Hughton Says Newcastle Not Interested In Jack Wilshere

News today in the Newcastle  Journal that Newcastle are not interested in bringing Arsenal’s 18 year-old Jack Wilshere in for next season on a season-long loan deal.

Jack Wilshere – not coming to Tyneside

Jack had a very successful loan spell at Bolton this year, where he played 14 times with one goal for the Lancashire club.

And Bolton manager Owen Coyle has already said he’d love to have Jack back for a full season loan deal next season – and who can blame him?

But today Chris Hughton, the Newcastle manager, told the Newcastle Journal today:

“Jack is a very good young player at Arsenal and we are aware of that, but no he is not somebody I am looking at.”

“Everything is on-going at the moment, but we are still pressing ahead with things and we are still trying to plan for next season.”

We would have loved to see Jack playing at Newcastle next season, but from what Chris says,  he will not be arriving on Tyneside anytime soon.

It would appear the two loan targets Newcastle are after are both from Manchester United – 19 year-old Danny Welbeck and 20 year old Tom Cleverley.

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • wilkyvondooom

    May 12, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #1

    well we should be

  • Jamesthefirst

    May 12, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Hidden subtext of CH’s statement:

    “Because I have no interest or faith in playing youngsters. Much prefer to stick with an ageing, slow midfield of experience.”

  • BT7MAG

    May 12, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #3

    Jamesthefirst, get a grip!

    He has no interest in playing youngsters and yet started Andy Carroll almost every time he was fit, gave Kadar around 15/16 starts and played Ranger loads at the start of the season (he played less towards the end, but that was because Carroll/McLoven/Ameobi were all performing brilliantly). The same goes with Krul and Harper.

    He played the kids in the cup and they fell at the first hurdle!

    You’re entitled to your own opinion and that’s fair enough, but how can you complain? Top of the league, record breaking season. If we had the quality of youth Manure or l’Arse have then I’m sure they’d appear more, but we simply don’t, not yet!

  • tomlkier

    May 12, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Good! Vuckic should definitely be played over Wilshere.

  • BT7MAG

    May 12, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Also, that ageing midfield of Nolan (18 goals), Smith (voted highest ranked player this season on the official site), Butt (made fleeting appearances), Guthrie (only 23), Routledge and Gutierrez who are neither old nor slow…

    Other than Butt, how can you question any of those players, they were all class this season!

  • Charlietoon

    May 12, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Jesus wept!

    Jamesthefirst the alternate to that is ” I am nor have I ever been under any pressure from the fans or the owner to get back to the premiership so I have the freedom to play younger players knowing that if my gamble does not pay off it wont matter as we have tons of cash and young talented players are beating down our door to join the club and be paid nowt”

    I think you may be an idiot. What fantasy land do you live in where you can get promoted and stay competitive in the premiership AND have the luxury of playing the kids in anything other the the carling cup. Our kids will get a chance the same way other kids do.. If they are really talented or if injury gives them a shot.

    Fingers crossed releasing 5 youngsters was due to the fact they were not good enough and chris had no confidence putting them in the first team. Maybe no has some more coming through they will get some more time but dont tell me if chris player a few yongsters and we lost a match or to you would not be asking what he was doing.

  • obamagic

    May 12, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Great! hopefully we’ll start playing our own youth players instead of getting loan youth players and helping other clubs develop their youth players

  • andoni

    May 12, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #8

    ok! but I reckon he would be a good acquisition

  • sirjasontoon

    May 12, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #9

    “Everything is on-going at the moment, but we are still pressing ahead with things and we are still trying to plan for next season.” (waffle)

    Still Trying to Plan…I thought as much…..zzzzzzzzzzz
    Bunch of idiots could not plan a pancake party and Ashley certainly wouldn’t buy the ingredients.

  • Toontastico

    May 12, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #10

    So sick of reading people give out about CH not playing youngsters as there’s simply nowt to back the point up and glad to see everyone berating Jamesthefirst for a stupid coment with no insight. BT7MAG & Charliemag completely agree with your statements so no need for me to repeat them.

  • BT7MAG

    May 12, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #11


    Your right, the plans put in place for this season were disastrous!

    I’m glad he’s being evasive, every time we were linked with players a season or 2 ago, Spurs came in and took em at the last minute. A lot of players we’ll be signing will be free transfers (usually under contract ’till june) and loans (dependant on who their parent clubs bring in, probably post world cup) so whats the point in listing names now?

  • Craigg

    May 12, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #12


    Ossie Ardiles had a policy on playing youngsters as well and it worked out well for him so maybe CH should look into it.

  • noir9

    May 12, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #13

    Jamesthefirst, you don’t suppose just for a second the Chris might just know a little more about managing a football team than you do?

    Wiltshire is a very good player, but maybe Chris has other plans. Wouldn’t it be better to play Vukic.

  • Jamesthefirst

    May 12, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Relax people, it was just a wind-up to get the comments going. 🙂

    I have complete faith in CH and only want to see one youngster being given a chance in the first team next season: HARIS VUCKIC

  • Newutd

    May 12, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #15

    “So sick of reading people give out about CH not playing youngsters as there’s simply nowt to back the point up and glad to see everyone berating Jamesthefirst for a stupid coment with no insight. BT7MAG & Charliemag completely agree with your statements so no need for me to repeat them.”

    I am so sick of people complaining about a perfectly allright thing to criticize. Hughton showed little interest in playing youngsters, no doubt. You can say that we shouldn’t play them, because we needed to be sure of going up, but to say there is nothing in the fact that Hughton were unwilling to play youngsters is just wrong.

  • ginkoh

    May 12, 2010 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #16

    Wenger will put Wilshere to his first team in next 1-2 years and no way he sell him permanent. That’s why we don’t need to loan him because we cannot sign him in the future.

  • Ericles

    May 12, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Not happy about getting in young loan players when we have our own young players. These two manky utd players mean we are helping groom Ferguson’s future players. No way.

  • Charlietoon

    May 12, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #18

    New Utd and others….It as though you think he has a problem with young players like he is anti young…the same way someone could be racist and therefore not play a person from a different culture.

    Chris does not hate young people despite what you might think. He has made his choices for professional reasons not personal ones and when making thoe choices he has often given the young players a chance over older players

  • Newutd

    May 12, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #19

    How bout that for over analyzing. He didn’t use the youngsters because he wanted to safe everything in. Good enough that, but it’s still a thing you can criticize him for. We wouldn’t not go up if we had given some youngsters more minutes.

  • WLtoon

    May 12, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #20

    i too will be disappointed if CH brings in a young loanee ahead of Vuckic,and Kadar for that matter. if he does then these two would seriously question CH faith in them,we dont want to lose their talent,they could save us alot of money in the future,and that is MA policy.

  • BT7MAG

    May 12, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #21


    I’m not so sure about that…

    I rarely pork because I prefer chicken and beef, doesn’t mean I’m unwilling to eat pork though!

    Hughton picked more established players because they were evidently better players. Yes I understand that for youngsters to improve, experience is vital, but the man had to juggle an incompetent owner, impatient fans, a media circus and a successful promotion campaign…Including youngster’s (who have no guarantee of making it) improvement in that mix is too much for a maiden season!

  • Newutd

    May 12, 2010 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Fitz Hall and Leon Best is not evidently better than Tamas Kadar and Nile Ranger.

  • BT7MAG

    May 12, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #23

    To be fair, Fitz Hall has played well this season, I’d rather Kadar played ahead of him, but let’s not forget Kadar was injured twice and so couldn’t really keep his place in the team!

    As for Ranger and Best, Ranger has a lot of potential and at the start of the season was doing brilliantly. HOWEVER, if memory serves there was a period of 3 or 4 games, which he mostly started, where he wasn’t really applying himself too well, his first touch had gone a bit wayward and he wasn’t scoring.


    I agree this same thing happened to Leon Best, HOWEVER, Hughton bought Leon Best, he obviously saw something in him and obviously still does as he’s already said he wants to keep him another year at least, perhaps it’s a confidence issue, perhaps its not, but I ask you, whose confidence would take the bigger battering should they be left out?

    1) Ranger, the youngster who himself has admitted he’s just happy to get minutes on the pitch.


    2) Best, who was brought in and expected to shine in the first team and as of yet has been agonisingly close on 2/3 occasions.

    PLUS in the period where Ranger would more than likely have played (last 3/4 games of the season) he was injured, hardlys Hughton’s fault was it?!?

    Man management is tough and you can never please everyone!

  • boater

    May 12, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Charlietoon & BT7Mag. Well said.

    It’s the new stick for beating CH with now- yeah, yeah hughton’s done alright; record breaking season on the back of club meltdown; champions at a canter; a buzzing dressing room… BUT he didn’t play the kids, so y’know get the pitchforks out again.

    I SWEAR some supporters are hellbent on finding a negative and then not letting go for all it’s worth. DAMNED irritating newutd.

  • Ericles

    May 12, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #25

    CH will play the kids when they are ready. Too soon and one risks burn out.

  • nuttyward

    May 12, 2010 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #26

    i was at a newcastle united charity event after the ipswich game and a few players say that rangers attitude stinks thats why he hasnt been getting a game at the back end of the season not because of his ability

  • BT7MAG

    May 12, 2010 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #27

    nuttyward, it wouldn’t surprise me!

    At the end of the day, he’s went to prison for armed robbery, was kicked out of Southampton for stealing from the club and although I believe in second chances, we know he’s capable of making silly choices and damaging his prospects.

  • Newutd

    May 12, 2010 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #28

    boater –

    Whining about constructive criticism again I see. When did it become illegal to put question marks on some of the things the manager do? It’s not like I like Hughton less than you. How bout thinking slightly about the future ? Really can’t let it go, cause there’s always someone like you living in a bubble thinking Hughton is perfect.

  • fongct

    May 13, 2010 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #29

    Newutd: I agree, loan Van Aanholt rather than giving Kadar more starts is an example

    also, people should get their facts right first, Kadar has 9 starts (only 6 in the League) and 7 subs this season in championship…I dont think Krul has given enough chances either…that is a fact

    Hughton has done a good job and every manager also need to face the same problem between giving youngsters enough chances and achieving results….it is hard, but again, our youngsters arnt given enough chances to play in championship is a fact


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