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Newcastle United young guns could emulate Beckham, Best, Giggs and Gazza

By Lee Ryder on Feb 26, 10 12:29 PM

WHAT have Paul Gascoigne, Bob Moncur, David Beckham, George Best, Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Theo Walcott all got in common?

Answer: They are all FA Youth Cup winners.

Last night at St James' Park the latest generation of Toon young bloods made a significant step to joining them after seeing off Crystal Palace in goal packed game.

Well with local lads Paul Dummett, Conor Newton, a flame haired Pele of United's youth side, Jak Alnwick, kid brother of Ben at Spurs, Geordie skipper Jeff Henderson, Amble hotshot Phil Airey, the talented son of Terry Mac, in midfielder Greg, and younger sibling of Shola Ameobi, Samuel, who promises to outgrow his brother in physical capacity, there is plenty to pick the bones out of.

And that's without mentioning Irish defender Stephen Folan, gritty Yorkshire full-back James Tavernier, super Swede Samuel Adjei and Aussie-born playmaker Brad Inman.
Not all of them will make it, that much is certain.

But the dream is still very much of alive of joining a famous list of FA Youth Cup winners.

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Lee Ryder - Proudly born and bred on Tyneside, the Chronicle's chief sports writer has followed the fortunes of the club over the last three decades as a Toon fan and football writer.

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