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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

  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #41

    Big fat T Henry…bergkamp, Pedro, too numerous to mention.

    English cloggers or continental skill?

    21 century…some proper, athletic muscle but retain speed, agility etc.
    Eat a proper diet, that’s way more important these days in sport.

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  • niafron

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #42

    @Peter

    Sorry, i searched, but i do not understand.

    Of what i found, ECL is a competition involving countries on the continent, with none of them allowed to play 5 days test…

    So there’s something going above my head there…

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #43

    I don’t think Ekitike will need to “bulk” as in put on 3 stone worth of muscle. I just think he needs a little more upper body strength but agree that a lot of slender players have succeeded in the PL.

    Adam

    I know Ekitike has been played most often down the middle but I guess he could be used as a winger if we played Wilson as the solo striker down the middle?

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #44

    Ruddy

    Eddie’s M.O. is 433, mate.

    Why’s he gonna change it?
    If he brings in significantly different types, then maybe…just don’t see that happening.
    More likely to strengthen that vibe… huh?

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #45

    Niafron, 2nd level

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #46

    They are getting better and when ready… Test Match Ireland, Afghanistan and Bangladesh already done it… and Namibia

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #47

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Lower body for important for him. If he gain upper body muscle, will strain his problematic hamstring more. Also his knees will fail. His hamstring problems shows that his legs can’t carry his frame after his first competitive season.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #48

    Just the style of Howes training -to get super Etikite fit will inevitably mean his muscles may increase.
    Clearly we do not want him to bulk up like Charles Atlas. A little bit of extra meat will be ok.
    He has gangly legs which a few commentators say is useful in challenges and he does have “some” acceleration.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #49

    Leave the Earth when France or Morocco beat us in cricket

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #50

    Clint

    Howe has been on record a few times saying the way we currently play isn’t necessarily how he wants the team to play longer-term. Now, he could mean that in terms of how we control possession of the ball, but he could also mean team formation, so it remains to be seen what Howe reckons the best formation is going forward.

    Tyran

    As a sufferer of hamstring issues, it’s safe to say that hamstring problems aren’t necessarily just a problem of weak legs. It can be symptomatic of poor core mobility and flexibility, lower back issues or general poor biomechanics. Yes, strengthening the legs and hamstrings in particular is important, but injuries are much more complex than merely rehabbing the injured muscles, it’s about sorting out the root cause, and resolving it.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #51

    Ruddy

    It’ll be interesting to see how he fits into the team and what shape we go for, definitely. I don’t know enough about Ekitike to know if he’s played much as a wide attacker and if he’s been effective there. Then it depends if we get a wide attacker anyway like Diaby, as then you’d have ASM and Diaby for example, so then Ekitike doesn’t take their spot out wide either?

    So certainly interesting to see how Howe will line us up by the time the season starts.

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  • niafron

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #52

    @Peter

    Don’t think it will happen soon either… however, must say i seen a lot of people playing Cricket in France… most of them from Indian or Sri lankese descent i think.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #53

    Niafron, booking rocket

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #54

    Keegan bulked up and it did him no harm.
    I’m not sure why people are comparing ekitike with crouch. Totally different athletes.

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  • captainmarvel

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #55

    Regards Ekitike, perhaps if they first get Botman through the door it may help reel him in..

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #56

    Niafron…..
    Perfidious Albion
    you take all our sports and beat us

    Just saying, for a Frenchy

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  • niafron

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #57

    Another question.

    I seen, a test day is six hours.

    Splited in three parts of two hours each.

    With a break of 40 minutes for lunch and 20 minutes for tea.

    So there’s 2 hours between Lunch and tea?

    At wich hours exactly do you take the Lunch and the Tea?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #58
  • niafron

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #59

    Would have say noon or perhaps 1 PM for the Lunch and 5 PM for the Tea, but this is 4 or 5 hours between them…

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #60

    Niafron, in INGULRLAND

    Test starts at :11-00 to13:00
    40 min for lunch
    !3:40 tro 16:00 then tea (a light refreshment) than 16:20 to whenever light goes as no team can bowl 90 overs in a day

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #61

    tight cricket game today, 14 needed off 120 balls give or take

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #62

    and 2 wickets down

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  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #63

    Newcastle have shot up to favourites for Eriksen’s next destination

    One to watch

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  • niafron

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #64

    In June, anyway in France, the light is perfect until at least 9 PM…

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #65

    Has anybody played in a team game when you got trashed? Holland last 3 games….and yes, I have

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #66

    game won

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #67

    Ruddy

    My take on that( what Eddie said) is a very mobile, interchangeable, ‘total’ mid/attack.
    You could be right, mate.
    But, just seems to me Eddie’s going fir a full on modern approach…a la Pep!
    Altho’, it’s actually an ancient idea.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #68

    only by 8 wickets and 119 balls (out of 300)

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #69

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Don’t think he can strengthen upper body without putting extra stress on his legs though, regardless of what causing his hamstring problem. Unless there is a technique I don’t know of, where you can gain upper body strength without gaining core muscles.

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  • Nufc 4ever

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #70

    Raj
    Always respect your posts but if you think all the people who stayed away got the takeover done not in my eyes.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #71

    To be honest, the Dutch put on a great 3 game series and were not pushovers. Enjoyable.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #72

    Tyran, get core right, Most else follows (sorry people who do not like people who can move )

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #73

    As Bob Marley never sung

    No core no move

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #74

    Etikite can play wide and he tracks back…

    As does Diaby.

    And both are quick and score goals.

    I can see Eddie playing 433 which, with hard working wide men in the front 3, can easily set up 451 during pressure spells in a game.

    Eddie has said we need more goals in the team and he is dead right, wide players who work hard and score goals are a top type of player.

    I’m absolutely certain that during Eddie’s time out when he was visiting the top teams in Europe that he has formulated a very clear vision of how he wants to play and the type of player he needs for that system.

    The type of play is the far easier part…

    Getting the right players is where it stands or falls.

    That’s why I think we’ll keep on at Etikite and Botman until there is no chance.

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #75

    Adamn_92

    He plays right wing for u20, drift about a lot. Seems to spot a pass well too.

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #76

    France u20 that is.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #77

    AND NO, the Bulldog’s core is very solid

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #78

    Bills, this is not against you, please do not take as such. Palindrome and Cyberman should not be signed by us. I put my reason up on a previous post

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #79

    England currently one day World Champions and after Today No1 in World rankings too.

    Kit supplied by Castore!

    US Open Champion.

    Kit supplied by Castore!

    Future World Football Champions.?

    Kit supplied by Castore?

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #80

    And…

    I bet Harrison at Leeds is on the back up list if we don’t get Diaby.

    Another fast, hard working wide man who scores goals and creates chances.

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