Rob Elliot

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Rafa – Goalkeepers Are Improving At Newcastle

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A few weeks ago manager Rafa Benitez said that backup goalkeeper Karl Darlow was improving as he trained with new arrival Martin Dubravka. And Rafa has again mentioned that Karl has improved [...]

This Is Bad News For Newcastle

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Some bad news today as we face Brighton this afternoon at St. James' Park in what is a vital game, and it's games like these we must win if we are to [...]

Rafa Needs A New Goalkeeper Brought In During January

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Rob Elliot was droppedlately and in came Karl Darlow and when that happened last season, when Karl replaced Matz Sels, he stayed as the number one goalkeeper for the rest of the [...]

Rob Elliot On His Conversation With Rafa – I’ve Learned A Lot From Him

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Rob Elliot has been interviewed in the Chronicle today, and he discusses what he did when he was dropped from the team following the 3-0 defeat at home to Watford. Karl Darlow [...]

Karl Darlow Expected To Keep His Place At Chelsea

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Rafa's team selection for the game on Saturday at Stamford Bridge should be very interesting. But we expect Karl Darlow to keep his place you very rarely change your goalkeeper during [...]

Newcastle Star – We Were Getting A Lot Of Stick – That Was Unfair

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Rob Elliot has shown enormous patiencein coming back from the seriousACL knee injury he sustained playing for Ireland a year last March. He came back and was fully fit for the last [...]

Benitez Reveals Plans For Each Goalkeeper – Woodman In Limbo?

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RafaBenitez has been talking about his goalkeepers, and he has individual plans for each one of them. Rob Elliotis number one, but the manager is still trying to bring in an experienced [...]

Fantasy Premier League: 8 bargain gems for your 2017/18 fantasy team

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The time has come again with the new Premier League season fast approaching. Fans are frantically starting to pick their Fantasy Football team. While the obvious picks of Harry Kane and Kevin De...

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A Popular Player On Tyneside With A Great Attitude And Temperament

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Some Newcastle fans have voiced some surprise that manager Rafa Benitez is looking for another goalkeeper for next season at Newcastle. Last season 26-year-old Karl Darlow had one of his best seasons [...]

It Looks The End Of The Road For This Much Improved Newcastle Player

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It seems thatRafa has made up his mind about the goalkeepers at Newcastle and whileKarlDarlow started the season last year down the pecking order he is likely to start this preseason in [...]

Insights Into How Rafa Benitez Brilliantly Manages His Players

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Rob Elliot has given an insightful perceptive interview in the local papers, which illustrates just why players will run through a brick wall for the Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez. Not only is [...]

Huge Battle Brewing For This Position At Newcastle Next Season

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There will be some battle in pre-season to decide who will be Newcastle's starting goalkeeper next season between the returning Tim Krul, Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot. We expect Matz Sels to [...]

Immensely Proud Of The Club And The City – From Top To Bottom.

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It's good to see goalkeeper Rob Elliot get a few games towards the end of this season and he could keep his place for the last game of the season on Sunday afternoon, so at least he plays three first team games this term with Karl Darlow having been our number one goalkeeper this season. [...]

Who Will Be Newcastle’s Goalkeeper Next Season?

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It's going to be an interesting pre-season thissummer given that Newcastle have made it back to the Premier League, because a number of loan players will return and try to prove to Rafathey have a future at Newcastle. One of those players will be Tim Krul who will be fighting to get the number one [.

Three Newcastle Players Make Republic Of Ireland Squad

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Rob Elliot has finally been recalled to the Republic of Ireland squad but it's only the provisional squad of 39 players and he is listed as one of four goalkeepers. The in-form Daryl Murphy and Ciaran Clark are also included, but Ciaran picked up a knee injury last Saturday so he has to be [...]

Benitez Bemoans Mistakes – Newcastle At Some Risk Now

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If the Newcastle defense keeps making the mistakes we saw against Bristol City yesterday, then there's a chance we could mess up our promotion drive. We saw the same mistakes against Norwich City and QPR and it was two high balls into the box that was our undoing yesterday. The more games that go by [.

Rafa Could Make This Surprise Change On Tuesday

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Rafa has gone on in his press conference of late about the defense being strong so that to win games we don't have to score too many goals. And in any case any good team us usually build on a strong foundation in defense. But it;'s a little worrying at this important stage of the [...]

It’s Not The Right Time For A Change In This Position

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Every goalkeeper makes mistakes whoever they are and we've seen some howlers made by some of the best goalkeepers in the world it's just something that happens and the best goalkeepers put it behind them and quickly too. There were some good comments from Newcastle goalkeeping coach Simon Smith on how the [.

Newcastle Goalkeeper Considers His Future

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24 year-old Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels started out as the Newcastle number one goalkeeper last August, but he has moved down to third choice as a recovering Rob Elliot is now on the bench and challenging Karl Darlow for the Newcastle goalkeeper jersey. Karl has been playing well although he made a hash of [.

Newcastle Surprise – Could Lose Top Player This Month

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There are reports out of London that Chelsea are looking for a goalkeeper to replace backup goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and they are supposedly interested in signing Newcastle veteran goalkeeper Tim Krul, who has played 157 times in the Premier League for Newcastle. Tim finds himself on loan at the moment, but unable to break into [.

Goalkeeper At Newcastle For The Long Haul Under Benitez

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Rob Elliot has talked in the Chronicle again today and he has mentioned that Rafa Benitez has already told him he wants him for the long haul at Newcastle. Rob is still fighting his way back from the ACL injury he picked up in late March playing for Ireland against Slovakia. Karl Darlow is currently [.

Goalkeeper At Newcastle For The Long Haul Under Benitez

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Rob Elliot has talked in the Chronicle again today and he has mentioned that Rafa Benitez has already told him he wants him for the long haul at Newcastle. Rob is still fighting his way back from the ACL injury he picked up in late March playing for Ireland against Slovakia. Karl Darlow is currently [.

Newcastle Star – Benitez Has Got Every Blade Of Grass Covered

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Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot is now getting match fit as he attempts to get his place back in the Newcastle goal from the impressive Karl Darlow, who has played really well for us so far this season. Rob has been coming back from that serious ACL injury he picked up playing for Ireland against Slovakia [.

Newcastle Star – Benitez Has Got Every Blade Of Grass Covered

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Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot is now getting match fit as he attempts to get his place back in the Newcastle goal from the impressive Karl Darlow, who has played really well for us so far this season. Rob has been coming back from that serious ACL injury he picked up playing for Ireland against Slovakia [.

Rafa GIves Injury Update Ahead Of Forest Game

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During his press conference yesterday for the game tonight at the City Ground Rafa, coughed a few times and it seems he has picked up a bit of a cold. As we mentioned yesterday in our team selection for the game, Cheick Tiote could be a surprise starter tonight with Jack Colback still out with [...]

Benitez Goalkeeper Update – Rob Elliot Is Close To Return

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Rafa Benitez has given an update today on the goalkeeper situation at Newcastle, withKarl Darlow having playedin the last nine league games and suffering the firstnon-win in that streak, when we lost to Blackburnat home on Saturday. In our team for tonight's game we had Karl Darlow in goal,but Rafa can play Matz Sels [.

Goalkeeper Could Leave Newcastle Under These Conditions

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Matz Sels joined us from Gent at the end of June and he was our first signing of the summer for about £4M. He was a surprise signing and was brought in by Rafa Benitez because both Tim Krul and Rob Elliot would take some time to get back to action from their serious ACL [...]

Goalkeeper Talks About His Challenges At Newcastle

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Karl Darlow has played the last 7 league games for Newcastle (all wins) since he came in and replaced new signing Matz Sels after the 1-1 draw at Villa Park and Darlow has looked in good form for Newcastle and continues to improve. Karl came into the side last seasonin late March after Rob Elliot [.

Newcastle A Really Good Place To Be The Moment

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Rob Elliot is recovering from his serious ACL injury he pickedup while playing for the Republic Ireland in late March and while he's now fully fit physically, he may need to get some match practice in the U-23 side before he is ready again for the Newcastle first team. Rob is delighted to be at [..

Rob Elliot On Why It’s Going To Be Difficult For Him

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Rob Elliot is coming back to full fitness and he will be fighting to regain his first team place at Newcastle after having been out for over seven months with a serious ACL injury he picked up in Dublin playing for Ireland at the end of March. Rob was our Player of the Season for [...]

Deserved Praise From Rafa For This Talented Defender

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Karl Darlow and the back four of Newcastle on Saturday gave a backs-to-the wall kind of performance and showed a lot of fight and resilience and when that happensyou usually get some luck and we hadsome of that. There were two loud shouts for penalties from Preston and then right at the death [..

Four Injured Players Now Available For Newcastle

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It's a blow that Dwight Gayle will not be available for the game today at Deepdale but it does give a chance to other strikers to show what they can do for Newcastle and that's particularly true of 22 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic who played well for us on Tuesday night and scored two good goals. [...

Newcastle Player Warns Against Potential Problem

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Rafa Benitez talked about complacency during his press conference yesterday for the game at Barnsley tonight and he's trying to get through to the players they must be ready for every single game this season. If we are ready and go into each game and play somewhere near our best form then we should be [.

Goalkeeper’s Great Form Down To This Simple Fact

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Rob Elliot is a happy man at the moment. As we published this morning he loves Newcastle and thearea but most of all the people. He has also just signed a new four year contract that keeps him at the club for the next four years and he has revealed today that one reason he [...]

Newcastle Wounded Warrior Gives Positive Update

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Good news from goalkeeper Rob Elliot today that he thinks his return is only weeks away rather than months. But with such a serious injury, Rob cannot push it too much and the medical team will make sure that he doesn't do too much too soon. The last thing we want is a relapse and [...]

Rob Elliot Got New Deal – So Who’s Next?

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After the whirlwind that was the summer transfer window at Newcastle, Rafa Benitezkeeps working hard and is ensuring he signs up players he sees as the future at Newcastle. Goalkeeper Rob Elliot got a new and much improved contract at Newcastleyesterday and it was well deserved. Rafa has alreadytold Rob he sees him as one [.

Rob Elliot’s A Happy Man And Fans Are Delighted

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Rob Elliot signed his new four year deal today that has been talked about for a couple of weeks now and he seems a happy man. Rob took to Twitter to express his delight at signing the new deal to stay at Newcastle until at least 2020. Rob Elliot signs a new deal Delighted [...]

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Dubravka A Commanding Presence In Newcastle Goal – Darlow Improving His Game

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Martin Dubravka will sign on permanently for Newcastle in the summer for €4M and during the four games of his loan spell so far he has looked an excellent goalkeeper. Good [...]

Rafa Talks About New Signing – What He Must Show At Newcastle

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Karl Darlow made some very good saves on Sunday at Selhurst Park, but he was also unsure at times, especially on crosses. New signing Martin Dubravka was preferred on the bench to [...]

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Rob Elliott Doesn’t Agree With Popular Opinion – And He’s As Positive As Ever

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It's an up and down life as a professional footballer and no doubt Rob Elliot will attest to that. Rob was first choice goalkeeper at the beginning of the season, and then [...]