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Newcastle To Add Former Leeds Head Of Academy Recruitment To Similar Role – Report



Newcastle appear to be set to make yet another behind-the-scenes appointment. It’s one that could pay massive dividends for the future of the club as it involves youth recruitment.

Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Paul Midgley will become the new Head of Youth Recruitment at St. James’ Park. Midgley had been a northern youth scout with Manchester City since August.

This could be an excellent appointment for Newcastle. Midgley is a well-respected judge of young talent. Prior to joining City, he was Leeds United’s Head of Academy Recruitment where he oversaw the signings of players aged 12 to 16.

Midgley will oversee a critical aspect of Newcastle’s rise back to prominence. The talent scout should come ready with a number of domestic names after focusing on the north for the defending Premier League champions.

Newcastle have also been linked with a number of foreign youth targets in recent months. Many hail from South America with talent-rich Brazil a primary area of focus. Recently interest in Flamengo wonderkid Matheus Franca came to light.

Aussie talent Garang Kuol will be the first signing of the winter window with Newcastle primed to add more young talent. Kuol didn’t play in Australia’s 1-0 win over Tunisia today.

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383 comments so far

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #41

    Charlie,
    As EGB just said.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #42

    The only negative about buying a Saudi player could they climatize to the notoriously cold NE winter? They would eventually but they’d struggle at first unless they’re as hardy as Geordies

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #43

    Jail

    There was an ‘art event’!

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  • DrGloom

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #44

    Seems KSA has blocked the Qatar stream of the match for Saudis

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #45

    Fenham

    No problem, they can play in onesies! 🙂

    3
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #47

    Just as Europeans can adapt to the heat then Saudi’s can adapt to the cold. Is that honestly a serious consideration?

    2
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #48

    Bill

    #45

    Haha or Oodies. With long johns underneath

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #49

    Raj

    #47 was that directed at me?

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #50

    Should have done better with that.

    0
  • Wor B

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #51
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #52

    Them foreign bastids are not as hard as us geordies like yer knaa.

    Thick cnut.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #53

    FtC,
    Whoever was discussing it.

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #54

    Ooh 2-0, shame.

    0
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #55

    Raj I was discussing it. So…

    Europeans Struggle in the heat until they can climatize, just like a player from the Desert region of the Middle East would struggle in the cold…Have you ever heard of acclimatization?

    8
  • cleveleysbob

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #56

    Cancel that order for RR Phantom 5’s. 🙂

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #57

    So who’s next up for Saudi, Mexico?

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #58

    That was about sucker punch No2. Shame for KSA they started the game so well in the first half

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #59

    Jail, it didn’t take the gimp long to react did it.? Seems the sick old man can type in a rubber suit. That’s impressive.

    Mind you apart from hearting himself , and the ex squaddie dimwit supporting him, what stupid knackers are hearting his oddball posts.

    Just how many oddballs are on this blog?

    5
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #60

    FtC,
    Yes, that’s what I said, so why would it be a negative?

    2
  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #61

    So what time is the Mort/Jedi show on?

    4
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #62

    Munster Mag,
    Don’t bring me in to a tag team, it’s not cricket, that’s for others to play.

    1
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #63

    Munster,

    You are the biggest weirdo knacker on here bar none…Fact!

    32
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #64

    Tfb,
    It’s already on 😕

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 26, 2022 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #65

    Wor B,
    It would be nice to see Wilson start against Wales, there’s no reason he couldn’t tear them apart.

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 26, 2022 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #66

    Fenham – of course he hasn’t heard of the word “acclimatization”.

    It contains 6 syllables and I’m sure words of more than 2 syllables are not used in his library of Noddy and Big Ears stories.

    Hahahaha.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 26, 2022 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #67

    Raj

    I posted #42 “ The only negative about buying a Saudi player could they climatize to the notoriously cold NE winter? They would eventually but they’d struggle at first unless they’re as hardy as Geordies”

    Read the above I’m saying the only negative is the time that it could take the acclimatization to kick in.

    I don’t understand why you’d state in your post #47 “Is that honestly a serious consideration?” I’m saying yes it is as you even said after they adapt so in doing so clamped yourself. Some can adapt quick some not. That’s what I’m getting at?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 26, 2022 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #68

    Reet,
    All that hard work, I’m off for a cup of tea 🙂

    0
  • Wor B

    Nov 26, 2022 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #69

    Jail

    I can’t think of a better time, ‘Arry needs a break, Rashford is good, but Wor Callum is the natural replacement, no brainer. Just hope he doesn’t end up ploughing a lone furrow!

    3
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 26, 2022 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #70

    Being English born, I use acclimatation.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 26, 2022 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #71

    FtC,
    It takes two or three days to acclimatise to new climates, so how that is a negative I’m not sure.

    1
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 26, 2022 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #72

    Raj,

    Your not just the rig skiver your also the tea boy.

    I can see you now. How many sugars and do you take milk with that hinny 😉

    Suppose they have to get some productivity out of you somehow 🙂

    16
  • DrGloom

    Nov 26, 2022 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #73

    Bruno, miggy come from hot climates … acclimatising doesn’t seem to have been a problem for them

    3
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 26, 2022 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #74

    Unless of course you bought him on a Friday hoping he’d play on a frozen pitch in the FA cup at Doncaster the next day, that might be a negative.

    1
  • Wor B

    Nov 26, 2022 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #75

    Would be great if Maddison and Wilson get a start and rip it up, could be the catalyst for a January move. 🙂

    3
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 26, 2022 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #76

    One of the best questions I saw on Quora. “why do the English misspell their words? eg. Colour instead of color”. Answers were quite funny.

    1
  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Nov 26, 2022 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #77

    Bondi was always a nice walk from Coogee Beach where our crews stay. I guess the lockdown truly is over there. 😉

    1
  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Nov 26, 2022 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #78

    Any recent news on Maddison’s injury?

    0
  • DrGloom

    Nov 26, 2022 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #79

    WorB – hoping you mean a move for maddison and not Wilson 🙂

    2
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 26, 2022 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #80

    Wales Aussies rugby on Prime

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