Well, it certainly comes as a shock to us that it seems like Newcastle will sign 35 year-old Sol Campbell – but the more we think about it – the more we think it’s a good signing – assuming it happens.
Sol Campbell – while at Portsmouth
And the news is that Sol prefers Newcastle to European Champions League football with Glasgow Celtic – but the SPL is hardly one of the top leagues in Europe is it?
It seems a great deal – and we expect it will be for a couple of years, and since Sol will be based in Northumberland, after marrying Fiona Barratt 9 days ago, it’s a nice wedding gift for the former England great.
And we wonder if Sol will be offered a coaching job on Tyneside – at some time.
If Sol started to coach the youngsters after his spell as a player, he would be great draw to many young players – it’s just a thought – but seems to make sense, especially when he is already friends with Hughton.
We know he’d like to coach, and with him being based in Northumberland, he may jump at the chance to learn the trade alongside Chris Hughton, whose ties to Sol seem to have got the job done for Newcastle.
Sol’s arrival will put some pressure on the other center-backs at the club, although Steven Taylor will be out several weeks with his shoulder injury, but we wonder who the best two central defenders will be for the Magpies when everybody is fit?
And of course Sol’s vast experience will only help our younger players, and hopefully he will pass on some of his experience to them, both on the training field and in matches.
Sol already said last summer he would just love to join Newcastle, and no doubt the Magpies will come out of this looking good, with this time an older player choosing Newcastle over the competition – just like 20 year-old Dan Gosling had also chosen Newcastle last week.
We’ll put up a poll asking if you think Campbell is a good deal for the Newcastle club – so please vote on our home page.
Howay The Lads!!