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Report – Newcastle Scouted League Two Youngster Last Saturday

There is an exclusive report that Newcastle are continuing to watch Scunthorpe’s John McAtee after noticing the forward during a U23 match in late November.

That match was a 3-3 draw in the Premier League Cup in which the 20-year-old put in an impressive performance.

McAtee has since broken into the Iron’s first-team, making his first start on New Year’s Day in a 2-0 win at Oldham. He’s since made another 9 starts scoring 2 goals and providing 2 assists playing primarily as a second striker.

John McAtee– Newcastle keeping tabs on young forward

The youngster is a Shrewsbury Academy product who joined Scunthorpe as a free agent this past summer on just a one year deal. So Newcastle could bring him in this summer on a free.

The report also claims that Newcastle had scouts watch McAtee score the lone goal in a 1-0 win against Cheltenham last Saturday.

McAtee will turn 21 in July and could a player Newcastle look to bring in this summer when he will be available for nothing. He would be one for the future, but if the scouts believe he has enough potential, it could be worth bringing him in.

108 comments so far

  • toon22

    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #1

    The have basically traced a protester through pictures in the media
    Asked him if he would like to talk to the club , but decided to get the police to visit him instead

    You think thats a responsible action from a prem league club ?

  • Jib

    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #2

    I wonder which Act of Parliament makes it a legal obligation to have fans forums

  • Wayayman

    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Jib, it’s a rule of the PL.

  • Ron Knee

    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #4

    EFL website:

    118 Supporter Engagement

    118.1 Clubs shall hold at least two meetings/fans forums per Season to which its supporters (or representatives) are to be invited in order to discuss significant issues relating to the Club.

  • hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #5


    Both feet again LOL

  • Jib

    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Hardly legal then is it ?
    More of a club rule

  • Jib

    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Hobbit you learn to hold your fire
    Then you wouldn’t look such a dick

  • hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #8

    its is legal biding on all clubs who wish to be in the Premiership,
    just weak management of the Premier League not enforcing it ,

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #9

    White lightning alert. Klaxon flashing beacons.

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #10

    Incorrect phraseology saying it’s a ‘legal’ requirement, nothing more. The fact remains that the club is bound to provide these fans’s forums and has been for years, but continues to neglect its obligations.

    I think it was September 2018 when we last had one. Poor show, no excuse.

    From the club’s own Supporters’ Charter (yes we have one)

    “Newcastle United continues to develop ways to consult with its supporters on a regular basis, with the official Fans Forum a key channel for regular, structured dialogue.”


  • RobLeenio

    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #11

    The link in the Supporters Charter no longer links to the Fans’ Forum minutes, but they are still online.


    Wonder why they made that link point elsewhere? It now goes to the Fans’ Focus Groups page.

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #12

    It looks like they may have replaced the Forum with these Fans’ Focus Groups.


    It’s the first I’ve heard of it, you have to apply to attend (and therefore they can vet you first) and they haven’t communicated the fact at all well. They haven’t even updated their Supporters’ Charter to reflect the change.

    Also, they don’t commit to who will be attending (Charnley chaired the Fans’ Forum) so essentially you could turn up to find a minion from the Comms team who knows nowt handling procedings.

    All very poor, honestly.

    Anyone else heard of these groups at all? I’m willing to bet you haven’t, yet we’re probably among the most attentive fans in the Community on here.

  • coming home

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #13

    @ #2 why would any normal fan say something like that, do you not want a fans forum ? Are you not a fan ?

  • lesh

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #14


    Geordietom, Bill’s son and the frog all have Sacriston connections;

    Each replays a record, albeit different one;

    Can we infer that the frog’s uses two alts (geordietom and Bill’s son)?

    Just a thought

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #15

    They’re pointless anyway. Hand picked questions from hand picked forum members who get banned for asking anything a bit risque.

  • lesh

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #16


    From previous….. no I wasn’t suggesting that the Beeb’s impartial in its news coverage especially as it’s been leant on of late.

    I’m suggesting that it’ll not be long before it’s nothing more than a mouthpiece for government.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Best song written about the plod.


    Smiley culture

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #18


    I’m sure I read somewhere that there was a list of banned topics

    Could just be my addled brain mind.

    Sounds thoroughly plausible though that they would hand pick attendees and questions in order to make it easier and to look like they are doing something.

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Jail, agreed they were a bit of a sop, but at least they were something.

    Not providing them is just disrespectful – a slap around the chops of both the fans and the Premier League.

    The PL not pulling NUFC on it is another disrespect to all fans everywhere – essentially the PL have said that they’ve put the rules in place but don’t care if they’re followed, essentially following Government-imposed recommendations but not enforcing them.

    Shocked! But not that shocked……

  • lesh

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #20


    Hope you don’t mind me saying but you seem a bit bolshie today.

    The Fan Focus Group (FFG) will be nothing more than a sounding board – I can’t see them being more than one-way opinion seekers rather than a genuine attempt to establish a rapport with fans. They’re playing lip service to the requirements.

    They calling the charade an FFG – I’m surprised they didn’t call it Fan Focus Symposium!

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #21


    What time does the bingo start?

    Or is it aerobics in the pool today?

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #22
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #23


  • lesh

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #24

    Our friends the constabulary seem to be attracting some negative attention so in the interests of balance……


  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Could someone explain tracking to me, possibly explain it to the club too.

    Nufc tracking star striker

    Nufc tracking youth sensation

    Sounds a bit like stalking, maybe the club should change their approach.

    We never sign any of these players, maybe we’re scaring them.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #26

    I though Bill’s Alt was Bladey

  • coming home

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #27

    OP tracking = watched YouTube vid of them

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #28

    Where’s Tsunki these days, be a right shame if that tw@t Munster Mag has finally worn him down.

  • lesh

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #29


    @26…. now that was cruel

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #30


    The other one is ‘set to make a bid’

    Why not just bloody make one?

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #31

    lesh “Hope you don’t mind me saying but you seem a bit bolshie today.”

    I think that’s a true compliment coming from you.


    The fact is, much as we hate Ashley, it’s difficult to find concrete, provable cases where his regime has flouted any rules or laws.

    This is one such, so we should be shouting it from the rooftops. I have mentioned the fans# forums many times before, seeing as it was in context I thought I could hammer down on it.

  • lesh

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #32



  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #33


    Maybe they’re waiting for a paddle to bid.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #34


    I’ll be going straight to Hell for that one, or Coventry at least.

  • toon22

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #35


    It’s never Jabbas fault

    I’m a concerned fan who thinks the club needs to explain its actions and be held accountable
    This is exactly what you would expect a company who are knee deep in a sales negotiation to do ?
    Get involved in this unsavoury business

    It’s not just parliament I’m bringing it up with this time

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #36

    I just long for the day when we actually have the faintest clue what’s going on.

    It’s completely ridiculous the way the club is right now.

    Loads of players soon to be out of contract.

    No sponsor for next season and as far as I know no kit deal either.

    Will we see them playing in pants and vests or with stuff from lost property like when you forgot your PE kit at school?

  • coming home

    Feb 13, 2020 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #37

    The reason I read this blog is to get information on my beloved F.C as in the old days I would get from the Chronicle via the club,but since fat ash took over theres nowt and the Chronicle get there info from blogs like this or make stuff up.theres some great info on here but I cant understand why a few ppl back someone who has wrecked our club, not so long ago we were the entertainers ffs

  • coming home

    Feb 13, 2020 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #38

    On the takeover I would love it just love it to be on but I,m a gambling man and back a horse on track form step forward the frog.

  • Jib

    Feb 13, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #39

    I think the fan’s forum hit the rails when the protesters The Magpie Group
    who had been invited flouted an agreement about the release of the minutes

  • geordietom

    Feb 13, 2020 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Lesh …

    i never said i have sacriston connections .read what i said before you put crap on . i’m a geordie through and through i was born and bred in North Shields just like my dad and his dad , my Mam was born in Shiremoor . yes my granma ( my mams mam ) was born in county durham . my great granma was born in Calcutta anything else you would like to know ? bank details / social security number ect ect …


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