Newcastle Striker Has Looked Sharp In Training

Newcastle’s 21 year-old striker Ayoze Perez has received the accolades over the last three wins, and he’s scored in each of the last three Premier League game, which have all been wins for Newcastle United.

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Ayoze Perez after scoring sensational goal at West Brom

But the Newcastle manager is being very wary in case the Spanish U21 International starts believing his own headlines, and Pardew wants the lad to keep his feet firmly on the ground.

He’s been compared with some of Newcastle’s top strikers of years gone by – but all that seems very premature for a lad who was supposed to be playing in the Development squad this season.

But Ayoze has made such rapid progress since his arrival on Tyneside from Tenerife that he has already made 12 appearances with three goals for the first team.

This is what Alan Pardew has said about the young emerging star striker:

“He is a young player. Some of the comparisons have been way off the mark – the new Alan Shearer, the new Andy Cole.”

“This is a boy who has played three games. Those players are legends and have done it all.” “Ayoze is just setting foot in the Premier League, but I have to say he’s done really well so far.”

“I’m pleased with him.” “He’s got the wind in his sails and is going along very nicely. He’s been very sharp in training. He’s a threat. If you take your eye off him he’s a predator.”

“I’m sure QPR will be having conversations of how to look after him.”  “He’s difficult to pin down, his movement is very clever.” “He’s a smashing player and is low maintenance.”

“We’re enjoying him on the training ground.”

Ir certainly seems Alan Pardew has taken a liking to the lad, and before he got a regular place over the last few games, he nearly always appeared as a substitute and always looks a threat when he was brought on.

We expect Perez to start on Saturday, and Papiss Cisse should be on the bench after he started for Senegal on Wednesday night as his country qualified for the finals of the African Cup of Nations.

Papiss scored Senegal’s’ second goal in their easy 3-0 win over Botswana in Dakar, and we could see him brought on in the second half against QPR on Saturday.

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57 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #1


    I would like to think the club will do something along the line of a testimonial
    for once it would be some good pr

    maybe bishop pr guru is on it

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #2

    This moment in time I would worry more about Perez leaving than Aarons, it would be nice if we could keep them both until they retire but I don’t think that’s going to happen.

  • expatmag

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #3


    Absolutely. I await with baited breath …lol

  • Graeme

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Welsh, we should be looking to build a team around the likes of Perez, Aarons and the rest of the up and coming young players. Instead, all we hear about is which”bigger” club they are going to and how much we will make.

    Its a sad state of affairs, fueled by the percieved lack of ambition from FCB!!

  • Dulcinera

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #5


    It’s very rare now that players stay at a a club from a young age until they retire. Never mind at mid table clubs this happens at top clubs as well so it probs unrealistic to think they will stay here.

    I know a lot of people bang on that i keep saying toon are a mid table club but i don’t take any joy in saying that! I think the problem is that most fellow fans hate to admit the fact that we are indeed at the moment a mid table team. This is just fact, considering the past 10 years. There’s no shock here. Until such a time we have an arab sheik owner, or that we are consistantly challeging for top honours, im afraid we will always be at risk of losing players like Perez and Aarons

  • expatmag

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #6


    Most teams nowadays are feeder clubs to the elite. Look at Chelsea. They have something like 20 players out on loan across europe.

    Look at Man city…Sinclair Rodwell etc purchased but never given opportunities to shine.

    Unfortunately, in this day and age, we are just a midtable also ran who will continue to sell to survive under this regime.

    Reminds ne so much of the Beardsley Waddle Gascoigne days

  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #7

    I’d settle for them hanging around just a couple of seasons. Seems like our academy is like a production line.
    The minute they come good out they go!

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #8

    i want to know how we beat some of the top teams to sign Perez, not that I’m complaining mind you.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #9

    It’s a catch 22 situation i hate, you want your players to do well, but at the same time what’s the point when top teams come in for your best players.

  • Dulcinera

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #10


    So would I! of course we all want that! but footballers want honours. Some might think they get paid huge amounts and should be loyal bcus of that. But the simple fact is that most of them want titles and honours they can name after theyve retired and im afriad any chance of getting these at newcastle anytime soon are unrealistic thus they take the chance to move on? Wouldnt you do the same thing? really. I would!

  • Graeme

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Expat – but it doesn’t have to be so, Soton have pretty much shown that it is possible to produce a good team, with younger players and put in some impressive performances.

    All it takes is some ambition beyond selling every good player that comes to the fore!! We just dont seem to have that ambition to do it. Maybe its time FCB had a re-think and started to use some of the League profits to protect the young players – allow them to prosper at NUFC.

    Now wouldn’t that be a novel idea lol

  • jayphoto

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #12

    @welsh – rumour has it we got Perez because he was impressed with the effort Pardew made with him and his family! Was also promised a fast route into the first team!
    Saw somewhere that he was the first Pardew chosen and scouted signing since Obertan although obviously he has given the greenlight to everyone else we’ve signed

  • beermonkey

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #13

    the plus side of perez Aarons and abeid is as a profit making club we don’t have to sell

    there will come a point when either some1 will offer funny money like carol in which case you have to take especially if the player wants the move

    then there is the other scenario when there going to try and run there contract in which case we have to sell

    all clubs sell players not just us
    now where the cash goes that’s another issue

    we all know the clubs stance on the cups but I bet pards is relishing the league cup his ego will compel him to try and win it

  • jayphoto

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #14

    We’re not too awful at keeping home grown talent! Granted Carroll left for extortionate money but Krul and Taylor have in the past stayed despite options of more money! 7/8 years ago Taylor was pretty hot property and captained u21’s and weve kept hold of Krul for 10 years!
    Can see Dummett and Armstrong (and sammy if they offer him a contract) being long termers!
    If perez does well i imagine hel hv his eye on a top la liga club in future and Aarons is a southern boy and has the look of a player that would jump at a move to London if Arsenal or Spurs came knocking

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #15

    From one of tomorrow’s papers

    Rolando Aarons still waiting for Newcastle to open contract talks as Schalke show interest in England youth international.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Totally agree, as sad as it is loosing the really good players. People are going to do what’s right for them. No fault with the players and (here comes the old chestnut) its the club that has to change the way of thinking which is Regime Change, plain and simple because expecting the current bunch to change there ways is more unrealistic than anything else. Unfortunately.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #17

    That’s about four teams already after him, I hate to think what the number is going to be by the time the window opens.

    Hurry up and get him signed up.

  • saliba91

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Players that have left our stepping stone of a club are either bench warming or on the casualty table you would think our star players would think twice before having there heads turned

  • Dulcinera

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #19

    @ Graeme

    Southampton are just the new “hot” team. There is always an outside team who have a great season in the PL against all odds. We did it a few years ago when we finished 5th and we’ve gone backwards since. Liverpool did it last year, finshed 2nd and are now going to get nowhere near 2nd this season. Spurs did it as well few years ago. Southampton will be mid table by next season again. il bet you a 10er! happens every season.

  • Dulcinera

    Nov 20, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #20

    @ canny

    Spot on pal. It’s just the way it is!

    Would love a regime change. Only if it means gazillions of billions being spent every year on top talent but hey, we are where we are and can expect no better!

  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 21, 2014 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #21


    At the end of the day we Northerners and as such we learn early on that life is generally shi*te and you just gotta make the best of it. Well I did anyway.

  • Dulcinera

    Nov 21, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #22

    @ Canny

    tell me about it pal. You have to go through the bad before you get to the good. I’m from northern ireland so trust me its a life of bad before it gets good, and that’s if you’re lucky lol

  • lesh

    Nov 21, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #23

    Didn’t we sign another striker on loan this summer? Where is he or did I dream that signing?

  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 21, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #24

    That’s why this winning streak we’re on at the mo feels so good after that disastrous start.

    Not sure about the summer signing but I know if we sign every player we have been linked to in the media then we will definitely win the premiership for the simple fact that there will be no one left to play for anyone else!!

  • beermonkey

    Nov 21, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #25


    u mean the onloan chucky

  • soundoid

    Nov 21, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #26

    Ayoze Perez or El Matador a red rag to the bull headed centre backs of the Premier league. Physical intimidation doesn’t seem to phase him. He waits for his chance and then dispatches it with grace. This guy is the real deal. We are so lucky to have this lad. He could become as big as Santiago Muñez 😉

  • soundoid

    Nov 21, 2014 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #27

    But this time it is for real.

  • Reyantoon

    Nov 21, 2014 at 3:56 AM

    Comment #28

    Dummett can do the job at the back,he is unsung hero so far.The important thing to do in such situation is good cover from MF.Don’t mind who’ll partner colback, whether Anita or Rtaylor, both are OK by me.I expect cabella and Sammy to shine in the wings,so’ll Socks,
    the most key player from all.I watched Full 90min of QPR games twice this season, they are poor team with star players, except they recently show some fight and flow movement but are still poor team as I saw them. I expect us to win with narrow score line.As I always said,the most important thing is to score the first goal w/h makes everything easy:

    colback-Rtay/ Anita


  • Reyantoon

    Nov 21, 2014 at 4:11 AM

    Comment #29

    …And the captain should be Mussa socks!!


    Nov 21, 2014 at 5:17 AM

    Comment #30

    I worry about who will be Leaving in January !

    With Schalke linked to Aarons and Perez starting to make a name for himself, we could conceivably be without these two come the end of January?

    None of the Squad are safe from the Profit Margin and Money Bags Ashley!

    In a Doom Scenario, Tiote and Krul sold for Big Money and our best two Youngsters sold to so called bigger clubs?

    Sad really but thats NUFC in its present state !

  • expatmag

    Nov 21, 2014 at 5:27 AM

    Comment #31


    Stop getting your knickers in a twist mate. Krul wont be going till the summer and the youngsters will all be staying on new improved contracts.

    I expect Tiote to go in January. We have already replaced him with Abeid. I expect Mbiwa to go permanently in January too and we should rake in circa 20 million for them.

    I expect a new CH and striker coming in January.

  • toonincheek

    Nov 21, 2014 at 5:40 AM

    Comment #32

    Selling club is one term you could use for NUFC.
    Another one is Development Club.

    From the start of MA’s tenure, it was set out that we would be looking for young/youngish players looking to prove themselves.

    If they prove themselves worthy of playing for a top team, we should be grateful for their contribution playing for NUFC for a few years and the fee that we receive, and wish them luck.

    Naturally I would want a proper (i.e. better) financial balance between the success on the pitch and the balance sheets.

    Ideally, we must hope produce so many that we can sell some and keep some.

    The fees we have received for major players we have sold have been better for the club than keeping players who wanted to be away (or AC who was driven out)

    My hope is that we produce a batch at one time and really establish ourselves as a leading team.
    If a few more younsters come through, we would not be so far away.

  • Reyantoon

    Nov 21, 2014 at 6:04 AM

    Comment #33

    I heard one journalist talking to Aljazeera last night.He said,Man utd have more than 30 sponsors worldwide.They coup maximum 45m per yr and minimum 1m.So how come people blame him (mike),if he tries to make profit from sell of some players here or tries to generate revenue by advertising his SD ?

  • jimmysmith

    Nov 21, 2014 at 6:13 AM

    Comment #34

    I don’t think its reasonable to describe Newcastle as a mid table club. It suggest mid ranking, which I don’t think we are at all. Newcastle is one of the great English clubs. We have arguably the finest stadium to play football at and to watch the game in English Football and an average gate of 50 000 and also one of the great histories in the English game. The mid table stuff, comes from the restructuring that has gone on under Ashley and the mis management under previous regimes, and hasn’t always been the case either.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 21, 2014 at 6:19 AM

    Comment #35

    Man U rake in the money because they SELL the advertising and sponsorship rights. We rake in minimal revenues through match day advertising as the majority of it is SD or SD affiliated brands, which the club do not receive money for, and a large portion of whats left are Wonga boards, as agreed in the terms of the sponsorship deal.

    It also helps that they have had sustained success for 20years.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 21, 2014 at 6:20 AM

    Comment #36

    Very well said JimmySmith,
    Until Mike Ashley took over we were sixth in the all time PL standings only a few points of fifth, and one of only seven English clubs to play in the CL. Some p[eople argue that stadium size shouldn’t guarantee you success, of course it shouldn’t but it should provide a solid foundation. We come from the fifth/sixth biggest city in England with only one football club in a football mad region, the whole set up is there for us to be a top six club but our extremely wealthy owner chooses for us not to be as he would rather rake in profits, he has no interest in the footballing side of NUFC what so ever.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 21, 2014 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #37

    As for Newcastle being a mid table club, I disagree. We currently have a mid table squad though. Newcastle should realistically be consistently in the top 8 of the Prem given the fan base, stadium and financial position of the club.

    City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Man U in the near future are going to be the top four and difficult to catch, barring the odd anomaly. Then you have Liverpool, Spurs, Everton and ourselves who have every right to consider themselves capable of finishing anywhere from 5th to 8th, with an occasional foray into the top 4.

    At the minute, the way the club is run, our anomaly is finishing in the top 8, and it doesn’t look realistic to expect that to change under Ashley.

  • expatmag

    Nov 21, 2014 at 6:29 AM

    Comment #38


    In recent years, apart from the year we finished 5th which was largely due to the ineptitude of other clubs, we have done nothing on the park to suggest we are nothing more than an average middle of the road club despite the large stadium crowd etc.

  • expatmag

    Nov 21, 2014 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #39


    Our last 5 premier league finishing positions have been;


    Average that out and it shows 12th as an average league table position under Ashley.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 21, 2014 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #40

    Just been looking at some of the earlier threads, a lot of love for Jonas and rightly so. Been through a tough time, and has given his all to this club while here. But we shouldn’t be letting nostalgia cloud our thoughts here. He isn’t good enough to play regularly for the first team.

    I’m happy for him to come back and train with the squad as he is obviously a popular figure and his experience and ethic will be good for other players.

    But, realistically we need to strengthen the squad in January, currently we have a full 25 man roster. I’d say that Jonas and Vuckic are the two from the list that are easily expendable. Vuckic is one of our Home grown players, so he would have to be replaced with another home grown player. This seems unlikely given our recruitment policy, so if we want to strengthen then Jonas is surely the man that has to be cut loose.

    That is unless we decide to sell some of our first team and more saleable assets….


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