Newcastle Midfielder Could Leave The Club Today

Shane Ferguson could well be leaving Newcastle today,k as Milwall manager Neil Harris is keen to sign the Northern Ireland U21 international, who seems to have no future at Newcastle.

Shane has had two loan spells while at Newcastle, principally to Birmingham City, where he went on loan twice and then this year at Glasgow Rangers, although he was injured most of the time.

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Shane Ferguson in action against York in pre-season

The 24-year-old is a versatile player and can play in almost any position on the left side of the field including left back and left wing, and he even played center-back on Newcastle’s American tour this summer.

Milwall boss Neil Harris said in last night’s fans forum meeting at The Den that he wanted to sign a left-winger today – and that could well be Shane Ferguson.

That player will play in place of the injured Joe Martin in tomorrow’s opening game of the season at Shrewsbury.

Shane has spent eight years on Tyneside, and at one time he looked a very promising player at left back, when Alan Pardew played him in the first team in April of 2011, when he looked very good at left back.

But in his loan spells at Birmingham City he didn’t come through as well as had been hoped, and he is now looking for a new club to reignite his career.

Shane played 32 times for the Newcastle first team and has played 18 times for Northern Ireland.

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105 comments so far

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Hope he does leave. Nothing against him, but never rated him ever

  • nut meg

    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #2

    Good luck to him where ever he ends up,the same goes to all the other young kids who get released.Possibly SM came just a few years too late for them.

  • sweendog

    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Good luck, unfortunately hasn’t produced yet but Millwall is a good step for him.

  • hibbit

    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #4

    was never going to make it …good luck to the lad at his new club

  • dazzler

    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #5

    Pardew can’t really criticise the “agenda” of the club’s transfer policy, complain about the players brought in that he didn’t really want and then spend an entire summer trying to sign the players who were bought under it. The man is a tool of epic proportions.

  • ToonJovi

    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #6

    Was best player on pitch against York… Could argue that he wasn’t defensive minded enough for his position but going forward he was forever making runs and was the only one creating anything for large portions of the game… Saw glimpses of this in first team a coupla seasons ago to before more injuries stunted his progression… I feel he could still be an asset! Especially when we’re still potentially going to be playing waste of spaces like gouffran out wide as part of a forward 3….

  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #7

    Cracking wicket for Starc

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #8

    Pardew is on a different planet, forget about the buying player agenda, he struggled with any kind of formation that he could use the players he had, which for the most part were pretty good players,

    reading most of the pundits predictions about where palace and nufc will finish is amazing , most have palace top 10 and most have us 12-15, they have really bought into pardew the good coach that was shat on,

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Just read up about pardew whinging about why he left newcastle for palace. One big difference I’ve notice between pardew & McClaren.

    SM talks about football, he talks about the team & the players who we have.

    Pardew talks about himself. Why I left newcastle, I didn’t have full control. I got off to a great start. I love myself & don’t understand why anybody wouldn’t

  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #10
  • Whumpie

    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #11

    If this is true then it’s a shame it hasn’t worked out for Fergie. Good lad, lots of talent and good attitude. He’s just never really got rolling.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #12

    England collapse.

  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #13

    Pardew is a tool tried to defend and love him but he never took me up. He is so self centered. All he talks abt is me me. Talking abt the signings we made were really good players with alot of reputation. But Pardew failed them. Pardew was e root to all our problems.

    Hatem Marvuex Sissoko Mbiwa Remy Ba Cisse Jannmatt De Jong Anita Santon Cheick Colback and many others

    The young kids
    Bigi Fergie Kadar I have really forgotten some of them.

    He had alot at his disposal jst failed to make something out of them.

  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #14

    Ron I’d be quite happy will a 300 run lead

  • Our Toon

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #15


    You stated a few threads back that that Wijnaldum was a McClaren signing. You said that wwsbrd was wrong and chancel was right. Reading through the debate the latter 2 were having it was a good discussion not about right or wrong though.

    Wijinaldum is definitely a board signing, we had a rejected for him in 2010!! Back when you were Jeff

  • Jib

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Don’t forget Fergy was spotted by Joe K when he was on loan at Birmingham city
    Ha ha ha

  • Our Toon

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #17


    Think we have a good lead now, maybe a bit of attacking stuff from Ali and Broad to score quickly, make a quick 30 and kill any hope the Aussies have left

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #18

    25 more runs, TFL?

  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #19

    Our Toon
    Moheen Ali is quite good with the bat.

    Ron Knee
    We can easily get at least another 25 runs

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #20

    I agree with u will die for toon army.

    Pardew is just enjoying the attention he is getting. He will have one more good season, then he will be fighting relegation & saying it’s not his fault.

  • Noel Worst

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #21

    Shane Ferguson’s NUFC highlight. Dramatised to the heavens –

  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #22

    lovely 6 by Moeen Ali

  • Noel Worst

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Why on Earth are we loaning him out? Surely somebody would stump up £500k for him?

  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #24

    So Craig Pawson is the first ref of the season

  • Our Toon

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #25


    Ali is very good

  • Noel Worst

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #26

    Time to divulge fantasy football teams. On Skysports I’ve got

    _______________De Gea_______________

  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #27

    Depending how long our tail enders hang on, we could wrap the game up today

  • croftus5678

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #28

    lots of formations to be had ! no idea how to squeeze everyone in.


    i’d be tempted to put tiote in colbacks place also for attacking teams.

  • Jamseyd24

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #29

    This blog has been so shit lately, we need another good transfer rumor to spark it back to life, well until Sunday anyway.

    By the way croftus, like the team, but would change it slightly


  • croftus5678

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #30

    @29 jamsey

    aye fair enough mate

    i couldnt squeeze anita/cabella/cisse/perez/tiote/dummett in even though they prob deserve a starting possition themselves !

    our midfield is our strong point for sure and we have plenty of goals from midfield now that we did not last season with siem/rolando being out.

  • Shot Bru

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Nice little player.. Wrong place wrong time under Pardew and NUFC youth policy/system

    Always remembered for his bit of Skill in the left corner v Stoke at the Brittannia while 4-0 down… Pardew arms folded and clueless…. As usual!!

    Palace for the drop and P45Due!!!

  • Bambams

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #32

    That would be my formation. Looks good and hope it can work.

  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #33

    Janmaat Colo Mbemba Haidara
    Sissoko Wijnaldum De Jong Aarons

  • Jamseyd24

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #34


    Totally agree, I hope we can fit both Wigi and DeJong into the team, both are quality.

    Do u think we will sign anymore???

  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #35


    How you have set the team up is how my is meant to be lol

  • croftus5678

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #36

    @34 jamsey

    imo i doubt it ! i’d <3 us to sign another 1 or 2 esp a cb but i just cant see it happening.

  • TheToonKing

    Aug 7, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #37

    yeah, 24 now and not good enough. never was. they can’t all make it. wish him luck in the future.

  • Toonfan8

    Aug 7, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #38

    I think that De Jong isnt ready for 90 minutes, he will start from the bench for 30 minutes, same for Aarons, they will definetely play, but they will be used as impact subs, when Sissoko and Perez will tired their defence…I think this team should start on Sunday…
    we have to start Mitrovic, as we will need his power and presence in set pieces, De Jong and Aarons to come from bench, Cisse if we need goal in last 30 minutes, Tiote to come if we will be winning the match to protect defense…I like that we have some options there, but for me the main thing is to play Colo and Mbemba, they need to get used to play together quite quickly because they are the best CB we have in the squad now….Obertan should stay on the bench,Gouffran too, maybee on the stand….
    bench for me should be…Darlow,S.Taylor,Lascelles,Tiote,De Jong,Aarons,Cisse….there are options, maybee Obertan in there for Lascelles…

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 7, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #39

    Felt a bit sorry for Ferguson got injured at the wrong times usually after a run of decent games which is pretty much the story of all our young players !

    Loan him out makes space in the squad so maybe that Lingard is coming in next week ? Heres hoping

  • DaraghL

    Aug 7, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #40

    Sky just reported:

    Liverpool have won the race to sign 14-year-old Edvard Sandvik Tagseth from Neset FK, according to the Independent. 

    And in other news Adam Johnson is hopeful of winning the race to sign 15 year old Lucy Templeton from Exeter


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