James Tavernier Pushing For First Team Place?


One of the youngsters who did himself no harm in the American trip was right-back James Tavernier.

James Tavernier – had good American tour

The right back had a very successful loan spell at Gateshead earlier this year where he played 18 games and got rave reviews,  before Alan Pardew called him back, after a number of first teamers were injured.

This coming season will be crucial for the Bradford-born player who joined Newcastle from the Leeds United Academy three years ago.

The 6′ tall 19 year-old can play anywhere across the back four, but his favorite and probably his best position is at right back, so he will be challenging Danny Simpson for that spot next season.

James is probably ready to challenge for the a first team spot at Newcastle, and therefore we don’t think Alan Pardew will send him out on loan this coming season.

This is what James recently said about his ambitions at Newcastle:

“I went out on loan last year.”  “But it is good being on the fringes because it is a really good chance to show the manager I can be trusted.”

“It shows you can play in the side and be trusted.”  “My main aim is to get into the first team. I can play right across the board in defense.”

“That’s a good thing but for me it can also be a bad thing you can be classed as a utility man.”  “I would like to concentrate on right-back but I can play centre-back and left-back as well.”

“You just want to play really, but at right-back I can get up and down the pitch.”

James has only made a couple of first team competitive appearances so far for Newcastle, but we are hoping he can emulate what Shane Ferguson did earlier this year, and come through big time for Newcastle next season.

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38 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 29, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #1

    He looks confident and not out of his depth, will be good to see him pressing the lads at the back, certainly gives us another option.

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  • toon-hendy

    Jul 29, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Backup to Simpson only!

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  • Eastander

    Jul 29, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #3

    He’s potentially a great player but I would say first choice right back next season, he needs to be gradually introduced to the first team this season like ferguson was last

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 29, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #4

    I see Arsenal are after Phil Jagielka, that will end their interest in Jose.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 29, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #5

    More pressure on Simpson to make him raise his game

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 29, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Utility men are what all teams want these days, atleast one in DEF and MID.
    I think James will get plenty of shots this season. Apart from Jose, Williamson, Collo, Saylor and Simpson, we dont possess too much quality at the back in depth.
    I expect to see allot more of Tavernier, Dummet and even Ferguson at times, to fill those positions.
    And lets hope Raylor gets fit soon to cover Simpson.

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  • cousto

    Jul 29, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #7

    Jose has sh*t in his own nest with that twitter outburst. Be very suprised if he’s moved on

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  • JackButler

    Jul 29, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #8

    How long before players have clauses written into their contracts saying they cannot use twitter?

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jul 29, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #9

    cousto – be very surprised if hes not moved on – last year of contract, wont sign a new one – he walks for free next year and can talk to other clubs in the Jan window

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 29, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #10

    @8

    Yeah, or atleast there will be a code of conduct introduced either at club level or by FA/FIFA.

    Think Aguero was a bit naughty using twitter to say he had completed for City before it was even finalised.

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jul 29, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #11

    I see the press are saying that we have given up on Bangura bcos of work permit issues – then Man U steam in – and probably get a v good player without any problem – makes me so angry (if true) that ‘big’ teams can get ‘issues’ like work permits easily resolved

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  • tiotal football

    Jul 29, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #12

    everyone seems to be forgetting about Kadar at the back for some reason…

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 29, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #13

    @ CynicalasEva
    Agreed, why should they have a better shot than us?
    We are potentially better suitors for players needing permits, given that there’s a higher chance of getting pitch time at clubs with smaller squads…

    Very weird indeed.

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  • toonfan76

    Jul 29, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #14

    Work permit issues is the excuse being given by the club. There probably are no issues with the work permit.

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  • tiotal football

    Jul 29, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #15

    the thing with Twitter though is that it has allowed people to deny stuff in the papers which discredit them.

    For example with aguero, the sun made that story about him being arrogant and quoting things that according to his twitter he has never said.

    I think it’ll be left to the discretion of the clubs rather than something that the FA will look to ban as following players and other celebrities on twitter is atleast half of its appeal imo

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  • cousto

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #16

    If we show the ambition we are apparently so lacking between now and January, I reckon Jose will probably sign a new contract.
    Think this whole contract fiasco has been brought on due to frustration at Pardew’s constant statements to the press about our transfer intent with no end product.
    If we can perform and get our relatively young team working well, I see that money we have left being used to add to places we might have weaknesses in the January window and buying a replacement if Jose decides he still wants to leave.
    Personally, I would ship Jose off to the reserves with Smith, make him sit his last year out and go and buy M’Bengue.

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  • Mags

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #17

    CynicalasEva (11) Have harboured the same grudge for years. Seen it time and again where smaller clubs struggle yet the big 4 no problem.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #18

    CynicalasEva

    if it is true will probably see UTD sign the player then loan him out to someone in Europe to get the playing time in order to obtain the work permit.
    The rule’s are screwed up, just look at City, they already had 9 strikers before the paid 40mil for Auguero

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #19

    dont want to sound like a liberal but twitter is just a medium that people use to communicate – it should be treated no differently. Players must realise that they can be brought to account over anything they say – regardless of format

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #20

    Cant believe F1 is moving over to Sky, the money grabbing B*stards!

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  • Mags

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #21

    As for young Tavernier, and I have said it before, both he and young Fergie were the stand out players when we played a lot of the youngsters at Accie.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #22

    @12

    Think Tav has overtaken him now mate, how long is he injured for?

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  • Eastander

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #23

    Richy, i got half way through that article and got distracted… are sky showing all the races and bbc half of them? I think thats the way I read it

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  • tiotal football

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #24

    even so he must be 20/21 now so has got to be considered as atleast a squad player next season and further back up along the back line

    From what i’ve seen of him when he hasn’t been injured, he looks like a bit of a beast and is pretty sturdy at the back.

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  • Mags

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #25

    Kadar was out in Holland on the recent trip; as I understand it, his preferred position is centre half. Again he has shown potential and I like the way he plays the ball out of defence rather than hoofing it upfield.

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  • Felipe

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #26

    Last I heard Kadar was joining Dutch club HEERENVEEN on loan.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #27

    @23

    Yeah thats the top and bottom of it.

    BBC have claimed GB, Monaco & final race of season, Sky show all of them.

    Apparently, there will be no adverts during the race on sky.

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #28

    Cousto
    Put one of your best players in the reserves.Do you really think that would achieve anything

    Enrique is not going to stay end of .He will be away by 31st Aug probably to Liverpool for around £7 mill

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #29

    cousto – if we dont spend the money this summer – it will not be coming out in January. Its obvious that the squad is small and needs strengthening – I admit we do have a lot of good young players coming through and we dont want to stiffle their development. However, it is a huge gamble to put all your faith in youth, after a couple of friendly games (one win in three) that they looked ok.

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #30

    Eva

    Totally agree
    To put too many youngsters in the squad before their ready could be disasterous for both players and team

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #31

    cynicals

    I said this in last thread.

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    I am very disappointed to see we gave up on Bangura over alleged work pemit issues and now Manu are set to pounce.

    Surely we could have made a bigger effort to get round the red tape for a 21 year old who could be massive for the next 10 years and probably way cheaper than Erding.

    Apparently Bangura was all but signed last month !

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #32

    CLOIN

    We have always been very bad at giving younger players a chance and we’ve seen plenty disappear and fade away in a lot of cases.Tthe more the merrier for me. Didn’t do manu’s golden generation any harm throwing them all in together. The only youngsters we gave a go like Carroll, Fergie and Krul didn’t let anyone down.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #33

    @32

    Agreed, I think there have been some youngsters who we have called time on too soon without giving them a real chance.

    Like Adam Johnson was with us as a youth player and we released him, look at him now!

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  • kingkev9

    Jul 29, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #34

    Cousto- you are clueless mate, you really are.

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  • cousto

    Jul 29, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #35

    So what do you suggest Kingkev? We field a player who doesn’t want to be here, won’t give 100% when we have youngsters wanting their chance.
    NUFC has always looked outside rather than bringing in young players, the jose situation is perfect for us to bring in Tav and Dummett.
    Jose won’t stick in a transfer request, nor will he sign a contract, simple solution, keep him out the team until he makes his mind up and gives the club his decision.

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  • ulsterexile

    Jul 29, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #36

    Saw Tav play few times at Gateshead. the lad has talent but not yet ready for prem. would benefit from season in Championship

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  • wynsleap

    Jul 29, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #37

    This could be Taverniers’ year.
    The lad has great pace going forward, an eye for goal and a decent defender who will only improve on that side of the game.
    May not start this season but once he gets in through a Simpson injury, lack of form or suspension I can see him making the position his own for a while.

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  • max

    Jul 29, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #38

    next season we can buy corluka

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