Newcastle Tracking Top Talented English Winger


We were first linked with 18 year-old Birmingham City winger Demarai Gray while Lee Clark was still the City manager couple of months ago, and Newcastle are again being linked in the Express with the talented and impressive England youth player, who plays his game like Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling..

Demarai Gray

Demarai Gray – 18 year-old Birmingham City winger

Demarai made his debut for Birmingham in October of last year as a 17 year-old,  and he played 9 times with one goal for his home town club last season, and so far this season he has four goals in his 15 appearances.

Yesterday he was the star man in Birmingham’s 6-1 thrashing of Reading, and he scored a first half hat trick at St. Andrew’s.

The youngster has already played for the England U18 and U19 sides, and Newcastle are always interested in recruiting good young players, and a new priority on Tyneside is to get more Englishmen into the club.

Other top clubs are also said to be interested in the youngster, and they include both Arsenal and Liverpool.

Newcastle are looking for good young English players, and we have also been linked all season with MK Dons 18 year-old central midfielder, Dele Alli.

And if recent reports are to be believed, Newcastle could be signing Ally either in January or over the summer.

It makes a lot of sense for Newcastle to recruit good youngsters, but it’s always a very difficult task of identifying those youngsters who can make the grade.

We we see many youngsters who fall away, for whatever reason,  after being top prospects when they were younger.

One of those at Newcastle at the moment seems to be 19 year-old North Shields born striker Adam Campbell, who was a top prospect of Newcastle’s only two years ago.

We wouldn’t be too surprised if Newcastle try to bring in Demarai Gray in the summer, and the news is that we are watching the youngster closely.

Demarai would presumably be part of Peter Beardsley’s Development squad, but as we have seen from Ayoze Perez this season, if he’s good enough he will get his chance in the Newcastle first team.

That in itself could be an attraction for some of the top youngsters in England to join Newcastle United.

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70 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 14, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Come to NUFC sit on the bench and watch Gouffran, it’ll be great for your career.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #2

    come to the toon train as a fullback

    on a serious note is left or right footed

    right footed players need only apply we need 2 really as I would like to get shot of obatan

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Cisse’s goals last week were decent -but apart from that he’s pretty much useless. He really cannot do the tasks you would expect from a forward. Cannot win high balls, gets caught offside, cannot hold the ball up, cannot dribble and beat a player.
    Really he needs to be labelled a knacker and sold as soon as possible. But he’ll probably be kept and persevered with.

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  • JamesToon

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Mister tuff

    Exactly the same as I think about Cisse (wrote it in last thread)

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #5

    90Ian Toon // Dec 14, 2014 at 2:57 PM
    Earlier:
    Slank- excellent post. I thought Pards got it all wrong with his team selection. As a result We were far too defensive for the opening half hour allowing the gunners to seize the initiative. Gouffran’s selection was heralded by fans as him being good defensively but he’s increasingly off the pace and he contributed next to nothing.
    Against Arsenal you can’t afford to give the ball away so much and instead of Dummett, Tiote and Goofy I would have selected Haidara, Anita and Cabella. We would have found it much easier to launch counter attacks and retain possession in the opening half hour.
    We massively missed Sissoko as Ameobi was a poor imitation. Sammi really is better wide left for me.
    Had Cisse scored in the first half things might have been different but again Cisse
    Is not a lead the line type and that played into Arsenal’s hands. Collo was not helped having to baby sit Williamson and Dummett at CB would have been a better option. Finally I hope Abeid can be found a place when fit because he also will enable us to retain possession better than
    Tiote- I can’t remember him having a poorer game.
    Maybe it was just a case of the curse of the manager of the month. Let’s hope so the next couple of games could define our season.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #6

    james toon – I read your post and had to agree with your comments about Cisse.

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  • mag92

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Tuff, as you’re an authentic (knacker) I’ll take your word for it regarding Cisse.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Ian,
    Did you get the chance to have a chat with Alan yesterday, he looked very dapper before the game in his ebony rimmed spectacles, he must be so grateful for your optical input.

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  • mag92

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Even in Ebony rim vision, it was horrible.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #10

    mug92
    As I posted a while ago “ya shite and scumbags” always revert to type -they cannot help it.
    Low and behold you appear- to insult another poster without a football contribution -reverting to type.
    You are a lowly fellow who rather than come onto the blog would probably feel more confortable in a gutter or a sewer.
    As I say “ya shite and scumbags” will always revert to type.

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  • mag92

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Tuff, miffed are we?

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  • mag92

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #12

    As Oscar Wilde, put it “we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at stars”

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Is somebody finding their façade boring now !

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  • Sazzer

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #14

    JamesToon
    I agree on playmaker and the other positions. Let’s see if De Jong can step up as our target man.

    I would look into Sebastian Rode from Bayern Munchen. You might be able to get him with a buy out close like Leverkusen did with Emre Can.

    Otherwise are Johannes Geis, Gregory Sertic, Adrien Rabiot and Youri Tielemans interesting alternatives.

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  • Sazzer

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #15

    Demarai Gray looks like a promising player.

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Jail- Ha Ha.- I was with family members who had other post match plans. I will be at the Spurs game so maybe if we get the right result he will be communicative.
    I do miss your pithy and witty writing. It must be time for a recycle of the ” to good for” series X11 episode zzzzz.
    You know it makes sense.

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  • mag92

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #17

    Ian Toon, your observations are spot on; despite what the chap, with the eye glass fetish, has been saying; him and his desperate bunch, think Xmas, has come early. Newcastle United, have lost and now they can gloat about it, which is rather sad, and pathetic.

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  • Graeme

    Dec 14, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #18

    Hopefully Swans & Spuds will play out a nice draw for us today!!

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 14, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #19

    mag92- re Oscar Wilde- let’s hope the despair and hopelessness to which you refer can soon be levelled at the mackems.
    HWTL.

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 14, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #20

    mag92- don’t disrespect Mr Tuff.

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  • mag92

    Dec 14, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Ian, Hear, hear!

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 14, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #22

    Kane has just scored.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 14, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Ian Toon – well said -you are back on the Christmas card list. But please no more “tales” from the pub over the festive period.
    You know it makes sense.

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  • arpeco19

    Dec 14, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Dummett has had some good performances at CH with Colocinni and Haidara plays well at fullback…. So why persevere with Williamson???????? I don’t get it….. I really don’t. He’s probably a league one or two player now. Tiote is a quarter of the player he was when we first bought him. Gouffran is an alright type but out of form severely. And please don’t get me started on Cisse… How can a centre forward go so far back as a player that he can’t control or pass a football……. For me in January I’d sell Williamson(terminate contract), Tiote, Cisse…. I’d buy Virgil van Djik(Celtic), Danny Ings (Burnley). If anyone can come up with a good young defensive midfielder who’d join Nufc…. Feel free to add…. I’d also try and buy Nathan Redmond from Norwich and that gray from Birmingham to add pace to the attack…

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  • Thump

    Dec 14, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #25

    At half time I went to the shop to get a pizza. Came back at about 58 minutes to see we had somehow conceded another 2 goals. I think that probably sums up our performance, we carried on exactly where we left off at half time, and only started playing football after their third – too little, too late.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #26

    Gooooaaaalllllllll

    Get in there bony lad.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #27

    Mag92

    There’s no other poster on the blog as sad and pathetic as yourself.

    I see no gloating from anyone, but I do see you revelling in delight at winding other posters up, if any fan on the blog enjoys NUFC losing it’s you!

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #28

    I appologise for calling mag a fan, slip on the keyboard

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #29

    maybe ma92 is a Swansea fan

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  • TheToonKing

    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Why exactly did we sell Routledge again ?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #31

    why would Mag92 be a swans fan then Sherlock

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  • Graeme

    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #32

    TTK – because P45DUE got nothing out of him – but then again, he wasn’t a very good Left Back at all.

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #33

    is he your alter ego welshie

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Bacause he’s a dick.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #35

    Come on you Spurs.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #36

    His arse must be jealous of the amount of BS that comes out his mouth

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #37

    i see laurel and hardy are on here.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #38

    If you want to watch a team who plays excellant football then swans are the team, just lovely to watch.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #39

    welsh

    and yet ur on here posting and not watching them

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 14, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #40

    kane will punish

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