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Injured Magpie Provides An Update On His Long Recovery



Emil Krafth, who was spotted at the training facility during last week’s edition of Toon in training, has provided an update on his recovery from the ruptured ACL he suffered almost three months ago.

Krafth injured his knee in the first half of the Carabao Cup win at Tranmere in August. It was his first significant action of the season having only featured in the waning minutes of the Man City draw previously.

The Swede found out the dreadful news a few days later that he was set for an extended period on the sidelines. The news arrives just as his compatriot Alexander Isak had become Newcastle’s record signing.

Speaking to nufc.co.uk, the right-back has revealed that another teammate has provided guidance on his injury. Callum Wilson, who has suffered a couple similar injuries, has been very supportive in Emil’s recovery.

Here is some of what Krafth said:

“Everybody has been very supportive and some of the lads know what I’m going through with tough injuries.

“Callum Wilson has been very supportive and we have spoken a lot. He told me about his rehab and how he recovered and kept positive and this really helps.

“I still have a long way to go because my injury was tough and the first few weeks were hard when you can’t do much after surgery.

“Now I can do more and more and each day is a step closer to playing and it helps me to focus and stay positive when I’m watching the team and seeing how great they are doing.

“The medical team have been so good and supportive. They’ve seen injuries like this before so they know what players are going through and how they can help in all aspects and how to make me keep feeling good.

“When it’s a long injury it can be hard to keep going but the schedule they give me is really good and mixes things up a bit.

“I’ve done some rehab in Sweden for a few weeks so I can be with family and friends and help switch my focus into other areas and not just think about my injury all the time.

“Now I’m in Newcastle recovering and it’s been good. The doctor said it’s good for me to mix up the environment I’m in to keep feeling good and help with the whole process.

“There is still a long way to go but I have to keep myself motivated everyday and know it’s a step closer.”

Krafth blossomed under Eddie Howe in Kieran Trippier’s absence last season. He earned the moniker of Swedish Cafu or Krafu from some of the Toon faithful. His performances earned him an extension to 2024 over the summer.

The hard work to return must continue for Emil. Depending on his progress and what Newcastle do in the winter window, he may again be omitted from the 25-man squad when it is resubmitted after January.

Hopefully, he is close enough that he can play a part in the season’s final few months. The Magpies are primed for a battle for Europe after a superb start to the campaign. Getting Krafth back for at least some of the hectic final few months would provide a welcome boost.


91 comments so far

  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 15, 2022 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #1

    Ref. the hoardings thingy I mentioned earlier.

    I think they call it Virtual Replacement Technology, whereby you have the normal sponsors you want locally in the country of the stadium on the LED hoardings which obviously is seen on that country’s telly, and then they are virtually overlaid with whatever advertising you want on a foreign networks channel by their broadcasters.

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  • snowdone

    Nov 15, 2022 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Krafu is another who has responded to EH’s coaching! He looked unsure and inept when he arrived. It was a poor foul that crocked him!

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  • Dubai Micky

    Nov 15, 2022 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Interesting bit (by Puke in the torygraph).

    Rather than get carried away with their success over the first third of the campaign, executives are planning how to sustain it long term, as well as searching for new sponsors to increase their financial muscle.

    A photo shoot on Tyneside last week, which saw cabin crew posing at St James’ Park and at sights around the city, is likely to mean some sort of sponsorship deal is incoming from Saudi Arabia’s Saudia Airline.As things stand, there is no intention of spending big money on players in the January window, although it has been stressed to Telegraph Sport that if the right player becomes available – such as Leicester City’s James Maddison – a deal will be pursued.

    Newcastle are mainly looking at adding strength in depth to ensure they are guarded against injuries to key players like Kieran Trippier and Bruno Guimaraes.

    At the top of the wanted list is a right back to offer back-up for, and learn from, England international Trippier, who turned 32 earlier this year.

    A creative and defensive midfielder will also be looked at, but it is more likely the next wave of heavy spending will come in the summer.

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  • Dubai Micky

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #4

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    An Extraordinary Mid-Season Review

    Newcastle United beat Chelsea 1-0 at St James’s Park; they were good value for that win, restricting a visibly frustrated opposition to breadcrumbs, and they go into the World Cup break third (THIRD!) in the Premier League.

    We review the latest dominant performance from Eddie Howe’s sh*thousing Mags and a remarkable season so far. We also hear from a proud Tower of a Blyth Man, Dan Burn, and field your questions and comments before our own World Cup hiatus.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #5

    There is no way we can mount a two pronged campaign in the PL and PL with this current squad, I’m basing this on the teams put out against Tranmere and Palace.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #6

    *CL and PL.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #7

    TFB I just posted a list of questions about Virtual Replacement Tech on the previous article. I thoing you have covered most of them. So essentially you are saying it works like this:

    The club decides who see which ads for which markets and presumably the fees sponsors pay refect this? – So for example McDonalds may pay 100 times more for the same hoarding as Greggs would because the McDonalds ad will be show globally whereas Greggs would pay a “UK only fee” and that space could then be sold to a different company for non-uk viewers? (just as a simple example of how this works)

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #8

    should read “I think you have covered…”

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #9

    Taco,

    Haven’t got a Scooby doo how it all works moneywise pal. I only know of the tech that I read about a few years ago.

    We can assume I think, that it is up to the broadcaster in their country which ADS they overlay for their target audience as they own the rights. It could actually be the EPL that gets the money or it is already part of the oversees rights deals sold. Sure the EPL bring in more cash from abroad nowadays, could explain why I suppose.

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Quite enjoyed getting that 1st today with an actual post with content, instead of just going balls oot for the 1st!

    I feel content with that upshot.

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Wor Rom will be proud.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Tfb,
    It is immensely satisfying, even TDSarf shows a grudging respect for a content laden first.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Raj – but if you look at the stated aims of the owners, the timescales that they set out, and compare out situation to what Man City did (when there were fewer really strong teams vying for the CL places), we’re not really supposed to be fighting on multiple fronts. Finishing something like 8th place and doing well in a cup would have been deemed a successful season before it started. The reason that more fan are now dreaming of CL qualification is because of the great start we’ve had and the great form we’re in.

    I’m not stressed about whether we stay in the top 4 or not this season to be honest. When you’re ahead of the curve, I think it’s just sensible to enjoy the ride. Decision to make for the owners whether they take a risk to get top 4 (and the extra money it brings) or stick to the plan and build slowly.

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  • Mort

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #14

    The monster logo has links to satan or devil worshipping I watched a video long time ago about it. Surprised the Saudis allowed it

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  • Mort

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #16

    Zionist devil worshippers drink Monster

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Raj & TfB – I think it’s more the eye rolling when someone posts a few characters or a smiley face and then brags about getting a first… so yeah, comparatively grudging respect if someone is happy about getting a first from a genuine post…

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  • lesh

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Repost – with a correction and apologies.

    Tuff

    As ever, your rants are crass and indicative of a bitter person whose rather infertile and juvenile imagination inevitably targets others for ridicule.

    I wonder how long before your adopted Cocker works you out and begins avoiding you.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Posts comment on wild conspiracy theory. Then posts link to YouTube as evidence.

    Convincing…

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  • lesh

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #20

    TDS etc Al

    Er, what makes posting first worthy of respect?

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  • lesh

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #21

    @20

    * TDS et al

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #22

    Jail,

    They all deny the 1st’s appeal, but it’s patently obvious they truly enjoy being part of the global blog 1st phenomena.

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  • dazzler

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #23

    That Monster thing was debunked years ago. It was some batty far right conservative from the US of A spreading wild rhetoric that a bunch of bible bashing, gun toting right wingers jumped on.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #24

    Taco – I think it’s down to the contracts signed between the club and the sponsor. So, for example, if an alcohol company wanted to sponsor NUFC, then obviously the contract would make it clear that certain countries are excluded. So the club can then have a separate contract with a company for those countries. I’m pretty sure it’s all deals between clubs and sponsors and the restrictions are based on the rules in those countries.

    I’m not an experts on the topic but I recall reading an article about it a few years ago as I wondered what was going on, having seen different ads from the same match. I think the above is correct.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #25

    Lesh – I used the word “comparatively” carefully in that post.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Dazzler – even if wasn’t debunked, when was the last time Satanists were in the news for doing anything messed up?

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  • Mort

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Sorry maybe I should have put the evidence inside a golf ball where people can extract it and read the notes after taking a putt

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  • Mort

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #28

    Dazzler interesting points though

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #29

    Mort
    😀

    If it’s radji rightie, just step back from the theory, mate!
    😀

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Satanism is a very respectable past time/practice…some of my best friends are satanists… 😀

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  • Mort

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #31

    I agree firsts is better with a catchphrase instead of a dot or smily face. Everyone should use their own catchphrase

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #32

    Thing is with this Virtual replacement thingy is the rights ownership. A foreign broadcaster owning the rights can put anything they want on the screen I’d imagine. Some of the foreign feeds have actual screen advertising obscuring the picture. Not sure how the club can garner revenue from this as the rights are already sold?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #33

    Surely Satanists aren’t worse than Fundamental latter day saints but that’s not a convo for here 😮

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #34

    Might have to look into this a bit more tomorrow I think, laters.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Mort means death is Spanish, Spanish Satanists worship death. Is Mort a Spanish Satanist, all will be revealed 😮

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #36

    That’s looking into the hoarding advertising and NOT the satanic pish 😆

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #37

    Raj

    The church of Satan is actual…

    Not as people might think…
    😉

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #38

    Also in french!

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #39

    Mort uary
    Le petit mort
    Mort gage

    😉

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  • Mort

    Nov 15, 2022 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #40

    Clint Flick do you have Peter Cushings phone number? He’s the one to call

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