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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

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #41

    How does Bills son know if the Mansours made a bid or not, or any of the others for that matter. I very doubt Bills is part of Ash’s inner circle.

  • martoon

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #42

    Jib @38 On BBC Newcastle this morning they said the Wolves game was too soon for Ritchie (and Lejeune).

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #43

    if Scharr is out then this is my 11 for Wolves.

    Manquillo…..M..Longstaff.. S. Longstaff…….Willems.
    …………..Almiron……….Joelinton………..St Max..

    More likely Yedlin or Krafth to start than Manquillo I suppose. Might see Carroll start if deemed fit enough. He is the one attacker we have we know is truly of the required level. Centre midfield pair will most likely struggle over an extended run due to simply being inexperienced, but it is fantastic to see the two of them in there.

    Lejeune, Scharr, Ritchie (at LWB), and Hayden are walk up starts for us and are be missed.

    Think we’ll do better

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #44

    He doesn’t, he just can’t stand seeing the guy he’s championed for so long being called out as a lying con man

  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #45

    Rotonda heights
    How does Bills son know if the Mansours made a bid or not

    Ashley and Wise got pissed up and never turned up for the meeting

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #46

    You probably think that’s funny Jib.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #47

    What’s Dummet done wrong all of a sudden.

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #48

    Do I think that the Mansours made a bid? No.

    Do I think that they might have made a bid had Ashley not treated them with disdain? Possibly.

    Do I think they had the money to buy the club, which answers the point that Bill’s Son made? Absolutely 100% proven, given the investment they have since made in Man Citeh!

    For the record, I also believe that both Staveley and BZG had the cash to meet Ashley’s initial valuation but that he moved the goalposts repeatedly on both and put them off.

    Evidence for this? “What’s £10m or so to someone who apparently has £100s of millions?” – Ashley, July 2019

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #49

    Dummett is solid. No problem with either him. But he has lost his place for the moment to Clark, who is a little better on the ball perhaps and offers more at set pieces, particularly corners. Lejeune will come back in over the pair of them once fit I think because of his distribution and reading of the game, size etc.

  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #50

    Jail for Ashley
    You probably think that’s funny Jib.

    Oh dear

  • geordietom

    Oct 24, 2019 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #51

    so if Schar is injured for sundays match we have no central defenders fit who can carry the ball out from the back, its no good lumping the ball forward if its not gonna stick . who we gonna play up against Willy Boly beast of a player long balls he will lap them up all day long . we need to get behind their defense , stretch the play make them turn defenders hate pacy players .

  • Swlabr

    Oct 24, 2019 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #52

    Hmmm…Andy Carroll’s picked up a slight groin injury.

  • toon22

    Oct 24, 2019 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #53


    Utter BOLLIX

  • toon22

    Oct 24, 2019 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #54

    Welcome to JIB.nufcblog.com

    Where he and his alts share their PR guff 24/7

    Hiya KBA

  • Swlabr

    Oct 24, 2019 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #55

    Might be my overactive imagination, but I think Freddie Woodman looks like Thanos in that picture.

  • toon22

    Oct 24, 2019 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #56

    It’s never Jabbas fault

  • geordie157

    Oct 24, 2019 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #57

    Woodman seems to be doing well, hopefully after a good season for Swansea he can come back compete for the no.1 shirt, I can see him being our no.1 the season after next. Just need to get that contract sorted.

    Be good to have Ritchie back on the bench, when he’s ready to start does he replace almiron? I think he should, almiron off the bench for 20 mins or more.

    Also Bruce won’t have any excuses soon, fully fit squad to utilise.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 24, 2019 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #58

    Yeah, I think we do simply lack that little bit of quality on the ball, to pick a pass, beat a man, get a shot in on target etc.

    The game is 95% running, shape and basic technique generally speaking, and we are competitive in those areas assuming Bruce has worked out his best formation.

    I think Dubravka, Lejeune, Scharr, maybe Ritchie at LWB, one of Longstaff or Hayden, but probably not both, and Carroll when fit, offer us that little more of an edge that can win you those vital extra points.

    We have others such as St Max, Willems, Almiron and Joelinton that have the potential to be game winners but aren’t proven one way or the other yet, others who are worthy squad players and decent starters and a few that should be moved on.

    All in all lower mid table squad, that may flirt with relegation due to having an inexperienced attack.

    We can beat Wolves at home though, and pick up points against any side.

  • geordietom

    Oct 24, 2019 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #59

    looking at a training pic in the chronicle i see the ginger ninja is training with the first team , is bruce gonna play him on sunday ?…

  • geordietom

    Oct 24, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #60

    do we start with Gayle and Joe Linton up top on sunday ?…


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