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Newcastle Squad Are Such An Honest Bunch Of Players

There is a Reserve game tonight against Liverpool, but it looks like only Sol Campbell of the senior players will be involved in the game.

Peter Beardsley – Newcastle Reserve Team manager

Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:

“It will be a young squad, the only senior player that will have a chance is Sol Campbell.”

“We’re pleased with Sol – he’s getting there and it is another chance for him to build up his fitness.” “But it will be a young side against Liverpool.”

19 year-old Nile Ranger seems to have made a good start to the season,  and as yet has not been sent out on loan, and Chris may even decide to keep him on Tyneside this season, since his form has been excellent so far.

Peter Beardsley had praise for the England U19 International,  although Nile is not scheduled to play tonight, as he is very likely to be in the full Newcastle squad for the game on Saturday against Blackpool.

Beardsley said today:

“The thing that Nile’s got is that he can always score goals.” “It was nice for him to score in a derby last week and he’s playing well at the moment.”“He was outstanding, and I have not seen him play better.”

“The way he leaps to head a ball is fantastic.”  “I know there was a lot of talk of him going out on loan, but it was great for him to do what he done in front of the boss.”

“It wasn’t just Nile – you had Peter Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Sol Campbell and Xisco, before he got sent off, doing OK.”  “They showed the right sort of attitude.” “Lovenkrands looked bright all night. He just takes things in his stride.”

Both Peter Lovenkrands and Ryan Taylor have played well in the last two games, the Carling Cup 2nd round tie at Accrington Stanley and last week’s Reserve team derby game at the Stadium of Light

Beardsley  added:

“It was a really quick piece of thinking from him to set up Ryan Taylor for the goal.” “I just think all of the senior lads who were in the team had a great attitude.”

“You can be a first-team player and play in the reserves and rant and rave, but they were a credit to their profession.”  “Ryan Taylor showed a great attitude.” “He’s been like that since he came to the club and is a top-class professional.”

“He may not have played every week, but when he has played he has not let anybody down. That’s why I chose him as captain.”  “When you look at his performance he covered every blade of grass. He’s a tough competitor.”

The senior players have to set a good example at the club generally, and when they play in the Reserves, and our players do that, and it’s hard to think when the lads playing for Newcastle were such an honest bunch as they are now.

Long may it continue.

The game at Whitley Park is scheduled for a 7:00 pm kick off tonight.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Flop

    Sep 7, 2010 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m going to the match tonight nice to see the younger players get some game time. But disappointed Ranger won’t be playing I’ve been really impressed with him so far this season. He looks a real talent.

  • rwpoynter

    Sep 7, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #2

    It’s fantastic that people want to support the reserve team. Back some fifty eight years ago, NUFC had over 50,000 for the first team and I think I am right , nearly 20,000 for the reserves. Yes, I know there were far fewer alternative things to do on a Saturday afternoon in those days but the Toon Army spirit was there then and it is still there today. I am really glad Peter Beardsley is reserve team manager. He is and always was a shining example of what professional footballers should be all about and can only be a good influence on the younger players.This club at long last seems to have got its priorities right and along with many subscribers to this blog, I feel more optimistic than I have done for years.

  • dave 1961

    Sep 7, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Saturdays game looks to be about 49,000 – 50,000 gate depending on how many seats Blackpool have sold, those fans that are staying away until Mike Ashley sells up are going to have to stop away for a very long time, as he’s told many of his friends he is not going to sell the club, it’s his toy and he’s keeping it. I am confident that Mike Ashley will bring firstly stability, then success built on sound financial base, and those who want him skinned alive, he admitted he made mistakes, and boy how he paid for them, thru the ears and his pocket. he committed the crime and has done his time, those foolishly staying away could find they need something else to do on a Saturday, I am so confident that success, that if we fail i will live off raw cabbage for a month (as i don’t have a hat). it’s just childish staying away because you don’t like Ashley, the way I look at it, to support nufc was my birth right, for Mike Ashley to support the toon its cost him over a quarter of a billion pounds. don’t cut off your nose’s, as we are on the roller coaster again, and this one has a successful business man leading the way, he has a responsibility to Newcastle football club, and he is living up to that responsibility. he is backing the management team, could we ask for any more.

  • cupiddstunt

    Sep 7, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #4

    HERE HERE Dave1961 I have been say that for long enough, and repeated it just the other day in one of these threads, the club is now owned b a very astute businessman who has admitted that he has made some mistakes, after all this is a new field of business for him. He is now showing that he is coming to grips with how it should be run and is getting on top of it.

    He thought he was buying a club for 130mil only to find it had a financial black hole to the tune of around another 100mil add on to that the losses incurred after dropping into the fizzy and he has put his hands into his pockets to well over any ¼ billion.

    Yet there are absolute numpties on this blog calling him tight, and all because he is not interested in throwing stupid money at over ego’ed money grabbing players. I like the way NUFC is being run and the way they are pulling together and performing, I think Chris and Colin are doing a masterful job at the mo.

    I think you have to be a complete kn*bend to claim that MA is tight.

  • baro

    Sep 7, 2010 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Our future looks brilliant. Especially Nile Ranger the young lad is a awesome player. Just keeps his head up and never quits. He is an awesome player. Still just 19 years old. Can’t wait for him to break through as he in my opinion is better than Lovenkrands, Ameobi, and Best.

  • danmcclew

    Sep 8, 2010 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Cupiddstunt, i couldnt agree more.

    I feel it is time to get over what happened with keegan, it was clearly a mistake that ashley has recognised and admitted to. We are rid of the Wise man and have a very bright future ahead with an excellent management team. We shouldn’t be spoiling this optimistic spirit by looking back on the owners mistakes.

  • Brutooon

    Sep 8, 2010 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #7

    don’t loan out nile ranger, every time we win 2-0 and 20 mins remaining, give him a run.


    Sep 8, 2010 at 3:31 AM

    Comment #8

    cupiddstunt i agree with you mate to many numpties on these blogs call themselfs newcastle supporters and dont know what there talking about.dave 1961 agree with you as well to many numpties claim to newcastle supporters and bit there noses off to spite there faces by staying away, and my advice to them far weathered supporters is dont come back as you aint proper fans and we dont want ya anyway.Ashley is a very good bussiness man and hes taking the club in the right direction.Maybe 1 or 2 of the fans that call him tight could give him quater of a billion for the club,plus of course we would want them to put another 100 million in for players,any takers from any of the moaners no like i thought all moan and no action.


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