One immediate difference we have seen in the way Alan Pardew manages the Magpies, is that he doesn’t want to see the top Newcastle youngsters not playing, and he seems keen to send them out on loan to get first team playing experience.
Phil Airey – may go on loan to Motherwell
We’ve always thought that was the best way for youngsters to develop, and that’s what Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have always done with their top young players.
And we heard last night that 20 year-old Hungarian International Tamas Kadar, has been sent on a month-long loan to Lee Clark’s Huddersfield Town, and is likely to make his debut tonight against Plymouth Argyle.
Lee was wondering whether he should ease Tamas into the side, or throw him in at the deep end, but Tamas has already proved he can easily hold his own at Newcastle, and Lee will apparently play him tonight.
We think the Huddersfield fans will soon be impressed by this 6’2″ youngster, who is a great no-nonsense defender, and whose temperament is simply first class, and he could become a big player for Newcastle in the future – and the near future too.
And it could be the start of a mutually beneficial liaison between Newcastle and Huddersfield Town, because Lee presumably would be willing to take some of Newcastle’s other up-and-coming stars, and we have to think 18 year-old central midfielder Haris Vuckic would be just great at some Championship club.
The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Amble-born 19-year-old striker Phil Airey could be the next youngster to be loaned out, with Scottish Premier League club Motherwell said to be keen to take the youngster, who made his Newcastle debut in the FA Cup defeat at Stevenage.
Phil joined Newcastle when he was just 10 years old, and has played 58 times (48 starts) for the Reserves/U-18 sides with a commendable 24 goals.
And Phil, who stands 5’11” tall, was a star of Newcastle U-18s run to the FA Youth Cup semi-final last season, before they were beaten by Aston Villa.
Alan Pardew talked about Kadar:
“This is a good chance for Tamas to go out on loan and get some games under his belt.”
“Huddersfield are a good club who are chasing promotion, and he will be better off for experiencing football in a very tough division.”
Alan’s absolutely right of course, and we expect even more of Newcastle’s young players to be loaned out before the end of the season.
Huddersfield are also in the latter stages of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, and maybe Tamas Kadar will get a chance to play at Wembley, if Huddersfield can get past Carlisle United in the semi-finals.
Wouldn’t that be something for the Hungarian youngster.