Newcastle Reported Interest In Sheffield United Full Back


There is a report in The Sun today that Newcastle United are interested in Sheffield United’ young full-back Kyle Naughton.

Kyle Naughton – Sheffield United full-back

Of course we are getting to the silly season, once the transfer window opens next month, and we’ll likely be linked with most players under the sun (excuse the pun), and we’ll have to take most of them with a large pinch of salt.

Naughton doesn’t appear to be the proven player Joe Kinnear says he wants in January, although he does look like a good emerging youngster.

Kyle, who turned 20 only last month, and was born in Sheffield, has been with the Blades since the age of eight and has developed through the Center of Excellence and Sheffield’s Academy. He is a quick, attacking wing-back who can operate on either flank.

During the 2007/08 season he went away on loan and was impressive during his 18 games at Gretna, despite their relegation from the Scottish Premier League that season.

Naughton then went on to make his first start for Sheffield United in their 2-1 victory over Watford last September and got the man of the match award.

From that point he made the right back position his own and then only  last month, after just eleven league appearances, Naughton was called up for the England Under-21 side, and in the 2-0 victory over the Czech Republic at Bramall Lane, he came on in the 60 minute.

If indeed Joe Kinnear is interested in Kyle, he will be one for the future, but again, we need to take most of these reports with a large pinch of salt.

Comments welcome.



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35 comments so far

  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 3, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #1

    First goal!

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  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 3, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #2

    There’s the brace can he get three

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  • ToonRich

    Dec 3, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #3

    Certainly a decent british prospect. If we could snap him up now and let him learn his trade from Beye we’ll have a quality backup for Habib for years to come 🙂
    He’s better than Steve Carr ever was! So thats a good start to be linked with!!

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  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 3, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #4

    GOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!! What a hat trick by the young aussie

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  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 3, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #5

    Damn!! Missed the hat trick

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  • ToonRich

    Dec 3, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #6

    Apologies Ausgeordie, didnt see you going for the hatrick! You hit your own player on the line!!

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  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 3, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #8

    Re the article…..what about Tozer? Is he coming on at all?

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  • beyethegreat

    Dec 3, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #9

    everyone should vote for ed we are currentley last

    http://soccerlens.com/awards/best-football-blog-community-of-2008/

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  • keith

    Dec 3, 2008 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    just voted there! great site keep up the good work ed

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  • HeronMag

    Dec 3, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #11

    Is he predominantly right or left footed?

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  • HeronMag

    Dec 3, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #12

    beyethegreat – just got my vote in

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  • ronaldeano

    Dec 3, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #13

    my votes in

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  • Paul R

    Dec 3, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #14

    I have voted aswell !!!

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  • bowburnmag

    Dec 3, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #15

    In fairness, arseblog looks pretty snazzy and Ed’s site keeps telling me I might need to sort my faulty erection out. I’m starting to get a complex. Good blog th0ugh Ed in all seriousness, even if it seems a little like groundhogblog from time to time but that’s as much just how it is, as it is you or the bloggers.

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  • Nenad The Serbian Mag

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #16

    Never heard of this player…
    Ausgeordie, grow up son…

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  • Obafan

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #17

    My vote has been released; come on go for Ed’s NUFC blog!!!

    Keep up the good work Ed.

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  • bowburnmag

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #18

    Ah yes, I have no idea what this kid is like but providing he’s half-decent then Micky Toon will be chuffed (pro-buying-Championship) and it’s hard to disagree with him. Regardless of who’s in charge, let’s not just fritter away money needlessly on unproven foreigners if we’re not convinced about their temprament or adaptability. Let’s also look closer to home and see kids making their mark and comfortable in England already.

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  • beyethegreat

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #19

    were up to 5%

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  • Jimmie

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #20

    Voted on you Ed – Best site ..

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  • Ryan Peacock

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #21

    voted, we will prob be mid table like always ha ha

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  • alvin_toon

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #22

    My vote in as well.

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  • beyethegreat

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #23

    6% and closing in on 1 of the gunners blogs

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  • Thelongshanks

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #24

    My mate is sheff utd fan and he told me bout naughton couple of weeks ago.suppose to be very quick and he thinks he will be the next big player for them.we need young right back,id say go for him.

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  • Ben-Toon

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #25

    Just voted too

    I think this lad would be a great addition, he could be gret back up and learn his trade under Beye and also it could provide good cover for the centre half spot as Beye could be our forth choice centre back if needed

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  • gnarlytom

    Dec 3, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #26

    sheff utd fan here, and i really hope that we can hold onto him! one of the few players we have that whenever he gets the ball you think something might happen. several times in the last few matches he has won the ball in our own box and taken it all the way up the pitch and had a crack. needs to work on his shooting!

    in the second half he often swaps with our right winger, and plays as an out and out winger. he’s very quick and very rarely beaten – lets just hope its not a flash in the pan and he can keep it up, he has afterall only played about 10 matches at even championship level.

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  • Macas

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #27

    This site used to be good until the virus problems. So until Ed sorts that out I’m afraid I wont be voting!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Dec 3, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Ive never had any problems with pop ups or anything on this blog so dont know what everyone refers to. My internet sec software must be doing its job.

    I voted too and take this link with a pinch of salt.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 3, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Voted!..
    …We’re up to 11%…Whey hey!..

    …Ho’way!..

    …This lad sounds promisin’…Let’s see!..

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  • Adam

    Dec 3, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #30

    Yes cuz hes gonna leave isnt he. He’s said hes lining up for a long future at sheffield united. and if he did leave, whos he gonna go 2 ay. Newcastle when manchester united are after him? dont make me laugh

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 3, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #31

    Adam,
    well if manure want him, hopefully we’ll help push up the price they’ll have to pay…Ha!..

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  • Robert Aye

    Dec 3, 2008 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #32

    Joint Second On The Vote Now:D

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  • toon head

    Dec 3, 2008 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #33

    we shud get davids cusin hes sum player seen him gainst totenham in da uefa cup

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  • Sav

    Dec 4, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #34

    According to Opta Stats, fullbacks see more of the ball than any other position in a football team.
    This may explain why we’ve had our major difficulties, as successive managers seem to have viewed the position as largely ornamental.
    In Clichy, Bosingwa, Evra, etc. there are some marvellous fullbacks at other clubs. I reckon Beye to be one of the best RBs since David Craig. But we have no cover for him and have lacked a decent LB for years. And we never seem to produce anyone from our reserves to make any impression at full-back. What’s wrong with our coaching/scouting?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 4, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #35

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