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Young Defender Gets New Deal At Newcastle – But Another Doesn’t

News today in the Evening Chronicle that Paul Dummett, who has had a very successful loan spell at St. Mirren in the Scottish Premier League, is to get a new deal to stay at his home town club.

St Mirren's Conor Newton and Paul Dummett celebrate

Conor Newton and Paul Dummett after St. Mirren Cup win

Both Paul Dummett and Conor Newton are on loan at the Scottish club, and both played the full game in the recent 3-2 win over Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park,

The Welsh U21 international left-back and Conor Newton were called back to Newcastle by manager Alan Pardew last Wednesday, so he could congratulate them on their Scottish Cup triumph.

But Conor, who scored in the Cup Final will not be  getting a new deal, and since his contract runs out in the summer,  he will be leaving Newcastle.

Dummett was delighted to have been given the chance to break into Newcastle’s first team and he has this to say:

“I think Newcastle are going to offer me a new deal. It seems they want to keep me. My contract with the club ends in the summer, but the indication is that I’ll stay on.”

“I’m not exactly sure what is going to happen, but I would hope to report back in the summer to the club and I’ll be coming back a much better player for my year with St Mirren.”

“My hope is to break into the Newcastle team and I’ll be out to impress the manager in training.” “The manager asked for Conor and myself to come in and see him so he could congratulate us, which was a brilliant gesture.”

We think more Newcastle youngsters could depart the club this summer, with the expectation that four of five top youngsters will be brought into the club.

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68 comments so far

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Mar 24, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #1

    Tough on the lad, what more can he do?
    He’s gone on loan and scored goals, some very big goals.

    If we gave him a years extension then loaned him out again in a deal that covered our costs … everyone wins and we give him another year.

    What else can the lad do?

  • carl

    Mar 24, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #2

    I was very impressed with Dummett in his second half appearance against Brighton. I agreed with Tads at the time that he put others to
    shame. News that he’s got a future with the toon means were on the right lines. Not many academy players have progressed in recent times.

  • Krul to be Kind

    Mar 24, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #3

    I work with a St mirren fan and he has singing the praises of these 2 lads, Dummett in particular!

    Surprised Newton is being allowed to go as he has really impressed in the short time in the SPL scoring goals too, but I’m sure the club knows best… midfield will be the hardest position for youth to come through given the stock we already have here and the money the midfield cost to put together!

  • carl

    Mar 24, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s playing fair with him and giving him time to find another club.

  • carl

    Mar 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #5

    We’re not a charity!

  • carl

    Mar 24, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #6

    You have to progress young talent or you create a bottleneck. He has a future in the game but not at PL level. We’re upgrading throughout the club. Starting by bringing in 17-19 year olds into the academy /under 21 level and you have to filter out those that don’t progress to the required level. Arsenal have far too many in the mentioned categories and are reportedly having a clear out as well. Just look at the competition we’ve know created at CB amongst aspiring youngsters .
    What’s happened to Streete?

  • dmac

    Mar 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #7

    I know the lad is practically useless but does anyone else feel sorry for Williamson? He was at the front of all our set pieces (shockingly) and now cant even get on the bench!

    Think he should be moved on. He is not good enough for us but he doesnt deserve this.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 24, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #8

    I think Willo will be kept until Curtis Good is deemed ready to make his debut.

  • carl

    Mar 24, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #9

    C’est la vie. He’s an honest trier like Simpson. He would be a good purchase for an aspiring Championship side.

  • magpie6699

    Mar 24, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #10

    dmac – agree. Williamson’s done nothing wrong other than not quite being top-quality. He never gives / gave less than 100% and was not as bad as some suggested, nor as good as some stats implied! He’d do a decent job for somebody else and would leave with my thanks.
    When you compare him to Macelino (5million?), Boumsong (£8million!) or Ranger (words fail me!) he doesn’t deserve the vitriol he’s had from some.

  • magpie6699

    Mar 24, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #11

    typo – Marcelino (pronounced Martha…)

  • carl

    Mar 24, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #12

    I am owt

  • dmac

    Mar 24, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Id like to see the lad get moved on. I can see him at a team like Norwich.

  • Tinman

    Mar 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #14

    We gave Williamson his chance. Fair enough he seems a very nice honest guy. We dont owe him anything. Keep him as a squad player for next year at least until we are confident a youngster can more than replace him.

  • Tinman

    Mar 24, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #15

    He will be on low wages, so definately worth hanging onto. If his skills arent good for youngesters to follow then his attitude is certainly something players like Nile Ranger could learn from

  • giimps

    Mar 24, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #16

    Sell him to QPR for next season, he will be a good CB in the championship, not brilliant but can do a job vs championship strikers and defenders (no disrespect) He has been an admirable pro for us but not the ball playing thinker we need now.

  • Lucky Les

    Mar 24, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #17


    Agree we should probably keep him for another season unless we sign 2 eentre halfs (one needed to replace Colo ) or unless the coaching staff believe one of the young centre halfs is ready to step up .

  • Lucky Les

    Mar 24, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #18

    Whilst I can see the need for the International break it is very frustrating for us football fans to be without a match for nearly 2weeks .7 more points needed which hopefully we can achieve without heart stopping stress and shock defeats.Could not stand having to get something from Arsenal on the last day.Hopefully worrying unnecessarily as we are playing quite well at home.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 24, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #19

    I do feel a little sorry for Williamson but Christ, the guy is a grown man getting payed thousands of pounds a week. Turning up to train and play football every day whilst getting payed for it, where do I sign up 🙂

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Mar 24, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #20


    I did do my research. I posted the link to the site? Did you not think I seen Wiganer splattered across the top like haha.

    It really does not matter who wrote it, the point was and the reason why I posted it was because it was utter garbage. I found it extremely annoying. As another poster pointed out though, it was probably a troll trying to accumulate hits on their website. But if it wasn’t? A total lunitic who knows next to nothing about the game witnessed.

    Past my bedtime..

    Goodnight all.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 24, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #21

    Mashley needs to commit another atrocity to liven this place up a bit !

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Mar 24, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #22

    I read somewhere that a premier league club and a top championship club have been watching Newton so he can’t be that bad. Might as well give him one year and loan him to the championship, see if we can get some money for him. I think he’ll progress next season. Dumnet’s probably another Simpson type but we need a few british grafters about.

  • arctoa

    Mar 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #23

    There isn’t much of a worry about relegation this season; we’re in the mix but the simple fact is that there are at least three teams playing significantly worse than us at this point. I mean, it’d be just our luck to get dragged under but I can’t see it happening.

  • robertsleftfoot

    Mar 24, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #24

    And where and how have you come across this information that Newton wont be getting a new contract, the lads father had a different opinion last week and that was before the cup final so who is making up this nonsense??

  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 24, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #25

    On the case of Cabaye leaving or silly money,I think he’ll stay but as has been said everyone has their price.
    We all see that you don’t get far by selling your best players but they’re all replaceable.
    BA left and tbh we would be safe now if we had of kept him but players move on.
    If and I think he has MA has aspirations of having a top team then we need to add just a few players of quality to what we have and of course keep the others injury free we will have a tip top squad.
    Tiote could make way for say 8 million or more if you’re stupid nuff to pay it.
    We have probably all round the best technical team we’ve had for decades as even with the entertainers we had a poor defence( apart from Albert),our defence is much better now.
    On the young lads,hopefully some will filter through like Sammy,Abeid,Fergie Dummet,Good,Tavernier,mbabu? and Streete.

  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 24, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #26

    Where did ya read bout his father saying that?
    If he’s playing well in Scotland then surely they can be given some playing time in cup games etc and 15 mins in the PL like Man Utd do with their young uns.
    People were comparing Campbell to Racing Tycoon MickO yesterday but yer man was already playing and scoring in the PL at Campbell’s age which means he was topping the charts in the reserves and doing brilliantly in training with the first team for a long while and although Campbell is getting in and around the first team we can’t say he’s at he same level until he shows it.
    The difference can also be the managers as I think AP can take too long with the young lads and Owen was grown into a good team of winners

  • robin

    Mar 24, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Williamson, Simpson, Ameobi, Raylor and Amilfitano, should all be shipped out this summer along with Pardew, as he has had long enough. The club needs a winner not a loser which Pardew, clearly is.

  • lesh

    Mar 24, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #29

    Having been given the former Olympic stadium, heavily subsidised by UK taxpayers – including millions of non West Ham fans – it appears that there must be something highly intoxicating in the Sarf Landan l

    Ther’s talk of them replacing Allardyce with Rednapp and given his profligacy with other peoples’ money – taxpayers’ if he goes to WHU – we are subsidising it! Now that’s a tax wasn’t mentioned in kindness himself Osborne’s budget!

  • ToonMauritius

    Mar 24, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #30

    hi lads, this is the right winger we are missing in our team


  • carl

    Mar 24, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Toon-Prodigy@ 20
    We are all biased towards our team. You only need to read some of the excessive claims and comments on this site. That’s why their is a mediator ( and I am not thinking of the Blog Police) to seek a balanced view. People can ask the question why is that being said because it often stops the hares running. If your going to be outraged by outlandish claims you could well miss the really important issues.
    Like Michael Owen’s claim that he was not offered a new deal in 2009.
    I personally believe him. It would have been economic and financial madness to have done so given the fact that we had been relegated and in any event Owen was damaged goods. He has effectively accused Ashley of lying. Maybe this is the next issue for Ashley that a poster mentioned. But does it really matter? It doesn’t because we had already invested far too much with a poor return.

  • lesh

    Mar 24, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #32

    Whoops, here’s the link that should’ve been pasted to 27.


  • robertsleftfoot

    Mar 24, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #33

    @marty-toon at his house mate thats where I heard it, so the old saying straight from the horses mouth is exactly what it is on this occasion im not saying he has a new deal im only saying what was said, i dont know how good conor is or can be but he has not done badly when on loan and i would imagine he could get another year and go on loan again and that will cover newcastles costs as someone said above if not im sure a league one or champ team will take him for free

  • Mark the Mag

    Mar 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #34

    No matches today, so bored ! I have got the shakes, i need a fix, i might rumage through my stash of old football videos like a smackhead rifling through an old womens bag. Tranmere v Stevenage 4.pm., that sounds like the el classico to me at the minute, i need a hit.

  • Doocey

    Mar 24, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #35

    Dummett has great potential, happy to see we are keeping him on. Don’t think a contract extension was ever on the cards for Newton, although it seems like he has been at the club for an eternity!

    Regards other departures, I’d expect Obertan to stay for at least one more season – he has the potential to make it AND he has improved since last season, just faces difficult competition.

    Other than that, it’s been a while since I’ve commented on here, great to see you’re on the mend Ed, sterling work on this blog per usual.


  • Ian Toon

    Mar 24, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #36

    carl- Thanks WSC. You should continue to post.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 24, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Pushy can’t be far away.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 24, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #38

    I wonder if he can do the Funky Chicken. C0ck a doodle do.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 24, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Some helpful lyrics from the Funky Chicken:-
    “…You flap your arms
    And your feet start kicking
    Then you know you doin the funky chicken …”

  • croftus5678

    Mar 24, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #40

    its great dummet will get a new contract as we are a team now who will only keep youngsters on if they are truly prem class and tbh dummet does look prem class.
    newton is a good player but in fairness he’s not the quality we need as he would take up a 1st team placement in our squad next year.
    and williamson’s space could be filled with someone better equiped to help the 1st team also as i’m thinking good and even mbabu who is only 17 are close to williamson’s class and they are still at an age to not take up a squad place (reme streete also) so i can only see this letting players go if they are not of a better than avg player a huge bonus tbh.
    we will be looking at more players like mbabu/santon/bigi/good/hairdryer when room is made so the team is coming on leaps and bounds.
    a young winger and striker and a replacement for collo if/when he goes and we will have a top 6 team guys.


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