DJ Campbell - a career in profile

This Is Lancashire: DJ Campbell DJ Campbell

STRIKER DJ Campbell played for seven professional clubs before joining Blackburn Rovers, initially on loan at the start of the year before making the move permanent in the summer.

He started his career at Aston Villa as a trainee. He was not offered professional terms so, in 2000, joined non-league side Chesham United before later signing for Conference club Stevenage Borough, where he scored four goals in 24 appearances.

Campbell played at Billericay Town before making his name at Yeading, where he scored 83 goals in 109 appearances in all competitions.

That prompted a move into the professional ranks and he joined Brentford on an initial one-year contract in June 2005 for £5,000.

After seven months at the club, Campbell made the step up to the top flight after being signed by Birmingham for a fee of £500,000.

The club was relegated in May 2006 and, playing in the Championship as a substitute, he scored against Burnley with his first touch in the 82nd minute, helping the Blues to a 2-1 win.

But after making more appearances for the club as a sub than a starter, Campbell signed a four-year deal with Leicester, in a transfer worth £1.6 million.

He made a total of 32 league appearances, and scored away at Chelsea in the League Cup.

In January 2008, Campbell moved to Blackpool on a loan deal, and was the Seasiders’ top scorer with nine goals.

Two more loan spells – at Derby and Blackpool for a second time – followed.

After making four more appearances for Leicester in 2010, Campbell signed a permanent deal with Blackpool.

After Blackpool were relegated from the Premier League, they accepted an offer of £1.2 million for Campbell from Queens Park Rangers but he spent time on loan with Ipswich as he struggled to make the breakthrough at Loftus Road.

He then joined Rovers but has yet to find the net for them and was sent off earlier this season at Blackpool.

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8:03am Tue 10 Dec 13

FakeVilla_MTCabinet says...

Strange time to do this
Strange time to do this FakeVilla_MTCabinet

8:26am Tue 10 Dec 13

SteppBladder says...

FakeVilla_MTCabinet wrote:
Strange time to do this
Agreed. It looks like an obituary
[quote][p][bold]FakeVilla_MTCabinet[/bold] wrote: Strange time to do this[/p][/quote]Agreed. It looks like an obituary SteppBladder

8:35am Tue 10 Dec 13

Angry From Accrington says...

Yes indeed. DJ Campbell is a model professional. Throughout his long and distinguished career, unscrupulous managers and agents have traded his body, like a piece of meat, to club's the length and breadth of the country. Only last year, DJ turned down the opportunity to join Premiership club Hull City as he believed that he had a more important calling in helping lowly Blackburn in their quest for former glory. He was so excited by the prospect that he even forgot that he was signing for Hull after his lunch break. On joining Blackburn he allegedly battled through various injuries; toothache, in growing toenails, eczema and an incurable scalp disease but such was his commitment to his team mates that he chose to do his training alone, on Carribean beaches. On his return to the side against his old club, Blackpool, he was so focussed and committed to his duty that he somehow got embroiled in a seemingly pointless altercation with an old friend and found himself sent off. Returning from this imposed absence, having apparently kept up his fitness in individual training camps in Thailand and Malaysia, he allowed his natural exuberance to get the better of him and received a yellow card for an inexplicable and seemingly unnecessary tackle. DJ is a true hero of our times and I thank the LET for this timely reminder of his massive contribution to football and other related industries. I do hope that he gets on the pitch on Saturday so that fans of both Blackburn and Millwall can afford him the rousing reception that he will have richly earned.
Yes indeed. DJ Campbell is a model professional. Throughout his long and distinguished career, unscrupulous managers and agents have traded his body, like a piece of meat, to club's the length and breadth of the country. Only last year, DJ turned down the opportunity to join Premiership club Hull City as he believed that he had a more important calling in helping lowly Blackburn in their quest for former glory. He was so excited by the prospect that he even forgot that he was signing for Hull after his lunch break. On joining Blackburn he allegedly battled through various injuries; toothache, in growing toenails, eczema and an incurable scalp disease but such was his commitment to his team mates that he chose to do his training alone, on Carribean beaches. On his return to the side against his old club, Blackpool, he was so focussed and committed to his duty that he somehow got embroiled in a seemingly pointless altercation with an old friend and found himself sent off. Returning from this imposed absence, having apparently kept up his fitness in individual training camps in Thailand and Malaysia, he allowed his natural exuberance to get the better of him and received a yellow card for an inexplicable and seemingly unnecessary tackle. DJ is a true hero of our times and I thank the LET for this timely reminder of his massive contribution to football and other related industries. I do hope that he gets on the pitch on Saturday so that fans of both Blackburn and Millwall can afford him the rousing reception that he will have richly earned. Angry From Accrington

9:00am Tue 10 Dec 13

forever blue and white says...

Assuming he is found guilty he should receive the maximum penalty available. The legal and football authorities need to make a massive example of him. This is purely driven by greed and ignorance. These people are in such a priveliged position. I see and this will no doubt be banned or abused by people but the whole illegal betting system seems to be coming from the same ethnic background. Nobody is allowed to say this but I am afraid it happens far to often and just gets ignored. Maybe the authorities could look at educating these people. That would be a start.
Assuming he is found guilty he should receive the maximum penalty available. The legal and football authorities need to make a massive example of him. This is purely driven by greed and ignorance. These people are in such a priveliged position. I see and this will no doubt be banned or abused by people but the whole illegal betting system seems to be coming from the same ethnic background. Nobody is allowed to say this but I am afraid it happens far to often and just gets ignored. Maybe the authorities could look at educating these people. That would be a start. forever blue and white

10:42am Tue 10 Dec 13

Bazzer says...

forever blue and white wrote:
Assuming he is found guilty he should receive the maximum penalty available. The legal and football authorities need to make a massive example of him. This is purely driven by greed and ignorance. These people are in such a priveliged position. I see and this will no doubt be banned or abused by people but the whole illegal betting system seems to be coming from the same ethnic background. Nobody is allowed to say this but I am afraid it happens far to often and just gets ignored. Maybe the authorities could look at educating these people. That would be a start.
Let us hope this aspect does not hinder what should be a robust enquiry into these events. I hope the authorites learned a painful lesson from the sex grooming cases.
[quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: Assuming he is found guilty he should receive the maximum penalty available. The legal and football authorities need to make a massive example of him. This is purely driven by greed and ignorance. These people are in such a priveliged position. I see and this will no doubt be banned or abused by people but the whole illegal betting system seems to be coming from the same ethnic background. Nobody is allowed to say this but I am afraid it happens far to often and just gets ignored. Maybe the authorities could look at educating these people. That would be a start.[/p][/quote]Let us hope this aspect does not hinder what should be a robust enquiry into these events. I hope the authorites learned a painful lesson from the sex grooming cases. Bazzer

10:46am Tue 10 Dec 13

Dukes says...

sack him.
sack him. Dukes

11:34am Tue 10 Dec 13

s4awx123 says...

D J Cambell has announced that he will be available for this weekends 2:1 home defeat against Millwall this weekend.
D J Cambell has announced that he will be available for this weekends 2:1 home defeat against Millwall this weekend. s4awx123

12:33pm Tue 10 Dec 13

hasslem hasslem says...

forever blue and white wrote:
Assuming he is found guilty he should receive the maximum penalty available. The legal and football authorities need to make a massive example of him. This is purely driven by greed and ignorance. These people are in such a priveliged position. I see and this will no doubt be banned or abused by people but the whole illegal betting system seems to be coming from the same ethnic background. Nobody is allowed to say this but I am afraid it happens far to often and just gets ignored. Maybe the authorities could look at educating these people. That would be a start.
to name but a few....
Irish racehorse trainers?
Singaporean and Malaysian synidcates?
Indian Mafia?
Italian high rollers?
Chinese triads?
Las Vegas and New Jersey hoods?
Arabic stable owner?
South African cricketers?
East End fixers?
Yep, All from the same ethnic group
[quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: Assuming he is found guilty he should receive the maximum penalty available. The legal and football authorities need to make a massive example of him. This is purely driven by greed and ignorance. These people are in such a priveliged position. I see and this will no doubt be banned or abused by people but the whole illegal betting system seems to be coming from the same ethnic background. Nobody is allowed to say this but I am afraid it happens far to often and just gets ignored. Maybe the authorities could look at educating these people. That would be a start.[/p][/quote]to name but a few.... Irish racehorse trainers? Singaporean and Malaysian synidcates? Indian Mafia? Italian high rollers? Chinese triads? Las Vegas and New Jersey hoods? Arabic stable owner? South African cricketers? East End fixers? Yep, All from the same ethnic group hasslem hasslem

12:43pm Tue 10 Dec 13

turd moor says...

release him,bringing shame on our club,not like we don't alrady have
problems on and off the f ield
release him,bringing shame on our club,not like we don't alrady have problems on and off the f ield turd moor

4:01pm Tue 10 Dec 13

tall in the saddle says...

I would say he's in the soup is Campbell. No smoke without fire.
I would say he's in the soup is Campbell. No smoke without fire. tall in the saddle

4:43pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Stone Island: says...

Maybe the LT should substitute the word profile, for tatters. The vast majority on here already have him down as guilty. He's finished, whatever the outcome of any court cases.
Maybe the LT should substitute the word profile, for tatters. The vast majority on here already have him down as guilty. He's finished, whatever the outcome of any court cases. Stone Island:

4:54pm Tue 10 Dec 13

forever blue and white says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
forever blue and white wrote:
Assuming he is found guilty he should receive the maximum penalty available. The legal and football authorities need to make a massive example of him. This is purely driven by greed and ignorance. These people are in such a priveliged position. I see and this will no doubt be banned or abused by people but the whole illegal betting system seems to be coming from the same ethnic background. Nobody is allowed to say this but I am afraid it happens far to often and just gets ignored. Maybe the authorities could look at educating these people. That would be a start.
to name but a few....
Irish racehorse trainers?
Singaporean and Malaysian synidcates?
Indian Mafia?
Italian high rollers?
Chinese triads?
Las Vegas and New Jersey hoods?
Arabic stable owner?
South African cricketers?
East End fixers?
Yep, All from the same ethnic group
I was referring to this particular problem in football this week. Unfortunately it is your type of do good attitude never wishing to upset anyone that is half the problem in the first place. Until people admit there is a problem there won't be a problem solved.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: Assuming he is found guilty he should receive the maximum penalty available. The legal and football authorities need to make a massive example of him. This is purely driven by greed and ignorance. These people are in such a priveliged position. I see and this will no doubt be banned or abused by people but the whole illegal betting system seems to be coming from the same ethnic background. Nobody is allowed to say this but I am afraid it happens far to often and just gets ignored. Maybe the authorities could look at educating these people. That would be a start.[/p][/quote]to name but a few.... Irish racehorse trainers? Singaporean and Malaysian synidcates? Indian Mafia? Italian high rollers? Chinese triads? Las Vegas and New Jersey hoods? Arabic stable owner? South African cricketers? East End fixers? Yep, All from the same ethnic group[/p][/quote]I was referring to this particular problem in football this week. Unfortunately it is your type of do good attitude never wishing to upset anyone that is half the problem in the first place. Until people admit there is a problem there won't be a problem solved. forever blue and white

5:09pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Angry From Accrington says...

Stone Island: wrote:
Maybe the LT should substitute the word profile, for tatters. The vast majority on here already have him down as guilty. He's finished, whatever the outcome of any court cases.
As far as I was concerned he was finished before he got here. Anyone who would treat Steve Bruce, his former manager, with such disrespect is lower than a snake's belly. He has not contrinuted anything during his time here and after his red card at Blackpool I openly stated that he should not play for Blackburn again. This episode would now appear to put that red card in perspective and as far as I am concerned I only want to see him once more at Ewood, coming on for the last five minutes on Saturday to receive a fitting farewell from the fans. No need to worry about him scoring own goals.......he wont find the target.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: Maybe the LT should substitute the word profile, for tatters. The vast majority on here already have him down as guilty. He's finished, whatever the outcome of any court cases.[/p][/quote]As far as I was concerned he was finished before he got here. Anyone who would treat Steve Bruce, his former manager, with such disrespect is lower than a snake's belly. He has not contrinuted anything during his time here and after his red card at Blackpool I openly stated that he should not play for Blackburn again. This episode would now appear to put that red card in perspective and as far as I am concerned I only want to see him once more at Ewood, coming on for the last five minutes on Saturday to receive a fitting farewell from the fans. No need to worry about him scoring own goals.......he wont find the target. Angry From Accrington

6:03pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Stone Island: says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
Maybe the LT should substitute the word profile, for tatters. The vast majority on here already have him down as guilty. He's finished, whatever the outcome of any court cases.
As far as I was concerned he was finished before he got here. Anyone who would treat Steve Bruce, his former manager, with such disrespect is lower than a snake's belly. He has not contrinuted anything during his time here and after his red card at Blackpool I openly stated that he should not play for Blackburn again. This episode would now appear to put that red card in perspective and as far as I am concerned I only want to see him once more at Ewood, coming on for the last five minutes on Saturday to receive a fitting farewell from the fans. No need to worry about him scoring own goals.......he wont find the target.
You're right. He's a poor excuse for a footballer, and a man. A footballing mercenary, who has shown total disrespect to past and present managers, and the fans who have contributed towards his exorbitant wages.
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: Maybe the LT should substitute the word profile, for tatters. The vast majority on here already have him down as guilty. He's finished, whatever the outcome of any court cases.[/p][/quote]As far as I was concerned he was finished before he got here. Anyone who would treat Steve Bruce, his former manager, with such disrespect is lower than a snake's belly. He has not contrinuted anything during his time here and after his red card at Blackpool I openly stated that he should not play for Blackburn again. This episode would now appear to put that red card in perspective and as far as I am concerned I only want to see him once more at Ewood, coming on for the last five minutes on Saturday to receive a fitting farewell from the fans. No need to worry about him scoring own goals.......he wont find the target.[/p][/quote]You're right. He's a poor excuse for a footballer, and a man. A footballing mercenary, who has shown total disrespect to past and present managers, and the fans who have contributed towards his exorbitant wages. Stone Island:

7:04pm Tue 10 Dec 13

SteppBladder says...

forever blue and white wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
forever blue and white wrote:
Assuming he is found guilty he should receive the maximum penalty available. The legal and football authorities need to make a massive example of him. This is purely driven by greed and ignorance. These people are in such a priveliged position. I see and this will no doubt be banned or abused by people but the whole illegal betting system seems to be coming from the same ethnic background. Nobody is allowed to say this but I am afraid it happens far to often and just gets ignored. Maybe the authorities could look at educating these people. That would be a start.
to name but a few....
Irish racehorse trainers?
Singaporean and Malaysian synidcates?
Indian Mafia?
Italian high rollers?
Chinese triads?
Las Vegas and New Jersey hoods?
Arabic stable owner?
South African cricketers?
East End fixers?
Yep, All from the same ethnic group
I was referring to this particular problem in football this week. Unfortunately it is your type of do good attitude never wishing to upset anyone that is half the problem in the first place. Until people admit there is a problem there won't be a problem solved.
They were all men as well. Perhaps the authorities could look at that?
[quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: Assuming he is found guilty he should receive the maximum penalty available. The legal and football authorities need to make a massive example of him. This is purely driven by greed and ignorance. These people are in such a priveliged position. I see and this will no doubt be banned or abused by people but the whole illegal betting system seems to be coming from the same ethnic background. Nobody is allowed to say this but I am afraid it happens far to often and just gets ignored. Maybe the authorities could look at educating these people. That would be a start.[/p][/quote]to name but a few.... Irish racehorse trainers? Singaporean and Malaysian synidcates? Indian Mafia? Italian high rollers? Chinese triads? Las Vegas and New Jersey hoods? Arabic stable owner? South African cricketers? East End fixers? Yep, All from the same ethnic group[/p][/quote]I was referring to this particular problem in football this week. Unfortunately it is your type of do good attitude never wishing to upset anyone that is half the problem in the first place. Until people admit there is a problem there won't be a problem solved.[/p][/quote]They were all men as well. Perhaps the authorities could look at that? SteppBladder

9:12pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Angry From Accrington says...

Some if us already had our say, only to find our comments mysteriously removed? We must not be playing nicely enough
Some if us already had our say, only to find our comments mysteriously removed? We must not be playing nicely enough Angry From Accrington

9:15pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Angry From Accrington says...

Stone Island: wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
Maybe the LT should substitute the word profile, for tatters. The vast majority on here already have him down as guilty. He's finished, whatever the outcome of any court cases.
As far as I was concerned he was finished before he got here. Anyone who would treat Steve Bruce, his former manager, with such disrespect is lower than a snake's belly. He has not contrinuted anything during his time here and after his red card at Blackpool I openly stated that he should not play for Blackburn again. This episode would now appear to put that red card in perspective and as far as I am concerned I only want to see him once more at Ewood, coming on for the last five minutes on Saturday to receive a fitting farewell from the fans. No need to worry about him scoring own goals.......he wont find the target.
You're right. He's a poor excuse for a footballer, and a man. A footballing mercenary, who has shown total disrespect to past and present managers, and the fans who have contributed towards his exorbitant wages.
Glad we can agree on something. Merry Cristmas!
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: Maybe the LT should substitute the word profile, for tatters. The vast majority on here already have him down as guilty. He's finished, whatever the outcome of any court cases.[/p][/quote]As far as I was concerned he was finished before he got here. Anyone who would treat Steve Bruce, his former manager, with such disrespect is lower than a snake's belly. He has not contrinuted anything during his time here and after his red card at Blackpool I openly stated that he should not play for Blackburn again. This episode would now appear to put that red card in perspective and as far as I am concerned I only want to see him once more at Ewood, coming on for the last five minutes on Saturday to receive a fitting farewell from the fans. No need to worry about him scoring own goals.......he wont find the target.[/p][/quote]You're right. He's a poor excuse for a footballer, and a man. A footballing mercenary, who has shown total disrespect to past and present managers, and the fans who have contributed towards his exorbitant wages.[/p][/quote]Glad we can agree on something. Merry Cristmas! Angry From Accrington

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