Is This The Striker Newcastle Need Now?


Adam Armstrong hit a great hat-trick for Coventry City yesterday as they smashed Crewe Alexandra on the road 5-0 and it comes days after Steve McClaren said Adam would be staying at Coventry on loan for the season.

But watching the goals he scored yesterday and how we struggled with some fairly easy chances at Arsenal yesterday – maybe the 18 year-old could do a job for this season – so it could be worth bringing him back into the first team squad – which is in his loan contract and  can be done at any time.

We initially thought it best to leave Adam on loan at Coventry, but that was before Newcastle got into so much trouble over the holiday period and haven’t scored a goal in the last three games – and we have missed our chances big time.

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Adam Armstrong – hat-trick yesterday – synchronized celebration

We have nothing to lose in bringing him back.

Should Newcastle Recall Adam Armstrong From Coventry Loan?

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Adam now has 16 goals in 22 appearances for Coventry this season.



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264 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Palace under the cosh.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Moonraker
    From previous,
    What bit don’t you get, he doesn’t need us to be successful to sell cheap shite, if like firetrap was emblazened all over the ground and at every interview and presser then msybe it would be different, why do you think that those god awful adverts are made with a lower budget than a Franks carpet effort shown on ITV 4 during reruns of Crossroads at eleven o clock at night

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #3

    No.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Munster,
    You forgot to mention that you thought Pardew was an average manager and wouldn’t have him back but thought he was overly criticised by EVERYONE on here.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #5

    jail

    i think moanster may have mentioned something on those lines. can’t be sure of course but it does ring a faint bell.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #6

    yes, but only if he starts, dont want him back to just get 5 mins at the end of the game.

    he is better than we have right now.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #7

    the kid is playing with a smile on his face. don’t remember seeing that here.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Has Armstrong really improved so much over this season that he’ll have an affect in the starting XI now….i don’t think he has, he’s currently playing for a very strong Coventry side 2 levels below the prem. I hope he carries on playing well for them and more importantly he keeps learning. Coming back here and into a relegation isn’t the right place for a teenager.

    Take a look at Grealish bags of talent means nothing in relegation dog fight. Experienced heads are needed

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  • Thump

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #9

    No, let him develop. Why throw him into a team that doesn’t know how to put in a final ball?

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Not sure what you mean Jail. All I have ever said re Pardew was that he is an average manager, and probab;ly an improving one. He had some issues re temperment and was well able to talk rubbish at times, but he was an average manager with an average club. He is doing really well at Palace. The guys who constantly said he was a crap manager got it wrong. They were incorrect and also incorrect in saying he would take Palace down. That doesnt mean I am a Pardew fan – just not an anti Pardew hater, if that makes sense. Halfwits like Tuff cant reconcile this opinion, but thats not my problem. I cant say I like SMC much either, but he seems far less self centred than Pardew.

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  • blew

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #11

    15 Toon 1st team appearances and 0 goals, say no more.
    He is an 18 year old in a body of that age, playing at a
    level which is good for him. Leave the kid alone.
    A silly feature.

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  • Jib

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Ancient C – Considering that SD shares value is directly attributed to the money coming from the paying Newcastle fan.

    What a strange statement

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  • geordie157

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Leave Armstrong at Coventry for the whole season.

    What we need is prem experience, Ben Davies, Shelvey and Remy possibly.

    See Leicester are signing Birminghams young winger Gray another good signing for them.

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #14

    we need him for championship football next season

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #15

    Munster,
    I just thought something felt missing ftom your post with you leaving that bit out.

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #16

    without service even Suarez or Aguero can’t help us

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  • Jib

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #17

    How ironic
    The twistiest whiners on here call Munster “Moanster”

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #18

    I think Loic Remy has far better options than a return to us.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Hands up, I was one of the ones who was pleased with the 50m invested in the summer and really expected more. I do think that many of our players are mentally weak or mentally lazy, as they have underperformed for 3 managers now. Carr should be banned from France and start spending money like he spent on Thauvin on guys in germany and spain. No strikers or defenders from Holland ( a weak league ) with overrated managers aswell. Lets focus on england, germany and spain from now on, and pay the bucks accordingly Mr Ashey. My big concerns is the strength of the league this year. I cant find 3 teams worse than us. But hopefully one hot striker would lift us so much. Paul Goddard anyone ? 🙂

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #20

    roshan

    come on man,, do you even watch us??? we are creating very good chances, just nobody is tucking them away..

    and like i say he is better than we have right now.

    but he would have to play up front not a winger, and he would have to play 90+ mins

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Munster,
    The players have been sold on the idea that we sre a stepping stone, they honestly don’t give a fcuk about us.

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  • AncientC

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #22

    Jib – Yes, very strange indeed.

    Paying fans are helping to finance the club, in the meantime, money that should be coming in from advertising is partly being deducted from the financial injection the fans put in.

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  • lesh

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #23

    Ed, get a grip man!

    Armstrong’s thriving at Coventry and bringing him back now is the sort of daft idea that’d appeal to Charnley and Ashley. It could save the cost of buying a proven striker.

    However, if he were brought back and didn’t score the goals we need, we’d be relegated, his head would go down and any confidence developed at Coventry, shattered.

    Please Ed, don’t float such ideas as it will have occurred to Charnley and Ashley who’ll see your comments as an endorsement!

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  • lesh

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #24

    Repost from.previous thread

    Wenger’s comments were good but while he said we are a good side, he also referred to our confidence being down and implicitly getting worse the longer we go on losing. There was a point well made and players need a lift.

    We’ve been in and around the relegation spots since August and McClaren’s said to have presented and specified the areas that need attention to strengthen a squad lacking in quality and strength in depth – some sux weeks ago!

    And what has Charnley done to act on McClaren’s recommendations? Bugger all!

    In well run businesses, forward-looking businesses, businesses with the interests of its customers at heart – along with profitability of course, a board acts to rectify any weaknesses or design faults in it’s products. If things continue to fail, then the MD’s moved on.

    But with Newcastle United, a club that barely avoided relegation last season and again flirting with it, it appears that the owner and three of its board of management, seem oblivious to the fact that the Club’s future, short and long-term is in jeopardy.

    They’ve had about six weeks to do something that will improve results by lifting the players’ confidence and thus will to win.

    We’ve heard Gini say he’d been told that the team was to rebuilt and he was part of that. It appears that the so-called board’s idea of a rebuild is buying three or four players, some if whom are not yet up to the rigours of the Prem. Failure to act now, by bringing in more players who will have an immediate impact could lead to Gini and others to believe they’ve been told lies. And what happens when players become disillusioned? They want out!

    Can Charnley, Carr, Moncur and Ashley not see that? Or could it be that they’ve closed their eyes to the reality? It seems to be the case and their behaviour is a disgrace, am insult to McClaren (doubtless a victim of their re-build lies), an insult to the players and thus an insult to the many thousands of fans, customers, who invest a lot of their time and money supporting this shambles of a club!

    The owner, Charnley, Carr and Moncur are not fit to have any control over Newcastle United or any business for that matter.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Jib, only ow hanginf fruit calls me Moanster. The smarter guys understand my point of view. I dont moan about the Toon more than anyone else. Have been supporting long before the “Toon” name came around!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Carr should be banned fullstop from deciding who we should buy. A scouts job is to do what is says on the tin and then the manager should decide, if they are really going to persist with this policy of theirs then a fully qualified DoF should be hired in line with what the eighteenth richest club in the world should be able to afford.

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  • nufconceandfuturekings

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Keep AA where he is. Very unfair to place him in the middle of a relegation struggle. The whole point of the last transfer window was to bring in a decent striker. Still waiting on that one. I’m not against Mitrovic in any way, he may just need time, but to put Adam amongst it would be risky. The bottom line, fellow fans, is that we are where we are after the monstrous regiment of Ashley and Co marched into our club, and ripped out its heart and soul for the quick profit margin; which is, after all, the SD business model. We can’t score goals. I cannot imagine how we’d fare in the Championship. I’m choosing to live in another universe, where Toon stays up, and all is well with the world. Sigh, I feel better already…

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  • lesh

    Jan 3, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Jail

    Didn’t know you’re a Crossroads fan. There’s not many of us prepared to own up to it.

    You’re probably a big fan of Prisoner Cell Block H too?

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  • BandB

    Jan 3, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Catchy

    It is simply not true to suggest we are laying on a conveyor belt of chances.
    We have fluffed the modest number of chances we have created over the past two games. The other side of the coin is that we got three points against Spurs from what may have been our only effort on goal. The story was not too different against Liverpool.
    The lack of chances we were creating was the main cause of concern just two games ago.
    The final ball made the degree of difficulty of all of our chances yesterday was above average and no sitters were missed.
    Even Perez’s good through ball to Wjnaldum was a fraction too slow, causing him to check rather than run onto and hit it at full pace. Arsenal missed easier chances.
    Arsenal did not press hard, and we played well because we were able to progress through the midfield more easily than usual. A lot of promising positions were achieved and then squandered by a poor choice of final ball.

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  • AncientC

    Jan 3, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #30

    I would be happy to see Armstrong back, you can see from his runs onto the front post, that he is an instinctive striker. I would leave him at Coventry though, simply based on the fact he is more likely to pick up an injury back at base.

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 3, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #31

    Personally thought we should bring Arma back but speaking to some Cov fans im not sure. They say hes very Raw and benefits from how gung ho attack coventry play but actually shows inexperience in his decisions. Technique, pace etc is outstanding but he needs maturity in his play.
    Seen the toon rush and ruin players before, think Arma is good where he is. Bring him back for preseason and judge where hes at in the summer

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 3, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #32

    lesh,
    Just used a Crossroads rerun as probably the cheapest show you could buy an advert on, but Prisoner on the hand had legendary cult status, who could forget those shaking cardboard walls when a door clsed.
    You used to bring me roses ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 3, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #33

    😀

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 3, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #34

    Anybody have any idea what’s happening with Aaron’s contract? Has he signed a new one?

    Any word about the others who’s contracts are up?

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  • davis_toons

    Jan 3, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #35

    CP?

    Try taking away the spin of the squad players like Cabaye, Mile Jedinak (DM one of Tony Pulis strong and tall backbone) and Bolasie and see what you get in another 10 games.

    Mile Jedinak
    Palace’s general is another who would feel aggrieved to have missed out on the club’s best player award. Operating as the midfield anchor, nobody won more interceptions (137) and tackles (101) in the league. Had played every minute of the season until injury forced him off in the last game at Fulham.

    Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2014/05/27/crystal-palaces-best-five-players-of-the-season-4740401/#ixzz3wCI4vZHP

    Our squad backbone is a always under construction. Come and go..when players are too good to stay they need to be sold and in comes another new player.

    When will this stop..when the Owner decided to. Money is too good to be turn down.

    Look at Swansea if they keep on selling their key players..doom will soon befall on them

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  • toon22

    Jan 3, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #36

    You woulkd think Remmy would end up at CP

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  • BandB

    Jan 3, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #37

    Munster

    I called you Moanster first.
    Once, because it was funny to point out how much moaning you did about moaners.
    It got a laugh, so I saw no point in using it again.
    A bit like the now rather droopy “low hanging fruit” witticism, which has never got a laugh.
    Both could be safely ditched without harming the quality of the blog too much.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 3, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #38

    BandB,
    You’ve just blown Jibs theory of lack of ‘footy knowledge’ right out the water with that little piece.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 3, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #39

    Davis, I am relying on Swansea to slowly decline and help us out…there are so few crap teams in the eague and its hard to make a call re the Makems. They should go down, but Sam will get two-three reliable players. Already i have a feeling the french/african centre ha;f will do well. His stats are good. Hopefully he will be as bad as Mbiwa was for us.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 3, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #40

    Jib

    About as ironic as your sidekick calling True Geordie a legend whilst calling bloggers with the same views “moaners”

    Surprised you missed it.

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