Can Tamas Kadar make his mark this season?

Tamas Kadar

Tamas Kadar
Will Tamas get his chance?
Continuing with the theme of centre-backs from my last article, the name of Tamas Kadar kept cropping up when several people mentioned our other choices for that position. I felt it would be appropriate to discuss whether or not Kadar will get some sort of opportunity this season.

Kadar got the opportunity whilst we were in the Championship to rack up some appearances for the Toon. Although he was down the pecking order when it came to the likes of who would start at centre-back, whenever he was picked Kadar put in strong performances to show the ability that he has when playing in his favoured position. All in all the Hungarian made 13 appearances for us during that Championship winning season.

I remember seeing him play for the Toon at Ashton Gate in the 2-2 draw between us and Bristol City. Kadar was very strong in the air and dealt with the balls that the opposition sent in very well. He didn’t look out of place within the team and during that game he stopped Bristol from gaining an even bigger advantage over us.

Tamas Kadar’s opportunities this last season were somewhat limited. He played in the Carling Cup victory over Accrington Stanley and the defeat by Arsenal. Since those appearances though, Kadar had been out on loan to Huddersfield Town where, unfortunately, he was struck with bad luck; he only made two appearances for Lee Clark’s side due to suffering a hamstring injury that required him to return to Newcastle.

The young Magyar can also play at left-back so he has more than string to his bow. However I feel that his stronger position is centre-back and that is where I think he would prefer to play if he gets an opportunity in the forthcoming season.

Kadar participated in the European Championships for Hungary over the summer. I watched the games that he was involved and although he did not have to deal with much, what he did deal with showed his composure and the talent that he has.

The lad does have ability and he is only at the age of twenty-one which allows him more development time. His opportunities may only come in lesser games such as the Carling Cup but if he can prove to Alan Pardew that he is a good quality centre-back then perhaps we will get to see more of him. The coming season may throw up different scenarios where we may have to call on some of our younger players to participate in games.

Kadar is very keen to prove to Pardew that he should get a chance in the Premier League. Speaking after playing a behind-closed-doors match Kadar stated: “Hopefully I can break through and get games for the first-team”, clearly stating that he is keen to make an impression on Pardew in an attempt to make him consider using him as part of the first-team squad.

With Sol Campbell released by the club earlier on in the transfer window, Kadar perhaps may be able to get more of an opportunity in defence. However that may not be the case as there are talks of Lee Clark being interested in taking the player back on loan again. That would be no bad thing for Tamas as he would gain experience playing at centre-back or left-back enabling his game to improve.

Although with Shane Ferguson breaking through as a candidate for left-back perhaps Kadar will find that a no-go position. Versatility is valuable to the team and Kadar has demonstrated that he can play there effectively. However with Ferguson staking his claims for that position perhaps Kadar should stick to improving his abilities in his favoured position in order to have a breakthrough season.

The first pre-season match us nearly upon us and with Alan Pardew set to field two completely different XI’s in both halves then that may present a chance for Kadar to show the manager what he is all about. If Tamas Kadar shows his worth during the pre-season then he may find himself more and more involved in the first-team this coming season.

What do you think? Can Kadar make his mark?

About Zoë Vicarage

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26 thoughts on “Can Tamas Kadar make his mark this season?

  1. bluddy typical ive just been to get ben arfa on the back of the new toon top and they havent got any a’s left !! i was hardly gna get ben rf so i just left it 😥


  2. I hope he gets a shot at the first team… He’s definitely good enough to be the 4th CB in the team. If Fat Ash refuses to spend, Pardew should start putting faith in the youngsters like Vuckic, Abeid, Fergie and Airey. It would help motivate the youngters in the reserves.


  3. Raffo- I think RW and AM. I notice he didn’t feature with the reserves last night- nor did Vuckic. Hopefully they play tonight.


  4. off topic can u remember last season the games we missed tiote?? it was like a completly different newcastle side without him as we lacked steel in the midfield , he was absolutely outstanding for us last season and easily for me the buy of the season in the premiership!! come on 3.5 million!!! hes a real gem , well done carr 😉


  5. Got the ability and seems to be no problems with his attitude, can see him becoming a top players over next couple of seasons.


  6. MDS – yeah hopefully. Abeid could be a solution to RW along with Jonas.

    Will be interesting to hear the reception Jose gets. I wouldnt mind if he left for Barca or even Arsenal as they are Champs league, but LPool would be a kick in the nads.

    Hargreaves would be a fantastic backup on pay and play. Failing that, Gosling would also be a good deputy.


  7. Aye like him sheff utd away in the fizzy he was immense, Personally think were pretty well stocked at centre half.

    Disapointed to see on SSN that Norwich and Fulham are favourites to sign Naughton from spuds, He would be perfect for us, Can cover both full back positions, has pace to burn, great shooting from distance like Raylor but much better…


  8. i saw kadar play left back a couple of times and he was immense!! never done for pace and very strong in the tackle!!!! instead of bringing in someone i feel hes def worth a run there once enrique leaves for champions league football at liverpool!! (oops i forgot, they arent in the champions league!!! i pray the fat man releases some dosh and we end up higher than who-ever they go to!!!!!!


  9. Personally I think Kadar gas tge best chance of making it out of the lot. I’ve seen him have one bad game – at left back I’ll add – but the rest of tge time he’s not let us down. Premier League is different gravy though so we’ll see 🙂


  10. would like to see Kadar on the left of a 3 man back line with Saylor on the right and Colo in the middle. Plays to the strenghts of our best defenders.


  11. Subs: Cabaye, R Taylor, Gosling, Ranger, Donaldson, Sodeberg, Tavierner, Richardson, Sam Ameobi, Henderson, Dummett, Newton


  12. Diamond Midfield
    CDM Tiote
    CM Cabaye & Barton
    AM HBA

    Attack, Marveaux, Ba & Jonas

    Pholosophy attack, attack, attack.


  13. Come on Vuckic put an early marker in the sand. We might not need this big name striker some are craving for


  14. Henderson, Dummett, Newton ❓ 😯

    What is Smith doing in there, sigh.

    Great to see Vuckic starting though!


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