Newcastle Youngster Wins It For England

Newcastle’s Adam Armstrong scored the goal that gave the England U18 side a narrow 1-0 win over Switzerland tonight, but England should have had more than the one goal the Newcastle striker scored.

Under-18 soccer match - Poland v England

Adam Armstrong in action tonight

Armstrong scored the goal just after half time, after England had made a shaky start to the game at St. George’s Park, but had come on strongly in the first half.

Armstrong almost set up a goal for Louis Reed of Sheffield United in the first 45 minutes, when he cut the ball back nicely for the Blades forward, but Reed shot just wide.

Three minutes into the second half and Adam Armstrong was sprung clear, and his first shot was well saved by impressive goalkeeper Kobel, put Adam put the ball into the back of the net at the second attempt.

England were the better side in the second half but Switzerland had their goalkeeper Kobel to thank for restricting England to just the single goal.

England play Switzerland again on Saturday  at Walsall’s Banks’ Stadium at 5.30pm,  and coach Neil Dewsnip will be hoping for some better finishing from his England team.


England U18: (4-1-2-1-2): 1 Magnus Norman (Farnborough, on-loan from Fulham); 2 Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), 5 Tosin Adarabioyo (Manchester City), 6 Taylor Moore (RC Lens), 3 Callum Connolly (Everton); 4 Ryan Ledson (C) (Everton); 8 Louis Reed (Sheffield United), 11 Josh Sims (Southampton); 10 Sheyi Ojo (Wigan Athletic, on-loan from Liverpool); 18 Adam Armstrong (Newcastle United), 9 Dominic Solanke (Chelsea).

Goals: Armstrong 48

Head coach: Neil Dewsnip

Switzerland U18: 1 Gregord Kobel; 2 Samir Bajrami (C), 4 Mirlind Kryeziu, 5 Adonis Ajeti, 3 Linus Obexer; 7 Neftali Manzambi, 6 Remo Arnold, 8 Noah Sylvestre, 11 Bruno Ferreira Moragado; 9 Boris Babic, 10 Harun Alpsoy

Head coach: Claude Ryf

39 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Just seen Sissoko go down injured after a challenge and take a while to get back up ….. hes okay now

  • beermonkey

    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #2


    what role is sissoko playing and how is he doin

  • lesh

    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #3

    That’s Armstrong sold soon then!

  • beermonkey

    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #4


    the only upgrades to the training ground is going to be a port cabin and lots of bunting Ashley is having an xxxxxl camel coat and trilby hat made and from the summer all players at the training ground will be made to wear the price we want for them not a squad number

    of course Ashley will be willing to do deal in the porta cabin for cash

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #5


    Mostly on the right hand side but going into the middle a lot hes done okay Brazil have been better though Sissoko just been subbed though thankfully !!!

  • beermonkey

    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #6



  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #7


    To be fair France look like they are playing a friendly Brazil are taking it pretty serious mind you they did get destroyed off Germany so are looking to win the fans back over I would imagine

  • beermonkey

    Mar 26, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #8


    I saw the French side and they were missing a few players but a good test to bring players in and give them a run

  • Blofal

    Mar 26, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #9

    @lesh yes exactly.

    Would much rather see our players give it a go and lose than the drab we were watching under Pardew. Any day of the week.

    I didn’t choose to support Newcastle (I’m not a Geordie) to watch them grind out results and be bored out of my mind.

  • mindcompressor

    Mar 27, 2015 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #10

    Congratulations Adam!

  • Toon-Barmy

    Mar 27, 2015 at 4:03 AM

    Comment #11

    I’m working on an article for a magazine, thought I’d share my notes and see what you guys think.

    This summer is set to be a summer of change at St. James Park.
    Not only do the magpies need a new manager but there will also be a significant number of new players needed, here’s why.

    Newcastle have eight players out of contract at the end of this season;
    Jonas Gutierrez, Ryan Taylor, Sammy Ameobi, Jak Alnwick, Remie Streete, Lubomir Satka and Adam Campbell. The loan of Facundo Ferreyra will also come to an end.

    Davide Santon has apparently triggered a clause in his loan agreement at Inter Milan. After playing ten games the deal will become permanent for around £2.9 million. This decision was supposedly made due to the fact that Santons’ contract was due to expire at the end of next season.

    With those nine players out of the door, Newcasle are left with 34 contracted players.
    Eleven of those, as was the case with Santon, are out of contract at the end of next season:

    Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Rob Elliot, Mehdi Abeid, Shane Ferguson, Haris Vuckic, Kevin Mbabu & Alex Gilliead.

    It seems unlikely that any of them will be offered new contracts, so Mike Ashley will undoubtedly try to unload them while they still have some value.

    That leaves the toon with the following 23 players:
    GK: Tim Krul
    GK: Karl Darlow
    GK: Freddie Woodman
    DF: Daryl Janmaat
    DF: Paul Dummett
    DF: Massadio Haidara
    DF: Jamaal Lascelles
    DF: Curtis Good
    MF: Moussa Sissoko
    MF: Siem De Jong
    MF: Remy Cabella
    MF: Cheick Tiote
    MF: Jack Colback
    MF: Vurnon Anita
    MF: Gael Bigirimana
    MF: Rolando Aarons
    MF: Olivier Kemen
    MF: Callum Roberts
    MF: Yoan Gouffran
    CF: Papiss Cisse
    CF: Ayoze Perez
    CF: Emmanuel Rivière
    CF: Adam Armstrong

    That means we could see around twenty players leave Newcastle this summer, possibly even more. Taking those players out of an already poor squad is going to have a huge impact, especially in defence, with Coloccini, Williamson, S. Taylor and Santon all likely to be gone.
    Several of the players who remain are also being linked with moves away.
    Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Emmanuel Rivière and Gael Bigirimana have hardly set the world alight in recent times, prompting speculation that they too could be out of the door.
    There will no doubt be “bigger and better” teams interested in Newcastles’ few prized assets, messers Krul, Janmaat, Sissoko, Cabella, Cisse and Ayoze Perez simply have to be retained, otherwise the Necastle hierarchy will find themselves needing to go out and buy an entire squad!

    Another thing to remember is that players such as Darlow, Woodman, Lascelles, Good, Aarons, Kemen, Roberts and Armstrong are largely untested at the top level.

    All of this equates to a whole heap of trouble, if the club doesn’t invest in at least twelve quality players they could find themselves in a very difficult situation.

  • cyprus

    Mar 27, 2015 at 5:17 AM

    Comment #12

    Good stuff.
    I agree that we’ll need to buy and sell big time, despite the risk of being accused by fans of being a selling club. I like the list of players you list which must be retained, although a good coach may want to retain people like Ameobi, Tiote, Vuckic, Santon and Jonas as well.

    I would sell the permanently injured as well, it’s never stable or a good idea to base a team around them: Taylor, Aaarons, SDJ, bye, and thanks, and best of.

    The best way to assess an organisation, or a team in our case, is to talk with people from the outside.

    For instance, other teams’ fans were always surprised and glad HBA wasn’t playing, despite the fact that most of our fans bought the ‘he’s a lazy naughty boy’ story.

    Of course, ‘other teams’ fans’ aren’t experts – we are 😉 nor do they see the team week in week out. But, they see things with an apathy and dispassion that gives you an unbiased opinion. So, what do ‘they’ say?

    We have some very good individuals, we need to add two or three top players in order to really challenge: one CB, one top creative MF (who will be a leader too), one 20 goal CF. Done.

    I would like to see those 3, plus another 2 or 3 young rough diamonds. AND A COACH.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 27, 2015 at 5:18 AM

    Comment #13

    Toon-Barmy …there are alot of ifs and buts about what will happen in the summer!

    …hard to tell really! Personally I have given up trying to reason. My missus says my thinking is better used somewhere constructive. 😉 lol

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 27, 2015 at 5:29 AM

    Comment #14

    Based on what you just wrote the Santon transfer at £2.8 M still baffles me. Why was he needed to go now with 11 other players in the same situation.

    He was a player we bought at £5 M – a valuable player to us, who we sold for scratch!

    What was the idea behind this? Back to the reasoning with this club which we all know is pointless.

    There are no reason (what reasons do you need) A famous Boomtown Rats song just sprung to mind 😉

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 27, 2015 at 5:30 AM

    Comment #15

    …does anyone remember was Santon sold on a Monday?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 27, 2015 at 5:35 AM

    Comment #16

    I sense there will be alot of great writing this morning with the blog being so quiet and all (one can really stretch out 😉 )

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 27, 2015 at 5:56 AM

    Comment #17

    Anyone read about SD? Not that SD, but Supporters Direct!

    They are working on some great stuff – doing more than us as a spoiled fan -base. The supporter’s trust of both Spurs and Man Utd are rallying up behind them and so is our own NUST!

    I think you should check out their Manifesto!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 27, 2015 at 5:57 AM

    Comment #18

    Alot of great stuff this morning! Will be hard to follow I am sure

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 27, 2015 at 5:59 AM

    Comment #19

    I think it’s because it’s probably been accepted that all of the other players almost out of contract have no monetary value at all, how much would you pay for STaylors 14 games a season. There is also the possibility that Janmaat or Sissoko could go to fund cheaper replacements. Reading the article posted by lesh yesterday, ‘The board’ fronted by Derek Llambias made a huge gamble and subsequently a mistake hy thinking Tavernier, Ferguson and Adam Campbell would become greats under the watchful eye of club yes man Peter Beardsley, not only has he not brought them on he has had them relegated from their top division. Anywhere else he would be replaced but they might end up with someone who tells them what they don’t want to hear.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:00 AM

    Comment #20

    Whatever happens the rest of the season there has got to be big changes on the playing side for next season.
    To complete next season we need near enough a new team, because with the team we have at the moment we will be certain relegation candidates and whatever Ashley is like I cannot see that happening.
    How many would I keep that is if none of our better players are sold.
    I woud keep – Krul, Sissoko, Cisse, de Jong, Colback, Aarons, Perez, Haidara, Cabella, Janmaat, Riviere, Abeid, Armstrong, Dummett, Satka, Keman, and Woodman.

    that’s seventeen players – not many to start the season !!!!!!!!

  • toonincheek

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:04 AM

    Comment #21

    jesper –

    My suspicion is that there were long-term concerns
    over his knee and that he probably would not have
    been offered another contract as we have good
    alternatives in Haidara and Dummet.

    Seems, though, as if Haidara may also have long
    term problems with his knee. Is he having trouble
    with the same one that the Wigan w*nker knobbled?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #22

    Toon barmy,
    Good article btw, you’d get that on The Mag if you wanted to. I was wondering the other day who exactly was near or out of contract so nice one.

  • Santon03

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:11 AM

    Comment #23


    I agree with you, I like the way we play under Carver. Under current condition, I doubt any manager can do much much better in results. He only have one senior CB available.
    I think players like Tiote, Obertan, Anita and Saylor will be sold this summer as well as reserves like Bigi, Vuckic, Fergie, etc.
    We will have Lacelles and Darlow from Nottingham. Hopefully we will have 5 or 6 more addition to the team and new contract for Sammy, Raylor, Jonas.
    5 or 6 players, 2cb, 1lb, 2 strikers, probably 1 midfield.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:11 AM

    Comment #24

    We bought him with long term concerns over his knee, he’s being sold now because he won’t become the 15M pound player they thought he might.

  • Reyantoon

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:13 AM

    Comment #25

    Excellent article there..
    But we need a good coach.Investing on several players means nothing if we don’t hire a proper manager.I see some fans,last night,like our toon,say change of mgr will never going to happen,based on his follow up of the club in the last 5 or 6 years may be..I don’t know but am still expect change of mgr will happen at the end of this season. Do you think that will happen based on your follow up of the club?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:16 AM

    Comment #26

    Have you been on the grappa already this morning, we have played three decent 45 minute spells under Carver and not managed a win out of either of them. Do you honestly think he will even attempt to play attacking football when he starts with nil points in August, he will be fcuking desperate for points and expect him to be on the phone to his mate most half times.

  • Santon03

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:20 AM

    Comment #27

    I watched in Serie A news that Santon is already sold 2 weeks ago if I’m not mistaken. The loan condition apparently to see if he has no big problem.

  • Santon03

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:24 AM

    Comment #28

    b!tchin all day everyday, get a life!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #29

    Jail…to gamble for the amount of £2.8 M seems a strange thing seeing as finishing higher than we will would have gotten us that!

    …it about seeing the connections. The club cannot do that it seems. The gamble they takes are too risky.

    I would are argue Newcastle could get more in the summer if Santon produced the form we are seeing at Inter. The value usually rises for individual players when the team does well, which begs alot of questions I think.

    toonincheek…it could that, but see my reply to Jail

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:28 AM

    Comment #30

    Point out some positives aside from those three 45 minute spells and the two results against fellow bottom rung dross.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    Comment #31

    I think they gambled on Carver being able to steer us to tenth without him, like I have said many times on here before, Mashers is more than happy to gamble on our failure but won’t gamble on our success.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:36 AM

    Comment #32

    Maybe once they’ve let him get to only one year reamaing it’s much easier for the player to rfuse to move or sign an extension where as a year and a half frozen out is a big ask.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:40 AM

    Comment #33

    Obertron, STaylor and Anita will not be sold this summer, nobody will want them, or the clubs that will won’t be able to match their wages, the best we will do is a loan with us picking up part of the wages, Mashley won’t have that and we’ll be lumbered with three squad players who can’t be replaced.

  • cyprus

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:40 AM

    Comment #34

    In defense of Beardsley.

    I just don’t feel comfortable with the label he is casually given, Jail. I mean, this is one of the best ever players to wear an NUFC shirt – I know the response to this 🙂 and all he’s doing is working where he loves to be. It’s not like he’s committing a crime.

  • Santon03

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:53 AM

    Comment #35


    you don’t need to point out the bad sh!ts happening in this club and keep reminding me about it.
    I already know!
    I don’t like it when my favorite player being sold but that’s life, take it or go support other team.
    I know the current condition of the club like everyone else here, I love NUFC good or bad.
    I’m not going to b!tch about every little things happening in this club or made things up to b!tch about.
    No such thing all good or all bad.

  • hibbit

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #36

    cyprus beardsley was a great player but he is not good coach when so much depends on the kids coming good you need the best coach we can get to help them and thats not peter

  • Santon03

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #37

    Owners are not going to go unless they ran out of money or bankrupt.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 27, 2015 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #38

    That is why it is so hard to stomach, the fact that he’s a club legend.
    I don’t tell you who to support please don’t tell me, some people like my posts others don’t, if you don’t agree with what I say tell me what you don’t agree with and we can debate it. I understand thst the owner isn’t going anywhere, I don’t have to like it.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Mar 27, 2015 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #39

    It really looks like a perfect storm brewing for relegation next season. Personally I don’t see the big clear out we are hoping for happening. I think we’ll see Anita, Obertan, S.Taylor and most of the other plodders retained because (as has been pointed out) nobody wants them. A couple will probably go – Tiote is one for sure I think. Carver will most likely get the job, but if not it will be someone equally uninspiring. We’ll bring some players in undoubtedly, but as ever on the cheap, and they are probably going to be no better than what we have. I can see us all but relegated by Christmas.


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