Newcastle Reach Final Of Hong Kong Sevens


Newcastle beat Citizen 2-0 in the quarter finals today in Hong Kong, and then edged past Rangers 3-2 – the first goals Newcastle have conceded in five games to again reach the final of the Citibank Hong Kong Football Club International Soccer Sevens

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James Tavernier leads Newcastle U21 sevens side
In final for the second year running


Conor Newton and captain James Tavernier scored to beat the local side Citizen in the quarter finals, and the lads  won that game fairly easily, but then Rangers, who beat Manchester City in the quarter finals were more difficult.

Newcastle conceded their first goal of the tournament in the first half against Rangers, but Michael Richardson equalized just before the break and then  Sammy Ameobi put Newcastle ahead in the second half,

But then Rangers equalized late in the second half,  but would you believe it, Sammy Ameobi came back with his second goal of the game and his sixth of the tournament to put Newcastle ahead 3-2,  and but for a fine save by Rangers goalkeeper Kelly, Sammy could have had a hat trick.

So for the second time running our lads have reached the final – we need to win it again.

It looks like we play Leicester City in the final, who beat Aston Villa 4-3 in the other semi-final, and who we beat 2-0 in the group stages.

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10 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    May 26, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #1

    Good on the younger lads. The Sevens comp should teach some of them a better passing game than what is offered by our manager ..

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  • Graeme

    May 26, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Ben – a passing game? What earthly use is that to us?

    Pardeau is a committed hoof it long and high merchant where the midfield stand and watch the ball so they can dodge the snow falling off it on the way back down!!!

    We must be the only club in the country with a bunch of very talented ball players, who actually rarely touch or see the damn ball.

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  • one Tony Green

    May 26, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed lets hope we get them out on loan and develop these young men properly

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 26, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #4

    i think sammy has scored 6 in 5 games?

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  • gfp13

    May 26, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #5

    I think almost all of these players are to be loaned out next season. Tav may be the exception due to Simpson leaving he could be used as back up to debuchy. Sammy may be kept too, god knows why. But our main problem is attracting players to the club. To me last summer showed us as a club with very little ambition, most clubs that claim 5th push on and look to do it again rather than just retain players. We showed us to be a small club, which we aren’t. We have the stadium and fan base to push on massively, we just need the money spent on the right players and to bulk our squad out as our back up aren’t good enough tbh

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  • WWYCD

    May 26, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #6

    Exposing the quality on hand if Newcastle are storming this tournement and Sammy is the best player out there for us. Can only beat what’s in front of u though so fair play to them

    What’s this about a 15mill euro bid for OMs big dominating defender? Doesn’t sound like us…although buying defenders when we need attackers seems to fit with our transfer strategies

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  • jimiley

    May 26, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #7

    The thought of another 7 years with Pardew makes me feel ill. Do we want to be a stable relegation side? The club has zero ambition. We do not want to be in Europe. We play reserves in domestic cups to save ourselves for the league. What are we trying to win?

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  • lesh

    May 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #8

    Rather than these young players languish in the development squad, be unable to get prem games, be loaned out to championship sides then leave us, why not loan them out to prem clubs where they’ll get prem experience?

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  • Sav

    May 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Better that they get games with a Championship side than they sit in the reserves at some other Prem side. THye aren’t that good. And in fairness to Pardew, he is the first manager at NUFC to be serious about finding clubs and loaning several lads out to gain experience elsewhere. Don’t knock it.
    As for loaning players to other Prem sides, it is blatantly unfair.(eg. Lukaku)

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  • Sav

    May 26, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #10

    And we lost 2-0 in the final to the Foxes, before there are any more ‘loan them to Prem sides’ comments. If they were that good, surely we’d need them ourselves?

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