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Poll Results – Should Newcastle Recall Armstrong From Loan?

12:52 am, Monday, January 4th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 23 Comments

Fans seem to be almost evenly divided on whether we should recall Adam Armstrong from his loan spell,  after he has been doing so well at Coventry.

With Papiss Cisse now out for three months with a groin problem, there seems even more pressure on Newcastle to bolster their striker department for the second half of the season, but Man Riviere is coming back from his long term knee injury.

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Adam Armstrong – doing great at Coventry City

We have scored only 19 goals in the first 20 league games and six of them were against Norwich City and in the last three games we havn´t scored and missed a number of clear-cut chances in front of goal.

Should Newcastle Recall Adam Armstrong From Coventry Loan?

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Tags: Adam Armstrong · Emmanuel Riviere · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Poll · Premier League

23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lesh // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:18 AM

    What a shambles.

    The 18th (is it?) richest club in the world calling back an 18 year old from a loan?

    Is Ashley so greedy that’d he’d stunt Arma’s development for the sake of the £20m or so it’d take to buy a player.

  • 2 Blofal // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:22 AM

    Would rather us buy a proven striker and have Arma join us in the Championship next year if we get relegated.

  • 3 Essex Geordie Bill // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:24 AM

    I was pushing for AC to be played in his formative years.
    I feel the same way about Adam he will score goals for us and should be back at the club to show he can. His age is irrelevant.

    Oh and by the way Mr Ashley, sign Shelvey ‘NOW’

  • 4 Essex Geordie Bill // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:29 AM

    I would go to bed but I’m still smarting from that defeat.

    However I’m certain we are going to win our next 5 matches.

    Crisis what crisis?

    Time for another Vodka I think.

  • 5 Essex Geordie Bill // Jan 4, 2016 at 1:43 AM

    2015has been a really sh!t year.

    On top of the team I love and have supported for over 60 years continuing to disappoint (understatement)

    I seem to spent days in the AE at our local hospital for my son and granddaughter with broken bones, plus my missus being in the cardiac ward for a bypass and with after effect complications just prior to Xmas in December it’s all been totally dismal.

    However they are all (fingers crossed) on the mend so 2016 is going to be lots better both personally and for our team.

    Howay my family and howay my team.

  • 6 Munster Mag // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:00 AM

    Howay to you essex geordie bill. My wife has breast cancer but she is looking good for recovery. Night fellow mags.

  • 7 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:00 AM

    Is Cisse’s injury from during his last match or did he pick it up in training?

  • 8 SPRINGY // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:52 AM

    magpie season
    he picked it up during a game…..cant remember which tho

  • 9 Lindisfarne // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:12 AM

    To get forty points Schtevie needs to target 5 wins from the nine home games and another 8 points from the remaining fixtures home and away. A total of 13 matches to get 8 draws. Not so easy when you consider we have only gained points from just under less than half the matches we have played so far. However, the team is playing slightly better and with a few more tweaks and the use of different options it is still possible for the club to stay up. I only saw the highlights of the Arsenal match but I think that if we play the same way against ManU, there is a possibility of a good result.

  • 10 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:52 AM

    So guys after the Arsenal defeat we are now 5/4 (2.25) NOT TO BE RELEGATED. That’s roughly a 20% increase.

    Swansea, who are only 2pts ahead, without a manager, & yet to play us at home; are a whopping 2/9 (1.22) NOT TO BE RELEGATED.

    Who comes up with these odds? Seriously…

  • 11 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 4, 2016 at 6:09 AM

    Mornings…It has never really worked out for us when recalling or keeping the young guns at the club because of injuries and the unwillingness to buy the players we need!

    Buy a proper forward instead. Don’t wast Armstrong’s talent.

  • 12 Santon03 // Jan 4, 2016 at 6:10 AM

    Paying big money transfers doesn’t guarantee success. Mahrez only cost Leicester 500k, if we get him instead Leicester there will be a lot of people here b!tching about it then he come good as he is with Leicester, people will still moan about it.

    Regarding Arma, I think we should recall him, he would probably the answer to our problem which is converting chances to goals.
    We created so many good chances but no end products, even against Arsenal we created far better chances than them but unable to convert them into goals. Our defense has improved a lot (there will be a lot of people don’t agree with this), all we need is another defensive midfield. We can and should convert Thauvin as playmaker central midfield, he doesn’t have the pace for winger but he has that tenacity to win the ball much more than Gini.

  • 13 Ron Knee // Jan 4, 2016 at 6:16 AM

    Morning jesper

    Holidays over. Back to work!

    I agree. I don’t think Armstrong is ready for the PL. As someone pointed out, he should be ready to play for us in the Championship next season!

  • 14 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 4, 2016 at 6:33 AM

    Morning Ron…just my words! The young guns here always get put up on a pedestal and we think they are something they are just not!

    …let him evolve the proper way and bring him through just like Spurs did with Kane. That’s how you create a British international.

  • 15 AncientC // Jan 4, 2016 at 7:02 AM

    “Paying big money transfers doesn’t guarantee success. Mahrez only cost Leicester 500k”

    Leicester have not won anything yet. However, in recent years clubs that have been successful:

    Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Man City, Ajax, Porto, Benfica etc

    All the top spenders in their respective leagues.

  • 16 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 7:20 AM

    Ancient C,

    Not necessarily mate.

    If you think about Klopp’s Dortmund team that won back to back titles, the money spent was very low:

    1. Lewandowski – 3mil
    2. Kagawa – <1mil
    3. Hummels – 3.5mil
    4. Subotic – 4mil
    5. Bender – Free
    6. Gotze – Free
    7. Gundogan – 3mil
    8. Blaszczykowski – 2.8mil
    9. Piszczek – Free
    10. Weidenfeller – Free
    11. Kehl – 3mil

  • 17 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 7:26 AM

    The season we finished 5th:

    1. Krul – <1mil
    2. Simpson – 1mil
    3. Colo – 10mil
    4. Taylor – 1mil
    5. Santon – 5mil
    6. Ben Arfa – 5.6mil
    7. Cabaye – 4.8mil
    8. Tiote – 3.8 mil
    9. Gutierrez – 5mil?
    10. Ba – Free
    11. Cisse – 11mil

    R.Taylor – 1mil
    Williamson – 1mil
    Marveaux – Free
    Best – 1mil
    Obertan – 3mil
    Ameobi – Free
    Perch – 1mil
    Guthrie – 2mil
    Gosling – Free

  • 18 LGFUAD21 // Jan 4, 2016 at 7:26 AM

    I agree with Jesper

    We definitely over hype our youngsters. Adam is still only what 18/19?

    Let’s let him develop fully

    1 season in league 1
    1 season in championship
    Then test him in the premier league.

    By that point he’ll still be younger than Harry Kane.

    He’s always banged them in for our reserves but the minute we’ve stuck him on the pitch in the prem he’s looked lost. It’s not fair to throw such a young kid into the the deep end when our team is struggling.

    He’s not going to be our messiah I’m afraid.

  • 19 Magpie Season // Jan 4, 2016 at 7:31 AM

    I just don’t think because we are in trouble we should be rash & spend loads.

    Look at QPR & Villa. They spent a lot of money with players on very high wages who don’t seem to care about the club at all.

    Fulham as well. Were in relegation zone & bought Kostas Mitroglu their record signing for 12mil. What did it do for them?


  • 20 Santon03 // Jan 4, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    Ajax top spender? are you fking kidding me?

    Since when Ajax is top spending club? They are top seller not top spender!

    Benfica, Porto? why don’t you just add Basel, Glasgow clubs, Kobenhaven.

    Leicester haven’t won anything, yes. But what is this club mission this season anyway? Winning EPL?
    I would give anything to trade Leicester position with ours.

  • 21 Mag52 // Jan 4, 2016 at 7:52 AM

    As Lesh put it earlier, it’s crazy to think that the 18th. richest club in the world (supposedly) can’t find the funds or the staff to get hold of a mature, proven striker, able to convert a few of the chances the team are finally making.
    Bringing young Arma back is a short term measure which would almost certainly back fire as he’d struggle up against the smarter premiership defenders and, in a team lacking confidence, which we still are, and a team which only seems to put in a decent performance to impress the managers of the better teams in the division, I fear he wouldn’t get the quality supply which he thrives on.
    Let him learn his trade and, importantly, build his confidence with Coventry. He’ll be a star for us, injuries permitting, in future seasons.

  • 22 posada // Jan 4, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    If you are good enough you are old enough.
    Depends on the players physical make up. Wayne Rooney was fully developed as a player at 16, when I first saw him play for Everton at SJP.
    I voted yes. Thinking about that time when Souness left. We went on a great run and finnished 7th.
    We played players that were motivated. Chopra, Edgar, Huntington etc. Players that lacked experience, but thought a lot about the club.

  • 23 beefman13 // Jan 4, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    No, let him stay at Coventry, it’s time our forwards stepped up, Riviere what a joke, time that insurance policies came in ti force like the German league, it’s scandalous he gets paid for his phantom injuries.

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