Top Newcastle Youngster Wins Wor Jackie Award


Newcastle’s top youngster – 17 year-old Adam Armstrong – has won the Wor Jackie award as the best young player under 18 at the club, and he picked up the award at the Sport Newcastle Awards last night at the Newcastle Civic Center.

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Adam Armstrong – wins Wor Jackie Award

The Wor Jackie Award is named after the great number 9 – Ashington-born Jackie Milburn – who scored 200 goals for Newcastle United in his career that spanned the 1940s and 1950s.

Adam is a local lad and young to win the award, and he only turned 17 last month, but is already a top young player who has represented the England U17 team, and the lad has been playing well playing for the Newcastle U21 side.

Adam will be in action tonight at St. James’ Park when the Newcastle U18 side meet Chelsea in the quarter finals of the FA Youth Cup – and that game kicks off at 7:05 pm.

A previous winner of the award was local striker Andy Carroll, who was eventually sold for £35M to Liverpool three years ago, and is now at West Ham United.

There are great things expected of Adam Armstrong, who will probably to get his first team debut from Alan Pardew before the end of the season.

Comments welcome.

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13 comments so far

  • mindshaft

    Mar 11, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #1

    And previous winners of the ‘Wor Jackie’ award that have gone on to illustrious careers are ….

    2013: Sammy Ameobi[4]
    2012: Remie Streete
    2011: Jak Alnwick[5]
    2010: Bradden Inman[6]
    2009: Nile Ranger[7]
    2008: Kazenga LuaLua[8]
    2007: Andy Carroll[9]
    2006: Matty Pattison
    2005: Paul Huntington
    2004: Martin Brittain
    2003: Peter Ramage

    Errrrr maybe not then

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  • Sliema

    Mar 11, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Mindshaft

    Hahahahahahahaha … You’d be struggling in League 1 with that line-up! 😀

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  • Sliema

    Mar 11, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed

    How is he young to win the award?!

    Next year, he’ll be over 18 and unable to win the award. 17 is the oldest he can possibly ever be to win the award!

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  • Toon Tang

    Mar 11, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #4

    Adam armstrong is probably the only player pards wouldn’t dare headbutt, that cranial mass is monolithic.

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  • Toon Tang

    Mar 11, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #5

    If this kids winning awards all over the damn show, why dont we give him a chance at some point? Pards aint got the minerals.

    Hes only got headbutting on his mind these days, once you have one taste of headbutt you dont give it up lightly.

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  • Sliema

    Mar 11, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #6

    Toon Tang

    Define head-but please?

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  • Sliema

    Mar 11, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #7

    You’re completely right about Armstrong.
    If he is the next Rooney, then he should be starting games! Rooney was at his age.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 11, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #8

    adamp campbell won player of the tournament in the nike 6’s (think it’s called that) a few years ago which was previously won by the likes of torres and tevez when kids..awards are good to win but mean very little.

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  • Toon Tang

    Mar 11, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #9

    sliema – a closed eyes stumble forward whilst brushing the receivers face with silver hair

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  • Toon Tang

    Mar 11, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #10

    I’m pretty sure thats how they do it in Glasgow anyhows…

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  • Sliema

    Mar 11, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #11

    Toon Tang

    Ahh. Thanks for clarifying 😉

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  • toon1707

    Mar 11, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #12

    We can’t really move up or down the league so why do we never ever give lads like this a run out Campbell is a big example supposed to be fantastic yet never gets near the squads so loaned out last week 4-1 up if he was on the bench could have had 10 minutes experience unfortunately he will be another who just disappears like streete who was supposed to be close to breaking into the first team squad 2 years ago yet still never been near the first team squad

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  • thevirus

    Mar 11, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Give the lad a chance in the first team ,Rooney ,Owen got the chance and they were/are world class,Pardew needs to strap on a pair

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