Good To See Young Shane Ferguson Get A Run-Out

We had wondered what had happened to Irish left back come left winger Shane Ferguson, after he had looked impressive earlier in the season for the Newcastle first team in the Carling Cup.

Shane Ferguson – 19 year-old left sided player – good future ahead?

Pardew handed Shane Ferguson his Premier League debut and we must say this lad looks good, and is hardly over-awed when he plays in the first team, and maybe he’s get a few more sub appearances as the season progresses.

The Northern Ireland international looked very skilled last night and opened up the weak Hammer’s defense on two occasions.

And we were surprised but pleased to see Shay get an appearance and it seems Alan has been told of the promise of the once capped Irishman.

Pardew talked about Shane:

“The staff here tell me he has a chance.” “Two young players came on. It gives the fans belief we are going to develop our own.”

“We had Fergie on the left, we have Andy Carroll here and Steven Taylor in the team and it is good to have homegrown players.”

Shane is only 19 years old, but last night he looked closer to 14, and even the commentators mentioned how young he looked. 😀

The youngster has now made 3 appearances for the Newcastle first team.

Another young player we’d like to see make an appearance is 18 year-old Slovenian Haris Vuckic.

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #1

    good lad would like to see him giving more game time aswel no one seemed to pass to him much yday mind but when he did get it he troubled ben haim. he’s quick, skillful and gota sweet left foot

  • leedodd

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Yea The Lad Did Very Well if that Ball had Gone to Lovenkrands instead Of Ranger we would have won 6-0 . Start him of at Stevenage on saturday or at least give him 45 .

  • McGroin

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #3

    I would say that Shane Ferguson is better then Haris Vuckic,I know they not the same type of players. It is amazing how Shane Ferguson showed so much talented under two games in the Carling cup to Haris Vuckic three games in the Carling cup,Haris Vuckic only had one decent game out of the 3 and that was the arsenal game.I would like to see Haris Vuckic to given the free role so he doesn’t feel the pressure expected from him.

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Did you see that Ben Haim picking on the little lad. Big bully.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #5

    I agree, hand the lad a start on Saturday

  • McGroin

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Ben Haim thinks hes hard,German.Hes no better then a bully But on Shanes side,he was very mature to react to that bully.

  • Mo Drysdale

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Team for Cup Match:





    Subs: Harps-Loverman-Xisco-Colo-Inman-Donaldson.

    At some stage also I would love to see Jose Enrique played as an out and out left winger and see how he gets on. just a thought.

    That is with taking these injuries into consideration and also hoping Campbell has recovered.

    Injured for the match on Saturday:

    Ben Arfa

  • McGroin

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #8

    I would start Inman over Gosling,Hes not even match fit.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #9

    My XI for Stevenage:

    *********** Krul

    Perch * Kadar * Willo * Ferguson

    Guthrie * Smith(c) * Vuckic * Rout

    ********** Xisco * McLoven

    Soderberg, Bull, Folan, Gosling, Donaldson, Ranger, Edmundsson

  • Mo Drysdale

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #10


    Apparently Smith is injured mate

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #11

    What I find strange is that people write here who they would like to see given a run and it happens.

    Does Pardew read this blog?

  • alkinou

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #12

    It’s just to exchange ideas and talk about the team GeordieGerman, we don’t think that what we’ll say will have an influence whatsoever on Pardew’s selection.
    That being said, Enrique once posted a screenshot from this blog on twitter so maybe some players do read it.

  • Mo Drysdale

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Just read an article that Pards said that he would play his strongest team, so I think he will go with something like this.





    Subs: Krul, Perch, Kadar, Guthrie, Gosling, Vuckic, Xisco

    Taking these injuries in to con:

    Raylor, Saylor, Smith, Gutierrez, Tiote, LuaLua, Ben Arfa, Carroll, Best, Ameobi

  • Sav

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #14

    And I thought he was going to get the pass to finish off when well positioned before Lovenkrands blazed it over, near the end. His play to tee up Ranger was great.
    Pity Nile botched it that time.

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #15

    alkinou, Was meant to be a joke. Ok not a very could one. 🙁

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #16

    “It gives the fans belief we are going to develop our own.” – That line by Pardew has me slightly worried. Shouldn’t he be saying…”I like to show the fans we are trying to develop our own”. I hope he doesn’t meant that we will never really develop our own and will later try and sell when their value rises.

    I don’t think he means any harm, it’s just me trying to read between the lines. Either way I am happy to see the fringe players given a chance. The way Leon Best grabbed his yesterday was amazing, what a great game 🙂

  • chuck

    Jan 6, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Nothing wrong with developing your own.
    But how many EPL clubs have more than two or three in the side who have come through the youth system ?
    Man U. and L`pool used to have almost an entire side of home grown players.
    Arsenal and other sides, buy like we do, youngsters from everywhere, hoping they will develope and provide a cheap alternative to buying developed players.
    But in a global market for footballers it becomes more likely that only a special few will make the grade.
    Most will feed into the lower divisions, being the EPL has become internationalized, sucking in players from a global market.
    It`s all about money, billionaire owners from around the world, have taken over and who knows where it will eventually end up ?
    As for having local lads making up the side, yeah in the third division maybe, get used to the idea we will have a mixture of players from everywhere, if we want to compete that is!

  • HaZ-NUFC

    Jan 6, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Haris Vuckic Is The Next Zinedine Zidane

  • Toonarmy1993

    Jan 6, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #19

    the way tal ben haim tried to pick on the new boy (ferguson) was ridiculous, but what made it even funnier was the way the little lad reacted and didnt look fazed at all – surely a good thing for the future. Send him out on loan to a L1 or L2 team to try and bulk him up abit?

  • Munich Mag

    Jan 6, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #20

    Young Shane lining up behind the Bull would make quite a potent left hand side for the toon, worth a try perhaps ?

  • BeeGuy

    Jan 6, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #21

    I’d say AP is going to play his strongest team, but that it will be the strongest needed to beat Stevenage. I’m looking at lots of reserves starting with a powerful bench that can come in & prop things up if needed, or close the door if there is doubt on holding a lead.

  • tcbelfast

    Jan 6, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #22

    go-ahead mr.pardew,give young fergie a run out against Stevenage.This is the future of any football club,a blend of youth mixed with experience.
    ps….must mention about lovenkrands.glad to see him nick a goal and love the way he points to the stars always remembering his dad who died last year.good on ya pete!!


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