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Kuol continues to excite, Willock previews Saints, Nabil Fekir linked

Matt · Saturday 5th November 2022
Kuol continues to excite, Willock previews Saints, Nabil Fekir linked

SATURDAY'S CALM BEFORE SUNDAY'S STORM

Starlet inspires victory in A-League

  • Future NUFC player Garang Kuol roused Central Coast Mariners to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers in today's small hours
  • Kuol delivered two second-half assists after appearing from the bench
  • An obvious observation is his energy and willingness to press, which directly led to at least one of the goals
  • Eddie Howe will doubtless be enthused by his intensity
  • The player will join Newcastle in January before an expected loan somewhere on the continent to aid work permit eligibility

Big interview with Willock

  • Joe Willock sat down with Andy Sixsmith to discuss the latest NUFC goings-on
  • Willock discussed what he's added to his game, how happy he is for Miggy, and suggested Callum Wilson should get an international call-up
  • The midfielder also talked about how humble a manager Eddie Howe is, and how easy he is to speak to

Link to Betis' Fekir emerges

  • The 29-year-old Frenchman was linked with Newcastle today
  • Seasoned observers of the rumour mill might suggest this one looks like flimsy agent gossip, but we'll let you be the judge
  • Fekir has 25 goals in 128 appearances for Real Betis, as of early November 2022

Important reminders!

  • Don't forget to vote for our guys for October's Premier League accolades!
  • The public vote only partially counts towards the final outcome
  • If you would like your name emblazoned on the latest Wor Flags surfer, make sure you donate before close of play tomorrow
  • Another reminder; Newcastle United Women kick-off against York City in a league match tomorrow, at the same time as the men play Saints
  • We'll have the key points summarised in tomorrow's update

Odds and ends

"Because they have incredible physicality to the way they play and they are playing one game a week, they are not playing in Europe and when this happens that’s a big advantage when you arrive in the last months with energy. They have incredible energy and imagine how they are after one week.

“They have a good manager, top class players, they have experienced ones, physicality in the middle, box to box transitions, the way they make the intensity without the ball is so impressive, they press high and they go with real rhythm and I imagine they are going to stay there for a long time.”
  • And finally, a cracking little feature about those iconic kits. Probably the best 8-year contract the club ever agreed...