Young Gun Hoping For Newcastle Success Next Season


Kazenga LuaLua has had two successful local spells at Brighton and he is now hoping he can make the grade at Newcastle next season.

Kazenga LuaLua – at Brighton – wants to make his mark next season

The 20 year-old Congo DR born player, had looked good at Brighton, before he broke his leg in January, to cut short his loan spell.

And last August, before he went on loan for a second loan spell to the south coast club, who gained promotion to the Championship last season, then Newcastle manager Chris Hughton told him he needed to add goals to his game.

Chris had said the same thing to a certain Andy Carroll in the previous December.

Kazenga obliged and hit his first 4 senior goals for Brighton in the 11 games he played there last season.

5’10” tall LuaLua talked to the local Newcastle press yesterday:

“I’m a Newcastle player, and at the moment all I’m focused on is coming back in pre-season and trying to impress the manager.”

“He hasn’t seen much of me, and I want to show him what I can do.” “It’s been a long time since I’ve been playing football – I was out for six months.

“It’s been a tough season for me, but my injury’s over now, and I’m just looking forward to pre-season.” “I had a good time at Brighton, and it was a shame to get injured, especially when I was doing well.”

“But these things happen in football, and you’ve got to move on.” “I could have been back earlier, but I had a setback.”

LuaLua got a run out as a a sub in the last few games of the season, and didn’t look out of place.

He has a total of 41 first team appearances in his career so far, with 15 of those being for the Newcastle side.

It would be good if Kazenga can come through next season,  with one or two of the other good youngsters at the club.

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47 comments so far

  • WWJBD

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Brilliant player big future!

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  • barryvenison

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Welcome to the Dennis Wise system of recruitment. Ryad Boudebouz via youtube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrGLUTozSc4

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Any transfer news? Day looks so dull 2day.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #4

    3rd 🙂

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  • The Entertainers

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #5

    The futures bright, the futures black n White

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #7

    YA Jamsha TODAY is boRING

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Not*

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #9

    The lad has potential, if he is brought in slowly. Ferguson has shown that he is capable too, he has taken the opportunities well and shows that Newcastle are getting it right at youth level.

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Lua lua and Ferguson on either wing and Airey striker. That’s our future and am excited for it

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #11

    Hes come back from his injury absolutel
    y tanked. From what ive seen hes fantastic talent but could improve in his all round play, something whih fergie os a natural at

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  • toonbelmonter(mr.T...iote)

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #12

    we myt find out about gervinho taday or tomorrow lads, hopefully today like, just to shut the gooners up lol, n according to the journal cabaye will be announced on the 11th because everythings agreed, he just has to sign the contract sooo happy days

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #13

    If he could get some pre season games under his belt and show us what he can do – it may well save some money. But its a big ask – played well at Brighton (1st Div) – to step up to EPL.

    Its a quandry – promote the youngsters into the team or buy players ??

    I guess the answer is we only buy if the player genuinly adds to the squad/team. Although I think FatAshes policy is to only buy if they will increase in value.

    Lets hope both policies can be complementary !

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  • toonfan76

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Why hasn’t Airey had a subs appearance yet? Heard a lot of good things about him.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #15

    Cabaye is all but sealed. Just waiting for official announcement. Gervinho and Gamiero most likely next week.

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  • free giveaways

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #16

    It looks like Gameiro will be signing for PSG. He’s in Paris trying to do a deal. It’s been confirmed by Jamie Dalton, a football writer who has a lot of information on French football.

    It’s a shame because he’s a class player. I really hope we don’t sign Shane Long now. We need to sign someone as good as Gameiro; Sturrudge, Erding, Defoe.

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  • toonbelmonter(mr.T...iote)

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #17

    free givaways wats he sed like

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Would be nice to see players signed early doors, so they are are ready for pre season. Clubs usually wait until the start of the season to save wages. Let’s hope we do sign cabaye and any others nice and early, it’s worth a couple of months wages if a player is ready for the start of the season.

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Sturridge has been mentioned a lot by bloggers, I think he would be excellent but don’t think Chelsea would let him go.

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  • toonfan76

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Does anyone think that Gameiro could be putting up a smokescreen to hide the fact that he’s moving to the toon, probably unlikely but he may have been asked to play it that way by Newcastle tokeep other teams guessing, probably a bit far fetched but you never know with football.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Hope to hear 4m gervinho this week.

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  • free giveaways

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #22

    toonbelmonter(mr.T…iote)

    “Gamiero is in Paris trying to thrash out a deal with PSG”

    http://twitter.com/#!/jamiedalton82

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  • .OM, OL sur Boudebouz (Sport24.com) 04/06/2011 | Mise à jour : 08:10 Ryad Boudebouz ne manque pas de prétendants. Le Sochalien serait en effet courtisé par Lyon, Marseille et Saint-Etienne d’après les informations de L’Equipe. Liverpool et Newcastle suivent également sa trace. Ryad Boudebouz a terminé la saison avec 8 buts et 7 passes décisives en 38 apparitions dans le cadre du championnat de France.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #24

    M nt intrested in gameiro nw. I dnt care weather v sign him or not.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #25

    ”Newcastle are the only club with a serious bid and 70k a week sure soothes the pain”

    This is what Jamie Dalton has to say. We are offering Gervinho 70k/week??? Wow. That’s a lot.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #26

    Jamie Dalton is a quite a reliable source. And he believe Gervinho will be joining us. Happy Times!

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  • ilovetoon8788 n people say we wnt pay big wages lol,,,, yer rite…

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  • alex84

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #28

    cwarr07 has just said to that sunday,journal journo,
    “dont say you havent been told, there is your exclusive, gervinho and cabaye will be confirmed next week.

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #29

    I was worried for Kazenga but his direct running and turn of speed is amazing only need a few mins at Chelsea to show his skill with that one amazing cross to RTaylor.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #30

    @toonbelmonter(mr.T…iote) // Jun 4, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Hello toonbelmonter

    The only reason i didn’t believe we’ll sign Gervinho till now is because i don’t believe Ashley is going to fork up that amount of wages. Guess we all could be wrong.

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  • alex84

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #31

    if we dont get gamiero, id love sturridge but i cant see him being sold!

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Dnt tink gervinho wl b on 70k mayb around 60k

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Money talks, both cash fee and wages. But we’ve been in this position before, offering too high a wage which isn’t sustainable. We managed to get shot of some over paid, under performing players and shouldn’t rush back into it.

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  • kilcline

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Lua Lua and the rest of the youngsters should be played in the FA Cup (we wont ever win that) and some Carling cup games (realistically could win that)

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #35

    Couldn’t careless about Gamiero. Gervinho joining us, is catching up heat now. I still won’t believe anything though. Even if we sign Gervinho, we need another quality winger. We can’t depend on Jonas who has shown he has almost non-existant end product. He could be in our squad as a good back up. Depth.

    Definately need someone pacey like Nzogbia.

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  • belfastgeordie87

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #36

    why did we ask barton to take a wage cut ??
    then pay gervinho 70k a week?

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #37

    alex84 – Chelski might want to hold onto him – but if hes not playing he may well put in a transfer request

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #38

    Gameiro was told he had to test himself in a harder league…if he staying in france then he may lose out on his national team

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  • toon_tomma

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Dont want Gamerio no more great player and has a huge talent but dont want some one who has put us as 3rd choice now sorry a want players who wanna play for us and get long signed aswel he would be a little gem got pace kind find the net and runs all day long think people are expecting like 20m+ players to only play upfront sorry and that but you have to look elsewere if he dont wanna sign.

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 4, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #40

    I believe ashley’s dream is to recruit the best young players, give them experience and then sell them on. A bit like a premier league academy.

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