This Geordie Lad Is A Star Of The Future


Paul Dummett has played for Newcastle in our last two games  – both away wins at White Hart Lane and the Etihad Stadium, and he has played very well in both of those game games – but in different positions.

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Paul Dummett – sent off in last game of the season

Paul usually plays left back, but he was a surprise choice at center-back on Wednesday night,  and he had an excellent game against a strong Manchester City side.

In fact after the game Alan Pardew admitted he was surprised the City manager Pellegrini had started such a strong side against Newcastle, after we had made seven changes from the side that won at Tottenham.

The Newcastle  manager has given an interview in the Shields Gazette today, and is positive about Paul Dummett’s future on Tyneside:

“I think center-back is his natural position, if I’m honest.” “Young players – for example Phil Jones at Man United – need to be introduced sometimes at full-back to understand the game.”

“The tiny little nuances of center-half play – the little nudge in the back, when to read it, when to go – all those things take time.”

“Paul Dummett, on Wednesday, put in a performance really that suggests like he has read all that and he knows it.” “He’s an outstanding defender, and he made some fantastic blocks on Wednesday, and that’s what he’s about.”

“He’s kind of Steven Taylor-ish, but he has just got a really good mentality for the game.” “Nothing phases him, he wants to go and play, and I really, really like him.”

“I think center-half might be his position.”

Another example of a youngster who is playing at full-back rather than at center-back as he learns the game,  is 20 year-old Eric Dier of Tottenham, who was at Sporting Lisbon before Spurs signed him in the summer.

One thing Eric will have learned from last Sunday, is to be awake when the game kicks off, since  he was fault when Sammy Ameobi scored within seven seconds of the second half at White Hart Lane.

And the last time we played Liverpool – the last game of last season –   Paul was sent off late in the game at Anfield,  after a foul on Luis Suarez, but the red card was thankfully rescinded on appeal.

It will be a tough game for our lads today against the Reds, and Paul and the rest of the side will have to play very well to get all 3 points.

We really do hope we can get our fourth successive win of the season.

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23 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 1, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed

    Not exactly mental strength needed to stop walking out on a very long and lucrative contract!!

    I just hope that this time when we are on a decent run pardew doesn’t blow it again and gets too full of himself.

    We have a chance now to play fast attacking football and bring on the Aaarons, Abeids, Armstrongs etc, not let them fester behind the likes of Gouffran etc and other Pardew favourites.

    This is the same squad now emerging from the worst run in NUFC history and I don’t think we ever really had a poor squad, just need to play to their strengths and lose the fear.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 1, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Dummet is nothing more than average player.And always will be.

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  • jimmysmith

    Nov 1, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m ok with him at centre back. You could throw a blanket over him, Taylor, and Willo at the moment, although he perhaps has the potential to outstrip both those two over time, but not fullback ahead of Haidarra, or God forbid a fit Davide Santon, who are both such lovely players going forward. It’s Haidarra or Santon at left back, that’s it.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 1, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #4

    We have Shane Ferguson.He is many many times better player than this player.But Haidara is on top of the food chain.I hope we won’t lose him because of Arsene Wenger.

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  • expatmag

    Nov 1, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #5

    RH

    I bet you any money now that Pardew will revert back to 4231 with Taylor back, Dummett replacing Haidara, Anita and Colback in the defensive midfield roles and Gouffran on the left. Riviere up front all assuming Cisse and Tiote are unfit.

    Aarons Armstrong Ameobi Haidata benched

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  • expatmag

    Nov 1, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #6

    Go toon

    You are joking of course?

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  • tequilamag

    Nov 1, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #7

    Jimmy the job of a full back is to defend and support going forward.
    Haidara in the PL has played a total of 842 mis and we conceded 29 goals
    Dummet 1750 mins with 32 goals conceded.
    Dummet also has goals and assists Haidar for all he looks good rampaging down the line has not produced a single goal or assist yet..
    Dummet is much the better player

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  • Goofy

    Nov 1, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Not really been a fan of Dummett but at CB he’s 100x better the Willysbum and Taylor can be a liability. Was only me that thought Colback was crap against Citeh? He done a lot of running but never really put a tackle In. Abeid was outstanding, done his and Colbacks job.

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  • Goofy

    Nov 1, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #9

    Abeid amd Sissoko to control CM for me today.

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  • joeinthecheapseats

    Nov 1, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #10

    The left back role certainly makes for a good discussion but looking at Dummett playing centre half against Man City I think this is clearly his best position.
    Could be the new Steve Howey if he gets a run off games in that position

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 1, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #11

    expatmag
    No.I’m not joking.I MEAN that and Shane will prove that the same way as Obertan proved that.Time can make mistakes corrected.Every good player deserves his place where he belongs.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #12

    Tequila,
    They are quite damming stats to back your argument.

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  • tequilamag

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #13

    Go Toon Go sorry mate but Fergie never even got named in the 25 this season and hardly featured on loan at Birmingham last season, He may have a future but it is unlikely to be at Newcastle

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #14

    New phone spelling issues !

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  • Goofy

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #15

    Goofy looked like he was gonna be something special but looks like he doesn’t want to be here anymore. It could be Pardew’s making him cover the LB rather than go forward. I’d drop him for a month or so and get him to fight for his spot, he seems to be pencilled in no matter how crap he’s playing. Haidara and Aarons look great together.
    Obertan has completely shocked me with his recent form, him and Janmaat look good together down the right, only criticism I’ve against Janmaat he seems to come in to the box rather than defend out wide allowing their wingers to get their crosses in.

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  • mindshaft

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #16

    So dummett is our new CB, happy days – pard’s can go out and buy yet another LB

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  • tequilamag

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #17

    JFA not writing Haidara off he still has time on his side but as things stand at the moment Dummet is way ahead of him

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #18

    Dummet is much the better player
    Why?just because of numbers? 🙂
    It is not the same to count numbers against Chelsea and Fulham.Maybe ANOTHER player walked on the pitch during conceding goals.So numbers are just numbers.We have eyes also.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #19

    Goofy // Was only me that thought Colback was crap against Citeh? // Yup apparantly // This is what one MC reporter said // “City tried to gain a foothold and found Colback, so often a thorn in City’s side, back and front when he played for Sunderland as usual taking no prisoners.“

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #20

    tequilamag
    And Obertan was dead but now every Newcastle fan respects him and we all were at very bad position as a fans.Why this respect?Because he is good football player.I never thought else about Obertan.Never.And I also tell you that Ferguson is good football player too in Newcastle or out of this club.

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  • jimmysmith

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #21

    Stats? Must tell us something, what I’m not sure.

    Obviously, both players were not directly responsible for all or perhaps any of the goals conceded, nor does it give a clear indication of the form of the side at the time, nor the quality of the opposition or venues, nor the evolution of each player.

    One thing I do know is Haidarra bombs on in a very entertaining way, on the other hand I remember Keegan once while describing him as a hugely exciting talent going forward, as a genuine liability at the back, albeit 3 seasons ago and at 19 years of age.

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  • tequilamag

    Nov 1, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #22

    Jimmy that is all true, stats have to be taken in context.
    Haidara looks excellent going forward I would agree that is is superior to Dummet in getting forward with the ball and I am sure over time he would be more effective that Dunnet with goals and assists. However his main responsibility is still to defend and it is not just the stats that are against him. He gives wingers too much space. Having said that I thought he had a good game against City.Like I said not writing him off but I think Dummet is a much better defender

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  • remember69

    Nov 1, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #23

    Rotunda,
    It is hard to ‘lose the fear’ whe the fans are so negative. I am hoping we fans can get behind the team now and play our part as the 12th man.

    Time for us fans to live up to our reputation?

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