Campbell Pleased With Second Reserve Team Game In A Week

Sol Campbell again showed his excellent attitude  last night when playing with some of  the Newcastle youngsters for the Reserves against Liverpool, and he was happy to get in a good 60 minutes of play last night.

Sol Campbell – getting fitter and fitter

And Sol came through the game uninjured and looked good, and he is obviously keen for more playing time, and feels ready for the game with Blackpool this Saturday.

Sol talked to the Evening Chronicle today:

“I’m going to keep on pushing.” “I’m in with a shout I just have to keep training hard now.” “Once you have the minutes under your belt you just have to wait for the call from the gaffer.”

“I needed to get the minutes, and that’s what it is all about really.” “I’m getting those minutes and I’m getting stronger and stronger.”

Campbell got a good reception at the game last night at Whitley Park, and is looking forward to making his debut in front of a 50,000-plus crowd at St. James’ Park – soon.

That could come on Saturday against Blackpool, but there’s no guarantee that Sol will be brought on during that game, with Coloccini and Williamson both in excellent form right now.

Sol continued:

“Home debut or away debut – it doesn’t really matter to me.” “I just want to get stronger and keep on playing, and it’s coming.” “To play against a Liverpool team who are quite sharp up front is nice because you do need it.”

“It was good to get out there with a few younger players.” “It’s nice to see them fighting.” “They’re a good bunch of lads. It was a good result overall.”

And reserve coach Peter Beardsley added:

“Sol is a top pro, there’s no doubt about it.” “You know your own body and I know what he’s going through.” “He’ll be ready when he’s ready, but he looked quite comfortable and confident. The main thing is he brings a great presence to our young team.”

It must have been great for the youngsters last night – on both sides – to be playing in a game with a former England great like Sol Campbell.

It looks like Campbell’s getting fitter and fitter after finishing his second Reserve team outing in a week, and he’ll be in the first team squad on Saturday, and seems likely to start that game on the bench.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • G

    Sep 8, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #1

    I heard on some threads that he made a couple of howlers last night? Was he really that bad or is it more ‘sensationalising’?

  • jesus was a geordie

    Sep 8, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #2

    G, I hadn’t heard that at all? Where did you read this?

    From what I read, their first goal was unstoppable and he wasn’t on the pitch for their 2nd?

  • G

    Sep 8, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #3

    On a f365 liverpool thread, and on goal I think? Was gonna say that it wasn’t mentioned on .com anywhere, which usually gives a pretty fair version of events. More muckems stiring up the brown stuff eh?

  • madman67

    Sep 8, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #4

    G was there last night, nd he did mis judge one high ball which pool should of punished, by scoring, but the pool forward hesitated nd missed the opportunity.

    but after he left the field our defense lacked concentration and there shape. u could hear him guiding the back four whilst on the pitch. so his exp helps the young uns keep on there toes, think he will be an awesome defense coach.

    for any1 who is on tight budget, watchin the reserves is free, nd a grt way to support the club with min outlay. week on thur we take on chelsea at SJP.

  • saroof

    Sep 8, 2010 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #5

    sol was ok last night……..had a moment where he misjudged the flight of the ball..but he wasn t punished…….pool first goal was unstoppable…..the only players who looked good was airey,donaldson,inman and tavernier…rest were average

  • G

    Sep 8, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Glad to hear that from posts 4 and 5. The way the red half of merseyside described events had him pinned as our biggest liability and only the keeper preventing an open goal. Funny how a different perspective on the team can give such oposite reactions to a players ability. I have no problem admitting the ability of an oposing player if and when relevant.

  • saroof

    Sep 8, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #7

    but g i should say that he didn t look that comfortable…..looked very stiff…..

  • G

    Sep 8, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #8

    I would imagine it is a bit of ring-rust, nothing more. A few run outs here and there and he will be somewhere close to his best.

  • saroof

    Sep 8, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #9

    hehe…and he looked funny…like he was like 2 times the other kids…seemed like a giant and his babies playing together……lol

  • SGToon

    Sep 8, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #10

    hhahaa … saroof … he really is big … nonetheless, dont u find our current kit to be less than flattering?

    I mean, with sol supposingly shedding extras, this pic is certainly not the most glamorous. I wonder how it would look like on your average joe-rdie …

    might still be getting one with sol’s name though … haha …

  • saroof

    Sep 8, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #11


  • jimiley

    Sep 8, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #12

    He’s joined NUFC to win silverware. Ha ha!!! Somebody needs to have a word with the poor lad. We’ll play our reserves against Chelsea reserves in a cup we’ve never won. CH is not interested in the Carling Cup. Campbell has won silverware everywhere he has been but he won’t win any at the Toon. We all know that.


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