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This Newcastle Youngster Will Score Goals In Any Team

8:32 am, Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 31 Comments

Newcastle’s two current England U19 Internationals are goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and local striker Adam Armstrong, who is currently nursing a thigh injury he picked up playing for England in Mexico.

We are hoping that injury is not too serious and will not hamper his pre-season too much, as he will try to impress Rafa Benitez and prove he is ready to fight for his first team place at his local club.

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Adam Armstrong – 19 year-old Newcastle striker

Rafa has a decision to make on the 19 year-old as whether to farm him out for another loan spell,  like he had last season at Coventry City, when he scored 20 goals in 40 total appearances for them.

Certainly his team-mate Freddie Woodman is a big believer in Adam and feels that Armstrong can make an impression in the Championship next season for the Magpies.

This is what Freddie has said today in the local papers:

“I think he can bring everything,” “I’ve seen him since I’ve come to the club when I was 14.”

“He’s strong, he’s aggressive. He’ll have a lot of confidence coming off 20 goals in League One.”

“Arma’s a top talent and he’ll score goals in any team.”

“All the young lads must have a good chance next season. Hopefully, they’ll get a good chance.”

There are a number of Championship clubs only too willing to take him on loan next season and Coventry have already made their play for him to have a second successive season on loan at the Sky Blues.

We are hoping Rafa decides Adam is ready and therefore he will keep him on Tyneside and give him sufficient playing time next season in the first team.

We need players who can score goals for us and who better than the Chapel House lad?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Adam Armstrong · Coaching · Freddie Woodman · Management · Newcastle News · Newcastle U21 · Newcastle Youth · Other News

31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Jun 23, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    He needs to be brought out playing in league one is great experience, but I think he might just think that’s just level if he continues getting loaned there. The Championship is the ideal proving ground so why loan him out? Rafa should squad him and loan him if he’s not pushing the bench.

  • 2 Bobbybee // Jun 23, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    He’s already proved himself in the first division and it would be completely pointless sending him back to score another 20 plus goals. Loaning him to another Championship would be shooting ourselves in the foot. His time is now. Dropping down a division means he doesn’t need to be loaned out, he needs to be banging them in for us. I have zero doubt in my mind that he will score for fun with the service he’ll get from our midfield. This lad is our future, along with our other kids. Mbabu, Mbemba, Lascelles, Sterry, Aarons and Arma, mixed with some wiser heads will take to the Championship like ducks to water. Exciting times ahead.

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Jun 23, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    Like I have said many times the natural progression was to loan him out to a championship club. Mikey, Lee and Graham with the help of misseurs Sissoko, Collo etc saved us the hassle of trying to find one.

  • 4 clinath@ed // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    I have us on 19 points by the end of september (last post).
    Arma should have scored all of them too…. 😉

  • 5 clinath@ed // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    morning btw

  • 6 Jib // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    Clin I have us on 30 points by Halloween

  • 7 Big Archie // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    Here we go again with “give the youngsters a chance”,

    Rather amusing as we spent the last 2 years screaming or proven centre backs and proven prem goal scorers.

    So when we’re relegated another division, how many fans will slap each other on the back and say “well at least he gave the young lads a chance!?

    Put him on the bench and maybe give him 30 minutes at 3-0 up (or down) but we need a couple of proven forwards to get us there first.

    In case you are thinking he might be the next Jamie Vardy, how often do they come along?

  • 8 WWSBRD // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    Rafa says we are close to 3-4 signings this morning interesting to see the calibre we are bringing in

  • 9 clinath@ed // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    32 Jib….and I thought I was cautious lol

  • 10 Tsunki // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:13 AM

    Big Archie – I don’t think anyone is suggesting he’s first pick striker, or that Rafa should field a team full of reserves and academy players, who let’s face it, aren’t doing that great in their own leagues.

  • 11 Bobbybee // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Morning clint. Some people are going to get such a shock when the lad starts banging em in – especially those who never bothered watching him but seem to think they know he’s not good enough. He’s already the most natural striker at the club and this season will be his breakthrough season. He doesn’t miss the sort of chances we missed last season – which is one reason we went down.

  • 12 martoon // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:24 AM

    WWSBRD @8 – I heard that also – interesting that he said it is very difficult to do deals at the moment because a lot of club officials & player agents are away at the Euros!

  • 13 Bobbybee // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    Looks like Rafa has been hard at work, with four signings waiting for signatures. 😉

  • 14 WWSBRD // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    Yeah means the players we are bringing ud think are most likely ones not involved in tournaments this summer, potentially domestic targets?

  • 15 Tsunki // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    Not necessarily. The Dutch aren’t in the euros…

  • 16 lochinvar // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:38 AM

    So Ashley is lining up two signings – a Sports Company in the USA and an USA International.
    Coincidence or is that a cunning plan to make more dollar from both options ?

    Yee ha !

    Sports Direct Int. plc are reported to be considering a bid to buy 200 Sport Authorities stores lease according to the Wall Street Journal.
    The Mail is reporting that USA International Danny Williams of Reading is a target of Newcastle United this summer.
    Williams has been one of Reading’s best players over the last three years and had an excellent season last term.
    After getting a US passport in 2011 he was called up by the United States team for two friendlies in October 2011, and made his first appearance for the USA on October 8, 2011 in a 1–0 victory against Honduras.
    He has played 20 times for the US with two goals and seems to be in demand at the moment, with Newcastle having already contacted Williams’ representatives concerning a possible move to Tyneside.

  • 17 Tsunki // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:40 AM

    His comment about agents being away might just be to stress how hard it is to keep in touch and conclude deals. Use sure your average agent wouldn’t let a little thing like an international tournament get in the way of ££££’s and €€€€’s when there’s a deal to be had. The wait will probably be to see how well their young charges do in competition to see what their final fee will be 😐

  • 18 WWSBRD // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:40 AM

    We want more dutch players?

  • 19 Tsunki // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    Yo. I deliberately left that hanging 😉

  • 20 Tsunki // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    Bobby strange timing for the Jolly One to consolidate US interests, seeing as our tepid pre-season was last year over the pond. Is there any TV exposure in championship games to speak of over there this year? Will having a token Yank ( ha ha just kidding) pique the interest of the soccer – watching American Public?

  • 21 WWSBRD // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Haha I am not so sold on the dutch dream these days

    As for agents they are likely to get more after tournaments rather than during them

  • 22 Mister Tuff // Jun 23, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    Looks like Benitez has not been hanging around if he has players more or less signed up.
    Direct contrast to previous seasons – Penfold away on holiday, no urgency.

    Dying to see the standard of players he will sign.

  • 23 Mister Tuff // Jun 23, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Just re -read the Rafa interview – the person responsible for signing is from NUFC and not another club ( mis read this earlier) – it must be bloody Penfold – away on holiday – again.

  • 24 Jail for Ashley // Jun 23, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    “and when I say ready, I mean really really nearly there, but we are waiting for someone that is working in another club and the he needs to come back and sign the documents.”

  • 25 Mister Tuff // Jun 23, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    Jail – this is too early for me!
    Just re -read the interview again – it would seem that the missing persons are from NUFC and the other club(s).
    We have three or four things ready, it is just that we have to start with the first one and we have two or three (transfers) that I think we can do in one week. But we can say nothing because the person that is responsible in this team is away.

    “I want to say to our fans, we are working very hard. It is not easy the market because the prices are so high but we are fine. We can do our business and we have three or four things ready…and when I say ready, I mean really really nearly there, but we are waiting for someone that is working in another club and the he needs to come back and sign the documents.”

  • 26 Jail for Ashley // Jun 23, 2016 at 10:51 AM

    I hope he’s not making excuses for Churnley’s incompetence!

  • 27 j.tudor // Jun 23, 2016 at 11:22 AM

    Bah 3-4 coming probably all for the future …..we will go with what we’ve got .
    Tell me im gonna be wrong.

  • 28 lesh // Jun 23, 2016 at 11:25 AM

    Jail, Tuff

    C’mon, give Churnly a break. He’s had a difficult couple of years and deserves a holiday. The only problem is, it should’ve been a permanent one!

  • 29 Mister Tuff // Jun 23, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    I suppose nothing is going to appear publicly until July 1st. Do not need many days delay after that – or I’ll be worried.

  • 30 Mister Tuff // Jun 23, 2016 at 11:28 AM

    lesh – Benitez is in the starting block already – Penfold is sneaking up behind tying a cannonball to Rafas legs.

  • 31 Ron Knee // Jun 23, 2016 at 11:33 AM

    You can listen to the interview here:

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