Can You Support U18s On Monday Night In FA Youth Cup?


Newcastle have some big games in the next eight days, starting this afternoon at home to Wolves.

Remie Streete – one of Newcastle best youngsters

And then on Monday night at St. James’ Park the Newcastle U18 side meet Blackburn Rovers in the quarter finals of the FA Youth Cup and the kick off time is 7:00 pm.

If anybody local in Newcastle can go along and support the lads and possibly cheer them on into the semi-finals, for the third time in the last six years that would be just great.

The third and probably the toughest game is at noon time next Sunday, when the lads entertain Sunderland at St. James Park.

Alan Pardew talked to the local press today about the three upcoming games:

“We have Wolves, the youth-team game on Monday and then Sunderland.” “It is a big week for this football club and we are ready for it. We are looking forward to it.”

1,196 fans turned out to watch the youngsters win their fifth-round tie in the FA Youth Cup against QPR, and Alan is rightly hoping that there will be more fans that are able to turn out at St. James’  Park at 7:00 pm on Monday night,  to cheer the bairns on against Blackburn:

“I was a little bit disappointed with the crowd last time, but it was a cold night.”  “Hopefully, it will be a bit warmer on Monday night.”

And Alan Pardew is still trying to fix up some loan deals for some of the younger players, with the likes of Mehdi Abeid and Shane Ferguson probably top of the list:

“I am hoping for some phone calls about our younger players, but I have had none so far.”  “I want them to go out.”

Newcastle are releasing twelve players in the summer and we think the list includes  Tamas Kadar, Joan Edmundsson,  Jeff Henderson, Greg McDermott, Patrick Nzuzi, Dan Taylor, Samuel Adjei , Ole Soderburg, Ryan Donaldson  and Phil Airey.

Development coach Willie Donachie is trying to ensure all the lads get fixed up with clubs for next season, and he had this to say today:

 “It is a challenge. The lads who are being released are down, and we have to get them up.”  “We have to keep their spirits up and encourage them.”

“I am telling them all they can still be players.” “Many young players have left this club and gone on to have very good careers.”

“They have to keep battling and if they keep believing in themselves, and have enough desire, they can still make it.” “Knockbacks like this are tests and they have to overcome this.”

“Everyone who has been successful has had to  overcome knock backs.”

It’s very surprising that more of these lads didn’t make it on Tyneside,  and only a year ago we had high hopes for the likes of Tamas Kadar, Ryan Donaldson and Phil Airey, but they will not make it now at the Newcastle club.

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55 comments so far

  • chris_g

    Feb 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #1

    “I am hoping for some phone calls about our younger players, but I have had none so far.” “I want them to go out.”
    ___________________

    If that’s the case, couldn’t someone at our club pick up the bloody phone and make a few calls himself, rather than waiting for somebody else to phone him?

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  • bri

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Havent commented on here for a while but after I read tiotes intervew today I fort I had to its amazing how conifident our team is at the minute. Besides the last game I think we’ve been awsome of late can’t wait. Tille end of the season now likke buzzin intermilan here we come !!

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Pardew will play a totally boring 4-4-2, Raylor gets a start instead of Benny and should be sacked. It’ll be a boring game and we’ll be lucky to get a draw.
    No imagination, no risks taken, fed up, can’t take us to the next level. Our best flair player will go this summer and we’ll play hoofball for ever and ever.

    Just a quick summary of all the negger comments on here this morning.
    Sure I’ve missed a few out – so apologies to Roshan, Gorgonzola and the rest for not being negative enough.

    I’d rather we won 1-0 today than lost 5-4…..

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #4

    MagpiesFlyHigh are you sarcastically summing up all the comments from the neggars or do you actually think like that?

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Tough game today. Wolves will go back to basics and work hard.

    We should outclass them though. It will be our best starting XI for years bearing in mind players back plus Cisse.

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  • pbNcl

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #6

    I’m still pi55ed to fock about the name change. This will never go away fatman, I hope the movement gathers momentum and fatman GIVES US OUR NAME BACK! ST JAMES’ FOREVER!!!!! Benny aint goin nowhere in the summer, and pardew is a bloody brilliant manager, do people forget the mental circumstances in which he has to operate, most managers know the toon is a poison chalise, like the england job. Hats of to king pardew, best manager since sir Bob! Today’s a banana skin, no doubt. But we should be too much for wolves. Hope they stay up tho, but not gettin points off us!!! HWTL

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  • shearermania

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #7

    im worried they will bombard us with high balls into our box….fletcher is a really good player – almost as good as mandy carroll in the air…willo and collo will have their work cut out…jarvis and knightly/hunt are good wingers…dont forget doyle is good on his day..ohara needs to be kept to a minimum possesion…..but thay are pants in defence and their keeper is dodgy…..ill predict a nervy 3-1

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #8

    This is honestly a game where we really should be winning by a comfortable 2/3 goal margin. Wolves are a terrible side, even their “bigger players” are no match for our average players so we really should come out of the cage like lions after that capitulation against Spurs and have people talking about us again in a positive light

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  • Tommyy

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Haha Magpies – what a load of absolute tosh! You know full well none of the comments were worded like that. They were all in good argument, displaying both sides. Not negative at all, mainly opinionating how some of us feel regarding certain aspects of the team.

    I think I speak for everyone when saying Pardew has done a fantastic job, it is just the opinion of many that there are some things we’d like to see done slightly different.

    What a childish way to start the debates, it’s people like you and comments like that which have led to many people not commenting lately. You’re not giving reasoned debate a chance and just whining on with that Neggar tag.

    I’m quite happy to have a good balanced debate, as I’m sure are many others who hold a different view to yourself. Stop being so selfish and authoritarian in you’re comments, people have The right to their view just as much as you. So please stop with those ridiculous sort of comments.

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  • shearermania

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #10

    i left the u.k for australia 4 years ago and while i love the lifestyle, the climate and everything that goes with living in this great country – i find it soooo hard staying up until 4 in the morning to watch our games…just want the game to start now…they better play well or i will be a grumpy sod at work in the morning, thats in a few hours after the game…

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  • Tommyy

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #11

    The ‘them or us’ attitude on this blog is beginning to stink. God forbid anyone who actually has thoughts and views on both sides of an argument.

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  • pbNcl

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Shearermania, I applaud your dedication sir!

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  • shearermania

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #13

    anyone else watching the west ham – palace game…that zaha looks a real prospect

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  • shearermania

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #14

    @pbnc1 as they say “you can take the boy out of newcastle but never newcastle out of the boy” or something a long the lines……im more fanatic about our toon than ever…..

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  • pbNcl

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Good on ya man! Reppin the toon downunder, that’s how ya dee it! : D

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #16

    It’s dangerous to be confident of anything in the BPL – ALL teams are capable of playing out of their skins on any given day.
    We have to believe in ourselves, Yes, but I don’t like the word ‘confident’ – it leads to complacency all too easily, and that’s when the problems start.

    I’m expecting a tough, tight game against Wolves.
    As long as we get 3 points, I’ll be happy.

    Even the top teams don’t destroy weaker opposition all the time – why should we expect to be different?

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  • steve

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Tommyy // Feb 25, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    The ‘them or us’ attitude on this blog is beginning to stink. God forbid anyone who actually has thoughts and views on both sides of an argument.
    ————————————————–
    Well put. There used to be good banter and debate on here, now I can’t go a single day without reading ‘neggar’ or ‘deluded’ because people have a different opinion.

    On to the football, I would hope pardew sticks with the 4-4-2 playing Cab, Tiote, Jonas and Ben Arfa. Got to go and restore some pride today after spurs. 2-0 Demba, Colo.

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  • cupiddstunt

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #18

    pbNcl @ # 6

    I really do find double negatives so high up there on the stupid list,

    So to quote Benny aint goin nowhere in the summer means he is going somewhere so if you know something the rest of us don’t please share.

    Although I do agree with the bulk of you post.

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  • timuJ

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #19

    just bought the new e-programme from the official website.

    pretty good like, its just a pdf file which can be easily distributed to anyone else….surprised Mike Ashley signed off on it!

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  • Tommyy

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Steve – exactly, can’t say two words of an opinion these days without being shot down by the mob.
    I’d agree with your formation, I’d rather see a 4-3-3 diamond formation but it’s untested and as has been stated we’ve fared well with the solid 4-4-2 thus far. Disappointed if Raylor does indeed start but hey ho.

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  • Tommyy

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #21

    PbNcl – I don’t think anyone disagrees when saying Pardew has done a brilliant job, I don’t however think he is a brilliant manager. Also to say Ben Arfa isn’t going anywhere in the summer is bold. From where I’m sitting it looks as though he isn’t happy and will probably want to leave, whether he does or not is a different question. I sincerely hope not though.

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  • pbNcl

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Stupidity is not something I am usually linked with, so please forgive me if you did not understand my meaning. Figure of speech mate. I am confident he is happy and wants to stay, but I’ve never met the lad so can’t give you anything concrete. Two thumbs fresh

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  • steve

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #23

    I dont mind Raylor TBH, doesn’t really fit our (supposed) style of pass and move attacking football. In a team who like to cross the ball often (Wolves) he could be a good asset.

    I’m expecting Cabaye to shine today he has no excuses now that mr.T is back in town. Feel a bit sh!t for Guthrie mind, he can be class on his day but feel he has no future at Toon unless he is happy as a bench warmer/bit player.

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  • tdt

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #24

    The team pretty much picks itself today, but who’s going to be at RM???

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  • pbNcl

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #25

    Basically, I hope he stays

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #26

    @tdt Raylor

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Shearermania, do you work Sundays? 🙁

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #28

    So tdt the team doesn’t pick itself if we have a dilemma at RM….

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  • SwedishMagpie

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Im 99,5% sure that we will play this team today
    krul
    simpson-willo-colo-santon
    raylor-cabaye-tiote-jonas
    cisse-ba

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  • tdt

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #30

    yeah ruddy it picks itself, but pardew’s a radge!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #31

    Jesper it is Sunday in Austrailia! haha

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  • Tommyy

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #32

    From the training photos and Pardew’s comments, I’m 99% certain it will be Raylor. I just hope HBA features and has a solid game, and then not get left out for the next few weeks.

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #33

    @ Ruddy

    My moniker is Magpies Fly High. It’s all in the name. It’s about optimism. I’m in the glass half full alliance on this blog.

    I am still convinced the neggers are looking very short term. A lot of impatience and ‘I want it and I want it now’ thinking A lot of the players we have and are bringing in have been coached in a 4-3-3 culture and I think AP will change to that system once has has sufficient quality defensive cover so as not to need two wingers constantly having to backtrack and can then move away from a 4-4-2. He will always need to be able to use this as Plan B though. Once we shift to a 4-3-3 then Benny can shine. I think AP is nurturing him back to be our big impact player next season. The management side thinks longer term than a single season and we are supposed to have a five year plan…

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Dunno what point I was making there, bit of a blonde moment lol

    Raylor will more than likely play at RM tdt

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  • SurefootedShola

    Feb 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #35

    As expected.

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  • tdt

    Feb 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #36

    lol I agree

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  • tdt

    Feb 25, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #37

    This has probably been said arleady, but did anyone notice Napoli’s formation v chelsea?

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  • corf22

    Feb 25, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #38

    Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini , Santon; R Taylor, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez; Cisse, Ba -.-

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  • corf22

    Feb 25, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #39

    subs Elliot, Ferguson, Perch, Guthrie, Obertan, Ben Arfa, Ameobi

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  • Dannyo

    Feb 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #40

    NUFC (4-4-2): Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Santon; R Taylor, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez; Cisse, Ba

    NUFC subs: Elliot, Ferguson, Perch, Guthrie, Obertan, Ben Arfa, Ameobi

    As expected. HBA will get a run out today, and happy to see Fergy feature regularly on the bench by now 🙂

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