Newcastle‘s academy is considered to be one of the most illustrious and productive in English football. With a clear focus on local-born, Tyneside talent, the Toon youth system has produced some of the country’s finest stars, including Paul Gascoigne, Peter Beardsley, and Jackie Milburn, as well as the considerably less coveted Ameobi brothers, the Caldwell boys and Andy Carroll.

Magpies boss Alan Pardew will be hoping some of the current youngsters in the Newcastle youth ranks can soon mature to help him at Premier League level, so with that in mind, this article takes a look at the SIX Tyneside lads said to be ‘the next big thing’.

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Shane Ferguson