Karl Darlow is nowhere near Newcastle United’s best goalkeeper and fans have torn him to shreds for his performance in the 3-1 win against Hibernian at Easter Road on Tuesday night. Darlow conceded early on when Stevie Mallan scored for Hibs, and that led to some supporters blasting him on Twitter. If it was Martin Dubravka in goals then maybe the reaction would not have been so bad, but the reaction has happened because the Toon Army are terrified that the former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper will be their number one next season. Dubravka has been linked with a move away from St James’ Park this summer and Darlow’s spot in the starting line-up, for the penultimate pre-season friendly of the summer, has fans concerned. It doesn’t help that he conceded early, but it’s always easy to point the blame solely at the goalkeeper when goals are conceded. Hopefully it will be Dubravka between the sticks against Arsenal on the opening day of the season though as he’s a much better goalkeeper.
Nothing But Newcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Darlow is absolutely dross. Has lush hair though
— Byernysern (@byernysern) July 30, 2019
Surely Darlow has had enough chances now #NUFC
— James Bradford (@Bradder83) July 30, 2019
Darlow is even worse than league2 GK
— Ginkoh_NUFC (@Ginkohro) July 30, 2019
Darlow is dreadful.
— James (@joelintoon_) July 30, 2019
I agree with statement mr walton darlow is terrible and colback championship level at best .
— Davey G (@daveyontheg) July 30, 2019