Sol Campbell Future Now Uncertain At Newcastle

There’s some news in the People, that Newcastle may be ready to listen to offers for Sol  Campbell in the January transfer window.

Sol Campbell – unhappy about Chris being fired

We have to always remember that the silly season is starting, and anybody who watched Sol’s last two performances for the Magpies could say that Newcastle and Sol himself  must have have been disappointed with his performances.

But Newcastle signed Campbell as a free agent,  and it seems unlikely that Newcastle would now try to sell him in January, rather than just let his contract run out in the summer.

At 36 years of age Sol would hardly bring much at all in a fee, and he has experience and Newcastle fans will hope we have more to see from Sol, although he’s almost certain to lose his place against Man City on Sunday.

But it seems Sol himself was a great admirer of Chris Hughton’s and may now want to leave Newcastle becau he is still upset at how Hughton was ousted from the club.

A Newcastle source (they’ll be really busy in January no doubt) said today:

“Sol is a professional through and through but he has taken the departure of Chris Hughton harder than the rest of the players.”

“Chris was one of the main ­reasons he came up to Newcastle,  and there was even talk about him joining the coaching staff.”

We had thought that  Sol may be offered a coaching position at the club next season, but now with Chris gone, that opportunity may have also gone out of the window.

Sol may have also become fed up with the latest antics of  owner Mike Ashley, and if that’s the case we can understand how he feels.

Newcastle fans are lumbered with Ashley, and we just have to hope some sane person with lots of money comes along and buys the club off Mike, and then gets football people in to run the club at the higher levels.

One of the many mistakes Mike has made at Newcastle is that he brought his buddy in to run the club, and Derek LLambias has no experience at all in football, just in gambling casinos, but that didn’t stop Derek from sacking Chris, because Chris didn’t have enough experience in management.

It’s pathetic when you think of it that way – and it even seems that Mike Ashley now wants to become more hands on at Newcastle – oh no – say it aint so!

We’ll just have to wait and see on that one – and pray every night.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • Thump

    Dec 21, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Future? He’s here for a couple of more months, who gives one?

  • boater

    Dec 21, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #2

    38 years old, signed on a free as an emergency stop gap; expected to resign from football altogether in a mere few months.

    Wow Ed ,what do you think we could get for this in demand, hot shot player in the transfer market? Say it aint so!

  • balubas1

    Dec 21, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #3

    well… he is past it. and I think he knows it too.. hope he can remain at the club in another role. quality man

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Dec 21, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #4


  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Dec 21, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Hopefully AP. will talk to Sol about becoming a defensive coach at the club.

  • geoff777

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #6

    He was completely unprofessional turning up for the start of the season so out of condition.

    He’s just to big and slow to cut it in the Premiership.

    I’m not sure if he’s still got the drive to play out the rest of the season.

    Let’s see how bloated he gets at Christmas.
    Lots of Christmas banquets around the halls of Northumberland?

    Signing him seemed like a good idea … we may still need him?

    On a positive note … it has got to have been good for our other centre-backs, listening to him and training together.

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #7

    NUFC_Richyg01, if he is, he could use the video of him turning his back on the ball which lead to Liverpool’s goal as a prime example of what not to do.

  • Thump

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Uh, didn’t he fall over for that goal?

  • ganiyu

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #9

    About the future plans ma has for nufc.i understand that he is trying to make nufc attain a good value when a potential buyer comes from it then he also stated that he would leave.i wonder why people on this blog keep insulting short ashley is trying to get out of nufc and he is a business man so im very aware and expect our best playrs to leave so that players like xisco and guthrie may have more value n playing time.he is only making the best out of the club and in his own interest not for the fans.

  • Thump

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Ah wait, sorry I remember. He had his back to play when the pass was made and then fell over.

    A+ defending.

  • Thump

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #11

    lol ganiyu you stupid mackem.

    You’re saying that you wonder why we have a problem with Ashley when he’s looking out for his own interest over the fans?


  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Thump, I think he was trying to make up for a big mistake, think that him falling over was more to do with panic.

  • Newutd

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #13

    New assistant manager in place. According to Enrique.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #14

    no loss really. kadar should be ahead of him

  • Hugo_Viana

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #15

    let him go we dont need him.
    This is how i see our team in Feb:


    Simpson, Willo, Collo, Enrique

    Barton Tiote Jonas

    Ben Arfa Nolan


    i believe this is our A-squad, el latino connection on the wing, huh?
    Anyone Agree?

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Hugo_Viana, Well picked team. So you’re another one who doesn’t believe this crap about Barton?

  • Hugo_Viana

    Dec 21, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Nope, it’s just to drive players out of our club, mad paparazzi – they’ll do anything to get a column in the local paper.

  • van-damn-bad-man

    Dec 21, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #18

    Valuation of the entire staff:

    Harper – £2.5m
    Simpson – £3m
    Campbell – £500k
    S Taylor – £4m
    Coloccini – £5m
    Williamson – £5m
    Barton – £10m
    Carroll – £32.8m (gotta break the transfer record for this one)
    Enrique – £6m
    Nolan – £5m
    Guthrie – £1.5m
    Tiote – £8m
    Vuckic – £2m
    Ranger – £6m
    Ameobi – £2m
    Best – £1.5m
    R Taylor – £1.5m
    Krul – £3m

    Squad ain’t worth much, ya’ll. Without Carroll, that is!


  • lou9brasil

    Dec 21, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Sol 500k smith 3mil xisco 2 mil Leon best 1.5mil stevie taylor 4mil Shola 3mil….. That’s 14 mil in transfers around 13 mil per annum in wages the squad is no worse so based on this we have a saving of 27mil so sury half of that on new players would only see us better off…. I’m no genius but I believe what I have just written could be the only way forward in this transfer window and for the future of our great club

  • lou9brasil

    Dec 21, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Don’t think it’s ever been so rough being a Newcastle supporter as it is now…. Hwtl toon til I die!!!!

  • boater

    Dec 21, 2010 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Van Damn Bad Man – good luck finding someone willing to pay 10mil for Barton.

    Tiote’s may end up at a CL english club by the summer. Bit like Hamann in his first season, he’s received national accolades since he signed. Would walk into the manure, spurs, arsenal side tomorrow. Expect bids of 9-12 mil would turn the pie man’s head.

    I still think our best player – all told – is Enrique, best left back in the league this season for me. So comfortable on the ball, in the tackle, marauding and overlapping. He could end up at one of the giant Spanish sides, once he’s called up to the national side.

  • boater

    Dec 21, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Sorry – who the hell is going to fork out 500k for campbell?? He’s 4 months away from retirement FFS.

    Also – smith 3mil? Barton 10mil? These figures are based on what exactly?

    Laws of diminishing returns: tiote, carroll, simpson, ranger, Krul, enrique are all young and (apart from jose) locked into long term contracts. These are the club’s salable assets. The rest – due to age, length of remaining contract, salary demands, injury records etc, will be viewed as dispensable commodities by the club’s money men,,, you’d be lucky to get 1-2mil a piece, more likely they’d be happy to offload them for free, as they don’t fit in with the new club playing staff vision for the future.

  • Thump

    Dec 21, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Those figures are based in the “I’m stuck in the 90s and believe this to be what clubs are (still) happy to pay”.

  • toonster88

    Dec 21, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #24

    HAHAHHA….ya nasty scums.i said he was old the day he all who argued with me back then,now say he’s old.

  • balubas1

    Dec 21, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #25


    Agree on Enrique. He could be better offensively, but defensively he is top5 in the world.

    Just waiting Spain to knock on his door.

  • Charlietoon

    Dec 21, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #26

    I think for once we have some players others might want and that means we can set our own price. I think the price should be based on what the player is worth to the team that are selling not buying. Lescott was worth 20 mill to Everton but only 7 or 8 mill now for Man C. I’m glad they got their price and I’d want to get ours.

    As Barton is our best midfielder and gets the best service to Andy he is worth plenty to us but we have to see what his wage demands would be. I dont think we’ll resign Collo when the time comes because of his wages and if we can rid of some dead weight like Smith, Xisco, Best etc we’d have enough of the wage bill to keep the guys we needed too.

  • Brutooon

    Dec 21, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #27

    he may got the experience but he dont have the pace and the stamina to survive a season of premierleague football

    hope he can teach young Saylor a good valuable experience

  • branunited

    Dec 21, 2010 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #28

    real madrid interested in signing striker Andy Carroll us is not there a certain about this.
    I leave the link is a page in Spanish.


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