Impressive Haris Vuckic Wants To Make Newcastle Fans Happy


Things are not great at the moment at Newcastle, but there has been some good news this pre-season.

Haris Vuckic – an exiting prospect at Newcastle

One of them is the re-emergence of one of our top youngsters, Slovenian U21 International Haris Vuckic, and the 18 year-old has looked very good when he’s been in the Newcastle first team in pre-season, and he’s played quite a few games.

The 6’3″ Slovenian can play in central midfield or as a withdrawn striker, and certainly he has shown he can score goals for Newcastle, and could be a very good impact substitute for the Magpies next season.

Vuckic scored against Leeds United and the Columbus Crew,  and also had a perfectly good goal disallowed at Orlando, and the youngster again played very well on Saturday afternoon against Fiorentina in difficult conditions, before the match had to be abandoned after 64 minutes.

The Slovenian turns 19 on 21st August, and he has talked to the local Newcastle press corps today:

“I was injured last season, and had no luck,” “Now I’m fit, I want to play, score goals and make the fans happy.”

“It was quite a good pre-season for me. I hope to play against Arsenal, and if the gaffer gives me the chance.  He knows he will get the maximum from me.”

“In the first half I played attacking midfield, and when Dan Gosling went off I was more of general midfield role,”

“It was good for me. We tried to move the ball around and play with a quick tempo.” “We expected to get the game finished and play another 90 minutes, which we needed.”

“Before the game we were hoping for good weather, but sadly for us and Fiorentina we couldn’t finish.’ “We got 64 minutes. It was OK, but it was hard to play in those conditions. We tried our best.”

“In the game itself, we were unlucky not to score but maybe next time. Hopefully, against Arsenal!” “The ball wasn’t even moving properly by the end, and when you tried to pass, it was just holding up in the water.”

“The guys were trying to pass the ball about, but we tried our best.” “There were some positives. We passed the ball around fluidly and we kept a clean sheet.”

Haris comes across as a terrific young professional with an excellent temperament, and the fact he looks class on the filed as well as off it, gives us some great hopes for this lad.

Newcastle are not exactly tearing things up in the transfer market this summer, and will get nowhere near spending anything close to £35M,  in transfer fees this summer.

But we do   have some great young players coming through, and let’s hope that some of Newcastle’s top young players  like Haris, Shane Ferguson, Tamas Kadar, Sammy Ameobi and James Tavernier can come through big time this coming season.

If they can do that, then the Newcastle squad will not be in too bad a shape after all.

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70 comments so far

  • The Shola Show

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #1

    im expecting great things from vuckic, he looks the part 🙂

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  • The Shola Show

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #2

    of subject but any of you guys seen were linked with grant holt of norwhich (3.5m)? cant see it happening myself.

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  • GeordieJordy

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Kinda irrelevant but does anyone know if you can get names taken off the back of the home strip and replace it with someone else? I wanted Vuckic but the shop ran out of C’s! got Barton instead but with what is happening now i want to change it……. anyone know?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Yannick Djalo has rejected a new contract at Sporting Lisbon

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #5

    chemberlain having a med at arsenal!!

    i really doubt we will get another striker in for arsenal!!

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  • Southern Pride

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Just a thought… gosling is strong n has great stamina + hez not afraid of a hard tackle. pretty hard nosed player. Why dont we slot him at right back.. Arsenal lineup..

    ……………………………………Krul……………………………………
    Gosling…………….Colo…………….Taylor…………Enrique
    …………………………Cabeye………..Tiote……………………….
    Sly…………………………………………………………………Jonas
    ………………………………….Vuckic …………………………………
    ……………………………………..Ba……………………………………..

    Subs:
    Harper
    Simpson
    Tav
    Guthrie
    Obertan
    Lovenkrands
    Best
    Ameobi

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  • ToonAndy

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #7

    On Newcastle rumours it says that Graham Carr also went to Holland but to watch Sulejmani…. Probs shite but would love it to be true!

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  • Andy

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #8

    anyone else think barton is coming across an arrogant stuck up pretentious prick on twitter?

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  • Trent Toon

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #9

    We need to rid ourselves of one midfielder!

    We have:

    Smith
    Barton
    Vukcic
    Gosling
    Cabaye
    Tiote
    Guthrie

    With other possible players that can play there.

    ryan taylor
    ben arfa

    personally we need to rid ourselves of tiote!!!

    Just kidding!!!!

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  • jaw4life

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #10

    FOR THOSE THAT WANT JOEY TO STAY….

    this looks promising, in response to being abused by journo’s Joey just wrote…

    ‘Am off to gym, looking forward to Arsenal sat, ill be playing u’ll be writing #livingthedream later #helmets’

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  • h-train

    Aug 8, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #11

    still can’t decide whether shane long is good player or just a water carryer…hope he doesn’t go on to be brilliant at wba

    i’ll take it the pavlechenko stuff this morning was BS lol

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  • twgp

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Vuckic is definitely looking the part at NUFC.

    Personally, he should play CAM all match for Arsenal. He plays that position for his country so why not for us? We have enough Central Midfielders as is it.

    Also, it’ll mean cover for HBA when/if he needs time to get fit.

    … Tempted to get him on the back of my new NUFC.

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  • twgp

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #13

    * My new NUFC Shirt.

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  • Andy

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #14

    3 caps for his country and 1 goal at 18 is impressive. Regardless of oposition. I’d like to see him play a bit this year or be involved off the bench a lot more. Hopefully he stays fit though!

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  • Andy

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #15

    ah just read that wrong. That is under 21s. He’s been involved with the slovenian squad though. Hopefully a bit more first team action will see him play a bit for them

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  • boater

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Is Long really going to WBA? How many hours have we spent discussing him – amongst others – this summer and we never even put in a bid! You don’t get that time back eh…

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  • GeordieJordy

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #17

    Kinda irrelevant but does anyone know if you can get names taken off the back of the home strip and replace it with someone else? I wanted Vuckic but the shop ran out of C’s! got Barton instead but with what is happening now i want to change it……. anyone know?

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  • Milner

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #18

    twgp – and others…

    Does anybody own the new 3rd kit in all black, with gold nufc crest?

    I really wanna buy one online, but not if it’s made out of that coarse mesh….i like the silky tops (makes life much easier on the nipples)

    I’d really appreciate any help anyone can give me…

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  • Milner

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #19

    GeordieJordy:

    Stick a new “O” at the front, and you’d have our new french signing – OBarton!!

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #20

    lee_ryder
    NUFC Latest News: Obertan medical hits snag!
    2 minutes ago

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #21

    @ Andy

    Aye, he’s having at journalists now. He’s part of the reason why Newcastle are a laughingstock at times.
    Ffs, can we not shift him quicker? I want him out, prefferably a different country altogether.
    Cant stand the arrogant prick.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #22

    Wilshire out of opening match, Fabregas, Van Persie doubtful

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  • Andy

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #23

    hillarious

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  • h-train

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #24

    FFS!!! If obertans failed his medical i swear i’m going to lose it right in the middle of the bloody office….

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #25

    @20

    Hopefully a snag like the reported one with Djemba Ba!

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  • Brutooon

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Vuckic attitude of want to make the fans happy is the attitude we NEED in NUFC !!!

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  • styla

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #27

    found this guys.looks like fraser has played the last game at toon.

    08 Aug 2011 12:39:40
    word up at Celtic this morning , is that G. Hooper is set to join Newcastle United by end of the week for 3Mil plus goalkeeper F. Foster, making the transfer approx worth 5Mil..

    Article taken from http://www.football-rumours.co.uk/index.html

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Sorry, a bit bored and needed a laugh, even if it was at myself.

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  • styla

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #29

    08 Aug 2011 13:11:36
    Scott Dann will join Stoke by Friday after the two clubs finally agreed a fee of £7.5 million.

    The offer made by Stoke is only marginally better than their previous offer but Birmingham are in desperate need of any available finance. It is unlikely Stoke will sign Cameron Jerome because they have turned their attention to Newcastle’s Alan Smith and Fulham’s Andrew Johnson.

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #30

    It’s not tue, let’s hope I didn’t just tempt fate.

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  • Jawdboy

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #31

    its a windup h-train

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #32

    @29

    hope that is true mate!

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  • h-train

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #33

    barryvennison

    so you were joking…i was on the verge of a swearing a vendetta to the gods lol

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #34

    medical hits snag??? did they not say this about ba aswell then he completed his move str8 away?

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  • styla

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #35

    08 Aug 2011 11:54:57
    Grant Holt of Norwich City has a tough decision to make.

    Newcastle have lodged a reported 3.5 million bid, this is likely to be turned down but Holt may be drawn into a drama being that he is a boyhood fan of the club and from the area.

    I CERTAINLY WOULDNT SAY NO TO HIM

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Vuckic will be a 20m player in 3 seasons… we will do well to hang onto him… Fair play to AP on this one as I thought that we could have lost this lad… nice ball mover – Clever eye for a pass and shot and nice left foot plus only a young one… bright star fro future – Slovenian Gasgoigne.

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #37

    @ 35 Grant who?

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  • Milner

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #38

    grant’s the 30 yr old striker of norwich, last seasons club best player….cant see theyd wanna sell////cant see we’d wanna buy…

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #39

    barry you c@nt haha

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #40

    its saying obertans on a 2day medical on ssn!!?? does that mean we wont be signing him until 2mora ?

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