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Young Winger Returns To Action After Year Out


Newcastle United have posted the following update on young Spanish winger Victor Fernandez who has returned from a hip injury suffered last season to get his first minutes back on the pitch.


Victor had a dreadful time of it last year as two serious injuries kept him out of action for most of the season.

Victor was a highly touted prospect when he joined from Spanish side UE Cornella in the winter of 2017. He had made a lot of appearances for the U23’s prior to last season but still needs a lot of development before he will have a chance in the first team.

This is what the 21-year-old added about his injuries from last season:

“Last season, I was separated from the team, doing my own work in the gym.

“At first, I suffered a heel injury and then after a few training sessions, I had a hip problem and needed surgery, which kept me out for seven to eight months.

“After a year of being out, it feels great.”

“I just need confidence now because it is has been so long since I was on the pitch.

“It was fantastic being able to do what I love again. I can’t wait to get back to playing football properly again.”

Hopefully, he can continue to recover and maybe see some action out on loan at some point this season.

When former U23 manager Peter Beardsley spoke of the youngster prior to last season he had this to say:

“He is a good kid and I don’t want to be negative.

“The more he comes inside he will get tackled. Get one on one and beat your man and get the cross in.

“The end result is all that matters. He is a lovely kid but he has to have an impact on the game.”

The past year will not have helped Victor in his development so it is important for the club to make the proper decisions for him this year to allow him the best opportunities to fulfill his potential.


70 comments so far

  • G

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Heard good things about the kid, but also heard he is about as close to the first team as I am!

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  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #2

    Maximin nsoki and caroll should conclude a relatively good enough window for us..then up to Bruce to show us what he can do..

    5
  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Moonraker apologies as jib said high bridge is a narrow cobbled street dips in the middle has a few nice little eateries in there.

    3
  • c-dog

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Looks like colback gonna get a number

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Bruce shoe us what he can do? I think his party tricks are playing the spoons and eating a schawarma in under five seconds. At the same time.

    2
  • IrishRob

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Haven’t a single clue who he is, but great to see him on the mend.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Ginger jack pinging around midfield again. It’s desperate isn’t it?

    6
  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #8

    By all accounts he was showing promise and got crocked at a bad time, not that there’s ever a good time but this stalled his development.

    1
  • Mindshaft

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Ashley offered to put in 20 million to buy Linton when the scouts recommended him to him last year, Rafa said he was overpriced – Rafas gone, the club used the Perez money to buy him – Ashley has put nothing in – we still have 58.5 million in the alleged transfer pot ( wholly funded form the club).
    We’ll see one more outgoing , possibly Dubs or Schar to fund any further incomings unless they are loan or free incomings ( in which case Ashley will repay some of the debt owed to him – which has more than doubled under his tenure )

    2
  • G

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Mindshaft, I reckon Rafa is right. I would love Joelinton to prove me wrong, but I think he spends too much time on the ball, and takes 1 touch too many. I don’t think we’ll get many goals out of him at all. Would love to eat my words on this one, but I don’t think I will.

    2
  • #BoycottAshley

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Jib

    Try google maps, may help in your description of High bridge st.

    Where are you from?

    Its certainly not Newcastle

    5
  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #12

    I’ve been waiting for Brexit to be used as a deal-stalling excuse. Looks like it’s finally going to arrive. Yay! Just shows you can knack anything with Brexit. 🙂

    5
  • Mindshaft

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #13

    And the bookies general summary…

    I genuinely feel sorry for the supporters of Newcastle. With Mike Ashley still in charge, the club seems doomed to go through ups and downs all the time. It just seemed that Rafa Benitez managed to steady the ship last season, and now the Spaniard is gone after failing to negotiate a new deal.

    As a result, Newcastle United appointed Steve Bruce as manager who has failed at every attempt in the premiership thus far, the club has signed one striker whilst offloading their main goal scorers of last season and seem to be unable to get any further players ‘over the line’. It’s a terrible position, considering how close the Magpies were to the relegation zone at times last year.

    Sure, they finished comfortably above the last three at the end, but it seems like the team will be significantly weaker in 2019-2020. In fact, this looks like the top relegation bet, as you can get a price of 4.50 or so.
    Newcastle will most certainly be involved in the battle against relegation. Considering the current price, I see a ton of value in betting on that.

    Clubs that operate in chaos inevitably go down, and this very well might happen with the Magpies in 2019-2020.

    8
  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Colback shouldn’t be anywhere near this club never mind the squad, mediocre player and greedy horrible human

    13
  • geordie157

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #15

    Great to see this lad back, he was involved with the 1st team before that injury.

    My worry with Joelinton, lets just say he scores 10 this season, where are the other goals coming from? Almiron will need to hit double figures realistically to cover the loss of Perez. But who else, Shelvey should score more, Longstaff has goals in him, Schar will chip in but after that I’m struggling.

    I do think we need to big man back, yes Carroll just to bring him off the bench. We need him plus 3 more and thats just to have a slightly better squad than last season.

    For me it’s ideally it’s Philipp Max, Maximin, Bowen and Carroll. If we can offload Gayle, then Maupay possibly or Austin.

    Colback must go!!! I’d rather we had Saivet or Matty Longstaff on the bench.

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  • Mindshaft

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #16

    Colback will refuse to go – last season of contract, he can move on a free and pick himself up a nice few million quid as signing on fee – did the same with us when he left Mackems ( how we laughed at them then )

    5
  • Bambams

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #17

    I simply cant believe it if Colback is given a squad number.

    Losing Rafa was a huge blow.

    Bruce coming in was bigger

    But Colback and a squad number is seismic !

    13
  • #BoycottAshley

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #18

    There a instagram just been set up for TMG.

    Magpiegroupnufc

    Just opened, things like meetings etc will start to be posted on there quite soon.

    3
  • Mindshaft

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Club may as well pay his contract up and kick him out the club – he’s wasting a valuable squad place if we keep him as Bruce will very likely give him a squad number and probably a starting berth

    1
  • #if the cap fits#

    Jul 30, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #20

    jib had to put this back on mate …

    Jib

    Jul 29, 2019 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #42
    nah nah nah nah nah
    froggy’s norra Geordie
    nah nah nah nah nah
    froggy’s norra geordie
    nah nah nah nah nah
    froggy’s norra Geordie
    nah nah nah nah nah
    froggy’s norra geordie

    so the frogs the new googlemeister …

    3
  • hibbit

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #21

    #if the cap fits#

    and you have the cheek to say your not Jib’s wing-man 😉

    15
  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Mindshaft; Colback isn’t taking up a valuable squad place. If he wasn’t here we wouldn’t fill it with anyone. That would cost money. Position vacant.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #23

    from NUFC360

    Diame 28 appearances
    Kenedy 27 appearances
    Rondon 32 appearances
    Perez 40 appearances
    Joselu 20 appearances

    All gone.

    In: Joelinton

    Transfer window closes in 9 days.

    Utter neglect.

    16
  • oldarse

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #24

    hibbit Was it not Wing Nut

    4
  • Jib

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #25

    And now we have OP calling High Bridge
    High Bridge Street
    Add OP to that list of Geordie fakes Tom

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #26

    Fernandez is highly rated but will still need some time to get back to basic fitness yet alone match fitness with strengthening and conditioning if we still have the fitness coaches to support him.
    Wheelie bin ice baths alone is not enough.

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  • oldarse

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #27

    I’ve only known it as High Bridge but it’s also known as High Bridge Street learn summit every day so both right.

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #28

    That hotbed of hotels and bars
    I give you the (fanfare)
    The Haymarket
    The hotel must be somewhere
    between the bus concourse and the multi – storey car park
    or maybe buried deep beneath the Metro station.
    Jinky Jim drinks in the Junction mind

    3
  • hibbit

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #29

    Jib
    high bridge and high bridge street are one and the same, but more commonly known high bridge

    2
  • TheTinman

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #30

    High bridge street…high bridge lane….#highbridgegate

    Who says we don’t talk footy?

    Mind you the Haymarket gag still has me chuckling

    2
  • #if the cap fits#

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #31

    Hibbit …

    for your info i found it funny if you must know . thats why i put it back on . also i said ages ago that the frog does not live in the north east he maybe a geordie though . hence him not knowing his way around Newcastle . i live in Derby have’nt been back for 20 odd years more than likely i would get lost up there now …

    0
  • Toon222

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #32

    High bridge and high bridge street are the one, same as Jib and jane and tony baloney, theyre on as wel

    5
  • Moonraker15

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Tsunki
    Yeah I know it mate but thought you were talking “bridges’ as in High Level! Dohh!

    1
  • Toon222

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #34

    One

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #35

    via The Mag
    Newcastle United official announcement:

    ‘MansionBet has been named the official UK Betting Partner of Newcastle United.
    The partnership will see MansionBet operating betting terminals across St. James’ Park for the next two seasons, with the group also offering special price boosts and exclusive deals just for Newcastle United fans aged 18+.
    MansionBet, which has a long association with sponsoring Premier League clubs, will also be offering supporters a range of exciting money-can’t-buy experiences and ticket giveaways.

    ……”ticket giveaways” ? What ? That’s 15,000 for the Arsenal game then. That’s an awful lot of tickets for the students…who won’t be there because the new term doesn’t start until September.

    “Holy cow” Batman.

    3
  • Belfast

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #36

    To be fair Rondon and Perez are the only two on that list that contributed anything. Kennedy and Joselu were bloody awful and Diame played a bit part role, came off the bench a lot. The whole transfer market seems very slow at the moment to be honest. I’d be pretty worried if we’re still in the same boat this time next week mind.

    3
  • c-dog

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #37

    hibbit

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #23
    from NUFC360

    Diame 28 appearances
    Kenedy 27 appearances
    Rondon 32 appearances
    Perez 40 appearances
    Joselu 20 appearances

    All gone.

    In: Joelinton

    Transfer window closes in 9 days.

    Utter neglect.

    But Hibbit, Colback, Lazar & Aarons have also come in
    These guys can make up the appearance numbers
    Don’t forget we must move players out to get them in
    Even though our wage bill is the third lowest in the league as it stands

    0
  • Jib

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #38

    Just to correct another thing FG/OP said this morning
    He inferred I’d recommended a matchgoer to stay
    in the Village Hotel.
    It was actually when the World Cup was on

    “Jib
    Jul 9, 2018 at 6:07 PM
    Comment #10
    The Village Hotel on the Silverlink is setting up
    a 150 foot tv screen for the WC games !”

    FG/OP then said it’s not on the SL

    Strangely their address is:-
    Village Hotel Newcastle
    10 The Silverlink N, West Allotment, Newcastle upon Tyne NE27 0BY

    2
  • #if the cap fits#

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #39

    i’m a geordie born and bred . would move back but because all my granbairns where born here its hard to move away from them . after the wife and i have been on OUR CRUISE . we are coming back up for a few days . i might even take in a game at ST JAMES . wor lass has never been to a match . ..

    0
  • cyprus

    Jul 30, 2019 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #40

    I think Colback is alright, he’ll be helping out all over the field. He should be given a clean slate, like the rest of them.

    I (and Rafa) had given up on Shelvey (and Colback), but I’m willing to give him one more chance as well.

    Joellington I’ve never seen. Hope he can hit the ground running. If Almiron can have a good season, Longstaff live up to his crazy pricetag, then all we need is a top winger.

    And (an injury free) Andy.

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