Newcastle Youngsters In Milk Cup Final Tonight


The Newcastle U17 side have made it through to the final of the Milk Cup,  after beating Bolton Wanderers 2-0 in Ballymoney last night.

Adam Campbell – 17 year-old striker scored on of Magpies’ goals against Bolton

And the young Newcastle side will now meet Desportivo Brazil in tonight’s final at the Ballymena Showgrounds, with a KO time of 8.20 pm, as they bid to win the Premier section of the Milk Cup tournament for a third time.

Dave Watson, Newcastle’s  Academy manager was delighted with Newcastle’s win, and he had this to say on the Newcastle web-site:

“They were two great goals and the team played really well – it was a great performance.” “We were really professional and we’ve only conceded one goal in four games and scored 15.

“We’ve played really well and there’s been a gradual improvement, which shows that the lads are taking on board what they’re being told.”

“We’ve had someone looking at Desportivo Brazil and apparently they’re the best team in the tournament.” “But we’ll have a right good go at them and we’re looking forward to it.”

17 year-old Adam Campbell, the former Wallsend Boys Club striker, had scored five goals in the previous three games in the competition, and he missed a penalty last night, after first converting but being told to take it again after a Bolton defender had moved into the penalty area  – and this time the goalkeeper saved it.

A stupid decision by the referee,  who penalized Newcastle for Bolton committing the foul.

But The England U17 International soon scored after that miss, with a nice header from an Alex Gilliead cross from the right wing,  and then Jamaican winger Rolando Aarons scored just before the break,  as he moved inside nicely  from the left wing, and hit the back of the night with a good left footed  shot.

And there’s a chance today that this Newcastle U17 side can win the Milk Cup as we did back in 1985 and 1989, although the Brazilian side will be a tough one to beat.

Players can play in this tournament if they are born on or after January 1st 1995, and that’s the day Adam Campbell was born, so he is one of the oldest and one of the smallest players in the competition.

This was the team that won last night:

Woodman, McKinnon, Kitchen, Satka, Desmond, Aarons, Olley, Armstrong, Smith Campbell, Gilliead.
Subs: Grant, Sterry, Storey, Morgan, Quinn, Cardona-Lopez.

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147 comments so far

  • gfp13

    Jul 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Haven’t seen any of those youngsters play. Any potential future stars? I did see a bit in the journal a few weeks back saying that the north east was the answer to England’s future and there was 2 Newcastle players listed and 3 Sunderland. The keeper woodman and Michael Richardson who’s too old for this tournament were the Newcastle players tipped for a big future

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 26, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Well done lads….Keep it up and try and bring those stats with you to the first team!

    Do we really have a player called Kitchen? 🙂

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  • deeeeeeano

    Jul 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Is cardona-Lopez that young Colombian that was on here a year or do back?

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  • Andymax

    Jul 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #4

    You can watch the game live!
    BBC2 N Ireland 7 pm Sky channel 972

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Jul 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #5

    Ibiza

    Kitchen really can stand the heat ….

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #6

    Good luck lads

    Also why the hell is it called the milk cup ?

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  • gfp13

    Jul 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #7

    Didn’t the league cup used to be the mill cup? When paisley was at Liverpool and they were trailing he said he was turning sour on the milk cup while actually drinking a cup of milk. Needless to say they won otherwise I highly doubt jokes would have been made. May have been another cup but think it was league cup

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  • gfp13

    Jul 26, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #8

    It was 82-86 when dairy crest was the sponsor just done a bit of research

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #9

    MFH….Something about wiping the floor?

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Jul 26, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #10

    next alcohol cup only for bench warmer s like Owen

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jul 26, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #11

    Cardona-Lopez sounds like he should be lifting the champion’s league trophy with Real Madrid. You have to be a good player with a name like that.

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  • Valci

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Rotonda – i saw you slandering my name on the previous post. I think you were referring to this: “this concept that there is a right and wrong way to play footy is utter crap imho.” – part of what i said. So really…i said what i said about this idea(concept)… if you subscribe to it and took offense then thats another matter.

    If it were true however…all teams would play like Barca and all managers would use the same tactics. They do not. They borrow ideas and try to implement them which is ok…but then Barca was overtaken in the league by Real and knocked out of the CL by Chelsea… so there are obvious flaws in having only 1 available option of attack.

    If you are objective and take a step back you will notice that managers are starting to figure our the tiki-taka way and are finding ways to stop it…some more successful then other and it will probably take a few years for everyone to get up to speed but it’s happening. Thats why i said Real’s playing style is more adequate to be called modern football as it is a more complex system that offers a variety of options. And i am not the only one saying that my friend… many people here agree that having options is a good thing…weather that be Carroll or someone else it’s out of our hands really.

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  • spitfire_

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #13

    This guy Barrda now play for Morocco in the Olympics.

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  • Valci

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #14

    Also…thanks Ibitza for trying to defend my good name. Cheers. 😀

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  • OoAhDembaBa

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Watching Barrada play now. Lopez for Honduras looks nifty

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  • seantoon

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Get some cash out Ashley and buy the entire desportivo brazil team then

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  • cyprus

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #17

    On your previous posts Ed.
    Why are we after a top striker since we have plenty of those, at the highest level? Is Ba leaving after all?
    Isn’t that Huntellaar a bit of a trouble maker? Haven’t Ba and Cisse been able to gel together? If we are looking for a striker, isn’t a small wily forward (Swarez-style) what we should be looking for?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #18

    @ Cyprus

    Remy or Gaimero would be ideal

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #19

    any links for tonight’s finale?

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  • cyprus

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #20

    On the tiki-taka comments above. Each team plays to its strengths and according to what it has, now. ie. to its competitive advantage. Barca and Spain have players who are masters at that, so that’s what they play. This is why we should play according to our strengths, say in a diamond formation.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Lee Ryder has tweeted that Paul Dummett is with the squad travelling to Portugal. He must have impressed; would be great if he can step up to 2nd choice LB this season.

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  • cyprus

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #22

    Big Pappa,
    Don’t know them, I presume they are ‘small forwards’?

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  • pardews plan B

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Valci. I agree there is no one right way to play football and restricting yourself to one tactic means you will be found out.
    Diversity is key. Which is why pardew has a plan b. Me

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Cyprus

    We should definitely be looking for another striker and I agree that a small, wily forward would be ideal. But we shouldn’t limit ourselves to that criteria.

    I think a youngish striker is very important. Our current strikers aren’t particularly young and both Ba and Cisse have expressed their desires to play elsewhere (PSG and Real respectively, if my memory serves me well) so they won’t be around forever. Whilst they’re still here we would do well to get a young, promising, pacey striker (who is non-African!) who could progress as a backup to our super Senegalese twosome, and replace one of them in time.

    As I said before, I would welcome Carroll back if the deal was right – I just think it’s too unlikely.

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  • Joe1987

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #25

    This Barrada looks decent.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Ryder also tweeted that Douglas is due to play for Twente in a Europa League qualifier. Looks like we may have to turn our attention elsewhere for definite now. Who though is the question?

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  • DannyA

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #27

    i agree Barrada looks a gud player so far draws plenty fouls and looks like he likes 2 attack 2 which we all love but no sign ov trackin back but am sure pardew will weave his magic if he does sign on!

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  • geordiesteve520

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #28

    @3 He’s called Esteban Lopez and moved into the area from Colombia when he was a kid and ended up playing for Wallsend Boys Club with Adam Campbell (I think) and things have gone from there.

    Off topic: Does anyone else hope this is us?
    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/12691/7933890/Ramirez-set-for-Prem-move

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  • spitfire_

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Fantastic goal by Barrada.

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  • DannyA

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #30

    quality goal big lad sign him up quick hahaha

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  • OoAhDembaBa

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #31

    Barradaaaaaaaa! Wow!

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  • Joe1987

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #32

    That’s another few £ on his price tag, what a goal!

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  • cyprus

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #33

    And Ed,
    Hope your friend Tony is getting ready to re-edit the players banner above! Hope he’s a fan or he’ll be getting upset at changing – re-changing! Best must go, there’s no left back there (yep, the one everyone loves to hate), Obertan ominously looks like he’s walking out in the photo above… How about a 16 player set up, in order to make room for the squad rotation which must surely come this year? Or would that make them look like Lowry’s ‘matchstick men’?

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #34

    Joe1987

    Where/how are you watching it? Is it on sky/espn or a link?

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  • OoAhDembaBa

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #35

    Thoughts on Lopez from Honduras?

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #36

    The reason for Barcelona not winning the league and champs league is not just down to their one style only approach, although that was a factor.

    Teams have found ways to play against it. It might nt work most of the time but they win less than they did a couple seasons ago.

    The reason Spain continue to be successful is that they marry the style of Barcelona and real madrid to have more options.

    Messi scores a lot of Barcelonas goals and he makes a lot for himself by beating a few men and shooting. So it’s not just slick passing what does it. The slick passing mixed with opposition having a few men on messi gives the other lad enough time to pick out intricate passes.

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  • DannyA

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #37

    Rowan channel 476 on sky in HD if u have it mate

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  • Joe1987

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m jst watchin it on EuroSport, not sure about any links online.

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  • deeeeeeano

    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #40

    Cheers geordiesteve , thought so, some great young’uns on the way tgru

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