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Newcastle Have Mishandled Prospect Who May Be Ready To Leave The Club


The Chronicle are reporting that two Championship clubs are interested in taking goalkeeper Freddie Woodman on loan for the upcoming season. It seems that Freddie is very keen to get first-team opportunities, and as that is not going to happen at Newcastle, he is eager to take advantage of any loan deals that come up.

While Woodman is far from the finished article, he has a lot of potential. Keeping him at the club last year and denying him a chance to get vital first-team games on loan was a very poor decision in retrospect.

He made just 3 appearances in the FA Cup for the Newcastle first-team and that is far too little for a player who needs experience to continue his development.

Newcastle had Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot as experienced back-ups and that would have been enough cover for the position.

Freddie Woodman– needs to sign a new contract then go straight out on loan

Newcastle and Woodman now stand at a crossroads with the 22-year-old entering the last year of his contract.

Reports are that Newcastle kept Woodman at the club last season for punitive reasons due to them not being able to agree on a new contract.

We can understand if Rafa Benitez decided that he needed Freddie as cover just in case of an injury crisis but to block any moves due to a contract dispute seems extremely harsh for a player still developing.

Woodman was asked about his situation last month and this is what he said.

“It’s difficult for me to say.

“I’ve got a year left on my contract. It’s an awkward situation.

“I just want to keep getting games and minutes and learn as much as I can.”

We hope that Steve Bruce can have a chat with the young goalkeeper and hopefully, a new deal can be worked out.

Woodman has a lot of work to do to before he is ready to play regularly for Newcastle but to lose him now would be very disheartening.

Newcastle have just announced the signing of 20-year-old Jake Turner who will step into the reserves. He, like Woodman, has a lot of potential and will need to be developed.

We hope that Turner is not being brought in as a replacement for Freddie. We need to keep our best youngsters at the club while continuing to scout and finding top young talent to bring in.


68 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #1

    I would like to thank my family, friends and all those who supported me

    3
  • Our Toon

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #2

    A loan move makes sense for this lad, surprised he didn’t get one for the whole of last season. We should be getting hin signed up to a new contract first though before loaning him out

    1
  • #BoycottAshley

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Theres some right bitter Celts out there atm.

    Must be the lack of attention due to brexit.

    6
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Bill’s son is back,
    Instead of Steve Bruce why not put up a picture of a soggy cabbage instead, the green would add a nice hue to the blog.

    12
  • Our Toon

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Martoon

    You taking predictions this season?

    0
  • c-dog

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Looking increasingly likely we’re not improving our first XI but possibly might meet the same level as last year with unknowns such as joe linton

    We have however drastically reduced the quality of our coaching staff

    So far relegation looks probable

    5
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #7

    17th 3rd round 2nd round Joelinton 8 goals.

    4
  • oldarse

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Bills son missed the bus last why don’t you ask the blog who’s picture we want at the top of the page Rafa or bruce or SBR
    instead of you telling us

    And I will start if you don’t mind (Rafa)

    2
  • The Wife

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Things move on fast around here!!

    [REPOST]
    The bus is at the next stop, but to answer a question from the last article….(2 articles back!)

    Bills Son (and any others that are interested) – regarding the picture of Rafa – there have been some technical difficulties of late with the banner that Ed has been trying to get sorted. Ed and Neil haven’t made a decision yet on what will be on the banner once it’s fixed.

    9
  • #BoycottAshley

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #10

    The Wife

    I’d like to vote for #BoycottAshley

    14
  • lochinvar

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #11

    and the journos still bang on about stealing Longstaff to sit in their reserves
    Man B are in decline and they know it and don’t like it
    Blue moon

    Manchester United have reportedly sealed a verbal agreement with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic over a big-money move from Lazio.
    The midfielder’s agent is due to fly into London to hold further talks with the Old Trafford side.
    However, any move is likely to depend on whether want-away star Paul Pogba completes a move to Real Madrid.

    0
  • Australian Pie

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #12

    15th 4th round 3rd round Joelinton 14 goals

    0
  • Slatymag

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #13

    In the comments on Twitter about these two young kids signing –

    “ANNOUNCE GUCCI BACKFLIP MERCHANT YOU C***S”

    Made me giggle

    3
  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #14

    Can our banner be:
    “We want to compete for more than finishing 15th”

    2
  • lochinvar

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #15

    My wife
    #you’realwaysonyourpaddoyou haveanotherwomanandon’tgivemethatohit’sjusttalkingwiththeladsonthenufcblog.comroutine

    1
  • c-dog

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #16

    18th 3rd round 3rd round S. Longstaff 6

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #17

    I think Martoon is on holiday but i may be confusing him with the Fantasy Football competition.

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #18
  • oldarse

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #19

    lochinvar You trying to do my eyes in mate

    0
  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #20

    lochinvar

    You have blown your load

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #21

    lindisfarne
    lol
    I agree
    it went a long time ago

    0
  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Welll n’soki is in the squad for psg friendly tomorrow, somethings never change at Newcastle, can never simply just do a deal, why we always end up missing out

    1
  • Our Toon

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Ben arfa, Balotelli and Cahill all available as free agents. Anyone take one or two from them?

    1
  • #BoycottAshley

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #24

    @22

    The answer to your question is, Mike Ashley

    1
  • Our Toon

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #25

    14th
    4th round
    4th round
    Joelinton 10 goals
    Almiron player of the season for us

    0
  • oldarse

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Our Toon wouldn’t pay their wages mate

    1
  • Our Toon

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Tomakar

    Apparently Lazio keen on soki as well, we’ll miss out I reckon, in fact will still be haggling even after Lazio sign him as we are that slow.

    0
  • carltoon

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #28

    Has anyone seen the video Steve Wraith has put out on twitter. It’s good. But not sure about his voice over.

    0
  • Our Toon

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Oldarse

    Balotelli maybe on high wages or will have a higher wage demand but maybe a bigger signing on fee might entice him?

    As for the other 2 they are getting older and I cant imagine HBA being on big money at Rennes, Cahill needs a club and is 32 I think so cant imagine him asking for massive amounts

    0
  • #BoycottAshley

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #30

    Carltoon

    Could you share a link please, I dont have Twatter

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 29, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #31

    At the next Fans Forum, sometime in the 2020s, can one of the prearranged/veted questions be, ‘What is the long term vision for the club and what are the steps required to achieve these aims?’

    Since Rafa has said “Unfortunately it became increasingly clear to me that those at the top of the club did not share the same vision.”

    1
  • oldarse

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #32

    This will be a long day for Ashley his heed be permanently in the fireplace

    0
  • carltoon

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #33

    OP I wish I could. You’ll have to ask Jib. Or someone who knows how to do it.

    0
  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #34

    Is he still wearing that noisey shirt?!

    0
  • carltoon

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #35

    No it’s about choosing a club. It’s just his voice.

    0
  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #36

    “Unfortunately it became increasingly clear to me that those at the top of the club did not share the same vision”

    What vision was that exactly Rafa?

    “Me getting a 50% salary increase”

    4
  • hibbit

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #37

    OP

    the Steve Wraith video is on NUFC 360 worth a watch,
    thanks carltoon

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Obviously it was a couple of years ago

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #40

    Jib you’ve let yourself go last year or two mate

    1

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