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Compatriot Has Sound Advice For Starlet Linked With Newcastle

Last week, multiple outlets reported that Newcastle were close to reaching an agreement for Central Coast Mariners starlet Garang Kuol. The reports stated Newcastle would trigger the striker’s modest buy-out clause while paying add-ons for the various stages of his development.

Updates on the move have grown scarce in the last week. Though, former Middlesbrough and Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has made some comments on Newcastle’s links to his compatriot.

The Chronicle has published the following sound advice Schwarzer had for Kuol:

“Get your head down. Don’t get sucked in by all the attention, don’t let your head get pulled up into the clouds. Wherever you go, even if it’s a big club or a small club, keep doing the basics.

“Keep doing the right things because we’ve seen it with players leaving Australia in the past and they’d thought they’d already made it when in fact they’d gotten nowhere near it and after a couple of years, they fell by the wayside.

“Just because you’re a talent at this age doesn’t mean it’ll last forever. I’m the first person to say ‘Go to Europe’ – if you’re good enough to make it in Europe, that’s where you’ll want to be. But that’s where the hard work starts – it’s hard to get there but it’s even harder staying there.”

Kuol turned 18 last week and hopefully will be sealing a move to Newcastle sometime in January. If he does sign, he’ll likely end up out on loan for the immediate future as he may not be able to gain a work permit.

Newcastle need to scour the globe for promising young talent. The club signed four youngsters over the summer though three were defenders and the other a goalkeeper. Getting some attacking prospects in the door could one of the aims for January.

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137 comments so far

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Sep 20, 2022 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #41


    Enjoy the rest of your holiday, you seem to be on here a lot for someone on holiday, my missus would hang me. In fact she is given me daggers right now just for doing this haha

    Have a good one and relax. It’s what holidays are for.

    Ps it sounds like a sporty Holiday your on,. So be careful if you take up wrestling over there the Turks are decent and use shifty underarm tactics 😉


  • snowdone

    Sep 20, 2022 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #42

    Enjoy your hols, TDS.

    I like to see as fair a EPL as possible. Over the course of a season most teams occupy the position they deserve.
    On the Trippier decision, my friend, the ex premier lino, would have upheld the red card. I disagreed with him, but it shows different opinions.

  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 20, 2022 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #43

    Oh no! Now we are going to be inundated with tales of wrestling victories by Mr. Me Me telling us how he thrashed Turkish champions.

    My ears won’t take it.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 20, 2022 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #44

    Peter the Pug off to bed

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Sep 20, 2022 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #45


    Your friend where you have mentioned below:

    “On the Trippier decision, my friend, the ex premier lino, would have upheld the red card”

    Is he in the new specsavers advert by any chance? Sounds like those in Stockley Park need a guy of his talents right now 😉

  • lochinvar

    Sep 20, 2022 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #46

    VAR is not the problem per se.
    Its the likes if Lee Mason being incompetent or worse in how they use it.
    The Palace incident was first and foremost a goal. If the ref had blown the whistle early for the foul rather than letting play continue then it was a clear penalty. (As was the Stones foul in the box in the City game.)
    For Lee Mason to create the optical illusion and suggest the goal should be disallowed is one for the footballing Fraud Squad.

    Lee Mason was suspended from officiating the following week. He’s one of only two full time VAR officials and was meant to be the best, although previous firm suggests otherwise.
    Presumably he’s now back in action.
    If that’s the case then it can be expected that he will be the ref or VAR official for a future NUFC game. If he’s not small a very large rat. If he does then that will be awkward to say the least for all concerned.

    No matter 5 of the 7 clubs who have the new computer aided VAR to make decisions are 5 of the slimy six.
    Loaded seems an appropriate word for that.

    It the Kings clothes syndrome again.
    VAR, the officials and the slimy five (I give Man City the benefit of doubt) are all bollock naked, just that many choose to turn a blind eye

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 20, 2022 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #47

    Fenham thing is, you have to look at decisions logically. A decision is either right or wrong, and being a mad Toon fan is largely irrelevant in the circumstances, if you know what I’m saying.

  • magicmac54

    Sep 20, 2022 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #48

    Nite Nite Folks ?

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Sep 20, 2022 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #49


    #46. Very well put post. Spot on and totally agree with every word as 10’s thousands of like minded NUFC would agree I’m sure.

    Munster read that post by lochinvar above. This is what we’re getting at. Can you not understand what we are all saying, or just blind to see, or just not really brothered, or just fishing 😉

    I’m no mug I know my football and I’m certainly not a daft lad, my thoughts are rationally thought out. I speak to many other supporters and down south from many different teams and everytime we get stitched by VAR so many of them see it as neutrals and so many times will say “you were really hard done by”. This is fact, not a load of devoted supporters blinded by devotion to their team and not thinking rationally as we most certainly are… But it’s clear and as obvious as day becomes night. We’ve been royally fooked this season. Many others have seen it. Why have you and a very few minority of you haven’t?

    How’s Nottingham Forest FC done this season with regards to VAR decisions? Sure you’ll know 😆

    Anyway good night Munster Mag. I will leave you too it.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Sep 21, 2022 at 3:26 AM

    Comment #50

    Sorry about late reply. I agree wholeheartedly VAR is the way forward. But what every fan judges is simply times we were cheated vs times we cheated teams.
    Now there are several types of ways you can be cheated so pulling up stats purely of one way is disingenuous and not helpful. It’s the type of thing newspapers and politicians do when trying to convince people black is white, and it generally works.

    Always the decisions have benefited big teams, only now it’s not just refs it’s also VAR, but the two are one system that isn’t working anywhere near the level we saw at the Euros which means either bias or incompetence or corruption is hindering our league. I don’t believe it’s the third, but something has to explain why our VAR/ refs system isn’t working and others do.

    One guess would be we’ve went for a jobs for the boys approach and gave ex-refs the job. Often people with years of experience doing things one way become the worst employees when the system changes as they refuse to adapt, thinking I’ve been doing this 20 years, I know a pen when I see one. Mason came running onto the pitch and had only appeared to check one angle, possibly because he thinks he has the experience not to bother checking all angles.

    What bothers me is last season Wilson had one against Arsenal and one where the Villa keeper chopped him and the refs didn’t even bother checking. I personally thought Wilson had dived, but the replays showed he was fouled. There are so many times, a ref can still ruin the game which lessens the effect of VAR. Also I never realised VAR guys could come running on to tell the ref he missed something so why don’t they always do that?

    The TV commentators get it right almost every time and they reach their decisions very quickly.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Sep 21, 2022 at 3:38 AM

    Comment #51

    Also we’ve been having dodgy decisions ever since Ashley sued the Premier League. There were so many last season as well as this. In all the previous years it seemed reasonably equal although the likes of Man Utd and Man City were clearly being favoured, but we weren’t getting it worse than any regular team. I don’t see how having bad refereeing decisions that go against us overturned is something to celebrate. Why are we the team getting the most of these bad decisions against us? Why do we need to get so many overturned? I’d rather the refs were favouring us and not making all them decisions against us in the first place.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 21, 2022 at 6:21 AM

    Comment #52

    Morning all. Saw the further responses regarding VAR. I’m glad people acknowledge that there’s a difference between what an average neutral fan might think of a decision and someone looking at things through black & white glasses but there’s also a third category…what about people looking through glasses tinted with the opposition’s colours? There will be Wolves fans out there saying their 2nd goal should have stood and Bournemouth fans saying the penalty shouldn’t have been given. I just like to consider all angles.

    Fenham – as for VAR robbing us, the thing is that VAR has changed 4 decisions affecting us this season, 4 have been in our favour and 1 against. We all know that the 1 against is BS but without VAR we’d be -3 in terms of decisions.

    The other decisions that VAR gets blamed for were on-field decisions that the VAR ref simply didn’t think were clear and obvious errors so it didn’t overrule. Big difference in my opinion.

    From what I’ve seen, the most unlucky ref decision we’ve had has been the penalty that wasn’t given against Longstaff. I think that’s given most of the time but not every time perhaps.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 21, 2022 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #53

    ZG – VAR does not only benefit the big 6. We had a disallowed goal overturned and allowed plus a red card downgraded to a yellow against Man City, both by VAR.

    And I’ve said before that one advantage of the Euros is they can get the best refs from the leagues all over Europe, we obviously just have refs based in England. Of course those refs will be better, make fewer mistakes and capable of being more consistent. It’s like making a football team from players born in Bilbao and comparing them to the Spanish National team.

  • Not another deJong

    Sep 21, 2022 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #54

    Grealish is a w@nker
    His hair band looks a tw@t
    He wants to play for England
    But Southgate said, “Fck that!”
    He falls over to his left and he falls over to his right
    And when we win the league, we’ll sing this song all night.

  • Mund

    Sep 21, 2022 at 6:45 AM

    Comment #55

    There’s none so blind than those that cannot see.

  • Not another deJong

    Sep 21, 2022 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #56

    Was Massimiliano Allegri a potential candidate for nufc manager?
    He may be available again soon, having only achieved 2 wins in 7 (8th).

    …….but I would rather stick with our current 1 in 7 Gaffa.

  • Mund

    Sep 21, 2022 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #57

    Happy Birthday to our record signing Alexander Isak



    Sep 21, 2022 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #58


    “Now there are several types of ways you can be cheated so pulling up stats purely of one way is disingenuous and not helpful. It’s the type of thing newspapers and politicians do when trying to convince people black is white, and it generally works”.

    Mate, i particularly liked this bit!

    Btw, it’s not how many times we’ve had decisions that can be construed as favouring us turned round, it’s how many we haven’t had , that we should have had.
    Also, how many wrong var decisions have you noticed/heard of going against the snide 6, for example?
    I can’t think of one, not one, in 6/7 games for 6 teams.
    Niw that’s against the law of averages, or don’t averages or laws apply?

    Asking for a frenemy!!!


    Sep 21, 2022 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #59

    Happy birthday Alex Isak!

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 21, 2022 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #60

    VAR in the Euro’s went flawlessly. If we can’t get up to that standard then the PL need to be investigated by a higher or independent body.

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 21, 2022 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #61

    What about Rashfords goal that all Liverpool fans insist was offside. We don’t watch every single match of every single club so wouldn’t necessarily notice every decision, or care.


    Sep 21, 2022 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #62


    What about it?
    I don’t watch manu!
    Was it offside?
    Was there injustice?

  • JohnJ

    Sep 21, 2022 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #63

    Well a trip to Plymouth is on the cards today. My first ever visit to that part of England.

    I wonder if the spirit of Sir Francis is still playing bowls?
    Plymouth Ho. 🙂 🙂


    Sep 21, 2022 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #64

    John j

    Try lizard, too.
    Gotta do land’s end, mate.

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 21, 2022 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #65

    Yet you emphatically stated that not one decision had gone against the slimy six.


    Sep 21, 2022 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #66


    “I can’t think of one, …”

    I emphatically couldn’t ’think’ of one, ya mean?

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 21, 2022 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #67

    I know but you’re coming to conclusions as almost fact then admitting you don’t watch or care about Man U, which backs up my post #61. Those shocking decisions against Palace and W Ham Chelsea have prompted a review. If the historical decisions were so clearly out weighed in the slimy six’s favour, the other clubs would have taken action.

  • Vask

    Sep 21, 2022 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #68

    Dyay 514…

    The VAR debate shows no signs of subsiding…

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 21, 2022 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #69

    It’s not going to either with an international break for the next ten days.

  • Vask

    Sep 21, 2022 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #70

    So true nym. I can’t even think of a different topic to try and stimulate any craic.

  • Vask

    Sep 21, 2022 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #71

    Possibly the quietest breakfast club I’ve seen.

  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 21, 2022 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #72

    (Var, huh) Yeah!
    (What is it good for?) Absolutely nothing, uhuh
    (Var, huh) Yeah!
    (What is it good for?) Absolutely nothing
    Say it again, y’all!
    (Var, huh) Lookout!
    (What is it good for?) Absolutely nothing
    Listen to me, awwwww!

  • Vask

    Sep 21, 2022 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #73

    So how do you feel about the 3 at the back discussion? Do you think it is a plausible “plan b” or alternative approach? Or do you think our personnel constitutes a back 4 only?

  • Vask

    Sep 21, 2022 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #74

    Var? What is it good for? The ‘slimey 6’ only apparently.

  • Vask

    Sep 21, 2022 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #75

    Unless they’re playing each other then the paradox opens a chism in the fabric or this dimension.


    Sep 21, 2022 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #76




  • Vask

    Sep 21, 2022 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #77


  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 21, 2022 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #78

    Vask…The debate has me thinking of Life of Brian “What have the romans ever done for us” sketch.

    How would you envisage the line-up with 3 at the back?

  • Vask

    Sep 21, 2022 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #79

    Not sure me auld marra, possibly this:

    Schar Jlasc botman or burnsie.

    I like lascelles’s ability to smash in the odd header from a corner. And if you need a centre forward roughing up, he’s our best option for that I’d say

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 21, 2022 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #80

    Does Howe not play a system that continually swaps, there was a time when we had a back three of Targett, Burn and Schar and times when Schar was up the right wing, is it not a completely fluid system he plays that changes in and out of possession?


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