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Rampant Newcastle U21 Side Hammer Stoke City 5-1

The powerful Newcastle U21 side blasted Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium tonight and ran out worthy 5-1 winners.

Curtis Good – played the full 90 minutes

It was a game in the newly created Professional Development League – the Barclays Under-21s Premier League Group 2 match –  and it was a hat-trick from Australian Bradden Inman, and goals from Marcus Maddison and Jonathan Hooper that gave the Magpies the win, as they dominated this game from start to finish.

While center-forward Adam Campbell didn’t get on the score-sheet and missed a second half penalty, when his shot was saved by the goalkeeper, he was still a thorn in the side of the Stoke defense throughput the game and was part of almost every Newcastle attack.

An unnamed trialist  got the consolation goal for Stoke, but Newcastle coach Willie Donachie can be well satisfied with the performance of the youngsters tonight, according to the Stoke official web-site – who report that the Newcastle side were rampant.

Alan Pardew is trying to get all sides at Newcastle playing the same kind of football,  and the youngsters sprayed the ball about tonight and attacked Stoke from the start to the finish of the game.

We don’t have comments from Willie Donachie, but the Stoke coach Dave Kevan had this to say after the game:

“We can’t argue with the effort levels the lads put in, there was just a gulf in quality.” “I couldn’t have asked for any more from them. It’s disappointing that we ended up conceding five.”

“Three of those we could have avoided just by making better decisions.”  “But credit to Newcastle as they thoroughly deserved their win.”

The other clubs in the league are Tottenham, Southampton, Aston Villa, Stoke, Manchester Utd and Sunderland.

James Tavernier captained the side, and Curtis Good got some good experience in Newcastle colors playing the full 90 minutes, and it was a very young side with 20 year=-old Connor Newton being Newcastle’s oldest player at just 20.

Newcastle are top of the league after two games in which thy have scored eleven goals but conceded five – 16 total goals in Newcastle’s first two games – so if you like to see goals …. watch these youngsters. 😀

Newcastle had previously beaten Tottenham Hotspur U21s 6-4, after being 6-1 up.


Stoke City: Bachmann; Glasgow (Dawson 45), Keane (c), O’Reilly, Clarkson; Thomas (Hall 76), Rigg, J Richardson, Musungu; Trialist (Rossi 61), Trailist.
Subs not used: Parry, Eve, Hall.

Newcastle United: Alnwick; Nicholson, Tavernier (c), Satka, Good; Maddison (Knight 67), M Richardson, Newton, Inman, Hooper; Campbell.
Subs not used: Riley, Mitchell, Logan, Gilliead.

29 comments so far

  • SupaToonKid

    Sep 3, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #1

    Looks like Good is being utilised/converted to LB. Probably a good move with our lack of full backs ATM.

  • Marty-Toon

    Sep 3, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #2

    Sweet stuff,geet in there
    The lads are getting experience and Inman must be pushing to get into the first team by now too

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Sep 3, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #3

    just the news we needed

  • jimiley

    Sep 3, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #4

    This result proves it was right not to chase big money signings. patience is needed. In 6 or so years these youngsters will come through and we will challenge for the title. In Mike we trust.

  • JackButler

    Sep 3, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #5

    At least our long term future looks very, very good, still a massive shame that the owner is still making silly mistakes by failing to invest more than 3 million in the transfer market

  • Kyo

    Sep 3, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Our owner has no ambition?

    NEWS AT 11

  • Rake

    Sep 3, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #7

    What formation are the u21’s playing?

  • robhaubus

    Sep 3, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #8

    It seemed to be a 4-5-1, with Campbell up front and JJ Hooper on the left and Maddison (who scored a great goal) on the right. Lubomir Satka played CB alongside Tavernier and did nothing wrong, kept it simple, didn’t panic. He’s 16-unbelievable. Good seemed very comfortable on the ball, encouraging to see

  • Spuggy

    Sep 3, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Not mike ashley, I think it’s lambias and pards waiting to get the right players at the right price.

  • ToonDownSouth

    Sep 3, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #10

    I really don’t think Pardew would care how much the players cost!

  • Spuggy

    Sep 3, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #11

    yes but he has to tow the party line.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 3, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #12

    I think pards is like any manager.

    He won’t think of cost he just wants players.

    It’s llambias and/or Ashley who haven’t done the deals pardew wanted.

    Pardew had to obviously tell Ba he would be played through the middle to try and keep him happy and to get him to stay and not move off with his release clause.

    Pardew knew if Ba went he wouldn’t even get all the reported 7million transfer fee to reinvest.

    Pardew hasn’t got the plates he wanted this summer. This means he will have had to reshuffle the plans he had for this summer.

    In his radio Newcastle interview he said cabayes friend was joining. He obviously was confident of this deal being done to say that. And it never happened.

    There is only so much he can do. If the board won’t sign a deal off no matter what pardew says he won’t get the player in.

  • Graeme

    Sep 3, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Sounds a much better game than we got to see on Sunday, well done the Development Squad.. Stoke give there all so it must have been some performance to beat them by 4 goals at there place!! Superb result.

  • ToonDownSouth

    Sep 3, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #14

    I actually thought it was a very good game of football on Sunday.

    Not for us, but for the neutral.

  • Graeme

    Sep 3, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #15

    Ah, TDS – if only we could all remain neutral – life would be just so much simpler all round lol.

  • ToonDownSouth

    Sep 3, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Graeme – Football would certainly be more bloody enjoyable!

  • Graeme

    Sep 3, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #17

    TDS – I guess its all part and parcel of being a TOOON supporter; nothing is ever as straight forward as it could be or as we probably would like it to be.

    Sitting 3000 miles away in Nigeria certainly doesn’t make it any easier when things don’t go right, that’s for sure!! But would you lose the passion we all feel for the club for an easier life?

    I doubt it lol

  • nufc90

    Sep 3, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Transfer sage everyone thought cabayes mate was joining… Lille moved the goalposts, nothing we could do. They didn’t wanna sell. There’s a reason no other club went in for Debuchy too despite Chelsea and inter both strongly interested

  • t00ntime

    Sep 4, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #19

    @toonking (from last post)

    Ur right there mate, not every fan can be lucky enough to watch nufc at SJP every other week. A fan shudnt be dertimend by how often you have been to SJP, if you support newcastle united ur a fan in my book simple.

    The only time i think ur not a fan is when u do what people did to obertan, every time he came on he got booed. On sunday it was class cause every good thing he did he got applauded, hopefully he is finally getting some confidence.

    The ‘fans’ who are that ignorant that they think every newcastle fan lives in newcastle are probably the ‘fans’ who boo obertan and say we are going to lose a player every transfer period.

    (pardew saying our players had heads turned during the transfer window worries me a little :S but i trust we will use the money to replace our players.)

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 4, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #20

    I think Adam Campbell was pieced together on a slab in the bowels of St James’ during the close season.

    How come i’d never of this so called once in a generation “freak” player until a few weeks ago and now he’s the new Rooney.


  • cockneymagpie90

    Sep 4, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #21

    Great news!!! 🙂

    first team line up has to be this!!!!




    What u think???


    Sep 4, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #22


    Am not convinced about marveaux yet like, my team would be like yours except I would have it like this

    Santon. Saylor. Coloccini Anita


    Sep 4, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #23

    Guti. Tiote. Bigrimana
    HBA. Cabaye

  • LeedsMag

    Sep 4, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #24

    jimiley @ 4 ,love to think you were right.I love seeing young kids come through – they are the real future – trouble is,most teams dont put the trust in them to make the step and we are as bad as most at this.I can think of quite a few over the years who looked full of promise but seemed to get no further than the fringes – managers in this country are too frightened of failure to trust their own development squads

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 4, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #25

    Leeds mag I’m sure jimiley’s post @4 was tongue in cheek.

    “This result proves it was right ……… patience is needed. ………….In 6 or so years………. In Mike we trust.”

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 4, 2012 at 3:02 AM

    Comment #26

    I’d be interested in knowing who is paying AP’s
    20k fine for manhandling the linesman. That’s a fair chunk a change and Newcastle run a pretty tight ship fiscally speaking. I wonder if words were exchanged over it.

  • geordie157

    Sep 4, 2012 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #27

    Maybe this is the year inman and Newton can step up after a few seasons of injury setbacks

  • Dannyo

    Sep 4, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #28

    Wonder how long it’ll be before we see Good running about.

  • one Tony Green

    Sep 4, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #29

    Bradden Inman is scoring for fun and has a superb engine he should be playing before Dan Gosling. He took his three goals so well last night.


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