Paul Wheelock column: Campbell case can’t cast a long shadow

Lancashire Telegraph: DJ Campbell DJ Campbell

THE ongoing uncertainty over DJ Campbell’s future at Rovers is not fair on the club or on the fans.

What we know is that Campbell was arrested on Sunday morning for alleged spot-fixing and later released on bail until April 2014.

But what happens now?

The club is in an extremely difficult position.

Should it follow in the footsteps of Oldham Athletic?

Oldham suspended Cristian Montano – who, along with Campbell, was among six men to be arrested on Sunday by police probing spot-fixing allegations – without full pay.

But it remains to be seen whether Rovers – who have spent the week in discussions with their lawyers and Campbell’s representatives – will, or even can, do the same.

It has to be remembered that Campbell has not been charged with anything.

Therefore there appears to be no reason why he could not return to training today and take his place in Gary Bowyer’s squad for Saturday’s visit of Millwall to Ewood Park.

But how would supporters react to that?

You know for a fact that some opposition fans would spare Campbell no mercy, no matter the fact the allegations surrounding him are exactly that at this moment in time – allegations.

But more importantly, how are Rovers supposed to react to the sight of Campbell donning the blue and white halves again?

Back him? Boo him? Show indifference?

It is hard to say.

That is why the FA, if it can, has to act.

The game’s governing body need to guide Rovers – and the other clubs involved – on what they should do next.

There has been a suggestion that the FA could order the suspension of Campbell and the four other footballers arrested until the spot-fixing investigation has run its course.

If that is the case it needs to be made clear – and sooner rather than later.

As this cannot be allowed to overshadow what is a crucial stage of the season for Rovers.

Saturday’s clash with Millwall starts a run of four games – three of which are at home – against teams that are currently below Bowyer’s boys in the table.

The Championship is a tough competition to predict.

But if Rovers are serious about making a push for the play-offs they must be looking to take at least nine points from these next four matches.

And given the way they performed at QPR on Saturday – which seems a long, long time ago – there is no reason why they cannot achieve that total.

Or even better it.

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3:14pm Thu 12 Dec 13

johnhs says...

Well what a pity the current bad boy DJ Campbell has been given time off he should be suspended so much for a TEAM player he has let the side down and lets face it his performances this season have been poor for a striker how many goals thus far POINT MADE !
Well what a pity the current bad boy DJ Campbell has been given time off he should be suspended so much for a TEAM player he has let the side down and lets face it his performances this season have been poor for a striker how many goals thus far POINT MADE ! johnhs

3:21pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Champagne plus charlie says...

johnhs wrote:
Well what a pity the current bad boy DJ Campbell has been given time off he should be suspended so much for a TEAM player he has let the side down and lets face it his performances this season have been poor for a striker how many goals thus far POINT MADE !
Record number of bookings though and he made an absolute mint from the red card at Blackpool - so every cloud and all that.......?
[quote][p][bold]johnhs[/bold] wrote: Well what a pity the current bad boy DJ Campbell has been given time off he should be suspended so much for a TEAM player he has let the side down and lets face it his performances this season have been poor for a striker how many goals thus far POINT MADE ![/p][/quote]Record number of bookings though and he made an absolute mint from the red card at Blackpool - so every cloud and all that.......? Champagne plus charlie

3:35pm Thu 12 Dec 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

For me Cambell has been a complete waste of space since we signed him for one reason or another.
For me Cambell has been a complete waste of space since we signed him for one reason or another. A Rover 45 years and over

3:50pm Thu 12 Dec 13

kenbro says...

Wasn't he one of Shebby's fiascos ?
Wasn't he one of Shebby's fiascos ? kenbro

3:52pm Thu 12 Dec 13

stick to football says...

Well this player has cost Rovers a lot of money in wages in2013 for very little return.

Whatever the outcome is the clubs name has been tarnished and I fear even if cleared he will struggle to be accepted in English Football ever again.

The F A should be taking action there should be for instances of this nature a laid down proceedure to follow and be part of every players contract so there is no doubt in anyones mind.
Well this player has cost Rovers a lot of money in wages in2013 for very little return. Whatever the outcome is the clubs name has been tarnished and I fear even if cleared he will struggle to be accepted in English Football ever again. The F A should be taking action there should be for instances of this nature a laid down proceedure to follow and be part of every players contract so there is no doubt in anyones mind. stick to football

4:12pm Thu 12 Dec 13

A Darener says...

It has been announced he will not be playing on Saturday...surprise surprise!
It has been announced he will not be playing on Saturday...surprise surprise! A Darener

4:30pm Thu 12 Dec 13

baldie says...

How dare he sully the Legend's no 10 shirt?
How dare he sully the Legend's no 10 shirt? baldie

4:31pm Thu 12 Dec 13

fudgingluvrovers says...

Guilty or not the guy is sh!te and for that reason alone i never want to see him don the blue and white, never did. Also if found guilty is there any way rovers can seek compensation for the period from now to april ? seeing as the sh!tter would have picked up a few £100,000 in wages.
Guilty or not the guy is sh!te and for that reason alone i never want to see him don the blue and white, never did. Also if found guilty is there any way rovers can seek compensation for the period from now to april ? seeing as the sh!tter would have picked up a few £100,000 in wages. fudgingluvrovers

4:57pm Thu 12 Dec 13

juanbbien says...

Should never have been bought in the first place talk about dodgy dealing and money down the drain what a disgrace he has been virtually robbing the supporters hope he never plays for us again
Should never have been bought in the first place talk about dodgy dealing and money down the drain what a disgrace he has been virtually robbing the supporters hope he never plays for us again juanbbien

5:04pm Thu 12 Dec 13

j bee says...

AFTER WHATS GONE ON DOWN EWOOD I AM NOT SURPRISED MANY MANAGERS SACKED, MANAGER HAVING TO HAVE A SECURITY OUTSIDE HIS HOUSE MILLIONS OWING IN TROUBLE WITH FOOTBALL LEAGUE , WHAT NEXT ROVERS HAVE HAD MORE BAD PUBLICITY THAN ANY CLUB I HAVE EVER KNOWN AND I WAS ON ROVERS AFTER THE WAR FINISHED
AFTER WHATS GONE ON DOWN EWOOD I AM NOT SURPRISED MANY MANAGERS SACKED, MANAGER HAVING TO HAVE A SECURITY OUTSIDE HIS HOUSE MILLIONS OWING IN TROUBLE WITH FOOTBALL LEAGUE , WHAT NEXT ROVERS HAVE HAD MORE BAD PUBLICITY THAN ANY CLUB I HAVE EVER KNOWN AND I WAS ON ROVERS AFTER THE WAR FINISHED j bee

5:13pm Thu 12 Dec 13

French Rover says...

As mentioned in the article it needs the FA to step-up and be seen to take the lead when these type of allegations surface. Whether proven guity or innocent the footballing legislation must put the game first and the players second until any charges (if any|) are brough against thise involved. The clubs are in a no-win situation and need it taking outof their hands by the FA.

About time these fat cat committe men and freeloaders started earning their crusts for all the free cup tickets and freebies that their privelidged positions give them.
As mentioned in the article it needs the FA to step-up and be seen to take the lead when these type of allegations surface. Whether proven guity or innocent the footballing legislation must put the game first and the players second until any charges (if any|) are brough against thise involved. The clubs are in a no-win situation and need it taking outof their hands by the FA. About time these fat cat committe men and freeloaders started earning their crusts for all the free cup tickets and freebies that their privelidged positions give them. French Rover

5:32pm Thu 12 Dec 13

crankitup says...

if DJ is found guilty, he should have his contract terminated (that goes without saying), the FA and FIFA should ban him from playing football for five years, and made to pay Rovers 20% of his wages to date back otherwise he's banned for seven years.

we must nip this cr*p in the bud and make examples of any players found guilty of these shenanigans....come on!, players that are guilty of this sort of stuff are not only lining their own pockets.....they are taking the proverbial out of the clubs fans....who i may add, trust every one of them that pull on their clubs colours to give 100% and no less for their club.

in my opinion the actions of players in spot fixing should NOT reflect on the club, after all these people do this sh*t for personal gain....and not for the gain of their club....in fact they're using the club as a tool to their own gain....and sacrificing results to do this.

if he's found guilty....i hope he rots in hell....simples
if DJ is found guilty, he should have his contract terminated (that goes without saying), the FA and FIFA should ban him from playing football for five years, and made to pay Rovers 20% of his wages to date back otherwise he's banned for seven years. we must nip this cr*p in the bud and make examples of any players found guilty of these shenanigans....come on!, players that are guilty of this sort of stuff are not only lining their own pockets.....they are taking the proverbial out of the clubs fans....who i may add, trust every one of them that pull on their clubs colours to give 100% and no less for their club. in my opinion the actions of players in spot fixing should NOT reflect on the club, after all these people do this sh*t for personal gain....and not for the gain of their club....in fact they're using the club as a tool to their own gain....and sacrificing results to do this. if he's found guilty....i hope he rots in hell....simples crankitup

6:27pm Thu 12 Dec 13

owd nick says...

Oldham will get nailed in a court of law unless they can provide evidence Montano actually committed an offence, not for suspending him but for stopping his pay.

Rovers at the moment appear to be walking a tightrope, whatever they do they can't win but they have to protect the other players.

Guilty or not they have to suspend him on full pay until the issue is resolved.

I tend to agree with Frenchie, the FA have to get involved here, they are supposed to control the game, lets see some direct and positive action for once.
Oldham will get nailed in a court of law unless they can provide evidence Montano actually committed an offence, not for suspending him but for stopping his pay. Rovers at the moment appear to be walking a tightrope, whatever they do they can't win but they have to protect the other players. Guilty or not they have to suspend him on full pay until the issue is resolved. I tend to agree with Frenchie, the FA have to get involved here, they are supposed to control the game, lets see some direct and positive action for once. owd nick

9:47pm Thu 12 Dec 13

masher50 says...

owd nick wrote:
Oldham will get nailed in a court of law unless they can provide evidence Montano actually committed an offence, not for suspending him but for stopping his pay.

Rovers at the moment appear to be walking a tightrope, whatever they do they can't win but they have to protect the other players.

Guilty or not they have to suspend him on full pay until the issue is resolved.

I tend to agree with Frenchie, the FA have to get involved here, they are supposed to control the game, lets see some direct and positive action for once.
One of the most sensible posts. Posters should remember Campbell has NOT been charged with any offence, and may well not be. But instead so many seemed to have formed a kangaroo court and already convicted him purely on the basis he's been questioned and bailed - a standard procedure. He's also protected by employment law, and unless there's something clear and unequivocal in his contract, rovers carry on paying him until there's either a resolution on the issue, or his contract runs out.

I can see rover's fans becoming their own worst enemies on this issue - the amount of vitriol already directed at Campbell (who is considered in law to be innocent until proven guilty) smacks of paranoia.

This is football - it's only a matter of time before a player A) has a bad game B) misses a sitter of a chance C) gets booked in unusual circumstances. At the going rate, fans are then going to be pointing fingers. If the fan's don't get control of themselves soon, you're going to finish up with a LOT of transfer requests. Who would want to play for any team in such circumstances? How many on here have already looked at previous games and circumstances, and thought "I wonder... ?".

It'll be ironic, if in the end, the rovers fans themselves finish up as the final instrument of their own downfall.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Oldham will get nailed in a court of law unless they can provide evidence Montano actually committed an offence, not for suspending him but for stopping his pay. Rovers at the moment appear to be walking a tightrope, whatever they do they can't win but they have to protect the other players. Guilty or not they have to suspend him on full pay until the issue is resolved. I tend to agree with Frenchie, the FA have to get involved here, they are supposed to control the game, lets see some direct and positive action for once.[/p][/quote]One of the most sensible posts. Posters should remember Campbell has NOT been charged with any offence, and may well not be. But instead so many seemed to have formed a kangaroo court and already convicted him purely on the basis he's been questioned and bailed - a standard procedure. He's also protected by employment law, and unless there's something clear and unequivocal in his contract, rovers carry on paying him until there's either a resolution on the issue, or his contract runs out. I can see rover's fans becoming their own worst enemies on this issue - the amount of vitriol already directed at Campbell (who is considered in law to be innocent until proven guilty) smacks of paranoia. This is football - it's only a matter of time before a player A) has a bad game B) misses a sitter of a chance C) gets booked in unusual circumstances. At the going rate, fans are then going to be pointing fingers. If the fan's don't get control of themselves soon, you're going to finish up with a LOT of transfer requests. Who would want to play for any team in such circumstances? How many on here have already looked at previous games and circumstances, and thought "I wonder... ?". It'll be ironic, if in the end, the rovers fans themselves finish up as the final instrument of their own downfall. masher50

7:33am Fri 13 Dec 13

bring back the good old days says...

masher50 wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Oldham will get nailed in a court of law unless they can provide evidence Montano actually committed an offence, not for suspending him but for stopping his pay.

Rovers at the moment appear to be walking a tightrope, whatever they do they can't win but they have to protect the other players.

Guilty or not they have to suspend him on full pay until the issue is resolved.

I tend to agree with Frenchie, the FA have to get involved here, they are supposed to control the game, lets see some direct and positive action for once.
One of the most sensible posts. Posters should remember Campbell has NOT been charged with any offence, and may well not be. But instead so many seemed to have formed a kangaroo court and already convicted him purely on the basis he's been questioned and bailed - a standard procedure. He's also protected by employment law, and unless there's something clear and unequivocal in his contract, rovers carry on paying him until there's either a resolution on the issue, or his contract runs out.

I can see rover's fans becoming their own worst enemies on this issue - the amount of vitriol already directed at Campbell (who is considered in law to be innocent until proven guilty) smacks of paranoia.

This is football - it's only a matter of time before a player A) has a bad game B) misses a sitter of a chance C) gets booked in unusual circumstances. At the going rate, fans are then going to be pointing fingers. If the fan's don't get control of themselves soon, you're going to finish up with a LOT of transfer requests. Who would want to play for any team in such circumstances? How many on here have already looked at previous games and circumstances, and thought "I wonder... ?".

It'll be ironic, if in the end, the rovers fans themselves finish up as the final instrument of their own downfall.
I do know what you are getting at.
But, I for one am not really all that surprised that Campbell has been implicated. Right from the moment he sideswerved Hull I had a distinct uncomfortable feeing over his 'behaviour'.
This 'opinion' being further compounded by his subsequent contribution towards our team/squad, where to me he comes acoss as a player only in it for what he can get out of it.
I totally disagree with the view that the supporter should 'look at themselves' in shouldering some blame over their vocal opinion over individuals representing their club and events within the clubs 'dealings'.
Over the last 3 years this accusation has been made time and time again, but subsequent events have proven that those opinions were well founded.
It is my view that as a paying customer if I see something that does not sit comfortable with me in regard to the spectacle I am paying to observe, I have every right to voice my displeasure.
It is my opinion that any professional worth his salt, would not decry supporters making their feeings known to individuals who sully the game.
Yes, he has so far only been implicated, but that should be enough to put a question mark over his behaviour and as such should not just be 'put to one side for the time being'.
[quote][p][bold]masher50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Oldham will get nailed in a court of law unless they can provide evidence Montano actually committed an offence, not for suspending him but for stopping his pay. Rovers at the moment appear to be walking a tightrope, whatever they do they can't win but they have to protect the other players. Guilty or not they have to suspend him on full pay until the issue is resolved. I tend to agree with Frenchie, the FA have to get involved here, they are supposed to control the game, lets see some direct and positive action for once.[/p][/quote]One of the most sensible posts. Posters should remember Campbell has NOT been charged with any offence, and may well not be. But instead so many seemed to have formed a kangaroo court and already convicted him purely on the basis he's been questioned and bailed - a standard procedure. He's also protected by employment law, and unless there's something clear and unequivocal in his contract, rovers carry on paying him until there's either a resolution on the issue, or his contract runs out. I can see rover's fans becoming their own worst enemies on this issue - the amount of vitriol already directed at Campbell (who is considered in law to be innocent until proven guilty) smacks of paranoia. This is football - it's only a matter of time before a player A) has a bad game B) misses a sitter of a chance C) gets booked in unusual circumstances. At the going rate, fans are then going to be pointing fingers. If the fan's don't get control of themselves soon, you're going to finish up with a LOT of transfer requests. Who would want to play for any team in such circumstances? How many on here have already looked at previous games and circumstances, and thought "I wonder... ?". It'll be ironic, if in the end, the rovers fans themselves finish up as the final instrument of their own downfall.[/p][/quote]I do know what you are getting at. But, I for one am not really all that surprised that Campbell has been implicated. Right from the moment he sideswerved Hull I had a distinct uncomfortable feeing over his 'behaviour'. This 'opinion' being further compounded by his subsequent contribution towards our team/squad, where to me he comes acoss as a player only in it for what he can get out of it. I totally disagree with the view that the supporter should 'look at themselves' in shouldering some blame over their vocal opinion over individuals representing their club and events within the clubs 'dealings'. Over the last 3 years this accusation has been made time and time again, but subsequent events have proven that those opinions were well founded. It is my view that as a paying customer if I see something that does not sit comfortable with me in regard to the spectacle I am paying to observe, I have every right to voice my displeasure. It is my opinion that any professional worth his salt, would not decry supporters making their feeings known to individuals who sully the game. Yes, he has so far only been implicated, but that should be enough to put a question mark over his behaviour and as such should not just be 'put to one side for the time being'. bring back the good old days

8:27am Fri 13 Dec 13

Bingobailey says...

Before everyone starts getting carried away, they should read the article in bbc news about this betting on red or yellow cards. The bookmakers have confirmed that there is a minimal market on this type of betting and that they would easily identify any suspicious betting patterns. Secondly DJ is innocent until proven guilty despite his criminal performances in a rovers shirt. If he is suspended without pay Rovers could be leaving themselves open to possible claims if the charges are later dropped.
Before everyone starts getting carried away, they should read the article in bbc news about this betting on red or yellow cards. The bookmakers have confirmed that there is a minimal market on this type of betting and that they would easily identify any suspicious betting patterns. Secondly DJ is innocent until proven guilty despite his criminal performances in a rovers shirt. If he is suspended without pay Rovers could be leaving themselves open to possible claims if the charges are later dropped. Bingobailey

9:49am Fri 13 Dec 13

owd nick says...

So Rovers are saying that Campbell is going to "Spend time with his family", that's fair enough, it covers all the required bases and looks pretty well thought out.
So Rovers are saying that Campbell is going to "Spend time with his family", that's fair enough, it covers all the required bases and looks pretty well thought out. owd nick

10:01am Fri 13 Dec 13

dangerous dave says...

masher50 wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Oldham will get nailed in a court of law unless they can provide evidence Montano actually committed an offence, not for suspending him but for stopping his pay.

Rovers at the moment appear to be walking a tightrope, whatever they do they can't win but they have to protect the other players.

Guilty or not they have to suspend him on full pay until the issue is resolved.

I tend to agree with Frenchie, the FA have to get involved here, they are supposed to control the game, lets see some direct and positive action for once.
One of the most sensible posts. Posters should remember Campbell has NOT been charged with any offence, and may well not be. But instead so many seemed to have formed a kangaroo court and already convicted him purely on the basis he's been questioned and bailed - a standard procedure. He's also protected by employment law, and unless there's something clear and unequivocal in his contract, rovers carry on paying him until there's either a resolution on the issue, or his contract runs out.

I can see rover's fans becoming their own worst enemies on this issue - the amount of vitriol already directed at Campbell (who is considered in law to be innocent until proven guilty) smacks of paranoia.

This is football - it's only a matter of time before a player A) has a bad game B) misses a sitter of a chance C) gets booked in unusual circumstances. At the going rate, fans are then going to be pointing fingers. If the fan's don't get control of themselves soon, you're going to finish up with a LOT of transfer requests. Who would want to play for any team in such circumstances? How many on here have already looked at previous games and circumstances, and thought "I wonder... ?".

It'll be ironic, if in the end, the rovers fans themselves finish up as the final instrument of their own downfall.
no kangaroo court in any other business it would be simple no **** footing around - suspended on full pay pending further investigations - and that is what most fans are saying - instead another joke of a statement from the cowboys and indians of DJ given home leave to be with family - what a set of idiots - no deterrent here should anyone else think of going off the straight and narrow!! SO STOP SITTING ON THE FENCE
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
[quote][p][bold]masher50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Oldham will get nailed in a court of law unless they can provide evidence Montano actually committed an offence, not for suspending him but for stopping his pay. Rovers at the moment appear to be walking a tightrope, whatever they do they can't win but they have to protect the other players. Guilty or not they have to suspend him on full pay until the issue is resolved. I tend to agree with Frenchie, the FA have to get involved here, they are supposed to control the game, lets see some direct and positive action for once.[/p][/quote]One of the most sensible posts. Posters should remember Campbell has NOT been charged with any offence, and may well not be. But instead so many seemed to have formed a kangaroo court and already convicted him purely on the basis he's been questioned and bailed - a standard procedure. He's also protected by employment law, and unless there's something clear and unequivocal in his contract, rovers carry on paying him until there's either a resolution on the issue, or his contract runs out. I can see rover's fans becoming their own worst enemies on this issue - the amount of vitriol already directed at Campbell (who is considered in law to be innocent until proven guilty) smacks of paranoia. This is football - it's only a matter of time before a player A) has a bad game B) misses a sitter of a chance C) gets booked in unusual circumstances. At the going rate, fans are then going to be pointing fingers. If the fan's don't get control of themselves soon, you're going to finish up with a LOT of transfer requests. Who would want to play for any team in such circumstances? How many on here have already looked at previous games and circumstances, and thought "I wonder... ?". It'll be ironic, if in the end, the rovers fans themselves finish up as the final instrument of their own downfall.[/p][/quote]no kangaroo court in any other business it would be simple no **** footing around - suspended on full pay pending further investigations - and that is what most fans are saying - instead another joke of a statement from the cowboys and indians of DJ given home leave to be with family - what a set of idiots - no deterrent here should anyone else think of going off the straight and narrow!! SO STOP SITTING ON THE FENCE OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave

10:06am Fri 13 Dec 13

owd nick says...

dangerous dave wrote:
masher50 wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Oldham will get nailed in a court of law unless they can provide evidence Montano actually committed an offence, not for suspending him but for stopping his pay.

Rovers at the moment appear to be walking a tightrope, whatever they do they can't win but they have to protect the other players.

Guilty or not they have to suspend him on full pay until the issue is resolved.

I tend to agree with Frenchie, the FA have to get involved here, they are supposed to control the game, lets see some direct and positive action for once.
One of the most sensible posts. Posters should remember Campbell has NOT been charged with any offence, and may well not be. But instead so many seemed to have formed a kangaroo court and already convicted him purely on the basis he's been questioned and bailed - a standard procedure. He's also protected by employment law, and unless there's something clear and unequivocal in his contract, rovers carry on paying him until there's either a resolution on the issue, or his contract runs out.

I can see rover's fans becoming their own worst enemies on this issue - the amount of vitriol already directed at Campbell (who is considered in law to be innocent until proven guilty) smacks of paranoia.

This is football - it's only a matter of time before a player A) has a bad game B) misses a sitter of a chance C) gets booked in unusual circumstances. At the going rate, fans are then going to be pointing fingers. If the fan's don't get control of themselves soon, you're going to finish up with a LOT of transfer requests. Who would want to play for any team in such circumstances? How many on here have already looked at previous games and circumstances, and thought "I wonder... ?".

It'll be ironic, if in the end, the rovers fans themselves finish up as the final instrument of their own downfall.
no kangaroo court in any other business it would be simple no **** footing around - suspended on full pay pending further investigations - and that is what most fans are saying - instead another joke of a statement from the cowboys and indians of DJ given home leave to be with family - what a set of idiots - no deterrent here should anyone else think of going off the straight and narrow!! SO STOP SITTING ON THE FENCE
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Dave I suspect you need a good shag to calm you down, WLYV is available apparently..
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]masher50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Oldham will get nailed in a court of law unless they can provide evidence Montano actually committed an offence, not for suspending him but for stopping his pay. Rovers at the moment appear to be walking a tightrope, whatever they do they can't win but they have to protect the other players. Guilty or not they have to suspend him on full pay until the issue is resolved. I tend to agree with Frenchie, the FA have to get involved here, they are supposed to control the game, lets see some direct and positive action for once.[/p][/quote]One of the most sensible posts. Posters should remember Campbell has NOT been charged with any offence, and may well not be. But instead so many seemed to have formed a kangaroo court and already convicted him purely on the basis he's been questioned and bailed - a standard procedure. He's also protected by employment law, and unless there's something clear and unequivocal in his contract, rovers carry on paying him until there's either a resolution on the issue, or his contract runs out. I can see rover's fans becoming their own worst enemies on this issue - the amount of vitriol already directed at Campbell (who is considered in law to be innocent until proven guilty) smacks of paranoia. This is football - it's only a matter of time before a player A) has a bad game B) misses a sitter of a chance C) gets booked in unusual circumstances. At the going rate, fans are then going to be pointing fingers. If the fan's don't get control of themselves soon, you're going to finish up with a LOT of transfer requests. Who would want to play for any team in such circumstances? How many on here have already looked at previous games and circumstances, and thought "I wonder... ?". It'll be ironic, if in the end, the rovers fans themselves finish up as the final instrument of their own downfall.[/p][/quote]no kangaroo court in any other business it would be simple no **** footing around - suspended on full pay pending further investigations - and that is what most fans are saying - instead another joke of a statement from the cowboys and indians of DJ given home leave to be with family - what a set of idiots - no deterrent here should anyone else think of going off the straight and narrow!! SO STOP SITTING ON THE FENCE OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]Dave I suspect you need a good shag to calm you down, WLYV is available apparently.. owd nick

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