Chance To Sign Sol Campbell May Have Gone


Newcastle are in desperate need of new players after signing just one player in the last 13 weeks.

Sol Campbell  _Portsmouth

Sol Campbell – now negotiating with Notts County


The fact that we have let 8 players go, from a previously too small squad, and signed just one, and a a loan signing at that, just about sums up the complete incompetence of the current men leading the club, or should we say not leading the club.

And there’s now just 9 days to go in the transfer window, so Ashley and Llambias have managed to put the club in an awful position and situation.

It looks like the great chance we had of signing Sol Campbell may have gone, according to the Journal,  as he is now in negotiations with Sven Eriksson’s Notts County.

What a wonderful chance of getting such a great experienced player and leader, and we haven’t taken it, and Sol even came out and said he would love to sign for the club, and his fiancee is also a Geordie girl.

But no, with all these advantages in our favor, our leadership hasn’t come up with the goods.

Campbell, a free agent after leaving Portsmouth at the end of the season, is reviewing a good offer from the Meadow Lane club, which would match the wages he was on at Portsmouth, and give him some coaching responsibilities.

What exactly are people like Ashley and LLambias thinking – or are they thinking at all.

Apparently Chris Hughton has drawn up a list of transfer  targets in case he gets the go ahead in the next 9 days.

But if Ashley comes out on Monday and says he is staying as Newcastle owner, that will just be too much to take for us.

We’ve had enough of him, just  in case any of our readers might have any doubts of where we stand on Ashley as the owner of Newcastle.

Comments welcome.



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15 comments so far

  • kobrakai

    Aug 22, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Maybe he’s not very clever and went to the wrong Magpies 😉

    Anyway, on Monday I fully expect the announcement to be that the club will sell by the end of next week, and the week after, and the week after that…

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 22, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #2

    There are pro’s & con’s on this, Sol is a solid player & a leader, he’s also 36 & no fast than Colocini, so do we pay him £15k a week to stand at the back & hope he does the job or do we pay a younger, faster CB £15k a week who can complement Tayls (If he stays)???

    Personally I think we need to get rid of all the dead wood & over 27 & start a fresh with a young, ambitious squad & make Stevie T captain… Get rid of Butt, Harper & everyone else who’s past it & lets get the kids invovled more, give them the oppurtunity to show us what they have & at least that way we won’t have a wage bill which belongs to a Champions League team!!!

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 22, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Can someone tell me, now that we’re in the Fizzy, aren we still alowed to sign players on loan after the transfer window closes???

    Someone asked me that & I didn’t know if we could or not!!

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  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Aug 22, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #4

    solaid yeah I think we can still sign loans for a while after the deadline

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  • JinkyGenius

    Aug 22, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Solaidback, I agree to a point. Sol is no loss. We should have learned our lesson with Owen. He’s slow and injury prone, sound familiar?

    However, to say Harper is past it is simply ridiculous. He saved the points on Wednesday and is a fine example and leader. We need such solid, experienced and committed pros to help the younger players, not journeyman opportunists that we feel obliged to play ’cause we are paying them too much.

    The future is youth, the means of successfully securing that future is experience.

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  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Aug 22, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #6

    Never really wanted Campbell but the guy has a lot of experience but is likely to be injured alot. Would prefer a younger lad to come in. But as regards shipping out all the over 27’s reall? never gonna work or happen

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 22, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #7

    I’m not saying Harper is past it, I just think we should allow our younger players like Krul, who by the way did an awesome job when he replaced Harper in the second half at Reading!!

    Why is it impossible to get rid of all the over 27’s??? people like Butt, Nolan, Smith, Colo, Jonas are either too old, too slow or just don’t give a damn & I don’t think they should be in our new look TOON team!!

    We shouldn’t be looking to sign old men to the squad, we have plenty of young, fast, ambitious players waiting to show what they can do, I mean Arsenil youth squad beat nearly everyone they played on their way to teh FA cup final, so why should our youngesters be able to do the same??

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  • AussieToon

    Aug 22, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #8

    Get him in for crying out loud!

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 22, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #9

    We need that experience around them but I know our kids are good. I think that is the only thing MA did right the hungry young lads wanting success.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 22, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #10

    But guys, jst went back to history to where all this began;
    KK signings:
    Guthrie, Bassong,
    WISE signings:
    Xisco, Gonzalez, Collocini, Jonas.

    KK liked Colo and Jonas

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  • Dondatta13

    Aug 22, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Apparently we need to get rid of 3 players before Moats deal gets the nod from the bank.

    The press think S Taylor could be away, however ….

    Moat wants Shearer as manager.

    Shearer doesn’t want Barton in his team.

    Surely the next player out the door should be Barton, then Geremi followed by the likes of Xisco/Coloccini/Butt.

    Surely if the deal to buy the club is so near, Moat should have some say as to whom goes?

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 22, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #12

    No one knows what is going on even the press guys have no clue. Its only Moat & Ashely that know am waitng for Monday and We are killing PALACE. Ranger to score

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  • Jan Stavik

    Aug 22, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #13

    Sol is a class act, get him in! We’re very short on numbers, I don’t care if he’s 34 as long as he’s playing well.

    Krul should of course be our no. 1, he’s the future while Harper will be back on the bench next season anyway.

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 22, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #14

    Sol Campbell is 36 mate, not 34!!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 22, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #15

    no he is 35 this week

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