Newcastle Give New Contract To Promising Young Defender


For the second time in 24 hours Newcastle have given a new contract to one of their promising youngsters and a local lad too.

20 year-old Jamie Sterry has just been given a new four year deal at Newcastle and that follows Adam Armstrong’s new four year deal he signed yesterday.

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20 year-old Jamie Sterry – new four year deal

This is hat Newcastle have just put in their web-site:

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Promising defender Jamie Sterry has signed a new four-year contract with the Magpies.

The news caps a good week for the Newcastle-born 20-year-old, who made his full debut for the Club in Tuesday night’s EFL Cup win against Cheltenham.

Academy product Sterry made his senior bow as a substitute against Tottenham on the final day of last season.

The right-back is the latest of Rafa Benitez’s young players to commit his long-term future to the Club, following

Freddie Woodman, Rolando Aarons and Adam Armstrong who have all agreed new contracts in recent weeks.

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This is what Jamie said after signing the new deal:

“I’m delighted to sign a new contract with Newcastle, my boyhood Club.

“I’ve worked really hard to get here and this week has been really good for me, starting for the first time and now this.

“I’ve learnt a lot, especially under the manager but also under every coach and every manager, and I’d like to thank my family and girlfriend.

“Now I just need to keep working hard and hopefully get more opportunities to play in front of our fans.”

Rafa Benitez with the help of Managing Director Lee Charnley have been getting though a lot of work in singing new players and selling players who are surplus to requirements.

But they are also taking care of the promising youngsters coming through the club – who are so important for the future of the club.

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112 comments so far

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 26, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Watching the Nobby Solano reel a few threads back.

    What great set-pieces we had in those times, between Solano, Robert and Shearer we used to score 8+goals directly from free-kicks each season.

    In recent years I’m sure we’ve gone entire seasons without a single one.

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  • hibbitt

    Aug 26, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #2

    repost to slow to catch

    Ed expatmag

    Rafa obviously doesn’t think “that probably could have done a decent job in the championship” is good enough
    who are these world beaters we should of kept ?
    remembering we had no choice with Townsend

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  • Slank

    Aug 26, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #3

    Charlie @ 1

    Why have you selected the right footed Yedlin as left back ?

    Playing him in an unfamiliar position on his debut is just asking for trouble which Brighton will exploit.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 26, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #4

    Sterry is quietly developing without all the hype and expectation, long may it continue.

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  • Slank

    Aug 26, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #5

    Hail Wor Ashley

    I once saw Nobby in possibly the worst ever executed free kick when he and two other players all jumped over the ball thinking the other was going to take it.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 26, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Slank
    Does it matter if a right footed player plays left back
    and a left footed player plays right back??

    Reasoning – a right footed player playing left back attacker has to go on the outside so defender should push him wide so has no room to work

    left footed player playing left back attacker cuts inside so defender has to show him inside which leaves extra room for overlapping fullback.

    never mind that is why I am not a manager

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 26, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #7

    Slank

    Yes,I remember it well! 🙂 They were usually so good at set-pieces some questioned whether it was a deliberate ploy to throw the opposition off – don’t think so on that occasion, but who knows? Don’t recall any comment afterwards from them about it.

    Used to love the edge of the box Shearer/Nobby routine. Nobby feigning to roll it off so the wall and chargers would jump the gun, then as the ref was ordering them back into line, resettling back into position with their guard and attention lowered, he’d then touch it off for Big Al to blast through them. Good times.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 26, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #8

    Jeez we lose one striker, and another big guy who hasn’t played yet and probably wouldn’t have scored given lack of match sharpness, and only 27% think we will win at home to Brighton. Wow. This league is gonna be a real struggle.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 26, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #9

    Am beginning to hope Sissoko has to stay. I always thought we over priced him at 35mill so hope it doesn’t come back to bit use when Le Sulk Mk 2 is dragging himself around the paddock. For once, this transfer window might be worth watching till it closes. I still blame Rafa and Charnley for not targeting more attack minded players. we wont get out of this league giving too much respect to teams and being too cautious. The positive is that we played some good stuff v Cheltenham the other night. The negative is that if we go to places like Derby and Ipswich and play like we did v Bristol City, I don’t think we will get 3 points.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 26, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #10

    I voted for a win.

    About time we turned in a performance and get a result.

    3-0 home victory, right back in the mix at the international break.

    Knockaert to be pleading for us to bid for him again afterwards, once he’s tasted a raucous St James Park.

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  • Blofal

    Aug 26, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11

    Munster I can see a talk behind the scenes with Sissoko along the lines off “stay this season and we will let you go for $15m at the end of it if we are promoted”

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #12

    First things first – let’s get well ahead with minutes to spare then if this guy Knockhaert is worth having start chanting his name non stop – it turned Rafa’s head why not his !

    Having said that if he ends up here as a dud we can’t complain ( although we can always blame Chanley or Carr as is our want ) if he turns up and becomes a supers star we can all say told you so !

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #13

    Northern Echo: Newcastle are close to completing a £2.5m deal for Palermo left-back Achraf Lazaar.

    From Twitter. Like the look of him and at £2.5m seems a snip. Just checked, his contract ends next summer, so that explains it if true.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #14

    I see Rafa is not to blame for our underwhelming recruitment. No, it’s not Rafa’s fault. It’s Ashley’s.

    Silly me. I thought, before signing up, Rafa had negotiated long and hard with the powers that be. I want a major involvement in recruitment and final say on incomings and outgoings. He wanted a budget to match his ambition, surely? All of the money from sales plus a good bit more more will be spent on building a squad to get us up at the first time of asking, surely?

    Rafa’s done a decent job of getting rid of the deadwood. And he’s made several canny purchases. But I don’t see how it’s anywhere near enough. There’s still time yet of course.

    The time to make reasonable judgments and predictions is after the window is shut. Has Rafa done a good job in preparing us to win this league? Let’s wait a few more days.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #15

    Slank

    Most people have their teams listed from right to left starting with the keeper. I just thought Charlie meant players right to left but just listed it in a different way.

    Expat mag

    Bit strong calling Rafa (the management) a liar. Rafa is simply addressing not being able to attract top players any more given the situation we’re in.

    As well as a blueprint for the training facilities, youth academy, medical people, involving the community etc, Rafa has also managed to get rid of a lot of people on big wages who should have been got shot of a long time ago.

    Bringing in gayle, ritchie, diame etc is no mean feat. yes we need a creative midfielder , forward and left back and apparently we made offers for forestieri, knockaert and Galloway, all of which were rejected. How can anyone say Rafa is lying and not trying to address issues.

    Like when we win, ie 3 in a row, some people just moan we were ”lucky”. Guess some just love to moan and think they would do better than a cl winning coach.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #16

    spelt wont, pronounced want.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #17

    Lochinvar

    I think chanting an opposition players name is a bit far, even if we were 10-0 up.

    Personally I’d rather we go for Brady. Knockaert has performed well at this level and I’d take him, but style still too much like Cabella and Thauvin for me to be too comfortable at the thought of him coming and easily succeeding where they didn’t.

    One thing is for sure, a winger of some description is needed.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #18

    Hail
    let’s hope we pull off a win tomorrow, remember our goalscorer (Gayle) won’t be available.
    When you voted were you being optimistic or realistic?

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  • Slank

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #19

    Charlie

    It does matter.

    When attacking a good left footed left back should be able to get passed an opponent on the outside and whip in a strong cross to the forwards. A right footed left back can rarely do that.

    When defending a good winger will exploit the fullbacks weak left leg and get to the byline.

    Santon was the epitome of a right footed player at left back. When attacking he rarely got in a cross, he rarely got to the byline. He could be read like a book. He always moved inside to his right when faced by an opponent.

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  • G

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #20

    I voted for a win, more so because Brighton are having a bit of an injury crisis at the back. Although we are suddenly down a couple of bods in attack, I can see us sneaking a couple past them.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #21

    I am not underwhelmed at all by our recruitment. I think our current position means we have done pretty well. We have moaned for years about being short at the back, and now all we need really is a starting LB, even then we probably have enough cover there to do the job

    We have lost plenty of attacking players (many of whom hardly kicked a ball anyway) and it has to be hard work getting enough competent bodies in to cover.

    So,if we sign this Lazaar bloke, i think we could do with a creative MF and a LW. I think Perez, Goof, Mitro, and of course Gayle are all good enough for the CF role in the champs.

    People who are underwhelmed can be so if they want to. Just make sure you word it so that you don’t appear to be talking about everyone.

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  • Slank

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #22

    Hail Wor Ashley

    ‘.. a deliberate ploy to throw the opposition off..’

    It certainly fooled me !

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #23

    Charlie
    I saw Jesus for the first time the other night. A right footer playing left back. He made a couple of good tackles. But he looked uncomfortable in possession because he is right footed on the left side.

    My first impression was of a man who turns in to work to do a job. Nothing more. We get beat, okay. I ‘m getting paid. I don’t need to bust a gut. With any luck Newcastle will send me back like many others and subsidise my wages. I’m only here for a short stint.

    Now that might be grossly unfair. I’ve got an open mind about it. That was just my first impression of his input and body language on the night.

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  • Slank

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #24

    Rotonda heights

    ‘..Most people have their teams listed from right to left starting with the keeper. I just thought Charlie meant players right to left but just listed it in a different way…’

    I would agree with you except that Charlie had Anita as the other fullback and we know how effective he is as a left back.

    Some people may not like Dummitt but in the absence of an alternative left footed defender surely it is better to have ’round pegs in round holes’ so to speak.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #25

    Lochinvar
    Sorry fella. Chanting an oppo player’s name to encourage him to sign is the most pathetic, unrealistic, cringeworthy suggestion I think I’ve ever heard. It sounds like it’s come not from the armchair but from the back of the sofa.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #26

    Dummet is definsively solid. He gets a lot of stick which is utter tripe imo. He doesn’t give much going forward,but if you need a defensive LB who will nullify a winger (and he has done to a few good ones in the past) then Dummet is the man. Just expect him to get a nose bleed when he crosses half way 😀

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  • hibbitt

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #27

    at this moment in time we dont have a LB that is better then Dummett do we need an upgrade yes we do but till we get one he has to play

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #28

    Hibbit

    Trouble is, Dummet is one of those unfashionables. He is slightly old fashined in that he is a defender who mostly defends. He could have 8 decent games where he keeps things tight, 1 really good game where he stands out as a rock, and then in his tenth game he could maybe have an off day and everyone immediately starts calling for his head.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #29

    YCMIU
    I think we have largely looked stale. Shelvey continually dropping deep to take the ball of our CB’s. Colback and Hayden with no creativity. Diame going absent for long periods and showing inconsistent quality; from the sublime to the ridiculous. Perez and Goofy have looked average at best, which is what they are even at this level; I’d shudder to rely on these two for goals.

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  • Bobbybee

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #30

    People need to remind themselves what Rafa said. He said, that being in the Championship we could not expect to sign like for like players. He also said that due to this fact, he would sign players he thought could be improved with better coaching. Which is what he’s done. Nobody gets it 100% right, so expect some to fail. He’s got rid of players that he feels are rooted in failure. Hard to dispute given our last few seasons. Not having to sell doesn’t mean he won’t sell. 25m for Gini? Cracking deal. Players like Gini who don’t want to be here are no good to us whatsoever – they need to go – but expecting like for like, for a Championship club, is beyond niave. The Championship is not attractive to many quality players. We have to accept that. It’s life. But then again, we won’t be playing PL sides,
    so we don’t need a team of PL quality. Personally I think we’ll still win the league. We have a very strong side for this league – not the PL – and once they play like he wants them to play, we’ll batter some teams. Thete’s no point comparing the two because we’re in a totally different competition this season. By the time the window closes, we’ll be ready to face the season with confidence.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #31

    YCMIU
    Dummett is like Danny Simpson. Similar types and so many fans saying they’re not good enough. Some just aren’t happy unless their fullbacks are marauding and deft.

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  • G

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #32

    @31, agreed. Also, if Tony Pulis wanted to sign him, then you know he must be able to defend.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #33

    hail

    i think knockaert is physically much stronger than thauvin and cabella. could have him for 3m. typical nufc.

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  • hibbitt

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #34

    Blackley and Brownlie
    i think your reading Diame wrong he had by far his best game for us on wednesday you did admit you didn’t have a good view he look fitter sharper and made himself available when he was moved forward he looked a real handful think its to soon to write him off

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  • Slank

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #35

    YouCouldn’tMakeItUp

    ‘….slightly old fashioned in that he is a defender who mostly defends…’

    Whatever next ?

    A centre forward who scores and doesn’t get repeatedly sent off or succumbs to a head injury !

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #36

    pulis teams don’t really do much attacking with their anti football.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #37

    Slank
    yeah but if the winger cuts inside he is bearing down on goal – don’t they say push show the opposition player to the outside. never mind I was a winger many moons ago and was happier cutting inside where I could get a shot off or slip a pass to the overlapping player.

    anyway our opinions seem to has stirred up a discussion.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #38

    Slank

    Thats just crazy talk 😀

    Probably a bit harsh about the head injury thing. FA directives and all that, but I do hope Mitro has chilled out a bit.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #39

    Blackley

    It is far too soon to write Perez off as average. Goofy maybe. He just “does a job” wherever he plays, but I can’t agree about Perez. He shows in flashes what he is capable of, but just needs the consitency to do it most of the time. So far at NUFC he has played as a winger, a No10 and a CF, most of the time in an underperforming team. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with him this season, and beyond.

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  • Mag52

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #40

    B&B.

    Don’t you mean ‘marauding and daft’ ?

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