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Sol Campbell On Villa Link

Former Portsmouth, Arsenal and Spurs defender Sol Campbell, now a free agent and recently linked with Villa, interviewed on Sky Sports today who ask him directly about the interest from Villa.



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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 2 2009

Time: 2:48PM

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Does this mean O'Neill is still on holiday?
young_jonah
Does this mean O'Neill is still on holiday?
young_jonah
I think he will sign 4 us, id be quite happy he is a good leader and has bags of experience, he has lost his pace but could do a job 4 us, would also like to see Richards and Naughton added to the defence.
astonsteve
I think he will sign 4 us, id be quite happy he is a good leader and has bags of experience, he has lost his pace but could do a job 4 us, would also like to see Richards and Naughton added to the defence.
astonsteve
I don't think he is young_jonah, thought he'd returned, unless he has another break (we are all allowed a few holidays in a year and the managers job love him or loathe him, is an awfuly high pressure one!)
the fear
I don't think he is young_jonah, thought he'd returned, unless he has another break (we are all allowed a few holidays in a year and the managers job love him or loathe him, is an awfuly high pressure one!)
the fear
I have to agree with astonsteve, after carefull re-consideration i too see him has good signing and a free one at that
eltoro
I have to agree with astonsteve, after carefull re-consideration i too see him has good signing and a free one at that
eltoro
i think you have it bang on astonsteve
clarkamus
i think you have it bang on astonsteve
clarkamus
Hmmm indeed. As a Pompey fan, I get used to reading that Sol is going to another club. I think at the last count I'd heard stories of at least 8 destinations. Villa makes 9
UKTony
Hmmm indeed. As a Pompey fan, I get used to reading that Sol is going to another club. I think at the last count I'd heard stories of at least 8 destinations. Villa makes 9
UKTony
I think Curtis Davies is going to be a really good player and having someone like Campbell to bring him through can only be a good thing. With money as it is, brining in good experienced internationals for free must always be good business. Campbell and Owen? Yes please!
claret&blue82
I think Curtis Davies is going to be a really good player and having someone like Campbell to bring him through can only be a good thing. With money as it is, brining in good experienced internationals for free must always be good business. Campbell and Owen? Yes please!
claret&blue82
well ud assume he's still on holiday with the lack of transfer activity! a 6 week holiday? live the dream!
leelindsay
well ud assume he's still on holiday with the lack of transfer activity! a 6 week holiday? live the dream!
leelindsay
What a give away! He couldn't hide his grin when the Villa link was mentioned! Something brewing here! It'd be a great move for all, I still rate him...
ljkal
What a give away! He couldn't hide his grin when the Villa link was mentioned! Something brewing here! It'd be a great move for all, I still rate him...
ljkal
Im not sure about Campbell, at 34 he brings the experience. Especially in helping develop davies and cuellar. I guess he would be a decent signing for free. but in all honesty id probably prefer some1 like upson, a little bit younger and still a decent leader. Hell.... get both of them in :-p
arc1988
Im not sure about Campbell, at 34 he brings the experience. Especially in helping develop davies and cuellar. I guess he would be a decent signing for free. but in all honesty id probably prefer some1 like upson, a little bit younger and still a decent leader. Hell.... get both of them in :-p
arc1988
Two positive things: One, we have lacked proper organisation at the back for a while, something he is good at. Two, without Laursen we lack a defender who attacks the ball, something Campbell does. For me, it's good business if we can get him in. The only real negative I have is that he has lost a bit of pace but I think his positives outweigh that - and not just cause I scored that two to one! ;-)
Sheriff Kimbo
Two positive things: One, we have lacked proper organisation at the back for a while, something he is good at. Two, without Laursen we lack a defender who attacks the ball, something Campbell does. For me, it's good business if we can get him in. The only real negative I have is that he has lost a bit of pace but I think his positives outweigh that - and not just cause I scored that two to one! ;-)
Sheriff Kimbo
UKTony, what was your opinion of him last season? I only saw Pompey a few times so I am sure you'll have seen him far more than I did.
Sheriff Kimbo
UKTony, what was your opinion of him last season? I only saw Pompey a few times so I am sure you'll have seen him far more than I did.
Sheriff Kimbo
I think campbell would strengthen the squad,And after all that is the whole point.I saw him quite a bit last season and he seemed to have got himself in great shape again,.I could even see him doing a season in the first team and then dropping back for a couple of season as a squad player
lerneravfc
I think campbell would strengthen the squad,And after all that is the whole point.I saw him quite a bit last season and he seemed to have got himself in great shape again,.I could even see him doing a season in the first team and then dropping back for a couple of season as a squad player
lerneravfc
Don`t know what happened there,sorry.
lerneravfc
Don`t know what happened there,sorry.
lerneravfc
I think there's such a thing as too much experience, that's the case with Sol anyway. No ta
PTP
I think there's such a thing as too much experience, that's the case with Sol anyway. No ta
PTP
What you trying to say lerneravfc? ;-)
Sheriff Kimbo
What you trying to say lerneravfc? ;-)
Sheriff Kimbo
Sorted Lerner :-)
mike_field
Sorted Lerner :-)
mike_field
Can't see it. It was a great coup when we got him to Pompey & has been fantastic for us. Last season was a bit of a struggle for him & us & I doubt if he has that much more to give. Villa are on the up & should be looking for better than Sol can give.
storagematt
Can't see it. It was a great coup when we got him to Pompey & has been fantastic for us. Last season was a bit of a struggle for him & us & I doubt if he has that much more to give. Villa are on the up & should be looking for better than Sol can give.
storagematt
He may not play in every game but we are a bunch of young players at the moment. He has experience, he is origanised and he can teach our younger backline a few things i'm sure. Bring him in i say - the cost is zero.
jsmccue
He may not play in every game but we are a bunch of young players at the moment. He has experience, he is origanised and he can teach our younger backline a few things i'm sure. Bring him in i say - the cost is zero.
jsmccue
Surely we've got coaches for that? I reckon we should look for a defender who can defend and run a little bit when he has to at least.
PTP
Surely we've got coaches for that? I reckon we should look for a defender who can defend and run a little bit when he has to at least.
PTP
Would be a good signing IMO. He has a big/strong presence in the middle of the defence and we don't have that now. He body checks you, you will know about it.
whennotif
Would be a good signing IMO. He has a big/strong presence in the middle of the defence and we don't have that now. He body checks you, you will know about it.
whennotif
PTP you have a point about the coaches but they're not on the field, helping them through minor mistakes, covering and generally leading by example.
whennotif
PTP you have a point about the coaches but they're not on the field, helping them through minor mistakes, covering and generally leading by example.
whennotif
campbell on a free you cant go wrong there surely, he will bring the experince in the camp that villa need. as for owen then he is too risky cant stay fit. what do villa need? they need 2 quality players in every position all the way down the middle centre half centre mid and centre forward. (not including sol he a free prize if you like !!) so then thats six more players we need of top quality we need to be brave put in those bids and hope for the best we need to show we mean business to attract the big names and MON he is the man for the job ets just be patient an wait rome was not built in a day!!
black_villian
campbell on a free you cant go wrong there surely, he will bring the experince in the camp that villa need. as for owen then he is too risky cant stay fit. what do villa need? they need 2 quality players in every position all the way down the middle centre half centre mid and centre forward. (not including sol he a free prize if you like !!) so then thats six more players we need of top quality we need to be brave put in those bids and hope for the best we need to show we mean business to attract the big names and MON he is the man for the job ets just be patient an wait rome was not built in a day!!
black_villian
 

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