Sol Campbell


#21

Can’t dislike Sol, for as much as he’s a real weirdo if he doesn’t walk out on Spurs 2001/2002 & 2003/2004 don’t happen.


#22

That’s a hell of a claim.


#23

He was hugely important, the missing link in our defence, we all saw what happened when we had to play Cygan a lot at centre half in 2002/2003 because of injuries.


#24

He was a huge influence. Objectively speaking, he was one of the best CBs in the world when we won those titles. You lose a hell of a lot without BGS in the team.


#25

No shit we’re not as good when you replace Campbell with a large inanimate carbon rod. But according to wiki he played 33 league games that season which was in fact more than the 31 the season previous.


#26

As good as Bergkamp, Pires, Freddie & Cole were, I ranked Sol as of 3rd most importance at that time after Henry and PV… can’t underestimate how important the spine of the team is. ( now that’s not to say he was a better player individually than those guys)


#27

Obviously it’s all opinion based, much like I’d rank Vidic of more importance to United from 06-09 than Rooney & Tevez for eg…


#28