Several Youngsters To Be Released – Renewed Emphasis On Youth


Mike Ashley wants a major revamp of Newcastle United so that the club can compete with the best clubs in Europe over the next few years.

Mike Ashley – will invest even more in youth development

It seems that Newcastle will add to their first team pool big time in the summer, and that’s not too surprising,  with a lot of work having gone on last month that will come to fruition in June.

But there will also  be a number of youngsters who will also be released in the summer, and there will be a renewed emphasis on bringing top youngsters to the club, as well as those for the first team squad.

A Newcastle source has said this to the Evening Chronicle today:

“The vision is for a brighter future at Newcastle.” “The owner is prepared to put money behind the latest project.”

“It will give the club every chance to compete with clubs around Europe and beyond to make sure they can unearth some of the untapped talent which is clearly already out there.”

It seams that Newcastle’s scouting network, which has already had a number of successes over the last eighteen months or so, will be built up even further, so they can can scour Europe and further afield, for new talent.

And the youngsters who will not be retained this summer include  Hungarian international Tamas Kadar, Joan Edmundsson, Jeff Henderson, Greg McDermott, Patrick Nzuzi, Dan Taylor and Amble-born Phil Airey.

Newcastle were hammered 6-0 by the Manchester United second string last Thursday, and apparently that was one of the factors that had Mike Ashley realize he has to invest even more in youth,  and in the Newcastle scouting network.

Ashley wants more top youngsters like 19 year-olds Mehdi Abeid and Haris Vuckic, and there will be a number of  top  young players brought in during the summer.

The news is that the owner is willing to back the new plan with an investment of  £15M for the reinvigorated scouting network,  to find new young talent across Europe in particular.

Rather than a new strategy,  this seems to be that even more effort and money will be invested in finding top talent for Newcastle.

Newcastle started the youth strategy back in January of 2008,  when the club brought in five top youngsters which included Tamas Kadar, and it seems we can look forward to top youngsters joining the club this summer.

That’s so we don’t have to go out and spend huge sums on the finished product, like the current top clubs, other than Arsenal,  seem to have to do every summer.

Comments welcome.



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79 comments so far

  • Colo-Sus

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • Colo-Sus

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #2

    haha, how sad I am Im turning into Indian, sorry lads, never again I promise, just wanted to do it once

    HWTL

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  • Barras

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #3

    The issue for me with this plan is if through doing this, it means that Mr Ashley will say in the summer we must sell before we can buy. Which will lead to the sale of our best players.

    However, if this means that Mr Ashley is willing to invest £15m into rapidly improving players across Europe, and then is willing to invest around £10m without sales in the summer on the first team then I will be ecstatic!

    I think the future is looking bright.

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  • AussieToon

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #4

    It is definitely the right approach. Build from your academy and the club will flourish. If a Barca or Man United or Real Madrid come in and offer silly money for a kid who cost us nothing, well the money benefits the longevity of the club and we can invest it into more senior players.

    Like what we are doing.

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  • Colo-Sus

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #5

    I am all for this and before Jail and the rest start piping up.

    I believe it will happen,

    The way the club seems to work is that Pardrew does not know much until deals are near enough done,

    Carr and Charnley are the big players and it will be them that are given reign.

    The neggars need to realise that we are one of the most responsibly run clubs (financially) in the leage. I was chuffed we didnt pay out Watfords asking price for Mariappa, who in truth was only a stop gap backup until the summer any way.
    This is a great move by MA and will stand us in good stead going forward.
    Id rather we had great talent coming through than paying millions for new players.
    Build a solid first team then startin blooding youngsters into it.

    Cabaye to be captian in a few years anyone?

    HWTL

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Sad to see Kadar go, seems strange but I guess he just didn’t fulfil his potential. Just hope we don’t see him becoming a great player and being sold for £20M in a few seasons! Seems unlikely…

    This seems like a very wise and applaudable move from MA. My main criticism of KK back in the 90’s was that he didn’t invest much in the youth team. It’s another long-term plan that won’t bear fruit for a few years, but if we can (finally) add a couple to the first team in the summer, like a CB and LB and maybe a winger, and find more top young talent for the youth team then I see no reason why we can’t be Europe regulars in the next 2-3 seasons. And, of course, we’ll be on solid financial ground.

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  • Barras

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #7

    I would love us to sign Douglas, M’Biwa and Hoilett in the summer!

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  • Barras

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Two of the three above are available on free’s in the summer.

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  • boater

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m not bothered about Mariappa in particular. How much difference a young championship player would have made in the push for Europe is up for debate, though I am surprised we didn’t look to bring an experience loanee to cover the next few months, Fitz Hall stylee.

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  • Colo-Sus

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Hoilett would be great addition but that ZAHA is nowhere near worht 10mil,

    Perefect Summer for me

    Mbiwa, Pieters, Hoilett and De jong (free)

    Out

    Loven, Smith (perm), Perch, Best

    before you say… I like Best but if we were to get De jong he would be Surplus.

    Pardew wont sell Shola

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  • Daley_Toon

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #11

    Cabaye banned for 3 games. Dammit!

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  • jonny1610

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #12

    Cabaye 3 match ban

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #13

    He could do with a break

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  • Colo-Sus

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #14

    Source Daley?

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #15

    lads i may be wrong but i think the lads are playing mind games with blackburn at no point in bas tweet does he say he wont be back and also he says ill be watching you doesnt say on tv could be from bench and of all the people in squad he tweets danny simpson who used to play for blackburn and has ex team mates as followers if im wrong so be it but i think they may be on the bench!

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  • Barras

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #16

    @Colo-Sus

    That would be perfect. Although I think we should keep Perch as a squad player, and yes, I am being serious haha, I can see him improving. I want Douglas the most, if him and Tiote were in the same team, we would be such a physically strong team, so I would have to say I would rather him than Pieters, but M’Biwa and Hoilett would also be top signings.

    Is De Jong available on the free in the summer? Luke De Jong?

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  • Colo-Sus

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #17

    I agree Wor Shearer, he has looked tired recntly IMHO, a bit sluggish, I think it will do him good, not ideal but lets find the positive, Give vuvkic or Abeid a chance

    Vuckic was immense v West Brom

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  • Daley_Toon

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #18

    @Colo-sus

    Cabaye’s Twitter mate

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #19

    The Dembas aren’t even in the country mate

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  • AussieToon

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Perfect summer for me;

    Mbiwa, Rhys Williams, Hoilett and Pieters

    Then a host of youngsters from the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan and the like. youngsters brought in from across the globe and developed at our academy.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #21

    says who!

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Pardew

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  • Colo-Sus

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #23

    I believe so Barras….heard a few muttering on it but I might be wrong. I see your point but I just think that the versatility factor of pieters is a strength LB or CB.
    I am not sold on Douglas as an actua defender.. not strong tactically,
    We have two brutes in Saylor and Wilo I think this

    Colo’s backup (Mbiwa)
    Saylors Backup (Wilo)

    Pieters covers them both in injury patches.

    Santon, Simmo, Pieters, raylor, fergie, tvernier as full backs…

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  • Colo-Sus

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #24

    But then Douglas is out of contract so could be a better option

    time will tell

    HWTL

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Release the youngsters and the old granpapa ameobi

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  • Beattie25

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #26

    It would be immense if the scouts plucked from obscurity the next neymar or zidane or messi but with that we need to first find the right scouts. We need people on board that will believe in this project and will want to turn our sleeping giant into a living, breathing beomoth.

    We have France, Holland and central Europe covered with Carr and the team but if it was announced that we had hired scouts in Africa, Asia and the Americas I would jizz right on the spot..

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #27

    he would! he also says were trying to get them back! its only a thaught m8 thats all

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #28

    There’s nowt on the fa site about the charge against Cabaye being accepted – has he been done then or what?

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #29

    right lads ive had enough who the fcuk is douglas never heard of him hes obviously quality is he

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  • toonashwin

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #30

    http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/news/news/match-official-appointments-4-6-feb.html

    howard webb for chelsea vs man u
    hahaha manu winning good for us

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  • TimKrulFan

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #31

    what was wrong with the youth system anyway we got krul and AC out of it and players like abied vuckic and fergie coming throw

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  • Colo-Sus

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #32

    BRUTOON

    Dont start with Shola again please,

    Can we jsut have one article with bashing him, use your brain and say something intelligent for once about the team, everyone would welcome that.
    Just leave it mate we all know

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Well, if the Dembas show up on the bench i’ll forgive AP a little for his tactical naivety….as long as he doesn’t wait til the 89th min o get them on!

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  • sirtoongospel

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #34

    I agree with trying to bring in 3 defenders in the Summer, plus a winger, plus another forward(from the championship) Jordan Rhodes?

    Invest £15 – £20 million and Ashley would get it back with a top 4 finish which gets you massive CL money

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  • TimKrulFan

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #35

    Beatie how can you put neymar in the same sentance as thoses legends

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  • Beattie25

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #36

    No no no no no

    We don’t want youngsters from real Madrid, barca, Milan etc…

    We need them from obscure teams with less of a value added onto them for thier development!

    Lower league clubs across the world are bulging with talent that then get snapped up by barca etc….

    We need to beat them to the punch!

    Messi’s first club wasn’t barca

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  • Colo-Sus

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #37

    I have been saying a punt on Rhodes is well worth it for a while,

    if we can get him for a couple of mil, we loose nothing if it doesnt work, sell him back to the championship, smart little move as a backup for the dembas

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #38

    @ wor shearer it just seems a little weird to me he asked for them to play 45mins each yet still hasnt gotten them outa there on the 3rd day after their exit i dont believe it for a minute.

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  • sirtoongospel

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #39

    Beattie – superb observation. Scouts are crucial, ours have been poor, Carr is great but the scouts of the 15/16 year olds not so much.

    Also, NUFC have had some outstanding talent that the coaches have ruined for years. Invest in the very best coaches around for our kids ages 14 up over. Then you will have more success.

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  • Colo-Sus

    Feb 1, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #40

    Spot on there Beattie, I expect alot of French, dutch and German league youngsters to be scouted, not high profile ,Kids around 17-19 will be the order of the day.

    When our reserves start smashing all comers we kow silverware is on thr horizon

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