Can This Top Youngster Make It At Newcastle?


Newcastle’s Scottish U21 player Brad Inman has just returned from a loan spell at Crewe Alexandra, where he played 26 times and scored 8 goals and played at Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, when Crewe beat Southend United 2-0 in early April.

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Brad Inman – while at Crewe

Brad was one of many youngsters who were sent out on loan once the five Frenchmen arrived in January, and Brad, who was born in Adelaide, Australia, did very well.

And Brad, who joined the Academy as a 14 year-old, had an outstanding game yesterday, when the Newcastle U21 side beat Consett 6-0 and Brad scored two goals and also won a penalty – he looked the best player on the Newcastle side yesterday.

This is what the Australian said after the game yesterday:

“I think the loan spell has helped me a lot.” “To me it seems like I’m the same player but maybe to others it seems like I’ve improved.” “But I feel like I’m gradually getting better now. I’m feeling fitter and I feel like I know the real game now.”

“It was a good experience. The gaffer and Willie Donachie wanted me to go out and play men’s football and obviously I did that and enjoyed it, and it showed with the goals as well.” “And not many people get to play at Wembley.”

“It was a dream come true – I never really thought in my career I’d be playing at Wembley so I’ll remember that day for the rest of my life.” “It was good to play a game.” “It’s always better to play a game than training and in the second half, scoring the goals helped to make it a more enjoyable game.”

“It’s good to be back at Newcastle and it was a good game”

Presumably Brad will now be given a chance to stake some claim for a first team place next season, because at 21, it’s time he showed he can become a first teamer at Newcastle, and time is starting to run out.

Brad won the “Wor Jackie” award in 2010 – given to the best U18 player at the club, and it’s named after the legendary local striker – the great Jackie Milburn.

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54 comments so far

  • The Guru Munro

    May 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #1

    This post is Dedicated to Beattie25

    First

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  • The Guru Munro

    May 16, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Inman needs a loan at a Championship club for the first 6 months and gradually step up rather than waste away with the odd sub appearance and playing regular for the u21’s.

    He’s got Cabaye, Gosling and Amalfitano in front and Vuckic + Abied competing.

    Give him a loan, Burnley would be a good club for him.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 16, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #3

    not a cat in hells chance

    but would love it if he could

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 16, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #4

    On thread….Good to see his loan spell working out. Hopefully he can bring something to the first team.

    JP…I think that is a bit harsh on Cabaye tbh. I think he’s been asked to do to much in an unsettled team. On top of that, he didn’t get his pre season due to the Euros and has looked off the pace since, mix a bit of depression in to that and it’s understandable he’s been what I’d consider below par. I would certainly not be looking to actively sell him, but as always, everyone has their price.

    Tiote has been really disappointing, but I’m not sure that isn’t down to him being asked to do to much. When he plays his style he is effective in his role like no other. Keep it simple, break up play and let the others do the creating. Granted he will pick up cards and suspensions, but for me, I’d love that Tiote back.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    May 16, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #5

    I agree that we’ve yet to see whether he’s got the true ability to make it, I mean Fergie and Ameobi had relatively decent spells on loan in the Championship and I doubt that they’ll ever make it with NUFC so if Inman can go there and play really well for 6 months he’d still only be on par in terms of quality with them two.

    He’s a tough road ahead to prove he can make it.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 16, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #6

    The Guru Munro

    there lies the problem

    with pardew, its a line, wait your turn,, at other clubs, i think he would be given a better chance

    OC he would have to be good enough, first,, but there is a que

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 16, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Guru….Beattie had no soul.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    May 16, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Repost frm previous thread

    JP
    Sorry fella gotta disagree with you completely.

    Cabaye has been injured for some lengths this season which may go some way to explain some of our poor performances.

    Cabaye is our tallisman and is CRITICAL to our team. I would not wish to sell him at ANY COST. Cabaye is a legend and he will prove his worth next season. Cabaye has always been about vision, pass and play making, dribbling has never been a big part of his game or role within the team.

    Cabaye is also a gritty players and puts hard challenges in that you need to waken up the opposition that we are a force to be contended with…unlike some of our other players who sometimes cop out of challenges….Jonas (sometimes), Obertan….Marveaux etc. If you cannot see what Cabaye brings to us…then I’m not too sure what you are looking for from a player of his mold. Sorry for the rant bud!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    May 16, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #9

    JP from the Rock

    Found it hard to fathom your claim that Cabaye’s passing is no better than Perch’s, truly staggering.

    Cabaye is the best passer of the ball we have seen at the club since probably Rob Lee so I cannot agree with you on that score.

    I do agree that he arguably isn’t a true CAM but neither is he a deep lying midfielder either, he does need to be played further up the pitch where he doesn’t have quite as much ground to make up with his passes but to do that we’d need a more solid holding midfield in my opinion to allow him the freedom to do that.

    Apparently he plays a much more advanced role for France and from what I hear his performances have been excellent.

    He has underperformed but I would be gutted to see him go.

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  • The Guru Munro

    May 16, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Ruddy

    Maybe I am the one to beat the machine, but perhaps I’m more of a Morpheus.

    I believe in the destiny of one to rise and to fight the good fight and to save us all.

    I preach, yet nobody believes, but somebody will come along and fulfil the prophecy:

    “The man shall rise from the Emerald isles to save the black and white. He shall destroy the false idol by the name of Ian and clear the path of all those that oppose progress. He will unite the divided under the banner of hope and lead the people to glory through the destruction of one mans desire to steal from the needy and give unto himself.”

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 16, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Question guys. Seeing as we’ve fielding the most players this season, does that not tie in to the thinking that almost everyone has been given a chance this season?

    I will accept that Pardew has a canny skill of benching someone when they’re in good form for one of his darlings (Jesper 😉 ), however, I think it’s a bit of a myth that players don’t get games or a chance to impress.

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 16, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Not a cat in hells chance.

    As a not so wise man in Norway once said…

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  • Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness

    May 16, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Was ed reading the comments from two threads back?

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  • The Guru Munro

    May 16, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Ibiza

    Beattie sold his soul in exchange for a sports direct mug and a pair of Lonsdale jogging bottoms.

    Mike Ashley now owns it and we need to get it back.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 16, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Belfast…Did that same man also say “he carnt,,”?

    Catchy…Okay, this one I started.

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 16, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Ibiza.

    Answer : Pass

    Next question please ?

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  • Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness

    May 16, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #17

    @ Ibiza I think it simply shows the extent of our injury problems

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 16, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Guru…Did he not keep his receipt?

    When will that lad learn? It’s so important to keep your house in order.

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 16, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #19

    I carnt,, remember ibiza

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    May 16, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Guru

    Awwww shucks, ya really think so Mister? Honest injun?

    Wouldn’t be the same place without ya bud! While last summer I had visions of you mulling over a brandy in a leather bound study with the shades drawn, in utter despair at the lack of signings, this summer I will be having visions of you in a ridiculous full length leather jacket screaming at people;

    “ARE YOU THE ONE!? PLEASE TELL ME YOU’RE THE ONE!” 😉

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  • one Tony Green

    May 16, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #21

    @Guru Gosling has never recovered since his injuries and will be leaving the club. Amalfitano played last night and unlike Brad did not stand out, he also never featured in the U21 game against Everton. Inman has scored three in three since his return from Crewe. Abied could not get regular play when he was at St Johnstone and Vukic is crocked.

    Give him a chance.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 16, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #22

    Belfast…Is there a question I could ask that would get a proper answer?

    Puppet…Well yes, but whether forced or not, players have surely been given a chance?

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  • Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness

    May 16, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Ibiza and Belfast arrive. The blog descends into silliness. Shock horror….

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  • Spoof

    May 16, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #24

    Ruddy from previous thread
    As far as what you feel we need in the transfer market this summer, I would agree with most of it, the only aspect I would change is bringing in 2 wingers, with Ben Arfa and Marveaux injured as often as they are I would be tempted to bring in an attacking central midfielder in place of 1 of the wingers.
    Nailed on for us to spend and strengthen this summer, I hope your right but I fear the worst, in January Llambias made it clear that some of those signings were supposed to be for the summer, I would not be suprised if most of our summer spending has already been done.

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  • The Guru Munro

    May 16, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Cabaye is the type of player that would thrive having a deep lying creative striker in front of him.

    No way should Cabaye be a number 10 but if a player could link midfield and attack then Cabs is the perfect man for that transition along with a Trequartista.

    Imagine Cabaye playing for Liverpool and him linking with Suarez and you get the idea.

    I’m offering no direct comparison to Zidane but Zidane was the player that defined the position. Not exactly a number 10 but sat in the centre, moved forward with the ball and linked up with Djorkeaff who was the creative striker.

    That’s why beattie25 was so adamant on us signing Matias Suarez.

    Then you would have the links between midfield and attack and Cisse could then concentrate on doing the thing he does best, finding space and scoring.

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  • Dannyo

    May 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #26

    I hope he does, as Campbell, this is one I really want to see in action.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Belfast…Was the pass for my first question to everyone then? 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    May 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #28

    Ruddy. What will worry me is if he starts randomly offering red and blue pills to people!

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 16, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #29

    I’m so childish I carnt,, help it puppet pardew.

    He’s a bad influence on me.

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  • The Guru Munro

    May 16, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Ruddy

    Ha ha.

    If beattie25 was here he’d have loved that.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 16, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #31

    PPB…This is hardly silliness by this blogs standards.

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  • Le Belfast 007

    May 16, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #32

    I only answer questions for a small fee Ibiza. Read the small print please.

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  • The Guru Munro

    May 16, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Tony Green

    I’m not saying that’s my opinion, I’m just. Trying to get I’m the mind of our manager.

    I’d love to do that, inception style, get into Pardews head and plant the idea of attacking football.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    May 16, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Spoof

    The reason I think we should sign 2 wingers is that in the off chance Marv and HBA are injured it would be much easier to chop and change the formation with 2 wingers, for example if we had the likes of Mertens and A N Other RW/ST with Marv or HBA injured, we could then play a 4-5-1 of sorts, or a 4-3-3 instead of the 4-2-3-1. If we sign another CAM then we’re almost forcing ourselves to play the 4-2-3-1, and another reason I’d love to sign wingers is so I never have to see HBA play RW again.

    For the love of God we’re not getting the best out of him if we shove him to the wing, just because he CAN play there doesn’t mean he should. At No 10 the man would explode for us I think.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 16, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #35

    Belfast…Don’t worry mate, of course you can’t help it, being a child and all.

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  • The Guru Munro

    May 16, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #36

    Markaccus

    I’m no drug dealer but I could get you a few blues for a good price.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    May 16, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #37

    Sorry forgot about Siem De Yong. He should be our no. 1 target and he would be the best fit for our team. I want Sissoko working alongside Cabaye in mid-field with De Yong acting as CAM with Cisse ahead. Attacking options of PEA, Lens and HBA on the flanks! Wow! Now there’s a thought. That’s 3 players and we are there and keep our existing 1st teamers with the exceptions of a few….such as Jonas. Love the plyr but his best days are now over.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    May 16, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #38

    Markaccus

    Spat my coffee out there bud, thanks fort that! Haha

    Guru

    Well I am sure, he is watching, or maybe not, I mean, after all he does have a somewhat time consuming, matter of life and death war with the machines going on.

    I’d be somewhat perturbed if he was wasting his time on the NUFC blog…

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  • Markaccus

    May 16, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #39

    Ruddy. Do you think the 4231 will eventually work for us? I know benny needs to be more central but we just dont seem to be able to get it to work.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    May 16, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #40

    I just realised that I was getting excited at the prospect of seeing some of the players mentioned signing for us.

    Then I realised, it’s NUFC we’re talking about. Nothing but disappointment is around the corner for us. I think we will probably be given 2 first teamers and then 2/3 supplementary “Amalfitano type” players.

    Who are we kidding really?

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