Haris Vuckic Happy Enough To Stay Or Go

Haris Vuckic is not sure whether he will be sent back to Cardiff City on loan.

Haris Vuckic – has returned from Cardiff loan spell

The Slovenian International was included in the Newcastle squad for Monday night’s game at Arsenal – as Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay had suggested he would be the previous day.

Haris was recalled principally because of the injury to Peter Lovenkrands, and Peter has likely played his last game for Newcastle, and Haris could get a few outings in the first team over the last 10 games of the season.

It’s obvious that manager Pardew wants the lad to get some games,  and we suppose he’ll way up the odds of  him playing in the first team, and if there’s not going o be too many, he could even return to Cardiff City,  who were hammered 3-0 at home by Hull City last night and are 7th in the Championship table.

The 19-year-old had this to say on the Newcastle web-site today:

“My loan expired on 10th March and I got told on Sunday morning that I needed to come to London and that I was in the squad,” “I was surprised – but happy as well, and it was a very good experience.”

“It was quite a disappointing night for the team because we were really fighting for that point and it’s always disappointing when you concede a goal in the last minute, but we just have to stick together and look forward to the next game on Sunday, and try to win.”

“It was a good experience and good for my confidence,” “I got fitter as well, so the loan has helped me a lot.” “They were happy with me. I just trained as well as I could and when I got an opportunity, I tried to play well.”

“I came on as a sub against Bristol City last weekend. I was very motivated and we got a goal, so I was very happy because I really want Cardiff to get promoted.”

“When you’re on loan, you have to switch on and just concentrate on that club. I know that Newcastle is my first club but having spent time with Cardiff, I will be happy for them if they go up. And I was really pleased that they got a win which means they’re back in the play-off places.

“Hopefully they’ll keep winning games and get into the play-offs.” “We will see what happens next. The gaffer will decide what we do. The options are that I extend my loan until the end of the season or I stay at Newcastle, so I just need to train and wait for my opportunity until a decision is made.”

“We’ll see what happens. The gaffer will decide, Newcastle will decide – and I will be happy with either option. If they decide I should go back, I’d be very happy to.”

Vuckic made five appearances in total for Cardiff during his loan spell, and scored one goal, which was his very first in senior football.

Vuckic  has an eye for goal and we think he can be useful in Newcastle’s 10 game run-in to the season.

Haris is such a smashing lad – and he’s not a bad player either.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • Hatem

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #1

    This guy could be the next Robert, but right footed, he’s got a rocket, loaning him to a ambitious club such as Cardiff can only do him good.

  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #2

    he will only be useful if we play him!!

    Wont be useful on the bench will he

  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Vukic would benefit dramatically if we do infact qualify for Europe this season. Along with Abeid and Remmie.

  • Hatem

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed’s banging em out today

  • ashwin say's

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #5

    pls stop calling we gave arseANAL good acount of ourselves
    it was pathetic ……..
    as league is progressing we are failing to look good for 90mins we are always team of one half
    mr pardew the very first thing to be rectify is to start ur best 11
    guthrie played so good then also he is on bench and perch ,oberton and shola are getting place ahead of him and thats not fair
    he is much better than above three in passing , reading the game,crosses etc and he is ready to go that extra bit
    if we lose such good player for free we r gutted
    and i should stop before i cross the line

  • Dannyo

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Now, pls do get me right here, i know he’s not anywhere close to the level, but the way Vuckic moves, his laid back type skills, he never seem to be in urgency. It really reminds me of a young and raw zidane.
    How far he goes only time will tell.

  • martoon

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Hatem @ 4 and he’s wrote quite a few blogs too 😉

  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #8

    Martoon – i was going to say something along those lines then realised the time and thought that billy, bob, teddy and planB will all be home from school soon so I thought it would be a bit inapropriate 😉

  • Adssy Mccc

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Vuckic has said all the right things there!

    Very mature outlook on the situation. He’s benfited already from that short spell on loan – you can just tell (fitness, attitude etc).

    He’s going to come into things alot more next season 🙂

  • martoon

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Seriously what else is Vukic going to say. He is probably really thinking “Damn you Pardew I had a good chance to play some football for a decent championship side. I had just settled in and made a few friends when you recalled me to sit on the bench for the rest of the season – great!”.

  • martoon

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #11

    Toon_Tom – I can’t remember seeing them yesterday – maybe they have detention 😉

  • MagPieMan

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #12

    This is my team for the Norwich game. 433 Formation
    –Simpson Williamson Collocini Santon
    ————-Ben Arfa————-Ba

    Norwich don’t have any real pace in there team so Ben Arfa has to play. Cisse is a better option up-front than Ba as he is faster, can catch on to the through balls and Norwich concede lots of chances when they play and Cisse is really deadly in the box. He can score from half chances.

    Having a left footed player on the right and a right footed player on the left means they can cut in on their strongest foot and shoot, hopefully leading to goals.

    I have confidence playing without wingers for defensive cover because Simpson and Santon will do their wingers for pace and keep them in their pocket.

  • veto

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #13

    all the talk of bedding youth into the team but i dont think padrew has the stomach , he cant even find a regular spot for hba , where is he going to fins a place for abeid and vucik ?

  • xmindcrimex

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Hatem @ 1.

    I actually think his strongest foot is the left one, but he banged in a good goal against Colombus Crew in pre-season with his right. 🙂

  • MagPieMan

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #15


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  • Adssy Mccc

    Mar 14, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #16

    All it takes is a couple of injuries to a couple of our attacking players and he might find himself in the team in the crucial games at the sharp end of the season. If that was to end up happening and he ended up helping us get into Europe, how good would that be for the lad’s confidence.

    He would come back next season closer to where he needs to be then…

    All ifs and buts of course….

  • Hatem

    Mar 14, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #17

    I would also prefer him getting games at Cardiff, but on the other hand if we get attacking injuries I would also much prefer him to step into the affray rather than say, Gosling etc.

  • Sambo from belgium

    Mar 14, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #18

    yip i’m pretty sure he’s left footed

  • max

    Mar 14, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #19

    he can shoot at distant

  • Lynxie

    Mar 15, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #20

    I always liked the look of Haris. He has a great first touch, something that can not be said for a large number of our first team……
    Also, he can spot a pass, and has a deceptive turn of pace. In short, he has everything he needs to be a top player. However, for this to happen, you need to have a manager prepared to give him the chance, and presently, I get the feeling that Pardew would rather stick with the ‘we’ll do what we have always done’ squad, (Obertan, Simpson, Williamson) rather than let the young ‘uns fight and put pressure on the first team jersey holders. No one is gonna convince me that Obertan is more of a threat than Vuckic……. and the same goes for Tavernier and Streete. If I were Ober, Willo and Simpleton, I would be worried sick with this talent coming through.

  • John

    Mar 15, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Guthrie will have to go to make space for Vuckic and Albeid nxt season.


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