Date: 3rd December 2007 at 5:08pm
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Sol Campbell had always said that he believed that he would be able to play for England for another 5 years, but at the moment he is waiting to see who comes in before he makes a decision on his own international future.

The fact that he was overlooked for so long – not to mention the appalling way he was treated when he as discarded originally by Spineless Steve before he eventually brought him back into the England fold – hurt him and he does not want to have to go through a similar scenario, so he is waiting to see who does come in before he makes a decision on his future.

To be honest Campbell has been a fantastic servant to England and whilst I was delighted that he did eventually get back in and played a few games my own personal feelings are that it is probably time for others to step up to the plate so he will probably call time on his England career, rather than maybe have it called for him…

This would also benefit Pompey of course, but this is not the reasoning behind my thinking.

As well as talking about England the Pompey captain has spoken – once again – about his hope that Pompey will spend again in January to give us this extra push in our quest to earn a European place at the end of the season: ‘The African Nations Cup is going to hit us and I hope we can cope.

‘It depends if the money is available. We do need to strengthen the side because to lose those guys for a month or six weeks is going to hurt us.

‘One or two additions in the right positions would be fantastic but whether that comes true is another thing’.

Harry Redknapp had again himself said at the weekend that the squad is not strong enough, whilst I would disagree with that statement even taking into account the African nations coming up in January I do hope that we can bring in a few players in the New Year – and do feel we will…

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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