I know many Newcastle fans are very interested in the progression of youth at the club, which is why I’m aiming to interview as many of our younger players as possible. I’ll leave the interviews with he older ones like Laurent Robert for Toonsy and Co!
I thought this may help fans get to know our exciting youth team and find out more about our possible stars of the future.
Hopefully this will be the first of many NUFC Blog interviews, but we have to start somewhere so where better than Newcastle and England Under-16 striker Adam Campbell? I got in touch with Adam over Twitter and he was happy to take part in a short interview for the blog, which was very good of him.
What team do you support?
Who is your best mate at NUFC?
Couldn’t pick a best mate, love everyone.
Who is the funniest player at NUFC?
There’s a group of funny players, Michael Riley, Dennis Knight, Liam Henderson, Remi Streete and Billy Ions being the stand out jokers.
Who is always last off the training pitch?
Definitely Ben Sayer, he loves staying out to train.
Who is your favourite player in the first team to watch?
Hatem Ben Arfa, he has unreal tekkers, he’s calm and composed on the ball and I love the way he dribbles.
What is the most memorable game you’ve played in?
It has to be England V Northern Ireland in the Victory Shield.
What is the most memorable first team game you’ve watched?
Newcastle 5-1 Sunderland. (I’m sure many fans will agree with you on that one Adam)
What current player do you model yourself on?
I love Hernandez, so I’d say I probably modelled myself on him, because he has amazing movement and he’s a quality finisher.
What is the favourite goal you’ve scored in your career so far?
It was against Bolton, It’s my favourite because it was my first for the reserves. I’ll always remember that goal. Stephen Folan crossed it over and the keeper came out and I put it in the near post.
Who is your favourite ever NUFC player?
Alan Shearer, He was a legend. No other way to describe him, he was just too special.
What are your personal aims for next season?
I would like to establish myself in the youth team and push for reserves if possible.
How does it feel to have won the MVP award at the Nike Premier cup, which has also been won by Iniesta, Tevez and Torres?
It’s an absolute honour to win that award; I can’t describe how good it feels to win something which has been won by such great players.
Something which stands out to me from the interview is that fact that Adam actually supports Newcastle. That’s always a good start and the North Shields born striker could prove to be a real hit on Tyneside. A home-grown talent is always popular with the fans, and they are normally the most loyal of players, emphasis on normally, ahem Mr Carroll.
Adam has achieved quite a lot so far in his short career. The 16 year old striker has already been called up for England duty, has represented the club at youth and reserve level, and has shown himself to be a very talented player.
If Adam turns into anything like Hernandez – the player he models himself on – then I’m sure he and all Newcastle fans will be absolutely delighted. Also after winning the MVP award at the Nike Premier cup Adam definitely has something about him, and hopefully over the next few years he will be able to showcase his undoubted talent on the biggest stage for Newcastle United. I, for one am very excited about following his progress.
Many thanks to Adam Campbell for taking part in this interview, and hopefully it won’t be the last we hear about him.
Anybody who has twitter can follow Adam @adamcampbell_.