Sol Campbell – The Consummate Professional On Tyneside


Sol Campbell’s signing for Newcastle has generally been hailed as a great signing for the Tyneside club.

Sol Campbell – the consummate professional

Sol of course arrived at Newcastle following his couple of weeks away on his honeymoon, and was not in top shape when he started his training at Newcastle.

But he has knuckled down and seems to be fully fit now and is getting match fit, having played for the Reserves on Tuesday night, and will play again against Liverpool next Tuesday evening.

He is likely to be included in the squad for the Blackpool game a week tomorrow, but we don;t yet know whether he will start that game.

And it seems that Sol has been impressed with young Andy Carroll at Newcastle, who has scored 4 goals in just 3 games so far this season, but Sol knows he will need time to develop into the top class striker he could become.

But Sol also says that Andy has to keep his feet on the ground, and only concentrate on his football.

Campbell  said:

“I have not marked Andy Carroll in training yet, but I think he is definitely a great prospect. He has got to make sure he keeps his feet on the ground and concentrates on football.”

“That is the main thing. “You have got to keep on working hard because you can’t just turn the tap on and turn it off.”

“It doesn’t work like that. As long as he keeps his feet on the ground and keeps working hard, I am sure he is going to keep on pushing. I am sure he is definitely one for the future for club and for country.”

That’s only one thing that Sol can have an impact on at Newcastle – the youngsters, because Sol has done it all and has some tremendous experience playing at top clubs, winning things (yes we know that’s odd), and representing England and playing well in the World Cups of 1998, 2002 and 2006.

We look forward to when Sol will make his first team debut at Newcastle, but we are delighted he is at the club.

Comments welcome.


12 comments so far

  • Stuart

    Sep 3, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Its class to have him at the club but I’d be disappointed if he strolled into the first team against blackpool as Colo and Willo have been top notch so far this season.

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Sep 3, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #2

    Yeah, have to admit i’ve been really impressed by Williamson this season, last season thought he just hoofed the ball and had no positional skills, but he’s really proved me wrong and deserves his place.

    As for Colo, TOP CLASS! 😀

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  • Stuart

    Sep 3, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #3

    Willo is fast becoming my favourite defender for the toon like. The strongest part of his game is definately his sliding tackles like, he times them perfectly, pretty sure I havent seen him miss one yet this season.

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  • Doha Mag

    Sep 3, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #4

    With Sol, Colo and Williamson as first team CBs, Steve Taylor will have a job getting into the team unless of injuries……

    Hope Taylor signs his extended contract; actually think he will as I don’t see any PL team paying him 40k per week as a bench warming CB

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  • Stuart

    Sep 3, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #5

    If he moved to another club, like Birmingham/West Ham, those sort of teams he would walk into their first team so they’d probably give him £40k a week.

    But if the reports are true and he was after £60k a week from us then he definately wouldn’t get it because as it stands the best chance of him starting for newcastle is at right back. He’s currently 4th choice CB imo.

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  • sweendog

    Sep 3, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Turkish Magpie .. agreed we’ve now got a solid centre back pairing in Collo and Williamson, so it can only be good for us that somebody of Campbells calibre is knocking on the door .. just need the right back to get better, have to say Perch is getting better with every game .. hughton being an ex right back should know a good one when he sees one ..

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  • sweendog

    Sep 3, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Stuart … agreed he always looked solid at RB for us under Bobby .. still a good player and I hope its more his agent than him being an eejit .. we’ll know come Jan..

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  • Stuart

    Sep 3, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #8

    Hopefully its his agent yeah, but wasnt he trying to pull the same stuff when his dad was his agent? Drumming up fake interest from the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Barca to try and force Newcastle to improve his contract.

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  • Moreno

    Sep 3, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #9

    With the transfer window shut and no game this weekend, I see Ed is running out of news too report! This must be the 238th Sol Campbell article in the past 3 days!

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  • Stuart

    Sep 3, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #10

    I reckon Ed’s got a wee man-crush like haha.

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  • korn8

    Sep 3, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #11

    It is so good to read comments from fellow Newcastle fans and see them discuss GOOD DEFENDERS!!

    What is happening to this club? 😀

    I think Newcastle can take big steps the next couple of seasons, lads! Lets give the team and CH time.

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  • MacToon

    Sep 3, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #12

    korn8, lol very true 😉

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