England Win 3-0 – Armstrong Scores – Woodman Clean Sheet

As expected, England got off a to a winning start in the European U17 Championships in Malta today with a 3-0 win over the host country, and Adam Armstrong scored the second goal, and Freddie Woodman again kept a clean sheet, which is the third clean sheet in the last four England games for the young Newcastle goalkeeper.

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Adam Armstrong – scored England’s second goal

Patrick Roberts scored two for England after 15 and 48 minutes, and Adam scored his after 25 minutes, for an easy win for England, which took them to the top of Group A.

In the other group game the Netherlands beat Turkey 3-2, and now England will play Turkey on Monday and then the Netherlands on the following Thursday, to complete the group play.

The Netherlands will be a tough game for England, as they have won both of the last two European Tournaments.

Roberts of Fulham, captain Ryan Ledson of Everton and Adam Armstrong of Newcastle stood out in this game, with Geordie lad Armstrong looking strong on the ball.

Scotland lost to Portugal 2-0, and Newcastle defender Kyle Cameron played the whole game for Scotland.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 9, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #1

    I see the man-child Pardew is “sad” at the abuse he has been given 🙂 .

    What a tart . The criticism is more than due and I hope it continues . There is no word invented to describe how I have felt after some of the record breaking losses endured under that moron .

    I would happily stand on a street corner and get verbally abused for 40 hours a week If I was on his wage .

  • geordie157

    May 9, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #2

    would be nice to see some youngsters get a run out off the bench on Sunday, ie Sammy, Aarons, maybe Kemen.

  • toon kk

    May 9, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #3

    We’re in for our record loss on Sunday, Liverpool will destroy our inadequate bunch.

  • Graeme

    May 9, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #4

    KK, thats why the kids should be nowhere near Anfield on Sunday. The Poo have to believe Shitty will lose or at best a draw.

    They will be going all out to get their GD into a much better position – they need something like 12 goals – can you see us getting anything but a total shafting on Sunday?

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 9, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Well Paul Merson has us down for a 4-0 drubbing on Sunday and let’s be honest it’s impossible to disagree with him 🙁

    See Pardew has been talking himself up again, but for me this highlights the fracture between the club and fans, bare with me!
    “However, he remains committed to the club and determined to learn from his mistakes.
    He said: “I have to face the criticism that has come my way – the fans are not happy – and try to deliver a product that will make them happy.”

    Product Alan? Your the fusking manager not a salesman ffs, ok fair enough there is an arguement as to why Cashley looks to run the club as a business (not a great arguement imho but there’s one none the less) but why the f**k is the manager looking at it as a business?
    He has nout to do with the finances or even the transfers
    His responsibilities are to set up and run a professional squad as competitive sports team
    He should in no way shape or form be looking at what happens on the pitch as simply a “product”
    We don’t want to see a product, we want to see passion, blood swear and tears, the players going into every game as a well drilled unit who have gone out to lay there bodies on the line for 90 minutes to compete at the highest possible level

    Yes we want to see a fast European style, but we want results and a winning mentality to go with it

    We’re not hiring a bloody film for 90 minutes alan, it’s not something the fans pop along to to simply take up a bit of free time on a Saturday afternoon
    It’s a passion and a way of life, unless you grasp that concept the fans will continue to create this poisonous atmosphere
    Your the manager (a seemingly unsackable one unfortunately) not a businessman
    As far as you should be concerned this isn’t a business, it’s a football club, it’s our football club not a f**king “product” you turnip

  • Transfer Sage

    May 9, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #6


    The man simply doesn’t understand does he. He keeps claiming the fans have unrealistic expectations but we dont. All we want is to see a team play with passion, win or lose we want to see fight, not just a tame surrender.

    As you say, why describe it as a product, it just makes him seem detached from fans even more.

  • Graeme

    May 9, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #7

    TADS – a splendid post mate, Ed should put that up on the side bar for posterity. That is exactly wrong with P45DUE, the Illustrious Owner and the fans who pay to watch the shit being churned out, week in, week out!!

  • Average_Contents

    May 9, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #8

    lol tads good post

    Did he really say a product! Wow the cretin is beyond belief if he thinks like that but are we really surprised at this latest statement? Not really because we all know he works for the football club….I mean business formally known as NUFC but rebranded SD united! Like a fcuking shop manager the deluded halfwit!

    I don’t know why but I feel the need to thunderpunch his lyranx everytime I see his smug, pasty skinned smarmy fcuking face 🙂

  • Average_Contents

    May 9, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #9


  • Average_Contents

    May 9, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Clearly his PR guru doesn’t vet his answer’s or go over what might be asked or said, another failure Alan, just like you ya twatfaced fcuk

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 9, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #11


    In all honesty it wasn’t that long ago i had a degree of sympathy for the bloke

    But the more he talks the more detached he seems from the fans and the squad tbh
    Yes we would love to see us playing like Brazil week in week out but i think if 90% of fans were honest they would take, just about, this season as okay IF any body at the club look as if they gave a toss

    We don’t have unrealistic expectations, far from it
    But to continually talk about the fans in such a patronising tone, “we’ll keep the ball on the flood next season and play a higher tempo” it’s not that bloody simple Pardew, the whole squad needs it mentality changed, not just in attack ffs were a shambles all over the pitch!

    The bloke just doesn’t understand the club imo, he doesn’t understand the fans, the city or what the club means to them

    We’ve heard speeches for 2 years now and seen little action, not punting the ball up the pitch won’t suddenly change all that

  • Average_Contents

    May 9, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Wow! Just wow! What was said on the advertising hoardings actually made me cringe, he’s a horrible, vile creature

    Ashley seems unmoved. This week he held the Sports Direct annual conference at St James’ Park. Employees played darts, whizzed remote-control cars around a track, played table football and watched cricketer Steve Harmison and Olympic curler David Murdoch in a version of a Question of Sport. There was a free bar and Ashley Roberts, once part of the Pussycat Dolls, sang to the delighted staff.

    Teams from all over the country played on the pitch as advertising hoardings rolled through a series of messages urging staff to make even more money. ‘The sign is red, the sign is blue, the £300m is there for you. Target for 2014-15 £300m, the three oh oh, here we go.’

    ‘Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct Army. Another year another target smashed, bring on the next.’Ashley revelling in such success will surely rile Newcastle fans further. They feel Ashley is using the club, not helping it.

  • Average_Contents

    May 9, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #13

    If that’s not taking the complete and utter piss then I don’t know what is and might aswell give up now!

    Throw your lavish fcuking party’s somewhere else you hardfaced kunt!

  • Transfer Sage

    May 9, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #14


    I’ve said earlier I’d rather us be playing in league two with an owner trying to do his bets for us and engaging with people in the city and fans as if they are people, not an overly loyal asset he can abuse as he knows they will continue to pump money into the club.

    As for Pardew and sympathy, I was much like you. I thought he was a limited manager but tried his best, just wasn’t good enough. Now I think of him as a horrid spineless man, no interest in delivering on his promises but happy to roll them out as and when he is old to, his treatment of officials and opposition is nothing short of disgraceful and I have now got no time for him.

    Then again all clubs go through bad/darker times and it usually takes sustained poor performances/fan treatment until fans all get up and take action, i think that time is coming now.

  • beermonkey

    May 9, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #15

    how much does the club charge for a party like that
    I will tap the misses up for me 50th

  • Average_Contents

    May 9, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Ain’t got a clue mate but it was all free for his cronies!

    Probably paid for by NUFC and not out of his own pocket the fat leech! Ya know the hospitality staff, food, beer and the entertainment all on us! You couldn’t fcuking make it up!

  • jimmysmith

    May 9, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #17

    It is a product and we are the core users, but what a defective product it has turned out to be under old beer bottle pockets, and isn’t that just exactly the problem, a lack of proper investment in quality on and off the pitch, and ultimately Pardew twisting in the wind.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 9, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Fully agree
    There’s not care commitment or direction from the club
    We’ve been in worse league positions, we’ve had dark days before but there was always always a light at the end of tunnel, you always thought, any day now, we’ll turn it around
    There was always optimism

    Under Ashley there’s just……….. Well, there’s just nothing
    No interest in Europe ( wonder if that’s because he can’t advertise at the games in Europe…)
    No interest in cups, there just seen as a way to gauge youth development
    No interest in competing, the second we hit the magic 40 pts mark the season was over

    I was trying to explain the other day, can’t remember to who and prob came over as xenophobic!
    Newcastle isn’t just a club, it’s the heartbeat of the city, you can physically see the effects on the people of the city, I noticed it massively last time I came home for a league match, there was no buzz around in the days leading up to the game, and not even a huge buzz on match day, just a downtrodden and pessimistic city centre all wondering how much longer this can go on for
    (This wasn’t a dig at fans not from the area btw, just offering a perspective!)

  • beermonkey

    May 9, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #19


    its bad enough he will take all the cash now he is taking the hatams pies

    he don’t give a stuff does he talk about rubbing salt into the wounds and taking the mick
    but really do we expect anything else from the man

    did any1 watch the under 17s
    I had it on but was cooking in the kitchen all I could hear was intelligent play from Armstrong and from wot I saw they play so good football


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