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Two Top Newcastle Youngsters Sign New Deals

It’s a little bit of a surprise to us, but 21 year-old local lads Conor Newton and Paul Dummett have both agreed new deals to stay at Newcastle, according to Sky Sports.

St Mirren's Conor Newton and Paul Dummett celebrate

Conor Newton and Paul Dummett – at St. Mirren
They look good in black and white stripes

Both lads were born and bred in Newcastle, and they had offers from St. Mirren, where they both played on loan last season and both got rave reports, and there was also said to be some interest from Celtic.

The two lads had talked about it being a big decision they both had to make – and we thought they may sign deals at St. Mirren.

But it looks like the draw of their home town club was just too much for them, and both have signed one year deals at Newcastle – and their dreams of one day playing for Newcastle live on.

Dummett made 36 appearances for St Mirren in two stints at the club last season and scored two goals, and Newton featured in 20 games with 3 goals since he joined the Scottish Premier Club in January.

And it looks like Newcastle will again loan both players out next season – this time to a Championship club – where they can gain more first team experience.

Sky Sports is reporting that a number of Championship clubs have contacted Newcastle about the availability of the two players.

It seems Birmingham, Bolton, Huddersfield Town and Doncaster are interested in the players, and they could end up on loan at one of those clubs, but it’s unlikely they will both go to the same club next season – although we suppose it’s always possible.

It’s really a win-win for Newcastle and the youngsters, in that they continue to get first team experience and continue with their development, and at some point they will get a chance to show they are capable of making it in the Newcastle first team

And what happens next is really due to two things – one short-term and one longer-term – how well they play in pre-season training, and then how well they perform out on loan next season.

But both local lads did themselves no harm at all at St. Mirren last season, and it’s probably a blueprint Newcastle will be following more with their top youngsters.

This is good news, and the bond between St. Mirren and Newcastle is being strengthened with Newcastle playing a pre-season friendly at Love Street on 30th July.

Joe Kinnear should also be following the two players next season, since one of his jobs as Director of Football is to bring young lads through to the first team – and we haven’t had too much success at that over the last five seasons.

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22 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 25, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #1

    A better headline would be 2 youngsters. Or 3 even, as Richardson has signed on as well. Still the best out of the 4 offered deals still hasn’t, waiting on Inman.

  • John Tudor

    Jun 25, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #2

    sent poor perfoming first teamers out on loan get these guys in pronto

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 25, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #3

    I do find it bizarre that some people still champion Pardew and his route 1, defensive football which bypasses midfield and has up top of the most long balls hit brigade, even ahead of Stoke and West Ham.

    Not only bizarre as a spectacle to want to watch that, not only in the past and present but for the foreseeable and also weird in as much that it clearly doesn’t bear favourable results with 68 goals conceded in what is supposedly Pardew’s forte.

    We were all given the mantra of we only do it because of Simmo and Willo but those excuses became obsolete a long time ago.

    So while saying we only play that way due to certain factors, the reality is the pro-Pardew people clearly endorse and have no qualms or reservations about embracing defensive, long ball football.

    It would be marginally less awful to watch even if successful, but stranger still as it isn’t, but then no accounting for tastes I suppose.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 25, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Can anyone see these lads making it at the Toon?

    Straight back out on loan, get them some experience and raise there value.

    I really thought these lads would of been away. Regular football over in Scotland for them.

    Lets see how they go in the Championship.

  • markmac

    Jun 25, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #5

    so i wonder if nufc and birmingham can work out a deal to send either/both of these[& fergy again] on loan, and we get young Nathan Redmond on a permanent deal.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 25, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #6


    Do you ever get bored of writing that stuff?

    Seriously man haha, I’v been on this blog since october last year and it’s all I’v ever seen you post on.

    You really have got it bad for Pardew eh?

  • markmac

    Jun 25, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #7

    win win imo


    Jun 25, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #8

    I honestly these lads would be signing for St Mirren !

    @6 :

    I would,nt lambast Rotonda for his opinion as i were you?
    9 times out of 10 he basically knows what he,s talking aboot like!
    Plus for the record i,m no fan of Pardew,s tactics either !

    Am pleased these two have signed and decided to stay on our books, however it does make we wonder just how close they are to a first team call up though?

  • Jamiemac

    Jun 25, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #9

    Getting boring Rotonda.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #10


    There is no lambasting going on here mate, Im having a laugh is all.

    Im respectful of all opinions.

    Rotonda seriously has it bad though.

    Are we going to get any news on this striker hunt? Where is the preperation? Our list of targets? Not one bid as yet. Makes you wonder.

  • Joe Blog

    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Think we’ll get Bony due to Kinnears bigotry, he’ll probably just see him as the second coming of Robbie Earle.

  • Marty-Toon

    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #12

    That’s our summer signings so 😉

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #13


    Nar nar, John Fashanu! 😉

  • toon kk

    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #14

    It’s important to have some young lads coming on. One or two might make the first team. I think MA plan was to have loads coming threw to be premier league stars for our club and to sell on for millions. I’m afraid it just doesn’t work like that, most become championship players at best.


    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #15

    so we have signd these players… insted of douglas


    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #16

    Aah Shuks Toon- Prodigy !

    Not taking sides or owt !

    Just lately, there are loads of people who wind themselves up with the Trainer, and also the fact that JK has been brought back as Llambs,s replacement!

  • Rooster

    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Dummet, has a great attitude, terrific left foot, no nonsense tackler, used to get Sammy ameobi out of the shit all the time for the reserves when Sammy used to loose the ball, he was captain, a leader, and a bit of a hard case at that as well.

  • Ginger

    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #18

    I think Dummet will make it, can’t say the same about Newton. Dummet seems a decent full back defensive wise to be honest, did extremely well against Brighton.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #19

    Must be tough for any young midfielder to get a look in at newcastle right now. Im not surprised Amilfitano and Abeid have been let go. I know Amilfitano is not that young. But..

    Who do we have..

    Cabaye, Sissoko, Tiote, Anita, Bigi

    Richardson must be coming on well.

    Good for him on his new contract.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #20


    Aye, emotions are high. It’s nee good when supporters are embarrased like last weeks events. Especially when there was no need for it to begin with.

    If he was coming on board, it could of been quietly without all the saga.

    It’s not what you expect really. It really makes you want to point the finger at Ashley.

  • EastEndMagpie

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #21

    wow i put effort into that comment…. there was nothing wrong with it at all, why the hell isnt it on here?


    Jun 26, 2013 at 5:01 AM

    Comment #22

    @21 :

    Like to know what the comment was?
    I,ve had that a few times on here lately, i usually just write it again and post it again, try it?

    This whole Blog Web-site wipes out everything i try to post when the page refreshes? Noy sure what the Problem is?


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