Newcastle Under-18 Get 3rd Draw In Row – Lose Top Spot


Newcastle United Under-18s were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw at Huddersfield Town today and have lost their top of the table placing in the Academy League Group D.

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Jonny Godsmark – another goal from the youngster

And it was Jonny Godsmark who today gave the visitors the lead with a curling shot from the edge of the area on 22 minutes.

Newcastle would have been expected to win this game, with Huddersfield 3rd bottom of the league,  but the Yorkshire lads came back well in the second half, and in the 68th minutes Dave Heagney earned a point for the Terriers, with a header from point blank range.

This is Newcastle’s 3rd draw in a row, after previously getting 9 wins on the trot, so they have lost 6 of the last 9 points, and they are now in second place to North East rivals Sunderland, following the Black Cats’ 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough.

Included among the unused substitutes today were goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, the 14 year-old younger brother of former Sunderland goalkeeper, Ben Alnick, who is playing in goal today for Spurs at Old Trafford.

Also included as a substitute today was promising 15 year-old striker Aaron Spear, who we signed from Plymouth Argyle in August of last year, and with both Arsenal and Newcastle keen to sign the youngster, Aaron chose to join Newcastle.    😀

Newcastle play Manchester City in the 5th round of the FA Cup, and they will have a tough time of it against the holders, as City are currently leading the Academy League Group C by 8 points with Manchester United and Liverpool in their wake.

Here’s the Academy League Group D table before today’s games, and it looks like Sunderland are very well positioned to win it.

Comments welcome.

Newcastle United: Johnson, Tavernier, Dummett, Lough, Grieve (Taylor 73), McDermott, Marwood (Williams 54), Bath (Inman 69), McCrudden, Neary, Godsmark.
Subs n/u: Spear, Alnwick.



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64 comments so far

  • Turkish Magpie

    Jan 24, 2009 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Whats happened???

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  • Troubled Toon

    Jan 24, 2009 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Shame we didn’t win.

    Glad that Godsmark scored, seems to be playing well this year. We probably rely on Ranger too much. Still we should be getting some more youngsters come Feb 2nd

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 24, 2009 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Another reason to hate the mackems!

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  • BT9MAG

    Jan 24, 2009 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Here, anyone else watching the Man Utd v Spurs match – the crowd were singing something to the tune of Blaydon Races…absaloute joke, you couldn’t find a more geordie song!

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  • Tom

    Jan 24, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #5

    I was quite surprised Ranger wasn’t in the squad, I assume he was been given a bit of a rest after playing so much recently.

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  • simon376

    Jan 24, 2009 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Can’t understand why people keep going on about Spurs. I know it’s silly the way some come on here who are Spurs supporters, but being against a London club is daft. To be honest, it would be better for Spurs to remain in the cups as long as possible, want them to have as many games to play as there can be, more teams below us in the league the better

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  • Dragonera

    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Taarabt, despite having massive potential, has been poor again. He needs to move clubs, he clearly has no confidence at Spurs.

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #8

    As this blog is a secret Spurs blog, can i ask a question to any Spurs fans :

    Dont worry its a serious one,

    Why are your under 18’s in league B ?

    It appears that the rest of the Lundon clubs are in League A and Spurs are in the next league with a lot of midlands based clubs.?

    Just wondering….

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  • Dragonera

    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #9

    You can already see Tosic is going to be a fantastic player.

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  • Big Dave

    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Hi all simon i would love to see spuds out lol and they are ye ha

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  • Ross

    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #11

    BT9-i was raging when i heard that. its the man utd fans mate, they’ve been singing it for a while now.

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  • hitman

    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #12

    a few other clubs have stole it as well,THIEVES

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  • Doocey

    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Should’ve been a penalty for spurs.

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  • Ross

    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #14

    dragonera, agreed about taarabt. ‘Arry has been bigging him up alot by the sounds of things, seems to think he’s absolutly fantastic. He looked a threat when he came on against burnley but he still didnt do THAT much.

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  • Alex

    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Dragonera most of the spurs team seem to have lost confidence , arry is struggling to motivate them . He said last week that a lot of his players seemed to be worried about loosing their places to new signings . I would like us to move in for Huddelstone the lad looked good when he broke into the spurs team but seems to have lost his form this season as has , Bent since he moved to the spuds

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Tosic just got outmuscled alot…even by Geovanni Dos Santos, but put in a awesome pacey free kick.

    I wouldnt mind seeing Godsmark play on the wing for Toon pretty soon. So much pace and at 19 he should be forcing his way in. Shame he is sooo small.

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  • Dragonera

    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Bobson

    Have to disagree with you there. I thought he was excellent in possession and demonstrated good vision with some of his passes.

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  • Alex

    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Robby Bobson Godsmarks pace would make up for his size , if he is too quick for defenders then they would get no where near to him to out muscle him .

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #19

    http://www.newcastle.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=140633

    According to the Mirror (pinch of salt in hand)

    Llambias is in talks with Spurs over the sale of Given. A 10 million pound deal has been talked about with O’Hara included.

    They predict Man City to get involved next week.

    One the plus side there may be a bidding war

    On the negative the story may be rubbish:
    a) Because the Mirror said so

    and

    b) Because they said Llambias was doing some work 😉 Yeah right, pull the other one.

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  • hitman

    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #20

    did o’hara play the neet….

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #21

    right ladsssssss, long time no seeee!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Ally

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Alreet Ryan hows it going?

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #23

    O’Hara didnt play in the cup

    According to the Physioroom, O’Hara is injured with a groin injury ad with no return date!

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  • Dragonera

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Entertainers

    I would take that in a heartbeat.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #25

    ally good mate, got any transfer gossip?

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  • hitman

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #26

    well if its true spurs want shay,we divnt want o’hara….what aboot dos santos…

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #27

    TRE – That would be an amazing deal for us! Do it!

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  • Ally

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #28

    not a squeak mate, apart from this Saviola story and the one that the lads have been on about just now the Given/O’Hara part ex.

    u heard owt

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Why the fewk would you want that ligthweight puff Dos Santos?!?

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #30

    Have to say i know O’Hara has been making some waves but is he that decent ?

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  • hitman

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #31

    tom toon,this kid was spot on at barca mate,divnt na what has happend to him since he went to the spuds like,must be that london living.lol

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #32

    anyone know if mbia is playing for rennes tonite?

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  • BigB75

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #33

    how about Huddleson and Ohara…plus 2mil

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  • JonnyNufc

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #34

    Who cares how small he is, Joe cole was always small….if he’s a good winger give him a chance

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #35

    no ally, i aint mate, hope we can get skjelbred or mbia though

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  • Ally

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #36

    i think there is an emphasis especially in this country to pick physical athletes, instead of the small ones who are technically gifted.

    i would much rather have a lad who is 5 and a half foot but can does special things on the ball than a clumsy 6 footer who is just playing because he can put himself about.

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  • Ally

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #37

    aye mate im really hoping for Skjelbred i have seen very little of him but by all accounts he is an offensive minded midfielder and thats what we need

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #38

    I hate the weekend as FA is shut and no transfers can be officialised.

    I expect loads of bulls locks and cruddy links in tomorrows press.

    TRied to buy half season ticket for toon online and wouldnt work so thougth I’ll ring them tomorrow and guess what – not open til 9am monday – rubbish that like.

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  • Dragonera

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Entertainers

    10mill by itself is enough for Given considering our position in terms of goalkeeping options. 10mill and O’Hara is a fantastic deal.

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  • hitman

    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #40

    i agree dragonera,we still have harper,who in my opinoin should be englands number 1…plus tim krul…

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