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Newcastle Youngster Compared To World-Class Sergio Aguero

3:11 pm, Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

18 year-old Coventry City’s on-loan striker Adam Armstrong has scored 12 goals in 14 games for the club where is on loan from Newcastle and he is the top scorer in the Football League and former England star Joe Cole – who joined Coventry last month on an emergency loan deal from Aston Villa – has said that the Newcastle lad reminds him of Sergio Aguero.

That can’t be bad.

Adam’s 12 goals are as many as Newcastle have scored in our 11 league games and in six of those we have failed to score.

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Adam Armstrong – doing great at Coventry

Coventry won 4-3 last night in a game in which Joe himself scored and Adam Armstrong scored his fifth brace of the season and after the game this is what Colo told the press:

“I have come here to help the team and I am excited to play with young players and help them develop on and off the pitch.”

“Armstrong reminds me of Aguero in a way, he’s of the build and he’s hungry for goals. In a lovely way he is selfish for goals and has the ingredients to be a top player and go onto score many more goals.”

Adam’s having a great time on loan with the Sky Blues and we really doubt that Steve McClaren will recall him when the loan spell officially ends in January – for his own development he needs to play first-team games and this loan spell will give him lots of confidence.

Adam will need to keep his feet on the ground and continue to concentrate on his game – but he has a great coach in Tony Mowbray – who will help ensure that.

We’ve had some lads with great potential come through the ranks over the last six years, but not many have actually made it into the Newcastle first team.

Adam could be the one who makes it through to become a real star – much like Paul Gascoigne did about 30 years ago.

In that case we cashed in on Paul in 1988 when we flogged him to Tottenham when Paul was just 21 – but hopefully Newcastle will keep Adam at the club – and he is a player who could help make us great again.

Here’s hoping.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Adam Armstrong · Newcastle News · Newcastle U21 · Newcastle Youth · Premier League

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 catchy in norway // Nov 4, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Keep up the good work

  • 2 goommy // Nov 4, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Don’t forget that he play on League One now. It’s good that he show how promising he is but still have to come back and prove himself on PRM. Hope he got his chance soon..

  • 3 John Tudor // Nov 4, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    too late manure will be sniffing

  • 4 lesh // Nov 4, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    We hope Ashley keeps Arma at the Club do we?

    Dream on. Gascoigne sold at 21 long before Ashley rocked up but what changed?

    Andy Carroll sold for big bucks at 21 or so.

    So, now we have Perez wowing observers; Mitro showing lots of potential; Mbabu likewise and now Arma knocking ’em in in the lower echelons of the game. Oh and let’s not forget Wiljandum.

    A surfeit of riches that’ll have Ashley salivating at the success these young talents can bring Newcastle United.

    Just when will Ashley’s ambitions for the Club be realised?

    As soon as a massive offer comes in for any of those I’ve mentioned and guess what, they’ll be sold because the players wanted to go to clubs with more ambition than Newcastle United.

    Pessimistic maybe but the only way these players’ll stay at the Club is if Ashley demonstrates real ambition by investing in ambitious senior management, quality players and coaching to deliver or attempt to deliver an ECL place.

    Well Mr Ashley, it’s up to you to build on the potential that’s at the Club.

    C’mon, show us some real ambition and you’ll become a folk hero on Tyneside.

  • 5 John Tudor // Nov 4, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    he will and always will remain a villain to me

    a55 hole out

  • 6 MadisonToon // Nov 4, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    I think he will be the player to rotate with Ayoze when we get him up to first tam speed. Mitro will be the player who can hold the ball up against Prem defenders and will be the threat on crosses and the second striker will be Ayoze until Arma gets back and then hopefully the two of them can rotate. They’re both young with good heads on their shoulders so should be able to deal with being in a rotating position well.

    We’ll see if Arma can make the jump up but I’ve got high hopes for the kid. Obviously League 1 is far off of the Prem but he’s running riot down there which is all that we can ask for. If we continue to play quick on the break like we are now, his stature shouldn’t be too much of an issue and that will mean he’ll get to show his strengths (vision, technique and finishing). I wonder if he’ll come back in January or at all this season.

    I’m thinking Jan will be a good return for him but it all depends on if we strengthen up top through transfers. Thoughts on when he joins up with the first team? Soon? Jan? End of season?

  • 7 Tsunki // Nov 4, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    I suppose wearing the blue and white stripey shirt helps. Would be good if this lad could be a decent product of the academy and score goals for us. Let’s face it someone needs to 😐

  • 8 remember69 // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Lesh @ 4
    To be fair AC was only sold because silly money was being offered, way above his worth at that time. If my memory servers me well that cash brought in Cabaye and others, whilst AC flopped at Liverpool.
    Are you really suggesting this is a bad piece of business?

    As for the others you mention, do you seriously believe that there were no offers made for our best players during the transfer window?

    Mashley may be greedy (or an astute businessman?) but he’s not stupid. If someone were to offer 100 million for Perez I think we’d all jump at that if it meant bringing in 5 x 20 million players.

    It’s so easy to be critical when you can disregard the facts and work to your own agenda, but your argument in reality doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

  • 9 TroubledToon // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Honestly, it wudnt b so bad to recall Arms in Jan, instead of trying sum unknown kid from France or any if the other leagues. If we’re prepared to pay for a decent established striker (Charlie Austin et all) then that’s fine.. But if not, I’d rather c Arms brought back

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