Player With Bright Future Already Settled At Newcastle


Before Yedlin and the US were shocked by Mexico on Friday night in Columbus, Ohioi and lost to their southern neighbors for the first time on home soil, DeAndre had been talking about how he had found it easy to settle in at Newcastle.

The City and its surrounding areas are near the same size of his home town – Seattle in Washington state.

He found it easy to settle partly because he had lived in Newcastle last season when he was on loan for the season at Sunderland.

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DeAndre Yedlin in action at Aston Villa earlier this season

Yedlin gladly signed for Newcastle during the summer for £5M from Tottenham and he seemed delighted to be able to wok under manager Rafa Benitez.

The 23 year-old had found it difficult to settle in London after he had signed for the north London club in the summer of 2014 from the Seattle Sounders after an impressive World Cup tournament for the US in Brazil.

DeAndre has spoken on the MLS web-site and talked about his move and settling in at Newcastle:

“The first six months to a year at Spurs was a bit tougher than I thought it was going to be but obviously I was at Sunderland last year and I lived in Newcastle.”

“So I knew Newcastle from my time there, so living in Newcastle now almost feels like a second home.” “So that’s been a pretty easy transition.”

“A big thing for me is that I’m a big family guy, I have always been around my family.” “I was in college for a year and a half and then I went back home, so I was always around.”

“To not have my family there was tough.” “If you want to call them there’s a time difference, so you have to plan for that.”

“Other than that it’s not a huge difference living on my own for the first time.”

“I think we’re pulling 50,000 at St James Park and 6,000 away, so in terms of the support and things like that and the size of the club, it’s not any different.”

Yedlin is one of the successes so far this season and he already has 11 first team appearances with one goal and he is one of the many new players learning quickly from Rafa Benitez.

This lad has speed and skill and he could well become a permanent fixture at right-back for Newcastle as he gets more experience in playing in the first team.

DeAndre is popular with the fans and has a very positive attitude and he seems determined to improve his game as he gets more time working with Rafa Benitez.

He looks lo have a very bright future on Tyneside.

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53 comments so far

  • Jimmy……Jimmy……Jimmy Smith

    Nov 13, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #1

    So has Benitez bought into the Ashley model, so long as he’s running it?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 13, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Probably leave in the summer.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 13, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Welshie…… Who? De Yedlin, Rafa or you?

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Nov 13, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Welsh – I wish I had your ultra positive optimistic outlook on the world! But seriously, why do you think he’ll leave in the summer? Think he’ll choose to leave, or do you think he’ll be shipped out for a better option?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 13, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Betty

    I’m not going anywhere but I don’t know about the other two.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 13, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #6

    4Chancel My MBembaship

    My gut feeling is that because he’s doing well, some big team will come in for him in the summer and it might be hard for him to refuse, he won’t be like the others and demand a move but i don’t think he will refuse either.

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  • jane

    Nov 13, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #7

    interesting fact..

    “Yedlin was raised by his grandparents after his teenage mother was unable to handle the responsibilities of being a parent. He grew up not knowing his father.”

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/07/06/sports/worldcup/mls-pins-hope-on-a-us-standout-at-the-world-cup.html?rref=sports/worldcup&module=ArrowsNav&contentCollection=World%20Cup&action=keypress&_r=3&referrer=

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 13, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Chancel My MBembaship in my new favourite moniker on here haha

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  • AndyMac

    Nov 13, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Yedlin lived in Newcastle while playing for the tramps last season ? You dont say ?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Jimmy

    I would think it’s more a case of Ashley buying into the Benitez model.

    That’s got to be a good thing.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Welshie….. Really glad you’re staying with us. Exciting times ahead. My advice is to dismiss the Swans now and focus on the toon full time.You know it makes sense.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Betty

    Of course I’m staying, laurel and Hardy can say what they like on here.

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  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #13

    C

    Brown Ale’s a matter of taste. It’s not to mine but it’s no different to the likes of Bud and other brands – they’re there to make money!

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #14

    http://www.cookuk.co.uk/images/WelshRarebit4_big.jpg

    That’s the spirit me auld caws pob.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Brown and bitter’s a canny pint mind.

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  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Garage wants May to build bridges with Trump after some nasty tories said nasty things about him. So Trump’s racist and sexist comments are ok then. Glad we’ve put that one to bed.

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  • Jimmy……Jimmy……Jimmy Smith

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Yeah perhaps Bill. A bit of both maybe. I quite liked the Ashley model in principle. In practice though its needed a Benitez to make sure we get the right assets on the pitch, and to get their heads right.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Jane…… Nice story. Those type of upbringings make you either determined to succeed or leaving you with too much baggage to function. I think he’s got the right attitude.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Lesh ……. Who ‘s garage?

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #20

    welsh
    Out of interest is that name calling directed at me? I know likelihood is u wont answer but worth an ask I suppose

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  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #21

    Whoops

    Who Garage?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #22

    WW…….. I think it was but I’m curious to know if you’re Laurel or Hardy. How much do you weigh if you don’t mind me asking?

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  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #23

    Bettys

    You know fine well who Garage was meant to be. Suffice to say, he’s got a mouth like a double one!

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  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Jane

    You’ve done a sterling job standing in for Jib. He deserved the rest!!

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #25

    betty
    Haha well personally Id not say am as funny as either but hey ho a compliment is a compliment

    As for my weight sir how rude of u to ask haha not entirely sure tbh around 11-12 stone I imagine

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  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Sting led the tributes at the Bataclan today? Mmm, where was Bono then.

    Quite a coincidence eh? Could he have had a quiet weekend away with Jib?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Lesh…… I thought wor Nige was areet meself like Lol.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #28

    WW……… I think that puts you in the Laurel category then.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #29

    betty
    I wonder who my Hardy will be then haha

    Howay welsh let me know

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #30

    Lesh……. Jib has been away for the weekend and has been experimenting with tantric sex. It’s quite time consuming apparently.

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  • G

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #31

    Don’t mean to split hairs Yeldin but Baltic Quays is Gateshead, not Newcastle.

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  • manxpie

    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #32

    i see shola was back at the club this week randomly with ramage, does that mean they might be coming back to coach? anyone heard anything?

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  • G

    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #33

    @32 nothing on the rumour mill, any photo’s anywhere, or is it just heresay?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Manx…….. Shola came back to change one of the bulbs in the floodlights as they couldn’t find a step ladder.

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #35

    manx

    has strolla done his badges

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  • manxpie

    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #36

    nah there is a training video on the site and there he was like the don of nufc!!
    maybe thats the secret to mitros upturn in form

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  • manxpie

    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #37

    not sure beer but imagine in 5-6 years wor shola managing us after learning from rafa haha now that would be nuts

    i might actually see if i can stick a bet on that

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #38

    manx

    that would be a little mad

    i know he turned down a coaching role with pards
    but that was so he could carry on playing

    i think i read ages ago he wanted to take his coahing badges, there is no harm in him doing them with us

    we have harper back dont we

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  • manxpie

    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #39

    yeah i’d love it lets face it he’s nufc through and through and he’s been through it all,with the club can only be a good thing really, not sure on ramage though lol

    yeah harps is training some of the youngsters i think be good to have a full set up who actually want the club to do well and actually get the mad house!

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #40

    manx

    they say strolla is very clever

    there are lots of benefits to having ex players in and around the club

    i think it something rafa belives in as well
    he took dalglish back to liverpool and put him incharge of the under21s i think it was

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