Tamas Kadar Proving Newcastle Youth Policy Right On Track

The loan signing deadline for League clubs is tomorrow, but it looks like Chris Hughton will not bother entering the loan market for a center-half.

Tamas Kadar – Man of the Match performance last night

And one of the big reasons for that is the form of our 20 year-old Hungarian Tamas Kadar, who had another very solid game alongside Argentine Coloccini last night, and in fact it was a Man of the Match performance.

In addition to Tamas, the news that Mike Williamson will be able to play within a week or so  with a splint on his broken hand, is more good news for the manger, who seems to have handled the Carroll – Taylor incident with considerable management skill, by the way.

In fact the Hungarian defender may even start next Monday night against Nottingham Forest, after putting in his terrific performance last night, and this lad is now starting to push for a first team place at Newcastle, which is great to see.

Don’t forget when this lad joined Newcastle two years ago, he was a top-rated prospect and 18 months ago was called up for the senior Hungarian squad.

Kadar has played the last one and a half games for Newcastle, after coming on at Bristol City after 51 minutes for the injured Fitz Hall and he now has appeared 15 times for the club with 8 starts.

Chris Hughton briefly talked about his star young defender this morning:

“If I look at Tamas Kadar he’s come in and done well.” “He deserves some opportunities.”

Then Chris was asked if he now needs to bring in a new loan signing before Friday, and he answered:

“At this moment in all honesty I can’t see it.” “I will assess it again.”  “I have been assessing it over the last couple of days.” “If we did anything it would be very much as cover.”

“At this moment I think probably not.” “There aren’t many players available at the moment due to the time of year.”  “We have been mindful of the fact we have brought people in for the right reasons.”

“What I wouldn’t want to do is bring somebody in for the sake of it.”  “But if I look at where we are, probably the one area we are the most vulnerable is centre-half.”

We half expect Tamas to keep his place on Monday night, because the lad is starting to remind is us of  the way Sebastien Bassong started his career at Newcastle, a short 18 months ago.

Every time the Frenchman, who now is Cameroon International playing his football at Spurs, came into the first team and looked good, and then at Stamford Bridge, he played a tremendous game as Newcastle got the 0-0 draw.

And after that performance he really became first choice, with Joe Kinnear finding it difficult to leave the lad on the bench, and Seb want on to become the Newcastle player of the season last year.

Of course Tamas is 3 years younger than Bassong, but he looks just as promising, at least to us.

And the fact that Tamas is coming through big time this season augers well for our defense next year in the Premiership, and also reflects so highly on Newcastle’s new Youth Policy.

Think of the Newcastle Youth Policy this way – we will not be buying players who cost £20M – we’ll be making them. 😀

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • nightfa11

    Mar 24, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #1

    “We will not be buying players who cost £20M – we’ll be making them.”

    fine..bring on the ladies..


  • lesh

    Mar 24, 2010 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #2

    As Kadar reminds us of the way Sebastien Bassong started his career at Newcastle, a short 18 months ago, it may be sensible that the club bear in mind not to take the younger talent for granted.

    There are clubs out there who will pay these talented young lads pay mega-money and it’d be a shame if we were to become a club that recruits and develops them only to sell them without benefiting from their increasing maturity.

    Look after these lads and they’ll look after the club!

  • Robby Bobson

    Mar 24, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #3

    I think Kadar really is a great player and his play shows he has alot of confidence. I think him and Colo look really solid together and would be good at home as they both like to play the ball out of defence.

    Our youth policy is producing good results. At the moment it looks like 1 in 2 of players that we have brought in from other clubs are going to make it and that doesnt look bad….for example Kadar a hit but Tozer a miss, Krul and hit Sodenberg a miss, Ranger a hit Baheng a miss.

  • StaffsToon

    Mar 24, 2010 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #4

    I love the notion of a team built for pennies n worth tens of millions but the reality is that that would take time we have not got given the need to stay in a very competitive premier league. MA will have to splash the cash, it just has to be spent wisely.

  • Bucks mag

    Mar 24, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Robby Bobson – I would still really like to see some of them in action, I thought Baheng was quite highly rated. Tozer seemed pretty decent as well.
    Though he has been injured, Vuckic is still to come back from injury and he’s supposed to be the best.

  • Robby Bobson

    Mar 24, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #6

    I may be jumping the gun when calling them a miss, but getting to the age of 19/20 its usual they are in the team with at least a few games under their belt by now.

    I think a rate of 1 n 2 is very very good anyway. I left Vuckic and Adjei out seeing as they are only 17.

  • Welsh Magpie

    Mar 24, 2010 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #7

    I disagree with Robby Bobson, I think Krul will become a top class keeper when Harps hangs up is gloves. As for Kadar I think he will also become an integral part of the team if he’s still with us in a few years.


    Mar 24, 2010 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #8

    CB’s for next season squad:
    S Taylor, M Williamson, Colo, Kadar

    Cash spend = Nil

  • tripp

    Mar 25, 2010 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #9

    Welsh Mag, Robby thinks Krul’s a hit. He had a typo in there that makes the sentence a little confusing.

  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Mar 25, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m with Robby Bobson – we seem to be having a pretty good success rate with our young lads. And seeing as even those that aren’t great are still developing into players we can sell for a small profit to a lower league team (as seems to be the case with Lua Lua), then this youth policy seems to be making genuine sense.

    He’s got a few things badly wrong, but this has to be a success on Ashley’s part.


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