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Newcastle Have Decisions To Make On ‘Patient’ Youngster


The hope for Newcastle fans with the sacking of Steven Pressley at Carlisle United was that we would see an immediate change in Elias Sorensen’s standing in the first-team. Under Pressley, the 20-year-old managed just over 150 minutes in his six League Two appearances.

However, it was more of the same for Elias this past weekend when Carlisle traveled to Port Vale in their first match since Pressley’s removal. Assistant manager Gavin Skelton took the helm at Port Vale, and while he made some changes, he did not give Elias many minutes on the pitch.

Skelton changed the formation from a 4-3-3 to a 4-2-2 and gave Leicester City loanee Ryan Loft a rare start upfront. However, Sorensen only managed a few minutes as an 86th-minute substitute.

Carlisle will continue the search for their next manager; however, Skelton will be in charge this weekend against Cambridge. Ex-Newcastle, Sunderland, and Leeds striker Michael Bridges is leading the betting right now as the next manager of the club.

Sorensen has posted the following message on Instagram showing that he is still remaining patient as he waits for his chance.

Sorensen’s future at Carlisle will depend a lot on who the next manager is. Having the North Shields born Michael Bridges at Carlisle could salvage the youngster’s loan spell.

However, Sorensen is going to have to play or Newcastle will have no option but to recall him. According to the Chronicle, if he is recalled there are options in Denmark for Elias to go on loan.

The next six weeks are going to be big for the youngster and his future. If he cannot get into the Carlisle side by January, he could end up in Denmark for the rest of this season.


44 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 19, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #1

    I was a fairly regular matchgoer to Upton Park in the mid-70s. The days of Lampard, Brooking, etc.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 19, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Be a bit funny if he goes on loan to a Danish team, wonder if they’ll understand his accent! 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 19, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Ron

    That would have been Harry not Frank, who was a pretty good soccer, sorry football player himself.

    I was thinking more of their World cup stars years,with Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 19, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Bill

    I forgot Clyde Best!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 19, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Surely nobody believes Rafa would go to West Ham? He joined Dalian because of their ambitious plans and for the project, why would he leave just months in.

    I’d love to see the compensation package required to buy him out of the contract, or would he be so dishonourable and walk away to force the move like Bruce at Wednesday.

    Anyway, taking tongue back out of cheek, good luck to him if he goes to West Ham, he did well for us, not great, but he gave us a feeling of pride back that had been missing. I wonder whether he would look to bring Rondon with him, or if he would be happy with Haller, who we were also linked with under Rafa.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 19, 2019 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #6

    West Ham fans would give Rondon the same adoration he received with us. I know they aren’t the most popular fans, but loyal and behind their club is one thing they are.

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  • Paully

    Nov 19, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #7

    I don’t believe for one minute Rafa would walk mid-season, he’s got a lot more about him than that regardless how temped he was.

    The guy’s got principles.

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  • Jib

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #8

    The 2019 Chinese Super League
    Ends 30 November

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Paully,
    Is the Chinese season not calendar based, so it is over in a month or so?

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  • Our Toon

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #10

    I actually wouldnt be surprised if he did move to west ham, it’s closer to his family and he left us for the money in my opinion. There were no other viable options so china made sense with 12m a year on offer

    However it’s not going well and they probably aren’t overly thrilled at the recent run of form so maybe now is the best time for him to jump and for them to agree to let him jump!!

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  • Jib

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Three more games to go

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  • Our Toon

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #12

    On topic, hope this lad actually gets game time and becomes more than just another failed product of our youth system.

    Failed in terms of not contributing to us but playing lower level football like Adam Armstrong

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  • Our Toon

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #13

    LG

    Personally feel they have a better player in Haller, Rondon wouldnt make sense to me when they’ve got a much better forward who’s suffering as the supply has been poor to him

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  • Paully

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Ah it’s a possibility then, but surely he still has a year on his contract?

    Google it please Jib I can’t be arsed.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #15

    OT,
    I think Haller, in a similar way to Joelinton, would probably benefit massively from Rondon being at West Ham. His experience and know how would be useful for Haller to learn from.

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  • Jib

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #16

    30 month deal

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Forget about Rafa’s style of play! He was the first manager in our history who gave us a solid defence; there was never a fear of a hammering by a top 4 club, and combined that with passion so the fans loved him. Make no mistake, the only fans who moan about him have a separate agenda!
    He won’t come back, whoever the owner is! This was just another Ashley cock-up letting him go. Rafa could’ve turned us into European giants with a half decent owner. I respect SB for wanting to be manager but I think we all know the back story don’t we?

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Lilongwe, as usual rational analysis and tallies with mine. Problem is, you have the taliban who wont hear anything less than 100% supportive of rafa.

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  • Jib

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #19

    The Chinese league doesn’t restart until March
    Early November 2017 David Moyes was given
    a 6 month contract to pull West Ham out of the shit
    Surely they could give Rafa a 3 month deal ?

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #20

    You consider yourself “rational” now, Munster?

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Of course rafa went for the money. If not, he would have stayed closer to his family which he always prattled on about as being his main issue, rather than going to a club none of us had heard of. Utter horlicks to say otherwise but thats what you’ll get from the taliban who will countenance nothimg but 100% positive chat re rafa. There again one of these loons has compared nufc to the nazis so that says enough.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Yes I do ron. What aspects of what I say would you like to discuss?

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  • Our Toon

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #23

    Moonraker

    It would have been tough for rafa to make us a top team, the PL is a different animal these days and spending loads doesn’t guarantee success nor does hiring someone like rafa guarantee it either.

    He would have got us further than we’ve ended up but it’s a massive unknown as to how things would transpire with a more ambitious owner and Rafa at the helm.

    Since leaving liverpool I believe the only real success is Napoli, probably more failures than positives but still miles ahead of anyone we’ve had since SBR in terms of reputation

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #24

    Moonraker,
    Rafa wouldn’t turn us into European contenders because of Ashley. Neither will Bruce or any other manager, becasue of Ashley.

    Eutopean giants with a half decent owner, yeah, possibly, but we don’t have that so it is irrelevant. We are where we are cause of the owner, and we will plateau at this level or drop because of the owner. Unless a manager can persuade him to do more.

    It isn’t the manager or owner that has us mid to lower league in the Prem. It is the owner.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #25

    Re the last para, don’t go to rephrase a paragraph without makong sure you have deleted all of the previous text…..

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Can an obsessive be rational?

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Why would Rafa take a 3 month contract? He doesn’t need the money and usually has his contracts water tight and in his favour. Trouble shooting isn’t his style and he signs on his terms. Let’s face it, if he can get a 3 year contract at 6 million a year from Ashley he’s a magician as well as a great manager!

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  • Our Toon

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #28

    Ashley used rafa hence the 6m a year over 3 years, ashley was desperate to get back into PL so 6m a year on rafa over 3 years is pennies considering he gets 100m plus for staying in PL.

    No magic there to get that money from ashley, just ashley being sly by pretending to give rafa everything he wants and then promotion…….goalposts change Ashley reveals his true colours to yet another person who he’s conned into getting him what he wanted

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #29

    our toon

    Rafa doesn’t need the money and probably misses his family like hell. He probably enjoyed being shown what ambition (un proyecto) looked like by the Chinese as he was never going to get that here was he.

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #30

    Lilongwe
    Not sure but I think we’re agreed aren’t we?
    Our toon
    Rafa won the Europa league with Chelsea in one season equaling our achievements in the last 50 years! Nuf said!

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #31

    Our toon
    Ashley hired Rafa to try to stay in the prem!
    If he’d been “sly” as you say he’d have gone him a 3 month contract of 1 million but Rafa wasn’t having it!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #32

    shock horror, munster rubbishing rafa again!! Couldn’t possibly be that rafa had finally had enough of ashley.
    Rafa is already independently wealthy. It’s funny you reined it in a little bit when rafa was here and we were having a splendid second half of the season, now he’s gone you just can’t stop with the poison.It’s like your daily fix.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #33

    All this talk about Rafa but the news that really shocked me this weekend was the the owner of Greggs has become
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    .a vegetarian!!!!!!!

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 19, 2019 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #34

    Our toon
    You say 6m a year is nothing to Ashley because he’s getting so much in revenue.
    These rich acquisition freaks don’t think like that otherwise why would he sell off the strawberry lane land for a paltry 9 million when he’s already a billionaire?

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 19, 2019 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #35

    EGB, my daughter recently went veggie, maybe two months ago. Consequently, we’ve all been eating less meat. I feel healthier and have actually lost a bit of weight.

    I’ve also been enjoying discovering some new recipes. Favourite so far? Spinach and Riccotta lasagne.

    Not prepared to give up my Greggs’ pasties yet, though. Festive bake time soon, lads and lasses. Happy Days!

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  • Asi Fish

    Nov 19, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #36

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm festive bake (electronic drool)

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 19, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #37

    Less danger of chlorinated chicken then, Rob!

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  • Asi Fish

    Nov 19, 2019 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #38

    No chance of going veggie out here. Ran out of most fresh weeks ago – not seen potatoes or onions in about a month.

    Milk has also ran out again today – Yazoo or protein shakes on cereal then lol.

    Ah well, never run out of booze so will have #cans for the weekend and also Monday night to celebrate smashing Villa

    🙂

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 19, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Absolutely Ron. That and the beef laced with man-made growth hormones and the genetically modified food sold unlabelled.

    Oh, what a world we’re about to enter.

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  • Genjikai

    Nov 19, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #40

    Transfer sage
    You were asking what the magpie group have been up to.
    This was Saturday.
    Joint effort by magpie group and london magpie group.
    It may be an international break and no football but it isnt blowing over.

    https://twitter.com/MagpieGroupNUFC/status/1196829194010972169?s=19

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