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Pompey dismiss Campbell rumours

Pompey dismiss Campbell rumours

Pompey have 'laughed off' the suggestion that Sol Campbell missed the game with Derby at the weekend for any other reason other than injury.

The 'official' line is that Campbell picked up a back injury in training last week but 'unofficially' it is thought that an argument between the player and Harry Redknapp and/or Peter Storrie had led to him 'storming off' - and it has since been said a move to Newcastle was imminent.

But this has all been denied by a Pompey Spokesperson, who has told The Sun: 'it's quite simple, Sol had a back problem and he's been having treatment on it all week.

'We hoped he would be fit, but he couldn't make it.

'I spoke to Peter Storrie about it and he laughed and said it was rubbish'.

The club are hardly likely to admit anything is wrong, but all we can now do is accept this and hopefully move on. To be honest I was not convinced by the 'injury' stories myself, but have been told today that an injury has been logged with the premier league - so it must be the truth...

As I say hopefully this will now be the end of the matter and we can look ahead to the game with United now with Campbell leading us - as I would not expect him to feature against Plymouth in the cup regardless.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday January 21 2008
Time: 10:26AM

Comments

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Mind injury, me thinks.
storagematt
21/01/2008 11:11:00
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whatever the case lets just hope that its all sorted and he will be 'fit' to face united - its about time he faced united as a pompey player isnt it...
pompeyrug
21/01/2008 11:21:00
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Is that what they mean by Walking Wounded.. Walking up the road and onto a plane lol
Midge
21/01/2008 11:44:00
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I have my doubts too - all started by Chix. He did play at Old Trafford in the Cup tie last season btw.
eastneydave
21/01/2008 12:29:00
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I feel very uneasy about this, but hopefully it will all blow over. Maybe he had a strop about Peter Storrie's comments last week and now its sorted. Maybe . . maybe it really is a back injury - but I really find myself unable to believe that. The next few days will tell.
tracyc
21/01/2008 12:51:00
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Not sure about this one.... but after his comments about spending money and improving the club, I think he may have been blinded by the potential spending power of the barcodes..... I always prefer it when pompey dont comment, a bit like a manager with the backing of the board!
Sachas_Brother
21/01/2008 12:54:00
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I gotta say Storrie's response to Sol's initial comment was stupid. Sure, it wasnt a good idea for Sol and Distan to comment on getting new signings in and all that but they should have dealt with that internally. Storrie should have told sol where they stand and what the club's plans are, they should have put his mind at easy, but instead he *****ed him off, it was a very unprofessional response from him
whitestones
21/01/2008 16:16:00
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Now I read - Setanta - that the row is all over Diarra's wages.
eastneydave
21/01/2008 17:05:00
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yep ive seen that dave and have written alittle something on it, but want to save that for now tbh to make sure other articles are read first - its all about timing isnt it :-) if it is wages then sol cannot be on that bad an amount can he... info i have is that sol is 'angry 'arry didnt back him over last weeks issue' - he is tired tho, probably hence the not playing. it is also thought that his agents are trying to move him on while he is feeling low... so to sum up what i am getting is sol isnt looking to move on...
pompeyrug
21/01/2008 17:59:00
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not sure what to beleive here. it is understandable that he might be annoyed at harry and story, but that is still no reason to walk out. if he is injured, why wernt we told earlier that he was a "doubt"? its a confusing issue though isnt it.
pompeycarpet
21/01/2008 18:35:00
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