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Peter Beardsley says Chucky Ferreyra has been ‘Outstanding’

6 years ago

A strange old season at St.James’ Park already, with on-loan star Chucky Ferreyra just one of the stranger aspects of the first few months.

The United first team couldn’t buy a win in the opening seven Premier League matches, only to then pickup three in a row against Leicester, Spurs and Liverpool.

In the middle of that recent run, Newcastle also won at the Etihad in the League Cup against Manchester City, the first win away at Man City for fourteen years.

However, all of this has happened without a single minute on the pitch from on-loan Argentinian striker Facundo Chucky Ferreyra.

However, this hasn’t stopped Peter Beardsley describing Ferreyra’s contribution so far as ‘outstanding’ and his attitude ‘incredible’.

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If you were one of the 576 watching the reserves beat Villa on Monday night I don’t think you would be using Beardsley’s ‘incredible’ or ‘outstanding’ to describe Ferreyra’s contribution…

Beardsley talking to the Shields Gazette about Chucky Ferreyra;

“I have to say he has been excellent for us. He hasn’t played many games for us but he has been outstanding.

“I look at the things he does for the team and his attitude is incredible, one day hopefully he will be a top player for us.

“His attitude is spot on and he is brilliant around the training ground, I really couldn’t praise him enough.”

Alan Pardew has said that the striker still needs time to ‘adapt’ to the Premier League, while the local press claimed that a source within the club said that the rest of the players couldn’t believe how bad Ferreyra was in training.

Chucky Ferreyra refused to go back to Shakhtar Donetsk due to the political situation and ended up at Newcastle on a season long loan. Shakhtar don’t appear to have suffered too much without him, currently standing third in the league and all but through to the knockout stages of the Champions League – five points clear of the third placed team with two matches to go.

Not surprisingly, many fans have drawn comparisons with the on-loan signing of Ignacio Gonzalez who only played 38 minutes of first team football after arriving on loan at Newcastle.

It later transpired the midfielder had come on loan to Newcastle as part of a deal done as a favour to agents the club were working with at the time, Dennis Wise in charge of transfers at the time – which of course led to Kevin Keegan walking out after Wise and the rest made it impossible to continue. Later successfully suing the club for broken promises made to him.

Exactly what the point has been in Newcastle signing Facundo Ferreyra we are unlikely to ever find out. Considering how poor Newcastle’s options have been up front for much of this season then it does make you wonder what the reasoning was for making the move, a player who is clearly nowhere near the standard needed for the Premier League.

Ferreyra was said to be a close friend of Fabricio Coloccini when he signed, the Newcastle Captain supposedly recommending his signing. Shame Colo hadn’t been better mates with that Lionel character who players in Barcelona…

Ferreyra is a live contender to take that title of worst ever loan signing away from Gonzalez.

Though older fans may also remember a certain Paul Moran who came on a very short loan from Spurs in the 1990/91 season. He featured in one match against Wolves at home and was absolutely useful, the game ending goalless and Moran’s sole contribution was to accidentally clear the ball and prevent a certain goal after another Newcastle player looked to have scored.

Have you any other contenders?


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