Does Adam Campbell’s Cardiff appearance signal the end of our striker hunt?

Adam Campbell – One to watch!
Adam Campbell looks set to be handed a chance to impress in the friendly match against Cardiff this afternoon.

You would be hard pushed to deny a player who has scored goals so freely at youth and reserve levels a chance in the first team and I hope, as a local lad, he takes the chance with both hands and manages to force his way up our striking pecking order.

However I can’t help but feel that his inclusion signals the end of our striker hunt. Maybe I’m just being paranoid and perhaps Campbell would, and probably should to be fair, get some first team game time in a match that doesn’t have a lot resting on it anyway, but what if this is not only Campbell’s chance to impress but also Alan Pardew’s chance to see if he can get by with what he has up front, at least until January anyway?

Maybe it’s a bit of both. Campbell deserves a chance at the end of the day and if he can show that he can contribute then it’s all well and good, but if he does show he can contribute will it mean our hunt for a striker to bolster our ranks has come to an end?

I have no issue with Campbell taking, say, Leon Best’s place in the squad for example. Best was a squad player who came in when called upon and it will be great experience for Campbell if he found himself cast in that role, but if that is to be the case then we need another striker through the door. If injuries hit us and we lose Cisse and Ba or if they somehow qualify for ACoN we’ll be pretty screwed with Campbell and Shola Ameobi as our only two strikers. It’s a lot to ask of the lad.

One way around it is to look for a player with potential who could do a job now and that doesn’t cost the earth. I’m thinking someone like Jordan Rhodes who wouldn’t come cheap exactly but would cost less than the reported bids we’ve made for Luuk de Jong and wouldn’t command a wage of an Andy Carroll for example.

Maybe I’m just reading far too much about it. Mind you, I am a bit of a worrier at times…

Best of luck to Adam Campbell and may he take his chance this afternoon with both hands!

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385 thoughts on “Does Adam Campbell’s Cardiff appearance signal the end of our striker hunt?

  1. There has been a lot of Aussie bashing going on this here blog! 😯 So when Curtis Good goes on to be a Newcastle legend, you will all have to bow down and apologize to me and the people of Australia…. but mainly me 😎 πŸ˜†


  2. Wow! 😯 the nighty night club were all patting themselves on their backs last night. πŸ˜›

    It reminds me of the two lions on the savannah called Troy and Dave.
    They are lying under the shade having just eaten a greet big meal.

    The next thing they are having to swish their tails to get rid of the pesky gnats, called aussie, newkie and Begas, buzzing round trying to bite them.

    One big fart from Troy zaps them all out πŸ˜› πŸ˜›


  3. I see Pardew is saying no clubs have spent any money this season, apart from Chelsea.
    Seems to be trying to soften the blow incase no signings come in.

    Man City have spent 15mil so far… no doubt will spend more.

    Man United have spent 21mil so far and have admitted to offering for van Persie

    Arsenal have spent around 35mil

    Spurs have spent 20mil

    Chelsea have spend 70mil

    Liverpool have spent 25mil

    The others I’m not concerned about because they can spend what they like, their squads are still ****…

    So far, we are 3million in profit for this transfer window. So If we get Anita in we’d have spent around 3.5million. I’d like to think we have enough in the kitty for at least one more signing.

    Almost 200 million spent by our competition… 95million by the two sides who finished below us last season, so I hope Graham Carr has got us some good ones again.

    I’d be happy with Anita and someone like Sakho. But if Senegal make the ACN then we are a bit screwed up front too.


  4. two lions πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† ….. try hyena’s πŸ˜† πŸ˜† wooo hooo hooo πŸ˜‰


  5. jj@376 ,I’m not that gutted to lose out on VDW ,he’s not exactly had rave reviews from some on here who have seen him play.

    JJ@379 I agree ,I don’t understand what Pards is talking about as clearly many have strengthend at quite some cost .Also the newly promoted Hammers have been bidding large sums for players compared to us πŸ™„ .I’m not saying we should blow Β£20or 30k a season as clearly that’s not gonna happen but we should not be penny pinching on quality players imo.

    Right off to do a bit.


  6. tell ye what, a fancy ganback in teym noo like…….
    …had ye breath, wi ganin unda…….

    (Who has made the best pre-season impression? Plus other random thoughts… _)


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