Haris Vuckic Starting to Look The Part For Newcastle


Haris Vuckic scored a great goal for Newcastle last night against the Columbus Crew, to make it 3-0 in the very last minute of the game.

Haris Vuckic – looking the part

The Slovenian U21 International has had a difficult  time of it these last couple of seasons with injuries, but it could be that the 18 year-old central midfielder, who now stand 6’3″ tall, can come through this season for the Magpies.

Certainly he caught the eye on the American tour, and Alan Pardew signed the lad up last December, with a contract that will keep him at the Tyneside club until the summer of 2016.

And Haris can get those goals from midfield too, and he had a good goal disallowed against Orlando City on Saturday night, apparently for offside, so he really should have had two goals in his last two pre-season appearances for Newcastle.

Big clubs have been linked with the youngster over the last year, and Manchester United and Chelsea have apparently been looking at the lad.

And Newcastle brought off something of a coup two years last January when they signed Haris from Slovenian club NL Domzale, even though AC Milan and Real Madrid were also trying to sign him up.

This could be a big season for the Slovenian, although manager Pardew will now have to decide whether he keeps him on Tyneside, or sends him out on loan next season.

Haris was interviewed in Columbus, Ohio,  before last night’s impressive 3-0 win against the Crew:

“My game plan is to get goals.”  “I hope to do that if I get the chance against Columbus.: (he did)”

“I am an offensive player and can get the goals.”  “I thought I had scored, and I have seen the replay and it was not offside.”

“It was unlucky for me, but the fans were getting a tough time off the ref.”   “I still feel happy because I have played a game and scored so in the mind I feel stronger – even though it hasn’t counted.

“It is different when you know it was a good goal.”

John Carver is one of  coaches whose job it is to bring this promising youngster through at Newcastle, and it seems this season will be a big one for the player, who turns 19 next month.

This is what John Carver said about Haris:

“It’s a big season for Haris this year.”  “Obviously I’d never seen him play until I arrived after Christmas.”

“But I thought he did extremely well at Darlington. It was his first senior game since the injuries. He is technically very good. He is another plus.”

With Newcastle’s squad going to be small again for next season, Alan Pardew will have to decide which of the top youngsters he will keep as part of the first team squad at Newcastle.

And we’d be very surprised if Haris Vuckic is sent out on loan next season.

For the record, Vuckic has 7 appearances for Newcastle so far, and has played 3 times for the Slovenian U21 side with one goal.

We hope he can turn into a top player for Newcastle in the next couple of seasons.

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161 comments so far

  • tweaked

    Jul 27, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #1

    1st finally!!!

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #2

    ive already been told that they see haris as nolans replacement, he will b on bench n start getting games gonna b a top player for us

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  • tweaked

    Jul 27, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #3

    reckon the boy needs some game time and get a few goals for us

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  • toontoonblacknwhitearmy

    Jul 27, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #4

    With him, fergie, ben arfa and gosling pushing for starts aswell as jonas, marveaux, barton, cabeye and tiote we have a very strong midfield! Glad we aren’t splashing out on another, should focus on a defender and a striker now, I think taylor makes far too many mistakes at CB…

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  • Stuart

    Jul 27, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    I reckon we’re pretty much set in midfield like for this season. Would love it if we bought 1/2 strikers a left back and a cb cover.

    Highly doubt we’ll sign that many players though lol.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #6

    i cant understand how ppl cant the progression thats being made the signing in the past year cabaye, gosling, ba, marveux, hba, abeid, tiote have improved r squad n with the likes of ferguson, tav n vukic n a couple were really starting to get a great squad, yes we need a few more like erding a left back if jose goes, but this is developing into a young exciting team, i kno some ppl wont except this a- bcoz they think its done cheap n there not good enough n b- bcoz they dont want to see it, they want instant success n dont want it to work bcoz that wud mean they wud hav to admit they were wrong

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  • toontoonblacknwhitearmy

    Jul 27, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #7

    davy my only worry is that we might have to start these youngsters like tav, vuckic and fergie all at the same time cos of injuries and we would be completely done for in experience…

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 27, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #8

    I want players like Tavernier, Vuckic, Ferguson, Abeid, and probably someone else i’ve forgotten… to stay on in the team as opposed to go on loan. I feel they have gotten to a stage were they now add depth to our squad, and should be genuine backup.
    No, none of them are the finished article, but they’ve gotten to a stage where i think they can add to our squad, instead of beeing seen as a backup u might have to use due to injuries.
    Those top youngsters being signed up early are coming through.
    Give them some trust and they’ll shine on the field through their hunger and passion for the game.

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  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #9

    Davybtoon, think what narks most fans more than the lack of investment is the constant lies and contradictions made by the management. Also i am all up for developing our own talent, but not just so we can sell them on to highest bidder.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #10

    if ya good enough experience dosnt matter, n u only get experience by playing games if we dont ever use them they wont get it

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  • Special K

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Vuckic is really one of the only youngsters, with ferguson, who i’d be happy to see play a major role this season. Both are technically sound and Ferguson has some serious pace on him, however I don’t think he should be used as cover for lb, he’s a winger from what I’ve see of him and he should cover who ever starts

    On transfers, I’d call it a success if we could get Erdinc and M’Bengue in. It doesn’t look like we’re any closer to shifting guys except maybe Routledge but I still think Ranger can offer us something off the bench, that game v Arsenal he was almost unplayable when he came on.

    I’d start the game v Arsenal with

    Harper
    DS ST Collo Jose?
    Tiote
    Marveaux Vuckic Jonas
    Ba Best/Shola/Erdinc

    With HBA to slot back in on his return

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #12

    but ppl keep goin on about the lack of investment but 7 players in the last season n good players jus bcoz there free transfer n cheap feedont mean there not good

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #13

    Hes a great talent and just needs more game time in a consistent team, his confidence will be up after that goal after having 1 close against Darlo and another chalked off in Orlando

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #14

    @11

    You not rate Tav?

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #15

    special k – u forgot about cabaye n barton

    also tav is up ther with vukic, fergie,n abeid(who is gonna b the suprise player)

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #16

    how much is this lad worth: Wallyson

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #17

    my team for arsenal

    krul/forster
    tavernier staylor colo jose
    jonas cabaye tiote barton marvuex
    ba

    feel simpson may b given time off with his daughter bein born 5 weeks early which means tav will make the ryt back spot his own against leeds n fiorentina

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  • Klatoon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #18

    Wow,have I just seen a preferrd lineup without Cabaye and Barton on here?

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #19

    who thinks defoe would be a bad signing??

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #20

    think spidermag work rate on the ryt will really help tavernier develop n give him the cover needed

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  • tdt

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #21

    For the Arsenal game I’d like to see:

    ————–Harper————
    Simpson-Collo-S.Taylor-Ferguson
    —————-Tiote————-
    ———Barton–Cabeye——–
    Marveaux——————Jonas
    —————–Ba—————

    Subs: Krul, Tavernier, Williamson, Gosling, Vuckic, Abeid, Best.

    This still leaves the injured HBA and R.Taylor, as well as the likes of Forster, Kadar, Smith, Ameobi x2, Lovenkrands, Guthrie, Donaldson and several other youth players to either push for inclusion in the first team, or go out on loan.

    Ideally we would also have another class striker to either start and knock Ba down to the bench into Best’s position, or we would play said class striker along side Ba in a 442 by taking out one of the midfielders. This is also based on the asumption that enrique is gone by 13th august. I’m not sure we need another lb if he goes, because ferguson is a very good player who could be backed up by tavernier and/or kadar.

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  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #22

    Aye but why do ppl keep going on abowt this 35m? its because pardew said the full 35 would be reinvested making us belive we had a massive transfer budget. Then when after 3 free transfers and a 4.5m player he says its nearly gone. Lies and contradictions mate. Personally a dont give a flying fcuk abowt the accounts but if they say money will be spent it should be done

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #23

    He will be our next number 9.

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  • Special K

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #24

    I rate Tav but not to be thrown in at the deep end, from what I hear he excelled at Gateshead so get him in at Huddersfield under Clarky and see how he goes for a season

    Stick Cabaye in for Vuckic and Barton in for Marveaux, although it shows that if we get HBA fit, there will be serious competition for places in every position except lb

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #25

    tdt – krul for harper n tav for simpson, but the bench would b the same, jose wont b allowed to leave till after the derby game i feel

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #26

    2 ameobis – free transfer arnt free mate

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  • tdt

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #27

    @26 sammy and sholla mate

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  • Stuart

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #28

    Enrique will be off if and when our valuation is met unfortunately. I doubt we’d hold off a transfer til after the scum game as his price would probably go down as closer to deadline day the more desperate MA will get to offload him.

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #29

    Zangwill_Ho // Jul 27, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    He will be our next number 9

    Vuckic as number 9? he is a midfielder not a Striker.

    Tavernier wont be ahead of Simpson next season (atleast the start of it)

    You would have to some major cahones to start an EPL inexperiened Youngster ahead of a player with atleast 1 season’s experience in the EPL…

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #30

    Tavernier and Vukic will likely be bit part players next season, much like Ferguson was last season, and only get starts if Injuries force Pardew’s hands.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #31

    @23

    Who will be?

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #32

    am not defending them but transfer do cost alot more than u think
    example – cabaye 4.5mill plus a signing on fee of prob 2mill plus an agent fee of about 1/2mill

    ba – free transfer but will of got a bigger signing fee prob around 4mill again with agent fee of around 1/2

    the same with marveux n abeid but abeid will hav been cheaper granted it dont come to 35mill but there will b good 15 to 20 mil spent on those 4 deals

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #33

    This has come out of nowhere

    Toontastic1892 Newcastle United
    #nufc have apparently turned down the chance to re sign Habib Baye and Sebastian Bassong. The grass isn’t always greener!
    31 minutes ago

    Lol?Me thinks the twatters are starting to get desperate….

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  • Stuart

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #34

    Im sorry davybtoon, I agree that more money than we imagine has been spent on free transfers but theres no way in hell we’d have given Ba a £4m signing on fee, and given his agent another £2m.

    Half those numbers and you’d probably be alot closer.

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #35

    @Davybtoon

    The Cost for Cabaye(transfer fee only) became null and void thanks to the sale of Nolan.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #36

    This link sums up what the spuds fans are saying re Defoe.

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #37

    I reckon what Ashley has down is Deduct the 4.5mill paid for cabaye from the 35mill, but has not added the 4.5mill from Nolans sale to this Transfer window’s transfer kitty.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #38

    i would take bassong back like

    vukic, tav, fergie n abeid bit part at the start but b the end they will b big part players still hoping lualua will return in jan add extra comp

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  • Davies

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #39

    Still surprised that people are leaving Willo out of our starting 11. Bet he’ll be there next season.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #40

    @33

    I would take them both back in a heartbeat, that would give us the cover we need accross the back.

    Also Bassong would be great at leftback.

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