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Sol Campbell Could Play A Part Against Stoke City

I’m currently watching the Stoke vs West Ham FA Cup quarter final on TV, and would you believe Robert Huth has just headed home directly from a Rory Delap throw-in.

Sol Campbell – in action against Chelsea

We have to hope Newcastle will defend those set pieces a lot better than West Ham did in the first half today, as Huth had a clear header six yards out.

That’s going to be a massive threat to Newcastle next Saturday at the Britannia Stadium and we’ll need some good headers in the side, like Mike Williamson.

Some news today is that experienced Sol Campbell is fit again and may even be drafted into the side by Pardew for next Saturday, but that would be a surprise.

This is what Alan said about Sol Campbell in the Sunday Sun today:

“Sol was a bit unfortunate not to get on the pitch against Bolton,” “I chose Steven Taylor over him, but there wasn’t a lot to choose between them.”

“We play Stoke next and Sol’s probably got more chance playing against Stoke than any other team, because you need to have your big headers of the ball in that game.”

“You can’t take too much away from yourself, but you have to be able to cope with 15 or so long throws-in your box and maybe 10 set plays.”

“He’s got a good chance of playing in that game.”

Well, given that statement, it seems like Alan is seriously considering putting Campbell in for next Saturday, but that would still be a surprise, but it may point to Sol looking good in training too of course.

It seems very doubtful that Sol will get another contract at Newcastle come the summer, but whatever he can do to help Newcastle this season would be very good, and if he can help us get at least a draw next Saturday, that would be great.

It will be a very tough game to win at the Britannia Stadium next Saturday, but there again they did beat us at St. James’ Park 2-1,  so we should try to level it up next Saturday. We just cannot allow a team like Stoke to do the double over Newcastle this season.

And quite honestly we’d be happy enough with a draw from that game – and then we can hammer Wolves at home two weeks after that.

That game at home against Wolves is a must win game – if ever there was one this season.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 13, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #1

    are we realy this desperate?
    playing CBs as FBs, FBs as MFs, MFs as wingers
    and sending out all our youngsters on loan!

  • davybtoon

    Mar 13, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #2

    see marveux close to signing for liverpool shame wud hav been good signin not b complainin if we get lens n gervinho

  • mattnufc

    Mar 13, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #3

    A bit random but has anyone seen the 2nd season of The Wire?
    How much does the guy look like Mike Williamson??

  • connor_nufc

    Mar 13, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #4

    Which guy m8?

  • mattnufc

    Mar 13, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #5

    Nick sobotka, maybe its just me 😀

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 13, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Just saw the game myself and the lesson learnt is. If the ball has to be kicked out close to goal and given the choice between a throw in (Delap) or a corner, go for the corner.

  • Sinner

    Mar 13, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Seen the game myself,Stoke was the better team.
    Pennant looked dangerous on the right wing! 😮

  • Vinicinhos

    Mar 13, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #8
  • connor_nufc

    Mar 13, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #9


    I think its just u looks nothing like him lol

  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 13, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #10

    That result means no sixth-place Europa League spot, in all likelihood. As we’re out of the running for that….. 😀

  • max

    Mar 13, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #11

    i dont mind

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 13, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #12

    coolcatcarter89, Don’t worry. We win the next game and Europe will be calling…

    … Lose and it’s relegation.

  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 13, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #13

    no, its not the stoke game thats crutial – its the wolves game – if we loose that one we are in trouble,
    we have 5 “six pointers”
    stoke a wolves h blackpool a birmingham h west brom h
    and four “little hopers” – villa a man u h liverpool a chelsea a

    we we don’t have points in the bank by the time we go to blackpool then its a bitter fight with a small squad!

  • daneevz

    Mar 13, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #14

    i wouldnt consider villa as a lil hoper

  • Lee Dodd

    Mar 13, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #15

    Put Him On The Bench !!!!!!!! he is No Good Now the last time I saw him he was just Shot – To Slow By about 5 Years !!!!

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 13, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Sol Campbell will get us into Europe… !

    So my crack has run out and I’ll be away for a while got to visit my dealer.

  • a.barry

    Mar 13, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #17

    think sol campbell could deal with a delap throw in no problem!


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