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Airey And Other Youngsters On Their Way Out Of Newcastle

There is news today that Phil Airey’s loan spell at Gateshead has been ended prematurely by manager Ian Bogie.

Phil Airy – will not make it on Tyenside

It seems that since Ian heard that Phil would be cut loose by Newcastle at the end of the season, and would not be getting a new deal on Tyneside,  he thought it best for Phil to look for other clubs he could join.

It just shows you how fragile a career in football can be, because it was only a year ago that 20 year-old 6′ tall Airey, who was born in Amble, was doing well at the club.

Phil made only two appearances for Gateshead, and since the the squad is now fully fit, the Heed manager can allow Phil Airey to return to Newcastle.

This is what Ian Bogie said today:

“Phil came and did well in a couple of games for us,” “We thank him for that and Newcastle United, and wish him well in the future.”

“I understand he’s being released by Newcastle, and may have interest from one or two clubs in the Football League.”

“I have everybody back fit now so it was only right to let Phil explore other avenues.” “It’s the best for all concerned.”

Ian is only doing what he thinks is right for the player, and Gateshead are becoming a club that Newcastle can loan some of their top youngster to, since it’s just across the river from Newcastle and very convenient for all thee  parties.

Indeed James Tavernier did great there last year, and 18 year-old England U20 goalkeeper Jak Alnwick spent time there earlier this season, and he played 6 times in the Conference and twice in the FA Cup for The Heed.

But it seems like Newcastle are raising the bar,  as far as their youngsters are concerned, and they are likely to bring in a number of top young players to the club this summer, as they look to identify top players and then further develop them on Tyneside.

The youngsters who are said to be leaving Newcastle this summer and not being offered new deals are Tamas Kadar, Joan Edmundsson, Ashington-born Jeff Henderson, Greg McDermott, Patrick Nzuzi, Newcastle-born Dan Taylor and Phil Airey.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • ontariomag

    Feb 8, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #1


  • Doilatoon

    Feb 8, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Joan edmunsson r in Stavanger,Norway and training with Viking FK.maybe going there on loan.
    Btw,Viking is my favorite team in my hometown.hope he gets on loan in the top division in Norway,could do him good@!

  • Yohan4

    Feb 8, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #3

    on-hendy // Feb 8, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    I’m 100% certain the team for Tottenham will be;
    Simpson – Williamson – Collocini – Santon
    Obertan – Perch – Guthrie – Gutierez
    Ba – Cisse

    I’ll gladly bet anyone.
    I will most certainly not take that bet, I also see this as the startin 11 and I agree with it

  • geordiegav1987

    Feb 8, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #4

    this is where I wish we still had milner.
    imagine how many goals we would get from the two dembas if we had someone who had consistently good crosses like milner.
    what do you think the chances are of james comeing back to the toon, he doesnt seem to get as much playtime at city as a player of his calibre deserves and would surely jump at a chance to be playing more football.
    I don’t know about the rest of you toon fans but I was really dissapointed when he left because I could tell he was just starting to realise his potential.
    I suppose we’d never afford his wages now, but then again he might put starting in a team higher on his priority list than being paid more and gettin to play less.

  • ArtyH

    Feb 8, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Thats a real shame as both Airey & Henderson had great potential. IMHO letting them go is a mistake and could come back and bite us on the aris, Alan Shearer et all anyone???

  • drongo

    Feb 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #6

    @ Gav
    Milner – no chance – he is the opposite of what we go for at the moment – would cost a lot and the sell on would be less.

    Milner when we 1st got him, sensibly priced and with bags of potential is what we go for.

    If he moves I can actually see him turning up at the mackems. He’s one of MON’s darlings.

  • ontariomag

    Feb 8, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Thats that one off the bucket list
    Wish them all well in there future careers unless they end up at the unwashed of course

  • bob

    Feb 8, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Im glad the spring clear out has started early no good hanging on to deadwood make room for more up and coming talent and that goes for the 1st team as well.

  • mrmcgee

    Feb 8, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #9


    Not sure how well you remember Milner, but i totally disagree with your comment about him!!

    I loved Milners workrate and enthusiasm, but his crossing? No way!!!

    He always floated slow high crosses into the box, which meant our strikers had to create any power needed to beat the keeper.

    Everything ive seen at villa and man city only compounds my belief!!

  • Toonbyblood

    Feb 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Amazing stat:

    Newcastle haven’t been out of the top 7 ALL SEASON!!!

    Really love that we have so many options for the team right now. And essential that Pardew start playing different formations. Having three different set ups (or so) and the players to slot into them will makes us a more fluid team, and able to adapt to or impose different systems of play.

    That’s been our main problem this year. We find a good team/formation and then play it till we get beat then get stuck till we work out the next one.

    Cant wait to see ALL our players at their best and mixing up on the field.

  • toonincheek

    Feb 8, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Fair play by Bogie.

    With an attitude like that, he’ll get more loan deals.

  • Howden Mag

    Feb 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Guess what, Pardew has been manager all season and the toon have never been below 7th. He is doing a great job, obviously not as good as some on this blog could do, taking into consideration, injuries, suspensions, International commitments etc, not forgetting the tedious job of team selection and challenging tactical decisions. One manager, let him do it. The rest can just play on the computer and take Blyth to Champions league, management must be easy.

  • martoon

    Feb 8, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #13

    On a personal level you have got to feel sorry for these youngsters. Thinking they have a career as a footballer and then put on the scrap heap – I bet not many of them have good qualifications. We put these lads in the academy from about an age of 13 or 14 and then toss them aside.

  • Charlietoon

    Feb 8, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #14

    geordiegac1987. I had to have a chuckle at your comment.

    Milner?? He is not a right winger but a player that immediately excelled when he went to his preferred position of central midfield. I’d not mind having him now playing a long Guthrie but to put him back on the ing where he never shone for us is just stupid. He is not and was never a winger so why not spend 10 mill on someone who likes to play there

  • stretchintoon

    Feb 8, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #15

    when alan pardew first became manager i did,nt think wed ever see the prem again.but credit where its due,HWTL

  • toon1986

    Feb 8, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #16

    dont know what you remeber of milner but he was a terrible crosser of the ball
    he had a great shot on him and his work rate was immense but the amount of times his crosses and corners used to hit the 1st man was unreal

  • jakesome

    Feb 8, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #17

    we got marvaux back soonish hes got a deadly cross and vision

  • AndyMac

    Feb 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Lets face it the Academy hasnt pulled up too many trees in the past few years since Fatman arrived. Makems consistently outperform our U18’s but is it about the quality of player or coach ?

    Its OK bringing in super talented youngsters with briight futures like Spear, Tozer and now Kadar but if you’ve got the likes of Beardo coaching them then maybe its understandable ???

    Not too sure about Watson or Donachie but I’d have thought it was worth looking to tap up good quality coaches from the very best Academies then consider the type of player you bring in afterwards ?.

    Reading’s Nicky Hammond had a good record in football development but is now DOF so probably unlikely to want a move back to the Bairns maybe a fact finding trip to La Masia is called for ?

  • Brutooon

    Feb 8, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #19

    We sign youngster in their 16 and 17 yrs old

    By 20 if they didnt improve then we release them and sign new youngsters

    Tozer, kadar, airey are not good enough for us


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