Kadar has been handed an invite to the Toon's Last Chance Saloon

By Lee Ryder on Dec 7, 11 01:13 PM

Tamas Kadar burst on to the scene at Newcastle United almost four years ago as one of the most promising players of his generation in Hungary.

With Newcastle in defensive disarray, he goes into the squad for Norwich City away knowing that this could be his last chance to impress the the first team management at United.

The technically gifted Magyar has all of the attributes a young defender could wish for but in the eyes of the Toon coaching staff he has yet to bring that to the fore.

I first witnessed Kadar at Newcastle at a reserve game against Boro days after he signed for the club, and believed the Mags had landed a real gem.

But his progress seems to have slowed down.

The fact his squad number has tumbled from 28 to 40 in the last six months is an indication of that.

But as a full Hungarian international, Kadar - who has yet to taste defeat in 13 games in the league for Newcastle - has been making slow improvements of late and was handed the skipper's armband in the reserves.

After a summer in which he was overlooked for the first team trip to America and relegated to the reserves following injury problems last term, Kadar has found his chances limited in a black and white shirt in the last two seasons.

However, with Fabricio Coloccini likely to be out and Steven Taylor's season decimated, Kadar can prove his worth.

With his contract up in the summer, there is no time like the present for the 21-year-old to show just why he ended up on Tyneside to start with.

Now the player who could have made it as a professional handball player in his native Hungary has his future very much in his own grasp.


Ginola said:

As a defender he HAS to be a better option than Perch, right? Perch is a midfielder and it showed against Chelsea.
10/10 for trying, but its too much to ask a young confidence player to play out of position, against Drogba, in such a big game.
Holt will be all over him.

Kadar HAS to be given a chance. Its a no brainer to me.

Ragnar said:

AP, play Kadar, and give Santon a go on the left back position. As much as I like Ryan Taylor's fight, he gets beaten like a rented Mule often.


Lee Ryder

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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