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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

  • oldarse

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #41

    Jib Def a gay pin-up

    2
  • oldarse

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #42

    Wait till Jail sees it get ready to run

    0
  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #43

    Was that shot taken during your openly gay period Jib?

    3
  • toon22

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #44

    Hahahahaha

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #45

    Martoon

    Already said that he would take the predictions around about the 2nd week into the seasons cos of his hols.

    So sticking them in now is a waste of time.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #46

    If I buy 100,00 SD shares at 1p each would I own the club?

    0
  • oldarse

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #47

    FTSE up 135 SD down 20

    0
  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #48

    Munster

    I’m not sure what’s worse.

    Your fake praise of Rafa.

    Your fake hate of the leech.

    Truly stumped.

    16
  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #49

    Jib is the googlemeister so it cannot be a coincidence that he keeps putting up links to gay pictures. This is the second one this month.

    0
  • Jib

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #50

    Tony Baloney
    What’s the matter with gays
    Are you homophobic?

    6
  • Jib

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #51

    Is that why you moved to the States ?

    2
  • oldarse

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #53

    YMCA

    1
  • c-dog

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #54

    Jib

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #51
    Is that why you moved to the States ?

    Are you saying Tony, Chico & NY are the same?

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #55

    Nice bit of bandwagon jumping by the shameless self-publicist
    Mr Wraith

    2
  • Jib

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #56

    Tony, Chico & NY have said nothing to make me think they are homophobic
    Tony Baloney and Oldarse however …………

    1
  • c-dog

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #57

    drew the wrong conclusion from your statement it appears
    should be more careful

    0
  • carltoon

    Jul 29, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #58

    Thanks for putting up the link Bleach The Leach.

    1
  • carltoon

    Jul 29, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #59

    Yes I do think Steve likes himself, but he gets the message across.

    2
  • oldarse

    Jul 29, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #60

    Jib it’s a good job homosexuality didn’t catch on wholesale otherwise we’d be extinct

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 29, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #61

    JIB

    It’s a bit late for your alt Tony ain’t it ?
    LoL

    1
  • oldarse

    Jul 29, 2019 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #62

    Somebodies gotta keep civilization going I can’t do it single-handedly

    1
  • #if the cap fits#

    Jul 29, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #63

    jib …

    in his tighty whitey’s …

    :D:D:D

    1
  • #if the cap fits#

    Jul 29, 2019 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #64

    😀 😀 😀

    0
  • #if the cap fits#

    Jul 29, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #65

    is Steve Wraith a mackem . pretty sure i heard a mackem twang on the clip/video …

    0
  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 29, 2019 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #66

    Does anybody have link to the Wraith clip?

    0
  • JohnJ

    Jul 29, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #67

    Ok Here’s my little input……

    8th
    Joelinton 26 goals
    6th round FA Cup

    Ah well I can dream can’t I?

    0
  • Carl Ing

    Jul 30, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #68

    AncientC
    Corbyn(magic grandpa) is as thick as mince and as lazy as a toad.
    Do yourself and the blog a favour and lose the avatar.
    I see many toon fans have asked you before and all you’re doing is making us a laughing stock with footy fans.
    Corbyn had a private education and even with independent tuition failed his 3 A levels with grade F grades.

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