Campbell Talks About Newcastle Success And The Toon Army


I’v been visiting Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Garden today with my wife and sister-in-law, and while I usually quietly disappear into a coffee shop with a wireless network to get in some articles – it seems that wireless technology has not yet infiltrated that beautiful town – yet.

Chris and Sol yesterday – when Sol was announced a Newcastle player

We see that Sol Campbell has been training today with the rest of the Newcastle lads, and on Look North, have just seen that Jonas Gutierrez is also back – and all the lads are looking happy. Good.

New signing Sol Campbell has come out today and said he’d like to see more new signings at Newcastle – but don’t we all?

This is what Sol said this morning:

“The club wants success and I want to be part of that,” “If you get the right players in I am sure success will come.”“I played with Colin and Chris was assistant manager at Tottenham so I know them pretty well.”

Sol is a leader, and we now have a number of good strong characters at the club, and player power is strong and positive at Newcastle right now – very unlike the situation when we were relegated, when there were just too many wimps at the club – unwilling to take any responsibility.

And of course Sol Campbell knows all about the passionate supporters on Tyneside, having played at Newcastle a number of times for Arsenal and Tottenham in particular.

Sol continued:

“It is a club with a great tradition and a fantastic crowd so I really can’t wait to get started,” “I have known Chris for a long time and I think they have been tracking me for a long time. Obviously it didn’t work before but now the time is right.”

“The crowd is fantastic here, there is the tradition, the stadium – it is just great all round. I have played here a number of times against Newcastle and once you go out on the pitch you can really feel it. It’s a fantastic atmosphere.”

And it’s interesting that Sol Campbell has always seen out every contract he has signed in his career, and has never ever been transferred for a fee.

The exception was at Notts County, where after a few weeks there, Sol saw it wasn’t all that had been promised, and left by mutual agreement.

As we said earlier, Sol was training today and we expect him to be able to play in the game against Glasgow Rangers the weekend after next.

He’s an excellent signing by Chris Hughton.

Comments very welcome.



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15 comments so far

  • lewman

    Jul 29, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #1

    i think chris is tickling sol’s armpit behind that number 5 shirt.

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  • Toon XI

    Jul 29, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #2

    Ummmmm that’s not his armpit.

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  • Toon XI

    Jul 29, 2010 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #3

    I still like this signing. I am concerned about a lack of firepower up front. We had too many games last season where we struggled in front of the net.

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  • lewman

    Jul 29, 2010 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #4

    lol you filthy bar steward toon x1

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  • Toon XI

    Jul 29, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Mum, is that you????

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  • Freddie

    Jul 29, 2010 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #6

    im a durham lad but moved down south a few years back and now go pompy uni, and a girl on my course got asked out by sol two years ago so she did, and apparently he spent the whole night trying to be as sensitive as he could and even cried for a bit!

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  • Toon XI

    Jul 29, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Maybe he just wanted to be held…

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  • Freddie

    Jul 29, 2010 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #8

    everyone needs to be loved…. even footballers (as proved by paul ‘andrex puppy’ gascoigne)

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  • MacToon

    Jul 29, 2010 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #9

    “he spent the whole night trying to be as sensitive as he could and even cried for a bit!”

    lol, we got some ugly birds up ‘ere too!

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  • lewman

    Jul 29, 2010 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #10

    toon x1 @7, are you saying by chris or by the pompey bird

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  • Toon XI

    Jul 29, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Hold me Pompey! Pompey hold me!

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  • Toon XI

    Jul 29, 2010 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #12

    Maybe Sol was hangin’ with John Westwood.

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  • AndyMac

    Jul 29, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #13

    “he spent the whole night trying to be as sensitive as he could and even cried for a bit! – lol, we got some ugly birds up ‘ere too!”

    Now that is funny MacToon:)

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  • Freddie

    Jul 29, 2010 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #14

    you think you got ugly birds up there? you should see pompy, its like being in lord of the rings!

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  • jesus was a geordie

    Jul 29, 2010 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #15

    “he spent the whole night trying to be as sensitive as he could and even cried for a bit!

    Did it work?

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