Kadar And Carroll Not Too Far Away From Full Fitness

There was some good news yesterday with some of our younger players, when Adam Sadler said that our 18 year-old Hungarian youngster Tamas Kadar, and local Gateshead boy, 19 year-old Andy Carroll, are near to a return to full training.

Tamas Kadar – very promising 18 year-old Newcastle defender

It seems a long time ago now that the Hungarian youngster picked up a knee injury at the end of last season, while on international duty with the Hungarian senior squad, and he was forced to pull out of the European Under-19 tournament in July.

The Hungarian has greatly impressed, since he joined the club in January, from Zalaegerszegi TE, and he certainly appears to be one for the future.

And Andy also missed that Under-19 tournament for England, when he picked up a knee injury at the start of Newcastle’s pre-training.

Tamas and Carroll, along with other youngsters such as Ben Tozer and LuaLua may get their chance earlier than they thought in the first team, if we have a lot of injuries before January, when hopefully we’ll be able to replenish the squad – hopefully is the right word there.

Andy Carroll – 19 year old Gateshead striker

Adam Sadler told nufcTV yesterday:

“Tamas is not too far away,” “He’s been out doing some jogging and we’ll soon see him with the ball at his feet.”

“Andy Carroll is also doing some light jogging.” “The physical presence of Andy and the experience of Tamas will only add to the quality in the group and will increase competition for places so it will be pleasing to see them back.”

We certainly have some very good youngsters at the club, who will only get better, so that’s something very positive that’s happened since Ashley took over the club, and we need to keep bringing in top youngsters at the club.

That strategy will definitely pay off longer term.

Comments welcome.

47 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Sep 4, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #1


  • cooldj

    Sep 4, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #2

    1st again. haven’t been impressed with carroll the little i’ve seen of him. i know big things are expected of Kadar and he’s got good reviews but i’ve never seen him play. Still if Ameboi is now further from the 1st team then this is really good news!!

  • WesToon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #3

    Get In LADS!!!


    Sep 4, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #4

    I think that not all is bad since MA arrived…we did stop to do really bad overpaid transfers and instead turned some attention on our accademy!!

    I hope KK can gain more power and I still think we have a decent squad to achieve a very good 6th place in the EPL! Maybe we can in january do 1 or 2 outstanding additions, but until then let’s keep on fightin and KK please go on with the challenge!!


    Sep 4, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #5

    If you remember, this squad (or maybe place the outstanding vidkua up front), I think we really have a quality line up:


  • ed_speed

    Sep 4, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #6

    morning lads

  • Davies

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Morning ed (speed)…..

    ….(and Harrison).

  • Chris F

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #8

    Well hopefully the stories about Keegan saying he wants Wise gone as a condition of him staying are true.

    It seems that is where the conflict is arising from, and if Ashley has any sense he’ll realise Keegan is the most important cog in the wheel, and not that snivelly little beggar.

  • Kash

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #9

    @Elfer – I wouldn’t play Geremi ahead of Butt. Butt has been consistent performer for 2 seasons now! Still a class act!

    I reckon Kadar will get a few games this season, but not sure about Carrol!

  • davve

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #10

    i agree, we got a better squad,
    a few more -team- players,
    also interested in them new spanish lads,
    lets give it a go now, leave everything else behind us. Ashley should know by now how “we” feel about all this, and to put it in his words “it aint good for business” either. Long live the king.
    Wise out.

  • Kash

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #11

    @Chris F – Llambias has to go as well. An experienced football chairman is required. Someone like David Dein!!!

  • ed_ speed

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #12

    hi davies (ed here)

    how are you? i went to the gym last night, so am a bit tired this morning.

    what did you do last night?


    p.s ‘mon the lads

  • Spyro

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #13

    What place does Carroll have in the squad now?

    We have signed so many young promising strikers, i can see him being sold soon

  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #14

    Tom_Toon is Dennis Wise

  • nightfall

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #15

    things KK’ doing wrong…we doesn’t thrust younger players and doesn’t thrust our recrutement team..which brought in QUALITY..probably better players KK would bring in for 50m! they should all just cool down…and continue with their work…

  • Spyro

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #16

    can we please stop bringing in this KK stuff into every blog. No one knows what is going on and what has gone on so lets just wait.

    Carroll, does anyone see him having a future here?

  • Kash

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #17

    ALL – Spyro has spoken, fear his words, as he is the LORD!

  • hitman

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #18

    good to see the younins are almost fit,but the truth i dont care at the moment with my club in total melt doon.

  • Marko

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #19

    Hi Ed here (Ed Speed…not Harrison)

    Sorry, it’s not Ed Speed, I don’t even know who I am anymore.

    I’d like to see Owen where he was last season as a sort of free supporting player for two strikers to play off, Martins and Xisco I guess. Xisco’s been quiet since the Thong Song so it will be interesting see what he can come up with.

  • Chris F

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #20

    i think Carrol will find himself ahead of smith and ameobi in the pecking order once he’s fit and had a couple of games under his belt

  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #21

    Agree Spyro,
    we’re just winding our selves up further…
    …& the point of that is…?
    …Give Tamas a shot!..

  • The Entertainers

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #22

    These two lads should not be throwing into our 1st team this season.

    Ideally they should be out on loan, but due to shambolic nature of our summer we may well have to, particularly Kadar.

    I hope it makes them and not breaks them.

  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #23

    Defo chris F,
    i’d play Carroll over smith & ameobi, anyday!..

  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #24

    My personal view is that Kadar is outright the best prospect at our club with Lualua and Krul close behind.

  • Micky Toon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #25

    Any chance we can keep this on topic? There are plenty of other entries on this blog where we “discuss” the various merits of MA, KK,DW, etc…

    Anyway, I’ve never been that impressed by Carroll, but he is still young and can improve. I agree, we should loan him out. Perhaps Roeder would take him? He’s after a striker and he knows the lad and the lad knows him.

  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #26

    Aye micky toon,
    but, i an injury crisis, would you rather play smith, ameobi or Carroll?..

  • Spyro

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #27

    tom toon,

    apparently you are dennis wise lol

  • clarke_19_rangers

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #28

    ed (speed) this is not a dating site
    stop spamming
    keep it to nufc only please

  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #29

    hahah, no Im a fair bit taller and dont have wobbly eyes.

  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #30

    Tom_Toon IS Dennis Wise.

    He’s called Tom – ie Tom Thunb aka short arse midget.

    He pretends to know something about every single footballer in the world when really he only knows what he’s seen on wikipedia and the youtube.

    He is full of himself.

    He has a penchant for verbal abuse and racism.

    Tom_Toon is Dennis Wise – you heard it here first.

  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #31

    Since when do i abuse and use racist comments?

  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #32

    Also, how can you pretend something like that, you either do or dont.

  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #33

    Short memory eh Dennis? What’s the matter – pressure getting to you? Didn’t they tell you it was tough at the top?

    Let me remind you. About 2 months ago it was YOU that had the comments section on this blog taken away because of your inappropriate language and anti-semitic abuse.

  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #34

    hahahaha, me?!?!?

    Of course it was. The only thing remotely racist, more anti-semitic i said to ‘Nando’ who should have been banned way before that all happened was about him being angry from getting the snip.

    Not very or at all racis IMO.

  • Micky Toon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #35

    Punk Skunk, I see what you mean. Given that choice, perhaps we should loan SMITH out to Roeder. I’m serious. Only problem is that the club they go out on loan to pays the wages. No one would be daft enough to pay smiths wages.

  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #36

    Dont you think the big issue was the amount of people abusing the author Ed, which certainly wasn’t me but many, many others.

  • Sav

    Sep 4, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #37

    Some good news at long last. Kadar, we should remember is a result of our new aggressive youth scouting policy.
    Ashley’s self-penned interview says innocently that supervising the Academy is Wise’s job to allow KK freedom to attend to the first team.

    This is plainly not the truth.

    There are good aspects to a continental style management set-up. But there has to be managerial autonomy over the First Team. If Wise and Lllambias go, they should be replaced by others with a clearly stated set of responsibilities and a well-defined chain of authority. Surely not beyond everyone at NUFC?

  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 4, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #38

    A liar as well then Dennis – how do you sleep at night?

  • Northumberland Magpie

    Sep 4, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Whatever happened to the signing of the new Wayne Rooney (aaron Spear?) cant find anything out him on is not on Plymouth squard either. I remember him Mum saying he was going to sign for Newcastle but all gone quiet since

  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 4, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Good call Micky…Lol!..
    …Y’right tho’…Wages!..

    …Maybe he should be on piece work?.. 😀


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