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Doninger Impresses as Keegan At Reserves Win

11:05 pm, Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 by Ed Harrison · 40 Comments

Newcastle United reserves played themselves through to the last four of the Northumberland Senior Cup on Wednesday night, when they beat North Shields at the Ralph Gardner Park 3-0.

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Mark Doninger - England youngster scored two great goals for Reserves

Kevin Keegan was at the game and England Under-17 International and local boy Mark Doninger was Newcastle’s two goal hero with long shots, the second being a spectacular strike by the striker.

Jonny Godsmark opened the scoring during the first-half when Newcastle broke away down the right and skipper David Edgar crossed for Godsmark to put the ball home after 35 minutes.

Then 10 minutes after half time Newcastle went two goals up when Doninger scored his first with a low shot from outside the area.

The 18-year-old then hit an an unstoppable rising drive from 30 yards, which flew into the top corner of the goal after 60 minutes.

Watching Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan must have been impressed with Newcastle born Mark Doninger, who continues to look a real star of the future.

Tamas Kadar, Ben Tozer and Wesley Baheng, our January acquisitions, all played the full game for the Reserves.

Newcastle United Reserves: Fraser Forster, Callum Morris, Tamas Kadar, Ben Tozer, David Edgar, Mark Doninger (Patrick McLaughlin, 73m), Frank Wiafe Danquah (James Marwood, 58m), Kazenga LuaLua, Jonny Godsmark, Wesley Ngo Baheng, Andy Carroll (Dan Neary 80m)

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth · Reserves



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40 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tom_Toon // Jan 30, 2008 at 11:08 PM

    Does Doninger ever stop scoring? I always hear about him scoring.

  • 2 sparetheman // Jan 30, 2008 at 11:16 PM

    Clearly we’re all supporting the wrong team. 52,000 would be better entertained by these fellas by the sounds of it.

  • 3 Ant // Jan 30, 2008 at 11:18 PM

    Sorry to break up the party…but remember when Ameobi used to knock in a hat-trick on more than one occasion for the reserves…don’t read too much into this…

  • 4 AlexW // Jan 30, 2008 at 11:21 PM

    Did anyone watch the game? hows our new recruits getting on?

  • 5 JP from The Rock of Gibraltar // Jan 30, 2008 at 11:26 PM

    I remember Chopra getting a hat-trick every time he played for the reserves and for some reason we sold him! Didn’t he sign for Sunderland and is scoring goals for them?…or was that just a nightmare?

  • 6 Tom_Toon // Jan 30, 2008 at 11:37 PM

    Every time i see Berbatov play i want a striker who isnt injured all the time with an immense first touch (viduka, when not injured), Markus Rosenberg anybody?

  • 7 I Shy Ty // Jan 30, 2008 at 11:42 PM

    Oh sh*t. MOTD

  • 8 I Shy Ty // Jan 30, 2008 at 11:47 PM

    MOTD. How dare they say we don’t know what we’re doing … Should KK have been on the interview panel for the DoF?

  • 9 PK-Norway // Jan 30, 2008 at 11:56 PM

    Dont stop bringing in young players..but plz..why Hungary and Slovakia..Bring in some paceful,creative players with teqnique..
    Put scouts in South America (Brazil,Argentina,Mexico….),and from France and ofcourse in portugal..bring in talented players before the other clubs do…if Arsenal can do it..we can to..i saw the arsenal game and i am ANGRY over that we only have Zogbia and Duff who try to drible or go past a defender…the rest play silly passes and high balls to OWEN! GEt rid of BUTT PLZ..and Rozenhal is looking like a HAVANT player…CACAPA TOO..he doesnt match the pace in PL..We need a really rough player in back four wich is eaager to win and go in to duels and cheers other players up..i like faye..he is better that cacapa and rozie..PLZ Keegan it itsnt your fault..THE team is not good enogh..GEt in EMRE ,BARTON(a fit barton is a good barton)..Get Zogbia and DUff on each side..get the young lad try on the left back position or Enrique..give them time..Faye and Taylor in center Beye on right..Martins and Owen on TOP..and for god sake..bring in a moveable tall player..not a statue..I cant hold out anymore..i want to see us win,i want to see us beat teams..its soo long time since we did play really well..Plz Ashley,Mort and Keegan.THis team means a lot to me and thousand of others plx..use CASH..bring us some quality players not now…but in summer..i want a wing who dribble Rio twice and chip the ball in and a Striker who shot on volley behind van Der SAr ,i want to see Fergusons face all red again!!!! PLZZZZZZZZZZZZ icant take it anymoreee :(

  • 10 I Shy Ty // Jan 31, 2008 at 12:13 AM

    @PK-Norway. Calm down. It’s just a commercial (for adidas). I hope I’m on your side next time we go 4-4-2 against Jorvik :)

  • 11 PK-Norway // Jan 31, 2008 at 12:16 AM

    SHY TY what u talk abt?? i mean it..whos jorvik and whats comercial

  • 12 I Shy Ty // Jan 31, 2008 at 12:22 AM

    Historical Joke :) Yorvik = York (in England) where Eric Bloodaxe (Norwegian guy) was king.

    This has lost something in translation :)

  • 13 Adrian Swall // Jan 31, 2008 at 12:25 AM

    I Shy Ty: They made a hell of a mess at Jarrow and Monkwearmouth, and they still haven’t tidied up.

    PK: Hysterical joke – ignore it! :)

  • 14 PK-Norway // Jan 31, 2008 at 12:26 AM

    i am Sri-Lankan born ,moved to Norway when i was 3 ..supported Newcastle since i was 8!! and i am bloodyAnGRY..i want to..see glory days again before i die!

  • 15 Leo* // Jan 31, 2008 at 12:29 AM

    history, please no, hated it at school. but was made to study it… bastard grammar school.

    i hope this Donny comes good like…

  • 16 PK-Norway // Jan 31, 2008 at 12:30 AM

    i love history…:D

  • 17 Leo* // Jan 31, 2008 at 12:31 AM

    monkwearmouth haha, too rights its one big pit

  • 18 PK-Norway // Jan 31, 2008 at 12:32 AM

    guys i am talking serious shit here abt our club..and u luagh abt York and vikings..

  • 19 Victor Meldrew // Jan 31, 2008 at 12:34 AM

    We get evrything on Ed’s site. People correct your grammar, give history lessons, teach you geography, but I agree with tom_toon this kid Doninger has a great habit – scoring. Let’s not rush him tho.

  • 20 Victor Meldrew // Jan 31, 2008 at 12:42 AM

    What’s a commercial? Welcome to confused.com. I’m just starting to get my head round everthing that’s happened over the last two weeks. But KK watching the reserves is a good sign

  • 21 PK-Norway // Jan 31, 2008 at 12:44 AM

    i ment..what commercial not whats a commercial daaaa

  • 22 ObaFan2 // Jan 31, 2008 at 12:54 AM

    comical? :D

  • 23 Victor Meldrew // Jan 31, 2008 at 12:55 AM

    Who’s the daaaa?

  • 24 PK-Norway // Jan 31, 2008 at 1:07 AM

    OMG…get some sleep guys…i am off to bed!

  • 25 Taiwan Toon // Jan 31, 2008 at 5:38 AM

    Sorry for posting this again, but I really want to be heard about this one, espercially ppl from inside the club.

    If we are trying to sign wonder kids, we must go for this one. The Japanese sensation, KAKITANI YOICHIRO, widely regarded as the diamond and future of Japanese football. Scored a wonder goal against France U17 last year and his skill just looked head and shoulders above the Franch youngsters.

    He will be definately an instant success for us fiancially, and if he does progress into our first team, the economic effect is going to be even enomous (every single game of ours will be on telly in Japan). Good for improve our world wide fan base too.

    http://tw.youtube.com/watch?v=tGB0UZsWnQ0

  • 26 KevinHann // Jan 31, 2008 at 7:07 AM

    Yes, signing this Kakitani guy would be no risk at all, even if he costs millions. Just the marketing in it would be a major financial boost, and honestly he seems a hot prospect in terms of vision, goalscoring skills, technique, passing (ring a bell? a bit of a rusty one…) It is a fact that Japanese seem to be in quite some hype over him – and god knows they are good in this. Yeah, they are thrilled about almost everything and it isn’t real proof of the quality of the player, but is major proof of their potential willingness to pay-to-watch :) I wouldn’t mind a couple hundred thousands of overhyped asians jumping around the tv sets ;)

  • 27 Taiwan Toon // Jan 31, 2008 at 7:27 AM

    to Kevin Hann,

    I am sure most ppl will pay to watch him in Japan. I lived there for more than a year and I know them as I am an Asian as well. :P

    Lets start with baseball stars, may not be familiar to all toon fans here, but a baseball player called Matsusaka who is playing his trade in the US, and every single march that he is invloved is live on NHK (the equvilent of BBC in Japan).

    Come back to Football, we could find Nakamura of the Celtic. Again, all Celtic games are broadcasted live in Japan.

    There is also a guy called Takahashi who plays in SV Hamburg. Not a regular starter but you could also find their games broadcasted live most of time!

    In the short term, it is good money from TV, and for fxxx sake who knows what we can achieve with a huge followings there in Japan. 127 millions of potential fans who are more than willing to quell to buy the club’s goods there! It will just be amazing.

  • 28 scott9 // Jan 31, 2008 at 7:37 AM

    o no we arent making an improved bid for barnes jewell said that we said to them that we aint gonna improve our offer

  • 29 stumpofthetoon // Jan 31, 2008 at 8:01 AM

    i was at the match last night and thought they played well with the conditions. Doningers second goal was realy good realy hard shot rattled the corner. I thought kadar looked solid and up for it as well. Also the right winger dont know his name small lad wearing no7 never stoped all game give defenders a realy rough time all night. They might not be ready yet but i couls see something there

  • 30 Taiwan Toon // Jan 31, 2008 at 8:10 AM

    scott9, I think this is only a mind game. All businesses are done behind the scene. What Jewell is doing is to put pressure on the NUFC board as he will know that we, the fans, are expecting a new signing. Keep faith, we will sign someone. :)

  • 31 Gooderz // Jan 31, 2008 at 8:11 AM

    I’d assume the no7 was the little speed demon that is Jonny Godsmark.

    Back to Kakitani though. If we could sign him, train him up and give him time in the reserves for a short period to prepare him for the English game somewhat, or integrate him into some friendlies if we sign him early enough, then we could unleish him into the first team.

    He certainly has the skills, he has very good vision and whilst predominantly right footed, he doesn’t appear to be afraid of using his left. Regardless of the potential money-spinning that could be involved in such a move, this is a player that should be considered, for the right price.

  • 32 Taiwan Toon // Jan 31, 2008 at 8:21 AM

    Gooderz, you are right. I stress on the financial side just to show that we have got nothing to lose if we could have him signed.

    Like you, I find it no point of signing a player just for financial reasons, and I bring Kakitani up because I think he has bags of skills that is required to play at the very top level. This boy is distined for big things if he keeps progressing.

    He will need to learn to work better as a team player and perhaps to increase his strength if he is to play in the PL in the future, but skill wise he is up there with the very best young talents in the world IMO.

  • 33 joe // Jan 31, 2008 at 8:23 AM

    stumpofthetoon – that was jonny godsmark. I’ve been a supporter of his for some time as Ed will testify. He is very quick and works hard. Scored 6 in the reserves and 8 for academy. To me, looks a far better player than Milner and has been at NUFC since he was 9 years old. Should certainly be given a chance as is also better than Lua Lua. Him and Doninger are top quality.

  • 34 GM // Jan 31, 2008 at 8:24 AM

    does our scouting nertwork stretch as far as japan though? its all well and good suggesting players on here, but is the club actually scouring the world for talent or just looking in europe? maybe someone should send the club the utube link ;-)

    Would someone like kakitani need a work permit?

  • 35 Taiwan Toon // Jan 31, 2008 at 8:28 AM

    He would need one, but I am sure it can be solved as Man U and Chelski has done with thier young talents.

  • 36 stumpofthetoon // Jan 31, 2008 at 8:32 AM

    thought it might have been him give there left back a terrible time all night. Big kev was there as well hopefully he might have noticed as well

  • 37 broon ale // Jan 31, 2008 at 8:54 AM

    i was playing for north shields last night, jonny godsmark was quality, he ran the show. lua lua was tricky and quick but faded as the game went on, Andy Carrol was annoymous, he’s quite a selfish player and he shoots from improbable angles. ben tozer and tomas kadar looked good, especially tomas kadar. he played left back and tozer played centre back. Wesley ngo baheng looks like he has ability, very quiet though! i dont think this game suited him, raining, windy and a crap pitch. I met kevinkeegan. he came with terry mac.. I also managed to get my hands on one of the newcastle match footballs too.. they are much better than the crap plastic ones we have.

  • 38 joe // Jan 31, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    broon ale, did you enjoy the game? Lua Lua can’t put 90 minutes in, that’s a fact. Part of it is his attitude. Decided he’s too good for the academy and even reserves now i think. For me, Jonny should be given a chance and Doninger also has a great attitude. Did you think that Godsmark was quick? I think he’s as pacy as any in the first team and certainly quicker than Milner.

  • 39 broon ale // Jan 31, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    joe, he was amazingly quick, on occasions he looked like he would loose the ball but then he would come away with it. fitness came into it in the end. they train every day and it showed. from being on the same pitch as them i have to say tomas kadar looks great, especially considering he is only 17.

  • 40 joe // Jan 31, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Pleased you enjoyed it, gives you an insight i bet to see what doing it for a living could do for you. NUFC could do worse than have a look at the local teams to see what’s out there. There’s some good players around.




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