Newcastle Player Touch And Go For England Final Today


The Netherlands will play England tonight in the final of the European U17 Championship in Malta, at the Qali National Stadium, after the winner (Netherlands)  and runner-up (England) in Group A beat Scotland 5-0 and Portugal 2-0 respectively in the semi-finals last Monday night, to get the chance to meet again in the final of the tournament.

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Adam Armstrong – doubt for England today

In the last group game the Netherlands easily beat England 2-0, but England rested seven players for that game, as we had already qualified with two wins, and those players rested included Newcastle’s two top youngsters, goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and Adam Armstrong.

In that game Armstrong was brought on in the second half  to try to rescue England – but to no avail.

However, as we reported on Monday night, Adam injured his ankle in the semi-final win against Portugal, and was taken off in the first half as a precautionary measure, and it’s said to be touch and go as whether he can start the game today.

The England coach John Peacock would love to start one of his very best players, and it was clear that England missed his threat against the Netherlands in that first half.

This is what Peacock has said today:

“It’s still ongoing. Adam has an issue with his ankle – we managed that on Monday.” “It’s not an ideal situation, but we will manage that and see how he is before the game.”

“You hope someday that these players will go on to bigger and better things.” “The World Cup is just around the corner.”

“And we have experiences of players that have come through our system and are now ready to play a part in Brazil, and I think that is what it is all about.”

“I think there are two very good teams in the final, and two attacking teams. I would expect that it will be a real good game of football.”

England have only won the European U17 Championship once, back in 2010, when Sunderland striker was the tournament’s best player when he was playing at Ipswich at the time.

But the Netherlands are a formidable side and have won two European Championships – in 2011 and 2012 – so it will be tough for England tonight.

And that’s especially true if top Newcastle youngster Adam Armstrong cannot play because of his ankle injury.

Freddie Woodman however, will definitely be starting for England in goal tonight, so Newcastle will be represented in the final.

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102 comments so far

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 21, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Lilongwe

    Birthday cards over the career of a player don’t come cheap if I’m honest. But I’ll be stressing their importance to Mike, who has been fantastic for this football club, just to get him on board with that a little bit.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 21, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #2

    Blackley,
    At least we know the Cabaye money will be well spent.

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  • lesh

    May 21, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Blackley, don’t forget the cost of Sports Direct gift vouchers!

    😀

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 21, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #4

    Toonfan8,
    If you read my post I said I am willing to acknowledge people who have watched him a number of times to see how good he is.

    Yes, I have just checked to see if he did play in the game I watched (against Zaragoza), he played the full game and had zero impact on the game. That doesn’t mean he isn’t good enough, he could have had an off day, but most people have no idea how good he is, as they haven’t watched him. 16 in 33 in the Spanish Segunda isn’t a great tally if you want him to step into the first team in the Prem.

    Already people are piling so much pressure on this kid, without really having a clue.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Please don’t start off TDSarf on the cost of Birthday cards, none of you are able to understand it’s not just the card but the envelope as well, a stamp if it’s not hand delivered and the secretaries wages.
    God, why do I bother

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 21, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #6

    Jail,
    You are forgetting the wages that they have to pay for someone to hand deliver it, or put it in the mail box. You must not understand business if you can’t understand all this!

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 21, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #7

    People forget all the incidental costs that come with running a big, big club like Newcastle United, for sure. We put top players on big contracts and so we need to develop happy scenarios to get the best from them.

    But the little things like cake and candles at birthdays mount up budget-wise for sure. The fans here are terrific but we may need to educate them on that a little bit, because some of these things are behind the scenes aspects that they don’t always see, if I’m honest.

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  • Greebol1892

    May 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #8

    So excited about our soon-to-be new signing. After all, we have such a fantastic record with Spanish players.
    Maestros such as Marcelino, Luque, Xisco, Enrique just roll off the tongue….. great times ahead!
    Shame the lad will hardly get a kick this season because our clueless manager doesn’t like playing the youngsters unless they’re call Paul Dummett….

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  • beermonkey

    May 21, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #9

    be interesting to see where pards put Ayoze Perez will he go into the reserves or straight into the first team

    the problem is going to be games for the lad, I cant see pards giving him 15 20 games next season so he he will rot on the bench

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  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Pardspew…..I mean blackley

    I noticed your micro expression of not believing what you were saying again! Brow was furrowed, your lips pulled back showing your teeth and your eyes looked away and to the left whilst saying we are a big club 😉

    Can’t fool us clued up toon fans ya know

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  • BuckLuck

    May 21, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #11

    Ayoze Perez, listed as a forward with huge potantial.

    Pardew is probably going to develop his natural striker skills with a season as defensive right winger.

    I’m sorry that I’m not overly excited about future transfers in, but as long as Pardew is here I really can’t see us use or develop skills close to 100% of players ability. Not even 50%. We’re the recipe for awful talent development.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #12
  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #13

    Buckluck

    This might interest you then mate

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/713988749?-11058

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  • Blofal

    May 21, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #14

    Like most here I don’t trust Pardew with young players.

    I personally would start this Perez and Armstrong up front together all pre season and if it gels keep them there.

    Players don’t come ready made for the premier league… they need game time.

    Only the rich clubs with 20 youngsters out on loan everywhere occasionally jag one that slots straight in. We need to play our youngsyer for more than 3 mins in extra time.

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  • BuckLuck

    May 21, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #15

    AC

    Thanks mate.
    I think Mark Douglas is spot on.

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  • beermonkey

    May 21, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #16

    average
    buckluck

    that’s an interesting article
    its quite shocking when you list all the kids with potential we have had in the last 5 years and not one has made it as a squad player

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 21, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #17

    He’s got the three ingredients Pardew can’t work with. 1) he’s foreign 2) he’s a flair player, not a scrapper 3) he’s young.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 21, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #18

    Average

    I was scratching the side of my nose, if I’m honest.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 21, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #19

    I think I’m defecting. This is why:
    http://www.nufcblog.co.uk/2014/05/21/did-we-really-underachieve-last-season/#comment-356455

    Oh…and the constant whinging and negativity. Almost forgot that…

    Sorry Ed. Good luck with everything.

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  • bobby mango

    May 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #20

    If you were a young player imagine the choice between playing for Pardew or Martinez… If Everton are interested in Perez I’d say we have no chance (and I wouldn’t blame the lad)

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  • the broons

    May 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #21

    Can’t help but feel some people play a little too much football manager. In truth if the player is good enough then he will naturally become the player he has the potential to be. If people generally think that him and armstrong upfront is a good idea then yous must have less common sense than pardew

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  • the truth will out

    May 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #22

    get in happy clappie chappy

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  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #23

    Tds

    Good luck with that, sounds like a blog full of pompous,arrogant arsewipes who care more about spreadsheets than the actual football

    Oh wait……..

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  • the truth will out

    May 21, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #24

    snigger hahah

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  • the broons

    May 21, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #25

    And I don’t mean that they aren’t good enough. I admit they probs are a lot better than our current forward lineup but that doesn’t take much beating. we need atleast 2 proven quality strikers who can score enough goals between them to help us reach our targets. However it’s looking even more likely now that it will be the young spanish striker av heard nowt about. And if were lucky some free agent that couldn’t convince his current club to give him a new contract.

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  • Spoof

    May 21, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #26

    TDS

    Au revoir !

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 21, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #27

    I wonder how many of our so called promising youngsters would have made it, had a proper manager and coaches been put in place, instead of the random ”never wassers” we have assembled from Pardew down.

    Ashley’s plan like Dortmund and the Portugese big teams would work, ie scout, develop and sell on if he had a top class coaching and managerial set up.

    I fear for Armstrong under Pardew that he will go the same route as Campbell etc. Abeid with a De Boer / Pochetinno type could be a revelation but will do zilch and won’t get selected under Pardew.

    How much evidence does Ashley need to see Pardew is failing him, the fans and the players and threatening the arrival of any good players while a mass exodus is a very real possibility.

    Keeping Pardew beyond the headbutt incident will be a massively expensive mistake for the turgid obese one, but then he can always count on the wonga wearing brigade and the 52000 no matter what, I guess.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #28

    I find it highly amusing that TDS posted the blog he was going too with the headline “did we really underachieve last season”

    He’s finally found happiness with the added benefit of people who understand “his problems” 😉

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 21, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #29

    TDS

    It’s getting very diva-ish. There are only so many times you can flounce off claiming never to return.
    Oh wait….

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  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #30

    Rotunda

    The puppet isn’t letting his master down as he’s doing exactly what he wants him to do!
    Your correct though in him letting us down though, to be honest they’ve both done a sterling job in that regard

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  • Spoof

    May 21, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #31

    Average, I did read the article and the comments, granted the facts may be correct but my argument has always been that failing in the past should never mean that failing now is what we should be aiming for, Man U got relegated in the 1970’s, were they happy just to accept that and never try to be better than second rate, however that point is always lost on them, some people embrace failure, however the majority are sane and they don’t embrace it.

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  • AndyNUFC

    May 21, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #32

    Rotonda – TDS is a diva, perfect analogy.

    He was crying a couple of months ago about not returning to this blog because people didn’t agree with him at all. Me for one. Quite sad really that he can’t converse with a community of fellow supporters just down to the fact they see something differently.

    He makes it his own problem though, if he wasn’t calling people “moaners / whingers / negative” simply for wanting the club to do things properly then good riddance.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 21, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #33

    Beermonkey

    Imagine what a Martinez, Poyet, de Boer, Pochetinno, Laudrup or any ”footballing” manager could have done with them. 5 years to not produce anyone is a damning indictment.

    Wish we had got that Galtier guy. How can anyone seriously look forward to next season with Pardew still here. What has changed since the end of the season to make anyone think he is going to magically turn things around?

    Pardew is a one trick pony who has been found out everywhere, after promising starts, and would be virtually unemployable when he finally gets the hook from NUFC.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 21, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #34

    Andy

    I think TeDiouS has issues. He once complained that his girl friend (yes I know !) hadn’t kept the flat as tidy as he would have liked! Could imagine him getting in and barking ” where’s me dinner”. A modern man, not so much!

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  • Spoof

    May 21, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #35

    Andy

    I agree, we have Ashley, Pardew, players coming and leaving to discuss, however you do get some who are obsessed with only one subject and they just cannot debate about other issues, after a while they just become boring and bland, as you say, it’s quite sad !

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 21, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #36

    The next Mike Williamson // May 21, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    He’s got the three ingredients Pardew can’t work with. 1) he’s foreign 2) he’s a flair player, not a scrapper 3) he’s young.

    NAILED IT !!!

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  • AndyNUFC

    May 21, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #37

    I had nearly forgot that ridiculous conversation actually, Rotonda – his girlfriend must be a very happy woman.

    As Spoof says as well he constantly is on a loop about 1 thing – ‘average expectations’.

    “If you look at our Premier League seasons we’ve got an average amount of points. Ashley can only spend an average amount of money. We can only attract average players with average sponsorship deals, coached and managed by average staff…”.

    I just ponder whether he actually goes to the games, sitting there the first game of next season thinking to himself “I wonder if this year we’ll be above average? Now wouldn’t that be jolly good… Best call my wench to prepare my clean the whole house as it’s a Saturday”.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    May 21, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #38

    I am not liking the sounds that Moussa Sissoko’s agent is making…

    The way our squad currently sits, Sissoko is our only chance of staying up next season… there is nobody else that Pardew picks in the starting 11 that can get goals or assists. (May as well forget about Ben Arfa under Percy)

    If Sissoko leaves… our top assist player going into next season will be Debuchy, who weighed in with 3 last season.

    I thought 4 wins in 21 games and losing Remy was the brink of disaster… but… a dash of no Sissoko next season would be curtains for us.

    Maybe Ashley wouldn’t mind yo-yoing between the Premier League and Championship, what with parachute payments and the publicity it would bring.

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  • the truth will out

    May 21, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #39

    3to1 he is back 1 august 10 45 am extolling the virtues of the books balancing and the stirling job of the regime nay dictatorship and pouting nancy grovelling backroom staff

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  • Spoof

    May 21, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #40

    Ancient, I don’t want to magnify your anxiety but after the Cardiff game Debuchy done a Sir Les, he through his shirt into the crowd which I read as him saying good bye.

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