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Post #106
Saturday June 8, 2019 12:54am

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Original post from cleancutimage

Err...NUFC fans are tearing this kid apart. Not that is a surprise. NUFC fans think the club is bigger than it really is. Hopefully he can prove them wrong and get in the first team.


I saw that. The situation at Newcastle is toxic as the owner is trying to sell and the manager is in a holding pattern waiting to sign a new contract. The owner says he wants to sell and the fans want him to. Benitez wants final say on transfers and they are willing to give it to him, but he is holding off signing the extension to see if he will be given money to spend. benitez is not going to stay at a club without ambition.

Benitez would know Scott from when he was managing Chelsea and apparently would sanction his signing. I think it is in Scott's best interest to hold out to see if any other offers come in before jumping into that hornets nest. It may be an opportunity for PL minutes, but it could also be a purgatory like Emmerson Hyndman's.

Ascoli in Serie B wanted him in January. Maybe he can jump to a Championship team to prove he is physically up to the challenge.

Of course if newcastle do get relegated it may be a better chance at playing time.

And if the pay was better, I am sure he would consider MLS (according to a figure I saw his salary was 177,000 pounds last year)

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #107
Saturday June 8, 2019 3:21am

Joined Jul 2012
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Could be a good get and fit. I'm a Newcastle fan, so it would be awesome to see him there.

Dave
Post #108
Saturday June 8, 2019 5:57am

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I hope that this move works out for him. He's young enough that if the US Qualifies for the Olympics, and he's seeing minutes with Newcastle he could make the Olympic Team...and possibly use that as a springboard to the Sr. USMNT. It's not going to be easy, as there are options emerging in both the U-20 side, and within MLS who will make earning a U-23 roster spot a challenge.

U-20: Mendez, Pomykal, Ledezma
U-23: Mihailovic, Yueill, Parks,

And that doesn't even take into consideration any potential over-aged (Holmes) and/or full Sr. USNT players that could be selected (McKennie, Adams, Pulisic) if we qualify.

Know Nothing
Post #109
Saturday June 8, 2019 7:57pm

Joined Jan 2013
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Original post from Dave

I hope that this move works out for him. He's young enough that if the US Qualifies for the Olympics, and he's seeing minutes with Newcastle he could make the Olympic Team...and possibly use that as a springboard to the Sr. USMNT. It's not going to be easy, as there are options emerging in both the U-20 side, and within MLS who will make earning a U-23 roster spot a challenge.

U-20: Mendez, Pomykal, Ledezma
U-23: Mihailovic, Yueill, Parks,

And that doesn't even take into consideration any potential over-aged (Holmes) and/or full Sr. USNT players that could be selected (McKennie, Adams, Pulisic) if we qualify.


I would say he is as technically gifted as any player we have U-23 and reads the game well. His idol is Luca Modric and tries to play the game in his style. He does lack some physicality which may be detrimental in CONCACAF, but he can learn how to adapt and bulk up. It would be interesting to see how his skill set fits in with the U-23's.

Like Weah, he has trained with some of the best players in the world (at his position Kante, Lampard, and Fabregas to name a few).

Know Nothing
Post #110
Tuesday July 16, 2019 5:59am

Joined Jan 2013
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Well it is almost official...according to newspapers he has signed a three year deal with Newcastle pending a medical exam. Should be official soon.

This would have been exciting news had Rafa stayed...but it looks like it's either Steve Bruce or John Terry to be the next manager. But it is a consolation that Rafa apparently wanted him at Newcastle before he left.

Toxic situation in Newcastle at the moment. The fans seem to think they are a bigger club than they are and have an axe to grind with the owner...whom they see as a cheapskate (well, he is). Signing Scott on a free as your first summer business will not make them happy so I hope he is not seen as a scapegoat if he does join.

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