Pardew Impressed With Tavernier – He’s Been Brilliant In Training


We’ve always thought that 20 year-old James Tavernier could be one for the future at Newcastle.

James Tavernier – look great in training

And it looks like since James returned from his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday last week,  he’s looked very good in training, and in fact manager Pardew had said he’s looked brilliant.

James only returned from his loan spell at the Owls because manager Gary Megson was playing him out on the right wing,  and Pardew wanted him to get first team experience at right back.

The Bradford-born defender went on loan spells last year to Gateshead (18), Carlisle United (17) and Sheffield Wednesday (8) and played 43 first team games, and the lad has obviously benefited greatly from that.

It also shows that Alan Pardew has the right idea by getting the youngsters out playing first team games at other clubs.

This is what Pardew said today:

“The highest compliment I can make is that he’s looked like Danny Simpson in training.” “He’s been brilliant, absolutely brilliant.”

“That loan period has done him the world of good.” “He’s come back looking really good for us.”

“With Davide Santon, Ryan Taylor, Danny and Shane Ferguson, we’re blessed with full-backs.”

“We’ve now got Tav too, so I will consider sending him out again.” “I think he’ll go to the Championship this time, and do well.”

We think James Tavernier can become a better right-back than Danny Simpson, but we’ll see how that develops, since Danny is still improving too.

James could be sent out on loan again this month, but it could be that Alan will keep him on Tyneside because of his good form, although Brighton & Hove Albion are said to be interested in taking James for the rest of the season.

Since we are okay for full-backs at the moment that may be the best course of action,  but this lad will be challenging for a first team place next season, make no mistake about that, and remember that James looked very good on the American tour last summer.

James can play anywhere across the back four,  but he’s 5ft 9.5ins tall and could be a little short for center-back – but yes we know all about the great Italian center-back Fabio Canavero, who is exactly the same height.

We’d like to see James go out on loan for the rest of the season, and he’ll definitely strengthen Newcastle’s squad next season, and in fact we’d like to see other top youngsters go out on loan too so they can better their game before next season.

20 year-old Shane Ferguson is one of those players,  and maybe one of either Haris Vuckic or Mehdi Abeid could benefit from a loan spell at a Championship club.

For the record James Tavernier has played twice in the Newcastle first team so far.

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66 comments so far

  • Beattie25

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #1

    Fiiirrrrssssttt

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #2

    I am a first demon

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #3

    As far as I remember Pardew said the same and for HBA first after Bolton game and then after Blackburn game for FA… After those two games HBA was put on the bench. Whats happent with Fergie?

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  • Stuart

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Shane Ferguson, the forgotten man.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #5

    Someone jus put on twitter source close to the club reckon samba n his agent at sjp now n a fee of 6.8mill agreed

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #6

    James Tavenier will be better than Simpson.

    Saw the lad play against Orlando and he was the outsatnding player. I am no scout but you I know it when I see quality.

    Maybe next year is to soon for him to break into the starting 11 so another loan to a championship or fellow premership team would be a good idea if we do get Cissokho (like Kyle Walker at Aston Villa last year or Kyle Walker at Norwich this year).

    Deffinatley going to push for a starting place in the years to come.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Think tavernier will b first choice right back next season

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  • Stuart

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #8

    Wish that was true davy but I can’t see us matching the wages other teams could offer him.

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #9

    I reckon Shane Fergusoon is the forgotten man cos Pardew insists at playing him LB when it clear for all to see that he is a winger.

    Get him out at loan before his talent is lost.

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  • hrocks

    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #10

    from goal.com

    http://www.goal.com/it/live-update/490/calciomercato-in-diretta-su-goalcom

    re cissokho

    parla del suo futuro: “In questo momento sono ancora un giocatore dell’Ol, ma ho un accordo con il Newcastle e spero che la trattativa possa andare in porto. Ci sono anche altre società interessate a me”

    talks about his future: “At this moment a player is still oil, but I have an agreement with Newcastle and I hope the deal can go through. There are also other companies interested in me”

    are they reliable or just crap

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  • Stuart

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #11

    @hrocks – I think thats the same interview that Ed posted a thread on yesterday, just translated, then translated back into english so it looks slightly different.

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #12

    @5 I don’t for a second believe anything on twitter but Samba would be an awesome signing.

    Can you imagine a Colo/Samba partnership… would be like beauty and the beast.

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #13

    @ davybtoon

    Have to say I disagree. He could do with a loan at a club like Southampton (if the get up) to aid his development.

    It has taken Kyle Walker 3 years to break into the Spurs squad and he has improved infinitley due to loans. I’d rather have him as a cemented first team RB at another club next year than fight for his place at Newcastle.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #14

    I haven’t really seen much news today because im only in from work,But I read the paper this morning & Blackburn said they were lookin 15 million or something for Samba.

    So doubt 6.8million would be enough.

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  • hrocks

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #15

    cheers Stuart

    its all in the translation just ask tevez lol

    someones also posted gomis is at newcastle airport another non starter i would suggest

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Pardew said today about Tavernier: “The highest compliment I can make is that he’s looked like Danny Simpson in training.”

    That’s a bloody insult.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #17

    Tav is a better footballer than Simpson, simple as. Tav could play first choice right back and cover for CB. So mabe don’t need to bring someone in after all. But we do need a quick mobile striker, if not Erdinc I don’t know who. Why didn’t we just take maiga on loan with no big outlay involved?

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  • brobrotwins

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #18

    seen tav a few times looks a good prospect hopefuly he will keep the hard work up. i know its off topic but if you have time give this a read speaks off a journalists out side looking in view on newcastle real good perspective http://www.footballfriendsonline.com/blogs/2012/1/17/newcastle-what-ever-next.html

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #19

    even if we got samba, it woud be a bit hard on willo.

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  • Stuart

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #20

    Haha hrocks, I’d definately class that one as a non-starter.

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  • brobrotwins

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #21

    i certainly dont think tavernier would be good enough to cover centre back i would doubt hes good enough at the minute to cover right back we certainly need a new centre back 100%

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  • boater

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #22

    Rotonda – your back after a little break, did that have anything to do with the ‘useless’ Pardew somehow managing to pull off a Man U thrashing and 4 out of 5 wins per chance?

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #23

    Colin at it on twitter again reckons Nufc breakthrough 1st jan signing at training ground with agent tying up deal

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  • Stuart

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Good read that like brobro.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #25

    Think this kid will be a massive player for us in time, thought he would have stayed at the club to pressure Simpson for his place though!!

    On a personal note – Finally passed my driving test at the grand old age of 37 🙂

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #26

    He reckons it erding at training ground

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Well done jack it’s bitch getting through that no one even drives the way they teach u lol

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  • Stuart

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Do you still actually believe cwarro like davy? Did you not see that picture the other day of all the different sh1te he’s posted haha!

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  • JackButler

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #29

    davy – Thanks mate, like a kid at xmas now 🙂

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #30

    JackButler – congrats=)

    p.s.: my neighbour is trying to pass it since 1993:D

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  • CaptainGeordie

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #31

    30th

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #32

    If he’s looking like Danny Simpson, means its not brilliant like how Pardew makes it out to be. Pardew talks like Danny Simpson is a fantastic full back, when he’s just half decent.

    For Pardew to praise him like that, he better be better than Simpson.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Stuart na don’t really but he does get some stuff ryt

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #34

    Stuart he gets more ryt them 2 journos at the chronicle

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  • CaptainGeordie

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #35

    Actually Danny Simpson has improved in recent games,I have to accept he can’t cross the ball like Ryan Taylor…But he can dribble with the ball.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #36

    Someone else who is more reliable than Colin as jus tweeted erding deal agreed

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Newcastle United 2012-2013:

    This is what in my opinion our squad should and could look like (and by the way I have played Football Manager but that has no relevance to my picks, just a simple knowledge of football):

    GK- Tim Krul, Alex Smithies (21, English, from Huddersfield), Rob Elliot

    RB- Santon, Raylor, Tavernier (out on loan)

    LB- Cissokho (from Lyon), Joe Bennet (21, English, from Smoggies), Fergie (out on loan)

    CB- Saylor, Collo, Willo, Benaloaune (from Cesena ), Remi Streete (out on loan)

    DM- Tiote, Diame (from Wigan on a free), Abied (out on loan)

    CM- Cabaye, Guthrie

    AM- Corgnet (from Dijon), Benny, Gosling (out on loan), Vuckic (out on loan)

    LW- Guti, Marveaux, Sammy (out on laon)

    RW- Obertan, Holliet (on a free from Blackburn)

    ST- Ba, Best, Shola, Kembo Ekoko (from Rennes)

    Now before all the haters comment I know this will never happen but it something I think Newcastle are aiming for. Good young players who can play in a multitude of positions and strength in depth.

    If we manage to get depth we can allow our younger stars to go out on loan so they can improve. All the players mentioned would be relativly cheap and would improve the team immensley.

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  • CaptainGeordie

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #38

    Beattie,where will this money come from ?.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #39

    nightfa11 – Thanks mate 🙂

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 17, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #40

    Beattie if we got Diame hoillet on frees n corgnet b class summer

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