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Two Championship Loanees Get Praise From Their Managers


The Swansea City homepage has some comments from their manager Steve Cooper about Newcastle’s on-loan goalkeeper Freddie Woodman. Freddie has made two starts in Swansea’s first two matches. Today he was able to make a wonderful penalty save but as Steve Cooper revealed it was not just blind luck.

This is what Cooper has said about the penalty save today:

“Waghorn has gone that way on four out of his last five, and we just felt – with it being the first game at home – he would do what he thinks he is good at.

“It was not a bad penalty, it was just a really good save, but fair play to Martyn Margetson (Swansea’s goalkeeping coach) and Freddie.

“They had done their analysis and it had worked for us, and we expected to save the penalty once he went that way.

“There is analysis going on with every aspect, most clubs are pretty similar but we believe in what we are doing off the pitch in supporting the players and giving them the best opportunity to perform and I guess that was an important detail today.

“It’s brilliant for Freddie, there is no better thing for the goalkeeper than to save a penalty and get a decent result.

“It would have been better if we had won the game after doing it, but I am pleased for him.

“He got an amazing reception from the fans there after the game which will be good for him to see that.”

Woodman has made quite the impression in just a few weeks at Swansea as he continues to get the first-team football he needs for his development.

Jacob Murphy– goal on his debut

The Sheffield Star has some comments from Sheffield Wednesday’s caretaker boss Lee Bullen on the play of his wingers in their 2-0 victory over Barnsley. One of those wingers, of course, is Jacob Murphy who just joined the club on a deadline day loan deal.

He enjoyed a goal-scoring debut as he and fellow Owl’s winger Kadeem Harris had an outstanding game. This is what Bullen has said about his wide duo:

“I don’t know if its old-fashioned now to play wingers that actually want the ball to take on full-backs and want to stay wide.

“Modern-day football seems to be that wingers come inside and try to find pockets of space in behind the midfield and try to play in there with full-backs overlapping.

“You’ve got 11 players who were excellent but if we’re going to focus on our two wide men I thought they both gave them a lot of trouble all day.

“Jacob must have thought all his Christmases had come at once when that first touch of the ball for Sheffield Wednesday at home comes and you’re passing it into the back of the net,”

“They’re out and out wingers. Why wouldn’t you want them to do the most natural thing? They did great.”

This is a great first step for Jacob in salvaging any chance at a future with Newcastle. What he needs to show at Hillsborough is consistency and that he has not found his level in the Championship. He must show a big progression from last season’s somewhat disappointing loan spell at West Brom.

This performance is something he can build on and hopefully, he can have a breakthrough season for the Owls.


80 comments so far

  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 10, 2019 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost

    I’m convinced the boycott will be a very small minority tomorrow.

    Look on the face of it. Loads of new signings, first game of the season, opposition is a big London club, debatable where they’re at but they’re still Arsenal. Very hard to resist.

    I know the reasons why people are boycotting but that’s their choice and I respect that 100%.

    Me? I see it as a good opportunity to travel up from down south to let my kids have their first trip to SJP.

    2-2 tomorrow but obviously hoping for a win!

    HWTL

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  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 10, 2019 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #2

    I’d like to dedicate my “first” to my parents. I’m sure they’re very proud of me right now

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  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 10, 2019 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #3

    #blogkiller

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 10, 2019 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #4

    I’d like to dedicate my fourth to all my follower on here. Enjoy Jib/Jane/Jeff!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 10, 2019 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #5

    When I get another follower I’ll be doing a very nice dedication to them as well….

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 10, 2019 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Here’s to a good season despite Mr. Brucie. We can do it lads. Ashley oot!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 10, 2019 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #7

    I had another follower once but he’s gone now. Sad times these. Where are the Ibiza’s of yesteryear?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 10, 2019 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #8

    And then there were the times of bare foot girls running willy nilly through me chest hair. Those were wonderful days.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 10, 2019 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Everybody’s probably busy watching PVR footy…..

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  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 10, 2019 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Are you trying to take my limelight?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 10, 2019 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #11

    There’s enough lime for both of us Toonboy. Move over a bit…….there that’s better……

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 10, 2019 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #12

    The ladies tell me there’s nothing like the feeling of chest hair between the toes……

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 10, 2019 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #13

    Newcastle Diffuced, The give uppers…go to sports direct

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  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Aug 10, 2019 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Oh good.. We’ve got Brucies Bonus as coach and A Christmas Carroll as super sub.. We can’t go wrong! Or should it be Can’t we go WRONG??

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  • posada

    Aug 10, 2019 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #15

    Well, we are in mid table.
    Not a bad start.

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #16

    Lets hope 14th isn’t the highest we are all season.

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #17

    How you can not see that it is relegation battle from day 1…..two games away from crisis…pray god damn!

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  • geordietom

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #18

    12th for us this season …

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #19

    TV money where? #toon22 #ashleyout

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  • geordietom

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #20

    wheres everybody gone has the booze cruise started early …

    😀

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #21

    So St.James curse remain…

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #22

    geordietom

    Wish i had your optimism. I thinking more 17th.

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  • geordietom

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #23

    sdfc …

    12th mate and i’m gonna stick to it i recon our 3 new players up top ( miggy is one of them ) will give defenders nightmares mate …

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Tsunki or whatever that name is: You know, when Bruce took the Mackem job it was quite a good job with a billionaire owner promising to back him in the transfer market. I don’t blame him for taking it or for wearing the scarf or uttering the platitudes that all managers do of saying they had great fans. They actually do have pretty loyal fans who have fallen on hard times. It was the best job he could get at the time.

    I read some comments in The Mag and one said that Lee Clark was a traitor for going to the Mackems.

    Are you a traitor if you work in the Nissan plant in Sunderland?

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  • geordietom

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #25

    and we have gayle and muto …

    i think we will have a canny season ups and downs yeah but we will be ok …

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Many people on here admit to having friends who are Mackems. Are they traitors?

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  • geordietom

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #27

    cant wait to see maximin full of pace tricks hope he hits the ground running . then there’s joelinton he will get us goals . once miggy get his first goal he should get us a few …

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #28

    –> Are you a traitor if you work in the Nissan plant in Sunderland? 100% traitor

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  • geordietom

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #29

    i dont have any mackem friends …

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  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #30

    I spoke to Mackem in Greggs once

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  • geordietom

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #31

    my great grandmother here maiden name was minto . that is a county durham sunderland name . she was born in calcutta brought up in county durham …

    but nope i aint from that neck of the woods thank god …

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  • geordietom

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #32

    toonboy …

    did he pick your pocket …

    😀

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Eric that’s a top digging implement you have there. Keep going – your explaining everything that’s wrong about you way better than anyone else could. 😀

    It’s odd watching someone continually kicking themselves up the jacksie. But funny. 😀

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  • Billy Whitehursts V sign

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #34

    2 Hope’s for tomorrow,
    1st that we win.
    2nd and in my view much more important, that wether you are going to SJP or protesting / boycotting we all respect each others position. I would hate to see supporters arguing or god forbid fighting with each other. Ultimately we all want the same thing.

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  • geordietom

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #35

    billy …

    i said this morning there will always be a few tanked up with drink. shouting the odds so to speak hope not dont want to give the sky camera’s and pundits owt to slag us off about …

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  • Billy Whitehursts V sign

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Tom, agreed and they will be searching, even hoping for it! It only takes one hot head to react badly and kick it off. Problem then is we all get bracketed as horse punching halfwits and the real story is lost.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #37

    Bleatin’: I said what I had to say. That Bruce took a good job and said what HE had to say to be accepted there.

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  • geordietom

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #38

    billy …

    yep you hit the nail on the head i hope there’s nobody planted in amongst the protesters to stir people emotions only takes one hot head and the shit hits the fan…

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  • NY Mag

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #39

    Tom,

    Now,now…there’s parts of County Durham that are beautiful 🙂

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  • geordietom

    Aug 10, 2019 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #40

    anyway i’m looking forward to the match tomorrow …

    if i had a ticket would i go my honest answer is yes …

    i support the team not the owner and his minions …

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