Archive for category: NUFC Reserves.

Santon nears first-team fitness and should Colo get a longer contract?

September 29th, 2011 | 38 Comments |

Davide Santon plays the full 90 minutes in a Newcastle United reserve match.
Nearing first-team fitness?
Davide Santon looks to be fairly fit after playing the full 90 minutes of a reserve game against Swansea and does Jonas’s interview indicate that Colo is angling for a longer contract?

Davide Santon completed the full 90 minutes of our reserve game against Swansea last night, which we won 5-3. Santon only had his knee drained earlier this week and it looks like he’s already reaching a level of fitness that could soon put him in line for a first-team start.

Nile Ranger – who, like Santon, had part of his body drained at some point in the past, although in Ranger’s case the part drained seems to be somewhat north of the neck – also played the full 90 minutes and scored from the penalty spot (the other goals were scored by Michael Richardson, Shane Ferguson, Dan Gosling and Greg McDermot). I’m not sure how much Nile Ranger figures in Alan Pardew’s plans after his recent spate of alleged misdemeanours but I suppose he’s another attacking option, albeit one that’s a fair way down the list. (more…)

Haris Vučkić: Back in the spotlight with goals and Manchester United rumours.

April 21st, 2010 | 162 Comments |

Vučkić: He shoots, he scores!
Vučkić: He shoots, he scores!
Newcastle United’s most precocious young talent, Haris Vučkić, has been back in the spotlight after several month on the sidelines with injuries to both his knee and his ankle. Firstly, he has reputedly been attracting interest from no lesser team than Manchester United, and secondly he scored the first goals since his layoff, two in the reserves fixture with Huddersfield; but more on that story later.

Speaking on the reported interest from the Red Devils, Vučkić commented to the Slovenian ‘Ekipa’:

“I heard the news about United wanting me, but if I’m honest, then I must confess I haven’t had any contact with them. I only know what was written in the press.” (more…)