Newcastle’s Best Squad Player To Get New Contract?


We thought James Perch fitted in extremely well on Saturday afternoon alongside Steven Taylor, and both center-backs had good games, with Steven Taylor taking more of a leadership role as the game progressed, but he was ably backed up by Perchinho.

James Perch – terrific squad player for Newcastle

And even though Newcastle were without their star captain Fabricio Coloccini, the defense looked solid enough, and certainly a lot better than we looked the previous weekend at Cardiff  City.

Perchinho again showed he can come into the Newcastle first team and get the job done in a number of different positions, and his form on Saturday may be enough to convince the powers that be at Newcastle that we don’t need another center-back brought in before September, although we have again been linked with FC Twente’s Douglas today.

Newcastle are likely to hand starts to Haris Vuckic, Gael Bigirimana, Mehdi Abeid and James Tavernier on Thursday in Athens, and if Colo is fit again we could see James Perch again start in central defense, this time partnering Mike Williamson, and Steven Taylor and Colo could well start the game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

Alan Pardew has today praised the performance of James on Saturday, and we also thought he did an excellent job, although he didn’t stand out, but that’s because he was quietly getting the job done at the back for Newcastle.

This is what Alan said today:

“Who would have predicted that Perchie would have started the game, but he was excellent.” “I’ve got great players, and they need to play.” “They all need to contribute.”

“If I can get their heads around the fact that three or four are going to be left behind, they accept that, and we get the same attitude in Athens, we should win.”

It’s a little bit of a mystery as to who will make the plane to Athens tomorrow morning,  for the first leg of the 4th qualifying round of the Europa League, but don’t be surprised if James Perch is on the plane, and starts the game on Thursday night.

Perchinho is building quite a name for himself  on Tyneside for his solid performances for Newcastle United this year,  and don’t be surprised if  James is soon offered a contract extension at Newcastle.

He deserves it.

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264 comments so far

  • TorqToon

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Well deserved!!

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  • TorqToon

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #2

    We need to tie up all our players and not ‘do and arsenal’ and let our lads run their contracts down.

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  • dmac

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Only if he changes the name on the back of his shirt to perchinio haha. Nah agreed well deserved works. He works hard and has the right mentality.

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  • ajcrawfs

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #5

    We need to keep this lad!

    that’s how champions league spots are won! through the quality squad players, who help sustain the push after the inevitable injuries

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #6

    I really honestly believe the best thing nufc could do is try and snap up Douglas before the transfer window for £4-5 million, flog Willo for £2.5 and then our defence is almost complete with CB looking as strong as any other area!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #7

    Yes someone said Perch had a 100% pass rate on Saturday. Not bad for someone playing CH. You have to admire semeone who can turn it around as much as he has. He deserved criticism before and it was justified but he’s coem through all that and I thought he was quite superb v spuds.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #8

    beattie

    dream scenario but who would take willo, esp for 2.5M?

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #9

    Does anyone else get a sneaking feeling that we nay be the club that goes a little bit transfer mad on deadline day.

    I don’t mean outgoings! I mean it seems as if the big clubs are struggling to buy players and we are paitently biding our time. The European clubs will become desperate to sell and we could steal some real bargains.

    In previous windows somebody like Remy would get more expensive as the deadline drew closer, however with Marsaillie in the shit financially, I think his value is getting less and less. Same with Aly Cissokho.

    Just got a good feeling that we may shock a few people.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Rotunda

    Blackburn Rovers? Swansea?

    Maybe 2.5 is too much to ask but you never know.

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  • ajcrawfs

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #11

    anyone seen bbc team of the week?

    Ben Arfa representing!

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #12

    I didn’t quite understand the decision to give Jonas the captaincy over Saylor. At the same time, Jonas took the responsibilites well.
    Saylor however did boss the back 4.
    Hope he gets the chance later on.

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  • Zero

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #13

    Beattie id love to see Remy and cissokho through the door, im still not sold on Douglas apparently he has somewhat of a bad temper a bit Barton-esque.

    I just really hope Campbell comes through as our young striker this year or we sign someone like Guideitti.

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  • dembademba

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #14

    only player in the prem to play over 30 passes and have 100% passing accuracy.

    true brazilian. gotta love him.

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  • ThaiMag

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #15

    Team on Thursday if Shola is not ready

    ————————–Harper
    Tavernier—Williamson—Perch—-R.Taylor
    ——————-Abeid——Anita
    Obertan—————Gosling———Marveaux
    ————————–Vuckic

    Sub.
    Elliot
    Good
    Ferguson
    Bigirimana
    Amalfitano
    Sameobi
    Campbell

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  • WWYCD

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #16

    Hope not

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  • rainrix

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #17

    Dannyo .. Jonas has been vice captain for a while now.

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  • Tommyy

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #18

    The truly impressive thing about perch was his reluctance to play the long ball, he picked out some great passes from defence. That’s what we need to be doing.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #19

    @rainrix
    Not officially i belive, and in that case, only since Saylor was injured.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #20

    @wwycd
    Hope not?

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  • rainrix

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #22

    Dannyo.. If you think about it though, jonas is one of our more senior players i mean he’s been here for going on 5 years. Saylor and ameobi are both far to injury prone or simply won’t play as many games as jonas do warrant being vice captain. Anyway it docent really matter that much i suppose 🙂

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  • martoon

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #23

    I think you have to be careful with playing Perch at CB. Against a small quick defender like Defoe he is great but against a strong, bustling CF who is good in the air then I prefer Williamson despite his faults.

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  • Fostino

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #24

    great time for perch and im in no wayknocking himbut i question tha 100% pass completion and that all he did was short passes…im nearly certain i remeber him pump a dodgy long ball out to ben afra on the right wing…it may have been a completed pass coz ben afra touched it but it was a horrible ball to control.

    did i imagine this???

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #25

    @Martoonæi think u’re spot on, and i also think AP will rotate players based on who we’re playing.
    What u said was his reasoning for picking Perch on Saturday.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #26

    Dannyo…do you have a danish keyboard? you used the æ letter! 🙂

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #27

    @rainrix
    Ye, but Saylor has been here longer, despite age difference.
    Injury prone is a good point too ofc.
    I just see Saylor as allot more vocal AND he leads by example imo, Jonas is more like Collo, but does lead by example.
    Saylor is Mr. newcastle for me, i guess that’s why i want him as captain 🙂

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  • WWYCD

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #28

    Dannyo
    I hope he doesn’t get a new contract mate being brutal but if I read tomorrow Perch signs new contract I’d be disappointed

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #29

    @jesper
    Oops! Norwegian mate 😉

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  • Fostino

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #30

    maroon

    that 100% correct and i never fancy a wilimson – taylor partnership…ey both mak eachother nervous

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #31

    Captains don’t really do much on the field anyway, do they? Compared to something like cricket where captains have to do all the thinking and own tactics etc. captains in football don’t do much apart from encouraging which I didn’t see Jonas do much and anyway players should be doing that even if they are not captain.

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  • rainrix

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #32

    Dannyo.. Tbh with potentially so many fixtures i think colo jonas saylor and ameobi are going to get time to do a shift as captain so talys will likely get his chance. I have always envisioned him as a future newcastle captain so heres hoping

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  • mackas7

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #33

    Sky Sports understands Tottenham are ready to loan out Tom Huddlestone with Stoke the front-runners for his signature.
    by skysportspeteo, I know our midfeild is already chocker but I’d take this kid on loan, not at the expense of a full back, center half or forward like.

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  • TorqToon

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #34

    I think people are underestimating Spidey’s contribution to the game. He was in reality the ONLY choice for skipper with colo out. He is constantly communicating with everybody up and down the park. Yes I agree that saylor is a contender also! Steve WILL be club skipper at some point, thats for certain, but at the moment, Jonas was the right call.

    In reality, when you look around; Krul, saylor, colo, Jonas, cabs, Shola – we have leaders all over the pitch! Never truely just one captain in a side lads!

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  • ajcrawfs

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #35

    huddlestone is like Dean Ashton!

    Mr Injury!

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #36

    Dannyo…ohhh I think you have mentioned that actually 😉

    …I can’t remember but are you an exile Brit or actually Norwegian? 😉

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  • rainrix

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #37

    Mutiny.. I agree with you like they aren’t really massively important although a good captain can make a difference. I think the thing is with our team everyone knows what each others roles are and with so many leaders on the field (cabaye colo, jonas, saylor) it doesn’t really have to much of a bearing on our team. Plus when you consider the manager is like 40 ft away bellowing orders 🙂

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  • martoon

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #38

    Dannyo Without trying to sound like a mutual admiration society I agree with you about Saylor as captain. However our last few managers have always overlooked him. I don’t know why maybe he has been asked but doesn’t want the responsibility or maybe it is because of his injury record.

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  • TorqToon

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #39

    Mutiny – Skippers do so much mate! Honestly!! As i said, constant communication, should u get a chance to watch the spuds game back you will see he is always aware. He is also the go-to man from Pards and carver. Plus the impact a player like Jonas has in the dressing room and in training…simply incredible. He deserves more credit for the role he had than he is receiving at the mo.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #40

    @wwycd
    Raylor got one so i reckon Perch will get one.
    Sorry to dissapoint u mate 😉

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