Sol Campbell breaks 144-year record in first game in charge of Macclesfield

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Sol Campbell has previously described himself “as one of the greatest minds in football” (Sky Sports) after being overlooked for a previous managerial job.

Last week, he was given the reigns to take over a manager of Macclesfield Town and took charge of the League Two outfit for the very first time on Tuesday night.

Campbell took his side to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle United’s Under-21 side in the Checkatrade Trophy second round.

In front of a crowd of 1,126 he saw his side crash out of the competition 5-3 on penalties after it was level after extra time.

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The defeat for Campbell is certainly historic as it is the first time in 144 years that Macclesfield have lost a penalty shoot-out.

I’m sure that Judas was all set on creating history at the League Two strugglers when he was appointed, and as long as he continues to create this kind of history then Spurs fans will certainly be happy.

Campbell will never be forgiven for walking out on the club for nothing to join Arsenal after previously publically stating (Daily Mail) that he would stay at the club.

He said at the time in 2001: “I want to play for Tottenham – that’s it. I’ve been here for so long and there’s no reason to think I would want to leave.

“For me to do well at this club would mean everything. I play for Spurs with a passion and desire, and it hurts me when we lose.”

Never forget.

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  1. Thanks for reminding us of just how despicable Campbell’s betrayal in 2001 was; apart from his action, what particularly stuck in my throat was how other players (and our then manager, Glenn Hoddle) defended him, proving to me how much we delude ourselves about players’ ‘love’ for their clubs – today it’s ALL about money, and every player has his price; Ledley King would have gone elsewhere if his injury record hadn’t put the likes of Chelsea off, and Kane will go if we don’t stump-up the sort of cash he’d expect at City or Real Madrid – isn’t the PL wonderful?


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