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[Archived] Not All Footballers Are Mercenary Barstewards!


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Irrespective of local tribal club rivalries I think that the gist of this open letter from Ivan Campo to Bolton Wanderers fans following his somewhat abrupt departure from the Reebok shows that not all footballers are just in it for the money. Three points I need to make:

I am sure that there are certain Blackburn players who care just as much for the Rovers supporters.

Yes, Blackburn Rovers FC are probably just as capable of getting rid of a player without considering the fans wishes to say goodbye as Bolton Wanderers are.

Apologies if I've posted this in the wrong forum. Mods, please move it if you see fit.

Anyway here it is...

http://www.guillembalague.com/guestwriter_desp.php?id=9

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The guy's got style - and he's nothing like the general perception of him around the game. Robbie Savage, do I hear you say? :)

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He his a top guy....My lads in the Bolton academy and they went to Euxton last season for a medical etc and Campo was there...left behind on a saturday to train with the stiffs...this was when Sammy Lee was in charge.....He was the only Pro to approach the kids and played kick about and even rugby tackled a few kids...at which point the lot of them piled on top of him....all you could see under about 15 kids was a mop of curly hair....

Top Guy and a great footballer.

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Good stuff, thanks Zulu for the link. Where is he now, still playing? As for Savage, he is a bit of a doughnut, but was/is held in high esteem by the majority at Ewood. Always gave 100% and spoke very well of all at Ewood. Shame about his tattoos though <_<

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Good stuff, thanks Zulu for the link. Where is he now, still playing? As for Savage, he is a bit of a doughnut, but was/is held in high esteem by the majority at Ewood. Always gave 100% and spoke very well of all at Ewood. Shame about his tattoos though <_<

I'm not sure Ozzie. I think he went back to Mallorca. I'll try to find out.

According to Wikipedia he hasn't got a club yet.

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We could always rely on the board's resident bright spark to come up with some trash like that.

:lol:

No doubt if Campo had been a Rovers player you'd be waxing lyrically about how he was technically the best midfielder the World had ever seen. As it is, I'm sure his departure from Bolton only goes to further show was a smashing transfer window we are having.

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I'm not sure about this Campo bloke...

An open letter? The mercenary could quite easily have written to every fan who wrote to him, he has sod all else to do. Impossible he says. Fat and lazy I say.

Money grabbing tosser.

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What an amazing letter.......great guy. I remember Stuart Ripley doing something similar, he was also a top man.

Talking of whom, he was taking his Motorcycle test today, and i was riding the one he had trained on, He is currently studying a law degree

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Thanks for sharing that little insight with us Zulu. It certainly is very refreshing to see something like that these days when the vast majority of professional footballers are only interested in getting as much money out of the game and into their own pockets as they possibly can.

Obviously Ivan Campo had a lot more about him than just being a damned good midfielder, and he certainly seems to have appreciated the support he got from the Trotters fans. Just wish there were a lot more like him.

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Excellent to read a letter like that.

Unfortunately there aren't too many out there who show that kind of respect to the fans.

I have to agree and I liked it, good on him.

There will always be people who doubt sincerity in matters like this, but sometimes it is better to take these things at face value.

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