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Alan Pardew – This Local Lad So Close To First Team Place

9:59 am, Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 39 Comments

Last season one of the big failings of the Newcastle side, was when our youngsters were given their chance in the Newcastle first team, they were found to be wanting, and wanting badly in some cases.

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Paul Dummett - in action last night – had a great game

But it’s always very difficult for inexperienced young  players coming into a side that is struggling against relegation, and if we can have a better season next term, we would not be too  surprised if a number of our youngsters start to look the part.

Certainly last night players like Haris Vuckic and Paul Dummett definitely looked the part, and Alan Pardew this morning said he may keep local lad Dummett at Newcastle this season, and not loan him out to a Championship club, which had been the plan.

This is what Alan Pardew said in the Evening Chronicle today about 21 year-old Dummett:

“The real bonus has been the lad who has been bonus of the first week of pre-season – Paul Dummett.” “He is really showing up well. He is giving Davide Santon a run.”

“It is great to see one of our young lads from the Academy putting pressure on.” “I really am considering keeping him for the season because he is really close.

“If he can back that performance up with a couple more he will be in with a shout.”

Dummett spent most of last season on loan at St Mirren with fellow Geordie Conor Newton, and the success of the loan moves last year will no doubt have Alan looking to send more of our youngsters out to get first team experience this season.

Paul got a new deal in the summer, but it was only for one year, and the manager will now have to think about whether he wants to send Paul out on loan, with him pushing hard for a first team place at his local club.

Paul is already wanted by Birmingham City and Millwall, and while it gives Alan Pardew a little bit of a problem, these are good problems to have for any manager.

Paul gave an excellent display at left-back for Newcastle last night, and that will have even more clubs interested in the local lad, who turns 22 in September.

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39 responses so far ↓

  • 1 wolfshead@toon // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:04 AM


    have you forgotten about joes consultancy work with the imf over the euro crisis :-)

  • 2 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    JFK junior // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Ok I admit it…it was totally aimed at you, John Tudor.

    I dont like you. I don’t like how you hound and bully people on here and force them off the blog. I also don’t like how it’s ok for you to say what you like, but as soon as certain bloggers give you back a dose, you claim the innocent victim and then “leave the blog” only to come back as a different nickname and have it fight your battles. It’s pathetic.

    There are plenty of excellent people on this blog who you continually get at, and it’s childish. You talk about being older etc, well you should know better.

    And for somebody who regularly boasts about having 25k in his back pocket, you spend all day on here. How about leave the house and spend your money, rather than roll out the same old rubbish on here. Idiotost

  • 3 Hatem's better than Messi // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Better to loan him out than have Pardew coach him.
    He’s come on because he was away from NUFC.

    Sad but true.

  • 4 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    you sir are a ffin nob ead

  • 5 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    oh so you fight others battles on here jfk to me you are insignificant as pardews crap he spouts so jog on sonny

  • 6 JFK junior // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:06 AM


    Spelling not your strong point….

  • 7 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    John Tudor
    Bent, Campbell – at the moment I would have Bent only because he knows where the back of the net is. A year loan hopefully would help Campbell get into the positions and instinct to sniff out the goals.

  • 8 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    and this you post of me i can post stuff that starts the rants and 85%it was the others who start it no just shut your little gob

  • 9 Indian Magpie // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Himanshu Dhingra ?@HD_07 3m
    Pardew to take over as #NUFC Conservancy Head

  • 10 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Good glad for dummett, said after the Brighton game when he came on I thought he looked like one of the minority of youngsters who will make

    He was hungry determined and truly a good footballer, had great positional sense, decent pace and a great cross on him!

    One question, if dummett is pushing santoon then what has happened to haidara?!?!

  • 11 wolfshead@toon // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    vukic and sants are the future and the future looks bright :-)

  • 12 Moe // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Dummett looked Very Decent whenever I watched him ..

    If he keeps to impress, I hope to see Santon being pushed forward and Haidara given Left Back position. Dummett being the back up for Haidara

  • 13 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    charlie yes he knows but has he the legs and the desire to score,whereas campbell has this and more

  • 14 JFK junior // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Erm…anybody able to translate JT’s post to me?

  • 15 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:11 AM


    Im worried about his age, Injuries, this would be his last club I reckon in the Prem before dropping down a league.

    I really can’t see the club paying anymore than 2.5 – 3 million for a back up striker.


    If we do pay 5-6 million then I cant help but think that he will be starting upfront with Cisse this season coming.

    And another striker coming in will be doubtful.

    Just my two cents.

  • 16 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Dummett pushing Santon? Where is Haidara?

  • 17 richyg01 // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    I think sending Campbell off for a year will do him a world of good, he didnt look great last night.

  • 18 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    jfk i think that is an answer just get off mey back

  • 19 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    did you see him richyg ,you where there

  • 20 Ian Toon // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Ruddy– I have been ignoring your childish asides because I am just too busy enjoying myself.

    Ruddy – What your all about is looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy.

    Your a mature student.

  • 21 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    At the moment we need goals

  • 22 Transfer Sage // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Campbell is a funny one for me…from what I’ve seen on the reserves he looks a player.

    The key is can he step up and play for the main side…I believe so but getting the odd 20 minutes won’t help really.

    If he won’t get a lot of games he needs a loan at that age so he can develop and grow. Regular football is the key for him, I’d loan him out 100%

  • 23 Ian Toon // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Tads- Dummett was our best player. Looked really hungry.

  • 24 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    I think something may already be sorted the way there manager was talking!
    6 month loan see how he gets on, of he’s doing great bring him back of he’s only doing ok give him the season

  • 25 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Lot of bickering going on between posters this morning?

    Cheer up lads.

    Bedtime for this one, bet I wake up to a packed St James welcoming Darren Bent to the club? Naaaaat!

    Goodnite all.

  • 26 Transfer Sage // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:25 AM


    Correct…goals won games, most simple concept in football.

    Hopefully we get a striker in to push cisse or ideally be better than him. I’d spend 10-20 on the best striker we could possibly get, not sure who but that’s why the club have scouts, sure they can get a good player for that.

    After that we need a couple others but they can be more bargain signings if we have a goalscorer.

    We also need to find a way to link the team up. Currently each position is isolated and little link up play between areas…hopefully that is addressed pre season.

  • 27 Zero // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    TBH how much worse can he get than shola was last season…. but then again i suspect he will be brought on to ‘hold up the ball’ aswell i.e. killing our offensive play. I found Pards comments at the match amusing, play with one foot firmly forward lol ahhh the irony

  • 28 sello // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    It’s a shame he is left back when we have santon, haidara and mbiwa who all played there last year and we only have debuchy on the right now Simpson and perch have gone. I’m sure santon could play right back being right footed to even it up a bit for competition.

  • 29 lesh // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:27 AM


    You’re right, I did overlook his IMF work – he’s doing so much good in the world, I missed it. I do hear he’s had a call from Blair and may give him some help in his role of Middle East Ambassador for Peace. Is there no end to his goodness

  • 30 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Ian toon
    Been really and admittedly surprised by dummetts progression, goes to show game time is better experience rather than simply training with the first team!
    He’s come on fantastically and looks really determined to prove his worth and seems to be willing to take his chance and fight for a senior spot rather than go back on loan good on him!

    The big question is where is he rated by the coaching staff?
    Going to be a real battle between santon haidara and dummett!

    Were you at the game? How did vuckic look?
    And do you think Campbell should stay and get the odd 20 mins or head out on loan?

  • 31 richyg01 // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Middlesbrough want Strolla – Im sure he will have no problem getting a lift – form an orderly queue guys

  • 32 lesh // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    If young Dummet has gained from his spell at St Mirren, maybe we should outsource our Academy work to the club!

  • 33 Rooster // Jul 17, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Dummet, is a quality kid, strong physical,terrific left foot, great attitude, plays left or right back centre back, got to be our main back up, different class from willo who has to go now, wa screeming for a kidto put quality in the box, this kid has always done it proper footballer

  • 34 Noah Another Ameobi // Jul 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    he also can play at cb and maybe even rb

  • 35 fatman // Jul 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    The reason our kids fail is because we use too many at the wrong time instead of bringing them on when we are coasting, we through them on when we are up s**t creek, and when things go wrong we say they are not ready, introduce them one at a time with seasoned pro’s to protect them. build their experience up then bring on the next one.

  • 36 mumbaNi // Jul 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    With Dummett and Hiadara surely Pardew should use pre season to push santon forward into an area we really lack in cover… he is quick, he likes to run at people and likes to cross/shoot when given a chance.

    Please just try it

  • 37 Noah Another Ameobi // Jul 17, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    hi my friend has a few youtube videos up about newcastle and i think you may like them

    alan pardews comments on paul dummett
    A video about wether newcastle should sign remy

  • 38 JP...from The Rock // Jul 17, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    I don’t know what the issue is. Just send these kids out on loan and if we’re short in cover then we can always recall them back! It would be foolish to keep them on the fringes as it would be halting their progress. Look how far Dummet has come along with one full season out on loan. Imagine what a season long loan could do to the likes of Campbell and Vuckic.

  • 39 JP...from The Rock // Jul 17, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    NUFC drown in a glass of water honestly!

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