James Tavernier Doing Well At Carlisle United

We didn’t think much at all of Alan Pardew when he became the Newcastle manager last December, in fact we were really disappointed he got the job.

James Tavernier playing for Carlisle

But Alan has surprised us with a number of things, and he seems not only to be a very good coach, he’s also excellent with his players, and one good thing is the team spirit at Newcastle has remained at a high level since he arrived.

And Pardew is a great beleiver in sending the Newcastle youngsters out on loan to get first team experience. and at the moment Newcastle have Fraser Forster (4) at Celtic, Kazenga LuaLua at Brighton (4), Michael Richardson at Leyton Orient (4, 1), Phil Airie at Hibs (1)  and James Tavernier at Carlisle (5).

The numbers in the brackets are the appearances they have made while out on loan this season, and Michael Richardson has scored one goal at Leyton Orient and in fact just returned to Newcastle.

Carlisle United are hoping to extend James Tavernier’s loan deal , which is due to come to an end today, and the 19 year-old has been a  regular in the Carlisle side since he joined them last month.

With the Gateshead loan deal earlier this year, and the time he’s been at Carlisle United, James now has 23 first class games this year already,  and will be gaining valuable experience

And Newcastle did not allow James to play in last week’s Carling Cup defeat at Aldershot, which has to be a good sign to the youngster that Pardew sees him as a first team squad member this season.

It seems that Carlisle will be one of the sides that Newcastle use to loan out some of their younger players to get first team playing time, and the club has a good relationship with Carlisle manager Greg Abbott.

It’s good to see the youngsters loaned out to get some games, and it’s even better when they do well, and then return to Newcastle to further show manager Alan Pardew what they can do.

One very positive thing about the Newcastle squad right now is the number of top youngsters who could make the grade on Tyneside.

They can also help bolster the first team squad, which is still far too small this season, although  the skill of the squad has been improved over last season.

The top youngsters on Tyneside at the moment are probably Shane Ferguson (20), Haris Vuckic (19), Sammy Ameobi (19) and James Tavernier (19) , who had a good pre-season for Newcastle and was on the American tour.

It will be interesting to  see if Newcastle extend James’ loan deal at Carlisle, and we think that will happen maybe for another month or two.

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • peace

    Sep 6, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #1

    Great young prospect coming through!
    this guy looks like Barack Obama..lol

  • Stuart

    Sep 6, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #2

    I’d usually say let Carlisle extend the loan like but with out defensive backup, or lack there of, we might need to bring him back now like.

  • OttersPocket

    Sep 6, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #3

    Will prob be on bench on monday, looks very promising can see him pushing Simpson before to long.

  • WesJameson

    Sep 6, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #4

    The Lad is better than Simmo, IMO…..he should be playing for us, and Simmo should be there

    Watched Tavernier a lot, a lot of promise he has

  • Robson Wonderland

    Sep 6, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #5

    I agree with Wes, this lad has bags more potential than Simmo and should definitely be ahead of the likes of Perch in the pecking order

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Sep 6, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Think we need him back, just worried that if he was sat on the bench then he will fall off the pace a bit.

  • markmac

    Sep 6, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #7

    clutching at straws here… but has he ever played CB :-/

  • markmac

    Sep 6, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #8

    I know the answer is going to be no… lol

  • Eastander

    Sep 6, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #9

    markmac, hes played there a few times in the reserves and i’m sure he’s played there in the carling cup for us… problem is hes not the best CB in the world

  • markmac

    Sep 6, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #10

    eastander – must admit i didnt realise he’d played CB before at all, but he doesnt look to have the build of a CB tbh,more the pacy full back its just as we all know were just so short at CB….

  • toonarmy1986

    Sep 6, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #11

    https://twitter.com/#!/catts_safc check this Clattermole page on twitter, has the potential to be quite amusing 🙂

  • cg

    Sep 6, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #12

    “Once cried me eyes out on the pitch like a baby.”
    lol, cheers toonarmy1986.

    And yes! More youngster to come through and play 1st team minutes. Atleast something good that could come out of a rather dissapointing transfer window.

  • wynsleap

    Sep 6, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Tavernier should be back at the Toon putting pressure on Simpson because he needs it.
    Still think the lad could take Danny’s place if he got the chance and a regular run.

  • Ollieh51

    Sep 6, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #14

    Maybe some cup exposure for us would be best? Need to see how he fairs against stronger opposition before suggesting he displaces Simo.

    Simo is not the best RB but has done a very good job up to now, he’ll have competition from Raylor as Santon and probably Fergie now compete for the LB spot.

  • Hemel Mag

    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #15

    QPR Game
    Lads, as i’m not a member and live down south I have just managed to get 3 tickets for QPR game as they are not sold out at their end.

    They are in the home end but are in the same stand as the Toon fans- albeit in the lower tier. If you want to get them then you need to ask for the “SCHOOL LOWER STAND”

    If you cant order them because of your address then let me know and I’ll order them for you and meet up before the game.

  • Ollieh51

    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #16

    @ Hemel Mag – Managed to swing some tickets for it already – £45 quid a go!

    How much were they in the home section?

  • Markaccus

    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Why do people keep saying our squad is to small? We only have room for 2 more players over 21. It can’t actually get much bigger. If, however, people mean we have no strength in depth, that is more accurate….smith,perch and (in my opinion) guthrie are dead weight for example.

  • Milner

    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #18

    I think with our plethora, or even ‘glut’, of midfield miestros, Pards will opt for a 4-2-3-1 in the coming month or so, while he tests out players and positions, in anticipation of HBA’s return, and Gosling also.


    Subs: Elliot, Tav, Willo, Raylor, Ferg, Sammy, Abeid, McLoven.

    *Failing the starting of Haris, perhaps Ba could play that role, and leave Best up front?

  • Hemel Mag

    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #19

    They were £40 each and £17 for thejunior

  • WesJameson

    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #20

    @ Markaccus // Sep 6, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    What about the fact that we have two CB’s? seeing as Willo is out

  • Ollieh51

    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #21

    Madness… : |

    Oh well, I complain but will pay most prices to watch the boys!

    @ Markaccus – I think they do mean deadweight but don’t think Guthrie is falling in to that category…

    He’s a bit behind Cabaye, Tioté and Vuckic in the box to box CM role but his range of passing is incredible.

    I think he justifies a place in the starting line up for our cup/second string team.

  • Markaccus

    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Lots of subs there, milner lol. Gosling, hba and marveaux, plus the eight on the bench. Might be breaking a rule or two there ;).

    Nah seriously though…. Think gosling will be used as cover for the two central positions, with sameobi and loverman being used as wide attacking options backup.

  • Markaccus

    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Ollie, ok suppose he’s not quite dead weight, but I’d like to see a big improvement. He could then cover the 3 central positions. But like you say not first choice by a mile.

  • Markaccus

    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #24

    Yes wes, but we can only have 2 more senior players, so we are relying on youngsters. The size of squad is not the problem, its the positions that the squad is filled up with where our trouble is. Smith could be replaced with a cb, then buy a striker and a fb in jan for the other two places, and even sell perch for a better defensive cover than him. As long as people realise there are limited places.


    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #25

    without being hyper crytical of the lad i think i would would do well at carlisle they are in a shit league

  • MacToon

    Sep 6, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #26

    Mark, thought 21 from 25 leaves 4 ?

    but as Wes has stated we have no CB atm.

  • Markaccus

    Sep 6, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #27

    Excellent maths mac, however I was refering to age 21 rather than 21 players. Last count somewhere it said we had 23 over 21’s, although barton out may have changed that. Not sure of elliots age. If he’s over 21 then we still have only 2 places. I agree we need CB cover, but its not a small squad size issue, its a ‘having dead weight in the squad’ issue.

  • magpiebop

    Sep 6, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Add to that right winger or striker Yven Moyo looks a very good prospect and expect Abeid to feature soon aswell!

  • beefman13

    Sep 6, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #29

    No hesitation about saying that tavernier would already get my vote at right back ahead of simpson.


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