Newcastle Continue To Build Up Club – More To Come

There’s a very good article in the Sunday Sun today by Mark Douglas,  that will be great news to Newcastle fans, because it shows the building of the club,s quad and facilities at Newcastle will continue full steam ahead under Alan Pardew.

Mehdi Abeid – top youngster who is loving it at Newcastle

And if Alan keeps winning these games like has been happening this season so far, Newcastle fans may even be forced to realize that Pardew’s the man, but we’ll wait and see, but at least let’s give the man some credit, he’s done great at Newcastle since he arrived.

Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr is continuing to track players in Europe, and we see that 16 year French teenager M’Baye Niang of Caen, a top midfielder is firmly in the sights of Newcastle, although other top clubs are in for him too.

But Newcastle have a growing reputation in France as not only an excellent club, but they are also giving the youngsters a chance as we’ve seen Alan Pardew do with players like Mehdi Abeid and Sammy Ameobi  this season.

And it seems Newcastle are also turning their attentions to the South American market too, although the club hasn’t been too successful over the last 15 years with players from that part of the world, with just a few top class exceptions like Nobby Solano and Faustino Asprilla.

I would also mention the Robledo brothers of the 1950s, but that would be telling on my age, so I wont do that.

Newcastle are keen to visit Spain and Barcelona’s famous La Masia Youth Academy, and while we keep saying Newcastle are copying the Arsenal model, it’s really the Barcelona model that are the crown jewels in bringing youngsters through at a football club.

Think Lionel Messi as one example, whom Barcelona signed when he was just a 12 year old kid, and brought his parents over to Spain with him, and no wonder the lad is so loyal to the Barcelona football club.

Alan Pardew talked about continuing to build Newcastle:

“The stuff behind the scenes continues – absolutely,”

“We had an agent at the training ground on Thursday who represents young players from South America, we’ve got a situation where I’m trying to get someone to the Barcelona Academy.”

“Just because we haven’t been there for a while and it would be a good time to have a look around.” “All of those processes continue.”

That’s good news, and although Newcastle have made an unbelievable start to this season,  when you look at some of the youngsters Newcastle have coming through the ranks like Mehdi Abeid, Davide Santon, Shane Ferguson, Yven Moyo, Haris Vuckic and others, that’s what’s really exciting at Newcastle these days.

And by the way, for those of you who have a subscription to NufcTV,  make sure sure you see the Reserves highlights of their 5-3 win at Swansea, they played some great football.

And there’s an excellent  interview with 19 year-old Abeid after the game, and he comes over as being delighted at being a Newcastle player, and cannot keep from smiling. Newcastle must be doing something right with these young players these days.

Long may Newcastle build their club  towards being a powerhouse once again in England – based on their Youth policy – and it’s nothing more than the fans deserve.

Howay The Lads!!

22 comments so far

  • rickskin

    Oct 2, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #1



    Oct 2, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #2

    six weeks agowe thought they were tearing the place apart ha ha

  • bills-son

    Oct 2, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    The club is being run professionally from top to bottom for the first time in years – possibly for the first time ever.

    A lack of professionalism is one of the biggest reasons why we’ve won nowt for decades.

  • Xavi

    Oct 2, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #4

    would love it if newcastle had a barcelona style ‘la masia’

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 2, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #5

    Aren’t we meant to be after Cisse?

  • Cheick and Bake

    Oct 2, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #6

    great model !!!!


    Oct 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Well if your gonna steal exam answers might as well be from the swot at the front

    The club is being run professionally from top to bottom? Hmm well its being run professionally from manager downwards

  • pardew no 1

    Oct 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #8

    do you guys think he will take tiote spot in january when acn

  • Cheick and Bake

    Oct 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #9

    @8 it seems that pardew rates guthrie more than gosling .. so i’d say guthrie will replace tiote when the time comes

  • Toon73

    Oct 2, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #10

    All this positive news about Newcastle United is scaring me 😉


    Oct 2, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Dont worry mate January isnt that far off and tubby will put us back in our place and “mark the fans cards” again

  • magpieassam

    Oct 2, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #12

    agree with toon73. heard steve mcmahon say yesterday…magpies are flying high, but where do they go from here? there’s only one way…
    We are not playing particularly good…but we are developing a new habit…that’s a start. hope we turn out to be to dogged to be relegated in near future. one more question, was mike ashley doing the right thing all this while? or is it just wishful thinking on my part…anyway lads, enjoy the flight.

  • Davies

    Oct 2, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #13

    WWJBD – You really have gone to the dark side, haven’t you.

    I really don’t see how we’re being run badly at all.

  • GoalsBringSmiles

    Oct 2, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #14


    I agree, the current position in the PL is thanks to the wonders worked from the manager downwards not the clueless owner and his sidekick. My respect for Pardew grows weekly yet I still fear he will be helpless if offers are made for our best players. Let us not forget that the last time we were in a suprisingly strong position in the PL, last january, we then went on to sell the players who helped put us there.

    Nevertheless, if we can maintain our great start to the season and keep our first team free from injury when the schedule thickens in the winter then we will once again be in a great position to consolidate in january-but will Ashley spend and build on what we have or will he listen to offers for our best performers? History points to the latter.

  • Sir Alan

    Oct 2, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #15

    This is all good, but i would rather us focus on developing players within the north east! would love to see a few more geordies coming through the system.

  • bills-son

    Oct 2, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #16

    WWJBD and GoalsBringSmiles …

    You say the club is being well run from Psardew downwards and still slag off Ashley BUT …

    Who appointed Pardew? Ah yes … Ashley.

    If Pardew has been as bad as you and other fans said at the time you would have given Ashley dogs of abuse ,,, buy you won’t give Ashley any credit for Pardew having done well.


  • Mag52

    Oct 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Now come on Bills-son. We all know that Ashley appointed Pardew because they are gambling buddies, and because he knew that he could get his own way on hiring and firing with AP as manager.
    Having said that, Alan Pardew is turning out to be a pretty good manager at the moment, doing and saying the right things, and getting success on the pitch.
    When transfer time comes around, let’s see how hard Ashley will resist the pressure from the big boys in the premiership to make a quick buck on our prized assets.


    Oct 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #18

    l bet Pardew cannot believe his luck, an owner who will only buy top up and coming players under 26 and dirt cheap one’s at that.
    Who wants a fantastic academy to fill with the best talent around and of course the best scout around to help fill the academy and above squads.
    Ashley also wants modern football not hoof and hope, so we are going through the process of unloading those that cannot play in a modern fashion and are overpaid with those that can and are prepared to accept salaries that will allow the club to grow into the force it always should be.
    Ashley has to learn fast and guide the club into the black, at the present rate he will have done that in 3-4 years if his plans are followed.

  • valle

    Oct 2, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #19

    Bills-son… Dont use your steam on those guys mate, they are clearly on a wind-up, i wonder why?

  • cupiddstunt

    Oct 3, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #20

    GBS @ # 14

    How do you mean history points to the latter?

    Yes we have lost some players but apart from Carroll and his greed the rest were big wages and well into their contracts, so were in theory of lesser value at every subsequent transfer window, if you insist on using the stupid claim about history then what happened with Jonas??????

    And what about him giving Barton a free pass to go wherever he wanted so much for him being greedy and tight fisted.

    At the moment we have a lot of promising players on not ridiculously high wages quite fresh mostly 5 year contracts and eager to play and impress so why would they be sold on just now?

    I do not think you are privy to the top table as your posts indicate you are not and as such you have not a clue as to what is going on there so you are making up the same pessimistic crap that so many others on here were doing until recently.

    Personally I think the 35 mil for Carroll was superb business and if other crazy bids come in for some of the players I for one would suggest the board consider them very seriously.

  • bills-son

    Oct 3, 2011 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #21

    cupiddstun @ 20 – spot on mate.

    Ashley has NO track record of sellinmg good players who don’t want to leave. Selling Carroll and Nolan is now being seen as great business and getting rid of Barton for nowt proves Ashley is not a FGB.

    The bigoted haters on here however will nevrer accept that anything Ashley does is good.

  • moonraker

    Oct 3, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #22

    WWJBD and Goals………

    Oh so Ashley was to blame for everything when we were shite and relegated but he’s somehow not responsible now when things are going well eh?

    Well I’m sorry lads but that don’t ring true cos he appointed Pards and he sanctioned buying the good players and HE sold Carroll. As bad as it seemed at the time that has got to be the best business done for years!

    Wake up lads; Newcastle are being run well for the first time possibly EVER!


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