Newcastle Can Win Both Championship And FA Youth Cup

It’s not beyond the the realm of possibility that Newcastle win both the Coca Cola Championship, and the FA Youth Cup this season.

Joe Joyce – Newcastle Youth Team Manager

Newcastle will play Aston Villa in the remaining semi-final of the FA Youth cup next month over two legs.

The other semi-final is already over, with Chelsea easily beating Blackburn Rovers over the two-legged tie.  Chelsea beat Blackburn 1-0 away and pummeled them 4-0 at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.

Chelsea are favorites to take the title, but Newcastle can get to the final by beating Villa, and then anything is possible for the Newcastle youngsters, who seem to be able to rise top the occasion.

The Newcastle U18 side will not play the first leg until Thursday, April 8th when the lads travel to Villa Park for the first leg.  The return tie, which will be played at St. James’ Park will take place on Friday, April 16th.  Both game will have a 7:00 pm kick-off time.

Newcastle were surprisingly beaten 2-0 at home by Crew Alexandra last Saturday, and that was our  first defeat this year, but on Tuesday the lads were back to their winning ways by beating Sheffield Wednesday at home 3-1. The lads are at Wolverhampton today in a game that kicks off at 1:00pm.

Newcastle have previously won the FA Youth Cup in 1962 and 1985.

Chelsea have won the Youth cup twice, but way  back in 1960 and 1961, the two years before Newcastle first won the trophy.

Players like Terry Venables , who played in both finals, and goalkeeper Peter Bonetti who played in the 1960 final, were in their team at that time. Chelsea beat Preston North End 5-2 on aggregate in 1960 and Everton 5-3 on aggregate the following year.

By the time the FA Youth Cup semi-final comes around in April, Newcastle may have already nailed down promotion, so it would be a wonderful double if the youngsters can then win the FA Youth Cup.

Indeed if Newcastle win their next three games against Forest (H), Peterborough (A) and Sheffield United (H) they will be automatically promoted, and those games take place before the first leg of the FA Youth Cup semi-final on April 8th.

That would then be some season for the Newcastle club and bode well for the future.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • nimo

    Mar 27, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #1

    bloody hell cant the passwords for this site be easy to remember. this is the first time ive ever thought this but im starting to think MA has done a decent job here. his methods have sometime borded on madness but the youth policy has defenatly started to pay off

  • toongloom

    Mar 27, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #2

    sorry lads, this might be a stupid question but u do get a trophy for winning the championship right? also when do you get it, is it the game you win the league or is it the last home game?

  • bakerman

    Mar 27, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Reading currently 1-0 up against wba!!

  • OHurley

    Mar 27, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #4


    email Ed, m8. He can change your password to something more palatable 🙂

  • baro

    Mar 27, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Is Haris Vuckic back to help U-18 out?

  • nimo

    Mar 27, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #6

    could turn out to b a nice day wba osin n so are he smoggies

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 27, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #7

    c’mon reading…

  • Tel

    Mar 27, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #8

    nimo: I posted this on another post.
    Love or loathe Ashley the way the club is being run now is right at least on a financial footing. However lets not forget this man has admitted to deliberately misleading the fans, lying, is involved in fraud and price fixing investigations and in my opinion will make sure he gets his money back before selling up. Applaud him for sorting out the finances, but if he had been upfront and honest to his customers I doubt he would be disliked the way he is. It is the lies and deceit which makes him unpopular.

  • Thump

    Mar 27, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #9

    @toongloom: I think it’s a specialised date (or at least it was with Wolves) after the fact at home.

    From wiki: “The current champions are Wolverhampton Wanderers, who **won promotion to the Premier League on 18 April 2009, and were crowned champions the following weekend. The team were presented with the trophy on 3 May 2009, in front of a sell-out Molineux crowd**. The club previously won the Championship trophy in 1959.”

    Become champions, come home and nab the trophy. Funny though, this time last year they were already champs 🙁

  • Thump

    Mar 27, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #10

    That teaches me to try and talk at the same time!

    Funny though, this time last year they KNEW they were already champs*

  • nimo

    Mar 27, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #11

    im not saying i like him as a person but as a owner i am staring to get used to the idea he will be here for a while and if we win the youth cup it shows the youth system is paying off. i played in the same team as milner and lennon when leeds won it albeit i got released the same season but it shows how good the players could turn out to be

  • nimo

    Mar 27, 2010 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #12

    n im wrong that team never actually won it

  • nimo

    Mar 27, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #13

    n im seriously annoed wba keep getting late goals

  • Toonmania

    Mar 27, 2010 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #14

    was it another penalty? they seem to be getting penalties every game

  • komfort

    Mar 28, 2010 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #15

    we’ve won the championship dont you know……


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