Alan Pardew Very Positive Towards Newcastle Youngsters


We didn’t know what to expect when Alan Pardew took over the club in December.

Gregg McDermott – promising Newcastle youngster

And we must say we were less than happy when Alan was appointed but since then he’s surprised us on the positive side,  more times than not.

I know Alan is sometimes criticized by fans for being a yes man, but remember Alan’s in the best job he’ll ever get in football, and he seems willing to manage within the rather severe financial constraints placed on the club by Mike Ashley, in an attempt presumably to get Newcastle’s finances in good order.

Pardew is very willing to send the youngsters out on loan to get first team experience, and that seems the very best way to bring the lads through, until they are ready to be part of the first team squad and challenge for the Newcastle first team.

Greg McDermott is the son of former Newcastle player and coach Terry, and he is one of the top youngsters at Newcastle, and he speaks positively about the impact Alan Pardew has had on the youngsters ion Tyneside.

Gregg, who is like his father in being a creative midfielder, was on the Reserves tour of Holland, where Joey Barton and new signing Yohan Cabaye were part of  Peter Beardsley’s  squad.

McDermott  talked to the local Newcastle press today:

“The manager has been very positive towards the youngsters, and that has to be a good thing.” “Towards the end of last year I was getting in and around the first-team squad.”

“I just want to improve and be getting a regular chance to show what I can do.” “Hopefully, that can happen this season.”

“You only have to look at Sammy Ameobi to see that you can get an opportunity at the club.” “He scored at Darlington and caused a pitch invasion, but that if anything shows he gives them a chance.”

Gregg was born in Liverpool, but has lived on Tyneside since he was a youngster and he joined Newcastle United back in 1999 when he as just 7 years old.

He seems yet another promising youngster who we hope will come through big time at Newcastle, and sooner rather than later.

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154 comments so far

  • barryvenison

    Jul 30, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #1

    When is Pardew not positive???

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Erding is starting.

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  • Twatter

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Sturridge is looking world-class at the moment, causing Villa no end of trouble … Villas Boas would be an absolute tool to let him go.

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  • toonarmy09

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Can’t see him coming now tbh

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  • boater

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #5

    So what does this say about any supposed Erdinc deal in the pipeline??

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #6

    AVB already stated that he will be keeping Sturridge at Chealsea this season. Shame but I don’t think Ashley would have ever tried for him anyway.

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Matuidi and Menez are also starting for them. Guess we’ll see what could have been.

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  • Twatter

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #8

    He should be in the England squad, his touch, pace and trickery would be useful, imagine him with Young, Downing, Jonson and Gerrard behind him with Carroll being the target man!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #9

    http://www.webcaston.com/embed.php?fileid=7E3VS5_TEGJrSAY&vw=640&vh=360&domain=mypremium.tv

    really good stream for the PSG game is anyone is interested, English commentary too.

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  • Andy

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Erdinc starting for psg? Doesn’t mean a lot really but at least i’ll get a look at him

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Aye, if Erdinc is still playing for PSG at this stage, even if its friendlies, it doesn’t bode well for his future with us.

    Think we may aswell move on at this point to our next striker target. Man, low on luck this transfer window with the striker.
    If Erdinc publicly says there’s no move to Newcastle, then that’ll be the 3rd one who’s turned us down… :/

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  • Andy

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Maybe if new york beat them he’ll realise he’ better off signing for us! (tongue in cheek btw ..) Come in Red Bulls put them to the sword!

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #13

    Has Erding got an injured hand? Couple of touches but luckily no finishes – so still no one else after him

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  • toonander

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #14

    It great to hear about the younginz coming through/but wot was the point of having Smith on the bench and bringing him on for the last 20 min.agaist west brom.ideal time for the younginz

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #15

    dannyo – has he said he doesnt want to come?

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  • Andy

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #16

    I don’t know if we’ll get erdinc but he’s reasonably strong from the 7 minutes i have watched off him! Decent movement . Lets see how he does rest of the match

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  • gorskino10

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Dannyo@

    Don’t know its half reserve/youth, half new boys, Sirigu/Menez/Matuidi, and Reserve in Luylindula/Erdinc/Landre/Jean-Christophe Bahebeck/Milan Biševac etc..

    Its a mix side, no Horaru upfront or Gamiero who are front 2.

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  • gazza going fishing

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #18

    Menez looks quality, Erdinc looks pretty good, he looks like a prem type of player to be honest, but putting him upfront on his own doesn’t look a good option if we sign him haha

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  • kingkev9

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Of course he’ll go on about youngsters because we’ll be forced to play them next season as we have no depth in our squad!

    Is it a coincidence that we were linked with zog, sturridge, gervinho, gameiro, erdnic yet not one has signed!? I don’t believe for one minute we were going to sign any apart from erdnic, all waffle to fool fans and it works.

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  • boater

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #20

    Dannyo – if players turn us down then so be it..gervinho agent said we didn’t even bid,, at least lets get bids in..

    still have a sneaky feeling we’ll try for Park at monaco – Carr scouted south korean games and monaco a few times last season.. lille, liverpool, spuds and milan all meant to be interested but as time ticks by it’s got to be an option.. sprinter pace, tricks, link up and can play right wing/striker..

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #21

    @ CynicalasEva

    Oh no, it’s just my skepticism speaking 😉
    I do hope he comes ofc, it just looks unlikely that his coach would use him if his move is imminent.

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #22

    do you notice tha PSG are very similar to us – in that the forwards chase around but hte ball is quickly moved through to the midfielders, who arnt put under any pressure by the opposition.

    Wouldnt see Barca do this as their whole teams closes down the opposition

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  • Andy

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #23

    In all fairness i think the only one we bid for was gameiro. Think AP said something like that. He would’ve been great. Boater if we signed park i’d be over the moon. He’s a great little player. Huge footballing brain as well which our other strikers lack imo. More Athletic than a natural footballer

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  • boater

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #24

    people were saying on here the erdinc deal was all but done, just delaying for a angent’s bonus pay off,, hardly going to be starting for PSG if that’s the case…. they need to be preparing for the season n’all.

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  • jamesnufc86

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #25

    He looks good , nice few touches , strong , quick , my hopes are up , so, that means we wont get him!

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #26

    torres finally scores a goal.

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  • boater

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Andy – aye I’d settle for Park to be honest… a little South korean beardsley.. free kick specialist, great footballing awareness and I read somewhere he was the fastest player over 100m at the WC last summer.. twice monaco player of the season – then there’s the shirt sales and tv deals as everyone always goes on aboot.

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  • boater

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #28

    mebbes erdinc will hoy his shirt into the crowd when he goes off?

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  • gorskino10

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #29

    boater@

    I like Park 11 goals for a Relegated team, unselfish loves 1-2 play and would gives shirt sales more than his Transfer Fee.

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  • Andy

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #30

    Is his price £5m. Out of the options left for us at cf i think he’d be the best. Plus he can house share with the mackem south korean so he isn’t homesick! Also agree re shirt sales. Mikey boy and del boy would loving the thought of that

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jul 30, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #31

    Boater – I told you weeks ago that there was no bid for Gervinho, and that there was no formal bid for Gameiro, just an informal enquiry, which frightened the fat man off when told he price. We’ll finish up with Long or Cameron Jerome. Ashley won’t pay for anything better.

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  • To find a chant for Park would be easier than for Erdinc.

    A walk for the Park, a shot on the mark.

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  • jimmymagpie, I wouldn’t mind Long and with Routledge (maybe) heading to Notts Forest maybe we could do a deal for Lewis McGugan.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jul 30, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #34

    Geordie German – I’m told that Routledge is due for a medical at Swansea on Monday. This is not from my usual source, so take it or leave it.

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  • Andy

    Jul 30, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #35

    Ashley won’t pay for anything better yet you mention long who offers of £7m have been turned down. Think erdinc and park chu yong(?) would be cheaper and probably the same price as jerome

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  • boater

    Jul 30, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Maybe £6mil for CYP – niafron rates him highly but reckoned spurs and schalke are in for him.. his style would be ideal for us I reckon.

    This emirates cup is alright- we should do something like this.. I remember when we had all those intertoto games under sbr and started the league on fire that season..

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  • saroof-314

    Jul 30, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #37

    park chu young definetly would be a step for us……great vision would play well of ba and most of all he has explosive pace to burn…….he s very unselfish in his play and would suit our new style of play………

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jul 30, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #38

    Andy – Reading are trying to start an auction for Long, which would rule us out I would imagine, but I believe that Jerome can go to the 1st club to put £5m down, due to Brum’s financial problems. But, look at his bloody awful scoring record. There can’t be a Ncle fan out there who doesn’t have the utmost sympathy for Chris Hughton.

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Jul 30, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #39

    Just been looking at early fixtures for the Scousers. Within the first 8 games, they have Arsenal, Stoke, Spurs and Everton all away, and Man U at home. Then there’s the opening fixture, which is always a unknown.

    Would love for Dogleash to be severely under pressure, after those 🙂

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  • boater

    Jul 30, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #40

    Jimmymagpie – it wouldn’t surprise me in the least to be honest, was there even a 10mil bid for Zog in january, Keegan did say they launched dummy bids for appearance’s sake.

    Just tuned in by the way is erdinc still on?

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