Things Not Looking So Bright For Talented Geordie Striker

Adam Armstrong had a great season last season on loan to Coventry in League One and scored a great 20 goals in 40 appearances for the Sky Blues.

The England Youth International has been one of our brightest young Newcastle players for some time since bursting on the scene about three years ago as a 17 year-old.

Adam had hoped to be in the first team squad this season, but Rafa thought he needed more first team playing time and Adam has been on loan at Barnsley all season.

Adam Armstrong – in action for Barnsley

The 20 year-old hasn’t done so well this season in the step up to the Championship and in 32 appearances for Barnsley he has 6 goals.

There’s divided opinion among the fans as to whether Rafa will have him in the squad for next season, but certainly if Rafa brings in Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham on loan,  there probably will not be a place for Adam.

Tammy has scored 22 league goals for Bristol City in 38 total league appearances and he is joint second top scorer  on the goal-scoring charts – one above our own Dwight Gayle – who is injured.

Not bad for a 19 year-old.

Tammy has 25 total goals in 45 total appearances this season for the Robins.

We are hoping Adam can be successful on Tyneside and that he does keep developing into a top striker.

Adam Campbell. a couple of years ago looked a great prospect for us,  but didn’t develop further once he turned 20 years old.

22 year-old North Shields born Campbell now plays for Notts County in League Two – the 4th tier of English football – where he has scored 8 goals in 34 appearances this season.

Two in three Newcastle fans think Adam Armstrong will not make it at Newcastle and that’s a surprise.

Will Adam Armstrong Make It At Newcastle?

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8 comments so far

  • ShirebrookToon

    Apr 21, 2017 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Slow news day

  • ShirebrookToon

    Apr 21, 2017 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #2

    RIP Ugo Ehiogu

  • Toon! Toon!

    Apr 21, 2017 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #3

    I think there is more to Arma not doing as well this season. Take into account the quality of manager (and his direction), players he’s with, formation, and service that this young lad is getting at Barnsley…
    If he was in the Bristol team, would he be playing in the position to get more goals.. would he be doing better and getting more of a chance if he was still at NUFC?
    At Coventry he had a different manager that seemed to really boost his confidence, and had some “premier league” players providing service (Cole, Bigirimana, Ramage etc(lets not nit-pick.. they have all played prenier league footy, regardless of their skill at that level now) many different factors other then to simply state he will/won’t make it at Newcastle United.
    I’d love to see him given a chance with quality providers… imagine being a forward with crosses sprayed in from Shelvey and Richie… He should of had a chance this season at NUFC, regardless of our need to get straight back to the EPL and we would have seem ourselves whether he has the potential quality or not, imho.

  • Jib

    Apr 21, 2017 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Marcelo Bielsa has sung the praises of Florian Thauvin to his countryman Mauricio Pochettino who fancies him for Spurs this Summer.
    However the Frenchman’s experience at NUFC has made him wary.

  • Geordiedownunder

    Apr 21, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Hi Ed, thinking of you at this time… stay strong my friend. Hope all goes well for you.

  • one fine day

    Apr 21, 2017 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #6

    Tammy Abrahams ?
    Great with option to buy otherwise no thanks another loic remy scenario who will play out of his skin looking for a ” bigger move”
    Please learn from the past 9 F@ caking years and sign players who are committed and want to play for us .End of .

  • one fine day

    Apr 21, 2017 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #7

    On topic
    An article about Arma !
    Beatlejuice ???

  • Bobbybee

    Apr 21, 2017 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Toon Toon, you’re right there mate. Of all those voting, I wonder how many have actually seen the kid play? Not highlights here and there, I mean full games for club and country. When he was in our academy I watched him a lot. He’s the most exciting prospect we’ve had since Gazza. Pace and finishing power are his strengths, he was well ahead of those around him and scored for fun. Good goals that would’ve graced the PL. For England youth he has a tremendous record.
    At Coventry my viewing was then restricted, because obviously, when he was playing for Coventry I was watching Newcastle play. Despite that, view his goals and he was excellent. All sorts of goals from different positions and angles. Coventry played to his strengths and benefited from it. 20 goals.
    Barnsley has been different. Playing for a team that had established strikers playing the long ball game, he was never going to match his Coventry haul. To expect different is just naive thinking. However, the goals still came for England in that period. No coincidence.
    The kid just turned 20, I believe in February. Personally I would’ve brought him back for cover for Gayle, where he would’ve been utilised recently. People can scoff, but imo he’s a far more natural finisher than Gayle and I base that on nearly 50years of watching live football. Time will tell.
    For people to vote him down without watching much of him is disrespectful I think. His movement off the ball is very clever as well, something highlights seldom show. The argument he went on loan because Rafa didn’t fancy him isn’t true either. Rafa said he didn’t want to rely on a young kid to get promotion and that further shows the quality of our manager.
    Whether he makes it or not, it is far too early to tell, but he has everything he requires to do so. He’s very highly rated both here and by the England set up. For those putting him down without seriously giving him a chance need to bear in mind that unlike many players, this kid wants to be here. He’s NUFC through and through and wants to make it here, nowhere else. Play to his strengths and the goals will fly in. He’s proud to be a Geordie and that’s priceless.


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