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Goalkeeping Coach Confirms Which Youngsters Will Be With The First Team For Today’s Friendly



Unfortunately, Newcastle’s plans for today’s two friendlies have been affected by Karl Darlow’s positive Covid test. Newcastle were already without Martin Dubravka, who has a broken metatarsal.

For today’s matches as well as Friday’s at Doncaster, Steve Bruce will be without Darlow as well as Freddie Woodman and Mark Gillespie, who will all be self-isolating for the next ten days. This is hardly an ideal situation at the start of an important pre-season for this club.

The lads and staff will soldier on and hopefully, Darlow’s symptoms aren’t too severe and he recovers quickly. Bruce will have to rely on some youngsters to man the net for the next week and a half.

Newcastle have revamped the plans for today’s friendlies at York City and Harrogate Town. Rather than splitting the squad between the two matches, the senior side will face York City while the U23s will take on Harrogate Town.

Newcastle’s goalkeeping coach Simon Smith has taken to Twitter and revealed which goalkeepers will be with the senior squad at York this afternoon.

As expected, Dan Langley will be in goal at York City. He’s been with the first team in training camp and served as Newcastle’s third-choice keeper during Dubravka’s absence last term. Max Thompson will be buzzing to be with the first team at just 16-years-old.

This friendly will be streamed live for free on NUFC TV. It’ll be great to see the lads back in action especially the ones who missed the backed of last season with injuries. Jamaal Lascelles, Ryan Fraser, and Isaac Hayden should all be involved today.


57 comments so far

  • Not another deJong

    Jul 18, 2021 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Debut

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  • Pajo_Toon

    Jul 18, 2021 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #2

    Great opportunity for the young ones

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  • lesh

    Jul 18, 2021 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #3

    So, we seem to have the potential for Covid hitting the squad? Have any other Prem clubs been affected?

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  • onmeedsun

    Jul 18, 2021 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Being having a long hard deep think about the number 4 conundrum that appears on the new home kit. I mean, it beats angsting about the takeover, Ashley, Bruce and no new players. Don’t think we’ll see the 4 once the buttons are undone and the collar opened up. No one will wear the shirt fully buttoned up. Perhaps the marketing department need to change the photos. Oh forgot, we haven’t got one of those departments.

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 18, 2021 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Pojo Toon,

    Welcome to the blog, it`s good to have new posters on board.

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  • onmeedsun

    Jul 18, 2021 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #7

    We should just get our COVID for this season out of the way now. Stick them in one big dormitory (they have those at Queen Ethelburgers) and let them out in 2 weeks.

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 18, 2021 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #8

    What`s this number 4 on the shirt posters keep mentioning , have i missed something?

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  • lesh

    Jul 18, 2021 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Essex Geordie Bill

    Here’s an extract from a Chronic piece about Steve Harper and the Academy:

    ‘…..Throw in the fact that Lewis Cass and Elias Sorensen are still at the club and could yet breakthrough, ….’

    What happened to all the potential of SORENSEN? Could he be another Armstrong?

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  • The mighty wyn

    Jul 18, 2021 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #10

    WL
    If you look at the front of it looks like no 4because of thecrappy logo

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  • onmeedsun

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #11

    WLtoon
    Look at the shirt photos. When the shirt sponsor logo is added it creates a number 4 with the white line up to the collar. But that line will be broken when unbuttoned. Really important detail this!

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #12

    TMW,

    Yeah i know what you mean now, it looks shite

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #13

    onmeedson,

    Just had a look mate, like i said to might wyn, it doesn`t look good at all. I don`t like the new home top anyway, even worse with the daft number 4.
    Unbuttoning the collar might work but….

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  • Aces-of-Eights

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #14

    The logo should be in a box with black background and a bit smaller

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #15

    Im more concerned about how the new season will pan out, it could be from one extreme to the other, or maybe not

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  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #16

    Covered all bases there WL 😀

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #17

    Certainly did Mund. You ok fella?

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  • onmeedsun

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #18

    WLtoon
    West Ham at home on opening weekend will be first time our fans have been together en masse since the first lockdown in March 20. We have a lot to vent off about. Takeover, ESL fiasco, Bruce, lack of player investment etc. If it’s a poor game and we don’t turn up it will turn toxic very quickly, and who could blame us. We are being subjected to mental torture. Most of us are just about clinging on to this club by our finger nails, but it won’t take much for us to let go. And then what.

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #19

    onmeedson,

    Bruce has been lucky that fans weren`t allowed in or he would of jumped ship, i`m sure of it, i doubt he could put up with the amount of abuse that would be thrown at him if things go tits up.
    You and the rest of the ST holders have every right to take Bruce and Ashley to the cleaners mate, and i think most are expecting just that.
    Time will tell very soon how things will transpire on and off the field, a poor start, then woe betide Bruceless and co.
    Maybe Jones will be spared the abuse, he at least seems to have a clue at what he is doing.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #20

    Quality football cliche WL 🙂

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  • Banana

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #21

    Hearing that Everton/Rafa making a late move for Joe Willock.

    Confirmed yet again that arbitration starts properly on the Tuesday 20th July and the result will be known by 30th July at the very latest.

    7-10 day process.

    im ITK dont you know.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #22

    Onmeed, we won’t be able to let go. Its in the blood at this stage.

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #23

    Howdy Munster,

    You been getting some quality fishing in, whats the weather like over the pond?
    It`s red hot here

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  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #24

    All good WL

    Weather is beautiful but currently isolating as my eldest has COVID.

    Got the pool getting filled and I’ll do a BBQ so should lighten the mood.

    Hope all is well

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  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #25

    I wish people would stop mouthing what Burnsie says it’s silly 😎

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  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #26

    Willock be here by Tuesday IMO

    Arsenal away to the USA on Wednesday so I think it will be done before that.

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #27

    Speedy recovery for your eldest Mund, enjoy the BBQ and the day in the garden young man.

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #28

    Well, time to get cracking, got some serious coastal driving to do.
    Have a good day all, whatever you decide to do.

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  • onmeedsun

    Jul 18, 2021 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #29

    Munster
    Correct, the club will always be a part of us, but the level of emotional and financial investment we make might tail off. I am sick of leaving a football match feeling miserable and empty inside. That’s what it’s been like for those attending SJP. Just gets harder to justify.

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 18, 2021 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #30

    onmeedsun,

    I had to give my ST up in 2009, i got made redundant. Even though i can afford a ST now i won`t give the leech a penny.
    I would love to go back, i miss match days so much, but for me, i would be encouraging Ashley to treat me with contempt if a bought a ticket. That`s the way i look at it now, all the lads i used to go to the matches with have all flung their tickets for the same reason.
    I hope we get new owners very soon, whether it be the PIF or whoever, fans like you will deserve to be at the front of the queue for STs for having to put up with all the shite that has been on display over the years.
    I will just have to take pot luck for cup matches, that is the forfeit i have to deal with for biting my nose off to spite my face.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jul 18, 2021 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #31

    Hopefully fans back for West Ham will have a positive effect on the players, upping their game and responding to the crowd. If the set up by Bruce is wrong and the players don’t perform from the get go, like onmeedson said, it could turn toxic quite quickly as fans have a lot to be frustrated about.

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  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #32

    Liam Kennedy
    @LiamJKennedy23
    ·
    50s
    Off for a week, so won’t hear much from me. On #NUFCTakeover front, club sources suggesting they are expecting to hear something significant on the CAT case this week. And Joe Willock deal confidence remains high. As ever with #NUFC though, we watch & wait.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 18, 2021 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Lesh

    We might see him today in one of the games, who knows otherwise.

    I’m a tad surprised that the 1st team emphasis is on the York game given that Harrogate are in the higher league.

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  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #34

    What about if they get off to a good start?

    Why always the doom and gloom effect?

    We finished the season strongly, what’s to suggest we won’t carry on that form?

    You are what you project out into the world.

    Live a positive life and let everything else work itself out

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 18, 2021 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #35

    Boiling here WL mate. Gotta go to tipperary with family in a while but at least the car has air con! The mazda is giving me a bit of grief, and my mechanic has suggested I sell it, and some mechanics are now refusing to work on them!

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 18, 2021 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Keep her lit El Mundo.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 18, 2021 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #37

    1 Hour 13 Minutes to KOs.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jul 18, 2021 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #38

    I basically just said I hope they get off to a good start??? But understand fans getting angry quickly if they don’t. Relax man haha

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Jul 18, 2021 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #39

    Thanks Bill was just going to ask what time kick off is.
    I might as well watch it, seeing that I can’t sit in my garden.
    It’s too footing hot!!!

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  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #40

    The irony in telling me to relax 😀

    I’m relaxed fella you are the one who needs to chill. Always the worry, always the negative side. I’m as chilled as can be 😎

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