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Chris Wood May Be Expensive But An Excellent Acquisition



News tonight from various sources, including here, that Chris Wood is on his way to Newcastle to undergo a medical and sign along the dotted line.

Sky Sports is reporting Newcastle have triggered the New Zealander’s release clause in his contract, thought to be in the region of £20M.

And it’s interesting that Keith Downie is reporting Burnley didn’t think the Magpies would trigger Wood’s release clause since the release figure is so high:

That’s what rich and ambitious owners can do, and we just had to get a striker in for the Watford game on Saturday, to have a decent chance of winning.

And we cannot think Burnley manager Sean Dyche is too happy either, but he has said a few times it’s not his decision when players are sold.

And we noticed on Saturday that we hardly won any high balls in the penalty box against Cambridge United on Saturday, so a big tall striker is a great acquisition for us.

He can get on the end of those perfect crosses from new signing Kieran Trippier.

And a coincidence – Chris Woods’ very first club was Cambridge FC, based in Cambridge, New Zealand.

So while the fee seems high we haven’t got a lot of time to get new players in, and in any case, the big, tall, and powerful Woods should link up well with Callum Wilson, when he is fit again.

We also believe a younger, less experienced striker could well be signed in this window – maybe Reims’ 19-year-old French striker Hugo Ekitike.

This is a signing we needed, and we are sure Newcastle fans will be welcoming the big man to Newcastle tomorrow – he can score the priceless goals that can keep us up this season.

Howay The Lads!!


227 comments so far

  • fairscup

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #201

    As I said on Sunday, Wood & Tarkowski in for us would be ideal.
    Play Ritchie left wing in front of left back Dummet.
    Then great crosses from both Ritchie & Trips.
    Just what we need to grab some much needed points.
    He is a proven goal scorer in a poor Burnley team.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #202

    When is the cut off point for signings to be able to play.

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  • magicmac54

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #203

    Clevleysbob

    Correct Bob, Wood is exactly what we need right now, has loads of premier league experience, is a big unit who will bully defenders and hold the ball up with his physicality and create chances for other players, is excellent in the air which will be very useful in both boxes, is a real warrior, and last but not least can score goals, as far as iam concerned another great signing mate.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #204

    Macas – lots of people complaining about the absolute rubbish from journos linking us to anyone, even if totally made up for hits and clicks. I’m definitely in that camp too. Interested in genuine links but not the garbage.

    Each to their own though. Unlike some (not you), I don’t have to resort to insults to get my opinion across…

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  • DayvanCowboy

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #205

    If anyone was looking for a comparison:

    Wood – From 2017 to 2022: 54 Goals – 8 Assists
    Wilson – From 2017 to 2022: 52 Goals – 18 Assists

    Wood only turned 30 in December, Wilson is 30 next month, so virtually same age.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #206

    I love old fashioned center forwards, in the Shearer mould, not that he’s as good as him. But he’s strong enjoys a battle, good header of the ball, plus he’s been in a few relagation battles so knows what to expect.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #207

    carltoon – I believe it’s midday on Friday.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #208

    See Gary Lineker giving his opinion it it too, claiming it’s overpriced and bad recruitment. Does feel like everyone just wants a reason to have a go at us over anything. Can’t wait for a few years time where they’re suddenly u-turning, talking about how well the owners have done, how well they’ve managed us and trying to be all complimentary to be on our good books.

    Take notes of who’s trying to kick us at every opportunity, don’t let them come grovelling back in a year or two. F*** em. No need to be so negative towards a football club and it’s fans that have been through ownership hell for 14 years.

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  • Lord Scattermorecash

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #209

    Carltoon…I believe its midday tomorrow for a saturday kick off

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  • naptoon

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #210

    12.30 Friday… I’d expect this one tied up by dinner time tmoz can’t see medical or personal terms being a prob

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  • carltoon

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #211

    Magic. Great minds 😀

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #212

    cleveleysbob

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #199

    Lol Bob, basically woods will bug the life out of Watfords back line. 😉

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  • Lord Scattermorecash

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #213

    Sorry…i thought it was wednesday today…cut off is midday thursday

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  • magicmac54

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #214

    Folks its Chris Wood, not to be confused with Chris Woods the keeper featured in the link below 😀 😀 😀

    https://youtu.be/Nax19jgMkKs

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #215

    Adamn_92 – definitely overpriced but necessary recruitment it seems. Worth doing if it helps us get 3 points on Saturday. Could still probably sell him to a promoted team for £15m this summer if we get better players in.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #216

    Ah! Ok so hopefully all goes well with his medical, and they have stated terms agreed, then sign in time to play Saturday.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #217

    Lot’s of people turning their noses up at Tarkowski, W Ham have apparently bid £12M for him and they’re aiming for CL, yet he’s not good enough for us?

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  • Macas

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #218

    Apparently Wood has been poor so far this season, let’s hope all he needs is a new challenge and Howe can have the same effect on him as he has with Joelinton.

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  • DayvanCowboy

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #219

    From my post above, I guess its also fair to point out in that same period:

    Wood played 175 Games
    Wilson played 152 Games

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  • Lord Scattermorecash

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #220

    Everyone we buy is cheap if we stay up…even Wood!

    Onwards and upwards

    Sheikh rattle and bank roll

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 11, 2022 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #221

    Adamn_92 – where is Lineker saying that though? I only see a tweet from him indicating £20m is a lot for Wood. It is.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jan 11, 2022 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #222

    Got some of my cockney mates from down here texting me asking wtf are our owners doing going for woods. They just don’t get it do they. I cannot even be arsed to explain myself. Them who laugh last laugh the loudest as they say. Our time is not far away, hopefully get safe this season then properly plan in the summer. HWTL!!!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 11, 2022 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #223

    Jail

    Happy birthday, does this song fit? 🙂

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTCen9-RELM

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  • Scythe

    Jan 11, 2022 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #224

    Wonder if Burnley will drag their feet getting the paperwork sorted out just long enough to miss the deadline for Saturday’s game? Wouldn’t surprise me!

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  • Tonyd3b54

    Jan 12, 2022 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #225

    Good signing! Isn’t 20mil the minimum rate for any striker nowadays? Unbelievable that people are criticizing ownership for paying too much.

    I was always scared watching wood go against our defenders. He constantly won his matchups against us. If he brings that to our team then we are much better off.

    Can’t wait to see him and Wilson in a 442.

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  • albert albert

    Jan 12, 2022 at 6:06 AM

    Comment #226

    C Woods decent signing just what we need at the min , for me hes a horses for courses signing , we can get the young french lad and ease him in ,centre back.next for me. Cant wait for Watford game , if we can win that its game on .Hwtl

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  • albert albert

    Jan 12, 2022 at 6:07 AM

    Comment #227

    Wood !

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