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Newcastle Star – We Were Getting A Lot Of Stick – That Was Unfair

Rob Elliot has shown enormous patience in coming back from the serious ACL knee injury he sustained playing for Ireland a year last March.

He came back and was fully fit for the last few months of last season, but Karl Darlow retained the number one goalkeeper position with some excellent performances.

Then Rob came in for the final three games of the season when we won all three of those games to win the Championship.

The Ireland International goalkeeper has also played in the first three league games in the Premier League this season.

Rob Elliot – Newcastle’s number one goalkeeper

Rob has talked about how tough it is recovering from injury and thinks the lads will push on after the great win at home to West Ham last time out:

“Recovering from the injury itself is sort of a mental battle – it’s the first battle you have to face when coming back from a long injury, just having the strength to do the little things.”

“When you get back fit and are just training every day, you realise what a blessing it is when you can’t do it.”

“So when you’re in the gym, you just try to work a bit harder and hopefully, you reap the rewards when you come back because you are that bit mentally tougher.”

“You try to take the positives out of it, make the best out of a bad situation and that’s all you can do.”

“After the Huddersfield game, you hold your hands up. It wasn’t good. But I thought we gave a proper performance against West Ham.”

“It was a good response because we were getting a lot of stick, and I think it’s been unfair.”  “It’s a good team, a great group that’s got us promoted.”

“If we can keep performing like that, we’ll be fine. Hopefully we can replicate it and push on this season.”

“That bit of pressure before getting the first win is gone and we can kick on.”

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7 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Sep 9, 2017 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Red card definitely

    Liverpool we’re making City look very average, but that’s football.

  • cyprus

    Sep 9, 2017 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #2

    We’re – were

  • Tinman

    Sep 9, 2017 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #3

    The pundits are absolutely vile. There is no reason why Mané couldn’t have challenged with his head. It is a red card no debate. An absolute horror challenge and cowardly by Mané.

    Yes it spoilt the game so we are all a little annoyed. But that does not change the seriousness of that challenge. It’s a shocker.

    If that was Mitrovic they would be out with their pitch forks calling for him to be banned for months. There is no consistency at all.

  • cyprus

    Sep 9, 2017 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Spot on. Especially last paragraph!

  • NewcastleMole

    Sep 9, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #5

    Howway, Yellow card at most.

    He’s allowed to challenge, Keeper stooped to head ball.
    Keepers are far too protected.

  • Krul To Be Kind

    Sep 9, 2017 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #6


    Personally I thought it yellow at worst, he was entitled to go for it the keeper was coming out of his box so quickly and so much bigger than Mane, I don’t even think he was hurt, I’d say that was for the cameras at first couple of looks, but then I defend Mitro too… The beauty of football, all about opinions, I like the physical side of the game coming as someone who grew up in the 80’s watching football!

  • Krul To Be Kind

    Sep 9, 2017 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #7

    I thought it looked like his leg was limp when contact was made, no intent to do harm


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