The defender has played well and not looked out of place in the handful of first team appearances this season, a season that it was thought would be ideal for taking the promising young players we have at our disposal and giving them proper competitive playing time. Of course, Chris Hughton will know more than us about the player as he has the luxury of watching the players train and may see something we can’t, but from the outset I would say that Kadar is probably the player that is closest to making the step-up towards a regular first-team place.
We also musn’t forget that Kadar only made his debut earlier in the season after coming back from suffering a broken leg in a reserve team game against Sunderland which kept him out for six months. Despite the injury set-back, I can still kind of see where young Tamas is coming from. If he isn’t going to get first team games at St James’ Park then perhaps we should look at loaning him out to a club where he will get games to help his development. I mean what is the point in assembling all these promising players of they don’t get a chance?
“I feel Chris Hughton’s trust, but to tell you honestly, I think I got my chance in the first team mainly due to injuries,” Tamas revealed to Nemzeti Sport.
“After promotion in England there are big changes in the squads, I don’t think that Newcastle would be an exception. I’m only 20 so I have time but I must play at this age.”
Perhaps once promotion is secured then he will get more games but it does seem to beg the question of why we brought in Fitz Hall on loan when we have our own players capable of covering for injuries. If the policy really is to buy young players to develop then it has failed Tamas miserably so far and I can understand his frustrations. Kadar went on to say:
“I must be more experienced and I must learn new things – on the pitch. I don’t like talking about my future because anything can happen, maybe a loan spell would be best for me, I’m not sure.”
A loan deal would be ideal and would give the club the best of both worlds. A happy Tamas that will be playing the football he craves, and it will also give the club the chance to look at the Hungarian under-21 international in a consistently competitive environment.
I can also understand Chris Hughton’s actions though. In such a vital period for the club there has been a need to ensure no slip-ups are made. That’s not to say Kadar would have made any, but if he did then I am sure Hughton would have wanted to protect Kadar from that sort of exposure.
Then of course you have the whole Taylor situation which I didn’t really want to rake up again. What if he is sold on in the summer, or any of our defender’s for that matter as the high earning Coloccini could be a target of the next round of cost-cutting should it happen. Kadar could easily move up the pecking order in the squad. Perhaps Hughton needs to have a talk with the lad and let him know where he stands?
He is a player we simply can’t let go!