Newcastle In For Two More Teenagers

Newcastle United’s new chief scout Lil Fuccillo has already been busy looking at future new young talent to bring to the club in the summer.


Sean Scannell – 17 year-old striker attracting Newcastle interest

The 51-year-old scout has been checking on two Championship prospects, Sheffield Wednesday’s 18 year-old center-back Mark Beevers and Crystal Palace’s 17 year-old striker Sean Scannell.

Sean Scannell is an English born Irish footballer and is the brother of Southend United player Damian Scannell. He plays for Crystal Palace, stands 5’10” tall, and is primarily a striker but can also play on the right wing.

Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has reportedly slapped a £3M price tag on Croydon-born Scannell, who has represented the Republic of Ireland at Under-18 level.

Sean has played 19 times for Palace and scored 2 goals, but the Newcastle Evening Chronicle is reporting today that he may well be going to Arsenal.


Mark Beevers – 18 year-old Owls central defender

We have already reported on Newcastle’s interest in Sheffield Wednesday’s 18-year-old center half Mark Beevers.

18 year-old Mark is a 6’4” defender who was born in Barnsley, England. He was recently placed on standby for the England under-19s upcoming game against Croatia on 5 February 2008. Andy Carroll is already in England’s squad for that game.

Mark made his senior debut at Southampton in January 2007 at age 17, giving an accomplished display at the heart of the defense. He had joined the club at age 12. He is strong in the air and good in the tackle and has continued to progress during his first full-time campaign at Hillsborough.

Mark has played 22 times so far for the Owls It seems like £1M is close to the fee it will take to get the youngster. On 28 January 2008, Sheffield Wednesday signed Beevers to an improved contract which runs through 2012.

That’s it, another two good youngsters we are looking at, but we think we have a better chance of signing Mark than Sean.

Comments welcome.

52 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 25, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Since when were Men and Women allowed to play in the same team?

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 25, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #2

    or Men and Animals for that matter!

  • Leo

    Mar 25, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #3

    tom i was thinking the same thing, sean does look like a girl, and has lady bumps.

    we need to be finding more young central midfielders because we are very short on them

  • Cockney Magpie

    Mar 25, 2008 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #4

    what do people reckon to Juan Pablo Pino? worth a look?

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 25, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #5


    Juan Pablo Pino is incapable of passing, he thinks hes the only player on the pitch, literally!

    Yes hes got skills but he doesnt pass!

  • Ashton

    Mar 25, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #6

    De la red will be a great sign for us he is better than Emre and he is only 22

  • Cockney Magpie

    Mar 25, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #7

    whoah chill winston lol just asked coz my mate reckons he is gonna be wel gd but iv only seen him once so i didnt know

  • Kash

    Mar 25, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Did anyone see that Geremi was in the Actim team of the week? He’s in the same midfield as Ronaldo and Bentley. Keep up the good work Geremi.

    As for Central Defenders, I don’t think Dawson is the player we crave, but he’s better than some we already have! I don’t think Diatta will stay beyond his contract and I think in addition to Dawson we would need a commanding CB with pace!

    REally we need the following players for next season:

    2 x CB…. Maybe Dawson and Silvestre, can’t think of any better with EPL experience and who would drop down to us! Quite depressing we have to make do with these boys!
    1 x LB…. Riise
    1 x RB…. Haven’t got a Clue, maybe not needed if Geremi stays!
    1 x RM……… Bentley
    2 x LM (assuming CZ leaves)…… Maybe Downing and someone else!
    2 x CM…….. Possibly Carrick and someone else
    1 x ST………. Not a Idea!

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 25, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #9

    Rather have me mam than Riise and Silvestre. Riise is pure shite!

  • Cockney Magpie

    Mar 25, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #10

    i think Dawson is good, he has jus not had the best of seasons

  • Carr is shite

    Mar 25, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Dawson is actually a big fan of magpies. We should sign player that love the club and not just because of money.

  • simen

    Mar 25, 2008 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Signings for the summer: Bentley, Carrick, Kompany, Berbatov and more of that kind! Know its a dream, but love to do just that 😛

  • DC Magpie

    Mar 25, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Who do reckon Redknapp was talking about?

    “There’s a lad who is playing in the Championship this season who has been around, but he has got the ability to play higher, and he has shown it this season on the big stage in the FA Cup. I’m not going to tell you who, but I’m keeping an eye on him.”

    He seems to know how to shore up a defense!

  • DC Magpie

    Mar 25, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #14

    Good point Carr (is shit)

  • Benn..Geordie Down South

    Mar 25, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Sign Carrick, Bentley, Downing, Brown And A Young Left Back.. And Hope For Top Six lol

  • Hadrian

    Mar 25, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #16

    Newcastle linked with Mark Beevers and Sean Scannell
    man city – Giovani dos Santos


    new teenagers are great n all , but give us a young superstar or two please kev !!!!

  • Charlie Bucket

    Mar 25, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #17

    I don’t think the full back positions are of big concern this summer. Why?

    Because I really rate Beye and Enrique. I think they are that good. Beye has been consistent this season and beyond him we have Geremi who can slot in. Enrique is going from strength to strength and we should try hard to keep him. Also we have Ben Tozer and David Edgar as backup who both deserve a chance so I wouldn’t go out looking for a full back.

    At centre back I have a feeling we will lose Diatta, Ramage and Rozehnal over the summer. Taylor and Faye should be kept, not sure whether we’ll be able to flog a 32 year old Brazilian with a year left on his contract to be honest, we might be stuck with Cacapa as we are with Stephen Carr. I do like Cacapa, but I don’t think he suits this league.

    So we need some new centre backs. Would like to see this Beevers kid join.

    Finally whoever made the point about needing young midfielders, I agree, we’ve got goalkeepers, defenders and strikers but not a lot coming through in the midfield.

    Finally (long post-sorry) well done to James Troisi for a full Australian cap.

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 25, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #18

    Hadrian, if you have watched Dos Santos this season he has nowhere near lived up to his hype.


    Mar 25, 2008 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #19

    if that guy who is supposedly going to arsenal is that good he would already be there they buy their players really young

  • Yorkie Dave

    Mar 25, 2008 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #20

    its that lad in barnsleys midfield who redcrap is after his name defies me at mo

  • toon239

    Mar 25, 2008 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #21

    i would love kompany to come but why would he as he is gona be one of the best center backs the world has ever seen

  • ehssi

    Mar 25, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #22

    why does not S. Taylor start for england u 21 today? is it because he is injured? I don’t hope so :(.

  • Greg P

    Mar 25, 2008 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #23

    Scannel is impressive at Palace, but light weight. I’ve played 5 a side against him (when he was 14/15 and we were 26/27) and while good he never looked like a pro even against a group of fat blokes.

  • Hadrian

    Mar 25, 2008 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #24

    he’s 19 tom 🙂 and earned 25 starts for one of the biggest teams in the world .
    ive watched barca this season , and nobody has lived upto the hype .

  • Gooderz

    Mar 25, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Is that Howard, Yorkie Dave? Or maybr Campbell-Ryce?

  • thelongshanks

    Mar 25, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #26

    taylor not playin for eng u21 cuz he is been rested after a tough last summer nothing less.

  • DC Magpie

    Mar 25, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Thank you Yorkie

  • GP

    Mar 25, 2008 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Hadrian – Messi has continued on from last season, I don’t know what you expect from him to say he’s not lived up to the hype.

  • Dragoner

    Mar 25, 2008 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #29

    Dos Santos has not lived up to his hype, but who could live up to that hype, he has still shown class and massive potential

  • Whitey

    Mar 25, 2008 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #30

    What do you people think of Riga from Levante?

    I only seen him a few times but every time ive thought he looks good in the attacking midfield role. He’s hard working and creative. Don’t know what he’s doing at Levante.

  • cathal

    Mar 25, 2008 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #31

    dawson, bentley, carrick! 3 great signings.
    have an english spine thru the team.
    beye daws tayl AN OTHER
    bentley AN OTHER carrick nzogbia/duff
    owen martins

    possible arshavin for centre mid or modric.
    dunno bout LB

  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 25, 2008 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #32

    Enrique for LB!..

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 25, 2008 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Can someone tell me why there are still idiots thinking Taylor should still have a cement place in the team come next season even after the summer transfer window and why they dont rate Enrique?

  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 25, 2008 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #34

    Hey TT, maybe they ain’t seen Enrique play or something…He’s just getting better & better, & i thought he looked pretty good from the start tbh, just needed to adjust to a new country etc. which he has done, well quick!..

  • richie

    Mar 25, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #35

    tom toom wats ur take on the duff situation, i hope he stays and believe it will take him till next seasoon t b bac t best

  • JP from The Rock of Gibraltar

    Mar 25, 2008 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Why do you all go on about Carrick??? Carrick is the better side of shit! ManUre over payed to get him and now that they have him he has hardly set the place alight. By the way..what made you guys think he would even join us in the first place!??! We are surviving this league by the skin of our teeth! Just because he’s a geordie doesn’t mean he will jump at the chance to play for us. I wish it were like that but it ain’t. With the Euro Cup coming up it will be nearly impossible to make ONE decent signing let alone 5 or 6 as many are shouting about. We need players, good ones, and badly but we have to be much more realistic. First lets end this terrible season with our premiership status bruised but not beaten and take it from there.

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 25, 2008 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #37

    Richie – I doubt very much he’ll be back to his best because he doesnt seem to have much pace anymore, id happily give him another season to prove though.

  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 25, 2008 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #38

    Hey JP, i’m not keen on Carrick ma’self…He huffs & puffs a bit…& like other manWhore players rudolf ain’t stuck on, he only plays ’em now & then, so he can sell ’em later…If he really likes what they do, they’re playing all the time!..

  • richie

    Mar 25, 2008 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #39

    ye he needs game s and fitness, terrible recovery time, if he doesn return t form by next season ,,well then he may b past his best but i have feeling hel b alri, reckon barton can go from strength to strength under kk. its great seein him interact wit players

  • m.

    Mar 26, 2008 at 2:17 AM

    Comment #40

    i’m here M.O.R.T.! 17 years old, good keeper as shay, good striker as bellamy, and good drinker as gazza!!


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