Magpies Lose Milk Cup Final But Striker Is Player Of Tournament


The Newcastle U17 side side went down last night in the final of the Milk Cup (Premier Section) to favorites Desportivo Brazil by a score of 3-0 at the  Ballymena Showgrounds in Northern Ireland.

Newcastle striker Adam Campbell – Man of the Tournament

Both Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and  Development Director Peter Beardsley were at the game, which was fairly even for most of the first half and it was 0-0 at the half.

The Newcastle side certainly held their own in the first half, but after scoring 15 goals in the previous games this week, our lads couldn’t seem to create too many chances last night.

And then early in the second half the Brazilians went ahead, when striker Bruno Conceicao found himself unmarked in the box,  and the Brazilian easily headed home past Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, from just seven yards out.

Oliveira then made a good move down the right wing on 59 minutes and although Conceicao failed to connect in front of goal when the cross came over,  it was substitute Aguilar Oliveira who fired the ball home from close range – but the ball really should have been cleared by the Newcastle defense.

The last goal of the game came in the last few minutes  as Caio Ramalho got possession and exchanged passes with Arthur Bonaldo to reach the penalty area, but Woodman blocked the shot.

But the ball then deflected off defender Ryan McKinnon, and it was Ramalho who finally hit the ball home.

Newcastle Development manager Dave Watson said this at the conclusion of the game:

“It wasn’t through a lack of effort from our lads – I think they gave all they had – but they just weren’t good enough on the night.”

Andf  Newcastle did bring home a trophy last night, when Newcastle 17 year-old striker  Adam Campbell, the former Wallsend Boys Club player,  was named the  Player of the Tournament for the Premier Section of the Milk Cup.

This was the Newcastle United side last night:

Woodman, Desmond, Satka, McKinnon, Kitchen (Sterry 61), Olley (Cardona-Lopez 57), Smith, Campbell, Aarons, Armstrong. Gilliead.

Newcastle had previously won the Milk Cup in both 1985 and 1989, but it just wasn’t to be last night, but our lads played well and deserve enormous credit for their exploits this week.

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30 comments so far

  • Baro

    Jul 27, 2012 at 2:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Any one know how cardona-Lopez played?

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  • zaktoon_swede

    Jul 27, 2012 at 2:59 AM

    Comment #2

    he caught my attention. great physice for someone so short and good feet.. seems to be taking the wrong decisions a bit too often, drifts out wide too much, but thats quite normal for a 17 year old.

    armstrong was the one who really caught my eye on the night, tidy player. was really hoping to see some glimpses of what campbell is capable of but he looked tired and off pace. surely he’ll get his chance with the first team sooner rather than later.

    crossing my fingers for some positive news later today.

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  • Kyo

    Jul 27, 2012 at 3:47 AM

    Comment #3

    Newcastle lose in the final? That’s our trademark in these parts.

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  • superkrul

    Jul 27, 2012 at 5:45 AM

    Comment #4

    Fingers will be crossed for a wile then !

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  • redondo77

    Jul 27, 2012 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #5

    http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/335562

    fat sam and nolan always want to be together, and they both seem to hate us.

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  • Valci

    Jul 27, 2012 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Meh…don’t think thats realistic since Rodgers has backed off from his initial statement for a loan deal for AC. So if anyone is gonna get his i believe it’s gonna have to be a straight-up buy. If rumors of Ashley’s involvement are true i suppose he’l go as high as 15mil up front and probably no more… i guess it depends on how much we want the player but thats what i would expect from him.

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  • redondo77

    Jul 27, 2012 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #7

    tbh AC is not worth 20m probably 10m, because he really wasn’t that good especially last season.
    This is just liverpool trying to block us getting AC back, because if we do get him back liverpool will be a laughing stock. if we didn’t go for AC and other clubs did probably they will let him go for 10m

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  • tequilamag

    Jul 27, 2012 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #8

    only saw first half but thought Smith looked pretty good in central midfield, passed ball well and looked very composed

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  • nicktoon

    Jul 27, 2012 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #9

    Just checked the journal- is that article about Lille finding a replacement for debuchy new an what mark douglous was going on about? Surely we all know that and doesn’t explain anything!

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  • Valci

    Jul 27, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #10

    redondo – dont think so mate. Selling for 10mil would make em look even more foolish regardless who they sell too. It also depends on weather AC wants to go to that team or not. My guess is that he either comes back home or stays with the fools…

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  • steve

    Jul 27, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #11

    West ham bid 17m for Carroll. Source BBC.

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  • Valci

    Jul 27, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #12

    steve – thats what redondo and i were discussing. Its a loan deal though and i doubt that will happen.

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  • steve

    Jul 27, 2012 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #14

    Ah, had no idea valki hadn’t read previous thread. Loan with option yo buy is what is reported I think.

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  • bambams

    Jul 27, 2012 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #15

    The young lads ran their hearts out and kept the brazilians at bay in the first half. Unfortunately they all tired in the second half and when they went one down their heads dropped, the other team were much better offensively and deserved win. Well done toonsprogs ! Some good prospects .

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  • steve

    Jul 27, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #16

    Bambams – any stand out players for us, didn’t catch the game ??

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  • Valci

    Jul 27, 2012 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #17

    steve – indeed it is. I’m doubtful the fools would accept a loan deal as i think they want straight up cash to replace him with another striker if they sell. thats why i said that if Mike Ashley really want to bring AC back here he can probably get him with a 15mil cash up-front deal. Like i said, i think he will either be stuck at the fools or come back home…but who knows, what with Nolan’s advice and such…

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #18

    On WHU Carroll bid – 2M now with 15m later (at least next season later)

    It depends if Brendon Rodgers feels secure in his job.
    Can he afford to lose a striker for a season and gamble on getting the cash later?

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  • hotdog

    Jul 27, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #19

    Baro – Lopez did more in 20mins than the kid he replaced. Looked to me that he should have had a starting place.

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  • ~Debuchery on a Dreamboat~

    Jul 27, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #20

    15mill for Carroll or 15mill for Loic Remy.

    Hmm.. Not a tough choice there… Remy has pace which our forwards lack and apparantly knows how to run without tripping over air. Easily the better value for money player.

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  • Valci

    Jul 27, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #21

    Debuchery – “Easily the better value for money player.” – in your opinion…it remains to be seen what the board & staff at NUFC think. Or if these prices are even real.

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  • ~Debuchery on a Dreamboat~

    Jul 27, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #22

    If your going by recent form. Then there is no way Carroll is worth anywhere near an 8 digit figure. What has he done in the last year that warrants such a stupidly high fee?

    Because he is young and English, there is always the additional 5 or so Million added to his current Value

    Because he cost liverpoo 35million they are going to want to get back as much as possible, therefore adding to his price.

    I don’t think we should be shelling out 8 digit fee’s for players with Potential. Ben Arfa had the potential prior to signing for us. We only paid 5mill, Santon had potential we paid around 5-6mill

    Obertan has potential, we paid 3 mill.

    But because Carroll is english and has potential we are going to pay nearly 3x we would for a foreign player?. Give me a break… that’s ridiculous.

    And before some of you have a go at me wanting Loic Remy for 15mill. I don’t want him at that price. Only used him as a comparison to Carroll since they are the two main forwards we have been linked with recently, and are valued at around the same price.

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  • theystillletmevote

    Jul 27, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #23

    Good to see the club improving at all levels…

    Like to see signings like Curtis Good…

    Not so long ago we were making “firefighting” signings like Craig Moore – an aussie at the tail end of his career..and though a good player… his best years were behind him.

    Possibly Derek Llambias’s boasting about how Mike Ashley extracted maximum cash from Liverpool for Carroll is in Liverpool’s minds as there doesn’t seem any way they can move Carrol on without losing face…

    On the other hand they don’t seem to want him and he doesn’t seem to want to go anywhere else…can’t see his value increasing if he stays there and warms the bench…

    interesting times….

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  • Graeme

    Jul 27, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #24

    Valci, I think Debuchery is right on this one!! Looking at the forwards we have in Ba and Cisse, I believe Loic Remy would fit in much better and give us far more options.

    Ba can give us the power that AC brings to the table, but Remy has skill, pace in abundance and as part of a front three, or playing off the CF in a 4-4-2, would be quite a deadly option in the box!

    There is no doubt that Remy IS a quality player, just as AC has the potential to BECOME one. In the circumstance we are in, if it was my money, I think I would go for Remy if it was a choice of either of them for no more than £15 million!!

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  • jayphoto

    Jul 27, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #25

    Stand out player for toon last night was the centreback – Satka! Looked immense actually! Behind him, woodman (gk) looked cool and assured and Armstrong played very well (in mind that he’s only 15, might be a really good prospect)
    Campbell was starved of service, his passing was poor too, but he’s got a shearer feel in his hold up play and movement and mannerisms! Rolando Arrons looked poor, ran into trouble alot, didn’t look that pacey but both teams looked fatigued, could be a case of fitness and physique that will come with age! None of the team look capable of first team appearances for a few years yet but satka, Armstrong, Campbell and possibly smith might have what it takes to make it!

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  • beddersmag

    Jul 27, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #26

    Cant believe how little support there is on here for bringing big andy back. In terms if physicality comparig him with ba is a joke. Ba will not compete in the air at all. If we play 442 as pardew seems to be hinting i know who i would want up front winning the ball for cisse and it wouldnt be the lazy african. It would be the local kid who would die on the pich for the toon. Ba cant play the target man role imo and loses a month a year fasting, and another month at acon, has a knee which could apparently go at any time, and is yet to prove he is commited to us. No i would take andy back in an instant. The kid will only get better and in a few years will literally be unplayable mark my words. Do rate Ba actually. Just think geordies like andy should be the heartbeat of our team

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Jul 27, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #27

    i think AC would be usefull, very usefull, he win areal battles, and has a lot of strenght, we must have him. IMO he is not that slow and untechnical, he is a good player and his strength is determination, power, heading and hold up play. Willo and Simmo and Krul often puts the ball long upfront what so ever and Carroll would try to recover some of them. P.s carroll could be a good forward for us, it doesn’t mean we will play Hoofball, WE WILL HAVE options and AC in attack will mean that Obertans, Ben Arfas and Marveaux’s crosses will have a better chance to be converted into the goals. Do we played hoofball then we’ve won agaisnts Villa 6-0 and sunderland 5-1? IMO we haven’t.

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  • deeeeeeano

    Jul 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #28

    Armstrong was very impressive in midfield and only 15 year old

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  • deeeeeeano

    Jul 27, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #29

    Hotdog, young ollie was poor and looked tired but had scored 3 goals before the final and played well, think 5 games in a week showed on both teams but us more so. Young aarons was the same.

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  • bjmagaloo

    Jul 27, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #30

    AC wont be coming back as the wages wont match
    by a long way. Still hoping of course. It all may depend on Demba staying or not. How any Geordie could go to work for SAM beats me & even if he dont come ome i cant see him going to London.

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