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Newcastle Goalkeeper Forced To Withdraw From International Duty



Manchester United has confirmed that Martin Dubravka has withdrawn from international duty with Slovakia. The 33-year-old has picked up an injury and will return to Manchester to be assessed.

Martin joined Manchester United on a season-long loan which contains a purchase clause based on appearances. The number of appearances to trigger the clause is reportedly high.

Dubravka has yet to make his debut with the Red Devils. Manager Erik Ten Hag has handed number one David de Gea starts in every match including the Europa League.

The extent of the injury is unknown as Manchester United have issued the following statement:

Manchester United’s on-loan goalkeeper Martin Dubravka will return from international duty earlier than expected, after picking up an injury in training with Slovakia.

The 33-year-old was due to be involved in his country’s two home Nations League games, against Azerbaijan this evening (Thursday) and Belarus on Sunday.

As a precautionary measure, Dubravka has withdrawn from the squad and will have his problem assessed at Carrington.

Dubravka has been capped 30 times for Slovakia. Behind him is Marek Rodak, who has 17 caps and started as Fulham’s number one this season until Bernd Leno arrived on loan from Arsenal.


44 comments so far

  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Ha!

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #2

    My point proven, picked up an injury while training with National team! Unfortunately he’s still our player, not ManU’s.

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #3

    This is a lunchtime roll.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Not to be confused with previous managers sausage roll! 🙂

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Could be a drum roll.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #6

    Or maybe it’s just how I roll. 😆

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Get Clint on board and form a band! 🙂

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Enough now, I’ll go get lunch while you all catch up! Laters! 😉

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  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Slow news day why report on Dubravka?

    3
  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #10

    If you could erase one match from history which one would it be?
    I’m thinking Community Shield against Chelsea where Shearer broke his ankle

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #11

    FA Cup Final against Liverpool where we didn’t turn up!!

    7
  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #12

    Bob what would that change

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #13

    I will roll, roll my boat across the sea (The Black Pug) obviously

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Dubs jumped ship. In my opinion no longer a Toon. Even if we get him dumped back on us. Very disappointed with his attitude.

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  • Davas

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Hereford, so we wouldn’t have to see that goal every time the fa cup comes up

    4
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Davas has hit the head of the nail!

    1
  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Such a shame. Really liked him, but that has changed given his attitude surrounding his move to ManU. It’s bad, my initial reaction was to laugh at his expense.

    Anyway, that’s enough on that…can’t be talking about on thread matters…that would be madness.

    Pug…Nice pic.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #18

    Mine would be sat in Clock End at Highbury during our KK era. You could see not one toon player on their left hand side of the pitch, Result…. Arsenal came down that side ( Their right) and just slotted one in.

    Hard afternoon was that

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  • niafron

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs,

    French Football is on the verge of total colapse… we can say goodbye to our world title i fear…

    https://www.ledger-enquirer.com/sports/article266105441.html

    So good luck to England, your turn perhaps this time…

    1
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Ibiza I take all the credit for it lol. I could not, not use it when you showed it to me.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #21

    French do football? Nobody tells me anything

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  • niafron

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #22

    @Peter

    Not much these times… it seem people in French Football are busy commiting crimes…

    3
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Niafron give me £11m or I tell the blog you are in France

    2
  • niafron

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #24

    It get worst and worst day after day… It all started two weeks ago with an investigation of So Foot, a french football magazine… was like a breach in a dam… now eveything is goint out.

    The most serious facts: it seem thre president of the federation covered some federal coach who committed sexual abuse on young player ( children in fact ) at the Clairefontaine national academy…

    2
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #25

    ooops!

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #26

    Jedi, I wouldn’t have that particular humiliation in my memory bank! – that’s change enough.

    I don’t think I ever looked forward to a final so much as that one. After Super Mac’s heroics in SF, I just felt it was “our time” again. Awful game, the disappointment was crushing.

    It was a long time afterwards that the story about the Directors reneging on a bonus promise came out, however I still think professional footballers should put in a performance and on that day we were absent in mind and bodies.

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  • niafron

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #27

    By the way, the president ( Noël Le Graët ) is himself accused of sexual harrassment on women working in the federation…

    2
  • ottawageordie2

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #28

    cleveleysbob

    I don’t know what the area looks like now but Elswick Road to Denton was my area along with Westmorland Road. I lived around Park Road and my grandparents around Delaval Road. We’d go play in Denton Dean Saturday afternoons after the pictures.

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #29

    1974, our 1st appearance in final since the Win in 55. Horrible memory.

    Mind you, the consecutive losses in 98 and 99 were tough too, but those years Arsenal and ManU were in their “pomp” so it didn’t feel quite as bad as 74.

    2
  • ottawageordie2

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #30

    cleveleysbob

    I remember listening to that game on the radio. It was the only game CBCradio carried in the year. There was no tv coverage of any English soccer. It was a sad day. I cried and my girlfriend thought I was crazy.

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Ottowa, you were a bit further West than me then, didn’t start venturing out that far until mid/late teens. Used to pass through your area every day on bus to school though 1 or 2 through to terminus @ Denton, then long walk to John Marlay, nearly in Westerhope! – Always seemed a long trek @ that age. 🙂

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #32

    Ottowa, I couldn’t afford to travel to Wembley back then, so watched the whole day on Telly. Back in the days when it was one of the few live televised games and the programme would start late morning, build all the way up to KO, then presentation, lap of honour the works!

    I was truly, unbelievably gutted, like you, my Mrs thought I was nuts. My mate and neighbour back then was a miner at Westoe and a member of the Catholic Club on Westoe road in Shields. We took our wives there that night and while they played bingo, we got bladdered. I’d only been married 2 years and Mrs was a bit disgusted at the state of us I think. 😀

    3
  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #33

    Niafron, we’ve had our share of those scandals here, hopefully all behind us now.

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #34

    Reet, gonna watch a bit of telly, back later, have fun. 🙂

    1
  • Nufc 4ever

    Sep 22, 2022 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #35

    The last jedi

    Shearer injury was in a 4 team tournament and not in a community shield

    3
  • niafron

    Sep 22, 2022 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #36

    @cleveleysbob

    Such things could happen everywhere unfortunatly, but in this case, this is massive, and the timing is disastrous…

    And i just spoke of the sexuals crimes, but there’s a lot of other issues, like the Pogba case, Hamraoui and Diallo, MBappé and the rights of image…

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Sep 22, 2022 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #37

    So Ekitike has signs of mental weaknesses, it’s reported that hw isn’t focused on football and is only half-bothering with training as he ain’t playing so why bother?. If that is the case then we most definitely dodged a bullet…

    However, my worry is if it is proven right that we moved heaven and earth to sign this lad, yet he potentially has these reported serious attitude problems then why did Eddie and Dan not pick up on this incredible flaw during scouting and checking characters and attitudes? When they say the target/player(s) attitude, character and professional approach is what they look at as one of their main key priorities in picking who they go after. (Which I love and fully agree with, so we don’t just sign for the sake of it and end up with a Pogba et al)

    I actually had my doubts about Ekitike’s attitude because of the way things were panning out with his agent etc. I really wanted us to sign him at first, then the way him and his agents were dragging it out and their crypted messaging it didn’t sit well with me…I thought nah not for me, so I was kind of glad we didn’t get him in the end tbh…You look at Isak, now he does have the right attitude, apparently he has fitted in with the dressing rooms togetherness and ethos like a hand and glove (as per Trippier)…

    Re Ekitike, if you’re not getting picked for the starting 11 you don’t down tools and sulk, you work harder in training, it’s what it’s all about. Surely this must have been picked up on by our lot? Therefore, were we always after Isak in the long run? Mind you he was something like 20m more expensive, but on the scheme of things it I’m pretty confident it will be money well spent in the long run…

    Mind you I think these reports came from the Chronicle, so the reports may not be accurate. But it wouldn’t surprise me if they were bang on the money as Ekitike struck me in the end as just that type. Dodged a missile not a bullet.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Sep 22, 2022 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #38

    niafron

    What’s your standing on what I have put in my post #37, apologies it’s a little long winded. But have you heard anything similar coming out in France re Ekitike’s bad attitude and sulking at PSG?

    There are always 2 sides to a story?

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 22, 2022 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #39

    On Dubravka, I’m not sure how he returns here after the circumstances of his leaving. What irked me most was Ten Haags comments “we felt we needed more cover for Heaton” What about our cover for Darlow. Obviously Howe was very professional about it and spared Dubs professionalism being questioned, but I think they’ve had a huge fall out and Dubs has spat the dummy when given the news about Pope. Surely he wouldn’t have just upped and left given we now know he hasn’t even been promised the EL games.

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 22, 2022 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #40

    Nufc 4ever,
    Was it not against Everton and we never played Chelsea in a charity or community shield.

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