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Adam Johnson – I Grew Up Supporting Newcastle

1:16 pm, Monday, April 16th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 19 Comments

It seems that Manchester City’s Adam Johnson may be made available in the summer and Newcastle could be interested in the Sunderland-born player.

Adam Johnson – could be available this summer

Adam was born in Sunderland to a family that were Sunderland supporters, but he turned out to be a Newcastle supporter, and even joined Newcastle when he was just 10 years old in 1997.

We’re not sure whether Newcastle will be interested in Adam, if he is put up for sale in the summer, which seems very likely, and it could be the fee would be too much for the England International.

Johnson joined Manchester City in January of 2010 for £7M from Middlesbrough,  and the fee is likely to be higher than that this summer.

This is what Adam has said about his youth and growing up before the Newcastle Chelsea game last November which we lost 3-0:

“I was at Newcastle when I was a kid from 10-12 before I went to Middlesbrough.” “So I grew up supporting Newcastle and David Ginola and players like that.”

“It’s fantastic to playing against north-east teams.”  “These are the type of games I want to be playing in.”

Not only did we lose that game, but we lost Seven Taylor for the season with his Achilles injury too.

Adam wants more first team football,  and he has played 96 times for Man City with 15 goals since joining them from Middlesbrough, and he has 10 England caps with two goals.

Comments welcome.



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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 yorkshireToon // Apr 16, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    I’d love to sign this las up he has real quality in the final third, however I think the fee and his wages will stop him coming here

  • 2 yorkshireToon // Apr 16, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Lad*

  • 3 duncandisorderly // Apr 16, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    newspaper talk … keep moving; nothing to see

  • 4 pardew no 1 // Apr 16, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    i think if he is willing to cut a bit of his wages and then sign him up he would be great and give him the sort of contract dembas on apart from the buy out fee so he is pay for play he would be great if he was demba replacement just hope demba doesnt go

  • 5 ToonDownSouth // Apr 16, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Why would Johnson have said that before the Chelsea game?

    Surely before our game against City. That would make sense.

  • 6 Beattie25 // Apr 16, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    He’s quality, English and a nufc supporter yet why do I get the feeling there is cheaper, better and less risky than AJ?

    If we signed him I would be overjoyed but I’d rather have a right footed LW/ST (Hoilett) over AJ to balance the team out!

    Also regarding the post about Alderwield or Vertohogen, I’m in the same state of mind as a fellow blogger and I’d go for both. They can both play CB/FB/DM and we would look shit hot next year with them in our team. It might mean that Willo and Simmo would be moved on but I’d get over it soon enough.

    It would never happen but we could look immense. Spend all the money we have on defence, pick up Diame and Hoilett on a free and bring in the youngsters.

    At home:

    Santon Colo Taylor Peiters

    Away:

    Alderwield Colo Taylor Vertohogen

    Depending on injuries and form mix and match those and that is a world class defence for about £18 million.

    It would never happen but if we got 4th place….

  • 7 NorseMag // Apr 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    I know we have a lot of Taylors at this club, but Seven? And to lose them all in one match…

  • 8 Whoarya.com // Apr 16, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Eds getting mixed up with Steven Taylors injury during the Chelsea game but AJ would be great.

    However there is no chance of us paying City what they want or AJ what he wants or him getting more game time here is there?

  • 9 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Apr 16, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Ik weet niet how much AJ is making with Citeeh!

    But i would say if he likes us so much sign for us ! take a mega pay-cut and get 1st team football every week! Coz no-way will he get that at shitty!

  • 10 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Apr 16, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Sorry for the Dutch lads! But this is not the only blog i use! And the others in Dutch which can get abit confusing occassionally!

  • 11 north east lincs toon // Apr 16, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    With lover , smith and hopefully xisco gone in the summer That should free up about 130 grand in wages alone We need at least 5 new signings

  • 12 geordiejamie89 // Apr 16, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Quality player going forward, would do much better than Ba in the 4-3-3 formation, but too pricey for Newcastle. If we could agree a decent price, then it would be nice to have a Newcastle supporter in the team.

  • 13 BringBackTav // Apr 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    If the price is right then sign the boy up. He’s young, English(no ACN) plenty of positives, can score a goal now and again, England international. This seems a no brainer.

  • 14 NUFC_LEAZES END // Apr 16, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Sign him up pardew! He’s just what we need, a talented home-grown winger, would love to see him in black and white

  • 15 JP...from The Rock // Apr 16, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    I’ve always rated this guy highly. Very talented and very under-rated. We should go for him if he’s cheapish, but if he ain’t I bet that Pardiola and Carr can get one just as good.

  • 16 junior1 // Apr 17, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    Newcastle could get this lad he’s supposedly on 50k a week at man city we can afford this easily ashleys offered ba a 50k a week deal and he’s 26 why not adam johnson who’s got real talent and a england player and newcastle lad sign him up or even junior hoillet who’s a free transfer this summer

  • 17 toon_asprilla2012 // Apr 17, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    Beattie25 wer is Simpson in that defence?? He has saved us soooo many goals /points! His well under rated on here, he is actually best fullback in premier league ratings ! He has improved big time!

  • 18 trime61 // Apr 17, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Adam Johnson is not from Sunderland he is from a small place called Grants Houses, which is between Easington Colliery and Horden, but Grants Houses is actually part of Horden, he is not a mackem he is a colliery lad about 10 miles from Sunderland, and Horden is half Newcastle supporters and half Sunderland, in fact you could say he is a true Geordie, because in the History book in beamish a Geordie is a durham minor and horden had a huge pity one of the biggest in europe and is in county durham. Durham miners were called geordies because of the 2 flame safety lamps used underground, one was called the George Stephenson lamp and the other the Davvy lamp, the Davvy lamp was said to be the best but the durham miners refused to use it they would only use the George Stephenson lamp so from there the word geordie was born. I know the newscatle guy like to think it came from King Georges men, but im sorry thats not true a geordie is a durham miner

  • 19 Geordiedownunder // Apr 17, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Quite true, trime61. I know this as I’m a direct descendant of George Stephenson… thanks for putting the story right…
    HWTL




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