Newcastle Player Has International Ambitions

Rob Elliot has played for the Ireland U19 side way back in 2004, and he qualifies to play for Ireland because of his father, whose family is from Cork, and with the announcement today that Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has left his position by mutual consent, maybe there’s chance he will get a call up from the new Ireland National manager, whoever that may be.

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Rob Elliot – has International ambitions

Rob has given interviews to the local press today,  and this is what he had to say about a possible International call-up:

“I’d love to get a call-up one day.” “I played a lot at youth level. I’ve been slightly disappointed not to get a call-up, but they’ve got three top keepers – and one of them is my best friend in football – Darren Randolph, so I can’t really complain.”

“It’s more of a privilege to get an international call-up. You can’t demand it, so I just have to keep playing well and hopefully I get noticed.” “We have always been cricket England and football Ireland in my family, believe it or not, so it would be fantastic to get an opportunity.”

“I’ll just have to see how it goes.”

And ever since last year’s poor performance in the European Championships 74 year-old veteran manager Giovanni Trapattoni and his assistant, Marco Tardelli have been under pressure and it seems last night’s 1-0 loss to Austria forced Iralnd to fire the Italian manager – oh sorry – he left by mutual consent.

This is what the Italian manager had to say today:

“I want to thank everyone in Ireland who has given us their support during our time here which has always meant a lot to us,” “We leave this country with emotion because we understand the Irish supporters who have a well-deserved international reputation and they have our utmost respect.”

It will be interesting to see who Ireland appoint as their new manager – and whether Newcastle’s Rob Elliot will get a call-up.

David Forde of Milwall was in goal last night in Austria for the Ireland side, and the backup goalkeepers were Sunderland’s Kieren Westwood and Rob’s pal Darren Randoolph of Birmingham City.

The fact that Rob will not be playing regular first team football this season, will likely count against him though.

What do you think?

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37 comments so far

  • roy

    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Its a wind up this Elliott isn’t Premier league quality just like his gaffer.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #2

    If all goes according to plan and Mashley doesn’t have to spend in January, he willbbe set to pocket in the region of 60M pounds depdnding on where we finish, if he manages to keep us in the PL for another two seasons he will have repaid his debt, a fire sale of all the clubs assests and a cheap sale to one of his pals, on top of all his free advertising and revenues mysteriously diverted from the club and he will have raped this place more than Shepherd and Hall combined and then some.

  • croftus5678

    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #3

    @1 roy

    thats rubbish elliott is a bloody good keeper and would fit into many prem sides ! we should be gratefull we can call upon him as our no2.

    he deserves to start for ireland as he’s prob there best keeper.

    in pards i agree as he’s an avg manager and will not inspire us into a top team imo but saying that we arnt a top team atm and will not be any time soon if we dont have the backing from the top.

  • toonking

    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #4

    this is why I myself would hate us to bring in a third GK. if they are not our first choice it is a gurentee that they will start getting annoyed about bench warming.

    this is one of the best things about steve harper he was a magnificent GK who I believe would have been englands number one keeper had he been starting but it was just so unfortunate that he had ahead of him an even greater keeper shay given. the thing that was different but is harper is such a passionate Geordie who loved the club and so even if he was on the bench so often he wouldn’t get stressed over it because he was at his desired club sort of like shearer who choose Newcastle over Manchester united.

  • Krul To Be Kind

    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #5

    I like him, I think he is better than Forde but not quite as good as Westwood (*cough *splutter). He has been dependable when called upon for the Toon and maybe isn’t in the same class as Krul when it comes to athleticism and agility but his distribution is far superior to Krul’s, something Krul really needs to work on IMHO.


  • Krul To Be Kind

    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #6


    Can you give any examples to justify that ridiculous statement?

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #7

    People should really read that link I posted on the last thread 😉

  • toonking

    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Elliot is certainly capable of getting into a starting 11 of a premier league team did you notice de gea at Manchester united and also how poor arsenal’s keepers are.
    their is one thing that I even would consider as a reason for having Elliot ahead of krul and that is the distribution of the ball. tht doesn’t mean I’m wanting Elliot to starting krul is still my no choice, but right now when ever he has got the ball he just boots it all the way to the opposition that’s why we have been hoofballing and their is nothing pardew can do apart from warn him that if he kept it up he would get dropped as it’s kruls choice how he clears it.

  • toonking

    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #9

    no correction
    no1 choice.

  • croftus5678

    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #10

    this lad would make a great spokesman for us ! every word a true one…well done harper lad lets hope you get through to him m8.

  • roy

    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #11

    Krul most of the matches he has kept goal he’s that good they are trying to sign another goalkeeper. Championship quality at best.


    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #12

    this man would be my 1st choice if krul.leavs,,,, reliable than.other expensiv flops.. he deserves int call up….


    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #13

    roy nice joke …

  • BarcelonaMag

    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Yeah, a third-choice keeper should really be your under-21 man or else a veteran at the end of his career who’s happy to only play now and again.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Thanks for the insult Ted. For your information I started losing my hair when I was 16, had a receding hairline and decided to shave my hair off.

    Feel free to comment on my appearance and insult me again if it makes you feel any better.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #16

    @acmilan: More than 40,000 fans are waiting for #MilanGlorie at St James’ Park! Here are @MarkvanBommel6, #Maldini and #Massaro

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #17

    mikey paid 130m for the equity. The club owed say approximately 100m. If the club repay its borrowing, it would be worth 230m, although it is well documented mikey overpaid because he was not aware of all the debts. Quite how much was hidden from him I don’t know. It was chiefly on past player transfers. I think he was aware of the structured debts, but not necessarily aware that they had to be repaid on change of ownership.

  • croftus5678

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #18

    @15 ruddy

    having problems with kids m8 ?
    think ted is jeff btw so dont take it to heart he’s just a wind up merchant.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #20

    No debts were hidden from him, that would be fraud
    He didn’t know about them because the prat didn’t do due diligence and has had a chip on his shoulder ever since, hence trying to flog it after relegation
    The clubs in as much debt as its in thanks to MA
    If he’d of conducted the sale properly he would of known the extent of debts and surely would of attempted to negotiate the price down and if he knew fcuk all football he wouldn’t of appointed one drinking pal as MD one as DoF and certainly wouldn’t of sacked KK for JFK, getting us relegated in the process and further increasing his “loan”

    “Mikey” is a disease and he’s killing this club

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Down to 2 legends now aren’t they??

  • Rooster

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #22

    Jail, as much as im at odds wi the toon hiarchy at this moment, hall only put 8 million in to the toon, walked away with 140 million, MA will walk away when his debt is paid most probably and whatever we think of MA at the moment, he should get the money back he has put in, then fo, we all know he isnt a charity, you have bragging rites at this moment Jail, fair enough, i was sickened by that last window but MA has put far far more in to NUFC than Hall n Shepherd ever did.


    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #23

    omg maldini still looks hot 😀

  • John Tudor

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #24

    they got in a makem replacement

  • John Tudor

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #25

    and taking a hell of a lot more

  • Crow59

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Evening Gents

    Longshot I know but are there any streams for tonights match???

  • croftus5678

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #27

    if ashley paid £230m for us and was taking 100mil back because he claimed it was debt !!!

    surely its just a way he can take money out of the club !

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #28

    I don’t have any streams.

    Usually go to this website.

  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Don’t think Elliot’s that bad, his distribution is better than Kruls and he’s a decent shot stopper but not as commanding.
    He’s fine with me as a number 2 and having a young keeper (Alnwick or otherwise) as number 3.
    Should definitely be in the Ireland setup, a lot of their team like Scotland comes from lower leagues. Westwood being Sunderland’s number 1 i’d expect to be 1st choice for Ireland.


    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #30

    Himanshu Dhingra

    guess they the match milan tv on tenaction

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #31


    Well if people want to criticise the content of my posts, or the validity of my articles then that’s fine, but personal insults take it a bit far.

  • Crow59

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #32


    Why do you always take things so personally?? just chill man. Its a blog and insults are all part of the game. Personally I do enjoy reading some of your posts but the touchiness is pathetic.

  • BandB

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #33

    There IS no loan.
    And specifically there is NO body of money that “we” owe “him”.
    Ashley owns NUFC 100 per cent. Every brick. He IS Newcastle United.
    If you transfer £1000 from one of your bank accounts to another to avoid running up overdraft charges, you haven’t “loaned” any money.
    You cannot loan yourself money. It’s ludicrous.
    The so-called loan amount is Ashley’s liability. HIS liability.
    They talk of a loan because it suggest a debt “we” need to repay Ashley. Allowing him to claim “the club” is saddled with debt and can’t spent.
    My savings account is a million is credit. I transfer over £1,000 to clear the overdraft on my current account.
    Can I then claim to be potless?

  • BandB

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #34


    Ed, you did it again.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #35

    Insults are part of discussing football? Hardly.

  • BandB

    Sep 11, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #36


    Now that your identity is no secret, why not just drop the Ruddy tag on here?
    Then when folks suggest your premature baldness conflates with a serious character failing, they can not claim to be insulting no-one.
    And when you are subsequently libelled and threatened with actual bodily harm, as you have been previously, you can complain to someone other than Ed.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Sep 11, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #37


    Not a bad idea, might just use my real name on here as well.


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