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Entries Tagged as 'Newcastle Academy'

How Standards Have Improved Dramatically With Rafa In Charge

April 4th, 2017 · 2 Comments

News today that Dan Barlaser has been offered to top Turkish club Besiktas by his agents and that’s according to reports coming out of Turkey – which are not always accurate. But since Dan is one of our top youngsters at Newcastle it would come as a bit of a surprise if Rafa Benitez is willing […]

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Tags: Dan Barlaser · Newcastle Academy · Newcastle News · Newcastle U23 · Newcastle Youth

What Went Wrong With Haris Vuckic?

March 23rd, 2017 · 3 Comments

Newcastle have had some very good youngsters come through the Youth Academy yet for one reason or another never make it to become a first team regular at the club. One player who has done that recently is Paul Dummett, who has become the regular left-back under Rafa Benitez. One player we had really high hopes for […]

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Tags: Coaching · Haris Vuckic · Loan Moves · Newcastle Academy · Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth

This May Be A Veiled Message From Rafa To Mike Ashley

March 15th, 2017 · 22 Comments

Rafa Benitez talked recently about bringing players through the Newcastle Academy, but the Newcastle manager is also very pragmatic and knows what works in football and what doesn’t – and he has said you cannot rely on the Academy for all your players. Rafa is talking about what the top teams have to do to […]

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Tags: Coaching · Newcastle Academy · Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth · Transfer News and Rumours

Newcastle Signing Top Young Players Under The Radar

February 7th, 2017 · 57 Comments

With the signing of 18-year-old Victor Fernandez last Friday, Newcastle are quietly signing some top young players this season and they are doing it fairly quietly as Rafa wants to build up the quality of Peter Beardsley’s development squad. The photo below is one of the pictures Victor’s former Spanish club UE Cornella issued last […]

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Tags: Newcastle Academy · Newcastle News · Newcastle U18 · Newcastle U23 · Transfer News and Rumours

It’s Still The Last Chance Saloon For This Newcastle Player

January 22nd, 2017 · 94 Comments

We just watched Sammy Ameobi’s interviewed after the game on nufcTV and the local lad comes across – well like a local lad – and he was delighted to get on against for the Newcastle first team yesterday and he got a great ovation from the crowd – that was really great to see. You can […]

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Tags: Championship · Newcastle Academy · Newcastle News · Sammy Ameobi

Newcastle Sign Another Top Young Striker

January 2nd, 2017 · 4 Comments

17 year-old striker Tyrique Bartlett has had a trial at Newcastle and he must have done well because he is being offered a three year contract by the club, as reported in the Chronicle. He is the son of South African International striker Shaun who played for Charlton Athletic from 2000 through 2006 and also […]

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Tags: Coaching · Newcastle Academy · Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth