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Peter Beardsley can benefit United's next generation

By Lee Ryder on Jul 27, 10 11:19 AM

Peter Beardsley and Steve Stone

IF Peter Beardsley can pass on even 5% of his contributions to the current Newcastle United young guns - then it can only be a major benefit to the current crop of Toon wannabes.

For many Beardo represented the Mags in arguably the best ever Newcastle side, even if he and the Entertainers came within a whisker of actually winning a trophy.

Now his experiences in the game can be passed on to those directly below the first team rung.

Chris Hughton has already called it the "development group" and hopefully they can blossom under both Pedro and Steve Stone, who has been promoted from the Under-15 coaching set-up.

We've all got our favourite Peter Beardsley moments but the time has now come for Beardo the coach to make his mark.

There aren't enough of the game's talented former professionals involved in significant coaching roles with Chris Waddle another name currently deployed no further than the Press box.

The whole of Tyneside will surely only pass on their best regards to Beardo.

5 Comments

DavidK said:

About time Pedro's contribution was recognised. The man bleeds black zand white and I wish him every success.

DormAnt said:

Peter The Great.

Truly a man for all seasons, for everyone who loved to see the beautiful game played in the manner and style it should be.
If I rubbed my football lamp, Peter is the genie(us) I would most want to see appear before my eyes.

Terry Tibbs said:

Greatest player to pull on the B&W in my lifetime, well that's my opinion anyway. This move can only be a good thing as far as the future of NUFC in concerned.

toonagain said:

blimey, will we ever see football like that again? hmm great and sad... if CH can get james beattie in on loan for a yr i'd be a bit happier. think he'd be great for us, better 4-5yrs go but now will do. hope CH allows some sort of partnership and understanding grow with AC & PL if not...

Chris Wall said:

This man was a complete genius and I consider it a privilage that I was able to see him play live at Newcastle for a number of years. Best player I have seen in a black and white shirt and that includes the likes off Shearer, Ginola, Marcelino etc

Was also lucky enough to play against him at a charity game in Durham where I got him with his own Beardsley shuffle, TAXI FOR BEARDSLEY ha ha.

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Lee Ryder - Proudly born and bred on Tyneside, the Chronicle's chief sports writer has followed the fortunes of the club over the last three decades as a Toon fan and football writer.

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