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.
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.