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Loaning Out Third-Choice Magpie Wouldn’t Benefit Newcastle



Claims have emerged this week that Nottingham Forest are trying to bring Chris Wood in on loan. The latest on this front comes from Charlotte Duncker with The Times.

According to the report, Forest boss Steve Cooper is hoping to add the experienced striker in their battle against relegation. Nottingham Forest are currently out of the drop zone in 13th after a string of positive results.

Forest have continued their summer spending during the winter window. The club have already added Brazilian duo Gustavo Scarpa and Danilo, who cost £16m. This comes after a summer spending spree that saw 23 new arrivals for an outlay of over £135m.

Among those signings were strikers Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis. While Awoniyi has impressed, Dennis has made just 5 starts under Cooper with both parties now wanting a separation. In theory, Wood would replace the Nigerian in Forest’s squad.

There is one glaring issue with this report. Eddie Howe highly unlikely to sanction a loan move for Wood. That serves little benefit to Newcastle as he would have to be replaced with no incoming cash to fund another striker.

Both Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak have had their injury woes this season so a third option is a must down the stretch. Howe has also consistently praised Wood, who is reported to be very happy at St. James’ Park.


112 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #1

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #2

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  • Bambams

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Must have someone coming in, a replacement

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Beermonkey
    😀

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  • carltoon

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Jail! I’m taking heed of Bob’s post,

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  • Toonarmy of Frogs

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Read that 2023 you can spend upto 90% of turnover, 2024 80%, 2023 70%.

    Looks like Chelsea are spending heavy to navigate this rule….

    (only rationale reason I can think of)

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  • IrishRob

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Lee fair enough mate! If that’s you’re opinion you’ve every right to it.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m sure Chelsea had sanctions before, where they where not allowed to buy or loan players, for a certain period of time, but it was deferred for a season,
    So they just bought loads of players that season, and it didn’t make any difference.
    They always find away around it.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Agree with the article title… what’s the point of loaning Chris Wood out?

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  • Toon_Barmy

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Loan with obligation and were talking. Although I’m calling bs on this rumour since Denis can’t get a game for them and he’s simply better than Chris Wood

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  • niafron

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Repost

    @simon376

    When it come to singing, british fans ( english, scottish, irish, welsh ) are the best in the world.

    South american fans are good as well, but british stadium’s song are either more funy or more beautifull.

    The only contenders are north african fans who got really impressive ( and long ) songs, which generally do not only speak about Football but of political and social matters as well.

    To give you an example, this song of Kénitra’s fans ( Kénitra is a city in Morocco, the club is the Kenitra ahtletic club or KAC ):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OlSOhkUZYY

    Except perhaps for the religious aspect ( which is almost natural in Morocco, different culture ), i really find this chant beautifull and impressive.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Chelsea! Banned 2019.
    Didn’t do them any harm.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Be a very strange one. Have to imagine we’d have a replacement lined up, but then surely we’d want cash and to sell him not loan him?

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  • niafron

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Altough being quiet liberal for the arabic world, the regime in Morocco is stil authoritarian, most people simply strives to live in descent conditions, and stadiums are the only places where they could express their anger.

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  • niafron

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #15

    In North Africa, we use the word “Hogra” to describe injustice or oppression, and you will hear it in each stadium.

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  • simon376

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Niafron
    Love it

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Niafron

    Impressive!
    Just wow!
    😉

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  • magicmac54

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Repost

    Irish Rob

    Hi Rob, it`s easy to say we don`t have that luck unfortunately, but in life we usually make our own luck, just like we were very lucky Rafa was the manager who invited Amanda Staveley to that Newcastle v Liverpool match, and the rest is history as they say mate, it`s very doubtful we would be in the very fortunate position we are in today with these amazing owners if that meeting with Amanda had not occurred, that`s just one of the many reasons i`ll always treasure what Rafa Benitez done for us Bob.

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  • magicmac54

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #19
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #20

    @Irish

    Haha cheers

    Its not to say I don’t want him I most defo do!!

    But 80 million is just getting chucked about like confetti for players these days and its only a Man Utd, Chelsea, PSG, Barca and Madrid who pay that kind of money inflating the market meaning we get priced out for players at the moment

    I mean Leverkusen are within their rights to ask for that kind of money but I doubt there will be takers but we shall see!

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  • barkel

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #21

    Niafron – I love a good football chant, to get my 5 year old to stop singing Christmas songs I thought him the Joelinton (slightly censored) & Nick Pope songs. He sings them in the mornings now to wake me up

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #22

    RE Wood

    I don’t think it will benefit Notts Forest.

    Will not make any difference to us.

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  • Tinos Vino

    Jan 18, 2023 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Two comments. Did we hear a sniff of Isak before he was virtually on the plane over here. Also only really 48-72 hours notice re Bruno. So I am confident if they want someone they can get them in with little fuss.

    Secondly re Everton. This time feels different, they are in the bottom 3 early doors , can’t really afford to change manager and their sugar daddies money is tied up with the Ukrainian war. Deals are there to be done in the summer if they have a fire sale but not in Jan

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Tinos

    Both Bruno and Isak seemed to happen extremely quickly and out of nowhere. I’m hoping we get a nice surprise like that again. If Wood does go on loan then you’d imagine we’re looking to get an attacker in. Maybe a move for Pedro again to cover striker and wide attacker?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Quite an interesting topic on a podcast I listen to, I might have mentioned it. They were trying to name £70M+ players that have been a success in the PL and there was only really VVD that they could think of.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #26

    tcpn

    Everton have a 750,000,000 seater!

    Really. 🙂

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #27

    @Jail

    You wonder if the transfer fee pressure has something to do with it also ?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #28

    Google the ten most expensive PL players, they must have and it’s only VVD that you could call a success. You need to be very careful spending that kind of money.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #29

    LCBP,
    It has to, Maguire would be a very good defender elsewhere for less money.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Raj – how many £70m+ players have there been in the PL? I know players like Pogba, Lukaku, and Sancho were big money and didn’t perform as expected. Were they all £70m+? Kepa was amazing to start with and was a huge transfer I believe. De Bruyne? If he was over £70m, he has definitely succeeded. Oh…Grealish and Pepe haven’t lived up to their transfer fees either…

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  • Tinos Vino

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #31

    @ Adam here’s hoping!!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #32

    I still think Maguire is a very good defender but can understand people expecting more when he cost £70m.

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  • the crown princes nashers

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #33

    woods out on loan, why would we help forrest out, they have already signed just about 2 teams crazy spending, full transfer yes but ready made replacement in first but a loan just does not make sence not at 31 years old

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  • clinath@ed

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Essex, I thought I’d misread it as no one else commented

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  • the crown princes nashers

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #35

    Essex Geordie Bill

    no thats the cost of the stadium I just forgot to stick the £ sign in front of the numbers

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #36

    Blah. Forest can push for Wood as much as they like. He’s going nowhere unless we get a replacement for him. If we could sign someone with the profile of a Pedro or Ekitike (with the right attitude though), then Wood would be welcome to go. No way would he go without that though.

    There’s bound to be loads of chats between clubs, nothing wrong with that. Mostly just media talk when you read about it though.

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  • Assassins Inc

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #37

    14 more days of transfer hell and bullshit and it’s over until summer.

    Can’t wait, I hate transfer windows, yes of course if we get someone we all think is quality it’s a good day, just to many waiting days and rumors.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #38

    Assassins – I agree with you. Too much speculation that plays into the hands of the KFAs and very little genuine transfer talk. I’ve said it before that I’m more interested in players the fans think we should sign than the ones the Twatterati and other media hacks make up.

    I don’t believe that a single transfer link mentioned for this window has any known weight behind it. Probably some will have some weight behind them but that’s just luck rather than any insight. You can tell as the serious media aren’t saying too much about our transfer links.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #39

    I think it’s fair to say, our involvement in any transfer touted by the press is most likely only there to help inflate the price.

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  • onmeedsun

    Jan 18, 2023 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #40

    I would definitely loan out Wood but must be an option to buy included in the deal, and make it an obligation to buy.

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