Two 17 Year-Olds Could Be In First Team Squad Soon

It wasn’t until Shola Ameobi and Jack Colback came on in the second half that any local lads were present in the Newcastle vs Sunderland derby game on Sunday.

Remie Streete – 2012 Wor Jackie winner

But Alan Pardew has come out today and said that Newcastle youngster Remie Streete could find himself in Newcastle first team squad sooner rather than later.

The 17 year-old 6’2″ defender can play right-back or center-back won the very first Jack Hixon Award in 2010, which is named after the scout who discovered a certain Alan Shearer.

Remie is the son of former Wolves player Floyd Streete, and he has an imposing physical presence and began playing regularly for the Reserve side at the end of last season, when he was only 16.

Streete has been training with the first team recently, and Alan Pardew thinks it could be soon when Remie actually plays in the first team.

Pardew told the local press today:

“It looks like it isn’t going to take him too much time to be playing first-team football.” “He’s physically ready, in the next two years he could go straight in.”

“I don’t want to heap too much pressure on Remie, but he’s a calm kind of guy.”   “If you are really confident that you can handle it, then they can go straight in to the first team.”

And Remie has won this year’s Wor Jackie award, given to the best Newcastle U18 player each year, and is named after the great number 9 – Ashington-born Jackie Milburn – who scored 200 goals for Newcastle United in his career.

Streete was delighted to pick up the Wor Jackie award back on Feburary 7th, when he had this say:

“I am really proud to pick up this award – it’s such a prestigious part of the football world up here and there are some great former winners which can hopefully inspire me to push on at Newcastle.”

“I know there is a long way to go, but as long as I keep on learning and taking the good advice of the manager and experienced professionals, then hopefully I will get my chance.”

The other local lad whom Newcastle have high hopes for is 17 year-old red-head (ginger) Adam Campbell, who is a striker and was born in North Shields, and he won the 2011 Jack Hixon award.

Adam Campbell

And Pardew feels the two of them are Newcastle’s best young prospects:

“I thought we excelled actually to get to the quarter-finals.” “We were disappointed our young England boy didn’t play in Ginger – Adam Campbell – we have high hopes for him.”

“The outstanding player was Remie, there’s no doubt about that. I have high hopes for him too.” “He could be the one for us. Him and Ginger have the best chance.”

Newcastle are clear that they want to bring through local youngsters, and we have Shola and Sammy Ameobi,Fraser Forster, Steve Harper and Steven Taylor who are local lads, but none are starting in the first team at the moment, for various reasons.

It would be great to see Street and Campbell come through soon into the first team squad.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #1

    Good to see Pardew takes an interest in our youngsters- we really seem like we are starting to have a fantastic infrastructure as a club when it comes to getting in top class talent and nurturing them into the first team!

  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 6, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #2


    Spot on there, I love that we are looking to the future like!


  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 6, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #3

    the award that streete won is it not a kiss of death

  • philippealbert

    Mar 6, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #4

    Great news, really exciting. Hopefully see them in the first team squad at some point next year, get them learning from the older players. Everyone’s been talking about Streete, he sounds like quality. Ginger as well?!

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 6, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Well judging by the fact he is still alive I’d presume not Indian LOL! 😀

    On a serious note, at that age I think there are two ways you go… You’ll either fly with the expectation or sink and 2 years later be released e.g. Someone like Donaldson!

  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 6, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #6



    could be mate…Whos the other that won it again?

  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 6, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #7

    What I mean is whos won it and failed?

    Ie kiss of death?


    Mar 6, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #8

    Believe this when i see it!

    Nice to hear about them being considered, but will they be going in the same direction as a Certain Andy Carroll when they,ve made their name with us?

    Not wishing to be too Pessimistic though,but!

  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 6, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #9

    carroll ranger etc..

  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 6, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #10

    Didnt know Ranger won it?

    Interesting on the last thread what somebody said about Streete being the real deal, I hope so!

  • Pardew's fist pump

    Mar 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #11

    My take on the summer:


    Xisco (if possible)
    Guthrie (rather him stay)


    Bunch of prospects.


    Trying to dislodge them and playing Carling Cup and (if we make it) Europa:


    Or if wanting more experience, could play Raylor, Best, Perch etc

    Players to go out on loan – Gosling, maybe Steete and Campbell.


    Mar 6, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #12

    They are both supposed to be good prospects but the ginger lad needs to eat a few more Kebabs! And put some weight on, read somewhere that he,s very fast but needs to gain some pounds~!

    Street? Have also read somewhere that he is already good enough for the first team but Pardew still thinks he,s still young~!


    Mar 6, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Martin O,neil is still bitching about the Derby game last Sunday while the rest of us have moved on and are busy thinking about our next games~!

    Excepting of course Lee Clattermole~!

  • estechco

    Mar 6, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #14

    Pardew being a bit Ginge-ist there wasn’t he?!?

  • mickg108

    Mar 6, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #15

    Can any one remember when the 4 day Youth Academy Test takes place,,this is the reason the reserves are being scrapped..


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