This Youngster Could Make Breakthrough Next Season


18 year-old Adam Campbell has been on the bench for the last several Newcastle games, and he has kept some big name players at Newcastle out of the match day squad of 18.

adam campbell at 17

Adam Campbell – could make breakthrough next season

Adam has played for the England U16, U17 and U19 sides, and he was recently named with Gael Bigirimana in the England U20 provisional squad to play in the U20 World Cup

The 24-team U20 World Cup will take place in Turkey between June 21st and July 13th this summer, and England are drawn in Group E along with Iraq, Chile and Egypt.

It will give the two young Magpies tremendous experience if they are included in the final squad to play in Turkey.

Adam was born in North Shields, and he has made 5 appearance this season for Newcastle, with his last appearance being in the last 10 minutes of the game against Arsenal on Sunday.

The lad has shown he is quick and has an eye for a goal, and it wouldn’t surprise us too much if this lad is pushing for a first team place next season at Newcastle.

We hope this lad pushes for a first team place, and he has shown his prowess as a goalscorer for the Newcastle U21 side.

Newcastle need someone to come through the youth ranks, and the only players we now have at the club who came through the Academy are Steven Taylor and Shola Ameobi, with Andy Carroll having been sold to Liverpool in 2011.

There are great things expected of Adam, who looks to us like a young Michael Owen with both pace and skill, and we hope this lad makes a big impact next season.

Maybe he can get a few goals for Newcastle – we are certainly short of goalscorers in the squad.

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277 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    May 21, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #1

    Rotonda…. the thing with wonga is an interesting one. The report on watchdog about them nicking dosh from teens was due to criminals.stealing kids bank details and taking wonga loans. Poor security from wonga and should they share some blame? Certainly. So should the kids banks.As for the general policy and interest rates of wonga…. people taking the loans are responsible and know exactly what they are getting into and when they should pay it back.If i decide not to buy a wonga shirt, it will be bacause the logo simply looks sh1te rather than political reasons 😀

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  • Markaccus

    May 21, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Indian…. yeah id be looking at something like that too, but it could be argued that both hba and marv play better behind the forward. Goofy would be on the wing for me. Like i said it is a tough one 😀

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 21, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #3

    Markaccus – Here is my attempt

    Krul
    Debuchy Colo Yanga Santon
    Sissoko Anita
    HBA Cabaye Marveaux
    Gouff/Cisse

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 21, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #4

    Listening to Total Sport last night and John Anderson advocates keeping Pardew, yet he himself and Mick Lowes said a number of times last year along the lines of “we’ve won Mick, but widout really playing well again”.

    He even said yesterday that the attacking was poor, that we’re not overlapping the midfields, no one-twos and going past the forwards getting into the box etc..

    This is tactics John! And it happens every week.

    It’s staring people in the face. Coaching coaching and more coaching. Getting players to understand how to play in a system. At all points of the game they should know how they are going to to attack, defend and retain the ball as a team.

    This doesn’t happen.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 21, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Rotonda

    Great minds!

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  • TorqToon

    May 21, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Big season for Campbell next season. Good luck to him.

    On players leaving, we could have mourinho in charge, and players would still leave. Ultimately it comes down to desire to win trophies. And let’s be honest, even with a top top gaffer in charge, we won’t have a squad capable of challenging for champions league spots for a while yet.

    Any monumental bid, and ANY of our players will leave!! Loyalty is seldom existent in modern football.

    HOWEVER – I dont buy into the doom mongering that all our good player will leave. Nor do I believe it will be because of the management.

    Players might leave, but for big big money!

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  • TorqToon

    May 21, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Mark – great post!

    People just prefer to use the political and moral excuse as its easier.

    Nobody is “tricked” into a wonga loan, I’ve never used them myself, but taking out any kind of financial agreement needs close thought and understanding. Never loaning more than you can afford to pay back. Apr’s aren’t kept a secret, people know the risk, and if it’s a stupid risk to take with the individuals circumstances, then I have little sympathy I’m afraid.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #8

    The better the players are who come in, the faster they’ll want to leave if the team they’re playing in is awful, disjointed manner. It’s criminal, when they could be coached to maximise their ability.

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  • lesh

    May 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Repost as things have moved on apace since 8am.

    Ibiza. Good to see you clocked in in good time this morning. Well done and keep it up for the week and that pound’ll become two, subject to Llambias’s agreement of course. Just think, two quid a month rise and you could book your winter holiday too!

    As far as the season’s concerned, stripping away the few negatives we’ve seen is the sort of attitude Ashley likes. Accentuate the positives. He didn’t get where he is today by dwelling on the negatives! Keep it up and we’ll go far.

    Anyway, on the matter of Abigail’s party, no Colo’s party, if it was his idea and I tend to think it was, it was a superb example of team captaincy – a real attempt at team bonding. That makes me think he’ll be with us next season.

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  • Abu Qatada - more popular in Europe (and lasted longer) than Pardew

    May 21, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #10

    All this debate about Wonga is fair enough every one has a view but to be fair to Wonga at least their rates are published and readily aavilable for any person willing to look at them. Personnel don’t seem to care about gambling institutes sponsoring or advertsisng but they cause a lot more hardship than Wonga. The worst is the fact the league is sponsored by Barclays who were found guilty of price fixing a criminal act that has affected millions of people but it completely moral for them to sponsor the league while its immoral for Wonga to exist. People need to get a grip of the reality of the situation and the were the money comes from all over the league, when that’s sorted come and complain about Wonga. IMO.

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  • Markaccus

    May 21, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Rotonda and sparky….. both agree with indian with hba out wide although sparky goes for a straight 451. Interesting. I could start writing a book 😀

    I like 433 at the moment (still jas hba wide)
    Krul
    Deb colo yanga haidara
    Cabs anita socks
    Hba cisse goofy/marv

    I slightly prefer goofy to marv as marv can go missing at times or is prone to poor decisions.

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  • Rainrix

    May 21, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #12

    Torq… Yup if we’re really taking a moral stance on advertisers than what is and isn’t ok? Whats caused the most death/pain wonga or carlsberg? Honestly i think the problem is wonga is a monumentally stupid name for a company and being sponsored by it makes us cringe a little.

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  • Markaccus

    May 21, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #13

    Torq… cheers. I might have a career in politics/loan sharking after all 😉

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  • yo-yo

    May 21, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #14

    Thinking about what Torq says – what we don’t know is how much of the new TV money will transalte into bigger pay packets or bigger fees.

    I suspect the players eyes will be on bigger wages.
    If Spuds have broken their wage cap with a £130k a week deal for Bale then the snowball is beginning to roll.

    As for the Toon – we have a baragain basement owner wanting to get stuff on the cheap lined up with a payday loan company looking for the killer ‘business’ deal.

    NO way is he going to upgrade the manager to Rafa standard. We’d end up with another average guy. That is the main justification for keeping AP – the owner will simply not spend enough on management and coaching to get the absolute best from the players. Wish it was otherwise.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 21, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #15

    Abu Qatada – more popular in Europe (and lasted longer) than Pardew

    Well said, people are hyocrites, I am too sometimes

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 21, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #16

    Torq

    Wonga prey on the poorest and least intelligent people in society or chavs by any other name. Like smoking they should come with a health warning.

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  • Markaccus

    May 21, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #17

    Abu…. There was all that stuff about muslim players not wearing wonga because of not being allowed to borrow money except of islam lenders. However, virgin money do loans, too. So i dont see the issue!

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 21, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #18

    Wonga is doing to the short term extreme which the banks and ‘the system’ of elites have done for years over longer periods. We’re in a monetary system which is set up to make those at the bottom of the of the pyramid continue to provide for those at the top. Simple as that.

    Continuous greed.

    Wonga is small fry to the way the world we live in is set up to exploit for monetary gain. It’s all wrong. Well being and quality of life for all should be put first, like in a Resource Based Economy.

    Anyway, enough social perspective. I won’t be buying a Wonga top I’m afraid.

    I wonder what will be the outcome of this meeting?

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  • Markaccus

    May 21, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #19

    They do have clear warnings and ask questions to check status. Unfortunately, the really desperate lie like hell and provide false info. It must be hard to legislate for that. These people end up in court, and end up having the interest frozen and paying back a tiny amount per month.. which is fk all use to wonga so they pay for their mistake too. I suppose the real issue is the anxiety it causes.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 21, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #20

    I haven’t always agreed with jail for Ashley as I thought some of Ashley’ schemes were quite good and benefiting the club. However, the theme running right through the club is that the people Ashley appoints to run things are just not fit for purpose.

    Our youth set up is a admirable thing but our coaches aren’t good enough and how many come through or make it? Llambias is an appalling chairman with no people skills. Our manager was out of work who just happened to go in to Llambias’ casino and out fitness and medical staff – don’t get me started. It all just seems like a lads jolly up with no professionalism whatsoever.

    The whole club needs a root and branch overhaul.

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  • Greebol1892

    May 21, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #21

    Hope he comes good and keeps no.23 away. Certainly has the potential, as long as one of his team-mates actually passes the ball to him when he comes on……..
    HTL

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  • Slank

    May 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #22

    Newcastle need to buy two strikers. They also need to play with two strikers. It is therefore unlikely that Campbell will get many (if any) games as Cisse and the two new strikers will take priority.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #23

    Did any i see how mancity have got a 72 million pound deal with NIKE

    It is getting Ridiculous

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 21, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #24

    two lots of big news today…one nufc related

    1. Fabregas has agreed to join man utd, deal is done

    2. last summer when pardew asked for more than one player llambias gambled the money on one player to get enough for 5 but he lost

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  • Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness

    May 21, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #25

    If you use wonga you’re an iidiot. I remember having to live on around 10 quid a week or less. I simply coped.
    probably cos I didn’t “need” fags and carling

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  • yo-yo

    May 21, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #26

    LR32

    THE big meeting
    Blame Game – Mashley accepts he’s partly responsible and gives AP more decision making ?
    We get a decent transfer budget which gets blown on strong but relatively skill-less players ?
    Carr brings in more cheap ball players ?
    Mashley stays loyal to his manager but Dekka goes ?
    Deputy heads will roll – Carver and Stone get sacrificed but AP stays ?
    AP gets kicked upstairs and they bring in a first team coach ?
    AP and the entire coaching team go ?
    Mashley already has a new man lined up and its P45 time ?

    Que sera sera ‘n all that…

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  • martoon

    May 21, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #27

    Laurent Robert 32 @4 – I like John Anderson but he obviously has no idea of the opinions of most fans by reading a blog such as this one. He seems to think most fans are satisfied with Pardew whereas reading this blog they obviously are not!
    Abu Qatada @10 – I’ve always thought the online gambling companies are more of a menace than the loan companies but nobody complains about them.

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 21, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #28

    indian

    arsenal got 150mil off puma

    man utd got 300+mil of nike…then 45mil a year from chevrolet plus 160mil off aon for the training ground/kit sponsor

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #29

    It would be hard to get overly excited by new players coming in if Pardew is still here.

    Poor old Carr’s remit is probably now to move away from getting ”footballers” and look for Jay Spearing, Reo-Coker, Mullins and Harewood type players. Preferring Harewood and Mullins over Tevez and Mascherano takes some doing!!!

    You can just see pardew smarming up to Ash and deflecting blame elsewhere on to Carr etc.

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  • Abu Qatada - more popular in Europe (and lasted longer) than Pardew

    May 21, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #30

    Markaccus – post 17 I’m the same as you and I don’t see any issues but religion is a strange horrible area to debate, even the indirect issues that fallout out of it like the morals of the sponsorship etc. On the plus side I’m sure religion was a wonderful idea until some one decided they had the one true god!

    If you don’t want a loan don’t get one, if you don’t want a shirt don’t get one, its quite simple really. Wonga can’t be be all bad, they seem to generate a lot of INTEREST!!! BOOM BOOM

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 21, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #31

    martoon

    online gambling is a choice you make though, never need to gamble

    online loan companies prey on those who are on low income and suddenly need money for either repairs/rent/etc if something goes wrong and charge quite high fees for it.

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  • HullMag6

    May 21, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #32

    Ditching pardew is a quicker cheaper fix than any other options available. But its the right replacement that stability can be built on we need a step change in quality and attitude.First law of defence – attack something our beloved club has seemed to have forgottenOr is it the endless defensive drills for days on end and mo attack practice

    I hope Campbell has a breakthrough year and steps up. Of I had to sell any of our player tiote would top the list if a big bid for cisse came in I wouldn’t cry as long as replacements of quality were lined up and poised to sign. But I fear a lack of true quality will be acquired while pas de clue is still here.

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  • Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness

    May 21, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #33

    I like how pardew has a reputation for deflecting the blame behind the scenes.
    Where’s this come from?

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 21, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #34

    Markaccus

    Thing is why even go there with Wonga? They’re hardly paying a fortune and surely we don’t need the controversy.
    I can see why Lllambias’ casino went bust now!!

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  • Markaccus

    May 21, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #35

    Abu…. my religion prevents me from finding that joke funny… 😀

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 21, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #36

    TS

    PSGs Deal for shirts has gone from 4 mill euros to 25 mill euros

    Screw FFP

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 21, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #37

    rotonda

    exactly

    8 mil a year is not much for a shirt sponsor, in fact it’s less than half what the mackems get for their deal.

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  • Markaccus

    May 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #38

    Rotonda… you’re right there. It has had a mostly negative effect. I think retro shirt sales will do well next season. I see they have put out the blue and maroon hooped one from 95. I am tempted.

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  • Santon03

    May 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #40

    I don’t think Cabaye will go, he just asked his best friend to join us.

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