Sadler – Newcastle Reserves’ Best Display Yet

Newcastle United Reserves battled back from a goal down to record a comfortable 3-1 win over Blackburn Rovers Reserves at Morecambe last night.


Adam Sadler – Reserves’ best display yet
Newcastle went down early but then were 2-1 up at the break through good goals from Wesley Baheng and Andy Carroll. Andy had another excellent game, and was totally dominant in the air. Yes, Andy’s goal was a header, and he also hit the bar with yet another bullet header in the first half.

Newcastle controlled the second half and then Jonny Godsmark scored Newcastle’s 3rd goal just four minutes from time.

Up and coming Newcastle Reserves Team Manager Adam Sadler couldn’t hide his delight at the reserves performance, as he talked to Newcastle World TV today:

“That was our best display yet and it’s fair to say I’m delighted with the lads,” “There’s a real spirit among the lads and that is something I’ve worked on since I took over.”

“We’ve gone a goal down but have rolled up our sleeves and were soon back in the game.”

“Big Andy has then got another great headed goal and, although we haven’t got a third until late on, I always thought we were comfortable.”

“That’s one defeat in eight games now and long may this run continue because everyone is enjoying themselves and we’re seeing a real improvement in the lads.”

Adam’s done a great job since he took over the Reserves side, and of course he is blooding many of our top youngsters. These are becoming the crown jewels at Newcastle, and are certainly a stark contrast to our first team squad, many of whom are simply not good enough.

Here’s the side that played last night. Tamas Kadar, our promising 17 year-old Hungarian center-back was not available since he is on duty with the Hungary Under-19 side. However, Soderberg, Tozer, Edgar, Carroll, Zamblera, Baheng and Lua Lua all played last night.
Newcastle United: Olle Soderberg, James Marwood, Darren Lough, Mark Doninger, Ben Tozer, Callum Morris, Jonny Godsmark, David Edgar, Andy Carroll (Fabio Zamblera, 74mins), Wesley Ngo Baheng, Kazenga LuaLua
Subs not used: Ryan Donaldson, Mark Cook, Shane Ferguson, Matthew Grieve

11 comments so far


    Mar 11, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #1

    even our reserves can come back from behind, we can’t the first team manage to show enough pride to just try it…

  • YongMalaysia

    Mar 11, 2008 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #2

    hmm, just wonder it, if our reverse team vs first teams, who gonna to win?

  • Ed Harrison

    Mar 11, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Elfer – exactly – it’s all about courage and guts.


    Mar 11, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #4

    I was in stadium against MANU. Well honestly I did not think we could get something out of the game, but I wanted to see a sing! a reaction.

    I thought with FAYE’s goal there is one…but nope…this was just another invitation to say: “oh, we conceeded one, please come all and give us some more! We need them (goals) to make sure we will be relegated!”.

    I’m soo sick of some of our players! Show pride – if not replace them with our jungsters, couldn’t be worser, could it? damn.

  • David Rayner

    Mar 11, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #5

    How come Mark Cook is still there? According to the Newcastle programme a couple of weeks ago they said he had been released.

  • JP from The Rock of Gibraltar

    Mar 11, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #6

    hmmm… YoungMalaysia- that would be interesting and sadly I think the reserves would win.

  • HeronMag

    Mar 11, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #7

    I’ve got to say YoungMalaysia I think that would be my plan to motivate the players. Put them in a behind-closed doors 90 min match, Reserves Vs First Team and whoever out of the 22(+) players did the best would play for the first team in the next match – Irrespective of wage or status.

    You’d have to giggle watching the overpaid first teamers panicking when they started to lose out to eager 17 year olds.

  • Davies

    Mar 11, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Apparently, Keegan said a while ago that nobody’s position is safe and that everybody would get a chance to prove their worth. What do Carroll, Edgar, Godsmark and Baheng have to do to provie their worth exactly. I really don’t see many of the current first team having proved their worth.

    Edgar has already proven his worth long ago, but is still waiting patiently for Keegan to realise that Taylor is not the stalwart that he was last season.

    Sadly, some of these lads are going to end up at other clubs because they don’t get to play first team football.

    I dread the day when Stephen Tayor has Andy Carroll bearing down on him in another team’s shirt, or when Alan Shit has to get past Edgar or Kadar.

    Have a word Keegan. Get some specs or something, but have a word before you’re managing a championship side.

  • Davies

    Mar 11, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Perhaps Keegan and Saddler could swap jobs for the rest of the season. Just a thought.

  • Leo

    Mar 11, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #10

    swap the teams around. might be interesting haha oj

  • Scott Hodge

    Mar 11, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Agree Davies 100%. I mention Edgar a lot because I always watch the Reserve home games and he has impressed me more than anyone. He has, as Mr T quoted, great anticipation and positional play, so much better than Taylor. If Edgar had the run Taylor had he would be tremendous now and he WILL leave at the end of the season because he is just being used for cover. This club is becoming a Gentlemens club where if you’re face fits, you can earn a great salary and offer nothing in the way of talent or even committment. These guys know if we go down they will just move on and not give a monkey’s !!


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