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Rob Elliot – Probing Newcastle United’s forgotten signing.

September 5th, 2011 | 10 Comments |

Rob Elliot at St James' Park.
Elliot: Tough fight for a place.
When two new players were officially signed by Newcastle United on August 30th, most of the attention was pointed in the direction of a certain ex Internazionale defender called Davide Santon, who has been compared in the past to no lesser figure than Paulo Maldini by legendary manager, Arrigo Sacchi.

This ‘blog certainly wasn’t the least guilty in that regard, however, I aim to put that right now with a feature focusing on the other signing of that day, ex Charlton goalkeeper Rob Elliot.

Elliot joined another ex member of the Charlton staff, goalkeeping coach, Andy Woodman, in what is becoming something of a Charlton mafia at St James’, with Alan Pardew previously working with Elliot and Woodman as manager of the South London ‘Addicks”. Until his move, the 25 year old Elliot had been on Charlton’s books since joining them as a 17 year old youth player from non league Erith Town. However, on becoming a professional player in 2004, he spent three years out on loan at Bishop’s Stortford, Notts County and Accrington Stanley respectively. (more…)

Newcastle sign up Forster replacement from Charlton

August 18th, 2011 | 23 Comments |

Rob Elliot signs for Newcastle United.
New keeper at the Toon
Newcastle United sign a new goalkeeper after loaning Forster out to Celtic.

It appears we have actually signed a new goalkeeper. Or are about to, depending upon which newspaper you read. There isn’t yet any official confirmation from Newcastle United but I get the impression this is a done deal.

The keeper in question comes in the shape of Rob Elliot, who currently plays for Charlton Athletic. He’s actually played for them since 2004 but was loaned out between 2004 and 2007 to, variously, Bishop’s Stortford, Notts County and Accrington Stanley.

Scaling Elliot would take a 6ft 3in rope, he’s 23 years old and has just over 140 league appearances to his name.

Apparently Ben Hamer has been handed the number 1 shirt at Charlton this season and a lot of Charlton fans expected a possible exit for Elliot.

There have been no reports of a fee yet but he was contracted with Charlton until 2012 so I presume there was one, although I can’t imagine it was much. (more…)