Haris Vuckic – It’s A Thrill For Me To Be At Newcastle

Newcastle fans have been a little worried about 17 year-old Haris Vuckic, our highly rated 17 year-old Slovenian, after we heard that both Manchester United and AC Milan are now interested in the youngster.

Haris Vuckic – highly rated 17 year-old

But Vuckic has dismissed the talk of Manchester United this week,and played well for the Reserves against Huddersfield on Tuesday night, where he got two goals in the 5-1 win.

Haris talked to the local Evening Chronicle today:

“I played against Peterborough in the Carling Cup earlier this season and it was a good experience – so was playing a couple of Championship games.”

“Chris  just said to play football.” “It is a big thrill to be at such a big club. Everybody is nice to me and I just want to work hard at this club and do well.”

“It would be a dream to be a first-team player with Newcastle United.” “Next season everybody starts afresh in the first team.”

“I will work hard in pre-season, and if you want to get into the team, you work as hard as you can.” “I must be prepared for that in pre-season.”

“That’s my dream.”

Well it’s very nice to hear the boy say he’s thrilled to be at a big club like Newcastle – that’s very encouraging.

Vuckic made it back from his knee and ankle injuries he suffered last October,  to star for the U-18 side in their two game semi-final tie against Aston Villa, that the lads ended up losing  2-1 on aggregate.

Haris talked about the semi-final tie:

“We were disappointed to go out – we really thought we were the best of two teams over the two legs.”

“We created the most chances in two games, but we realise that if you don’t take enough of those chances, you won’t win.”

“Aston Villa had one chance in the second leg and scored, which summed it up. We played well in the tie overall.”

“When I came back from injury I just wanted to play football again.” “I want to make chances and score some goals. It’s good to be able to do that.”

“I just want to be able to play, and maybe there is a chance I can get into the first team. If that does happen I have to make sure I will be prepared to the maximum for that.”

We have to say we like following some of the great young talent now at the club, and we’d rather have top players come through the ranks, then to sign them for say £10M, when they often have no ties whatsoever to Newcastle – other than their ridiculously high wages.

At least when the lads come through the youth ranks they appreciate the Newcastle club and are attached to it – and they know all about the history and the fantastic Geordie fan base.

We have to hope that Haris fulfils his enormous promise, and we have to think that this boy will be showing in the first team regularly before the end of next season – he’s that good by all accounts.

Howay The Lads!!

47 comments so far

  • Jamesthefirst

    Apr 22, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Best news of the day.

    Someone has obviously pulled him to one side and told him to choose his words more carefully 🙂

    Looking forward to seeing you become a star at Newcastle Haris

  • The-Ciaran8

    Apr 22, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Yes I Hope that means hes staying?

  • toonboyjake

    Apr 22, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #3

    has anyone heard any news about the kit launch today? thought there would maybe be a pic or two somewhere of it

  • Geordie_Pants

    Apr 22, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #4

    We have to ease him into team pretty quickly, Wenger did that with Fabregas and Moyes with Rooney. To be honest, I really do not have the foggiest idea how good this kid really is, however i really do hope he fulfills our expectations.

  • DevonMag

    Apr 22, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #5

    reassuring words from the lad! Let’s hope he forces his way into the first team. I really hope he does- if he made himself our creative midfielder next season I’d be overjoyed! That’d save us a good 10mill on buying an established player

  • Jamesthefirst

    Apr 22, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #6

    @Geordie Pants – Vuckic has more natural talent than you ever thought you would see coming through the ranks at Newcastle.

    Because he’s still very young you see flashes of brilliance followed by nowt. But as he developes and bulks up more he’s going to be EXPLOSIVE.

    A genuine star

  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 22, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #7

    I think give him a game against Ipswich. They are a poor team and at home we should dominate, which means he will be able to play freely and show what he can do.

    Its seen quite often a player asked about a rumour from his home country and it seems he wants to leave. I think its a lesson for him that journalists will pick and chose what people say to put in papers.

    LuaLua has been abit of an anti-climax so lets hope Vuckic isn’t. Vuckic Kadar, Adjei and maybe Inman seem to be of a higher calibre than the likes of Godsmark and Donninger, Pattison, O’Brien and so on that we have seen over the past few years

  • Tom Mo.

    Apr 22, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #8

    aight i am really mad that i got wound up about a peek at the kit and theres gonna be nowt

  • Mag 48

    Apr 22, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #9

    I suppose this is a downside of a good youth policy.”The bigger clubs will always be sniffing around” Be successful and we won’t have a problem!!

  • toonboyjake

    Apr 22, 2010 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Tom Mo its annoyed me aswell, thought we’d see the kit and maybe wear it at last home game

  • Tom Mo.

    Apr 22, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #11

    read on another forum that the launch was cancelled because of the volcano. think of that what you will…

  • Tom Mo.

    Apr 22, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #12

    aka the kit shipment didnt arrive in time..

  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Apr 22, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Well if he’s so happy here, he won’t mind extending his contract by two years this summer then will he..? Get him nailed down!

    Has everyone heard about N’Zogbia by the way? Nothing like a bit of schadenfreude to cheer up a bunch of football fans – surely worth a quick article Ed?

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 22, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #14


    what a shit website, how they were so wrong

  • cupiddstunt

    Apr 22, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #15

    How the papers would have had a field day if the zog had still been with us when he “allegedly” tried to con a driving licence, ain’t it a good job he’s not with us now.

  • Daverism

    Apr 22, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #16


    100% Agree mate, seen him in a few ressie games, out and out talent.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 22, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #17

    so anything on the kit then lads?

  • nexneveau

    Apr 22, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Signing of next season


    if we can get him on the cheap from Inter; I say its worth the risk

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 22, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #19


  • DanNUFC

    Apr 22, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #20

    Ed – do you know anything about the new kit launch?

  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 22, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #21

    Haha just read about the Zog.

    It may work if i tried it, but if you’re famous with an unique name like Charles N’Zogbia it isn’t going to work.

  • Flan

    Apr 22, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #22

    so where’s everyone drinkin beforethe game?

  • Captain Beefheart

    Apr 22, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #23

    I expect certain youngsters, perhaps even Vuckic, will flourish more in the rarefied atmosphere of the Prem than the blood and thunder and mudbaths of the Fizzy. I also think those ‘Prem’ players that stuck with us (Colo, Jonas, Nolan etc,) will be far better players for the experience. Whether they admit or not is another thing, but they will wake up screaming at night for the rest of their lives thinking they are back at Scunthorpe or Barnsley or Peterborough.

  • Jamesthefirst

    Apr 22, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #24

    Delivery delay on the kit due to flights. Might be tomorrow or Monday now

  • balubas1

    Apr 22, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #25

    zog left when things got tough.. not my type of player..
    can’t we get Per Ciljan Skjelbred soon? anyone know what happend to that? Add him and Vukic too the first team squad.. central midfield: Nolan, Guthrie, Barton, Vukic, Skjelbred. THAT is a good central midfield for any PL club. Battle for the starting place, aswel as some Newcastle heart there in Skjelbred.

    as for smith and butt… smith may be up there also, but Im just not sure about him.. butt doesnt exist to me..

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 22, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #26

    l’pool 1 down, hope they lose and fulham win

  • TinoAsprilla

    Apr 22, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #27


    R. Taylor

    Jose Enrique

    S. Taylor




    Desperately Needed:
    LB, CB, W(left footed),

    Would also like:
    RB, CM (playmaker), W (either side), ST (short and fast).

    Sell/ Release:

    Butt (coach?)

    Loan out:
    Ranger (if we buy another striker)
    Kadar (if we get LB, RB & CB)

  • coopertoon

    Apr 22, 2010 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #28

    any links yet for the match on saturday for us sad people who cant be there.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 22, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #29

    why do people say not to bring in hall?? he is class

  • Captain Beefheart

    Apr 22, 2010 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #30

    GG7, I agree 100%. Fitz Hall is definitely Prem class, and way better than some of centre backs of recent memory. If we could land him for 500K-750K it would be very sensible business.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 22, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #31

    CB- he is also really skillful, he was amaising against plym the other night, and has been brilliant every time he has pulled on that shirt for us, he is a toon fan aswell man

  • ScottishToon

    Apr 22, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #32

    Does anyone know if there will be an open top bus in newcastle this weekend and how likely it is to get a ticket outside the stadium?..


  • Jamesthefirst

    Apr 22, 2010 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #33

    HALL is good but that makes 5 Centre Backs at a club where CH will always play Stephen Taylor and Coloccini, we don’t need three back ups

  • TinoAsprilla

    Apr 23, 2010 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #34

    Yes we do need 5 CENTRE BACKS!!
    Its the premier league, someone could get injured again, someone could have a dip in form and ultimately, S.Taylor and Kadar can cover at full back, so its not like the 5 of them won’t all get played.

  • nexneveau

    Apr 23, 2010 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #35

    Honestly our wingers + strikers are not good enough for the premiership.

    I wouldn’t bother about replacing defenders other than the full backs at the moment.

    We also need a top talent who can propel us as how the signings of Bellamy; Robert and Dyer made us a strong attacking force.

    If Newcastle can somehow persuade Balotelli that he can be the big fish in the small pond (which is what he needs); I am convinced that he can be amazing at the Toon. Then cash in on him before he gets bored

  • Charlietoon

    Apr 23, 2010 at 6:02 AM

    Comment #36

    I’d see if Petrov wanted come here as he is no longer getting that mch football at Man C. He would be aware of our wage limit but the question for any man c squad player will be money or game time and the lure of a full st james and the fact that we are no longer as much of a joke may still help lure players of his quality. I think we need a LB and a RB and we should sign hall on. If we could get van on loan from chelsea again that would be amazing. Enrique misses a game every four or five due to injury.

    I like rtaylor as a right wing as opposed to a right back so maybe if we do sign fitz we start trying a couple of players out there is simpsons form drops.

  • Charlietoon

    Apr 23, 2010 at 6:04 AM

    Comment #37

    Staylor strikes me as someone who would be a great rb rnnning forward but I dont know if his dribbling or crossing skills are any good. When he scores it tends to be from set pieces off his head so crossing and dribbling are an aspect of the game we have not seen much of

  • Jamesthefirst

    Apr 23, 2010 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #38

    Looks like we have already tried to sign our first player:

    ERIK HUSEKLEPP – wanted by quite a few clubs last summer but said he would wait till this summer before moving

    We have bid £2million but his club wants £4 million and Ashley is refusing to up the bid


  • G

    Apr 23, 2010 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #39

    No offence Jamesthefirst, but vital football links tend to be about as accurate as the Daily Star, so I wouldn’t put too much faith in it being true. Generally if they break a story, it tends to be complete ‘Barry’.

  • Jamesthefirst

    Apr 23, 2010 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #40

    @G – funny you should say that because their other story said Mike Ashley was an astute decision maker


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