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Haris Vuckic Continues Rapid Strides At Newcastle

1:48 pm, Thursday, September 10th, 2009 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 31 Comments

Haris Vuckic is getting a lot of attention at the club, given the lad’s been outstanding in training this season.

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Haris Vuckic – rapid progress on Tyneside
Haris turned 17 in August, is a long long way form home in Ljubljana, Slovenia, but with his father Mirsad living with him in his home in Benton, he can walk to training every morning – and that’s what he does.

Vuckic said:

“The main aims for me at the moment are just to work hard in training.” “After that we will see what happens.”

“Coming away has been a big experience but to have my father here helps me a lot.” “If I am feeling sad, he will come to talk to me.”

“But the people of Newcastle have been very good to us and it is an enjoyable place to live.”

Vuckic was a Slovenia U19 International at just 16, and after watching the Scotland – Slovenia game yesterday, we wonder how long it will be before this lad is playing for his country’s senior side – not too long .

He should become an U21 International this season and don’t be that surprised if he gets an early call up to the full squad – if he can force his way into the Newcastle side.

And Vuckic has always been able to score goals, and he continued:

“My position is midfield.” “But I’ve always scored goals since I started playing.”

“It would an amazing experience to do it with Newcastle.”

If some of our top youngsters come through this season, like Haris. Kadar, Ranger and LuaLua and the side does really well to win the league this season (yes = that’s an assumption), we may not need to buy too many new players next summer.

Certainly our expensive signings over the last 10 years have nearly all been duds. We’d be a lot happier if we can recruit the lads when they are still young, and wait one or two years until they come through.

There’s at least two big advantages to that – the lads are more dedicate to the club, and it’s a lot lot cheaper.

Comments welcome.



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31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sirjasontoon // Sep 10, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    Cool

  • 2 Steve R // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    I think we musn’t expect too much from him too quickly, same as Ranger, he had a good game vs Coventry but if he isn’t scoring straight away then we must just understand he needs time.

  • 3 Geordie-Gerrard7 // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    hes a good lad

  • 4 Jeff D // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    He’ll be shite for 15mins if he starts through excitement then Tick Tick Tick BOOM watch this kid go!!! hey wont have an answer for him at this level!

  • 5 Geordie-Gerrard7 // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    slightley off topic, but i have a question. who is everyones favourite player these days??

    mine has to be el toro jose and guthrie.

  • 6 Dragonera // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    GG7

    Same

  • 7 G // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:33 PM

    I like the look of vukic, but I haven’t seen enough of him yet. There is a proven danger involved in playing somebody not quite ready too early, and I pray that we look after this kid and help him fulfill his potential, rather than knack his confidence. We need lots of experience around the younguns.

  • 8 Geordie-Gerrard7 // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    i took a bet with my mate, who is a cardiff fan, he bet me ledley would get more goals than guthrie, and shook my hand on a 50 pound bet, he seen his goal against leicester, and he is bombing his pants. apart from the goals i think guthrie is the best ball playing cm we have had since our very own rob lee

  • 9 G // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Odd you should mention that GG7, mate of mine made the Rob Lee comparison with Guthrie the other night in the pub. If he has half the ability of RL I will be delighted.

  • 10 geordiedingo // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    The Serious Fraud Office is investigating suspected criminal price fixing and fraud at Britain’s two largest sports retailers – JJB and Sports Direct.

    The investigation follows a referral from the Office of Fair Trading, which has been secretly looking into the businesses since January.

    JJB this morning told shareholders that it had sparked the probe with an approach to the OFT just 10 days after the company suspended its former chief executive Chris Ronnie. It claims to have negotiated immunity in exchange for whistle-blowing co-operation.

    In a statement the OFT said it had earlier today “executed entry warrants at two addresses as part of an investigation into anti-competitive conduct in the sports goods retail sector”.

    Football shirt retailers have fallen foul of the OFT previously. They were fined millions for price fixing after Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley, the owner of Newcastle United FC, pointed the finger at his rivals.

    The latest round of allegations could potentially generate much more serious penalties, including jail sentences, as price fixing has now become a criminal offence under the Enterprise Act of 2002. An SFO spokesman confirmed it is investigating the activities of both Sports Direct and JJB. He said the investigation was into suspected offences under the Fraud Act and the Enterprise Act.

    The JJB statement today said that the OFT is focusing on the period when Ronnie – a former lieutenant of Ashley – ran the Wigan-based business. Ronnie moved into the JJB boardroom after buying a 29% stake in the business backed by Icelandic investor Exista. He borrowed the money to buy the stake from Kaupthing, the Icelandic bank which collapsed last year.

    Sales and profits collapsed and JJB was nearly floored when two smaller retail chains – Qube and Original Shoe – that Ronnie bought for JJB from Ashley started to haemorrhage cash.

    Ronnie was suspended by chairman Sir David Jones when it emerged that his shares had been seized by Kaupthing’s liquidators.

    A bitter feud has since broken out between Ronnie and Ashley on one side and Jones on the other. Part of the feud has centred on a £1.5m loan that Ronnie arranged for a Jones family business, with the cash coming from Ashley.

    Shares in JJB fell 10% to 34.5p and Sports Direct lost 5% to 123p

  • 11 Lew Davies // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Areet lads? In answer to GG7, it has to be the “Bull” for me. He defo getting better and better, but just needs to keep working on getting those crosses in. Confidence is massive for our players, and Jose seems to have it in abundance at the moment. Hope he can remain injury free for a while.
    Our defence actually looks quite solid so far this season, only question mark is going to be on colo. Fingers x’d he comes good and we keep a consistent back four for the season.
    Big game on sunday, will be able to judge the whole team better after.
    IMO we are capable of coming away with the 3 points, just hope the lads play up to their abilities and have a good game.
    0-1 to the Toon. (loverpants 79)
    ;)

  • 12 Dennis Twice // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Remember..this club is cursed. Maybe now we are on top of fuz… but wait a few weeks……………………..

    IT`S GONNA BE A LONG AND HARD SEASON

    Ashley s staying
    injuries…no cover
    Hughton maybe permanent manager…

    1st lose is not far away

  • 13 Dennis Twice // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    …CURSED IS CURSED

  • 14 Lew Davies // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    GeordieDingo – thanks, but couldn’t give a toss tbh. All that matters from now on is the football. Ash hole can go and die I’m not interested in any of his bulls**t / problems anymore. He is insignificant, NUFC will go on, with or without him.
    Toon Toon.

  • 15 geordiedingo // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    A curse (also called execration) is any manner of adversity thought to be inflicted by any supernatural power, such as a spell, a prayer, an imprecation, an execration, magic, witchcraft, a god, a natural force, or a spirit.
    The study of the forms of curses comprise a significant proportion of the study of both folk religion and folklore. The deliberate attempt to levy curses is often part of the practice of magic. In Hindu culture the Fakir is believed to have the power to bless and curse………..

    we need a blessing!

  • 16 Lew Davies // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Dennis – Bollix mate, you make your own luck.
    We’ll be ok.
    Blind faith is what you need lol. I’ve got loads if you want some. Now give yersel a slap man.

  • 17 broon ale // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    12 Dennis Twice– are you depressed?

  • 18 geordiedingo // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    or Joe Fakir!!!

    :P

  • 19 Geordie-Gerrard7 // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    what about two players you could sign from another championship team??

    mine would be miles addison and aron gunnarson

  • 20 Dennis Twice // Sep 10, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    ….i take another pipeful of blessing fog

  • 21 Geordie-Gerrard7 // Sep 10, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    just to let you all know some info, our moe for bale collapsed the day after modric got injured, just heard this from my mate

  • 22 Bigbadbob // Sep 10, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Geordiedingo – Its no surprise to see Ashleys companies being investigated for fraudulent business dealings, i wonder if they might cast an eye over what hes being doing at Newcastle time their on.
    You may have also burst the bubble for some of his fans on here who believe he is whiter than white, can do no wrong and is just one of the lads who has made a few honest mistakes along the way but always meant well?

  • 23 MacToon // Sep 10, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    GG7, err Jonas I suppose but our CCC level and non EPL level Smith has a shout for rejuvinated player of the season (well month) :)

    Still see basic errors (bad passing occasionally)from Enrique but he is defo proving to be a good player.

    geordiedingo, wonder if he could still sell the club if he was sent down! tbh we probably wouldn’t even notice him gone…….

    On topic, why are we putting so much pressure on the young guns already, let them play and make mistakes, let them learn and get better and become stronger players. We have enough experience to fit the young’uns in here and there without too much pressure.

  • 24 geordiedingo // Sep 10, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    BigBadBob… couldn’t agree more mate…. a leopard does not change its spots…. If he’s like that with his ‘MAIN’ business, what hope does SJP/NUFC have under his tenure?

    sweet football association… that’s what!

  • 25 workyticket // Sep 10, 2009 at 6:12 PM

    “Certainly our expensive signings over the last 10 years have nearly all been duds. We’d be a lot happier if we can recruit the lads when they are still young, and wait one or two years until they come through.

    There’s at least two big advantages to that – the lads are more dedicate to the club, and it’s a lot lot cheaper.”

    They should have kept on Dennis Wise then, he was doing an excellent job.

  • 26 dave 1961 // Sep 10, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    “What the Geordie’s called the Battle of the premiere is over. I expect that the Battle of coca cola is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Geordie civilization. upon it depends our own Geordie life and the long continuity of our institutions and our football team. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us now. the Makems knows that they will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to them, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age, made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted Makems. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the Geordie Empire and its football club last for a thousand years, men will say, “This was their finest hour.”

  • 27 dave 1961 // Sep 10, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    xisco anybody

  • 28 dave 1961 // Sep 10, 2009 at 6:21 PM

    if we go back down that road again. we have to make the purchaser accountable to the academy and that only. just like at arsenal bring most players threw and buy the one they miss.

  • 29 workyticket // Sep 10, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    Any more Churchill speeches for us Dave?

  • 30 09-10 return of the gud times // Sep 10, 2009 at 10:06 PM

    dave
    very inspiring speech it almost makes me ant to neglect my usual ways of getting to the match and fight my way there from the beaches in sunderland

  • 31 dave 1961 // Sep 10, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    just giving a bit of encouragement for Sunday.




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