Newcastle Stars And Youngsters In Action This Week

Newcastle United have some of their players in International action this week and the young Reserves side visit Leeds United tonight.


Andy Carroll – 20 year-old expected to make England U21 debut

Andy Carroll, Damien Duff, Tim Krul and Jonas Gutierrez are in action this week having joined up with their respective national sides.

Carroll and Krul could be on opposing sides tonight as the Dutch U21 side take on England.  Andy has won his first call-up to the England Under-21 squad, and is expected to make his debut for Stuart Pearce’s side, when they face Holland in Groningen tonight.

Tim of course is fresh from his heroics on Saturday, when he looked more than a very promising young goalkeeper with great saves in the second half for the Geordies.

And our young but talented Newcastle Reserves side have included three members of the match-day squad from Saturday’s 1-1 draw at West Brom, for their behind-closed-doors friendly with Leeds United tonight.

Nile Ranger finally made his first team bow on Saturday, and Hungarian defender Tamas Kadar and Congo DR born Kazenga LuaLua were both unused substitutes at WBA.

All three are expected to play tonight at Leeds’ Thorp Arch training ground, in what will be Newcastle’s final pre-season warm-up game.

Also included in the squad are 16 year-old Slovenian starlet Haris Vuckic, 19 year old defender Ben Tozer,  17 year old Australian midfielder Brad Inamn, and 18 year old Geordie captain Ryan Donaldson.

Vuckic and Donaldson were both in the first team squad last Saturday.  Coaches Richard Money and Alan Thompson travel with the following squad;

Ole Soderberg, Phil Airey, Ryan Donaldson, Brad Inman, Tamas Kadar, Darren Lough, Kazenga LuaLua, Callum Morris, Wesley Ngo Bahneg, Nile Ranger, James Taylor, Ben Tozer, Haris Vuckic, Frank Danquah

9 comments so far

  • Toon_Factor

    Aug 11, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #1

    What position does Wesley Ngo Bahneg play?

  • Dan4Toon

    Aug 11, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Good team, will it be just a Leeds XI or will it be proper Leeds, hope Ranger gets a few goals so Hughton takes a look at him for Reading because him and Carroll might be a decent partnership. 🙂

  • RyanToon

    Aug 11, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #3

    tf on either wing

  • ginkoh

    Aug 11, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Hope no more injuries from mid-week game. We have not enough players to cover now.

  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 11, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Toon factup: Divint kna what position he plays but yill get 32 points for him on Scabble 🙂

  • Toon_Factor

    Aug 11, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Haha nice joke Isaac C unt

  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 11, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #7

    I’ve just re-read this

    “All three are expected to play tonight at Leeds’ Thorp Arch training ground, in what will be Newcastle’s final pre-season warm-up game.”

    ‘pre-season’? More thought need to be given to these stories Ed

  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 11, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Oops. Engage brain before typing. I think he means reserve pre-season

  • toonsy

    Aug 11, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #9

    Isaac – Yes, yes he does mean that!

    Penis 😉


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