Ryan Donaldson Excited To Make Newcastle Debut


One Newcastle player was very proud to make his debut for his home town club Newcastle United last night – 17-year-old striker Ryan Donaldson.

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Ryan Donaldson – local lad made debut last night in Mallorca

Ryan came on as a second-half substitute, and he already seems keen for more first-team football.

Donaldson said today:

“I was hoping to come on, but didn’t really expect to.” “The manager told me to get on, and I was really excited.”

“The conditions were difficult, and after my first sprint I was dripping wet.” “It was hard, but great to play against a La Liga team. It was a great experience.”

“They’re a really good team. They pass the ball well and kept the shape well.” “For me, though, that is the sort of experience you want.”

Local boy Ryan Donaldson has already represented the England Under-17s side and is a local lad, just like our other young striker, 19 year-old Andy Carroll.

It’s good that Ryan got a taste of what it’s like in the first team, because the word on the youngster is that he’s one for the future.

He was still a schoolboy at St Cuthberts High School in Newcastle, when he made his reserve team debut last year, on the 24th January at Wigan.

Ryan is a big fan of Michael Owen and Thierry Henry, and the striker, who stands 5’11” tall and has loads of pace, seems to have a good eye for goal.

Ryan made his England Under-17 debut on 30th July 2007, and scored both goals in the 2- 0 Nordic Championships win over Iceland in Denmark, and he’s been a regular in the side ever since.

Definitely one for the future.

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110 comments so far

  • tamil toon

    Aug 4, 2008 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #1

    i noe not exactly the best of websites but

    http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=803621

    says he is flying to newcastle today to do a medical soooo the signing (hopefully) be confirmed by 2moz

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  • Spyro

    Aug 4, 2008 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #2

    very happy for him, he certainly looks a decent prospect. Quite pacey and composed.

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  • Patrick

    Aug 4, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Way to go Ryan!

    Let’s use him and Zamblera ahead of Smithy and Ameobi if they are not improving.

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  • Christoon

    Aug 4, 2008 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #4

    im glad he’s got a run out. Ive heard great things about the lad. After the last few friendlies KK should have a good idea on the potential of the youth we have in preperation for any injury crisis

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  • beye the great

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #5

    with any look hell turn out as good as his heros

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  • Patrick

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #6

    With Aaron Spear, these young lads would probably push Smith and Ameobi out of the stack either this or next year.

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  • Tom

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #7

    I agree patrick, zamblera and donaldson should definitely be given a shot either against PSV or Valencia, if the big 3 aren’t fit!

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  • ende

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #8

    spears carroll donaldson

    our future striking line?

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  • Tom

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #9

    Potentially!!

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  • Spyro

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #10

    cant see Carroll being in there myself

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  • ToonDaft

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #11

    what is happening with Spear though?

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  • davetooooooooon

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #12

    nice to here young local lads doing well. probly wont play a game for our team next season but in a cuple of years he miit get a place on the bench

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  • normski1930z

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #13

    neither can i spyro if am honest…..

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  • 51times

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #14

    I think Baheng has a good shot of making, have to see how he is after he recovers from his injury.

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  • Tom

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Yeah I’d be interested to see what happens with Spear.

    I don’t know much about Carrol myself, I haven’t seen much of him playing tbh. He works hard by all accounts, seems to get a few in the reserves etc, so I think he deserves the time 🙂

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  • Patrick

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #16

    or

    Spear Zamblera Donaldson

    …and Wiafe Danquah. Did he get a runout?

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  • Ross G

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Dont rate him, he didnt score and was on for 25 mins, he clearly wont cut it. Sell him now, I cant see him pushing Smith out as the number one striker at the club. We still need to make some top signings though, Im glad we are after Senderos a top top player consistant. We should look to add Bramble to that partnership why we ever let him go I dont know. Then maybe look to add Clapham at LB, Halford at RB. If we are lucky we can make a bid for Savage in the middle and maybe look to bring Darren Anderton in from Bmth. I think Clarence Acuna, Christian Bassedas, and Daniel Cordone could be persuaded for a return also. And Massimo Tiabi is available at 5m or Bosnich maybe – Our team next year 442 –
    Tiabi
    Halford, Brambe, Senderos, Clapham
    Anderton, Acuna, Savage, Bassedas
    Smith, Cordone

    My dream side

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  • normski1930z

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #18

    here lads has vdv signed for real madrid already?????

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  • Patrick

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Are you mad Ross? 😀

    You need to lure Taibi and the others from retirement! Or you need a time machine.

    Or get KK, Shearer, Sir Les and Ginola back so that we could score!

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  • Ross G

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #20

    Danquah wont make it believe me. Spear is most likely, and prob the only one of them lot

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  • Patrick

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #21

    I am just not so sure since I haven’t watched Danquah, but I always thing a pro contract in this young age doesn’t come easily. We’ll see.

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  • Ross G

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Sorry Paddy guess its Bosnich between the sticks then, or that reserve Juve keeper. The 38 yr old that looked 58

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  • Ross G

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #23

    Anybody fanc Benayoun as our creative element? £6m

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  • Ross G

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #24

    Yes Benayoun is a top player good shout Ross G

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  • Ross G

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #25

    Agree Ross G

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  • Ross G

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #26

    LOL

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  • Darryl

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Dont quite see what thats got to do with “donaldson” btw.

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  • Patrick

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #28

    @Ross

    …and he holds a stick himself on the field because he’s 58 and he can’t even stand up.

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  • toonfanjonny

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #29

    ive just heard were after somebody called Ola Toivonen, young sweedish kid anybody heard of him

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  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #30

    Think so normski…if not, they’ve agreed a fee!..
    …think it was 7.8m…

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  • Patrick

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #31

    I used to like Benayoun, but it’s a long time ago.

    We’ll have a good frontline:

    Smith Ameobi
    Benayoun

    ….and it equals to 0 goals in a season

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  • Tom

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #32

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ola_Toivonen

    I know its wikipedia, but it will do for now!! Lol.

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  • normski1930z

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #33

    cheers punk me owld mucka!!!!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #34

    Toonfanjonny, he’s supposed to be pretty good, i ain’y seen him tho’, just heard about him!..

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  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #35

    No prob normski!..

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  • normski1930z

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #36

    benayoun for me flatters to decievce…..

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Good propect..can’t see him setting the world alight these youngsters should be loaned out to lower divison teams and get some proper experience instead of playing the odd few minutes here and there.

    “24 hr signing”???????????????? C’mon Kev !

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #38

    When is Owen going to sign his contract,something else Ashley needs to sort out that is dragging on and on.

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  • normski1930z

    Aug 4, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #39

    toon78 i have been on here saying for months that micheal owen will be watching very closely what is going on and if we do not match his ambitions he will run down his contract and walk bottom line …and make no bones about it there will be plenty of takers for owen on a free.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 4, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #40

    Well we need to bring some quality in so Owen can see we are showing ambition and the Coliccini signing i must admit will show ambition IF HE SIGNS anymore new anyone? But the bottom line is i suppose we need to have a little more patience and i am the first to admit i have very little of it. IF we can get Coliccini,Derdyok, and and quality creative midfielder then the impatient fan like myself would be left to eat their words because i have been critical of Ashley.

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