Local Lad To Get Bumper Contract At Newcastle

After Newcastle had put in a good performance in front 33,846 fans last night, and been knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Manchester City, there’s still some good news this morning, and it’s concerning 22 year-old Paul Dummett.

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Paul Dummett – offered new deal

Paul came on at the start of the second half in place of the impressive Massadio Haidara last night, who had limped off at half time, but then Paul himself got a knock, and was replaced by Ben Arfa after 81 minutes.

The news today is that Paul will be offered a six-year bumper deal, that will keep him at the club until he’s 28, and we expect the Kenton lad to sign the deal, and he deserves a new deal after he has looked good this season, and that comes after a very successful loan at St Mirren last season in the Scottish Premier League.

Paul had talked about wanting to stay at his home town club earlier in the season:

“Staying at Newcastle was always my No 1 priority. The fans do like to see Geordies in the team.”

“We have had that down the years with Andy Carroll and Steven Taylor.” “Being out on loan has helped me. It is all about playing week-in, week-out.

Newcastle will be hoping that Paul can still improve a lot with more games in the Newcastle first team, and of course he can also play in a number of different positions too.

Paul played 36 times with two goals for St. Mirren last season, and so far has five appearances with one goal for Newcastle this season.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 31, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1


  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 31, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #2

    NUFC don’t do Bumper contracts.

  • Ian Toon

    Oct 31, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #3

    ToonDarnSarf- previous thread. I agree we are a quality Romelu Lukaku type striker away from matching Everton. If we had got him or Ba on loan then we would not be firing so many blanks. It was noticeable how Yanga’s presence enabled us to push up and play a higher line- even with a fairly static Williamson.

  • mindshaft

    Oct 31, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Whats all this rubbish about Pards being interested in Palace job, haven’t they already stated that they are looking for an out of work manager as they don’t want to pay compensation (given Pards has a forever contract)
    Afraid this is just a pipe dream

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 31, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Ian Toon

    I don’t rate the other strikers at Everton so if Lukaku isn’t firing then the best they have is Jelevic I think. But with him as a goal threat, that opens up opportunities for Mirallas and the rest to get more space.

    If Cisse was on form, we’d have a similar situation, defenders would fear him and there would be more space for Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Remy, Goofy or whoever so we’d be getting more clear-cut chances.

    As it stands, defenders can easily ruffle Cisse so we end up taking too many shots from outside of the box.

    Form is a funny thing though…Cisse could bang 2 in in the next game and he could be on fire again!

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 31, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #6

    And to everyone writing off our younger players, I hope people realise that Dummett was on loan for a season in Scotland when he was 21 and has just broken into the first team here at 22. So it’s silly to write-off Campbell, Sammy and the rest.

  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #7


    Last night cisse for me had a good game. He managed to actually control the ball and lay it off back into midfield. He also made a few runs into the box where he was found by a couple decent passes.

    Not back to his best but seemed better.

  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 31, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #8


    Also true…only top kids come through at 16-19…a lot don’t make top level til early 20s

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Oct 31, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #9

    Watch out for Armstrong currently in the England U17 scoring for fun. He could be the best we’ve produced sincs Gascoigne

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 31, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #10


    He’s getting in the right positions to score, he just need that confidence rather than snatching at the ball. It’s like he’s trying too hard to be like he was before rather than just scoring a few goals in simple ways and feeling his way back into form.

    Reminds you of Torres a little? And if it’s good enough for Mourinho, then surely it’s good enough for Pardew?

  • martoon

    Oct 31, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #11

    Transfer Sage @7 – That is true I actually thought his all round game has improved but obviously the missed chances stand out and that is all people judge him on. A few years ago he could have played a few games in the reserves to find some goalscoring form but these days we only have the under 21 team.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 31, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #12

    Who’s writing off our young players? No ones even mentioned them except to praise haidara and dummetts performances last night and express concern they both went off injured?

    Sorry mate but completely disagree on cisse, he made a couple of wrongs yes but look at when shola was on, every time the ball went in shola was there, near post back post in the middle didn’t matter he made sure he was there
    Cisse doesn’t make those runs to the near post, he doesn’t drift off the defender to go to the rear post, he stood bang in the middle, behind the defender and didn’t once pressure/challenge boyata
    For me it’s not form, it’s not confidence he just look disinterested
    Once shola went off he spent most the game in and around the centre circle with his hands on his hips, the work rate that displayed from the rest of the team simply wasn’t there from him

  • wynsleap

    Oct 31, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #13

    After last nights result Mike must be delighted – it’s all going so well. Out of the first Cup competition and only the next one to ditch in January whilst maintaining our mid to lower table position.
    A couple of cheap signings in the next window to appease the mugs (sorry, fans) and the job’s a good ‘un.
    Then onto next season when we can do it all again.
    It’s great to be a Toon supporter isn’t it?

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 31, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #14


    Not today mate. But I am allowed to introduce new topics aren’t I? ;p

    There have been plenty of being dismissing Sammy, Campbell, Vuckic, Tav and Alnwick. Mind you, over the summer there were also people saying that we were crazy to send Campbell out on loan and he should replace Cisse!

  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 31, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #15

    I can copy the link as my phone keeps taking me to the YouTube app

    But watch cisse for Freiburg. The runs, control, finishing…he looks a different player. He has become like the rest, good start then become a statue on the pitch.

    Last night it was noticeable how poor the movement is from everyone after a pass, they just don’t give the man on the ball options. It’s why we looked a lot more dangerous with long stuff to shola

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 31, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #16

    Fair point
    Campbell I think should be on loan, not sure why he came back (some said injury others said we cancelled it)
    Sammy I think has massively improved this season/ pre season
    Haidara/ dummet both look capable if stepping up
    Tav yeah I don’t think he’ll make it, he’s dropped completely off the radar and is one if our more experienced youth products, just doesn’t look a decent player (imo!)
    Vuckic for me has nothing to do with his ability but the lad is simply made if glass, just can’t see him staying fit!

  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 31, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #17

    6 year deal, what is the thinking behind that one exactly?

    Remember when Nile Ranger was given a 7 year contract and we had to pay him off to get rid of him.

    WTSeriousF, not even Alex Ferguson handed out deals like that to his very best and most loyal players.

    How many games has Dummett played, and we are ready to lock ourselves to him for 6 years, somebody needs to get a grip of themselves and start using their brain.

  • joreko@ben10

    Nov 1, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #18

    He deserves it in the last few games he has shown a lot of promise hopefully he does well to command a starting slot even when the seniors return from injury.


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