Richard Money Doing Great Job With Newcastle’s Crown Jewels

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 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.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far


    Mar 17, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Now if the club said they were extending his contract by 2 years i could well understand it.
    I am pleased the new regime are taking the Academy seriously unlike Shepherd did.
    Nothing worse though than putting young players into a struggling team fighting relegation every season.

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 17, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed – well put piece.

    From what I witnessed last night Richard Money calls a spade a spade and a shovel a shovel and was very vocal in all ways from boll*cking to motivation and praise.

    What ever he said at half time worked a treat in the second.

    Very fast and action packed second half. Mainly all us but Everton’s ressies gave a very good game. By far the best I have seen at a ressies match.

    So you could say – behind every good team is a good manager??!!!!!

    I wait patiently for the fruits of Money’s (and coaching teams) labours to progress into the 1st team – whatever league that we be in!

    Donninger, Lua Lua, Ranger I would say will be the first – but I like the look of danquah,Ngo Baheng -& Shane Ferguson

  • Prince Bassong

    Mar 17, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Money > Hughton, simple as that!

    He’s a better manager than Hughton and he knows all about our youngsters so we could actually see a bit of pace in the first team in place of one or two of the undeserving ‘regulars’.

  • richyg01

    Mar 17, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Think the entire reserve team should start vs Arsenal, that includes Money in charge, atleast they have the winning mentality!

  • Ericles

    Mar 17, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #5

    How about some “money’s worth” being promoted to the first team instead of the valueless has beens?

  • shearerbliss

    Mar 17, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Maybe Money WILL be our manager next year and these kids are all part of the 5 year plan. Get to know the kids and the manager than unleash them on the prem next year. That way we would have continuity!

  • Nick D

    Mar 17, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Surely Lua and ranger are worth a 20 minute spell here and there. Butt, Smith and geremi are killing us in midfield, no pace, no creativity, no flair, no excitement.
    Butt says we should have a massive overhaul. he’d be first on my list!

  • RyanToon

    Mar 17, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #8

    i think MOST fans would like to see RANGER and LUA LUA ahead of AMEOBI and GEREMI around the 1st team!

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 17, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Nick D – 20 min spell? We cant even do a sub worth doing before the 83rd minute! 🙂

  • Nobby

    Mar 17, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #10

    I say give Rich Money give a chance at our first time. Chris Hughton’s a coach, not a manager… I still don’t see why Lovenkrands (did I spell that right? :)) wasn’t subbed in.. He’s clearly in form.

  • Bill F

    Mar 17, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Nobby, I think a lot of us are mystified as to Saturdays team selection and non substitutions.

    Shades of Sam?

  • Darling27

    Mar 17, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #12

    I would Ryan Toon (comment 8) Geremi and Ameobi are shocking players.

    Geremi is just woeful. He can’t read the game and loses the ball. The lad hasn’t got a clue.

    Ameobi is the younger version of former Birmingham City player Kevin ‘bambi on ice’ Francis!!!

    I use to laugh my ass off at Kevin Francis when i was younger now it’s come back to haunt me!!!

    I can’t believe we gave the lad a 3 year contract!!!


    Mar 17, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #13

    anyone think he should temp-manage the first team? he looks quite menacing in that pic haha

  • Shot Bru

    Mar 17, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #14

    I mentioned a few months ago that Money should be in charge of the 1st team, in fact i would quite like to see him in charge permanently. He has experience here and abroad and would at least blood some of our youngsters before it’s to late for them to progress.


    Mar 17, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #15

    it could be too early though remember what happened to roeder? i was sad to see him go…martins scored 17 goals under him…and siberiaski (spell?) scored 7!


    Mar 17, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #16

    but then again, that game against hull….i don’t think anyone can do worst…


  • Sav

    Mar 17, 2009 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #17

    No. No. No.
    Leave Money where he is, insulated from all the first team crap. Promote him like Roeder and we’ll end up without a good manager and all the academy good work undone. Its the one part of NUFC that is working pretty well. Leave it.

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 18, 2009 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #18

  • PabloD

    May 29, 2009 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #19

    Richard Money ? second rate just like the first team.


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