Focus On Newcastle Youngsters – 16 Year-Old Adam Campbell


I’ve received a few notes from readers asking us to profile some of the young players, who are currently part of the the Newcastle Youth Academy.

Adam Campbell – North Shields born striker – a top young talent on Tyneside

And since the youngsters got through their 4th round tie of the FA Youth Cup 2-1 against Grimbsy last night, but needed extra time to do it, this may be a good time to profile one of the top young players at the club – Adam Campbell.

The first thing you need to know about Adam is that he’s still very young, and only just turned 16 on January 1st, but he’s in the U18 squad already, which tells you of this lad’s enormous potential.

Adam is yet another product of the famous  Wallsend Boys’ Club, and he’s a striker, and one of his claims to fame is that he was voted MVP (Most Valuable Player) at the Nike Premier Cup Tournament last August in Manchester.

FC Barcelona claimed victory once again for Spain, and beat the Mexican side Pachuca FC 3-1 in the final which was at Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground.

Manchester United and Newcastle United were the two clubs representing England in that tournament, and Newcastle United lost to Chilean team Colo Colo 5-4 on penalties, after the match finished 1-1 after 90 minutes.

And that MVP award has previously been won by Carlos Tévez, Andreas Iniesta and Fernando Torres, and Adam also ended up as the joint top goalscorer in the Tournament, with 6 goals.

Andreas Iniesta as you remember was the scorer of the winning goal in the World Cup final for Spain in extra time last summer, when he was put through by Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas.

So Adam is already in illustrious company indeed.

Adam was born in North Shields, on the right side of the River Tyne back in 1995, and he is very fast and a tenacious striker, who made his debut for the Newcastle under-18 side while still just 15 years old.

Adam joined the Magpies in 20002 when he was just 7 years old – so they are certainly recruiting them young these days.

Having been born on Tyneside, he is a big Newcastle United fan (that’s a surprise), and his favorite Newcastle player is the great Cheick Tiote, and he is also a big fan of Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Good choice Adam.

Adam is regarded as a massive talent at Newcastle United, and it will now be the job of the Academy coaches to bring this youngster along, but the red-head (ginger-head?) seems to have the right attitude, as he says the best advice he has ever been given is to keep going, and never give up.

The Newcastle U18 side last night – before extra time

In the picture above, taken last night, that’s  Adam Campbell at the back – and we just have to hope he’s listening to the coaches. 😀

The Newcastle U18 had an element of luck when they finished the game with Grimsby 1-1 after 90 minutes, but Grimsby missed a second half penalty and the Newcastle winner came from midfielder Adam Sayer.

Newcastle Academy manager Joe Joyce, who got the lads through to the semi-final stage  last year only to be eliminated, rather unluckily  by Aston Villa, will now take the lads to Manchester United in the fifth round. That should be easy.

It seems that mental toughness and a tremendous work ethic got the lads through last night, and so they seem to reflect the qualities of the Newcastle first team, which is good to see.

So remember 16 year-old Adam Campbell, who could become one of the future great Newcastle Number 9s, but of course he still has a long long way to go, and he must keep his head down and take in everything the Newcastle coaches tell him.

Stick in Adam, never give up – and then anything will be possible.

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93 comments so far

  • NorseMag

    Jan 28, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Anyone seen him in action?

    Is he as promising as the article says?

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  • kilcline

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Good looking lad aint he.

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  • MJLiddell

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #3

    I saw him against man city reserves the other night. Newcaslte lost 5-1. Adam campbell came on as a 2nd half sub, and tbh, he was absolutly aweful. everyone on the pitch was aweful, the only promising player was sam ameobi!

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #4

    man, stupid people on the blog today, so whats up mates, any new rumours to talk about…

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #5

    been hearing alot about sam ameiobi, wonder if he is better then his brother…

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  • SL_toon

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #6

    He was top scorer and MVP in a tounament that involved manu, colo colo, and barcelona (best youth setup in the world).
    So he’s got tremendous potential.

    A bad game against city means he’s still raw and inconsistent.

    Needs time and experience. Needs to stay at nufc!

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Spuggie’s Brother?

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  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #8

    you alright sgt your right there is some proper tits on here today

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  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #9

    online guy i was thinking somethin along the same lines, love child actually jeff you dirty old basta#d??!!??

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #10

    sl toon,

    you talking bout adam cambell?

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Manc

    Spuggie from Byker Grove !

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #12

    mancgeordie,

    these guys show up for the first time and want to start running there mouth to people who have been coming here for years for no reason, its stupid…

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  • arfa chance

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Mbps means he must be special. Ur right.sgt some fine examples of knob cheese on blows today. No rumours I see.

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  • ginkoh

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Look like Paul Scholes . hehe

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  • arfa chance

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Lol Paul scholes has a love child lol

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Good luck to the kid .

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #17

    arfa,

    you ever here who was in the jesmond yesterda or was that shite?

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Kazenga lua lua is were its at…except hes injurd 🙁

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #19

    damn, yall see pards said routledge wasnt good enough to wear te black and white

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  • gorskino10

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Nike Premier Cup Tournament? the same one that got Lucas Pizcon did well and got spotted at as the “New” Kaka who is moving to Juve for bout 5 Mill Euros so talent can be found but even he who 17 now didnt even get the MVP, must be some little talent.

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  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #21

    i no what you mean i haven’t been going on here long but i haven’t considered slagging anyone off anyway i no it byker grove mate online guy i meant jeff or geoff from it but it was just a joke anyway, didn’t think we would sign anyone today with the squad being portugal all week reckon we will get 2 in before it closes what does people think?

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #22

    Hopefully alan pardrews plan comes together on monday
    just missing 1 or two final pices of a master plan

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  • arfa chance

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Lots rumours sgt in various sources about someone staying over. But none has said who. Horse sh#t me thinks. Those twatter guys gone v quiet. Shame I’m itching for a signing. Barnetta and dempsey anyone?

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  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #24

    rumour about the city fans at work is that swp has been told to stay so we can get adam johnson its just a rumour

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #25

    Who was the last ginger player to start for Newcastle?

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  • gorskino10

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Nicky Butt?

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  • lou9brasil

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Seems like there’s a lot of venom on here tonight perhaps everyone is getting a little peed off with lack of transfer activity

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  • Chris F

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #28

    Bit harsh the lad slagging them off for the reserves match on Weds night.

    I was there as well, and while it obviously wasn’t a great result, or performance, the team was thrown together at the last minute and looked totally unbalanced for most of the game.

    When Campbell came on he had a few good runs at their defence, but didn’t show much else really. Main impression is that he is fast as owt, had the beating of everyone for pace.

    as for saying Sammy Ameobi was the only good player….dunno what game you watched pal, he just seemed a carbon copy of his big brother; bumbling around, misjudging headers, impressively beating his man, and then falling over his own feet…

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  • NickeAlvaro

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #29

    He goes to my old school, bummer that I had just left as he had joined though. Looks like he may have some career ahead of him. Finger crossed!

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  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #30

    it’s just me thinking trying maybe to put a timeline in it but ashley had as 2 meetings this month with pard so 1st meeting discuss potential targets with carr 2nd meeting made enquirys who’s available who isn’t n how much pards decides who exactly he prefers, fu#ks off to portugal while lambias n ashley neg came back yesterday today sorting arrangements for targets if thats the case(hope thats the case) anybody they would be getting probably won’t be there (in newcastle) till over the wkend or mon?? what does anybody else think would love piatti, barnetta, al arabi or johnson??

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #31

    Jesus Christ that kid is ugly

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  • Chris F

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #32

    as for signings, I’m not expecting us to sign anyone at all, so if we do it will be a pleasant surprise, but if we don’t I won’t be disappointed.

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #33

    arfa,

    dempsey would be signing of the year

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  • lou9brasil

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #34

    Hope we do bring some players in don’t think it will be the end of the world if we dont though!!!

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  • arfa chance

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #35

    Where there’s hope Manchester geordie!!! Just checked Twitter, and with my mate who works for northern rock and jack sort info about

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  • lewman

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #36

    i reckon nicky butt had died his hair by the time he joined us as he didnt look very ginge. who was that south african ginger we used to have, matty pattison, was he not a ginger

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  • ToonKelaz

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #37

    HAHA i luv it how there isnt even a sniff of a transfer rumour, not even a stupid one i.e. Messi so everyone is getting wound up lol

    Not going to lie, im pretty pissed off but we’ve got to do what toon supports do best, KEEP THE FAITH

    Fingers crossed summit will happen come monday

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  • arfa chance

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #38

    If he is fast as feck that’s great good luck to the lad and all our boys

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  • Toonmania

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #39

    at this moment in time i would take makepeace if we couldn’t afford dempsey

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  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 28, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #40

    no but it wouldn’t find iy hard to believe that out of all players we have we have been linked with and allowing routledge to go smiths inj that we don’t have things in the pipeline sometime i think there is a list of probably 5-6 players and the club releases some names to camoflauge the names under a source at newcastle to hide players they actually want thats on the rare occasion that the press guess right

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