Impressive Newcastle Youngster Destined For Bigger Things


Luton Town are currently 4th top of League Two with 24 points from their first 15 league games and Newcastle loanee Alex Gilliead has played very well for them so far this season.

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones freely admits he would like to keep the 20 year-old forward at Luton permanently, if he could.

The Newcastle youngster has so far played 10 times for Luton with one goal, but Nathan Jones thinks the Shotley Bridge born player is destined for higher things in his career.

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Alex Gilliead in England’s colors

Here’s what the Luton Town manager has told the press about Alex:

“It’s a little bit early but we’d love to have him in our ranks permanently,” “That’s the type of player he is, that’s the type of player we look for.”

“But no, let’s let the boy settle, let him continue his development and I’m sure Newcastle are delighted with how he’s playing and the performances he’s putting in.

“I believe he’s going to be a thoroughbred player.” “I believe he’s going to be a Premier League player.”

“He’s kind of backing up my words.”

Gilliead has played for the England U16. U17, U18 and U20 sides so far – and last season he was on loan at Carlisle United  and played 41 games for the Cumbrian club in all competitions with 5 goals and 8 assists.

When he returns to Newcastle in pre-season next summer, Rafa Benitez will assess the youngster and decide if he needs to go out on loan again and if so which division he should be playing in.

Alex is getting good playing time this season at The Hatters and he did the same thing last season at Carlisle and that will be helping a lot in his development as a footballer.

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51 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Bring it on.

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  • WWSBRD

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Oh dear anyone watching the Stoke game? Swansea look crap is this what they are now?

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  • WWSBRD

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Pretty sure Leroy Fers job is to relegate teams

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #4

    WW…,
    Was Bradley not supposed to manage the Swansea womens soccer team but the American owners just assumed that Swansea only had ladies soccer, I think they need to get down with their lawyers.

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #5

    WWSBRD, Aye, not the team they once were. Sold too many players.

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #6

    what pos does Gilliead play

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #7

    They are crap because they not playing with two experienced centre backs.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #8

    I think he’s a fly half, Beer.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Stick to talking in the past.

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  • WWSBRD

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #10

    Jail
    Haha oh aye forgot they have the first American manager dont they tbf womens football is more popular out there than mens so u never know

    Bobby
    Aye but even when they sold players they still have their faux barca passing but Ive not seen them hold on to the ball and there are quite a few long balls to Llorente….they look terrible (or they have done here)

    No great shame Id happily see us replace them in the PL

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Welsh – you started this “talking in the past ” thing yesterday, didn’t you? Any view of irony in your rear view mirror?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Tsunki

    Actually Sherlock i didn’t, i asked what’s the point after, nice try.

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Beermonkey , plays on the wing mainly, or central midfield. Imagine he’s playing winger for them. Love it when our lads come good though. 🙂

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #14

    one thing i hate in this world is an arse licker, jail must be loving it,

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #15

    He must have a few.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #16

    Bobbybee,
    I thought Southampton would get relegated this season, constantly selling big players and flogging two managers, a seemingly distinct lack of ambition, they look like they’ll get away with it again though.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #17

    Never mind got an easy team this weekend, small club call Man Utd.

    Ha ha ha

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  • WWSBRD

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #18

    welsh
    Nice to see ur sticking with the ‘I dont like to argue’ thing…

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #19

    Routledge had a good game tonight.

    Gillead, Sterry, Armstrong plus a few others could be ready for EPL football next season with Rafa’s (all praise him) guidance.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Can’t say who’s getting relegated yet, see what happens in the January transfer window.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #21

    I suspect that, like most people, I have no idea what you mean Welsh. You seem keen to comment though, which is commendable .

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Tsunki,
    Irony is lost on a guy trapped in a thirty six year old body with a twelve year old brain, which of the two step brothers does he resemble most nighthawk or dragon?

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #23

    bobby

    thanks
    i thought he was a striker i dont know why

    yeah its good when they go out onloan and do well

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Who was talking in the past? I don’t get it.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #25

    WWSBRD

    Only do it when I’ve got to defend myself, any normal person in the world would do the same.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #26

    Does anyone else think Bradley is getting that haunted I’m in trouble look on his face.

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  • Toonces

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Jib

    Thanks for the FA discipline link. Hadn’t seen that before.

    Certainly clears up my Ritchie question. Bring on Atsu!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #28

    If you don’t get it why the frig bring it up.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Essex

    I think he always looks like that.

    Ha ha ha

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  • WWSBRD

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #30

    welsh
    I dunno personally Id either explain myself to the point where the other person understood where I was coming from or well u know just stop posting

    Tsunki didnt say anything rude to u just asked u a question which u could of explained

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail for Ashley

    Tsunki,
    Irony is lost on a guy trapped in a thirty six year old body with a twelve year old brain, which of the two step brothers does he resemble most nighthawk or dragon?

    Pot kettle springs to mind.

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  • Jimmy……Jimmy……Jimmy Smith

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #32

    I wouldn’t object to any 11 Rafa is likely to put out, and I don’t think we’ve seen or are ever likely to see any “turgid” football from them, but this is a side I’d most like to watch at home, and I remain hopeful we’ll see it eventually.

    ………………………….Sels
    ..Yedlin……Mbemba……Lascelles……Haidarra..
    ……………….Shelvey……..Tiote…
    ……Ritchie…………..Perez…………Atsu..
    ………………………..Mitrovic…..

    Clark, Hayden, Colback, Gayle, Gouffran, Anita, Diame, Darlow, Dummett, Gamez, etc all entirely capable at the very least, but that side could be great fun to watch and far too hot to handle for the majority of Championship sides at St James’ Park.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #33

    Welsh don’t get tetchy I’m bringing it up because it’s something from the past, of course! About ten threads ago you were complaining about people talking about the past all the time. Then you said it just now. It just seemed ironic. No need for the fireworks, sparky. 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #34

    I’ll probably come back some time later. Someone obviously having a bad headache.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #35

    Can’t be bothered to argue.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #36

    What, NOW you can’t? ? Ok.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #37

    Rude or stirring.

    Mmmmmm

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #38

    Forget this. it’s like a graveyard, even with all those timid posters busting the doors down to get back in now the bullies have been…er…bullied off.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #39

    Welshie,
    You can’t go getting upset on a Newcastle United blog because a shit fourth division club like Swansea who’ve punched well above their weight in the last few years are about to be relegated, welcome to our world. Maybe Barca will tire of Luis Anglaise and he’ll come and rejuvinate you!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #40

    I’m going to talk about this weekend, and I’m hoping for 3-0 win, mitrovic and atsu to get the goals.

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