Campbell Could Become Youngest Ever Player In Europe


Adam Campbell was one of the few positive things that came out of last Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Cardiff City, but it was no flash in the pan, and Adam scored for Newcastle Reserves in mid-week, and he seems to have continued his impressive form in training.

Adam Campbell – could be in squad for Atromitos game

Newcastle will field their first U21 side today in the new Premier League initiative against a Tottenham side, and Alan says other potential first team youngsters will also play today, and they  include  James Tavernier and Haris Vuckic, and it’s a good bet that both those lads will start the game at Athens in Greece on Thursday night.

But the surprise is that Adam Campbell may also be in the young squad  taken to Greece, and if he goes,  he could make his first ever appearance for Newcastle in a competitive match, and he’s still only 17.

This is what Alan said today:

“Adam will be in the Under-21s side – we’ll field a strong team. Gael Bigirimana will play, Haris Vuckic will play, and so will James Tavernier.” “I need them to play, as I might need them this week.”

“I just don’t know.” “We know exactly what we’re doing.” “We’ve got it well planned, and we’ll try to get the rest for the guys who play on Thursday so they can play on Saturday.”

Newcastle will leave some of their first teamers behind when they travel to Greece so they can rest up, and not have to travel, because that can be tiring and the lads need to be ready for the game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The 17 year-old North Shields-born striker could be the surprise of the season, if he can produce what he showed the Newcastle fans in Cardiff  City during his 9 minute cameo appearance when he was simply terrific, and created at least two good chances and should have had a penalty too.

And if Adam does play on Thursday night he will become the youngest player ever to play for Newcastle in Europe, beating out the record held by Andy Carroll six years ago  – and the Gateshead-born striker hasn’t done too bad since then either.

Newcastle could have another top local striker in their midst, and Adam could even make the big breakthrough this season, and it would be great to see him play in Athens on Thursday evening – he would certainly get some good experience in a Newcastle shirt.

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133 comments so far

  • Beattie25

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #1

    Sod nufc vs spurs

    JFA vs Fletcher is where it’s at.

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  • rainrix

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #2

    Odd question but did anyone have 3 or 4 dreams about the game last night? I had a bizarre one where we played spurs lost 3 0 and then had to play chelsea later that day. Subtle reference to our fixture pile up me thinks 😉

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  • Slater

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #3

    Dennis Wise on Soccer AM saying Newcastle was a nightmare, and that he had a terrible time haha!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Fletcher,its a half five kick off you dingbat.

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Hope JFA smashes his face in, not keen on the way darren has conducted himself in the pursuit of JJ’s spare ticket. Fancy Darren though appears confident in his ability to inflict pain.

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #6

    Personally wouldnt turn up JFA, until Darren ‘The Hitman’ Fletcher posts his vital statistics, you know what they say, the bigger they are, the harder they hit.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Get a grip u idiots and grow up,

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #8

    We had banter!! If u read the posts I said I didn’t want the ticket,we were having a joke, hahaha,I forgot u can’t do that on here can u

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Oh my god… There’s so much irony there I don’t know what to do with it all 😐

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  • rainrix

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #10

    Dennis wise on soccor am? Wow what a big name to have booked to kick off the season >_<

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Fletcher,
    Ha ha you threaten to smash my face in and then tell us to grow up,I’m completely lost in the irony.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #12

    JfA

    Post 9, haha.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #13

    Really?? Well if u didn’t jump the gun,and get involed in something u didn’t have a clue about,

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #14

    QPR have signed Bosingwa. Bloody hell.

    I remember Fernandez saying “It’s important not to throw money at the game” 😐

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #15

    Jj u there???

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  • kilcline

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #16

    Toon need to bully those Spur kants today, i despise Liverpool and Spurs nearly as much as the unwashed!

    Fletcher and JFA just have a straighner, couple of shirtlifters.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #17

    Thum war and it’s on!!!

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  • geordie157

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #18

    I’m printing tickets for JFA vs Fletch, £5 a ticket, all proceeds go to Mike Ashley, sorry i mean Rangers.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #19

    Darren fletcher

    If you post across various articles it is difficult for people to see the running joke.

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  • pardews plan B

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #20

    Younger player to.play and score in Europe would be great

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #21

    £5 a ticket.£8 at least,there’s going to be fireworks!! That’s a joke for any one with no humour!!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #22

    It would surprise me if Campbell got any substancial gametime this year – even in the cups.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #23

    Darrenfletcher

    Maybe we could have a word with mike Ashley and get the fight staged at st James’

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  • pardews plan B

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #24

    Is this fight at powerhouse?

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  • nico

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #25

    darrenfletcher88
    Any chance you can change thr start time to 5pm?

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #26

    The sports direct area you mean…..leaving it on a cliff hanger there..

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  • carlton nufc

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #27

    KRUL

    SIMPSON. COLLO. TAYLER. SANTON
    ANITA. TIOTE
    CABAYE
    MARVEUX

    BA. CISSE

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #28

    Fletcher my granda could knock you out and he’s canny old now.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #29

    Power house sounds good, pink cloths and tut toos

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #30

    JFA

    I dont want to worry you but I’ve seen darrenfletcher in real life.

    He looks like that belarussian shot putter that was stripped of her gold medal in the olympics for taking drugs.

    Chicks a monster.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #31

    Boom! Let the trash talk commence.

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  • nico

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #32

    darrenfletcher88 v Jail for Ashley
    I could ref. I was World Champion Thumb fighter until I had to retire due to severe blisters

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #33

    Lol,well that put a half an hour in,

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  • pardews plan B

    Aug 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #34

    @fletcher lycra tank tops and budgie smugglers

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  • geordie157

    Aug 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #35

    It can be the main event after Holyfield fights both Klitschko’s at the same time.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #36

    Nico that made me lol, really did pal

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #37

    Anyone have an idea what Mike Ashley would do if JJB offered 20 million a season for the stadium naming rights? Haha

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Aug 18, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #38

    nico lol

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 18, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #39

    Transfer

    I think he’d take it but then buy out JJB for £40 million and change the name back.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 18, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #40

    Lol,fee has to be sorted, some people seen me and Jj trying to sort a price for a match ticket never mind a thumb war at power house where it’s £8 a ticket!

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