Haris Vuckic To Become Starter At Newcastle Next Season?


There’s some interesting news in this morning’s Sunday Sun with regard to our top 17 year-old Slovenian Haris  Vuckic.

Haris Vuckic – first teamer next season?

The report suggests that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has moved to head off interest in young highly rated attacking midfielder Haris Vuckic.

With Manchester United and AC Milan tracking the fit-again Slovenian teenager, we had reported last week the interest in the 6’2″ midfielder.

But the Sunday Sun is suggesting today that Chris Hughton has assured Vuckic that he will be a regular starter for Newcastle in the Premiership next season.

We find that hard to believe, especially from a guy like Chris Hughton.

It could be he’s promised Haris very chance to make the first team next season, but we still expect another creative midfielder to come in during the summer.

But if  Haris is as good as people have said, he may well be good enough next season for Newcastle, and we need some of out younger players like Vuckic, Kadar, Ranger and some others to come through big time if our squad is going to be good enough to survive a relegation battle.

If Haris indeed makes his break-through next season, that will be a huge boon to the Newcastle club.

Some fans who have seen the youngster have been under-impressed,  but we hear that some of the senior Newcastle players are convinced this lad has everything it takes to become a world class player.

Here’s hoping. 😀


18 comments so far

  • danuneek

    Apr 25, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #1

    If he’s planning on using Vuckic next season then why doesn’t he start him in the next two games?

    Its not going to happen and I’ve got a feeling this is just newspaper rubbish as usual.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 25, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #2

    hope that is true, itd mean he is good enough to play already wich is good, i also hear he is going to the world cup

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  • UTD111

    Apr 25, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Knowing our usual luck he’ll probably play one game, get injured and be out for 3 months….

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  • Johann

    Apr 25, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Why is there no video of this talent on the internet! Ed can you do something about that? 🙂

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  • will die for the toon army

    Apr 25, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #5

    I wld nt mind a midfield of:
    Nolan, Barton, Smith, Guthrie, Vickic

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  • nightfa11

    Apr 25, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #6

    riiiiiight..he doesnt even put him on the bench in CCC, and he promised him to be a starter in EPL..

    sounds like a script for star wars: episode 7.

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  • stk85

    Apr 25, 2010 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #7

    i saw him play at sjp for the reserves when he was still only 16 and he stood out from the rest. good passer, clever little flicks, he has the flair bits to his game and i wouldnt be surprised if he has come on leaps and bounds since then.

    also we have smith, nolan, barton and guthrie and if we sign another midfielder we can kiss this young talent goodbye. we dontz need another midfielder, if we go, we need to sell one of the four mentioned above.

    and our final game, chris needs to play haris, kadar, nile, krul, guthrie and other promising players. i somehow thnk he’ll play butt, nolan and harper instead. we’ve won the league and we waste these youngsters.

    if i wasd them, i’d leave

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  • welshgeordie

    Apr 25, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #8

    I think we should Slowly and Steadily Bring him in to the squad next season , bring him on in the last 20- 10 minutes of games and see how he fairs against premier league opposition and if he plays well start him in a few games. And we could always keep him as a backup.

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  • DJG

    Apr 25, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #9

    If he gets a call up from slovinia, as being mooted, and plays to his full potential against England. I doubt we will even be able to hang on to him next season. It is not impossible considering they are a rebublic of 2 million and Baggies Robert Koren is their captain. What I have seen 0f him I was VERY impressed and he was half fit returning from injury.

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  • DJG

    Apr 25, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #10

    He has the strength and little flicks and flair that get moves to the big clubs. If Newcastle United are going to become a decent team in the prem again and not relegation fighters we need to keep hold of players like Vuckic and Carroll. I hope Connor Newton gets to the first team aswell. Nicky Butt being released will create some room but we dont need to sign any more CM. Wide players yes, striker yes.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 25, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #11

    I think Smith is a bit of a spent force these days. He had some good days at the start of the season, but really needs to go back to Leeds again now to finish out his days.

    Barton – who knows how many games he’ll ever be fit enough to play. Guthrie is not a really a powerful player and Nolan is not a box to box midfielder. I think the sooner we get a 6 ft, 2 ” CM player involved the better.

    This is my one criticism of Hughton and most previous NUFC managers apart from SBR, the total reluctance to play fast up and coming players.

    Ranger should be re-introduced and cut our losses on Best. Kadar, Krul and Vuksic need to be given regular game time sooner rather than later. Look at Manu – Macheda 18, Rafael 19 etc.

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  • AndyE93

    Apr 25, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Any one think that hughton isnt playing him in order to keep onto him next year, because if he’s as good as they say surely he would be highly scouted at these matches by a few of the “big boys”

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  • Nella

    Apr 25, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #13

    I don’t believe anyone should be promised x amount of games, he like the rest of the players should be picked on merit. The building criticism of Hughton for not giving these promising young players more playing time is in my opinion unwarranted, I can imagine the furor if we had blown promotion by throwing players in who aren’t ready, fair enough the last 2 games of the season they could or maybes should of been given run outs but I’m a big believer in get the job done before risking possibly a whole season by trying youngsters. Vuckic from what I’ve seen doe’s seem promising but when we talk of some players who have caps for their counties not being good enough for us in the premier league we then say these untried youngsters need games, use the preseason friendlies to integrate them into the squad and maybes have them on the sub,s bench against what would be perceived as lesser Premier teams, if they’re good enough they’ll work their way into contention.

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  • baro

    Apr 25, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #14

    He is the next Cristiano Ronaldo. Hopefully we can get a chance to see him play against QPR. Would be brilliant, QPR defence sucks a$$. And Haris likes far shots. I hope he breaksthrough to the first team again and starts for first team. 🙂

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  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 26, 2010 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #15

    Hopefully he keeps himself grounded and starts to make an impact here and there next season.

    Reading comments saying we don’t need another centre midfielder…if we get someone better than we have got then of course we should get him in. Really players who have the class and talent do get through regardless. Remember Pattison and O’Brien, both came to nothing really, LuaLua been a big anti-climax.

    Whereas Carroll played under Shearer last season and scored a few goals. Im not worried about him not getting games, because if he doesnt it means hes not good enough.

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  • stk85

    Apr 26, 2010 at 2:58 AM

    Comment #16

    not good enough yet!

    also geordie gerrard seems to thinnk we’^re gonna get cabaye from lille, he’s a dm, and after january, in hughton i trust when it comes to signings.

    i think vuckic will get games next year, he would’ve been more involved this year if not for inhuries, and chris doesnt rush anyone back from injuries which is good. maybe thats why we’ve been lighter on big injuries this year.

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  • Bao Zheng

    Apr 26, 2010 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #17

    The reality is Haris is only 17. Which means a) he is physically still developing and b) he will get a good shoeing in the EPL week after week. The world is full of players with dodgy knees who got too much punishment too young – Owen. And SJP is a place where you are “not fit to wear the shorts” if you have a poor first 5 minutes. So Haris should get last 2 minutes to get used to the noise, then last 10 minutes, then last 20 minutes, then maybe a cup start against Cambridge away etc. In Hooton we trust.

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  • Edd Case

    Apr 26, 2010 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #18

    Rooney was playing for Everton at 16 years.

    If you’re good enough, you’re old enough.

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