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Newcastle Target Watched By Four Clubs This Afternoon



According to BBC Cumbria, Carlisle United’s Jarrad Branthwaite was watched by four clubs on Saturday afternoon. Newcastle reportedly have the right of first refusal on the center-back as part of Elias Sorensen’s loan deal. However, we were not one of the clubs watching the youngster in this game.

Branthwaite played the entire game in Carlisle’s 1-1 draw at Morecambe. It was the 17-year-old’s seventh straight start in League Two.

With a price tag of around just £1m per reports, we expect there to be a lot of interest in the Carlisle-born defender. He appears to have a bright future ahead of him.

He just turned 17 this past summer and has already become a first choice center-back for Carlisle. With Newcastle also looking to strengthen the Academy, Branthwaite seems like a perfect target.

At 6’4″ he has the size to become a commanding Premier League center back. He’s also already scored his first goal for Carlisle in an EFL Trophy match also at Morecambe early last month.

Here are some highlights from the game in November, where he became Carlisle’s youngest ever goal scorer. Branthwaite’s goal starts at the 50-second mark of the video. While the Morecambe keeper should have done better, the goal shows how comfortable the big man is on the ball.

There is also a decent effort from Elias Sorensen at the 17-second mark of the video.

If the right of first refusal claim is accurate, then Newcastle did a fantastic job of getting that clause put into Sorensen’s loan deal. It may actually end up being the only positive aspect of his move to Carlisle.


163 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 7, 2019 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #1

    This has to be the last bus tonight?

    I won’t bovver reposting!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 7, 2019 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Neil
    Aye agreed, wonder if that’s why He hasn’t been recalled.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 7, 2019 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Jib

    Note take, in 43 he already is.

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 7, 2019 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Bill,

    Yeah, both of my children have their birthdays in December…..makes it a bit of expensive month 🙂

    I don’t have any grandchildren (yet) – but I’m sure I would spoil them nonetheless

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  • carltoon

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Is the fight over. Roll on the game tomorrow.

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  • jane

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #6

    “Ron Saunders died at 15:00 GMT on Saturday”

    very appropriate time RIP

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50701448

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #7

    NY Mag

    Yes you certainly will, grandkids are lovely as you can spoil them and then send them home! 🙂

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Good evening Carltoon,

    Are you going to the game tomorrow?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #9

    RIP Ron Saunders, one of the grand old men of football.

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #10

    Photo Caption –

    “Stop mucking about man just shake the thing off….”

    “I can’t it’s stuck on really well….get it off……GET IT OFFF!”

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #11

    stan anderson
    Dec 7, 2019 at 10:57 PM
    Comment #103
    How sad this blog is becoming!!
    Oldgit and Sports direct are you men or schoolkids ?

    Might do you some good to stay out of it.

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Good luck to the lads tomorrow. 3 pts. would go a long way.

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  • carltoon

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #13

    NYmag, I’m going tomorrow. I feel like I haven’t been for ages, as I missed the last home game. Let’s hope it’s a good one.

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  • RobLeenio

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #14

    Some big results today. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer obviously watched our game against Citeh last week and copied our tactics – get the ball forward quickly, back it up with pacey forward runs between the centre backs to defeat the press. Citeh have a long journey to beat Leicester to second, let alone Liverpool to first.

    The Everton players should be ashamed of themselves for the fact they obviously have a great deal of talent (which we all knew) but waited until Silva was sacked to show it.

    Good luck to Big Dunc. Obviously not when we play them, mind….

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #15

    To the Wife

    I hope you are correct and it is the last word. Though I do not agree with you completely I will let it be.

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  • RobLeenio

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Any chance we could persuade Harry Kane to move North?

    Whaddya mean no?

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Carltoon,

    Enjoy…..I’m feeling confident 🙂

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  • RobLeenio

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #18

    I do feel that the blog is a little polarised these days, over Steve Bruce mainly I think and the question of how / whether we give him our support and what that means to the uber-important question of how we shift Ashley.

    I guess it’s understandable that we have different opinions on these things, but we shouldn’t resort to personal insults over it. We are all, after all, entitled to our own opinions.

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  • RobLeenio

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Love to see Sissoko scoring a goal when his team are already winning by a big margin. Nobody like him for scoring goals which mean very little.

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  • carltoon

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Yes a few very good results and I’m optimistic too. Let’s hope the team turns up. I hope it’s not too cold.

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Rob,

    You might be being a bit harsh on Everton, they have competed in most games……but ultimately lost (they’ve had a lot of close games)
    I find it quite interesting, Everton waited for quite a while to get Silva (so someone in their Hierachy thought he was the answer). I have no idea who they’ll get as a replacement. But, the thing is that whoever they get will have their own ideas and their roundabout will continue. I don’t think they are in any danger of going down, but they are not going to challenge the top tier either.

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  • carltoon

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #22

    For all the money Everton spent they’re no further forward. Can’t say I like them as team, loved it when we beat them last season.

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Anyone think ASM or Miggy might get a rest tomorrow??

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  • RobLeenio

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #24

    NY Mag, probably am being harsh, but the fact is that they destroyed Chelsea today and have struggled at times in most of their previous matches. Perhaps it wasn’t the whole team who’ve bucked their ideas up, but there must be at least a few players in that team who should know they could have done better for Silva.

    If Big Dunc can keep that level of performance, he might be the guy to take the job. I’m surprised that Hoots hasn’t been taken on by someone yet, he’s a quality coach and a great guy. Maybe not the right choice for Everton, but he should be employed somewhere.

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  • carltoon

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #25

    It’s been a strange season so far, I think Man City have blown it with a little help from us. If we win tomorrow can we move up the league.

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  • carltoon

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #26

    SD. I think ASM is maybe injured, will probably be rested. I hope not though.

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #27

    Rob,

    Fair comment…..can’t argue with that
    I feel Everton will probably look for a bigger name than Chris (unless it’s a temporary appointment).

    Poch…….is free?

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  • carltoon

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #28

    Rob. Hoots is just too nice, I love him but to be a manager in this league you have to be ruthless.

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  • carltoon

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #29

    NY do you not think Poch will want a bigger profile team.

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  • RobLeenio

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #30

    carltoon, agreed on the money spent by Everton meaning they should be doing much better. Look at the anger from some of our fans about the money spent on our front three for their lack of tangible return this season so far and imagine how fed up the Everton fans (and board) must be.

    That said, I’m with you – I don’t like the club. Nor do I like Chelsea, so the result today was kinda moot for me.

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #31

    Carltoon,

    Yes, I agree – poch would probably want a more high profile team.
    But, in the EP! Everton is probably the closest team who are prepared to invest and try to mix it with the big boys, they haven’t succeeded – but they are trying

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  • carltoon

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #32

    What about Moyes going back, he was such a good fit. Although the fans won’t forgive him for going to Man U. Don’t think big Dunc should take the job, he’s such a fans hero it would be sad to see him fail.

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #33

    I agree….it would be a shame if big dunc took the job on and failed.
    Moyes is a good shout, he has nothing to loose

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  • carltoon

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #34

    NY. can’t see any big name going there. Can you imagine Poch going from that fab new stadium to Evertons horrible old stadium in the worst part of Liverpool. Honestly I went for a cup game to Liverpool but went to a pub outside Evertons ground it was very poor area.

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  • carltoon

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #35

    Ha ha my daughter couldn’t believe they still had the Xmas decs up months after Xmas, and that they still wearing shell suits. Mind they all wanted us to beat Liverpool so not all bad.

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #36

    carlton

    he didn’t quite look himself alot of the game, I hope he isn’t injured but a rest might do him a world of good.

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  • carltoon

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #37

    Goodnight the late shift, big day tomorrow HWTL dreaming of a new owner and a win.

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #38

    I think big dunc will get the job and do well. A lot of us are guilty of wanting foreign managers when they are not necessarily better.

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #39

    Carltoon,

    I could see him going there to try and prove a point…..although it’s much more likely that he’ll take a job on the continent.

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #40

    Goodnight Carltoon,

    Enjoy the game tomorrow…..HWTL

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