Trying to predict how youngsters will do in their football careers is a very risky enterprise.
Tamas Kadar – 21 year-old Newcastle defender
And we had noticed that Tamas Kadar had not only not played for Newcastle in the pre-season, but he was also hardly ever even mentioned during the summer.
And three days ago we did put out an article asking what had happened to Kadar, who has just been selected in the Hungary U21 Squad for the U21 European qualifying games this week and next.
But news today in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle that Tamas has been told he must raise his game, or he will be shipped out of the club.
The 21-year-old Hungarian did not feature in any of the Newcastle’s pre-season friendlies, although he did go on the Reserve’s tour of Holland.
The Evening Chronicle (Lee Ryder) is reporting that Kadar’s four and a half year contract runs out next summer, and he must raise his game if he is to get an extension to remain on Tyneside.
Tamas had a dreadful time of it last season with injuries, and when he was shipped out on loan to Lee Clark’s Huddersfield Town, he injured a hamstring in only his second game for the Terriers, which kept him sidelined for the rest of the season.
And it’s a little embarrassing that Kadar was not even announced on the club’s official list of first-team squad numbers.
Newcastle signed Kadar from Zalaegersegi of the Hungarian Soproni Liga, to some fanfare we may add, back in January of 2008, and the 6’2″ defender has made 18 total appearances for Newcastle at center-back and left-back, and he’s looked good when he’s played for the side.
Tamas will probably now be shipped out on loan, but he will have to show some good form to get a contract extension at Newcastle.