This 16 Year-Old Is Newcastle’s Brightest Prospect

16 year old Adam Armstrong stands only 5’8″ tall, but he is probably Newcastle’s brightest young prospect at Newcastle these days, and made tremendous progress last season.

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Adam Armstrong – England U17 player

Adam has played for the England U16 and U17 teams and in the summer scored a goal for the England U17 side in the win in late August over Turkey in the FA International Tournament, and Adam was the outstanding English player in that game.

The local lad was called up for Newcastle’s first team squad for the Capital One Cup game at Morecambe a few backs back, midweek Capital One Cup tie at Morecambe, and the forward called it a ‘dream come true’ even though he remained on the bench.

At that time this is what Adam had to say:

“The lads have done really well. We kept the ball well first half, the second half was a bit messy but we’ve got the result. I’m really delighted to get on the score sheet, ” “I just have to keep those goals coming.”

Adam’s favorite player is Wayne Rooney and he has the same build as Wayne., so we hope he can turn out to be as good as Wayne Rooney is.

Armstrong is  a hugely gifted player who plays as a number 10, and certainly he has already caught the eye of Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who mentioned yesterday that Armstrong is one of the promising youngsters at the club.

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Adam Armstrong – a star of the future

The former Walbottle Campus Technology College pupil made his U18 debut at Newcastle in the game against Tottenham a year ago, and came one big time last season.

Newcastle haven’t had too much success in bringing players through the Academy,  but with Adam Campbell and Adam Armstrong, we seem to have two local lads who have terrific potential.

We hope both of them can come through at Newcastle – we need more English players and we need more local lads in the squad.

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16 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 13, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Hang on I though Campbell was are brightest prospect? Or was it sammy? Or fergie? Or dummett? Or bigi?

    12toonarmydownsouth // Sep 13, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Thanks for the link mate

    So what he’s basically saying is despite putting bids in for a few players the club didn’t really want to bring them in and he’ll say no more incase a full fledged riot kicks off from him saying we could of spent but Ashley said no

    7toonarmydownsouth // Sep 13, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Former striker Andy Cole was at Newcastle from 1992 through 1995 and in 85 appearances for the Magpies, scored a phenomenal 69 goals, and he had this to say on Wednesday night:
    “Newcastle United aren’t going to win the Premier League, only three or four teams can win the league now. That’s changed. Football has changed, but Newcastle used to be a lot closer.”
    “It’s a rock and a hard place at Newcastle at the moment. They seem to get themselves on the right track and all of a sudden someone here derails them. It’s almost as if somebody running the club wants to upset the punters and I find that very strange.”

    So yet another former pro and legend speaking out against the regime

    Just funk off Ashley

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 13, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #2

    Hopefully he makes it…but campbell has yet to get a chance so he might be waiting a while.


    from previous….we dont scout the best in the world though. We scout average players from france.

    What we should be doing is setting up an academy like barca, lika ajax, like athletic bilbao….a place where you can get a good amount of players into your squad from the youth ranks..then buy what you can’t produce.

    If other clubs can do it then there is no reason we cannot

  • Goodfella

    Sep 13, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #4

    Every interview Pardew gives there’s a different excuse I actually cannot stand the man any more.

  • clinath@ed

    Sep 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #5

    There is a generic problem for any manager, regarding bringing youth players through….TIME.

    Why should any manager spend time and effort bringing through teenagers and gambling on their success, when he has, on average, 18 months to make his job safe.

    It’s easier just to buy the “finished” article.

  • croftus5678

    Sep 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #6

    @1 tads

    yep spot on we have so many good lads yet we are classed as having failed at youth >.<

    i'd comfortably put dummett / sammy / bigi / hardryer in our team without fear so that doesnt seem a failure to me !
    krull came from our youth's
    then theres vukic / fergie both classed as internationals again points to not a failure
    good / newton borderline ready
    mbabu / streete / cambell / armstrong / alnwick very promising !

    i dont see the problem !!!!

  • croftus5678

    Sep 13, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #7

    @2 ts

    hehe i can see that going down well with our fans when they sell the young lads we have brought through like those you mentioned !
    we are classed as a selling club by us fans as it is now and we only sold any carroll lol.

    and i dont think thats fair to our players tbh i wouldnt class krull / sissoko / cabaye / mbiwa / collo / santon / debuchy / hairdryer / dummett / arfa / cisse as avg players.

  • jeff

    Sep 13, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #8

    lold ibiza thought i was serious


  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Pardew is only repeating what he has been told.

    He is giving us the information we crave. The answers.

    There is the evidence right there that we have zero ambition and our happy enough to stay in this league or finish mid-table. He does not care about success for NUFC.

    Ashley simply will not let this club go into any debt, even though we get the TV windfall at some point this season. He is happy to stand still and watch everyone build around us and watch us struggle if injuries occur.

    Sad times.

  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 13, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #10

    Jeff…So you don’t use about 50% of your posts to try and put down Ed’s blog?

    My bad, that was a funny one.

    [Insert various abbreviations for uncontrollable laughter]

  • Rooster

    Sep 13, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #11

    MA has made a rod for his own back, financially stable but his methods dont sit well at all, JK n AP n Carver n Stone, nowhere near up to the mark, im not sure what MA can do to appease the fans, walking up everest in crutches job.

  • croftus5678

    Sep 13, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #12

    @9 toon

    think you have that spot on tbh !

    he doesnt care its a business and wants us to do well so he gets more money but will not spend to get better !

    we have like a few mil in the bank at this moment from the profits of last year as sponsorship/tv rights havent been paid yet so the game was played that we are after this players and that player ect ect to make it look better !

    in jan if we have the money by then we will see some signings and if not it will be the end of the season !

    pards doesnt cry about this as almost all managers would so he will stay and jfk is an arse and doesnt care what others think about him so he’s perfect to take the brunt from the fans as far as ashley is concerned.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #13


    I just meant average on the world stage…krul is excellent and cabaye is good but most are run of the mill, top level players. they aren’t going to be getting into top/champs league sides anytime soon.


    thats why you need a club policy on development. Get it started now, aim to be bringing players through over the next 10 years (sooner if possible), continue to buy if we don’t have the youngsters.

    But the club need to set out a design then hire the right coaches and manager to work with what we have. If the players are coming through the manager will play them but i agree a manager can’t play youngsters for the sake of it…we need to produce the players first.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 13, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #14


    Spot on, exactly. We have been conned all summer.

    With this hold up catch up game Ashley plays season after season we will always be weaker than teams building around us. This is the second summer off the trot now, It’s obvious what his plan is. If we get any money in January or on the road to January we will see a signing.

    Problem with this is there is zero ambition and no excitement in it at all. We crave on excitement. By January, once again our season will be wrote off if injuries occur just like last season.

    It’s all so dim and mediocre. Not good enough for NUFC and this fanbase.

  • Jimay

    Sep 13, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #15

    How hard can scouting players be these days. Just look for a guy named Adam and bring him in!

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 13, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #16

    The trouble with a lot of these youths is that they look really good because they are more physically developed than some of the stick thin kids they play with. This advantage totally disappears as they get older and you get a lot of Connor Whickhams out there who struggle on a level playing field


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