Newcastle Can Surprise A Few Teams This Season

Sol Campbell has given lots of interviews since he first played for Newcastle United on Tuesday night in the Reserves game at Sunderland.

Sol Campbell – Newcastle may surprise a lot of people this season

What has come out in the many interviews with Sol,  is that he is still enormously ambitious to achieve things in football, and he wants to do that at his new club, Newcastle United.

Campbell has a characteristically positive outlook for the future of Newcastle, and thinks the Newcastle team can surprise a lot of people this season, as he talked this morning with the Newcastle Journal:

“I think definitely a top-half finish and then keep on pushing. It is always nice to win a bit of silverware – the League Cup or FA Cup would be nice – but also qualifying for Europe.”

“You have got to set your standards high and keep on pushing. That is the only way you can do football.” “I think we will surprise a few teams this season.”  “We have to keep our feet on the ground and make sure we do all the right things and we have to stay fit.”

“A few injuries and we might suffer, but as long as we keep a fit team we should be all right.”

It’s good to have Sol Campbell at Newcastle, because he’s been a winner all his career, and of course is a top flight professional in everything he does.

Maybe his outlook is just what the club now needs to get them on their way to – dare we say it – win something soon. Wouldn’t that be something – after 41 years of nothing.

But we will still be satisfied if we can survive relegation this season, and a mid-table finish would be just great.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • dublin mag steve

    Sep 2, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #1

    good to hear you say things like that sol now lets see it happen on the pitch were all optimistic after the teams solid look so far this season so onwards and upwards starting with 3 points against blackpool. Id like to see ben arfa get his first goal soon help him settle in quickly.

  • Moreno

    Sep 2, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #2

    positive things happen to positive people!

    @dublin mag steve: Ben Arfa straight into fantasy football for me, available at a good price at the minute!

  • Sav

    Sep 2, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Must admit, I prefer this outlook of ambition to all the ‘dose of realism’ and ‘happy with 17th spot’ merchants. What are we here for, for Pete’s sake, if not for a bit of fun and optimism on a Saturday. If we lose and get our arses kicked a few times along the way, we’ll deal with it, as we always have.
    That’s sport – as soon as the World Cup is over, you begin campaigning for the next one – its not real life, where there’s more than enough realism to go round.
    And here’s a good article on Talksport: to which I’d like to add the Collymore ‘Andy Carroll should move to a big club like Liverpool’ debate and the ‘They win a match and Geordies are talking up Carroll for England’ theme ??? Nobbers!

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Sep 2, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #4

    Ive got HBA in my Fantasy Football squad too

  • Toonboy_84

    Sep 2, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Just put HBA in my Fantasy foot ball too. (My first ever post) Hi guys!

  • ben arfa in toon

    Sep 2, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #6

    My Fantasy football team


    Evra Cole Hangeland Vidic
    Ben arfa Barton Van Der Vaart Hleb

    Drogba Tevez

  • baro

    Sep 2, 2010 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #7

    No matter what we will surprise every single team in the league.


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