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Newcastle Manager Happy Enough With Youngsters’ Display Last Night

9:38 am, Saturday, July 14th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

Chemnitzer FC start their season next week, and were a lot more match fit than Newcastle last night, and it’s hardly surprising that it  showed during the game.

Sammy Ameobi - in England U21 colors – about 7′ tall these days

But these games are for a purpose, and while it’s always good to win that build up that winning mentality, the youngsters got a good chance to impress the Newcastle manager last night, and some of them took the opportunity.

Sammy Ameobi, who looks like he’s about 7′ tall these days, scoring a good goal, but it was disallowed by a dubious off-side decision.

This is what the Newcastle manager had to say to The Journal last night after the firs game of pre-season:

“The opposition start their season next week – and that showed.” “I know they are a couple of levels below us. But they looked sharper.”

“I was still happy with some of the performances. Sammy did well up top and scored a perfectly good goal.” “We showed some neat touches and our technical stuff was fine.”

“Offensively we’re a little bit at sea. As you would expect the pitch was slow.” “We could not get the ball out of our feet and get it to our pace men. But it was a good work-out.”

Newcastle’s mercurial striker Papiss Cisse was at the game last night,  but the 26 year-old sat in the stands, and his Senegal team mate Demba Ba did see some action in the second half, as Alan brought on some of the Newcastle first team, to try to get the equalizer.

James Tavernier looked very decent last night, and Sammy Ameobi could really come through for Newcastle in the coming season - and we have to wonder how much taller this lad is going to grow. :D

A win would have been nice, but the game served its purpose,  and next up is AS Monaco on Monday night – in the small German town of Landsberg am Lech – which is about 30 miles east of Munich – and it’s a 7:00 pm kick off.

Monaco are now in the French second division but will be hoping to get back to France’s top league next season.

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toonboy_84 // Jul 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Papiss mercurial

  • 2 Toonboy_84 // Jul 14, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Just call me blog killer 84

  • 3 arroeben // Jul 14, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    What’s the back of the new kit like? Blank or stripes?

  • 4 st0r3z // Jul 14, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    30 miles east of munich…………….naaaa deffo not i jus google maped it to see how long would take me to drive there and its deffo around 30 miles west lol

  • 5 Klatoon // Jul 14, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    arroeben, the back of the kit is white with the names and numbers in black. On Sammy’s height spurt, anyone else feel his future is as a striker? Pards may think so too seeing as he played him at CF yesterday.

  • 6 SupaToonKid // Jul 14, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Sammy is our tallest player at 6ft 4.5 in (Shola is 6ft 2.5 in & you may remember Tomi Ameobi who is the smallest brother at 6’1″)

  • 7 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Jul 14, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    I am not too keen on the new kit, I preferred last season’s kit: black with white stripes

  • 8 Spuggy // Jul 14, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Chronicle interview with Ba in Germany. Looks like he’s staying unless a silly offer comes in.

  • 9 Spuggy // Jul 14, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    The link would help top :-/

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/newcastle-united/nufc-news/2012/07/14/demba-ba-slams-talk-of-quitting-newcastle-united-72703-31392918/

  • 10 OoAhDembaBa // Jul 14, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Sammy needs to put more muscle weight on and you never know, maybe we have another Andy Carroll under our books, if not possibly better in time

  • 11 arroeben // Jul 14, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Klatoon, so it’s all plain white at the back? Or just the name and no part? And stripes at the bottom?

  • 12 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Jul 14, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Never a doubt in me mind that BA will leave :p

  • 13 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Jul 14, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    There are stripes at the bottom

  • 14 mattnufc // Jul 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    How is Cisse mercurial? He basically scores everygame.

  • 15 NUFC_LEAZES END // Jul 14, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    sammy ameobi the next andy carrol?
    somehow if he did make a big name for himself like carroll did i think he would stay loyal to the toon like his big friendly giant of a brother :P

  • 16 jakesome // Jul 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    last european game i went to was toon against monaco at sjp many moons ago




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