Newcastle After Livingston Youngster Andrew Halliday

Newcastle are said by the Newcastle Journal this morning to be tracking young Livingston midfielder Andy Halliday.

But this deal if it goes through it will only be to bring in a good player while he is still young, which is a part of the Newcastle Youth strategy.

Newcastle brought in both James Milner and Charles N’Zogbia while they were still only 18, and then sold them both over the last last two years for £20M in total.

The 18 year-old midfielder was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and has played 29 times for the Scottish club Livingston with 12 goals.

The 6′ right winger started his career as a pro-youth player for his home town club Glasgow Rangers, but was released back in 2006.

Andy then moved to Livingston, playing for the under 19’s before making his first team debut, and he has now already played 29 times for the East Lothian club.

Livingston play in the Scottish 3rd divison and are currently top on 54 points after 24 games, and are 7 points clear of second placed East Stirlingshire with a game in hand.

Livingston in fact beat East Stirlingshire on Tuesday night 2-0 at home and Andy scored after 34 minutes.

We expect Newcastle top bring in a few top youngsters this summer, and Andrew could be one of them.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • boater

    Mar 11, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #1

    As an alt to O’Hara what about a cheeky bid for Chung-Yong Lee from Bolton – to add a bit of silk to the steel we currently have in the middle.

  • Ericles

    Mar 11, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Seems worthwhile – about time we checked the talent over the border. Anybody some opinions on the Mirror piece about Ashley’s intentions to cut the wage bill of some players? Is this to be a take it or go sort of ploy?

  • mylestoon

    Mar 11, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #3

    I think that Ashley isright to ask some players totake wage cuts.

    I would cut colo and barton from 75,000 to 45,000 and smith,butt and nolan to 30,000

    They dont needthe wages they have, its stupid! theydont even pla well enough for their wages!

  • Chris G

    Mar 11, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #4

    ‘Anybody some opinions on the Mirror piece about Ashley’s intentions to cut the wage bill of some players?’

    Suggest you check out the ‘other’ blog, mate –
    plenty of opinions there!

  • Bucks mag

    Mar 11, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #5

    He doesn’t really sound that promising – you don’t have to be that good to play in the Rangers side and he was released, and the Scottish 3rd division hardly sounds like a good level to play at.

  • chuck

    Mar 11, 2010 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #6

    What the F**K is up with you people ?
    Seems everyone is worried about Ashleys dwindling billions.
    It`s really ok folks he`s not about to go broke any time soon , so enough with the lets cut every bodys rice bowl shit !
    It just reflects how sheeplike you are.

  • Sav

    Mar 12, 2010 at 4:25 AM

    Comment #7

    He can’t cut their contracts, but he can refuse to renew them at current wages when they come up for negotiation.
    I don’t necessarily agree with Ed’s take that Ashley ‘definitely isn’t selling’. If a decent offer comes along, I bet he’ll take it and run and we’ll have dancing on the streets from Walker to Benwell.
    And those that are feeling sorry for our glorious leader can perhaps say whether the 20 million plus 3.5 million transfers in January include the money from players sales such as Zog, and Milner (or indeed for Bassong, Duff, Martins, Beye and Given, for that matter). And where is the mention of the 11 million we got from the Prem? – is that part of the ’20 million from Mike’s own pocket’ or not?


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