Newcastle Youngsters Could Be Saving Grace


Newcastle fans are worried by at least  couple of things at the moment.

John Carver – team spirit is good – honest!

One is that Newcastle’s famous team spirit of the last couple of  seasons may be taking a little bit of a hammering, because of the events of the last few days, and another is what the new lads at the club must be thinking after all the turmoil with Joey Barton.

But John Carver has come out today and said the spirit in the squad is still high, buy there again he’s been made responsible by Alan Pardew to ensure the team spirit at the club is good, and John’s not daft enough to come out and say it’s not good.

This is what John told the local Newcastle press today:

“Feelings are good. We had a really good day on the training ground.” “Spirits are good. Today we will have a golf competition and it will be staff v the players.”

“There is nothing wrong with the spirits of the lads and we’re all just looking forward to Fiorentina and the opener against Arsenal.”

As we reported last night Sammy Ameobi had an excellent game in the 3-1 win at Gateshead, and Haris Vuckic was again impressive.

Sammy scored two goals and he seems to always impress when he’s in the Newcastle first team, and Alan Pardew will have to decide soon, whether to send Sammy out on loan to another club, or whether he can use him next season to bolster the thin Newcastle squad and use the lad as an impact substitute.

And John Carver still feels that a couple of new players will come in fairly soon, (we need them quickly!), and of course if Joey Barton and Jose Enrique leave, they will have to be replaced too.

John continued:

“There are still places up for grabs. It is all about competition and we all know that.” “We know that we need to bring in one or two players and I’m sure it will happen.”

“But there are one or two kids here who are waiting in the wings. Sometimes that happens and somebody comes in and takes an opportunity. Who knows?”

“We are bringing young players through, we want them to do well and the fans want them to do well. They want to see local lads in the side and it would be nice to push somebody through.”

The Newcastle youngsters could well be the saving grace for Newcastle next season, and if we can see players like Haris Vuckic, Shane Ferguson, Sammy Ameobi, Tamas Kadar, James Tavernier and others challenge for a first team place next season, we’ll be in decent shape.

And of course the youngsters will only improve in the seasons ahead.

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332 comments so far

  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Aug 3, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Vuckic and Abeid will be class tis year!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 3, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Shame Airey doesn’t seem to have progressed as well as Beardo hoped.

    I’d hoped to see him get more first team action.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 3, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d send Sammy out on loan for the first few months. Can’t see him getting much game time to be honest.Not until the Winter injuries rape our squad.

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  • lgnufc

    Aug 3, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #4

    The club are feeding the fans lies about Joey i reckon. Using his “anger issues” as a spring board for rumours about how he yelled (etc.) at the young players. Personally i hope he stays next season.

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 3, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #5

    There are still places up for grabs as all of the management team have no idea what they can and cannot do…

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  • Brettoon

    Aug 3, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Hate the fact we have no good rumours at the moment… Miserable

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  • JackButler

    Aug 3, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #7

    lgnufc

    Why do the club need to fees the fans lie’s?

    Barton did the exact same thing when Shearer was in charge of us.

    I’m not fan of MA and co, but Barton has a track record of being an issue

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 3, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #8

    I dont believe the Barton stuff either. I think its another use of propaganda that MA is so good at

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 3, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #9

    I would much rather have the likes of Abeid, Tavernier, Fergie, Moyo etc than Smith, Perch etc.
    Yeah we may get a few hammerings but that’s a chance we have to take.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Ignufc

    how on earth is having barton stay going to be good for anyone. he’s bad mouthing the owner on twitter, defying pardew and ranting at other players. His ego has well and truly landed and is now just a distructive and unwanted distraction. The name on the front of the shirt, not the back – how very true.

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #11

    So let me get this straight. The club is having a mini crisis and Alan Pardew is playing golf? Seems Jimmymagpies source was wrong then

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  • JackButler

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #12

    http://www.nufcblog.com/2009/05/05/reports-shearer-and-barton-at-each-others-throats/

    http://www.nufcblog.com/2009/05/05/shearer-insists-on-discipline-barton-to-leave-newcastle/

    Sorry but I find it strange that when Barton did the same thing when Shearer was in charge everyone wanted him out of the club, but when it happens with Pardew it’s OK?

    Don’t allow your hate for Mike Ashley to cloud your judgement, what he is reported to have done after the Leeds game is wrong no matter who owns the club or who the Chairman is, or can we overlook it cause of one great season?

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  • GoalsBringSmiles

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Jack

    this instance differs-it is useful for the club to appropriate Barton’s reputation and use it against him in an attempt to cover up the true state of affairs behind closed doors i.e. that they do not intend on investing any significant amount to take the club forward-Barton only confirmed what I suspected and what many others have confirmed before him, KK, AS, KN, AC, JE, all liars?

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  • cla5hb0y68

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #14

    “We are bringing young players through, we want them to do well and the fans want them to do well. They want to see local lads in the side and it would be nice to push somebody through.”

    You mean like Andy Carroll?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #15

    GoalsBringSmiles

    this is not about if we spend money and I’m not calling anyone a liar, this is about Barton’s behavior, he did the exact same thing with Shearer

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  • BeeGuy

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #16

    All that remains of the clean-out job is Allan Smith. Seems Ashley should loan him for this year even if he has to pay 99% or more of his wages.

    Joey to garden leave, which will crock his career (if not so already), and leave him hard pressed to find a team next year.

    The big question remaining is can Carr sell recruits on the concept that the trouble that is gone was greater than the talent on the pitch? Actually, I think that is all that is left to him.

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  • lgnufc

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #17

    @Jack Butler

    True he has a record of being tough to manage, but i personally don’t believe half of the stuff which is being told to the fans through the papers. Joey knows he has an issue and occasionally he slips up. He’s one of our players and so i think MA should learn some respect and stop trying to sell everyone who speaks out every once in a while.

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  • lgnufc

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #18

    One of our *best players

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  • spitfire_

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Sameoby, Donaldson and Airey must be offloaded on loan for at least 6 months with a first team option.

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  • GoalsBringSmiles

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Ok I understand that you are buying into the discourse that Barton has been disruptive for his own benefit, something which is easy to believe given his behaviour in the past however, in this instance Barton’s comments relate to MA’s disruption of team affairs i.e. selling our best players and not finding/willing to pay for suitable replacements. You accept then that he isn’t lying?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #21

    lgnufc Bartons need to learn respect as well mate, best player in England according to him, lets not forget he’s had one great season for us, what he has done of late has achieved nothing more than getting himself kicked out of the club which everyone could see coming

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  • lgnufc

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Also we can be reasonably sure that we won’t be getting many new players in as replacement. (Sorry to be pessimistic). But if what the club has said about Joey is true, he deserves to be sacked but somehow i doubt that.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #23

    GoalsBringSmiles what he say’s to or about MA does not bother me, what he say’s to the manager, coaches and his team mates does though

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  • Eastander

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #24

    Here’s a question for those who are determined we arent making the right moves to take the club forward and criticising well lets face it everyone

    2003 – we came 3rd in the league and had a significant title challenge until february when a certain Craig Bellamy got injured, Alex Ferguson himself said had that not happened we probably would have won the league

    A couple of wise investments in the summer along with keeping that squad and it could have been ours but what did we do that season… bring in Bowyer on a free and Bridges on a 3 month loan, sold solano, cort and let lua lua go out on loan and we ended up 5th

    That summer we sold the best centre back at the club in years in Woodgate and ended up 14th, what were you lot saying then? That we were a selling club then as well? Because I think you’ll find we were going backwards even then and I cant remember woodgate being replaced with a top quality centre back like

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  • lgnufc

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #25

    True, Joey occasionally goes overboard but i don’t see anything that wrong with what Joey tweets about MA. Nolan was thinking it…He just had the common sense to keep his mouth shut.

    But is there any proof of his rant at young players? And also of his refusal to shake Pardew’s hand?

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  • alex84

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #26

    for me now…the only way we can recover is replacing with good players, if not then its clear Ashley and Lam dont give a flying …. about Nufc, I was very positive at the start of the transfer window but now thats fading and fading fast.

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  • GoalsBringSmiles

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Jack can I ask you what you want from the football club you support? If you go to the games what is it you pay for?

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  • solano

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #28

    John Carver seems to have aged considerably recently -his face has more cracks in it than our 5 year plan!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #29

    lgnufc see 22, you think they would allow him to leave for nothing just cause of what he has said on twitter?
    I don’t

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  • Davies

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Ignufc – It works both ways. I believe a lot of the Barton stuff, and a lot of what’s being said about the club.

    Personbally, I think Barton is exploiting the fans’ distrust/distaste/hatred for the owner to come away clean. Whatever happens now, he walks away on a free and picks up a fat signing on fee, and he can say whatever he likes, with little consequence for himself.

    Ashley has to try and keep the fans’ on side (though it diesn’t appear at the top of his agenda), so of course “sources close to the club” are using Barton’s reutation in the same way.

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  • Davies

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #31

    That’s right, I said personbally.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #32

    GoalsBringSmiles I support the team, the players and manager, not the owner, what i want is a club to be proud of not the soap opera we’ve got at this point in time, but at the same time i don’t want players who think they are bigger than the club.
    What I have said is that IF Barton did lose it at the Leeds game with Pardew, Carver and the players then he deserves to be kicked out of the club, I am not basing my comments on what he has said on twitter as stupid as he was to do so

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  • solano

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #33

    Eaststander…what are you trying to say? Are you sticking up for the current “plan” or are you pointing out that no investment in a team means you will struggle. Back in those halcyon days of 2003, when we didn’t invest, we still had a hell of a lot of talent in the squad and a very good manager with a grasp of the job. We have neither now and are a million miles away from where we were then – that is, a big ambitious club.

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  • lgnufc

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #34

    Jack

    Well it wouldn’t be the first time MA has lied to the fans, but if you are indeed are right in saying that he deserves the boot if he is being an ass to the players and the coaches. What I’m saying is that we need Joey for leadership and for his ability. MA out. Not Joey.

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #35

    JB
    Yh your right, I can’t excuse him for disrespecting Pardew and other staff IF it is true. I don’t think he should be punished for his twitter comments though

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #36

    MA treats his employees in Sport Direct with more respect!!

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  • CLOIN

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Ap & PB have been praising JB to the hilt for ages saying things like
    1)AP-if JB keeps playing well this year the door could be open for a new contract
    2) PB said JB was a great influence for the reserves in Holland
    3)young players have tweeted that we have lost our best player why would they praise him if he was picking on young players

    The club has used the chronicle to start a smear campaign against JB and Ryder should be disgusted printing their lies.

    As for so called fans on here for god sake wake up.How many people need to come out and tell the truth about these people who run this club.

    So Barton is wrong Enrique is wrong Carroll is wrong Nolan is wrong Keegan is wrong Shearer is wrong ffs wake up you are being shafted big style

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  • Eastander

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #38

    @33 I’m saying even back then when that couple of extra players were needed we were left short, if a big offer came in for a valuable player like woodgate we would always sell (shearer was an exception) nothing is new in that respect

    We need to try and do something different in terms of our model, the wage cap means generally we have players here who want to play football, tiote said he’s happy here and signed a 6 year deal when there was interest from chelsea, would he have done that if things were really that bad here?

    Spending over the top for players and paying them high wages isnt going to work, thats the model of man city and liverpool and were never going to beat them at that game

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #39

    I dont reckon Barton had a go at the level at which we are being told he did

    I wouldnt be shocked if he did have some harsh words with the swuad after the Leeds match….we lost to a club far below us. Does anyone think that after matches last season were we were poor that Nolan and Barton didnt stand up and give the lads a dressing down? Also why after it was announced he was avaliable on a free did the squad on facebook come out in shock if he had just ripped them all apart and screamed abuse at him?

    As for the Pardew ‘attack’ thats being touted….I dont believe it as Barton has been the one to come out in support of him more than once

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 3, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #40

    Everyone wants a piece of NUFC… put in a 200 million bid and then you can. Until then Barton IS wrong Enrique IS wrong Carroll IS wrong Nolan IS wrong Keegan IS wrong Shearer IS wrong or is it WAS…

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