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It’s Wait And See What January Brings For This Newcastle Defender


Federico Fernandez is likely to get his fourth straight start this evening at Aston Villa. Even before Jamaal Lascelles’s injury against Bournemouth, it would have been harsh to keep the 30-year-old Argentine out of the side after his excellent displays.

However, with the captain sidelined for at least the next few weeks, we would expect Fernandez to keep his place with Fabian Schar also returning to the team after his injury.

Fernandez has become a key member in Newcastle’s change of fortune over the past few weeks. His return to the side after not featuring much over the first few months has also shined a spotlight on his contract situation.

Fernandez’s current contract is due to expire in the summer, and as of yet, there have been no talks held about an extension.

There is an update in the Chronicle about Fede’s situation, and it appears that he is fine with holding off on any discussions until after the January window closes.

The report says that Fernandez would ideally like to stay on Tyneside as he and his family have settled here. However, his representatives want to wait on any talks to see what might arise during the January window.

This seems like a sensible move for Fernandez. He could get an offer that he can’t refuse during the transfer window. If that happens, Newcastle have enough quality at the back to allow him to leave. A lot may also depend on whether he can keep his place in the team over the next few months.

We would love for Fernandez to get a two-year extension as he is such a professional and has proven over the past three games that he is more than capable of playing a substantial role in Newcastle’s success.

HEALTH UPDATE

18 November, 2019

I had three cat scans and a full body bone scan last week at the Rex Cancer center in Raleigh.

The stage four prostate cancer now shows definite signs of spreading (progressing) as shown in the bone scan.

It is as it is – and I accept the condition I am in.

The next step is to begin some new medication that can help slow the progression of the disease.

I was diagnosed with stage four cancer back in early January, 2017 after the cancer had been in remission for nearly six years.

My oncologist Dr. Dhruva and the nurses at the Rex Cancer Center here in Raleigh, North Carolina have been fantastic and all the credit goes to them.

Ed Harrison


54 comments so far

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Jib, on birds…

    What species does the Dunnock belong to?

    No cheating on Google.

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  • Mindshaft

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Bills – not sure what I’ve said to upset you but let me know and I’ll carry on repeating it, you already mistakenly quoted me on a post I didnt make calling me an idiot instead of the actual poster … pure irony

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Another question for the blog…

    There are only two words in the English language where the letters A B C follow each other consecutively.

    One is ABCess.

    What is the other one?

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  • Mindshaft

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Think you guys have logged on to wrong site… try this instead https://www.nottsbirders.net/latest_sightings.html

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s a bit of a traveller’s life being a footballer, Fernandez and his family may well have settled and be happy on the sun drenched Costa Tyneside but the times other footballers have said the same and bang they are suddenly off to pastures new.

    I’d like him to stay along, I imagine, as would most of us but you just never know what’s going on in the strange mind of our esteemed owner!

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #6

    spuggy

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  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #7

    dunnock is a hedge sparrow – no?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #8

    Mindshaft

    I think they will find that it would be more illuminating if they were to log onto a Norse Mythology site with my contribution! 🙂

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  • geordietom

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Prunellidae
    Dunnock, (Prunella modularis), also called hedge sparrow or hedge accentor, a drab, skulking European songbird, a species of accentor belonging to the family Prunellidae…

    i didn’t cheat honest 😛

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  • geordietom

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #10

    What English word has three consecutive double letters? Bookkeeper (or bookkeeping). An alternate, tricky, answer could be Woollen (where W is a “double u”). Bookkeeper (or bookkeeping).

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  • geordietom

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #11

    # 10 oops i dropped a clanger…

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  • Pain in the Blog

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #12

    You’re right Bill – only one word with the letters ABC in sequence and it’s not ‘abcess’ which is actually spelt ‘abscess’.

    The word is ‘dabchick’. The plural makes two words in total.

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Grabcock
    has abc consecutively
    It’s what wor lass……..
    nevermind

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  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #14

    A dabchick is a member of the Grebe family

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  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #15

    We should stop this talk of birds
    Jail will be losing control
    fantasising about Herring Gulls

    2
  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #16

    2 hour 30 minutes to KO
    1 hour 30 minutes to team selection

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #17

    In a Jack Reacher (!) story, our hero asks somebody if he can speak coherently for one minute without using the letter “a”.

    Answer: ?

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  • Just a fan

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #18

    In this section only one article does not have an a in it..

    0
  • posada

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #19

    A member of the Cuckoo family eh.
    What a coincidence.
    Just like Tool22.

    1
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #20

    I don’t know much about birds but theres a few cocks on here

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  • Trent1211

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #21

    All my very best wishes Ed from previous post.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Sorry for the fowl language

    1
  • toon22

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #23

    Hiya JIB

    Still at it with yer boring alts ?
    It’s never Jabbas fault

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  • geordietom

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #24

    as if by magic TOOL22 appear’s …

    2
  • c-dog

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #25

    ASM to score tonight
    Toon to win 1-0

    For Ed!

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2019 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Ron
    I always had my doubts about Tom Cruise
    as the 6’5″ Reacher – but he was OK
    what’s the answer ?

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 25, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #27

    Count from 1 to 100, Jib.

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  • toon22

    Nov 25, 2019 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #28

    So what’s the next asset of the club to be sold for Jabbas own personal gain ?

    I’m guessing the training ground

    5
  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #29

    Ron
    Ha ha ha
    brilliant

    1
  • JohnJ

    Nov 25, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #30

    I keep on having a nightmare where I’m a Marquee,

    Then one where I’m a Teepee

    My Doctor says I’m too tense!

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  • JohnJ

    Nov 25, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #31

    Or the one about the greedy clock? It went back for seconds!

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  • JohnJ

    Nov 25, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #32

    I once bought a dog from a blacksmith. As soon as I got home it made a bolt for the door!

    Ok I know don’t give the day job!

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  • JohnJ

    Nov 25, 2019 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #33

    A pair of Jump leads go into a bar. The Barman says “OK I’ll serve you but don’t you go starting anything”

    1
  • catchy in norway

    Nov 25, 2019 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #34

    Not good news Ed, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ??

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  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2019 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #35

    “I love camping”
    he said intently

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2019 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #36

    “get to the back of the boat”
    he said sternly

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  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #37

    “it’s Ok I’ve got another one”
    said Captain Hook offhandedly

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  • AncientC

    Nov 25, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #38

    Thank goodness that international break is done with, seemed like an aeon. Bring on the festive congested fixture list.

    Villa likely to play a 4-3-3. Maxi & Almiron should enjoy themselves in this one.

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  • hibbit

    Nov 25, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #39

    stay strong Ed

    1
  • IrishRob

    Nov 25, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #40

    AC same! God I love the Christmas congestion. So many games to look forward to.

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