Does Sol Campbell Really Have An Expanded Waistline?

Some of the pictures in the papers showing Sol Campbell back in training at Newcastle seemed to show he had put on some weight during the summer.

Sol Campbell – expanded waistline?
Sol had only just returned form his honymoon – so should have been in even better shape then before – isn’t how that goes?

And while one or two pictures could have an optical illusion that Sol was a little overweight,  Chris  Hughton has backed Sol Campbell to be very fit – sooner rather than later.

Campbell as expected was not involved in Newcastle’s 2-2 draw with PSV Eindhoven yesterday and will not be expected to play on Tuesday at Deportivo either.

Hughton said:

“I can guarantee that having seen Sol in training he is in good shape.

“The important thing with Sol is that we have him fit. When you play someone too early and they are not conditioned there is the risk of injury.”

“I am very hopeful he can play some part against Rangers next Saturday. The judgment call we have to make is when he will be ready for Premier League football.”

So there you have it – he’s in shape – it’s official – by that first line in Chris’ statement – so no more rumors on Sol’s weight, otherwise we’ll tell his missus, and then you’ll be in trouble. 😀

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 1, 2010 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #1

    They say the camera doesn’t lie !
    If he doesn’t shift it fairly soon, cue the chants of you fat b…..d and who ate all the pies and all the other highly original ones !

  • balubas1

    Aug 1, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #2

    First of all. Sol Campell on a 1 year contract is great for us when seeing Taylor going out for some time.

    BUT. Mike Williamson is my first choice alongside Collocini. I like MW’s timing in the challenges, and he also have aerial ability. Kinda reminds me of Hangeland in Fulham.

    As for Campells waist line… he’s 35.. he aint the same anymore. But we should still appriciate what he has to offer us in both ability and experience.

  • Ericles

    Aug 1, 2010 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Well put balubas1. Fair comment. He obviously was not on honeymoon long enough. I think Sol has still got a lot to offer on the pitch. He passed the medical did he not?

  • Toon_Ksk

    Aug 1, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #4

    It is pre-season, I think he will lose that in a couple of weeks.

  • Ruvio

    Aug 1, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Shopped…look how high up the Northern Rock logo is. Just looks wrong

  • Thump

    Aug 1, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #6

    @Ruvio: hahahahahahahahahahahaha no

    Honestly that’s just ridiculous.

  • Steve_48

    Aug 1, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Been to Greggs


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