Richard Money Pleased Again With Young Charges


Newcastle United Academy Director and reserves team coach Richard Money believes that Andy Carroll’s very late equalizer against Liverpool Reserves last night gave the Reserves a well deserved draw.

Richard Money – doing a great job at Newcastle

Newcastle were heading for their second defeat in a row when after 93 minutes, local lad Andrew Carroll popped up to head home the equalizer.

Academy Director Money was again very pleased with the commitment and work ethic of his young side, as he talked about the game to nufcTV.

“It was very similar to last week at Everton and it was a very competitive, enjoyable match,” “We’ve got a real good work ethic about us at the minute and a competitive edge and it’s making for some good reserve games.

“I thought some of our football in the first-half, when the pitch was playable, was very good.”

“It was disappointing to concede right on the stroke of half-time, but they had some quality, you only had to look at their team sheet and see the names to realize they’d paid good money for some of the players.”

“But we came back well in the second-half and created a couple of decent openings before Andy’s equalizer.”

When asked about the equalizing goal Richard said:

“It’s a great ball from Phil Airey and he’s put it right on the button for him.” “It was just reward, not just for tonight, but also for last week’s effort at Everton when we didn’t get an equalizer.”

“We’ve played at a really good tempo for two games and to lose them both 1-0 would’ve been unjust.”

Richard Money, very like Joe Kinnear with the first team, has just got on with the job he has at the Newcastle club, under extremely difficult circumstances, and is performing very well indeed.

Last Saturday his Under-18 side had their 7th win in a row, with a 1-0 scoreline against Middlesbrough, and remain top of The Academy League.

Money’s reserve side has just a single defeat in their last six games, so Money seems to be making a big difference at Newcastle.

Good job.

Comments welcome.



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3 comments so far

  • Monster

    Nov 25, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s good to know the future holds some promise… the problem is it won’t come to fruition unless the first team gets sorted…

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  • Ryan Peacock

    Nov 25, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #2

    i watched them on the tele last night and wasnt that impressed, id say out of the squad (going by the performance last night)

    harper (obviously)
    kadar (great tackler and passer)
    ranger (came on and you could see he had something that the others didnt imo)

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  • Geordie69

    Nov 25, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Ryan I didnt watch or see last nights games but from following our academy this year I’ve also seen that Kadar and Ranger have the potential to step straight up! Apart from those two only Ben Tozer and our academy goal keepers look good enough! Lets find a place on our bench for Kadar and Ranger before there wasted like Chopra and Brayson and many others before them!

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