Newcastle Midfielder Set For Championship Loan

Newcastle’s 19 year-old midfielder Mehdi Abeid will be going out on loan to a Championship club, according to a report in Sky Sports.

Mehdi Abeid – after scoring against Fenerbahce in pre-season

It was noticeable that Mehdi hadn’t made any of the first team squads this season, as it seems like 18 year-old central midfielder Gael Bigirimana is now ahead of him in the pecking order at St. James’ Park and that being the case it’s good the the Algerian U23 International gets some playing time somewhere else.

It’s also true that Vurnon Anita can play there. and with Newcastle having Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Dan Gosling and 19 year old Haris Vuckic in central midfield too, Mehdi’s path to the first team is blocked at the moment.

But Abeid  had looked good in pre-season and had scored a very nice goal in pre-season against Fenerbahce, but it looks like it will be hard for him to make a breakthrough this season at Newcastle and now he must impress when out on loan.

A report in Sky Sports is that Charlton Athletic and Lee Clark’s Birmingham City want to take the youngster on loan in the Championship, where he will get first team action.

Sometimes this is the path forward for a youngster who does not get into the first team squad at Newcastle, and it’s now up to Mehdi to show what he can do at another club.

For the record, Mehdi Abeid has made two appearances so far for the Newcastle first team.

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22 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Not surprised. He can’t seem to get a game for us at the moment.
    How does everyone feel about our 2-4 draw with everton last night?

  • RonVanDam

    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Atleast he’s no Owen who doesn’t want to dip down to the lower league to apply his trade. I’m all for it and he’s 19. He can take his time or the whole season to get better since the midfield is crowded just like we did with traviner

  • Grafton83

    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m pretty sure we will have injuries so we’ll need him at some point. If he was useless like Obertan for instance then I’d say send him out on loan but he seems to be alright for a youngster. If he does go I hope we have enough cover.

  • ballerfan2

    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #4

    Hoperfully last nights game will shut up those who claim Pardew is clueless. He maybe was guilty of pandering to those who said that Cisse and Ba together can’t work and we should play a lone striker.

    Clearly Marveaux isn’t the “pot of gold” some believe and was out of his depth last night, but needs time to fit in – but the master stroke for me was the swapping of Anita and Perch. The Pienaar/ Baines threat was more or less contained in the second half allowing Cabaye to do his stuff. Yes Everton will be disappointed but that second half performance could ignite our season. Well done to the guys last night. I was proud of them.

  • GeordieDan

    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Hopefully it’ll be a good thing for Mehdi to go out. Maybe he needs toughening up and having a loan stint in the fizzy pop league will definitely do that.

    I’d get him into a good challenging Championship team where his confidence can be built up and get him in the frame of mind that he really wants to challenge for our first team when he comes back.

    Its a way better option than waiting in vain on the subs bench-which since the start of the season he seems to have lost as well.

    Good luck Medhi. Come back bigger, faster, stronger and hungrier!

  • martoon

    Sep 18, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #6

    Morning Markaccus, if I was an Everton fan I would be gutted – I think we used up a season’s worth of luck. Got to give Pardew credit for changing formation in the second half. I think Shola thought he was playing the mackems!

  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 18, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #7

    Marveaux was playing on the right last night that should not be happening! He should be on the left he does everything with his left foot so keeping him on the left would make him alot more effective and comfortable, Ben Arfa can use both feet for dribbling and control which is why he’s effective anywhere he plays and why I love him 🙂

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 18, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #8

    Good lad join the shola army!! Oh and thanks for getting pards to sort out the tactics last night or you would of been in for it!!!!!

    About abied i dont get why people are suprised were looking to loan him and why bigirmana is ahead of him in team selection,
    Think its a good thing putting abied on loan if he gets a good season on loan will do him the world of good, maybe to the point of bieng a regular next season, as to why bigi is ahead of him ppl seem to forget that despite all abieds promise before he signed for us he had never made a senior team appearence, where as bigi has a full season in the championship under his belt and that sort of experience is invaluable to player development imho

    A few said yesterday it was an insult to abied to loan him, why? was an insult when cleverly went to wigan? Or wilshire and sturridge to bolton?
    Scott sinclair spent the best part of 4 seasons on loan, as long as hes in a tram that are prepared to use him properly and regularly its only going to enhance his development for the best

  • jesperfuglsang

    Sep 18, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #9

    GeordieToon…I you want your winges to cut inside instead of staying wide then you usually switch them around so you have a left footer on the right and a right footer on the left 🙂

    …nothing strange about what Pardew did; the strange part is how our 5 men midfield could look so out of depth in the first half and how come Everton could find so many empty spaces…what part still have me wondering (probably Pardew as well)

    But kudos to our manager, ’cause he saw the problem and fixed it! Marv just need game time I think – there is no need to worry.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 18, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #10

    Problems last night were simple.

    First half we lacked movement and were too defensive as pardew said. Meant we jut took wave after wave of attack.

    2nd half was good, we had 442 with Jonas on the right is much better. Also we have two attacking full backs then which helps 442 work.

    Good performance 2nd half. Remember this Everton deservedly beat man utd at Goodison only a few weeks ago.

    It was a game where results mattered over performances.

    Norwich on our next game we need to show both result and good performance.

    On abeid. He had a good pre season but e needs first team football. A good season in championship is better than a season in u21 side with the odd appearance as a sub at best.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Sep 18, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #11

    * a few spelling mistakes there sorry 😀

    TADS…didn’t you see Pardew on the phone a few times 😉 lol

  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 18, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #12

    This is bad news. We need to keep our best players at the club. I can’t believe he isn’t getting in the starting 11 let alone the bench.

  • puretoon

    Sep 18, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #13

    Ofcourse Mehdi should go out on loan as first team playing is just what he needs. Infact most of the younger players should’ve all been loaned out for the experience last season, but weren’t.

    It seems Pardew read the riot act at half time because he was livid at teams performance. That plus swap players around did the trick. They played second half like the Newcastle we know and love. Well done lads-and Pards.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 18, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #14

    It should be Dan Gosling going out on loan.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 18, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #15

    He Should be in our first team though. It’s unfair how Bigirimana, Amalfitano, Gosling and Vuckic is ahead of him in the pecking order. Medhi is better than all of them. His technical ability is immense.

  • ballerfan2

    Sep 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #16

    Ketsbaia – “Medhi is better than all of them. His technical ability is immense.”

    And you know this how? To be clear, I am a big fan of Mehdi but pointing out that the people in the best position to judge surely are the coaches working with them every day and not you or I who have seen them only briefly and in less than pressurised games.

  • Hebburn Mag

    Sep 18, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #17

    I think its fair to say that most fans wont be happy with players being loaned out, not at this stage of the season and especially with all the games we have coming up but it makes complete sense to loan the fringe players out would would only get the odd game or 2 in the next few months, atleast that way they can be getting game time with other clubs, if we need them im sure a clause will have been added so that we can bring them back immidiatly from their loan. Would rather them have games time and be prepared for games than just turn up, train and not have had competitive game time under their belts.

  • FatmanJoe

    Sep 18, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #18

    I’m over the moon that the lad is going to get some playing time at senior level. Will do him the world of good and it’ll be exciting to follow him in a championship side and see how he can cope with regular football. It’s impossible to judge how decent a prospect is until they play regular competitive football.

  • matt11_25

    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #19


    easy on marveaux. hard to judge a player when the team performs as they did in the first half. I was begging for Pards to swap perch and anita, but what I wanted even more was for pards to get Jonas out of the CM role where he looked absolutely lost. This was his masterstroke for me… Jonas is a superb defender on the wing but in the CM last night he was shite.

  • matt11_25

    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #20

    hopefully medhi goes to a team competing for promotion and locks down a starting role.. he would only get better

  • matt11_25

    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #21


  • AmericanGeordie

    Sep 18, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #22

    Fellaini was DOMINANT last night. This is the second time in a row that he just BOSSED our midfield for 90 minutes.

    I love Cabaye and Tiote as much as any Toon fan, but for everyone out there putting 20MM valuations on their heads: if they are worth 20, Fellaini is worth 50!…..just sayin’.

    Also, if we had a FB like Baines (Debuchy maybe?), I’d feel a 100% more positive about our ability to challenge for the top 5 again.


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