Beardsley Hopes Newcastle Fans Will Keep Supporting Reserves

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.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • toonster88

    Sep 8, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #1

    same here…same here.our reserves are fantastic.kudos to them.well played against liverfool

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Sep 8, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #2

    I knew Peter when he was a kid playing for The Fusilier Sunday Football team and Parsons Athletic on Saturday’s (after his boys club had finished their season). He was a great kid, a great player and a very good listener. I think his experience & enthusiasm will really help the youngsters in the reserves and I expect he will also make a very good manager one day.

  • toonster88

    Sep 8, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #3

    hmm…very interesting.i only got to know of him in 86 as ‘lineker’s partner’.but my dad speaks highly of him.its good to see a local lad train our boys.i believe the attributes u giv him are not even enuff.cheers to him

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Sep 8, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #4

    i am going to make it a point to go see a reserve match
    when im on tyneside for 2 weeks the beginning of next year.
    i want to experience evertyhing about nufc, from a 1st
    team match at sjp to a reserve fixture. i really
    wish the toon army would really get behind our youngsters
    playing for the reserves cuz they are our future…


  • Flop

    Sep 8, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #5

    I thought the reserves did well last night. Thought Airey was fantastic he give their CB’s a torrid time, won one penalty and maybe should have had another. Tavernier looked decent but at times made some simple errors. I don’t think Campbell is quite ready for the first team maybe another reserve game certainly shouldn’t displace Colo or Williamson.

  • burnsie

    Sep 8, 2010 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #6

    The left back Dummett is one to watch mind lads…raw and slightly sloppy but my god has he got good pace and power. looked tall to, maybe 6’1, 6’2. kepp and eye on him.

  • Captain Beefheart

    Sep 8, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #7

    The times when Jinky Jimmy Smith played for the reserves in the 1970s (when recovering from frequent injuries) the normal gate (typically around 1500-2000) could swell to between 7,000 & 9,000, I kid you not.

    Such is the value we used to put on pure genius.


  • Bucks mag

    Sep 8, 2010 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #8

    We’ve got a new website!

  • Thump

    Sep 8, 2010 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Glad to see it finally rolled out. Although I must admit I preferred the old one… this looks like an amateur coded it (hell, I could code it with the exact specifications).

  • totsy

    Sep 8, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #10

    it LOOKS better,, but its far less practical, i personally think such a great team deserves better lads haha

  • CT

    Sep 8, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #11

    OFF TOPIC! Pedro can be great with the kids and reserves, but I know he firmally believes in a proper apprenticeship as I do! Tayls was fastracked by Sir Bobby far too quick, juniors to 1st team bypassing the reserves! Conseqently thinks he was better than he actually was and started to believe his own hype!!! Maybe why we have the contract problem now!!!! Seen him skinned many times when he hit the first team, maybe he could be the player his agent and Dad thinks he is if his progression had been a bit slower!!!!

  • totsy

    Sep 8, 2010 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #12

    CT – Agreed mate, we need to blood in these younger players a lot slower then we are proposing. People calling for Ranger for example to be in the first team are being daft, you cant put a player of that age in the starting 11 and expect him to perform, because if he puts a foot wrong it could have a huge affect on his confidence, he should be slowly blooded with sub appearances etc

  • CT

    Sep 8, 2010 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Beefy, jinky`s problem was a fantastic potential but he never realied it because he idolised a certain J. Baxter? Who in those days was a bit special himself, how he eventually signed (JB that is) for the macks says it all really!

  • slazberger

    Sep 9, 2010 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #14

    CT@11 i agree about patients with the youngsters. if we are honest manu are arguably the best in this country over the past 10-15 years at introducing kids to the first team, but if you look at the players who have come through their system they haven’t made an impression on their first team squad until 21-23. if we take this approach with the likes of vickic, krul and ranger etc and allow them to develop without pressure the future can be bright.

    the pressure on teams/managers these days seems to prevent the development of players who imo can reach/show potential at different ages,but hopefully with the stability the club is showing at the moment we can benefit from in the future.

  • slazberger

    Sep 9, 2010 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #15

    just been on the website and without any real knowledge of computers or web designing it does seem poorer than the previous site.

    off topic but i noticed the sports direct advert on the site. (probably was on the previous web site)

    im not a ashley knocker these days like some but does anyone know what impact if any this has had on the clubs finances? or length of contract (and i mean know, not an answer because you hate ashley). lol.

  • slazberger

    Sep 9, 2010 at 2:31 AM

    Comment #16–Glenns-team-Englishmen-Spains-fourth-tier.html

    something our fa should consider adopting imo.

    played glenn hoddles academy many times in FM, lol


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