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Entries Tagged as 'Matz Sels'

Newcastle Goalkeeper Considers His Future

February 16th, 2017 · 7 Comments

24 year-old Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels started out as the Newcastle number one goalkeeper last August, but he has moved down to third choice as a recovering Rob Elliot is now on the bench and challenging Karl Darlow for the Newcastle goalkeeper jersey. Karl has been playing well although he made a hash of […]

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Tags: Championship · Karl Darlow · Loan Moves · Matz Sels · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot · Tim Krul

Newcastle Goalkeeper Comes Across As A Good Professional

January 11th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Matz Sels cost Newcastle £5M from Gent in the summer as Rafa Benitez brought in another goalkeeper with both Tim Krul and Rob Elliot recovering from ACL knee injuries. Matz started the season as first choice, but had a few dodgy moments and after the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa he was replaced by Karl […]

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Tags: Championship · Matz Sels · Newcastle News

Goalkeeper Unlikely To Leave Newcastle

December 26th, 2016 · 23 Comments

There’s news in the Belgium press that a number of Belgium clubs are interested in taking the Newcastle goalkeeper Matz Sels on loan next month. Matz has lost his place to goalkeeper Karl Darlow and is currently the back-up goalkeeper, although former number one goalkeeper Rob Elliot is returning from a serious knee injury and […]

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Tags: Freddie Woodman · Karl Darlow · Loan Moves · Matz Sels · Newcastle News

Goalkeeper At Newcastle For The Long Haul Under Benitez

December 22nd, 2016 · 1 Comment

Rob Elliot has talked in the Chronicle again today and he has mentioned that Rafa Benitez has already told him he wants him for the long haul at Newcastle. Rob is still fighting his way back from the ACL injury he picked up in late March playing for Ireland against Slovakia. Karl Darlow is currently […]

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Tags: Coaching · Contracts · Karl Darlow · Matz Sels · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot

Competition Heating Up Considerably In This Position

December 9th, 2016 · 2 Comments

One of the surprises of the season so far has been the excellent form of Karl Darlow in goal for Newcastle. With Rob Elliot out at the beginning of the season as he recovers from his serious ACL knee injury, it had been expected that Karl would be starting the season in goal, after he […]

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Tags: Coaching · Karl Darlow · Matz Sels · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot

Rafa Benitez Is Supportive Of Players But Can Be Ruthless

November 30th, 2016 · 37 Comments

Rafa Benitez is always very supportive of his players and we saw that after the game last night when he refused to even talk about Matz Sels blunder when he couldn’t hold a shot shortly after we had gone ahead in extra time and it was an easy chance for Robert Snodgrass to smash the […]

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Tags: EFL Cup · Karl Darlow · League Cup · Matz Sels · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot