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This Season Is Make Or Break For This Newcastle Youngster

8:57 am, Saturday, August 9th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

Two years ago last February Remie Streete won the Wor Jackie award,  which is given out to Newcastle’s best U18 player for the season, and it was thought at that time that Streete was on his way to become a top player at Newcastle.

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Remie Streete – make or break season

But in the last couple of years Remie hasn’t really progressed like many had hoped, and he has also been hit with a few injuries.

There’s nothing better than if Newcastle can have a top young center-back come through the ranks right now, because that seems a weakness currently in the Newcastle defense.

Newcastle also have center-backs 21 year-old Australian International Curtis Good and 18 year-old Lubo Satka coming through the ranks, and Newcastle just signed Nottingham Forest center-back Jamaal Lascelles, who will be sent back to Forest on loan for the season.

Curtis is still recovering from that hip injury he picked up in early March, when he made his debut for Australia against Ecuador and he had a great game before that injury forced him out of the game – and eventually out of the World Cup – as well as out of Newcastle’s pre-season.

19-year-old Streete has just one year left on his contract, and it seems that Alan Pardew has decided the best thing for the South Shields lad is to get first him some first team football – preferably in the Championship for next season.

The Shields Gazette is reporting today that two League One clubs are interested in taking Streete on loan, after Remie has also seen some playing time for Newcastle this pre-season.

Newcastle could have  Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa all available in September, if Newcastle cannot unload Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and possibly Steven Taylor this summer, so his path to the first team is blocked at the moment.

But it seems that this season is critical for Street, who is no longer the golden boy at Newcastle.

And one of Alan Pardew’s jobs at Newcastle is to bring through the youngsters to the first team, and we haven’t been too successful at all at doing that over the last four years – and it’s an area that has to improve at Newcastle.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 9, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    I read yesterday that Benny was not allowed to play in any public game because he is a fan favorite and the club cannot control the spin with fans cheering for Benny!

    …I am skeptic about anything this club does these days, but thought the club can’t be this dumb but then I came along this article and it seems their arrogance know no boundaries:

    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/persecution-ben-arfa-making-newcastle-united-even-bigger-joke/

    There is a reason why a call someone at this once respectable club a dumpass!

  • 2 firebug666 // Aug 9, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    I would like to see Curtis Good getting back to full fitness, I think he could slot in at CB when needed. He has been very good out on loan the last couple of seasons.

    Satka is almost there, but he could benefit from a loan in the championship this season.

    Next season could be where we will see a new look CB pairing bringing an end to the dad’s army old home guard.

  • 3 croftus5678 // Aug 9, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    lescalles is without a doubt ahead of all our youngsters and ready to slot in at cb now nevermind in the future but he will progress better and be a lot ore ready with another year at forest so it was a good option imo.

    good still is very lightwieght and as much as i want him to do well i can not see him being more than avg which is about right for our cb’s.

    satka again is lightwieght but he does read the game well so i’d put him above good but needs loan time for rough and tumble.

    streete has the mentality/agrression and build to be a proper bully cb though and i hope he does well ! get the lad on loan to force him to grow up fasterand we should have a future cb in our team.

  • 4 lesh // Aug 9, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Four points:

    1 – Why is it that a few of our young’uns seem to do well up to 18 years then all of a sudden, they’re not up to the first team squad unless they get show themselves up to it during a loan spell? Either our recruitment and coaching’s poor or there’s no transition phase between the under 21s and the first team.

    2 – As Saylor and Mbiwa are reported not to up to Prem standard, then why should they be blocking Streete’s progress to the first team? Either they’re good enough or they’re not and if not, don’t let them near the first team or get rid of ‘em!

    3 – As we continue to ship goals by the boatload, surely we’ve a greater need for an able CB rather than a striker?

    4 – As far as Remy and Lacazette are concerned, if they’re not straining to join us now, then they never will have their hearts in Newcastle United. That being so, then the club should put an end to this pathetic charade now or make offers that will get one of ‘em in or identify a realistic target(s). Could the club be going through the motions just to fail to get a striker over the line.




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