Pedro hails ‘positive’ Pardew.

Class act!
It’s becoming more and more evident that Newcastle United are taking youth development more seriously.

It’s an essential part of a football club, or at least it should be anyway, that has been overlooked by the Toon for many years, but ever since Mike Ashley released that statement saying that “we would grow our own players” or something like that there have been tentative signs that youth development is once again being taken seriously on Tyneside.

I suppose the ultimate goal is to assemble a crop of youngsters like Manchester United did all those years back when the likes of Scholes, the Neville’s, Beckham and Butt came through the youth setup, all at the same time saving the club a lot of money and making them an awful lot in the process. Realistically though, that only happens once in a blue moon so expectations should, rightfully, be lower.

If we can get one or two of our own products through the academy every couple of years I would say that would be classed as success. As long as they can cut the mustard then I’m all for bringing our own players through, but they must get a chance to show their worth.

Nile Ranger has been getting minutes here and there and now Shane Ferguson has joined the party and made his full Premier League debut at the weekend against Wolves.

Ranger may have failed to hit the back of the net, but he can handle the physical part of the game and I’m sure that it’s only a matter of time before he opens his account for us whilst Ferguson has proved he can handle the physical side of the Premier League with sterling performances against Stoke and Wolves – two of the more physical teams in the league.

Mostly it’s been down to circumstances that they have got the chance, especially Ferguson. Pardew has admitted that he had concerns over Ferguson, but he has also admitted that young Fergie has eased those concerns after being given the nod and proving his ability. It’s all about getting the chance, and that is something Pedro claims that Pardew brings to the party.

“He’s really top class with the kids, I have to say,” said Beardsley from his apartment which is just within tongue reach of Alan Pardew’s ring.

He continued: “It’s a brilliant set-up now. This manager’s so positive towards everything at the club, whether it be the Academy, the reserves or obviously the first team. It rubs off – it’s infectious.”

“We’re hoping one or two of ours might get a chance to get involved in the first-team squad, even if it’s just training. That makes a massive difference.”

“It’s been a real plus – there have been times when he’s called some of our kids across to join in. Young Patrick Nzuzi has trained with the first team, through circumstances, probably half a dozen times in the last couple of months.”

I’d pay to see Pedro trying to say ‘Nzuzi’ 😆

45 thoughts on “Pedro hails ‘positive’ Pardew.

  1. “He’s really top class with the kids, I have to say,” said Beardsley from his apartment which is just within tongue reach of Alan Pardew’s ring.

    🙂

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  2. Will the club try to keep hold of these lads or just hope they get noticed then try to sell them on?

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  3. Not only are they getting more chances in the first but the real young ones are getting there chances in the reserves.

    I went to school with Remi Streete and he was playing centre back with Taylor for the reserves the week 😯

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  4. Yeah, he won the Wor Jackie award I think, he’s only 16 but he’s a giant! He played with us the year above for the school team and just tore everyone apart, he played upfront then.

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  5. Moreno, he got an injury before and was out for 3 months, I remember reading he was back though.

    I have a feeling we might see him in one or two pre-season games though.

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  6. Jay Jay – if the club has the option to sell or keep, that means they’ve been successful. They won’t sell one of our own just to spend the money buying one in, so what’s the problem? If they get 3 good LBs in a year, then by all means sell 2 of ’em.

    I really don’t see the problem with the idea of breeding your own talent, keeping what you need and selling the rest. To do anything else would be daft in my view.

    Anyone watched Richardson? If you can get past the glare of his hair, what’s he like?

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  7. Whumpie, considering how raw you’d expect him to be considering he was playing for Walker Central 12 months ago he’s got a great ‘football brain’ he has real pace over the first 10 yards but has a good cross and pass on him, he’s chipped in with a few goals as well.

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  8. Aye whumpie, I don’t mind as long as Ashley doesn’t look to force the sale of decent young players.

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  9. Every time I’ve seen him play he’s played right midfield in a 4 or right wing in a 3 upfront.

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  10. Hopefully!

    Below Richardson and along side Remi is a great up and coming left back Michael Riley and goalkeeper Jordan Mitchel, there only 15 and 16 but have played for the reserves already and Riley in particular looks good.

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  11. I have to say – I enjoy watching the potential of our home-grown players realised far, far more than when we buy in experienced players. While Tiote’s been a great buy, watching Fergie deliver the goods is way more satisfying.
    The only down-side, as we’ve seen, is that many may have their heads turned and head elsewhere – but that’s just part of the process. If all goes well then before long the list of clubs that look more attractive than ours (and able to pay more) will be very short indeed.

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  12. “the way was paved for a nation of heavily armed toddlers led around by an ever-changing roll-call of religious maniacs, grubby conmen and dead-eyed celebrities.”

    Whumpie- no offense. actually a pretty fair desciption 😉

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  13. A more succinct summary of a nation you’ll never find. 🙂

    It’s mild compared to what they write about the UK, mind!

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  14. I think I’ve worked out what the Tea Party are. They are the USA’s equivalent to the Aristos of France. The ultimate extension of arrogance, ignorance and amorality; the tipping point that finally brings about a much-needed revolution.

    Aw, I can dream, eh.

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  15. The tea party (I refuse to give them the respect of capital letters) are a strange phenomenon, but not atypical in our history. Sort of like religious conservatives- they only make up about 10% of the population, but about 40% of the republican primary voting block- so republicans have to cater to them ifthey want elected or reelected. Historians here call it the “tyranny of the minority”- an unfortunate byproduct of our system of government.

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  16. Very true Moreno. Always loved Churchill’s quote that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the other ones. Sort of how iI feel about my government.

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  17. Ranger better get his first start with Best being out injured now, has there been a time scale been put on his injury?

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  18. Andrew, it sounds as if his injury isn’t as severe as last time and he was out for 3 month then and it’s around 3 month til the start of pre-season so I think he’ll be fine for that.

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  19. Andrew- don’t think we will see ranger start (though I would like to see it). Don’t think pardew will mess with Shola/Loven after the win last week

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  20. Just seen UtdForNewcastle tweet this…

    Karren Brady on Llambias’ claim #NUFC wouldn’t exist without Ashley: “#NUFC would not be here without him? Honestly, that’s rubbish.”

    Whats all that about, why is she even talking about us? Bitch.

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  21. Brady continued: “#NUFC is bigger than him, and the club will exist when Mike Ashley has gone to the great casino in the sky.”

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  22. I thought Loven looked slow on Saturday, but he was in the right place at the right time so made up for it. Plenty of effort and that cross to Shola was a peach. 🙂

    Ranger should feature, surely? He and Shola should work well together, but without Nolan behind the model breaks down a bit..

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  23. Not sure who’s got the greater capacity for talking absolute shite – Lamb’s Arse or Brady the Lady. Neither’s right. There is a good chance that the club would’ve gone bust without Ashley buying it, but it’s a long way from certain, and Ashley certainly took the club even lower financially before pulling it out of the dive. On the other hand, you can’t dismiss what Owl-heed said either; Ashley – whether deliberately or through sheer ineptitude, no choice and big pockets, kept us from the bankruptcy courts.

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  24. Andrew – It’s stems from when the accounts were released and Llambias sucked off his boss a bit more by saying how NUFC wouldn’t be here without Ashley. Brady said NUFC would be around longer than Ashley.

    That’s basically it.

    That Utd For Newcastle are starting to blow any early credibility they had.

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  25. Why is she even talking about us in the first place, she should be looking at the state of West Ham before talking crap about us.

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  26. Ranger will never be a number 9 tho, he’s just not a natural finisher
    I like the look of Fergie tho

    Btw: what do people think of 2011/12 kit apparantly leaked here bit.ly/gUL2vK

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  27. 4411 people would have said that Judas would never be a No9, I still believe the Lad will be a goodun once gets his 1st goal.
    I just think that to judge him now is far too early and unfair considering how many games he has started 😉
    As for “He’s really top class with the kids, I have to say,” good to hear it 😀

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  28. Ignore what Jay Jay said about getting the train to Aston. No trains due to industrial action this weekend 🙂

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  29. As for “He’s really top class with the kids, I have to say,” good to hear it
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    I am hopeful our youngsters keep getting a chance with the senior club. It would be great to develop the reputation of having an academy that players thoughout europe want to play for

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  30. Agree wit bigdave here , Carroll was never considered to be the next big thing , keegan even accepted 1mil from Preston didn’t he.

    Great to see the work with the youths and good to se pards taking in a lot of reserve games

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