Peter Beardsley is a former Newcastle United great, and it’s always good to have these players working again for the Newcastle United club, especially when they are local lads like Peter.
Peter Beardsley – Reserve team coach delighted with fans’ support
Peter was just promoted to Newcastle Reserve team coach after another local lad and former player, Alan Thompson, had an opportunity to join Glasgow Celtic, which he couldn’t turn down.
And Peter was delighted at the turn-out at Whitley Park last night when 694 turned up for the 2-2 draw, against a good and young Liverpool side, in a good game to watch.
Sol Campbell of course could have been an attraction, as he played his second Reserve team game in a week, and showed what a great professional he is, and now should be ready to take his place on the bench against Blackpool on Saturday afternoon.
Beardsley told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I have to be honest, with England playing I wasn’t sure.” “But our kit-man George Ramshaw, who has been with the Reserves a long time, said we normally get 200 here, so I think it was good and the fans were brilliant.”
“The game was good to watch for them.” “We play Chelsea next at St James’ Park next Thursday and it will be great for our players to play there.” “It would be great to see the fans come to this one. I’m sure a lot of them who will go to this game will also go to the Carling Cup game at Stamford Bridge as well.”
“I think it was a good performance by both teams.” “I think we’re quite happy, but the most important thing as we keep saying is the development of the players.” “We had a few youngsters out there and, to be fair to Liverpool, they had some out there as well.”
“That is what this league is going to be about, but I think the football that was played would have been enjoyed by the fans.”
Peter’s job as Reserve team coach is important, because he will be responsible for bringing along a lot of our good youngsters, who are the future of the Newcastle club.
So that in itself is one good reason to watch the Newcastle youngsters, as they learn their trade, and hopefully mature into good Newcastle first-team players.
And the display against Accrington Stanley was just great to watch, as the youngsters seemed to take on the same team spirit and never-say-die attitude of the senior players at the club.
Not only was it a good win for the club, who now face Chelsea away in the 3rd round, but there were some excellent individual performances from youngsters like LuaLua, Kadar, Krul and Shane Ferguson at left back.
Hopefully the good attendance seen last night by Peter Beardsley, will continue next week on Thursday evening at St. James’ Park, when the young guns take on a strong Chelsea side.
Chelsea of course are the current FA Youth Cup holders, and it seems like that could be another good game to watch.