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Goalkeeper Nick Pope – Welcome To Newcastle – Video Of Some Super Saves



30-year-old Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope will have his medical at Newcastle tomorrow, and all being well will become Newcastle’s second signing of the summer, following Matt Targett through the door at Newcastle.

Nick has been brought in to challenge Martin Dubravka for the goalkeeper jersey at Newcastle, and he has told people that he has not joined Newcastle to simply warm the bench.

Here’s some of Nick’s top saves, with his strengths being in shot-stopping and coming out for crosses, and generally controlling his box.

His distribution is said to currently be the weakest part of his game, but that will surely improve under the guidance of Eddie Howe.

All top clubs need two top-class goalkeepers, and for an initial fee of only £10M – Pope is a bargain buy.

What do you think?


116 comments so far

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #1

    they do not want to be here

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  • niafron

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Welcome to the Pope!

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #3

    oops sorry, did not to be a flag bearer bhlah bhlah etc etc

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #4

    The force is strong in the pug

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Palindrome and Cyberman are not for us

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  • niafron

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #6

    @Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    By the way, il learned the England Cricket team is in fact the team of England and Wales.

    And the scottish are not even allowed to play test.

    How is that possible?

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #7

    both are buying a player who actually does not want to be here

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  • Davas

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Sir P from previous (amended)
    I have no idea whether he/they want to be here or not. Its all paper/itk talk at the moment but maybe the contracts wouldn’t start till July 1st anyway. Who knows?

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Scots do have a team, as does Wales, however, a test team needs to be ECL standard. Scots are just below the Irish and Namibia. They are getting there like Neverlands.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #10

    Niafron, you can call me |Peter

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  • niafron

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #11

    So what does it need to be awarded ECL Standard?

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  • niafron

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #12

    0K, Peter!

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  • jamesd1979

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #13

    I have a funny feeling both Botman and Ekitike are being lined up to arrive on the same day. Bit of a statement of intent.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #14

    Davas, as a “tool” who maybe has 10 years, maybe one year due to injury, I would sign yesterday. My neighbour was a premiership and international player. Needed a kidney transplant. I know how they take game time/wage

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #15

    ECL standard

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #16

    Still a fair bit of wokeism on the blog… Can’t see why some folk can’t just laugh at stuff instead of trying to correct everyone.??

    The new anthem has been released for those that are determined not to join in with the banter..:- ” You’ll never woke alone “.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Davas – Etikite is more than likely back home in Reims. He was confronted by a fan yesterday – it is presumed in Reims. So he’s not away in any paradise isle.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #18

    betty – some folk have got no humour – some come on here declaring they have but some faces would crack if they tried to laugh.

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #19

    Pope is a very good shot stopper!

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  • Dubloon

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Ruddy (from last post)

    I think that’s the problem and why he’d cost near as much as Botman. He’s young, probably content to do a year or two in the champ if needs be and Burnley will want to build around him. If you could get him for £20 I’d do it, beyond that it gets very risky. Frenchies have bigger need to sell than Burnley I think. Even with burnleys debt issues I think that French tv deal falling through caused more problems. They’re clearing out a lot of players

    Does watching ekitike highlights remind anyone else of Peter crouch? Far more skilful and smarter runs but the lad just looks so damn skinny

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #21

    ‘cos they live in the 21st century?

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Uh oh!

    Radgy righty snowflakes on a summer’s day.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jun 22, 2022 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Woke is a nonsensical term used to try and make people feel guilty for calling out shitty behaviour, whilst that person can then feel better about their own shitty behaviour. Not to mention those who cry ‘sensitive’ and ‘woke’ often react far more sensitively and get upset/offended easier. In my opinion of course 🙂

    Broja or Ekitike, it’d be Ekitike for me. One is being chased and watched by top clubs all around Europe. The other was on loan at Southampton and isn’t being mentioned anywhere. I trust the scouts of the top European teams on this one, as well as the natural instincts Ekitike seems to have.

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Clint

    Name and shame 😉

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Rom

    Aye… for shame!

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #26

    I have a good joke, getting coat.

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Peter

    It’s warm , you won’t need that coat ! 🙂

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #28

    Dubloon

    I agree, I’d take Collins for £15m, probably wouldn’t even go all the way to £20m for him but I think he’s got a lot of potential in the game but maybe staying with Burnley and playing regularly is better for him long-term, who knows?

    Re Ekitike, I think the first and main thing he’ll work on is bulking up and we’ll have top-class sports scientists, physios, trainers and nutritionists working with him to help with that. I reckon if he does bulk up and adjust to the PL he’ll be a heck of a player.

    Re the whole ‘woke’ debate, it’s farcical that anyone tries to insult someone for calling out, as Adam says, ‘shitty behaviour’

    If the limits of your comedy, or “banta” is to try and tear someone down, pick on them or worse, actively discriminate against them, then you’re really not that funny – you’re just a dick.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #29

    I do wonder how we’ll line up next season if we do sign Ekitike though. Surely he wants assurances of first team football, in which case do we go 2 up top? As surely Wilson can’t be getting dropped for Ekitike? So we may end up seeing a change in formation next season if we get the players in that we want.

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  • Seaside Toon

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #30

    Very astute signing imo, especially for the price tag, both keepers want number 1, it can surely only help us defensively

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #31

    But Ruddy/adamn…
    Freedumb of (hate)speech?

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Dortmund have just signed Haller for 35 million so will they still really be looking for Ettike? As they have also signed Adeyemi

    So it might come down to a straight shoot out with PSG for his signature

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Ruddy

    Na on the ‘bulking up’ idea… That just slows a guy down and changes their game, what’s the point?
    Buy a fat £@#£ to start with!

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Crouch was a tall skinny bloke , didn’t stop him from scoring in the prem

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #35

    🙂 Rom

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  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #36

    I’m all for people standing up for what they think is right but if that’s the case they should do it all the time not just hand picked moments…

    Can’t be all righteous on one thing but not all

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #37

    Owen bulked up, lost pace, hamstring problems.
    Shearer lost bulk to prolong his career, on Bobby Robson’s 9rders.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #38

    I don’t think Ekitike needs to bulk up too much. Plenty of slender players have made it in the prem and I don’t think being strong and physical is a necessity to be a success or failure. Bulk him up and you risk losing some of his athleticism. He’ll get naturally stronger as he gets older and i’m sure will gain some extra lean muscle without bulking much.

    Just look at Rudiger, he really doesn’t look bulky at all and is very slim. Yet he can bully absolutely anyone on the pitch and is a beast.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #39

    Nufc-4-eva,
    Given that the sacrifice those people who jacked made were probably the driving force of Ashley finally selling up, that’s a pretty shitty attitude imo.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #40

    won’t mention the cricket… Doh! we are winning

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