Barton And Campbell Vital Players For Newcastle This Season


Two players at Newcastle whose form could decide how the Magpies do next season are Joey Barton and new signing Sol Campbell.

Joey Barton – Sol Campbell is a great signing

Joey,  because we all know that when he”s fit and playing, the Liverpool lad can be a terrific player and passer of the ball, and Sol because of his vast experience at the very highest levels of English football.

And after watching Manchester United beat Chelsea 3-1 in the Charity Shield yesterday at Wembley, we must say we have  just a little  trepidation about our  visit to Old Trafford in one week’s time.

Joey himself seems  convinced that signing free agent Sol Campbell will prove to be a eat  piece of business by Chris Hughton,  in this summer’s transfer window.

Joey told the Evening Chronicle over the weekend:

“He brings a vast amount of experience, and we’ve got a relatively inexperienced back-line, barring probably Colo and Steven Taylor.”“You’ve got Willo (Mike Williamson) and Perchy (James Perch), who will be asked to do a job, and a few others out of position.”

“So the more the merrier. Sol brings a wealth of experience and know-how, and hopefully the younger centre-halves can learn off him and pick up little things and make themselves better players.”

And that’s one of the advantages of bringing such an experienced and well known player into Newcastle, as he can help bring along the younger players, and mentor them with vast experience at the top levels of football.

In fact we wouldn’t be at all surprised if Sol does well this season, that he is offered a player-coach role next summer for one more season on Tyneside.

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4 comments so far

  • balubas1

    Aug 9, 2010 at 6:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Joey, if fit and with his head in the right place, could be one of the better midfielders in the EPL. Time will show;) I have faith in this guy.

    I have no expectations for Sol Campell. He may be a good player for us. So if he is, it will be a positive surprise for me. I just see him as backup since Taylor is out atm. A bit worried about his age, but bringing him to the club might be good as he “seems” to be interested in working for us in the long run outside the pitch.

    MONDAY is coming fast now guys! 😀 😀

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  • rkw

    Aug 9, 2010 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #2

    The real question is not whether Joey Barton will contribute, but whether or not Joey’s stache will be vital.

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  • Brutooon

    Aug 9, 2010 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #3

    joey barton will play for 3 games, get injured 2/3 of the season then be back next season when we play at europe

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  • bobby_ollox

    Aug 9, 2010 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #4

    I have just watched the SSN interview with Sol Campbell, and he couldnt be more bored if he tried.

    Granted they were dumb questions, but this was not a man relishing the challenge of being at a new club. I doubt he has the motivation to start again, his priorities are elsewhere, and we cant possibly rely on him to carry us through.

    He says he will not be ready for the start of the premiership , because he was on holimoon – ffs – is that the attitude of a player we want in our dressing room. ?

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