Pardew – He’s A Lovely Little Kid From A Lovely Family


Both Alan Pardew and John Carver have been on nufvTV and talked about 18 year-old North Shields local lad Adam Campbell, who made his second first team appearance for Newcastle on Sunday,  and his first in the Premier League.

adam campbell when younger

Adam Campbell when younger

The Newcastle manager thinks he’s a great representative of Newcastle United:

“”We’ve got such high hopes for him.” :He’s a terrific representative for this football club.” “Forget how good he’s going to be – he’s a lovely little kid, a lovely person from a lovely family and it was great for him.”

“Can you imagine coming on for eight minutes, he plays the simplest pass he’s ever played probably in his career to Sylvain Marveaux and Marveaux creates the goal.” “So the greatest pass he’ll ever play, he’s just played it.”

“But he’ll do something better than that. He’ll get a goal for us and smash one in the top corner one day and then hopefully we’ll have a real quality player on our hands.”

And Assistant Manager John Carver also spoke to nufcTV and talked about the 18 year-old 5’7″ striker:

“He loves this football club,” “He’s a proper local lad, he’s come through the system which is credit to Joe Joyce and all the staff that worked with him like Willie Donachie and Peter Beardsley.”

“He had a little bit of disappointment through the week because we pulled him out of the England squad to travel to Russia with us – which in a sense isn’t really that disappointing but he wasn’t able to represent his country.”

“And he almost got on on Thursday night at Anzhi Makhachkala, but the manager just changed his mind at the last minute. But to get on in a Premier League game at his age – we know he’s not the biggest but he’s got a lot of quality and that’s why he got his opportunity.”

“He deserves his opportunity. He’s been scoring goals in the under-21 team and I was so pleased for him.”

Adam Campbell is extremely well liked at Newcastle, and he seems to have a great chance of becoming a Newcastle star of the future.

We certainly hope so,  because we always need at least one player in the team who is a local lad with that Geordie accent.

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78 comments so far

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 13, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #1

    Percy Panais has a way with words :-
    “he’s a lovely little kid”.
    Whilst John Carver states :-
    “we know he’s not the biggest”.
    I think young Campbell will now be having nightmares -waking up in the middle of the night convinced he has been born a midget.

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  • JAMSHA

    Mar 13, 2013 at 2:43 AM

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    PLAY HIM TOMORO

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    Mar 13, 2013 at 4:36 AM

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  • Assam Toon

    Mar 13, 2013 at 4:39 AM

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    Ok the rumour of Hatem being on B.Rodgers wishlist is circulating again. this is very disruptive of them, and it wont be the first time. Plus I don’t understand why they need him, where will they fit him. And with his injuries no new team shud buy him. We have him in the club, so even when he is injured we know he will come back and fit in. but out there a few injury spells will ruin his career.

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  • FloridaToon

    Mar 13, 2013 at 5:11 AM

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    robin // Mar 12, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Florida toon, Sounds like a gobshite that could give the Southerners a run for their money. Plus he knows nothing about football like most of the cretins that think Pardews, a top class coach. So belt up Florida you lead balloon!

    robin // Mar 12, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Old Florida, Straight in with the Industrial language, which is always a good indicator of a low IQ and a big waist band to match the low forehead. His nurse is probably trying coax him back into his rubber cell as I write. Anyway i digress, we all hope thursday is a day of triumph over the Russians.

    Poor robin, I as most on here have never said Pardew is a top class coach (please learn to read). As far as you and the rest of the cretins that can do nothing but slag him off, we (myself and most others on here) acutually have the ability to praise when he is right and criticize when he messes up.

    You, unfortunaely do not have the ability to do that since you cannot tell the difference, which speaks volumes about your football knowledge.

    You do realize that if NUFC keep doing well that AP won’t be sacked….but then maybe that is what you truly want. I mean if he wasn’t around you would have to stop posting so that others wouldn’t see how truly ignorant you really are.

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  • stephen1971

    Mar 13, 2013 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #20

    i,d like to see the lad get warmed up on the pitch and get 1/2 hour here and there, see how he is

    the news on collo is worrying , he,s going to matches and stuff over in argentina and he,s supposed to have a broken back, broken back my ass, i,m sure he,d be ordered to rest up if his back was broken , poor excuses, he,s away

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 13, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #21

    If he had broken his back he would be in a hospital bed my friend 😉

    …it seems he has a back injury that just needs rest and time that’s why he has been allowed to return to Argentina (some say for a week only)

    There are alot of rumors floating around; you could always argue players injured should stay in Newcastle rehabilitate at Benton – would pro bably be the ideal solution (look at Benny)

    Maybe we don’t have the facilitiies or manpower do rehabilitate players!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 13, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #22

    Jesper

    It would purely depend on where exactly the breaks are, how serious, etc etc

    If they are in a less significant part of the back and also very minute fractures then he could be ok to recover at home…remember he did play on a while like that so he can move about with it, its not ideal maybe but possible.

    They might think an extra week of injury is ok as we have cover now and also it might allow him to return home and deal with the issues effecting him there. His mental health is just as important as his physical.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 13, 2013 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #23

    Jesper

    It’s difficult with injuries, we have the club doctor and medical staff but anything specialist players often get sent to the best clinic in the world, never mind the best in the area or even country.

    Whilst there is slim chance of that clinic being in Argentina it might not be any worse than the doctors we have in the newcastle area for that particular problem….so maybe the club let him go then send a specialist out to see him over there for a weekly check or something.

    Either way I’m sure the club aren’t taking any unnecessary risks with him.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 13, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #24

    TS…I am no doctor but I don’t think you can break a back and still be moving about 🙂

    …not iff it is the spinal cord.

    If something is broken in the back there are chances of you could paralize yourself – so I have been told, so you won’t be flying anywhere for 10 hours I would think 🙂

    Tsunki had a theori yesterday but what do I know 🙂

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  • one Tony Green

    Mar 13, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #25

    Here we go again. Chopra, Donaldson, Airey, Richardson, and even awful Sammi all local lads who failed to deliver after being bigged up by the local press and delusional fans. Leave him alone all this pressure will ruin him.
    He is not a Shearer, Scholes, Rooney, Owen, Wiltshire or Giggs all of whom were playing regularly at his age. I have watched him on many occasions in the Development Team this season and he is no world beater but maybe just maybe if we let him blossom without all the Geordie Nation carry on he may come good but he is nowhere near as good as Chopra was at his age.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 13, 2013 at 7:46 AM

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    TS…I don’t really think the club are taking chances with players so to speak.

    …I just question the fact that we allow players to leave when injured or rehabilitate somewhere else.

    When you are send to a specialist you don’t stay there until you have recovered. Benny stayed almost 3 month in France.

    I disagree with that!

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 13, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #27

    As I said there’s nothing broken but enough damage to warrant some time out. Apart from some physio and a gentle exercise routine there’s not much except time that will help him. His problem will be lack of match fitness, it will still take time. I just hope it isn’t used to speed up his exit.

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  • one Tony Green

    Mar 13, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #28

    Hi Jesper we worked on Tony McCoy when he had two fractured vertebrae and got him ready for the Grand National and he was still able to walk around.
    I do agree though he should be here for treatment.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 13, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #29

    One Tony Green
    Although I can’t comment on his performance’s as only seen snippets of him play, completely agree with everything else, we just need to let this lad get on and develop, for me on loan because a) more chance of an extended first team run and b) he’ll be able to do that without every cameo and interview being blown up and overhyped!
    As you say it’s happened too many time’s, remember sammy coming on vs chelsea at the end of our first season back in the prem and tearing Ashley cole to shreds everyone was calling for him to go straight into the first team now loads want him flogged!
    Same with streete despite 90% of fans never seeing him play they all thought he should start vs arsenal instead of willo
    Same with players like abied tavernier fegie etc to much hype before they have played at any real level!!

    As for colo, why are people surprised that he’s back in Argentina and watching san Lorenzo he’s made it clear he’s off in the summer, if he’s injured and doesn’t want to be here does it really matter where he is?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 13, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #30

    jesper

    Yeh I know they don’t stay with the specialist, merely check in every now and then to make sure progress is going as planned or to reassess if needed.

    Benny was just allowed to train and recover in france and going off how long he was out and the condition he came back in I agree we should keep closer tabs on players, the odd week back home to recover but not most of the time like benny did.

    One Tony Green

    Really? I see Adam Campbell in games as better than chopra at that age. I agree he isn’t the rooney/owen level but then again it’s hard to say until he is involved with the first team.

    With his pace and movement he needs good supply…..he will get much better passes off cabaye, ben arfa, marv, sissoko etc than he will off the lads in the reserve team.

    He will be up against better defenders though so that will make it harder…just need to give him a go and see if he can adapt to the pace and intensity and if he benefits from the better service enough to offset the better defending he will face.

    I’d like him involved in our remaining games quite a bit. See if he is able to get involved and perform, then if he does, keep him for the side next year. If he can’t look to get him a season on loan where he gets regular games.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 13, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #31

    tads

    Yeh, players get overhyped all the time….just people want young lads, especially local ones, to do well.

    I think a long run is what he needs…he either needs to get that with us, but if he isn’t good enough he needs to get it somewhere else on loan like you say.

    Reserve football just stunts development as it is nothing like proper, competitive football.

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  • SuperShearer

    Mar 13, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #32

    There’s quite a funny article on a Liverpool blog stating that they no longer want Ben Arfa because he’s too inconsistent. They go on to say that if Liverpool do want him he’s likely to join them for around 10-15Million. Made me laugh. Honestly think that while Liverpool are looking good at the moment, if you take Suarez out of that side they are very average at best.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 13, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #33

    Super Shearer
    Sadly Liverpool are starting to look like there going somewhere and ate improving rapidly and could defiantly use a benny player, but I have to be honest I completely understand the consultancy issue, which if we’re honest is why we got him instead of a top 4 team

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 13, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #34

    super shearer

    I agree with that…i’d not pay over 10mil for hatem and he is very inconsistent. For somebody with the talent he has he should hit double figures with goals and assists easily every year. He struggles with injuries a lot too which knocks the price down.

    But yeh, liverpool aren’t great. They keep the ball well like swansea did last year but the difference is they have suarez, when the ball goes to him he makes something happen. They do look better with sturridge and coutinho though.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 13, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #35

    one Tony Green…thanks for the heads up 🙂

    …and I am sure the club wouldn’t allow Colo to leave for a short period if his back was broken (doesn’t sound safe and sound to me)

    Tsunki’s story sounds more plausible to me 🙂

    TS…I agree mate 😉

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  • one Tony Green

    Mar 13, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #36

    @TDS I think you are most likely right about Colo I cannot see him coming back to us.

    @Transfer Sage you are joking when you say it hard to judge whether he as good as Owen or Rooney. They were both playing for England at his age and Owen was tearing up the Argentinian defence in the World Cup.
    The hype around this kid will ruin him and the fans will turn on him just like the are on Sammi now.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 13, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #37

    Sage
    We’ll he’s missed the loan window so have to assume we have plans for him and really hope we do, instead of just keeping him here because we’re worried about numbers!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 13, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #38

    Sage
    Also think there are a few fans who don’t judge our young players on there actual ability but whether or not they look slightly better than an out of form first teamer!
    Remember loads of calls for fegie over jonas, and that’s with jonas on his worse career form compared to fergie on his top career form, and even then his performance’s were marginally better than jonas is that really a way to judge a player? Will players like that see us consitantly challenge for Europe??
    Not for me they won’t and don’t think we’ll see a major return from the youth academy for 3-4 years until the upgrading is complete

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  • Troy Stavers

    Mar 13, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #39

    Regarding Colo;

    It’s absolutely astounding that the Toons Physio has announced Colo’s back problems have originated indirectly by the weight of his hair.

    Paul Ferris quote from the Journal;

    ” Colo has spinal injuries which many believe occurred two weeks ago when he did an overhead kick. This is not entirely true. He has suffered for several seasons now and only by a series of examinations under the Pro-Zone process have we identified that the weight of his hair has aggravated an old injury. Remarkably David Luiz suffers the same problems.
    What fans don’t realise is, these are top athletes and the slightest imbalance can affect the most important part of your body. Your spine.
    Colo has agreed to crop his hair and apologises to the fans as he realises there’s a terrace song that will now not be relevant.

    The club have confirmed that hopefully, with his hair cropped and personalised training will see Colo back within a week.

    It looks like this worry for Colo could be over!

    Thank goodness!!!

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  • Twatter

    Mar 13, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #40

    Hatem is worth no less than 20m.

    Liverpool themselves have bought players for that price and over on little more than potential, and Hatem has bags of it.

    Saying “He doesn’t score X therefore he’s only worth X” is therefore rather silly.

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