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Newcastle Prospect Has Suffered Setback With His Loan Club

Newcastle midfielder Lucas De Bolle’s symptoms from a concussion he sustained with the U23s in August have resurfaced. The midfielder suffered a setback during the international break with Scotland’s U21s and has been kept out of training with his loan club Hamilton.

De Bolle had made his debut for Hamilton just before the break getting a 20-minute cameo in a 2-0 defeat at home to Queen’s Park. Everything seemed to have been resolved for the 19-year-old but his blurred vision returned while on international duty.

Accies boss John Rankin provided the following update on Lucas as published in The Daily Record:

“Put the football to one side, he is a young kid first and foremost and the most important thing is his health is in the right way.

“His vision is a bit blurred and that becomes an issue for him. It’s not a risk we are prepared to take.

“He spoke to me on Friday and he was desperate to be involved on Saturday but he was still getting symptoms so that is hugely disappointing.

“At the same time, I feel for the kid. He is desperate to prove himself and put himself on the footballing map.

“He has ability, he’s just not getting the luck at the moment and he’s getting relapses of the symptoms he’s had before so we need to be really careful with that.

“Lucas thought was there. He was involved in the game against Queen’s Park, he went away with Scotland under-21s, everything was fine.

“But then he had a relapse so we just need to be patient with him.”

Hamilton are rightfully taking every precaution with De Bolle. He should not return to training until his symptoms are cleared no matter how desperate he is to get on the pitch. He has a bright future and that should be the sole consideration at the moment.

Local lad Kelland Watts will have to wait at least another week to make his Peterborough debut. The defender underwent knee surgery early in the pre-season and only linked up with Posh earlier this month.

The 22-year-old was in line to play in yesterday’s 1-1 draw against Burton Albion but was kept out of the squad. Peterborough host Forest Green on Tuesday so we’ll see if Kell returns for that fixture.

Garang Kuol’s season didn’t get underway yesterday as Central Coast Mariners match against Newcastle Jets was postponed due to rain. Kuol has yet to make his full debut for the Aussie side but he’ll have to wait until next Saturday at Wellington.

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49 comments so far

  • Ronway

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Pug – Previous Post #15

    He’s trying; I know he’s very trying but he can only do his best!


  • Ty21

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Burn is still miles ahead of Lewis, which is worrying. Lewis seems not able to keep up the pace with Newcastle’s improvement rate.

  • Vask

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s quite worrying that Lucas de bolle is still suffering from a concussion that happened a good while ago.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 9, 2022 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #4

    I am just a talking Pug , run, run run away. (Talking Heads, Psycho Killer)

  • Ty21

    Oct 9, 2022 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #5


    Neuro injuries takes very long to recover, most of them are permanent. Hopefully not for his case…..

  • Ty21

    Oct 9, 2022 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Although Bruced Syndromes is also quite devastating……sorry I just can’t resist, lol

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 9, 2022 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Right, so now recognise Ronway

  • Vask

    Oct 9, 2022 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #8


    It would be a shame if it affected his career. From the very little I’ve seen of him he seems a promising prospect.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 9, 2022 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #9
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 9, 2022 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #10
  • Swablr

    Oct 9, 2022 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Apropos of nothing in particular, watching a selection of Kuol highlights, Australian commentators pronounce his name Kwol.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Oct 9, 2022 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #12


    Over the moon to read your post earlier that you’ve had such a great weekend over the puddle in god’s country which is Newcastle/Northumberland.

    Thanks for bringing that Irish Luck with you also mate. I rarely get up home for my south home due to family and work commitments. One day I really pray I get to meet you in person mate. I’d buy you a pint of the finest Irish whiskey insist you down it one and we can do an Irish jig haha.

    All the best Magic and safe journey home 🙂

  • Mund

    Oct 9, 2022 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Sadly passed on this day in 1988: Newcastle United legend Jackie Milburn


  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 9, 2022 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #14


    I second that comment, sounds like the D&P mob had a grear session.

    Goona have to try and get back for a break at some point!

  • Wor B

    Oct 9, 2022 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #15

    I hope young Lucas makes a full recovery and there’s nothing serious underlying, but take a look at his picture, if his footballing career doesn’t pan-out as planned, he could always audition for the Harry Potter remakes.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Oct 9, 2022 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Garang Kuol, Garang Kuol, he get’s the ball he scores a goal, Garang Garang Kuol.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #17


    Just catching up on the blog, I read your post from earlier where you said you weren’t fishing then stated “where is the conspiracy theorists now” or something similar to that effect…

    Just would like to start by saying I know you’re not fishing as this is a blog for making an opinion(s) where others may not agree, so we can debate diplomatically right? …
    So,. That VAR yesterday decision yesterday WAS the correct call (Thomas Frank Personally admitted this in an interview). The VAR check for the sending off of the Fulham player last week was correct, it was a sending off, Marco Silva didn’t argue that it was not but was annoyed with his player. That tackle could have quite easily been a leg breaker (if you’ve played the game you’d know)

    The VAR decisions that went against us at the start of the season… Were, well let me just say very very suspect indeed. In fact NUFC filed an official complaint to the Premier League’ over VAR this season it got so bad. Amanda Stavely even stated she lost sleep over it as it got so bad!

    The start of the season dodgy VAR decisions cost us 5 points IMO. (Potentially more). Since the official complaints had gone in from both NUFC and WHUFC it seems to have settled on the VAR front now thank god (however for how long?). I’m not saying there is a conspiracy as we have no proof as yet at all, just thoughts and opinions airing them on here saying; “what the hell was going on.” ?

    Lastly…All the VAR decisions that have gone our way were stonewall in our favour IMO (don’t you think Jail, what are your thoughts?)… But please take a thought as to where we would be in the league if we had say an extra 5 points this season which IMO we were most definitely robbed out of?

  • Mort

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #18

    England vs Italy again

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Also just one more thing (Columbo style)

    Do you agree yet that Bruno is indeed World Class?

    You were lucky enough to see him in action yesterday where he tenaciously turned the ball over, won the ball back ran with it and smashed the ball into the back of the net from approx. 30yds.

    What are your thoughts now of the great man?

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Sorry that last post by me was to you Jail.

  • HobokenToon

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Great to see Hamilton doing the right thing. It’s irrelevant if the player wants to go the answer has to be No.

  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Great game again yesterday. Right from the off when Miggy had the ball clawed away from the top corner, we never looked on danger.
    I just can’t help but think how much better Miggy would be on the left. 5-10 yard acceleration there can’t be a quicker player. He gets to the byline and then unfortunately has to pull back onto his left foot.
    Would you play Ben Arfa or Robert as right winger? Like so many left footed players he’s one footed, but what a foot!
    Twice yesterday he found himself on the left wing and twice nearly contributed to a goal.
    Once he’s beat his man he’s not getting caught and could put so many crosses in on the run.
    He’s my favourite player yet I feel we’d get a lot more out of him on the left or, where we bought him for, just behind the striker – although tbf on that, we don’t play with a standard No10. I think that whilst St Max was injured, we, should’ve swapped, wings with Miggy and give him a go there.
    Not that he’s not playing brilliantly on the right just now, because he is, I just can’t help but feel if he was on the left, with the amount of times he gets to the byline, being able to just whip a cross in on the run would improve us no end.

  • HobokenToon

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #23

    On a lighter note some Sunday funnies:

    “Obviously they [the fans] didn’t like the substitutions, but both of them have picked up knocks and I’m bringing on a centre-forward who scored 18 goals for us last year [Karlan Grant] and John Swift, who’s got more assists than anybody else in the Championship last year.

    “Of course they weren’t happy about it which maybe, when they hear about it later, they’ll understand better.

    “I’ve been in this a long, long time. If you’ve been doing it for 1,000 games you’d like to think you know what you’re doing.”

    “I have to say I thought the supporters were terrific,” he added. “They got right behind the team. They could see the effort and endeavour.

    “I understand their frustration because that’s not borne out of just this season, their frustration has been, for me, a build-up over a good couple years.

    “Because I hear ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’, does it mean I’m going to walk out? No is the answer. Whatever happens above me is for other people to decide, I will carry on until I know different – I’m determined to turn the club around.”

  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #24

    “Gone Fishing”, put a note upon the door,
    “Gone Fishing”, forgot the words 😆

    Was that Perry Como or Andy Williams? Or maybe Bing Crosby? Definitely a crooner. 😉

  • terencelim

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #25

    I would say it first, we would most likely see Stuart Attwell or Paul Tierney being appointed as the ref for Manure game and robbed 3 points again. The club needs to get rid of shameless PGMOL Managing Director if we want to go qualify for CL in the long term.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #26

    Hoboken, I’m determined to get my pay out more like it.

  • Asi Fish

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #27

    Wasn’t able to watch the game yesterday but it was a joy to keep up with it on BBC sports website.

    What a journey….

    Who’s that team we called United


  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #28

    I’m sure Bruce’s next big pay day (after the WBA one) will be his “book of coaching quotes”.

    Subtitled, “how I enlightened the press” and conned a whole generation of pundits. 🙂

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #29

    Love how Bruce keeps pointing out theyve been bad for years, despite them being near the top when he arrived.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #30

    Zhongguo Geordie

    #29 Did Bruce actually say that re West Brom? OMG Bruce really does have no shame 😳

    To think just over a year ago we had him. It’s so reassuring that we have Eddie Howe. He has not put a foot wrong in the year he has been here IMO.

  • Asi Fish

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #31

    Nah Bruce just bought ‘Cooking with Coolio’ off ebay is now determined to branch into the culinary industry.

    He is half way through writing & filming 100 uses for bacon fat

  • Asi Fish

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #32

    Section 9 is never cook with cabbage

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #33

    Fly Fishing by S. R. Bruce

  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #34

    As crap as Bruce is, let’s just remember that by luck or by crook, he kept us in the PL long enough for the sale to go through. Ashley was never dropping his price and NOBODY was going to pay that for a Championship club.
    Rafa guaranteed no decent manager would touch us with a bargepole and we had to get the cabbage. As awful as it was under him he, did what was required and somehow kept us, in the PL. The rest, as they say, is history.
    He’s gone. We’re flying. West Brom are struggling and he’ll be sacked within the month.
    Our previous 13 years were a nightmare. Time to move on and look forward, not back imo. I can do without the nightmares 🙂

  • HobokenToon

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #35



    The best one is where he says it’s been going on for years now….lmao. When he took over they were playoff bubble. By rights they are dead last now when you consider games in hand. I don’t know what on earth WBA are thinking!?!

  • Asi Fish

    Oct 9, 2022 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #36

    “Wor club has to remember it’s a difficult period where we are playing week in, week out with injuries. I can’t fault the players attitude but the lack of goals is killing us; the press don’t help. I won’t talk to them any more. I have a good relationship with the board but we have to sell before we can buy. I’m quietly confident about survival if the players pull their socks up. I won’t take any questions as I can smell bacon from the kitchen”

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Oct 9, 2022 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #37

    That team (Fulham) that we dismantled 4:1 last week are already 1:0 up on Wet Spam.

    Silva must have really got into them this week. As they had a decent start to the season until they were totally dominated by NUFC last week…

    To be honest, I now like Fulham as a club, after sitting in their end last week. I thought their stadium was a really nice old fashioned type. Their supporters were all a nice friendly bunch (who I spoke to anyway)

  • The Taco Taker

    Oct 9, 2022 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #38

    My opponent in FPL has a mounting to climb today. He requires Xhaka to score 19 more points than Odegaard and Zaha!


    Aside from FPL an Everton win with Arsenal to win or draw would be perfect for the Toon

  • Swablr

    Oct 9, 2022 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #39

    Bob..just for chit chat. I seem to remember that Bing Crosby did it as a duet with Satchmo. I don’t know if it was in a movie though, which is what comes to mind with that duo.

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 9, 2022 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #40

    onmeedsun. You mentioned coming to Bamburgh this week with the hound.
    A good pub between Bamburgh and the A1 road at Adderstone/Warenford is the Apple Inn at Lucker (small village).

    It is a dog friendly pub and their fish and chips are the best I’ve had for many a year. Menu says it is beer batter but you cannot taste any beer in the batter.
    So well worth a visit.



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