Academy And U23 Squad Get Boost With Newcastle Win

Both Sean Longstaff and Callum Roberts gave a good account of themselves on Tuesday night at Blackburn in the 4-2 win after extra time.

That allowed us to go through to the 4th round of the FA Cup at home to Watford on Saturday, 26th January

Sean and Callum each scored their first senior goals for Newcastle in the first 22 minutes of the game and then former Academy star Adam Armstrong pulled one back for the home side.

So we had the strange case of three Newcastle Academy graduates scoring in the first 33 minutes of the game on Tuesday night.

Local lads Sean Longstaff and Callum Roberts – thumbs up

After the game Roberts reflected on the experience:

“It’s hard to put it into words. It hasn’t sunk in yet, it’s surreal.”

“I’m sure it’ll sink in eventually. It was a great experience.”

“To play 90 minutes and a little bit more, it’s what you work for every day.”

“The manager told me on Sunday I’d be playing, and I’m so grateful he gave me the chance.”

The success of Longstaff and Roberts along with Jamie Sterry playing in both FA cup ties has given a needed boost to Newcastle’s ability to bring players through the ranks.

Roberts’ goal was a striker’s goal as he hit the ball first time into the back of the net after Murphy had put in an excellent right-wing cross.

Rafa will likely send Callum out on loan for the rest of the season since he needs to play first-team football to progress.

Sean will stay at Newcastle and he’s looking to be the next local lad to make it big at Newcastle United.

His younger brother Matthew Longstaff is also putting in some excellent performances in central midfield for the U23 side.

The win at Blackburn has raised the morale at the club and among the fans, it will be raised even more if we can on Saturday at home to Cardiff City.

We must start winning games at home is we are to avoid relegation.

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22 comments so far

  • Wayayman

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    Erm, yeah Jib. With a little more Google power you might note that this is why the company has been set up.

  • Wayayman

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2

    Maybe it doesnt have anything to do with us and more to do with him buying a company called Doddle in Leeds according to their own website.

  • Wayayman

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Would love it, love it if I was wrong though.

  • ToonRich

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #4

    I wonder if Jibs K.Lin theory ties in with any of OLG/Bambam’s info??

    Was Steve378 (or whatever!) wanting contact with OLG regarding ITK stuff or to arrange a beer!?!

    Come on lads, if its NUFC related…sharing is caring 😀

  • Wayayman

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Hmmm… JIB from last thread

    – which of the CK directors look like the guys at the Huddersfield game? Definitely worth doing some more digging here just to see if NY/You are on the right track.

  • RobLeenio

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    2nd repost of the day – apologies.

    This is speculation based on some rather original research by our very own NY Mag some time before Christmas. He won’t be on yet (time zones) so I hope he doesn’t mind me speaking on his behalf.

    NY Mag decided to trawl Companies House for companies which had been set up in the previous few months with a certain set of criteria. One of these was that their name was connected to Newcastle.

    This was one of only a handful which met his criteria and had an American owner. Shortly afterwards, there was a private jet hired from Farnborough (where ashley keeps his chopper #chopperwatch) and which flew to two locations in California (Ken Lin’s home) and then to Newcastle.

    It’s speculation, but a quite excellent piece of investigative journalism.

    It should also be mentioned that Bambams has said he’s giving up hope if the sale doesn’t happen by his birthday – I think the 22nd January.

  • Genjikai

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #7

    Best call scooby doo and the gang

  • RobLeenio

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #8

    wayayman, if he’s about to open up operations in the UK, he’ll want to get the business name into the public consciousness very quickly. Buying NUFC would certainly do that, though I admit it’s probably overkill.

    Who knows what his aspirations are, though – expansion into China? Europe? The Middle East? Then suddenly the purchase of a football club and the PR power that supplies doesn’t look too extravagant on a wider context.

  • Jib

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #9

    This guy
    He’s called Gregg Lull
    He’s the Chief Marketing officer
    He was wearing a beanie and looked well frozen

  • simon376

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #10

    Hi Bambams

    Thanks and you have mail

  • yogz69

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Genjikai I think we need miss marple, columbo and pc tony stamp for this kind of detective work

  • hibbit

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #12

    wayayman @31 last thread
    I’m not building by hopes up here as i just don’t trust ashLIE

    but to me it seem a very odd choice of name Newcastle Ventures Ltd even more so with point your making.
    why not Leeds Ventures Ltd as that’s were the company they purchased was base, and the said company don’t appear to have any connection to Newcastle what so ever

  • Mag :P

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #13

    So you’re saying that this ‘change of address’ is them moving up here to buy the club?

    Seems like a long shot.

    Even on there website they state that they are expanding to Leeds. That’s probably where the address is moving.

    The name is the only thing that gives this any credibity.

  • martoon

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #14

    Good work by Jib,Robleenio & Wayayman – It’s difficult to see why a Credit type company to be based in Leeds would be called Newcastle Ventures but on the other hand there are quite a few Newcastle’s in the world that it could refer to – not raising my hopes just yet.

  • Jib

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #15

    Remember we were the Mansours target before
    Ashley screwed it up.
    Owning Man City hasn’t done Etihad any harm

  • geordietom

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #16

    jib … re: HILTON VALENTINE…

    catching up off last night you lived in Coburg street … i lived in Stephenson street couple of streets away …

  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #17

    Great digging Jib……… The co founder of Kredit Karma a one Nichole Mustard who by the way regularly frequents the Gunn Inn is real hot stuff from what I’ve heard.

    In all seriousness Jib you could be onto something here well done !

  • Wayayman

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #18

    Jib, Greg Lull doesn’t look like the lad in the beanie to me – not that I’m saying it’s not him but it’s nothing like the fella as far as i’m aware.

  • Jib

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #19

    mag : p
    Was that sufficiently uncryptic for you ?

  • martoon

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #20
  • Bambams

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #21


    Given the latest from Jib, Rob and the Newcastle Ventures link i have asked my source (Text) if they have heard anymore, i did state before Christmas that any takeover that could happen, it would take up to middle of January to finalise. But this was when the info was flowing daily, it has since then just went silent.

    They usually contact me when something to report.

  • ToonRich

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #22

    Thanks for sharing Bambams…obvioulsy everything read online is taken with a shot of tequila and lick of salt 😉 but I do enjoy reading the theories and links all the same 🙂


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