Beardsley And Stone To Coach Newcastle Reserves


Surprise news today that Peter Beardsley has moved from his coaching role within the Newcastle United’s Academy to take over as the Club’s Reserve Team coach.

Peter Beardsley – new Reserve team coach

This is a wee bit of a surprise because other names had been in the mix for the Reserve Team job, but it’s consistent with the club’s new strategy of promoting from within whenever possible, and we think it’s a good appointment.

Beardsley was in charge of the Newcastle Under-16s last season, but has now replaced another local lad – Alan Thompson – following his departure to his former club, Glasgow Celtic about two months ago.

Beardsley starts in his new job today and said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for me and one that I am thrilled to have been given. “”I can’t wait to get cracking with what I know are a very talented set of players.”

Steve Stone will join Peter with the Reserve Team, and moves up from his youth coaching role.

We think this is a very good move by Chris Hughton, because it’s putting people in place in the coaching ranks at the club, who know all about Newcastle United, and local lads too.

Beardsley made over 300 appearances for Newcastle in his brilliant career, and played for more than 10 different clubs from 1979 until 1999.

Gateshead-born Steve Stone won 9 England caps and gets a well deserved promotion with Peter.

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said today:

“This is an excellent opportunity for Peter and Steve.”I hope their services will be of great benefit to the Club.”

These are good appointments ands as we said there’s nothing like having your coaches be former players and local lads – if we are to maintain the pride and passion – that is Newcastle United.

Comments welcome.

Written from Lincoln, England



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13 comments so far

  • lewman

    Jul 27, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #1

    great news as our best youngsters are in the reserves anyway.

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  • Davies

    Jul 27, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Potential replacement for Hughton in years to come?

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  • AndyMac

    Jul 27, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #3

    Beardsley has been here before way back in 2003 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/2959232.stm.

    Not sure he has the right credentials for bringing out the best in young players but time will tell ? Hopefully Steve Stone will sort out any punch ups 🙂

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  • Ericles

    Jul 27, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Good news at last. I think CH is doing well on his NUFC recruitment.

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  • xfer

    Jul 27, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #5

    Agree with Lewman.

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  • lloydie780

    Jul 27, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #6

    This is not good news. Peter really is not very inspiring, he has managed me on three seperate occassions and really cannot in inspire/come up with tactical ideas. He has very little intelligence and struggles to make a conversation even. The guy is really not a leader, he can barely string a few words together let alone give a team talk, every other word is ‘ummmmmm’. Last time i played under him in May he said he would ahve Wright Phillips as a regular starter for England, and the centre backs should be Wes Brown and Ryan Shawcross. Really not the man to lead our talented youngsters.

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  • Xenarious

    Jul 27, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #7

    I also think it is questionable to have Beardsley in charge. Sometimes people can’t even understand what he is saying.

    I also have concerns that with the older youngsters he may lack authority, but hopefully with Steve Stone with him he will be taken more seriously.

    But to be fair, I think Beardsley would be best served as a attacking midfielder coach and a more experienced reserve coach taking the job.

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  • Ericles

    Jul 27, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #8

    I believe it is the combination of Beardsley and Stone that CH has gone for on this arrangement.
    Both are ex-England men, both are Geordies, both were clever players, and between them I think our youngsters will listen to every word and take every hint.

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  • lloydie780

    Jul 27, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Agreed the players would hang off every word Beardsley said but he isn’t a manager or a reserve manager either, more just someone to look at in awe, Steve Stone on the other hand i could see as a good leader. Beardsley = the idol, Stone= the brains. Suppose as a duo could work but not with Beardsely top man, being a good player doesn’t make you a good manager.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jul 27, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Ericles, They may listen to every word. But will they understand what’s being said?

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  • lloydie780

    Jul 27, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #11

    German i agree, he cant speak properly and what he does say is utter s***.

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  • baro

    Jul 27, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #12

    That’s a good decision bringing these 2 in. Potential future Hughton replacements?

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  • harry5450

    Jul 27, 2010 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #13

    And don’t take advise on hair cuts off either of them!!!!

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