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Your complete guide to Newcastle United in the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens!

Posted on May 24th, 2013 | 69 Comments |


Hong Kong Soccer Sevens promo video.

As you may know already, a team of Newcastle United’s younger players led by Academy coach Willie Donachie will be competing once again in the seven a side “Hong Kong Soccer Sevens” this weekend, which is being held in (you guessed it) Hong Kong.

They will be defending their title for the main trophy, having won last year’s final against a side of Aston Villa youngsters (a video of that final is below). Here’s hoping we can make it two in a row!

Newcastle United’s football development manager Peter Beardsley will also be taking part in the over 35 “Masters” competition. The Geordie Cruyff will be part of a CLA Discovery Bay team which will also include fellow footballing legends Teddy Sheringham and Darren “sicknote” Anderton.

The Toon bairns will be competing in Group B this year, alongside Leicester City, Southern, and Hong Kong Football Club Captain’s Select team. The competition proper has already got underway with the oldies as I write this, but the main Junior section in which Newcastle United will be competing starts tomorrow.

The group games will all happen on the Saturday, and each game in these stages will consist of two seven minute halves. Once the group stages are resolved, the final knockout games will take place the day after on Sunday. These will be extended twenty minute games.

Newcastle United’s full 10 man squad.

Jak Alnwick (G), Bradden Inman, Sammy Ameobi, James Tavernier, Paul Dummett, Remie Streete, Rolando Aarons, Michael Richardson, Conor Newton, Steven Logan.

Newcastle United’s fixtures (Hong Kong time with UK time in brackets)

Sat, 25th May 3:57PM (8:57AM): Newcastle United 2-0 HKFC Captain’s Select.

Sat, 25th May 5:39PM (10:39AM): Newcastle United 5-0 Southern.

Sat, 25th May 7:38PM (12:39PM): Newcastle United 2-0 Leicester City.

Semi Final.

Sun, 26th May: Newcastle United 3-2 Rangers

Final.

Sunday, 26th May 7.00PM (12.00 midday): Newcastle United 0-2 Leicester City.

♫ ♪ I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way… ♪ ♫

The Toon winning last year’s final.

Hong Kong Soccer Sevens website.

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  1. Looking at that video clip we were lucky to get away with that 2-1, we looked like a Pardwho inspired team defending and hitting on the break and Campbell was pants although Alnwick looked commanding.

    As for “I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way…” I am 100% convinced the people in charge of the youngsters are not good enough.We were awful in the U-18’s this season finishing bottom of our group which was won by ……..Southampton http://www.nufc.com/2012-13html/acad-table.html

    Remember Ryan Donaldson the U-19’s England winger who represented his country in the Euro U-19’s Championships reaching the semi’s ?????? http://www.footballconference.co.uk/news/details.php?news_id=9768

    Does Fatman just pay lip service to the Academy and trousers the Wonga dosh for his jaunts to the casino ?

  2. tunyc

    You keep on commenting on the Laudrup thing, but tell me to let it go.
    And Worky tries to make Bronby appear a run of the mill side.
    The fact is Bronby dominated Danish football in the eighties and nineties, winning three championships in a row.
    They were as I stated the equal of a Porto or Ajax in their particular leagues.
    So don’t tell me that silverware is anything strange to this club.
    Ergo, cheapening Laudrup’s trophies, as anyone can win with the right club.

  3. Phisix says:
    May 24, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    “Is Bigi and Campbell not young enough for that team?”

    Phisix, Sameobi and Tavernier are older than those two for a start and they’re going.

  4. Worky: f’kin hell, that old stomping ground of yours is just crazy (last but one thread). You might want to check it out for a laugh.

  5. GS says:
    May 24, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    “Worky: f’kin hell, that old stomping ground of yours is just crazy (last but one thread). You might want to check it out for a laugh.”

    Eh? What old stomping ground of mine?

  6. Things are heating up on the transfer front, with newcomer, or should I say returning giant Monaco, now owned by Russian oligarch Rybolovly, (lovely name)spending like a drunken sailor.

    Of course the other French sides are jealous of the fact Monaco, owned by the Grimaldi’s is a tax free principality, where players get to keep their hard earned money, well…

    Of course the tax free advantage is being challenged by the French league, wanting to level the playing field, no pun intended

    And attempting to pressure Monaco to force them into paying French taxes.

    Having already prepared to splash out forty seven million for the Porto pair of Moutinho & Rodriguez, then
    both a twenty six million bid for Company and a god knows how much for the worlds most wanted striker, Falcao.
    That’s ambition, with a capital “A”.

    Seems strange the oil rich Sheik at Man. Citeh, being pressurized by a Russian over a football player.

    Then of course the other Billionaire at PSG, has apparently offered wor Wayne fifteen million per annum to report for training.

    That’s after taxes and for a four year contract.

    Shoot why would he want to go and live in the City of Lights and be forced to eat all that awful food, perhaps he could have his Pies flown over from the UK fresh.

    Not only that but it appears both PSG and Monaco will be the only sides competing in the French division,which means Europe every season.

    Nah ! he will probably stay in rainy Manchester.

    Actually he should be institutionalized if he turns down such an offer.

  7. At the rate these oligarchs and tycoons are coming out of the woodwork, it shouldn’t be long before one appears knocking on Ashleys door with an offer.

    There’s so much money soaring to a top one percent worldwide, they are running out of places to invest in.

    Hell works of art, real estate in New York, London, Dubai, yachts, you name it.

    Now every big guy wants to compete with the other guys through football.

    It doesn’t happen in Das Vaterland of course, due to fan ownership of many clubs, not condemning that, actually I think every side should be owned by it’s fans.
    But could be detrimental in the long run, spending wise.

    But of course, I can see where both Monaco and Paris have an attraction, for obvious reasons, whereas Manchester is a city for Absentee owners IMO.

    London also being an attraction as a place to live, or visit, plus having the worlds richest and as some claim, the best football league.

    There are still sides in London, that could be developed by billionaires, but would require new stadiums.

    But what about the Newcastle’s, Sunderland’s and Middlesboro’s chances, all having decent stadiums.

    Unfortunately for them, they are too remote and have little to offer, to attract a foreign Oligarch, unless it were some kind of off the wall reason he particularly had for the club.

    But I’m sure I may have been wrong once or twice.

  8. Look i’m going for a beer, so I want you guys to get behind the manager and the team, while i’m gone.
    None of this dissing everyone, we need stability for the long run.
    So no more talk about hoofball or dissing Pardew while i’m out!

  9. GS says:
    May 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    “Worky: another blog.”

    Great! I’ll just waste the next hour trawling through websites looking for something that vaguely fits your description then.

  10. Worky: if you thought that I meant Newcastle itself, I saw a right wing rally is going on there tomorrow. Funnily enough I checked my 17 year old nephew’s facefook page to see what he was into as it is his birthday soon and thought I would send him a present via Amazon. One of his likes was BNP. He’s just a stupid impressionable kid but I asked me Mam to have a word and tell him it will follow him around for employment, college etc. and they will send him propaganda. God forbid he might end up with one of their tattoos or worse. Oh, and being racist isn’t cool no matter what some of friends might tell him now.

    I have only met the kid 3 times so I doubt if he will listen to me. I will also talk to his Dad though.

  11. GS says:
    May 24, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    “OK Worky: Toonsy’s blog.”

    :roll:

    BTW, I know I’ve mentioned this once already but has anyone been having any problems loading the site today?

  12. “In our last 15 games, apart from the top six, we were the next best team.” – Pardew

    Why does he keep saying these things? He’s making himself sound like a complete loony every time he opens his trap..

  13. Worky

    Erm yes!
    I had difficulty.
    Not actually opening the blog, but by attempting to get further access to anything apart from the home page, was impossible.
    I attempted to scroll through the comments, which resulted in my receiving a statement, something to the effect, this page is unavailable, server down, with a couple of alternative reasons as to why, one of which stated server possibly affecting repair.
    I know that may not be helpful, sorry, I just can’t recall the message exactly.

  14. This was around three pm, your time and didn’t last for long, though I didn’t pay much attention at the time.

  15. Worky,The sites fine when I use it,I cant register so I just add my mail address each time,and parpoo still remains other than that its fine.Bring back kinnear he has more heart than parpoo….

  16. sampdiago says:
    May 25, 2013 at 11:06 am

    “Worky,The sites fine when I use it,I cant register so I just add my mail address each time”

    What are you using sampdiago? A phone? A tablet? A Desktop / Laptop?

  17. Alex Ferguson’s management tips:

    “Know everything there is to know – not only about your own team but your opponents’, both in the boardroom and the wider organisation. Mastering the detail is everything in knowing how to play your hand.

    “Believe in your mission, and expect your team to do the same. This will infuse a winning spirit where the sum is far greater than all the parts.

    “Be generous and share your knowledge with younger managers and colleagues making their way. This won’t diminish your power – but will extend your authority.

    “Don’t forget to sit down with your peers over a glass of fine red wine from time to time. It’s good to know the enemy – and you may need to share information or call favours at some point in your career.”

  18. I find the mobile site unusable Worky. Very slow and sluggish in comparison to other sites / blogs etc. Desktop sites been fine. Might be my Android just doesn’t get on with the site if others have no problems.

  19. GS, The likes of The EDL and The BNP, Are a complete joke!
    They are a bunch of Beer Bellied,Flag waving, Balding idiots, Who couldn’t f**k off!
    If it came on top with Muslim Radicals, I know who my money would be on.
    They would s**t themselves, And have it on their toes.
    One side see it as an extension of their hooligan hobby, And a bit of a weekend tear up, And a fight with the Bizzie’s
    While the other side are hell bent on laying their life on the line, For their extreme principles.
    One side crave lager and a Chicken Tikka Vindaloo, Which is daft in itself, As most Indian restaurants, Are run by Muslims anyway.
    While the other side crave 90 odd virgins in Paradise, I think there is only gong to be one winner.

    Both sides are a bunch of manipulated Muppets IMO, The premise never changes, “Divide and Rule”, No unity, And having everyone at each other’s throats, Always serves the purpose.

  20. Jimbob says:
    May 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    “I find the mobile site unusable Worky. Very slow and sluggish in comparison to other sites / blogs etc. Desktop sites been fine. Might be my Android just doesn’t get on with the site if others have no problems.”

    When I’ve checked it on an Android phone it usually seems to be ok for me, Jimbob. I’ll look into it.

  21. Worky, whats up with the blog ?
    I am using a laptop and what i’m receiving is a column that covers the central third of the screen only.
    Showing only comments and headline story, nothing else ?

  22. Newcastle United 2-0 Leicester City.

    That’s P3, W3, and through to the knockout stages with an aggregate score of 9-0 over the first three games.

  23. chuck says:
    May 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    “Worky, whats up with the blog ?
    I am using a laptop and what i’m receiving is a column that covers the central third of the screen only.”

    That sounds like the mobile site, Chuck.

    At the very, very bottom of that page there should be a “Switch to our desktop site” link?

  24. Worky
    Ah! ignore my previous comments, I just did,nt scroll down far enough, to see the desktop message.
    Alles gut, alles Klar !

  25. Hey what the hell is going on with this neo-fascist bunch.
    Look I realize that a squaddie was just murdered in cold blood and everyone is upset and rightly so.
    Which is unfortunately a big recruiting incident for the BNP or whichever extreme nationalist movement, is now making the rounds.
    Typical reaction, in areas of high unemployment, find someone to blame, for the most part immigrants, or those who look or sound different.
    For those on the blog who have children, it’s up to you to educate your kids as to the reality of organizations,
    based on Xenophobia and hate.

  26. Joe man,

    It is a strange world when I can’t agree with either side or the middle.

    There is religion, Eton, boring Miliband, radicalism, racism, Tony Blare-ites and Pardew…

    F@ck it, I will watch Bayern and Dortmund, at least there wasn’t any radicalism in their history :)

  27. I thought when I reached 50, I would have a total grip on politics, sex, football, the world… I don’t…

  28. So it is 10.23 in Chicago. My girlfriend just left for a (Memorial Day) weekend with her family and friends, most of whom I have never met. There are like 30 of them including 20 or so yankee brats.

    Thank God for the Champions League. I told them it was the “Super Bowl of Soccer”, so I can go down the local pub. I had to give up some sex, but what the F2ck. That can wait.

  29. GS, Every human being should grow up in a world, Where they have freedom to choose to do what they want, And live the way they want.
    The most important thing though, Is every person should be allowed to live in peace!
    Like you say, You find it intolerable to take either side, Hopefully that is the way forward, That more people will say, We will not be duped into taking sides, Then we might get somewhere.
    Who was it how said recently, What if the usual powers that be, Started a war, But nobody turned up?, That would be brilliant!

  30. GS says:
    May 25, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    “F@ck it, I will watch Bayern and Dortmund, at least there wasn’t any radicalism in their history”

    GS, Bayern used to be very radical, but not in they way you might think. They were a defiant Jewish team in the capital of Nazism who refused to be led by National Socialists. Bayern’s greatest President, Landauer, was one of the first people to be sent to Dachau, though he was released after 33 days because of his service in the First World War. He had to go into exile though and his two brothers were both murdered by the Nazis. His sister also went missing.

    http://www.fcbayern.telekom.de/en/news/news/2009/20203.php

  31. Worky: I knew a bit about FC Bayern history. Not tons though. I lived in Munich for 9 months on and off 30 years ago and love the city.

    Should be a good game. We will see if Klopp can overcome better players?

  32. GS says:
    May 25, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    “Should be a good game. We will see if Klopp can overcome better players?”

    I would say it’s about the same as Manchester United vs Arsenal, Tottenham or Liverpool, GS.

    On the subject of German football, their only manager of the season so far isn’t Jupp Heynckes or “Kloppo,” it’s another silver supremo who came fifth, Christian Streich with Cisse’s old club, Freiburg. Despite haemorrhaging their top players, including Papiss Cisse to us, Streich took them from the last place last season to just missing out on the Champions League this season with one of the smallest, poorest teams in the Bundesliga.

    Being a silver fox who came fifth and won a manager of the year award may make him sound suspiciously like Pardew, but he isn’t. You won’t catch Pardew studying Faust, using words like “subjunctive” in post match interviews or being described as a “football philosopher”. :-)

  33. You know when the German announcers yell after a goal and the crowd calls back after, at Bayern or Dortmund or Schalke?

    That’s great. I wish we would do that. Except we don’t score enough to make any noise.

  34. F@ck that was good. Can we have some of that sort of football next time I watch Newcastle?

  35. Never mind Bayern Munich, it could be silverware for the Toon tomorrow. Pardew won’t be involved so we can dare to dream.

    Howay the bairns!

  36. I think that is why we watch football (fussball) and not the stupor ball they show over here which is 25 seconds of play and 5 minutes of ads. They have skill and stuff but most of the time I don’t care if they score a cross-the-line thing, because all it is about is that they want me to drink piss-water-Bud-Lite.

  37. Nice flowing game to watch, certainly in the first half.
    however the end to end stuff, finally got to them, especially Dortmund who defended very high and halfway through the second period, their legs went.
    Gotta say two of the oldest players showed they still have both the skills and the legs.
    That’s Robbin and Ribery.
    Why Guardiola wants to get rid of Robbin I don’t know.
    Even bringing in Goetze.
    Have to ask him, he usually hangs out in one of my locals (Guardiola) has an apartment around the corner.
    NY is where people hang out when they need anonymity, even Fergy, who has a place in the east sixties and frequents a place nearby.
    Yeah great final, though I was rooting for Dortmund, but I suppose Munich deserved it by outplaying Dortmund in the second half.
    Though they were dominated during the first half hour or so.
    Chelsea playing Citeh, right now at Yankee Stadium, rather watch the Champios League final, good game!

  38. Well done Jupp Heynckes. He was a hell of a striker in his day, and even gave Gerd Muller a run for his money in the seventies when Muller was playing for Bayern and Heynckes was with Borussia Moenchengladbach. He even topped old purple nose bowing out with a second Champions League win too.

  39. Yeah I remember, we used to get the Bundesliga games on PBS, during that period, mid to late seventies.
    It seemed Munchengladbach being one of the better sides of that era, were always on.
    And I used to enjoy watching Alan Simonsen, a small thin Danish player, who had great skills, I believe he went on to be a part of one of the big Spanish sides, following his time in Germany.

  40. Their was an announcer called Toby Charles who used to broadcast the games, does he sound familiar ?
    Could have been a Welshman ?

  41. chuck says:
    May 25, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    “And I used to enjoy watching Alan Simonsen, a small thin Danish player, who had great skills, I believe he went on to be a part of one of the big Spanish sides, following his time in Germany.”

    Barcelona, Chuck, then he finally hit the big time and moved to Charlton.

  42. Just checking out How Bayern munich can afford to both compete in the market for players and pay them big salaries.
    Unlike many German clubs, who are owned jointly by their fans, Bayern is run by a spin off organization “FC Bayern AG” and run like a joint stock company, who’s stock are not listed on the public stock exchange, but 90% owned By Bayern, the other ten percent is owned by Adidas, who are a sponsor and helped provide a majority of the funding of the new stadium.
    Now I know why I was rooting for Dortmund, who are for the most part owned by the clubs fans.
    Same in the case of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

  43. Worky

    Charlton ?
    Wish you hadn’t imparted that information, kinda blows the image I had of the guy.
    And I called you a football romantic !

  44. chuck says:
    May 26, 2013 at 12:00 am

    “Worky

    Charlton ?
    Wish you hadn’t imparted that information, kinda blows the image I had of the guy.
    And I called you a football romantic !”

    What about Edgar Davids then, Chuck? He’s just been relegated from the Football League with Barnet!

    chuck says:
    May 25, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    “Unlike many German clubs, who are owned jointly by their fans, Bayern is run by a spin off organization “FC Bayern AG” and run like a joint stock company,”

    Chuck, ALL the clubs in the Bundesliga have to be majority owned by the fans and Bayern are no exception with the fans owning around 85%. A joint stock company is the right vehicle for that sort of thing.

  45. Thank you Chuck and Worky for a trip down memory lane, and a Woody Allen view of NYC with folk like Guardiola and Fergie hanging out in bars, incognito. Didn’t take to the place myself when I visited in 2000 for one week.

  46. We beat Rangers 3-2 today, so now it’s Leicester City (again) in the final. We’ve beaten them 2-0 already.

    The final is at 12 midday UK time.

  47. Paul on the left coast

    You don’t like New York ?
    Cant say I think much of LA, though my son lives there.
    Spent some time in San Francisco, liked it better than LA.
    Though I prefer New York to both.
    Yeah one of the things about the city is, you never know who you my be talking to in a bar.
    It has that anonymity about it and even when certain people are recognized, they are usually left alone and not bothered.
    It took a busboy to recognize Guardiola, but no one bothered him and he seemed to be content with that.
    Used to come in alone.
    Of course Fergie was immediately recognized, but was congenial enough to pose for photo’s and seemed to enjoy the craic.
    On the other hand there are enough show business types to go around in LA, who I suppose need to be on display, as it’s good for business.
    No such thing as bad publicity, only publicity !
    And Oh! I believe Fergy and Guardiola did catch up with each other earlier this year,in NY.
    Think he was offered the Man. U. job, but had already negotiated his gig with Bayern.

    Worky

    Yes Bayern Munich is owned by fans, but not like most German clubs.
    You could liken it more to Real Madrids select group of wealthy investors vs Barcelonas more modest fans.

  48. chuck says:
    May 26, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    “It has that anonymity about it and even when certain people are recognized, they are usually left alone and not bothered.
    It took a busboy to recognize Guardiola, but no one bothered him and he seemed to be content with that.”

    Surely that depends on what you do and where you are famous? If you’re a famous footballer or football manager, you’ll get hassled less in New York. On the other hand, if you were an American footballer, American football coach, rounders player, basketball player or whatever, then you’d get hassled less in London, Paris etc

    chuck says:
    May 26, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    “Worky

    Yes Bayern Munich is owned by fans, but not like most German clubs.
    You could liken it more to Real Madrids select group of wealthy investors vs Barcelonas more modest fans.”

    Nope, there’s little difference, Chuck. They’re all owned by more than 100,000 members including Bayern. I think you’ll agree that’s hardly a “select group of wealthy investors?”

    The outside investment in Bayern is from Audi and Adidas, which accounts for less than 20%. The was a pragmatic move which helped to pay for their lovely new stadium. The other 80-85%, the joint stock company consists of over 130,000 fans, and they must always be in the majority as that’s the law.

  49. I found they left me alone in NYC as well, Chuck! It was a familiar feeling.