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Cheer Up – Newcastle Will Have This Striker Next Season

1:33 pm, Monday, February 15th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 18 Comments

Local lad Adam Armstrong is at it again – and he bagged another brace for Coventry City on Saturday and it was a good way to celebrate his 19th birthday, which was on 10th February – last Wednesday.

Coventry won the game 6-0 with Adam’s goals coming in the second half in the 68th and 70th minutes.

Gael Bigirimana is also on loan at Coventry but wasn’t even on the bench on Saturday.

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Adam Armstrong – 19 goals in 27 appearances for Coventry

Adam remains at the top of the League One goalscoring charts with 19 goals from 27 appearances – a terrific performance this season from the local lad and this was Coventry City’ biggest win since 1963.

The Sky Blues are now in 5th position in League One and only 5 points out of an automatic promotion place.

Here are all the goals.

It’s a good question whether we should have recalled Adam from his loan spell, since we are finding it so hard to score goals, but it’s probably the right decision by Steve McClaren to leave Adam out on loan at Coventry.

But Newcastle have to find a way of somehow staying in the Premier League this season.

That’s the only thing that matters at the moment.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Adam Armstrong · Loan Moves · Management · Newcastle News · Premier League

18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lesh // Feb 15, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    Yes, Charnley’ll have Arma back asap.

    After all, the lad may prove to be as good as a quality striker and well, surprise, surprise there’s no need to spend any money. Brilliant eh!

  • 2 Wayayman // Feb 15, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    Silver lining eh? Playing Arma & Mitro up front in the championship next season.

    Anyway, back to the current debacle. Shteve has to be brave against a good Stoke side and play 4-4-2 with Mitro & Doumbia against their big, strong defenders.
    He HAS to drop Gini (I think the lad needs an away game off to be honest, the formation doesn’t suit him) and play with Shelvey & Colback in the middle of the park with Townsend on one side and Perez on the other. Sissoko must NOT play in the next match. He is an absolute liability against the more aggressive midfielders. Never known such a big bloke to have so little bottle. He doesn’t bloody tackle, his decision making is horrific and he is only effective against teams who allow him space in front of him to run into.

    I hope to god Mmemba is back for it. I’d play him and Lascelles together. Dummet should be back too I think?

    Finally, the nail in the coffin for McClaren should have been for playing Aarons at left back against Chelsea. We all knew that Willian was class, and that Pedro would run at the young lad. For Shteve to put an young inexperienced FORWARD in such an unforgiving role was beyond belief. I wouldnt be surprised if the lad’s confidence is shattered and he takes 3 steps back in his development as a result.
    McClaren if he has any sense, should be telling Rolando this morning that he needs to use this experience to understand how difficult a full back’s job is so when he gets his chance to play as a winger in future he will know that he has to help his left back out when we’re not in possession. At least try to make it into a positive learning experience for the kid.

  • 3 NezzaNUFC // Feb 15, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    Adam will be gone this summer to further his career, so why waste it not getting a game here?

    on the other hand if we get relegated this season I think he will be a top striker for us along with Perez.

    I would say NO for recalling Adam, only idiots think it’s a good idea to recall him and it shows the levels of logic on here.

  • 4 NezzaNUFC // Feb 15, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    If I was in charge of Newcastle this summer I would go all out to get Eddie Howe in no matter the cost.

    He’s young,Ambitious,English and knows plans A,B and C.

    McClaren has a nice style at home but away it’s going to cost dear.

  • 5 toon kk // Feb 15, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Armstrong is playing at a level where most of our players should be playing, the premier league is to strong for them.
    Armstrong would have been lucky to get a couple of goals had he been playing in the premier league, he’s found his level.

  • 6 NezzaNUFC // Feb 15, 2016 at 1:52 PM

    In a surprise twist has anyone else notice with the shite managers recently stating how good a club we are and will survive relegation?

    two so far in Moyes and Sherwood!

    Are they angling for a job here?

  • 7 toon kk // Feb 15, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Posters keep going on about whom they would have as our manager. It wouldn’t make any difference until our squad is revamped in defence and a proven striker is brought in.

  • 8 NezzaNUFC // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    toon kk

    Wouldn’t make a difference is the defense was changed and improved and a prolific striker was brought in.

    McClaren is simply not good enough, it takes only 1 person to change this team and that’s a proper manager not English Dino’s.

    Leicester City have proven this!

  • 9 hibbitt // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    not a hope of bring a top manager with charnley and carr in charge ………….as for eddie howe not a chance he would leave bournemouth for us

  • 10 Essex Geordie Bill // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    McClaren is supposed to be a top coach and as True Geordie and millions on this blog have pointed out we seem to be totally bereft of the concept of how to play simple football.

    So what makes him such a good coach and what am I and millions of others missing.

    Whilst I am asking this can someone tell me what has happened to Mr Motivator? Again the players do not seem very motivated.

  • 11 hibbitt // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    even if we got rid of McLaren do you honestly think Charnley and Carr would bring in a european manager ????

  • 12 bettyswallocks // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    BandB……. From previous thread.
    The point you made that Ashley has no more cards to play at this moment in time other than to sack McC is what I have been trying to say for weeks.
    Sacking him now when we are in this precarious position with our future hanging in the balance just won’t happen , it would cause too much disruption and be an admission of a huge mistake and misplaced financial backing.
    We are not relegated yet and now that McC has a decent squad at his disposal there is no excuse for him to fail.
    The time for apportioning blame and the repercussions is in the summer. Ashley must then decide whether to continue backing the current manager or start again with a new one . The next twelve games and the decisions made in the summer will tell us our destiny.

  • 13 leonado_keng // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    You’re weak point for us,who are Mcclaren, Lee Charlies, Graham Carr

  • 14 Tsunki // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    Anywhere else we would be discussing how the new managers ten game judgement spell is going. Not hanging on desperately to a tactical lurch like McLaren. Dear me I actually thought he would be middling to decent. I really should take these tinted glasses off.

  • 15 hibbitt // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    if we go down or destiny will be looking pretty grim

  • 16 firebug666 // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Essex Geordie Bill

    Barking up the wrong tree mate if you wanting answers from the incompetent idiots that are running the club (down).

    Macca hasn’t got a clue how to fix things, and his coaching must be pants judging by the displays we have to witness, as for Mr Motivator, he’s probably down the pub drowning his sorrows.

    The man couldn’t motivate a caterpillar to eat a cabbage leaf.

  • 17 lesh // Feb 15, 2016 at 5:34 PM


  • 18 lesh // Feb 15, 2016 at 5:38 PM


    Arms and Perez next season?

    Perez and other high-priced players’ll be sold if/ when we’re relegated. The justification for selling’ll be cutting costs to reflect reduced income.

    Ashley and ambition just don’t sit together hence him appointing a board of invompetents!

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