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NUFC Striker Misses International Team Training With Knock

Alexander Isak has picked up a knock with the Sweden squad ahead of Nations League matches against Serbia and Slovenia. The Athletic is reporting Isak did not take part in training today, though he was able to do some work alone.

Isak has not been ruled out of the match against Serbia on Saturday. While this is concerning considering Newcastle’s struggle with injuries, it doesn’t appear to be a serious issue at the moment.

The striker, who turns 23 today, has started every match he’s been eligible for since his arrival from Real Sociedad late last month. Isak has scored twice in his three starts, all of which have been without star duo Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson.

Saint-Maximin suffered a setback after getting close to a return a few weeks ago. He’s been out since injuring his hamstring at Wolves, a match that showcased his Goal of the Month for August.

The news on Wilson is more encouraging. Eddie Howe recently stated he expects the 30-year-old to be back for the trip to Craven Cottage after the break. Howe also stated he wants to find ways to get both Wilson and Isak in the starting eleven.

We’ll see how Isak progresses this week. Hopefully, it’s nothing too serious. Though Wilson’s injury, which occurred in the dramatic Man City draw, was initially just a tight hamstring. If he returns for Fulham, it will be over five weeks between starts.

55 comments so far

  • Vask

    Sep 21, 2022 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #41

    Egb is still finding scales in shamanic beard.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Sep 21, 2022 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #42

    Before my time Clint. Drank regularly with Madness, Libertines, Super Furry Animals, Killing Joke and many others

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Sep 21, 2022 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #43

    Really do not understand this narrative surrounding Isak needing to do more. The kid has had 3 games for crying out loud. Bruno and Botman got given time to adjust to the pace of the league before being slowly integrated into the side (heck Botman is still being slowly integrated) yet due to injuries and how cack we are up top young Isak has been chucked in at the deep end, had a blinding debut against Liverpool and faced two sides at home who sat way deep.

    Rather than demanding Isak do more I’d demand that Willock, Fraser and Miggy do more in terms of properly feeding him with quality balls into the the box.

    Isak has already shown flashes of quality and will be a key cog of this Newcastle machine long after Miggy, Fraser and Willock have been cast off as no longer being good enough.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Sep 21, 2022 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #44

    Good point Ruddy. Willock is no better than Longstaff.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Sep 21, 2022 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #45

    Even if Isak died tomorrow He’s fantastic value compared to Wood.


    Sep 21, 2022 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #46

    Illustrious company, mate.

    Loved kj, seen ‘em a couple of times.
    Know some some of libertines.

    Good craic mate.


    Sep 21, 2022 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #47


    Not the day after his bday, mate.

  • Toonces

    Sep 21, 2022 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #48

    Thought a fair few who attended the match commented that Isak had a lot of good movement along the opposing back line and especially in final third but the ball never found him due to lack of quality, creativeness, what have you.

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 21, 2022 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #49

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous,
    That’s an excellent point and one nobody has even considered, Botman has won a Ligue 1 title and Bruno is a Brazilian international yet Howe chose to integrate them both slowly and is still doing so with Botman. This lad has been thrown in at the deep end and had two of the most clinical finishes we’ve seen in a long time on his debut at Anfield, a touch of over confidence against Palace and an excellent penalty the other day. He needs to do more???

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 21, 2022 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #50

    And largely due to absolutely woeful deliveries from those putting them in.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Sep 21, 2022 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #51

    I’ll have to look.you up next time i’m.in London, though looks likes I’ll be lucky to ever get out China

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Sep 21, 2022 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #52


    It’s absolutely baffling that there is this narrative surrounding Isak. 2 goals in his first 3 games is an excellent return in a brand new team, especially one that struggles to create gilt edged chances.

    What more do people want Isak to do short of scoring absolutely every chance that comes his way?

    I have a feeling that the narrative of Isak needing to do more stems from the same place as the murmured criticisms of Howe are coming from – a section of fans expected top 4 due to last season’s form and rather than pointing the finger at their own ludicrous over-expectations they are pointing the finger elsewhere (but at the wrong people)

    That’s my view anyway. Have patience, Isak currently is quality and will only get better.

  • magicmac54

    Sep 21, 2022 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #53


    Very valid point there mate, Isak simply can`t do it all on his own, for example the service he got in the Bournmouth game was nothing short of shambolic, i actually felt sorry for the lad, it must have been so frustrating for him.

  • ottawageordie2

    Sep 21, 2022 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #54

    When I was a boy in Newcastle in the 1950s I would by fish and chips at a shop on Elswick Road not far from Park Road.
    Also pasties from a shop nearby. Great food. I think the best fish and chips were at a shop on Delaval Road just down from Westmorland Road.

  • Vask

    Sep 21, 2022 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #55


    Most chippys are the same these days due to the fact that they all buy precut chips wholesale. The only place recently I’ve had non-clone chips is from a chippy in a little village called Newburn. It’s been there 60years now.


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