Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

22-year-old striker wants Toon chance

22-year-old striker wants Toon chance

Newcastle United's Spanish striker Xisco is nearing his return to fitness, it has emerged. The 22-year-old has been unfairly dubbed as a 'flop' by many since his coveted summer arrival from Spanish outfit Deportivo La Coruna, but the reasons are yet to be clear.

In order to want someone to be axed, or in this case sold, one must have a basis for the judgment. What is astounding is that none of the fans or football journalists calling for the young man's head have any evidence to support such a claim.

The Spaniard has made only four appearances for the Magpies, scoring one goal. Of the four appearances, three are late substitutions. That gives him a one start, one goal ratio. Even if you consider all four appearances, its one in four - much better than United's first team 'stars' Shola 'Runs like a Headless Chicken' Ameobi, and Alan 'Out of Position' Smith.

The trouble with all the negative speculation around the youth is that it is not supported by facts. No quotes from the higher-ups at United have suggested anything even remotely close to the striker's departure.

On the contrary, club Managing Director Derek Llambias has stated on record that, 'We'll be seeing a lot of Xisco in the days to come. He has been bought as one for the future.'

The talented youngster wants to get back in contention for the club's encounter against Arsenal, and feels his injury has not forced him to lose much fitness.

'I am able to run now and I feel good, it is lucky because I have not lost much fitness,' Xisco told nufc.co.uk.

'It was disappointing to get injured when I did because I was coming back and had played against West Brom.

'In the game when it happened, against Wigan, I'd scored two goals and that gave me a lot of confidence.

'But hopefully I will be back playing within the next few weeks.'

--

Let's wait before we jump on the Xisco exit train, eh lads?



For the very latest Premier League odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mehzeb Chowdhury
Date:Friday February 27 2009
Time: 12:33PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Darlow In Team Of The Week (6/12/16)

Newcastle United are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

Vital View - Championship, 1st-3rd December 2016

Another Newcastle defeat opened the Brighton but Albion could only draw so closed to within a point of the leaders. Cardiff, Wigan and rock bottom Rotherham make up the bottom three.

Video - Nottingham Forest 2 Newcastle 1

Jamaal Lascelles' late own goal against his former club Nottingham Forest meant Newcastle suffered a second successive Championship defeat. However, Brighton didn't capitalise.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Forest MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow80%
Yedlin0%
Lascelles6%
Clark2%
Dummett0%
Hayden4%
Shelvey4%
Ritchie0%
Perez0%
Gouffran0%
Gayle2%
Sub - Anita0%
Sub - Diame0%
Sub - Mitrovic2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Mcnamee6717
2.Toon_NoMatterWot16
3.keggy_keagal8
4.billybobcat8
5.officemonkey4
6.The Owl3
7.PieMag3
8.Finn_the_Dog3
9.North Yorkshire Mag2
10.Neppos2
Vital Football Comment