Newcastle United may not be doing too well in the Premier League this season but we take solace that our youngsters, in both the Reserves side and the Under-18 side, have been just outstanding.
Richard Money – doing great job with the kids this season
And this morning Newcastle’s Academy Director Richard Money, who we think is doing a great job with the youngsters, watched his young side come back from a goal down to claim another win, this time against Everton. After the game Richard though it was the best he’s seen all season.
Newcastle went behind after 15 minutes when Everton defender Cory Sinnott, hit home from close range, and it wasn’t until the 65th minute before Mark Doninger, headed past Iain Turner, for his 9th goal of the season.
And then it was that lad Nile Ranger, who hit home the winner for the Reserve’s 5th win in the last 6 games.
Richard Money told nufc.co.uk this morning:
“That was the best Reserve game I have seen all season.” “Both teams played very well and there was a lot of quality on show.”
“The energy and commitment was very good and it was a thoroughly enjoyable game.” “I thought we were probably the better side and I was delighted with how the lads came from behind to win.”
“There’s a real good spirit among these boys at the minute and we’ve got some terrific young players coming through.” “We’ve only lost twice since September and are on a good run.”
“Nile Ranger led the line extremely well and was a handful all night.” “It was nice to see him score the winner with his left foot because I know he’s been working hard on that in training.”
As most of our readers will attest to, we’ve been singing the praises of Money all season, to anyone who will listen.
Not only is this guy an excellent and experienced coach, but he also has the good of the kids at heart, and the parents of the Newcastle youngsters, and those who will arrive in the future, will be more than happy that their teenagers will be well taken care of.
We also like the way he turned down the manager job at Swindon Town in December to remain in charge of our kids in December.
The position that Richard has at Newcastle is extremely important, and we sure he’s being well compensated for it, and so he should be. And of course Newcastle have recruited some top youngsters in the last 14 months, and there will be more arriving in the summer.
These are the crown jewels at the Newcastle club, and if we can just survive in the Premier League this season, we expect a few of the youngsters to start showing next season.