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Alan Pardew Full Of Praise For Top Newcastle Youngster

While Newcastle seem to be struggling this summer to bring in the three senior players they need to bolster the squad for the upcoming season, which will include European competition for the first time in six years, the same cannot be said for the youngsters the club have already brought in this summer.

Gael Bigirimana – has already impressed on Tyneside

22 year-old Romain Amalfitano and Gael Bigirimana again had outstanding games last night at Hartlepool United, in the Magpies 5-1 win, in a game the Magpies completely dominated from start to finish.

Romain was a free agent from Rennes and Bigirimana cost anywhere from £500K to £1M, but if there are add-on clauses in the deal for performance, he’ll cost the full £1M.

Australian Curtis Good, who is just 19,  has also just arrived from Melbourne Heart for the princely sum of £400K, and he already comes very highly rated, and was capped for Australia at the U20 level earlier this summer.

All three had a part to play in the game last night, as Curtis had his first taste of first team football,  coming on to play the last 15 minutes or so.

After the game last night Alan Pardew was full of praise for “Bigi” who was signed form Coventry City over the summer – this is what Alan said:

“Bigi has done really well. He has impressed us. He has come in from Coventry with a season of first-team football under his belt at 18. He is exactly the type of player we should be bringing to Newcastle United.”

“And he will get better here – 100%. Oh, and he gets Bigi as a nickname being as he’s 5ft 4in!” “He has looked really fine in training with guys who are at a higher level than he’s been used to.”

“Bigi has looked really good and that’s great credit to him.”

Gael is actually 5’9″ tall, and he’s looked an excellent player already, and the lad doesn’t turn 19 until October.

All three players have a great chance to do well in the upcoming season, and we expect all three to take massive strides forward before next summer.

And it will be interesting to see how far they’ve progressed come next May, when hopefully Newcastle will again have qualified for European competition, and we will have done very well in the Premier League.

Here’s hoping.

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19 comments so far

  • redondo77

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #1


  • Sholadona

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #2


    Looks like Obertan is staying!

    Colin ?@cwarr07
    Another departure from #NUFC Seems AP fancies @Sammy_Ameobi as backup to HBA rather than keeping Obertan

    Colin ?@cwarr07
    Obertan > Swansea > 3m bid #NUFC

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Sholadona…Never knew there was a question of him going, but cwarr certainly seals that for us.

    Redondo…Like it, see if we can sneak in a foreign first without anyone noticing. I promise I wont tell 🙂

    Pardew…Thanks for that. We had no idea why he might be called Bigi with a name like Bigirimana.

  • Dennis Twice

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #4

    ….so Cabaye is leaving and Anita in???

  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #5

    The boy looks like a great find, yes not ready for the first team,but there will be lots of games this season, training along side tiote and cabaye will bring him on so quickly.

  • Thump

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #6

    According to Colin we’re paying Swansea £3m to take Obertan. #itk

  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #7

    Dennis twice!!! Where u get that crap from,u adding 2 and 2 and getting 10??

  • redondo77

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #8

    MA is very smart.
    Xisco, Rangers, and other unused players who get paid for doing nothing will be playing for Rangers and MA will be paying only 10% of their wages. This is just a theory hehehe

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #9

    darren…it was “leaked” on here last night. I doubt too much to it.

    Thump…When did you reach the hefty heights of ITK stardom? Congratulations mate, wish you all the best 🙂

  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #10

    Leaked on here are u for real, most of the stuf on here is bull sh@t, god if I said jump of the Tyne bridge and u will get a million pound, people year that sounds good

  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #11

    I’ve just seen messi going into Benton training ground,ooopoopssss I just leaked that, come on!!!!

  • fog on the tyne

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #12

    Repost from last night

    I heard o fortnight ago from a colleague, whom normally has pretty reliable info that psg approached us before the euros, and we immediately told them not to waste their time. However there was apparently wispers on sunday that cabayes head had been turned and that his lass is struggling with life on tyneside…
    Dont want to cause maass panic amongst the legions but if there 2 rumours going around there could be the tingiest weeniest speck of truth in it??? Would it be a major travesty if we do take £30m for him and reinvest that in say Anita, Van der Wiel and possibly young Joe Allen? with poss enough change for a decent young striker in shape of Rossi ( i know injured but worth waitin for) or Van wolfswinkel possibly? I really like joe allen and he seems that he is likely to leave swansea, supposedly for a fee less than 10m for a club not playing champs league. Great vision, nice touch and can play a decent ball in to channels.
    Really not a negger lads but i dont think it would be end of world to lose Yohan if we could get 2 out of 4 mentioned atleast with plenty of cash left for january in case preverbial hits the fan and we need to splash out a little?????

    What do you boys think?

  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #13

    If Cabaye was leaving he would have left already…

    I know it is hard to believe that we might not lose any of our stars; maybe some of you just like to believe the worse always…hopefully you hope for the best 😉

    Debuchy for Newcastle 🙂 see how easy it is…

  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #14

    …you know it’s easy, easy like a thursday morning 😉

  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #15

    Fog on the Tyne, give ya self a shake

  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #16

    Im more worried about him going to Man utd to be honest.

    They seem to have missed out on that brazilan kid.

  • fog on the tyne

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #17

    not saying i believe the rumours, however if an offer that big did come in i’d be tempted. Seeing how wel the AC cash was used i’d have faith that cabaye would be replaced with quality and quantity.
    Also i find it strange that he hasnt came out and said what he thinks of LILLE blocking Debuchy deal, as he has had something to say about pretty much every development regarding “his friend”.
    Life goes on in the mad mad world of NUFC.

    Keep the faith

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 8, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #18

    Darren…I didn’t say I believed it, just that it was said on here last night, so expect a ridiculous story on it at some point.

    What time did you see Messi though?

  • Szarka

    Aug 8, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #19

    As i saw how the AC money was invested, hope wont sell any player from the starters. MA want everything cheap, we wont buy big players, but the youngers arent really ready yet, so losing Cabaye is bad, we cant replace him from 5-6 mill again. We were very lucky last year with transfers, that wont happen always, like U see now. We didnt even gonna spend 20 mill all together, but we need at least 3 players fighting for first team, not youngsters, to have depth in the squad. This squad is only good for PL, not for 3 other cup.


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