On Loan Newcastle Player In Form – Scores Again


21 year-old Mehdi Abeid is having a good season in Greece and he scored Panathinaikos’ third goal on Saturday, in their 3-1 win over Levadiakos which keeps them 3rd top of the Super League.

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21 year-old Mehdi Abeid – having good season at Panathinaikos

But Olympiakos are again walking away with the league, with 83 points from 33 games, with PAOK second  on 69 points and Panathinaikos third on 66 points.

That was Mehdi’s 7th goal for the side in his 33rd appearance, and since last January when he went on loan to St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premier League he has played a total of 44 games with 7 goals, and he is one returning player manager Alan Pardew will be taking a look at in pre-season.

As we mentioned over the weekend , James Tavernier is also having a great season on loan at Rotherham United,  and played the whole game in Rotherham’s exciting 4-3 win at Gillingham, which puts the Millers 3rd top of League One.

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James Tavernier – doing well at surging Rotherham United

Rotherham are on a 16 game unbeaten run in League One and have won 12 of those games, so they have 40 points from a possible 48 points – just fantastic.

They are now only 6 points behind second played Brentford and an automatic promotion spot, but only six games to play, and they are at mid-table Sheffield United tomorrow night.

This is the way to develop players – by having them out on loan and getting regular first team football,  and it’s really hard to develop at the same rate by playing in the U21 Premier League.

So here are two players who have certainly improved this season, and they will be closely scrutinized by Alan Pardew in pre-season,  and we hope they do very well and are kept at the club for next season.

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147 comments so far

  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #1

    mindshaft

    i respect your opinion (mister tuff self appointed site moderator take note) but finishing 10th would be an achievment given that on handful of appearances remy has scored more goals than gouffran cisse ameobi and ldj have combined

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Wont wanna come back then eh

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  • toonking

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #3

    B&w
    the thing is, what differance will sacking pardew make when it’s becoming clear that next season will be the last season we can try getting into europe until ashley leaves.

    managers will know that ashley is not going to give us the funds for players needed to see quality football and aim for 4th-6th.
    pardews contract is probably a one saying if he remains at newcastle while ashley is here then his debt will all be paid off but the minute he reveals what is really happening at newcastle then ashley is going to take all the cash away from pardew.

    what we need to see happen now is for the FA and premier league to force ashley out and get us a new owner.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #4

    toonking

    can the FA & PL force MA to sell though?

    I stated this a few months ago but had no reply.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Toonking,
    The FA and the Premier League to force Ashley out??? On what grounds would that be?? No chance mate, unless he broke some rule, then they wouldn’t even consider getting involved, and unless you know something the majority of people don’t, no FA regulations or legislation has been broken.

    The best way of getting him out is by promoting the club to someone who has the funds to pay what Ashley wants for the club. Sadly they are few and far between.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Black and White,
    No, not really. Even if he broke rules and regulations it would be nigh on impossible to force him to sell. They could fine and punish him and the like, but actually force him out? Only in a very extreme circumstance.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Black and White,
    Even in extreme circumstances, someone would have to stump up the cash to buy him out.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Lilongwe Geordie

    but that’s the thing though they have been buyers for Newcastle but MA keeps upping the valuation of the club so he’s really not sticking to his standards

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Lilongwe Geordie@7

    maybe his wife? ( when divorced 😉 )

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #10

    wolfshead – self appointed blog moderator -hardly old bean.If you substantiate your claim with any sort of evidence -please feel free to do so. I may be accused of many things but blog moderator – certainly not.

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  • 70TWO

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #11

    CHING! CHING!

    There must be £££ rolling past Ashleys eye balls when he sees these On loan player returning.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Black and White,
    What do you mean “not really sticking to his standards”?

    It may be that Ashley doesn’t want to sell, and therefore keeps making unrealistic demands. From his point of view, he is perfectly entitled to do that. It isn’t good news for us, but that doesn’t mean anyone can force him to do it.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Sack ED

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  • toonking

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #14

    B&W
    The thing they will be keeping a close eye on is how the transfer business goes between the two clubs. Also If the FA and premiership know we are not going to be putting our best efforts into matches, then we will have to become a relegation battler otherwise the FA and premier league will not be giving ashley the money as they can just say “ashley is not making an effort to reach the top4 knowing that his team won’t be allowed in europe”

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Black and White,
    I doubt she would want to give him back his money in exchange for the club!! I’d call a couple of billion a bit short in terms of compensation for having to go to bed with the fat oaf every night for however long!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #16

    Lilongwe Geordie@12

    at the time he had the club up for sale for about 260 million, the Man City owners offered him 260 million then MA pushed for 300 million and then the MC owners were considering to go for 300 million then MA raised it to 350 million

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #17

    tuff

    you call me a bell end and then say im throwing a hissy fit because of my reaction and now you are on your high horse because i called you a moderator priceless 🙂

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #18

    well guys lets get emailing these billionaires to see which one loves football and would love to take over Newcastle United

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Toonking,
    Utter nonsense. There are all sorts of special arrangements between football clubs over transfers. Transfers would be looked at to make sure they are above board, but most transfers are nowadays anyway, so very little different there.

    As for the league, plenty of clubs go into a season not thinking they will make Europe, the Premier league and the FA can’t do anything about a club keeping it’s head above water. Ashley would want the club to stay in the Prem, and their are no rules to say they have to do more than that. Again, they may not like the idea, but it breaks no rules, so they are powerless.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #20
  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #21

    Ashley can make his Rangers plan but we need to stay up next year.

    I cant see that happening if he buys conservatively. He has to overspend around 10m to ensure we are on the safe side. Forget penny pinching, he needs to tempt players to join which is now very hard.
    I cant see us having a conservative summer and being in top half in Jan.
    Would need a Jan spree too.

    He really has screwed himself massively this time. I think he got a shock in his transfer meetings and hence comes to games.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Black and White,
    Yeah, I have heard all the alleged offers, the rumours. But that still does not mean he has to sell. He is perfectly within his rights to increase the amount he wants for the club.

    It is more likely that he never really had any intention of selling, but said he would to appease the general ill feeling at the time.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Abeid having a good season, that is next season’s problems solved.

    Put Abeid on the left. Ferguson or Sammy as back up.

    Play Gouffran as a striker, Cisse is going nowhere as his form isn’t good enough for his wages, Ameobi 1 year extension, Armstrong & Campbell as youngsters and maybe just MAYBE buy 1 striker…… That would mean we have 6 strikers on the books.

    Ryan Taylor back for preseason means we have a utility player, which basically gives us an extra defender, full back, midfielder, which equates to being 3 players in 1… so Ryan Taylor is like 3 new signings, when you think about it.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #24

    We could easily be on an 8 game losing run till season end.

    Will The Unsackable One still remain ?

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  • toonking

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #25

    lil
    anyway i can still see us look at relegation battles on a regular basis because players will no longer be interested in joining newcastle at all unless they are mercenries because they certainly will not be allowed to get into europe.

    In regards to transfers surely the FA will have a restiction on the number of players that newcastle can sell or be sent on loan to rangers and vice versa because that would be seen as him being able to use a 48 man squad.

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  • toonking

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #26

    like i say fudge
    what is going to convince a decent manager to join newcastle when he knows very well that newcastle will every season be no longer playing for anything except remaining in the premier league.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Future Headline

    Newcastle 7th in the league but Ashley loans Tiote and Sissoko to Rangers cause theyr in relegation trouble(or CL places)

    Like group insurance…

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #28

    Toonking,
    With regards to transfers, I’m not sure why you think there would be a 48 man squad. There are already restrictions on the number of loans that a club can have, regardless of the club they belong to.

    In terms of outright transfers, I don’t see what the problem would be. The only issue would be to do with back handers, which are now scrutinised quite a bit, although not necessarily stopped altogether are much harder to get away with. There are still only the 2 windows where permanent transfers could be made, and only if one went back and forwards within a year, or joined Rangers then joined Newcastle straight after, but there are restrictions on that already as well.

    As for Ashley deciding where the player plays, players have every right to refuse to go on loan, Abeid did at the start of last season (mention him as thread is about him), so Ashley couldn’t sign a player on a contract at Newcastle and then force him to join Rangers. And vice versa, unless the player consented.

    As for the relegation battle, well, quite possibly, but I don’t think Ashley owning Rangers will have any bearing on that. I’d say the style of football and the management may do that for us.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #29

    wolfshead -my original post was clearly a joke. If you want to get offended by a joke -man you need to take some chill pills. In order to demonstrate my openness and philanthropy to a fellow blogger I’m now going to give you (for free) this weeks haberdashery tip.
    When you are making your Pearly King outfit -you may encounter difficulty in obtaining large numbers of mother of pearl buttons -which are sewn onto these types of outfits. A reasonable substitute to these buttons could be sequins – if you run short -just remove some from one of your dresses that you don’t wear anymore.

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  • hadthetshirt

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #30
  • hadthetshirt

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #31

    I laughed at pardwho’s comment about injuries.FFS we cant even beat man u reserve team

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #32

    Artful,
    You think Tiote or Sissoko would go on loan to Rangers just because Ashley has an investment there? You think Ashley has such a close relationship with all the playing staff that they would be willing to move from a place they have made home, and play a poorer standard of football elsewhere?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #33

    Charnley was always going to be given the role of MD. Not a bad rise to power for a former reserve team secretary.

    Will be interesting to see if Charnley is replaced as Club Secretary, or will, as is most likely, we just continue on a shoe string board to match the shoe string coaching staff and shoestring playing squad….

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Oh great ‘Charnley,’ a real reformist this one. You can always rely on promoting within, to keep the status quo.

    I am almost certain he is in the bottom 3 in the league, in terms of what he is being paid for his position.

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  • yo-yo

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #35

    Talimg to a mate who supports Gers – hadn’t heard of the Ashley takeover rumours but reckions they are two years away from top flight, have an overpaid squad for the level they are and pretty p**d off at being beaten by Raith Rovers yesterday.. They are still losing £1m a month and will not appeal to Ashley until their abysmal fincances are sorted out.

    I actually do think Pardew will be shipped out or kicked upstairs at the end of the season – but only if Ashley has any pride in his own management abilities. I think his doubts have been building up recently – there have been more rumours circulating and Mash is well known for keeping schtum and damping down speculation they have to originate from a source close to him. Even though he is largely responsible for preventing us maintaining or upgrading the squad it will be Pardew’s head rolling

    BUT…..I do not believe we will get anybody much better – not a modern coach or one with European credentials – even a class ex-footballer like Hoddle has hardly set the world alight as a manager and has a win rate below 40% – so not really much of an upgrade.

    I would not expect a net spend of over £25m in the summer either (even allowing for Cabs fee). I think we need to be realistic here.

    All those posters comparing Hoots recent record with APs might care to put Wenger’s stats into the mix too – won 1 out of 6 though with a career win rate of 57% he is in a different class.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Charnley “Our immediate priority of course is to finish this season as strongly as possible. Our minimum target for this campaign was a top ten finish, but I can assure our supporters that everyone at Newcastle United will do their utmost to ensure the Club finishes in the highest league position it can.

    “At the beginning of the season all our staff and players were incentivised should we finish in tenth position and above, and our commitment to achieving this will continue right up until the final whistle on 11th May.

    “To their credit, the players, led by the captain, agreed to this incentive scheme despite our 16th place finish last season.

    “Looking ahead to future seasons, our primary focus will remain [in] the Premier League.”

    I added the [in] part, so that isn’t from Charnley, but I thought I may as well add it in, as that is what he meant.

    It is amazing how accurate some of the people on this blog have been our current predicament… Charnley has just verified what others have been saying for quite some time now.

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  • Rainrix

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #37

    Well that was an interview loaded with promise and ambition. Has anyone devised some accounts based chants we can use next season?

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #38

    “”We will continue to manage our finances in this sustainable manner and will not accrue debt in order to achieve short-term gains.”

    How depressing.

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  • Ashton

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #39

    I hope we lose all of our remaining games if it will mean Pardew will be sacked. I genuinely do.

    I hate watching us play. I hate looking at his stupid face and hearing his retarded navel voice, spouting nothing but bullshit.

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  • Ciaran

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #40

    “10th’s not a trophy, we’re saying 10th’s not a trophy, 10th not a troooopppphhhhy, we’re saying 10th’s not a trophy!”

    Think I heard that on a bus somewhere recently…

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