Davide Santon – I Am Overjoyed To Be A Newcastle United Player


Newcastle’s recent signing, Italian 20 year-old Davide  Santon was due back on Tyneside this morning, after captaining the Italian U21 side to a 3-0 win against Hungary, in the European U21 qualifying game.

Davide Santon last Tuesday night – overjoyed to be at Newcastle

Tamas Kadar, who seems to be the forgotten man at Newcastle these days, was in the Hungary side, so the two Newcastle team-mates were against each other last night .

Davide has talked to the Newcastle press today, and says as far as he is concerned he will play anywhere for Newcastle, and the youngster can play in either full-back position and also in midfield too.

The Italian International will make his debut at QPR on Monday night,  and Newcastle fans will be very keen to see him in action, and he will be at left-back in that game, and had been given the number 3 shirt on Tyneside.

He played at right back last night for the Italian U21 side, and Davide had this to say to the local Newcastle press today:

“I feel that I am ready. I am naturally both-footed.” “It is no problem to play on either side as a full-back or on the right wing or left.”

“I am defender but if the manager asks me to attack as well, it’s not a problem.”  “I just want to be part of this team.” “I am overjoyed still to be a Newcastle United player.”

“I want to win and the sooner I pull on the famous black-and-white striped shirt the better.”  “I can’t wait for this experience now.”

We thought  he was primarily right footed but it’s good news he can play with either foot.

Of course following Wednesday’s failure to bring in a new striker to replace Andy Carroll, things have not been positive at Newcastle, and the doom and gloomers have been out in full cry.

That’s one reason the lads have to go all out to get a win at Loftus Road early next week, because that will be four wins in a row, and an excellent start to the season.

There have been cries for Newcastle fans to boycott the club, but that’s like cutting your nose off to spite  your face, it simply doesn’t work, and worst of all,  it has a negative impact on the players.

That was done during the relegation season, and it didn’t work then – we were relegated – and it will not work now, but fans have their own opinions on what should be done, and so be it.

The 7 times capped Italian International continued:

“Alan Pardew told me that the club have a plan to grow together.” “I feel this is the right place for me now and wouldn’t have left a club like Inter if it wasn’t.”

“I came here because it is a big club and I felt it could benefit my career.” “I’m happy that I have been given this chance.”

“I just want to show the Newcastle fans that I am a great player and help them continue what has been a great start to the season.”

“I have watched so many Premier League games on TV at home in Italy, now I just want to be part of one of those games.”

“Already I feel by watching these games that I will be comfortable with the pace in the Premier League.”

In an effort to get the lad settled quickly, Newcastle will help Santon and his father Mirco find a home quickly at Newcastle, in the next few days.

We understand both his mother and father will come over to live on Tyneside, to be with their son, and of course they will be at the homes games at St. James’ Park too.

David seems to have every chance of becoming a huge player for Newcastle in the years ahead, and he’s a very good replacement for the departed Jose Enrique.

And while it was so disappointing  not to being in a new striker last week, it doesn’t alter the fact that Davide was a terrific acquisition for Newcastle United, so the club did something right last Tuesday.

Howay The Lads!!

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37 comments so far

  • Shorzy

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #1

    1st – woo woop

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  • Shorzy

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Also 2nd ha ha

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  • Shorzy

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #3

    3rd getting too easy this shit…….

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  • Shorzy

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #4

    4th Howay lads, where are you??

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  • Shorzy

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #5

    5th……anyway, get this lad watched on youtube, he’s proper mustard by the way. This kid is going to be big…………and probably sold to the highest bidder by the fat controller. TNUC!!!!!!

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  • niffnoff

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Shorzy…… there’s a saying and it goes along the lines of SHIT THE F**K UP 1st 2nd who gives a toss really?

    Anyway. This should shut the doubters up a NATURAL BOTH FOOTED defender. From his mouth not from people who guess,

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  • jamesnufc86

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #7

    SHIT THE F**K UP , I dont think Im familiar with this one..

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  • havanaclue

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #8

    All of this 1st crap reminds me of a rhyme from school
    1st the worst
    2nd the best
    3rd the hairy princess
    4th the ghost eating toast, halfway up the lamp post

    etc etc

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  • GS

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #9

    I think the people who write 1st and 2nd are pretty funny, but sad at the same time, as they are just doing it to wind people up.

    They always seem to get someone to bite though and say something back to them.

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  • OttersPocket

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #10

    I like his comment on the team growing together, hopefully the plan is for the younger players to be at the club for a number of season’s and not just sell them on quckly like some fans think is the plan.
    I am confident the team will progress over the next few seasons.

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  • markmac

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Hope the lad gets settled quickly and gets a good understanding with jonas,similar to jose

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  • G.unit

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #12

    I think he will turn out to be a class act but may just need a few games to settle in. He is certainly saying all the right things.

    Otters – The board has done nothing recently to show they will keep hold of there best players, so I would understand why there is doubts out there with the fans.

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  • boater

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #13

    yeah whatever – new signing sound bytes…

    Thought Neil Taylor had a good game last night.. although he looks tiny which isn’t ideal for set pieces.

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  • theleckworthbird

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Ah, and he’s brought his dad with him – canny or what.
    Seriously his attitude is spot on and hunky dory for moi.

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  • OttersPocket

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #15

    G.unit

    Colo, Tiote, Jonas still there, I dont go along with the theory that if a bid comes in the player will be sold.
    Look at sales, Carroll to much to turn down, Nolan contract and coming to end of his career (IMO) Barton filled his own P45, Jose wanted to leave.
    In my opinion they are putting together a good young team and building for the future.

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 7, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Otters
    “Colo, Tiote, Jonas still there, I dont go along with the theory that if a bid comes in the player will be sold”

    Didnt parpoo admit as such?
    Newcastle would be a selling club for the next year or two as we can longer compete with the big boys!! In fact isnt that what all you apologists say?

    Arsenal Model!! Sign cheap younguns, build them up flog em on!!

    ??????? Short memories you lot!

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  • G.unit

    Sep 7, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #17

    I appreciate that we still have Colo and Tiote, who I would class as some of our best players but I also held Barton and Jose in that bracket. Who knows if Colo and Titoe would have been sold if a big enough offer was made. Only MA knows the answer to that.

    Jose left the club cause he said the owner lacked ambition.

    Barton was released/left the club cause he said the owner lacked ambition. (There words not mine).

    I just really hope your right otters and the club do build a good young team for the future. I suppose time will tell!!!

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Sep 7, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #18

    we started this season extremely well …. lets support the team for now … theres a time for bitching and it starts in january.. so just support the team now .. as it seriously looks like a good team

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  • John

    Sep 7, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #19

    Anybody take notice of Neil Taylor last nite looks a cracking player MA wudnt budge on hes 1mill bid stupied really cud turn out to be a big mistake.

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 7, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #20

    G.Unit
    The proof is in the big fat puddin am afraid!!
    The owner, lacks ambition and is merely plumping up the finances so he can make a big fat sale soonest!!
    As I predicted, Fatty will be happy with 4th bottom of Premier for the next couple of years, minimum expenditure, maximum profit and then he’ll say awight, im off to show me skiddies in another taan!!!

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 7, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #21

    Very impressed with Neil Taylor last night!!
    Surprised Fat Mike didnt see a profit there!!!

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  • Shorzy

    Sep 7, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #22

    niffnoff –

    Here mate, if you’re going to tell me to “shit the f**k up”, at least make a valid point. Who are the people you refer to that guess?? Are you in the know?? Or is your knowledge based on Champ/football manager……….have a word kidda.

    And everyone know’s you are just pissed at NOT BEING 1st!!!! Aha haha. That is all.

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  • Shorzy

    Sep 7, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #23

    havanaclue –

    Mint mate, not heard that in years. Good work fella!!!

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 7, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Angryman, calling Pardew “Pardpoo” makes you look like a tosser mate. Why not just call him by his name?

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  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 7, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #25

    ages across our starting line up are
    22
    25 25 29 20
    22 25 25 27
    25 26
    thats a decent lineup with 4 years of growth for most of them with some nice young subs aged
    34 21 19 18 26 19 26
    the next area we are gonna strengthen will doubtless be centre back as it is our oldest average age

    + really rate santon have done ever since i saw him play against roma a couple years ago on eurosport + the lads atitude s brilliant like the majority of our new signings and entire squad it would seem a far cry from the egos of owen viduka etc and considerably better for it

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 7, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #26

    Munster mag
    Liars deserve no respect!

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  • veto

    Sep 7, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #27

    its a shame no striker came in , cos you cant fault some of the signings tho its still early days yet .
    we have took a chance on a cpl of players that could on there day hopefully walk into most teams in the world in barfra santon and even cabaye if it all comes off it would be pretty funny .
    i just dont think anyone belives it could be that easy . we are obviously operating on the fringes of legality with our transfer dealings also, never known us be reported as much in my life and finding out about these hidden clauses in contracts ala guiterez and cabaye is just to fishy .

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  • weg

    Sep 7, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #28

    Seen Davide Santon play when he was 17. He was noteworthy then. Made a point of watching him a few times since. This kid has real potential! Could be he’s at Toon for years and we say “Jose who?” But we will always worry that silly money will talk again and he goes in a few years. Lets hope not!
    I reckon a big money deal could easily happen for someone like HBA or Cabaye or Tiote in the next couple of years and Ashley might think to take the money again and replace them on the cheap.
    If we want a successful team in the next few years – as is his plan – we have to hold onto these players and build around them. Most fans know this, so lets hope Ashley stops pissing us off and sees sense. Fingers crossed!

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 7, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #29

    Lambias and MA are the liars. Pardew is ok. He’s a decent boss too.

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  • wynsleap

    Sep 7, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #30

    Otters @10 – I have to hand it to you.
    It doesn’t matter what tripe this club throws at us you still back Ashley and stay optimistic.
    Maybe you’re a masochist I don’t know and I certainly can’t share your enthusiasm but hey, maybe you are right and we are all wrong about this lot.
    Only time will tell.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 7, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #31

    Angry and Co , what ever happened to Felipe ? I havent seen much of him in a while ? Was he a bit embarrassed re the striker, or still defending MA?

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  • Kevsy123

    Sep 7, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #32

    @ Angryman the Angry fan

    Grow up mate…you’re boring. WHINGE WHINGE WHINGE just go have a little cry and let it all out.

    Pardew is not a liar, he says it how it is. What do you not get about the fact he has nothing to do with getting the players in other than identifying targets! As for Ashley and Llambias they have actually brought in some top talent but nothing seems good enough for you. I suppose you want to see us bring in another £17m flop? I’m actually happy we didn’t pay mega bucks in the summer for anything other than our TOP target.

    There’s no need to give a whingy retort either…not interested in narrow minded views. Cheers

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  • HKTP

    Sep 7, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #33

    @ Kevsy123 #32

    Exactly, all he does is whinge, I dont think I have ever seen him write anything positive. What a knobhead! Same old record…

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  • MadAboutToon

    Sep 7, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #34

    good interview, i’ve got a good feeling about him now, we might have bale type player, and at least he’s put the doubts about LB to bed.

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  • BUDGIE

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #35

    No more negativity, lets get behind the boys we have. Some of them are not half bad. You want to try supporting teams managed by the likes of Gordon Lee, Jim Smith, Richard Dinnis, Bill McGarry, Ossie Ardiles etc, some of us have. Howay the lads.

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  • Premiership Manager

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #36

    Although a lot of people are being negative about the way the club is being ran, from a business perspective MA has reduced operating costs, cut back on spending, and capitalised on profits. Whether we like it or not this is howgood businesses are ran.

    We have a young team with a great deal of potential on good but not excessive wages and the majority of them will either sign new contracts in the future or be soldfor a profit if the price is right.

    Ok we haven’t got an established 20 goal per year striker but we do have players who can do a job and in January some clubs will have no option but to sell as their players will have either 6 months or 18 months left on their contracts which means that we won’t be held to randsome and could bring in some high calibre players at a minimal out lay.

    The club is financially stable and moving in the right direction despite the discontent of the fans and personally I’m looking forward to seeing the new players gel and some of the younger players come through.

    It’s not all gloom and doom and I’m looking forward to a good season which will not be without a few up’s and downs.

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  • Ashleys Cash Cow

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #37

    @ Angrytw@t the angry @nus respect is a two-way street, hope you enjoy your new handle. This name calling is good fun!!

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