Sol Campbell Interested In Newcastle – But On What Terms?


Newcastle were reportedly interested in signing Sol last August and he attended a game in which he told supporters he wanted to sign.

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Sol Campbell – still interested in Newcastle

But the question for Sol is would he be willing to sign for a wage of around £750K/year, which is what he was offered by the club in Auguist,.

He turned us down for his £2M a year, 5 year deal at Notts County – the other Magpies – but he left after it looked like Notts County didn’t have the required ambition – or something.

sol campbell in b-w

But he did look good in the black and white stripes – see above.

If he will not then there should be no chance we should sign him.

Sol told Sky Sports news today:

“I have been approached by several clubs and, yes, it is correct to say that Newcastle are one of them,”

“People might be surprised to hear me say that I would be very interested in a move there, but I have my reasons.” ( a wild guess – his girlfriend is a Geordie)

“Also, Newcastle are a big club and could be heading back to the Premier League. It appeals.”   “If we can sort it all out at the tribunal I would hope to be playing within weeks from now.”

“I am training every day with Arsenal, feel fit, as fit as ever, and now I really need some matches.”  “But to sort out the mess at Notts County, a Football League tribunal seems to be the only way out.”

We have no idea whether Chris Hughton would be interested in signing Sol, but we like the idea of going after Matthew Kilgallon of Sheffield United, who is just 25. Sol is 35.

Sol would be a short term signing at best, and we think Coloccini and Steven Taylor are just fine, with hopefully Tamas Kadar coming through, and Zurab Khizanishvili also available.

So if he would sign for £750K/year it may be worth it – maybe.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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24 comments so far

  • Early doors

    Oct 30, 2009 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #1

    pilo shyte

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  • Early doors

    Oct 30, 2009 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #2

    CH is a stooge

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  • SBR4EVA

    Oct 30, 2009 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #3

    I think it all depends on what his lass looks like.

    If she’ nee Cheryl Cole, then a doot neebody’s interested!

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  • RetroBiscuits

    Oct 30, 2009 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #4

    On one hand he would be a good addition to the squad in the CCC, on the other hand i dont think he is good enough for the EPL at this point in his career so i feel we should forget about Sol and concentrate on signing younger talented players.

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  • Early doors

    Oct 30, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #5

    c cole is a bitch

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 31, 2009 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #6

    Early doors // Oct 30, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    c cole is a bitch

    Sexy Bitch 😉

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  • Dan4Toon

    Oct 31, 2009 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #7

    i personally think it would be a great signing on a 2 year deal would suit both parties, with option of third if its right and maybe offer a coaching role after that 🙂

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  • Dan4Toon

    Oct 31, 2009 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Team after Jan hopefully:

    Harper
    Simpson S.Taylor Campbell Enrique
    Driver Nolan Smith Jonas
    Ameobi Beckford

    Subs: Krul, Coloccini, Guthrie, Barton, Lovenkrands, Carroll, Ranger.

    Simpson – 1m
    Beckford – 2m (Last 6-month of contract)
    Driver – 4.5
    Campbell – Free

    Agree people?? 🙂

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  • Toon_Factor

    Oct 31, 2009 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #9

    No Dantoon

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  • Dan4Toon

    Oct 31, 2009 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #10

    What would your team be then TF?

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  • Toon_Factor

    Oct 31, 2009 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #11

    Dont know, just think we need cover rather than players that will go straight into our starting 11, would only keep Simpson out of our loan signings though, so a LB, LM, CB, RM and another ST as backup

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  • Dennis Twice

    Oct 31, 2009 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #12

    I think Sol`s very sexy…so he`s welcome hrrrr…..

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  • Jan Stavik

    Oct 31, 2009 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #13

    Sol is too old, spend the money elsewhere. His lass looks a bit tired btw, I recall seeing her some years ago.

    That Zurab-guy is a disaster, I’d cancel both loans for him and Harewood, they are both sh|te. Bring in younger players, if this club is to go somewhere, it’s not with players ready for retirement.

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  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Oct 31, 2009 at 2:59 AM

    Comment #14

    “People might be surprised to hear me say that I would be very interested in a move there, but I have my reasons.”

    Seriously?

    So beyond past it I actually feel my stomach feeling a queezy murmur at the prospect of this absolute plank joining our club. Anyone who welcomes this prospective move is a F****n idiot. End of story.

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  • Bao Zheng

    Oct 31, 2009 at 4:16 AM

    Comment #15

    I might consider a modest wage until the end of the season. 2 to 3 year deal? Come on he’ll be coming to SJP on a bus pass.

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  • ginkoh

    Oct 31, 2009 at 4:24 AM

    Comment #16

    I would rather sign G.Speed to be our player/coach more than S.Campbell. However depend on Hughton. He’s our manager now.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 31, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #17

    Plop.\Avoid.

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  • chestnut

    Oct 31, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #18

    sign him.

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  • Jay jay

    Oct 31, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #19

    No more overpaid players with no commitment to the club, we’ve had to many in recent years, campbell would be another owen, pi$$ off sol, stitch up another club!

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  • Early doors

    Oct 31, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #20

    With a yiddy first name and a jock second name I wonder if he would lend us a quid in yorkshire

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  • Steve_48

    Oct 31, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #21

    This is a story engineered by the journeyman himself.

    1. @ 35 he’s looking for a pension and sees us as the fund, however there’s a wealth of experience in his abilities and do we want that to steady us?

    2. The other option is a 25 year old who has a lot to learn but age on his side, and probably commanding less wages and so could be viewed as a better longer term investment.

    My view is that for too long NUFC has been seen as a soft target by historical signings and the managers of old have done little to stop the rot, we’ve a history of signing players past their prime at higher wages and ultimately has led to this position in which we now find ourselves.

    Houghton might be Cashley’s yes man but has to stand his ground here and not sign Campbell, albeit a good play a) past his best b) asking for too high wages c) Notts County deal did not work out for him and so he’s now looking to capitalise on Plan B.

    Please stop this not otherwise we will not learn any lessons from past mistakes

    Rant over, looking for decent results today and a win in Sheffield on Monday night, Howay the Lads

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  • Early doors

    Oct 31, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #22

    That pic with the ref “Please sir it wasn’t me. A big boy did it and ran away”

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  • Troy Stavers

    Oct 31, 2009 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #23

    Everyone, can you not see that Newcastle was one of the best supported clubs in the 70’s but the McKeag regime took over from the Seymours and the same arguments took place. Though they didn’t have the benefit of chat blogs, pubs and clubs were full to the rafters.

    The crowds year on year dwindled, before there was a massive slump.

    Maybe you are too young to remember but fans, who used to pay pennies, not astronomical money now for a day at the match, just got sick.

    Believe me, fight now when the troops are big and not when apathy sets in.

    I’ve seen it. Have you?

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  • Troy Stavers

    Nov 1, 2009 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #24

    I’m old enough to remember that the same arguments took place about the McKeags that are taking place about Ashley.

    They say history never repeats itself. Well, I can see it before my very eyes.!

    We were one of the best supported clubs in the country in the 50s, 60’s and 70’s without real success after 55. Everyone said the fans would win through and oust the Mckeag regime. It got as bad as below 10k crowds before a turnaround occurred.

    What you young lad can’t see, and i’m only 41yrs, is that it’s identical to that era now. Say 1975.

    There is only one way to get rid of this fat bastard otherthan stop going, like the loyal fans did in the 70’s, is to demonstrate with all your heart.

    Drive him out!! he will come to the stage where he will think it’s not worth holding on and suffering .

    The alternative.? A slow death until another SJH comes along in 20 years, if they do at all. No guarantees in this world.

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