Adam Campbell Sent Back To The U21 Squad


We had hoped that Adam Campbell would be given a chance in the first team before the end of the season, but that’s unlikely to happen anytime soon, as Adam has been sent back to the U21 Development squad, so he can get some games under his belt.

Newcastle United Training Session

Adam Campbell – sent back to get some games in Development squad

And Alan Pardew has explained that with Campbell part of the match day 18 man squad, the youngster has seen Alan maybe go ballistic at times, because of the very poor play of the Newcastle side over the last several weeks.

It seems that the manager wants to protect the 17 year-old, although he will have gained enormous experience of what goes on in a Premier League dressing room – well – especially when you continue to lose games.

This is what Pardew said about his top  England U17 star striker:

“I had Adam Campbell in my office as I’ve taken him with the first team to gain some experience and he has witnessed some tough times. He’s seen me not very happy, some of the players not very happy, a bit of frustration.”

“Some important information that has to be absorbed by players. He will gain massively from that, but he needs to play games. I need to lift the young players so if they do come back in they do a bit better.”

This is simply Alan Pardew doing what’s right for one of his top youngsters, and Adam will have seen some tough things being said in the dressing room, as we have lost far too many games over the last several weeks.

It’s all in the education of a young up-and-coming striker at Newcastle United.

We’d even be happy to see Adam go out on loan at some lower league club, to get some additional experience before the end of the season.

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588 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder
    Sources close to Coloccini have confirmed to the Chronicle that he wants to leave the club in the January window #NUFC

    It never rains

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  • G

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #2

    Don’t mean to be too finicky Ed, but I believe Campbell celebrated his 18th the other day?

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #3

    sources close to is a good one that’s usually “im making this up”

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #4

    How many minutes of play has he had? 10 mins i remember of. Why put a kid with great ability back down and keep a plastic gangster, who has had his chance and disappointed. He should get his chance this season. Maybe a risk but Owen for pool/ Rooney for everton, Beckham, giggs etc all came good.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #5

    Well let’s be honest campbell doesn’t suit pardew’s long ball game.

    Talk about imploding. Pardew’s really playing a blinder with his tactics and stupid comments.

    Ba gone
    Captain Colo going?
    Benny previously unhappy
    Santon possibly going ?

    A united dressing room – yeah right. Morale seems to be on the floor right about now a la West ham and Southampton when he left.

    As someone said if Pardew can’t see the problems, how the hell is he the right man to solve them. His misplaced arrogance and stubborness is threatening to destroy and dismantle the best squad we’ve had in years

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #6

    Is there anything concrete out there in the news sphere?

    …anything confirmed?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #7

    ” i need to lift the young players ”

    Well stop saying they’re no good all the time.

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  • G

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #8

    @ RH. “His misplaced arrogance and stubborness is threatening to destroy and dismantle the best squad we’ve had in years”

    Just playing devils advocate here, but didn’t people say similar things when Barton, Nolan etc got shipped out?

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #9

    I don’t understand why this kid isn’t being fast tracked, he is allegedly the cream of the crop in the development squad and the last to get an opportunity, I think Pardupe needs to come out and explain, he seems to be the only academy player that hasn’t got any game time… If you’re good enough you’re old enough, simples!!!

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #10

    We cant let Colo go!! Must be a lot of unrest in dressing room. If Colo thought we were buyinv up quality players this window, he’d probably want to stay. Doesn’t bode good. Roll on 1st of Feb. Head is spinning with this crap!! :(x(

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Krul…I honestly think Ginger should be shipped out on loan go gain some experience and confidence – that goes for the rest of the hopefully youngsters as well.

    …what we are doing to them only breed arrogance (as we all know arrogance is confidence’s evil twin). I think there is a reason why we are this poor this season (and no the reason is not lack of transfer activity)

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #12

    Campbell is our best academy player….leagues ahead of sammy ameobi and ranger etc….not sure why he isn’t in. He is small and skinny but his game isn’t strength and never will be, it’s running in behind and putting the ball in the net.

    Rotonda

    I think recently pardew has been good with what he said about the kids…saying they aren’t good enough isn’t helpful, but saying they are not putting in effort and that is required to play for nufc is good….they need to hear that. He included senior players in that too so it was fair.

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  • big bob

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #13

    our reserve side is shocking cant see any making it apart from maybe ferguson who needs to bulk up ameobi is a waste of space the brighton game them young players should have not stopped running all game but all looked so lazy and disinterested also senior players should have been lined up and signed 1st january now half way through month and still no forward by the time we get someone else in we would have dropped more points starting with norwich on saturday we are in a serious relegation battle and points are needed now

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  • naptoon

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #14

    lee ryder knows nowt. hes put this tweet out but its only what loads of others were saying last night. he knows as much as me or you about whats going on at nufc and that is what the brass want us to know.

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  • G

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #15

    Straight from Twatter:

    BBC Newcastle ?@bbcnewcastle

    BBC Newcastle understands reports #nufc skipper Fabricio Coloccini has put in in a transfer request are UNTRUE and he will play at Norwich.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #16

    big bob

    Campbell is so much better than ferguson…he will be a top striker if brought through right…another season of reserve football will send him backwards. playing in a low quality and intensity league doesn’t help.

    If campbell wont get a chance ahead of ranger (god knows why) send him to the best possible club we can get him to for the rest of the season.

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #17

    I agree to a certain extent Jesper, our youth have been turfed in at the deep end and haven’t performed, I was very vocal at the start of the season about giving youth a chance (I’ve since wound my neck in on that though!) and it’s plain to see that all I’ve seen need more experience, I don’t think it’s strange at all that Bigi is further in his development than the rest with a season of championship under him and he is younger than the rest eg. Sameobi, Fergie, abeid, tavernier (who has flattered to deceive IMO) et al, now we know the aforementioned aren’t ready but no one had seen Campbell in a competitive game so how would par dupe know how he’d fair, he might just launch his top level career, I would personally like to see minutes on the pitch in black and white so the management make a sound and informed judgement… Not just throw him out on loan!

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  • blew

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #18

    The talentless Reserves/U 21s are bottom of the league and the manager is not happy with a lack of progress most are making. Why then ruin Campbell by putting him in this environment? His best chance is to send him out on loan, to a club where kids develop, we cant bring players on. Throughout the club the coaches leave a lot to be desired and I have watched all levels, in despair.

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  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #19

    The best of our young players is Brad Inman. He is slightly older and is doing well out on loan. Campbell will probably follow suit in the Summer. We would all love to see him in and getting a shot, but you have to feel that the coaching staff know exactly where he is at.

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  • soundoid

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #20

    BBC sports reporting that the Colo story is untrue and he will play at norwich.

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  • big bob

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #21

    transfer sage

    i agree send these lads to lower league teams it will make them realise how lucky and comfortable they are and hopefully give them kick up the backside and make them work harder

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #22

    So it’s true then f*** sake. That’s all we need. I’m not buying the homesick bullshit like. Something has obviously happened. Broken promises no doubt.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #23

    The problem is not that we have given the kids a run too early its that they are not good and hungry enough for it.

    Of all the players we have played from the reserves only fergie looks up for the fight (and vukic when fit), they make mistakes but that might improve with time.

    Bigi has been a stand out and is basically a first team squad player now, out of the reserve set up all together.

    Players like tav, abeid, sammy, etc are not good enough or dont try.

    Players like gosling and amalfitano are at the age where if they aren’t anywhere hear first team standard they never will be. Not seen amalfitano have a real chance but looks ok in games, he needs a start ahead of sammy.

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #24

    Would like to hear a Colo interview just to confirm.

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  • naptoon

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #25

    g
    lol lee ryder could end up looking a complete tool. imagine we signed bong and the bbc are correct (id take their word over his) surely the chronny would have to get shot and get a decent journo in. wonder what his next tweet will be.

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  • Les Grossman

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #26

    No smoke without fire here!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #27

    big bob

    I say get them in the highest standard possible, prem league, championship ideally…but basically get them in a team where they have to work hard. Tell them if they dont work hard they have no future back at our club.

    Sirtoon

    You would think they know where they are with development but players like ranger and sammy start over campbell which to me is just wrong.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #28

    Krul…I wanted to keep a few of them back in the summer, but has also come to realize that probably non of them are ready (Bigi is the living proof of what Champ. football can do for a young kid on the rise)

    …if we don’t bring these kid though the right way we won’t see any Wilshere or Cleverley at this club – non what so ever.

    I am not sure Ginger is that great just yet (I am afraid it is just a matter of us wanting him to be because he’s a Geordie) I might be wrong 😉

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  • G

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #29

    naptoon, I usually disregard the Chronicle sport altogether. I have done so since Alan Oliver / John Gibson. By the looks of things Ryder isn’t any better.

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  • naptoon

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #30

    i know im in minority but i quite like ranger as a player cant hit abarn door but pacey strong and always looks like hes giving 100% to me when he plays. loved it when he gave sammy rock all at brighton id been doing same thru the telly.

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #31

    We dont seem to produce players like campbell through our youth squad, small and fast with eye for goal. Sammy, vuckic are tall gangly and slow. Vukic hasn’t impressed me at all, sammy has shown touches of class but not enough, seems bored like it’s a chore rather than a privilege. Campbell does seem like a young Owen.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #32

    I think the problem with the youngsters is that they have been mismanaged, Mashley knowing nothing about football thought he had a generation of kids as AF did with Beckham and co and wouldn’t listen to the football people who probably suggested they all needed to go out on loan.

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  • Les Grossman

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #33

    naptoon
    agree!!
    He done more in 20 mins or so than Sammi has done in 8 games.

    How anybody can rate Sammi Ameobi as a serious EPL Player………i do not go with he’s young he’ll get better….NO he wont, he’s 21 and should be improving by the game….hes going backwards!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #34

    g

    i wouldn’t count barton and nolan as our best squad
    they were / are aging mercenaries

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #35

    The press and the speculation is totally pissing me off.
    Chronicle are great at making stories out of nowt.
    Newcastle/Colocinni must make a statement and let the fans know the score. Not good for teams morale which won’t be the best at the moment.

    I am also sure some of the London Manchester hacks work for teams on their patch stirring the shit about the toon causing unrest trying to get players to move to their club

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  • Les Grossman

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #36

    JFA
    but the only clubs showing interest in them are three divisions below.
    Says it all!!!

    If MA thinks he had a bunch of potetial stars he has been fed duff info by his coaches and therefore, get rid of them also!!!!

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  • G

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #37

    @34. I wasn’t suggesting they were either, as I said, was just giving an example of some of the comments on here round that time. Seems to be a bit like that now.

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  • naptoon

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #38

    i dont rate sammy either tho havent seen loads of reserves when he was supposedly pulling up trees.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #39

    I like vukic but until he is fit for a good rubber won’t be able to tell what he can do.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #40

    JFA…I think AP wanted the kids to stay (he was very vocal about it)

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