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Newcastle U21s Suffer Defeat Against Southampton

After winning their first two games in the new U21 Barclays Premier League, our youngsters were beaten tonight and blanked by Southampton 1-0.

Sammy Ameobi – in action tonight

After beating Tottenham 6-4 and Stoke City 5-1 the Newcastle U21 side suffered their first defeat in three games against visiting Southampton.

A goal from Sam McQueen in the second half was the difference between the two teams, and Sammy Ameobi played the whole game tonight, after finally recovering from his recent hamstring strain.t. Sammy could now make the first team squad for the game at Everton on Monday night.

Young Newcastle striker JJ Hooper did hit the post, but Southampton did more of the attacking and just about deserved the win at Whitley Park, with Assistant Manager John Carver at the game.

New summer signing Australian center-back Curtis Good was named as captain and played the whole games as did local striker Adam Campbell and Adelaide-born Brad Inman, and both had scored hast tricks in the previous games.

But Southampton made more of the chances they got in the game, and Newcastle now have six points form their first three games in the new Reserve league.


Newcastle United Reserves: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson, Curtis Good (c), Steven Logan, Yven Moyo (Michael Riley 78), Adam Campbell, Conor Newton, Michael Richardson, Sammy Ameobi, Bradden Inman, JJ Hooper (Dennis Knight 78)
Subs not used: Jonathan Mitchell, Ryan McKinnon, Alex Gilliead

Southampton Reserves: Cody Cropper, Calum Chambers, Ben Reeves, Andy Robinson, Jack Stephens, Jordan Turnbull, Jake Sinclair (Alberto Seidi 86), Jack Cork, Sam Hoskins, Joe Curtis, Sam McQueen
Subs not used: Corby Moore, Chris Johns, Matt Young

Referee: Alan Miller

17 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Unlucky lads. Nice to see Sammy back

  • bollance

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #2

    From previous news thread and now a but more topical

    Spanish prince

    Pards has always tried to bring through players at other clubs. I would argue he is under more pressure now – poor guy.

    He needs results as it would appear that iron mike expects us to do better this season and the fans (most people on this blog) expect us to be winning nearly every game.

    I still can’t get me head around people being disappointed at the Chelsea result..

    Does anyone think football would improve by allowing teams to have a second or B team in the football league like in Spain?

    In my opinion it bridges the gap between 1st team football and development squad.

    What impact would this have on the football league?


    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Sorry for late reply, yes freedom of speech lol was that meant to be that funny? ?
    But I’m ready to see what people think of the post and nothing is related to it but hey I’ll just pretend I know what you’re talking about hah.
    Thankfully its not Kets lol.

    Wow great to see Sammy back! Good captain already, shows something good then…
    Ed just to say I appreciate what you do for us guys, thanks


    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Reading not ready, these phones are junk!

  • Krul to be Kind

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #5


    I agree, would introduce them gently, I don’t know why they don’t send them out on short loans though instead, if a player plays for a ‘B’ team does that not exclude him from playing in the ‘A’ team outside of a transfer window though?

  • Marty-Toon

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Good to see Moyo was on te pitch,he’s also supposed to be a classy player.
    We really have a lot of young talent in the club,hopefully they can hop up the grade in the next 2 seasons.

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #7


    Aren’t Rangers our new farm team..?

    .Not sure if I want any of their current 1st eleven though… our reserves did better against Berwick than their first team

  • craigTnufc

    Sep 14, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #8

    How do u get tickets to watch these games anyone know, would be greatly appreciated.

  • craigTnufc

    Sep 14, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #9

    Anyone know how to get to see these games.

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 15, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #10

    Off topic I know, but we now see the undignified and ironic spectacle of Alan Pardew doing handstands and backflips in defence of Newcastles transfer policy when after his achievements of last season should have had the club bending over backwards to get him his targets.

    I know and like that Mike Ashley runs a tight ship, but I’d also like to think he would have done things differently with the benefit of hindsight and does exactly that in January.

  • FatmanJoe

    Sep 15, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #11

    We tried to get people in for the start of the season. They raised their prices and we weren’t able to get them in. We’ll try again in January. All the the other PR bollocks the club is trying to pull is just that..

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 15, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #12

    I totally agree, it is PR bollocks, I just think it stinks that it falls to AP to be the one having to douse the fires that inevitably have started due to the lackluster transfer achievements. I think we did great business with the guys we did bring in, but they weren’t our primary targets and are insufficient to meet our current needs and expectations. The club owes AP a better result in January.

  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Sep 15, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #13

    ed wrote last time,that vuckic looked good in training,why he was not in this u21 game? Fergie did not play because he played for N.I in the international game? Where is Abeid? Is Inman and Conor Newton are now above him in the pecking order?

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 15, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #14


    I don’t think many people really expected to get much at chelsea. I think it is more to do with the frustration at the way we seem to have reverted to 442 and just look like we are struggling with it, especially Cabaye.

    We could get away with Cisse and a non scoring Ba in a 433 with Ba out left as we did when we won 6 on the spin.

    But a blind man could see Ba and Cisse don’t work in a 442 for club or country. So why do we keep playing it?

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 15, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #15

    craigTnufc@9 – you don’t need a ticket just a few quid at gate, usually around 400 people attend.Whitley Park is the venue with some games played at SJP. In fact next game is on Tuesday at SJP against the mackems with a 7 pm KO. No ticket required .
    Ed- Good coverage of our rising stars although not too many on show last night. Sammy and Campbell had quiet games and Brad Inman was our best player along with Alnwick. On a windy night we gave the ball away in the final third far too often and opposition defended well and created better chances . Best player on the field though was
    Jack Cork who was returning from injury for the Saints.

  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Sep 15, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #16

    IF YOU LOOK AT THE STATS> IN 4-3-3 ba had aproximately as much chances (if not more) as he did at the start of last season, but his chance convertation rate dropped dramatically. 4-3-3 doesn’t mean there are less chances created for him. p.s and in 4-3-3 he helped the defence on the wing a lot, covering LB at some point too.

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 15, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #17

    craigtnufc- the under 18’s are playing away v the Mackems today at Cleadon with 11.00 Ko . Free to watch. Cardona Lopez is playing and he’s someone the coaching staff rate highly. Pardew often watches the reserve and academy games along with a number of players.


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