The guy we felt sorry for after the 4-2 defeat at Norwich City last Saturday was Tamas Kadar.
Tamas Kadar – why is this lad not being given a chance?
That’s because, without both Fab Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson o Saturday, our fourth specialized center-back couldn’t even make the bench at Carrow Road.
And surely that cannot bode well for the 21 year-old Hungarian’s future on Tyneside.
This is what Alan Pardew recently said about the Hungarian center-back, who has also played at left-back for Newcastle:
“Tamas is an option for us. He has played well for the reserves,” “He is a player who has not had many opportunities and is looking to kick start his Newcastle career.”
“We have had one or two who have come out of the woodwork here, who were supposedly not meant to be in the frame. Ryan Taylor is a prime example.”
“So there is no reason why Tamas can’t come into the side and do very, very well.”
This specific quote was from last Saturday, according to our records, but Tamas will have a good chance to impress the Newcastle manager this afternoon when the Reserves take on Bolton at Whitley Park, behind closed doors.
And we also expect Mike Williamson to start that game, as he tries to get fully match for to take his place in the first team, but Pardew said yesterday it would be tough for Mike, who turned 28 last month, to make it as early as this Saturday afternoon, when Swansea come a calling.
With Simpson and Perch not doing well together last Saturday, especially when crosses came in, we have to think that a good solid performance from Kadar this afternoon could put him in the frame, and even a chance to start alongside Fab Coloccini on Saturday.
But we half expect Alan Pardew to stick with James Perch, whom he seems to rate, and play him out of position for the second game running.
Even though Alan says Tamas has a chance, he wasn’t even on the bench last Saturday and at 6’2″ could have added much needed height and heading ability to the central defense.
We’ll have to see how Tamas does, but we wonder if Alan Pardew really rates the lad whose contract runs out in the summer.
One interesting fact about Tamas is that he has never been on the losing side for the Magpies in each of his 13 appearances in the league, and he has made 18 total appearances for Newcastle.
The Newcastle fans seem to be right behind the 21 year-old and on November 23rd we ran this poll:
Kadar played 16 times during the promotion season, and has two full caps for Hungary, and he has always looked good when he’s appeared in the first team, and was always calm and collected at the back.
Surely he cannot have gone that much backwards over the last eighteen months or so?
What do you think?