Pardew – This Lad’s Terrific – He’s The Highlight Of Pre-Season


An upbeat and delighted Alan Pardew after the win over Schalke today, said the highlight of pre-season has been the form of 18 year-old Rolando Aarons who was terrific again today, and made the first goal and scored the second in Newcastle’s 3-1 win.

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Rolando Aarons – the highlight of pre-season

Newcastle announced their seventh signing of the season before the game, when Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra from Shakhtar Donetsk was brought in on a season long loan deal, and he came on as a sub in the second half against Schalke.

And Alan Pardew has said Newcastle will watch the transfer window until the very end,  to see if there are any more good deals to be made:

“We’ve always maintained that we will watch the window until the last hours.¨ We’ve done some terrific business and I think it must be exciting for Newcastle fans that we’ve got some terrific, offensive players.”

“I feel much more comfortable with the team and we can play a brand of football which is expected of us.¨” “I think we could really trouble teams this season, which is something we didn’t do in the second half of last season.”

“The real highlight of pre-season has been Rolando, and he was terrific again.¨ “It’s nice to see a young player really pushing and I thought he caused real problems for Schalke – long may that continue.”

Fabricio Coloccini is well aware of Ferreyra and he had a big influence in Argentina.¨ “He went to Ukraine but didn’t get many chances. He’ll get more chances with us.¨

“We think he is a player who will grow and we have the option to take him on a permanent basis.¨ “We believe he will show the form from Argentina in the Premier League with us.”

Rolando looked great today, and Newcastle may well have uncovered a gem in their U21 side, and there may be one or two more in the U21 squad, in addition to Aarons.

We hope so.

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147 comments so far

  • kilcline

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Got pace, skill, is direct, hungry and can cross. Must get alot of game time this season.

    Good enough = old enough

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Never thought I would say this but was impressed with Obershocker today. Apparently he played well at sheff Wednesday as well. By all accounts has come back early pre season to try and prove a point.
    Pity another certain winger couldn’t have done the same

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  • Mickalonius

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Agree Kilcline, nice to see a kid pushing for first team, better then spending 10 million on a winger.

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  • yorkshire_magpie

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Still think a fit and happy HBA is 100% better than obershocker. Just because he’s had a good few games in pre-season doesn’t mean he’ll do well throughout the season.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Yorkshire magpie

    Nobody said he would pal. Personally mate if you think Benny still has a career at Nufc then good look with that. Any team that interests him that come in with an offer and he will be gone

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  • yorkshire_magpie

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #6

    If only HBA can kiss and make up with pardout… this team can be lethal. Although I still think we need a more tactically adept manager to get the best out of these players.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #7

    jazzy

    yeah watch most of the match today fell asleep yesterday after the first goal you could see what was gonna happen

    no pards aint no tactician I would think he put a rocket up them
    and went back to what he know more of a 442
    I hope we get it right with the 4231 433 as I think it will suit the players more with more of them in there natural positions ok we won the match which is good but still work to do

    2 weeks till we kick off for real and by then we should be a lot more settled
    new boys looking ok and I am pleased with all the buys I think they have all contributed and that’s good

    really like Aarons some of people on here tht goto reserve games have mentioned him a lot and he has not disappointed he is not the saviour handle with care and we could have a real gem

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  • toonie

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Rolando Aarons and Dummett were outstanding and yes, Obertan was quite impressive and worked his socks off. Lets see if he can produce this form in the Prem…

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  • kilcline

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Obertan looks like the player Man U signed, clearly lost his way over the last few years, wouldn’t start him but deserves a chance of the bench.

    Unfortunately our best player by a country mile has thrown a big tantrum again, if he wants back to France i would try and swap for Grenier.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #10

    jazzy

    my hope with woebatan is its a plan to sell him make him look good

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  • yorkshire_magpie

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Aarons has the potential to be a class player. He has pace to burn!!

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #12

    Beermonkey

    Pardew has stated today that Nufc will be active in the transfer market right until it shuts. He’s making all the right noises as he mentioned both defence and the CF positions still need to be addressed.
    Rolando as mentioned looks like a raheem sterling sort of player, And if not this season then I definitely think next he will break into the first team
    I think one thing has come out of this pre season and that is Saylor’s career at Newcastle should come to an end.

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  • AndyMac

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #13

    The good enough old enough maxim is only really appropriate when the talent is there. From the stuff I’ve seen from his Academy days, including a MOTM display against the Mancs at Carrington, he’s got the talent.

    Let’s hope he doesnt get Pardewed 🙁

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  • yorkshire_magpie

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Jazzyp completely agree with you on saylor. He should be nowhere near the first team.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #15

    first team for me

    krul
    janmaat willo colo anita
    tiote sissoko
    cabella sdj aarons
    riviere

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  • kilcline

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Sell Saylor to Gateshead 😉

    Buy Richards for £6m

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  • YohanKebabShop

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #17

    Steven Taylor is big strong and brave enough but he doesn’t have a good footballing brain. He’s always the 1 defender out of position, or playing someone onside…. Hate to say it but he just seems abit thick!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Aarons actually seems to have that elusive quality – an end product! Way ahead of Sammi etc and jet heeled

    Have to say Obertan has massively impressed me. Looks like the penny has dropped. At 23/24 he could still come good.

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  • GeordieDan

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #19

    From previous thread>

    Rotonda>

    While I’m being resuscitated after reading your 1st post without mentioning Pardew in over 3 years I sadly think you might have lost the plot…. 😀

    I thought you’d suspiciousally being making far too much sense lately then you go an say promising young player like….Armstrong….Vuckic….

    Armstrong is an arrogant little pratt (trust me I’ve met the kid) and Vuckic seems like a lovely lad-BUT he’s the slowest player I’ve ever seen.

    He’s reasonably talented but completely lacking in both confidence and ANY kind of pace!

    Your other picks are decent shouts in the main (Streete seems to believe his own hype far too young as well by the way).

    Aarons, Armstrong, Perez and Satka look very proming though!

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Yorkshire
    He’s been a good servant to the club mate but his time is clearly up.
    If Pardew is true to his word then hopefully more signings are on there way. Janmaat and Hadaira are for me not an issue and will bring attacking play to our squad as wing backs.
    The middle of our defence is where the big problem lies

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 3, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #21

    YohanKebabShop

    Spot on

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Yohan

    You would have Anita over Hadaira……Really ???

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #23

    jazzy

    not seen anything from pards after the match
    made the misses come back early from a day out so I had to cook dinner

    well its plain as the nose on his face we need centre backs
    I think I would rather use anita as back up at right back he played as ajax left back for over a season so not sure why pards keeps putting mbiwa out there

    Aarons I would look to give him a few starts in cups maybe 1 or 2 in the prem and 15 sub appearances I would think would bring him on nicely but it needs to be a set out plan for him maybe along the lines of the mythical plan that we lured perez here on 🙂

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Alan Pardew insists there will more signings made by Newcastle this summer… and backs loanee Facundo Ferreyra to stay
    Pardew confident Argentinian Ferreyra will stay permanently
    Newcastle boss wants more signings before the transfer window closes
    Sportsmail understands Connor Wickham has had no contract offer from Sunderland, and has emerged as a Newcastle target
    Newcastle beat Schalke 3-1 in Gelsenkirchen on Sunday

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  • YohanKebabShop

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #25

    I too would keep obertan but strictly as back up.
    Jonas has to go, thanks for the service though…

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #26

    geordie dan

    In the cold light of day some of those listed will never make it but in theory they are / were promising at one time or another.

    The sad thing about he who will not be named is that we can have occasional days like this when you really think he gets it, then he’ll revert to type and do something daft again.

    But dropping Saylor permanently from here on in would be a very good start.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #27

    beermonkey

    You been slaving in that kitchen again lol.
    Yes I agree mate The likes of Rolando, Perez, Arma and the likes should be brought on over a period of time through cups ect.
    Its a nice thought that the development finally looks like producing some players at last that can make the step up to the first team.
    Mr Ashley must be counting the pennies now on all the profit he see’s in the sell on value of all these kids (sarcasm)

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #28

    jazzy
    I would have taken wickham before he went to sunderland but they over paid to get him

    do we really need him now all I can see it doing is harming some1 like perez who if handled right will be a lot better

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #29

    It is Percy’s responsibility with the help of his scouts to get the best CB and goalscorer the club can afford. He’s been here long enough now to wheel and deal and sort it out. He shouldn’t come bleating later and fans shouldn’t be blaming the squad if it goes tits up or we underachieve. The buck stops with Parsnip.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #30

    Soccer Sauce
    ?@soccer_sauce Tottenham have contacted Loic Remy’s representatives today #THFC #QPR #NUFC

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  • YohanKebabShop

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #31

    Also on an unrelated matter is anyone else shocked we haven’t released raylor after 2 whole seasons of injury????

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #32

    haidara nor dummett seem that good to me, santon is a liability. anita may get out strengthed but tactically i think is a much better choice for lb

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #33

    jazzy

    sarcasm no the truth worst thing is he will take the first good offer instead of waiting a year or so and get a great offer

    a slight concern at the moment we have signed 7 players only one with prem experience if we do get a centre back I would like them to have played in the league before
    cant see it but I would prefer that as its only 2 weeks till we kick off

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Connor Wickham! You’re having a laugh. There seems to be a lot of folk on here who are complacent about the need for a top goalscorer. We have an interesting assortment of young hopefuls and no more.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Beermonkey

    I don’t really see the Connor link either mate as it makes no sense to me.We already have Riviere and Chucky as well as Cisse which all seem of a similar mould.
    I would love for Ashley to dig deep and finish off the window off in style with the capture of at least three more quality additions.
    Namely a top draw commanding CB that we can build our defence around

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  • mindshaft

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Remy is not coming, pards has already said its dead – he wants CL club or London

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #37

    Beermonkey

    Hopefully for the rest of our friendlies Pardew starts bonding his starting 11 for our first game of the season.
    We could look exciting going forward this term but look very vulnerable at the back.

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  • AaranD

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #38

    Schalke is a decent scalp, albeit pre season. Much better performance than yesterday. Though I understand Pardew admitted he got it wrong from the start against Malaga but didn’t want to bring any one off after 20 minutes, fair enough its pre season and hauling people off early would hurt confidence.

    Is this the start of Pardew the brilliant man management guy!?

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has hinted the club could look to strengthen further before the end of the transfer window.

    In stark contrast to recent years, Newcastle have been among the most active Premier League clubs in terms of deals during recent months.

    Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella, Daryl Janmaat, Emmanuel Riviere, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback have all made the move to St James’ Park, with Argentine forward Facundo Ferreyra the latest to arrive – on loan from Shakhtar on Sunday.

    And while the club look increasingly unlikely to land QPR’s Loic Remy – who enjoyed a successful loan at Newcastle last term – Pardew claims they will be primed to move for targets throughout August.

    “We’ve always maintained that we will watch the window until the last hours,” he is quoted as saying by the Evening Chronicle.

    “We’ve done some terrific business and I think it must be exciting for Newcastle fans that we’ve got some terrific, offensive players.

    “I feel much more comfortable with the team and we can play a brand of football which is expected of us.

    “I think we could really trouble teams this season, which is something we didn’t do in the second half of last season.”

    Newcastle badly missed playmaker Yohan Cabaye in the latter half of 2013-14 after the Frenchman was sold to Paris Saint-Germain in January.

    However, the new recruits will be tasked with helping replicate Newcastle’s form during the early stages of the previous campaign – and Pardew expects plenty of promise from Ferreyra in particular.

    “He went to Ukraine but didn’t get many chances. He’ll get more chances with us,” he added.

    “We think he is a player who will grow and we have the option to take him on a permanent basis.

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  • KevinHann

    Aug 3, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #40

    I’m sorry but you can’t just go out and buy 10 new players without disrupting your squad big time. I will be worried if we sign three more players. Of course I am assuming they wouldn’t be the caliber of Suarez, Modric and Mascherano to lift the team individually regardless of team cohesion.

    Have you not learnt a lesson from what Tottenham did last summer? On top of it if we buy we need to sell, in terms of numbers, not money. We don’t have European football so we can’t have that huge squad anyway.

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