Two Newcastle Youngsters Get New Deals – Others Do Not


Newcastle will give youngsters Michael Richardson and Brad Inman new deals to stay on at Newcastle.

Brad Inman – will get a new deal to stay at Newcastle


However, as reported yesterday, there will be a number of youngsters who will leave Newcastle and will not be offered new deals this summer.

Those include Tamas Kadar, Joan Edmundsson, Jeff Henderson, Greg McDermott, Patrick Nzuzi, Dan Taylor and Amble-born Phil Airey.

Brad Inman was the winner of the famous “Wor Jackie Award” for the best young U18 player at the Newcastle club back  in early 2010,  but has not come on as much as had been hoped for, although he’s had injuries this season.

And midfielder Michael Richardson only joined Newcastle in the summer of  2010, after being given a trial with the club, and he gave up his job as an electrician with the Newcastle council, to join his home town club from Walker Central.

Richardson has been recovering from an ankle injury, but it seems Alan Pardew had been impressed with the 19-year-old.

It also seems that Australian Brad Inman, born in Perth and now now 20 years old, wants to go out on loan for the rest of the season.

One lad who has prospered really well in the last year, out on loan, is 20 year-old James Tavernier, who has played 43 times on loan at Gateshead, Carlisle United, Sheffield Wednesday and now he’s at MK Dons.

That seems to be the best way to improve your game when you are a top youngster on Tyneside.

Inman is a skillful player and he has played for the Scotland U19 side, and qualifies for Scotland because his mother Lorraine was born in  Glasgow, and the lad grew up in Adeleide supporting Newcastle United.

Another player staying at Newcastle will be left-sided defender Paul Dummett, who did well when he brought over for the American tour to fill in for Danny Simpson, , but he has also just returned from an ankle injury that has interrupted his season.

Local lad Dummett has  won caps at Wales Under-21 level, and he looks a promising defender.

With the news yesterday that owner Mike Ashley will invest even more in youth development and scouting at Newcastle,  the standards will be a lot higher now, and there is expected to be an influx of new top youngsters to the club during the summer.

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31 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #1

    pards will never play them though 🙁

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Surprised at Phil Airey being released – I thought he was highly rated.

    Disappointed that Kadar hasn’t made it.

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  • gaz 44

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #3

    catchy if my life involved reading all your posts id be so depressed and think we were doomed for relegation .. never seem optimistic about anything.. the only reason pards don’t play them is because he deems them not good enough sammy had a good run of games before getting injured.. prob see more now we actually safe and can enjoy season

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  • ToonIcon

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Glad for Richardson he seems to be a hot prospect along with streete and alnwick and tavernier
    i skipped most the threads since last night as the Wum’s and neggars were out in full fource
    Dont understand all the negativity we didnt play well but thats with first teamers not out Man city have played poor with just yaya toure missing from there 900 million squad
    we were tipped as relegation certs by everyone and here we are challenging for a champion’s league place and it seems at least half the blog still aint happy it beggars belief ……….

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  • redondo77

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #5

    probably the others are not yet.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #6

    catchy – i agree mate which is a shame.

    I have no bad words to say about Pardew, i believe he is a shrewd tactician, an excellent man-manager and like Arsenal Wenger, he demanded 4-5 year contract to be able to build a good quality team. The only difference is Wenger is not scared to play 16/17 year olds on the big stage!

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Really glad for these lads, several of whom I understand to be very good, but also disappointed for Airey and Kadar.

    And typical, I write a bloody mini-essay and get all my feelings across, less than a minute later Ed writes a new article! I can’t keep up with him!

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  • calvinzolamakongo

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #8

    On obertans goal I think alot of ppl hav jus watched the shit highlights nO other player On the team would of done what he did if they had just come on or not his first touch to loverboy was perfect under pressure the the desire to get in a good position for the return was great an the finish was class tbh that 15-20 yard pass was prob the only one that was complete all game I think we need Oba and HBA together some how

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  • Toon_Tom

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Rowan Milsted // Feb 2, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Delighted with the win, knew it would be difficult but I feel we make it harder for ourselves sometimes. I love what Pardew has done defensively (actually make us defend well most of the time!) but too often we fail to commit decent numbers forward to create a chance at the other end. Last night’s game reminded me a lot of the 3-1 reverse at Liverpool. We got in front with a large slice of luck and were too negative to go out and get the all-important second goal. Blackburn had us under a lot of pressure at times, then we’d win the ball back and play a good long ball forward that could have created a counter attack, but instead of getting 3 or 4 players forward we’d leave whoever had the ball ll on his own and eventually we’d lose it. We can still defend whilst going for a goal ourselves, but too often we don’t. Pardew got a few things right last night, and to his credit, but there’s no denying that we rode our luck to get that win.

    It’s strange because the Liverpool game was awful, we were awful, but the next game vs Man Utd we committed more players forward, played more positively whilst still keeping players back to defend and, as we all know, got a fantastic result. Why go back to old ways? 3 or 4 times in the second half we got a good breakaway chance and wasted it by having only one player in their half. Too negative!

    Having said all that I am, of course, very happy with 3 points and a clean sheet, but we have Krul to thank for that.

    I thought6 it a bit harsh when Best came off, thought he was playing better than Shola. Shola did some good work holding up the ball and linking play but in the last three games he’s looked unfit, just incapable of making that forward run and keeping a move going. I wonder if it’s him or Pardew’s instructions. Anyway, both strikers did OK but no more than that. I think they’re both good enough to be in the squad and can be a handful on their day, buty I’m delighted we have Ba and Cisse for the next game. Hopefully we’ll play a bit more positively and look for more goals whilst keeping it tight at the back. Great to see Ober score, nice counter attack too, will do his confidence a world of good. I think our players all played at least OK last night but our tactics, though they seem to get results, sometimes make it harder than it should be. Thank God Blackburn were woeful at shooting and very unlucky, as they have been all season. And thank God for Krul!

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  • gaz 44

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #10

    wenger rarely plays unproven youngster.s in league and splashes 10-15millions on the real hot prospects.. he plays then in the league cup only same as pards

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  • Trent Toon

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #11

    ToonIcon

    You can call people neggers, but your the one skipping threads!

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Yeah, Best worked harder than Shola, but we needed a target man and also someone big to defent set pieces.

    That’s where Shola won out, I reckon.

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  • shearermania

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #13

    so far we have rode our luck this season……..were fifth…not sure how though…

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  • gaz 44

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #14

    shola left dunn who should of scored with a header n did a dopey looped header in box that could of gone anywhere that’s all he did defensively

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  • phillyg

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #15

    the youths who has been released where probably deemd “good” prospects 2 – 3 years ago but only a small number have actually made it. Sammi, Inman, Tav and Drummet. This is because the team is in a far better postition now than we where 4 years ago. MA has now stated the club is going to invest in top quality eurpean youth. Basically saying our old youth are not going to be at the levels the club is aiming at so, out with the average and in with the top class. Can only be a further sign that MA is wanting to take our team further and challenging for the European places in years to come.

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  • 09nufc09

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Catchy & toon_ tom… Pardew gives youngsters a chance alot more than our previous managers. Last season he was playing ranger, fergie, sammy, richardson made the bench a few times. This season vuckic, abeid, sammy and fergie have all been given a chance. If the rest arent good enough then thats not pardews fault.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Feb 2, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Haha, thanks Toon_Tom!

    Hope we play better against Villa, think we’ll need to, but sometimes when you’re not playing that well and still get the win it spurs you on for the next game. If we can get 4 points form the next two games I’ll be very happy indeed. Both will be tough games… well they all are aren’t they 🙂

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  • Trent Toon

    Feb 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #18

    Im really hoping we can get a few geordies into the starting squad in the coming years, our squad is looking slim of englishmen. Don’t get me wrong Im all for the african strikers and french midfielders but gee wouldn’t some geordie boys look good out there!

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 2, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Kadar is the samecase like ben tozer. Never up to standard. Lets bring the next batch

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 2, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #20

    Suprise about airey omiseion too

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  • Trent Toon

    Feb 2, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #21

    phillyg // Feb 2, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    The club has also said it will be looking intensively into the northeast (of england) and trying to root out some talent, so geordie lads don’t end up at manchester united (Carrick) and southampton (Shearer)

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  • Trent Toon

    Feb 2, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #22

    Brutoon

    Whats the bet airy will end up being a cop legend or some shit like that!

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  • martoon

    Feb 2, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #23

    I understand the policy but like others I am quite surprised about Tamas Kadar and Phil Airey. I think they have potential but obviously AP does not rate them. Though to be fair Kadar is only getting back from injury amd maybe he thinks Airey’s temperement is suspect – he has had his fair share of red & yellow cards.

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  • wynsleap

    Feb 2, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #24

    I’m sure there must be many good kids world wide who would be delighted to come and ply their trade with the Toon and be better than those we are currently trying to bring through.
    Like someone said on here – it is a bit worrying, however, that we may be be employing more foreign players than home grown ones but whether we like it or not home based players don’t seem to have the technical ability and strength that those from France, Spain, the African nations etc. have.
    If that’s the way we have to go so be it.
    Would also like to see a bit more scouting in the Chinese and Japanese leagues though as, apart from the players, there is some lucrative marketing spin off to be had in those countries.
    Isn’t that what makes Ashley salivate?

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  • geordiesteve520

    Feb 2, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #25

    Adam Campbell and Dennis Knight are the ones I am really excited by, look like they’re going to be electric.

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 2, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #26

    If we are scouring Europe and beyond for the best young talent, it stands to reason that there won’t be too many Geordies.

    Never mind – we can educate them!

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  • shear-class

    Feb 2, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #27

    I dont think it will b just pardew who doesnt rate these kids we are letting go. i bet he has advice from graham carr and thats good enough for me

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  • max

    Feb 2, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #28

    should try to play kadar at least

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  • solano

    Feb 2, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #29

    This move by the club is certainly a clearing of the decks and I don’t really object, as our academy has systematically failed to produce the numbers worthy of first team recognition.
    It also points to the fact that youth and reserve teams are only a minor part of feeding what essentially NUFC fans pay their money towards…the 1st team. Promises of £15m investment in this side of “the business” may well be misguided given the club’s less than glorious track record in the last 20years of producing the finished article. However, this kind of “investment” can easily disappear in year end accounts as increased expenses claims from scouts et al.
    If we are only likely to find the next Nile Ranger or Ravel Morrison then I would rather see my money getting spent on the finshed article.!

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  • arctoa

    Feb 2, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Didn’t Kadar have a pretty serious injury not so long ago? Maybe he’s struggling to return to fitness after that setback.

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  • Szarka

    Feb 3, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #31

    arctoa: he played for the reserves, mostly as captain, but didnt got a chance at the 1st Team. Dont know why but AP dont rate him.
    As I see AP doesnt rate inexperienced players, just think about Santon not playing for half of the season, or even other youngsters didnt got much chance – but wasnt loaned out too :/
    If i were AP i would send out players on lian that are only 6-7 th choises – like ferguson, tavernier ( from aug ) or even Vuckic,Abeid. 2 or 3 matches isnt enough for a young lad to develop.

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