Newcastle Youngster Signs On At Northampton Town


Ben Tozer was the very first youngster signed by Mike Ashley at Newcastle, in early January, 2008.

21 year-old Ben Tozer – while at Newcastle

Ben came from Swindon Town, and was a very highly rated youngster at the time, but for whatever reason he hasn’t come through at Newcastle, and there’s news today that the 21 year-old Plymouth-born youngster has signed permanently for Northampton Town.

Ben was on loan at Northampton last season and Northampton have made the move permanent today.

Ben started his career at his home town club, and then signed for Swindon Town in the summer of 2007, and he made his full debut in the Carling Cup match with Charlton.

Ben’s contract at Newcatsle still had one year left to run, and he moved to Northampton Town on loan in September 2010.

Ben made 31 starts and 3 substitute appearances for the side, scoring three times, his first goal was in his Northampton debut at Liverpool – and you cannot do much better than that.

This is what manager Gary Johnson said today:

“I am pleased to add Ben to the squad on a permanent basis, he really won me over when he was on loan.”

“I wasn’t sure when I first came in, but I was impressed with his attitude and his willingness to get his head down and fight his way back into the side towards the end of the season after his injury.”

“He showed all the characteristics of a winner and someone who has the desire and determination to make things happen.”

Ben made one senior appearance for Newcastle in the Carling Cup in 2009.

While Ben didn’t come through at Newcastle, he’s still a very decent player,  and he’s also a good lad.

We wish him all the best in his football career.

Comments welcome.



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168 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 23, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #1

    wasn’t and not good enough. good luck to him.

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  • Kurt

    Jun 23, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Good luck to him

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  • MacToon(Vive le Neuchâtel)

    Jun 23, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Ai good luck to the lad.

    Just passed SJP and guess what I seen……

    absolutely nothing 😉

    So, no more real news anywhere just speculation?

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  • HaZ-NUFC

    Jun 23, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #4

    does this class as news lol who cares

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 23, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Neil Lennon has just confirmed that he had made an offer for Foster. 1.5mil. I think we should make Tim Krul or Harper as first choice and promote Soderberg to the first team.

    And we should just let Foster move to Celtic. Maybe hold until to about 2.5-3mil. Krul is a better keeper. and Foster is not going to sit on the bench.

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  • jackdnufc

    Jun 23, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #6

    All the best to Ben. Always good to see players find the level that suits them so they can play a full career of football rather than being wasted.
    Shame he didn’t make the cut all the same.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jun 23, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #7

    Wow, just heard that Berbatov could be going for around £10m
    While its big dreaming. The guy did perform great this season and is probably the guy that won the league for Manure. He has stated that he is a bit of a Newcastle fan. I reckon we should at least consider taking the chance of going in for him. If its successful we win. If its not a successful bid we dont lose anything. This guy could be the prolific goal scorer we mist towards the tail end of last season. And £10m is a bargain. Yeah he is 30 and getting on a bit but if he plays for 3 years (til he’s 33) then i reckon he’s worth it. Get him on a 4 year deal and sell him after 3. I know his value would decrease significantly after this transfer but if he gets the goals that ultimately win matches and bag us european football then its the loss on him when we sell him is worth it.

    While its a great strategy to run on the basis of buying cheap decent players, improving them and selling them off when their value increases. Sometimes you gotta take the sting.

    Worried about this Forster news (we said he is not for sale) as Pards said a few weeks ago that one of the keepers will probably leave this summer. Maybe this just means we’d rather loan him again than sell him or maybe it means bad news about Krul (but i could just be putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5)

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 23, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #8

    @LGFUAD21 // Jun 23, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    if we can offload smith and xisco. no reason why we can’t fund berbatov wages and 10mil. good deal. berbatov is just a brilliant striker.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 23, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #9

    I would love it if Berba came here but MA just isnt going to spend £10m on a player his age.

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  • marcos_nufc

    Jun 23, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #10

    I agree with ilovetoon 8788 Newcastle United should sell Foster quickly besides I heard that he said he would not accept to sit on the bench. Ben Tozer and Xisco are good examples of big mistakes Newcastle should learn from these mistakes and avoid them. They signed a player called Mehdi Abeid or some like he was the first Newcastle`s signing and I hope he will not be another young player that come at St James`Park, hardly play a match and go away for nothing. The current financial situation do not allow the club to waste money in this way.

    @marcos_nufc_rj

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jun 23, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Berba is a great striker but he has a knack of becoming lazy

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  • Stuart

    Jun 23, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #12

    We didnt pay anything for Abeid if I remember correctly marcos. He was out of contract at his club.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jun 23, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #13

    England u17 playing canada u17 on eurosport in the u17 world cup

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  • bobby shinton number 9

    Jun 23, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Can I seek some views please to settle an argument?

    When a player still has a year or more left on his contract and wants to move on to another club , which of the two following scenarios is the norm.;

    1. The selling club pay up the remainder of his contract and the buying club provide a new one.
    2. The selling club terminate their contract and the buying club provide the new contract.

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  • Eastander

    Jun 23, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #15

    2 the original one is terminated and replaced by the new one

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jun 23, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #16

    bobby shinton number 9

    I believe that if a player is sold then the contract is terminated at no cost to the current club and begins a contract at a new club. If a club decides to end a loan deal prematurely they must pay up however. I also believe that if the player in question is merely having his contract terminated with no new home then an agreement can often be reached by whoch the club pays up the remainder.

    If the club had to pay up for every transfer then it would provide incentive for players to move more often because they would profit from moving. This is what i think is true anyway. Dont shoot me if im wrong

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  • Thump

    Jun 23, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #18

    First.

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  • Thump

    Jun 23, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #19

    Damn, 17 posts off.

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  • mr.lubricant

    Jun 23, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #20

    ooo i always thought ben tozer was a good prospect for the future. oh well

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 23, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Thump,
    Best post on here for months!
    😀

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 23, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #22

    dead on here tonight again

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 23, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #23

    @msidouglas,
    cwarr07 Where’s that signing you promised then Colin? And did he enjoy his visit to Tyneside on Saturday?

    Quality!
    I did warn the sheep on here about Warris months ago!
    He’s blocked me 3 times now for questioning his wrong predictions! He’s a tw@, nothing more nothing less!

    Best thing is have a mass unfollow…. So if your sad enuff to be following him unless it’s for abuse purposes of course! That’ll p!ss him right off!

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 23, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #24

    Dead indeed!
    People all speculated out!
    Should debate about something else eh! Wimbledon!!
    I think Andy Murrays a c**t!
    Get out of our club, get out of our club, you lanky jock barsteward, get out of our club!

    It’s a joke! So before I get the bigot hating brigade abusing me it’s for a giggle

    😀

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #25

    a do think Murray is a miserable tw*t but good tennis player ha

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  • Felipe

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #26

    @marcos_nufc:

    Foster will get the number 1 jersey next season so I don’t think we’ll be selling him!

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  • Tinman

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #27

    @Felipe

    Forster, number 1? On what basis?

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  • Nick 69

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #28

    Forster will not get the num 1 shirt, Krul will, and Krul deserves it, Forster hasnt even played a game for us, and Krul is now a full international, with Prem experience, Forster has played in League 1 and SPL, hardly proven anything. He should be played in cup games and be on the bench and Harper should be moved on

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  • Tinman

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #29

    @Nick69
    Agreed

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  • JackButler

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #30

    I watched Forster a few times last season as he is no where near as good as krul, he a good shot stopper but is to slow going to ground, so for me krul has to be our number 1 next season

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #31

    Pardew even said how dire the quality of the SPL is and has reservations on whether it even improved Forster so doubt he’s gonna be number 1.

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  • StuW

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #32

    Good luck to him. Never got a chance to progress in the first team, so all in all,a good move for both parties.

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  • Tinman

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #33

    So Young signs for United? Also anyone seen the Hughton interview on SSN? Sounds like Brum are having a clearout, any players from there anyone whould want?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #34

    No ^

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  • JackButler

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #35

    Tinman

    wouldn’t mind roger johnson or scott dann, but both have been valued at 10mil +, both good players but not worth anywhere near that amount

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  • arcarius

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #36

    LOL roger johnson or scott dann, wouldnt want ANY of them near the team, 10m? is this a sick joke? 😆

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  • Tinman

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #37

    Liam Ridgewell, cover for CB and can cover LB?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #38

    Dann is the better defender out of him and Johnson bham fell apart when Dann got injured… Johnson 28 and Dann 24… so Dann is better all round option but liverpool want him aswell and hes a liverpool supporter

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  • nick_9

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #39

    Wouldnt want any players from Brum, massively overpriced. We could buy the championship player of the season or charles n’zogbia for what brum want for scott dann.

    I think harpers days are numbered lads, whenever he dives for a ball he seems to do so in slow motion, not sure if its only me who thinks that. The poor bloke has been loyal to us yet has always had over other good keepers to contend with at the club. Whenever Harps gets up he seems to be in pain, think his age is getting to him.

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  • JackButler

    Jun 23, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #40

    arcarius

    stoke were told that Dann would cost them13mil?????

    would only want 1 of them as a squad player, we need more depth

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