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Championship Star Aims To Return As Newcastle’s Number One


Freddie Woodman’s loan spell has hit a bit of a rough patch over the past few weeks. Not so much for Freddie, but Swansea are starting to slide down the league table after reaching the pinnacle three weeks ago.

On October 2nd, Swansea were top of the Championship after downing Lee Bowyer’s Charlton 1-2 at The Valley.

Swansea then stumbled with two disappointing results in a loss to then bottom of the table Stoke City before the international break. After the break, Swansea only managed a draw to current basement dwellers Barnsley.

On Tuesday, Woodman conceded the most goals since joining Swansea in a 0-3 loss at home to Brentford. In the course of three matches, Swansea have dropped to ninth in the table.

Freddie Woodman– playing in the FA Cup for Newcastle

However, the Liberty Stadium is not where Freddie’s future lies. He is under contract with Newcastle until the summer of 2021 and we have to believe that there will be every attempt made by the club to extend his contract.

That is especially the case after his recent interview about his future.

Freddie revealed that his goal is to be the number one at Newcastle. This is what the 22-year-old said to the Chronicle about his ambition to be Newcastle’s future netminder.

“It’s always my aim. It is absolutely brilliant for Sean to be in there now.

“I was with him on loan at Kilmarnock, and there was great banter between us with everything that went on.

“I am realistic, Martin Dubravka was number 1, I loved working with him every day.

“He pushed me to be the best.”

It seems that Sean Longstaff’s rise into the Newcastle first team has been a source of inspiration for many of Newcastle’s youngsters. Not least of which will be his brother Matty.

There’s no reason why Newcastle can’t get Freddie tied down for the future and send him on loan again next season. Then he can come back and fight Martin Dubravka for the number one spot in two years’ time.

It’s imperative Newcastle get this budding English star’s contract situation sorted out. While it may be a few years before he hits his mark and becomes Newcastle’s number one, losing him on a free or a reduced fee would be a travesty.


60 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 24, 2019 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #1

    No comments, the nightshift has become the deadshift!

    2
  • NY Mag

    Oct 24, 2019 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Bill,

    It appears to be very quiet, with no one around to converse with 🙁

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 24, 2019 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #3

    NY Mag

    Have to admit that I get put off now by certain posters who seem only able to cast slurs and aspersions, we used to have a really good craic going at times.

    Expect it’ll pick up closer to Sunday.

    Got a stinking cold so bed time after a Lem sip and some Echinacea, G’d Night.

    2
  • NY Mag

    Oct 24, 2019 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Goodnight mate,

    I also expect the chatter will pick up closer to match day. At least I will get to watch the match this week 🙂

    2
  • Unused Substitute

    Oct 24, 2019 at 2:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Is Ashley mouthpiece, Chronicle, trying to make a way for him cashing out on Dubravka?

    0
  • NY Mag

    Oct 24, 2019 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #6

    I thought Dubravka was on record saying he wants to stay and is close to signing a new deal?

    1
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 24, 2019 at 3:08 AM

    Comment #7

    Tough question. If it come to a direct choice, say Woodman threatened to leave unless he was number one, who would you choose? I deally we keep both and loan Woodman again, but otherwise I’d probably take the chance on Woodman who could go on to be the best in the league & try to get £20-35m for Dubravka.

    0
  • The Wife

    Oct 24, 2019 at 3:21 AM

    Comment #8

    EGB – hope you and your wife are feeling better soon!

    And I’m with you, Jail…what’s happened to tsunki?!

    6
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 24, 2019 at 3:23 AM

    Comment #9

    I feel a bit sorry for Joelinton. I said when he came he’d probably be better suited on the wing where he can run at people and that his touch wasn’t good enough to play CF in our league. But here he is being asked to play as a target man with very few players creating anything and our game plan is to try not to touch the ball. We’re easily playing the worst and most negative football in the league and any striker would struggle. Although I pointed out when we bought him that Joselu had a better record in Germany (back when it was a stronger league) I think a lot of the criticism of JL comes from his price and the fact that Rafa valued him at £20m so he’s being used as a stick to beat Ashley with for some, same way Rondon was. But we have to remember Rafa wanted him, just at a more reasonable price. And I suspect we only paid 25-35m as JL’s form plummetted 2nd half of last season from when he was valued at 35-40m. If he can form an unlikley partnership with one of our many fast headless chickens then he’ll improve.

    Robleenio,
    From yesterday. Yes I think Mitrovic is the answer. Every season he’s got at least 9 goals, often more than ten. Rondon only got into double figures once and while I agree Rondon was the right striker for Rafa’s system I think Mitrovic would be the better player for many other systems. In short, he scores goals. The rest of our team don’t.

    4
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 24, 2019 at 3:48 AM

    Comment #10

    Adam Armstrong’s been banging them in recently from the wing. Could be worth scouting. As could Cal Roberts. He’s certainly a lot better than many of our youths.

    3
  • NY Mag

    Oct 24, 2019 at 4:26 AM

    Comment #11

    TNMW,

    Hopefully woodman has people around him who are telling him that if he bides his time for a couple of years he will be our no 1 for over a decade. I personally hope he sees sense in this and goes on to become a NUFC legend….only time will tell……

    4
  • one fine day

    Oct 24, 2019 at 6:43 AM

    Comment #12

    g ,
    from previous sorry just got back ,the goalkeeping is ordinary but tourre has really come on the last few games i have watched
    a quick look at it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXwyxRIUby0

    2
  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 6:53 AM

    Comment #13

    Well – spotted by Neil in the training pics
    Fabian Schar has a knee injury picked up at Stamford Bridge
    and will likely miss the Wolves game on Sunday.

    1
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #14

    Robleenio – Jeez, Bill’s son doesn’t half talk a load of shoite!

    The Mansours didn’t have enough money to buy us?

    Pfffffffffttttttt!

    No Robleenioo, you talk a load of shoite.

    The Mansours never bid for us.

    The rumour is we were one of the clubs they were interested in buying but MA upset them and they bought City,

    But they never bid.

    Swallow that shoite you posted and get your facts right next time.

    2
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #15

    Jail – Bills Son Is Back,
    And you know this because…..

    On buyers not having the money…

    Let’s look at the buyers who have gone public…

    Barry Moat – total chancer.

    Stavely, personally didn’t have the money and couldn’t raise it through a consortium.

    Kenyon, see above, same thing.

    BZG, disappeared without trace and nothing to back up their ‘done deal’ claims or an y response to MA saying they hadn’t even put in a formal offer. And this from a supposed billionaire group who can’t lose face.

    Jail, if you use some impartial commonsense you might reach the right conclusions.

    No suipposed buyer has had the money to buy us.

    Simple as.

    2
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #16

    Quite simply we are not worth what Mike Ashley wants otherwise somebody would have bought us. We are probably worth what he wants minus the loan. The loan is preventing us being sold and it might increase next season, if Bruce takes us down.

    4
  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #17

    Bills …..
    Jail, if you use some impartial commonsense

    You have to have said commonsense in the first place
    to be able to use it

    3
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #18

    I suspect the companies that went public thought that once the news was out a fan rebellion would force Ashley to rethink his price. They obviously didn’t do their research on MA. If you p*ss him off he’s more likely to raise the price.

    2
  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #19

    The absence of Schar may just push Bruce into a formation
    change

    0
  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #20

    Ashley with his “The first thing the public will know” comment
    was telling prospective buyers to keep their gobs shut and not
    leak stuff to the media.

    I think Staveley may have got a done deal if she hadn’t used
    Caulkin to pressure Ashley with the leak about her being at
    the LPool match.

    0
  • hibbit

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #21

    Ashley doesn’t want to SELL.
    it doesn’t matter if the said buyers have the money or not. Ashley doesn’t want to SELL

    22
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #22

    Bill’s Son is back,
    How do you know Stavely or BZG never had the money, she, according to that article by Caulkin in the Times made three separate bids and Ashley himself said what’s a few million here or there to a guy who’s got hundreds of Billions. If the Mansours only just got made public in their interest how many others have their been who he’s snubbed, the answer to that is the same as you knowing whether or not Stavely or BZG had the money or not, you don’t. If he wanted to sell why has he just hired Steve Bruce knowing fine well we’d be in a relegation scrap and why would he spend big money he thinks will turn a profit in a couple of years time. If he really wanted to sell he’d have given Rafa his pay rise and that 60M to spend how he wanted knowing we’d be top half and looking very attractive.

    14
  • hibbit

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #23

    Jib
    who invited her to the Liverpool came ???
    and provided her with directors box seats ???

    ****** I’LL GIVE YOU A CLUE NOT Caulkin****

    20
  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #24

    hibbit
    Ashley doesn’t want to SELL.

    Yes he DOES

    1
  • hibbit

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #25

    NOPE

    18
  • hibbit

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #26

    if he wanted to sell the club would be gone from from his holdings

    18
  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #27

    hibbit
    Until Caulkin twittered it , no one had a scooby who she was.

    1
  • hibbit

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #28

    plenty in the ground knew exactly who she was !!!!!!!!!!!

    13
  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #29

    hibbit
    if he wanted to sell the club would be gone from from his holdings
    Nope
    Grant Thornton are still St. James and the club’s auditors

    0
  • lochinvar

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #30

    Points make prizes
    and goals make points
    Aleksandar Mitrovic finished the night out on his own as the Championship’s top goalscorer after hitting his first Fulham hat-trick to beat Luton Town at Craven Cottage.

    The Serbia striker took his tally to 11 for the season

    4
  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #31

    Hillsborough Justice Campaign member Margaret Aspinall (an invited guest of Rafa) was at the game and with her was PCP Partner’s Amanda Staveley. The North Yorks wheeler and dealer
    is a known Reds fan.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 24, 2019 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #32

    It looks very much like he wants a part of the action even if he does sell. That bollorx about his family wanting him to keep a box, do you think any of his family trek north to watch the garbage he seves up. That was clearly a reference to his SD family keeping their tat in place.

    10
  • lochinvar

    Oct 24, 2019 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #33

    Concerning to see that blog pundits are trying to predict who will score the necessary level of goals for us this season when we’re nearly 25% of the season gone.
    They better start soon.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 24, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #34

    Jiblets,
    From Nufc.com
    “Last season we were bemoaning the absence of the unfit Rondon”

    5
  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #35

    One man’s 25% of the season gone
    is another man’s
    29 games ( 87 points) still to play for.

    1
  • martoon

    Oct 24, 2019 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #36

    So if Schar is unfit would you change to a back four or if we stay as a five who would you replace him with?

    Personally I think a back five seems to suit us better at the moment and although I really like Dummett I’m not sure he can play on the right so I’d probably go with Fernandez who has never let us down.

    1
  • hibbit

    Oct 24, 2019 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #37

    Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #31
    Hillsborough Justice Campaign member Margaret Aspinall (an invited guest of Rafa) was at the game and with her was PCP Partner’s Amanda Staveley. The North Yorks wheeler and dealer
    is a known Reds fan.

    Pure coincidence that they were both guests that day, one was a Rafa guest and one was the chairman’s guest , Staveley appearance was stage managed by Ashley just like the curry house incident to create the most favorable pr structure for Ashley and his team to work in, and Amanda Staveley fell for it hook line and sinker,she was getting to close getting to much support and Ashley didn’t like it, the club is not for sale and never has been,

    she’s a leeds supporter always has been, the liverpool thing is is just a popular myth after she made an inquiry about them for a client

    5
  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #38

    Martoon
    Don’t forget Ritchie looks to be back to full fitness

    0
  • martoon

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #39

    hibbit @37 – There has never been an explanation for the ‘Curry House Incident’ and if anything I thought it was stage managed by Stavely. However if you are privy to this information then I’d love to hear it as I’ve never really understood what that was all about?

    1
  • G

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #40

    Off subject, but just heard a rumour that Gayle to WBA in Jan on permanent transfer is a done deal. Its probably bull, but thought I would share anyway.

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