David Edgar Wants To Stay On Tyneside

Newcastle United’s 21 year old back four defender, David Edgar, has said he would like to stay on Tyneside, when his current contract expires in June.


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 The Canadian is a product of Newcastle’s Academy and has made 17 appearances for the Newcastle club, and scored two goals, but the fact his contract runs out in the summer, and no move has been made yet by the Newcastle Board, would suggest he’ll be allowed to leave Tyneside in the summer.

His two goals were both at home and St. James’ Park, and he scored Newcastle’s only goal in the 5-1 drubbing by Liverpool last December, and he scored that tremendous goal against Manchester United in our 2-2 draw on News Year’s Day, 2007.

Edgar has been with Newcastle United since he was just 7 years old, and his father Eddie, played once for Newcastle in the 1970s as a goalkeeper.

David was a boyhood fan of Newcastle, and not surprisingly is keen to stay on and fight for his place at the club.

Edgar told the Evening Chronicle yesterday:

“I’d love to stay.”  “I’ve been here seven years, so I have had a little anniversary.”

“Whether I stay in the team or not, I want to fight for it.”  “There has been a little bit of talk on it.”

“It’s hard to say anything at the moment. I have to wait and see.”  “But my contract is up at the end of the season like a few other players.”

Last week Gateshead-born striker Andy Carroll signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with Newcastle, but Andy still had a couple of years to run on his old contract, and we just don’t think the signs are too good that David will be staying on Tyneside.

There will be quite a few clubs interested in the services of the youngster, who tunrs 22 in May, and clubs interested in him have included Ipswich Town, Norwich City and Burnley.

And while it would probably be too early for the 21-year-old to consider a move to Major League Soccer, there has always been an interest in Edgar from Toronto FC.

With David being born in Kitchener, Ontario in Canada, and former Newcastle coach John Carver coaching Toronto in the MLS right now, the Chronicle points out that John would be only too willing to take Edgar back to Canada.

But David is far too good for that right now, either as a center-back – his preferred postion, or in either full back position, and he could easily keep his place in a Championship side.

That’s likely where he will end up for next season, and after that it’s up to David.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Toon_Factor

    Mar 15, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #1

    He went to my school and his Nana lives near is, anyway he’s not good enough and should be sold next season- if we stay up, but if we get relegated keep him

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 15, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Not important at present moment..delete.

  • Toronto_Toon

    Mar 15, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #3

    He’s not good enough right now, but might suit us in the Championship.

    Thanks to the catastrophic decision not to replace JFK as soon as he had his triple bypass, that’s probably where we’re headed. If so, there will be a mass exodus no doubt.

  • mcvicar

    Mar 15, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #4

    at one point i thought edgar would be a good player for newcastle but he hasnt realy shown it i think he needs to be sold

  • jimiley

    Mar 15, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #5

    The lad must be mad to stay here.
    But what is the point of this blog? Who cares whether he stays or goes? And who cares who we might buy next season? Lots of ifs there. Move on to something relevant like MA and the manager situation and our survival. I refuse to discuss who we might get next season etc etc. Its pointless and unimportant

  • batty

    Mar 15, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #6

    the only person that could save us now is alan shearer he knows the club players etc and would give us an instant lift but cant see him comeing while ashley is here

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 15, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Batty,Shearer has some badges yes but they don’t win key games.

    Experience Does.

  • torontoonarmy

    Mar 15, 2009 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Let David come back to TFC. By God we need a defender or two!!!!!

  • Obafan

    Mar 15, 2009 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Lots of respect for the guy if he really wants to stay at this club (seeing the current circumstances).

  • Sav

    Mar 15, 2009 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Well said, Obafan. Loyalty is a 2-way street.

    N’Zog and Titus were Wigan’s star players yesterday.

    And Ed, he hasn’t been at the club since he was seven.
    He’s been here seven years. – Its a football academy, not a creche, man.

  • Toon_Ksk (Huh? u mean David Craig is real?)

    Mar 15, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #11

    He has potential and he needs games to improve. I thought he could be a backup left-back, like how he did when he scored his first goal against Man Utd.

  • Darling27

    Mar 16, 2009 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #12

    He’ll be at the club next season. He’ll be playing alongside S.Taylor in the championship.

  • Toon Sweden77

    Mar 16, 2009 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #13

    Well said Obafan! Lets see what this season ends up, if we go down we will loose players and in that case I will be glad to see those who says that they want to stay

  • Corinthian

    Mar 16, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #14

    He’s not such a youngster at 22. If he isn’t showing premier league class now he never will. The last thing the club needs is to lock no hopers into long / lucrative contracts. We’ve had enough of that already……


    Mar 16, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #15

    some one please tell me what he has done wrong. the mistakes he’s made when he plays are no more signaificant than the ones that taylor make in EVERYGAME

  • heavyhittas

    Mar 19, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #16

    David will NOT be a Newcastle player this summer believe me. The irony is he just may be a Premiership player next season while ours are Championship players. I wish the lad all the best as he’s been treated quite badly at our club imo. I cannot understand the criticism he gets, is it the way he sits on the bench week in week out that people dont like?


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