Mehdi Abeid Could Become Future Star At Newcastle

Mehdi Abeid has done very well at Newcastle since he was signed as a free agent in the summer from Lens.

Mehdi Abeid – 19 year-old future star at Newcastle

Mehdi continues to be very impressive on the training ground, and as soon as he arrived at Newcastle on July 1st,  he was outstanding in training, with the 19 year-old getting a trip to America because of his form early in the summer.

And there is news today that it could be Mehdi who gets the nod to replace Cheick Tiote in the Newcastle central midfield,  when the Ivorian goes off to the African Cup of Nations in mid-January.

Certainly he had a very good game in the middle of the park for Newcastle at Nottingham Forest in the Carling Cup, and it seems that Pardew is ready to give the Algerian U23 International his chance  in January.

The African Cup of Nations will run from January 21st to February 12th in Equitorial Guinea and Gabon, and Tiote and Demba Ba will both participate and could even be away until 12th February, as the Ivory  Coast and Senegal have good sides and both won their groups rather easily.

With Algeria not qualifying for the tournament,  Mehdi will be on Tyenside, and it seems he may be the one to get a start in January in place of Tiote.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

“He’s in my thinking when Cheick goes away. I’m gearing him up for that period,”  “His progress continues. He scored two for the reserves the other day and he could find himself jumping ahead of one or two others, we’ll see.”

We’ve said it before, but this lad could become a massive signing for the Newcastle club, as he seems to have skills galore, and he’s such a smashing lad, and of course he’s a pal of Ben Arfa too, and he works very hard in training every day.

If Mehdi does get the nod from Alan Pardew in January, it will be a setback for Danny Guthrie, and even for Dan Gosling, who cannot seem to get much playing time on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.

40 comments so far

  • Geordie-Jake

    Oct 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #1

    As long as smith doesnt play i’m happy

  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Mwhaha, Abeid was my guess to take Tiotes place when he’s gone 😛

  • Klatoon

    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Then play him against BBurn in the Carling cup

  • The-Ciaran8

    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Abeid or Gosling should be Tiotes replacement when hes at the African Cup Of Nations.

  • alkinou

    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #5

    Does anyone know howcome he was a free transfer? I mean surely Lens could have got him a contract extension before his contract runned out if they wanted to

  • tdt

    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Well done to the lads for getting the 3 points yesterday, a win’s a win at the end of the day.

    My team for Blackburn is as follows:


    Subs: Harper, S.Taylor, R.Taylor, Guthrie, Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi.

  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Feel pretty confident we’ll see Perch, Santon, Marveux, HBA, Harper, Shola, Abeid in the starting lineup against Rovers. Not sure about the rest.

    I think he started out on trial with us, probably not signed a proffesional contract yet, or not a long one atleast. Maybe on a year by year basis, it’s often common at his age.
    Then we may have come along and he wanted to see if he could hack it in the Prem.
    Don’t take my word for it tho, but this is often the way things go.


    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #8

    How is Abeid pronounced, is it Abeed, Abeyed, A-bed or something diffrent 2 all of my suggestions?

  • tdt

    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #9

    I hope Perch doesn’t play on Wednewsday, I’m sorry but he’s hopeless.

  • tdt

    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #10

    I’d probably say “Ab-ey-eed”.


    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #11

    I don’t think abeid is defensive enough to cover Tiote. our back four get alot of help and respite from tiote, Abeid is more attack minded & likes 2 get forward a bit 2 much to fill in 4 cheik. Gosling or Guthrie 4 tiote’s role 4me in jan/feb.

  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #12

    I think thats where u’re wrong, Abeid is a Cabaye type player, first a DM, but good going forward too.
    Abeid is being groomed for Tiotes role, where he hangs a bit more back than Cabaye. I’m betting they’re going to add a bit of weight to him for that role aswell, he’s got the build for it imo.
    He’s more techincal than Tiote and has a nice foot on him.
    But he’ll do the job i think, so i wouldn’t worry.
    Tiote is a specialist DM, and Abeid is being groomed for the role, he’ll come a long way after 2-3 months of training.

  • toon tom

    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #13

    we have 19 points in the bag, i would play or strongest side against blackburn, this could be a real chance to win a trophy, i say go for it

  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Yeah, dangerous to tamper with things too much, depends how much Blackburn are going for the trophy tho…
    Scary business, might be our first loss if we go with too many “fringes”.
    Saylor will probably be given a rest due to the broken nose tho.

  • pardew no 1

    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #15

    i think the final of the carling cup will be Newcastle vs aldershot

  • tdt

    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #16

    @15 – I bet you get good odds for that fixture being the final!

  • toon tom

    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #17

    if we rest saylor, who would you bring in, perch? kadar? or move raylor in to centre half?

  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #18

    @toon tom
    I dunno mate, thats the thing, we have no proper depth at the back, Perch is going to get shipped out the first oppertunity we have, and Kadar is in his last year of contract, failing to realise his early potential and he’s injury ridden aswell.
    Prob Perch for me, but it’s the lesser of two evils, lol, doesn’t really help.

  • Kris

    Oct 23, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Team for wedensday:
    Simpson, S.Taylor, Coloccini, Santon
    R.Taylor, Guthrie, Tiote, Marveaux
    Shola Ameobi, Best

    Bench: Elliot, Perch, Ferguson, Gosling, Smith, Obertan, Ba

  • Sir Alan

    Oct 23, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #20

    TDT: that looks a good side to play on Wednesday, not a bad shout. Dunno if Best will start though.

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 23, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Hoping for a draw in the Manchester derby and QPR to win.

  • toon tom

    Oct 23, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #22

    that wouldnt be a bad team kris, but replace ameobi with either ba or ben arfa, and dannyo you are spot on there mate, definetly need a new centre half for cover

  • supatoonkid

    Oct 23, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #23

    Starting line up vs. Blackburn in Carling Cup (in my opinion):

    ————————-SHOLA AMEOBI—————————

    S. Taylor
    Ben Arfa
    Sammy Ameobi

    And for Against Stoke in the Prem (in my opinion):



  • pardew no 1

    Oct 23, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #24

    any links for the Manchester derby please would be much appreciated

  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Would be happy with a draw in all the 1.30 matches today, lol, would suit us nicely, and Tottenham + Chelsea to lose the others.
    Wouldn’t bet on it tho…

  • sith

    Oct 23, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #27

    sory, i can’t see ben arfa plying as a attacking midfield..marveaux is..(4-5-1)
    1.he is not a creative passer
    2.he more comfortable on a wide area where he normally played before.(where he had one good shot yesterday) him on the right, he can cross and cut into the box to have a shoot. him in the reserve team 1st as marveaux did..he needs match confident..

  • Barras

    Oct 23, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #28

    There’s two things I would be overjoyed to see for the Blackburn game:

    Take out: Krul, Coloccinni, S.Taylor, Tiote, Cabaye, Gutierrez, and Ba. (All need a rest, desperately)

    Play: Ferguson, Santon, Abeid, Obertan *needs to improve so badly*, Marveaux, Vuckic, Ben Arfa and Sammy Ameobi.

    Taking out those players, would effect our team hugely, and its a huge risk no doubt about it. But if we put a few of them on the bench then that would help. Whilst the players above have the capability to destroy Blackburn.

  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #29

    Really depends if Blackburn brings their strongest team. If we really want the trophy, i wouldn’t be taking too much of a chance.

  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Hahaha, Ballotelli scores, pulls up his shirt, and underneath it says: “Why always me?”

  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #31


    Ace celebration, Dannyo!

    Man U look ordinary, bereft of ideas. Not the same team without Scholes.

  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #32

    Aye, as many others team under pressure, they’re now resorting to long balls. That only works if u have tall players all over the pitch…
    Utd aren’t keeping their cool as a top team should atm.

  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Arsenal – Stoke 1-1 now.
    And Utd seems to be the ones pressuring, but City defense is tight as a butthole.

  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #34

    Yeah, they’ve cranked it up a gear, but still can’t create a clear-cut chance. Enjoy watching Man U fans squirm 🙂

  • Barras

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #35


    Hmmm I do agree, with you as everyone who’s linked with Newcastle want to win a trophy, and the carling cup is the most reasonable target. But I genuinely believe that, that team would beat Blackburn on Wednesday.

  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #36

    My team for wed
    Raylor. kadar. colo. wanton
    Oba. gosling. abeid. Marv


  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #37


  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #38

    Man Utd has to be as good as they can be now, really been a boring match so far.
    When City scored they had only had 35% possession vs Utd 65%.
    Thats what world class players can do for u…
    Possession doesn’t matter much when there’s no pace in it.
    Just like us vs Wigan yesterday, had possession, did naught…
    Expecting Utd to come out running now, cant loose, especially not at home to City.


    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #39

    @ Dannyo
    I haven’t seen that much of ”ab-ey-eed”(cheers tdt) to be honest. i was basing my statement on the little bits i have seen & match reports that highlighted only his creative attacking play. I’m glad to hear he could fill Tiote’s boots better than Either of the Danny G’s though i don’t feel so aprehensive of the ACON approaching now cheers.

  • cupiddstunt

    Oct 23, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #40

    Jeeze hammered 6-1 on their home turf, superb to see the fans walking out long before the 90 mins were over.

    I was going to say leaving before the game was over but in reality but the game was over at 3-1 🙂 🙂

    And it just had to be shitty that turned them over, just class.


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