Adam Campbell Pushing For First Team Place – Pardew

We were sorry we didn’t see young local striker Adam Campbell get a run out last night, because with his skill and speed he could have played havoc with the Club Brugge defense.

Adam Campbell – pushing for first team place

They were having enough trouble with wingers Sammy Ameobi and Gabby Obertan, so we thought that Adam could cause them some problems at the back.

It seems the Newcastle manager was also disappointed he couldn’t get Adam into the game, and Alan Pardew has said today this lad will be pushing for the first team this season:

“I was a little bit disappointed I could not get Campbell on to the pitch because in him, Sammy, Bigi and Fergie we have four players who are going to threaten this first team.”

“Make no mistake, young Adam has been pushing for a place and was probably unlucky not to feature.” “We are looking strong and we have to make sure those young players evolve.”

Adam Campbell reminds us a bit of Michael Owen when Michael was 17 back in 1997, but Adam is a little quicker but has the same goal-scoring prowess that Michael had early in his career.

Michael Owen after scoring wonder goal against Argentina in 1998

That was before Michael had all those hamstring problems which slowed him down significantly, and he became more ordinary.

A slower Michael Owen wasn’t half the player he had been, but he was given his chance at Liverpool in August of 1997, and made the England squad for the World Cup in 1998 in France, and played alongside Newcastle’s Alan Shearer and scored a wonder goal in the quarter-final defeat against Argentina.

We’d like to see Adam given his chance at Newcastle in the Premier League – and sooner rather than later – we think he can surprise a lot of people.

What do you think?

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9 comments so far

  • rainrix

    Oct 26, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #1

    To be fair come the 2nd half we were hardly as comfortable as we were in the first. Much better to bring colo and cabaye on to ensure we got the 3 points than bring campbell on. No doubt the lad will get his chance sooner rather than later

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Oct 26, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Faster than Owen at 17, is that really true Ed? The young Mickey Owen was pretty f@#ken quick as I recall.

  • rainrix

    Oct 26, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Jaw… Given that he’s had the grand total of 1 appearance as well 🙂 its hard to judge his pace really

  • beefman13

    Oct 26, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Jaws, the lad is a cross between owen, shearer, and rooney, when they were that age and they were good enough to play in the top league easily.

    High praise but he is such a top young player is wor adam.

    His all round game is excellent, and i was busting for him to get on last night, cisse could have made way for 25 mins for him., we may have wanted to protect our lead but he could have increased it, and he brings other players in to the game as well. very intelligent football brain.

    For his age i rate him easily with stirling at liverpool and i would say better.

  • beefman13

    Oct 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #5

    rainrix, i have seen virtually every home game the lad has played, and nobody at the club is quicker off the last defender then this lad been near the dugout when he played and they think the world of him.

    When we beat spurs in the reserve league a couple of months ago les fedinand said that adam who got a hatrick would be the next geordie superstar!

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 26, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #6

    Thats high praice Beefie, good to hear

  • swemag

    Oct 26, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Can honestly not wait to see this guy get 30 mins in the first team. Me being part of the general public have seen very little of him so far, but the more that is written, the more i am dying to see him.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 26, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #8

    It’s great to see Alan Pardew speak so highly of him. Imagine what that’s doing to the kids confidence. If this kid knuckles down and trains hard every day I have a strong belief that he will eventually be better than Michael wen and we’ll all be like Owen who?

    I hope Adam doesn’t pick up any of Owen’s ‘rich snob’ mannerisms and keeps his head on the ground. He certainly has the pace and ability to succeed in this tough league.



    Oct 27, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #9

    To be perfectly honest i was worried Brugge were going to equalise in the second half ! Pards praised them at the end and they came close to the 1-1 several times in the second period !

    We seemed to stop attacking after Gabi,s goal ! Sammy and Obertan were our best players on the night and for me there are four or five players who are on the brink of getting into the first Team !

    We need to be careful though because in many parts of that second half on Thursday i thought we played Crap in defense and i was worried basically until Collo came on and restored some sort of order in the back Four !

    Brugge will be difficult to beat at their place, and if they had taken their chances last week we would of been in trouble!


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