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Newcastle Hand Professional Deal To Promising 17-Year-Old

Newcastle youth prospect Joe White has signed his first professional deal according to the Chronicle.

The attacking midfielder, who turns 17 today, was brought to many fans’ attention when he trained with the Newcastle first-team earlier this year. Steve Bruce apparently had been getting rave reviews about the lad and wanted to get a better look at him.

The youngster has also gotten a handful of appearances in Neil Redfearn’s U-23s this season as well.

Joe White– signed first professional deal today

White joined Newcastle from Carlisle where he had been part of their ranks since the age of 9. While at Carlisle, the youngster had done some one on one sessions with former Newcastle coach David Ballantyne.

This is what Ballantyne said about White to the Chronicle after it was revealed he had been training with the Newcastle first-team in August:

“Joe is a great lad, attitude is spot and a hard worker.

“He won’t be one of the prima donnas who will let it go to his head – he’s just doing the right things. He’s just gone from strength to strength.

“His parents are brilliant, very grounded, he’s very grounded and it won’t get to his head. He knows he’s still got to work so hard.

“I’ve been fortunate to work with over 500 kids a-week for years now all over the north of England – a lot of those who get to the academy think that is all they need to do but they have to do so much more – the extra work they do, I could count on one hand how many have put in that extra effort over all those years, Joe is one of them.”

This is excellent news for both Joe White and Newcastle. He seems to have a promising future and will be one of the youngsters at the club to keep an eye out for.

10 comments so far

  • geordietom

    Oct 1, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #1

    good luck to the kid …

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Oct 1, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #2

    The rot has filtered down the ranks now, Benitez and his team were the buffer against Ashley and his management crew, now he’s gone there’s no stopping the distillation of despair and hopelessness right down to the players, and Bruce is just a daily reminder to them they are stuck in footballs waiting room and the chance of anything good happening have all but vanished. You can blame the players for being unprofessional and overprivileged and should put in 100% no matter what happening above them, well yes that’s fine but sabotaging them with a replacement for a very good manager who is basically a fat ex-player toying at coaching who spent his best managerial years avoiding being here will not motivate them. I can’t see any reason for any of the ambitious players to do anything but slap a transfer request in. The mediocre journeymen will just do a Colback and ride the gravy train and not worry what happens in the pitch, or care about even running out onto one.

    The only way to change this now is change the top end. Then the rest can be repaired.

  • geordietom

    Oct 1, 2019 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #3

    so if we get rid of Bruce who would come to us at this moment in time, i dont have a clue who would want to take the job ( poisoned chalice )

  • geordietom

    Oct 1, 2019 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #4

    lesh …

    different players respond to different things like some need be handled with kid gloves , others need to be kicked up the arse and be told how lucky they are earning vast sums of money most of us can only dream about …

  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Oct 1, 2019 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Javi Garcia..the recently sacked watford manager should replace Steve bruce..hes a forward thinking coach and his sides play attacking football..something Newcastle is missing since big Sam took over..Always thought Watford hurried in sacking him..he would take us to the next level of surviving relegation..it has come to that really. Fans would also get a chance to see some attacking football for a change. If we’re to go down eventually we’ll atleast go down fighting and there will be a good chance of getting straight back up.

  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Oct 1, 2019 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #6

    If cashley has little bit of sense even..he should pull the trigger on bruce right away.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 1, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #7

    maybe give Ben Dawson the gig temporarily. he did well with the U-23’s and learnt a lot from Rafa. Face it, no one decent will come after ashley’s antics

    4-3-3 When all fit


    Manquillo Fernandez Lejeune ????

    Hayden Shar Longstaff

    St Max Muto Joelinton

  • posada

    Oct 1, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #8

    #BoycottAshley ( OP)
    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:56 AM
    Comment #62
    On Rafa and his 3 years.
    Do you think if he hadn’t stepped in we’d have already seen what we are seeing now, dwindling crowds the club in disarray?
    Rafa stalled the inevitability of the current situation?
    I absolutely believe that.
    The club was a laughing stock before Rafa came.
    It looks like it is again.
    We will know for sure as the weeks go by. ( not months )
    It’s happened several times. We seem to be making progress, like the 5th place finish, then that is the very time he hits the self destruct button.

  • posada

    Oct 1, 2019 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Although Ashley is not liked in general, folks still shop at Sports Direct. The main motivator being price.

    Or do they. I don’t see crowds in there buying stuff.
    Business seems to be hiding something. Carrilion. Supposedly doing well then a year later in administration. House of Fraser, Thomas Cook, all sorts of businesses up against it.

    I think they have been helped by creative accounting. That’s coming to an end as well due to closer scrutiny.

    Read an article yesterday about the number of CEOs quitting/retiring. Do they know something.

    We may see shortly if SD has anything to hide.

  • posada

    Oct 1, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Next Feb will be key.
    Keep your powder dry.


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