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Another Magpie Has Injury Scare As Young Target Shines On International Debut

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With the match still scoreless in the 30th minute, Wood took a heavy challenge and was later withdrawn.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.

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.

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.

68 comments so far

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Sep 25, 2022 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #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 😆

  • Tyran21

    Sep 25, 2022 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #42

    Charles de Ketelaere might be the next De Bruyne? Although not much assist yet, but have decent key passes per 90mins.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Sep 25, 2022 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #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.

  • Mund

    Sep 25, 2022 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #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.

  • Mund

    Sep 25, 2022 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #45

    He liked Roker O’Brien, great tackle right before goal too


  • Tyran21

    Sep 25, 2022 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #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.

  • Mund

    Sep 25, 2022 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #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…

  • Tyran21

    Sep 25, 2022 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #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.

  • magicmac54

    Sep 25, 2022 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #49

    Munster Mag

    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.

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #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.

  • Mund

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #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…?

  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #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.

  • Mund

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #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…?

  • Tyran21

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #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.

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #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 PM

    Comment #56

    NUFC Gallowgate@NUFCgallowgate

    Bars in 0.5 Mile Radius #NUFC
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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #57

    Robbie Keane had a massive 68 goals and still isn’t near the top ten, that’s an amazing record.

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #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

  • Mund

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #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 PM

    Comment #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…

  • Mund

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #61

    So we pulled out in the end…?


    We had eyes on Isak and when he became available the rest is history

  • Mund

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #63

    On this day in 1993: Andy Cole with a brace in the 2-0 win against West Ham in the Premiership


  • magicmac54

    Sep 25, 2022 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #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 PM

    Comment #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 PM

    Comment #66

    2 riders were approaching and the wind begun to howl

  • The Ledge

    Sep 25, 2022 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #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 PM

    Comment #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.


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