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Captain Sol speaks his mind

Captain Sol speaks his mind

Sol Campbell had always said that he believed that he would be able to play for England for another 5 years, but at the moment he is waiting to see who comes in before he makes a decision on his own international future.

The fact that he was overlooked for so long - not to mention the appalling way he was treated when he as discarded originally by Spineless Steve before he eventually brought him back into the England fold - hurt him and he does not want to have to go through a similar scenario, so he is waiting to see who does come in before he makes a decision on his future.

To be honest Campbell has been a fantastic servant to England and whilst I was delighted that he did eventually get back in and played a few games my own personal feelings are that it is probably time for others to step up to the plate so he will probably call time on his England career, rather than maybe have it called for him...

This would also benefit Pompey of course, but this is not the reasoning behind my thinking.

As well as talking about England the Pompey captain has spoken - once again - about his hope that Pompey will spend again in January to give us this extra push in our quest to earn a European place at the end of the season: 'The African Nations Cup is going to hit us and I hope we can cope.

'It depends if the money is available. We do need to strengthen the side because to lose those guys for a month or six weeks is going to hurt us.

'One or two additions in the right positions would be fantastic but whether that comes true is another thing'.

Harry Redknapp had again himself said at the weekend that the squad is not strong enough, whilst I would disagree with that statement even taking into account the African nations coming up in January I do hope that we can bring in a few players in the New Year - and do feel we will...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday December 3 2007
Time: 5:07PM

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Sol was being a little critical of Gaydamak saying he is not always present and that he needs to provide finances. I think he is right, the race for the Euro spot is very tight at the moment and things are only going to get worse for the with the African Nations Cup. There are 5 good clubs fighting to make it, some with deeper squads some with deeper pockets, It will be very important for harry not to lose any important player in the squad (namely Taylor) and add a player or 2. On another note, I've heard rumors of Gaydamak possibly looking to sell the club, maybe that is why he seems disinterested.
whitestones
03/12/2007 18:26:00
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the ony rumours i have heard of guydamak wanting to sell the club have been on this site - and nothing came of them - and that is the first i have heard of rumours of him being disintrested. Not only would that seem relativly stupid (why sell when the value is still increasing?), particually AFTER he has spent 30 million on platers, and pledged 600 million on a stadium (about the same as wembly..was planned), now would not seem to be the time to go for him. as for getting new players, you should always be looking to improve...
pompeycarpet
03/12/2007 21:44:00
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i just think that gaydamak does what he has to, likes to keep out of the limelight and deos nothing more - altho he has done plenty for us dont get me wrong... he just seems like the kind of fella that wants to let the actions do the talking, which they seem to be.
pompeyrug
03/12/2007 23:27:00
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just because nothing has appeared to have come of the talk about a possible takeover - altho my understanding was that it would have been more along the lines of investment as opposed to a takeover - it doesnt mean it wont happen, even tho it probably wont... these things can take months cant they.
pompeyrug
03/12/2007 23:29:00
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Its all about economics, he bought the club when its stock was low, it was battling relegation and wasnt worth that much, now it is 6th in the premiership and its stock is soaring, in addition he started the plans to build a new stadium, which just adds more to the value of the club. Trust me if he was selling the club he would get the money he has invested returned 10 fold (figuratively)
whitestones
04/12/2007 04:15:00
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Pure speculation and maybe worth debate if there's a sniff that something is happening, but at the moment we seen to be fuelling it !! ,... back to Sol. I think he should hang his boots up gracefully and concentrate on Pompey.. but then one or two more caps sees him climb the all time England rankings .... Hes 16th I think at the moment level with Gordon Banks and one more cap that Alan Ball - Whether he plays for his country again or not remains to be seen but he is already up there as a true England Legend... and wasn't it great to see a Pompey player start a game for England
Chix
06/12/2007 18:14:00
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