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SOL Not Coming Portsmouth!

SOL Not Coming Portsmouth!


SOL TO SEE OUT HIS DAYS IN THE SUN?

Although such a move was always unlikely, any lingering hope Harry Redknapp may have had of signing his new assistant, Tony Adams` former defensive partner Sol Campbell have all but ended, with the England International admitting that he would like to ply his trade overseas.

Campbell, who still had a year to go on his Arsenal deal, had his contract terminated by mutual consent shortly after the World Cup Final in Germany told the News of the World,

'I have walked away with absolutely nothing in place. All I know is that I want to play, in fact I need to play."

'Not for the money - I'm lucky I don't need the money - but I do need this fresh challenge and I'm going all out to get it."

'I want to kick-start my career again and take my football into a new realm and playing abroad will do that."

'It's something I have dreamt about since I was a boy. I have nothing left to prove in England but it would be special if I could now go to the continent and make a major statement in a foreign league too"

This latest development will not be too much of a setback for the club, as although Campbell`s best days are probably behind him, and the quality, experience and knowledge he would have brought with him to the South Coast would have proved priceless, not many really believed such a move would come to fruition, latest developments merely settle the argument.

By PompeyRug

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Date:Monday July 24 2006
Time: 11:20PM

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Well written, I like your style pompeyrug. You can't blame Campbell for his choice with destiny, as we all know how hard it is to attract top quality personnel to Fratton Park.
pompeygray
25/07/2006 01:17:00
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Portsmouth do not need old over the hill Sol to move forward, with the wages he wants/commands and the injuries he will sustain over his final couple of years you would have come out backwards and as for experience isnt that what Tony Adams is paid for?
TeddyLyon
25/07/2006 04:19:00
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Good PR aiming for a high calibre player. Not many really thought it would come off. It would have been intersting had it.
storagematt
25/07/2006 07:51:00
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Many thanks pompeygray, I do try, you'll get feed up with my work in the end though I bet ;) I know the vast majority of stories are only mere rumours but we all like to read about them really don't we, then we can all put our views in...
pompeyrug
25/07/2006 09:43:00
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As I say, and we all know it was realistically never going to happen but it would have been very interesting if it had. Would have only helped us attract other high profile names we are after. Everyone knows Sol Campbell don't they, so if they didn't already know Pompey (although they should!) they would have after...
pompeyrug
25/07/2006 09:44:00
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I agree with teddy all the way. He would have been a waste of money. AND FAO pompeyrug, I REALLY *****IN HATE READING ABOUT RUMOURS EVERYDAY !! Just a personal opinion mind, but i'd rather read nothing than a load of old bollócks.
FEn_100
26/07/2006 00:20:00
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Fair play, each to their own but there has to be something to read on these sites doesn't there? Without rumoured bids, or moves for players being printed for people it would be a long summer just waiting for the transfers to offically come off, especially waiting for ours... In any case how could we fans have these debates and air our views about such s**te (not being sarcastic or anything towards you) if they weren't printed...
pompeyrug
26/07/2006 00:49:00
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