Star Teenager Comes Through Unscathed In U21 Win


19 year-old winger Rolando Aarons played his first game tonight, since coming on as a substitute in the first half at home to Liverpool way back on 1st November, which was his last game for the club – but the news tonight is good because he came through tonight unscathed in Newcastle’s 4-2 win against Blackburn U21s.

Rolando Aarons, Newcastle United

Rolando Aarons made first appearance since 1st November

The lads were 2-0 up at the half, and as expected head coach John Carver was watching, but coach Carver will have to be very careful with how he now uses the teenager since Rolando  is obviously so short of match practice.

But with Rolando playing and the talented and experienced Siem de Jong slowly making his way back – and hopefully Papiss Cisse available for at least some substitute appearances starting Saturday, Carver should have some fresh attacking options over the last three games of the season.

John will hold his press conference on Thursday, and let’s hope he’s just very straight about things – and we’ll be very interested to learn about who he’s considering for the back four against West Brom on Saturday, and who will partner Fab Coloccini in central defense.

With Williamson, Janmaat and possibly Paul Dummett all missing we could see Ryan Taylor at right-back and Vurnon Anita at left back and maybe even Moussa Sissoko at center-back with all three playing out of position.

Daryl Janmaat is suspended for one game but big Mike Williamson is out for two games and will return for our final game on May 24th against the Hammers and the result of that game could well decide whether we are relegated or not.

Relegation would be a huge body blow to Newcastle United and there’s nothing great about being relegated.

And there are also some positive signs that some of the senior players seem set on trying to save Newcastle from relegation, with Fabricio having written an open letter to fans on the Newcastle web-site.

It’s good news about Rolando, but it’s not clear just how much he can be used in the remaining three crucial games, but it would be positive news if he’s on the bench on Saturday.

Comments welcome.


90 comments so far

  • Mister Tuff

    May 5, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed – your previous thread suggesting “the letter” was a good move has not been well received by fans it would appear. Most would seem to have seen through it’s phoney message.

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 5, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #2

    As previously mentioned in the previous thread the subject of players being frightened to play at SJP and reports that players have told their families to stay away should be a question reporters ask JC about.
    Is it true or false.
    If players are asking their families to stay away and the club want more folk to turn up clearly this is an area which needs exploring/resolving.

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 5, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #3

    “Relegation would be a huge body blow to Newcastle United and there’s nothing great about being relegated.

    And there are also some positive signs that some of the senior players seem set on trying to save Newcastle from relegation, with Fabricio having written an open letter to fans on the Newcastle web-site..”

    As I said…relegation isn’t good, but it’s certainly not the be all and end all as some would have us believe.

    Also the players can write as many letters as they like but what they should be doing is showing that passion and commitment on the pitch. Carver was bang on in his interview, too many lads strolled through the game as if they didn’t give a damn….we need to see some hard work and organisation as we lack the quality to dominate teams, we must grind out wins in the next 3 games if possible.

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  • WWSBRD

    May 5, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #4

    He’d be decent in the championship

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  • WWSBRD

    May 5, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Sage
    U have my vote

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  • toon kk

    May 5, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Aarons is needed to put some much needed positive pace in our basic team.
    So let’s hope he is available.

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  • Alternative Headline

    May 5, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #7

    and tonight’s main story hot from the press

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  • spitfire_

    May 5, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #8

    we want a poll
    we want a poll
    we want a poll
    we want a poll

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  • BoyDoneGood

    May 5, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #9

    [reposted]

    I don’t understand why people immediately assume Coloccini’s letter is insincere. Sounds legit to me. I won’t be at SJP this weekend, but I was never going to be anyway. Still, I don’t see the great need to invent yet another conspiracy. Coloccini is not the player he once was, but that’s just anno domini: doesn’t make you a bad person. Boycott or don’t boycott – your choice. But don’t assume everyone outside your little circle of like-minded individuals is a manipulative liar. The benefit of the doubt is a humane principle.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 5, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Yeah Ed. Most of the gang on here have seen through that phoney message. It could be a matter for trading standards. The law is not clear on this point but I’ve looked into it and there is at least a prima facie case.

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  • Alternative Headline

    May 5, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #11

    are most championship matches streamed as a rule?

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  • optimistic prime

    May 5, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Praise The Lord
    Cometh the hour cometh the 19yr old boy to save the day.

    It says a lot when a player who has less games for the first team than fingers is our great hope to stave off relegation.

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 5, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #13

    So sad to see our club reduced to this.

    From previous thread b&b made a great point about us being reduced to an economic experiment.

    Online guy was right that this is now a dishonest club.

    We are a resiliant mob , but we have all had enough. Eight years of false hope , lies and apathy from Ashley has created a toxic level of cynicism that will never go until he does.

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  • BoyDoneGood

    May 5, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Jonas has experience at RB. He could do that role, especially if he was instructed not to go awol unless he can do the hundred in 12 seconds. Something Janmaat forgets from time to time.

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  • Online Guy

    May 5, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Roblee7

    Aye mate . cheers

    Football is superficial at the top of the prem mind ..Its won by money..its gone now its too late …

    Fizzy pop league is a good watch ..mind I love the blood and thunder of the northern league now ..watching players getting next to nowt running their hearts out ..the crazy tackles and the funny moments more than make up for not watching the likes of Chelsea , man City …et al ..saying that I would love a couple of seasons at the top with the Toon…Guess we are never going to see that unless something changes……….. radically

    The premier League top four are usually clubs that can afford the best players , the rest of us just feed them .. We are their opposition, we make them richer for the points and the positions they occupy..Champions league and money ensues..

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  • BandB

    May 5, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Blackley,

    Don’t cry……
    (sigh)

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  • toon22

    May 5, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Arrons getting fit is good news for MA,it means he can be sold after the season ends.
    These 3 matches are perfect to show buyers hes over his fittness problems.

    Who cares about the team or competing.

    MA OOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTT

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  • mecannylad

    May 5, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #18

    The ramifications stemming from the ham-fisted ownership of our football club must surely be having a detrimental effect on the city and its people … and surely there must be some ‘men in suits’ out there who can quantify such damage.
    In this season of open letters can I suggest that the Leader of Newcastle City Council or The Lord Mayor articulates such a measured communication of concern direct to Mike Ashley.(demanding a response of course)
    The local MPs for all of the Newcastle constituencies can also send similar letters …. even lodge written questions in Parliament.
    Lets leave no stone unturned to flush the fat t**t out of town.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 5, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #19

    The way people talk you’d think there’d been a time in their lifetimes when the club had not been run badly or the fans had not been treated with disdain.

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  • BandB

    May 5, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Blackley

    I’m spitting on my hanky and I’m going to wipe away all those little bubble cars……..

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  • Online Guy

    May 5, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Blackley and Brownlie

    HI , Have you noticed how ED changes the page almost every you make a long post? its happened a lot over this last week ..leaving you marooned ..have you noticed it ?

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 5, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Lord Chief Justice Blackley – there you go again having a snipe, confirming that you come on here to argue and antagonise., and to top it off sometimes read the rubbish you spout.
    Bragging the other day you were vociferous in the crowd only to say the opposite today.
    Shamfan
    Snorebore.

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  • toon22

    May 5, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Im glad our owner isnt interested in anything other than advertising SD.
    Wanting to see the toon getting its usual defeat in the 3rd round of any cup to non league oppsition is a goal we should hope for next season.
    somr people might say its tantermount to match fixing but i love it when we dont want anything other than profits and adverts.

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  • WWSBRD

    May 5, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #24

    BoyDoneGood
    Personally I think there is next to no chance that Colo wrote that off his own back went to the club and asked them to put it out

    For me the club wrote it he signed it (might even of read it) but I honestly dont think he give that much of a damn about NUFC or possibly football these days. He doesnt want to be here, hasn’t since he tried to leave to Argentina and was forced to stay…not saying he is a bad person actually think he is probably a good bloke (have heard nothing but good things about him from a few people who have met him etc) who was just lied to (as they all have been) and saw his best friend abused by NUFC

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  • Online Guy

    May 5, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Blackley and Brownlie

    Would I be correct in saying you do a bit of Fly Fishing ?

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  • WWSBRD

    May 5, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Blackley
    Are u suggesting that because we have not known better we cant wish for it?

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  • toon22

    May 5, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #27

    MA has never had a bad reputaion for treating his employees poorly.

    No wait………………….

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  • Online Guy

    May 5, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #28

    The Rt Hon

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  • toon22

    May 5, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Blackey should see if he can get a game in defense for us this weekend.
    He seems to know the answer to everything.

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  • Our Toon

    May 5, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #30

    Rob Lee

    Real Madrid are backed by the Spanish government…always have been. Blackburn bought there title, as did man utd when they bought Cantona for 1m plus which at the time was alot of money. All clubs spend money but it’s not necessarily the club that spends the most that wins the title.

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  • BandB

    May 5, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Everything I’ve seen from this over club the past few days, from Carver’s rant, to Charver’s statement, to Colocinni’s open letter, suggests a bunch of people high on the autism spectrum trying to behave “normal.”

    And I didn’t even mention Blackley.

    Nighty night bloggers.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 5, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #32

    How very dare they raid the slugs beloved. The cheek of em eh.

    POLICE probing two Rangers takeovers raided Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley’s HQ yesterday.

    Detectives investigating the conduct of Craig Whyte and Charles Green travelled from Scotland to the Derbyshire nerve-centre of Ashley’s huge business empire.

    The two-year inquiry was understood to have centred on Whyte – but now the focus seems to have switched to Rangers’ operations since the club was sold by Sir David Murray in 2011.

    The move has shocked staff at Ashley’s HQ in Shirebrook, Mansfield.

    One worker told the Record: “I noticed a couple of regular bobbies walking around but I didn’t think too much of it.

    “But when I tried to step outside the building at around 11am, I was told I couldn’t leave until a full search of the premises had been carried out.

    “One detective said we could go into the canteen while the search was ongoing but people wanted to know what was happening so we stayed there.

    “At one point, the detective asked if any of those in reception was David Forsey, the chief executive. When we said he wasn’t there, he said we were all free to go.”

    Police Scotland confirmed that officers had searched a property in Derbyshire but would not comment further.

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  • Le tooooon

    May 5, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #33

    I honestly think we’ll win this weekend..
    Wishful thinking I know but some of us have to be positive!

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  • Average_Contents

    May 5, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #34

    He’s getting bombarded from every angle now.

    Fcuking good. Fat twat.

    The more the merrier.

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  • toon22

    May 5, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #35

    Whatever happens i hope MA has to answer questions in court.

    He loves that kind of thing.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 5, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #36

    The pressure is mounting. Let’s keep it going.

    #Hwtfnufc

    #boycottsd

    #AshleyOut

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  • Our Toon

    May 5, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Blackley and Brown

    Yes there have been tines when this club was run badly but at least in my lifetime there was ambition there, they still wanted to win something or achieve more than a 10th place finish and no cup runs.

    I think it says more about you as a person who had no doubt sat back through hard times and taken it on the chin whilst still attending, I’d say you need to grow a backbone and realise there’s more to being a fan than simply turning up week after week to see a unambitious club just plodding along without any souk or any ambition other than giving SD a platform!!

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  • HarriboNo9

    May 5, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #38

    2 GOALS by Armstrong and an assist! i honestly think after he scores his first for the first team and gains confidence he’l become lethal with the right partner next to him. Ferraya played brilliant and what a goal by Keman!!!!!!1

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  • Our Toon

    May 5, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #39

    This is your chance to regain your identity and help steer us away from being a SD advertising vehicle….but I won’t hold my breath

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 5, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #40

    Wow the cops raiding SD HQ.
    Mr Tubbs will be straight onto Lord Justice Blackley to represent him in any proceedings.

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