Alan Pardew spoke about Tamas Kadar in his pre-match press conference on Thursday afternoon.
Tamas Kadar – his new squad number is 40
Alan was being pressed initially in his press conference as to who would play alongside James Perch on Saturday afternoon at Norwich.
He was asked if the squad was too small and was asked specially about Tamas Kadar, and this is what he said:
“We have enough players in the squad – and Tamas Kadar has played well when he’s played in the Reserve games we’ve had.”
“Tamas is up to speed and he hasn’t had too many opportunities, and he wants to kick start his career at Newcastle.”
“There’s no reason why Tamas cannot come in into the squad and do very very well.”
“And yes Santon and Simpson have also played there before and they are options as well”
Alan laughed after saying the last line because he was prompted about whether Santon and/or Simpson were going to play in central defense, and he avoided that by saying they were also options.
Alan just isn’t giving anything away about the line-up on Saturday, and we don’t blame him one little bit, but those are positive words about Tamas Kadar.
And like Alan has done all year since he arrived on Tyneside, he seems willing to bring in the youngsters and give them a chance to show him what they can do.
There’s no difference with Tamas Kadar, even though the manager hasn’t seem much of him since he arrived, but Alan will have been told how good he looked in the first team a couple of years ago.
And as far as Fabricio Coloccini being available this is exactly what he said:
“I think there is an outside chance that Colo can play.”
“But we will not risk him, but he looks a lot better now than he did before.”“That’s the positive news.”
We think that if Coloccini can in fact play, then Tamas Kadar will at least be on the bench for Saturday’s game.
And unless Tamas has gone backwards a lot in this last year, we still think the Hungarian can do a job for Newcastle United.
We all hope that Fab Coloccini can be ready to play on Saturday and if he can, it will be a huge plus for the team at Carrow Road.