Newcastle line up trial for 17-year-old Aussie whizzkid.

Newcastle Mustafa look at this lad.
It looks as though Newcastle are lining up another highly rated youngster as they look to continue their policy of building for the future and creating their own superstars.

It’s a risky strategy in some regards as you can never guarantee the success of a player over the mid to long term. A player who looks promising at a young age has no guarantee of fulfilling his potential and could just as easily drift out of the game and end up at a lower level. One thing is for certain though, and that is that the route of ‘growing your own’ players is certainly cheaper than going out and buying the ready made versions.

Which is why it wouldn’t surprise me if these tentative reports of us giving a trial to a highly rated 17-year-old Australian youth international going by the name of Mustafa Amini turned out to be true. According to reports, Amini is due to complete ten days training with Borussia Dortmund before heading to Tyneside and having a trial with Newcastle United. It may not be true however as there are conflicting reports suggesting that the player will not be in Dortmund, or Newcastle in fact, but will actually be at Bayern Munich where he will undergo a trial before committing to a long term deal with the Bavarian side.

Amini has represented Australia at both under-17 and under-20 levels and currently plays his football in the A-League with Central Coast Mariners. Well known for his ‘Afro’ hairstyle, the son of an Afghan father and Nicaraguan mother is highly rated and has been dubbed one of the brightest prospects of his generation to come out of Australia.

There have been quite a few trialists that have come and gone at NUFC in the last year or so. Some of them haven’t worked out, like Billy Knott for example, whilst some of them have been a success and have earned a deal on the back of making an impression during their trial period, like Yven Moyo.

It seems as though the approach of ‘try before you buy’ doesn’t just apply to first-team loanees made permanent like Danny Simpson and Hatem Ben Arfa and it seems as though even the kids have to earn their stripes before earning a deal.

There is nothing more exciting that growing your own players from a young age in my opinion, which was part of the excitement of Andy Carroll although admittedly that excitement was boosted by the fact that he was a local lad. Still, as he showed, locality means nothing really which it’s why it’s nice to nurture your own players, whatever their nationality.

Now I don’t know much about this lad in question, but if anyone does then please feel free to share your knowledge with us. If he is as highly rated as it seems then it can only be a good thing and will help boost our academy. To be honest, our academy has been pants for years and has been playing catch up for some time now after it was shut down by Kevin Keegan back in the 1990’s so it’s about time we cranked it up again. After all, it’s what all the top clubs do, and if we want to be a truly top club again we will have to match what the others are doing right from top to bottom.

It seems as though we are building from the bottom up this time though.

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60 thoughts on “Newcastle line up trial for 17-year-old Aussie whizzkid.

  1. It’s good to hear us being linked with stars of the future. Let’s just hope the Premier League is more of a pull for him than Ze Germans!

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  2. D’oh, Toonsy, I wrote something in the Phil Airey blog. Copied here to make it relevant.

    He’s a very competent player. Very cool, mobile, good passer. Only 17. He plays outside the box, I guess something like Emre. He doesn’t score many, but he’s only had one season.

    I think he should stay in Australia for another year and play first team football for another season. As I understand it, that’s what he intends to do. He is looking for a club to train with until the A-league kicks off again (we have a 6 month break this year).

    He’s just trying to put himself in the shop window.

    Here’s a story on him

    http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/socceroos/news/1048663/Osieck-raves-about-Amini

    And another

    http://au.fourfourtwo.com/news/198980,amini-is-heading-over.aspx

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  3. Bris – I thought that when I read your comments. Mind you, unless you’re a mind reader you weren’t to know 🙂

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  4. Have we ever had one of these ‘youngsters’ make it to the first team since Ashley arrived with his master plan?

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  5. I see Pards is campaigning for Joey to get an England call-up. Pretty clever really as Joey is always banging on about England. Another arse kissing exercise no doubt, yet totally agree that Nolan and Bartoon get considered.
    Ridiculous really that John Terry gets the captaincy back after being ‘punished’ for a year, yet other players never get a look in due to past events.

    Can’t wait until our very own Wario leaves the job.

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  6. I see Lame -arse has denied any potential takeover.

    So we can expect the club to be sold in the summer then…

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  7. Stuart79

    I think we can claim two reserve players who have broken into the team. Our first team comprises mainly of bought in talent. I think Harper and Steven Taylor are the only ones who can claim to have earned their roles.

    I see Pardew has given a statement saying no player is safe at the club in an attempt to avoid people getting lazy. The paranoid in me thinks its yet another coding message to other teams that everyone is up for sale.

    I have never seen a manager say on an almost weekly basis that every one of his players is available. Even if we all know everyone is always on sale, the fact is you don’t need weekly repetition of the fact.

    It’s really hard to defend this management team at times.

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  8. batty…the FA will probably deduct 3 points from the Toon for not spotting the agents or Liverpool were being a bit shady and because it’s all Joey’s fault anyway! 😉 👿

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  9. That’s it richie heaven forbid the glorious club Liverpool do anything wrong! F**king hate them , hate them more than Man Utd

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  10. Having trouble giving a crow’s nob about the AC thing anyway. It’s done, and I’ve made my feelings on the impacts of that monotonously clear!

    So – back to wor ginger ‘Musty’ type and the yoof policy: I don’t see how it can be anything but a vital cog in the engine of a sustainable club. You can look at dozens of younguns, filtering them down as you go and end up with just one goodun, and still spend less than a single transfer of a known entity.

    Beside – it’s more interesting and satisfying, and helps to keep player wages down. So I’m all for it.

    Go get this aussie/nicaraguan/afgan wonderkid and see what we can get out of him, apart from a lot of ginger hair in the plugholes in the changing room showers. :mrgreen:

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  11. Now, now lads – there’s nowt wrong with Andy C that a good, long goal drought followed by a humiliating loan exit to a lower-league club wouldn’t put right.

    Bitter? Hmm…

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  12. whether it’s fake or not I don’t know but I just asked that Amini if he was having a trial with us after Dortmund and he said yes.

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  13. RICHIE jokeing a-side check removal firms owr there,people comeing back from spain,they dont like going back empty,you get good deal,i did that with my laddie when he done it

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  14. See agent Bruce is saying he could of signed the traitoring gypo for 4.5 mil a few year back? What a tosser

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  15. Ice….aye we’r e going owa on a shared load, her mams asked a few in Spain cheapest was 6.5k euros 😯

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  16. JT i found that very strange mate,when a few weeks back club put his value at 1mil on balance sheet at start of last season

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  17. RICHIE shit thats a lot,been quoted a hell of a lot less for laddie going to malta which includes car too

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  18. Ice…. I’m paying half that but using a well known one where I can check the reviews for……I’d like to see my stuff again 😀

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  19. It didnt work out that much cheaper Ice…..and we’re on the 2nf flr owa there, bollox to that 😀

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  20. Richie, have you not asked Batty to see if he will assist with the removals using his cart and horse?

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  21. and on a differant level gob shite blowing off again
    ://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_6816772,00.html

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  22. So – back on planet football; anyone got any idea who of our 11 injured players may be available for the weekend? Some lists have Jose, Jonas, Barton, Ireland still all out. Not good!

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