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Pre-season specialist Haris Vučkić joins FC Twente
« on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 12:32:27 pm »
I get the feeling this lad is going to take the football word by storm and he desreves his own "Ranger" type thread.




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Haris Vuckic set to go after wowing in training
Sep 10 2009  by Lee Ryder, Evening Chronicle

HARIS VUCKIC walked past the glittering array of sports cars, jeeps and convertibles at Newcastle United’s plush Benton base.

Then, after getting changed in a foreign atmosphere surrounded by a language he didn’t understand, the teenager took his place on the training field alongside global icons such as Michael Owen, Mark Viduka and Nicky Butt.

But rather than be daunted on that cold morning in February this year, Vuckic – then just 16 – instead left some of his senior international colleagues sporting jaw-dropping expressions as he wowed his new team-mates.

Now, after a series of sparkling displays for United during second string pre-season training, the boy living life in a man’s body is regarded as a first-team squad member by the Newcastle backroom team.

And, while Toon fans still crave new faces on Tyneside, this fresh-faced Slovenian could be about to turn into a true Gallowgate hero.

Vuckic can operate as an attacking midfielder or good old-fashioned centre forward, and his raw prodigal skills, strength in the air and a left foot to die for have already caught the attention of AC Milan no less.

However, less than a year into a three-and-a-half year deal on Tyneside, Vuckic could be ready to seize the chance that wouldn’t have come his way so soon had the United big guns he impressed so much in training managed to rediscover their scoring touch and stave off the threat of relegation.

Highly-regarded United coach Alan Thompson told the Chronicle: “We signed him last season from FC Domzale.

“I’d never heard of them!

“But as soon as he came into the club there was something about him.

“He caught the eye of people like Michael Owen and Mark Viduka last season in training, they were really impressed.

“I remember when he first walked on to the training field, people thought he was a 21-year-old. But he was only 16!

“He is still one for the future – but a good one.”

Vuckic has steadily worked his way up the international youth ranks with Slovenia to Under-19 level and made his United debut in the 1-0 win over Leicester City.

Now, with a trip to Cardiff City up and coming, he could well be thrown in at the deep end, yet Thompson feels that he’s ready to deal with the rigours of Championship life.

He said: “He’s a big lad. He’s physically very good and he has great energy about him.

“He can also run all day for the team. There’s a few of them who are a bit young still and aren’t ready for that step yet.

“But it’s good that they come into the reserves against older teams.

“That’s a place where they can show they are physically up for it.”

Thompson, who has worked with Academy director and link man to the first team in Richard Money for the last 12 months nurturing the young talent and hot prospects for the future at St James’s, has been delighted of late with Nile Ranger, Ryan Donaldson, Tamas Kadar and Vuckic all getting their debuts for the Mags.

But despite the emergence of a crop of youngsters beginning to burst on to the scene at Newcastle despite the gloom of last season’s relegation, Thompson feels while there are reasons to be cheerful, he, Money and the Academy staff are merely getting on with the job in hand.

He said: “That’s what we are here for.

“Kenny Wharton has them up until Under-18 and then if they are good enough he will pass them on to me.

“That’s what we are trying to achieve – get as many through as we can.”

Thompson added: “It’s nice when the first team are winning. Hopefully that can rub off on the rest of us.

“It’s looking good at the moment on a lot of different fronts – long may it continue.”
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/09/10/haris-vuckic-set-to-go-after-wowing-in-training-72703-24654777/
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« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 12:33:15 pm »
At least you could spell his name right.

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« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 12:33:57 pm »
At least you could spell his name right.

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:lol: was already on it

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Re: The Haris Vuckic Thread
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 12:37:30 pm »
He seems to be one to watch like, I am hearing that he has a very good chance of keeping Nolan out of the "behind the striker" role, he is mean tto be "magical".

Its just a shame there is a massive chance we will lose him to a much bigger club if Ashley still owns us next season..

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 12:38:25 pm »
At least you could spell his name right.

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Give the lad a break he's nigh on blind man.

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Re: The Haris Vuckic Thread
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 12:41:08 pm »
Would enjoy seeing him get a bit of pitch time (i.e. 30mins+) at Peterborough.
Under-21 coach David Platt added: "If Shola recognises what he's got, all hell could break loose."

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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 12:42:44 pm »
Would enjoy seeing him get a bit of pitch time (i.e. 30mins+) at Peterborough.

Rumour he may start on Sunday, thats how much he has impressed.

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 12:44:09 pm »
Would enjoy seeing him get a bit of pitch time (i.e. 30mins+) at Peterborough.

Rumour he may start on Sunday, thats how much he has impressed.

f***ing hell. Would be very surprised, but would be pretty exciting. I'll have to try and fit his name into a chant on the train down.
Under-21 coach David Platt added: "If Shola recognises what he's got, all hell could break loose."

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« Reply #9 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 12:44:22 pm »
If he is as good as people say I would imagine he will get a fair few games this season. 17 isn't that young in football these days, especially at this level where the best kids are loaned out to get experience.

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« Reply #10 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 12:45:55 pm »
Would enjoy seeing him get a bit of pitch time (i.e. 30mins+) at Peterborough.

Rumour he may start on Sunday, thats how much he has impressed.

He won't be starting, it's proably just good man management by Hughton to talk him up. Hopefully it's the same with Hughton praising Nicky Butt as well.

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« Reply #11 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 12:47:12 pm »
The buzz about him in training is massive, gets stuck right in to so I hear, a big lad thats fast, powerful and very very skillful.

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« Reply #12 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 12:47:33 pm »
Would take any manager a huge set of balls to play him from the start. It's easy for the likes of Ipswich to throw that young striker in, Palace with their youngsters etc. but can you see any manager dropping senior players on huge wages to play him, never mind Hughton?
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« Reply #13 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 12:55:26 pm »
global icons such as Michael Owen, Mark Viduka and Nicky Butt.

holy hell.

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Re: The Haris Vuckic Thread
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 12:56:08 pm »
Should be given a -10 on FM10 if he's that good. :pow:

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Re: The Haris Vuckic Thread
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 01:40:55 pm »
He'll get 3 mins at the end of the game.

Hopefully Hughton will atleast put him on for Nolan when he inevitably starts dieing on his arse around 65-70 mins due to lack of fitness. Its the best we can hope for I reckon.

It's exciting though.

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« Reply #16 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 01:43:23 pm »
Is he a midfielder?

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« Reply #17 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 01:45:29 pm »
Midfield - attack

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« Reply #18 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 01:54:52 pm »
Attacking creative midfield player, the type of player we have been missing for far to long.

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« Reply #19 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 01:57:23 pm »
Get him in the team then.

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Re: The Haris Vuckic Thread
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 02:02:07 pm »
f***ing awesome, him and ranger, the futures bright, the futures GOALS !

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« Reply #21 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 02:29:13 pm »
He'll have to look like he gives a f*** then, unlike when he came on against Leicester.

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Re: The Haris Vuckic Thread
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 02:30:24 pm »
He'll have to look like he gives a f*** then, unlike when he came on against Leicester.

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« Reply #23 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 02:34:41 pm »
He'll have to look like he gives a f*** then, unlike when he came on against Leicester.

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Re: The Haris Vuckic Thread
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 10 September 2009, 02:35:36 pm »
"have already caught the attention of AC Milan no less"

Didn't they let him go in the first place?