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Newcastle To Terminate Disastrous Loan Deal – Report

When Carlisle manager Steven Pressley was sacked last month, the hope was that their new manager Chris Beech would give Elias Sorensen more of a chance.

Under Pressley, the 20-year-old managed just one league start in which he was pulled at halftime due to a tactical change. That was in a 1-0 win at Scunthorpe. However, he likely only got the start because Scunthorpe striker Olufela Olomola, who is on loan at Carlisle, was ineligible for the match.

Beech was announced on November 26th, and it’s actually gotten worse for Sorensen under the new manager. Since the managerial change, Sorensen has played just 5 minutes of first-team football for Carlisle. He came on as an 85th-minute substitute in a 1-1 draw at Morecambe.

He also was not in the squad in Chris Beech’s Carlisle debut at Forest Green in the Second Round of the FA Cup. Sorensen at least made the bench in each match under Steven Pressley.

Elias Sorensen– set to return to Newcastle?

So it comes as no surprise that Football Insider are reporting Newcastle will recall Elias in January.

The report claims that Newcastle are set to reach an agreement with the League 2 club to bring the striker back home. This seems like the only logical move for Newcastle to make.

This move is the second loan to end disastrously for the Denmark U20 international. Last season, he made just one substitute appearance for Blackpool before being recalled in March after failing to make 6 straight matchday squads.

This season he has made just 12 appearances in all competitions with only one of those being a league start. We hope this has not shattered the promising youngster’s confidence.

He has failed to replicate the form he showed for the Newcastle U23s, where he bagged 20 goals last term, once again. The fact that he has made no impact at a second loan club has to raise some red flags.

Maybe we should keep him in the reserves for the remainder of the season and find another loan opportunity this summer. Loan manager Shola Ameobi will need to work with Elias and figure out exactly what keeps going wrong.

Hopefully, this is just a bend in the road for the youngster and he will regain the form he showed last season at Newcastle.

25 comments so far

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Dec 18, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Joelinton needs to be played in front of a 10 to get the best of him he looks to be better when he stays in front of the play but when he defends deep and the wings break with pace he can’t keep up… That’s not really a criticism of him as very few players would keep up with ASM or Almiron when they go full pelt, his movement when in the 9 has improved as the season progresses, I think he could develop like somewhat of a Kane type player… His physical make up is similar, he has good close control but nowhere near the aerial ability but with his physically commanding presence this could be nurtured. The problem though is we need this player now, we can’t really afford to wait on him developing we need to play further up the pitch to kick him into gear in my view and have more players around him.

  • c-dog

    Dec 18, 2019 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #2

    I agree, joelinton does have better hair than Riviere

  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 18, 2019 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Quite liked reading your view on joelinton.

    When I saw him in Germany he was at his best in the thick of the build up. He’s actually got good passing but as a lone front man he doesn’t get to show it. He’s often been at his best on the wing with freedom to drift or as a support striker/attacking mid for the main striker.

    I don’t see him as a lone striker in the way we have him right now and don’t see him as winger in the 541 that we have going at the minute. I’m not advocating changing formations as I think it’s probably the best one we can do for the group of players we currently have.

    But yeah, for me he’s always been at his best in the build up of play and with runners either the side of him or ahead of him. He created a fair bit in Germany in these positions. He normally drifted in to the box behind the recognised strikers at hoffenheim.

    What’s funny is that in asm, almiron and joelinton we have 3 players who can rotate and be fluid attacking players in the 3 behind a striker of a 4231 and actually could be a dangerous unit. Without the goals of course 😉

  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 18, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #4

    I will point out that when he has played the target man he’s often been in positions like he was v Burnley when he ran on to that nothing ball and set up Gayle but never had anyone slide a pass through to him.

    We need to start putting the right balls into him because head high or chest high balls with his back to goal are not good for him or the team. I said when he signed, he’s actually poor with his head and doesn’t use his body as well as he should or could when you look at his physique. That’s exactly what we’re asking from him which just sums us up lol.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 18, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Almiron is another who doesn’t get the right balls in to him imo. Often we pass to him in space which is fine but he does like to receive the ball under pressure because he is good at a little flicks and accelerating past the defender to start of a counter.

    Plus he’s been very deep this season too which hasn’t helped.

    To be honest, the biggest issue we have as a team is we don’t have enough creative ability and midfielders who can actually play with pass and move or those who know how to keep possession. Until this is addressed we will always have attackers/strikers who will struggle. We are currently asking them to be very efficient and when they’re not, they are criticised for it. Perez suffered this past couple seasons.

  • c-dog

    Dec 18, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Joelinton is too slow to play as a wide attacker

  • Jib

    Dec 18, 2019 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Liverpool scrape through in injury time

  • Jib

    Dec 18, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Joelinton is too slow to play as a wide attacker
    no he’s not

  • Mindshaft

    Dec 18, 2019 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Joe Linton has shown nothing do far to show ge can play as an attacking footballer full stop

  • c-dog

    Dec 18, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #10


    He is

  • c-dog

    Dec 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #11



  • c-dog

    Dec 18, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #12

    40 million

    1 goal in 20 odd games

    The only question thing worth debating on Joelinton is if he is our worst signing of all time
    Certainly worse than Albert Luque

  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 18, 2019 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Hmm, says posters basing it on playing 15/16 games in a new league, new position and being isolated with little support and a team that creates very little.

  • c-dog

    Dec 18, 2019 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #14

    ronaldo aarons

    What he has demonstrated is he has no composure in front of goal
    And a very poor long range strike
    We’ve seen plenty of evidence of both

  • TomaKaThor

    Dec 18, 2019 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Poor composure in front of goal? I don’t recall him being in any position in front of goal where he should of scored apart from against Spurs and he scored…. And maybe a header early in the season as well perhaps that went just wide but he isn’t known for his heading.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 18, 2019 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Pretty much just those you mentioned. There were 2 separate headers which most strikers would have scored. One v Norwich and I can’t recall the other team. But as I said earlier, he’s poor with his head. Anyone who had seen him before coming to the premier league will have said the same.

    The only clear cut chance with his feet he’s had was v Spurs as you mentioned. Only real bit of quality into him all season and he buried on his left foot if I recall.

    I do agree with cdog about his long range striking though. I dont ever recall seeing or thinking he’s got a good strike on him. Although v Burnley he struck one very well and was not too far at all. Don’t expect that often lol.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 18, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #17

    That spurs match is interesting actually now you mention it. He was up against Davinson Sanchez. Tough player to play against as he is big, strong and quick. Bossed rondon last season. Joelinton got a highlight reel on motd after the spurs game because he done well throughout. Before his confidence was sapped I imagine.

  • c-dog

    Dec 18, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #18

    We need goals. I’m very concerned that the defender goals and shelveys goals are going to dry up and our season will implode. Personally I haven’t any belief Joelinton will deliver. He’s young he could improve. But right now he’s a million miles away from being a premier league quality striker.

  • Moonraker15

    Dec 18, 2019 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #19

    The only reason for playing Joelinton as a wide attack forward ie a winger is he’d probably get the odd cross in as he did against Burnley, (once)!
    But we’ve got wingers so they’re only trying to justify paying £40 million for him!
    If Jonjo has one bad game he’s on the bench next week, but Joelinton’s always picked!
    On the season tickets fiasco, can you imagine any other premier league team resorting to that just to save face? Pathetic!
    Ashley get out of our club; there’s only one place for us under this regime and it’s NOT the EPL!

  • clinath@ed

    Dec 18, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #20

    No one gives a sh!t about Sorensen then…?

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 18, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #21

    We don’t play out and out wingers. We try to play two in the hole either side of a target man, creating space on the flanks for the overlapping fullbacks, however both St Max and Almiron often find themselves drawn into deeper defensive positions as we tend to drop off, leaving Joelinton too isolated up top offer much attacking threat.

    Joelinton can certainly play in the St Max Almiron role either side of Carroll, and he is good with his head, not poor, whether flicking it on, attacking the ball in the box, or defending corners, as well as good with the ball at his feet running at defenders, has good tight control for a big guy, can go past players either side, and can link play and pass well.

    He’s goal shy, inexperienced and lacking in confidence, but clearly talented and has very good potential. He’s not ready to lead our line, but we do need to bring him on after investing so much in him.

    To me, he should be competing with Almiron, St Max and Atsu for the moment, and understudying Carroll, and for as long as we persist with 3321as we are, or get some better players in the middle of the park to play it more effectively.

  • Jib

    Dec 18, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Sorenson is at Carlisle

  • posada

    Dec 18, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #23

    Supermac was 21 when he signed for us.
    He did not look it with his bandy legs, side burns and no front teeth.
    Apparently he would go into the managers office and say the balls not being played to me right. You need to sort so and so out.
    Essentially a big influence with the confidence to do that.

    Shearer was probably the same.

    Joelinton is 22. Not a kid. If I was him I’d be thinking about saying to the manager why did you bring me here to play like this. My career could be ruined by it.
    Game has changed I know, but it’s a young mans game. Only thing is they tend to be treated like kids until they are late twenties.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 18, 2019 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #24

    Benitez did brilliantly in getting us playing as well and as effectively as we did in the last two thirds of last term and to keep us up the previous year, with only a modest team, also did great winning the Championship at the first attempt.

    What he managed in terms of lifting the spirits of the fanbase in such trying circumstances was an even greater achievement.

    He was great for us. I wouldn’t hesitate to put him in the same company as Bobby and Kev, who were fantastic, but had far better squads to work with. It remains an outrage that Ashley wouldn’t do enough to keep him.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 18, 2019 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #25

    lol! 3321 @ 21. I mean 3421 of course. First time I’ve suggested we play with 10 men. However I have suggested run on sides consisting of 12 players on occasion before, and always think they look pretty good, till it’s pointed out to me 12 is one too many. Still, sending out only ten rather than 11 is far worse, especially when we tend to play all 11 of them behind the ball. 🙂


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