We had two Newcastle youngsters become full Internationals last night, as not only 21 year-old Andy Carroll made his International debut but so too did 20 year-old center-back Tamas Kadar.
Tamas Kadar – full Hungarian International
The Hungarian had already played for the U21 side, but last night Tamas was introduced at half time in the game against Lithuania in Szekesfehervar in a friendly game.
And our suspended midfielder Cheik Tiote played for the Ivory Coast last night, but the Ivorians were defeated 3-1 in Poland – and yes – Cheick picked up another yellow card.
And on Tuesday night, Joan Edmundsson played the full game for the Faroe Islands in their 3-0 friendly defeat to Scotland in Aberdeen, and that is now Joan’s 8th cap.
In other international news, Adelaide-born Brad Inman made his debut for Scotland under-21s, playing the first half of the 3-1 win over Northern Ireland, and playing for Northern Ireland in the game were Newcastle youngsters, Patrick McLaughlin and Shane Ferguson.
We would have thought Shane was now good enough to be challenging for a first team place in the Northern Ireland side, and of course the Irish lad already has one full cap.
So Newcastle are again starting to get quite a few of their players playing at International level, which is a measure of how the squad, and our youngsters, are improving fast on Tyneside.