Newcastle Linked With Impressive Young English Center-Back


Newcastle United are being linked with young Huddersfield Town prospect Jordan Williams in the Huddersfield Examiner? today.

The England U17 International plays at center-back which is not a position Newcastle have been storing in over the last three years or so, but it does seem like the club are interested in getting more English players into the squad – which is a good move.

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Jordan Williams – 16 years-old – impressive youngster

Williams is still only 16 so he is one for the future and he’s doesn’t turn 17 until this October – he’s been at his home town club Huddersfield since 2009 when he was just 9 years old.

Jordan was born in Meltham which is some five miles outside of Huddersfield.

The youngster has been a regular in the England U17 side this season and he so far has 7 caps at that level and even at 16 he has been in the Huddersfield Town U21 squad this season.

Jordan is also likely to play for England in the upcoming Euro Under 17 Championship elite qualifying round games against Ukraine, Turkey and Finland in March.

As well as bringing in more players over the summer for the first team squad, Newcastle’s U18 squad has been very poor this season and the club is anxious to replenish the playing ranks at all levels of the club.

Newcastle really need a complete overhaul at all levels of the club this summer whether we remain a Premier League club or not – we seem to have become stagnant over the last couple of years.

And there’s nothing wrong with signing impressive English youngsters like Jordan Williams, because bringing them is so young could save us millions in the transfer market down the road.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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114 comments so far

  • hibbitt

    Feb 29, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #1

    this lad turned Man City down ……….why would he come here ……. going to be a very good player one day got quality written all over him

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 29, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #2

    I’ve seen Williams play for Town’s under 18s many times. He reminds me of a young Des Walker. Only 16, a year younger than their first year scholars, he’s lightning quick. Can’t see him wanting to leave Huddersfield when he’s had chances to go to Man City and knocked them back.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 29, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Hibbitt
    Have you seen him?

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  • Graeme

    Feb 29, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Why on earth would he come to NUFC to be “Developed”??
    There is far more chance we would ruin him.

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  • MAUTITOON

    Feb 29, 2016 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #5

    anybody else having problem accessing this blog today?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 29, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #6

    He’s getting a good schooling at PPG Canalside under Tony Carss, whose under 18s are having another good season after winning their league last season. Frankie Bunn’s under 21s have recently won 15 on the trot, a remarkable run. A massive contrast to the abysmal records of NUFC youth under Beardsley and Watson.

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 29, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #7

    Bob Moncur: “There is no instant cure.”

    We can all think of at least one, Bob!

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  • Whumpie

    Feb 29, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #8

    No substance to this story as far as I can make out. Sources? Quotes?
    Nowt in it.

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  • Jib

    Feb 29, 2016 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #9

    It comes from the Sun
    Oh dear

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 29, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #10

    What is Beardleys’ win percentage in the Academy? Can he blame the clubs transfer policy? The educational level of the youngsters coming in?

    Whilst winning is not the be all and end all, it must also be an indication of how well the players are coached, the training techniques and all round ability of the club to raise homegrown talent.

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  • Jib

    Feb 29, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #11

    Ron Knee

    Highlighting one sentence from an article is a cheap shot .

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-survival-fight-bob-10965876

    Moncur speaks a lot of sense here.

    The genuine support needs to pull together.

    I see the Mackems were chanting in support of Adam Johnson at West Ham , what a shower !

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 29, 2016 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #12

    So are you saying I misquoted him, jeff?

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  • BandB

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Jib

    Thanks for the reply regarding McClaren’s future.

    Do you believe the club should rule out replacing him before the end of the season.
    I’m asking for you opinion. Not what you think the club will do, but what you want it to do.

    Yes or no?

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  • Jib

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #14

    If I was accusing you of misquoting.
    I would have said something like “hey Ron Knee you are misquoting Moncur”
    Perhaps selctive editing by wholesale omission would have been clearer than “cheap shot”.

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  • Jib

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #15

    B and B we have to stick with him.

    The time for binning him was when Sunlun binned Dutch Dick .

    Unlike Advocaat , at that time we seemed to have bought well and were improving .

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

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  • BandB

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #16

    Jib

    And if he leads us to relegation, do you believe he should be allowed to serve out his contract and have the opportunity to bring us success?

    Your opinion. Yes or no? No harm in opinions.

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  • stan anderson

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #17

    How many times have we been told it takes time.
    How many more years do need to wait for improvement in our performances and league position.What become of the 5 year plan .Can someone explain this to me
    .I dont think i expect to much,all i want is hope for the future of the club i have loved since i was a boy in the 1950s.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #18

    I personally doubt Aarons Agent wants to seriously agree a contract extension.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/arsenal-eye-surprise-move-newcastle-7460084

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  • Jib

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #19

    Yes

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #20

    BandB

    I would like to apologise for my comment last night. If I had realised the air was rife with personal insults I would have thought twice. I do not wish to seriously denigrate anyone on this blog and hope that in the main what I say is taken in good humour.

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  • BandB

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Well isn’t that interesting?

    You would write off relegation as long as we stick by a man you rate.

    I wonder what bettyswallocks makes of this.

    He argues that no genuine supporter would ever consider relegation as a price worth paying in any circumstances (obviously, his targets are those who would like to see the back of Ashley.)

    I would be interested to hear you both explain how relegation is okay when backing club policies, but treachery when not.

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  • BandB

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #22

    Lindy

    I took it as an observation, and not an insult.

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  • Jib

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #23

    B and B
    Another 2+2 = 5 comment.

    If you are not a politician you have missed your vocation.

    I have stated until blue in the face we will not get relegated .

    You asked a hypothetical question which I answered in the same vein.

    You extrapolate it to :-
    “You would write off relegation as long as we stick by a man you rate.”

    Extraordinary!

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  • hibbitt

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #24

    Blackley and Brownlie…………….sorry for late reply
    seen him play twice both times against forest under 18s
    (mates son plays for forest) looks a very good player wont sign for us man u are watching him very closely i’ve been told !!

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  • BandB

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #25

    You have Jib.
    But I clearly asked you to think beyond that to what your attitude would be should you be proved wrong.
    You have answered that we should stick by him EVEN if he leads us to relegation. Without equivocation.
    I could take fewer of your lectures on what genuine fans should want in future.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Bandb
    I don’t want us to be relegated, we’ve done that already.
    I’m not bothered even if MA stayed if we were successful.
    Trouble is he seems to clueless about the staff he employs for a football club.
    He probably should have kept Chris Mort on the books.

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  • SPRINGY

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #27

    afternoon all
    regarding aarons….
    when we played the friendly last week in spain, there seemed to be a big difference in attitude between gini and aarons when they scored,aarons did’nt really look interested and seem to blank the players around him…maybe theres something going on behind the scenes and he’s not happy about it…..he has’nt done enough for a big contract offer so hope he’s not pushing for that…has a lot to prove…1)fitness…a good run of games….spent to much time not on the pitch.
    2)quality…is he going to be good enough once he gets them run of games….he’s shown in flashes he has something..but the same can be said about goofy,obertan to name a couple….but if he and the club dont agree a contract non of this will matter in a few month.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #28

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/should-newcastle-united-board-really-10966046

    I am hopeful of four wins an two draws, 14 points will get us to a total of 38 by the end of the season. Which should see us survive as long as Norwich and Sunderland do not do better.

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  • BandB

    Feb 29, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #29

    Essex

    I would shove anyone out of the door if it meant we stayed up.
    Relegation is not something I would be philosophical about in any circumstances.

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  • SPRINGY

    Feb 29, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #30

    2 sides for stoke
    ———————————-elliot———————————
    janmaat———-mbemba——-lascelles———–dummett
    ———————-saivet———–shelvey———————-
    sissoko———————de jong——————–townsend
    ——————————doumbia——————————–

    ———————————-elliot———————————
    ————–mbemba——–taylor——lascelles—————
    janmaat————-saivet——–shelvey———–townsend
    —————————sissoko/dejong————————–
    ———————doumbia———mitro————————-
    one of two from dejong and sissoko,gini has been poor starting away games so bring him on later when players tire…..just a couple of sides and formation to try.

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  • BandB

    Feb 29, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #31

    Well, hasn’t it gone quiet in here?
    No insults. No sneering. No disrespect shown. No bullying.
    Just goes to show.

    Anyone would think the favourite got beat 🙂

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  • SPRINGY

    Feb 29, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #32

    b and b
    sure it will be all handbags again later!lol

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 29, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #33

    Springy
    If Cisse is fit I would start him – proven goalscorer.
    I would also start Wini – clutching at straws law of averages he is going to score away.
    My team
    -elliot———————————
    janmaat———-mbemba——-lascelles———–dummett
    ———————-colback———–shelvey———————-
    sissoko———————Wini——————–townsend
    ——————————Cisse——
    Subs Mitro, Perez, Tiote, Taylor, Woodman, De Jong and Mbabu

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  • JamesToon

    Feb 29, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #34

    My team for stoke:
    Elliot
    Janmaat-Mbemba-Lascelles-Dummett
    Townsend-Shelvey-Colback-Sissoko
    Wijnaldum
    Doumbia

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  • hibbitt

    Feb 29, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #35

    Charlie in the Gallowgate
    arons not even on the bench ??

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 29, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #36

    hibbit
    tough call – maybe instead of Di Jong – trying to cover all bases – forward defence and midfield

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Feb 29, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #37

    My team for stoke:
    Elliot
    Janmaat-Mbemba-Lascelles-Mbabu
    ———–Shelvey-Colback————-
    ——–Sissoko- Wini-Towns
    ——————MITRO———-

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 29, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #38

    Do you kna what looking at the players people are picking.

    We have some damn good players

    Pity we do not have/play as a TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • jane

    Feb 29, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #39

    Marcus Rashford, Wes Brown, Danny Welbeck, Ravel Morrison, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Tyler Blackett have all represented Fletcher Moss Rangers. for a junior team to produce so many current players they must be doing something right.

    http://www.fletchermossrangers.com/

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