Is Time Running Out For Top Yong Player At Newcastle?


Haris Vuckic is on loan at Rotherham United through the end of the season, along with James Tavernier, and Haris has so far played 15 times with 3 goals, but he is on the bench a lot, and has started only seven of those games.

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Haris Vuckic – in action for Rotherham

And Haris has expressed his frustration at not getting the playing time he had hoped for at the League One club:

“It’s been frustrating because I’ve not had much starting time.” “I have not really been happy with my playing time and Newcastle haven’t been happy either,  as I came here to play, though I understand why I haven’t.”

“If the team’s winning it is hard to get in the side, that’s what happened, we’ve been unbeaten and it’s difficult to be chosen.” “We’ve four really good strikers who’ve to fight to get in the team.”

Footballers have to fight to get into any team, and of course Haris can also play in central midfield, so there’s another position he could play in.

It’s always revealing when players go out on loan, and one measurement of their progress is whether they can get to be a starter at the loan club.

While there may be competition at Rotherham, Haris turns 22 in August,  and it if he is to make it at Newcastle, you would have thought he could be a regular starter at Rotherham.

But that’s one of the questions Newcastle will need to answer – which younger players to keep this summer – and there has to be question marks over the heads of  players like James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson and Conor Newton – and also it seems Harris Vuckic.

When Haris first arrived at Newcastle in January of 2009 from NK Domzale as a 16 year-old, there were great hopes for him, but maybe because of a number of factors, such as picking up a number of injuries along the way – he hasn’t fulfilled his promise.

His contract runs though the summer of 2016, but time may be running out for him at Newcastle.

What do you think?



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82 comments so far

  • Sliema

    Mar 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #1

    From previous thread on MYM

    We spend £8.5million on a really promising player from Montpellier. He was awesome at Montpellier and a regular since the age of 19.

    He joins us to make a big step in his career. He is already turning 25 in May, he’s not a young player anymore, he’s at the level where the only chance he has of beginning a top-class defender is if he is given a regular starting spot at a Prem team.

    So we either play him, or we play a 32 year old CB who has repeatedly tried to leave the club and obviously doesn’t want to be here.

    On top of that, Pardew chooses to play STaylor?!
    I won’t even comment on that decision. We all know how we feel about that #pardewlogic

    It’s so short sited. Poor lad MYM. He should probably leave if this continues.

    He had a great few games up until that red card against Liverpool. You can’t lose faith in him for that alone.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 10, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Haris should have been loaned out to a European team like Abeid and given a chance to shine instead of warming benches for a league one side who will not utilise him in his preferred position.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 10, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #3

    I hope we have a good clear out in the summer, and get players in who wants to play for this club, saying that though that could be bloody hard.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 10, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #4

    I do feel sorry for MYM, it should be him and Williamson as our first choice pair

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Mar 10, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #5

    It took Colo ages to adjust to PL. MYM will be a star if he’s given games.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #6

    MYM should be playing but when he has had the chance he hasn’t exactly done enough to cement his place like Willo has done.

    He has done much better this year when he played alongside wilo but can see why it’s 50/50 between him and colo, could go either way.

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  • clinath@ed

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Haris’ work rate, or lack of it, means he will never be a success in the uk.
    For his own future in football, I’m afraid he needs to abroad.

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #8

    Transfer Sage

    he has more clean sheets to his name than the other 3,

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #9

    catchy

    He can’t have more clean sheets than willo, he has only started at CB with him, so must be the same at least, sure wilo has had more.

    And like I say, he’s not done enough to oust Colo yet, it’s a 50/50 call of who is better, neither are stamping their name on the place.

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #10

    TS

    just checking

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #11

    catchy

    You might be right, i’m just thinking of when MYM was in as CB not fullback.

    I imagine MYM has 2nd most though.

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #12

    Average_Contents
    2 mins ago
    Mag52

    Bums on seats accounted for 27m last season m8, obviously the europa league bumped it up but in the minutes of the fans meeting it was stated that Newcastle could only compete with its rivals on the pitch by upping commercial income and attendance (which I personally feel was a threat to the fans saying if you don’t turn up we don’t buy quality players!) Yet commercial revenue is advertising is it not, So Ashley is clearly depriving us of a revenue stream by his tacky, mass hoardings taking up SJP! Their excuse for this is they would not get anywhere near the 129m for the space! Don’t they think we know this, but a couple of million a season would benefit us immensely would it not! Instead of benefitting that fat cnuts “other” businesses! This isn’t a statement to you m8 just the first bit was lol, the rest was just general observation to the blog as a whole

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #13

    Average_Contents

    I read that too regarding them not being able to get 129mil for advertising…..if that’s the case though I expect the money they could get for advertising (lets say 5mil for simplicity, might be more of less in reality) should be getting deducted from the debt each year….so 124, 119, 114 etc etc year on year and that figure readjusted for what they could make.

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #14

    Good morning by the way 🙂

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #15

    People complaining about MYM have missed something. Pardew has come out to say that Colo and MYM are competing for the left hand side and Willo and Saylor for the right. He feels they are more effective there.

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  • Sliema

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #16

    But why play a player who wants to leave?
    When you have one hungry to impress, who’s value would only go up with games, and who has performed well this season?!

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #17

    I have it at (PL only)

    MYM 8

    villa
    palace
    man u
    Norwich
    spurs
    chel
    ful
    west h

    MW 6

    villa
    Norwich
    palace
    man u
    spurs
    chelsea

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #18

    Average
    Spot on mate, can’t get my head around the logic of that, so he’s getting the free advertising but not reducing the debt?
    Think it was ciaran i was chatting to about this and the only logical theory i think he could think of was the advertising was offset to the interest of the loan as in we don’t pay interest so i won’t pay for advertising

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #19

    TS

    I would think that that idea has already been discussed by NUFC ( my opinion) but didn’t they also say something along the lines of it benefits cashley having debt in his companies? Something to do with tax, I’m pretty sure it does and I believe his “other” companies have debt too although I’m no expert on the matter

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #20

    ToonDarnSarf

    seems very strange that MYM covers for RB and is only fighting for the left side of the CB position

    but hey that’s pardew

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #21

    Vuckic is never gonna start in front of mr t or sissoko-anita- gouffran or even hba. Another player not to make the grade

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #22

    TDS

    No I saw that…but that wasn’t the case until the spurs game.

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #23

    one of the most frustrating things about pardew
    no matter who come in to the team no matter how well they do as soon as his first choice players is available there back in the team

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #24

    Yes tads, that sounds exactly like something cashley would do (imho) no interest in reducing the debt or making NUFC more money by allowing us to sell the advertising space, therefore tightening his stranglehold over the club and showing a complete and utter lack of interest in the club ( apart from using it as a free advertising mule of course) I could be wrong and he only has Nufc’s best interests at heart but going off previous experience and all the cock-ups I highly doubt it (my opinion)

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #25

    catchy

    I stand corrected, presumed willo would have had more than him…didn’t even thimk MYM had played 8 games at CB this year.

    I still think though that MYM hasn’t done enough to say 100% should be in ahead of colo…i’d personally have him in before colo but don’t think it’s a huge mistake to play Colo.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #26

    Catchy

    Not really strange, who else do we have to cover at RB with Raylor injured?

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #27

    TS

    Wasn’t the case? Or wasn’t the case that Pardew made it public as his
    policy? It’s highly likely that was his inclination before and he believed his point proven.

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #28

    Transfer Sage

    this what I don’t understand about our club right now, people thinking that players arnt doing enough,
    in my eyes the game is simple, who stops the most goals should play if fit, and who scores the most should play, who creates the most should play.

    at our club now , it seems to be how good you are in other postions that counts,

    I think this makes our players look far worse than they are, which in turn makes the squad look smaller and weak in many areas

    I don’t buy it,

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  • Phatoon

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #29

    Clean sheets Stats time:

    Playing at CB (not FB) in the Premier league only:

    Williamson (5): Chelsea, Spurs, Man Utd, Palace, Villa,
    Coloccini (5): West Ham, Fulham, Man Utd, Palace, Villa,
    Yanga-Mbiwa (4): West Ham, Fulham, Chelsea, Spurs,
    S Taylor (1): Norwich,

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #30

    ToonDarnSarf

    do you not think it is mad that, he wants to fight for the left side of CB, but will use him at RB?
    im sure that if he can play L side of CB and RB he should also be able to play R side of CB

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #31

    TDS

    wasn’t the case….given by the fact taylor was playing the previous 2/3 games as the left sided CB

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #32

    Phatoon

    that’s a bit unfair,

    its not MYM’s fault he is asked to play RB,

    he has 8 clean sheets when he has been in DF

    if you want to go down that road, sissoko has nothing from the right side of MF, all his goal have came from runs up the centre of the pitch, HBA is by far the better choice as a winger

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  • Phatoon

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #33

    For reference, I like MYM, they way I see it is only the following combinations of CB can be played.

    Williamson/Coloccini
    Williamson/MYM
    MYM/Coloccini (when opponents lack aerial threats up front)
    S Taylor/Coloccini

    Williamson/S Taylor does not work, neither does S Taylor/MYM, common denominator is S Taylor…..

    I do like Taylor, he’s just not very good. We can’t afford that right now. I’d rather have had Perch (not just because of what happenned yesterday).

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #34

    catchy

    but there is more to each position than one stat….it’s about working as a team not the best individual stats.

    a striker isn’t just judged on goals, midfielders not just on assists and defenders not just on clean sheets.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #35

    catchy

    I’ll look at phatoons stats for clean sheets as i’m on about at CB, not fullback…but i still accept it’s a close call between mbiwa and colo but i’d take mbiwa

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  • Phatoon

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #36

    Catchy, we were talking CB pairings though right?

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  • Phatoon

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #37

    Looking through other positions, MYM has only 1 other clean sheet (in the Premier League), that was against Man Utd. But he only played the final 8 mins….

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  • GeordieRob

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #38

    What isn’t fair is counting the clean sheets where MYM sat on the bench all game…

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  • jayphoto

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #39

    I’d take MYM over colo as i’m not sure Colo is even our short term future whereas MYM could grow into a worldclass centre half!
    Also prefer tiote as captain! It seems to raise him up 25%!

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  • Markaccus

    Mar 10, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #40

    Ok, not sure if its been mentioned, as i have not scanned back through the articles, so…..

    Is anyone else a bit P1ssed off about the Pardew media witch hunt on one hand, and on the other hand, the medias laughing and joking about Meyler making light of the situation with a headbutt goal celebration? F#cking hypocrites.

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