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Some Good News For Newcastle Fans

8:59 am, Friday, April 4th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

It’s hard to find any good news at the moment about Newcastle, after we have lost three of our last four games and scored only one single goal in over 360 minutes of play. :(

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Adam Armstrong scoring against Italy earlier in the week

But maybe some good news today, with all the injuries we have, is that it could be that Adam Armstrong gets another game to play in the first team, and he’s in the squad for the game against Manchester United tomorrow.

Adam is fresh from his exploits for the England U17 side, who won all their three group games to go into the finals of the European U21 Championships to take place in Malta next month, and goalkeeper Freddie Woodman also played in all three games, and made some vital saves for the team.

Both Newcastle players were stars of the England side in those three games.

This is what Alan Pardew has told the Shields Gazette today:

“Adam comes back into the squad.” “He was terrific against Italy – England were overjoyed with him – and Freddie made a great save.”

“They won 2-1 and qualified. That’s great for them.” “Adam’s got his tail up. I’m sure before the end of the season the fans are going to see a bit more of him.”

“Whether it’s against Man United, we’ll have to wait and see.”

Armstrong was left out of the U21 squad for yesterday’s game against Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium, which the Saints finally won 3-2, and Gael Bigirimana is back playing again, and scored in the game.

It would be good to see Adam make his home debut tomorrow, and that at least would be something to cheer up the fans – maybe he could even start, but we doubt that will happen.

Alan could also include Bigi in future squads, and give him a few first team appearances before the end of the season.

After all, Gael and Adam are the future of the club.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Adam Armstrong · Coaching · Gael Bigirimana · Premier League



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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lew Davies // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    He will probably get 5 mins at the end of the game, when we are already losing 4-0.
    Pardew will then use his lack of goals to drop him for the next match.
    sorted. :sad:

  • 2 firebug666 // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    I would love to see Adam get 45 minutes to see what he could produce. The problem is Pardrew is so inept as a manager that he cannot see past his own mistakes.

    The coaching, the team selection, and the formation do not suit the players we have. He seems to think that the best form of attack is defence, but we seldom get out of defence to attack.

    Pardrew is plodding along in his single minded world thinking he is doing all the right things, (and we thought Joe Kinnear was off his head). The way I see it, Pardrew needs counselling but not for anger issues.

  • 3 Average_Contents // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    “I’m trying give ourselves a chance to win the game – we’ve got to keep ourselves in the game,” he said. “We’ve got to make sure when we get to 65 or 70 minutes, that we’ve got players who can come on and affect the game.

    So that means try and play our shitty containing football that doesn’t work and then rely on a individual piece of brilliance by bringing benny or marv on! Fcuk me he is quite possibly the worst tactician to ever grace the game!

    Fcuk off with your bullshit and resign because clearly you are out of your depth

  • 4 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    i watched bigi (being my fave youngster last year) in a few games this year (u21’s) and i’ll be honest the lad looked dismal at best ! he was outshone by many u21 players and def did not look prem class like he did last season ! and i fully understand why he is not being played in the squad.

    rolando deserves a game imo as he’s played awsome for around 4 games on the trott and teams dont know how to deal with him. but my tip for next year would be abied (even though i thought he was fat and lazy at our club) he’s really played well in greece lately.

  • 5 Average_Contents // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Arrons didn’t play for the under-21’s yesterday against Southampton because he’s injured, not that it would of made a difference because would percy of played him? Highly unlikely imo

    I would like to see him get a game though, what have we to lose? Same goes for arma, I’d rather bring him on than stroller any day of the week

  • 6 banjax // Apr 4, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    As good a potential superstar as Adam Campbell is, the situation that Newcastle even have to consider playing an U17 star does smack of desperation and places unfair and un- necessary pressure on such a young lad. Newcastle’s lack of goals and the blame for that lies squarely at the door of Pardew and Ashley. – Ashley for selling our best players without equitable replacements and Pardew for being his yes man, tactically naive and for losing the respect of the players into the bargain. These factors are all in play now and these can be seen as on the pitch – performances. It has got so bad that we are depending on our U17 star striker to score goals. Shame on you Pardew and Ashley for letting down our cherished club and it’s supporters. I can only hope our players can take some pride and give it a go against Man U, otherwise it will be another embarrassing day for the supporters.

  • 7 Malta Mag // Apr 4, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Would like to see Armstrong come on after an hour. No point in bringing Ameobi on as it’s clear he has no future so give the lad the shirt. Can’t see where the goals are coming from tomorrow so not expecting a lot. Marveaux or Ben Arfa should start but in a role where they can do some damage which in my mind is just behind a main striker. Give DeJong another try as I see potential if the system was set up right?

  • 8 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Apr 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Lew Davies

    SPot on! pardew is a coward and a hack. if that doesn happen hell keep us waiting then throw on shola

  • 9 Sav // Apr 5, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    Blofeld has a bigger kitty than Pardew.




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