James Tavernier – One For The Future At Newcastle


20 year-old James Tavernier impressed on last summer’s American tour, and we fully expect the Bradford-born youngster to impress again during this pre-season.

James Tavernier in training

James made a good start on Friday night, when he looked very steady at the back for Newcastle, and there’s a good likelihood he’ll get another start tonight against Monaco in Landsberg am Lech, Germany

This is what James told the Evening Chronicle before tonight’s second pre-season game, which kicks off at 7:00 pm local time:

“I was always confident that the contract would get sorted.” “You’ve got to be confident in the way you play, and hopefully when that shows on the pitch, the background stuff will take care of itself.”

“I’ll just keep on playing, and hopefully getting better and better as a player.” “My main aim is to play in a black-and-white shirt this season.” “But. if I have to go out on loan again, I’d be happy to do that.” (that’s the spirit!)

“If the manager thinks that would take me in the right direction, and make me a better player, I’d do that.” “Obviously, my main aim’s to be in the first team at Newcastle.”

“It’s always good to get the first game out of the way.” “That was the last game of their pre-season, so their fitness levels were obviously much higher than ours.” “It was a good game, and we just need to improve.”

It looks very likely that the deal to get Mathieu Debuchy to Newcastle has been worked out, but the news is that he’s still on vacation, but we do expect Newcastle to be able to wrap up this deal, and it will be a stellar signing for the club.

And news today that Borussia Monchengladbach have agreed a fee with FC Twente for Luuk de Jong – who’s he again? 😀

If Danny Simpson leaves in the summer once Debuchy arrives on Tyneside, then James could be second choice at right-back, and if that’s the case, manager Alan Pardew may decide to keep the youngster at the club this season, and he’ll get some playing time in the first team.

But it’s good to see that James is willing to go out on loan, if that’s what the Newcastle manager decides is the right thing to do for the 20 year-old.

But the big news that’s been blasted on the front pages of papers and web-sites since last night,  is that Newcastle want Andy Carroll back at Newcastle, and Andy has told friends he is keen to rejoin his home-town club.

There’s bound to be developments on this story in the coming days.

For the record, James Tavernier has already played 52 first team games mainly out on loan, and currently he has two appearances in the Newcastle first team, and it was only last February that Alan Pardew said James looked as good as Danny Simpson in training.

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52 comments so far

  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Jul 16, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #1

    ha ha ha

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Jul 16, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #2

    I am first wow

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Jul 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #3

    second third

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Jul 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #4

    fourth

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Jul 16, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Lots of new stuff today Ed. too quick to keep up with, apologies but still need to deal with prior business.

    From previous thread:

    The club say and Carver repeated it last week that they negotiate in total secrecy and don’t go public.

    Why then was the Carroll deal all over Sky and even the Beeb within the hour ? 40k a week and one year loan deal.

    Answer – they must have wanted it in the public arena for a reason….mind games ?

    Debuchy, Anita, Douglas, De Jong….. all these have been done in private, any publicity has been guessing – mostly pretty wild, and we still really don’t know if any or all these are real targets, how much has been offered etc., any leaks are not from the club but agents, friends and press speculation, and the club we may have offered to as a negotiating tactic.

    Let’s hope Carroll is a smokescreen for the real business and not just another cockup

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Jul 16, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #6

    I guess no one s alive

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  • toonydoonunder

    Jul 16, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Still no follow up to the Irish news report about Debouchey being in toon last night??????Anyone anyone

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 16, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #8

    Roshan go copulate with yourself and go and get one of these things called a life.

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 16, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #9

    TDU,
    Rumours on twitter that Llambias took him to Greggs this morning 😉

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jul 16, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #10

    Toonydownunder, u answered your question, the Irish news!!!! Really?????

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  • jakesome

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #12

    skysports fantasy league
    http://fantasyfootball.skysports.com/
    join my league–“anyone” and the pin is”8007902″

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  • check the toastie

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Like the look of Young Tav, hope he gets a chance however it will be tough if we get Debuchy as Perch may be ahead of Tav as well, hope the lad impresses enough to get a shot.

    Hope Big Andy is getting unsettled, nice when the shoes on the other foot, thieving bindippers.

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  • jakesome

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #14

    ——-krul———
    fabio–collo–kompany–a.traore
    hazard-cabaye-barkley-HBA
    ——aguero–cisse——–
    all that with 200k to spare

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  • Swede

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #15

    On Tav… Thats the spirit lad…. You will shine in Black and White soon….
    In Caroll deal… He would be just above shola in picking do you think he be happy with third choice… Get some younger players for learning…. Rhodes from Huddlesfield for one… Or John Guidetti… Just Understand that Newcastle is a different team nowadays with thanx for the sale of Caroll.. We have better strikers…

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  • nabil the toon

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #16

    will Monaco vs newcastle game will be shown in espn in bangladeshh, pleazzz let me know

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  • Beardo Ameobi

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #17

    So, if we resign AC for 12m, then basically, Liverpool being the benign little darlings that they are, have gifted us 23m with which we have signed Cabaye (4.5m), Cisse (9m), Santon (5m), Ba (3m in reported fees) and I think you could include Marveaux in that, in the likelihood he/his agent didn’t get over 1.5m when he signed.

    Mike Ashley – I declare you business genius of the decade.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #18

    There’s no way Newcastle would show their hand in the Andy Carroll saga. This story has been broken by Liverpool to stoke up interest in their man. They leak they’ve had an offer, then two hours later say they’ve rejected it. All done on a Sunday evening with nowt else going on. It’s like putting a Summer Sale sign up in an empty shop window 50% off. Wouldn’t surprise me if Newcastle made contact last week, but Liverpool chose their moment to make it public.

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  • lewytoon

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #19

    novo

    carroll knew about the offer 4 days ago and reportedly wants to leave, i reckon he’ll be here next week

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Imagine the satisfaction we’ll all get when AC says “I want to go to a big club (us)”

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #21

    I cannot see Liverpool selling AC to us. It would be a huge embarrassment for them. We’ll see, it’ll be an interesting few days to see how this pans out.

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  • martoon

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Novo – I think you are probably right – but on the other hand you could argue leaking the news helps Newcastle to unsettle Carroll.

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  • shirtonapole tinooo

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #23

    i don´t think it´d be too bad getting carroll back, even though i called him all the names when he left…
    we´d have four (inc. shola) top strikers, cover for the acon (if which is unlikely senegal qualify)
    makes rotation easier and we´d have that threat from set pieces that pardew wants! 🙂

    anyway heading off to the game in a couple of hours, just hope i´m not the only toon fan there 😉

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  • ~Debuchery on a Dreamboat~

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #24

    My Team against Monoco

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Elliot~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~Tav~~~~~Perch~~~Colo~~~~~~~~Santon
    ~Obertan~~~~Abeid~~~Vuckic~~~~~Marv~~
    ~~~~~~~~~Strolla~~~~~~Ba~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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  • hotdog

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #25

    You all better start listening to me if i post any transfer gossip as i was first to break the carroll news on this blog! Admittedly i was watching Sky Sports News at the time but still……………… 🙂

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  • ~Debuchery on a Dreamboat~

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #26

    @Shirtonapole, how many hours till the game starts? Timezones etc.

    Also anyone know if its televised?

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  • Joe1987

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #27

    Can anyone remember when Carroll left he was texting one of the journos sayin he wud never come back while MA still owed the club. Can anyone else remember something like this?

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #28

    get him back in man, make him cisse’s apprentice, hel show him how to bang them in agen

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  • toonincheek

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Why do I get the feeling that Twente, with the full support of De Jong, led NUFC into believing they were in with a chance of signing him, just to push Muchcygladpack into bidding higher, when in reality, De Jong didn’t want to come to us (i.e. EPL) anyway.

    Glad it’s over – and glad we escaped.

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #30

    i can’t remember that, i can still recall him saying that he didn’t want to leave.

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  • Beardo Ameobi

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Jakesome

    Just joined your fantasy league, I’m ‘The Prawnogrophers’ 😛

    ____________Hart____________
    Johnson__Huth___Lescott__Santon
    HBA____Toure__Nolan___Chamberlain
    ________Cisse__Aguero

    Plenty of goalscorers in there!

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #32

    carroll – i’m talking about.

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  • hotdog

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #33

    Beardo – Huth really?????? Canny team apart from that

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #34

    i play at fantasy.premierleague.com and i would like to join this blog’s league at the start of new season.

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #35

    huth scores goals, and stoke usually is hard to beat, so i think huth is a good choice.

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  • lgnufc

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #36

    http://www.peterleestar.co.uk/sport/football/newcastle-united/newcastle-united-offer-13-5m-for-andy-carroll-1-4744700

    Apparently we’ve made an offer of 13.5 mil for big andy? personally i would take him for that

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  • lgnufc

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #37

    The lad deserves a 2nd chance

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  • Beardo Ameobi

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #38

    Hotdog

    What Magpie from Lithuania said. Stoke at home are difficult to beat and he’s a menace from set-pieces, always a goal threat, of course the flip side of that is he’s been sent for an early bath a few times more than most. Have to make compromises somewhere!

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  • Shane

    Jul 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #39

    On the Carroll debate… Everyone points out how one dimensional he is but let’s not forget the lad is only 23. He has so much potential in the right hands. He has a quality first touch and could very easily be used in a passing game. When debating whether he would be a decent signing for our present squad there is no point using the past in the debate. He can bring something to our squad, he is 23 and has so much to learn and has the definite potential to be a great forward.

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