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Newcastle Youngster On Fire On Loan



Newcastle’s Scottish U21 International Brad Inman is doing well on loan at Crewe Alexandra, and after being out for a while with an ankle injury, Brad returned last weekend, and scored against Bury on Friday night in the 2-2 draw.

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Brad Inman – doing well at Crew Alexandra

Brad won the Wor Jackie award back in 2010, and the award is given to the best Newcastle U18 player each year, and is named after the great number 9 – Ashington-born Jackie Milburn – who scored 200 goals for Newcastle United in his career during the 1940s and 1950s.

Last Monday Brad, who was born in Adelaide, Australia, scored his second goal of the Easter weekend, as Crewe Alexandra beat Preston North End 1-0 on Monday, and they are currently lying in 12th place in League One.

In 19 appearances for Crewe, Brad now has 8 goals, which is not a bad return, and he’s on loan through the end of the season.

It’s going to be interesting to see what Alan Pardew does with some of his youngsters this summer, since a number of them are now at the stage where they have to break into the first team squad at Newcastle, or risk being allowed to leave Newcastle.

Brad turned 21 last December, and along with other youngsters like James Tavernier and Mehdi Abeid, it remains to be seen whether they will have a future on Tyneside, once Alan Pardew has another look at them in pre-season.

Brad has played 9 times for the Scotland U19 side and twice for the U21 side, and he qualifies to play for Scotland through his mother, who is Scottish.  B rad  grew up in Redwood Park, Adelaide and started playing football at the age of just 6, and he’s the youngest of four children, and he joined Newcastle in 2006 when he was 14 years old.

Crewe will play in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final against Southend at Wembley next Sunday, and Crewe will be hoping the young Newcastle striker is in his best goal-scoring form.

It will be interesting to see if Brad is still at Newcastle come September.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


148 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 3, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #41

    Ichriso

    Redmond is one of the youngsters I would have gone after in January, similar to the Butland deal, sign him and loan him back for the season. They are desperate for cash so the price would have been reasonable.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Apr 3, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #42

    Lilongwe,

    Carver was coaching Newcastle boys when I was younger aswell. And thats going back 18 years or so. I always wondered how he swam through the ranks and ended up Bobbys number two so fast.

    He does have a shed load of experience now though I suppose.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 3, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #43

    Hang on – “I’ve seen boys kicked off the blog for…WORSE“? Ha ha I suppose that makes sense. 🙂

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  • ichrisho

    Apr 3, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #44

    Aye – I was surprised that we didnt go for Butland and Redmond especially with aul’ Lee Clark in charge down there… I would say Redmind has been earmarked by someone else namely Arsenal or Spurs… another fast right winger which will cost about 15-20m… ridiculous…

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 3, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #45

    Hughton? At the drop of a hat. Steve Round at Everton is another top class coach. I think he was with us for a year when Bobby was here. I imagine he is a major part of why Everton have been relatively successful under Moyes.

    Yeah, Carver was in the MLS, left there and joined Plymouth I think, before moving to Leeds and then Newcastle this time, or maybe Leeds and Plymouth other way round, can’t quite remember.

    The strongest point of our coaching team was Paul Barron, and he was replaced by Woodman. (Barron was responsible for coaching Harper and Given for c.8 years, developing Krul, Forster, and young Jak Alnwick who is a youth international.) I found that an odd decision, but Woodman hasn’t done too much wrong, and of course he brought his son with him who looks another excellent goalkeeping prospect.

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  • daztoon

    Apr 3, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #46

    The kid has a great left foot no doubt and defiantly ain’t a left back,Him and Campbell are way ahead of our other prospects who will struggle to make the grade me thinks

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  • ichrisho

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #47

    Houghton back as Coach – what a move…. but he has VanWolfswinkel now… so we better watch out… I thought how he handeled his time at NUFC and how he handled the departure especially means we should always look to Houghton when he is available in the years to come…

    Lilongwe
    Did anyone know that Andy Woodman and Rob Elliott are related and also used to live 2 houses down from Pardew when at Charlton – that is the old boys club that replaced Paul Barron…. he’s at Notts. Forest now…

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  • ichrisho

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #48

    Afternoon Daz – Do you think any of the youngsters are gonna make it? I would say Richardson maybe… and Campbell but he’s gonna get a kickin’ in the top level games… thats if they can catch him… 🙂

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #49

    Lilongwe,

    Thats interesting

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #50

    Sorry I meant Ichrisho.

    About Rob Elliot, Pardew & Woodman

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #51

    Ichriso,
    He was being touted as 6mill in January, Birmingham have to sell, hence Butland only being 4mill.

    It wouldn’t make sense to buy Butland, unless Krul is leaving. We have Krul, Elliot, and then Alnwick who is at the age where he can start to push for a place or a loan spell.

    Prodigy,
    Experience, yes, but only with Newcastle is any of that experience at a top level. Let’s be realistic. We had to appoint someone, the place was in turmoil following Hughtons sacking and Pardews appointment. Who better to smooth things out then a Geordie coach who worked with Sir Bobby at the club. It is a cynical view of his appointment, but I feel a realistic one.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #52

    Ichriso,
    I knew there was a link, didn’t realise they were related or lived that closely. Yeah, my reaction at the appointment was it was an old boys reunion, but then a lot of managers have their favoured staff. Look at Martin O’Neill for example, had his trusted right hand man John Robertson with him everywhere except at Sunderland, and what happens? He has his worst managerial performance.

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  • daztoon

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #53

    Afternoon Ichrisho
    Most of our young hopefuls have been talked up for years but not many have made the grade.To many old school coaches like to see maybe a Dutch coach to work with the youngsters

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #54

    What on earth has happened to Richardson this year? I heard he went to Gillingham on loan recently but is struggling to get on their bench even?

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #55

    This game tomorrow is going to be difficult.

    Benfica have only dropped 4 points at home all season. They have 10 out of 12 wins.

    Lilongwe,

    I don’t mind Carver at the Toon. I actually like the sound of having all geordie ex-players who are now coaching back here. Clarky will be back one day I reckon. Maybe not for a long time but I think he will.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #56

    Are talking academy fallout rates again? This subject depresses me.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #57

    Di canio has also announce today he isn’t a racist and doesn’t support fascist ideology so hopefully that will be dropped now by the media.

    Just shows he probably didn’t fully understand what he was supporting when he made the comments, some people are a bit naive.

    And yoyo

    Throughout all countries history, even England not that log ago people conquered other countries with horrible casualties and ruined hundreds or thousands of years of tradition. Ours was in the name of empirialism and we were a capitalist country but still just as evil as some things by communists or fascists.

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  • ichrisho

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #58

    Richardson was doing well and then he was on the bench – dont know what happened after that…. have seen him play and he is amighty good passer and is a total team player… I’d like to see him on the team in a few years… kind of David Batty with Skill.

    Daz – I’d love to see a backroom change – something about our tactics is wrong and we all cant pin it on Pardew all the time… his backroom team have to take some flack…. plus Carver is a mentallist who goes for folk… have you ever seen Pardew, Woodman and Carver go at an assistant? Savage… I’d say half the squad are scared shiteless of them 🙂 Their stuff on NUFC TV is awesome though – for comedy value – 10 outta 10….

    TS – Yeah I thought so… very close relationship indeed… plsu the fact that Pardew still owes Ashley about 400k in Gambling debts equates to good working relationship anyway 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #59

    Think you have 20 or so academy lads a year, very few will make the grade when you bring players in from all over the world

    Hopefully we set them up with a decent education too and establish links with lesser clubs to give them a helping hand.

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  • Agent Belfast 007

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #60

    Yes Skunki it’s me. Been hibernating for a few months just. 🙂

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #61

    Prodigy,

    I don’t mind him being their, but maybe at this level we need people who can coach technique, and tactics to these players, and develop them. Carver strikes me as the fist pump motivational coach rather than a pensive tactician.

    I agree, Clarky will one day be back. I also heard Ginola was keen on becoming a coach, now if he can show some of these players how to play with even a little bit of his flair and ability we would be onto something. But great players don’t always make great coaches. Solano is another who I would be interested in seeing back at the club in a coaching capacity, has cut his teeth managing back home, a coaching role at Newcastle could help him develop even further.

    Also, I take it those rumours a month or so ago about Tino coming back to coach were exactly that, rumours?

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  • daztoon

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #62

    @58ichrisho
    Wouldn’t mind the players showing Carvers Passion though.
    Maybe would be worth setting our own academies in Holland,Germany etc

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  • Agent Belfast 007

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #63

    If ibiza is still alive, it would make me really unhappy. Has he been murdered yet ? 🙂

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #64

    Lilongwe,

    Im all for having them all back in some capacity. They all know the club through and through and what it stands for to the area. Between them all and even Carver, being bobbys number 2, he must of learnt alot. Everyone else has.

    God knows on Tino, has he even had coaching experience?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #65

    Daz,
    The cost of setting up our own academies in those countries would be huge. Better to agree mutually beneficial terms with a club that has a good academy whereby we loan them top youngsters and play friendlies to generate cash for them, and we get first bite at their lads coming through. Lots of clubs have these relationships, but the last time I heard of us having any sort of partnership set up was Dalian Shide under Shepherd (obviously for commercial benefits rather than playing side.)

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  • ichrisho

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #66

    Tino, Clarky, Ginola and Solano – Now there’s a coaching team… One for Goals and crazy antics, One for roughing up and Tackling, One for wing-play and ball possession and one for the ultimate pass and final ball.

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  • daztoon

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #67

    Be good to have yer Ginola’s,Solano,Asprilla running academies

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  • ichrisho

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #68

    Lilongwe – I’d say we would have a good chance of one getting setup in Lille or with FC Twenete in Holland… we should look to setup some partnerships…

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  • ichrisho

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #69
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #70

    Prodigy,

    I doubt it, I’m not sure his influence on the youngsters would be wonderful mind! I’m not sure his gift is the kind you can pass on either. He was just born as a mercurial talent. You don’t coach what Tino had.

    Sage,

    Yes, you would expect lots to fall by the way side and not make it at Newcastle, but if these lads are getting the right coaching, they shouldn’t be falling as far by the wayside as they are. Some of our youngsters leave Newcastle and struggle to get amateur contracts.

    Look at Donaldson, England U16, U17, U19, and he leaves Newcastle bound for Gateshead? Something has gone wrong between 18 and when he was released at 21 there, and that is where the development and coaching comes in.

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  • ichrisho

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #71

    http://sports.ladbrokes.com/en-gb/football/european/benfica-v-newcastle-e216909136

    I went for 2-2 @ 18-1…. I know it prob wont happen but sure thats betting for you…

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #72

    Ichriso – Twente would work well, as would Lille. Some of the Belgian clubs as well offer could development paths. I’d be surprised if these sorts of ventures weren’t being looked at, not only in terms of bringing players to the club, but also as knowledge swapping opportunities. ie. coaches go to the other clubs and learn new methods. It seems the regime are pretty savvy, soI would expect this to be an area we are looking at.

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  • ichrisho

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #73
  • ichrisho

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #74

    Lilongwe – We should get a proposal in order and bring it to Mike Ashley… we can also work with clubs in US and South America… plus we could actually “Invest in Africa” too so all the best player sdont end up in France Ligue2… come to our development squads…

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  • Fridge

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #75

    Dont know if it has been mentioned already but apparently Nufc has the 4th lowest age average with 24,51 years, only beaten by Liverpool, Arsenal and Southampton. That is promising!

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  • daztoon

    Apr 3, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #76

    72Lilongwe Geordie
    Anything would be good nursey clubs whatever so long as we look at something different for our youngsters because what we have ain’t working.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 3, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #77

    Ichriso,
    There was talk towards the end of last summer that we were beavering away in Brazil and Argentina looking at clubs and players, however the problem with that, and with the African players is that they have to match certain criteria to be able to come here. The french clubs pick them up as there families move to France anyway as the laws are slightly more lax, and then they join. The UK requires it to be for refugees, or you have to be able to offer a skill. At the age the young players are, most of them can’t be said to offer that so they can’t come to the UK.

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  • ichrisho

    Apr 3, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #78

    Lilongwe – Boo to the UK…. 🙂 I guess we will just have to shop in France for the next couple of years then… duty-free as it were…

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 3, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #79

    Daz,
    Completely agree. No point bringing in top class youngsters if we aren’t offering any development opportunities for them.

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  • ichrisho

    Apr 3, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #80

    Anyway dudes and dudettes – nice to chat to all today (even you Robin) – catch ye tomo for all-day build-up… Excited.co.uk/seizure…

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