Callum Wilson got off to an outstanding start this season with two world-class goals in the opening three matches. However, he was pulled in the second half of the Manchester City draw with a tight hamstring and hasn’t played since.
The initial prognosis from Eddie Howe was his striker would miss a couple of weeks. It has now been four weeks since Callum’s injury with his return not expected until after the international break.
If there is one positive to take from the injury, it happened while the transfer window was still open. That enabled Newcastle to bring in top striker target Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad for a world-record fee.
At the start of the season, Callum revealed his aim was to score enough goals to force his way back into the England reckoning. While this injury has made that goal more challenging, there are nine matches after today’s, including the Carabao Cup, for Wilson to give Gareth Southgate something to consider.
Howe stated during yesterday’s press conference that he wouldn’t count Wilson out just yet. This is what the head coach said as published in The Northern Echo:
“I never try to predict what will happen in the future and I’ll never write off Callum Wilson. His mindset is incredible. I don’t think his World Cup chance is gone and I don’t think Callum believes so either.
“Of course, I feel for him because he’s not in the squad and I feel for him because he’s been injured. But you have to look to the future and for Callum, you can’t sit there and dwell and go, ‘Poor me’.
“He’s not that type and I certainly wouldn’t encourage him to be that way. He’s had an unbelievable rise from non-league to the position he’s in, so I think he savors every moment rather than look at negative situations.
“It will just fuel his motivation and fire him even more so that when he returns, he shows how good he is. He will want to get back as quickly as possible and score goals.”
A fit and motivated Wilson would be perfect for Newcastle over the next few months. He’ll probably be out today but will hopefully return and be raring to go for Fulham on the 1st of October.
103 comments so far
Sep 17, 2022 at 9:59 AMComment #1
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:00 AMComment #2
If he does end up making it into the England squad for the WC
I hope he doesn’t pick up another injury while he’s there !
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:01 AMComment #3
3.1 To us today.
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:06 AMComment #4
Sorry missed the bus again.
I was there – at the Barcelona match – what a game!
Carltoon @ 111 previous thread.
Eileen does all the cooking – well 99.9% of it…. I’m the “dishwasher”
PS I’m glad I’m not one of those “posh people” who live in WB! Just me….
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:12 AMComment #5
In reality I can’t see Wilson going to the World Cup!
Purely on his “injury history” He’s certainly good enough but if he got an injury in the first match that would be a squad place gone!
As a Toon fan I’d be proud to see any of our lads in the squad but first & foremost I’m a Newcastle United supporter!
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:13 AMComment #6
Sometimes a 🙂 comes out as a ?
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:15 AMComment #7
Happy Matchday folks!
I’m feeling particularly confident about this one and think we’ll put a few past them today. We’ve had a few weeks (unintended) rest to help get over niggly injuries which has also given Isak a few extra weeks training with the lads too.
Our performances haven’t yielded us the results we’ve deserved so I think the squad are harbouring a sense of injustice they are about to unleash on some team and I just get the feeling that it’ll happen today. I said 2-0 yesterday and I won’t change it but I think today will be a dominant performance. HWTL!
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:21 AMComment #8
Funny the wording that people use these days…I tend to think that Americanisation has influenced too many things so now people feel they have to go to the extreme to get taken seriously. I agree with Munster that “deep mourning” gives me the impression of someone locking themselves away at home, wearing black, crying, going through old photos of their lost loved one etc. If someone is in deep mourning for the death of the Queen, how would they word it for the death of a close relative or other loved one?
It seems that saying you’re upset at the loss of the Queen doesn’t carry enough weight for some people. It does for me. If you’re upset at the loss of the Queen, I respect that.
This is a similar argument to the “done deal” point though. A journo saying a deal is close or progressing well is good for me to read, I don’t need to read exaggerations to take it seriously.
Just seems to be the way of the world these days. I don’t like it one bit but it’s commonplace. And I really think it’s America’s influence.
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:24 AMComment #9
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:27 AMComment #10
Tfb, I appreciate the sentiment of loss being felt by some but not one english or Welsh bloke I know is in any state of deep mourning. Morose perhaps, even sad, but like me they would save such personal deep pain for the loss of a parent etc, not a woman they never knew.
Anyway, nuff said by me, with a hello to Fenham and hope for a good professional performance today.
The Last Jedi
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:32 AMComment #11
What I’d like to see is a league vs league all star tournament end of every season. At end of season the best top 16 players from each league play each other. Serie A vs Epl. Bundesliga vs La Liga. Ligue 1 vs Portugese Lge. Dutch Lge vs Belgian league. Only top 8 Euro leagues. Do semis and finals etc etc etc put that on your pipe and smoke it Todd Boehly!
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:33 AMComment #12
John J, I’m afraid I’m chief dish washer too. I don’t cook enough, it’s not good. I bought a one pot wonder book and it was full of crappy recipes and pretentious twaddle. I’ll get a line or two from it later. Honestly, it was comical. I believe the dishwasher to be one of the greatest inventions ever. Id rather have a dishwasher than a mobile phone! 🙂
Fenham to Chalfont
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:33 AMComment #13
Happy match day, god it feels like an eternity since we last played.
Great article about Calum Wilson. I think he will come back much stronger, especially now with Isak to feed off, this lad is going to be electric. I’m hoping to see Wilson play a part against Fulham. Mouth watering front 3 of, maximum / Wilson / Isak
Does Almiron drop into MF as a box to box if Isak does go out on the left. I just feel we can’t lose miggys work effort, energy, industry. He would get up and down the pitch box to box. So it will be interesting what Eddie has planned. He will have something up his sleeth.
I’m going for a 3:0 today, can’t see Bournemouth troubling our back line. We are getting so strong at the back, even more so now with Pope in there. Teams will find it so difficult to score against us. I remember people used to question Eddies teams defensive abilities. Well they can’t question that now IMO. Personally, I thought it was our end product that held us back a little this season. With the above mentioned front 3 we have an unbelievably cracking team when injury free.
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:36 AMComment #14
Was out with the missus yesterday, she said “ah will miss the procession at Westminster, but it’s okay I’m recording it”. It’s been in 24/7, I’m not anti monarchy but I’m tired of all the mourning!
1-0 to us today
check the toastie
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:36 AMComment #15
Hopefully we have the game done by 60 minutes. Isak and Willock to score will do the trick.
Mund – who was in the greenhalls strip on that tattoo? Was it supposed to be David Kelly?
Nicky the ball tosser
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:36 AMComment #16
I guess Wilson won’t make it, but I’m hoping Bruno and St Max do, because we need 3 points in this one, against a side that will certainly compete, but is there for the beating.
Wilson aside, that is arguably our best 11, and with any luck we’ll see something of that quality sent out and do the job.
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:36 AMComment #17
Forgot to say, welcome back fenham 🙂
check the toastie
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:37 AMComment #18
Good mourning everyone.
Fenham to Chalfont
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:41 AMComment #19
Cheers Rom lad, good to be back mate. 🙂
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:42 AMComment #20
TDS, I read a good article some time ago, related to the American drive in psychology, business etc to try to be relentlessly happy and positive, and how damaging it can be not to call something as crap and bad, when you believe it to be so. I think it concluded that the inability to see negatives could damage mental health, partly because to be able to call something as negative and bad, when something is genuinely negative and bad, allows us to properly value positivity when positivity is appropriate, and benefit from it at the right time. It was refreshing to read a different take. My company was at a conference once and the speaker was a positivity guru. I met her in a book shop a week later and she was a misery! 🙂
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:43 AMComment #21
Probably because she bumped into you !
Fenham to Chalfont
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:44 AMComment #22
Nicky the ball tosser
#16 love that line up for today. But I think Maximum won’t be risked and Fraser will be in his place. if maximum is indeed fit enough to start then aye that’s the team to start today. Would spank then 4 or. 5 nil also with that team.
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:45 AMComment #23
Morning Fenham, I agree fella, said same last night I think. 3-0, and that will hopefully pick up your mood a bit.
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:45 AMComment #24
Been reading the blog headlines on and off for years but never posted. We’ve got a bit of a supporters club in the East of Holland where some times as many as six( yes a whole six) of us turn up to watch games in the Shamrock in Nijmegen, wear a toon top and look out for other toon tops, there’s plenty of other teams supporters come in as well wearing their colours. Sometimes there are none of us though that’s why I’m on here 🙂
Toon fans bad
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:46 AMComment #25
I’ll remember next time someone croaks it, to come on here and touch bases with Munster and TDS on the level of grief I should feel for that person.
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:46 AMComment #26
I think I’d be disappointed with anything less than 3-0.
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:46 AMComment #27
Rom, ha! 🙂
I dragged the bitch down I can tell ya! 🙂
Honestly it was quite funny, left me wondering how much she had made from her speech 🙂
Fenham to Chalfont
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:47 AMComment #28
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:47 AMComment #29
That’s a long winded justification of why you’re always a moany git then? Haha I only jest mo chara and it certainly makes sense.
I know you and I were of the more underwhelmed camp with respect to our summer transfer business and as much as I rate the players we’ve brought in, I still think we’re one or two players short of where we need the squad to be – evidenced by the 3 recent injuries. And like you say, being able to step back and call something negative or not be blindly positive about something allows you to fully enjoy things when they are great which is something I’m sure we’ll experience with the club in the near future.
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:49 AMComment #30
Wilfully missing the point tfb, for a sarky comment.
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:50 AMComment #31
Apparently Bruno has been pictured in training so I’m sure Howe would be keen to get him back in the team. There just doesn’t seem to be any consistency in Wilson’s injuries. He could be wrapped in cotton wool and breakdown warming up on the touch. The difference between a good player and a great player. We definitely shouldn’t be offering him a new deal.
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:51 AMComment #32
My two cents is that it’s odd to feel intense levels of grief for someone you never knew. The only person who comes even remotely close to that description for me is Gary Speed. His death shocked me to my core and sometimes I still choke up thinking about him but even then it wouldn’t have been described as “deep mourning”
I respect that how people describe the way they feel is exactly that and that many may in fact be experiencing deep mourning for the loss of the Queen. But those of you who feel that way also need to acknowledge how utterly bizarre that concept is for those of us who don’t feel that way.
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:51 AMComment #33
Ruddy i wudnt say underwhelmed tbh. We did well but I felt one or two more would have been significant. Pedro for example. But we’ll get there!
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:51 AMComment #34
Touchline that was meant to be lol.
Toon fans bad
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:52 AMComment #35
The point you missed is the point you didn’t have to comment on it at all.
Fenham to Chalfont
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:52 AMComment #36
Aye this game has a 3:0 feel about it. If Maximum and Wilson were playing, I would be saying a potential 5 or 6 nil.
Don’t get me wrong Bournemouth will be fighting, but have far too much all over the pitch and Wor Eddie will ensure we get a good resounding win to take into the International break.
Looking forward to the Fulham game, that game will be very interesting with potentially all fit (hopefully)
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:53 AMComment #37
What’s mad fo me is that for a good while some posters have told me I need to accept other people’s opinions and thoughts (which I did) but the same people can’t understand another posters opinions and thoughts…
Utter madness but expected from the same names every time.
Toon fans bad
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:53 AMComment #38
Just because we in society encourage freedom of speech doesn’t mean it’s mandatory to speak!
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:54 AMComment #39
You’re a bright lad at times 😉 we both know it’s said to cause disrupt and cause dramas. Same names every time it will never change
Sep 17, 2022 at 10:55 AMComment #40
Pretty sure there’s obviously a respect for the differing opinions on the subject. What some people dislike is the fact that there isn’t universal deference on the subject, but it takes all sorts to make the world go round buddy. Congrats on the new job by the way, hope it goes well for you.