youtube162Newcastle United’s youngsters are currently out in Italy playing in the Torneo Da Viareggio which is taking place in the Lucca region and United are one of 48 teams taking part.

United play their third and final group match this afternoon when they take on Empoli, a win could see Newcastle qualify for the knockout stages having beaten a Congo representative eleven 2-1, following a defeat by AC Milan with the same scoreline.

Newcastle’s scorers so far have seen Jonathyn Quinn getting the consolation against Milan and Alex Gilliead & Greg Olley with the goals that beat Congo.

Thanks to The Mag’s YouTube Channel (subscribe now for free) we bring you highlights of United’s first match against AC Milan, good luck to the lads in the rest of the tournament.
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wor monga
wor monga 5pts

Write it anyway you can to make the club look bad, and all the posters on here who see nothing in the club worth supporting (like that one below, and mickey mouse), and yet still want us to believe they’re Toon supporters, will be your best mate.

...The way I see it is…we have a new coaching set–up…trying to coach out a primitive method that the team has used for years…until it was so bankrupt of ideas it nearly entered the pit from where I doubt it would climb away from anytime soon…that seemed to be what a lot of your misguided mates on here last season, were hoping for though.

...Our 4 new signings who are trying hard to adjust to the harder PL conditions have had to be thrown in against 4 of last seasons PL achievers, and going down to 10men twice didn’t help them and  us to go forward, as the games went on…

...but we weren’t disgraced, and it’s still early days so dry your eyes...because hopefully things can only get better.. 

Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave 5pts

After a point against Southampton there was an article on this site saying'its just like watching Brazil".

Hughie 5pts

No criticism of McLaren or his tactics to date. Players need to understand the responsibilty which goes with the shirt. If they are irresponsible they should be dropped for at least one additional game after their ban if not more--eg Janmaat . Send the team on an anger management course. After Mitrovic was rightly sent off against Arsenal for a clumsy naive challenge, three or four others could have gone with him for stupid challenges. Colback, Anita and Flauvin spring to mind for needless challenges from behind guaranteed to earn at least a yellow. Yes Arsenal were diving like swallows but that is the name of the game and players know it, so that is no excuse for pointless rash challenges. Tackling is an art and we are bad at it, like we are amateiurish at many basic skills --corner and free kick delivery, Krul's goal kicking etc etc 

Michael Maximus Moose
Michael Maximus Moose 5pts


his tactics are appalling every single game he plays 4-2-3-1 and we`re over ran

our average possession over those 4 matches amounts to 30%


Bearsize 5pts

Think we all knew these first 4 games were going to be very hard. Fancy us to get 5 points in the next 4. Dont think we should read too much into steve's comment as a fighting performance is what we have been after. 'We dont demand a team that wins, just a club that tries' and so far since the ashley interview there cant be too many complaints. It will all fall into place soon enough. Hopefully.