Hughton Still Mulling Over Various Loan Options


Chris Hughton is still considering letting some of his  talented youngsters out on loan next season, to get first-team experience.

Nile Ranger – on loan next season?

It appears that Leeds and Carlisle are keen on 19 year-old Nile Ranger, while Burnley wanted goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Kazenga LuaLua (Brighton?), Ryan Donaldson and Tamas Kadar could also  find themselves loaned out next season, but Chris still has to decide exactly which of the youngsters will go.

Hughton talked about this to the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“We don’t need to make a decision yet on Nile and the others,” “We’re only a couple of weeks into pre-season and we really want to look at them first before deciding what’s going to happen with them.”

“Nile has come back from the summer in really strong shape and so has Kazenga LuaLua. Tamas Kadar was looking excellent until he picked up his injury too.”

“It may be the case that we will let them go because we feel they would be better served by regular first-team football. I think we’d be talking Championship level for someone like Nile, who did well for us at that level last season, and the same goes for the others.”

“But we have not made a firm decision. They are our players and we will take a decision that benefits us rather than being rushed into anything by other clubs who obviously would like to take them as well.”

With also bringing  players in on loan next season, Newcastle will be heavily involved in the loan market for the next several seasons, as Newcastle’s excellent Youth Policy continues moving in a fast-forward direction.

Howay The Lads!

Commnts always welcome.

Written on train between King’s Cross, London and Newcastle Upon Tyne – England.



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15 comments so far

  • peterktoon

    Jul 23, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #1

    I know Brighton & Hove Albion wants Kazenga LuaLua back on loan again but I really think as Chris H says: It must be a championship club

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  • jackdnufc

    Jul 23, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #2

    Be nice to see you writing from here again Ed!

    “Ahm coming home Newcastle,
    Ah might as well ay been in jail,
    Ahd walk the streets al day al neet,
    For ay bottle ay ye own Brown Ale,
    Ahm coming home Newcastle,
    If ye never win the Cup again,
    Ahl brave the dark at St. James’s Park,
    At the Gallowgate End in the rain,
    Ahm coming home…”

    In regards to the topic at hand I think LuaLua will head out on loan again by the end of the summer, Houghton clearly doesn’t have the confidence in him yet, hence Cleverly (if he does come here). One of our keepers will go out as well but I would be disappointed to see Ranger go out on loan. I’d hope Chris would want to keep him at hand as a sub next season/replacement for injury. Is he better than Ameobi yet though, and therefore a better choice to replace Carroll with? If not we might see him go out on loan, but I doubt it.

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  • Ericles

    Jul 23, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed – give the lovely Darlington station a wave as you come through = great architecture!

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  • Toontastico

    Jul 23, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #4

    sorry boys I know its from the sun and 98% chance that its absolute bollox but this lad would be a serious signing!!!! Very highly taught of in Argentina etc

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/3065426/Newcastle-are-ready-to-bid-for-85m-Argie-Nicolas-Otamendi.html

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  • Freddie

    Jul 23, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #5

    If we dont meanage to get another striker this summer, surely we should keep ranger and use him! as for tamas kadar it seems nufc need the defensive cover, for when is fit again. Kazenga should go out on loan again depending on whether we can get cleverly as cover for our wings!

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  • jackdnufc

    Jul 23, 2010 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Toontastico, Ed’s got a thread a couple back on the very player. But your right, its pile of crap.

    Freddie, I’m sure Kadar will stay, I think he’s just about ready to make the step up IMO. If he gets a couple more cup games all the better.

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  • Toontastico

    Jul 23, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #7

    Didnt know that Jack, will have a sconse. Agree with you about Kadar, think he is nearly ready and to be honest the closer the season gets the more my optimism is rising that himself and the rest of the team could surprise everyone and have a v good season! hope im not getting carrried away but hey iots better then being a doom merchant!!

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  • jackdnufc

    Jul 23, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #8

    “V. good” might be an indicator of getting carried away lk :)! I think a good season is potentially at hand though, and I concur, it’s better than being full of doom and gloom!

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  • Freddie

    Jul 23, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #9

    i think getting relegated is one of the best thing that has happened to nufc, for the first time in years we have a steady team and a steady manager, with young players coming up! even our pie munching cockney owner seems to have steadied himself! looking forward to this season more than any in the last 5 or 6 years!

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  • MacToon

    Jul 23, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #10

    Shouldn’t we worry about loan players after we’ve finished buying and selling?

    Personally I think it’d be sad for a club like Newcastle, in the prem, to be loaning players in. Thought we had our own academy and our own youngsters that need bringing through the 1st team squad.

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  • JSYproject

    Jul 23, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #11

    yes mactoon but obv there not good enough yet, thats why there is talk of them going to lower leagues to gain some experience so that next season they may be good enough, and a loan deal is perfect to accomodate that. where as if we bought another player then our youth would get pushed down the line permanently.

    just a quick fix till there good enough to step up to prem standards.

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  • MacToon

    Jul 23, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Not exactly my point JSY, we should really be able to cope one way or another without getting Fergie’s or Wenger’s babes. If some of our youngsters are not ready (which I agree) then we must buy for the time being.

    Was fine last season with the likes of Van Aanolt because we were in a different division but I know it’s just an accepted part of football now, which is a shame for many many reasons.

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 23, 2010 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #13

    MACTOON, YOU ARE RIGHT. Don’t back down. No Prem side should need loan players, it only benefits the big boys and perpetuates the hegemony of the big clubs. We should put our foot down NOW.

    You must have signed for us to play for us. No exceptions.

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  • Brutooon

    Jul 24, 2010 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #14

    Loan ranger only if those clubs can ensure he play week in week out.

    For Us:
    -He will earn valuable experience
    -Improve his skills
    -Will make him happy with regular football

    For those Clubs:
    -He will provide goals
    -Will increase chances to gain promotion

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  • MacToon

    Jul 24, 2010 at 2:41 AM

    Comment #15

    Captain Beefheart, don’t agree mate, not used to it…….. but it’s my opinion and can’t see it changing so I won’t back down 😉

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