Youngsters Key To Future Newcastle Success

Adam Sadler has the important position at the Newcastle club of running the Reserves side, and therefore has the responsibility of bringing through the tremendous young talent we have at the club at the moment.


Adam Sadler – has most important role at Newcastle club

Adam himself, just 29 years old, has just returned from a week in Holland learning the ropes form one of the world’s great coaches in Louis van Gaal. Adam got rave reviews from the Dutch Master last week and make no mistake, Adam is a future star coach in the making and he already has an important role at the Tyneside club.

Adam talked about his youngsters yesterday:

“Absolutely the future is bright. Our scouting network is big and absolutely we work hard in terms of trying to recruit players – not just in terms of the British Isles but globally as well,”

“It was nice to see Tamas Kadar do well, I thought Wesley Baheng did okay when he was on, and Kazenga Lualua was excellent as well.”“He’s a hell of a talent. You don’t get many people who will pick the ball up and run with it and create something out of nothing.”

“Even when he’s marked so tightly he can twist and turn and manipulate his body to get past people. He’s got bags of talent, let’s just see how far we can get him.”

The 17-year-old brother of former Newcastle player Lomana scored a great equalizing goal in the Northumberland Senior Cup, which the Reserves, average age just 18, won on penalties on Tuesday night against Blyth Spartans. You can see the video highlights of that game here .

Adam went on:

“They are a good group of lads and the aim for us now is getting them from that Academy team into the first team, and their role in the reserve team is another good piece of experience for them.”

“I was really pleased with the character of the young lads against Blyth. It’s been a long, hard season for a lot of those young lads playing against teams that are big and strong but we had the bulk of the possession.”

A couple of other prospects are 18 year old Hungarian Tamaz Kadar, who has impressed ever since he joined the club in January, and Swindon’s Ben Tozer, who joined the club at the same time from Swindon.

It’s also good to see Kevin Keegan at almost every Reserve Team game – we love to see that and it shows the youngsters just how important they are to the future of the club.

We are finally doing the right things at the club, and we have to give a lot of credit for that to Chairman Chris Mort, who has a had a good first year at the club.

Newcastle are now well placed for future success, not only because of the appointment of Kevin, but also to the great youth policy, which is already in evidence at the club.

Comments very welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Apr 25, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #1

    i want more news on modric, does anybody know of any more news?

  • Ed Harrison

    Apr 25, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Will try to dredge for the latest news on him.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Apr 25, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #3

    thanks ed

  • Vitorbarbosa

    Apr 25, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #4

    Kadar is good. Hope he can fight his way to the first team. I want to see with my own eye how good he is.

  • tdt

    Apr 25, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #5

    slow day 4 news it seems… hope some of the kids start pushing the 1st team, the right amount of competition will be raelly good 4 every1. without it, complacency sets in. wonder who we’re going to sign this summer…

  • Davies

    Apr 25, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #6

    Perhaps with reserve players like young Andy Carroll and Kazenga Lualua the hunt for strikers isn’t as big a priority to Keegan as midfielders and defenders. It looks like we’ve got a lot of quality in both of those positions in the reserves, but we’ve already seen polished performances from Carroll and Lualua in the first team.

    I rate some of the other players, David Edgar always looks good (for some reason he reminds me of Elijah Wood!), and we always hear good things about Kadar and Tozer.

    Our current first team is starting to look very tight. As Roy Keane rightly pointed out; if you’ve Damien Duff and Alan Smith sitting on the bench, you know your starting 11 is going to be strong. The reserve players are going to have to fight tooth and nail to earn their first team opportunities, but I reckon we’ll be seeing more of them getting in there before too long.

    Good work Sads, and well done to Kazenga.

  • ginkoh

    Apr 25, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #7

    And Fabio Zambrera also, Hope he will be good enough for 1st team someday.

  • Marty

    Apr 25, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #8

    We have a grt bunch of lads here so its exciting times ahead.TOZER KADAR LUA LUA FORSTER these guys are gonna be class

  • Leo

    Apr 25, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #9

    the future’s bright, the future is black and white


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