Does A Loan Spell Beckon For This Top Newcastle Youngster?

Newcastle will be having quite a number of injured players coming back for Saturday’s game at West Ham,  but how many and who they are is not fully known at the moment.

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Adam Armstrong – will he be sent out on loan

Maybe we will get some hints early this week,  but if not Alan Pardew presumably will say who’s fit a who’s not in his press conference on Thursday for the game in London on Saturday.

However, the Newcastle manager has admitted that he is finding it hard to find a place for 17 year-old Adam Armstrong, who is one of Newcastle’s  top youngster coming through the ranks, and who has fantastic potential.

Alan talked about young Armstrong today:

“We have got real depth in the squad, real potential.” “Armstrong, I had no hesitation bringing him on as a sub, he is only seventeen but he is a man and great ability.”

“I can’t find a place in the team for him at the moment,  and with all these players coming back, it’s going to be difficult to pick the team at West Ham.”

Since Newcastle had 10 first team players missing on Saturday,  it’s hard to think that Adam will be getting too many first team games – and maybe it would be better to send the lad out on loan, so he can get some first team games elsewhere.

Paul Dummett and Mehdi Abeid are two youngsters who have profited greatly from loan spells away from Newcastle over the last couple of years, and both are now making serious claims for a starting position at Newcastle.

So maybe if a good club can be found for Adam to go on loan to – that could be a good way to get first team games for the 17 year-old, who has seven first team appearances for Newcastle so far.

Adam has also played for the England U16, U17 and U18 sides and is highly regarded.

One of Alan Pardew’s important jobs at Newcastle is to bring through the youngsters at the club, and we know he is a believer in the loan system.

If Adam starts to be left out of the 18 man match squad in the next month or two,  look for him being sent out on loan in January.

What do you think?

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12 comments so far

  • Reyantoon

    Nov 24, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #1

    martoon…for the earlier question:
    First of all,the penalty taker should be the one who is able to play regularly.Janmaat,socks,colback,cabella are some of the players that are certain to play in every game…So
    I prefer sissoko to be the first penalty taker
    b/c certainly he is available in every game we play.Then prefer cabella,followed by colback,
    we don’t have that much luck in getting penalties though… lol!

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Nov 24, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Still think we need a Lukaku/Bony type striker in January as I think Pardew will go back to his old ways of 4-2-3-1 when we lose badly playing 4-3-3 just like Wigan in the 5th place season .

    Other than that I think our squad depth is pretty good although I would like to see another CB brought in as well .

    My first team with everyone fit for home games would be :




    ——————————De Jong————————-

    —————————-New Striker———————-

    That would still leave us with:

    Gouffran,Cisse, Perez, Rivierre. Best squad depth we have had in a long time IMO .

    And remember lads :

    Big D*ck’s in yo ass is bad for ya health 😉 .

  • Our Toon

    Nov 24, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #3


    What about the u18s etc….who do you support when they play each other

    Our Toon

    November 24, 2014


    I have to slightly agree with Catchy on this, the change in system has only come about because pardew had no choice, his really negative football was losing games and he knew he needed wins. Also injuries have been a massive factor, out went willo, Gouffran, Riviere and some others and in stepped younger and more hungrier players. The biggest impact has been that of Sissoko who is now utilised as a CM rather than a makeshift winger

  • 70TWO

    Nov 24, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #4


    Not to categorize you as an enemy, but very good. I am slightly concerned with an over reaction to beating QPR who were poor on the day, although we had a lot of squad players who are doing very well to overcome PL opposition. I thought the addition of an attacker for Ryan was necessary but I think we will need three midfielders against West Ham. Not sure it is a good idea to rush a player with a broken toe, Tiote seems to be acting coy about playing for us and Anita deserves a chance even though he lacks stature and was nervous when he last played. So we shall just have to see how the manager deals with one of many upcoming decisions.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Nov 24, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #5

    I have always maintained Pardew can get success playing this way by winning by 1-0 and not creating very many chances in a game, although when it doesn’t work we look awful .

    4-3-3 works better because we can counter attack teams rather than keeping possession but doing nothing with it in 4-2-3-1 .

    If he keeps it up then fair play, but as soon ah he goes back to his old ways he will get stick from me again .

  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 24, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #6

    This player is 100% midfielder looking.Cant’t be a striker.And that loan spells are nothing special.If player is good then he will play his natural game.You can’t learn football with couple of games or barely one season.If we want him useful,this player must take a role somewhere in the creative midfield(doesn’t matter on the bench or not).Good manager will see that.Pardew surely can’t.

  • BeeGuy

    Nov 24, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Send Vukic and Birigimani to Blackpool with mission to rescue them form relegation. ‘Pool needs midfielders, and these two could be their answer and be forged into better players working to avoid relegation.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 24, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Our Toon

    Let’s just say i want them both to do well.

  • HTT

    Nov 24, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #9

    From the last thread I don’t get the same feeling we have un-droppable players as I have in previous seasons – the only player who is a guaranteed starter when fit is Collo and that’s fair enough really.

    I reckon Pardew wants a high work-rate and if a player doesn’t give that this season he’s going to be dropped. In the system we’re currently playing this is pretty sensible and justifies his decision to let Ben Arfa leave in my opinion.

    Goal difference is a worry, but the season we finished 5th our GD was rubbish as well – maybe it’ll be another one of those seasons where we can get away with it and still finish high up.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 24, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #10

    With Adam Armstrong send him to another country for a year, didn’t abeid play over here on loan but didn’t work out, look at him last year playing abroad and he did very well, so do the same with Armstrong send him on loan for a year because no doubt about this lad has the talent.

  • mag92

    Nov 24, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Nufc can only beat what’s in front of them, next up is West ham and another 3 points!

  • Spoof

    Nov 24, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Do not let Armstrong go out on loan, these kids coming through when given a chance are proving to be better than the tried and tested of the past.

    So far this season we have had Saylor get injured but Dummett partnered Colo with Haidara playing left back which kept Willo out, Willo only got back in due to Colo also getting injured, but initially using Dummett’s versatility to allow Haidara play rather than Willo was a great decision.

    Abeid rather than Anita has also paid dividends as Mehdi is already twice the player that Anita is and he will only get better, youth ahead of the expected again was a good decision.

    Obertan got injured against Liverpool, I was gutted as he has done really well and looking at the bench I was certain that Gouffran who offers very little would come on, but no it was Aarons, again trusting the youth to do better, and again as with (not)Willo and Abeid it was the right call.

    Perez has been on fire, but sitting on the bench waiting for their turn was Ferrayra and Cisse, a Cisse who had played and scored midweek for Senegal, but Perez rightly kept his place and again we won.

    So often Pardew has not done “the norm” but has won matches due to trusting the kids, so why change that philosophy with Armstrong, Perez at some stage will need a break, we are down to just two wingers with Obertan and Aarons being out, Perez would be a shoe in for that role, he often played it for Tenerife, let him do it here if needs be and allow Armstrong the Perez role in the middle.

    Pardew has done well of late, don’t spoil it by allowing Armstrong to go out on loan, I’d rather Riviere go out on loan to acclimatise to the English game, as I feel that is all he needs as I do think he could be a real asset.


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