This Newcastle Youngster Deserves His Chance – Now!


North Shields striker Adam Campbell turned 18 on New Years Day, and with Papiss Cisse the only aexperienced striker available for the Norwich City game, we think Adam will be on the bench  on Saturday afternoon.

adam campbell at 17

Adam Campbell – give this lad his chance

Adam has been given a few chances in the Europa League this season, but why wouldn’t Alan Pardew give Adam a chance late in a Premier League game?

His pace is awesome, and we’ll never forget when he came on at Cardiff City during pre-season, and basically ran riot with the Cardiff City defense, who just couldn’t contain the pace and movement of the young star striker.

And he looked a lot like Michael Owen,  when Michael burst onto the scene in 1997 with Liverpool.

Adam has been heralded as a future top prospect for Newcastle, but in truth we’ve only had Steven Taylor and Tim Krul  become regular first team players for Newcastle, after coming through the Youth ranks – and of course Shola Ameobi – but Shola’s now 31 and he made his debut 13 years ago.

With the huge disappointment of most of our youngsters this season, we have to hope that Adam Campbell, and maybe Remie Streete,  the 18 year old South Shields powerful 6’2″ center-back,  can come through big time for Newcastle in the future.

But with our strike force so depleted (I still cannot find my boots so I’m not available),  now’s the time to unleash Adam Campbell against Premier League defenses, and maybe Saturday at Norwich would be a good time to do that.

And especially late in the game Adam could terrorize the potentially tired Norwich City defenders.

If Nile Ranger is being given a chance as a sub at the moment, then surely local lad Adam deserves a chance too.

We don’t think this lad will let anybody down, if he does make his Premier League debut on Saturday, and he may just surprise a few people – including manager Alan Pardew.

Give the lad a chance.

What do you think?

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289 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #1

    1st ?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #2

    what was ed on about?

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  • nufc786

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #3

    as he…. as he should

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  • nufc786

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #4

    on about what indian???

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  • Kyo

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #5

    He should go on loan ffs. We need established players not developmental! !!!!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #6

    the article

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  • Constanstine

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s clearly gonna be either Ranger or Sammy. Poor pardew.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Good night all

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  • nufc786

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #9

    ohhhhhh i see I’ve never knew ed rated adam cambell so highly

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #10

    With Shola out, hopefully Adam is in the subs.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #11

    Toon tinka
    Completly agree mate
    The fact is not nessiceraly the fact that we have had huge numbers injured the whole time, because we havent, but its the inability to field a settled starting 11 and find that consitency of last season and that was due to the fact we essentially had a settled squad which didnt have wholesale changes everyweek, not just in personel but in there positions too
    We’ve had players having to fill in in 2 or 3 positions all season and havent even been able to select a set back 4 this season which i feel has had a massive impact on the team we’re also relying more heavily on fringe players like sammy or fergie who just dont look up to the standard required

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #12

    I think it says that St. Etienne planning on PEA staying. But things can happen.
    http://www.le10sport.com/football/france/mercato/asse-rocheteau-aubameyang-pour-nous-il-finit-la-saison-chez-nous-87387

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #13

    Campbell…..he’ll be like a new signing! 😉 Problem solved you may as well shut up shop Dekka!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Repost:

    Saint-Etienne is about to sign young Laudrup from FCN in Denmark on loan with an option to buy; maybe Aubameyang is on the move?

    Rumors today have Danny Graham going to Sunderland?

    …thought he was a Newcastle kid (isn’t there rule about that ;)) lol

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #15

    sorry ed…hes not tall enough for pardews tactics..

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  • nimo

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #16

    graham not gone to sjnderland according to laudrup

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Howdy Indian – don’t start that 1st rubbish again!! I thought that had died of death!?

    Campbell needs and deserves a shot! Something different and unexpected!! And PACE which we seem to have a massive lack of!

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Almost 1/3 of january is gone and we are not even close to bring ST and CB… AIDS for llamearese… I will not even capitals his ‘name’ anymore.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #19

    To be honest if you look at the team and see now shola us our only back up striker to me it doesnt hey lets play campbell! It says hey lets replace ba and actually get campbell on loan whilst it benefits him instead of when he’s 21 and we’ve fcuked up another youngsters career!!

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #20

    They loaned Mollo as well. Article I posted says he is staying.

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #21

    tads

    Don’t you think we need another scapegoat? Willo and Simmo are getting a bit tired.

    If it wrecks Campbell’s career, so be it! We need to blame someone 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #22

    Norcal
    Hmm hadn’t thought if that, what if we replace willo like we have simmo? Pretty sure theres a kit man or ball boy who can take the blame!
    “did you see the little fcuker he was miles out of position it delayed our thrown in and cost us a champions league place!”

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  • woolerbill

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Every time we hear this from Par dew we get let down ferg, Sam, Ranger, Tag, to mention a couple, rubbish the lot

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #24

    Mollo doesn’t he already play for Saint-Etienne?

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  • BigKirky

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Mick Lowes on Radio Newcastle now reckons that he’s been talking to playing and non playing side of the club and he seems sure that from what he’s been told. “there is more than 1 deal in currently in serious negotiations… When i say more than one, i dont mean 2”. Seems very positive.

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  • jettson1971

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #26

    we not signing anyone, get used to it!
    club run by muppets, all talk no substance, typical cockneys!!

    wait for the normal end of transfer window spiel!! – ‘we tried, but cudnt pull a move off’!!

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  • BigKirky

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #27

    “They are a long way down the road with a couple (of players)” Mick Lowes.

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  • hotdog

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #28

    Bigkirky – thank you, thank you. At last some positive news. Mick lowes has good connections at the club and would not spout his mouth off unless true. We should have had a centre back in by now for Norwich though!

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  • jettson1971

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Sammi, Abeid, Ferguson, Ranger, tav are not top youngsters, they are all i think over 20 or so, they are Div 1 or Championship standeard at best, so loan them out so they kno how to play football, as to be honest, watching Sammi play is a complete joke!! rest have potential, but this potential needs to be used out on loan!! long term this may just may benefit our first team! but not yet, they are no way near

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #30

    Interesting discussion with Mick Lowes BBC Newcastle’s local football correspondent just now on BBC Radio Newcastle Total Sport on signings this month.
    Hoping to get another 3-4 players in and looks like will play over the odds

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 9, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #31

    pardew’s long ball rubbish , would kill Campbell.

    I am quite happy with cisse as the main man and campbell coming off the bench. it’s what pardew should have done with ba and cisse – rotation

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  • BigKirky

    Jan 9, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #32

    Mick wasn’t mincing his words either. He was quite emphasising the point. He said obviously Remy is not guaranteed, but we are very much interested. But surely if we are in advanced discussions with 2 players, that may well be minus Remy.

    He also said that they may well pay more for players but they wont be taken for mugs.

    Seemed sure that they have realised they made a rick not signing in the summer and are determined to rectify that now. Debuchy is in already, so it’s a start. Mick sounded very positive.

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  • ToonTinka

    Jan 9, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #33

    Tads.

    My thoughts exactly.

    Even the back 4. We have had perch, anita, simpson at right back.

    Perch filling in for colo and williamson and taylor. And also fergie, ryan taylor, santon operating the left back spot. Granted taylor has been out for a while. Kaos mate.

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Jan 9, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #34

    Campbell looks like a ginger stevie watson, or was watson ginger anyway?

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  • GeordieDan

    Jan 9, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #35

    Just heard some very interesting transfer new on BBC radio Newcastle whose cheif NUFC commentator has spoken to NUFC offically who have confirmed that they are currently in advanced negotiation with at least 3 or 4 targets and expect a signing in the next 4-5 days max but looking to get 2-3 extra ASAP.

    Very promising stuff and from as trustworthy source as you can get. 😀

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  • toonLYF

    Jan 9, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #36

    He’s obviously not ready. Imagine playing Campbell as a lone striker against a PL side? He’d be a laughing stock.

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  • GeordieDan

    Jan 9, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Apologies Big Kirky.

    Just behind you mate. haha.

    Sounded very promising didn’t it!

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  • davis_toons

    Jan 9, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #38

    “sorry ed…hes not tall enough for pardews tactics..”
    that is a good one. We need GIANT players….wait.a min..

    ..did someone says that Campbell lots of pace? Great! We can hoot it and pump longer balls and make him run towards it.

    Isnt that how Owen scores? A long ball forward, Owen gets to it first. Shot and score.

    AP: Ok, now we got a “new” signing.

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Jan 9, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #39

    Cisse hasn’t scored much this season but his first touch and passing have definitely improved. Probably has done him good espescially if he can get a chance back in the centre. Campbell should get his chance, maybe a run out last 20 mins for a month or 2.

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