The future’s bright…

Haris Vuckic

There has been a lot of talk recently about our current crop of talent and who is going to be our player of the season.

Whilst we are biting our fingernails about two of our best players (Joseph and Jose) signing new contracts, I think it’s worth taking a closer look at some of our brightest talent at the club and what we have to look forward to in the black and white stripes.

Nile Ranger

The best place to start is with the lanky lad from down South. He is currently a first team player although he is yet to get a goal in the premier league and has recently signed a new five year plus contract committing his future to our beloved club.

No one can doubt the fact has has outstanding potential to become a real handful in the Premier League and the sort of striker defenders quake in their boots playing against as he has displayed strength and agility in abundance. His best performances have been against some of the biggest teams in the world and he has been unlucky not to get a few goals. He won a red card against Arsenal after embarrassing Koscielny (or whatever his name is) with his pace and skill and tore Liverpool apart after coming on as a substitute. Some would also argue that he was a major factor in turning round a 4-4 deficit and you could see how much he wanted to do well against the club he supported as a boy. His finest Magpie moment to date was his half volley against Chelsea during the 4-3 win at Stamford Bridge.

Unfortunately, it’s not all roses where he is concerned as there are major doubts about his attitude and past history. His move to the North East was somewhat of an escape from the gangster lifestyle and bad crowd that he was falling into during his time at Southampton. He needs to start getting his arse out of bed and make it to training on time just for starters!

Haris Vuckic

When he signed for us for an undisclosed (but rather hefty) fee a couple of years ago, we were tipped to have one of Europe’s brightest young talents. He had just been on trial at AC Milan (why didn’t they sign him then?) and that probably made an impact on his fee. Regardless, if this is what we were to expect from the board in the future then it was great news.
Under Chris Hughton, we were seeing a lot of Haris in the League Cup and he was one of our better performers in the loss to Arsenal. From the little I have seen of him, his passing and vision look excellent and he has an eye for goal proven at youth international and reserve level. I find it a shame he hasn’t been around the first team as much as we were just starting to see him get involved. I hope next season he is introduced a lot more as when you think of wonderkids of the past they were certainly near the first team at that age, some were even established internationals!

I don’t want ending with a negative to become a theme with this article BUT he has a bit of a fiery temper on him if reports are to be believed and I hope he doesn’t clash with any of the many volatile personalities in the dressing room.

Kazenga Lua Lua

I really have high hopes for Kaz. He is practically a Geordie having been raised here from a young age and has progressed through the youth team into the reserves with the odd scintillating performance. His recent form at Brighton was on course to make him the league’s player of the season as he completely steam rollered every team he played against and scored some cracking goals, including a sensational free kick resulting in a double back flip celebration.

Unluckily for Kaz, he broke his leg back in November against the monkey hangers and had to return to Tyneside for treatment. I may get a few disagreements here, but I personally rate him more than Routledge and would like to see him developing into an N’Zogbia type player, only without the sulk.

Tamas Kadar

Kadar was unveiled on the same day as Keegan’s second stint in charge, which must have taken the limelight off his arrival just a little bit! I was pleased when Pardew sent Kadar out on loan as, in my opinion, it’s just what he needed. Newcastle already have a selection headache in central defence so I was pleased when ex-Toon player Lee Clark took him to Yorkshire. I even made the effort to comment on an article in the local Huddersfield paper assuring their fans that this is a man who can do a fantastic job for them.

I do think it was a bit risky sending him out as he is the only cover we have for Jose, but thankfully Jose is still fighting fit (touch wood). Kadar had played over 10 games in the Championship last season and featured in the League Cup under Chrissy Hughton twice this season, although he does still await his full Premier League call up almost 4 years after signing with the club.

These are just four players that I have pin-pointed to make a big impact in the future for Newcastle United. There are plenty of other names you could make an argument for, namely Yven Moyo who signed at 16-years-old on a four year deal and was is one of the most promising prospects in France. I haven’t included Dan Gosling as I already see him as an established first team player and players such as Ryan Donaldson and Phil Airey just haven’t shown enough to be considered genuine stars for the future.

Would you agree that we have some great potential at the club to make an impact in the future? Or do you think we are developing youngsters to sell on for huge profit?

85 thoughts on “The future’s bright…

  1. Batty it has to be blue mate. He would have had lots to piss and moan about then, ’til they got rich all of a sudden :mrgreen:


  2. Good article moreno 😀

    MDS…is it not the cup game v Accrington Stanley you’re thinking about when Lua Lua had a great game? 😉

    Ice…what’s this “69” thing ya keep going on about?…me being a married man and all that, I know not of such things!! 😆


  3. Our strength is our crowd so if we sing Joey Joey just sign the forms or Jose Jose da de da

    or Joey Barton Joey Barton you will miss us if you leave and the same for Jose

    or Joey Joey stay and help us win the league it will blow their emotions away.

    This can and should be used this to recruit IE There could be only one Seb Larson only one Seb Larson etc

    but obviously we recruit who we want.

    We have a power over all in this league bar none to do this and above the dosh in the end is worth more to the ones we want to stay.

    You can sort it if you get it so please do


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