Newcastle Manager Donates Money

Newcastle assistant manager John Carver, and 22 year-old local lad Paul Dummett held a training session for the Montagu and North Fenham Boys Club under-nines last week, and they went through a number of training drills the first team use at Newcastle.

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John Carver and Paul Dummett – and the under-nines with their coaches

John Carver was a member of the Boys club when he was a youngster and it was a surprise visit made by the two Newcastle men, and John gave the Boys Club a check from Newcastle manager Alan Pardew for improving their facilities.

And that’s a nice gesture from Alan Pardew.

John talked about being part of the Boy’s club when he was a boy:

“I started my football at Montagu at the age of eight,” “Just playing, coaching and getting involved with the lads brought back so many good memories for me.”

“They are in better shape than when I played – they have a nice artificial indoor surface now – but they need a new club house because this one is close to being condemned.”

“So a lot of former players like myself are trying to raise funds and awareness to give these kids somewhere to play.”

“More than 350 boys and girls a week play here, which is phenomenal, but if we can’t find a facility for them then we are going to have big problems.”

“We want to keep them off the streets and do as much as we can to keep grassroots football alive at this club.”

I was part of Walker Boys Club way back in the olden days – 1960 to be exact – and played football every Saturday afternoon for the club, so we know they do a great service for youngsters in the area.

And we are so impressed with the way the players and the coaches at Newcastle reach out into the community and do some great work, and a lot of that seems to have been happening during this two week International break.

But the last of the International games are today, and then Alan Pardew and John Carver will need to get the lads ready for the game against Norwich on Saturday.

It’s a game we are expected to win – and that tells us it’s going to be very tough.

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3 comments so far

  • NUFCarter

    Nov 19, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #1

    lets start an NUFC fans channel

  • pottsclock

    Nov 19, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Actually there’s a good argument to say that this January will be a good time to do transfer business.
    Firstly, there are a number of players desperate get games under there belt with the looming world cup who, for whatever reason, are out favour with their clubs (e.g. de Jong)
    Secondly, silly money was spent in the summer by many clubs because of the EPL cash windfall. That money has largely been spent and there is less competition for players who are available so the prices will be reasonable. MA likes his bargains.
    Once next summer comes, prices will go up again once the money is divvied out to clubs and as promoted clubs look to strengthen.
    I was really disappointed that we did not sign a striker and CB in the summer. But I fully expect us to sign at least a striker in Jan because that is when MA will get best value for money and that is his mindset. With Remy off in the summer and Shola nearly finished he knows he has to buy.


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