Promising Young Star Now Unlikely To Make It At Newcastle

News today that England U20 striker Adam Armstrong has joined Blackburn Rovers on loan until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old local lad has spent the first half of the season at Bolton, but he has not been too successful playing on the left wing and in 23 games he scored only 3 goals.

This follows last season’s loan at Barnsley where he scored 6 goals in 35 total appearances.

League One side Blackburn are managed by Tony Mowbray who was the manager at Coventry in the 2015-2016 season.

Adam Armstrong – in Bolton colors

When he last played under Mowbray at Coventry City he scored 20 goals in 40 total appearances, so let’s hope Adam can start banging those goals in again – this time for Blackburn.

But these last two seasons have not been good ones for Adam and it now looks unlikely he will be able to make it at Newcastle United – his hometown club.

A couple of years ago Adam looked to be a great player in the making but he hasn’t come through as much as people had hoped over the last couple of seasons.

This is what Adam has said today on sealing his loan move to Coventry for the rest of the season:

“It’s been a bit of a crazy day, but I’m happy to be here, happy it’s all sorted and really can’t wait for the challenge ahead,”

“It’s the right move. I’ve come here to get games, score goals and do well for the team.”

“It’s the right stage to come to Blackburn and try and help the team get promoted.”

“I’m fit and ready to play.”

Blackburn are in 3rd place in League One just 7 points behind leaders Wigan Athletic, and they have a good chance of being promoted straight back to the Championship.

Comments welcome.

233 comments so far

  • NUFCadon

    Jan 9, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Good Luck Adam!

    Let’s hope the help develop the lad. He is only 20 years old and still has bags of potential. Lets not write off the lad yet as another one who wont make it

  • Shot Bru

    Jan 9, 2018 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Our toon

    Better of sitting on the beach scrolling through the blog than going for a swim.

    Never seen so many Noah’s ( sharks) in the water while surfing in Mauritius and Reunion.

  • Reilly

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Newcastle statement: “After discussions with Peter Beardsley this morning it has been agreed that he will take a period of leave, to commence immediately, whilst the club conducts its investigation into allegations made against him.”

  • geordiemark

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #4

    its because hes never been given a fair go that’s why, no point in having younger players if the club doesn’t use them right, going out on loan gives experience yes but none of them have been given a fair crack of the whip

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Beardsley suspended

  • Reilly

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #6

    The 4th Official
    According to some reports emerging from Italy, Wolves had a bid of £34.7m rejected by AC Milan for Portuguese international forward André Silva. #wwfc is expected to make a second bid.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Who’s never been given a fair crack of the whip?

  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Maybe the promising young star that the article is about Jail ? Duh!

  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Not reading the articles ?

    See if you can post in one hour.

  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #10

    You’d think they would have just suspended Beardsley when the allegations were first made. That training session this morning would have been a right laugh no doubt.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #11

    I think this is why Peter Beardsley is so unpopular with players and staff.

    “The club is in a good place. The owner is different class.

    “He has taken a lot of stick unfairly, but he’s different class.

    “What he’s done to this club is incredible.

    “I can’t speak highly enough of him.

    “I don’t see him often – only on match days – but what he’s done is great and so is what he’s going to do. He’s been fantastic.”

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #12

    It can’t be about him as he made 35 appearances for Barnsley last season. Having your hoop rimmed by carl etc has gone to your head I think.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Comments were made in March 2013 when we were stuck deep in a relegation battle.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #14


  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #15

    Haha aye. Do you think Ashley was standing close by with white cue cards ?

  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Loved him as a player but he is now one of football’s dimmest bulbs. The man is clueless and now some allegations made against him. Racism and bullying. Time to move him on if true.

  • Bobbybee

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #17

    Tony Mowbray knows Arma’s strengths probably as well as anybody else. He scored for fun under him at Coventry so let’s see how that goes before writing him off at the ripe old age of 20!! 🙂 I for one ain’t even considering it, having watched the kid progress through our academy etc.
    He’s a Michael Owen type of player that needs balls playing through the channels to get the best out of him. Just a reminder of what he can do given the right service. 🙂 He’s twenty, not thirty. Loads of time yet.

  • Jack Attack Attack Attack

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #18

    Its hardly fair to say he is unlikely to make it just cos he has been loaned out again. If he was being written off he would have been sold by now, he is only 20 and players develop at different ages! Lad undoubtedly has talent

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Hopefully Mowbray will set the team up around him and he will get them promoted. He can then play at a higher level with the same set up.

  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Ashley is his own worst enemy. I’ve given up on him. He will do what he wants with the club and nothing can be done about it. If he really has had an offer of around 300M he should have taken it because he’s destroying any chance of getting his money out. The word buffoon is too good for him.

  • Toonces

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #21

    How is it possible that Wolves can spend this kind of money while in the Championship? QPR ran afoul of this trying to spend their way into the PL and the Football League hit them with their version of FFP. Of course when QPR was relegated they didn’t enforce the punishment, perhaps they are still negotiating over it. And apparently while in the PL you are not subject to the FL’s rules. Still, how are Wolves able to do this and still abide by the rules?

  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Take a look at pictures of Beardsley. He looks as if he doesn’t know which way is up. And he loves Ashley? The man must be clueless (which he appears to be).

  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #23

    Back to the business at hand. Rafa, in a window, with no money. Sound familiar?

  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #24

    “The owner is a different class.” ????? Yes, the lowest possible class. A drunkard and a buffoon. And it’s all our fault because we don’t love him. Poor baby. Get over it Mikey and move on. Or are you too stupid to even sell the club?

  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #25

    I think it’s because they’re banking on being promoted mate and therefore can’t be punished because they ain’t in that division no more. If they drop back into the division the following season, they’ll get punished for it then.

  • Toonces

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail @ 11

    I would suggest that players and staff don’t rate him because he is a poor coach – and perhaps there is something of substance to these allegations and the players and staff have been aware for it for some time.

    I’d suggest it has nothing to do with his supportive statements for the owner, who signs all of their pay checks.

    A sad episode for such a great toon legend.

  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Anyway enough of that lot. Back to enjoying football. If Rafa keeps us up it will be one of the best managerial accomplishments ever for the club. We have about 4 Prem class players at best (they don’t always play like it).

  • Toonces

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Belfast, agreed but surely the FL should be stepping in while it is happening? Oh well, Wolves look like a lock for the title as you say – short of a bad run of injuries.

  • Reilly

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #29

    rumour is Pape Souare on his way for medical.take it with a pinch of salt.

  • Bobbybee

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #30

    Beardo is done now. What a crying shame, but he’s done it to himself to be totally fair.
    What a great player, but that BS about Ashley is mind blowing and all these young lads, can’t be wrong.
    If it was one or two you might think they’re just not getting on, but five upwards tells you there must be something to these accusations.
    Innocent until proven guilty though, so not ready to hang him just yet, but in the current climate it’s difficult to imagine how he can justify those alleged comments.
    From hero to zero – the very definition. 🙁

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jan 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #31

    If Beardsley suspended they have something on him no takeover yet just have to wait, out in the sun and would you belive it got man flu ffs

  • Ron Knee

    Jan 9, 2018 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #32
  • Jib

    Jan 9, 2018 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #33

    A statement from Peter Beardsley’s solicitors

    “He is aware of inaccurate media reports which result from
    unauthorised leaks.
    Allegations of unfair treatment have been made, which are
    currently being investigated.
    Peter Beardsley categorically denies the allegations.
    It is hoped the investigation will conclude quickly.”

    I think folk on the blog should desist from passing
    comment on this affair for the moment
    in case they prejudice Ed’s position.

  • Toonces

    Jan 9, 2018 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #34

    “I think folk on the blog should desist from passing
    comment on this affair for the moment
    in case they prejudice Ed’s position.”

    Really? I completely disagree with that suggestion.

  • Our Toon

    Jan 9, 2018 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #35


    Well that’s me not going into the sea for the next couple of days Ahaha.

    Young Mag you are back I couldn’t see your comments earlier but can see them on previous thread

  • Dagwoodz

    Jan 9, 2018 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Glad to see that there’s a possible incoming, (large dose of salt), but where we really need to strengthen is our attacking line, as has been repeated here numerous times. Like always, patience is a virtue with this club and particularly this sorry sack of an owner.

    As much as a great player he was, I really cannot feel sorry for Beardo. There’s too much information and knowledge about what you can and cannot say to people for anyone to claim ignorance, and as a coach at a club such as NUFC he’s not necessarily held to a higher standard, but is most assuredly held under a finer microscope and must be more vigilant than people not in such a high profile position as he.


    Sorry mate, was originally going to be in your neck of the woods this weekend past, but all my flight arrangements were FUBAR’d and I’m going to be transiting via a different route now. Hopefully I’ll be going through there sometime in the future, we can hook up for a pint then.

  • Jib

    Jan 9, 2018 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #37

    Toonces @34
    That’s your choice of course
    while it’s “sub judice” as it were
    say nowt is usually the best policy

  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #38

    Arma was unlucky in the fact that Barnsley manager never fully trusted him and Bolton manager didnt know how to use him.

    Lads best bet is to knuckle down, get Blackburn promoted and hope that Mowbray takes him on loan again next season in the Championship. If he doesnt impress in the championship next season, sadly I think it’s time for him to move on.

    At least he now has a loan at a club with a manager who knows how to use him.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 9, 2018 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #39

    Jib – the matters involving Beardsley are currently an “internal” matter within the club – therefore the “sub judice” rules do not apply.

  • Jib

    Jan 9, 2018 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Mr Tuff
    I did say “as it were”
    he has involved his brief

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