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Newcastle Teenager Continues To Shine – Video

7:11 pm, Monday, September 21st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 90 Comments

Newcastle are not playing well at the moment and having a very hard time scoring goals with our most dangerous player in the last two games being …… right back Daryl Janmaat – so that tells you how bad things are.

But our very own Adam Armstrong is not having much trouble at Coventry scoring goals and he was the scorer of Coventry’s only goal after 50 minutes on Saturday, which was enough to give the Sky Blues all 3 points at home to Chesterfield.

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Adam Armstrong scored the winner for Coventry – again

Adam scored two great goals earlier this season against Chesterfield so that;s 3 goals he’s now scored against them.

Here are the highlights of the game including Adam’s goal.

If you want to go straight to the goal – it comes after 1 minute and 7 seconds.

That’s a real goalscorer’s goal and with his left foot.

Here’s what Coventry manager Tony Mowbray said about Adam in the Coventry Telegraph:

“It’s great that he scored because that will help him buy into the demands that we put on him.”

“Not that I would ever question him because he works extraordinarily hard.”

“We tell him how we think he should play, the positions he should take up, and it’s important that when he does all that work throughout the week he gets some reward for it.”

”Because if he doesn’t he might start to question what we’re telling him.”  “He hit the ground running but he hadn’t scored for a while and sometimes those things can play on your mind.”

“That’s true of any striker and he shouldn’t have that pressure on him at 18 years of age.”

That’s six goals in seven appearances for the 18 year-old – he is looking the part at Coventry.

We may need Adam back at Newcastle in January.

And another Newcastle teenager Alex Gilliead made his debut for Carlisle United at York on Saturday and provided both assists in Carlisle’s 2-2 draw.

Alex started the game and was subbed after 64 minutes – a great start for the 19 year-old.

Who said there wasn’t any good news about Newcastle these days?


Comments welcome.

Tags: Adam Armstrong · Alex Gilliead · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Premier League · Video

90 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    Ashley Out!

  • 2 Tsunki // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Charnley Out!

  • 3 Tsunki // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Carr Out!

  • 4 Tsunki // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Anybody else I’m fed up with Out!

  • 5 Belfast // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Everybody out

  • 6 Belfast // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    I’m off out.

  • 7 JackButler // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Armstrong is flying with Coventry and it will be interesting to see if he will be able to make the step up in time.

    Regarding the previous story about “bad eggs” in the dressing room, are we supposed to believe that SM would allow Tiote or anyone for that matter anywhere near the dressing room or training ground if they were causing an issue? the vultures are circling and making up all the BS they want

  • 8 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    someone reckoned that there is a malaise in the club but I don’t think we should be pointing the finger at anyone from that far eastern country for the clubs problems!!

  • 9 the broons // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Cisse out!

  • 10 the broons // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Thauvin out!

  • 11 the broons // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Colback out!

  • 12 the broons // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Coloccini out!

  • 13 SUTTY1978 // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Well Colo refused to play all preseason so he’s at least as bad as Tiote, just wish he carried on his self exile into the season as well and perhaps we’d have a couple more points!

  • 14 SUTTY1978 // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Thauvin must have had the shortest honeymoon period of any player ever, he was lauded as the finest of wingers after his first game, about 3 weeks later he’s seen as utter crap.
    At least i’ve been consistent in always saying he was crap.

  • 15 Our Toon // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Not long ago Nolan amd Barton were seen as the bad apples because they were vocal, then it was ben arfa because pardew didn’t like him as he didn’t defend…..much like he’s done recently with Zaha by coming out and saying he isn’t defending so subbed him for 2nd half. Problem is we get rid of the so called bad apples yet consistently play shit so maybe the real bad apples are:

    Scteve (to an extent)

    If we need to get rid of the bad seeds then start with the 3 first and then see how Scteve does

  • 16 SUTTY1978 // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    McClaren is the problem, he’s got a decent squad of players but his tactics and selections are shite. His one footballing decision that he has actually put his name to is insisting that Colo be given a new contract. The guy is a joke.

  • 17 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Armstrong, even if he was playing a lone role up front, would be a big improvement on Cisse. I totally agree with Shearer’s assessment that he might as well not be on the pitch for the impact he has made this season.

  • 18 bladeuser // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Let’s b frank Adam Armstrong is playing in a league that is nowhere near epl class he does not come up against kompany smalling
    Or terry every week so getting him back is nonsense it was not so long ago that most wanted him out on loan now some want him back it just proves that some have.nt got a bloody clue about football
    Just like the 11 who played on Sat maybe with the exception being Janmat

  • 19 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Arma doing what Arma does. The most natural goalscorer on our books bar none. When you play to his strengths – which isn’t lumping high balls towards him – he will score at any level. This loan will be the making of him and we shouldn’t be thinking of bringing him back yet. His strengths are running the channels and his burst of acceleration over ten yards leaves defenders in his wake. If you time those bursts with a ball to match, his natural finishing ability does the rest.

  • 20 SUTTY1978 // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Nobody claimed responsibility for selling Abeid but if that was McClaren as well then thats nearly as bad as giving Colo a contract. Abeid was the only player last season who could actually put in a tackle in midfield. Statistically our best tackler by a mile.

  • 21 SUTTY1978 // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Colo probably insisted that Arma go out on loan because he was mugging him off every day in training

  • 22 toon kk // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    They’ll be much more going on behind the scenes than we’ll ever know.
    MA may have taken a step back but you can bet your last dollar he’ll have left certain rules and regulations for everyone to stick to.
    Definitely all the scouting still has resale in mind, there nieve ideas have a negative impact.
    Macca will have his conditions and regulations to stick to, you can count on that.
    We all know our squad has its weaknesses, but what boils my pi55 is watching us clearly not giving 100% .

  • 23 JackButler // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:48 PM


    Do you think SM has anymore say on what’s happening at the club than what Pardew had???

    Do you think that Ashley has really stepped away from the running of the club???

  • 24 Toon Tang // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Will he step it up to the Championship and then prem? Loads of strikers fly the goals in at league one level and then bomb at Champ level.

    We will know soon enough eh

  • 25 Transfer Sage // Sep 21, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Needs to keep playing and scoring. No good him coming back yet.

    As for the Tiote story, he’s definitely got some problem. He’s always injured and hasn’t been the same since we supposedly rejected that chelsea bid.

    I’ve heard various rumours that he keeps going back home for traditional treatment to his injury in the Ivory coast, that could be an issue.

  • 26 Transfer Sage // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:01 PM


    It makes me laugh. Ashley had previously said he didn’t get involved and praised himself (via pardew) when he stepped in personally that january to sign 5 players. So by the club own admission he was never really involved.

    For me nothing has changed with the set up.

  • 27 toon kk // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Jonas is a big miss this season, he may not have been world class but you couldn’t falt his commitment.

  • 28 SPRINGY // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    evening all
    refering to the bad eggs ….if the story is true or not i dont know……but tiote could easily make a statement thru the club denying it if he can be arsed at all…..i’d like to think if some saying pretty nasty shit about me being a bad influence and basically a waste of space i’d comeout fighting…..if true sit down with him and try and sort it… if not get rid…..same for ANY player captain or kid…..well done arma keep up the good work

  • 29 Our Toon // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    No way Ashley has stepped back, he’s just taken himself out of the firing line by claiming he’s got no part to play!!

  • 30 Our Toon // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:06 PM


    The club doesn’t respond to critics you should know that by now, they just ban them. Tiote doesn’t need to respond to anything because as soon as he does more stories will be plucked out of the air…..where do you draw the line?

    It’s a journo who has no clue as to what’s going on at SJP, just causing trouble!!

  • 31 SPRINGY // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:08 PM

    our toon
    the best response would be to get his boots on, get his arse on the pitch and put a shift in…a quality shift at that!

  • 32 JackButler // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:09 PM


    He may not be in the office Monday to Friday but the club is run to exactly how he wants it run. His latest claim that he’s stepping aside from the running of the club was simply an attempt to calm the rowdy locals down and that ever so generous £50 million was simply to safeguard the £138 million he gets by U.S. Staying up.

    Ashley is the master of lip service and the definition of lip service is

    Verbal expression of agreement or allegiance, unsupported by real conviction or action; hypocritical respect: “Lip service continues to be paid to resolving regional conflicts, but there is no sense of urgency” (Henry A. Kissinger).

  • 33 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Toon tang, I’ve followed this kids progress right through the academy. So much excited by the prospect, I even attended away matches with the U18’s. I had a bet on him when he was just 16 to break Charlton’s England record and nothing I’ve seen since has altered my opinion. By far and away the best player our academy has produced since Gazza. His first ten yards is electric and by the time they’ve caught up, he’s finished it. He thinks like a footballer and always willing to try the unorthodox. Injuries aside, I genuinely expect to cash that bet in. I’ve never been this excited by one of our own. Just check out his goals, most of which would grace any level of the game.

  • 34 SPRINGY // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    hope ya ryt bobby…would canny to see a success story

  • 35 AndyMac // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    Getting back on topic, Arma seems able to score even when he screws up his first touch ? He’ll be useful next season in the Championship.

  • 36 Toon Tang // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Bobby, cheers for the info marra, I dont catch much youth or reserves stuff so will trust your judgement. Lets hope he smashes this season and then maybe gets a loan to a champ team next season, continues his form and then comes back. If he wants to come back that is. Looks like hes having the time of his life.. 🙂

  • 37 Toon Tang // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Hahaa aye, the champ team he’ll be firing for will be us next season I suppose. Quality

  • 38 Our Toon // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:16 PM


    When he wasn’t injured mcclaren preferred the chuckle brothers (Anita and Colback) we have big issues in that area of the pitch. Can’t believe got rid of Abeid for peanuts and kept these 3 idiots.

    I said before the season started that Anita is awful yet most had him as a starter all because he can pick up a pass from his own box and play it out!! Shocking but we are in well short in all areas

  • 39 Our Toon // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Armstrong is doing well at Coventry and hopefully it continues for him. Let’s see how he progresses in the championship next and we can consider him for the prem. He’s far from the finished product and currently isn’t good enough to start so better of playing in lower league to understand and learn his trade

  • 40 the broons // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:21 PM


    I told people straight to not get carried away with Thauvin as I knew all about his reputation and the fact we were playing northampton.

  • 41 the broons // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:23 PM


    I noticed that, his first touch didnt go as planned but good to see him show the sort of instictiveness that you need as a striker. My only concern with him is whether or not he will be physically ready enough for the premier league but he was still just a boy in his few prem games and am sure he will only get stronger as time goes by.

  • 42 toon kk // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Tbh we’re playing league 1 football in the premier league, we’re not even championship level and haven’t been for some time.
    I don’t wash this we need time nonsense, most of our squad have played together a long time.
    Worst thing is the players don’t give a f

  • 43 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Toon tang, the plan is to leave him there until January, then loan him to a Championship club for the rest of the season. I think he’ll take it all in his stride, he’s a mature young man. He’s always wanting to learn as well, as has been highlighted by Tony Mowbray. He knows how far he still has to go, which imo makes him an even safer bet. If he comes back next season, he’ll have better players around him following another spend. When De Jong played with him for the U21’s, he picked his runs beautifully, which resulted in goals. When we played him, we lumped high balls at him and his 7 foot markers 🙂 I don’t think you can teach strikers. They either have it or they don’t. You can teach them other things to improve their game, but that final touch is pure instinct. He has it in spades.

  • 44 SUTTY1978 // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Broons, it certainly wasn’t meant specifically at you, it was just a generalisation like most of my ramblings!

  • 45 expatmag // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    Mr. TUFF

    Check your email please

  • 46 Toon Tang // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Bobby, any other good prospects tipped to come through and make an impact then? Would be good to have a good spine of youngsters coming through with Arma at the head of it. Its been a while since we had a good batch of youth all come through at the same time. I remember the early 90’s teams when all the original Wallsend lads came through at a similar time.

  • 47 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    His first touch is usually very good, but as you say, he still scored – instinct. If you want to see his better first touch, go on you tube and watch his first goal v Switzerland for the England youth. Movement, touch and finish. Sublime at any level. Rooney scored one similar and the pundits were swooning over it. Nowhere near as good as this one.

  • 48 Ibizatoon // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    Bobby…If you are interested, I’ve just had a re-read (thankfully it was only a 50 post thread).

    I think I know where the original confusion came. I was questioning you’re conclusion, rather than agreeing with the booing. I perhaps wasn’t clear, but in a few posts I did say that I get what you say about booing, but don’t agree with your, say nothing at all, approach.

    I’m not promoting booing, I was looking to discuss the options. I agree, booing players for our frustrations with people higher than them in the food chain is pointless.

    I’ll let you know what else I find. With this, and a bit of group therapy, there is hope for us yet.

    You’ll have to start accepting that I’m not here to attack you though. I do enjoy your opposing views, but would prefer a little less of the you’re not from here, or don’t live here stuff. A point should be relevant or not, no matter who has said it. That stuff becomes more relevant when working out why that person has said it. If you ever want to know, just ask. I have no hidden agenda.

  • 49 Ibizatoon // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    expat…Football aside, how’s the trip to the homeland?

  • 50 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Toon tang, there is mate yes. Roberts and Gillead are both fast tricky wingers. Kevin Mbabu is a good right back and can cover for CB. Heardman might make it if he continues to improve, but I’m not as confident with him. Gillead has gone to Carlisle on loan and assisted in both their goals on debut.

  • 51 Mag52 // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    If Arma does come back to us next season, the way things are panning out at the moment it won’t mean such a big step up in class for the lad as we are likely to be plying our trade in the Championship.

  • 52 Lindisfarne // Sep 21, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Will Wednesdays’ visit to SJP be a hoot or too much to swallow?

  • 53 Tinman // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    My opinion on Armstrong, posted earlier this morning after many fans were calling for a loan recall!

  • 54 Ibizatoon // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    Lindisfarne…I have a good feeling about Wednesday.

    What that means? Anyones guess is as good as mine.

  • 55 Our Toon // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    Toon tang

    Don’t forget Kemen he’s one to watch out for, France captain at youth level…..ahh wait we decided to let him go scratch that!!

  • 56 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    Ibiza, read my posts, I welcome all comers from everywhere as fans. Where you come from isn’t the issue and never was. I just detect a bizarre anti Ashley cum anti Newcastle agenda in your opinions. Supporting the sales of those shirts? What’s that if not anti Newcastle? Forget the wonga tripe, we’ve been there. Plenty of shirts without wonga that still bear the badge. Advocating boycotts, did you boycott? What did you give up that gives you the right to say that fans like me, ST holders, loyal for 50 years, are part of the problem because we don’t agree with your minority agenda? If you can’t see how that is insulting, the mind boggles.

  • 57 jimmysmith // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    McClaren, Carr, Charnley, Cathro, Simpson, Ashley and equally he players need to know that this is not an acceptable start and can’t continue. I didn’t like the level of abuse aimed at Pardew at times, but booing the side off at halftime, and at full-time, after that display, against that opposition, with two points to our name, was a timely and stark wake up call to the club. The side needs to find some form NOW!

  • 58 bladeuser // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    I also have a good feeling about Wednesday
    Mine is they will tear us apart

  • 59 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    Jimmy, apparently we average the third highest number of crosses per game, but only 20% find their target. It will be interesting to see if we can keep Mitrovic on the pitch, how many of them he can win. Heading is his strong point and he’s not afraid to go in where it hurts. I’d give him 45 minutes tomorrow night then start him on Saturday. Time he started to justify his fee.

  • 60 Our Toon // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:38 PM


    Mitrovic is suspended until the weekend, he’s serving the last of his 3 match ban against Sheffield Wednesday

  • 61 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    I like these cup games, I get to sit in the posh seats on the centre line. Nice soft ones 😉 Not sure who’ll start, it might be interesting. I’d go for the strongest side possible to ensure we progress. It could get naughty if we lose!

  • 62 Our Toon // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    Problem with Mitrovic is he needs support like all strikers, against Arsenal he was becoming more and more frustrated and more and more isolated until he got the red. It was probably his least intentional foul in his short spell with us. Mitrovic is a class act, he no more aggressive than Costa who consistently gets away with it during the game.

    One thing we seriously lack is fight and I won’t slate the lad for getting stuck in, wish others would do the same rather than piss about!!

  • 63 jimmysmith // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    Yeah, it’s a shame he can’t play. He could use the minutes and certainly a goal. You feel he has become a big, big player for us, considering Cisse’s attitude and form. I really like him, but of course he’s contributed little and has been a cause of some concern and even injury to the side so far. Even so Bobby, I hope he plays from the start against Chelsea and we stick with him.

  • 64 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    Our toon, ah yeah, he is isn’t he lmao! 😉 😉 God knows where my head went then. Maybe Cisse can score against this lot then, or give Heardman a run out? We need to win either way or the natives will get restless! 😉

  • 65 Ibizatoon // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    Bobby…I am anti Ashleys running of NUFC to date. I don’t try and hide that. I used to think there was a plan and championed the man on this site. I feel he let us all down in a big way.

    I also hold the opinion that he has been allowed to get away with it for so long, as he has played on the emotions of the fanbase.

    My Mum is a geordie. Supporting Newcastle for me, is basically supporting Geordies. When I really turned on Ashley was when I saw what it was doing to fans, that like you, had gone no matter what, but no longer felt they could go. For me, that was heartbreaking.

    I’ve asked a few times, pushing it to the etreme, is there nothing he could do to some fans or to the club that would make them change this stance?

    Let’s leave the shirts out of this. It’s not important. They sold a few hundred of them. I personally don’t agree with the Wonga thing. But it isn’t the top of my list, but neither have I been subjeted to its effect on families in the NE, being based in Ibiza.

    Again, you’re asking about what I did or gave up. We’re discussing the point, not the person. Obviously you know I don’t hold a ST so didn’t have one to give up. That doesn’t change my beliefs or my right to voice them. Do I think I would have boycotted towards the end of last season? Yes, I do. Easy to say I confess. I didn’t ever say it was easy, nor did I say you had to. I was offering my opinion. You say you welcome fans from all over, yet, as I’m not there and don’t hold a ST, I’m not able to comment?

    No, I don’t see why that is insulting tbh. You may well feel I am not placed to comment, as seems be your view, but to be insulted by it because it’s me? Seems strange. What if someone who had boycotted held those views? Would it be insulting then? If so, again, it has nothing to do with me as a person, but the view.

    For a minute, can you try and not take this as an insult and take it how it’s meant. If people continue to turn up and pay their money, it is a signal to the seller that the buyers are happy to continue with the staus quo. It’s basics. You may want to do it differently, I understand and accept that (clearly I disagree, but surely that’s okay), as you feel you’re doing the right thing for you and the club, but surely you get the principle of what I’m saying?

  • 66 Our Toon // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:53 PM


    Ahahah aye the lad needs minutes no doubting that, I hope he doesn’t keep him on the bench though for Saturday. I say play SDJ upfront or Perez against Sheffield Wednesday, no doubt sissoko etc will be up for the game against mourinho team so they can show him what they can do. Hopefully we don’t bottle it and go really defensive. Good news is no Costa!!

  • 67 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    Jimmy, he has to start against Chelsea but he needs to know how much they’ll try to wind him up. He needs to be so strong on Saturday, I just hope he can do it. We need to push Costa’s buttons as well. Wind him up right from the off and he’ll do the rest. Keeping the lid on one whilst trying to blow the others makes for entertainment. Mitrovic will come in for some serious provocatiou, but the best way to reply is by scoring and laughing at them. See who blows then! 😉

  • 68 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    Our toon, why no costa? Ain’t seen the news all day.

  • 69 Our Toon // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:59 PM


    Costa got charged today along with Gabriel. Both should be found guilty which means bye bye Costa.

  • 70 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    Ibiza, if you can’t see why that is insulting, then what’s the point? There’s nothing more to say.

  • 71 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:03 PM

    Our toon, that’s good to hear. I thought gabriel got sent off anyway?

  • 72 Belfast // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Very surprised that the fa had the bottle to charge Costa. That was ridiculous on Saturday. Arsenal had every right to be pissed off.

  • 73 Belfast // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:06 PM

    Yep he did get sent off Bobby. So don’t have a clue why he’s being punished again.

  • 74 jimmysmith // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Yes, it’s a timely return, and it gives us hope that we might be closer to finding our best team. I expect us to play well against Chelsea, perhaps even win, and I’m looking forward to it immensely despite the very poor start, although the City game less so. But it’s the lower profile games that are our bread and butter, and I’m not sure our apparent number of wanna be Big Time Charlie players really fancy the necessary scrap, and that’s a worry.

  • 75 Our Toon // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:09 PM


    Yeah Gabriel will no doubt get an additional game ban making it 4 games and costa will probs get away with a 3 game ban, disgusting really considering costa was the source of all the problems. Gabriel was dealt with on the day and shouldn’t be charged……no doubt mourinho will cone out and say everyone is against them.

  • 76 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    Belfast, I’m as amazed as you are marra – never thought I’d see the day. Then again, they’ll probably just reprimand Costa and to even it up, rescind the Arsenal red card! 😉

  • 77 SUTTY1978 // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    Belfast, they only charged him because it was against Arsenal, another one of their faves, if it has been against us then no doubt “the linesman saw it so we cant act” ala Haidara and the Wigan assault.

  • 78 SUTTY1978 // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Jimmy, I said yesterday that I think we’ll beat Chelsea, going up for the game so I hope so!

  • 79 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    I am glad to see the effect our owner and the underwhelming people he appoints have on everyone!

    What a feeling 😉

  • 80 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    Jimmy, agreed on the chelsea/city prognosis. It will be nice to see if he’s the missing link that makes the side click. Holding the ball up makes such a difference and creates chances. It wasn’t happening with Cisse. Even on Saturday, we improved markedly when he was subbed. If Mitrovic can bring the midfield into play then it might be different completely. Shame to put so much on such a young mans shoulders, but he is going to be pivotal to our season.

  • 81 Belfast // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Yep it all hinges on the big Serb nutter being any good.

    I think Derby struggled last season when they lost the big lump up front to injury.

    So I’m thinking hopefully this McClaren side is a lot better with a big lump up front.

    Clutching at straws I know lol

  • 82 WWSBRD // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Anti Ashley is anti Newcastle?

  • 83 Our Toon // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:29 PM


    Rules have changed for this season, even incidents seen by officials can be investigated and then charged retrospectively. Costa has been charged for all that Mike Dean saw on the day yet the idiot didn’t have the bottle to take a stance against hin as they were playing at home.

    Belfast – yes it all hinges in the serb nutter as you put it, I personally think there’s nothing wrong with having someone who wants to fight for the shirt, better than the other 10 soft shites who rollover every week without any fight or pride!!

  • 84 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    “…Someone to care
    Someone to share
    Lonely hours and moments of despair
    To be loved, to be loved
    Oh what a feeling to be loved”

  • 85 jimmysmith // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Yeah Bobby, he was very good against Man U, and at home you’d hope to get more balls in to him in dangerous areas and players into the box to support him, De Jong probably should play too, and Perez. Maybe a big name might need to be sat down in the process. Anita, already, Colback land Thauvin look vulnerable. I hope we don’t return to Anita and Colback as holding mids, when we have alternative formations untried.

  • 86 Belfast // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    He probably would have scored on Saturday to be honest. Bizzare tactics on Saturday there considering we had nobody that could head it into the net.

    Watford have two big lumps playing centre half. Basically just played right into their hands.

  • 87 Bobbybee // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    WWSBRD, no, not at all. There are some people who have gone so extreme they sound anti Newcastle. Shirts without the club badge are not Newcastle shirts – they’re just pointless. If it’s anti wonga, then buy a shirt with the club badge under a different sponsor, or a retro one with no sponsor. If it’s not anti wonga, it’s anti-Newcastle – Ashley is not NUFC. Ashley will leave one day, Newcastle will always be there. Some people find it difficult to seperate the two, that’s all.

  • 88 Ibizatoon // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Bobby…Sorry to hear you feel that way.

    If I did offend, it was not my intention. I tend to ask questions to build an understanding. I do believe I’m an open minded guy.

    If you don’t mind though, is it the question, or that it’s me asking it? It would help with my blogging going forward. No one will want to talk to me at this rate.

  • 89 WWSBRD // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Ah right ok fair doos if it’s a shirt thing am not bothered. Glad I asked before just spitting my dummy out

    I’ve heard that anti Ashley is anti Newcastle craic before and it boils my pi$$

  • 90 beefman13 // Sep 22, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    Adam Armagh, still doing well; let him continue to do the biz for Coventry, if we recall him, he will again get 15 mins here and there and look the same as last season, we are still clueless at this moment in time and will put the kid back another season, i really don’t know what we work on in training but Janmatt our best forward who does everything on instinct, such a strange team we are.

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