Peter Beardsley has always been a fan of Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, ever since Mike took over the club in the summer of 2007.
Mike Ashley – thumbs up for the Newcastle youngsters
And Peter now has an important job at the club in bringing the youngsters though to the first team squad, and this season has been the best season for youngsters coming through since Mike first arrived on Tyneside.
We have seen youngsters like Sammy Ameobi, Rolando Aarons. Mehdi Abeid and local lads Adam Armstrong and Paul Dummett play for the first team – and play very well too.
And we’ll not even mention how 21 year-old Ayoze Perez has made an instant impact at Newcastle, after playing last season in the Spanish second division with Tenerife- three goals in his last three Premier League games is not too bad at all.
And the youngsters have been a big part of the turnaround that’s taken place at Newcastle over the last month or so.
About a year ago Newcastle changed their emphasis at the youth level to concentrate more on local talent in the area and that may be starting to pay off.
Peter Beardsley, Newcastle’s Development Supremo should know what the owner’s thinking is at the youth levels, and Peter had this to say about what’s happening:
¨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.”
Mike Ashley’s always wanted to bring the youngsters through to become first team players at Newcastle, and one reason for that its one of the cheapest ways to build a top team with very good players.
Peter Beardsley – long term youth development will be brilliant
But it’s never easy to know exactly which youngsters will make it and which will not – and we’ve seen many a (very) good youngster fail to make it at Newcastle during Mike Ashley’s tenure as owner.
But maybe this is a new dawn for the Newcastle youngsters, and we will be seeing more top youngsters coming through and having an impact on the first team.
That’s certainly what’s happened big time over the last four weeks – and it’s just great to see. 😀
Howay The Lads!!
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