Hot-Shot Adam Campbell Could Get European Chance


17 year-old Adam Campbell played very well in his short cameo appearance for Newcastle at Cardiff nine days ago, and since then he scored a goal for the Newcastle second team in mid-week,  and then on Saturday scored a first half hat-trick in the Newcastle U21 side’s 6-4 win against Tottenham, just in case Alan Pardew had forgotten about him.

Adam Campbell – in action for U18s last season

And Alan has hinted today that he may take the young local lad to Athens, Greece for the game on Thursday evening against Atromitos FC.

The North Shields-born striker is one of the very best up and coming players on Newcastle’s books, and it wouldn’t surprise us if he makes the break-through into the first team squad this season, although the current strategy is to give him games in the Newcastle U21 side, who play in the new U21 Premier League.

And as we mentioned over the weekend, if he plays on Thursday evening in Athens, he would become the youngest ever player to play in Europe for the club, edging out a certain Andrew Carroll, who did that six years ago in the 1-0 win at Palermo, a game that saw Tim Krul make his first team debut in – and the goalkeeper was the man of the match.

Alan Pardew was asked about Adam today by the local press:

“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.”

It looks like Alan will only take about half of his starting side from Saturday to Greece for the game on Thursday night, and the coaches are keen that the lads rest up for a couple of days before the Thursday night game, as we have a really tough game at  Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

Chelsea looked good in their 2-0 win at Wigan yesterday, and scored two goals in the first seven minutes of the game, and it will be another tough test for Newcastle in London  on Saturday.

We’d love to see Adam get a run out in Athens on Thursday night, and that is more likely if Shola Ameobi is not fit, and it wouldn’t surprise us too much if he scores in the game.

But whatever side Newcastle put out, the next two games are both vital ones for Newcastle United.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.



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26 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m confident Adam will be involved on the pitch Thursday. In one way or the other.
    Don’t expect anything at Chelsea tbh, but hey, we got something last year 😉

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  • Londtoon

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Campbell vs Sterling comparisons. As liverpool turned down 7m for Sterling apparently

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  • pardews plan B

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    15-30 minutes sub appearance?

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  • pardews plan B

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #4

    @dannyo chelski are a strong side but so are we. It could really go either way

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  • walton1984

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #5

    The team that we should play on Thursday should be (Injuries Depending)

    Harper
    Tavernier Williamson Good R Taylor
    Gosling Alfaminto Abeid
    Obertan Shola Marvaux

    That team should be good enough too get aleast a draw and no need for any of the starting 11 from Saturday too travel…….and if needed bring big guns on home game

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  • ashwin say's

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #6

    its way too early to throw campbell on pitch in premiere league .

    prove me wrong campbell !!!

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #7

    after watchn the chelsea game.. chelse are not that strong.. 2nd half wigan.almost ripd them off…so its 50-50 chance we can beat them. arfa will play an imp roll as his the one who can trick their defenders

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #8

    I agree with PPB…Both Chelsea and Newcastle have match winners and players prone to the odd mistake. The game is there for both teams (I suppose that is true of all games though 🙂 )

    Basically, I think we can write this off as one of my most beneficial posts ever 😉

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  • GeordieoftheSouth

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #9

    @5

    Would agree with that team however, maybe too early for Good, would put Perch in there instead as think Collo will be back for Saturday.

    Adam Campbell to come on and score!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #10

    That quotes fair old lol – at least not ‘today’ anyway 😐

    I’d be wary of rushng Campbell in, purely because I wouldn’t want to knock his confidence. If we start relying on him for goals – rather than just giving him cameos – then it could be too much too soon.

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  • 619nufc

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11

    Does anyone see Tavernier getting Prem footy this season? I really hope he does, looked class pre-season!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #12

    Jamsha…I didn’t see the Chelsea game. Would it be fair to say that as they scored 2 early goals they didn’t feel the need to attack the game and just sit back instead? Can we judge their strength by that game?

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  • Toon73

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #13

    For Thursday :

    Harper
    Tav Perch Willo Raylor
    Bigi Anita
    Cabaye
    Obertan Sammy Marveaux

    Subs: Elliot, Abeid, Good, Gosling, Campbell, Vuckic, Ferguson

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #14

    619….Depends on transfer activity and injuries I think. Pardew obviously tested him in pre-season, I imagine with a view he’ll likely get game time. Might come more in cups / Europa at first.

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  • nico

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #15

    Team V Atromitos 4-2-3-1
    ————————-Harper———————–
    Tav———-Willo———–Perch——–Raylor
    —————-Bigi————-Abeid—————
    Marv—————-Vuckic—————-Amafo
    ————————-Shola————————

    Subs: Obertan, Good, Anita, Fergie, Campbell

    Obviously some of these subs might start but IMO this will be the squad. Not bad for a second string, in fact very good.

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  • nico

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #16

    Add Sammy to that.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #17

    Toon73…Not sure i’d play Cabaye Thursday. He seems a little jaded on Saturday and I’d prefer him fresh for Chelsea personally. Maybe have him on the bench in case he’s needed?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #18

    I’m actually pretty worried about this game on thursday. I get the feeling that some of you think it’s going to be like playing a League Two team or something…

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  • Toon73

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #19

    @Ibiza

    I thought so too but added him anyway, not sure he needs some game time??

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #20

    I got a feelings Campbell can take the league by storm like Rooney did when he was 17 yr old.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #21

    TDS….More like a game down the park 🙂

    Obviously nothing is ever certain, but I would imagine some of the suggested teams could hold their own in this game, but wouldn’t expect us to completely dictate the game. I’d expect a tight game, then throw some bigger hitters on in the home game to tie it up.

    Chelsea is a massive game so early in the season.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #22

    I should add, that the EL game is also massive, as if we don’t perform over the 2 legs, we get no Europe, but you know what I meant 🙂

    Toon73….Perhaps. Maybe he’d benefit from 50-60 minutes. I’m sure Pards will know what’s best. He’s pretty good at giving people a shove when needed 🙂

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  • martoon

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #23

    nico @15 – A pretty decent second string team assuming everybody is fit but there has to be a major doubt over Shola if he was injured on Saturday. Also they might want to keep Perch for Chelski so Good might play.

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  • 619nufc

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #24

    Atromitos:

    —————Alnwick—————
    –Anita–Perch–Williamson–Santon
    ————Gosling–Abeid————–
    –R.Taylor——Vuckic———Ferguson (if fit)
    —————–Cisse/Ba————–

    Subs: Xisco, Xisco, Xisco, Xisco, Xisco, Xisco, Xisco

    Maybe bring on Xisco with 20 mins left

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #25

    Has there been any news on Captain Colo? Defense did well, but they always look stronger with Colo standing beside them. Thought Perchy did really well however.

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  • nico

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #26

    martoon
    I should think Collo will be back for Chelsea so Perch will be used in Europe. Any news on ollo’s injury?

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