Newcastle have had a number of injury scares during this international break. Striker Chris Wood can now be added to the list. The 30-year-old was forced off with an injury in New Zealand’s 2-0 defeat against Australia yesterday.
With the match still scoreless in the 30th minute, Wood took a heavy challenge and was later withdrawn. During halftime came out to sign autographs for the New Zealand fans. Hopefully, it’s not a serious injury.
33' ? Substitution
Gutting one for Chris Wood. He has had to come off after getting injured in an earlier tackle.
Ben Waine is on to replace him.
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— New Zealand Football (@NZ_Football) September 25, 2022
Alexander Isak withdrew from the Sweden squad with an undisclosed injury last week. Bruno Guimaraes didn’t play in Brazil’s 3-0 win against Ghana on Friday due to a thigh injury. He has remained with the squad and may play against Tunisia on Tuesday.
In the New Zealand match, Newcastle target Garang Kuol made his Australia debut. The recently-turned 18-year-old came on in the second half. By all accounts, the forward looked very good as he came on for the final 20 minutes.
Here is the youngster on the break which led to Australia’s second goal via a penalty.
Jason Cummings scores on his #Socceroos debut!
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— Socceroos (@Socceroos) September 25, 2022
Newcastle are reportedly negotiating a January move for Kuol, who has a modest release clause. The teenager’s rise into the Australia squad should help him gain a work permit in the near future. He scored 4 goals in 8 cameos for Central Coast Mariners last season.
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Fenham to Chalfont
Sep 25, 2022 at 2:24 PMComment #41
Just catching up on the blog, Mund mate great Peter Beardsley side step to skip past that fishing line that a certain trawlermen man cast a little earlier… good on you lad and a Great technique, enjoyed that immensely 😆
Sep 25, 2022 at 2:25 PMComment #42
Charles de Ketelaere might be the next De Bruyne? Although not much assist yet, but have decent key passes per 90mins.
Sep 25, 2022 at 2:25 PMComment #43
Yeah we were definitely worth a draw, and when you look how much better man-for-man the Scottish first XI were in comparison to our lads, it certainly wasn’t a result or performance that overly disappointed me. Certainly would be willing to give Kenny a bit more time to develop this side.
Sep 25, 2022 at 2:27 PMComment #44
Don’t understand myself when others can’t see why we are a huge pull for players like Botman.
We are the most exciting football project in world football and have the greatest fanbase in the country and up there as one of the best in the world and when we are full steam ahead we will be the best all round.
Playing at the Cathedral is some spectacle especially when you are part of the home team and this has always been the case down the years.
Sep 25, 2022 at 2:32 PMComment #45
He liked Roker O’Brien, great tackle right before goal too
Sep 25, 2022 at 2:32 PMComment #46
Well, every new signing always say the same thing, either is their first choice or childhood club. New signing’s first choice don’t really matters to me, I rather Newcastle be their last club before they retire.
Sep 25, 2022 at 2:38 PMComment #47
So you’d rather think completely different regardless of what’s been said and what’s happened for what reason…?
It’s more logical to believe what Botman has said to think completely different like yourself. Which I don’t understand…
Sep 25, 2022 at 2:56 PMComment #48
If you compare Newcastle with other CL clubs, maybe the lure of an interesting project might be a point. But I don’t think any players would choose Newcastle over AC Milan if the same wages and transfer fees is offered. Not saying Botman’s word is not true, just that it’s hard to make sense. Also all Newcastle’s signing have no competitors matching Newcastle’s bid either.
Sep 25, 2022 at 2:56 PMComment #49
Afternoon Mate, i thought Ireland were very unlucky to not have got at least a draw last night as they played very well and if Troy Parrott had excepted his chance when clean through that would probably have put the game to bed, small margins usually determine the difference between success and failure in football. Ireland just need a prolific goal scorer something they haven`t had from the Robbie Keane days unfortunately as you know mate.
Sep 25, 2022 at 3:02 PMComment #50
I think people might be missing my point re Willock. Both Phillips and and Gordon have been mentioned as examples. Both are/were main men for their clubs. If Willock was a main man for us then getting our money back wouldn’t even be on the table as he wouldn’t be for sale. If he becomes a bit part squad player like I foresee, then I just don’t see a scenario where a squad player for us sells for £23M. I think he’ll either see his deal out or sell for a modest fee.
Sep 25, 2022 at 3:03 PMComment #51
Who said they didn’t have the same offer…?
Maldini could of said Newcastle gazumped us with their offer and we couldn’t match it and he choose Newcastle but he never.
So were is this narrative coming from…?
Sep 25, 2022 at 3:04 PMComment #52
In Howes recent interview he categorically stated that in the Toons transfer business there was definitely a “Toon tax”.
It is there for all to see.
The more savvy posters called this one correctly on here and I am afraid to say the usual suspects denied that anythying like this could happen to us.
Ye kna wee yeez are.
Sep 25, 2022 at 3:04 PMComment #53
Willock was a bit part player for Arsenal
I’ll ask again…
What English midfielder of Willock’s quality has been sold for less than 20M…?
Sep 25, 2022 at 3:05 PMComment #54
I mean, there are some clubs with legendary history that players simply can’t refuse them, AC Milan is one of them. I think AC Milan is bigger lure than any clubs in England if don’t consider the managers at helm.
Sep 25, 2022 at 3:18 PMComment #55
Mitrovic now has an incredible 49 goals in 75 games. I thought that would be putting him up there in the list of all time top scorers, he’s quite a long way to go though. There are 67 players to have scored 50 or more goals.
Not another deJong
Sep 25, 2022 at 3:20 PMComment #56
Bars in 0.5 Mile Radius #NUFC
4 Pitt St
5 B&W Bull
6 North Terrace
8 Leazes Companions
9 Three Bulls
14 Crows Nest
16 Town Mouse
17 Five Swans
18 Sgt Peppers
20 City Tavern
23 Cafe 21
26 Charles Grey
33 Pleased to Meet You
34 All Bar One
35 Dat Bar
36 Lady Greys
37 Lola Jean
38 Hoochie Coohie
40 Market Lane
48 Miller & Carter
50 Tup Tup
51 Rev de Cuba
52 Market Shaker
53 Old George
54 Mother Mercy
58 Duke of Wellington
59 Hibou Blanc
60 Cosy Joes
61 Blackie Boy
63 Green House
64 La Fee
66 Green Man
67 Split Chimp
68 Bridge Hotel
69 Brew Dog
70 Purple Peacock
71 Bar 52
73 Fat Buddha
74 Colonel Porter
79 Newcastle Tap
80 Waiting Rooms
84 Victoria Comet
86 Town Wall
87 Dog & Parrot
88 Eazy St
91 Lane 7
92 Blonde Barrel
93 Central Park
100 George St Social
101 Marlboro Social
102 360 Sky
109 Town Wall
111 Mile Castle
114 Mr Alexanders
115 Tyneside Irish
116 Newcastle Arms
118 Keel Row
121 Duke of Northumberland
123 Black Garter
125 Rose & Crown
131 Groat House
133 Billy Bootleggers
134 Bealim House
140 Newcastle Labour
141 Bar B
145 Pop World
146 Ram Jam
147 Hibou Blanc
158 Marco Pierre White
160 Mean Eyed Cat
161 Downtown Shisha
163 Cosy Dove
165 Wobbly Duck
166 Tipsy Cow
167 Spot White
169 Passing Clouds
How many can you cross off?
Sep 25, 2022 at 3:24 PMComment #57
Robbie Keane had a massive 68 goals and still isn’t near the top ten, that’s an amazing record.
Sep 25, 2022 at 3:28 PMComment #58
29 I know of but it’ll be more because there’s a few in the Bigg Market and High Bridge and on the Quayside I don’t know the names of, I’d say 50 Not another deJong
Sep 25, 2022 at 3:35 PMComment #59
So because you think like that way then that’s why you believe that Botman would of preferred Milan over us and have the opinion they couldn’t match our offer…?
That’s a lot of assumptions mate but each to our own.
Botman has always dreamed of playing in the PL and we are an exciting project within the PL so it’s not hard for me to believe what he has said
The Prince's Mate
Sep 25, 2022 at 3:36 PMComment #60
Have a feeling in my water which may be utter bollocks…but its an ich I can’t scratch..I think/hope EH spends more time with Lewis to develop him further….I get the impression he’s a fragile soul (aren’t we all?) with…I think tremendous potential, and if we did let him go it’d be our loss more than his…
Sep 25, 2022 at 3:43 PMComment #61
So we pulled out in the end…?
We had eyes on Isak and when he became available the rest is history
Sep 25, 2022 at 3:48 PMComment #62
Sep 25, 2022 at 3:50 PMComment #63
On this day in 1993: Andy Cole with a brace in the 2-0 win against West Ham in the Premiership
Sep 25, 2022 at 3:59 PMComment #64
Ireland are a bit like Newcastle without Callum Wilson, as they usually play fairly well but simply have no cutting edge, natural goal scores are like gold dust in football and the reason they are so expensive mate HWTL
The Prince's Mate
Sep 25, 2022 at 4:10 PMComment #65
Sunday tomfoolery…..there must be some outta here said the joker to the thief
The Prince's Mate
Sep 25, 2022 at 4:13 PMComment #66
2 riders were approaching and the wind begun to howl
Sep 25, 2022 at 4:30 PMComment #67
Interesting from Romano on the Pedro deal.
He said the deal was all but agreed but Isak became available after months of Sociedad saying he was not available and the rest is history.
He was our number one target.
Make more sense than the crap we only signed Isak due to Wilson’s injury.
If that was the case and with our made-up budget of 30 million we would have just signed Pedro, who the Watford supporters say is more comfortable in a central position anyway.
Another blog myth being put to bed .
Toon fans bad
Sep 25, 2022 at 4:30 PMComment #68
Watched most of the NI vs Kosovo game last night pal and can’t see Lewis getting in ahead of Targett anytime soon. What happened to the lad we saw bombing forward, going past folk with no fear and getting in decent crosses for Norwich?
Liverfool were even interested!
He got Bruced and has had some problematic lingersome injuries that seemed to have really put him back a bit. Hopefully wor Eddie gets him going again.