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New Boy Michael Richardson Catching The Eye With Reserves

Reserve Team Coach Peter Beardsley has sang the praises of teenage midfielder Michael Richardson today, after the local lad again came on as a sub and inspired the Reserves to a 4-1 victory over Bolton yesterday afternoon at Benton.

That’s Michael Richardson with the ginger (red) hair in the middle

Richardson had a trial in the summer and the red-head joined the club in late August, and certainly last week he looked excellent when he came on at Blackpool and inspired a remarkable 3-2 win, including making the winner for Nile Ranger, and helping the lads score 3 goals in the last 20 minutes in that game.

And yesterday he set up Phil Airey’s second goal with a terrific pass from the right, and then almost scored himself..

Peter Beardsley certainly seems impressed as he told Newcastle United TV after the game yesterday:

“I think it’s brilliant for our club that we have a kid who’s a late developer – and I think it gives encouragement to all the youngsters in the North East.”

“Your chance isn’t gone even if you’re 15, 16, 17. There’s still a chance for you.”

Richardson only joined the Newcastle Academy this season,  but if  he keeps putting in these types of displays he’s going to quickly advance at the club.

And it seems Peter just loves the boy as he said:

“He’s got brilliant ability, he loves being around the place and loves what he does, and he’s a pleasure to work with.”

It’s good that we picking up the local talent in the area, as we’ve missed so many future great players in the past.

And Newcastle are now at the top of the Premier Reserve League.

Here are the teams for yesterday’s game, and Danny Simpson put in a good 70 minutes and is ready for the first team game at West Ham on Saturday.

Newcastle Reserves: Ole Soderberg, Danny Simpson, Shane Ferguson, James Tavernier, Paul Dummett, Conor Newton, Patrick McLaughlin, Ryan Donaldson, Joan Edmundsson, Haris Vuckic, Phil Airey.
Subs: Michael Richardson, Jonathan Mitchell, Stevie Folan, Samuel Adjei, Sammy Ameobi.

Bolton Wanderers: Rob Lainton, Ryan Stayte, Adam Blakeman, Reece Bennett, Andy Burns, Sam Sheridan, James Caton, Graeme MacGregor, Tom Eaves, Michael O’Halloran, Topi Obadeyi.
Subs: Joah Vela, Jay Lynch, Sami Odelusi, Andy Kellett, Ben Hampson.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • BeeGuy

    Oct 20, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #1

    No Ranger, Xisco or Kadar yesterday. Hope they are suited up Saturday, and get some time on the pitch.

  • CT

    Oct 20, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #2

    If he`s good enough??? Was in a retaurant Mon night that`s popular with players in town, at the next table were 3 Mackem players. One high profile ON LOAN from top 4 club but injured(need any more clues) they obviously enjoying themselves! At the same time S`land playing live on sky v B`burn, it seems they couldn`t care less about the result, why would they? Not his club,won`t sign for them, only their for playing time to gain experience, Knows he`s returning back to his proper club but still getting paid. This to me the danger with loanees, no passion for the club they loaned to!!

  • G

    Oct 20, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Just to clarrify, even though Richardson is on the books, are we still allowed to discriminate against Gingers?

  • Toonarmy1993

    Oct 20, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #4

    CT who are you talking about? if your talking about frazier campbell, then he has already signed for them..

  • Davies

    Oct 20, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #5

    G – Of course.
    There’s no excuse for it.

  • CT

    Oct 20, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #6

    TOONarmy, forgot he`d signed cos don`t follow their bull closely, but don`t that make it worse?? Not interested in the result or performance cos hes not playing!! Where`s the team spirit and encouragement for his fellow mates.??

  • Toonarmy1993

    Oct 20, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #7

    yeah agree with you completely, hopefully thats an indication of what there dressing room is lyk, no team spirit unlike ours

  • baro

    Oct 20, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Brilliant! The more youngsters we have is the better! We have to have lots of talent!

  • Purely Belter

    Oct 20, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #9

    The new paul scholes????

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 20, 2010 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #10


    Fair question mate – what about the rumour that he cant play in hte summer?

    TBH – hes looking a very good creative fooballer and we should be pleased that 1) we are now capturing them and 2)hes local and wants to play for the toon – go on son!

  • Sav

    Oct 21, 2010 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #11

    Some great Toon Red-Heeds:
    Wyn the Leap, Tony Green, Tommy Craig, Alan Shearer (well, ginger!), Steve Watson…who else?

  • Sav

    Oct 21, 2010 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #12

    …and Liam McFaul in goal!

  • Solaidback

    Oct 21, 2010 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #13

    So is this the next Carrick in the making???

    Not sure you can call Shearer a ginger Sav…. he’s almost bald now lol 😉

  • repo

    Jan 21, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #14

    He’s on the bench for the spurs game

    watch this space he is a real good player…


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