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Make Or Break Season For Many Of Newcastle’s Top Youngsters

11:15 am, Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

Some of Newcastle’s youngsters aren’t so young any more,  and next season will be almost a make or break season for a lot of them.

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Brad Inman – crucial season for the 21 year-old

And that’s going to be true for the likes of Brad Inman, Sammy Ameobi, James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson and Haris Vuckic, to name only five,  and the first four are 21 and Haris turns 21 in August.

So they are not youngsters any more, and will need to show what they can do next season, if they are to have a future career at Newcastle.

Brad Inman is one of those youngsters, and he has been offered a one year deal at the club, but has not yet agreed terms with Newcastle.

Brad is coming off a good loan spell at Crewe Alexandra last season,  where he managed to play at Wembley in the final of the Johnstone Paint Trophy when Crewe beat Southend 2-0 on April 7th.

This is what Brad told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Hopefully, I’ll be back at Newcastle next season – I can’t really say any more than that.” “I want to push on to next season, and see what the future brings.”

“It was a dream come true for me playing at Wembley.” “Even some of the best players don’t get the chance to play at Wembley.” “The pitch, the stadium and the fans – it was just a great day.”

“Achieving that at 21 was good.” “I just hope to play there again some time.” “I got eight goals for Crewe in 26 appearances.” “It wasn’t a bad scoring ratio.”

“I played in a midfield three with one holding and two attacking.” “I played on the left a couple of times, cutting inside and shooting.”

Crewe  are keen to get him on loan, or on a permanent basis for next season.

It’s up to Brad to produce in this coming season, otherwise he will be moved out and that’s true for the other four we mentioned above.

Conor Newton and Paul Dummett are two other 21 year-olds who have also been offered one year deals at Newcastle, but they haven’t signed them yet, and it seems they also have offers coming from St. Mirren, with Celtic also said to be interested.

Both lads did great on loan at St. Mirren last season,  and helped them win the Scottish Communities League Cup for the first time,  when they beat Hearts 3-2 in the final at Hampden Park, with Conor scoring one of the goals.

And there were local reports that Mehdi Abeid, who turns 21 in August and who played on loan at St. Johnstone last season, is leaving the club this summer,  and will join Frenchman Yven Moyo, who was told a few months ago to find another club.

It’s time for our youngsters to show what they can do next season, if they want to continue their careers at Newcastle.

Things can get tough when  you grow older.

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Tags: Brad Inman · Conor Newton · Mehdi Abeid · Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth · Paul Dummett · Sammy Ameobi · Shane Ferguson · Yven Moyo





17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lesh // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Strikes me that if these lads do move on, then we’ve wasted a lot of time and money on them.

    Is there something wrong with our scouting of young talent or does the problem lie with the coaching they receive?

  • 2 jeff // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    I am also indian so anything you say to indian magpie you say to me

    I know why yall gang up on him. Its because hes not your setereotypical white geordie. Well let me tell ya

    YOU CAN BE ANY RACE AND SUPPORT NUFC

  • 3 TorqToon // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Jeff….grow up man!!!!!!!

  • 4 marc // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    jeff you dick it’s not his colour it’s his comments

  • 5 yo-yo // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    jeff

    Historically it’s because Indian has been a real Shola basher and as he dishes it so he gets it back. Nothing to do with race, religion, creed, etc., just opinions. I was pleased to see the anti- Cisse muslim comment get crushed – we can’t be having that stuff associated with the Toon. We’re black and white after all

  • 6 Bearsize // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Of coarse tiote rates pardew, he plays him whatever his form! Jonas to come out tomorrow ‘pardew is the best i have played for’ remember tiote was toilet this season. We need the players who clearly did not enjoy last season to comment on pardews poo tactics ect… Just coz he loves playing for the toon and getting 50 grand a week doesnt mean he will come good. Often players who decide to have trouble executing a 10 yard pass often find themselves surplus to requirements quite quickly. Can still do a job but games like against manure will be pipedreams from now on. We need to sell players when stock is high. Evntually we can start to buy more exspensive players, not get to attached to players is key here. Problem is the top teams in prem will not fund us as they know if they give us 30 million we can strengthen ten fold i.e carroll, therefore possibly get in their top 4 which would be a disaster, so selling players abroad is our only option. Open ur minds guys we had a great season finishing fifth and all our players got there heads turned but no offers came in. Sell large to eventually buy large and have better heroes than tiote ect… Just needs patience which no one has got unfortunately lol including myself! Shola is poo!

  • 7 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Jeff,
    What are you blathering on about?? There were no racist remarks earlier.

    Lesh,
    Coaching as far as this crop goes, and lack of experience from not being put out on loan atall or at an appropriate level.

    Injuries have troubled Inman and Vukic

  • 8 Bearsize // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Of coarse tiote rates pardew, he plays him whatever his form! Jonas to come out tomorrow ‘pardew is the best i have played for’ remember tiote was toilet this season. We need the players who clearly did not enjoy last season to comment on pardews poo tactics ect… Just coz he loves playing for the toon and getting 50 grand a week doesnt mean he will come good. Often players who decide to have trouble executing a 10 yard pass often find themselves surplus to requirements quite quickly. Can still do a job but games like against manure will be pipedreams from now on. We need to sell players when stock is high. Evntually we can start to buy more exspensive players, not get to attached to players is key here. Problem is the top teams in prem will not fund us as they know if they give us 30 million we can strengthen ten fold i.e carroll, therefore possibly get in their top 4 which would be a disaster, so selling players abroad is our only option. Open ur minds guys we had a great season finishing fifth and all our players got there heads turned but no offers came in. Sell large to eventually buy large and have better heroes than tiote ect… Just needs patience which no one has got unfortunately lol including myself! Shola is poo!!!!!

  • 9 Roose Trollton // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Im offensive and i find this indian.

  • 10 jeff // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Well anyway the way you say indian. It sounds like “hey you get back to cricket you indian”

    It is still my dream to be the first indian player for newcastle. I hope to get a trial when i hit 18 so im 12 atm so i guess you wont hear for a while hahah

  • 11 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Bearsize,
    Tiote had one of the best pass completion rates at the club last year, and every season he has been here. Being unable to pass 10 yards certainly isn’t his problem.

  • 12 rainrix // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    What type of dog ?hits on the pavement
    in front of your house?
    Alsatian. Racist!
    Say you’re typin’ in a search engine, tryin’ to write ‘haterz’ with a Z at the end?
    And your computer goes ‘Did you mean haters’?
    That’s how you know…Google’s racist!
    How come every time an igloo’s made it’s always white, hm?
    Eskimos- racist!

  • 13 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Jeff,
    I take it you missed Michael Chopra’s brief dalliances?

  • 14 geordiesteve520 // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Completely off toipic but I am loving the ASOIAF reference by Roose Trollton – classic.

  • 15 croftus5678 // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    @1 lesh very few youngsters from all teams get into the 1st team and youth is allways a gamble as they need to be 1st team ready by the age of 21 really !

    if we was in the championship we would not have the class of player we have now and i suspect the likes of abied/fergusson/innman/good/dummet ect would be in our first team but our 1st team has more quality now so youngsters need to be better to get into it.

    one name missing is hairdryer on the youngster list btw as he was bought for the dev squad but he’s just proved to be top class allready same as when santon arrived with the potential to get better.

  • 16 lesh // Jun 11, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Lilongwe, Croftus coaching does appear to be the problem and yes, they’ve got to be ready for 1st team at 21.

    Lack of loan experience probably contributes a lot to lack of development squad successes and the question must therefore be, why don’t we put the kids out on loan earlier in their career instead of waiting til they’re 19 or 20?

  • 17 Owldman // Jun 11, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Toon aren’t the only team who fail with their acadamy players.I watched young lads from 7 to 16 you could see the ones who had something special and I thought some them would make at some level in the game but some of the coaches I spoke to just shrugged their shoulders, OK till they get to 16/17then they lose interest cant be bothered to train too much effort needed girls become a distraction then of course booze the perfect example Nile Ranger, this is one of those who could have made it but as we saw so many times in trouble with the law turning up late for training threw it all away.truh was did he really want to be a footballer .or could he not handle the dedication that was needed.I think that is the problem with a lot of the young players they huge wages for limited ability.little wonder most of our Premier League teams look abroad for cheaper & in many cases more technicaly gifted players.




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