Gateshead – Newcastle Partnership Could Pay Off For Youngsters

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?

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • AshtreeKid

    Sep 8, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Jak Alnick has joined g’head on load

  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 8, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Wahey! Am oot!

  • Marco Albertz

    Sep 8, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Loan deals are great for both sides.

  • ginkoh

    Sep 8, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Our youngster like Ranger, Airey etc should go on loan for CCC club to make their class.I pretty sure if they can play week-in week-out in CCC they will become different player with higher potential.

  • Andy

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #5

    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    #nufc AP “Hatem is earmarked for return in Forest game”

    Get in! Hope he makes it and ap isn’t getting our hopes up again like he did a few times last year

  • alex84

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Great news on Hatem!!!

  • niafron

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Bonjour messieurs.

    Yes to play HBA maybe 15 min against Forest could be a good idea.

  • Andy

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Pardew: ‘Criticism (over) not getting striker has some validity. Targets put in front of board, then came down to financial decision.’

    Seems to be not sticking up for the board this time as much as he has in the past

  • niafron

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #9

    What is your source Andy?

  • ross armstrong

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Ranger needs loaned , smith and perch can just leave for nowt!!!!

  • Andy

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Sorry i didn’t copy his name there. It is one of the journalists that is at the press conference today niafron

  • niafron

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Do you remember Olivier Dacourt? He told a funy thing about Smith:

    “He’s all nights in clubs, but he never drink alcohol!”

  • alex84

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #13

    what journo andy? id like to follow.

  • niafron

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Well, don’t need a name, if you tell he’s serious, that’s enough for me.

  • jaw4life

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #15

    @ Niafron

    His name is Lee Ryder and he writes for the Evening Chronicle, he’s respectable and is taking quotes from the Press Conference with Pardew.

    I personally think I would put Ben Arfa on for 15 mins at end of Blackburn game at Home the atmosphere and applause he will get will be amazing.

  • Andy

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #16

    miles starforth is the second one. And niafron alan smith was a good player way back when! Dacourt still playing? Was at Roma for a while i remember. Defensive m/f and was quite good

  • markmac

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #17

    The first thing that stood out for me in AP’s reign is the use of loan deals,i really think it does the young lads good [and us hopefully in the long run!]

  • niafron

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Dacourt retired two seasons ago. He’s currently consultant in a famous french radio show (“l’after foot”).

  • OttersPocket

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #19


    I remember after we sealed promotion, there was pictures from the dressing room players celebrating and Smith and Barton were sitting in a corner drinking cups of tea!

  • niafron

    Sep 8, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #20

    So it must be true (altough i got a doubt for Barton!).


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