Newcastle Youngster Moves On Loan To Birmingham


News today on the Newcastle web-site that 21 year-old Shane Ferguson has joined Birmingham City and Lee Clark on an emergency loan deal.

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Shane Ferguson – on loan at Birmingham through April 1st

The loan has been arranged at St. Andrews until April 1st, so there are six league games in that period that Shane could be playing in, which includes the Wolves game on April Fools Day.

Sammy Ameobi recently joined Middlesbrough on loan through the end of the season, and we pointed out at that time, earlier this week, that it was only a matter of time before Shane went out on loan.

Shane has played 14 times for the Newcastle first team and 7 times for Northern Ireland, and it will be interesting to see where Lee Clark plays him in the Birmingham side, as he can play at left back or out on the left wing – and he’s a good player who should help Birmingham.

Birmingham are currently in 16th place in the Championship with 42 points from 34 games, and they are 7 points above the drop zone.

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178 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 28, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Get campbell on loan somewhere too.

    This is good news though, games will help him.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Feb 28, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #2

    Fergie needs games, I reckon this loan will be extended till the end of the season.

    Hes had a disappointing season so far , hopefully he works hard and comes back stronger next season

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  • Ben_BKK

    Feb 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Great news, good to finally see some of our youngsters getting first team experience. As a club we have tended not to do that enough and it probably shows with how few youth players have been successful here.

    Repost from last thread because Ed’s banging these articles out:

    Ibiza – both our keepers now have an assist each, and both to Cisse goals haha 😀

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 28, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Ben…Really? Which game was the Krul assist from?

    Good to see these youngsters being sent out on loan can only benefit them.

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  • winnynufc

    Feb 28, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #5

    Good player with lots of potential a loan would do him the world of good. Campbell would do well to go out on loan to. He’s been great for the reserves, would be interesting to see how he would do at Champ level. HWTL

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  • giimps

    Feb 28, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #6

    We havent loaned many out cos they were needed here as we were short of first teamers.
    Good luck to him and any of our other players who go on loan, they will more than likely benefit from playing.
    HWTL

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  • JAMSHA

    Feb 28, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Willo needs to go on loan as well he need sum game time

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  • Tinman

    Feb 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #8

    Jamsha, hes 29… I highly doubt he will be going on loan

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  • Phatoon

    Feb 28, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #9

    @Ibiza,

    He assisted Cisse’s header in the 1-2 loss against Everton

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  • TorqToon

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Great move for the lad. He needs game time and will benefit from this greatly. Nice to forge a bond with Clarkie as well.

    Next up for a loan should be Campbell to a championship side for games.

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #11

    this is good news. good club for him to be loaned to.
    do people agree with me that even if fit hba shouldn’t immediately start against swansea?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Sage

    I think it was you on an earlier thread who said Benny’s stats were nowhere near as good as Mata’s and Messi.
    With respect I don’t think the latter 2 are asked to track back to cover their full back but rather concentrate more on play making and scoring with teams being built around their creativity and ability to hurt the opposition.

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  • lewytoon

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #13

    i think ben arfa couldve been back a few weeks ago but apparently hes off to psg in the summer, so pardew probs getting team used to playing without him, not hurrying him back

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #14

    Cheers Phatoon.

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  • jayphoto

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Think campbell will go out on loan next season! Got a feeling Remi Streete might go out on loan too, when i’ve seen the u21s hes looked the most likely to break through! Is Tavernier out on loan? He was so highly spoken about in the first part of the season but seems to have disappeared?

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #16

    @lewy apparently?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #17

    PPB…I agree with you, but then I agreed last year when Pardew held him back and we all know how wrong he was about that, at least I’m repeatedly told it was wrong.

    Lewy…Do you not think it’s more a case of the last time he came back and was thrown in he got injured straight away?

    The team is doing pretty well so there isn’t the same desperation to get him on the pitch. Makes sense to me.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Rotonda

    It was me yeh, yesterday.

    I could accept that but even when benny played in France he got no where near Hazards stats.

    So I don’t think this is just an issue he has had with us. I think it’s something throughout his career. He has bags of ability, technically so good but seems to be lacking something to tie it all together.

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  • lewytoon

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #19

    its his boyhood team and said hed be interested, abnd my friend was down tottenham and met ashley in the pub and said he expected Ben Arfa to leave

    and could be ibiza

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  • Black and White Blood

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #20

    @Sage

    I think it’s just consistency. Mind, people used to say the same of Van Persie.

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  • Tinman

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #21

    HBA wont start untill we play Anzi in the home leg.

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  • Tinman

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Swansea too soon
    Anzi away, we play more defensively – Jonas
    Stoke too rough, too risky, not needed
    Anzi home, we’ll probably be needing a goal or 2

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #23

    black and white blood

    Thats what I think….he obviously has the talent but he is a very good player. Like you say RVP never became the world beater he currently is until 27…he was always injured and not consistent before.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Great news, the lad has so much talent!!

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  • Sav

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Great to see Clarkie still has a good relationship with NUFC. Future boss?

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  • toonLYF

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Great news! Also good shout about both keepers providing an assist each for Papiss!

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  • Ben_BKK

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #27

    Ibiza – sorry for the slow reply but yeah it was against Everton, Krul hit it long, everyone missed out and it went through to Cisse who headed in.

    Giimps – I meant in general rather than just
    this season, this is the first time in ages that we’ve had quite a few players all out on loan at the same time, hopefully we’ll send them out again next season and get them a while season playing first team football at a decent level.

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  • Ben_BKK

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #28

    *missed it

    Damn autocorrect, I’m sure you knew what I meant though 😛

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Just need to send Tavernier out on loan and thats the youngsters sorted

    I hope because we have picked Middlesborough and Birmingham that we are looking to get some of their young players in the summer

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  • geordiesteve520

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #30

    Just become apparent why Ashley sold his stakes in Sports Direct – was to free up some cash to take over Republic. According to BBC the fee is undisclosed; what’s the betting it is roughly £100 million?

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  • Ben_BKK

    Feb 28, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #31

    Bigi would be another good one to loan out. I can’t see him getting much playing time now we’re I’m the later stages of the Europa league and out of all the cups, and if we lack cover, which is unlikely with Anita, Perch and Marveaux not currently getting game time, we make sure we have a recall clause. He’s looked decent when played in the prem so could easily command a starting place at a good Championship team.

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  • Ben_BKK

    Feb 28, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #32

    Where is everyone? The blog’s dead today!

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  • Beardosfacedouble

    Feb 28, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #33

    vive le Republic @ SJP?

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  • raj of hailsley

    Feb 28, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #34

    This loan business is very excellent news.

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 28, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Haven’t heard any rumours, or even speculation, about HBA going to PSG.
    He’s always said, though, that it would be a dream move for himn – one day.

    Every chance they could come in for him.
    They have the money.

    My feeling is, though, that HBA would say NO.
    He’s happy with where he is, still has lots to prove (to himself), has really bought into our ‘project’ and I think he may see his ‘dream’ move as being a bit of a nightmare at the mo’.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 28, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #36

    Sorry Ben, had to jump off for a bit 🙂

    Agree on Bigi, not likely to be needed at this stage and looks really promising so give him the season run in to gain some more experience.

    GeordieSteve….Sounds about right.

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 28, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #37

    Can’t see Bigi going out on loan,
    He’s too close to the 1st team.
    Likely to be on the bench fairly regularly (especially if we maintain our run in the Europa) and will get the occasional appearance as sub.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 28, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #38

    toonincheek….He did said that one day it would be a dream to play for PSG, but he has also said how important it is for him to feel valued and loved and that’s exactly what he is here.

    I’d imagine once he gets a near enough full season showing what he can do then a PSG may come along, at this minute in time I just don’t see anyone paying what Ashley would want on a player who has the skills, but to date has not delivered it on a consistent basis.

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  • robin

    Feb 28, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Mbwia, is easily the best defender at the club, watching him at the training ground he is on a different level than Colocini, and he is a proven winner. So why does it take an injury to Colocini, for Mbwia, to get a game? Pardews, got to go in the summer for kissing Colocinis, arse the guy should have been dropped for wanting away and Pardew, should have been sacked for having a go at the fans after the Reading, debacle!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 28, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #40

    Toonincheek…He is close to the first team, but in his position we also have Anita, Perch and Gosling who can cover. Just seems Bigi would benefit the most by getting out on loan…or maybe Gosling.

    Also, with Benny back soon, I can see Jonas’ spot coming under threat, so he’s another option to play CM if needed.

    Not saying I think he will, more that he probably should.

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