Newcastle Are Now Young And Hungry And On Their Way Back

QPR’s Fitz Hall, on loan at Newcastle until the end of the season, could return to the side that takes on Plymouth Argyle at Home Park tomorrow night at 7:45 pm.

Fitz Hall – Newcastle are on their way back

Fitz has started 6 games for Newcastle, and has looked solid at the back when he has played.

And the London-born player has now recovered from his hamstring injury, and with Fabricio Coloccini only so-so with his hamstring injury sustained at Reading 5 days ago, Fitz could make his 7th start tomorrow night.

We understand 20 year-old center-back Tamas Kadar may also be fit from his hamstring problems, but both Coloccini and Kadar are more questionable than Fitz, which is why Hall may get the nod from gaffer Chris Hughton tomorrow night.

And Fitz has had some good things to say about what he’s seen at Newcastle since January, and he believes the Newcastle club is on their way back:

“Sometimes you have to take a step down to take two steps forward, and I definitely feel Newcastle are on the up and they are rebuilding.”

“The players they have here, the experienced players, are pulling the young boys through.”

“The boys Chris Hughton, the gaffer, has brought in are all young, hungry and they are up for a challenge.”

Fitz is also full of praise for one of Newcastle’s best players this season, Argentine center-back Fabricio Coloccini.

This is what the 29-year-old center-back said about Coloccini today:

“He’s the best player I have played with. Before I came here, I didn’t know too much about him, I had just seen him on telly.”

“But I have been impressed. When you watch Match of the Day and see the highlights, you don’t get the full view of what a player is.”

“But training with him, he is by far the best centre-half I have ever played with.”

Those are good words from Fitz, and we have to hope the lads will be good enough for the Premiership next season.

The team seems to have a new professionalism about it since Chris Hughton took over last July, and certainly they can scrap it out in games with the best of them.

And after seeing the expensive Chelsea players wilt under pressure against Spurs yesterday, and seemingly almost give up in the second half, that fight could get us quite a few points next season.

Newcastle will never give up in games, not these days, and not after what happened last season, when we had far too many overpaid whimps playing for Newcastle.

There’s not one overpaid whimp playing at Newcastle this season, they all left last summer, for one reason or another.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • wickywoowoo

    Apr 18, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #1

    In respect of the word “young” in the title of this thread, people will of course mention Haris Vuckic. The same Haris Vuckic has done nothing to deserve match time beyond allow his body to heal from injury.

    Phil Airey, Brad Inman and several others youngsters have earned a chance more than Vuckic. Vuckic only gets this praise because he is foreign and has been linked with european scouts. That’s it. If those things weren’t in place, no one here would even know who he is.

  • NewcastleMole

    Apr 18, 2010 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #2


    Vuckic is living on Hype at the minute

    As for the youngsters theyve hardly been given a chance this season and have only been used as a last resort.

    Next season don’t expect Hughton to bring any of them through.

    I think next season will be a culture shock to the players and the “Team Spirit” they all talk about now. Lets see how long it lasts after a run of bad results. We need quality players, Age & Premiership experience is not something to base signings on.

  • wickywoowoo

    Apr 18, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #3

    I am not saying Airey or Inman will play next season – just saying that if any youngsters deserve match time through to the end of this season, it should be them and not Vuckic.

    The youngsters should all be loaned out to League 1 or Championship teams next season.

  • Tom4Nufc

    Apr 18, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #4

    I am sorry I disagree with you both, Vuckic was in scintillating form before he got injured and in the games he has played in since his injury its obvious he lacks match practice but always looks one of/the most likely to score/set up a goal. However I disagree with people saying he should be given a chance in the first team as at the moment he is not up to full fitness and it would not be good for anyone.

  • G

    Apr 18, 2010 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Whilst I am happy to agree that Vuckic is an exciting prospect, most of the comments on the blog seem to be based entirely on the lads ‘potential’ stats on the latest version of Football Manager. Frankly, I have yet to see anything that tells me he is worthy of a starting place. I’m not slagging the player mind, I just want to see him earn his place in the correct manner, and not of a reputation that fans will beat him up with for the rest of his life because at the end of the day, he is 17 ffs! Let him develop peeps, not rocket science is it?

  • baro

    Apr 19, 2010 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #6


    I hope the youngsters get a chance before season ends. Like Haris Vuckic 🙂 Bradden Inman, Samuel Adjei.

  • GeordieMeerkat

    Apr 19, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Vuckic has a lot of the Berbatov about him. He’s not all-action but that’s not his game. He has a very considered approach to football and can see what to do and when to do it.

    Because of this he’s not going to be a great coice on the wings, a central midfield berth would require a Makelele type but as a forward he could be something else, a bit like Dennis Bergkamp.

    I could just see him feeding Airey, Ranger and Carroll in years to come as well as curling in some wonderful strikes himself.

  • BT7MAG

    Apr 19, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Here I’m sorry but suggesting people are only excited by Vuckic because it’s rumoured big clubs wanted him is ridiculous!

    He came here, scored a stunner on his debut in the reserves (at 16) and helped the u18s to win a european tournament to winning player of the tournament in the process. I also trust the Newcastle youth and reserve management teams who’ve raved about him!

    I’m not saying he deserves to be in the starting line up now, (I agree Inman and Airey, even Henderson have earned their right to be ahead of him) but to be honest, I can’t see them all getting playing time anyway.


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