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(Half A) Team Of Geordies Put Pride Into Newcastle United

6 years ago

Some years after Sir John Hall’s ‘team of Geordies’ rhetoric, half a side of players from our glorious corner of England took Newcastle United into the heady heights of Round four of the Capital One Cup.

Obviously playing the Palace second string wasn’t the toughest challenge the team will face this season, but it was arguably the best result and performance so far.

It adds fuel as well to those supporters who believe that local lads can give the team something extra that players from elsewhere can’t.

Five of the ten outfield players can claim the Geordie mantle, with Paul Dummett, Jack Colback, Sammy Ameobi and Adam Armstrong all starting.

The fifth is Steven Taylor, who though born in Greenwich has lived on Tyneside since been a few weeks old, after his parents returned. Even his harshest critic surely can’t deny him his Geordie heritage…

Making his first start for the senior team, seventeen year old Adam Armstrong was ‘Absolutely buzzing’ after featuring on the winning team and making two of the goals, including Paul Dummett’s dramatic winner.

Armstrong using Twitter to tell the world;

“Absolutely buzzing with that 3-2 against Palace! Glad to have got 2 assists on my starting debut! Fans were class aswell!”


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