Newcastle’s Top Youngster Adam Armstrong Is Buzzing

Adam Armstrong scored a great goal yesterday and that was the decider in a close Derby  County vs Newcastle U18 game, for the right to be in  the quarter finals of the FA Youth Cup.

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Adam Armstrong – U18 side in the last 8 of the FA Youth Cup

The 17-year-old forward scored the only goal of the game after 60 minutes at Derby, and our youngsters will now face either Cardiff City or Chelsea at home in the next round.

Chelsea usually have a very strong Youth side, and recently they have won it in 2010 and 2012, and were also beaten finalists in 2008 and 2013, so that could be a difficult game for our lads to reach the final four.

This is what Adam tweeted after the game:

“Buzzing to beat derby 1-0 and glad to grab the goal! Away fans were quality to!! Can’t wait for the next round now.”

And if you haven’t seen the highlights – including Adam’s goal – here’s our report from yesterday.

Newcastle have won the FA Youth Cup twice – in 1962 and 1985.

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145 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #1

    “I never let the goals slip here, and I won’t let them slip from now on.” “Tottenham was a really tough game to be manager of this football club. I make no bones about that.”


    give the guy credit, he sets the bar high for the next guy, what records are left to break, that’s being greedy in my book, in 3 years he must have set 10 new records

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 17, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #2

    is it 3 points or the performance v villa that is important

    I can live with being beating by the better team, I carnt live another poor performance and a wonder goal, there is simply no foundation to build on

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 17, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #3


    I think we need 3 points this week, just to stop the rot really. Performance is 2nd on sunday in my eyes, but in general performances must improve too between now and end of the season.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Feb 17, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #4



    Sunday will give us all a good idea of the quality of football and the system which we will be looking to use in the future since Cabayes departure.

    I wonder what Pardew has up his sleeve?

    Testing times. But exciting also.

  • lesh

    Feb 17, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #5

    catchy in norway….. You can live with defeats if performances are good?
    Can we under from that that you’d be happy with 12 defeats despite super performances?

  • bishopblaize

    Feb 17, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #6

    We gonna see Adam Armstrong make an appearance?

    In my mind he should have played in last 3 when we’ve had to use a makeshift forward line and had nothing to lose (oh we did lose .. Badly)

    The reports a lot of you’s say regarding AP ruining the once good players we had .. Is this fact or does the boss really need new faces in?

  • lesh

    Feb 17, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #7

    • Can we under = Can we infer from that that you’d be happy with 12 defeats despite super performances?


  • Toon-Prodigy

    Feb 17, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #8


    I don’t believe in this Pardew’d notion.

    I think our players are just inconsistent. We don’t have world class players so I can accept that their form is sporadic.

    Plenty players have did well and upped there games and have been on top form. And in the same breath had stinkers. That’s football.

    Until we sign a true world class player and he becomes apparantly shocking over night I’ll keep out this Pardew’d debate.

  • firebug666

    Feb 17, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #9

    ” I make no bones about that”…. More like no backbone for that. More pathetic statements and empty promises from Pards.

  • stuart no9

    Feb 17, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #10

    stuart no9 // Feb 17, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    I think the trouble with us at the minute is, opposing managers know how to handle us. Any manager worth his salt should look at us and know where we are vunerable, and how to nulify any attack ( if any).
    If i was was manager of any team playing us at the minute , my natural instinct would be to attack us from the off , pressure our back 4 and put 5 across the middle leaving 3 defenders to soak up any attack , bearing in mind our goal scoring record at the minute. We have no confidence , we lack ideas , we have no game plan , basically we are in a mess . i think its going to get a lot lot worse in these coming months

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #11


    I’ve not seen too many improve under pardew, willo, perch, simmo…these have kicked on, so far dummet is looking better and better with each game too.

    But I agree we have players who haven’t really been consistent performers before, hence why we got them in on low fees.

  • firebug666

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #12

    I agree our players may be inconstant, but then it is up to the manager to change that, to motivate the team, and to create a tactic that will give us a chance against the opposition. None of this seems to happen.

    When our players come out on the pitch they already look demoralised. start slowly and then drop off.

    Versus Sunderland and Spurs we looked like a league one team, the players didn’t seem to know where they were suppose to be or what they should be doing, hence everything they did they did badly

    AP needs to take some of the blame for that, simply because out of all those who did not know what to do he was the most guilty..

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #13


    I’v seen all of them have cracking games, but then seen the lot of them put in some shocking displays.

    The problem for me is with consistency.

    But then, how much consistency do we expect from mediocre run of the mill players brought in on cheap fee’s?

    Some players may have international caps, but this in no way makes them world class players.

    My understanding of the term “world class” is a player who is consistent at performing at the highest level more often than not.

    I don’t think we have anyone of that ilk.

  • firebug666

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #14


  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #15


    two different topics i think

    1. formation/tactics – think we don’t get this right enough

    2. improving players – comes down to how much quality they have, can they be consistent or is it not in their ability range?

  • stuart no9

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #16

    firebug 66@12 — i agree with you completely . even if our players are incontinent , that is pardews fault as well . lol.

  • firebug666

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #17

    What I see are good players playing badly, we have some very very good players, not world class, when played in their best position they plat well most of the time.

    When Sissoko was playing on the right wing with Debuchy behind him our right side was fantastic. Gouffran on the left with Haridara subbed behind allowed our left side to up it’s attack more because Gouffran did not have to cover for the missing Santon as much.

    All I’m saying here is the players need to know what they have to do, and what their team mates will be doing.

    It seems that since Cabaye left the team is playing without direction, surly that should come from AP first and then from the captain on the pitch. (Sissoko is not captain material as yet)

  • firebug666

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #18

    pmsl @ Stuart

  • firebug666

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #19

    our players may well be incontinent they pi**t themselves against spurs.

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #20


    it’s not we it’s you , you don’t speak for everyone, not do I , you have an opinion like everyone else,

    if I was being brutally honest , I think relegation is pretty much what they deserve , along with half of the fans , who just sit there like knomes and say well iv seen worse , like there some kind of hero for doing it
    and while I carnt say for sure , but I bet the sides they watched where not half decent sides with a poor manager , I’m betting it was poor players and a poor manager,

    this is a travesty what is happening right now,

    you have to ask yourself, is the premiership where you want to be, only to be bossed by inferior teams, treated like sh$t by the owner,

    with good football results will come , wonder goals only boost one players confidence

  • stuart no9

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #21

    firebugg66@19——— yeah they p…..sed me off as well .

  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #22

    What happen to Adam Campbell. He was suppose to be our next Alan Shearer. He even won awards which a young torres and iniesta won in their youth.

    Gone down the drain from our ‘brilliant’ youth academy Pardew talking about?

  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #23

    Toon-Prodigy // Feb 17, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Agree with you completely.

    We don’t have any world-class players. But we have great individuals with the potential to flourish under a decent manager and to step onto the next world stage.

    Players like Tiote, Santon, Mbiwa, Arfa, Debuchy.

    But we have a manager who doesn’t know how to use them into a system.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #24

    I think people totally over rate our players and expect too much.

    We have an unambitious owner who does not back managers.

    We have a mediocre manager.

    Mediocre players and a light squad

    In my opinion, we are exactly where we ought to be. Mid-table.

    Pardew has won just a many as he has lost I think which proves he is a mediocre manager. Has anyone got his stats while being here?

    I really don’t believe he is failing given the squad at his disposal and his talent level, he is hitting his targets and Mike’s. He is also doing this with very little backing. Peoples opinions on how good a player is will always differ but mine is that this squad is very mediocre and unbalanced. It has been right throughout his tenure. And also with losing our better players season after season.

    Ashley carries the can because he sets are level of ambition.

  • Sliema

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #25


    Agreed. The squad is definitely mediocre. Players like Santon, Sissoko, Ben Arfa and Marveaux, they have not earned the love they get on here imo. They’ve done nothing to prove they are any better than decent.

    Anita looks too weak, Krul flaps at everything, and Papiss has lost it completely.

    Tiote, Gouffy and Debs are the only ones I really rate. And MYM, Haidara and Dummet have impressed when they’ve had game time, although this bench warming duty isn’t helping them at all.


  • JackButler

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #26

    I can take a defeat they give 100% and the players run themselves into the ground, but the apathy from the pitch to the board room is frightening.

    We need at least four more points to be safe then we need to prey things change in the summer as the alternative is terrifying

  • lesh

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #27

    stuart no9 @10.

    Mike Ashley here. You wanna be manager? Well, if you put up with crap, keep a secret and spin a yarn, the job’s yours.

    Be at Benton tomorrow, 8am – the job’s yours. You’ll need to bring your own sarnies, we’re a bit short of catering staff. That’s a thought, can you bring your lass?

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #28


    I agree. Alot of these players still have alot to prove still at the Toon. Without a doubt.

    Overall looking at the big picture. The way i see things we are where we deserve to be given our level of ambition, our transfer structure and squad size and depth.

    There really isn’t out to shout about. Im livid about the derbys but that’s about it.

    To me, a change in manager won’t make damn bit of difference. Why change it anyway though when we have a manager who is already managing to hit mike’s targets? The ambition level will not change. Risky if you ask me?

    Is he all of a sudden going to turn these mediocre players into superstars and have us knocking the ball about like Barca? Highly unlikely. Especially given his past recruitment record.

    Until Ashley sets the bar higher where ambition is concerned I wouldn’t touch anything, honestly.

  • JackButler

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #29


    Do you think that Ashley is getting the maximum out of the players?

    Would a better manager give us a higher league finish?

    Are there managers out there who work under similar circumstances at other clubs?

    The answer to all the above is yes, without a doubt, but will Ashley change anything?

    Without a doubt NO.

    Until Ashley goes we are left in limbo, simply surviving

  • JackButler

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #30

    Do you think that *Pardew* is getting the maximum out of the players?

  • Sav

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #31

    He looks more like a young Brian Clough than Rooney in this photo.

  • mag

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #32

    All of the Ashley apologists have forfeited the right to complain about Newcastle United, and the way its being ran into the ground.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #33

    To me i believe we have great individuals. But our mediocre manager can’t form a team with them.

    There’s a difference.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #34


    Regardless if any other manager came in or not, it would have to be a complete fluke to win anything because Mike’s level of ambition does not seek trophies. It’s to sit mid-table in the league to reep the benefits of TV money.

    Mike Ashley will not hire anyone expensive and I doubt any manager worth his salt would associate himself with NUFC at present anyway given the line he would have to toe and lack of backing. It’s a suicidal decision for any up and coming manager.

    There is no guarantee anybody who Mike Ashley employs anyway will have a change in fortunes on the pitch. Alot of people think it’s a given we would be better. It could just as easy become worse. Infact going off mike’s latest recruitments it would suggest the latter.

    It stinks, it really does.

    Im wanting change, but I can’t fault Pardew until he finishes below mid-table. He is still hitting his targets right now and I think given we are lucky with injuries and suspensions he will slightly over achieve again.

  • mag

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #35

    One look at Pardews press conferences quickly dispels any positive thoughts of Newcastle United improving under his management.

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #36

    I don’t think we have any ‘great’ players, we have a selection of good and average players really….none fall into the great category in my opinion.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #37

    if his job is on the line and theres 11 games left it would be fantastic if he thought what the hell and actually set up a proper attacking formation rather than continue with his scared to fail policy and let the season fizzle out in a damp squib heres hoping anyway haha

  • mag

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #38

    Now that Cabaye has been sold for 23 million quid, Ashley is insisting HBA, follows the slim fast diet so he can be sold for profit as well.

  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 17, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Had a laugh this morning – when John Kerry the American politician described those who deny climate change as members of the Flat Earth Society.
    There’s are few regular pro regime posters who seem to have gone into hiding over the last couple of weeks -we haven’t seen hide not hair of them. Probably because they know the game is up and even they cannot make up further excuses to justify what is happening at SJP.
    I think they are also members of the Flat Earth Society and have “dropped off the edge”.

  • Toon Tang

    Feb 17, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #40

    wouldnt wanna take a head butting off wor adam armstrong like, some bonce that is.


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