Top Teenager Wants To Fight For His Place At Newcastle

Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong will turn 20 on Friday so he has just two days left as a teenager as he continues his season-long loan spell at Barnsley.

Last season at Coventry in League One, Armstrong scored 20 goals and 5 assists in 40 total appearances,  but goals have been harder to come by for him this season in the Championship.

Adam has scored 4 goals and 3 assists in 20 total appearances for the Tykes this season, not such a good return as last season,  although he has made only 12 starts this season.

Adam Armstrong – on loan at Barnsley

Adam will be hoping he can do enough this season and in pre-season to be part of the Newcastle first team squad for next season, but that’s by no means a certainty at the moment.

Of course with the way our strikers have been missing easy chances lately and for that matter most of the season, we’re sure Adam could have scored a good few goals for us – even if he was only used as an impact sub.

Adam is as ever upbeat about things as he had this to say to Sky Sports:

“The aim for me this season is just to keep scoring as many goals as I can, play well, stay fit.”

“The loan is a massive opportunity.”  “Barnsley are in the Championship as well, same as Newcastle.”

“I’m playing the same teams as they’re playing, it’s no different. “The sky’s the limit and in the summer when I’ll be back in Newcastle raring to go again.”

If we are promoted we expect Rafa to make big changes in the squad and another striker will likely be brought in.

So it remains to be seen if Rafa thinks Adam is ready to fight for his place at Newcastle or that he should spend some additional time on loan at a Championship club again next season.

Most fans will be hoping he can stay at Newcastle and fight for his place.

The way Rafa has Newcastle playing a player as skillful and adept at scoring as Adam should be able to get lots of goals for us.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Anyone on the blog rate him?

  • Average_Contents

    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #2

    How small are his arms, can he wipe his own arse with those and how big is his head.

    Melon on a toothpick.

    Good player though and these loans will only benefit him in the long run.

    Can’t see him displacing Gayle once in the prem though.

  • MadisonToon

    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #3

    I could see him being a number 10 as he develops. His pace could be very useful overlapping or coming from deep and he seems to have much more control of the ball when moving at a good clip than our other players who are in that role (Diame, Perez). He can also finish quite well and I think he’s got potential.

    It’s a shame he’s not getting more starts at Barnsley as you can’t really look at either a min/goal ratio or a goal/game ratio when he’s getting 15 min here, 12 min there. Hopefully he gets a bit more of a look-in the second half of the season and starts to get a couple more goals and assists to his name.


    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #4

    His finishing last season with either foot was very clinical,and he’s pretty quick…..he reminds me of aguero the we he moves and plays….im not comparing him to aguero before people go nuts just saying the way he moves is similar to me… not convinced gayle will be the main striker next season

  • optimistic prime

    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #5


    Don’t be cruel, he’ll cry himself to sleep on his gigantic pillow case

  • TyneMouth

    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #6

    So, goodbye Tote, and we save four months salary, that is if we haven’t bought out his contract. It would be amazing if there was a transfer fee involved!
    Those has been reported as earning between £45k and £65k per week, clicking on Google only reveals an article in The Star from last year listing last season’s individual team member’s earnings.
    However, like most reports in the red-tops, there are no sources as to where the information originated. If any of the figures quoted are correct, then the savings made on the transfer of the likes of Sissoko, Gino, Cisse, Townsend etc. Coupled with contract of Coloccini, Marvelous, Taylor etc are considerable.

    Rafa’s new team recruits are probably on much lower salaries, albeit quite large for the Championship. Gayle, at the time of ‘teethgate’ in Blackpool was reported boasting of £35k a week, and he is probably one of the highest paid of the new squad.

    Does anyone know of a reliable source of the team earnings? Most newspapers and media reports claim £80M a year, that may have been true last season, but there must been a considerable reduction this year.

    We are two home games away from one million spectators attending SJP this season, with another six home games to play after that. There will be a total of in excess of 1.3 million spectators watching Championship home games this season!

    Simply AMAZING!…


    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Saw ur comments about Diameter yesterday but was to busy to reply haha
    Aye Diameter has played plenty in the PL but only really had 1 good season for me I think he’s certainly in the likely to be upgraded pile especially as he’s hardly set the league on fire this season…I’d have Gayle in that pile too but his goal record of us is daft atm


    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #8

    I tbink gayle is a top notch championship striker but i think he may struggle in premier for some reason….hope im proved wrong but not convinced

  • martoon

    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Essex Geordie Bill @1 – You’ve obviously not read many of Bobbybee’s posts 🙂
    WWSBRD @7 – This new player Diameter – does he run circles around other players?


    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Id agree though I think hes the type who will put away chances if he gets them and will run himself into the ground so I wont be upset if he starts nest season but I think we will bring in another Callum Wilson type striker


    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Haha bleeding phone

  • CAC

    Feb 8, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #12

    It’s hard to judge as I haven’t really seen much of him outside highlights. He seems to be the type of striker that Rafa prefers, but who knows? I would love to see him develop into a top player being a local lad and all.


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