Too Much Pressure On Newcastle Young Guns


With the shortage of players at Newcastle right now , there is too much pressure being put on the many very good young players at the Newcastle club.

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Harris Vuckic – one of the Magpies top young guns

Or so says 23 year-old Jose Enrique, who is very defensive of the young players on Tyneside, who were summarily out-played in the Carling Cup last Tuesday by Peterborough.

Jose said today:

“We do have young players who are very good,” “But there is a lot of pressure on them to come in if we lose players.”

“I know how difficult it is when you come into a team and there are seven or eight of you stepping in together, at the same time.”

“In your mind you feel like you have to show something when you get that chance and maybe try too hard. We do have some good young players here.”

“But I think there is too much pressure on them because this club has to get straight back up to the Premier League.”

We don’t know what Mike Ashley will do if he remains at the club for any length of time, but maybe the very best we can hope for is a couple more loan players.

But there is also a distinct possibility that once the Keegan affair is sorted, hopefully this coming Monday, Barry Moat may be in a position to finally buy his home town club, with financial backing from America.

But the size of the Keegan award may put a dent in that, or so we are told.

If  Moat does take over, and Alan Shearer is brought in, we would hope that a number of  new players will be brought in to further shore up the chances of the famous Tyneside club being promoted next May, at the very first attempt.

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9 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed, surely this is what the younger players dream of and why they are at the club in the first place.

    They must crave the oportunity to get into the first team; dream about making their home debut at a packed St James’; scoring their first goal in front of the Leazes!

    They have a chance to live what most of us can only dream about – they should be ready to grab that chance with both hands, whenever it comes along.

    I think it could well be the making of a few of them.

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  • toon4lyf

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #2

    is the game on bbc 1

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  • alkinou

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s on BBC 2, coverage starts at 17h05 I think, probably with a subject over Sir Bobby Robson.

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #4

    I think Jose is right there is a lot of pressure on the younguns and i dont think its good for them to be through in on mass, I think they need to have senior players along side them to look after them like a big bro

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  • repo

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #5

    How do we all know Moat will buy us.?

    And Shearer will be brought in.?

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #6

    I fear for the result today – Keano will have the tractor boys fired up, we are short of players – especially in defence. Lets hope not, but this could be the start of the wheels coming off.

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  • magpie6699

    Sep 26, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #7

    BWB – I agree I’m worried about today – but we’re only short of Danny Simpson in defence – we should have R.T or Kizin…Kizhi…Khiz … him to come in. It’s the midfield that worries me – we have no guile without Jonas, Guthrie and (dare I say it) Shola – and Ipswich may cheat by breaking into a run which would be most unfair on our lot.

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  • Alex

    Sep 26, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #8

    I think if he was to pick Taylor & Lovenkrands to play wide and Smith with Nolan cm and 2 up front we will have too much in midfield for the tractor boys to cope with . At the back even with Simpson out we have options pesonaly i would like the new boy to play RB and keep Taylor and Colo together in the middle . The longer those 2 play together the better they become as a unit .

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  • Where did the good times go

    Sep 26, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #9

    We all have to be realistic about the kids at the Toon.

    I love nothing better than seeing a ‘product’ come through the ranks.

    But lets not forget here at Newcastle, like most clubs a percentage of the fans a VERY FICKLE.

    Examples:
    Steven Taylor and Shola.

    Some of the stick these 2 players took over the last few seasons was very unfair, yes they had those games when they didnt perform, but name me half a dozen players who did play consistantly over the last few seasons, tough isnt it!

    Now look at those 2 players, our team is being built around them !

    We have some very exciting players coming through, Ranger and Vuckic inparticular.
    Vuckic has not shone YET! and Ranger has been like the team of late inconsistant.

    So lets not have the clammer we have had in the past to throw in the kids game after game. We have a small squad and injuries are the only thing you can constantly bank on here at Newcastle, so they will get their chance.

    Fingers crossed they’ll take it.

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