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Newcastle Announce The Signing Of Promising Young Defender After A Successful Trial



Newcastle have announced the signing of 19-year-old center-back Bradley Cross. He will initially join Chris Hogg’s U23 side after completing a successful trial.

There were reports at the end of September that the young defender was likely to join the Newcastle ranks. He was without a club after completing a two-year loan spell with Schalke, from South African club Bidvest, this summer.

This could turn out to be an excellent signing for Newcastle. In March, The Mail did a report about Cross attracting the attention of the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, and Arsenal.

This is what Cross had said about joining the Newcastle ranks:

“I’m very excited to be joining Newcastle United. I know it’s one of the biggest clubs in England with its history and it’s always been a dream of mine to play in the UK. It is an amazing achievement for me.

“I’ve spoken to the coach (Chris Hogg) and he’s spoken of the ideas he has for me. I feel like I bring something different to the team and the coach encourages me to play to my strengths, which is something that has been very helpful. There is also a pathway to try and get into the first-team.

“I’m a left-footed center-back that loves playing football. I like when the ball is at my feet and love playing out from the back, looking for those window passes to break the lines.

“I want to help the team out as much as possible and just leave all I have out there on the pitch, giving 100 percent for every game and training session.”

We like what we here from the youngster and hopefully he can improve over the next few years and get a chance to join the first team. But for now, he should fit in nicely with the U23s

Here is some of what Chris Hogg had to say about his new defender:

“We’re looking to bring Brad in to try and add depth to the squad. He’s played at Bidvest in South Africa and spent some time at Schalke most recently and I’ve had some good feedback on him during his time in Germany.

“It’s an option where we looked at to bring in a left-footed defender and add some quality to the group but also to try and enhance the environment on a personal level too.

“He’s a well-rounded character who made a good impression with everyone in terms of how he has behaved and how he conducts himself. We want people here who want to work hard and do things right so, from our point of view, we’re delighted to have him and look forward to developing his game and seeing how far we can take him.”

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60 comments so far

  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 16, 2020 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Wow!
    Go Ed.

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 16, 2020 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Two firsts in a row, I feel so proud.

    0
  • toon22

    Oct 16, 2020 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Nice to see the toon getting kids in
    Let’s see if they can get any of them into the 1st team

    3
  • captain hibbit drink up me hearties

    Oct 16, 2020 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #4

    neve be a better time to play manu 3-1 to the

    3
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 16, 2020 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Would love to be proved wrong on Longstaff, and there’s a very good chance, as Mr Mund is always right (smiley light hearted face). Time will tell.

    0
  • captain hibbit drink up me hearties

    Oct 16, 2020 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #6

    toon toon black and white army !!!!!!

    4
  • simon376

    Oct 16, 2020 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Hibbit
    Love the pirate setup for you, first time for me as well this weekend

    0
  • simon376

    Oct 16, 2020 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #8

    All round to mine for a bottle of rum

    1
  • Darnik

    Oct 16, 2020 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Simon
    If it’s Havana club I’m in 😉

    0
  • Dondatta13

    Oct 16, 2020 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #10

    Sailor Jerry used to be a canny tipple, they changed the recipe a few years back, cant vouch for it now… Prefer JD, Gentleman Jack is superb.

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  • Darnik

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #11

    What makes me laugh is the powers that be moan about pirating then proceed to rip everyone off with ppv Do they not realise that they are causing the piracy problem by over charging and so long as they continue with their greed people will always find ways to get it free

    4
  • Mund

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Chancel

    Tbf now knowing what you meant I have to agree a bit but I still think he needs a good run in the side and I just don’t see that happening. Let’s hope Lobby doesn’t add to the scrap pile of promising youngsters

    1
  • Mund

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Chancel am I allowed to say you are wrong to have the opinion that I’m always right? 😉

    1
  • geordie157

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #14

    So Atsu and Yedlin will make the 25 then I assume. With Aaron, Saivet and Lazaar doing nowt whilst earning a nice salary.

    Still hoping Atsu left out of squad and Welbeck signs a 1yr deal. Dreading an injury to Wilson.

    0
  • Mund

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Darnik

    Keep forgetting we have the same favourite drink and I guess there will be two bottles to go through 😉

    1
  • Romford mag

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Evening all 🙂

    1
  • Mund

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #17

    Ow do Romesh owsss you xx

    1
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #18

    Of course Mund, I graciously bow to your rightness. I know my opinions are often wrong as I sometimes find myself disagreeing with BSIB.

    2
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Your rightness about my wrongness about your rightness that is.

    1
  • Online Guy

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #20

    Chancel

    thanks ..I’m fantasylexic this season.

    1
  • Online Guy

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #21

    I can recall ”The Wife” telling the participants here that Jane was not JIb.

    3
  • Online Guy

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #22

    And she would know.

    0
  • Online Guy

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #23

    Its a bit of fun

    0
  • Mund

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #24

    The only hope for Lobby is for the takeover to happen and we get someone like Poch in.

    During Rafa’s reign when Sean introduced himself to us all and was at one time reported he could move to Man U for 50M that was because we had a high training intensity and a strict regime but now we have Bruce almighty and you can see he is not the same player as the difference with Rafa and Bruce was Rafa could get the very best out of players and much more, with Bruce in charge Lobby has no chance of progression

    6
  • Regan

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Evening guys…

    Hope your all ok..

    3
  • Darnik

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #26

    So is everyone’s watched stream solid enough?

    0
  • Mund

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #27

    I was….

    0
  • Ashingtoon62

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Got run owa by the last bus ffs.

    Ashingtoon62

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #3
    Simon you are a star mate,just put it on firestick,following youtube tutorial.
    Took 5 mins and works a treat.
    Now lads! if ah can dee it,rest assured anyone can.
    Youtube link..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbvk-4eVEqM

    1
  • Darnik

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #29

    Ashingtoon
    Is it solid enough for the people who won’t pay for iptv?

    0
  • Mund

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #30

    All hail lord Simon a true legend sorted a good few of us out there

    0
  • Romford mag

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #31

    Mund

    Lol not bad thanks mate 😉

    Regan

    Evening bud 🙂

    1
  • Geordie-john

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Perez ! The grass isn’t greener is it ? So many of our hopeful players have left NUFC for greener pastures only to find that they should have stayed where they were and progressed as far as they could. You were never the best but you did have some good touches and flicks as well as scoring goals. Now you can only go backwards maybe Tenerife or China ?

    2
  • Darnik

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Mund
    Yeah all you cheapskates 😉

    4
  • Regan

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #34

    Now then Rom lad..

    You nearly ready for this pirate lark mate..

    2
  • Ashingtoon62

    Oct 16, 2020 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #35

    Darnik well Ive tried Sky main event Sky PL channel and it’s mint.

    1
  • Romford mag

    Oct 16, 2020 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #36

    Arrrrr aye captain 😀

    1
  • Geordie-john

    Oct 16, 2020 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #37

    Darnik

    Oct 16, 2020 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #33

    OK ! Why should I pay AGAIN when I already pay for sky sports and BT ?
    Does that make me a cheapskate ?

    1
  • Ashingtoon62

    Oct 16, 2020 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #38

    Geordie john.Darnik was referring to iptv subs

    0
  • lesh

    Oct 16, 2020 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #39

    Now this really is unfair on Geordies.

    https://youtu.be/jxXbpHeIrUc

    0
  • Regan

    Oct 16, 2020 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #40

    35 quid a year subs is about 67p a week….

    That will do for me like…

    Means more Bacardi. .lol..

    2


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