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CAMPBELL DEPARTURE IMMINENT
By: Mark Rowan

Kevin Campbell is poised to call time on his Everton career within 24
hours after reaching an advanced stage in negotiations with West
Bromwich Albion.

The Blues forward, who was set to leave Goodison in any case when his
contract expired at the end of the season, has been holding talks with
officials at the Hawthorns over the course of the weekend.

Those discussions are almost complete and Campbell is set to put
pen-to-paper on a deal with the Premiership strugglers if he can
successfully negotiate a medical.

Campbell, who turns 35 next month, has found it difficult to hold down a
regular first team place at Everton for the past 18 months and his
appearance against Portsmouth last week will now be his last for the Blues.

The move to the Midlands brings to an end a four-and-half year spell on
Merseyside in which Campbell has made 163 appearances and scored 51 goals.

Originally joining the club on-loan from Turkish side Trabzonspor in
March 1999, the former Arsenal hitman almost single-handedly ensured the
Blues avoided relegation in season 1998/99 by scoring nine goals in
eight games.

A permanent transfer was secured during the summer of 1999 and Campbell
later that year went on to score the winning goal in the Merseyside
derby at Anfield.

Campbell also became the first black player to captain Everton in
January 2001 as well as forming successful partnerships with Francis
Jeffers, Duncan Ferguson, Tomasz Radzinski and Wayne Rooney.
 

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I hear that he has already passed a medical and will be announced tomorrow as a new striker.

Well all respect to Kev, we seem to have gone from Aruna Dindane to KC :wallbang:
Championship here we come :(
 

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I don't think it's a real bad signing. Aruna Didane if I have to be honest was an unrealistic target but if Kevin Campbell can find of the good form he showed for Everton a season or two ago, then he'll be a handy player to have. Question is how much of him is still left :undecide:

With Kanu and Earnshaw, you already have 2 premiership standard strikers since Geoff Horsfield with all respect doesn't look like one to me. Kev will probably used as some sort of pinch-hitter.
 

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Wally the Dindane deal was doen several times so it transpires.
Twice we agreed a fee with Anderlecht, but each time they upped the money.
To the point where we said take it or leave it.

Dindane wanted to come whcih was why he was miffed at the start of the season.
 

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alright, I see. Anderlecht are pretty much doing the same with us now over Chippen Willemsson. They've now slapped a 15 million euro transfer fee on him :doh:
They'll never be able to sell these guys if they do this and in the end both could leave on bosmans if they don't ask for a more reasonable price.
 

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Kevin Campbell always starts brightly(Everton and Trabzanspor) but usually fades once he gets settled! He will score a few goals for West Brom but this signing is merely papering over the cracks!! I am not convinced by it however if Robson has the bottle to ditch the show pony Kanu and work on an Earnshaw/Campbell partnership then things may blossom.However there is far too much deadwood in West Broms' crazily large 34 man squad to hold out much hope for them..........Scimeca,Purse,Haas( :mad: ),Sakiri,Johnson,Horsefield,Hulse,Dyer,Berthe,Robinson....There are 10 players off the top of my head who should be plying their trade in the Coca Cola Championship..and NOT trying to cut it in the Prem!! :scared:
 

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Kevin Campbell always starts brightly(Everton and Trabzanspor) but usually fades once he gets settled! He will score a few goals for West Brom but this signing is merely papering over the cracks!! I am not convinced by it however if Robson has the bottle to ditch the show pony Kanu and work on an Earnshaw/Campbell partnership then things may blossom.However there is far too much deadwood in West Broms' crazily large 34 man squad to hold out much hope for them..........Scimeca,Purse,Haas( :mad: ),Sakiri,Johnson,Horsefield,Hulse,Dyer,Berthe,Robinson....There are 10 players off the top of my head who should be plying their trade in the Coca Cola Championship..and NOT trying to cut it in the Prem!! :scared:
I'd pretty much agree with that list bar maybe Robinson, who now is being asked to play football at least seems to be capable of it.

Sakiri and Hass have both been put up by the club for sale.
Hulse appears to be on his way.

2 more you didn't mention,
O'Connor and Murphy are also very close to being sold.

Scimeca and Purse both give me a huge sigh of disappointment every time I hear their names on the team sheet. Purse is a walking disaster, while he looks good for making a lot of last ditch challenges, its usually because he's been ball watching or has lost his marker in the first place.

Johnson, runs about like a headless chicken, IF he could pass he'd be ok in there.

Horsefield is just too slow on the ball and too unaware of others to be a prem striker, a good first div striker.

Sakiri just hasn't seem to get a game all the time and decent run, and now I get the impression he's pissed off and cant be bothered with it all. Shame, but you cant blame him.
 

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For the life of me, I can't understand why Andy Johnson, Darren Purse and Kanu are always starting for West Brom. What does Jason Koumas have to do to get a game?
 

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I think Robson has said that he'd fallen out with Megson and his fitness has goen, so he's been tryign to build his fitness back up again.

Well thats officially. ;)

From what I hear he's a bit of a Jack the Lad and doesn't really address himself with what he needs to succeed in the Prem. Its sad when a player does that. :(
 

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Wally said:
I don't think it's a real bad signing. Aruna Didane if I have to be honest was an unrealistic target but if Kevin Campbell can find of the good form he showed for Everton a season or two ago, then he'll be a handy player to have. Question is how much of him is still left :undecide:

With Kanu and Earnshaw, you already have 2 premiership standard strikers since Geoff Horsfield with all respect doesn't look like one to me. Kev will probably used as some sort of pinch-hitter.
Actually it was more like 4 seasons ago when he first signed with the club and he hasn't done a bloody thing.
 

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ROBSON PRAISES VETERAN STRIKER CAMPBELL

Bryan Robson has hailed the impact made by striker
Kevin Campbell since his arrival at West Brom from
Everton during the January transfer window.

Campbell has scored three goals in six Barclays
Premiership appearances for the Baggies and he has
quickly been installed as captain by Robson, who
recognises his leadership qualities.

"Kevin´s character not just on the football pitch, but
also around the training ground, is excellent," said
Robson. "We all knew he had the capabilities and
experience as a player to do a good job for us in the
fight to stay in the Premiership. But the way he gets
on with players and his banter has also been excellent
from the moment he walked through the door."
 

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Campbell says Baggies must build

For West Bromwich Albion Football Club, success is staying in the Premiership
Kevin Campbell
West Brom captain Kevin Campbell says the club must make sure they are clear of relegation danger well before the final day of next Premiership season.

The Baggies stayed in the Premiership by a single point after their 2-0 win over Portsmouth.

"The hard work starts now," Campbell told BBC Radio Five Live.

"We have to build on what we've done. We don't want to be in this position again next year - I don't think my heart will take it!"

Campbell, who collected a league title with Arsenal in 1991, said West Brom's incredible survival was the highlight of his 17 years in the game.

"This is the greatest achievement of my career," said Campbell.

"I know no medals are handed out for staying in the Premiership but success is measured in different ways.

"For West Bromwich Albion Football Club, success is staying in the Premiership."

Campbell's arrival on a free transfer from Everton during the January transfer window proved to be one of the most significant features of manager Bryan Robson's escape act.

Coincidently, after an opening day 4-1 defeat to Arsenal, Campbell admitted he anticipated a difficult season for the Toffees and that he would be prepared to settle for 17th place - West Brom's final position in the table.

"If you were to offer me fourth from bottom now, I'd take it," he said back in August.

"We have to fight, scrap and pick up points. We know we're in a dog fight, but we're professionals.

"It's tough at times to know you're fighting relegation, but we're all in it together."

Everton finished the season in fourth place, qualifying for the Champions League
 

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Boss in talks over Super Kev's future

Bryan Robson has opened talks with Kevin Campbell about extending his
Hawthorns stay - and the Baggies boss revealed it could even be in a
player/coach role.

The 35-year-old striker, whose contract runs out at the end of the
season, stepped of the bench, after a five-week ankle injury lay-off, to
seal a 2-0 victory for Albion against eighth-placed Manchester City on
Saturday.

And Robson has hailed Campbell's influence on and off the pitch since
signing from Everton 11 months ago.

"Cambs has had this problem with his ankle but that's over now," said
the Baggies boss. He was a massive influence on us last season and
people tend to forget about that because they keep talking about Kieran
Richardson."

"He has a terrific attitude around the place whether he is out of the
team altogether or on the bench. His attitude is exactly the same
whatever he does and you need characters like that around; people who
don't go into their shell and feel sorry for themselves when they're not
involved. That's why Cambs is such a big influence around the dressing
room even when he's not playing."

Campbell, who also boasts, Arsenal, Nottingham Forest and Turkish outfit
Trabzonspor amongst his former clubs, is already close to securing his
'B' license coaching badge.

And Robson intends to do everything in his power to help him on the
first rungs of the managerial ladder.

"I've already spoken to Kev because he is doing his coaching badges at
the moment," he added.

"There could be a role for him within the club next season as well. It
might be a bit of coaching and playing. He's a man's man and an
influence on other people. And if you're going to have someone
influencing others they need to have good character and know what
they're doing - Kevin does."
 

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Cambs: "We've turned the corner"
KEVIN Campbell has set his sights on reining in the teams above Albion
insisting, "We've turned the corner."


The Baggies travel to 19th-placed Portsmouth tomorrow (Saturday, ko 3pm) on
the back of a four-game unbeaten run in the Barclays Premiership.


And, while victory at Fratton Park would open up a nine-point gap on Harry
Redknapp's side, it could also see Bryan Robson's 17th-placed men move up
four places depending on the results of Everton, Villa, Fulham and
Middlesbrough.


Campbell, who fired his first goal of an injury-plagued season in last
weekend's 2-0 win over Manchester City, said: "I think this is the point
where we wanted to start the season - exactly how we played on Saturday -
being tough to beat and able to get the ball down and play our football like
we know we can.


"It's taken us a while to settle down again but I truly believe we have
turned the corner now.


"Being unbeaten in four games is good but we want to continue it.


"A win on Saturday would not only push them further down it would draw other
teams closer to us.


"We want to go on a good run and win games, not have draws and losses.


"Everything is geared towards winning.


"The way the lads are interacting with each other is even better than last
season.


"We know we can stay in this league and it's just a matter of performing
consistently over a matter of time and getting wins."


Pompey have lost their last three home league clashes against Charlton,
Wigan and Chelsea.


And Campbell is hoping Albion are catching the South Coast outfit at the
right time.


"They've got all the euphoria of Harry Redknapp going back there for his
first home game so the pressure is solely on them," he added.


"They're the team that really need to win whereas we want to win.


"We're going to make it as difficult for them as possible."

Robson revealed earlier this week Campbell could have a future player/coach
role at The Hawthorns.


And the 35-year-old striker, who is almost halfway through doing his
coaching badges, admits he would relish the challenge of combining his first
step on the managerial ladder with the chance to continue playing.


"I want to be a player first because I can do my coaching after training,"
he insisted.


"I've got a lot left in me and as long as I feel fit and strong I want to
carry on playing.


"With the new diets, ways of looking after yourself and new training
regimes, players are playing until 40-plus now.


"Teddy Sheringham is definitely the leading light in that sense and as long
as you keep your fitness, the experience should see you through."
 

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Kevin Campbell has left The Hawthorns

West Brom boss Bryan Robson has confirmed Kevin Campbell has left The Hawthorns. The experienced hit-man was out of contract this summer, but was expected to agree an extension with The Baggies. However, following contract talks, the parties failed to concur on terms and now former Everton striker Campbell is looking for a new club.




I must say im glad for this, he doesnt do much and he would just cut the minutes of the other strikers. I prefer to see Nicholson or even Nardiello more.
 

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Bluebirds seal double deal
By James Pearson - Created on 2 Aug 2006

Cardiff City have confirmed the double capture of Kevin Campbell and
Manchester City's Willo Flood.

Former West Brom striker Campbell confirmed he was in talks with The
Bluebirds earlier on Wednesday and now the club have snapped up his
services on a free transfer.

The Baggies had wanted to retain Campbell's services as they looked
for a swift return to The Premiership, but were unable to agree an
extension with the veteran hit-man.

Meanwhile, Flood, who was well down the pecking order under Stuart
Pearce at City, has joined the Wales outfit after passing a medical
with the club.

Both players are now in line to make their Championship debuts for
Cardiff in the club's opening fixture of the new season against
Barnsley this weekend.
 
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