Pardew – Shane Ferguson Has Great Chance At Newcastle


We expect Newcastle manager Alan Pardew to loan out quite a few of the youngsters at Newcastle to other clubs, almost continuously, until they are ready to fight for a first team place at Newcastle.

19 year-old budding star Shane Ferguson, who looks more like 14 😀
And this year Pardew has already sent a number of Newcastle’s promising youngsters out on loan to other clubs, and is likely to send quite a few of them out again, once he has made a determination on their progress in pre-season.

And Alan has talked today about one of the young stars, Northern Ireland International Shane Ferguson, whom Alan thinks is very close to the first team, and being the under-study to Jose Enrique.

Shane Kevin Ferguson has looked very good either at left back or on the left wing, when he’s played for the Newcastle first team, which he did earlier this season in the Carling Cup, when he was outstanding in the great win at Stamford Bridge.

The Newcastle manager kept Shane in Tyneside, and out of the tour of Italy last week, because Alan wanted him available for the first team.

Pardew told the Evening Chronicle today:

“We kept Ferguson here rather then send him to Italy because he is close to the first-team squad now.”

“I see him ultimately as a full-back, but he needs to get stronger.” “He is on the milk and steak diet, rather than the chicken and pasta.”

“It is all about protein!” “He has a great chance here.”

Shane has the distinction of playing for the full Northern Ireland side, before he even made his first team debut for Newcastle.

Shane (one of my favorite movies) made his senior debut for his country when he came on as a substitute in the 3–0 defeat to Italy in June of 2009, and he was also called up for the 2011 U21 European Championship qualifier against Germany last November, but was on the bench

The youngster, who was born in Derry back in 1991, has so far played 3 times for Newcastle, and we think he may make his mark more as a left winger than as a left-back.

But Shane looks a very good young player, who seems to be staying on Tyneside from now on, and maybe he’ll be pressing for a first team place next season – we hope so.

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • z4

    Mar 2, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #1

    shane’s gonna become a huge player on tyneside for sure…

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  • davybtoon

    Mar 2, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #2

    ferguson looks a great player n along with vukic, taveriner, lualua i expect all four of them to push for first team places next season, taveriner has been outstanding at gateshead n looks lke is gonna b a great right bk

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  • Brutooon

    Mar 2, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #3

    he shud at least got couple of subs apperance this season

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  • Sav

    Mar 2, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #4

    I’d like to see Colman on the right and Ferguson on the left for the Toon.

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  • IrishGeordie

    Mar 2, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #5

    I love when this guy gets a chance… he is from the same town as me Derry so its gud seeing a local lad play for the team I support…
    There’s also a young kid in the academy called Lee Toland also frm Derry, hope he gets a chance aswel.
    HWTL + 3-1 dis weekend n keep da pressuer on those mackems n scousers!!!!!

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  • spanishtoon

    Mar 2, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Down the Phillipe Albert Chippy…
    http://www.nufcnews.com/?page_id=106

    ah the days…

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  • Thump

    Mar 2, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #7

    bugger off spanishtoon

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  • spanishtoon

    Mar 2, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #8

    yikes…whats wrong with that link thump? sorry..

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  • tjshawsey

    Mar 2, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #9

    I could see he was going to be a great player right from the moment against accrington stanley, when the ball went off, he did some nice skills and nutmegged the player before giving him the ball 😀

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 2, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #10

    I have been really impressed with this kid when he’s played for us. Shows massive potential and intelligent play. He might be able to cover in both LB and LW positions next season. davybtoon – spot on m8. Taveriner also impressed greatly. He could be our RB cover next season also. I would like to see Saylor at RB, then Simpson or Tavernier. Maybe a quality Wing Back signing in the summer to have extra depth and we are more than covered in defense. We also have young Kadar that can play well at the back. Lua Lua is an exciting player and reminds me of his cousin/brother and I wish to see more from him next season. Vuckic has disappointed me this season as I already expected him to make an impact.

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