This Part Of Newcastle The Best It’s Been For Years


Alan Pardew has talked about the Newcastle Youth Academy in his press conference today, and he has said Newcastle now have some top young players in the Youth Academy coming through, and it’s certainly the best it’s been since Alan Pardew has been at the club.

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Adam Armstrong – one of the top young players coming through

This is what Alan said about the youngsters at the club this afternoon:

“I’ve been at two clubs who are renowned for their talent coming though – West Ham, when I was there, the Academy there, and Southampton, who are obviously getting a lot of attention with some good players coming through.”

“But we are now, in my third year here, the best we’ve been in the Academy, we’ve been graded Grade A status here (Category One officially) , and we’ve signed five players who did very well in the Youth Cup.”

“The strongest we’ve been certainly in my time, and hopefully we can take that one and start building a better foundation below.”

Owner Mike Ashley put an emphasis on the Youth Academy shortly after he arrived at Newcastle in the summer of 2007, but we haven’t really had too many successes since that time.

We hope some of Newcastle’s best young players currently like Adam Armstrong, Remie Streete, Freddie Woodman, Adam Campbell and others can come through in the next year or two.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Note: Andrew Todd is a passionate Geordie first, and a final year student at De Montfort University second, and he’s busy working on his dissertation. His questionnaire is only for people in the UK Retail Sector, and takes only a few minutes to complete here it is.



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98 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 27, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Don’t forget to mention how strong our bank balance is too!

    The strongest it’s even been. Huzzah!

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  • AndyNUFC

    Mar 27, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #2

    I’ve read in places (some posters on here) that Kemen is a talent, has anybody seen him before? I’ve also heard he had a spat with Beardsley at some point mind…

    Anyway I am amazed we haven’t reward Jonathan Quinn for his hattrick against the mackems with a run out! Armstrong done well in the cup so he rightfully got some time but sadly, as is usually the case, no more than 10 minutes.

    I’ve also read Rolando Aarons is a nippy winger with a trick or 2, again can anybody verify?

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  • WWSBRD

    Mar 27, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Seems the time for us to be reminded that our youth team are amazing and will be pushing for for first team action next season has come around again…locals must of been talking of transfers too loudly

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  • AndyNUFC

    Mar 27, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Ironically, as much as we debate Pardew’s transfer dealings and how much we lack English talent – he was the one who signed Lambert and Lallana for Southampton…

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  • xiaofeiii

    Mar 27, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #5

    hi

    will Newcastle change their jersey next season?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 27, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Ibiza…just imagine Pardew gets carte blanche this summer!

    …who do you think will arrive? 😉

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  • Rainrix

    Mar 27, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Ibiza…. Im personally looking forward to some accounts based chanting next season. All together now! “We’ve got healllllllthy balance sheets!

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  • AndyNUFC

    Mar 27, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #8

    xiaofeiii

    Yes they change every season.

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  • DokToon

    Mar 27, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #9

    rain,

    hows the island? lol…

    NUFC… if it aint broke, dont fix it.. we’re not, so we wont…

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  • DokToon

    Mar 27, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #10

    rain,

    hows the island? lol…

    NUFC… if it aint broke, dont fix it.. we’re not broke, so we wont…

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  • wynsleap

    Mar 27, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #11

    They’re going to HAVE to come through because our generous owner isn’t going to be bringing in much by the way of investment.
    Stand by for a team full of loans, out of contracts, free transfers and ‘promising’ youths next season.
    …. and of course even more money into the Ashley coffers.

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  • Rainrix

    Mar 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #12

    Dok…. Its boiling over here actually, I’m sweating like a necrophiliac in a zombie movie ;). Hows the desert?

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  • Ciaran

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Well I don’t think our academy can say it’s the best its been for years – you can only say that retrospectively when those youngsters break into the first team and play well.

    Given the fact that in previous years we have developed Andy Carroll and Fraser Foster you could argue that our academy was better a few years ago.

    If Armstrong, Woodman, Campbell et al go on to have top flight careers then we can say this period was the best in recent memory, but not now just because we have a few talented players who MIGHT develop.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #14

    So we do have a category 1 academy then… according to Pardew.

    There has been a few doubts cast in the past.

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  • 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #15

    andy nufc at 2 . have seen kemen 5 times now. he is quite combative .he gets forward quite a bit too. pity he is not 6 inch bigger and could do with a bit of strengthening as he seems to tire a bit towards the end of a game although he works hard .arons has a burst of pace about him.he is quite tricky and seems to have become consistent as well .have seen him 6 times for u 18 and 21 and he looked dangerous every time. would do better to play him as sub than lazy gutless marv imo.

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  • DokToon

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #16

    ahhhhh, theres my buddy ciaran, always spinning things positively 🙂

    dok… “hey ciaran, soemone bought me a beer!’

    ciaran.. ” why didnt they buy you two? you see dok, while one beer is good, two is better,and you shouldve held out for two.. and maybe soem nachos, cause after two beers, you”ll be hungry,and then your left with a tummyache… think ahead dok…”

    🙂

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  • 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #17

    watched u21 v lpool last week and thought for a 16 yold callum roberts had an excellent game scoring one and hitting the post. also looked good in the bit i saw last night v man u u 21s.

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  • Ginger

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #18

    1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE

    Seems you’ve watched a fair bit of the youngsters. In your honest opinion do you think any of them will make it at this club?

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  • Thump

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #19

    Wallsend Boys Club regularly churned out more talent than our academy.

    Let that on sink in for a second.

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  • guvnor

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #20

    Woodman son has just been awarded a new contract it pays to have contacts.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #21

    So one minute Pardews saying were interested in Lukaku, the next he’s hyping the academy

    Someone’s had a b0llocking 😉

    “Ssssshhhhh Pards you idiot, the locals will want money spent, quick get yer car keys out and dangle them infront of them, they love shiny objects so it should distract them from signings”

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  • DokToon

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #22

    rain,

    actually its pouring quite nicely here… and of course, my boy has practice tonite.. sounds like my truck will be muddy….

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  • guvnor

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #23

    Pardew talks more crap than Andy and the idiot jail.

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  • Ciaran

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #24

    Dok

    Why didn’t you tell him to buy you a whiskey instead? God dammit Dok! 😉

    I’m not spinning things, just think it is premature to be over hyping these youngsters or putting any unnecessary pressure on them. Campbell got his debut about 18 months ago and hasn’t come along any further, nor has he been that impressive on loan this year, yet at one stage he was likened to a young Michael Owen.

    It all stems to how desperate to see players come through due to the fact that we know we’ll get no signings but the reality is we really don’t know if these players will make it.

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  • guvnor

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Pardew just likes to keep the status quo happy.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #26

    “guvnor // Mar 27, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Woodman son has just been awarded a new contract it pays to have contacts.”

    … And I talk crap? Naughty word for a little boy.

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  • toon kk

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Pardew will say the youth academy is the best because Mash will have told him to use several of them next season to save money on new transfers.

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  • Rainrix

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #28

    Dok…. Is that ahem “soccer” practice? If so i hope you aren’t getting the lad emotionally invested in nufc. Honestly in our current state i think that could be classed as abuse 🙂

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  • guvnor

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #29

    Newcastle United have never been a great production line for emerging talent over the years. Alan Shearer was played in goal and Man Citys Geordie legend Dennis Tueart was told he was to small for top flight football and released.

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  • 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #30

    ginger at 18 yes i do armstrong definitely, there are very few who dont have a chance but it also depends on what chances the manager gives them .armstrong hits the ball hard and quick – l dj please copy. toonarmydown south at 21 at no stage did pardew ever say we were interested in lukaku and i heard the interview on ssn.

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  • DokToon

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #31

    ciaran…

    i believe its my duty, no, my calling to rebut every negative thing you say with something possitve, and conversly, everything i say positive, for you to take me down a peg….

    its 10am here, and im still hungover, lol….

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  • guvnor

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #32

    @26 but true and your rather dim!

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  • DokToon

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #33

    yes rain,

    my lad has been playing for 4 years now, hes almost 8… yes he supports NUFC… and no thats not child abuse, its proper parenting…

    i went up to a teammate of his, whos father had his son in a manure shirt and told him i should call CPS on him, now thats abuse!

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  • 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #34

    watched ssn and had computer on looking at chronicle when pardew was talking about team talk at weekend ,chronik quoted word for word what he said . shows where they get info from.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Mar 27, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #35

    Ah, guvnor with the school boy comebacks again. Not had your afternoon nap yet son?

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  • Ciaran

    Mar 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Dok

    It’s an arrangement I can live with haha I do think you’ll come over to the dark side though, this summer should be the clincher 😉

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  • guvnor

    Mar 27, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #37

    @35 yeah they seem to stop your rubbish dead in its tracks.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 27, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #38

    Other famous Pardew sayings:
    “I believe we’ll be stronger next season except in positions where we are weaker.’
    “The young’uns are looking so good in fact that I’m thinking of putting them all on the Benny diet plan. That will slow them down and make them defend better.”
    “I firmly believe we will contest for top 10 again next season unless we have a slipup and somebody gets injured.”
    “It’s not completely out of the question that we will win a cup next season if nobody else enters the completion.”

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 27, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #39

    “if nobody else enters the competition.” Harrumph

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 27, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #40

    Some famous Ashley football quotes:

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