Newcastle Could Soon Have A Big Star On Their Hands

Rolando Aarons had a great pre-season for Newcastle last summer and looked like a budding star, but then he picked up a hamstring injury in September and that hampered his season and he played only 6 times for Newcastle last season.

However, he appeared just once since he played on November 1st in the home game against Liverpool – which we won 1-0.

It shows that Rolando has a really good attitude in that he has been training all summer with local Bristol youth side Hallen FC, where he is working with strength and conditioning specialists Back 2 Action.

Rolando Aarons

Rolando Aarons – 19 year-old Newcastle winger

Rolando was with Bristol City before he signed on at Newcastle in the summer of 2012, after being released by City.

It was an extremely frustrating season for a youngster who was linked with some top clubs, before he had an extended absence through injury in the final seven months of the season.

Rolando still has one year left on his contract at Newcastle, and this is a really vital season for the 19 year-old at Newcastle.

This is what the Kingston, Jamaica born youngster had to say in the Shields Gazette:

“I’m not one for lads’ holidays – they’re not really me.” “I need the extra work to get ahead of everyone, especially being young.”

“I’m not an established player so I have to keep working harder than everyone else.” “It was frustrating not being able to play last season. Watching football when you want to play is the worst thing.”

“The plan is to be ready for this season. It’s different with a new manager but it should be good.” “It’s a bit of everything – conditioning, running technique, speed work and getting sharp.”

“There’s a bit of football as well. If it was just running, I’m not sure I’d turn up!”  “This season, if I get a run of games I’ll show what I can do.”

Some of the good news since Steve McClaren was appointed as head coach almost three weeks ago,  is that Steve seems determined to get to the bottom of the injury problems at Newcastle.

Siem de Jong also hardly played for us in his first season on Tyneside,  after having a number of injuries,  including a collapsed lung in February – in what was his most injury-wrecked season of his career.

The good news is that both Rolando and Siem  should be fit and ready to go next Wednesday, when the lads report back for training – and it will be like having two new players.

Add to that the two former Nottingham Forest players – 21 year-old England U21 Intentional center-back Jamaal Lascelles and 24 year-old goalkeeper Karl Darlow and it will be like having four new players at the club.

But Newcastle must bring in about six new players – and that number will be dependent on who Newcastle let go this summer.

And McClaren will want to look at all his players for about a month before he decides which players can leave the club – but before we let anybody go we must bring in a replacement.

If Rolando plays as well as he did last season and can stay fit – Newcastle will have a (big) star on their hands.

That would be great.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Jun 28, 2015 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #1


    I thought they had done a deal for falcao

  • toonluvva

    Jun 28, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #2

    As soon as he attracts a bit of interest from other clubs he’ll be gone. Not to be replaced!

  • martoon

    Jun 28, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #3

    From last topic:
    lesh @82 Agreed. I think you’ve put it more eloquently than me 🙂
    OP @ 84 Good idea about agents fees – after all the agents are employed by the players therefore they should pay them which is the norm, say, in show biz etc.

  • Graeme

    Jun 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #4

    It would also probably help him if NUFC employed an Assistant and maybe a Coach or two before raining resumed next week!!!

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 28, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Word on grapevine
    Newcastle will call a press conference on Tuesday to unveil his back room team
    And will also reveal 6 major signings
    Very good players
    Mohamed salah from Chelsea
    Vlarr Aston villa
    Will Hughes Derby county
    Ashley Cole believe it or not
    David smith Middlesbrough
    D gable crystal palace
    Newcastle will then continue there hunt for a 20 plus million pound striker and will also try and sign a world class right winger
    Concluding there business with 8 new players
    According to Tim krul who is been urged to stay with a promise of more money

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 28, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Dwight Gayle crystal palace

  • Novocastrian66

    Jun 28, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #7

    martoon; Footballers don’t want to pay for anything.

  • optimistic prime

    Jun 28, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #8


    I think the deals agreed

    On agents, the player will have one the club will have one acting on there behalf.
    I don’t know the exact ins and out but ive read about agents acting for a club and the player they’re trying to sign.
    So the agent is paid by two parties to do the same deal.

  • BandB

    Jun 28, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #9


    Thanx M8

    See youz neggaz…telt yaz everything woz in hand……!!!

    Feelin positive…

  • Jib

    Jun 28, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #10

    David Smith Boro
    67 years old

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jun 28, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #11

    You have to think that the club have something up their sleeve. There’s just no way after last season they’d allow it all to happen again. The backlash would horrendous.

    I’m still very skeptical though, and that list below/above is hilarious.

  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Jun 28, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #12

    sounds nice but in reality:
    Mohamed salah from Chelsea- staying at fiorentina, they offered him massive deal
    Vlarr Aston villa-will end up at soton or ham or swansea
    Will Hughes Derby county- man u then loaned back to derby
    Ashley Cole believe it or not- this ill believe
    David smith Middlesbrough- maybe this guy also
    D gable crystal palace- d gayle sux. lets pray not happening

  • Jib

    Jun 28, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Just realised d gable is dwight gayle
    Like he’d move north of watford lol

  • Big Archie

    Jun 28, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #14

    It’s no wonder we have a reputation for being thick Geordies

    It’s “their”. T – H – E – I – R. “THEIR!”

  • will die for the toon army

    Jun 28, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #15


  • mactoon

    Jun 28, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Aarons has a great attitude and I am looking forward to seeing him play next year. But why was he working with strength and conditioning specialists Back 2 Action in Bristol, don’t we look after the fitness of our young players?

  • Paulmoncur

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #17

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