seven squads – so we are not sure why he wanted to bring the teenager in on loan in the first place.

A statement from Blackpool read:

“The club would like to wish Elias all the very best for the future.”

The striker has just been called up by Denmark’s U20s for their friendly game against Romania in Spain on March 25.

And both Callum Roberts and Jamie Sterry have also been brought back to Newcastle after they have not been getting enough playing time during their loan spells since January.

Roberts has been at Colchester United and Sterry at Crewe Alexandra.

Sterry was not in the squad last night in Crewe Alexandra’s 0-0 draw against Cambridge,

Roberts has not been given much playing time and he made only three sub appearances for Colchester.

It’s timely that Newcastle will invest in the Academy and U23 setup for next season.

And the club will hire a loan manager whose job is to send young players out on loan to get them first team playing time.

These three loan deals have been a waste of time for Newcastle and the youngsters this year.

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77 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #1

    Damn right Ed, wasting the lads’ time. You’d think if these lower league clubs were after squad filler they’d be looking at older, experienced players on their way down.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Munster,
    Prior to the 60’s Liverpool’s history was no better or worse than ours bar the six FA cups to their none we’d won, they got lucky that three of the best footballing brains of their time met up and liked each other and were happy to work under each other, from then on we’re incomparable.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #3

    Should just get Sorenson to train with the first team to the end of the season I think he could learn more from playing beside Rondon every week than playing against rubbish like Sunderland !

    4
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #4

    This is when Rafa’s clever and judicious buying policy
    gets justified – at some clubs having Schar suspended
    and Lascelles (possibly) injured could result in a mini
    defensive crisis – at the Toon it’s perm any 5 from
    Clark
    Barreca
    Manqillo
    Dummet
    Fernandez
    Lejeune
    Ritchie
    Yedlin

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Jib,
    At any well run club having two defenders out is an inconvenience and disadvantage not a crisis. However most clubs don’t go into a season with a broken S.Taylor and a right sided midfielder as LB.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Jib,
    The absolute guff you spout wouldn’t be so embarassing if you didn’t spend a lot of the time accusing a majority of the blog as being “footy” know nowts.

    7
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Wrong time of the month Jail ?

    6
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #8

    Jail
    If I embarrass the blog I apologise.
    I seem to have missed the election when you were
    appointed blog spokesman.
    It’s only you and Tuffty I think are “know nowts”
    the footy knowledge on here is pretty good as a rule.

    12
  • Vask

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #9

    I wonder if this is to do with the u23s losing ground in the bid for promotion. Get them back in and push for promotion to the premier league 1. After all if you want a good academy you want to be testing your youngsters against the best academy teams in the country.

    4
  • G

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #10

    I think Rafa will put Dummet in a back 3 this weekend. Ritchie continuing at wing back, Dummet for Schaer.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #11

    I rest my case Jib. When the font of all knowledge puts a loss of form down to being out with an ankle injury 🙄

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #12

    G,
    Aye, he’s had a couple of run outs now and Ritchie doesn’t seem to mind playing there.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #13

    Rafa was getting Lejeune and Schar to ping these fantastic early long crossfield balls for the wingbacks to receive in advanced positions. Bang, all of a sudden we’re in the final third, an extra man with the ball at his feet running at defenders. The pair of them are great at it and it worked terrifically well, so we’ll miss that from Schar, and also maybe from Lejeune too if we go four at the back, or five and he slots in the middle, with Dummett on the left and Fernandez on the right, who are both good players of course, and probably better defenders, but neither can hit a long ball near as good as Schar and Lejeune.

    4
  • Posh_Geordie

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #14

    Nicky

    This is where I see Shelvey coming in. He is perfect for a 4 at the back system.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #15

    Mixed results against Bournemouth, they absolutely battered us home and away that relegation season yet we managed to get three points down there. We should have been about three nil up in the first twenty minutes last season up here and they nicked a winner, I’m going for the same result as last season 2-2.

    1
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #16

    So with Clark , Lascalles and Schar out do we have enough to play 3 at the back ? Means no CB on the bench unless Rafa is thinking of bringing in a youngster on the bench to play CB? Do we have any that could step in ?

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #17

    Posh Geordie,
    I was thinking of Shelvey but I think he’ll stick with the recent formation, and we’ll see Shelvey at some point.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #18

    LCBP,
    I don’t think Dummet wouldn’t look out of place in a back three at all, they’ve all had all season to work on any number of formations and I think he’ll stick with what’s been doing ok.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #19

    If Rafa was determined to get Almiron and to play him as a ten, are we going to see a big shake up next season if Rafa gets his way. And stays of course.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #20

    @Jail

    I have always thought Dummett would be an ideal CB ! This team has been crying out to go 3 at the back for a while now so its great to see us doing well !

    So Fernandez , Dummett and Lejuene as the 3 CB looks solid enough just we have no cover if injuries hit maybe Varney comes in? Or is he out on loan

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #21

    LCBP,
    I remember an article saying he was always going to play there, for me it was a cheap Collo replacement, Rafa had different plans to Churnley.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #22

    LCBP,
    I don’t think injuries would be a problem as we could always go to a back four, If Dummet gets injured then it’s a worry as it looks like Barreca is another one of those mystery signings.

    1
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #23

    @Jail

    Yeah its another one of those things were we have obviously decided to cut corners and go for the cheap option but that cheap option is now just sitting doing nothing but getting wages !

    Should just have went for the first option left back that Rafa wanted instead of fannying about!

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #24

    Jail, Barecca wasn’t Rafa’s choice, he wanted Lukaku but that fell through. He was ‘given’ Barecca, which is why he hasn’t used him. Unless something drastic happens I can’t see us getting much of a look at him. Rafa likes to decide who he brings in because he has a plan for everybody.
    On a different subject, nice to see Aaron’s getting some love at Hillsborough. He’s had a tough few seasons and finally looks to have found somewhere he fits in. Scored a belter the other night as well against Bolton. Good luck to the lad.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #25

    LCBP,
    I wonder who the first choice was, I bet it wasn’t Lukaku.

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  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #26

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party
    Should just have went for the first option left back that Rafa wanted instead of fannying about!

    I thought he failed his medical

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #27

    Sunlun asking for more tickets for Wembley, having sold out their 40k tickets allocation.
    Someone called Meth-Head(?) is on the radio saying they could sell 70k tickets because they have such loyal support.
    Mmm, can’t remember that ‘loyal support’ last season when they struggled to get 15k through the gate. Amazing where all these loyal fans have crawled out the woodwork from.
    There’ll be nobody in Pennywell that day – they’ll be out robbing the rest of the city! 🙂

    7
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #28

    Rafa wanted Stanley N’Soki but he decided he wanted
    to stay at PSG where he’s hardly played and is now injured
    (abductor problems)

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #29

    I guess it will be 4411 at Bournemouth with Ritchie in front of Yedlin on the right to stop their LW Fraser(?). I neglected to think about the S.Amercans playing for their own national sides, but had thought Miguel might benefit from extra rest and not be started for only this match ahead of the international break. As the PL is such a step up in physical demand and this season is purely about acclimatising.

    I think Shelvey will start as Ki was not so assured against Everton, whilst Hayden deserves to stay in he could be replaced. Then either Kenedy or Atsu would play on the left with specificinstruction to defend, as Rafa will no doubt primarily want a clean sheet.

    2
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #30

    If Rafa was given a serious budget in January I don’t think N’Soki , Lukaku or Barreca are even on the list but if its only loan options he was allowed then those were maybe the best of the bunch available?!

    A shame Kennedy can’t get his act together the Left Wingback role would seem a position he was suited to perfectly….

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #31

    Bobby,
    I’m not sure if Lukaku was first choice, we needed somebody who could hit the ground running and that lad had only played something like a hundred minutes of football last season and was just coming back from injury. This is what upsets Munster as well when we blame a duffer on the club but praise Rafa for a good signing. If he was given full control of a set budget then it wouldn’t be like that, he would be judged solely on his signings.

    1
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #32

    Back end of March
    Miggy will be playing in two friendlies in the States
    vs Peru in Redbull Arena New York and Mexico
    in Levi’s Stadium Santa Clara , Calif a couple of
    hundred miles from Chico.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #33

    LCBP,
    I think a LWB is listed as one of his specialist positions as well, I think we’d have the same Kenedy we had last year if we’d signed him permanent. Just imo of course.

    0
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #34

    Paul Merson is gambling again I see. He’s cashed in his pension and blown that – ÂŁ800k. Apparently he broke down in tears on a TV programme and confessed all.
    Like him or loathe him, I wouldn’t wish any serious addiction on anybody. And yet, you watch football on TV and every other advert is for gambling. When are they going to take gambling addiction seriously? “When the fun stops, stop”, is so lame. As if just stopping is an option for somebody with an addiction. Addiction isn’t a life choice, it’s an illness. He said he considered breaking his own fingers to stop him phoning the bookies, it got that bad. Not his greatest fan, but I genuinely hope he finds a way to beat this.

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  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #35

    NUFC could have a few players in this Summer’s
    Copa America in Brazil
    Although USA won’t be there
    Qatar and Japan will be !!!!!!

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #36

    Bobby,
    There was a kid at work who was a promising Boro player under Bryan Robson of all people, blew it because of gambling, even all those years later he was given a tenner by his lass to get a few beers on the train home as he couldn’t be trusted with a bank card, If he blew his tenner at work on the bonus ball he didn’t get a drink on the way home.

    3
  • simon376

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #37

    Bobby
    I’ve said this before, I used to commission services for drug and alcohol addiction treatment. I said in one meeting that’s it’s not going to be long before we are doing the same thing for gambling addiction. Now I admit that was about 10 years ago, but it’s getting worse not better and unfortunately I think I will be right. The ads need to stop

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 14, 2019 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #38

    Jail,
    Sadly, gambling is every bit as addictive as drink or drugs once it gets someone. Footballers are prone to it because they have money and spare time to kill. And they get no help from a bookies either, they won’t agree to ban them from gambling for their own good, they’re just happy to take every penny off them. It’s a sad state of affairs.

    2
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 14, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #39

    Simon,
    People think its just easy to stop gambling, but the buzz they get is like the buzz people get from drugs. It’s a real addiction and needs to be treated as such. I don’t know what the answer is, but I do know it must be even harder with phone a bookie available to all and the constant barraging during games on TV. Its none stop. They think those stupid references to gambling services or “when the fun stops, stop” releases them from any problems they cause. It’s time those ads were banned.

    4
  • simon376

    Mar 14, 2019 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #40

    Yeah Jib, when my relative Keith was playing for Charlton in 60’s and 70’s, he says most of his team mates were straight to bookies after training, fortunately he wasn’t that bothered about it. His son Gavin just wouldn’t gamble but as he said was even worse in 90’s with most of Newcastle team betting straight away. Of course worse now as don’t have to go to bookies just do it on phone and with the amount of cash they have, don’t realise until too late like Gelsipie and Merson etc

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