19 Year-Old Baheng Eyes First Team Spot This Season


Wesley Ngo Baheng will be pushing hard for his chance of a breakthrough into the Newcastle first team this season.

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Wesley Ngo Baheng – eyes first team spot

Wesley will start in tonight’s Reserve team fixture with Huddersfield Town, at the Galpharm Stadium (7.00 pm KO).

The young midfielder has been in excellent form so far this season, and impressed when he played in the first team earlier in pre-season.

The 19 year-old Frenchman (he will turn 20 next Wednesday) scored in last week’s 1-0 win over Bradford City at St James’ Park as the Reserves started the season with a win in the Totesport.com Northern Division. Baheng was signed from Le Havre in January of 2008.

Baheng – who of course has only recently recovered from a serious knee injury in March – when he badly damaged his ACL, told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I have spoken to Chris a few times and he has said I will get my chance.”  “I can’t just be happy with being in reserve team football and being on the bench.”

“I hope to catch the eye tonight.” “I will be 20 soon so now is the time to make the step up.” “I have no problems with my knee now so I just have to keep it up.”

“I know that some of the youngsters have been involved in the Carling Cup game with Huddersfield and maybe that can be the same for me.”

“It would be a chance not only to show what I can do but also learn as well.”

If the Newcastle first team is to be successful this season and the current owner doesn’t bring in some reinforcements soon, which seems ridiculous but possible, then we will need to rely on players like Baheng, Kazenga LuaLua, Haris Vuckic, Tamas Kadar, Ben Tozer and Ryan Donalsdon all coming through and be able to hold their own in the first team.

The Evening Chronicle points out that tonight’s fixture will see two former Newcastle United players and Wallsend Boys Club Juniors players go head-to-head in the dugout – Alan Thompson and Paul Stephenson.

Thompson is now hoping his side can build on last Monday’s 1-0 win at Bradford.

Alan said:

“It was a good start last week.”

“This is a new game for us now though and we must use what we achieved last week as a platform tonight.”

The Reserve team squad for tonight’s game is as follows, and it’s interesting to note the young 16 year-old Aaron Spear, another potential top youngster at Newcastle, is in the squad:

Newcastle Reserves: Soderberg, Johnson, Newton, Tavernier, Dummett, Lough, Morris, Folan, Tozer, McDermott, Spear, Inman, Adjei, Airey, Ngo Baheng, Sammy Ameobi, Danquah.




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58 comments so far

  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #1

    From what ive seen he looks like a good strong fast player, his contracts runs out at the end of the season i think so hope he’s offered a new one.

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  • summerof69

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #2
  • CPorterNufc

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Another gem to add to the existing class of Ranger, Lua Lua, Vuckic, Kadar, etc… 😀

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  • Johno Toon

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Good to hear that he wants first team football and its a good attitude to have , lets just hope he doesnt turn into another french whinger like the lasy youngster we got from Le Harve!

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #5

    summerof69

    ….I think Boro can have him

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #6

    summerof69 I would rather give our own younguns a chance than give another teams youngun experience

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #7

    T-F hows it going remember the last chat we had

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #8

    You could of rephrased that in a better way Dave. Yeah ive took anger management classes 😉

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #9

    TF i meant to say that guy i was talking about got banned for calling someone a paedo 😉

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Eh? my memory must be going at 2o, no idea what you talking about.

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #11

    TF do you suffer from short term memory loss 😉 lol the night i said chill lads ? someone was close to calling someone else that and i didnt want to see that happen

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  • batty

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #12

    TF i hope you know that gorden brown has brought back natinol servis so if you come back to live in the uk you will have to sign up for 2 years when you reach 21 m8

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #13

    Toon_Factor // Sep 15, 2009 at 6:05 PM

    And what exactly do you know about football?

    Gan boil ya heed….!

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #14

    Are yeah, someone said that to NickD. Nah Nick D is alright he just lacks a bit of common sense.

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  • batty

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #15

    lol stu

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #16

    batty // Sep 15, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    TF i hope you know that gorden brown has brought back natinol servis so if you come back to live in the uk you will have to sign up for 2 years when you reach 21 m8

    Like we’d have this Charles Hawtrey looky likey in our army!

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Batty check out the last post LOL

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 15, 2009 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #18

    Sorry the last thread

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 15, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Wow im a popular lad the night, cant be bothered with a gypsy like you Stuart, so im off to lay in my pool, relax and enjoy myself before I go back to the freezing cold weather and orange faced women.

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 15, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #20

    Toon_Factor // Sep 15, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    Wow im a popular lad the night, cant be bothered with a gypsy like you Stuart, so im off to lay in my pool, relax and enjoy myself before I go back to the freezing cold weather and orange faced women.

    Don’t you mean your chocolate pool and Umpa Lumpa’s ya fat heffer?

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 15, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Batty @ 12>>I know.

    btw notice how all the problems start when Stuart comes on?

    Right definitley off now!

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 15, 2009 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #22

    Au Revoir x

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 15, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #23

    Adiós, even.

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 15, 2009 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Stuart you and TF can become matchday friends when he is over.

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  • Tino 11

    Sep 15, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #25

    If Baheng has pace then he should be given 20 mins or so as a sub in the first team, we lack pace upfront at the moment so i’d name him on the bench and give him a few sub appearences.

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 15, 2009 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Big Dave // Sep 15, 2009 at 7:16 PM

    Stuart you and TF can become matchday friends when he is over.

    I would rather stick pins in my eyes while being rogerred by Desert Orchid on Viagra!

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 15, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Stuart79 I would rather stick pins in my eyes while being rogerred by Desert Orchid on Viagra.
    that was good mate
    Tino i agree 100% we will never get them ready unless you give them proper experience. thats why i get peed of with the cathcart loan etc why give others playing time before we give are own

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  • Doocey

    Sep 15, 2009 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #28

    My site is suffering from server problem, so apologies.

    Baheng is a real prospect. Tall and strong.
    Sounds a bit like Shola Ameobi, Nile Ranger, Andy Carroll etc 😀

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  • Lew Davies

    Sep 15, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #29

    Good start, sheff wed 1-0 boro also wba 0- 1 doncaster
    😀

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 15, 2009 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #30

    No sooner do you speak….

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  • toonsy

    Sep 15, 2009 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #31

    Be nice if scores could end as what they are now, wishful thinking i suppose.

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  • jordi

    Sep 15, 2009 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #32

    Slight threadjacking.

    Stardust – I’ve replied to your post in the Keegan thread if you want to read it or respond. Not bothered either way.

    /Thread resumes… sorry.

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  • Lew Davies

    Sep 15, 2009 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Ngo Baheng scores for resies 2-2 latest

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  • Lew Davies

    Sep 15, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #35

    woo hoo baheng scores again. 4-2

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 15, 2009 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #36

    jordi your wasting your time mate.

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  • jordi

    Sep 15, 2009 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #37

    Big Dave

    I know mate but just got back in and responded so I thought I’d give him the chance to ignore all sensible posts and post a childish insult in response 😀

    On topic though I’d like to see most of the youngsters get a good run out in the cup games, for me it’s just a distraction we could do without.

    Baheng could be a good future (sooner) prospect but we don’t have that good a record at keeping French players happy do we?

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  • Johno Toon

    Sep 15, 2009 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #38

    Big Dave in regards to your post , there was an article on the blog about which striker could come in but do you think we could get 2 in? Since they are short 3 month deals why not? What you think?

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  • bowburnmag

    Sep 15, 2009 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #39

    More threadjacking (sorry Ed, it’ll all be over on Sunday; literally).

    I’m doing the Great North Run on Sunday and my ligaments are goosed as of two weeks ago and though my knee feels a bit better, I reckon it’s still going to be a struggle. Things like a recent gobsmacking donation from jordi (who I have never met nor barely spoken with), after posting this originally, make it worthwhile. I’ve also had kind donations from Lew Davies, worky , debs and Hugh and Rodz so far.

    Anybody that feels like digging deep –

    http://www.justgiving.com/Steve-Thompson/

    Ed, I won’t bombard with links but if it’s OK, in the run up to the weekend I’d like to occasionally let people know because some like jordi and the others, have been good enough and been in a position to put their hands in their pockets for the charity.

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  • Johno Toon

    Sep 15, 2009 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #40

    I dunno jordi abou the cup been a distraction as i feel winning games is whats important league or cup , winning breeds winning if you get me

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