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It Was An Honor To Play For Newcastle – Chelsea Loan Star

11:32 am, Monday, March 1st, 2010 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

After the game finished at Watford on Saturday, Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said that Patrick van Aanholt’s loan spell from Chelsea has ended and will not be extended.

Patrick van Aanholt - was great at Newcastle

The 2,500-strong traveling Geordie fans gave Patrick van Aanholt a magnificent farewell, after the 19 year-old went over to them to wave goodbye at the end of the win at Watford.

There’s no doubt the youngster has been absolutely outstanding for Newcastle United during a month-long stay on Tyneside, and finished off like he had started at Leicester City, with another all action great display.

The 19-year-old will now return to his club Chelsea, and we will watch out for Patrick making his full debut for the London club this season, during Ashley Cole’s absence.

Patrick told Newcastle United TV after the game:

“I will look for the Newcastle results straight away and I will keep in touch with all of the players,”

“I have played every game and it has helped me a lot. The whole team is full of very good players and I really hope they win the league.”

“I have to go back now to Chelsea but I have loved my time here and it has been a brilliant experience.”

“It was also nice to get a win in my last game and we deserved the three points.”

And Patrick was asked about the tremendous ovation given to him by the traveling Newcastle fans, and he responded:

“That meant a lot – they like me, I think, and I like them.”

“They have been important for me during my time here and I wanted to show them that at the end.”

“It was nice when they responded like that – they are brilliant fans and it has been an honor to play for Newcastle United.”

If Chelsea ever make this lad available, we have a feeling Newcastle will be first in the queue to take him back permanently to Tyneside.

Patrick was just great at Newcastle, and the lad deserves the accolades he is now getting.

He deserves his chance at Chelsea.

Comments welcome.



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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sav // Mar 1, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    He conducted himself well like a true professional throughout his stay here.

    Andy Carroll could have learned a lot from him.

    For that matter, so could Joey Barton.

  • 2 Captain Beefheart // Mar 1, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    I second that, Ed. A really wonderful spell in such a difficult position. An old on young shoulders, I only wish some of our own youngsters had his maturity. I suspect Chelsea will be too sensible to ever part with him, I know I wouldn’t!

  • 3 geordie_india // Mar 1, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Bestt wishes for his future,hope we can get him in the future!!

  • 4 tdt // Mar 1, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    An honor, or an honour? lol.

  • 5 noir9 // Mar 1, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    Just the type of player we should be trying to sign, talented & with the right attitude. I’m sure he has a big future in front of him.

  • 6 xfer // Mar 1, 2010 at 4:42 PM

    Bags of potential.

  • 7 The Original Todd // Mar 1, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    @tdt #4: “An honor, or an honour? lol.”

    Depends on what country you’re from. In the US, it’s “honor” lol.




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