This Is A Worrying Development At Newcastle

We had an article out yesterday that five of our young players needed to have first team games out on loan, but the Newcastle manager has come out today and said he wants to send three of them, maybe even four of them out on loan, but there isn’t much interest in the players. 🙁

Gael Bigirimana

Gael Bigirimana – not much interest in youngster for a loan move

The five players we identified were James Tavernier, Gael Bigirimana, Haris Vuckic, Curtis Good and Adam Campbell – and Alan has today said he’s been trying to find loan moves for Gael Bigirimana, Haris Vuckic.  Adam Campbell and maybe Curtis Good.

This is what Pardew told The Journal today:

“I think there are one or two players that we would love to loan out but we haven’t got the options,”

“Adam Campbell, Bigirimana and Haris (Vuckic), they need to go out on loan but we haven’t had the takers yet.”

Of course we did get Dan Gosling out on loan to Blackpool last week, but Dan’s four year stint will be up at Newcastle next summer,  when he will become a free agent, so his future is certainly not on Tyneside.

It’s a little worrying that those players are not generating any interest from say Championship clubs, and Alan Pardew is also open to a loan move for Curtis Good, who played well in the Capital One Cup game at Morecambe last month.

Some clubs have come in for the players, and Hartlepool came in for young Campbell, but it seems he wants to play at a higher level – but shortly we’ll have to remember that beggars cannot be choosers – and get them out to a club, even if it is further down the league.

Maybe Bigirimana could go back to Coventry on loan, but of course the club may not need a player in central midfield like their former youngster,  so at the moment it’s a bit of a challenge for Alan Pardew.

We just don’t think playing for the Newcastle U21 side will develop these players quickly enough, but on the other hand Newcastle need some level of guarantee that if the youngsters do go out on loan, then they will get first team playing time, but so far, it seems those promises have not been forthcoming.

What do you think?

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14 comments so far

  • Rainrix

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Hmmm disappointing then that st mirren have cooled off their interest in campbell, that would’ve been a great move for him.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #2

    It isn’t a huge surprise, in the Journal article we are apparently seeking assurances that they play regularly. I can understand why we would want that, but to ask another team to guarantee it is a ridiculous notion. If they are performing well enough, they would get game time. If they aren’t, then they won’t. Simple.

    So, suck it up, and either back them to be a success at whoever wants them, or get shot permanently if they aren’t good enough.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #3

    Must be Ashley’s and Pardew’s fault for there being no interest. Or maybe Pardew is lying because Ashley told him to for some unknown illogical conspiracy reason. Maybe there have been offers to them out on loan but Ashley insists that they stay because he doesn’t want other people knowing how bad our youth team is??? Yep, that’s it…mindless conspiracy theory…

  • JaxtheMag

    Oct 9, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #4

    maybe there just not good enough.

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 9, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #5

    TDS….66th! And how much of your transfer kitty do you have left? Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    I didn’t enter it this year. I lost interest fairly quickly last time around.

    On thread…Could it be we left it a bit late to get these lads a loan? We’re more in the emergency loan time period now, aren’t we?

  • bills-son

    Oct 9, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #6

    Sammy’s loan spell at Boro seems to have toughened him up and brought him on so I’m all for the players mentioned going out on loan.

    There is no comparison between training, coming on as a sub or playing regular competitive football where teams are playing for points and the tackles come flying in.

    That’s why there is absolutely no point in sending players out on loan if they don’t play.

  • mattnufc

    Oct 9, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #7

    May be relevant to some:
    Newcastke will fund travel to away games for Disabled Supporters’ Association members.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 9, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #8


    As it happens, I’ve kept my powder dry and plan to play my wildcard for the business end of the season! It gives me the chance to assess any weaknesses in my squad and react to injuries… 🙂

    The loan window is open for the football league I believe. None of these will go to a PL club. The loan window in the football league is a lot more generous than in the PL.

  • I-Am-Ahab

    Oct 9, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #9

    Agree with billson, send em to Sydney fc…. Cheers

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 9, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #10

    TDS…Gambling with success there…. 🙂

    I think that’s right about loans. My point was more along the lines of most teams would have conducted their business for now, so anybody still looking for players would be more on an emergency basis or just looking for a bit more depth, but unlikely still looking for starters etc.

  • Ciaran

    Oct 9, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #11


    The Premier League have provided additional funding to ensure that the costs of travel/ticket prices are made more cost effective for away supporters due to the dwindling numbers of away support.

    While it is positive that the club is using some of that money to fund travel for disabled supporters to away games, it is only a drop in the ocean of what they could/and should be doing.

    Let’s not forget that even to buy tickets for away games you need to pay the ÂŁ30 quid membership fee. Once the club scraps that ludicrous policy, makes travel for away fans more cost effective on the whole, then I will begin to really take notice.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 9, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #12


    Some people put too much relevance on match experience though. Sure, that’s massively important but so is training their tactics, technique and fitness.

    It’s different for every player. Some could do with time with us to develop their fitness levels and others need to actually play.

  • mattnufc

    Oct 9, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Couldn’t disagree.

  • toonbrother

    Oct 9, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #14

    vuckic and campbell arent good enough for the first team. But Bigi is ready from what ive seen of him. Why not play the fella in the cArling cup?


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