Alan Pardew has told the Evening Standard that Newcastle have not produced too many top youngsters over the last ten years and he’s right about that, but we do see a bevy of top young players currently coming through the ranks on Tyneside.
17 year-old Adam Armstrong – one of top youngster coming through ranks
The emergence of some of our youngsters this year has been exciting to see, and they have been one of the main reasons Newcastle and Alan Pardew have been able to quickly turn around a season, that did not start well – with just four draws in the first seven league games.
But since then we have taken a maximum of 12 points from our last four league games, including a second successive win at White Hart Lane, and a young Newcastle side beat Manchester City away in the League Cup to reach the quarter finals.
Alan talked about some of the top youngsters on their way through the ranks on Tyneside:
“Newcastle is a great area but we haven’t produced many players over the last 10 years.” “For the first time we are seeing real buds of success, local boys, something we are very proud of.”
“We are no longer just a French team.” “We have Freddie Woodman, Adam Armstrong, Rolando Aarons who are all highly rated by England.”
“I am not saying these guys are going to be future England internationals but they have a chance.” “Paul Dummett is already a Welsh international, Sammy Ameobi has played for the U-21s.”
And while Ayoze Perez has only just joined Newcastle from Tenerife, he has already made a huge impact with three good goals in his last three league games, and he is another exciting youngster in the famous black and white stripes of Newcastle this season.
Mehdi Abeid at 22 years old has also made the jump to the first team, after his very successful season long loan at Panathinaikos last term, and he’s been at the club now for more than three years, after we signed him as a free agent from Lens.
Newcastle have even looked an exciting team over the last month, and we are hoping we can add to our five game winning streak on Saturday at home to QPR, even though we will be without Coloccini, Abeid and Aarons – who are all out injured.
We expect a sold-out crowd for that game.
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