Former Young Newcastle Defender Shines In Euro 2016

It was good to see former Newcastle center-back Tamas Kadar play so well for Hungary yesterday,  in their great 2-0 win over Austria – Tamas had a solid game at left back.

And apart from giving the ball away a couple of times in the second half he looked both solid and impressive at left back and he certainly has a cultured left foot.


Tamas Kadar in action yesterday – number 4

Tamas is now sporting  a beard and he was at Newcastle from 2008 to 2012, but once  Alan Pardew joined Newcastle in late 2010, he didn’t seem to fancy the Hungarian too much.

It is true however that Tamas also had a number of injuries that kept him from playing for much of that time.

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Tamas Kadar while at Newcastle

He was signed by Newcastle from Zalaegerszeg back in January 2008, when we brought in five promising youngsters as part of building up the Youth Academy when Chris Mort was the Chairman.

Trip down memory lane – the other four youngsters signed in January, 2008 were English full-back Ben Tozer, Italian striker Fabio Zamblera, Swedish goalkeeper Ole Soderberg and French midfielder Wesley Ngo Baheng.

Tamas was just  17 at the time and he developed into one of Newcastle’s most promising young players; when he did play for the first team he looked solid.

The 6’2″ defender played a total of 18 times for Newcastle – mainly at center-back – and since leaving Newcastle in 2012 he’s been at three different clubs and is currently at Lech Poznan in Poland, having joined them in January of last year.

It’s good to see Tamas doing so well and this is the first time Hungary have qualified for a major competition in 30 years and they started it off with a famous win against the well fancied Austrian side.

Can’t be bad.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 15, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #1

    clown pardew thought simpson and perch were a better bet than giving this lad a chance at CB away at norwich.


    fiorentina wouldn’t have anywhere near the money needed for mbemba.

  • geordie157

    Jun 15, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    I always liked Kadar but think injuries and a lack of desire held him back. He’s done fairly well since leaving albeit at a lower level but he did look decent at left back for Hungary.

    Just in rep to a previous post about keepers and Ed’s post on cb’s.

    From what I’ve heard Brendan Pearson is also a decent GK prospect. Seems to be one position we have depth in and also good coaching……well possibly!

    For centre backs, Dunk is the obvious one, Smith is good at this level for Ispwich, Harley Dean of Brentford, Shane Duffy or Grant Hanley from Blackburn are also decent options.

    Ideally we need two new CB’s, Dummett may eventually be converted to a CB, it’s hard to tell if Good is actually good enough (probably not).

    Of the other three cb’s we have coming through, Cameron seems to be the next best option, Gillesphey did alright at Carlisle, think both of those are now ahead of Satka.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 15, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Get rid of Krul asap? Unless Rafa is going to bring in a new keeper then it would be madness. Give Woodman a cup game, then what, what if he isn’t ready, we have one fit experienced keeper on the books if we sell Krul. I wish people would think things through.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 15, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Even worse, it was Simpson and Santon.

  • Jib

    Jun 15, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Rotonda I presume this is the game you mean – when Colo and Taylor were out injured.
    It’s a bit harsh to have a pop at Pardew when TK had only played twice for the 1st team (in cups) the year before and not once this year !
    I think Goslings daft red card was our downfall not Tamas’ missing out

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 15, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    And yet they still refused to guy a CB in January. All that talk about Ashley being so gutted about not getting a CL spot and giving up on the idea was a load of bollooks.

  • carl

    Jun 15, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #7

    I remember it well. Ed back in the day had posted frequently about Kadar’s promising centre back reserve team progress. Unfortunately after he had broken his leg in a reserve game at Sunderland in January 2009 he did not recapture his form and frankly struggled thereafter.
    Good to see his display yesterday at full back and he looked the cool assured performer with unfulfilled promise of old.
    Pardew was not allowed the luxury of squad cover, so it’s good to read of Rafa’s forward planning.

  • Nufc-83

    Jun 15, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #8

    It’s clear we don’t need any GKs and probably need every other position on the squad before looking at Gk. Elliot best for me with krul then Darlow behind.

    On CB we need to get rid of colo and bring in an old head who knows the prem/champ inside out (almost like a Morgan or Huth before they became title winners).

    We will likely lose a lot of midfielders and even last season we lacked a real Cam who can recieve and carry the ball under pressure before creating a chance. Cm of Anita, coldback, saviet and shelvey looks weak to me. Wingers we lack depth with only Townsend (please god let him stay) and Aaron’s.


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