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It Was Never In Our Plans He Leave Newcastle Permanently

10:08 am, Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

Paul Dummett looks a very capable footballer with a great temperament and a burning desire to be a success at his home town club, and Paul has so far played at left back and center-back for Newcastle, but maybe he could end up becoming a left winger, since he seems to have an eye for goal, but manager Alan Pardew has also thought about playing Paul in central midfield.

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Paul Dummett - in action on Saturday

Alan Pardew has talked about the versatility of Paul, and his very successful loan spell last season at St. Mirren, and that he could even play him in defensive midfield:

“He was never going to St Mirren permanently, never.” “It was never in our plans. We always had good reports back.” 

“We are not particularly well covered at left-back but Paul offered that pre-season and Davide Santon knew he was under massive pressure. He was pushing him hard.”

“He gained his reward for that on Saturday and I have no qualms about putting him in.”  “I have thought about sticking him in midfield as well, where I think he can be a bit of a destroyer in certain games.”

“There are a number of roles he can play.”  “He is ready and he showed me that, but I think Steven Taylor with one leg will tell me he is OK for the derby. I will make the call on Thursday.”

Certainly when Paul was playing at St. Mirren we watched the Celtic vs St. Mirren game,  and Paul looked like the best player on the field in that game, and the 22 year-old has shown what a career boost a successful loan move can be.

The deadline for emergency loan moves is November 5th, and we hope some of our players like Haris Vuckic and Adam Campbell, as two examples, can be hooked up with loan deals, so they can get some first team experience away from Newcastle.

That will only help their development as footballers.

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Tags: Adam Campbell · Haris Vuckic · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Paul Dummett · Premier League · Steven Taylor





7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cyprus // Oct 22, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Don’t play Taylor, AP. He ain’t good enough with two legs. He ain’t match fit. He will make that mistake…

  • 2 Grafton83 // Oct 22, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    I don’t know why people think it’s a good idea to keep changing players positions around.

    The more you practice something the better you get at it so stick to one position and become great at that. We seem to have a leaning towards versatile players sometimes but in my opnion it does us no real favours.

    I’d rather have a very good left back than an OK LB, CM and LM.

  • 3 kt97toonarmy // Oct 22, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Cyprus. Alot of ppl moaned there wasnt enough passion in our team after the derby. So taylor nd dummet would b great at cb. But i think willo deserves at start too he was solid against cardiff except his mistake.

  • 4 croftus5678 // Oct 22, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    @2 grafton

    i certainly agree with you but you do need a few players firt team worthy that can play in a few different positions in case of sending off’s or injuries during a game ect.

    we have it in jonas/goofy and slightly in mbiwa and certainly now in dummett who i would rather see playing in a position not his then sat on the bench such is his impact on games.

    think the lad is complete now and has everything in his game so only needs to improve them ! he could be our version of bale if pushed forward.

  • 5 kt97toonarmy // Oct 22, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    The 3-0 im on about by the way nd i forgot to mention i thought willo nd dummet handled the so called SAS very well

  • 6 kt97toonarmy // Oct 22, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Lovin this pic.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/DappaSmith10/status/392340753269424128

  • 7 lesh // Oct 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    What? We never had plans but to keep young Dummet.

    Really? Then why is it that discussions are planned or have only recently begun? Could it be an amateurish attempt to show that the club does plan ahead?




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