Fabio Zamblera Makes Newcastle Debut

The 17-year-old Italian was signed in January for Newcastle United from Serie A side Atalanta.


Fabio Zamblera – delighted to have made his debut at the club

However, he only just made his debut last night for the Reserves when the Italian Under-18 International came on as a late substitute in the reserves 3-0 win over Everton.

As it turns out Fabio had a chance of a goal after 85 minutes but his flick on was saved by Everton goalkeeper Iain Turner.

After the game Fabio seemed very pleased to have made his debut and spoke to the Official Newcastle United Web site:

“It was great to make my debut at St.James’ Park and hopefully I will continue to play for the reserves this season.”

“I’m enjoying life in Newcastle and have settled in really well.”

Reserve team manager Adam Sadler added:

“Fabio had an impact when he came on and caused a few problems and probably should’ve scored.”“But he’s been fine so far and has settled right into it.”

“In fact, he’s already telling me that he’s an adopted Geordie so I think he’s definitely enjoying himself!”

The 6’3″ striker is well thought of at the club, and along with Andrew Carroll, who is the same height, they must make a threatening presence when they team up together.

Both these boys could be good players for us in the future with Andrew on the verge of a first team start. In fact the Reserves have several of our new youngsters in their team, and they seem to be worth a look at, if only to check on our up and coming youngsters.

That’s where our future lies.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • nomis_jade

    Mar 4, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #1

    I know he wasnt on for very long but did anyone see this match live and see how he did? Carroll looks like he could be really good. Odd why he didnt do so well on loan. I heard their manager didnt play him very much?

  • Chris F

    Mar 4, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Carroll apparently has a very high opinion of himself, so there’s every possibility he rubbed someone up the wrong way at PNE with his attitude.

    He does look a decent player when he comes on for us, but only time will tell if he’ll be any good in the first team.

  • Stami

    Mar 4, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #3

    i really want to see Carroll make a start for the 1st team soon. i thing he will be brilliant for Owen to play off! his size gives him the ability to hold the ball up. he also seems to have a keen eye for picking out little through balls!

    give him a start while Martins is still out with his ankle injury!!!

  • toonhitman

    Mar 4, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #4

    lets get safe first then give these 2 youngins a run out in the first team,good tester for them

  • steve

    Mar 4, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Carroll fell out with a number of people ar Preston, by all accounts he had a real attitude and was telling current Preston first teamers they weren’t good enough for prem!
    I’m aware you really need self confidence to succeed but thats no excuse to belittle other professionals, hopefully he’s learnt from the experience

  • Davies

    Mar 4, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #6

    My initial thought is that we should be patient before getting these young lads in the first team, and make sure we’re safe from the drop.

    The way the first team is playing at the moment, they might be worth a go.

    Get Carroll and Owen on, just behind Oba, have a three man midfield, say N’Zogbia, Emre nd Milner and finish up with Enrique, Faye, Edgar (Taylor on the bench, sorry Stevie) and Beye.

    All good. Why didn’t Keegan hire me as his number 2?!

  • Mitch H

    Mar 4, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Andy’s got a huge future ahead of him. He’s a winner for sure, you can see it in everything he does.

    Preston’s manager could not praise him highly enough (football wise).

    He did have a bit too much to say for himself at time when he was on loan at Preston. He was desperate to play every week, & apparently, Preston had 6 strikers to pick from at the time, so the manager wanted to look at different strike combinations.
    Obviously Andy wasnt happy at been loaned out, then not playing every week.
    Personally, i wish every Toon player was that keen to start week in week out!

    One thing’s for sure, he’s full of confidence, bursting with enthusiasm & from what i’ve seen & heard about him, he’ll be massive for us in the years to come.

    I’m also really impressed with the club’s new recruitment policy of bringing in highly rated young talent.

    We’ll be OK for the future if MA & CM back KK properly in the summer (30-40 mil) & we keep shipping in good young prospects.

    Keep the Faith & Ho’way the Lads !!

  • Leo

    Mar 4, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #8

    who cares if he has an attitude, alot of today’s footballers do, i however think very little of him belittling teammates. hopefully he will have matured, are we all forgetting how young he still is

  • Dan

    Mar 4, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Was at the game last night, Carroll was outstanding. He should have his chance in the first team as soon as possible, maybe not against Liverpool but certainly against Birmingham. He scares defenders and has a great first touch. I also thought Lua Lua had a decent game as well.

    (Sorry to be pedantic but I think this was the 2nd highest attendance for the reserves, there was 1500 at the Liverpool home game) 🙂


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