Tamas Kadar To Start At Left Back On Saturday?


Jose Enrique is fit again for Saturday’s home game against Barnsley, but of course he hasn’t played for six weeks so he will be really short of match practice.

Tamas Kadar – given a chance on Saturday?

And it seems because of that Chris Hughton may look  to give another start to 19 year-old Hungarian U21 International Tamas Kadar, who looks one for the future at Newcastle.

Ryan Taylor is also available to play there, and Chris this season has usually gone for experience over youth.

But it could be that Tamas is showing up well in training, and the lad could deserve another start, since he will be starting to push for a first team position very shortly, or at least we hope so for the good of the team.

Kadar’s last appearance was when Newcastle took Cardiff City apart 5-1  last month, when he came on for QPR loan player Fitz Hall, after 82 minutes.

Tamas will play tonight for the Hungarian Under-21 side against Italy in Rieti, in the European U21 Championships qualifying games, and Chris may want to keep the lad in the picture and give him a start on Saturday.

It’s important to keep the youngsters happy by giving them a game every now and then, as they mature and develop their game, so their enthusiasm does not wane.

Chris Hughton told the Evening  Chronicle today:

“He’s a young lad, and when he’s come in, he’s done well for us.” “What you certainly need is experienced players in that position, but Tamas can come in as well.”

“I think he is is a centre-half – that’s his more natural position – but he can play at left-back too.”

“It’s very much about getting experience for him.” “The best thing for him at the moment is that he gains experience coming on in games, and being around training with the first team.”

“He is still developing. He missed a fair bit of last season through injury.”

Newcastle have to give their youngsters a chance when they are progressing well at the club, and we seem to have some very good youngsters right now.

That’s going to be so important in the future as Newcastle will stake their future on pumping up the Youth Academy on Tyneside, and developing their scouting system to pick up some really good buys.

Indeed, the four players we brought in for a reported £5.5M in January all seem good buys.

Tamas plays the game very simply, and doesn’t take any chances, and certainly in the past he’s performed very solidly for the Magpies when given his chance.

We wouldn’t be concerned at all if Tamas gets a run-out on Saturday, and if he doesn’t start we would hope he can come on to get some playing time. in what we hope is Newcastle’s 4th win on the trot.

Comments welcome.



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8 comments so far

  • coxonfamily

    Mar 3, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #1

    This is the only thing that annoys me at times with Chris…

    “What you certainly need is experienced players in that position, but Tamas can come in as well.”

    Van the man wasnt very experienced but because he has the chelsea label he was good enough lol To follow the Arsenal format we have to start using our own lads every now and again.

    But good work so far from all other than that! 😀

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  • Alan

    Mar 3, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Yeah that does annoy me abit, I would rather Kadar have been used then blood Chelsea’s player for them.

    But then again maybe because Arnold had played for Coventry all season Chris knew he wouldn’t be a risk and it was actually clever managing?

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  • DJG

    Mar 3, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #3

    In my opinion Kadar is actually a LB, not a RB or a centre-half and it has been a shame that Hughton didn’t have faith in him to play there in Enriques absence. I think he would have done at least as good as Anholt and would by now maybe have a feel for the position, should Enrique break down again.

    Why can’t you have faith in our OWN YOUNG PLAYERS and give them hope and experience Chris. What good is Alholt to us now and in the future?????

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  • coxonfamily

    Mar 3, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #4

    in fairness its not just Chris though, the only manager I’ve ever seen use youngsters was Sir Bobby.

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  • G

    Mar 3, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #5

    I would dissagree strongly with that one coxonfamily, as our best manager in recent years for using youngsters was clearly Roeder. In terms of the descisions involved with using the youngsters I would like to think it is the managers job to assess wether or not they are ready for the job, if not, bring in a loan signing and the descision is that simple.

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  • jackdnufc

    Mar 3, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #6

    To be fair G, Roeder had his hand forced to play youngsters because of the ungodly amount of injuries we suffered from while he was at the helm.
    Give the lad a start though, surly Enrique can come off the bench if there is a problem?

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  • alkinou

    Mar 3, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Oops he got sent off in his game with Hungary, shame

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  • coxonfamily

    Mar 3, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Yeah i liked roeder but as jack says alot of it was forced upon him. When he first took over he still used the older lads. 🙂 Anyway who cares we are winning again! Positive, positive, positive!!! lol

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