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.