Newcastle U-15s in action now in the Lion City Cup!

Howay the young lads!
This is my first time writing an article, so for those who don’t know much about me I’ll give you some background.

I am a regular visitor here, a Singaporean NUFC supporter since the age of seven. The first Newcastle match I ever saw was the 8-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday which was Sir Bobby Robson’s first game in charge of Newcastle. I remember jumping up and down on my sofa like a madman. Argh, memories…

Okay, enough of the short introduction of myself. Basically the main purpose of the article is to let all of you know about my country holding this Cup Competition from 18th June 2011 – 26th June 2011. Newcastle United U15s, Everton U15s, Flamengo U15s, Juventus U15s, and my own country, Singapore U15s – the Singapore U16s.

The Lion City Cup is one of the oldest and most prestigious youth football competitions in the world with the first tournament organized 34 years ago. The tournament has unearthed Singapore football stars such as Fandi Ahmad, V. Sundramoorthy, Indra Sahdan and more recently Hariss Harun who is the captain of the current U-23 team. Since the inaugural tournament in 1977, involving U-16 teams, the Lion City Cup has become one of the premier youth tournaments in the region and has been credited for being the inspiration behind FIFA’s introduction of the World Youth Under-17 and Under-19 Championships.

The six teams will be pooled into two groups of three teams and will play in a single round robin format, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the knock-out stages where they will play for a place in the final which will be played on 26th June 2011 at the home of Singapore football, the Jalan Besar Stadium.

Newcastle are playing their first group match against my country Singapore U-15 right now although I am not sure there will be any available stream. Eurosport have delayed coverage scheduled for Monday at 9am (UK time) with the game against Juventus being broadcast live at 1:45pm (again UK time) on the same channel.

Feel free to support the young Magpies. Who knows, one of them might be the next Alan Shearer?

As for me, with Singapore and Newcastle, I’m in a dilemma as to who to support :mrgreen:


Note from Toonsy – A big thank-you to Angel of Death for writing this up for us. Hopefully the lads can learn from their experience.

About toonsy

A lifelong Newcastle fan and current webmaster of this very 'blog who has the sole aim of creating a place by Newcastle United fans, for Newcastle United fans.

65 thoughts on “Newcastle U-15s in action now in the Lion City Cup!

  1. Modric -“It has happened to Tottenham before. It is normal for a player to dream about playing for a bigger club”

    :mrgreen:

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  2. A O D thanks for the interesting article,
    Can you keep us updated on all the matches and scores pls :mrgreen:

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  3. BB….aye old dog face is gonna sell Modric to Chewlsea before jumping ship ower there himself 😆 😆 😆

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  4. Good article AoD 🙂

    Don’t know if anyone seen this but;

    Marveaux has joined as competition for Jonas Gutierrez, who, the Evening Chronicle understands, is not one of the crop of players that Newcastle are looking to move on this summer.

    Sounds good to me.

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  5. AOD …good article mate, must be great for you to have any toon team visiting Singapore, trust you’re sporting your stripes ?!

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  6. Pardew said on Wednesday that signings would ‘excite’ the fans and he only found out he could get Marv ladt night. I presume we still have some ‘exciting’ signings to come.

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  7. BrisVegas
    Posted June 18, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    “Oh, Toonsy, that’s nice. I think of you often too.”

    😯

    Easy tiger. Put it away! x

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  8. Stu,

    As Toonsy said, these signings have been pushed through to gazump other potential suitors, it’s possible our other targets don’t have as much interest sniffing around them so the board are just waiting for the right time to strike and the urgency isn’t as great

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  9. [email protected]…you getting a regular bunch of groupies following you mate… 😆

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  10. Tell you what though, if the club did only find out last night it’s a job well done. We got a deal done in a matter of hours 😯

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  11. Great Game! the heat and humidity in Singapore really took its toll on the lads. They started cramping up at the 70th minute. Most of them were on their knees at full time

    Anyways, there were a couple stand out performers from this team.

    Alex Gilliead (14 years old) – Reminds of Andy “Judas” Carroll. Strong and tidy player on the ball. He scored a goal and assisted one. Shows GREAT potential at such a young age.

    Adam Armstrong – Reminds me of a young Wayne Rooney. Plays in the hole, comfortable on the ball and a pretty aggressive striker. Definitely one for the future!

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  12. toonsy…I have a feeling the leg work for our potential signings has been going on for a while so that we could strike quickly when the opportunity arose.

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  13. MM – Aye. Even ones that fondle themselves whilst they talk to me. Bris isn’t the first though. I’m sure Rich does just the same and I bet Bobby Shinton has a fiddle when he crosses me 😉

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  14. sunlounger…thanks for the heads up mate, seems as if the potential is there…excellent !

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  15. btw… for all those that were wondering about the weather here in Singapore. It’s currently 28 degrees celsius & 90% humidity.

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  16. Ditch the ball and chain and get a match report up for the lads.

    PRIORITIES 😆 😆

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  17. [email protected]…in ya dreams fella, in ya dreams. I know you’re quite effeminate but nowhere near enough for me like and I don’t think bobby shinton can even play the violin 😉 😆

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  18. Not surprised our lads didn’t make the full stretch, having moved to singapoore and lived there for two years or so I can say that playing football was a lot harder there that it was in the Uk, even as a kid 😆

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  19. AngelofDeath-if you’re around, where in Singapore do you live? Do you know Bukit timah hill? Used to live there 😀

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  20. If you go from being a member to a season ticket holder do you keep your loyalty points? Anybody know? 😕

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  21. Just a thought but why dont we try to swap Ranger for D J campbell from Blackpool i see he scored 12 goals for them last season and just read they have all but given up on trying to keep him . That would mean a striker in that can score goals in the prem and a gangster out ,would also mean the Carroll money is still their to get a 3rd Striker in .

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  22. Jay….I would have thought so, but check with the club first…ya should have bought mine then you could have had my points 😉

    Dave…She’s just here for the day 😉

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  23. Richie whats your lass doing in that pic anyway, and I think you will have Spencer stalking you now after seeing her. 😉

    Axel I cant see B/pool being to fond of that swap 😆

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  24. Dave..as I said to Beardsleys boots, if that was my lass, I wouldn’t be here blogging with eejits like you lot 😆 …reet shoppin calls, laters.

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  25. Big Dave i can just look at their manager,great bloke but mad ,just the sort of guy that could bring the gangster down to 😉 earth with a bang . 😉

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  26. Axel I think Pards would be able to bring him down to earth, but I just think if it was somewhere that he was getting regular games it would make it easier 😉

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  27. If time permits,i will do a match report once I reached home. Or maybe sunlounger can do the honour too. 😉

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  28. Hi. I’ve been loitering around for a few days, reading the blog posts on our new signings and the other posts. Rather interesting discussion so I decided to sign up here. I’m living in Singapore. As said in my profile description, I’ve been a Newcastle and Barca fan since 2003, and Messi has been my fave player since 2005 when I saw him dominate the 2005 U20 World Cup. Not a glory hunter though, been through the tough times with both clubs. Barca suffered until 2004/05 and well, we all know that Newcastle have been up-and-down but really fulfilling to have stuck with the Toon. Looking forward to the days ahead!

    Missed the chance to watch the U15s match on tv yesterday. Hopefully I’ll have the time to watch the upcoming matches this week. Are there any Newcastle players to look out for?

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