Local Newcastle Striker Hopes To Make It Big This Season


We are hoping that Newcastle can bring in a couple of good experienced strikers this summer, but we have to remember we have young Adam Campbell at the club, and the North Shields born youngster came through very well last season, and with his pace and trickery, he could have a real break-through season coming up.

adam campbell - new training kit

Adam Campbell – at Benton sporting a beard

Adam was back in training today, and he cannot believe he’s made it through to the Newcastle first team so quickly, as the 18 year-old had this to say on the Newcastle web-site:

“I’ve never dreamed of being here this quickly so it’s all happened very fast for me,” “But I’m loving it at the moment and hopefully I can kick on next year and really get myself into the team properly and show what I can do.”

“I’ve got a little taste for it now and obviously the gaffer helped me out last season. He was very kind to me and gave me a chance but next season I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that I get in his team regularly and get a lot more time on the pitch.”

Adam already has five first team appearances for Newcastle, including three Premier League appearances, and he was on the bench for Newcastle for the last few games of the season, and manager Alan Pardew rates the 5’5″ striker very highly.

The manager returns to Newcastle tomorrow, and is scheduled to give the first real training session on Saturday, and that’s when youngsters like Adam Campbell will be hoping to impress the gaffer.

When Adam, came on a year ago in the friendly at Cardiff City in pre-season he was sensational, and in his short cameo appearance he almost scored twice and set up another couple of chances for his team-mates.

He then made his first team debut shortly after that against Atromitos in the Europa League, and he became the youngest player ever to appear for Newcastle in Europe at just 17.

Adam is quick and skillful, and can cause panic in opposing defenses – sounds great to us. 😀

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162 comments so far

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jul 4, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #1

    I hope he is a good as being touted. I have to say he looks great for reserves (but obertan doesn’t look bad).

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #2

    I rather have us go for both Rhodes and Austin.

    Trade one for:
    Shola and Vuckic (loan) and 1-3 m £ package one.

    Campbell (loan) and Ferguson 1-3 m £ package two.

    then sell/trade Obertan+Amalfitano and get Boudebouz

    Gosling/Abeid for Hughes 1-3 m £.

    Perch out – Ler Fer in.

    Maybe –
    Willo out – one of Kouyate, Oboabona, Sané in.

    With Kinnear negotiation skills *wink * it would probably amount to less than got invested in January.

    If we still need another winger. Then sell whoever is underperforming and buy one in January.

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  • richyg01

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #3

    SSN:

    BREAKING NEWS: Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of teenage midfielder Olivier Kemen from Metz.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Sazzer // Jul 4, 2013 at 2:00 PM
    I rather have us go for both Rhodes and
    Austin.

    100% agree… i would get them insted of bent an kone… both are young n pacy

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  • richyg01

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #5

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20130704/united-sign-kemen_2281670_3228155

    Lad looks like Olivier Bernard and Tiote’s love child

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  • Patoon

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Sazzer

    completley agree, we’d get Austin 4 wot is being reported 4 Kone and he’s young, and i think Rhodes would b great

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  • Ginger

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Well it looks like SecretSausage was right.

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  • richyg01

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #8
  • GeordieDan

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #9

    NUFC just signed Olivier Kemen from Metz.

    Promising youngster. Fingers crossed

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  • GeordieDan

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Dammit richyg. 🙂

    Thought I had the exclusive. Bloody webpage hadn’t refreshed 😀

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  • 09nufc09

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #11

    You can tell if a young player is good enough by the way the first team players treat him when on the pitch, i think the fact our players didnt trust campbell enough to pass him the ball shows that they do think hes good, he didnt make runs into the right places (hes a striker and i dont remember him having a shot or even touching the ball in the box). If you watch the games that vuckic has played in the players trusted him with the ball and he was always in space and available to recieve a pass.

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  • Ginger

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #12

    richyg01

    Put a comment but they won’t post it in the actual chat.

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  • 09nufc09

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #13

    They dont think hes good enough**

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #14

    He signed like 3 weeks ago and he’s about 12. BORING.

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  • richyg01

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #15

    @12,

    Me too, “Your comment is in moderation”

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  • richyg01

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #16

    From SSN Chat:

    “Plenty of you asking about Arouna Kone – Davey will be sat down soon and I will let him run you through that as he broke the story this morning.”

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Yeah SecretSausage was right about player at the club, and PK or something reveal it was Kemen yesterday.

    Kemen himself reveal few weeks back on twitter that a deal was in place. So it’s bit of let down.

    This is probably going to turn out be a great signing.

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  • richyg01

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Kemen could be another Bigi – hopefully!

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #19

    richyg01
    Two links at same time cause the moderation thingy.

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  • richyg01

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #20

    @19 on SSN I meant

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  • richyg01

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Kemen is dubbed ‘the new Alex Song’

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #22

    WOW – that poster secret sausage seems bang (er) on the money -the latest ITK – Hallelujah -praise be to the messiah secret sausage – predicted a signing. Wow we all will have to ask him who’s next.
    Uuuuhhhh wait a minute —duuuuhhhhh what this I see – it was reported on this blog on 16th June that we signed Olivier Kemen – duuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhh. Link:-
    http://www.nufcblog.com/2013/06/16/newcastle-make-first-signing-young-french-striker/

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #23

    I hope we get Kone provided he isn’t our Ba replacement. If we could have:

    Cisse, Remy, Kone, Gouffran

    That would be enough striker options as we don’t have Europe to worry about. Get rid of Shola and give the starts he would get to Campbell.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Kone huh? Well decent player looked dangerous for Wigan but he’s not exactly got my heart pumping with excitement…also doubt it’ll happen as Everton were far and a way better than us last season and RM is there to draw him

    Also our reserve CMs are building up to a good standard this new signing and Bigi partnering up sounds pretty good to me

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #25

    Mister Tuff
    Secret sausage only said he heard about new player being at club. He didn’t claim who it was. So he was correct in that.

    Another poster was correct that the mystery man was the guy we already said to have been signed.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #26

    Nicholas Anelka having medical at West Brom

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  • Spoof

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #27

    JFK said he would have our first signing in by Friday, although we all hoped for a bigger name, he has kept his word.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #28

    Fulham announces new sponsor: Fulham has secured a record-breaking sponsorship deal with Marathonbet

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  • richyg01

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Anelka having medical at West Brom!?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #30

    I am reserved to Pardew being here now so I hope we play the formation that actually had us playing well .

    ————————-Krul———————–

    -Debuchy—-Collo——M’biwa–Santon-

    ——Sissoko——Cabaye——Anita——

    ——–HBA———-Cisse——–Remy——

    Bench: Elliot,Taylor,Haidara,Tiote,Gutierrez, Kone, Gouffran

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  • richyg01

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #31

    @30

    Jonas on the Bench?? Will never happen!!!

    Also, no Strolla, again, will never happen

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  • richyg01

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #32
  • richyg01

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #33

    Re. 32, that said, its so far taken him nearly 10mins go get logged in

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #34

    Kone > Shola. I’m okay with him as long as we get another striker in. If he is it, then it isn’t enough.

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  • richyg01

    Jul 4, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #35

    Norwich to unveil 3rd signing at 3:30, who’s this one?

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #36

    BPC
    Remy? Also no Vuckic? For me this is his last season to impress or he’s out on his backside

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  • richyg01

    Jul 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #37

    Kone link sounds real, Davey Craig was speaking directly to Wigan Owner, and he confirmed that NUFC have permission to speak to him.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #38

    I reckon in that team

    Cisse – 20 goals
    Remy – 14 goals
    HBA – 10 goals
    Cabaye – 5 goals

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jul 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #39

    09nufc09

    more that when campbell came on he seemed to be used as a left winger when he really plays on the shoulder of the last defender.

    the lad hasn’t had a fair chance at the club.

    if you play a kid you need to give him every chance to succeed…play him when he is in form and in his best position.

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  • Ginger

    Jul 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #40

    I posted pretty much the same comment as Barry and it didn’t get posted hahaha. Strange people at Sky Sports. I notice they don’t really have a clue as well as they’re not directly answering the questions either.

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