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Report – Newcastle Tracking Sixteen-Year-Old English Right-Back



Luke Matheson is a 16-year-old right-back who plays for Rochdale in League One. Matheson broke into the Rochdale first-team last season and became the club’s youngest player at 15 years and 336 days. He ended the season making 7 total appearances.

This season he has 6 appearances with 3 of those being starts in the League. Last night, Matheson scored the leveler against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup for his first goal.

The Chronicle have a report that Newcastle have been tracking the youngster since last season when he made his debut for Rochdale.

Newcastle have reportedly been looking to add talented youngsters to the academy. Apparently, Matheson is one of the players they have been tracking. His profile has gotten a little more prominent after last night’s goal at Old Trafford.


250 comments so far

  • Genjikai

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #161

    So if you win the 169mill on the euros you have a good chance of buying the toon on chucky it would seem.

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #162

    How much could you loan if you had 169mill in the bank?

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #163

    Price cheaper due to this loan that has been taken out?
    How much was the loan in the end 2 seasons prem money?

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #164

    And on nee one replying am off to kip laters.

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  • Reilly

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #165

    Mike Ashley in July.

    “The day someone buys #NUFC they’ll do their due diligence – and finished. It will happen like Manchester City. By the time the media find out, it’s already complete. There’s no need for a delay with #NUFC. It is, honestly, a very well-run football club.”

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  • c-dog

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #166

    Peter Kenyon is a bum

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #167

    Shelvey has been poor for a long time Essex not sure why you keep talking about him playing well last season. As soon as Rafa dropped him the results improved and he never really got back in the side over Longstaff or Diame. He doesn’t have the workrate, positional play, tenacity and desire to play Cm for us. Maybe in a top side where he would see more of the ball and have a lot more forward options he could do something. Without the ball he basically reduces us to 10 men and with it he just slows downs the play or gives it away. Get him sold Asap!

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  • one fine day

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #168

    jib @160
    Its a rare thing but I have to agree with that .
    after that lad had a go at him on the street he would have been on to keith within minutes to get some more b/s put out and kenyon is complicit in this.
    That pathetic “leaked “email he sent after Christmas said it all.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #169

    Thought I’d pop in and see how many people are going to believe it this time. I assume most of you know it’s utter bilge.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #170

    A brochure?!

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  • hibbit

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #171

    ticket sales must be even worse than we thought !!!!!!!

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  • Jib

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #172

    I’m sure I read somewhere recently that Shelvey has a longstanding
    thigh problem that keeps reappearing and effects his performance.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #174

    Hibbit

    I drew the short straw last weekend as it was my turn to take my son up there in his wheelchair. I was quite surprised to see as many empty seats as I did, not including the away section. People seem to be finally staying away.

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  • Reilly

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #175

    Luke Edwards.

    “Newcastle’s midfield was over run in the first half against Brighton and there are serious question marks surrounding Jonjo Shelvey’s mobility as he is playing with a long-standing thigh problem.”

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #176

    Jib

    Well, whether it’s a thigh problem or he just can’t be arsed, we can’t really afford a passenger in MF. He was shocking on Saturday.

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  • Jib

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #177

    I found myself agreeing with Reilly’s comment earlier.

    viz

    You’d have to say Ashley , bad as he is , is preferable to
    Kenyon and some chancers scratting around for money.

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #178

    Shelvey must have been carrying this for many years.

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  • lochinvar

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #179

    Genjiki@47
    from the DMail piece but if correct doesn’t say much for Ashley’s business acumen does it ?

    Kenyon and GACP are convinced that Newcastle is significantly undervalued. To illustrate the potential for growth, the takeover brochure makes a direct comparison with Tottenham based on figures from Forbes magazine, who in 2004 valued Newcastle as the ninth richest club in the world at £322m, with the north London club ranked 15th at £222m.

    In the intervening 15 years, Tottenham’s value has risen to £1.31billion, while Newcastle’s has fallen slightly to £308m.

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  • hibbit

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #180

    Markaccus
    i would love to know the actual bums on seats number of the crowd not the tickets sold number the club give out,
    this natural decline in attendance is having a far greater impact on the club hierarchy than any boycott ever has and I can only see it growing, hence the new takeover story this morning,

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #181

    I wouldn’t worry about Kenyon taking over with a team of chancers. The whole thing is another obvious smoke screen. Even the most naive fans will surely not be taken in this time.

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #182

    Loch page 5 and page 6 shows you all you need to know.
    Ashley has well and truly screwed us over.
    Just look at what we should have been.

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #183

    Standard business practice by ashley.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 27, 2019 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #184

    Hibbit

    Yes I suppose numbers are boosted by season tickets who may not be attending telivised games. No doubt I’ll have to take another few turns this season so I’ll grab a few photos of the stands 10 mins after kick off. I’ll try and find a way to let people see them (those who don’t go at all) to give an idea of the drop off in attendance.

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  • lochinvar

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #185

    Has Ashley persuaded Kenyon to leak his brochure of dreams now rather than in January in a vain attempt to stem the dwindling crowds and in the vain belief that Season Ticket holders on payment plans due for renewal at the end of January will be persuaded to continue.

    NUFC is beginning to look like Thomas Cook, long standing, iconic, amazing fan base with a good team but a basket case of a business run by incompetents who have forgotten how to run the show.

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  • Jib

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #186

    Probably the best way to get an idea of fans numbers is to compare pics of the
    League cup game vs Leicester with PL game pics
    The genuine attendance at the Foxes game was 22k

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #187

    Take a brand and run it into the ground.
    Leach leach leach.
    Leach leach leach.
    I hate ashley me.
    Just look at how much he has stalled and even taken newcastle backwards.
    He has mugged each and everyone one of us off.
    He sits there laughing.
    His smug look all the time.
    This cant be allowed to continue.
    Enough is Enough this is the time let ashley know its time to sell up and fcuk off.
    Clean break from us nothing to do with you ,if you have your snidey clauses in our club we will continue our war against you until you get the message.
    Get out of our club.

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #188

    Genj I’m afraid your mistaken. There are multiple reasons why Newcastle are not sitting in a decent position with a value as you see in the brochure and most of them are not standard practice. More due to the fact we have had an imbecile owning the club making bad decision after bad decision.

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  • Mindshaft

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #189

    Danny mills from previous article is correct, we are scraping the bottom of the barrell relying on a player who has barely played football and even when he has barely scored a goal.

    Notice Jib has been doing his usual googling and slating people , I don’t think ever read a post on any actual football views of his own from him.. ah well, nothing like a bitter old man on here – makes me realise that council cutbacks on daycare really did make an impact 🙂

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  • Mindshaft

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #190

    No need to compare pics or worry about a few thousand here or there , even on the official figures we have gone from one of the highest % grounds full in the prem to the lowest

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #191

    Nufc
    You are mistaken
    This is just standard business practice from ashley.
    Anything he is involved in he does the same.
    Who are you trying to kid man.
    Get a grip.
    Ashley has stole the last 12 years of newcastle uniteds history.
    What are you trying to defend man.

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  • geordietom

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #192

    not that bullshit all over again , same old crap off Ashley …

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #193

    Errr I don’t get you? Standard business practice by Ashley isn’t Standard business practice? Are we both saying the same thing? I am not in any way defending Ashley. I think your confused.

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  • Trent1211

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #194

    Can’t Abramovic sell Chelsea and float his old pal? Do the decent thing Roman!

    Bad that Kenyon is still looking down the back of the sofa for cash.

    Can anything not just be straightforward for us FFS.

    One thing is that growing income for investors and Ashley still being able to siphon off merchandising profits are mutually exclusive so any deal surely has full separation from the leech even if incremental?

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  • Jib

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #195

    Mindshaft
    You don’t have to reference me to get attention
    Just say something interesting

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #196

    Nufc.com who don’t normally comment on rumours have been quick to comment on this one as lies. However when you read their plans I’m afraid this could be frighteningly real and the takeover will be in name only with Kenyon and his group making what they can from a slice of TV money and what they can make in transfers. Look how they plan to make money off merchandise, that is just a blatant ploy to get us rushing to the club SD to fill its coffers, plan to make us a top ten club in England, we already are, we’re eighth. If this happens Ashley has still got his claws firmly in the club and it stinks.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #197

    Nufc-83,
    Genjikai is referencing another poster who claimed that all the deceit, lies and general connery that Ashley does is just standard business practice.

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  • geordietom

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #198

    from nufc.com.

    Update:
    New lies

    Thursday evening brought fresh claims of interest in purchasing Newcastle United from a US-based consortium involving Peter Kenyon.

    The former Manchester United and Chelsea CEO has previously been in this situation, but supposedly failed to submit an acceptable offer for the club – just like every other bugger ever linked with us…..

    As ever, we’ll believe it when we see him waving his scarf in front of the Milburn Stand – and the very fact that this is public points to it being an attempt at attracting investment to make a bid with, rather than a firm offer.

    If this club is ever sold, we’ll be the last to know.
    juat as jail said…

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  • yogz69

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #199

    Looks like same sh1te different season, not getting fooled again this time.

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 27, 2019 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #200

    That is the whole point nufc.
    It is standard business practice in ashleys world.
    Something you defended a few weeks back and said it was ok as it was just standard business practice.
    Along with a few others.
    Been through the accounts in detail?
    Totally skipped all my questions about the deals sd have with the toon but never mind as youve already been through it all in detail repeatedly so you would know. But you dont.
    Why because your a know nowt. A phoney.
    Reminiscent of tony.
    Hiya KBA
    Every other team has grown exponentially and weve went backwards.
    You couldnt make it up, top business man didnt have the foresight to see that his football club could of been worth billions if only not for his greed.
    Shocking.
    Comment away am going to kip good day sir.

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