Newcastle Now Have A Feeder Club In Sweden?


News yesterday that Newcastle United are taking a closer look at Kevin Mensah, the Denmark Under-18 international.

Vasteras SK – Swedish club acting as feeder club to Newcastle
The Viborg striker is back on trial with Newcastle, and seems keen to make a permanent move to the Tyneside club. Newcastle scout Ole Nielsen told bold.dk.

“Kevin has come over to prove that he is good enough, and that he has what we seek,” “And he has to also see if Newcastle have anything for him, this is two-way.”

“Now, some things happened in the club last year which means that he came over again.”

“But I have some of the reports from last year when he did so well and so I have had a good dialogue with (sporting director) Steffen Hojer in Viborg.”

However, the news we have from one of our readers, is that it’s being reported that Swedish club Vasteras SK will be a feeder club for us, and it is based on links with Richard Money, who was their former manager from 2004-2005. Indeed this may have been set up by Richard himself.

Apparently Linus Sjöberg and Victor Nilsson Lindelöf will join the club in November to train, and over the next couple of months or so we will be seeing half a dozen of their 14-16 year olds come and train with Newcastle United.

Apparently Sjoberg is already playing well against the 16 year olds.

Some of our young players may also go in the opposite direction, which will give them a different perspective to football with continental clubs focusing more on the technical skills.

Here’s the official website of Vasteras – it’s in Swedish, but we’ve posted it because  says what we have explained above.

This sounds like a good move for the club.

Comments welcome.



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12 comments so far

  • Danish_Magpie

    Oct 11, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #1

    Not sure the two stories are really linked/merge so well, Ed..

    One is about a Danish starlet from Viborg, and the other is about a link-up with a Swedish club.

    I guess the Scandinavian connection is the only thing that links them! 🙂

    Either way, both should be good news..

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  • neozero

    Oct 11, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Are u sure they are our feeder club?

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  • Marty-TOON RISING

    Oct 11, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #3

    It does say they clubs are going to work/communicte together and that these platers are really looking forward to see the set up in NUFC.
    They are 1of the Elite Junior clubs there so these guys should be pretty good.
    Doesn`t sata feeder club though they have good contact through Richard Money

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  • Marty-TOON RISING

    Oct 11, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #4

    Sorry that last part should have said”it doesn`t say they are a feeder club but have good contact through Richard”

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  • MAF

    Oct 11, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Newcastle are looking at several youngsyers such as:

    Rhys Murphy
    Nathan Delfouneso
    Henri Lansbury
    Jamie Reckord
    Stijn Wuytens
    Wesley Pollemans

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  • Tom

    Oct 11, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Rhys Murphy? Henri Lansbury? The Arsenal (or is he ex Arsenal now) youngsters?

    Are they currently on trial at the club MAF?

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  • SwedEric

    Oct 11, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #7

    WHy would Arsenal let them go to us?

    And from what the swedish newspapers have said it´s more like a working relationship.

    Think it´s more for our young players to come over and play with VSK, rather than players from sweden coming over.

    VSK is a realy small club, that I can´t ever recall has produced a top player. The best I can think of is Stenman, who came as long as Holland, and then returned to Denmark…

    They are in the lower devisions in sweden, and since our top league are worse than your 3e league, you can se this is not a realy big team VSK…

    Probly players like Kadar, Wiafa, Baheng and them can come over and play some first team football…

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  • dougnufc

    Oct 11, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #8

    I wouldn’t mind any Swedish talents as there are lots of great Swedish players in the modern game like Zlatan and Larsson

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  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 11, 2008 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #9

    I’d rather it had been somewhere like Ghana, Ivory Coast as we would have more chance of producing prem quality players.

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  • Paul

    Oct 12, 2008 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #10

    “Not sure the two stories are really linked/merge so well, Ed”

    It’s a bit like linking Geordies and Mackems from what I’ve heard.

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  • lifted Taiwo

    Oct 21, 2008 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Sir,
    I am lifted by name, i am a Nigerian, presently living in Ghana. Sir i need a club to attribute my ambition and goal about foot ball.
    contact no: 233249939288

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  • Cliff

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #12

    VSK has delivered Pontus Kåmark, former defender in the Swedish brons medal team in world cup, USA 1994.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontus_Kåmark

    Also Daniel Majstorovic, today active in Greece AEK Athens and defender in Swedens national team.
    Though in the third division VSK, grounded Jan 29 1904, has:
    30 seasons in div 1 (third div)
    6 seasons in “Superettan” (second div)
    4 Allsvenskan (first div)

    The youth team ended 5:th place in Sweden during 2008.
    http://www.svenskfotboll.se/ft.aspx?scr=table&ftid=15164&p=164349

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