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Top Newcastle Youngster Could Be Sent On Loan

One of our top Newcastle youngsters Adam Armstrong turns 18 next Tuesday,  and because some of our long term injured players like Siem de Jong and Gabby Obertan are coming back, and hopefully Papiss Cisse’s knee is (much better, Adam could see himself going out on loan to get some first team games and speed up his development.

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Adam Armstrong – could be sent out on loan

News in the Chronicle today that there are clubs already interested in the talented youngster, with Lee Clark’s Blackpool said to be one of the clubs interested.

Blackpool are bottom of the Championship with 20 points from 28 games and a goal difference of -28,  and they are a full 10 points away from safety, so it would be a bit of a wonder if they can survive, although they have won their last two home games in the league.

They’ve had 1-0 wins over Milwall and Chris Hughton’s Brighton in January, and that’s the only way they are going to avoid the drop – by winning games.

Coventry City are also said to be interested in the forward, and we wouldn’t be surprised if more Championship clubs would want the Chapel House youngster.

It’s very important that the young players at Newcastle get first team games, to further their development and we just shipped out five young players to Rangers FC, although we wonder what the standard of play and the quality of the pitches are like in the second division of Scottish football.

Alan Pardew had doubts about the Scottish Premier League when we had Fraser Forster on loan at Celtic.

But it would make sense sending Adam to Blackpool, where he would be taken care of by Lee Clark, who was the Reserve team coach at Newcastle for a while and works well with the youngsters.

If we do send Adam out on loan, we must be able to recall him in case we pick up more injuries to first team players.

It even looked like Newcastle were a charitable organization last month, when we  loaned six players layers to Rangers and Inter-Milan, and sold Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to Roma for £5.5M.

Oh ,and we also helped out Crystal Palace – who needed a manager – we let Alan Pardew leave the club for around £4M in compensation in early January.

Yet we did nothing for Newcastle – except to weaken our squad further – and we now have fewer players available and an inexperienced head coach in charge.

That’s not good, but we do have an extra £10M in the bank, sitting there doing nothing. 🙁

It would seem to make good sense to get Adam Armstrong out on loan, so he can get some first team games under his belt.

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6 comments so far

  • awaydays

    Feb 4, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #1

    All for this its what he needs to go out on loan bag a few goals come back with confidence but id have to say not blackpool they are struggling and to be asking an 18 year old to save them is too much pressure a mid table chamionship side is ideal

  • JDdubai

    Feb 4, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Send him to Celtic to really stir things up..

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 4, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #3


    If you had said we’d get 4M for Pardew rather than having to pay him massive compensation to finally leave we’d have snapped their arms off.

    Yes Palace have signed some players (Shola.etc..!!!) but I don’t see any 12M bracket players like Cabella there.

  • expatmag

    Feb 4, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #4


    Cabella only cost 7 million. The 12 million fee was spouted to make that dopey twat in charge of Montpellier look good

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Feb 4, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #5

    Don’t think this lad will make it to be fair. Hasn’t really come on in the last twelve months when the time was right for him. Lacks physical attributes. Think he’s another Academy player who’s been allowed to go too far through the system because we lack the right people to make good decisions in that regard.

  • Sav

    Feb 4, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Loaning Arma would be a good call. Sitting on the bench because we have failed to invest properly is not what an academy should be about. Don’t agree with the Frenchman above. Nor do I think it would do any harm to send him to a club threatened by relegation. He looks a game kid and still just 17 (before he is written off!) and I wish him all the best.


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