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It’s Still A Dream For Me To Be Playing For Newcastle

8:41 am, Thursday, August 27th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

Rolando Aarons hasn’t been able to become a starter for Newcastle – not yet anyway – and he still has only one year left on his contract at Newcastle, so we are hoping that before too long he will sign a new long term deal at the club.

But he’s been interviewed today in the Shields Gazette and he comes across in a very positive way.

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Rolando Aarons in action on Tuesday night

Rolando is a gifted youngster and he can be a match winner, but with the signing of Florian Thauvin last week he will know the competition for places at the club has become stronger if anything.

But he says it’s good for him to have so many good players in training, because it makes him a better player.

This is what Rolando Aarons has told the Shields Gazette today:

“It’s good because if you train with good players you will get better yourself.” “I am just trying to get as many games now as I can, and try to get back into the fold.”

“I’m happy to be back playing again and there were a few positives from the Northampton game.” “We got through and performed well as a team so we’re happy.”

“They pulled it back to 2-1 but I always felt that we were in control of the game.” “It showed when we scored twice in the second half,”

“It’s still a dream for me to be playing for Newcastle,” “I haven’t played that many games.”

“I have only been around the first team for around a year now and have not played as much as I would have liked due to injury.”

“I haven’t really got used to it in some ways.” “It is a weird feeling – in a good way – to be in the first team squad.”

“The fans kept me going when I was injured,” “They are great to me – they are the best fans in the Premier League.”

“I had seen Massadio there before and I knew he was there so I just back-heeled it to him and he whipped in a nice cross for Florian’s first goal.”

“Florian was unbelievable.” “He’s a very good player and you see that in training.” “I hope he does very well and we can look forward to Arsenal.”

Rolando got his first start of the season on Tuesday night and he looked good – and he’s also been on the bench for the previous three games.

Newcastle are now building a good team and one measure of that is that our bench is so strong, and contains the likes of Rolando, Siem de Jong, Cheick Tiote and others.

That hasn’t been the case over the last three years.

There’s a place at Newcastle for Rolando Aarons, so we just hope he knows that and will soon sign a long term deal at Newcastle, where he can have a very bright future.

It’s also another challenge for head coach Steve McClaren to bring the teenager along into becoming a first team regular –  and certainly Steve has an excellent record of doing that in his career.

That’s another reason Rolando is in  good hands at Newcastle.

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Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League · Rolando Aarons · Siem de Jong

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jib // Aug 27, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    He’s still a work in progress nowhere near the finished article.

  • 2 Jib // Aug 27, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    When we beat Gillingham in the same round of the Cap1 cup last season we went 16 matches with only 3 defeats and wins against Chelsea Liverpool and Man City.
    That was under Mr Pardew and with arguably a much weaker squad !!!

  • 3 SUTTY1978 // Aug 27, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Pardew would have turned him into a left back by now or maybe a defensive midfielder, oh how i miss that wily silver fox….

  • 4 will die for the toon army // Aug 27, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    its good he knows his place now

  • 5 will die for the toon army // Aug 27, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    if we keep our players we are more improved.

  • 6 SUTTY1978 // Aug 27, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    That win against the gills was also our only win in the first 8 games. Combined with the end of the previous season we had like 1 win in 15 games. Don’t look back with your stat tinted glasses and think everything was great because it wasn’t.
    Also remember in those games where we didn’t lose we were damn close to it, Cisse rescued us from the bench on at least 3 occasions after some of the worst team performances i have ever seen!

  • 7 nut meg // Aug 27, 2015 at 9:04 AM


    Just for the record Dusan Tadic can use both feet.

  • 8 toon kk // Aug 27, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    The broons, previous post.
    He’s a poor defender lacks pace and is probably similar level of quality to dummet, not terrible just a average squad member which we use because there’s no one else.

  • 9 gaz 44 // Aug 27, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Arsenal will start with Walcott who will get another hat trick so I’m hoping our strikers are on form for a thriller

  • 10 Toonfan8 // Aug 27, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    If Haidara lacks pace then our other full backs Janmaat and Dummet are super slow…

  • 11 The overrated Frenchman // Aug 27, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    Maybe Aarons isn’t ready to start but he has to be given game time. How do you know if these young guys are up to it if you don’t put them to the test? Surely we know by now what we can expect from Obertan. Not enough, I’d suggest. So why not play Aaarons? Fortune favours the brave, as they say.

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