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Newcastle Confirm Chris Wood’s Loan To Nottingham Forest



Newcastle have confirmed Chris Wood’s loan move to Nottingham Forest. The 31-year-old joined last January from Burnley making 39 appearances with 5 goals. The full tweet can be seen here.

Here is a statement from the club on Wood’s departure posted at nufc.co.uk:

Newcastle United striker Chris Wood has joined fellow Premier League side Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the season, with an obligation to make the transfer permanent.

Wood joined the Magpies from Burnley in January 2022 and helped Eddie Howe’s side to move from the relegation places last season to an eventual 11th-placed finish – scoring vital goals in matches against Southampton and Fulham.

The 31-year-old has made 22 appearances in all competitions for United this season, scoring on three occasions.

Everyone at Newcastle United extends their best wishes to Chris for the rest of the season.

The loan is likely to become permanent at the end of the season. Local journalists Keith Downie and Craig Hope are reporting the fee will be £15m. Wood should slot straight into Steve Cooper’s starting eleven though his availability for tomorrow’s clash at Bournemouth is uncertain.

Wood said the following at nottinghamforest.co.uk about his move:

“It’s a great feeling and I am very thankful to be here.

“Nottingham Forest is a massive club which I have come up against a number of times, but it’s nice now to be able to pull on the red shirt and fight for the club.

“You can see the transition over the past 18 months and it’s progressing in the right way. It’s a project that’s going in the right direction.

“It’s a club looking up rather than anything else, it’s going to take a lot of hard work, but it’s a squad that’s pulling together.

“I’ve been in this league a long time, so hopefully I’ll bring a lot of experience to try and help the younger lads out and bring everybody together.

“As a visiting player, it’s always been a hostile atmosphere at The City Ground. The crowd are loud and strong, so I’m thankful to have that passionate fanbase on my side now and I can’t wait to get playing there.”

Wood will wear the number 39 shirt and appears to be on just an 18-month deal. He has been a hard-working force at the top of the pitch for Eddie Howe. He now gets a chance for more playing time as Forest push to survive their long-awaited return to the Premier League.


83 comments so far

  • Calbee

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed and Neil are on fire

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Repost

    Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #39
    Jazzp, no easy answer to that.

    Exclude all ex-pat Geordies who may have seen them since 1969 and all that but no longer live in the area?

    Include everyone who wants to pile in on a winning project?

    Or perhaps, somewhere in between.

    I have being following the Woodgate-gate=gate conversations. how about this as an idea.

    500 hundred tickets made available in a random draw for Ex=pat Geordies. More than say… 100-150 miles away at least? Exactly 254 miles plus or minus 10 yards would be ideal.

    OK I know Old Trafford would be empty on that basis. But I am a prawn less than a full sandwich

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Shameless repost as it took bloody long to type and then a bus came!

    With tickets, the only way I can see getting around scalping entirely or massive increases in re-sales, is to change it to an E-Ticket type system. So you create an account online or on an app which your ticket goes to. Once you have it, it’s then locked to that account and can only be accessed via that account, so you can’t sell it on. You could also have the account registered to only one device, so say it’s your mobile phone, nobody can log in to your account on a different phone. To stop people selling their log in so someone can access the ticket on their own phone.

    When you get or receive your ticket(s) you have to confirm you’re attending at least 24 hours before the match on the online system or ticket app. Anyone who doesn’t confirm 24 hours before kick off, their ticket is then placed on member sale again on a first come first served basis and is then sent out as an E-ticket to whoever purchases it.

    If you can’t attend anymore or the other person you got a ticket for can’t attend, you return your ticket on the online/app system and like those who haven’t confirmed, it then goes on to members sale again.

    Means that every seat has to be confirmed 24 hours before kick-off or they go on sale again. So should mean that you get far less empty seats. You might still have people who buy a ticket that goes on re-sale and don’t show up, but would still fill more seats I reckon and stop crazy re-selling.

    Sorry, I have a free afternoon at work so thought i’d try construct an idea and bore you all with it 🙂

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Maybe allocate the ex-pats on how many away games they have attended, albeit in the home end of who we were playing.

    The only problem I have had, watching Toon down here was Fulham. Nice chat to the people next to me…. had to argue to get into the Toon pub as I had a Fulham home ticket!

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  • the crown princes nashers

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #5

    good luck chris woods, well we need a striker in and 2 midfielders so mrs amanda get the cheque book out bonny lass

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Adamn, a few holes, getting there.

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  • dazzler

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Sir Pug,

    The problem how would you ensure the fans genuinely lived that far away? I reckon it would be easy to put a fake post code in, or use a VPN to put you abroad somewhere.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #8

    If Forest sack their manager
    Tim Sherwood Forest manager!!?!?

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  • the crown princes nashers

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #9

    I honestly dont agree with season ticket holders able to buy other tickets because of being season ticket holders, even when i was a season ticket holder me nor my family every got any other tickets for the match, club needs to stop this shit and allow other people to be able to get tickets

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Woody did a job for us.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Charlie, get coat and leave!

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #12

    not bad 🙂

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  • Tinos Vino

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Good luck Chris

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Best of luck to Wood, hope he has a good second half of the campaign and can get a bit of form going for them 🙂 Would be great if he helps Forest take some points off of those teams just beneath us!

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Dazzler, provide an official document. VAT, Ltd Company, Tax, Bank account, council tax..

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Dazzler, I use my postcode (Surrey KT13) to get tickets to quite a few games. I am even a member at Southampton solely to get tickets for Toon. £22.50 for cup game. Cannot make it due to a small medical thing.

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  • dazzler

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #17

    They should just do away with the online ticket system and take it back to the good old days. I remember having to camp out the night before tickets went on sale for the big matches.

    I was late for school because I dossed out overnight for the Man Utd game where Scholes got the hattrick at St James.

    Make people earn their tickets! 😀

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #18

    No… Not MY LEGS!!!!

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Sir Pugalot

    I am going to be bias here because as i am not from the area it is not feasible to have an ST.Have been a member tho and travelled up and down the A1 for over 30 year even through the Ashley era.
    Yet now we have success even as a member it is neon impossible to get a ticket.Should not loyal fans get priority over a new fan??What would an ST holder say if they couldnt guarantee getting there regular seat next season because ST went out on a first come first served basis.
    It is a mind field to what is right and wrong

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  • Tinos Vino

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #20

    The problem isn’t the tickets or managing them it’s the demand.

    Only an expansion, a move or making a section standing only will actually sort this out properly.

    Bear in mind though 10000 extra seats only puts approx £11m into the kitty each year.. the same could be achieved with a 18-20% price rise of existing tickets with no expense.

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Dazzler

    Again if ya not from the area how is that fair to fans that are not from the area.In the 90’s it was hard to get a ticket with about 30 odd thousand waiting for ST’s.I was lucky to know the guy that owned Weighman Engineering in the Platinum which is the only way i use to get to games

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #22

    Taco – apologies. #30 on the last post was for Transfer Sage and not you.

    And on that note, I’ve gotta focus on some work…

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Dazzler, Martoon and his better 1/3 camped out for FA cup final tickets. We lost. (Might have been League cup). Not a good idea at -10c. There are solutions available to sort this out. I am not happy with the club selling tickets to a hotel group who then massively hike the price.

    To put it simply, our club is touting tickets!. Any not sold will be picked up on the day.

    1
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Jazzp, if you have a season ticket, pay for it, don’t breach the rules then it is yours.

    I did say 150 miles, but 75? no idea. just put aside 500 tickets in a random draw.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #25

    Maybe 10 yards.

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  • Shelvey

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Good luck Chris Wood. He did a good job and allways gave 100%. Nobody knew we would be a top 4 contender only one year after we bought him. Unfortunately for him he had no future here anymore.
    As I understand the loan will most likely be permanent for Wood, with £15m as a transfer fee. If we Get something upfront in addition, great.

    This is a magnificent piece of business by the Club! Many thought we may be forced to let him see out his contract and leave on a free.

    Now we can buy someone who suits our style better. I am not afraid of us not being able to buy, we seem to do everything right at the moment! Just be patient and Ashworth will buy us the next big thing! HWTL

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  • Tinos Vino

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #27

    our season ticket prices are 30% less than Arsenals currently for general admission and 1/3 of the price for platinum equivalent. Same with Spuds.

    1
  • Tinos Vino

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #28

    by same with Spuds i mean we are cheaper by the same margin as with Arsenal. That’s the difficult conversation the club is going to have to have with the fans I think

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Tinos, everything down here costs 30% more, apart from houses . They are 5 times the cost.

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #30

    Pugalot

    I agree but doesnt really answer my question

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  • DKillers

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #31

    I can’t see the DCL & Gordon stories having any legs. Hopefully something under the radar pops up over the next week (like Isak). Sounds like Eddie is talking about a player with EPL experience who doesn’t need an adjustment period.

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  • Wor B

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #32

    Cheers Chris, hope it works out for you at Forest.

    I know you really can hit a cow’s arse with a banjo. 🙂

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #33

    Soton and Wolves not Soton and Fulham.
    Best of luck Chris Wood, came in and done what it said on the tin albeit with not too many goals. Even the £25M fee doesn’t look too bad now if we get £15M+ loan fee for him. Let’s look at it as an £8M loan fee to save us from the drop. Chelsea have paid a £10M loan fee for a guy who got sent off because he didn’t know the league.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #34

    DKillers, did you have to mention (short) legs!

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  • simon376

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #35

    I think the tickets are wrong way done now and giving to much preference to season ticket holders. Yes I’ve got a season ticket and have bought away tickets for family down south. Got my semi ticket in post this morning and buying one on Monday for the lad who runs the curry place I got to every week. But why should I get 1st choice on another ticket, fair enough to get my own, byt why another. For cup games when people can go who dont gave season tickets, after first few days of season ticket only, should be open to everyone

    And dont get me started on the people who gave up tickets to see back of Ashley, I didnt as didnt want to risk it, but think big well done to them. What should have been done at start of season was give all those people the chance to buy another. Ok not same seat had before, but to get back in ground again. They should also be giving the chance to buy cup tickets etc before out to whole market and not season tickets holders buy another

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #36

    Aye if we get that reported fee for him at the end of the loan, then our purchase doesn’t look bad in the slightest. Need a striker, got one in sharpish, helped us go on a great run and could end up costing us like £8m-£10m or so. Fantastic business that.

    4
  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #37

    Tinos, hiking prices to match London clubs is a none starter. Unless folks are going to get London wages and that’s not going to happen.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Wor B,
    Had he of been playing for SW against us he would have buried that chance. I think that transfer fee weighed too heavy on him.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #39

    Jazzyp, no easy answer, but put 500 tickets into a random draw (2 per winner). No? Gives ex-pats a chance.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 20, 2023 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #40

    The ticket situation will not be easily resolved. Having a random draw for 500/1000 tickets is great for those happy to go alone. What about those who want to go with mates or family members or take their kids? I used to love going to games, but I always went with initially my Dad, then with mates (including sneaking in), then with workmates or in vans to away games, then with my Son as I introduced him, home and away, and by now including Hospitality packages. It’s an evolution, but I’ve never been to a match on my own.

    Match day/night is an experience from setting off, to meeting up, discussing the game and the previous one’s, having a couple, getting to the ground etc. it’s always been about “shared experience” for me. I’d have no interest in a draw for 500+ random tickets. As a stand alone solution, it doesn’t work.

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