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Reports McClaren Decides To Send Top Youngster Out On Loan

4:46 pm, Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 82 Comments

There are reports in the national press today that Newcastle will finally listen to loan offers for our 19 year-old striker Ivan Toney, who has made a very good start to his Newcastle career since signing on in the summer from Northampton Town.

Ivan has played 8 times for the Newcastle U21 side and has 5 goals and 3 assists – so he’s been productive in the Reserve side – and he’s also made three first-team appearances for the club.

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19 year-old Ivan Toney going out on loan – somewhere

Ivan was so impressive playing for the U21s that he was named Barclays Premier League U21 player of the month for September.

Steve McClaren has been hesitant to loan the player out and with Newcastle finding it difficult to score goals this season we are a little bit surprised he seems to have made the decision to allow Ivan to leave Newcastle – but maybe only for a one-month spell – at least initially.

Ahead of him in the pecking order at Newcastle right now for striker are Ayoze Perez, new £12M signing Aleksandar Mitrovic and veteran striker Papiss Cisse – who may even be sold in the January transfer window.

McClaren has to weigh the needs of the Newcastle first team with the necessity of getting Ivan some first team games so that he can keep improving.

Certainly the 5’10” striker has looked unfazed playing in the first team and maybe he could get some goals for us – if was given a chance in the first team?

We would expect a short-term loan to start with – so that McClaren can further assess how Newcastle are doing in the goals department at the end of that initial loan spell.

It would be good if Ivan can be loaned out to a Championship club.

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Tags: Ivan Toney · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Newcastle U21 · Newcastle Youth

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  • 1 Ibizatoon // Nov 4, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Can’t see Armstrong being recalled then, if they’re willing to let this lad go out on loan.

    Good stuff. Get them playing and learning.

    Jesper…Have you seen Narcos?

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 4, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    League one would be good for him…if he do well just like young Armstrong then send him to a Championship club 🙂

  • 3 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 4, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Ibiza…No I haven’t. I can see it’s on Netflix.

    What’s it about?

  • 4 Ibizatoon // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Jesper…Pablo Escobar. Interesting program.

    Knew who the guy was, but my what a story.

  • 5 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Although the club hasn’t said as much , this loan of Toney must mean Riviere’s rehab is going well.

    I think goal poacher Cissé’s days are numbered , he’s not McClaren’s type of player.

  • 6 GeordieTwo // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    I wonder if Riviere is Steve’s type of player? Who would he step in for? He’s not as good on the ball as Perez. I just don’t see a spot for him but you never know I suppose. If someone up front gets injured he may get his chance.

  • 7 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Riviere would be back up for Mitro.

  • 8 GeordieTwo // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    No positive learning curve with Ashley. He just plods along with the same plan. Anyway I’m interested to see how we’ll play away vs. Bournemouth. If they are patient and defend well they will eventually catch us on the break. Our job will be to get Mitro loose in their defense. I don’t think they can stand up to him.

  • 9 GeordieTwo // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    If Riviere is Mitro’s backup we better hope Mitro never gets hurt or suspended Jib. They are chalk and cheese.

  • 10 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Bournemouths version of Tiote , Victor Wanyama is suspended for one game , he gives their back four brilliant cover , we must take advantage.

  • 11 hibbitt // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    get toney to coventry playing in the same team as arma building up a pairing toney looked the part on monday night needs to be playing every week we could end up getting two quality forwards out of this mowbray plays decent football and seems to be a decent coach

  • 12 Ibizatoon // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Jib..Doesn’t he play for Soton?

  • 13 Ibizatoon // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    hibbit…Maybe we could swap coaches too then 🙂

    Only joking. Honest. Well….

  • 14 GeordieTwo // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    That sounds like a plan Jib. We will need to defend well away from home. I hope Steve is working on that. It’s time to get the points we need to get out of the bottom 3. Sunderland and Villa should both lose against Southampton and Man City.

  • 15 colwell // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    When did Wanyama sign for Bournemouth?

  • 16 reilly // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Victor Wanyama plays for southhampton

  • 17 IITianToon // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    I have seen narcos @Ibiza. A binge-watch if there ever was one lol.

  • 18 chuck // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    McClaren DECIDES NOTHING, at least when money is involved.
    The policy of sending out our younger players on loan to shit clubs is not to improve their skills, but to save money on whatever they can collect from the loan clubs.

    If our cheap-ass owner wanted to improve the side, they should all be playing for the reserve side, where they could familiarize themselves with the styles and abilities of their team-mates.

    Making it only a step up to the first team and fitting seamlessly into a side that plays the same tactical game.

    But being a cheapo, Ashley in his wisdom , thinks only about profit, as KK stated Ashley knows nothing about football and Llambias even less .

    Well we have replaced our then manager Pardew, with a guy who was fired from his last job , managing in the second tier, who has a stack of excuses that would make Pardew envious.

    Then promoted a novice from the office Penfold to do as Ashley tells him.

    When will this guy hire some professionals and let them do what they are good at, instead of stumbling around in the dark, yet unwilling to let go of complete control.,

    The club is a financial mess and will be relegated once more and as far as blame is concerned, look no further than Ashley.

  • 19 Average_Contents // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Know nowt strikes again. Why do people interact with it.

    Cue furious typing into google….

  • 20 hibbitt // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    jib……….. google not working victor wanyama plays for SOUTHHAMTON

  • 21 Ibizatoon // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    IITian….I have no idea what you mean! 🙂

    I read recently that they were spending around $2,500 pcm on elastic bands to keep the cash together. Mind blowing. £1bn p.a lost to rats and theives.

  • 22 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Just testing
    you are paying attention

  • 23 Ibizatoon // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Chuck…Come on, surely loaning young players out to get proper experience, rather than reserve football is the way to go? Granted it’d be better if it was at a Championship club,but I can’t comment on their level ability.

    Don’t disagree with much else you said mind.

  • 24 hibbitt // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    jib……….. google not working victor wanyama plays for SOUTHHAMTON…………i told you this morning you had only watched half the game now i dont think you watched it at all

  • 25 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Just as well it’s you Hibbitt.
    If it was Tsunki he would be wetting his knickers by now.

  • 26 Ibizatoon // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Come on Jib, this ain’t the place to air your fantasies.

  • 27 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Hibbitt has just owned me

  • 28 hibbitt // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    jib were did you get a picture of mrs hibbitt

  • 29 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    You married to an Angel ?
    So am I

  • 30 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Bayern Munich v Arsenal

  • 31 reilly // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    jib have you tried this,it works ok on windows.

  • 32 Munster Mag // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:53 PM


    He has a trophy, and has everton playing great football, and at the end of the day he entertains the crowd

    …Catchy, I dont agree mate. He flatters to deceive. His team passes the ball to death, sometimes for no reason. Its like as if the players get bonuses for passing the ball as often as possible. At one stage v Mackems a move started halfway between halfway line and the Sunderland goal. After about 40 passes it ended up back at the Everton goalie and the crowd started shouting a bit. He won a trophy with Wigan luckily, and relegated them. His teams cant defend. Big Eck won a trophy with Birmingham and I wouldnt want him….

  • 33 Our Toon // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:58 PM


    That move you talk about with the 40 odd passes Everton did at the weekend was around the 80th minute mark when they were leading 5-2. The players were seeing the game out by retaining possession!! Would you rather they made 3 passes had a shot and gave possession back to Sunderland so they could try to score and get back into the game? You’ve distorted facts to suit your argument there buddy!!

  • 34 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Never tried Hong Kong
    It’s kinda obvious if you think about it !
    Thanks for that
    Got to love the internet 🙂

  • 35 catchy in norway // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:12 PM


    That Narcos was a great program, I was well Impressed , just got the beast of Africa to watch too, that has good reviews

  • 36 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    A binge-watch ? ? ?

  • 37 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Arsenal 7 – 1 to win in Munich tonight !
    If there is a team that could do Munich it is Arsenal , got to be worth a punt !

  • 38 Mister Tuff // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Jib Jibberish fails again.
    Wanyama – playing for Bournemouth – hahahaha – confirms he knows nowt about football. What a knacker.
    Get yersell to the Ladies Wrestling Forum.

  • 39 welshgeordie9 // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Wenger should be on this blog, mix well with the moaning muppets.

  • 40 Munster Mag // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Our toon u sound like a disciple of jack charlton. The everton crowd are not enthralled with martinez and i think steve bruce had them higher in the table than pretty boy martinez,defender of knackers like mcmanaman. Overrated in my book. Didnt pardew do as well in europa? Not sure.

  • 41 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Mr Tuff
    I am prepared to throw myself at your feet and learn all about footy from an expert please please please teach me Mr Tuff !!!!

  • 42 Munster Mag // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    A small punt jib. We gave it ov tv here 🙂

  • 43 dok - the horrid colonial // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    survivor series preview…

    jeff/jib/jane/royo/welsh in this corner…

    lady wrestlers in that corner…

    I got ten on the girls… the actual female ones, that is… 🙂

  • 44 Mister Tuff // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Jibberish – I think you will find it somewhat cathartic to finally admit on the blog you know sweet fa about football. It took a long time but its on record now.
    What you need to do now therefore is to stop posting your shyte about football. That will probably mean that you no longer post.
    If that’s the case it ended well – the Ladies Wrestling Forum awaits you.

  • 45 Mister Tuff // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    dok – the blog bitches will be after you now screaching and screaming, throwing hissy fits.

  • 46 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Can you not see I have thrown in the towel .
    Please , footy experts like you and Tuff please educate me I beg you .
    Teach me oh master !
    (btw the lady wrestlers moustaches really tickle)
    I defer to your superior knowledge , please cast your pearls of wisdome before this subservient swine

  • 47 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Whoops Lewandowski the scoring machine strikes again !!!!

  • 48 Mister Tuff // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    wisdom duh!

  • 49 catchy in norway // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:01 PM


    Whether he was at Wigan or Everton he won a cup, and Wigan went down was because of lack of quality in the squad, DW would not spend.

    And as for Everton bs scum , or anyone , if you are wining the game by that margin I think that proves he is a good manager, making sure the win is in place , don’t give the other team the ball.

    Rodgers lost the league by playing silly football when he did not need to

  • 50 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Petr Cech in for a busy night methinks (is that OK dok and tuff ?)

  • 51 catchy in norway // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:04 PM


    P45 flucked up in Europ, he played the kids in the opening rounds, then decided he did not need to rotate his players by resting some of them , he played them even though you could see players had nothing in the tank,

  • 52 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Mr Tuff I just realized I spelled wisdom wrong
    I’m sorry master

  • 53 Jail for Ashley // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Jak Alnwick on Turtle Sport tonight slaggin the club for not allowing him to go on loan, says the set up was good under Pardew, looks better under Mclaren which was a round about way of saying things were not good under Carver !

  • 54 Jail for Ashley // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Pardew got right royally shit on that season, things might have been different if 19M was spent in the summer instead of January.

  • 55 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    It’s taken Arsenal 25 minutes to realize they should be playing a higher defensive line.

    (Apologies to Sir Tuff and Lord Dok for daring to offer a football opinion )

  • 56 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Muller now – oh dear !

    Torn between wanting English teams to do well and arrogant Arsenal getting a footy lesson.

    (Dok and Tuff is that OK ?)

  • 57 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    Jeff…you don’t really have to give us live commentary from a Arsenal game…it’s a Newcastle blo;

    Go knock yourself out.

  • 58 welshgeordie9 // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    You have got to laugh at the clowns who think they are funny when someone makes a spelling mistake and then they do one themselves.

  • 59 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    How is Dad holding up ?

  • 60 welshgeordie9 // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:32 PM


    He’s alright at the moment, he’s got to have a scan next week to see if the cancer has spread, then if he gets the all clear he will then go for phsyio to see if he’s fit enough for the operation.

  • 61 welshgeordie9 // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    It’s all about waiting at the moment which is frustrating, thanks for asking jib.

  • 62 Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Stay positive my friend

  • 63 welshgeordie9 // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Unfortunately it’s going to be a shit Christmas, operation at the end of this month, after that it’s two weeks in hospital, then it’s 3-5 months recovering.

  • 64 welshgeordie9 // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    I am trying to be positive jib, but its pissing hard, good job I’ve got an older brother.

  • 65 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    IN: Narcos season 2, DM, CM, LB, RB, GK, ARMA, Kevin M
    OUT: Cisse, Anita, Tiote, Gouf, Colo, Haidara, elliot, Marv, Rivi

  • 66 angelswithdirtyfaces // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Jib // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM
    If there is a team that could do Munich it is Arsenal.

    Maybe they’ll borrow Wanyama as DM from Bournemouth to beef up their defence for the second half ?


  • 67 dok - the horrid colonial // Nov 4, 2015 at 9:01 PM


    all stick aside, prayers and thoughts to your father, hope he gets well soon lad 🙂

  • 68 hibbitt // Nov 4, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    welshgeordie…..stay strong this is when dad needs you most

  • 69 Tsunki // Nov 4, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    Ray, don’t worry, very little goes unnoticed when you get upended on an international blog.

    Wanyama, eh? As in, Wan’ ya ma to teach you something about footy? Pants-wetting stuff Ray!

  • 70 welshgeordie9 // Nov 4, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Thanks for the support guys, means a lot.

  • 71 jimiley // Nov 4, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    Class is permanent and form is temporary. 4 (FOUR) league wins in 29 games all year long. But I know Schteeve won’t let any complacency creep in. Anybody worried?

  • 72 dok - the horrid colonial // Nov 4, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    anything I can do welsh, just ask… ive been in your spot, and I completely understand, keep ya head up…

  • 73 jimiley // Nov 4, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    Schteeve will be less complacent with two league wins in the last 20 games. We are on a bit of a bad run at the moment but I am sure Schteeeeve and Penfold can turn it around.

  • 74 welshgeordie9 // Nov 4, 2015 at 10:26 PM


    Thanks mate, i will probably be nagging you a lot for the next couple of months.

  • 75 dok - the horrid colonial // Nov 4, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    anytime welsh… just no jokes please 🙂

  • 76 welshgeordie9 // Nov 4, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    I will give the joke a miss for now dok, well at least until my dads better anyway.

  • 77 Munster Mag // Nov 4, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Catchy, pardew shud have been given decent money to buy the type of fast powerful footballers he wanted, after he had proved himself fully with 5th place. Instead he got stuff all thanks to Fats. Martinez is all fluff. A coach who cannot teach a team not to concede goals in not a good coach.

  • 78 Blackley and Brownlie // Nov 4, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    If we had only bought Rayo from Brazil United, we wouldn’t need to worry about Bournemouth’s Wanyama.

  • 79 Tsunki // Nov 4, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    😀 😀 😀

  • 80 jimmysmith // Nov 4, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    McC, Pardew, Martinez are all of a similar quite high level to my mind, who need to be supported financially by their clubs owners, but not too lavishly, and if given reasonable autonomy to buy the type of player to suit their own style of play, then they’;ll most likely do well, before ultimately failing, followed by a parting of the ways.

  • 81 toonking // Nov 4, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    catchy 49

    The way you went on and bashed pardew throughout his time at newcastle, lack of quality in the squad can’t ever be used as an excuse to back up other managers because it was a lack of decent players in the squad and such a hugh injury record which meant newcastle didn’t finish in top 10.

    season 1

    decent summer backing we finish 5th

    season 2
    terrible summer transfers, panic buying winter transfers and an injury record twice as back as the team who’s injury record was next in line, infact we had a grand total of 7 different captains that season.
    We go into the semi final of europa league when instead we could have made the early exit at the start of season to assist with fitness and have less games.

    season 3

    not a single permanent signing throughout that season, instead just 1 loanee who would be going on to join chelsea in the summer, we still have managed to go on and finish in 10th place.

    Pardew’s style was boring but it got us the points and that is what matters to the club itself not decent football.

  • 82 TroubledToon // Nov 5, 2015 at 6:36 AM

    “Maybe they’ll borrow Wanyama as DM from Bournemouth to beef up their defence for the second half ?”

    @ Angels: Brilliant 1 mate!!! Laffed me pants off!!!

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