Can Newcastle Give Loan Players Sufficient Playing Time?


Chris Hughton has talked again about loan deals, and points out they have some convincing to do this summer, to the parent clubs.

Chris Hughton – said to have limited transfer funds

Hughton has talked today about loan deals, which he thinks are good things to go after for the Newcastle club:

“Loans are a good thing for us but they have to be the right ones.”  “Danny Simpson is an example of how they can work out.”

“There are going to be a number of possibilities available to us and there will be some manoeuvring from us this summer.”

To get some top youngsters Hughton will need give assurances to the Premier League’s top managers that their youngsters will be given a significant amount of first-team playing time on Tyneside.

Glenn Roeder got 19 year-old  Seppe Rossi on loan from Old Trafford a few years ago, but Glenn hardly played the lad, and Seppi was often brought on for the last couple of minutes of a game, and that counted as one appearance.

Quite rightly, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was not happy with that deal.

Hughton added:

“One of the problems now we have stepped up is that if we loan from Premier League sides we also have to guarantee that loan player games.”

“If they cannot play in a good percentage of the games we might have trouble persuading them to come here.”

So if for example Newcastle can get Arsenal’s 18 year-old Jack Wilshere in central midfield on loan, the club will need to convince Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger that Jack will get games in spite of competition from the likes of Alan Smith, Joey Barton,  Kevin Nolan, Danny Guthrie and even Haris Vuckic  – and that’s hardly an easy proposition.

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11 comments so far

  • The Carnivorous Badger

    May 26, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Surely if we got, say, Federico Marcheda he’d walk into our team.. Andy Carroll + Marcheda = Goals.

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  • Ericles

    May 26, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Now we can see why loan deals for youngsters are not worth the hassle. Loans should be be emergency cover not to molly coddle other teams players. So now where do we go with Fitz Hall? So, CH is really saying that to get loanees these players will get preference over our own players. Keep another manager happy while we make our own unhappy. Shit psychology CH!!!

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  • boater

    May 26, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Macheda? the champagne charlie who couldn’t score for manure last season? You must be joking,

    Anyone watch the japan vs korea match? The south koreans are looking damned tidy,, fast, technical and never stop for 90mins. They got a golden generation of young players now and I fancy them for a decent run this summer.

    Would LOVE to see us making a bid for their star man Park Chu-Young of monaco. He’s been tracked by man utd for past 2 years – Ferguson has talked about him a lot.

    23 – regarded as the best player in asia, big strong lad 6ft .. free kick specialist, plays in behind a striker or on the wing.

    Looks like EXACTLY the player we need.

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  • MacToon

    May 26, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Loan deals with a possibility to buy yes but not just to give them experience, fine when we were in the fizzy but we need to look after number 1 now.

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  • John

    May 26, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Daniel Sturridge from chelsea with Andy Carroll up front = goals. I like Chris Eagles from Burnely too woudnt cost a fortune or be on big wages either. Id let barton, Xisco, and Ameobi and Colo (lets face it he aeint gona cut it in the PL) go that would free up serious cash on wages and transfer fees and let us to go after these free transfers and loanee’s that will improve us as a team like Wiltshere, Van Arnholt, Onohua, Cleverley, Chris Boyd etc. rather than those overpaid flops who drain the club of what little resources we have.

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  • ToonArmy

    May 26, 2010 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #6

    Agreed MacToon, I hope Hughton is looking into loans at that aspect too. Wilshere is not worth it as he is highly rated by Wenger as replacement for Fabregas who looks very likely to leave atm.

    Cleverley though looks interesting as it is looking very hard for him to break into the 1st team with Nani/Valencia/Park in fine form and Obertan/Anderson are also waiting in the bench. Hopefully, he can be like Simpson. Come on loan, impress then join us permanently.

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  • noir9

    May 26, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #7

    mantoon @ 4, think your right about any loan deals needing to have the option to buy. Can’t really see the point unless there is no other option. I agree someone like wiltshire would be a great player for us but surely there other options that would benefit us more.

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  • noir9

    May 26, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #8

    I ment mactoon

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  • Davies

    May 26, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #9

    I think Nolan and Smith are going to spend a lot of time on the bench next season, after they’ve played a few matches and run out of puff. Thanks for your contribution lads, but that’s the way it is.

    Barton and Guthrie should be the main choices in central midfield, with Vukic being introduced bit by bit over the season. We need cover for the wingers as well. I know two of the lads in CM can do a job there, but we need someone who is a speicalist on each wing to give cover to Jonas and Routelidge competition. Would love to get van Aanholt back. Cover for Enrique and Jonas. Shame I don’t think we’ll get Altintop really.

    I just can’t see the point in getting any youngsters in on loan, apart from van Aanholt (though I’d rather we bought him) and maybe Vella, to play up front with Carroll. If we’re loaning Ranger out, we need a fast young striker to fight it out with Lovenkrands. There are plenty of good players available to strengthen the squad on free transfers.

    Those would be my only two loan choices, as we can, at east, give them some starts.

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  • John

    May 26, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #10

    It all boads well if we can if can get the balance and quality of the players coming in right having options in every posistion is key, far too often last season we had little in reserve to come off the bench and influence games, worst still the players who were underpreforming had little treat of beind dropped becoz of a lack of quality to replace them. Now were we see how good a manager CH is? getting rid of the deadwood and replacing them with hungry, quality players. Know what you need and what you dont. lets be honest deres a few we can get shot of Harry Redknapp is a master at wheeling and dealing for the right type of players at the right price maybe CH can follow hes example look at spurs now.

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  • JSYproject

    May 26, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #11

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