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Shock England Return For Campbell?

According to Vital England, Sol Campbell could earn, and be worthy, of a shock England recall.

Vital England says: I laughed out loud, seriously loud, when Campbell made the claims that 'an England recall was on his mind' when he returned to Arsenal - I did not think the guy would barely feature for his club let alone become a mainstay in their defence, as he has. Ok, perhaps out of necessity due to injuries to others, but from what I have seen he is having a good season and these laughs have turned into genuine thoughts of seeing the merits of including his experience, and to be fair quality, in the squad!

As a person, being a Pompey fan, I have little time for the guy - granted the club 'owed him money' due to an 'image rights' clause in his contract but does the 34, or is he 35-year-old really need the money? It seemed low to me, and his intentions to gain this seemed very ill timed, but hey ho! As a footballer he has proven me, and many others, very wrong. I thought he was washed up when he left Pompey, with his move to Notts County, I thought for the money, proving this. The rights or wrongs of this move not working out did little to disprove these thoughts but his actions on-the-field back at the highest level have shown he still had something to offer football.

'One last hurrah' this summer is most probably, for me, not beyond him - and given the frailties shown by John Terry, form wise, and Rio Ferdinand, injury wise, not to mention the lack of experienced, and to be honest confidence inspiring, back-ups that we have I would not be surprised to see Capello give him a call for the friendly with Mexico next month...

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Date:Thursday April 29 2010

Time: 12:30PM

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I think if Sol wants to extend his contract at Arsenal for another season and wishes that season to have some meaning he should work on making sure he has the best chance of the best pre-season possible. To do that passing up on the opportunity for 3 weeks at an international jamboree shouldn't be any great sacrifice for him to make.
Amos.
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29/04/2010 15:01:00

From an Englnd point of view, taking either Sol or King to the WC makes sense. Sol is anyway a back up CB even next season, so hopefully it will not impact his fitness for next season.
prits
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29/04/2010 20:02:00

I think Capello is more likely to take King if he is fully fit, but even if Sol does go I wouldnt expect him to play much, maybe the last group game if England qualify comfortably. I dont think it would be a major risk. Sol really is having a honeymoon period in his career now isnt he?
True-Gooner-Blood
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29/04/2010 20:19:00

Given that both Sol and King can't play too many games, they both should go to S. Africa. They're both fine defenders and would be great back-ups for the first choice players.
jaelle
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29/04/2010 21:15:00

Actually Amos, I think him going to the World Cup could actually help him. He's not going to play many (if any) games, he might be called up for the last ten minutes here and there, but barring injuries (yes, yes, I realise this is what we said when he joined Arsenal) he's not going to be playing much at all. So the benefit of training with the England squad would mean his fitness levels remain good. I think it'll be harder for a man of his age to keep getting back into shape after holidays, so he will have to maintain his fitness constantly. Not to mention, I think he deserves his place.
Rocky7
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30/04/2010 09:52:00

 

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