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Newcastle Youngster Sent Out On One Month Loan

11:38 am, Thursday, August 15th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 144 Comments

Very promising 18-year-old Adam Campbell has joined Carlisle United for a month’s loan (at least),  and could make his debut in Saturday’s home game with Coventry City.

adam campbell at st. mirren

Adam Campbell – top Newcastle youngster sent out on loan

Carlisle play in League One which is England’s third tier of football, and it will be interesting to see if the North Shields youngster can bang in those goals for Carlisle.

Newcastle are short of strikers at the moment, but have still agreed to the short-term move.

The England Under-20 International stands just 5′ 6″ tall, so that’s one inch shorter than the world’s best player – Barcelona’s Lionel Messi – and Adam’s a bundle of energy and has great skills, and the knack of putting the ball into the back of the net.

Adam has played 5 times for the Newcastle first team, and became Newcastle’s youngest ever player in Europe, beating Andy Carroll’s record about a year ago at Atromitos, in the Europa League – it was in fact on August 23rd last year.

Newcastle have very high hopes of Campbell, and we’ll see how he does at Carlisle for a month.

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Tags: Adam Campbell · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Newcastle U21 · Newcastle Youth · Pre-Season


144 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rainrix // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Would’ve preferred it if he went to st mirren instead, if those rumours were true. Much better level than league bloody 1.

  • 2 hazzy // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Although the transfer window hasn’t been half as exciting as we would have liked as fans, the negativity on this blog is astounding.
    If Pardew picks what is our strongest team and drops anyone who is playing poorly I do think we’re a match for anyone. Big ‘IF’ though on the Pardew matter

  • 3 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    League one! hmm

    …would probably rather he went to the SPL!

  • 4 cestriasteve // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Does this mean we are confident of signing ourselves?

  • 5 cjtoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    repost: missed the boat was typing far too long

    Like most of you i have been pretty negative about almost everything nufc related this summer. The main problem for me has been pardew not leaving and the Kinnear debarcle was totally unnecessary as well tbh. Lack of signings and seemingly a lack of ambition have just built up our frustration further.

    I am trying to look at things in a positive light though and there are some positives.

    1. Ashley has brought in a DoF (although an awful choice) the role means there is more accountability to the staff for poor performance. Faye Downey has also been added to this with a few other switches of staff role. So underperformance this season will be easier to assign to specific staff failures. i.e if we have another shocker peoples heads will be under the axe. (Ashley covering his back (Protecting his assets))

    2. By enlarge we have a fitter (apparently) less injured squad bar Remy & Jonas than we did last season. If it stays like this at least if nothing else we will have consistency with our starting 11 (the reason we had a great start in our 5th placed finish season particularly in defence). Could the lack of signings help to improve the squad chemistry? (I know perhaps looking for the positives too hard)

    3. Players & Staff have points to prove and reputations at stake. The January signings will be looking to establish themselves at the club too. Pardew is under pressure to have a good season and will know a repeat of last season isnt an option. Younger players on one year deals know it’s now or never too. This could give them the focus they need to really push on.

    4. The world cup is around the corner and all of our international players will want to be there. If they are playing poorly they wont be, it’s as simple as that. This in its self should see more drive and determination injected into the team. Something we really lacked last year.

    5. On paper we really do have a good squad. All of us know it. Its one of the best we have had in such a long time. Its a big year for some of our players with points to prove and the world cup. Others have had injuries and need to stay fit and show what they can do for a full season.

    Pardew has a lot of options available to him. In terms of both formations we could realistically use and squad depth we are pretty good. We could go three/four/five at the back or three/four/five in midfield in different games. Granted we are limited up front but could play three is two were pushed wider in a 4-3-3.

    The quality of some of our players is exceptional. I think Ben Arfa, Anita, Sissoko and Marveaux can really kick on this season (in the right position & given the right instruction).

    For me we have no natural width in the team so i would love to see a formation of:


    Debuchy Saylor/MYM Colo Santon

    Cabaye Tiote(def) / Sissoko Anita

    Marveaux/Gouffran Ben-arfa


    The wing backs can provide width to stretch the opposition defence creating the room for ben arfa nad marveaux to work with cisse to create the goals. Tiote could be used in the games where we need a bit of cover in front of the defence. The two CAM’s and ST would not have to track back and would not drop too deep allowing us to hit on the counter quickly.

    If all else fails we could always pack the defence and pump it long

  • 6 cjtoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    @ Jeff previous thread

    Totally agree mate. Ben Arfa is overrated in that he hasn’t managed to stay injury free and play a full consistant season for us.

    There’s no doubt he has the ability but perhaps he is just one of those players whose fitness and mentality will never let them be the player they ‘could be’

    On the other hand (what im hoping) is he can stay fit all season and be relieved of any defensive responsibility and told to pass and move more. If he was played as a no 10 and used his trickery more wiseley and less obviously (always cutting in to shoot left footed) i thinkk he could become ‘mercurial’.

    Its a big season for him i think

  • 7 Pokat // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    If campbell was all that he wouldn’t be going to L1. I suspect another youngster on the market stall here. But it could mean another striker is nearing the door?

  • 8 Mancgeordie // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Personally my strongest 11 as we stand now.
    Debuchy, Colo, Mbwia, Haidara.
    Cabaye, Sissoko.
    Ben Arfa.
    Remy Santon.

  • 9 cjtoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    It will be interesting to see how campbell does as he hasn’t really been given a crack in our first team. In a season (last year) where we were having real issues scoring goals i thought we would have given him more of a chance.

    I don’t see much use of the 1 month loan either. I think he either stays and gets used in and around our 1st team or goes out for at least 6months if not the full season.

    I think rainrix is right too. I think st Mirren would have been a better shout tbh. I also wonder why we havent tried to get him to a championship team. Maybe his physique? Im sure someone in the champ would have gladly taken a punt on him.

  • 10 ToonDownSouth // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    The reason our youngsters don’t go to better leagues on loan is because most simply aren’t good enough. Hopefully Campbell will be different, but given how impressively awful our club is at bringing youngsters through, I doubt it.

  • 11 Munster Mag // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    CJ, I think that’s a very optimistic post, but misguided. We do not have a really good squad, and most of our players are overrated – eg Santon ( cant defend, as I have maintained from day 1 , and was hammered for it) . We have defenders who cant defend ( Debuchy ….and mbiwa doesnt look like he likes heading and is very casual ) …others who are not used right ( Sissoko ) etc etc ….and a manager who cant seem to get them to attack and “fretten” the opposition. Its not good….if we can get a winger or two in , or a striker, it will help loads as Pardew is a 442 man all day long. He is being given players he doesn’t like because they suit the clubs purchasing strategy. Its a serious mess.

  • 12 Pokat // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    @8 personally agree with the back 4 but I have no idea where santon would go except as sub. Gouffran still has a point to prove but I would put him up there.

  • 13 Munster Mag // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Remy will prove a Godsend however, once fit. Other positives are Colo, Krul, fitness coach, Sissoko and er , Remy again. Also Cisse, if we can service him right . A fine striker overall.

  • 14 ToonDownSouth // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Jamie Redknapp says that “Remy will get good service at Newcastle”.

    Its pathetic that these people get paid millions a year to not even pay attention to football.

  • 15 Pokat // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    @10 – for me if a lad is aiming for a PL starting place you give him some serious time against proper competition. That means give him halves against cup opponents, last 20 mins as main striker in games already sewn up. That won’t happen with us I know, but L1 is virtually limbo for someone aiming for first team. He can’t be good enough.

  • 16 Pokat // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Hell get good service if he goes to the same canteen as Fatem alright :)

  • 17 richyg01 // Aug 15, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Surely we would not have sent him out on loan knowing Remy is injured and only having Cisse and Strolla as recognised strikers without knowing something was going to happen on the striker front??

  • 18 Rainrix // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    TDS… Pundits are the only people stupid enough to be taken in by pardews propaganda. Seriously though apathy and ignorance from pundits, I’m not surprised.

  • 19 Pokat // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Aye richie boy! Are we being stupidly optimistic or what ha ha ha

  • 20 cjtoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Munster i agree with a lot of what you are saying but i have been negative all summer and fancied a change.

    I do think we have a good team though. Santon debuchy and MYM are good players. Yes they have weaknesses but when have we ever had a good defence? I posted the other day we were competing in the champs league with bramble obrien griffin and bernard!?

    I think a lot of us have just been completely demoralised by last season and rightly so. It was the most uninspiring load of garbage i have ever watched.

    I think we have issues with players on the wings that have the opposite foot 3 of our 4 starting 11 wide players (typically under pardew) are having to cut in onto their preffered foot.

    I think our players are only ‘overrated’ because they were so poor last season. I think either way this season will give us a lot of answers. regarding owner, management, players etc.

  • 21 Mancgeordie // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    @ pokat I know what you mean but I do like Santon but his defending can be suspect at times he is better going forward and would have more of an idea when we don’t have the ball my thinking would be a more effective version of Jonas. Goofy of the bench could cover all 3 forward positions also his pace late on could have an impact.

  • 22 cjtoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    just realised how many times i write ‘i think’ i think its slightly excessive.

  • 23 Pokat // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Maybe they are rummaging in JFKs swear box for the pennies to buy Flavour Thiamin or whatever his name is? Or hijack the Bent deal (ha that sounded good he he) or Gomis is in the Heed Hilton waiting for the minibus to turn up?

  • 24 Pokat // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Its true that if your wide mans preferred foot is inside, that’s where he will invariably cut in and thus the entire forward line is hemmed in, thus very few crossed goals.

  • 25 cjtoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    hi all i write the odd article for and recently wrote one about 10 players premier league teams should be looking at. Check it out, im not sure why we are never linked to this type of player. Surely it fits our ‘model’ (which seems to be changing to sign anyone between the ages of 27-29 who probably wont join us)

    I had added a lot of links to youtube which the editor removed so some of it may look wierdly written but the essence of the article is there.

    I would reccomend checking out some youtubes of them though. Especially Zakaria Bakkali! unbelievable

  • 26 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    The fact we only want to send him on loan for a month shows no confidence in bringing in another striker IMO.

    NUFC fans have been mugged off by Ashley again and he will be pocketing the TV & Wonga money. I really hope his helicopter crashes and ironically it is because of a swarm of Magpies

  • 27 Pokat // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    And I say ‘thus’ a lot, thus it gets repetitive.

  • 28 lesh // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Great news!

    Now what do we have in the striker department?

    Remy – not fit
    Shola – been on international duty
    Gouffran – available at the moment

    That’s it – what a way to start a season!

    Where’s Kinnear in all this and just what is he doing to address the need for new players?

    If he did go to Belgium, did he come back or is he wandering around Bruges or somewhere, lost and without his cater?

    It’s about time Ashley got a grip and asked just what the hell Kinnear’s actually brought to the party – apart from an on loan striker who’s injured!

  • 29 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    cjtoon…we haven’t really signed anypne between the age of 27-29 have we? ;)

    …I’ll check out your article; by the way Citeh tried to sign Bakkali, but he opted to stay at PSV and wants to sign a new contract. Someone on Teamtalk suggested a week ago that we were interested, but it just sounds to good to be true! lol

  • 30 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    lesh…I am looking so much forward to this season after this amazing transfer window; it’s only topped by last years window! lol

  • 31 lesh // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    @ 28……. Whoops, forgot our number one striker, Cisse!!

  • 32 jimmysmith // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    He is probably not good enough lets face it, that’s the truth let’s face it,, no shame in it, but lets stop being a bunch of patsies FFS.

  • 33 spitfire_ // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    So on the day when we understand that Remy could miss the first month of the season Necastle let they third healthy striker to go on loan for a month.

    Basically I’m glad about Campbell but not when the team leave only with Gouffy, Cisse and… uhm… Shola. And ofcourse why on League 1? Isn’t enough teams in Championship or even SPL… St. Miren or something.

  • 34 Andres InYaNestEh // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Don’t see the point in getting upset about it any more lads. We have an owner with zero ambition, zero footballing nouse and gives zero f***s about what we think. I don’t even think he enjoys it any more.

    We have a few good players, not great – good but are quite overrated and a manager that doesn’t / can’t get them playing modern attractive football even though the players put at his disposal are hand picked for this very purpose by Carr and co.

    In short, we were very nearly relegated last season and probably deserved to go down IMO we were truly awful at times. I for 1 hav seen no reason to expect this to have changed in the last 3 months, and from what I have seen nothing has! Can’t wait for city!

  • 35 lesh // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Aye Jesper, it could top last years window if we signed another player! Wonderful innit?

    TDS where does Jamie Redknapp think that “Remy will get good service at Newcastle”? Greggs on a good day?

  • 36 dembademba // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:22 PM


    debuchy taylor/yanga Colo Santon

    cabaye sissoko

    Ben arfa marv Remy


    that’s what I want to see, put that team out at home n we’ll score plenty

  • 37 cjtoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    @ jesper

    no…we couldn’t even manage that!

    Realistically of the players in the article im not sure who we could sign (can we sign people?). Probably ezekiel (check him out, Ben yedder i thought we would have looked at since pardew tells us we are very present in the ferench market, Neilton why not? , Bruno i think we could definitely sign and Bakkali who knows that would be a serious coup.

  • 38 jayphoto // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    To be fair Jermain Defoe and Beckham started by going on loan to Ligue One clubs aged 19 in Bournemouth and Preston, both went on to have decent careers! Personally I’ve never seen anything to warrant thinking campbells the next big thing , and ive watched him for the reserves too! Great energy and that but i’ll honestly say the 2 players for reserves that looked the business were Vuckic and Nile Ranger (shame he never applied himself)

  • 39 toon kk // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    There’s a lot of deluded people within our club. The name of the game is save every penny we can. The beginning of last season was a thought of give the young lads a run out in Europe, forgetting they aren’t good enough. This season knowing we don’t have Europe MA gambling on we don’t need as big of a squad.
    I don’t know what the future will hold under Mashley.

  • 40 Indian Magpie // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Just Found out Why Barcelona sold David Villa So cheaply to AtleticoMadrid. Its because they Now get First option on 18 year old Olivier Torres.

  • 41 cjtoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    @ Jayphoto

    Totally agree about Ranger. If he could have just sorted out his mentality and application he had so much promise. Its a real shame but i have no doubt if he joins Swindon Town he will do well.

    He never really got the goals for us but that was mainly his finishing the rest of his game was really good. He was tricky strong and pretty nimble too.

    Vuckic too if he stays injury free and gets decent games on loan it could be the year he progresses finally after promising so much for so long.

  • 42 Klatoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Anyone else concerned about HBA’s fitness? Lots of ”worrying” pics from training and the latest taken at his court appearance and he looks…bulky???

  • 43 jimmysmith // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Vuckic, Campbell, etal need to man up quick smart and deliver or fuck off, that’s the the truth of it.

    Unless you’re a Gazza, which they ain’t, or they’d be in already.

  • 44 Indian Magpie // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM


    He can now Hoof properly.

  • 45 Klatoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Indian magpie,

    you have a point maybe AP ordered him to pack it on so Taylor and Krul can spot him easier for their punts forward

  • 46 check the toastie // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Campbell moving is good for the kid, as people will stop thinking that he is PL class, he’s not.

    Never seen what all the fuss is about.

    Also Ben Arfa is currently a physical disgrace and needs to lose a stone minimum, Marv should be playing instead of him. He should be banished to the treadmill to burn off his blubber, kid is unprofessional and one thing Pardew has done is cut him a shit load of slack due to his ability, i imagine patience is starting to wear thin mind.

  • 47 toon kk // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    I’m worried about the whole squads fitness. In pre season we lacked pace, I recon injuries will set in soon and it will be a long hard season expecially with the lack of transfers.

  • 48 jackostoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Toon Toon,
    Sorry about that, only four days to go, thought I’d start the rallying call us Geordies are famous for, we are who we are, we’ve got who we’ve got (players wise), instead of kicking each other in the Bollocks, let’s do what we do best, get behind the team, Christ, we are Newcastle UNITED not bloody SCUMberland, sorry if I upset anyone, but I certainly feel better for it.

  • 49 check the toastie // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    I remember when we beat Spurs 7-1, what a team and manager we once had.

    Anyway, thought i would put this link in to cheer everyone up.

  • 50 Indian Magpie // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM


    Marveaux, i don’t think he started a Pre season game.

  • 51 check the toastie // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    nice one Jackostoon – good rallying call that.

    Come on the Toon get on that ‘Front Foot’ against Man City. :)

  • 52 jackostoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    That’s the way pal, come onnnnnnn-m

  • 53 check the toastie // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Indian – He hasnt, its a disgrace how Pards uses him and Anita. Mindblowing really.

  • 54 Indian Magpie // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 29s
    #nufc have been offered Manuel Fernandes but unlikely to take up the opportunity

  • 55 John Tudor // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    enough is enough
    ashley and his mob are cnuts
    do us all a favour turn off the lights when you go

  • 56 Wayayman // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Ben Arfa’s physical shape is a disgrace? He was too lightweight and could get knocked off the ball too easily, now him (and Santon) have obviously been i the gym over the summer and put on muscle. Ben Arfa went in for a 50/50 on Sat against their CM and shoulder charged the bloke onto his arse. Last season he wouldn’t have even attempted the challenge.

  • 57 Mancgeordie // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Not bothered about fernandes anyway would prefer thauvin or some other young AM in the Coutinho mould

  • 58 low fell mag // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    To all you negative prats or Mackems in disguise ,just a little info ,which will knock the wind out of your sails .
    The Gomis deal is back on.

  • 59 John Tudor // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    i right, pen to paper no, just more idle chit chat

  • 60 Ben3arfa // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    While clubs our busy strengthening on and off the field, our classy manager is in a bar trying to pull in some bird.


  • 61 John Tudor // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    superman would struggle to extricate us from the doodoo we are in one player makes no difference

  • 62 Klatoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:10 PM


    Hope thats the case and I havent watched any of the preseason games but the bulk im worried about is around his waist area and not chest/shoulder/arms like Santon. Again, hope you are right because he’s our best player.

  • 63 John Tudor // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    @ 58 he couldn’t pull a pint

  • 64 Sazzer // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    City game is soon here. We will not have new players in for that game.

    It’s going to be a reality check.

    To see if the team better, worse or the same as last year.

  • 65 low fell mag // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    John Tudor ,try changing your name to Bobby Kerr.
    Suits you Sir !

  • 66 John Tudor // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    go blow ingrain

  • 67 John Tudor // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    jfa is right about you lff

  • 68 John Tudor // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    get a life

  • 69 nico // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Looks like Sinclair going to WBA. Another player that should have come here gone.

  • 70 Klatoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    New rumour, probably BS; We want Victor Moses on loan.

  • 71 SeanNufc87 // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Low fell

    That will hardly placate them, they wont be happy until heads role, we could win a game 3 nil and some lads would still pick fault.

    I personally think if Sir Bobby ever had the misfortune of reading some of the comments and negativity on here it would knock him sick.

    Where’s the passion lads?

    Up the toon! Howay the lads!

    Toon toon

  • 72 SeanNufc87 // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Et cetera et cetera

  • 73 SharpEnough23 // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Were going to get a thumping on Monday 4 or 5 nil

  • 74 Mister Tuff // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Tudor – afternoon – take no notice of low fell mag -he is just trying to wind you up -all he spouts is calling others mackems and negative. I asked him the other week if in his opinion there were any things done at the Toon -he did not agree with -no reply.
    Niafron -asked him yesterday what his seasons predictions were – again no reply.
    but he can come on to slag everyone else off.
    He is a greengrocer from the Heed -I think flogging vegetables over the years has had an affect on him.

  • 75 niafron // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Bonjour messieurs.

  • 76 niafron // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Can’t wait for monday night…

    What are the last news?

  • 77 mindshaft // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Met Pardew in Archer Street last night, that blokes moves are terrible
    Nice enough guy tho his pulling technique left a lot to be desired and he had a massive fail before moving onto Little Italy …. I left him in there at 03:00 – he seemed to be enjoying himself
    Ben3Arfa has posted a link to my vid

  • 78 Klatoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:42 PM


    Actually I was hoping you’d have news for us.

    The mackems are flooding the #Askpapiss tag and being stupid fools as usual! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • 79 outsidethebox // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    why all the negativity…we have a good starting eleven …perhaps we will escape any injuries or red cards …we have a dof who has cleared six spaces for incomers ..ok so far he has only got one in so far who is injured for several games ..but give him time he has only been trying for six weeks there is still 4 whole days till start of season …cannot understand all the negativity

  • 80 jackostoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Point extremely well executed and one I agree with, howayyyyyy the lads

  • 81 DokToon // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM


    i hear you, but some on here, prefer to be miserable… when we finished 5th, they were saying pards out, because we didnt get in CL …


  • 82 geordie157 // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    No harm in a one month I guess. Not sure I agree with comments that league 1 isn’t as good as the spl. league 1 is more competitive and more physical.

  • 83 G.unit // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Just curious low fell mag, how do you know the Gomis deal is back on??

  • 84 luke.r // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Did jayphoto just say Beckham had a decent career? haha behave!

    Wouldnt mind Victor Moses at all, good young player!

    And cambell needs time in a lower league to get experience. Half of you talk like hes 24 and he’s too old to go out. The lads 18!!

  • 85 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    jackostoon…did you ever find out how to watch the streams online?

  • 86 Finnbad The Sailor // Aug 15, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Cambell has done nothing bar banging a couple of goals in the youth/reserves to warrant a starting role at a championship or spl team though.

    Which at the end of the day is what we should be aiming for him to get. Constant first team starts in proper competitve games.

    Some of the complaints on this baffle me. Absolute b&w tinted glasses.

    here’s hoping this month does him the world of good with plenty starts.

  • 87 jackostoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    I didn’t my friend, not with regards to first row, but I also use football streaming info and fortunately this site hasn’t been blocked YET, if it does, I may have to pick your brains good sir, the daughter had the expected vacant look when I asked her about it, she takes after her mother I think

  • 88 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    jackostoon… haha ;)

  • 89 niafron // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Well, if you mean news from France, the only thing i can say is this Thauvin’s story is total bollocks.

    He’s going nowhere right now. It was just a statement made out of anger by his president.

  • 90 Sazzer // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    What are your prediction for this season?

  • 91 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    jackostoon…are you on a window’s pc?

  • 92 mattyNUFC // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    pards…..married pards you mean

    again, another example of the all-round class of this guy. add on top of the fact he hasn’t a clue how to organize and get the best out of this team and yep, seems about right.

    all these folks saying he’ll never get another job as good as this one and he knows it are right only up to a certain point. the most damaging bit of him being here and continuing to run this club is that he thinks he’s worthy of it, hence regurgitated excuses that only proved revetment to an ego that simply could not and will not falter. his stubborness will only exacerbate the problems that not bringing in adequate reinforcements will cause

  • 93 2_goal_tino // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Good move for Adam, he’ll get some competitive games under his belt and finally dampen people’s view that he’s the next big thing when they’ve seen very little of him in action. Hopefully, he’ll be a good squad player in a year or two but doubt he’ll be anything more.

    Agree with whoever was talking about Ranger, he really messed up his career. If you compare Carroll and Ranger, it’s truly amazing. Ranger was way better than Carroll at every equivalent age until 19/20 and then hasn’t done anything for the past 3 years.

    Vuckic is clearly our most talented youngster, the only thing thats been stopping him is injuries. This has to be a big year for him.

  • 94 lesh // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    There’s one thing for sure, we’ll be bottom of the Prem before we kick off on Monday and barring a miracle, we’ll be there when the Man C game’s over.

    Thereafter, we’re looking up the table and like it or not, that has a demoralising effect on players and fans.

    For the sake of a bit of investment and ambition it could be different!

    Somebody posted we’re supposed to be in for Victor Moses on loan. On loan?

    On loan, I ask you…. pathetic!

  • 95 jackostoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    I am, Windows 7, am I going to need a pen and paper lol

  • 96 Rainrix // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Finnbad…. Well dummett and newton hardly warranted starting roles at st mirren, considering most nufc fans probably didn’t even know they existed here. They were no where near the 1st team. And yet they impressed in scotland and were regulars by the time they finished.

    Now campbells been in and around the 1st team for a while now is highly rated here and there has been interested parties in scotland. Nowt wrong with wanting him to get regular games at the highest level he can. If it happened that the SPL/Championship was too much for him then yeah fair enough send him to a league 1 team. As long as he’s not stewing on the bench here twiddling his thumbs then i suppose alls good really.

  • 97 Tinman // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    lesh, you reckon every other game is going to be a draw like?

    If theres one thing for sure, we WONT be bottom of the league before the City game…

  • 98 Sazzer // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    For me I don’t know where we stand. It could be as bad as last season or really good, so far our starting eleven only looks good on paper and not on the pitch and there have been no indication of improvement during pre-season. So yeah there is an argument for both at this moment, City will be the necesssary reality check as for now.

  • 99 Tinman // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Reason he is going to Carlisle is because its near by and he can be easily monitored… Why are some people so thick?

  • 100 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    jackostoon…maybe ;)

    Do you know how to find the networkconnections?

    1. Find your Wi-fi and right click on it.
    2. Click on Internetprotocol (TCP/IP)
    3. Properties
    4. Tick “use the following server address”

    Try using the following address:

    “208 – 67 – 222 – 222″

    As alternativ address:

    “208 – 67 – 220 – 220″

    *You might have to google it if the addresses doesn’t work since you are based in another country then me :)

  • 101 Rainrix // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Tinman… Pretty sure our benevolent DOF JK can ring up any manager in the country and get a progress report, regardless of locale .

  • 102 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    jackostoon… #4 is under the fan “General”

  • 103 Tinman // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Rainrix, your telling me a phonecall is as good as one of the team going along to see Carlisle staff face to face? Or that a phonecall is as good as sending someone to watch every Carlisle home game?

  • 104 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    I come on here as a break from discussing deployment of SharePoint at an organisation and I find that this blog has turned into an IT Support forum…!

    Also seems that some people will criticise the club no matter what they do…who needs mackems?!

    So Campbell has gone on loan FOR ONE MONTH to a club we have an excellent relationship with. Presumably this will allow us to:
    1 – assess his performance playing for a first team
    2 – see who else we bring in
    3 – flush out any interest from Championship teams
    4 – decide what to do with him after we know the first 3

    Sounds sensible to me…

  • 105 Rainrix // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Tinman… Good enough for Joe

  • 106 Tinman // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Exactly what I was thinking ToonDarnSarf. I just couldn’t be bothered to fully explain it as it seemed so bleeding obvious! Cheers mate

  • 107 Tinman // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Rainrix, and how do you know thats good enough for Joe if you don’t mind me asking?

  • 108 DokToon // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    rain, thanks for stopping by :)

    and you stay classy…

  • 109 VanToonMan // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    So we only signed 1 striker…Remy….who is injured…which basically means we are going into the first month with the same squad as when we finished 16th and thus the same strikers as when we finished 16th…which includes campbell…YET THEY LOAN HIM OUT TO ANOTHER CLUB?!!!!

    What happens if Cisse gets injured??….West Hame at home with Shola up top?? Mr. 50 odd goals in about 10 years!…..Ashley and JK have no sense!

  • 110 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:31 PM


    I’m a quick typist so it’s less painful for me than for most people!

    Still, give it 10 more posts and someone new will be on to criticise the club for exactly the same thing…

  • 111 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Gotta go pick up Junior! Later

  • 112 DokToon // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    later jesper :)

  • 113 Klatoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Driving me mad seeing Southampton making bids of 18mil euro for strikers as JFK sits around doing nothing.

  • 114 Tinman // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM


    I’m relatively quick as well. Your right, I honestly can’t see why people are disappointed with this deal.

  • 115 Tinman // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:35 PM


    What about Gouffran?
    Cisse has a pretty solid injury record to be fair.
    Remind me how many goals Adam Campbell has scored for the first team?
    I think I am also correct when assumin that Remy is expected to be on the bench against City and possibly ready to start the next game.

  • 116 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Duh. Didn’t take long…

    VanToonMan – let’s look at this…Campbell is currently the 5th choice striker at Newcastle (behind Cisse, Remy, Goofy and Ameobi) so even with Remy’s injury, he’s 4th choice. You wishing Campbell to be a world class player does not make it so (although he has time) and I’d rather see Ameobi or Goofy start in Cisse’s absence. Campbell has virtually zero experience in the PL (or indeed in first team football) and needs more time.

  • 117 Rainrix // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Tinman… Simple its Joe Kinnear.

  • 118 jackostoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Thanks bud, appreciate the time taken to help, I’ve wrote it down and I’ll try it on the bairns laptop when she comes in from work, just incase something goes pear shaped when I try it, it normally does, the laptop I’m using at the minute is the wifes, she might only be 5’3″ but I daren’t for the life of me try it on here without practice, thanks again, your a gentleman.

  • 119 Tinman // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Klatoon, your right, it is frustrating! Just hope we bring in two more offensive players this window. Hopefully its quaity over quantity, but god only knows!
    I’m have a feeling we are waiting till the season starts hoping that other clubs will have done most of their business so we will have less competition when going in for players. Bad strategy in my opinion, but it wouldn’t surprise me if thats what was going on.

  • 120 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:38 PM


    Because some so called fans are so desperate to slag the club off that they’ll pick on anything.

    If we signed a £20M striker, some of these miserably gits would be posting:
    – bet he’ll be off in January after getting fed up with Pardew’s terrible tactics
    – bet JFK and MA got a huge bung from that transfer
    – he’s not worth the money, should have signed Rhodes
    – yet another flop in waiting. Owen all over again
    – he’s only joining us to get a move to a CL club. We should be signing players who want to play for the Toon!
    – They must be paying him £100kpw! I can’t imagine that Colo, Cisse, Cabaye and the rest will be happy when they find that out…

  • 121 Tinman // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Rainrix, whatever you say mate. I think you know yourself that your talking bollox

  • 122 Rooster // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    So Remy misses the first 4 games, we have sent on of our back up strikers out on loan in campbell, we rely on Cosse n bleedin Shola, what if they get injured? Fcukin clown managment, Pardew just do one!

  • 123 Tinman // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:43 PM


    I had a go at trying to reason with some of them yesterday. I was trying to explain the difference between realism and pessimism. Needless to say, it went down like a lead balloon.
    Even if we beat City on Monday some of these lot won’t change! It’s boring more than anything.

  • 124 lesh // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Tinman….. You are quite correct sir!

  • 125 Unbelievable Tekkers // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    ToonDarnSarf – that’s a well summarised post Im glad I’m not friends with the majority of people on here as they must be truly depressing people to be around.

  • 126 Tinman // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Rooster, please refer too 104, 115 and 116. Thanks.

  • 127 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:45 PM


    Because of the way that PL revenue is split, Southampton will have a hell of a lot of money compared to when they were in the championship, a much lower wage bill and will actually have more money for transfers than us. Sounds ridiculous but it’s true.

  • 128 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    I hope AShley croacks

  • 129 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:47 PM


    Oh yeah, if we beat City then it will be “Typical…the club gets out hopes up by beating Citeh, but we’ll then lose the next 10 games…”

    I’d love it if we could flag certain posters as miserable gits and then choose whether we want to see their posts or not!

  • 130 Rainrix // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Tinman… I though it was quite obvious from the start ;)

  • 131 jackostoon // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Spot on gentlemen, right I’m off, chores to do, catch you all later, have fun

  • 132 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Unbelievable Tekkers

    They don’t have friends. They have leeches who just want to take up their time doing pointless things…

  • 133 Felipe // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    @check the toastie #49
    Do you remember our manager resigning the following week?

  • 134 Felipe // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    @toondarnsarf #129
    What we need on here is a mackem filter…

  • 135 Tinman // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    I’m sure they would find something to say!

    Haha, sorry mate, I am struggling with the negativity around here at the minute! Some of the posts are so similar to what you were saying that its almost impossible to spot sarcasm these days!

  • 136 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:53 PM


    Perhaps if ten people in a week flag another poster as a mackem then they get a Peter Reid/Monkey Heed badge next to their name so people can spot them more easily?

  • 137 Rainrix // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Tinman…. Haha no worries mate its been pretty relentless admittedly over the window. Bar remy signing and that was a very brief oasis of good vibes :)

  • 138 check the toastie // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    We have to sign another striker so we can give Shola the first team football he wants. Please let him go.

  • 139 Tinman // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Rainrix, its was very brief indeed. Does anybody know how well our lads played for France the other night, if they played?

  • 140 Tinman // Aug 15, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Just looked, none of them played. Oh well, least it means they will be fit for Monday.

  • 141 JaxtheMag // Aug 15, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    pardew and carver couldn’t of managed brazils 1970 world cup side. clueless

  • 142 Rooster // Aug 15, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    TDF, im still praying we bring another striker in?!, day 46 of the window and day after day our hopes are being dashed, we get a rumour then someone says we have a bid in???? then AP says the club is already looking at the winter window OMG we need players in now, I cannot trust our manager after last season, tactically he is suicide, we lost 9 games at home (9) and some of our stats were so bad that Ladbrokes would have given you 1000/1 and that is no made up number.
    WHY should we have to rely on 40 prem goals in 14 years AMEOBI and his bambi brother for back up, Boro were saying no thanks to another loan spell for Sammy, cos he goes missing and has got no football brain just like Obertan, we need a consistant wide man who cn actually cross a ball, its fact we have not got one of them by a million miles.
    Campbell has been given no sort of chance in our first team 10 mins here and there even in pre season??/ not surprised folk say he hasn’t shown much, he offers something none of our other strikers currently available possess that being a football brain and world class pace, no Pardew again siding with his senior pros who got us in all the bother, Pardew stinks the place out for me and every single day gets my back up about something.

  • 143 VanToonMan // Aug 15, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Tinman and TDS – look at it like this…Campbell gives us an alternative striking option…young…enthusiastic and with pace.

    TDS I disagree with you saying he is 5th choice striker because quite frankly I don’t count Ameobi. He should not even be in our squad as far as I’m concerned…let alone on the bench or as a ‘choice’. He has scored 51 goals in 286 appearances – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – would he start or even be on the bench for any of the top 8 teams??? Unless we are considering ourselves as a 15th place team.

    I would pick Amoebi over Campbell anyday of the week purely because I’ve seen Ameobi for years…there’s nothing new….he is not suddenly going to turn into this Drogba or Lukaku target man. He is average at best and that is it. Campbell is new…fresh…and has pace. He could play off the shoulder…make good runs…a Bellamy style striker.

    As for Gouffran….as long as Jonas (who i put in the same bracket as Ameobi) is still around…I put Gouffran as our LW. If Remy was fit then I would say he would be LW and therefore Gouffran is our second choice striker on the bench behind Cisse. But Remy is not fit….so Gouffran is first choice LW – which means he does not count as a Striker. If Cisse injured himself tomorrow in training and Remy as we have been told is not available…who plays up top? Gouffran? OK then who plays LW? ‘Cos there’s no way Jonas should be anywhere near the team. Same as Ameobi – would he be in the squad for any of the top 8 teams??

  • 144 VanToonMan // Aug 15, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    * I meant pick Campbell over Ameobi

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