Sam Wants To Build Newcastle With Younger Better Players

Newcastle United are determined to build up the playing staff at St. James’ Park, with solid youngsters they will bring in, from all over the world, in the next year or two.


Sam Allardyce – determined to build the club with younger, better players

As we reported recently a deal has already been struck with Swindon Town, for their 17 year-old defender Ben Tozer, and he will officially sign for the club once the transfer window opens in a couple of days.

Sam Allardyce has today talked about that strategy:

“Underneath the first team is a key area, finding younger, better players, to be bringing the club forward,” “Apart from Steven Taylor, we haven’t really produced anything and you compare that to Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton and Arsenal. We’re way behind on that front.”

“ We’re doing the best we can without losing focus on the first team and results, which is the most important thing.”

Sam’s not exactly correct to say that Steven is the only one, although he is the only one that has come through the youth system at the club.

But Sir Bobby Robson did bring in Charles N’Zogbia and James Milner from other clubs (Le Havre and Leeds United), when they were just 18 years old. However, they were brought in immediately for the first team.

We think this strategy is a good one, and we’re looking forward to seeing the first crop of new youngsters brought in during January.

Comments very welcome.

5 comments so far

  • stjames

    Dec 29, 2007 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Unfortunately Sam still has to show that he can build a team that can play decent football. So it’s hart to get enthusiastic about a young and brilliant team under his reign.

    For me it’s more important this season to show that Sam’s capable, than to end high up the table. Given we stay up of course.

    It´s very hard support a manager that sets up and practices the kind of football we are playing at the moment. We need signs that he can do better. If he can’t give us those signs it’s the end for him I’m afraid.

  • Steeley

    Dec 29, 2007 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Here’s hoping the fat idiot isnt here in the tx window to actually pick any of the youngsters!

    I can see it now – a whole youth team of Joey Barton’s….and how proud we would all be eh?


  • Leo

    Dec 29, 2007 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #3

    carroll is a talent also not just taylor, and what about edgar…

  • neozero

    Dec 29, 2007 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #4

    love big sam long term vision for the club but he isnt showing sign that he would be the man to lead us… i m getting bored of cutting and changing but do we have the right man???

  • Hadrian

    Dec 29, 2007 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #5

    id rather sam here than reports of jol comming .
    last thing we need is that pancake.


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