Alan Pardew is much more willing than Chris Hughton to send out the young Newcastle players to get first team playing time on loan at other clubs.
Ian Bogie – Gateshead manager has good relationship with Newcastle
Carlisle United are one of the sides that Newcastle send players to on loan, and another local club where we should see some lads going out on loan to is Gateshead, just across the river from Newcastle.
It seems appropriate that Newcastle send some of their youngsters on loan to Gateshead, because of the convenience that the lads don’t have to move from Newcastle, and of course those loan moves could be worked out quickly too.
And it it should also help the Gateshead club progress up through the leagues – hopefully.
Manager Ian Bogie is doing a fine job at The Heed, and he talked recently to the local press:
“The transfer window has closed but you are eligible to get loan players in, you can’t forget that. You are hoping to bring players in on a loan deal depending on what the injury situation is at the club.”
“We have a good rapport with Newcastle and Sunderland (who are they?) and the fans have seen that. They have sent players here before.” “We had James Tavernier and Joan Edmundsson and they know they get treated well and looked after.”
“They know they will play football in the right way. It can benefit the young lads.” “You see James and he was a revelation here.”
“It kick-started him and he went back to Newcastle and played games in pre-season.” “He was in and around the first team squad and he has since gone on loan to Carlisle in League One and more than held his own.”
“It was a great experience for him.” “They are coming into a good competitive environment and playing against good sides in this league.”
“It is good for both clubs.”
A great example of how the loan system can work for both clubs is the example Ian uses of Newcastle 19 year-old full-back James Tavernier.
James was sent on loan to Gateshead last January, and he played 18 times earlier this year and was simply outstanding for The Heed.
Bogie has led Gateshead from the UniBond League to the Conference, and crowds have increased from around 200 to over 1,000 at the International Stadium for home games, so things are starting to look up for the Tyneside club.
And of course if some of the top Newcastle youngsters are playing at Gateshead, Newcastle fans will be much more inclined to watch the Gateshead home games, and add to the home crowds Gateshead get, and that equates to more money for Gatehead.
It’s certainly seems to be an obvious win-win for both Tyneside clubs, and we hope to see a lot more of the collaboration in the future.
And a late update today is there is news that Newcastle’s 18 year-old England U20 goalkeeper, Jak Alnick, who was born in Hexham, has been sent out on loan to Gateshead for an initial four weeks.
What so you think?