Shane Ferguson Still Has Big Future On Tyneside

Newcastle’s 20 year-old left sided player Shane Ferguson could pick up his second  cap for Northern Ireland next week.

Shane Ferguson – shown in Northern Ireland colors

Shane has been called into the Northern Ireland squad by new manager 42 year-old Michael O’Neill, who was at Newcastle from 1987 through 1989.

And former Newcastle goalkeeper Tommy Wright, who was at Newcastle from 1988 through 1993 and then played 3 times for Bobby Robson on loan in 1999, joined up with O’Neill as the new  Northern Ireland goalkeeping coach.

There were concerns that Shane would follow in the footsteps (so to speak) of  Darron Gibson, Shane Duffy, Paul George and James McClean and play for Ireland, and take advantage of a FIFA ruling, but even though former manager Nigel Worthington accused him of doing that, Shane has stuck with the country of his birth.

Nigel Worthington was also fired, and it seems O’Neill knows all about Shane, and it seems he’s brought him into the squad as a left-back, although he can play just as well on the left wing.

And only yesterday there was talk he could join other top Newcastle youngsters Haris Vuckic and James Tavernier out on loan, and Shane talked about that possibility:

“Yes there was talk of a loan.” “It depends how it goes with injuries, but in the meantime I am staying at Newcastle. And keep working hard in training.”

“I just want to get a couple of opportunities.” “I just want to show everybody what I can do and push my way into the team. Hopefully I can.”

“The lads have been fantastic all season.” “We just have to continue and bounce back against Wolves.”

After the rout at Spurs 12 days ago Newcastle fans will be hoping for a win on Saturday against a manager-less Wolves side, who are third bottom of the league.

Wolves only just avoided relegation last season in those last 45 minutes of the season, as if scores had remained as they were at half-time, Wolves would have been relegated.

Newcastle seem to have a knack of  bouncing back after they have lost a game, and Shane is hoping the lads can play well on Saturday and get all 3 points

“It wasn’t our night at Spurs but it is now about how well we bounce back.”  “We’re back at home and it’s one we’ll be looking to win.”

 “We have Yohan and Tiote back so we have a great chance.”

Shane has made four appearances for Newcastle this season and has 13 appearances in total for Newcastle over the last couple of seasons.

We’re not sure whether he will be sent out on loan, but he could surely do a job for Newcastle in the last 13 games of the season.

This lad can still make it big on Tyneside, probably as a left winger, and we hope to see him get another run-out against Wolves, after looking impressive in the last 45 minutes at Tottenham.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • chris_g

    Feb 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #1

    So are we taking bets about how long it will be before Brutooon comes on here and reminds us that Ameobi is a lazy player?

  • planb's revenge

    Feb 23, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #2

    always liked this lad

  • chris_g

    Feb 23, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Sorry, that was off topic, but I thought to myself “sod it, nobody else cares, so why should I bother?”

  • planb's revenge

    Feb 23, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #4

    he will soon. especially now that you’ve mentioned it

  • sirtoongospel

    Feb 23, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #5

    Brutooon talks about Shola like an ex lover! Did the big fella give you the big elbow Brutooon? Maybe you were too lazy in bed!!! Your obsession is just a bit too weird for me. Not at all funny and like something from Fatal Attraction. Hope Shola doesn’t find a bunny boiling away when he gets in, courtesy of Brutooon!!

  • ParisToon

    Feb 23, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Aye young Fergie has always shown glimpses of promise, but deffo ready for regular squad place. Maybe next year if we haven’t signed half the French league!

  • planb's revenge

    Feb 23, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #7

    shane i a lad who always seems to stand out from our other young guns.
    i see him being a first team fixture in the future. if not for us then for another prem side

  • Londtoon

    Feb 23, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #8

    I like Fergie, and if we strengthen in the summer the lad should go out on loan. Nothing under championship football though.

  • Rocknstrolla

    Feb 23, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Brutoon’s posts are quite funny to be fair, always makes me chuckle at work. How are they any different to what Jail for Ashley spouts out??

  • davybtoon

    Feb 23, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Fergie probably was the best player at spurs n he only got 45mins shud b at left back with santon rb or he shud b left wing deserves a shot in the team

  • sirtoongospel

    Feb 23, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Rocknstrolla, nothing is funny when you hear it for the 8 millionth time.

    Everyone has an opinion but ffs, just mix things up a bit and try to go with the things people are discussing.

    To be honest though, the biggest critics on here are the ones who have more than likely never set foot in SJP in their lives.

  • Niff in the USA

    Feb 23, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #12


  • ParisToon

    Feb 23, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #13

    sirtoon@11 Agreed but some are funny ha ha!

  • toonincheek

    Feb 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #14

    chris_g –
    Live by your own standards – don’t sink to the level of others.

  • toonincheek

    Feb 23, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Fergie has always done well when he’s played – even some MoM performances – surprised he hasn’t had more chances, at least as a sub.

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 23, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #16

    some ppl here are absolutely being Hypocrite, what has visiting SJP got to do with having a right or wrong opinion, one should know that only 52000 + ppl can visit at 1 time.

    I cannot afford it, living in INDIA, FYI

  • martoon

    Feb 23, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Take no notice Indian – some people think you can only be a real Toon supporter if you are born within 5 miles of the Tyne or regularly attend SJP – the majority of us know that is b*ll*cks!

  • toonincheek

    Feb 23, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #18

    sirtoongospel –
    You were doing so well – until the last comment.

  • sirtoongospel

    Feb 23, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #19

    The last comment is justified. I am not saying that unless you attend every game, you aren’t a fan. Far from it. But if you know anything about football you will know you get a far better perception on the game when you are there. Not what a cameraman shows at any given time.

    When you watch a match – any match – you see so much more when taking in the game live.

    If anyone disagrees with that then I would be astounded. I have been on this forum for many years now and enjoy it for the most part. But it is frustrating to hear people having a pop regarding players when they miss important factors.

    The debate isn’t wether or not you are a fan or not, my point was that the ones who do THE MOST criticising are the ones who don’t go to the games. The negativity from those that don’t is completely out of perspective with our season and the views of those that go regularly. The TV (especially on a dodgy stream) is not a true reflection of every part of a game and it’s why I would never argue with someone who was at a game I watched on TV.

    No offence intended at all, just a statement that the negativity doesn’t mirror our league position. If you were that negative at the game someone would knock you spark out!!! lol!!!

  • Eyeball81

    Feb 23, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Now before I get slated I’d just like to point out that Im not expecting them all to turn out like this but….It’d be good if we found some like the ones on this list

    Following on from the transfer of the french 22yr old winger ( and most of our transfers)….I though this was a good read.

  • Eyeball81

    Feb 23, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Sir Toon Gospel….well said mate, Half the stuff we watch at SJP doesnt end up on shows like MOTD

  • steinhof

    Feb 23, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #22

    Great post STG

  • martoon

    Feb 23, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #23

    sirtoongospel @19 OK fair enough – These days with all the camera angles you do get a pretty good perspective but I certainly would agree you don’t see players running off the ball and how hard they are working. I am pretty sure that some of the negativity comes from people who do attend games!

  • beefman13

    Feb 23, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #24

    This lad will be a revelation at the toon, i just hope and pray he gets a run in the team to show what he can do, hes easily good enough, good luck shane i know you wont let anyone down if you get a chance!

  • markmac

    Feb 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Beefman – i agree he looks a good player, thought he looked pretty good at LB filling in for jose last year but he’s got a decent cross on him from what little ive seen of him, needs to get some weight on though i think tho,


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