Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Elliot off to Newcastle
Latest reports suggest that Rob Elliot will be signing for Newcastle United. Contract talks between Elliot and the Club had stalled and it seems there is to be no resolve. Although Elliot insisted he wanted to stay with Charlton, there has been previous speculation about a move to the Toon to link up with Alan Pardew and former Addicks goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman.
This news may not come as a surprise to many of the Addicks faithful, as most of us thought the writing was on the wall when Ben Hamer was handed the No. 1 jersey. There have been rumours linking Elliot with a move to West Ham though the Newcastle speculation has been fairly constant over the last couple of months.
Some further information that may give a bit more credibility to this story is the fact that Fraser Forster has been shipped out on loan to Celtic once more. Forster made 44 appearances in goal for Celtic last season but clearly the 23 year old doesn't figure in Pardew's plans.