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Motherwell Manager So Impressed With Newcastle Youngsters

9:18 am, Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 67 Comments

St Mirren found out just how good some of Newcastle’s youngsters are last season, when Newcastle-born players Paul Dummett and Conor Newton played so well for the Scottish side  on loan, and helped them win the Scottish Communities League Cup, and the two of them got some rave reviews.

Stuart McCall

Stuart McCall - impressed by our youngsters

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall saw Paul Dummett, Haris Vuckic, Adam Campbell and James Tavernier all put in good performances last night at Fir Park, as Newcastle rather easily won that game 4-2, and we’re not surprised Stuart is impressed with what he saw.

And McCall is definitely keen on 18 year-old local striker Adam Campbell, who come on for the last 30 minutes of the game, in place of goalscorer Yoan Gouffran and looked very sharp indeed.

This is what Stuart said after the game:

“I did speak to Alan Pardew about some of his lads. He told me some of them are going to the Championship. He told me if there was any of the others that I saw and was interested in, I was to stay in touch.”

“The little lad Campbell who came on up front was quick and I’d like to get a get a quick wide man in who can play left and right.” “We are still trying to search for that. “Whether there is enough left in the kitty or if we can get the right one in remains to be seen. I don’t just want to bring someone for the sake of it.”

“It might be a younger one from the Premiership who comes in for six months on loan” “St Mirren did that last season with the lads Conor Newton and Paul Dummett from Newcastle.”

“We’ve got no out-and-out pace anymore since Chris Humphrey left so ideally I would like a wide player in.”

There will be no shortage of clubs after some of our youngsters this summer, but it’s Alan Pardew’s job to decide who is ready now for the Newcastle first team.

And on last night’s performance alone, Paul Dummett, Haris Vuckic, James Tavernier and Adam Campbell could be staying on Tyneside, at least through January.

Haris scored one and made one, James Tavernier had an assist with a fantastic through ball from the right back position that split the Motherwell defense wide open, and Paul Dummett put in an excellent left-wing cross in the second half for Marveaux to tap the ball home for our fourth goal.

Paul looked very solid at left back last night, and Campbell, the England U20 International striker, looked what he is – a top young goalscorer in the making, and showed some tremendous talent and speed.

What do you think?

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Tags: Adam Campbell · Haris Vuckic · James Tavernier · Newcastle News · Paul Dummett


67 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    On a serious note,

    Is anyone in hear overjoyed with the Bent signing?

    Or just happy to get someone in?

  • 2 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:23 AM


  • 3 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:23 AM


  • 4 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    fropm prewvious thread
    If they want Cabaye – why not give it ago with Rooney. Yeah wages would be a problem but just think of the shirt sales – make Wonga’s day

  • 5 Ben3arfa // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Bent signing is a step backwards , I dont care what anyone says

  • 6 joeinthecheapseats // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Think the move might rejuvenate him and is still an upgrade on Shola

  • 7 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    I’d rather Campbell played left or right of a front three

  • 8 JFK junior // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    People would still moan and complain if Rooney signed!!

  • 9 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    or in the hole

  • 10 nut meg // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Toon Prodigy…..NO !!

  • 11 jeff // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    i agree ben3arfa

    if we sign bent it is further proof pardew is extremely tactically niave.

    pathetic scum on this blog like toonarmydowns, maggot, tsunki and jail for cashlee all just think “cool striker” without considering how he would even attempt to form a cohesive unit with cisse. and why would he switch from villa bench to our bench and a lower wage

  • 12 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    and how do you know that ,a crystal ball maybe,firstly he is a non starter

  • 13 Galtierez // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    @1 was not aware he had signed.

  • 14 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    He’s 30 in February.

    Can’t help but think it’s just a quick fix?

    Surely there is better man.

    Where mad if we pay more than 2.5-3 mil I think. And Even then I’d rather not.

  • 15 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:29 AM


    I was waiting for the smart arse ;)

  • 16 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:31 AM


    It isn’t up to Pardew who we sign though?

  • 17 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:32 AM


  • 18 Hatem's better than Messi // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Bent is a huge gamble on form from a few seasons ago.

    Recent and current form is a better indication.

    This is all down to Pardew having warm fuzzy memories of Bent from years ago and the egotistical ex Manager of the Year thinking he’s a miracle worker.

  • 19 Rotonda heights // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Bent is just Cisse without the stunning spectacular goals.
    Bent is nearly 30, extremely injury prone, lost his pace, high wages and poor attitude. With dumb and dumber he must be nailed on to sign!!

    Was so impressed with Vuksic last night but you just know he’s made of glass. However, with Faye Downey we may just be on to something good for a change.

  • 20 JFK junior // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Yes. My crystal ball tells me so. Some people are just naturally negative, miserable and bring nothing to the blog.

  • 21 Galtierez // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    T-P so glad for you that you found him.

  • 22 iamnufc // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    33iamnufc // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Prodigy- I am quite open to Bent joining us. Has a decent record and good back up to cisse. With that said we still need another attacker who can play up wide or in behind the main striker

  • 23 iamnufc // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    I don’t see many other strikers of bent’s qualify willing to join us to play back up to cisse

  • 24 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    smacks to me of major negativity
    JFK junior // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    People would still moan and complain if Rooney signed!!

  • 25 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    here we go and you bring what exactly

  • 26 Hatem's better than Messi // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:39 AM


    He’s going to be on a 3/4 year deal and will be taking up a squad place and sucking cash out of the club if the gamble fails.
    If he couldn’t get in that Villa team … it really worries me about his attitude and form. Then he’s a ex-Mackem.

    No thanks.

  • 27 joeinthecheapseats // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Think people like Jeff need to be realistic
    Ashley isn’t going to buy two top end strikers
    Bent could cover for Cisse in some games and would be a good impact substitute.
    Then possibly an upcoming striker like Giroud from Arsenal would be good

  • 28 numba9 // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Some of the young guns are not good enough this was realised by Jan and the lack ne quality we had in depth . I don’t see them as making the grade in our first team and tho Ashley might like to keep them as cheap options for the first team but that’s about saving him spending which is what we actually should be doing now

  • 29 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:42 AM


    If Pardew had a choice between Remy or Bent, who do you think he would choose?

    Surely Remy for the quality and his age?

  • 30 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:44 AM


    Surely you can’t be happy about it though?

    All that dosh we have to play with because of the new TV rights.

    Can’t say im overjoyed. Shola’s replacement maybe.

  • 31 JFK junior // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    John Tudor – Did you think I was talking about you?

    I never mentioned any names. If you read into it as meaning you, then that speaks volumes.

  • 32 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    i would rather see 5/6 years out of campbell now then keep him in reserves or loaned out, if he burns out move him on if he fails then he fails any scenario from him is better than signing journeyman bent

  • 33 JFK junior // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Prodigy – Remy all day long. Bent is nothing more than a shola upgrade.

  • 34 numba9 // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Shouldn’t be a choice picking between two strikers we NEED to sign both we lack badly

  • 35 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    as you like jfk

  • 36 nut meg // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:46 AM


  • 37 jeff // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:47 AM


    “not being realistic” and then u suggest giroud HAHAHAHA

    whos not being realistic now LOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  • 38 Rotonda heights // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    ”I’m the manager of this football club and I’ll make sure I manage it as I’ve always done at all my clubs, with our foot firmly planted forward and trying to take the game to other teams and trying to play an exciting brand of football.”

    Is that all the other clubs you’ve been sacked from Alan?

    Delusional or what!. This is the guy who closed up shop at 1-0 up at home v Reading with 45 mins left!

  • 39 nut meg // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    sorry didn’t see the cap lock on,didn’t mean to yell.

  • 40 cestriasteve // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Doesnt Bent just do exactly the same thing as Cisse, surely if Pardew has a blue print for the team i.e. 4-3-3 then he just doesnt fit in as first choice CF.
    He also doesnt fit into 4-4-2, so how is he going to fit into the blue print.
    All this talk of De Jong someone please show me how he fits in?

    Does Pardew have a blue print at all???

    not trying to be funny just want someone to show me a structure pardew could be working to.

  • 41 numba9 // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Rather gameiro bent and Austin I think 3 are needed n let strolla go . A winger that has end product for these guys would be nice to see and a cb

  • 42 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    volumes of what, you thinking i’m someone else or that you weren’t directing it at me,to quote a retort back to someone obviously is directing it back at them durr now run along and bug someone else i have no truck with you but if thats your desire then play on

  • 43 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    It’s kind of worrying that we are seemingly looking to sign Bent first out of the two. That’s if we are planning on going for both.

    This could be bad if anyone is expecting Remy through the door.

    Not a story anywhere about Remy for a while. Last one was Pards saying he was interested in him I think a while back.

  • 44 Jimmy Toon // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Not Sure Bent is the answer, personally I would prefer Remy. Saying that we need two strikers.

    Interesting to hear Pardew say we are casting the net ‘worldwide’ in striker search. Apart from Bent and Remy who are the other realistic candidates besides Brown Ideye.

    Anyone have any ideas?

  • 45 joeinthecheapseats // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    We must have that type of money for one forward after the PEA bid so why not
    Arsenal must be looking to sell someone if they are serious about Suarez
    Giroud n Cisse up front with Bent as back up would put us in the top 8

  • 46 Jimmy Toon // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    I would like to see Remy in as Ba’s replacement and Charlie Austin brought in as Shola’s. Austin is younger and has more to prove than Bent plus he is a goal machine.

    I just wish Pardew would play Campbell a bit more, I think he could be brilliant. He needs to be in the Michael Owen role sitting on the defensive line but everytime he featured last season he was either on the wing or playing really deep.

  • 47 Bring Back Laurent Robert // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Ah, John Tudor’s on being a belligerent wee git again, was going to stop and chat for half-hour, but with him here, nope, I’d rather have type 2 diabetes.

  • 48 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    John Tudor
    Campbell has something to give but in my opinion a season with the likes of Motherwell or Championship will help him.

    At the minute he tends to run around a bit like a headless chicken.

    Needs to hone his skills and the Premiership and pressures of relegation etc., is not the place I think.

  • 49 Jimmy Toon // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Also Scott Sinclair would be an ideal winger to go for, bags of skill and chips in with a few goals here and there.

    Something we are seriously lacking at times

  • 50 brian kilclines pony tail // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    buying darren bent is stupid.

    one of our main problems last season was sustaining attacks and the amount of posetion we had in the final 3rd. teams were coming at us over and over, one of the main reasons for this is that cisse cant hold the ball up, its not his fault, he’s just not that type of player. if we sign bent we will sign another player who can not hold the ball up but bent gets involved less than michael owen!

    in fact that is exactly what this deal will be – Michael Owen MKII

  • 51 iamnufc // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    I want bent as a replacement for ameobi.. We prob won’t get another striker who is willing to play second fiddle to cisse.. Tell me who else u guys would be willing to warm the bench for us.. I don’t think money is the only issue, the role of the striker we getting in also matters

  • 52 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    If we get Bent, we will only get 2-3 years max out of him and that’s at a big push going off his current form and age.

    Do we really expect this lad to hit the ground running and get 2-3 cracking seasons out of him? I think it’s delusional.

    Surely he is back up and to compete for places.

  • 53 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    they could loan him out but only if some quality comes in do you see bent as quality or better than campbell

  • 54 Indian Magpie // Jul 17, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Stop Punishing yourselves, please do not expect decent signings, with a drab manager like Pardew.

  • 55 JFK junior // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Ok I admit it…it was totally aimed at you, John Tudor.

    I dont like you. I don’t like how you hound and bully people on here and force them off the blog. I also don’t like how it’s ok for you to say what you like, but as soon as certain bloggers give you back a dose, you claim the innocent victim and then “leave the blog” only to come back as a different nickname and have it fight your battles. It’s pathetic.

    There are plenty of excellent people on this blog who you continually get at, and it’s childish. You talk about being older etc, well you should know better.

    And for somebody who regularly boasts about having 25k in his back pocket, you spend all day on here. How about leave the house and spend your money, rather than roll out the same old rubbish on here. Idiot

  • 56 rainrix // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Yeah bent is a pointless signing, especially if pards is planning on partnering him with cisse. They’re too similar and as we saw with ba and cisse 2 similar strikers simply doesn’t work. If he’s backup then fine but would he be happy with backup? I think not. We really need to work on our midfield instead and focus on creating chances and supporting cisse (read wingers!)

    Thats the reason cisse is isolated, our midfield. Not that we haven’t got another striker up there with him. We’ll simply end up isolating 2 players instead of one.

  • 57 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    so bblr you are leaving forever will you be missed i doubt it enjoy your type 2 diabetes

  • 58 WLtoon // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Never been on here for a while and its the same old shite. Some bloggers thinking their opinion is better than others. Well my opinion has,nt changed, we are the laughing stock at the minute,anyone on here thinking otherwise wants to open their eyes and ears.
    Signing Bent FFS. He,ll spit his dummy out after us lot get on his back cos he aint doing the job.
    Kinnear would,nt be entertained by any other club in the league,never mind the Prem,yet we have him as our Mr Fixit. What a joke.
    On paper we still have a half decent side,but games are,nt won on names alone and i think there could be too many clashes of personalities on the training field and behind the scenes for me to sleep easy.
    i think we,ll do well to finish mid table,most probably the bottom 5 tho.

  • 59 numba9 // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Toon prodigy I think clubs only get two or three years tops out of any 1 nowadays loyalty has gone out the game and agents fishing about . Bent would get goals but we need lots more options up front

  • 60 JFK junior // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Bring back Laurent – Don’t leave due to him mate. Plenty of Good discussion on here if you simply skip through his monotonous posts.

  • 61 Klatoon // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    So AP reckons Dummet is ‘giving Santon a run’, that begs the question, what is Haidara doing ? Or is he the answer to our LW/Striker puzzle? #pardewlogic

  • 62 John Tudor // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    ooh fighting talk i will in future ignore your remarks as that last one shows you for what you are do i need to spell that out nob ead

  • 63 JFK junior // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    If you DO spell it out, spell it correctly at least…!

  • 64 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:10 AM


    Im worried about his age, Injuries, this would be his last club I reckon in the Prem before dropping down a league.

    I really can’t see the club paying anymore than 2.5 – 3 million for a back up striker.


    If we do pay 5-6 million then I cant help but think that he will be starting upfront with Cisse this season coming.

    And another striker coming in will be doubtful.

    Just my two cents.

  • 65 richyg01 // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Straight swap, Cabaye for Rooney?

  • 66 richyg01 // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    I think sending Campbell off for a year will do him a world of good, he didnt look great last night.

  • 67 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 17, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Lets just hope for whatever reason the Bent deal doesn’t happen!

    …may it be agent fee, wage, add-ons or even a failet medical. I really don’t care as long as it doesn’t happen!

    Pardew should never be in charge of signings (not sure the “Fisher King” will be any better at it!

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