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Newcastle Have Already Picked Up Their First Injury

6:12 pm, Saturday, June 18th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 40 Comments

There’s some bad news already for Newcastle, with young 19 year-old striker Adam Armstrong picking up an injury playing for the England U-19 side.

The Chronicle is reporting the local lad  picked up a thigh injury playing in Mexico and that could end any participation for him in the European U19 tournament  that will take place next month.

The tournament is due to begin in  Germany on 11th July with 8 countries having qualified with the final being  on 24th July.

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Adam Armstrong in action for Newcastle

Depending on how bad the injury is, it could even mean that Adam may not be ready for our first game on the weekend of 8th August – so it looks like we already have our first injury.

Armstrong has reportedly been having treatment on the injury.

It will be an important pre-season for the local lad who scored 20 goals in 40 league appearances for Coventry City on loan last season.

Rafa Benitez will have to decide whether Adam is ready to fight for his place in the Newcastle first team or whether it’s best to send him out on loan again.

Coventry have already made it known they would be delighted to take the striker back on loan for next season.

One area that Rafa is already working on is the injury situation at Newcastle – and he hopes to cut down the massive number of injuries we have each season.

Rafa is having 4G artificial pitches installed at Benton to replace the older 3G pitches that were in place when he first arrived in March.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Adam Armstrong · England News · European Competition · Injuries · Newcastle News · Other News

40 responses so far ↓

  • 1 martoon // Jun 18, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    For goodness sake don’t tell Bobby 🙂

  • 2 Jib // Jun 18, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    If he is part of Rafa’s plans for next season he should be with his teammates for preseason and friendlies not pissfartin around in some junior international competition , therefore I would take this “injury” with a pinch of salt.

  • 3 Nufc-83 // Jun 18, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    On the Jaanmatt debate he is a solid premiership rb who was one of our best players until midway through last season when he went into a really poor spell (with all of the team). There was talk of him being captain and he was winning mom or close to it most weeks prior to his bad spell. The positional sense argument I don’t agree with he gets forward as does most top rbs it is then upto the team to make sure they cover any gaps. When he is back he is decent enough at defending. Christ do we want a dummet who can defend but is useless going forward I would rather have Jaanmatt all day. Only bad thing I have seen with Jaanmatt is his silly red cards when it looks like he wants to get sent off which is a bad trait. If we can keep him then we should it’s that simple. As for Anita taking his place yes he performed well at the end of last season but overall not even close to being good enough as a true rb week in week out.

  • 4 Jib // Jun 18, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Eidur Gudjohnson 38 in 3 months time comes on against Hungary – teams played for include Chelsea Spurs Monaco PSVEindhoven Bolton Stoke Fulham ans Barcelona.
    Gotta love the Knattspyrnusamband Íslands !

  • 5 Shadow_Shearer // Jun 18, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Already making excuses not to play armstrong. Either that or he’s got the same bad luck as everybody else who plays for newcastle, & get injuried playing for there country.

  • 6 Jib // Jun 18, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    Where these Italian journos get their info from I don’t know.

    According to this chap.

    NUFC have come down from €30 million to 25 – Roma up from 15 t0 20 – so now very close .
    White smoke will appear early next week – I didn’t know the Vatican was involved ! – well it IS Roma after all – maybe the Pope has a season ticket (Francis is Argentinian)

    It looks like the final figure will be €22.5 million for Wijnaldum

  • 7 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Too bad about Armstrong. I hope the injury is not too serious. Our payroll is a shocker. Around 75M? A lot of waste in that but we’ve already started to shed players like Obertan, Marveaux and Saylor. That should take more than 5M a year off. Sale of players like Sissoko, Wijnaldum and Janmaat would remove another 130-140K a week or about 7M pounds. Still a whopping wage bill for a Championship club.

  • 8 Jib // Jun 18, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    I hope certain Portugeezers show a bit more class in this game vs Austria.

  • 9 Jib // Jun 18, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    I see Watford’s Sebastian Prödl starts for Austria.
    We were offered him on a free last June when his contract expired at Werder Brmen but he was considered too old at 27 for the then club template !

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    It’s very medieval the way all Icelanders surnames end in Son.

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    The popes football team was a pointless answer once on the evening time game show.

  • 12 Average_Contents // Jun 18, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    San lorenzo….

  • 13 Jib // Jun 18, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    Which Pope ?
    The Polish one
    The Austrian one
    This Argentinian one

  • 14 carl // Jun 18, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    It’s patronymic, a surname formed by adding -son to someone’s father’s name, and it means “son of.” If you trace a name back far enough you’ll find that someone named John Carlson, for example, was John, son of Carl.

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    The Pope not the ex Pope.
    Very medieval way of doing things.

  • 16 carl // Jun 18, 2016 at 8:57 PM


  • 17 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Carla etc,
    Jib mentioned Iceland earlier, I just found out the other day why their names ended in son, I think it’s a very medieval way of doing things.

  • 18 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Carl etc!

  • 19 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    I wonder how many times Ronaldo will hear those comments of his if Iceland manage to finish above Portugal.

  • 20 JamesToon // Jun 18, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Ronaldo has the worst free kick accuracy in euros history…and he fell out with Rafa because he was trying to improve his free kick techniques hahahahahaha

  • 21 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    James Toon,
    Interesting death!

  • 22 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    OMG 😮

  • 23 Ron Knee // Jun 18, 2016 at 9:35 PM


  • 24 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    death?? wtf stat!

  • 25 jimmysmith // Jun 18, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    Chant this maxim.

    ?”Janmaat good, Marveaux bad”
    “Sissoko good, Obertan bad”
    “Widjnaldum good, Taylor bad”

    Keep your better players, and let your weaker ones go as their contracts expire, and replace with better. We have the manager, and the players by and large to do the job, Cisse, Collocini, Gouffran, Rivierre all come off contract at the end of this season at the perfect time to attract genuine EPL replacements in the right positions.

  • 26 Jib // Jun 18, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    In Obertan’s case even if he had 4 legs he would still be bad.

  • 27 lesh // Jun 18, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    Arma’s injury might be a blessing in that had he had storming U19 games, he’d be on every beggars’ radar – well, according to the press.

    And at least he wasn’t injured in our revamped training facilities.

  • 28 Tsunki // Jun 19, 2016 at 12:13 AM

    Bobbybee’s sensibilities aside, the lads injury is as relevant to our preparation for next season as the prevalence of Honey Fungus in Home Counties woodland areas.

  • 29 Mister Tuff // Jun 19, 2016 at 12:17 AM

    Jib will be checking Google to see who Honey Fungus plays for.

  • 30 Tsunki // Jun 19, 2016 at 12:23 AM

    Jib, save your private browsing experience for another day, Honey Fungus is not a specialist “actress”.

  • 31 bettyswallocks // Jun 19, 2016 at 12:41 AM

    The blog needs a neurotic female with tendentious arguments to stimulate conversation. There must be one out there somewhere.

  • 32 expatmag // Jun 19, 2016 at 4:45 AM


    Neurotic female?
    Hope your are not BANDing any names around here. Behave

  • 33 Jail for Ashley // Jun 19, 2016 at 6:41 AM

    Where’s the early birds, need a signing to get things moving.

  • 34 Ron Knee // Jun 19, 2016 at 7:17 AM

    I never imagined Portugal would be lying third in Group F!

  • 35 Jib // Jun 19, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    The blog also needs a plagiaristic , follicly challenged editor of a shyte fanzine.

  • 36 Ibizatoon // Jun 19, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    I would say that the twats quota is fulfilled though.

  • 37 Jib // Jun 19, 2016 at 8:06 AM

    The Dutch media who seem to be in touch with Wijnaldum , while not quoting him directly , seem to think he will go to Everton.
    When at PSV his choice was us or Southampton and now that Koeman is at Everton he will go there they say.
    The figure commonly quoted seems to be £25 million which is way over what various Serie A clubs have offered and would make quite a deent in Ronnies £100 million warchest.
    Perhaps a player and cash.
    Ryan Bertrand will probably follow Koeman to Goodison .
    Leighton Baines isn’t too proud to play
    in the Championship

  • 38 Jib // Jun 19, 2016 at 8:07 AM

    Ibiza it is now you’ve posted

  • 39 Jib // Jun 19, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    This article is so reminiscent of Michael Owen’s notorious come and get me brochure while still at NUFC.

    You have to pay to read the bulk of it and I warn folk the self-congratulory pap ain’t worth the money.

  • 40 Mister Tuff // Jun 19, 2016 at 8:31 AM

    The blog is in a state of expectant suspension fearing a showdown between certain parties.
    Recently I’ve been reading about the characters of the Old West – the cowboys and cowgirls and can liken some of the characters and feuds from that era to certain “characters” and feuds on the blog.
    A couple of nights ago Big Nose Kate, full of whisky was in the blog saloon, looking to pick a fight with Ike Clanton. Big Nose Kate was toting a six shooter and was prepared to use it.
    Ike Clanton was not into getting involved and ran off to his hideout.

    I think we are going to get a re run of the Gun Fight at the OK Coral and High Noon. – classic westerns. The townsfolk do not want to get shot.

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