The trip to Cardiff raised more questions than answers but the one very big positive was the late substitute appearance of Newcastle United’s Adam Campbell.

The striker made his debut for United’s under-18s side while still just 15 and is a product of the famous Wallsend Boys’ Club.

Born in North Shields and still only 17, he’s a boyhood Newcastle fan whose favourite United player is Cheick Tiote and going further afield is a big fan of Lionel Messi – not a bad combination!

Alan Pardew after the Cardiff match;

“Well, we’ve got high hopes for Adam and obviously he came and deserved that in the summer after being Player of the Tournament in the two little tournaments.

He’s going to be a great player for us. He was the bright news today and if you want to say what was the positive that was Adam Campbell today”.

Having watched Adam as he progressed through the ranks I think he is going to be a cracking player with more than a hit of Wayne Rooney, only slightly more ginger!

His cameo at Cardiff suggests he isn’t going to be fazed when he gets the opportunity to step up and if you can bear to watch these Cardiff video highlights (or just jump to 1.30) you’ll see Campbell slip a lovely Rooneyesque ball through that should have brought a goal.
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31 comments
GToon
GToon

He makes you have to be a member to get an away ticket.

He's starting to force people to become members to watch more and more home games.

He always sells our best players.

He never reinvests the money gained from sales.

He doesn't speak to the fans.

He wants to sell the land and hence any chance of expanding the ground to make money.

He will dither over the appointment of our next manager and then use that as an excuse as to why we wont buy anybody come the start of next season. 


DavidDrape
DavidDrape

Brilliant Chris. I could add a lot more starting with away ticket issues to start with

Gary Linney
Gary Linney

Let's make the boycott the beginning of the rebellion... I hope the Toon Army is 'big enough' to retaliate against fatboy & his regime who are slowly killing everything that is NUFC! Everything he has done and is doing to the club has been an embarrassment & it has to be stopped! Those who continue, as paying customers, to line his pockets then you are SUPPORTING what HE is doing to NUFC. Howay, let's be honest - It's not as though the team are playing for their lives... most of them are journeymen, already eyeing up a move anyhoo! How many of them can you see as iconic heroes in the future? WE MUST BE UNITED AND BOYCOTT... and why not for the rest of the season?

DavidDrape
DavidDrape

agree Gary: will the better players want to leave in all this turmoil (club going nowhere) - you bet they will. Will new above average players want to come in - no way.

newcastle7
newcastle7

Will stop at the first comment as do not want to waste half hour replying.

The club had not paid for transfers some bought four years earlier.We were a mess the credit

card bills maxed in short bankrupt on paper.Interest bills ran into millions.

The sponsorshp money had all been used we were robbing Peter to pay Paul we had not a pot to piss in.

Ollie Burtons Grandad
Ollie Burtons Grandad

@newcastle7 Just piss off man, its so obvious you work for SD and are posting utter shite for the Fatman. Either that or you truely are a total f*ckwit

Ashley Out!

GToon
GToon

@newcastle7 Aye and the football was great, the players gave their all and we competed in everything and went close to winning a trophy a few times. Wish i had known we were in such financial trouble, i wouldn't have enjoyed the games half as much. Oh no sorry, i'm lying, it wouldn't have made any difference at all!! 

jonnyehall_
jonnyehall_

@TaylorandBesty i laughed at "Mike Ashley hired Joe Kinnear. Mike Ashley hired Joe Kinnear again" then remembered it :(

LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

51. He supports Spurs

52. He blew quarter of a million of the club's money (Andy Carrolls fee) in Aspers in one night..... bet that doesn't show up in the accounts Mr, Deloitte.

53. He appointed Sodexo the prison catering firm.... appalling 

54. He plastered his company over the stadium denying the club its own revenue

55. He got a job lot of TV screens half the bloody size of the old ones, and used half the screen as advertising..... and coupled it with a Bose sound system?

56. He put Shirts for sale in the club shop at £10 more than S****** D***** and said 'lets see if they boycott me now'!

57. Spending money on Rangers whilst starving United

58. Allowing Lee Ryder back inside

59. Banning NUST because they dared to ask questions on the clubs 'debt'

60. Binning NUFC memorabilia


B1GSTEVE
B1GSTEVE

@LeazesEnder

He promised to put 20 Million  a Year out of his own pocket into the club for transfers when he first took over

He said in court he paid for Gonzalez to get first choice of young south american players, well they should be old enough for our first team by now

mentalman
mentalman

@bernymatthews 

And thats a reason to boycott 

 

NottsToon
NottsToon

Also this needs adding to the list...


Mike Ashley is single handedly responsible for clothing an entire generation of chavs in Lonsdale and Donnay.

NottsToon
NottsToon

Great list, not sure that all 50 reasons are directly attributable to Mike Ashley but they certainly are to people he has employed and entrusted to run what used to be Newcastle United, and are therefore more than able to be included as part of his f*** up.