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Why Newcastle’s Future Still Looks Bright

Newcastle are certainly in a poor run at the moment,  and the thing that’s needed more than ever is to get a win – somehow – and as soon as possible.

Haris Vuckic – great future at Newcastle

Think how a win at Bolton on Monday will relieve the current situation big time – and that would be a belated Christmas present form the players.

But even  though  Newcastle are in a very barren spell at the moment, things still look bright for the future.

Short term,  Newcastle need one center-back through the door next month at the very least, otherwise our defensive woes could continue.

But the performance of Haris Vuckic on Wednesday night showed that we have a number of top youngsters coming through, and they will  fortify the squad next season.

Player like Haris,  Mehdi Abeid, James Tavernier, Sammy Ameobi and Shane Ferguson should all be ready next season to push for a first team position.

So regardless of who we sign this summer,  the squad should be a bot stronger because of these youngsters coming through.

Newcastle signed some great players last summer in Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye, Mehdi Abeid and others, and we are hoping for a similar transfer window this summer.

Players who will leave the club could include Alan Smith, Peter Lovenkrands, James Perch, Nile Ranger, Danny Simpson, Tamas Kadar and of course Kazenga LuaLua, who will join Brighton on a permanent basis next month, with the terms already agreed.

And we have to hope the scouting staff under Graham Carr already has some players good players lined up to bring in (even if they are currently unknown), and the squad should be stronger because the players leaving are only fringe players.

Add to that the fact we have some players still to come through to their best form such as Ben Arfa and Dan Gosling,  who are still trying to get back to their very best after both being out for around a year with very serious injuries.

And we’ve yet to see the best from young Italian  Davide Santon,  who looks another great young player in the making on Tyneside.

We know we are in a bad run of things at the moment, but it helps to put things in a little bit of perspective.

And if the truth be told,  the future of Newcastle United still looks bright.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • simon

    Dec 23, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    Other teams seem 2 play there youngsters at an earlier age then newcastle, 2 me we seem 2 wait 4 ever 2 bring them through.

  • Brutooon

    Dec 23, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #2

    simon : totally agreed with u.

    For the last 10 years the youngster that break to the first team are Saylor, Ameobi and Carroll

  • dmac

    Dec 23, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Carroll only originally got his first shot through injury to another player aswell. Im inclined to agree and its good to see the youngsters getting a look in. If they are good enough they should play simple. Look how well Timmy Krul is doing.

  • simon

    Dec 23, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #4

    Brutoon.. other teams will gamble and take a chance with there young’ns if they have potential, 4 some reason we don’t even though we keep hearing about them, they just never seem ready at Newcastle and then there chance seems 2 disappear, as they say in football ‘if u are good enough then u are old enough’.

  • aussietoonfan

    Dec 23, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    sorry, but I’ve got to ask……
    What exactly are the fair play rules and how do they work?

    I’ve heard that the top teams are losing millions in their pursuit of silverware. And if I’m not wrong, some of them are in debt for hundreds of millions?

    How are these teams still operating while “in the red”?

    Will the fair play rules change this?

    It doesn’t seem fair to me, but I may be missing some facts.

  • toonincheek

    Dec 23, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #6

    I would add Krul to the list of younsters breaking through to the 1st team, considering the age he was when we bought him.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 23, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #7


    sadly it’s always beeen this way, but Krul, Vuksic, Fergurson Abeid etc have never let us down when given the chance.

  • TS -77

    Dec 23, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Jisses! His neck are as broad as his head – reminds me of a white Tyson!

    Looks like a real powerhouse.

  • rwpoynter

    Dec 23, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #9

    The team has not being playing badly in the last few matches and I think as so many have said if all these results had been spread out evenly over the season most people would be happy. Pro rata, if we do as well as we have so far, we could end up with 61 points.
    On another note, as one who had a prostate cancer removed in September, which ,appears not to have spread thankfully, I want to wish Ed all the very best for Christmas and for a HEALTHY New Year and that goes also for all the people who contribute to this blog, most of whom know more about football than I do, and that includes Jimmiemagpie, who like me can remember the likes of Milburn ,Mitchell ,Stokoe and Scoular gracing the black and white shirt.I will also wish Mike Ashley a Happy Christmas and New Year too because largely what he has done has been right.Just don’t spoil it by selling Tiote or Collocini!

  • PompeyJohn

    Dec 23, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #10

    rwpointer – Well said on all points.
    A very rational comment about the points total so far. We had a lot of luck earlier in the season and lately we havn’t!
    A decent centre back or even the return of Williamson may prove the answer to recent problems + the addition of a striker to cover for Ba’s upcoming absence.

  • jakesome

    Dec 23, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #11

    the fair play rule will only effect european competitions , if clubs like city dont live within their means then they can be banned from champ league, europa ect
    but there are loopholes like city probibly getting £100 mill plus from ethiad for naming rights. so the rich clubs will slither their way out of it putting even more pressure on teams like us trying to break through
    good idea but will not work in practice

  • jakesome

    Dec 23, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #12

    sheikh mansword will just move money around to con euefa

  • aussietoonfan

    Dec 23, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #13

    thanks jakesome,

    that’s made it a little clearer

    cheers mate

  • theleckworthbird

    Dec 23, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #14

    What worries me is the ACN is going to deprive us of our leading striker, and in the Journal this morning Pardew says he is unlikely to sign a striker.

  • robtheguru

    Dec 23, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #15

    I would like to see Sameobi start ahead of Obertan. Everytime he gets brought on he makes a mockery of the defenders in front of him. Going back to the WBA game, I can’t believe he brought Shola on instead of Sammy.

  • jakesome

    Dec 23, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #16

    no wukka mate

  • jakesome

    Dec 23, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #17

    or is it wukkas?? (do aussies actually say that or is it just the forsters adverts?)

  • jakesome

    Dec 23, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #18



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