Matty Pattison Signs For Norwich City

Glen Roeder, the manager of Norwich City and former manager on Tyneside, has signed Newcastle midfielder Matty Pattison, for an undisclosed fee.


Matty Pattison – the 21 year old South African joined Norwich today

When Glenn Roeder joined Newcastle in the summer of 2005, as the new Academy Manager, Matty Pattison was our best young prospect in the Newcastle Youth team. And in February of 2006, when Glenn took over as caretaker manager, after Graeme Souness was sacked, he gave Matty his debut at the club.

Pattison played quite well for Newcastle over the next 16 months, but once Roeder was dismissed in May, 2007 and Sam Allardyce took over, Matty hasn’t played a single game. It will not come as a surprise that Newcastle have been willing to let the youngster go. But our two excellent youth teams of the past 2-3 years, who both reached the semi-finals of that competition, haven’t so far produced too many promising players at the club, which is a disappointment.  But we think, on the other hand, this will turn out to be a great buy for Glenn Roeder and Norwich City and for a reasonable fee, no doubt.

The Johannesburg, South Africa-born 21 year-old midfielder had been on loan with Glenn Roeder at Carrow Road since November, and was apparently discussing personal terms with the Championship club today. The deal he will sign is said to go until June, 2011, and Newcastle have agreed a sell-on fee with Roeder and Norwich City, for the player. Matty appeared 10 times for Newcastle United.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 4, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #1

    who ate all the pies, who at all the pies……….

    FATTY PATTISON, good riddence

  • ToonKing

    Jan 4, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #2

    about time………..

  • Howie

    Jan 4, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #3

    was never gonna make it for us. hes seems like a championship player to me. wish him all the best. some ‘terrible’ news for the stoke game. our most successful captain in the history of newcastle united geremi isnt available on sunday. martins aint also

  • big pea ov the weab

    Jan 4, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #4

    so wot!

  • mark

    Jan 4, 2008 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Fatty Pattison lol.

    He wasnt good enough at the end of the day, he reminded me of Jamie Mclen.

    Gutted Man Utd rejected our bid for Brown.

    I hate Fergie, he always plays fringe players around the windows so they think “Oh, Im going to get a game” and rejects bids so they think theyre important, then Slam shuts the window, and he drops em again, COME ON WES SIGN THIS MONTH OR THE SUMMER!!!

  • ToonKing

    Jan 4, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #6

    i’m trying to decide if that is good news or bad……….

  • steve

    Jan 4, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Good luck to him, he’ll do ok in the championship

  • mark

    Jan 4, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #8,19528,11661_3022847,00.html

    Allardyce still wants him!! Get in. Wes Brown and then Andriy Arshavin please! 😀

  • Ashton

    Jan 4, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #9

    He is better than Milner !

  • Leo

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #10

    i can see what you mean about jamie mcclen*

    roeder is paying us back by taking players who are not good enough for our team.

    shola carr maybe roeder?

  • dragoner

    Jan 4, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #11

    dont worry about that mark, wes brown has been there far too long to fall for those old tricks. We most probably will get him in January as Fergie knows he will lose him for free come the summer.


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