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Newcastle Stalwart Opens Up About Injury Setback



Earlier today, it was announced that goalkeeper Martin Dubravka had suffered a knee injury that will keep him out of action for at least the rest of the month.

Though, there was another report that claimed Martin could miss six to eight weeks with his injury.

Dubravka has spoken to nufc.co.uk about the injury, which is his first significant one since joining Newcastle from Sparta Prague over two years ago.

This is what the 31-year-old had to say about missing some games in the coming weeks:

“Obviously I’m not happy, but that’s part of football. Sometimes you get injured and you can’t do much.

“I’m trying to stay positive and calm and trying to get ready as soon as possible, but hopefully, I can be back soon.”

The hope is that Martin will only miss the two remaining games this month. They are this Saturday’s home match against Sheffield United and the FA Cup quarter-final a week later against Manchester City, which is also at St James Park.


Martin went on to express confidence in both Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot to keep the goalkeeping performances at a high level in his absence:

“I was trying to be ready for every game, even if I had small injuries before with my back or with whatever. The people who know me know I want to play every time, even if I’m not 100 per cent.

“Obviously, this is bigger than that, so I can’t play this (Sheffield United) game, but I’m quite confident that my teammates, whether it’s Karl or Rob, will definitely play very well. Now I’m going to support them from the stands.

“They show it on the pitch – Karl has shown it in the cup games – so I’m definitely confident and comfortable with whichever of the keepers will be in goal. I’m going to support them because they provide fantastic support for me as well.

“It means a lot because even Karl came to me the next day and asked how it was. You don’t have that connection always, and I’ve said many times, I’m very grateful for that.

“Obviously, this is a chance for them now but it’s good because we are still not safe, and I’m quite sure that they will show their ability and show their levels.”

Both Darlow and Elliot have had very few chances to play for Newcastle since Dubravka arrived. Martin has started 79 straight league games since his debut against Manchester United in February of 2018.

Darlow and Elliot split time before the Slovakian was brought in. Karl started just 10 Premier League matches and 2 cup ties in our season after our promotion from the Championship.

Elliot began that season as our number one starting the first 13 games. He ultimately finished that campaign with 16 starts, all in the league.

We expect Darlow to get the nod in Dubravka’s absence with Elliot as the backup. Both players are on contracts due to expire this summer, though Karl may have an extra year according to the Shields Gazette’s Miles Starforth.

We have faith that both players can get the job done if called upon. While they may not be at the level of Dubravka, Darlow and Elliot have been outstanding servants to the club.


123 comments so far

  • Anglo Saxon

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Cans too old to watch cartoons mate.

    1
  • toon22

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #2

    JIB

    Undisclosed Payments

    😉

    5
  • geordietom

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #3

    if you look on the back of a bottle of Dettol its says it kills Caronavirus that was date 2019 , my daughter sent it to her mam this morning , i cant put the pic on to show on here as it has my daughters name ( it came through facebook )…

    someone on here maybe can get a pic and post it on here …

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Our front line keepers are Dubkravka, Darlow and Elliot.

    In the U23s is Dan Langley and Jake turner.

    Don’t see any mention of Nathan Harker is he still on the books?

    And of course There’s Freddy Woodman out on loan.

    1
  • Jib

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Yeah
    I get that Mr Tuff
    But how much jail time do you think he’ll get ?

    2
  • geordietom

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #6

    dated*

    0
  • lesh

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Corona related…..

    It was recently reported that the recently elected President Zelenskiy, despatched his Health Minister to join people in Corona isolation – ostensibly to show there was nothing to be afraid of.

    And now we hear that Nadine Dorris Health Minister, is affected by the virus. Another of Bowis’s boss’s ideas to show they’re human? Never.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #8

    geordietom

    I copied this.

    Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

    Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

    That’s why it’s been given a name, covid 19

    1
  • Just a Fat Neil Warnock

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Rob,
    Mr Tuff as always is bang on right. You should apologise for passing on useful and factual info from the NHS of all people, that could save a lot of people who get a runny nose from unnecessary panic. We should all ignore the NHS and listen to loud mouthed village idiots like Mr Tuff who clearly know more as he has proven time and time again.

    11
  • lesh

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Cans

    A good idea of yours to send the wrinkles to a central isolation camp – the gas suppliers could see an opportunity and the NHS’s crisis solved at a stroke.

    Your name wouldn’t be Dominic Cummings would it?

    2
  • Jib

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Stop insulting village idiots

    7
  • lesh

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #12

    @10

    wrinkles = wrinklies.

    0
  • Just a Fat Neil Warnock

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Tom,
    so we just need to drink dettol and theres nothing to worry about. im going to stick a bottle in the fridge right now, mix it with a dash of ginger ale.
    🙂

    3
  • #cans

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #14

    lesh 😀 😀 😀

    2
  • Jib

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #15

    If all the wrinkles were taken off the streets
    There’d be a huge need for dog walkers
    droppy would in a very short time be able to buy NUFC

    3
  • Jib

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #16

    Dettol goes best with Tizer

    4
  • geordietom

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #17

    EGB …

    the virus is a first cousin of the common flu , first discovered in the 60s …

    0
  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #18

    Hahahaha – always funny flushing out more hate filled dopes for them to have a dig.

    And I mean dopes – ie thicko’s.

    Most gratifying.

    Hahahaha

    3
  • geordietom

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #19

    so its the gas chambers for us wrinkly’s is it .

    1
  • Jib

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Ho ho ho ho
    toon22

    3
  • geordietom

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Warnock …

    you just being daft now it would spoil the taste of Dettol …

    😀

    0
  • #cans

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #22
  • Ron Knee

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Social Darwinism.

    3
  • geordietom

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Mr Tuff …

    you used to be a decent blogger at one time , whats happened you ok everything alright …

    3
  • #cans

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #25

    Jib…
    droppys cunning plan …. save us from Ashley – however he would be killing 80% of this blog

    1
  • geordietom

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #26

    Cans …

    cheers for putting the pic on …

    2
  • geordietom

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #27

    i checked about Dettol and it says that they haven’t tested it against the coronavirus…

    0
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #28

    Many moons ago a young lad in my troop caught crabs, refused to go to the med centre.

    He tried everything, from shaving himself to dog shampoo, someone suggested Detol.

    He most certainly went to the med centre afterwards, the idiot didn’t read the instructions and applied it to his entire neither regions neat, you could here his screams for weeks lol.

    3
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #29

    The lad wasn’t the brightest, he was known as Sam Dingle, a Boro fantasy to boot.

    2
  • Just a Fat Neil Warnock

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #30

    how am i thick mr tuff? nothing stupid in my post. whereas your’s is ridiculous as always. do you simply define idiot as a person who points out your foolishness or disagrees with you?.

    you are constantly calling people thick. why? and what gives you the impression youre not in that intelligence bracket?

    8
  • Just a Fat Neil Warnock

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #31

    you wouldnt notice the taste of dettol with tizer

    2
  • geordietom

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #32

    OP …

    that reminds when i was playing football back in the day , in the changing room gettting our strips on . one of the lads was putting Deap Heat on his legs he went to the toilet forgot to was his hands before he has a slash . 5 minutes later he was screaming like a bitch …

    2
  • #cans

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #33

    depends how much tizer you used, if it was a Tizer top you might notice it

    0
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Geordie Tom

    I’ve accidentally sprayed it where you shouldn’t whilst spraying a hamstring, not nice.

    2
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #36

    I find Lime goes with Detol the best, Tizer goes with windolene really well.

    1
  • Moonraker15

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #37

    Take a months break from premier league games and make the bin dippers wait for their title! Haha

    0
  • toon22

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #38

    JIB

    I don’t care how long he gets in jail, if any
    Couldn’t care less
    So long as he gets a conviction that can be used against him to force him out of our club
    You don’t seem to want that to happen though

    7
  • geordietom

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #39

    OP …

    did you scream ?…

    😀

    0
  • #cans

    Mar 11, 2020 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #40

    gt – that reminds me of that Amazon review for womans hair remover , DO NOT PUT ON KNOB AND BOLLOCKS 😀

    1


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