Adam Sadler – Forster Becoming Top Goalkeeper

Reserve Team Manager Adam Sadler thinks Newcastle’s 6’4″ goalkeeper Fraser Forster can achieve whatever he wants to in the game of football.


Fraser Forster – making a name for himself with brilliant Reserve team displays

The Hexham born goalkeeper, who will turn 20 next month, had a fantastic game last night for the Reserves, in their 0-0 draw with top team Liverpool Reserves.

Adam Sadler says Fraser pulled off at least 10 top class saves, to keep a clean sheet, and certainly Liverpool had their chances, missed some, but couldn’t beat Forster when they did get on target.

It’s often good to get the other side’s view of the game, and the Liverpool web-site report says their team left St. James Park last night wondering how they hadn’t won the game fairly easily.

One particular double save from Forster on 57 minutes, was an unbelievable double stop from Krisztian Nemeth, and was reported this way by the Liverpool site:

Forster pulled off another sensational double save, first denying Nemeth’s stabbed effort from six yards before getting his foot in the way of the rebound to deflect it up on to the crossbar and away to safety.

Forster has been doing this all season in the Reserves, and as Adam says, he’s the most improved player at Newcastle, over the last 18 months, and apparently works his socks off in training and has a great attitude.


Reserve Team Manager Adam Sadler told Newcastle World TV:

“Fraser was unbelievable tonight,” “He has pulled off at least ten outstanding saves and I don’t know how he has made those two close range stops in the second-half.”

“Fraser is thought of as the club’s most improved player over the past 18 months and it’s easy to see why.”

“He is well on his way to becoming a top keeper and, most importantly, he has a terrific attitude to hard work.”

“He can achieve whatever he wants to in the game and we’re lucky to have such a fantastic talent.”

Sadler is in the enviable position at Newcastle, where he is essentially in charge of the excellent youngsters we now have at the club, with more to arrive in the summer. He’s well thought of within the Newcastle club, and it’s a great chance for Sadler to play a vital part in Newcastle’s re-emergence as a top team.

Certainly some of our youngsters give us great hope for the future, which is almost the opposite of some of our current crop of senior players.

There were the Busby Babes back in the 1950s, but with these youngsters likely to start pushing through to the first team, sooner rather than later, we’ll need to think of what to call them.

Any ideas? 😀

Comments always welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Gloryhunter

    Feb 19, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Keegan’s Kids

  • Doctapaul

    Feb 19, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #2

    We seem to have 4-5 either very good or good in the making goalkeepers?
    Given, Harper, Krul. Fortser and recently Sodeburg.

    Edgar is knocking on 1st team door.

    So who’s next?

  • milner fan

    Feb 19, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #3

    i think harper and given will need to go within next 3 seasons for the young keepers to come through. I think it will be forster and krul pushing to the number 1 top. Unless the young swedish keeper begins to impress. Certainly looks gd in the keeper department. Shame about the rest of the squad lol

  • steve k

    Feb 19, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #4

    If the kids are so great then why were Liverpool all over them? Why are Liverpool top of the reserve league instead of us?

    It’s great to see the improvements in youth at the club, and we’ve been hearing great things of Forster for years, but lets not get carried away here. We have a long, long way to go before we can boast of our youth.

    When we produce a Gerrard or a Scholes, a Terry or Fabregas, then we can start to boast. As things stand Man United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs, West Ham, Aston Villa etc. all have much better youth policies and have produced real stars.

    Not trying to be negative, it’s great to see our improvements, but lets not resort to hyperbole – a-la Keegan’s “two-phase plan”.

  • dopaz

    Feb 19, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #5

    watched the game last night, he had a great game, also the rest of the team played some nice passing football at times and we had a very young team out, liverpool did edge the game but they are top of the league, very promising….

  • dingo

    Feb 19, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #6

    Toon Tots,

    Mini Mags,

    Mighty Mini Mags,

    Sadler’s Sucklers,

    Newcastle Nappy Rashes,

    Geordie Genes.

    pfff now my head hurts

  • nomis_jade

    Feb 19, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #7

    From what iv read, it seems like some of the kids we sighned over jan may be good enough to help out in the first team squad already. At the time i just assumed that they would be sent to the acadamy and reserves and left to work on getting better and eventually a call up. But both kadar, zablera and tozer seem to be fitting into the first team training already. Ok, obviously this isnt as good as buying proven european and uk players but maybe we should give out scouts or whover more credit. Maybe they saw these players as guys who would fit in ( and be good enough) pretty quickly? If thats the case, id prefer these over another luque anyday, and maybe they are better than a giles barnes type player? Am i talking sense or shit? what do people think?

  • Gloryhunter

    Feb 19, 2008 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #8

    @dingo: Geordie Genes 🙂

  • Zx

    Feb 19, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #9

    The next reserves game at St.James is against Man Utd Reserves/Future Sunderland First Team on 31st March at 7pm.


    Feb 19, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #10

    We produced Gazza (The most gifted footballer ever from these isles!!) and also another great in Beardsley.
    Waddle was a similar deal to fabregas he was bought when he was really young and brought on by our clubs coaches.
    Our area produces some of the best talents in the world thats why fergies first scout for man utd was posted exclusively in the north-east


    Feb 19, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #11

    More recently Taylor in the england squad at 21
    in The position England are most blessed centre back:
    Carragher(I think he was retired at the time)

  • CJ

    Feb 19, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #12

    I would honestly have preffered bramble in the team instead of Ramage when he gets back from injury i am dreading that he will get a game.
    Surely the club won’t be stupid enough to give him a new contract he never palys well far to weak not quick enough he loves the club but so does Ameobi they are just not good enough.

  • cooldj

    Feb 19, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #13

    we could call them the:

    “Average At Best” Babes

    “Almost made its”

    “Overhyped or underplayed”

    or my personal fave:


  • GP

    Feb 19, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #14

    cooldj – Hardly raving about them, people are just saying that they look like they’ll make the first team. Do you ever stop talking bollocks?

  • Leo*

    Feb 19, 2008 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #15

    i would go for geordie genes definitly

    haha loved that video someone posted on here from utube


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