FA Youth Cup – Newcastle vs Chelsea – Future Stars On Display


Newcastle are in the quarter finals of the FA Youth Cup and will play at 7:00 pm tomorrow night at St. James’ Park against Chelsea, and it could prove to be a tough game for our lads.

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Adam Armstrong – one of Newcastle’s best youngsters

So far in the competition, Newcastle have beaten Barnsley, Sunderland and Derby County,and now they are up against one of the best Academy Youth setups in England.

Chelsea have reached the FA Youth Cup final four times since 2008 and have won it twice in recent years, in 2010 and 2012.

Newcastle will have one of our most promising youngsters for some time in the line up – in local lad Adam Armstrong – and Newcastle will have done very well if we can get through tomorrow night.

If you can make it to the game, it would be good to go and support the youngsters, and hopefully there will be a number of future Newcastle stars on display, and a good turn out.

Newcastle have won the competition twice, first in 1962,  when Bobby Moncur and David Craig were in the side, and in 1985 when Paul Gascoigne was the captain.

The last time Newcastle made the semi-finals was back in 2010, when we lost 2-1 on aggregate to Aston Villa, who were then beaten 3-2 on aggregate by Chelsea in the final.

If Newcastle are successful in beating Chelsea tomorrow night, we would face either Charlton, Arsenal or Everton in the two legged semi-final.

Admission at St. James’ Park tomorrow night will be £3 for adults and £1 concessions and the kick off is at 7:05 pm.

Howay The (Young) Lads!!



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8 comments so far

  • mindshaft

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #1

    I don’t really know the youth players – anyone got anything to add on who might make it etc?

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  • mag

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Just keep Pardew away from them and they’ll do alright.

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Shocking barnet that though. All fluffy at the top like me old gran’s. Looks like his mum’s still cutting it. Can’t carry on like that and be a professional footballer nowadays. You’ve got no chance. Sort it out son!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Mag don’t you find it a bit odd that John Tudor hasn’t been on here for a while.

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #5

    He’s got the same forehead as Ant or is it Dec – never remember

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  • mag

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Welshie very strange i hope he’s okay!

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  • Whumpie

    Mar 10, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Anyone got a likely team for tomorrow?

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  • 70TWO

    Mar 11, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #8

    Referring to the article yesterday “Pardew too isolated”
    http://www.nufcblog.com/2014/03/09/alan-pardew-is-too-isolated-at-newcastle/

    I was interested to know the source for the information about a new CEO being employed. At the last Fans Forum meeting the club let it be known that their intention was to address this issue in the summer, which IMO is a mistake and should be sooner. However, there does not appear to be any source and once again the media is shown to be culpable of lying to serve there own means.

    I would be very interested to know what the situation is at NUFC now that there is no individual directly responsible for the club. Ashley has always been perceived to have a hands on role in transfers, which perhaps is hopeful for the coming summer, but then again he is also responsible for some catastrophic decisions due to his supposed lack of football ‘knowledge’.

    Ashleys undertaking of the role also undermines the importance of such a position as he is the owner with other interests and therefore has responsibilities elsewhere to attend to. A dedicated, knowledgeable and credible CEO would be responsible for a transfer budget, liaising with media and fans, plus the increase in commercial revenue which is apparently a very important factor. Yet again the club is reneging on its duty to act in a professional business like manner.

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