The Future Will Be Brilliant At Newcastle – Here’s Why


If you believe Newcastle U21 coach and Football Development Director Peter Beardsley – the future is bright for Newcastle, but we dare say that’s not what Newcastle fans are thinking at the moment, after some woeful performances from the Newcastle side this year, culminating in the disgrace at Southampton last time out.

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Peter Beardsley – future at Newcastle is bright – honest

This is some of what Peter Beardsley has said in the Shields Gazette today:

“I was lucky enough to see Arma’s debut, and it would be great if one or two others get a chance down the line.”

“That, ultimately, is our job – to produce players that get to the next level, bu it’s not going to happen overnight, but there will be a time where we get two or three into the first team squad.”

“Lubo went to Southampton with the first team, which was massive.” “Two weeks previously, him and Rolando Aarons were part of the squad at Fulham.”   “The manager is spot on with them.”

“The owner is all for youngsters doing well and what he’s doing at this football club at youth level is incredible, I genuinely mean that. Long term, it will be brilliant.”

Well,  we suppose Peter has to be supportive of Pardew and Ashley, because they are his bosses after all, but the facts are that we have failed to bring one youngster through to be a first team starter in the seven years Mike Ashley has owned the club.

That’s one part of the strategy that just hasn’t worked, and we wonder what the five year plan is for Newcastle at the moment, because this season we seem to be back to square one – and we’re not sure where the club goes from this point.

One positive thing is that at least we are not struggling with relegation as some other clubs are – and that’s at least one saving grave  – it could be worse.

And we suppose that could always be described as brilliant.

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113 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #1

    More spin to appease the masses me thinks

    We aren’t exactly top notch at bringing them through are we lol!

    Anyway back to what the spineless one said, is he serious? Does he think before the verbal diarrhoea spews from his poor excuse of a mouth? Obviously not! Unless of course he is deluded and believes it

    Can’t stand the bullsh!tter and never believe a word that comes out of his mouth

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  • jimmysmith

    Apr 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #2

    “saving grave” Spot on Ed. The sooner this wretched season is dead and buried the better.

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  • cyprus

    Apr 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #3

    “That was a game where we looked like we had no process to win the game.” “We need to know – clearly – what our process is.”

    “That’s what we’re going to have to work on this week.”

    And the lack of a process to win the game is down to the coaching, so the preparation for the game must have been woeful, and Pardew has said they didn’t do much on the pitch, but only mapped the strategy out on the blackboard.”

    What?! lol

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  • cyprus

    Apr 2, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #4

    A ‘process’.
    What’s a process? Like step 1, step 2?
    Do you mean a plan?

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  • Lynxie

    Apr 2, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #5

    The future will NOT be brilliant. The future will be profitable. For FATTY only. Good young uns coming through, is simply a good crop of future sales. Meanwhile we will spiral and plummet coz he doesn’t give a monkeys about victories or trophy challenges.

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  • cyprus

    Apr 2, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #6

    “That’s what we’re going to have to work on this week.”

    At least nobody’s mentioned the word groundhog.

    What I’m looking for next game in truth isn’t ‘a process’. Just play it like it’s important to you, like it’s your last game. You too AP.

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  • toon22

    Apr 2, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Its amazing but every time AP opens his mouth yet more verbal diarrhea flows from it.
    When was the last time a player improved under him?
    When was the last time we looked threatening from a corner/free kick?
    Its obvious to all the who team is centered around an individual sparking something on there own to scrape a win,there is no plan.

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  • Lynxie

    Apr 2, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #8

    ‘The game plan was mapped out on a blackboard’. said the silver haired tactical genius..
    Oh well that’s good. When we eventually play Southampton on a blackboard, instead of a large expanse of grass, (manicured like a snooker table), we will have them boxed up nicely.
    I can’t believe the utter nonsense this moron comes out with some of the time.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 2, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #9

    Lynxie

    Some of the time? lol

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 2, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #10

    I dread the weekly pre-match press conference on a Thursday, just ruins my day and tends to more often than not make me cry, not tears of joy I’m afraid but tears of sadness and embarresment!

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 2, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #11

    More lies …

    Even trotting Beardsley out to spin for them.

    This club sucks.

    Don’t support Ashley’s NUFC.

    6 years of Ashley and we’re getting hammered week after week … again.
    Disgraceful losses to the Mackems and they just don’t care.

    Time for YOU to make a stand.
    Send your season ticket back.

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  • aidytoon9

    Apr 2, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #12

    Pards said we should be shocked into putting a performance in against Man U!
    Our players are on thousands per week and are wearing the black and white shirt!
    Get a grip man!
    This bloke is talking utter crap and again is towing the party line.
    Tell it how it is for once even if you get sacked because of it as I for one will have a little more respect for him.

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  • stan anderson

    Apr 2, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Thats right Peter tell it like it is son,keeps you in a job.
    Great player but i think he is now towing the fatmans line.

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  • stan anderson

    Apr 2, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Apart from Keegan and Bobby days we,ve always been shafted by the owners,as they know we keep on coming and paying the cash.
    We will never change because we invite being abused.

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  • saxonfenken

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #15

    What a lot of moaners we have on here. I seldom come on here now, it is so negative.
    Would they rather be like the unwashed, spend a fortune and be in the relegation zone or be 9th and safe. Some of you so called supporters make me puke

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  • Whumpie

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #16

    I agree with all the bagging of Ashley and Pards. Shitejobs from both and I still think those who go to matches have no right to complain.

    BUT

    In the defence of Pedro: Ashley started making changes to our academy about 5 years ago and is still at it. Those changes will have started to take effect on players who were in their early teens. So the earliest you’d expect to see an improvement in the senior squad is. .. About now.

    So lady off Pedro – He’s one of the few in the club with a clue about it and some honesty

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #17

    Stan,
    It has been well reported in the past that Beardsley and Ashley are quite close, and that Beardsley is a big supporter of what Ashley is doing for the club. I fully expect him to replace Pardew if Pardew gets the bullet any time in Ashley’s reign, and for the entire thing to continue albeit under possibly a worse manager….

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  • Whumpie

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #18

    I agree with all the bagging of Ashley and Pards. Shite jobs from both and I still think those who go to matches have no right to complain. Boycott of shut up.

    BUT

    In the defence of Pedro: Ashley started making changes to our academy about 5 years ago and is still at it. Those changes will have started to take effect on players who were in their early teens. So the earliest you’d expect to see an improvement in the senior squad is. .. about now.

    So lady off Pedro – He’s one of the few in the club with a clue about it and some honesty. He could well be right.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #19

    Saxons

    It’s ok you just settle for mediocrity mate its all good as long as the spreadsheets are in good nick and an owner who lies to the fans which was proven in a court of law, oh and don’t forget the puppet of a manager who peddles said lies, but it’s all good aye!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #20

    “we have failed to bring one youngster through to be a first team starter in the seven years Mike Ashley has owned the club.” Ed

    Really?

    Krul may have had his debut beforehand but he became a starter under Ashley, Carroll also became a first team starter under Ashley. Sure, I’d like to see more and I’d like to see the likes of Dummett, Hairdryer, Sammy, Arma or anyone else really nail down a place in the first team but these guys are part of the first team squad now so that’s good.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #21

    Anyway on a football side of things, imagine if your the opposing manager and player’s with us up next lol I don’t think there’d be any need for a teamtalk or tactics for that matter, sad but true

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #22

    stan Anderson

    We were shafted by the owners in those days too, you just didn’t notice because we were doing well in the league! Now suddenly there’s no charisma at the helm and we aren’t pushing for Europe and some fans are calling the owner greedy. It isn’t this owner who took millions a year out of the club and charged interest rates on loans…then sold the club to a non-football man to make tens of millions more…

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #23

    So it’s ok for FFS to make loads more money than Ashley has on NUFC because he would splash out on players like Boumsong, Owen and Duff? Ridiculous.

    Have criticism for the owner, but make it the right criticism.

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  • aidytoon9

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #24

    Why do people say well it could be worse we could be Sunderland?
    That is a defeatist attitude to take straight away.
    Let’s strive for more and not accept the drivel that is being fed to us.
    I am not saying go out a spend 100 million, let’s keep the books balanced and bring through top young players.
    We will always remain where we are now if we don’t stand up for more.
    Don’t go back to games until Ashley sells.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #25

    Aidy

    We could have been Sunderland, Leeds or Pompey, but not Tottenham or Everton.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #26

    Tds

    Ok here goes!

    1: employed Dennis wise
    2: employed slimyarse
    3: employed joke first time
    4: undermined kk with signings he knew nothing about
    5: privately slated club legends with slimyarse
    6: unwilling to sell the club for a fair price
    7: changed the stadium name to solely benefit his main company
    8: continually sells players with no replacement lined up
    9: hired joke a second time
    10: shamefully sacked hughton
    11: employed pardew
    12: selling land that was earmarked for ground expansion to make a quick buck

    And that’s just off the top of my head

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  • aidytoon9

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #27

    Himanshu

    People just say well we could be like Sunderland because they are our derby team. So if Sunderland plummet down the leagues we will always accept where we are as Sunderland are lower? Well I think that is a shocking attitude to have as a fan!
    I don’t want us to do a Leeds or Pompey so I think you have took my last post in the wrong way.
    I want us to remain financially sound just invest more on players but also bring through some young lads.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #28

    It could be worse, we could be where Sunderland are. If we were where Sunderland are, it could be worse we could be Boro. If we were Boro it could be worse we could be Hartlepool. If we were in Pool’s shoes it could be worse we could be Gateshead. If we were where the Heed are, it could be worse we could be Darlo. etc etc.

    I guess champagne is in order then? Possibly the worst argument going for being happy to settle for a mediocre season.

    Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to look forward, rather than bench marking ourselves against a far poorer side. Who gives a monkey’s what or who they wasted money on, they aren’t something I give two hoots about. I’d much rather look at Newcastle and talk about us moving forward. Sadly, we seem to be set to have another rebuilding season next year given the player movement that is likely to happen in the summer.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #29

    It’s unfair to compare us to one or two clubs who have managed to excel in the last few years and complain that we didn’t match that while ignore the clubs that have tried and failed.

    Clubs like Villa, Sunderland, Blackburn, Boro, Leeds, Portsmouth, Ipswich, Forest, Leicester, Coventry and more would all say that they underachieved and their fans could consider that they have at least as much right to be in the PL as the likes of Fulham, Cardiff, Hull, Swansea and others.

    Look at it simply…Chelski, City and Man Utd are mega rich and Arsenal and Liverpool are super rich too. That’s 5 clubs who have won lots of trophies in the last 20 years or so and have mostly been right at the top of the PL (apart from City who bought their success more recently). There is no way on earth that we should be finishing above any of those clubs!!!

    But this is football so those things can happen…but it’s an overachievement when we do. Then we have Everton and Spurs who have both been run very well for the last 10 years or so. Spurs finishing pretty consistently in the top 10 for 10 years and Everton over the last 5 years. Yet you think we should bounce back from relegation and 16th place and suddenly match them???

    Southampton I can grant you but they have a freak bunch of young players coming through. We’ve seen this before. If 2 or 3 of them were sold or seriously injured then they can plummet down the league and even get relegated. Look at Swansea without Michu this season…

    Yes, you’re miserable whingers.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #30

    Waiting in anticipation of toondarnsouths excuses for the list I asked him about lol

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  • Blofal

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #31

    I really want Pardew gone. Ashley won’t sell i know but nevertheless I really dislike the way we play under Pardew.

    I desperately want a manager who brings the best out of the players we have. Sissoko, Santon, Mbiwa, Ben Arfa, Marveaux, Cisse all have far more ability than is allowed to flow under Pardew’s rigid game plan.

    Trouble is KK stated bluntly what goes on behind the scenes and actually one his court case against the club. I feel really lost as a supporter at the moment.

    I will continue to dream that Ashleys plan all along was to skimp along and then with all the money he has saved spend 100 million in one window and propel the team up the ladder. Hope upon hope.

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  • Aidytoon – Excellent point. I couldn’t give a toss about how Sunderland fare. It’s us we need to worry about, not their ineptitude, and as things stand we’re not good enough in every single department.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #33

    Take your time mate because we know you have to hunt for viable excuses or twist to suit your way of seeing things

    I see spreadsheets …..excellent spreadsheets everywhere 😉

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #34

    “It could be worse” is the biggest cop out and crock of sh1 t argument going

    It’s like saying no need to cross the road, might get hit by a bus

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #35

    That’s it???

    1: employed Dennis wise – yeah, weird.
    2: employed slimyarse – why the hell do you care who runs the business side of our club?
    3: employed joke first time – again, weird.
    4: undermined kk with signings he knew nothing about – I’ve addressed this before…KK assumed he would have final say on transfers but MA didn’t want that. Hence KK won his case.
    5: privately slated club legends with slimyarse – did he?? When? I know FFS certainly did. How would you know if it was private?
    6: unwilling to sell the club for a fair price – why should he? He has every right to make a profit. And have you any proof he’s had offers?
    7: changed the stadium name to solely benefit his main company – so what? It was changed back and nobody used it anyway. His aim was to increase sponsorship.
    8: continually sells players with no replacement lined up – you mean Carroll and Cabaye? Twice then. Ba wa forced. And you know Carroll was a freak sale. Cabaye was definitely a cock up.
    9: hired joke a second time – yeah. Weird. He seems to only hire people he trusts
    10: shamefully sacked hughton – not shameful. Hughton is a poor PL manager.
    11: employed pardew – who has done ok for us
    12: selling land that was earmarked for ground expansion to make a quick buck – but has he sold that? Do you know all the facts? If it’s owned by NUFC then NUFC makes the money not MA. Besides, it ground expansion on the radar?

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  • aidytoon9

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #36

    Like us when we finished in 5th, Swansea didn’t strengthen enough after finishing in Europe.
    Yes we finished fifth and didn’t build on it.

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  • That’s also why I can’t stand the ‘we are looking to emulate the X model’.

    X = any club doing better than ourselves without spending much, but still spending more than we do. Pretty sure I’ve heard Southampton, Everton, Arsenal.

    Ultimately we have no damn model it’s just wing it.

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  • aidytoon9

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #38

    Southampton have always produced decent young players.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #39

    TADS

    No. You know what it’s like? It’s like the person who always whinges about their job. The person who keeps saying that they could be earning more or their boss is an idiot or they work too many hours. The person who is an ungrateful git when there are people stuck in seriously crappy jobs because of financial, location, nationality or education reasons and they stick it out and because they don’t do anything positive to try to change things for the better.

    It’s the ungrateful little s**t who complains when they don’t like the dinner they are served when there are people on this planet living off a bowl of rice and some curried rat a day because that’s all they can afford.

    All you miserable whingers do is say we should be doing like Club A or Club B who are doing better than us, but you don’t even think about Club Y or Club Z who are doing worse.

    We’re in 9th place in the PL for chrissakes. Above us are 5 clubs with much more success, more money and a better track record in the PL, plus 2 other clubs who also have more of that in the last 10 years plus 1 who has some excellent youth players.

    You don’t think the owners and managers of Sunderland, Villa, West Ham, Swansea and maybe other teams are disappointed that they aren’t up or above where we are? You don’t think they might have thought they would finish above us?

    Given your kind of attitude, how many fans in the PL should actually be happy? Liverpool and Saints certainly, maybe Everton too but isn’t every other club either where you’d expect it to be or worse? 17 clubs full of miserable whinger fans…that would be fun…

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 2, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #40

    TDS
    Correction, the ground was owned by NUFC until he had the lease moved to MASH holdings, so no, no money goes to the club

    As for the load of boll0x about aiming to increase sponsorship, that has plummeted since his reign, and the club have admitted turning down sponsors and advertising as it isn’t worth as much as MA’s “loan” of £129 million
    So why isn’t the loan decreasing if that’s the argument?

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