Impressive Youngsters In Action For Newcastle Reserves


A very important part of the Newcastle squad this season is the youngsters, who can hopefully fill out the squad and do well when they are given their chance in the first team.

John Carver – impressed with Newcastle youngsters

Yesterday afternoon the young Newcastle Reserves side with veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper getting a run-out, hammered Norwich City 6-0 at Whitley Park – so that cannot be bad.

James Perch, Danny Guthrie, Dan Gosling and newcomer Davide Santon also got run-outs to improve their match sharpness.

The goals came form Dan Gosling (2), Michael Richardson, Greg McDermott, Ryan Donaldson and Yven Movo,  and it was a very good performance from the Newcastle youngsters.

Assistant Manager John Carver was at the game and he seemed simply delighted with what he saw:

“It was a game played in what seemed like hurricane conditions.” “But everybody did very well and showed a great attitude and great application.”

“Norwich, to be fair, had a young side out and we were just too strong for them.” “This though was a productive workout for us.”

“Danny Guthrie, Dan Gosling and Davide Santon all got some pitch time and Harps played the whole game,  so we had a good mix of youth and experience.”

“Given the windy conditions, I think everybody did really well.”

It’s good to see Davide Santon get a run-out for 70 minutes, and it will be a bit of a surprise if this lad doesn’t start at left back on Saturday.

That’s after Ryan Taylor was taken to the cleaners on Monday night at Loftus Road, by the impressive and in-form QPR winger Shaun Wright-Phillips.

And we hope Davide is getting to know his new team-mates,  and learning one or two words of English so he can communicate with the other players on the pitch.

Here’s the Newcastle Reserve side that played yesterday:

Harper, Kadar, Santon (Folan 70), Dummett, Perch (Edmundsson 73), Richardson, McDermott, Guthrie (Moyo 46), Ferguson, Gosling, Donaldson.

There are some excellent youngsters in there, and it’s good to see Tamnas Kadar get a full game, and we’re hoping the Hungarian International can come through this season, since it’s the final season of the three and a half year contract he signed in January of 2008.

Of the 14 players on display yesterday we estimate the average age at about 20 and without old-timer Steve Harper (sorry Steve), it would be just under 19.

And youngsters like Santon, Dummett, Kadar, Richardson, McDermott, Ferguson, Gosling, Donaldson and Frenchman  Moyo, all  have every chance to become successful on Tyneside.

That’s the quiet strength of the current Newcastle squad, that there are many very good Youngsters – and we never even mentioned Sammy Ameobi.

Comments welcome.



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14 comments so far

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Sep 14, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #1

    we do have some good young guns

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  • BengyToon

    Sep 14, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #2

    2nd

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  • BengyToon

    Sep 14, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #3

    I wonder why we never signed young ?Situ? Any info guys

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  • drongo

    Sep 14, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #4

    @ benmgy – yes – he wanted to be playing 1st team footie – which with our current CBs wasnt something immediately on offer. He would have been in the development squad and he didnt fancy that. Fair enough on all sides on my view.
    All the talk of fallinmg down over the couple of hundred grand fee is garbage.

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  • BengyToon

    Sep 14, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Thats a shame i really feel we were onto something big n could of even demanded a big sum 12 months down the line e.g bassong

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  • joppadoni

    Sep 14, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Bengy all he did was score a goal on his trial. i didnt see him play at all ofc. you may have i dont know but i had that feeling too lol O_o

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  • John

    Sep 14, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Lens wanted a 25% sell on clause for situ, MA dosent do sell on clauses, I wud have loved to see Bassong come back with ST moving to RB. We wer all over the place mon nite.

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  • wattos

    Sep 14, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #8

    Drongo,

    Sorry that comment re. Situ just doesn’t stack up. Check out the Swansea team for last weekend’s game, Situ didn’t even make the bench…

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  • wattos

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #9

    John,

    Yes your explanation sounds more feasible, although given the nominal fee involved (£250K) a 25% cut of any sell on fee doesn’t seem that draconian.

    joppadoni,

    Situ has captained France at all levels up to Under 19, so defintely worth a punt in my view.

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  • whiteandblackeyes

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #10

    went to reserve gameyesterday mainly to get a look at the new Italian,looks good though very rightfooted.I profess no special knowledge of football,but it was a very impressive display,even James Perch who played central defence looked good,Gosling looked confident,theres a 19 year old French lad Yven Moyo who when he didnt overelaborate looks tasty.

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  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #11

    the reason situ wasnt in the swansea squad is because swansea are still awaiting confirmation fro the FA the FFF and UEFA that his registration and transfer were all procesed correctly due to some irregularities which were being looked at as if they were to play him then find out he wasnt eligible theyd recieve a hefty fine and potentially a points dock which simply aint worth risking for a newly promoted club, however it seems when his reg etc is sorted he will be involved in the Swansea first team

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Sep 14, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #12

    For Villa game:

    ===============KRUL================

    R.TAYLOR==S.TAYLOR==COLO====SANTON

    ============TIOTE===CABAYE==========

    OBERTAN^=======GOSLING’========JONAS*

    =================BEST”===============

    R.TAYLOR IN FOR SIMPSON BECAUSE OF HIS ABILITY TO
    SCORE FROM FREE KICK (AND BECAUSE I LIKE HIM MORE THAN DANNY)

    SUBS:
    *MARVEAUX FOR JONAS IN THE SECOND HALF (OR REVERSE IF FRENCHMAN STARTS, JONAS CAN DO BETTER DEFENSIVELY TO KEEP RESULT IN OUR FAVOUR)

    ‘ALSO IN THE SECOND HALF, IF GOSLING WOULD REALLY LOOK OUT OF PICTURE, WE COULD SWAP GOSLING TO GUTHRIE AND PUSH CABAYE IN MORE ATTACKING ROLE

    ^AND IF WE NEED TO KEEP THE RESULT AND TRANSORM OUR TEAM INTO MORE DEFENSIVE,WE COULD CHANGE OBERTAN WITH SIMPSON AND PUSH R.TAYLOR INTO MIDFIELD

    “WE ALSO COULD TRY TO USE FRESH LEGS GIVE DEMBA BA A CHANCE IN THE SECOND HALF. HOPE A.P SEES IT 😉 WHAT DO YOU THINK GUYS?

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  • The Eternal Optimist

    Sep 14, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #13

    did noone else think simpson was our best player on Monday? I’m shocked people want him out.

    It was no suprise to see Raylor given the runaround against a right footed right winger but the guys a trier no doubt about it.

    Best start since 96/97 apparently! That wasn’t a bad season. Kepp the faith lads! 3 points at villa and we’re flying.

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  • BigAl9

    Sep 14, 2011 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #14

    The Under 18`s beat Man City away last time out aswell.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sk4AdZ8W6w

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