Campbell Sends Out 'Come And Get Me' Plea To Keegan!

Last updated : 21 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Campbell came very close to signing for Newcastle when Glenn Roeder was the manager, and it was only his wage demands that frightened off then-chairman Freddy Shepherd.

But the defender has "unofficially" brought his name up again, and he could not have timed it better with the transfer window now open.

Campbell was available on a free transfer, Roeder told Shepherd he wanted him, but Fred in his wisdom refused to sanction the deal. So step in Pompey.

Campbell's absence from the 3-1 win over Derby sparked rumours about the veteran defender's future at Fratton Park. And I wonder where the reporters got the link with Newcastle.

Reporters are jumping on all speculation to sell newspapers, and seeing some of the names linked with Newcastle this week (we have counted 32 in all) shows names have been pulled out of a hat.

But I have heard from a South coast reporter that there is something in the wind with this article. He claims there IS substance.

There had been suggestions the England international rowed with Pompey chief executive Peter Storrie in the week leading up to the game and that he had stormed out and asked to be allowed to join Newcastle.