Young Newcastle Stars Must Get Experience Via Loan Deals

It turns out that the loan system has changed for the new season – and short term loans will no longer be possible. Season long loan deals are the only loans allowed and once the player is loaned out – he cannot then be recalled by the loaning club.

This makes it difficult for Sam Allardyce next season – with some of our budding young players – who are unlikely to get a game next year in the first team.


Sam Allardyce
Now what do I do with Krul, Edgar and Carroll?

Speaking about the new loan system Sam told the Evening Chronicle today:

“The loan system has changed in the Football League this year, and has now converted to the same system we have to put up with, which is only year-long loans. “You can’t do any more emergency loans, or one, two or three-month loans.

“It means if I’m going to let a player go on loan, it’s effectively a short-term transfer. “There’s no call-back or recall. And the last thing I want to do is leave myself short if anything happens – we’ve already got to try and get more players in to cover what we need.”

Well that’s going to be tough luck on some of our youngsters – who will really only develop at the pace they need to develop at – by going out on loan – even if it is for the full season. As far as goalkeeper goes specifically we were surprised when Pavel Srnicek was let go – because that means Tim Krul is now 3rd choice goalkeeper. We were expecting Sam to bring in a 3rd goalkeeper and let Tim go out on loan for the season – but it’s a difficult situation now – no doubt.

Its especially difficult for Sam – because he knows he has the opportunity of a lifetime as far as football management goes – and for Sam – next season will be his most important season ever – there’s just no doubt about that. We think Sam is going to shock everybody and do a lot better than people think – mainly because of his tremendous motivational skills – which have already been on full view since h arrived at the club. On the other hand Sam – as a good manager – has to do the right thing by the youngsters – and he knows it.

Sam went on:

“And to let players go out on loan would be very difficult this year unless the squad grows to the sort of size by the end of the transfer window that I’d feel a young player would develop better by having six months or a year on loan somewhere else.

“If you run into difficulties at the end of August, there’s nothing you can do about it but use the players you have within your football club.

That’s why I think the transfer window is flawed.”

We’ll have to see how many players we do bring in by the end of August – and whether Sam thinks it worthwhile to bring in a third goalkeeper. This does not look too good a system – as Sam points out – but we do think Sam should bolster the squad so at least players like Tim Krul, David Edgar and Andrew Carroll can get the playing experience their talent deserves – and preferably in the Championship.

It also means that the reserve team games become more important for a lot of the youngsters – but there’s not enough of them. The reserves played just 20 official games last year and three initial friendly games. But Lee Clark has a job to do – to bridge the gap for our youth team players and develop them into potential first team players. Lee has a real chance to shine in this role and has already shown tremendous enthusiasm for the job – and passion for the club – so we feel he can do it.

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9 comments so far

  • AndyT

    Jul 5, 2007 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #1

    That’s stupid to have a loan system whereby either club can’t at least cant at least cancel the loan during the transfer window.
    Is the rule the same for other leagues? if not instead of getting them off into the championship try and get them into the scottish premiership or into european clubs. Bloody stupid if you ask me – who does it benifit.
    Not the lower division sides that can’t afford big squads and use the loan system as emergency cover. Not the premiership teams who have less oppertunity to give their second/third string players the experience to bring them on. Not the younger players who find it harder to get the experience to break into the teams. Not the national side who consequently has fewer experienced youngsters coming through the ranks of the top clubs.

    Hmm – it benifits the less able managers in the lower divisions who can’t convince a player to come on loan to their club under the guise of having a “level playing field”!

  • graemer

    Jul 5, 2007 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Which arse thought up that one?
    Another step backwards in the devlopment of any up and coming first team players.
    There is now no need for the Toon to have reserves or youth team (KK was right after all) as they will never develop under this regime – so its cheque book football. The other alternative is for the Toon to have a small team, such as Sunderland, to be their feeder club and develop our future talent in a lower division or country.
    Looking further afield this scheme will have a poor impact on the England team as PL teams continue to buy cheaply abroad and not develop their own talent.

    Can any one tell me if this ruling is been mirrored in all othe European Leagues or are we the only one to adopt this ridiculour rule ? – just like the amount of South American players that cannot get a ‘work permit’ here but seem to have no problems playing for the Portuges (I know the Brazilian connection), Spanish or Ityalian leagues leaving the Wnglish teams ot pay millions for thme afte a couple of seasons.

  • graemer

    Jul 5, 2007 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #3

    sorry – Spill Chicker failure

  • Andy T

    Jul 5, 2007 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Aye – yer graemer chicker looks fooked n’all

  • noel hopper

    Jul 5, 2007 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #5

    krul is probably not our third choice keeper. I would now put him ahead of Harper. Don’t get me wrong Harper is a good keeper and has been a very loyal servant to NUFC but he made too many mistakes when deputising for Given last year. Alternatively give all three incentive by playing Given for the season, krul for the FA Cup and Harper for all league cup games. Krul is world class and will one day be united keeper. Also Krul will get all the U21 games and reserve games.

  • Tooner

    Jul 5, 2007 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #6

    A “smaller” club like Sunderland as a feeder club? Are you daft?

  • Tony_D

    Jul 6, 2007 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Surely it would make mores sense to have a rule that a player can only go out on loan once per season, and then let the clubs involved decide how long it would be for.

  • Graeme Smith

    Jul 6, 2007 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #8

    I do not get this about “the system we have been labouring under” which implies that it was season long loans only between Premiership clubs before this season or did we and ManU break the rules over Rossi last season

  • Toon Addict

    Jul 6, 2007 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Who made this rule up????

    its daft really it causes all the big clubs in england unable to ship out their youngsters and let them progress. It also means that English football will not progress because managers will be more reluctant to send their youngsters off


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