Kadar playing for more than pride at Carrow Road

Kadar fighting for his future
Tamas Kadar has been handed the number 40 shirt ahead of the trip to Carrow Road at the weekend and appears to be being drafted in from the St James’ Park cold in the midst of what is a defensive crisis for NUFC.

The young Magyar has fallen way down the pecking order under Alan Pardew and there appeared to be no future for the once highly-rated Kadar.

However with Steven Taylor out for the season, Mike Williamson still a couple of weeks away from a return and Fabricio Coloccini out for an as yet unknown amount of time it could be now that the Hungarian gets his chance to prove the doubters wrong.

At just 21, Kadar still has the whole of his career in front of him however until recently it would have been fair to say that his career lay away from St James’ Park. Without a squad number until recently and with an expiring contract it had appeared that the game would be up come the summer and Kadar would be forced to play his trade elsewhere.

However he now has a chance to show his true worth and demonstrate that he can contribute to the cause at Newcastle United. I mean being honest, if now isn’t the time to play Kadar then he may aswell ply his trade elsewhere as he is never going to get a look in once everyone is fit again. Especially when you consider that we might sign a defender in January.

It’s up to Tamas now. It’s only he who can prove his own point, which is something he seems intent on doing after being drafted back into the first-team squad.

“Hopefully, I can get my chance to play for Newcastle again. I want to step up and play for the first team,” Kadar told the Chronicle.

“To get to the first team, it’ll be hard work – I know that – but I know myself. I feel I can do the job for the team. All I can do is train hard. If I train with the first team, I have to show the manager what I can do. That is my aim.”

He continued: “It has always been a dream to play for Newcastle, and it still is. I have to wait for a chance, and if it comes, I have to take it. I’m training as hard as I can. I’m fit now, and I just have to work hard every day.”

Whether Kadar gets his chance on Saturday is dependent on a number of things. The first one obviously is how he performs in training this week. It’s well documented that Alan Pardew coaches the defensive side of things so he will be able to see what Kadar is made of at close quarters now he has a point to prove.

The second one depends partly on the first one. Do we play a player out of position and hope he does a job? Or do we play am inexperienced youngster in his correct position and hope he does a job? Being honest it’s not the ideal situation, but here we are and I guess we have to roll with it as no end of bitching and moaning about transfer policy is going to get us out of it in the short term.

In summary, Kadar has nothing to lose and everything to gain. Fail to impress and he’ll stay as he is languishing in the depths of the reserve team. Impress however and there could still be life in the not so old dog yet.

Now it’s up to Tamas to decide which way he wants to go.

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22 thoughts on “Kadar playing for more than pride at Carrow Road

  1. Do we play a player out of position and hope he does a job? Or do we play am inexperienced youngster in his correct position and hope he does a job?
    For me, CB is the toughest position on the pitch. I would go with guys who are experienced at the position, even if the experience is somewhat limited or only with the reserves.

    I’d go with perch ad kadar. I know Perch isn’t a natural CB but he has played it before


  2. We have to play square pegs in square holes. Clueless Chris excelled at square pegs in round holes. Kadar and Perch in the centre. Simpson and Santon at full back. Raylor only ever again at right back. Many have said it on earlier posts our wide men are spending too much time doubling up at the back and not hurting the opposition.
    How about Benny replacing Obertan and Best up front with Ba


  3. I would definitely go with Kadar. How is he any less experienced than Santon? Both a similar age but he is a Hungarian international centre half and Santon is a full back who has been shocked by the physical nature of the Premier League supposedly. If we start pulling full backs out of position to play in the middle you then have two problems, one at CH and a new one at RB/LB. And as for Danny Simpson at centre back? Do me a favour.


  4. MDS
    I am chuckling at your post “Perch isn’t a natural CB”
    He is more of a centre back than he will ever be a full back.
    I think the lad is getting a raw deal his confidence was shot last season after the own goal against Stoke and the fastest ever suspension I have ever known. He and all the lads need our utmost support.


  5. i would love to see KADAR play in the Norwich game PEARCH did OK when he came on against chelsea but if he starts against Norwich then i hope that he wont get yellow card early in the game and dont score an own goal and would love to see SANTON play its time he gets his chance K


  6. due to circumstances well documented previously I would START with a back FIVE of Santon Simpson Perch Kadar and Jonas with a midfield of Guthrie Tiote and Cabaye with two forwards from Ba Best and Shola.If we settle at the back BEN Arfa Sammyam or Obertan could be brought on in place of one of the defenders.


  7. @7. I hope that “the lads need utmost support” comment wasn’t intended for me.

    By “not a natural CB” I meant that it isn’t the position that he has played as much as others. Haven’t seen him enough there to say whether it is his best position or not.


  8. We all know Kadar has the toold needed to succeed at this level. It must be a work ethic thing. He needs to step up and grasp this chance. This fan is rooting for the lad. Come on Tamas, do us proud! 🙂


  9. MDS
    Don’t worry it was a general reference. On Saturday when he came on for Colo there was a heavy sigh which must have some effect on the lad


  10. Toby Le Rhone @3 says Raylor should play only ever again at RB. I don’t get this at all. If he is not good enough at LB then he is not good enough for RB. This rubbish about being right footed is rubbish and frankly an insult to a professional footballer. Raylor is one of the most two footed players we have and looks comfortable with either. He lacks pace, not ability on the ball and has performed pretty well in the main. Having said that I don’t think he is the greatest defender and struggles particularly albeit manfully against fast wingers. His positional sense has got him out of most difficulties (with Gutti’s help) but there are better defenders for sure who would improve our team. But back to the initial point. Ryan Taylor would be no better at RB. Santon is a mystery but we have to trust in Pardew – he’s achieved startling progress so far. What worries me is that both Kadar and Santon who both appear to be in the frame for a start on Saturday must be aware of Pardew’s lack of confidence in them. That doesn’t augur well for their own confidence if they get the shout. Pardew’s oft mentioned man management skills will certainly be getting a workout this week.


  11. SS2 just showed brief highlights of that fantastic night in feyenoord when we won 3-2. Never have I been so emotionally drained than after that match


  12. Never have I been so pissed after a match as I was after Feyenoord. I think I took two days off work and carried it on IIRC 😯


  13. Agree thats its highly unlikely Raylor will be dropped
    reckon Kadar will be on bench and Santon and Perch playing, dropping Raylor and having 3/4 of our back four replaced with players we don’t even know can do any better is a bizarre suggestion, Raylors kept Santon out for a reason – Pards sees what goes on every day on the training ground and obviously doesn’t think he’s ready for left spot although we are now in desperate times so CB might be an option

    tora, tora, tora 🙂


  14. I’m confident he will do a better job there than Perch and the other fullbacks. Quality players don’t turn **** overnight.


  15. I agree with Ian Walker @ 9 … almost.

    Possibly Raylor for Santon, or, if Tiote is out, Raylor for Jonas, and move Jonas further forward.


  16. It’s most likely going to be Simpson and Perch at CB, with Santon coming in at RB and Raylor keeping his place. Kadar on the bench in case of further injury (surely not!) This, to me, is the safest and most sensible solution.

    I also think Pardew will pick Shola to replace HBA up top. Despite not combining well with Ba to date, it could be argued that Shola has earned a chance with his last few performances off the bench.


  17. Good luck Tamas, i would rather play him than a full back but i’ll put faith in the manager, i hope he takes his chance as he is a defender who is comfortable on the ball, when you look at the best teams in the world even most of their defenders have a pass sucess rate in the high 80% and it’s players like kadar and collocini that will allow us to follow this, santon aswell


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