Haris Vuckic Ready For Cardiff Duty


Chris Hughton has said he will not hesitate to use Slovenian 17 year-old Haris Vuckic in Sunday’s game with Cardiff City.

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Harris Vuckic – love those boots!

The midfielder was pulled out of the Reserve team against Bradford City last night, and will in all likelihood be in  the squad that travels to Cardiff for the game on Sunday.

We would expect  Haris to be on the bench on Sunday, and he could well make his second appearance for the first team this season.

At 6ft 2in, and likely still to be growing the Ljubljana (Slovenia – formerly Yugoslavia)  born 17-year-old has proved in training he is more than capable of meeting the physical demands of Championship football.

He has made a huge impression at Newcastle’s Benton training headquarters.

With both Chelsea and Real  Madrid said to be tracking this lad, we’d love to see him be given his chance in the first team, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he starts the Carling Cup game at Peterborough on Tuesday night, 22nd September.

Hughton told the Chronicle:

“Haris made his debut against Leicester.” “He’s been involved with the first team since pre-season. He is still very young, but he’ll very much be around the first team this season.”

“Every game is a big experience for him. It’s important at a club like this that we look to produce our own.” “It’s about him getting an opportunity and I’m quite certain he will get it here.”

Good sensible words from the coach, and he’s certainly right in saying we need to develop our own.

We just cannot see clubs like Manchester City (and before them Chelsea) being able to spend millions and millions of pounds on players each summer, and that big clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea are allowed to continue carrying debts in the hundreds of thousands of pounds – it just makes no long term sense, and is hardly a positive for football.

We expect, sooner rather than later, that clubs be required to balance their books, and that something like a salary cap will be introduced.

That’s going to happen – so Newcastle would be well advised to keep, and improve on their current scouting of top class youngsters around the world, which has already paid off.

If Premier league clubs aren’t forced to do that, there will only be a few clubs capable of winning the league each season, and that’s almost the way it is right now – and competition starts to take a back seat.

Back to rising star Vuckic, and it may well be that we have a winner in this lad, and that will auger well for this season if Vuckic continues to push hard for a first team place.

Certainly as we have said before our youngsters could be Newcastle’s salvation this year.

Howay The Lads!!



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121 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Sep 9, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #1

    boom boom pow 🙂

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  • RyanToon

    Sep 9, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Super Haris Vuckic!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 9, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Hope he can make it in the 1st team as I do with all the youngsters…I think the full reserve team would struggle though against mid table fizzy pop teams right now.

    I have my fingers crossed that when CH comes calling they can seize the opportunity.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 9, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #4

    Oh My God No Way is Back…Cool I have missed it so much…Snorgtees is also Great….

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 9, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Just vanished again Damn !!!!!!

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 9, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #6

    SJT > Oh My God No Way does my loaf in lol

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 9, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #7

    I am worried that ManUre and the like will test Fat Ashley’s resolve with a good offer for our star in the making -Vuckic. I really hope this does not happen as Fat Ash only wants more money the greedy fu**er! We will lose him and he’ll become a star for another team. I just hope Ashley leaves before this kid does his magic on the pitch.

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  • lesh

    Sep 9, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Totally off thread, I watched ‘Goal’ for the first time the other day and wonder if anyone’d be able to say where the training ground is they used?

    It looked like an old school to me – any suggestions?

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  • lesh

    Sep 9, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #9

    JP @ 7, precisely the concern expressed in an earlier post.

    These youg player need to be nurtured and protected at this stage in their careers.

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  • Tino 11

    Sep 9, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #10

    cooldj // Sep 9, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    boom boom pow 🙂
    —————————————————————
    He’s back! 🙂

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  • lesh

    Sep 9, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Tino 11, who back?

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  • Tino 11

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Lesh – just cooldj, no one to get too excited about i’m afraid!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Agreed Tino.

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  • Jonas18

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #14

    this kid is going to be a superstar. He is by far the best youngster we have on our books.

    It says it all that we fended off Real Madrid and AC Milan to sign him. Even more so that Man Utd have been having him scouted and that Chelsea were setting up a reserve match with Newcastle just to get a look at him first hand.

    Young players like Vuckic we MUST KEEP AT ALL COSTS. If Ashley wants to sell, sell him when in the future he becomes European Footballer of the year or something, he’ll get so much more money that way.

    This kid is really good and will have great future at the top of the game.

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  • Jonas18

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #15

    oh and by the way,

    Oh Gutierrez, Buenos Aires, Spider-man……

    http://www.zshare.net/video/653006639eeaf987/

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  • Macas35

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #16

    I think we’re getting a bit carried away about Vukic, we don’t even know if he’ll develop into a decent player yet or not. And Chelsea were arranging a reserve game with us just so they could watch Vukic?? What a load of tosh, they would just send scouts to our games to see him if they were interested.

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  • Jonas18

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #17

    if it was a load of tosh why would it be reported as Chelsea move for vuckic shelved after transfer ban.

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  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #18

    Jonas 18 really do like Gutierrez and feel yhat this season he will be emense for us once he gets back fit. watch him link with McLovin or Ranger making runs into the near post and we’ll score a few. And IF we go back up the time in the championship will stand him and Colo in very good stead for another year back in the prem.

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  • broon ale

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #19

    mclovin? as in fogal? eh…? i am lost

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  • Jonas18

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #20

    as in Peter LOVENkrands

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  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #21

    One thing that has struck my from watching that link is the amount of oppurtunities he gave our forwards to waste.

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #22

    This is a real toughie for Hughton and Calderwood. On one hand, you know that the vast majority of promising younguns come unstuck if you drop them in too deep too soon.

    On the other hand, we’re short-staffed, especially for wingers, and he knows that once in a blue moon you get a Rooney on your hands.

    Do you give him a run of games and see if he sinks or swims?

    I thought the game against the Udders was a stark reality check; we very nearly lost against L2 opposition, with a lot of our best youngsters having real trouble until Ameobi and Jonas came on to steady the ship.

    So – is Vukic a Rooney or a Carl Cort?

    Gawd, I hope it’s the former.

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  • Jonas18

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Aye Waldo totally agree with you.

    Jonas is going to have a great season this year, Coloccini has looked very good this season too. And this year in the Championship will definitely stand him in good stead for another year in the Premier League.

    Jonas is such a good player, just watch the vid. You’ll see just how much he does for the team. Even if his crossing on his weaker left peg is not top notch. He does so much creatively, linking up play, running at defenders, starting SO MANY of our attack it’s ridiculous, and tracking back and defending.

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  • Jonas18

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #24

    Yeah I know Waldo, he created loads of chances for our strikers last season and they wasted most of them.

    Owen and Martins should have done better. I love Martins though, I wish stayed. Owen not so much.

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  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #25

    Yeah you do forget how much graft that this lad put in all over the park. That left side will be very much our best area of attack with him and Enrique linking up along that flank. Jose is a player I rate very highly.

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  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #26

    Yeah like martins a lot hated owen the little thief/merc

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  • Jonas18

    Sep 9, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #27

    Aye Enrique is an excellent player too. Looked like our most improved player last season. He was solid last season and didn’t receive as much praise as he should have. And this season he’s looked unplayable for the opposition winger. Absolutely solid, strong, fast, defending very well, hardly giving the ball away and great going forward and linking up play with his good passing.

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  • rocky

    Sep 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #28

    hello friends … Does anyone know which is the mascherano´s case? I found this website: http://www.mascheranocase.com/

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  • ganiyu

    Sep 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #29

    any new signings

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  • stevep

    Sep 9, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #30

    I’m surprised Lovenkrands hasn’t managed to keep himself fit, he was supposedly training with Rangers!
    Pretty unprofessional if he’s just lardyarsed around whilst trying to find a club to pay him 25k a week – surely it wouldnt have been to much effort to keep himself in match trim – it’s not like he had to do a milk round to make up his wages

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  • G

    Sep 9, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #31

    @ Lesh regarding Goal! the movie, I am told it is the Blue Flame facility used in the movie, never been for a look so I can’t coment. On a side note Goal! 2 is worth a look, but avoid Goal! 3 at all costs.

    Back on the subject about younguns, vukic looks promising, but I am worried about playing too many kids at once. Contradictory to that statement though, I have heard Vokes is coming from Wolves, and he is a kid that I rate very highly. Was gutted when wolves beat us to his signature.

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  • Macas35

    Sep 9, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #32

    Jonas18 – I dont know where it was reported, but if we had a player with massive potential it doesn’t seem logical to sell him before he develops, which could possibly add millions to his value if he comes good. And if they were wanting to see what he was like, they would simply watch one of our youth or reserve games to assess him. It just doesn’t quite add up to me, and it’s not like the papers get that much right to be honest.

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 9, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #33

    Ed,
    that’s 100’s of millions of pounds debt, is it not?..

    …I guess now we’ve got rid of our youth buyers, we won’t be gettin’ any more young, excitin’ players into the academy?..
    …Isn’t that what wise did?..

    …Tin hat at the ready!..

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 9, 2009 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #34

    BTW,
    anyone seen hide ‘nor hair of the ‘much vaunted’
    extra physicality of this league yet?..

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  • Kevin

    Sep 9, 2009 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #35

    In no way do I wish to speculate that our beloved Newcastle United are any less than perfect in every sense – but with the increasing speculation on other clubs regarding less-than-appropriate approaches for young players, and with our sudden explosion in young talent, has anyone else here worried that we might be on the next headline regarding this trend? I know very little about how just and true the business practices of Ashley, Wise, and Lambias are, but if I may speak bluntly, they strike me as men who might be stupid enough to think they could get away with murder. And while every other club is beginning to come under scrutiny for their youngsters, we have a very strong, international squad, very similar to the makings of a Manure or Chelsea.
    Again, obviously I believe that we have signed these players in 100% legal fashions – but has it crossed anyone else’s minds?

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 9, 2009 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #36

    although i expect transfer fees to reduce considerably over the next few years. if this lad fills his potential, by the time he is 24 he will sell for more money than our current sale will bring, so i put my neck on the line & open myself to ridicule, i recon 100 million+. and ranger will not be far behind.

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 9, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #37

    we purchased all these kids from there clubs

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 9, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m pretty sure we must have bought these players in the most underhand way imaginable, as ashley & co are in fact the ‘divil incarnate’, or at the very least a reincarnation of hitler/stalin or some other tyrant!..

    …Oh!..The Horror!..

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 9, 2009 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #39

    dave 1961 I think your brave to put ur neck on the line. I just worry that we have allways had good younguns but they allways seemed to waste away and never fulfill their potental. I think sometimes that we could have had our own Ronney, Owen, Becks etc but we just never gave them a chance to make it. even last year when so many of the older pro’s went missing they still never got a chance by chance i mean more than 5 mins

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 9, 2009 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #40

    everything was above board they were just treat like standard transfers, and full payments maid up front. so they are bought & payed for.

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