Date: 12th October 2007 at 2:21pm
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It has been confirmed by spineless Steve that Sol Campbell will start for England against Estonia tomorrow.

The spineless one said: ‘it is good to be able to call up someone of Sol Campbell’s experience and quality.

‘He has been absolutely tremendous this season and I had no hesitation in bringing him back.

‘Sol’s reaction to being left out was fantastic, as I knew it would be. He is performing well, has got great experience and will add to the team’.

Who would have thought we would see this happen some 15 months ago or so when Spineless Steve did not even have the balls to tell Campbell in person that he was ‘moving on’ with his options – he instead left him a message on his answer phone!

Now Campbell will win his first cap since the 2006 world cup finals when he came on as a sub in our group game with Sweden – this cap will be his 70th for his country.

He will also – as eastneydave rightly points out – see him become the first Pompey player to play in a competitive match since Jimmy Dickinson did way back in 1954. Of course Mark Hateley’s appearances for England whilst with Pompey came in friendly internationals.

David James had become the first Pompey player in 23 years to play for England when he came on against Germany, Campbell will now be the first for 53 years in a competitive match.

I wonder what odds I could get of both James and Campbell starting in Russia?

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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