Mystery Cleared Up – Newcastle Young Gun Has Knee Injury

We had noticed that 17 year-old Adam Campbell had been missing from the U-21 Reserve team squad recently, and Alan Pardew has cleared up why that’s the case – Adam sustained a knee injury a couple of weeks ago, and the North Shields lad has been ordered to rest the knee.

Adam Campbell – has picked up a knee injury

The news is that the injury is not a serious one (that’s good), but the lad needs rest so the knee can mend properly – Alan Pardew explained why Adam had been missing recently:

“Adam is injured. He hurt his knee two weeks ago.” “It is not serious, he just needs rest.”

Campbell would have been in the Newcastle squad that went to Brugge last week and got a notable 2-2 draw, after being two goals down early in the game.

And Adam is not available for loan this season either, and it seems to us that Alan Pardew thinks this lad is almost ready for prime time, and we could see him make some appearances in the first team as the season progresses.

Certainly the Newcastle manager says he’s been outstanding in training this season – but first things first, and the Newcastle medics will ensure the knee is fully healed before Adam returns to training.

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77 comments so far

  • Lemmingsrus

    Nov 14, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #1

    All Pardew does is offer excuses
    He can’t motivate the team, they are playing rubbish hoofball and missing out the creative midfield, he should go and let us get a new manager who can take us to the next level. Like Jol, or Pep or Sparky

  • dead man walkin

    Nov 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #2


    you can mock these guys all you want, but they raise good and valid points,,

    every manager has a style that ppl say suits a team or area, right or wrong this is what they do,

    do we have to go back to 96 and play like keegan, or 98 under dogleash, maybe there is a point in the middle of that we as fans would settle for,
    but right now, and since he has been hear we hear he is building a team, and yet all i see is a style of football that got kenny sacked,

    his team right now

    krul,, he made him his no1
    santon his signing
    colo, he made captain
    taylor home grown
    simpson, not his and not good enough
    HBA his signing
    cabaye his signing
    tiote, CH , but good enough
    jonas, he made hi vice captain
    cisse/ba his players

    ther is not many in that firsrt that he is not his, so why do we need to wait

    will debuchy make so much difference to the way we play, 1 player???, no yes he will improve the team

    my biggest problem is pardew and his negative football,, is it so much to ask that we atlest try and score first??

  • dead man walkin

    Nov 14, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #3

    sorry for reposting

    but ed is on a mission

    153 fray bentos // Nov 14, 2012 at 8:33 AM


    Haha i know, i don’t think a single one of my mates wants Pardew out yet somehow 80% of the ground do.

    Many of the doomers come out with crazy statments & contradictions like this all the time which ends up dis-crediting their main argument.

    I think many of them might be still love drunk on the keegan/Robson years

    les/ frey

    when did i say that 80% of the ground want him out??

    just so you are clear on what i said

    i copied this from that thread,
    1 dead man walkin // Nov 13, 2012 at 4:17 PM


    It will be squeaky bum tim for Pardew in about 5 matches time, I’m not making this up, I would say as high as 80% ( no I have not counted them) at the ground are not happy with the direction Pardew is taken the club,
    This is very much Jenny dog leash part 2 , he finished 2 in his first season( jan to may) 12 the season after ,
    With very poor football , pissed most of our best players off to,
    Sold ginola for 2.5 million and bought des Hamilton for the same money in the same week

    now read cearfully ,, its says most are not happy with the direction he is taken the club, ie football, nothing about sacking the guy,,

    but its guys like you 2 that twist things to make your argument sound better,, so is your argument so poor you have to make up lies???

    frey,, you make yourself look stupid

  • jarnytoon

    Nov 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Campbell will be ace when he’s older. Very exciting prospect!

    in regards to previous post, got some january/summer transfer targets:

    Sell Cisse & get Carroll back. Cisse seems to have done a Torres & gone from Super star to super w*nk in the space of 2 months!

    We should sign:
    Ince &
    Granero (for when QPR get relegated)

  • lewytoon

    Nov 14, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #5

    why dont we just get pep guardiola?

  • Lemmingsrus

    Nov 14, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #6


    So he should go then and let us get a manager who can get us CL football regularly.
    You say its his team and yet they are playing rubbish hoofball. So who sets the tacttics ?

    Pardew out and let’s get another new manager

  • Pushy Pardew

    Nov 14, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #7

    We overperformed last season and it was daft for Pardew to say pre season that a Champions League challenge was on. I am not sure whether the comment was made before or after we failed to sign Debuchy and Douglas. There however is no cause for the blame game
    and way over the top criticism of Pardew. For a Norwegian exile poster to arrogantly lay the blame for all that’s going wrong at the door of the manager because there is only one man in charge and to suggest that it’s not hard. i will not repeat the mitigation to the charge because i would only be banging on a thick skull. When the driving forces Coloccini and Tiote return to the side things will pick up.

  • lewytoon

    Nov 14, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #8

    mike williamson and tim krul are the ones who play long ball most. when collocinis back that will stop as he wont do the long balls williamson does, and he drops back to get the ball off krul so he wont hit it long. whens tiotes back we can play 4-3-3 with him anita and cabaye in the centre and thats better for passing

  • alex84

    Nov 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #9

    How the hell people can say Pardew has to go is a joke,
    yes sometime he makes mistakes, what manager doesnt, wenger, fergie…even Mourinho, we have only lost 3 times this season, we have had injuries and suspensions to deal with.
    tactics are not everything, a manager is about getting the best out his players, and how many players have come out and said Pardew is a great man manager…loads. Patience is required, it will click were only 6points off 4th, there is a few people on here who need to relax!

  • alex84

    Nov 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #10

    Pushy Pardew…agreed!

  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #11

    Torres was always still a good player outside of the box,when he went through that really rubbish patch,in my opinion.

    You could see he was still a good player.

    Cisse is just a finisher,so if he’s not scoring goals,he’s pretty much useless..

  • Lemmingsrus

    Nov 14, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #12

    Catchy says AP is a poor manager., has no idea on tactics or how to pick a team, sticks with his favourites , won’t bring youngsters through quickly enough, plays a boring game, cannot motivate the players and is too defensive.

    And now there’s this 80% from nowhere who are unhappy with him too. He has lost us 3 games and we don’t even look like a mid table team. Pardew is the ony one who cannot see that BA and Cise can’t play together so we are ot scoring enough either. A lot of people agree with Catchy this side of the North Sea. Kets thinks Pardew should be eliminated… his exact words..

  • Pushy Pardew

    Nov 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Simpson is not comfortable going forward and treats the ball like a hot potato. Hope the comment on Debuchy is right because we can play a holding passing game then on both flanks. The style of play will pick up. Good point on Krul’s kicking which is a weakness in his game.

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Lewy, you make a good point, but with the Sunday Times having us at the top of the long ball table, its more than just Williamson. Unfortunately Simmo and Tayls are not so calm on the ball either. Mind you, I’m not sure what defines a “long ball” . Either way, its not sticking up front and needs to be changed towards last years style.

  • Pushy Pardew

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Catchy provides a simplistic point of view not only about what the problem is but how to resolve it. It goes a little beyond just rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic. His there is one person in charge one person to change things around it’s not hard shows a complete lack of appreciation as to how the club is run. When things are not great at a football club the manager gets the blame. As fans with the quality players we have we should look for mitigation as to why were now underperforming. Not just blame the manager. Our are we just fair weather fans who want another managerial merry go round.

  • alex84

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Munster, Tayls Willo and Simpson are not ball playing defenders, they are the stoppers, winning headers, When the ball is at there feet,(speaking from coaching experience)the best pass is in to the front man, then the team can play off him, willo etc wont bring the ball out and link the play up to the midfield because that is not there game, I dont think Pardew orders them to play long ball, i think they see it as relieving pressure from the defence.

  • alex84

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #17

    and the quickest transition from defense to attack.

  • Pushy Pardew

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #18

    catchy is a dangerous poster because he is hysterical and a hanging judge. When things are not hunky dory you want the level headed approach not the headless chicken.

  • lewytoon

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #19

    i dont think simpson is good for our game, he wont attack at all and just hits it up the line, debuchy will be more passing which will balance it with santon.

    taylor tries to pass it more with colo, probs cuz he feels safer than when hes with williamson

  • Pushy Pardew

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #20

    This is not helped by Krul kicking long. What constitutes a long ball what is the criteria?

  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #21

    We would be laughing stock again,if we sacked Pardew.

    Just like old times.

    I just find it highly unlikely,that Moyes & the like’s would every work for that mob..

    You would get another manager who tows the party line & buys into there purple player transfer policy. lol

    Think there would be a few people very dissapointed with his replacement,if im honest. 😉

  • Pushy Pardew

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #22

    There are a number of posters who don’t think for themselves. Almost on the grass is greener on the other side. It’s time for a change.

  • hotdog

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #23

    I have it on good authority that the “The Special One” will be here for the start of next season!

    No not really but if its “Time to write tosh time” i may aswell join in ffs!

  • Ian Toon

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #24

    Munster – Hiya. I have not suggested that there aren’t caveats for MA to ditch AP. Of course there are and these will doubtless vary over the term of an 8 year contract. Why would it be made easier for AP to renege on a contract having won The Europa, PL and been asked to manage England for example. MA will have a series of hurdles to clear which could be linked to financial remuneration index linked.
    I also realise that your not suggesting sacking Pardew but even to contemplate it is just plain silly. If the nub of your case is a shake up of the side through investment and tactical changes then your four square behind Pardew. That’s what he wants. That’s what Catchy can’t appreciate. Do we really have the best fans in football?
    Those who suggest we’ve been playing long ball only since AP try watching the 6-0 trouncing of Villa under CH with the 3-0. Mauling of Manu under AP. or doesn’t it matter when were winning.

  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Aye some people seem to think if we sack Pardew,were gonna get some top manager. lol

    Put it this way,could you imagine Ashley even paying another club a big compensation package,to get a manager out of his contract??

    No chance.

    You’ll get some yes man,currently out of work,desperate for a job.

  • Pushy Pardew

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Well put i think.

  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #27

    Be careful what you wish for… 😉

  • Pushy Pardew

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #28

    As Souness said if Newcastle lose two consecutive games there is a crisis. What a shocking manager he was i must get his time with us out of my head. The older fan
    harps back to halcyon days that didn’t exist. Fans don’t have the patience to see a club bult over time with progress at all levels season on season. First dip and they want out.

  • check the toastie

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #29

    People keep harping on about the style in which we played last year and how we were so much more fluent and played great stuff, etc etc etc …………..this is a made up delusion, most of last years point were gained through hard work and keeping things tight, plus at times great goalkeeping,

    I can count on one hand last year when we were clearly the better team, our goal difference proves this. We gained more points last year again through moments of brilliance rather than controlling football matches.

    Outplayed at home by such giants as Wolves and Bolton, people need to be more realistic and take those rose tinted 5th place glasses off.

  • ShaveyD

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #30

    I didn’t catch the West Ham match but did anyone notice if that Maiga was any good??

  • Quasi.modo

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #31

    What is going on at the club is clearly a long term work in progress, so as far as I am concerned anyone who is even suggesting getting rid of Pardew is insane.

    Rome wasn’t built in a day so let’s get a grip. We may not reach the heady heights of last season, we may not even qualify for European football next season and we can all speculate as to who might leave if that is the case but until we give a manager a bloody chance to do the job we will never have any semblance of success at all so how about we stop b!tching and moaning, grow up, and just let AP get on with the job.

    Truly infuriating.

  • Ian Toon

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #32

    Pushy- are you feeling better having had your say. Not sure that the real fans like you are truly represented on here. Most can’t be bothered with the Whinging plastics.

  • Pushy Pardew

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #33

    Seems that a number are giving the blog a miss. Whats happened to Bollance?

  • Tsunki

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #34

    Poster #1 says we need a manager who can take us somewhere, someone like ….. Sparky. Take us where exactly?

    Ha ha ha ha ha ga
    ….My sides….. What’s this – open day?

  • Ian Toon

    Nov 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #35

    I don’t know he would be a good guy to ask about Campbell. Although Beefman said last night that he’d seen him on crutches. I thought his form had dipped once he was being talked about as a starter.

  • ShaveyD

    Nov 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #36


    We were never going to hit the heights of last season due to the lack of options we have in the team. The starting eleven more or less picks itself so in effect the pressure is off the players for their place. I just find it really amazing that the same fella who took us into europe is now getting a hard time from the fickle section of our crowd when we all know the contraints he has to works with. Expectations have gone up due to last seasons high finish, for example we would have snapped your hand off for tenth in our first season back in the top flight. Come on gents, put it into perspective, we aint too far away, I’m pretty sure that once it clicks and we can get a few bodies in in the Jan sales then we’ll be flying HWTL.

  • Pushy Pardew

    Nov 14, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #37

    I am off to the gym.

  • Ian Toon

    Nov 14, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #38

    Pushy- you have time on your side mate. For some of the fans on here they recall the halcyon days of our 1927 Hughie Gallacher league winning side. It’s maybe more understandable for kids who want to be winners. HTL

  • boater

    Nov 14, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #39

    The reporting/podcasting on this blog is top quality stuff. I have no vested interest just think it’s worth checking out for interesting insights – should any of you get sick of the never-ending to and fro on here.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 14, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Why do people think we couldn’t attract a big manager?

    Somebody said moyes wouldn’t be happy? why? He loses big players all the time. His team often have somebody leave. Lescott, rodwell, Cahill….all left recently.

    Our owner may not be on par with man city or Chelsea, not even spurs or Liverpool but he is no worse in spending that evertons, west brom, Fulham, etc

    Why do we think he should spend 20/30 mil a year? Most clubs don’t.

    And we only sold Carroll for big money, other players left for various reasons like contract nearly up or problems with the manager.


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