Joe Allon came through Newcastle’s Youth Academy and he was in the side that won the FA Youth Cup for the second time back in 1984 – a side that was captained by Paul Gascoigne.
The first time we won the FA Youth Cup was back in 1962 when Bob Moncur was in the side that won it that year – and of course Moncur was the captain of Newcastle the last time we won a trophy – The Fairs Cup in 1969.
But we hope it’s not too long before we win our next trophy under Rafa Benitez.
Newcastle’s FA Youth winning squad 1985
Joe Allon is with the blond hair at the back
Paul Gascoigne is 4th from the right in the front row
Joe has been interviewed in the Chronicle and he has talked about that man Moussa Sissoko and how his attitude was a disgrace for much of the time at Newcastle.
But Joe also goes onto some of the good stuff happening at the club and says that Rafa’s revolution – the Rafalution – is now in full swing.
This is what Joe has said in the Chronicle:
“Sissoko’s attitude during his time at Newcastle has been a disgrace – absolutely deplorable.” “His actions on transfer deadline day when it looked like he might be going to Everton before ignoring them were even worse.”
“It’s frustrating because he showed at the Euro’s what a good player he can be, but Newcastle fans were lucky to see that sort of form from him twice a season! They deserve better.”
“In my playing career, no matter who I was playing for, I wouldn’t have dreamed of going on the pitch for any game and giving anything less than 100 per cent.
“I had to laugh on deadline day when one Everton fan tweeted saying that Sissoko had gone missing. Newcastle fans weren’t missing their chance with that one and many quickly replied with words to the effect of ‘He’s been missing for years’.
“That pretty much sums his Newcastle career up.”
“You’ve got to hand it to Newcastle and Rafa – getting that price for him is great business.” “Sissoko didn’t deserve to wear the Newcastle shirt and quite frankly I’m glad he’s gone.”
“The club have brought some good players to the club and I’m a lot more optimistic about the future now.
“It’s great to see Rafa put in charge of football-related matters at the club, and already we’ve seen the benefits. The Rafalution is in full swing.”
Good and truthful words there from Joe Allon and we are very pleased to be rid of Sissoko and to get £30M for him is simply great.
Well done Lee Charnley – you got one over on Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy – he just doesn’t know it yet.