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Newcastle Youngsters Don’t Have Long To Prove Themselves

10:43 am, Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

When Haris Vuckic joined Newcastle in January, 2009 as a 16 year-old,  there were big things expected of the Slovenian youngster, but Haris hasn’t quite lived up to those expectations, and injuries have played a big part in curtailing his progress on Tyneside.

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Haris Vuckic after scoring at Motherwell last month

But the Newcastle coaching staff still think the Slovenian International can have a big future at Newcastle, but he needs to play first team football to progress further.

And along with youngsters like Shane Ferguson, James Tavernier, Conor Newton and others, Haris will be farmed out to a lower league club in August, to get some playing time over the next six months.

This is what Alan Pardew said about the player who turns 21 a week tomorrow:

“Really and truly the jump between playing in the Premier League without playing games is too big.” “But he’s a young player, and he’s got time. That’s where he is.”

Haris had discussions over the weekend with another club about the possibility of joining them on loan, and that club could have been Bradford City, where Australian Curtis Good spent a good loan spell at last season.

But Pardew has decided the way to bring these players – who are now around 21 – through at Newcastle is to send them out on loan, where they will get a chance to prove themselves.

But time will soon be running out on a number of them – if they are to continue their careers at Newcastle – and by next summer we could  see a number of them leave Newcastle for pastures anew.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Haris Vuckic · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Newcastle U21



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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kevymartins // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    For anyone intrested nufc have listed that new top worn by all the players in the braga match on ebay for charity, all currently have around £100 bids on them so far though.

    For anyone intrested nufc have listed that new top worn by all the players in the braga match on ebay for charity, all currently have around £100 bids on them so far though.

  • 2 kevymartins // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Ebay link previous story.

  • 3 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Glad Pardew has figured that out (took some time though)

    …now time to figure out how modern tactics and football works (never to late to learn my friend)

    …I believe you can do it ;) Just one sound advise: learn to “kill your darlings”! They do you no good!

  • 4 Tommyy // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    If he’s to go out to Bradford City we may aswell pack up and go home now.

  • 5 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    *it feels like Monday in here! hmm

  • 6 Tommyy // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Would just show how clueless the management is. Loaning him out to a lower standard than he was loaned out to last year? Ridiculous. He should be loaned to a challenging championship side like QPR or even a side like Hull or Crystal Palace.

  • 7 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Not looking forward to City on monday. Not so much that we don’t have the players to get a result but the manager is the problem.

    I see teams like Wigan & Southampton give them a real game at the Etihad, then we turn up and get steamrolled without even
    putting up a fight like we did last season.

    I wish we had someone like Sir Bobby again. We feared no one, especially away from home. Statistics back this up as well, didn’t we only get 2 away wins last season ?

  • 8 Tommyy // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    It always feels like a Monday whenever Newcastle United are concerened these days. The flame of St. James has well and truly been doused.
    I’d hazard a guess that upward of 70 percent of Toon fans are feeling underwhelmed and unhappy with how everything is run at Newcastle.

  • 9 Tommyy // Aug 13, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    BPC – Agreed, we’re a rotten club. No real direction, goals or ambition. No adequate leadership or organisation and no quality in the areas we really need it. The whole thing stinks.

  • 10 Rooster // Aug 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Big Papa, the manager and coaching staff are awful, last seasons debacle with performances, the way we trained as a squad terrible beyond belief, is it going to change? on the playing side it has to no doubts at all, on the training side we have some new fitness guru??? that takes away another excuse from Pardew.

    I can see the CITY game as a brave first attempt backs against the wall most of the second half and a late cave in, then Pardew will be full of praise and say how much we missed Jonas and how valuable he is to our team, I can just see it, I did not think any manager could irritate me as much as Souness but AP is way past him now, he will get another chance and im praying things come out more positive for us, tactically more of the same I feel we will see, if our ambition is just to finish tenth or above then the old sly silver fox is conning everyone again.

  • 11 Rainrix // Aug 13, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Tommy…. Here here, although i think that could just be ed’s speculation that he was in discussion with bradford city. I mean he was playing for cardiff a year and a bit ago. Going down a league makes no sense what so ever.

    Still i think even championship is too low a level for vuckic. He’s shown he can hold his own in the Pl. The problems simply been getting him game time. Either loan him to another PL club or keep him here simple as.

  • 12 elpaso_geordie // Aug 13, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Am I the only one hoping PSG rumours for Debuchy and Cabs are true.
    We will lose Cabaye sadly anyway so I have resigned myself to that but if he can take his pretty dam average mate with id be a happy man.
    Only thing is we are then relying on a right back having to come in pronto and we all know it takes months to get a player over the line……

  • 13 Rooster // Aug 13, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Tommyy, its been frustrating as hell this transfer window and pre season has filled me with no real passion at all for this season, just the same as last from what I have witnessed, the transfer window SO FAR has been about as annoying as you can get, Remy a good kid but 2 million spent so far is no were near enough.

    JK has a big mouth, full of promises and its time he delivered the bullshit is getting on everyones nerves, this Gomis situation has just dragged on and on, no doubt we will be back in for him as usual in the winter, A massive gamble again by MA last winter we got our arse smacked, if it has not been learned from , there is a shower of horseshit waitin, they best beware if lessons have not been learned??????!!!!!!!




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