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The ball is in Nugent's court

The ball is in Nugent's court

Dave Nugent has been told that a loan move to Ipswich is his decision after Harry Redknapp admitted as much - and not just with 'quotes' in the papers, these quotes also appear on the Pompey site.

It is said that Nugent is not being pressured into the loan but Redknapp now appears keen on the idea and the fact that 'they would pay money to have David on loan' seems to be the swaying factor.

Chances are he will agree to this, and although to be honest I would rather he stayed and fought for his place as he has all season, going out on loan if he is not going to get a look in might not be a bad thing - the only problem that I have is that as this is at a level he was trying to get away from you could not really gage any marked improvement in him as a player could you?

Hopefully 'if' he does go he will return in the summer and play his part next season. He is being written off but I still maintain that if he was given a run we would see the best of him and although I might be wrong and he 'could be a flop' I find it hard to believe that he is being considered as one just yet as he just simply has not played enough games in all fairness - remember the time that Benjani was given, and he had a hell of a lot more minutes on the field than Nugent - granted he 'ran his heart out', but in all fairness Nugent is not shirking the effort or commitment himself.

Should he go though I still feel we should insist on a 24 hours recall clause just in case we get left short, which Redknapp only the other day was saying we were - should he go and these thoughts that we are short of attacking options are expressed again then as much as we are Pompey fans will we have too much sympathy for his pleas?

If he goes I am going to try and look at this loan in a positive way, rather than a negative 'this is the last we will see of him in a Pompey shirt' way...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday February 22 2008
Time: 8:39AM

Comments

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I'm still of the opinion Nugent won't go but if he does then HR will have to operate with one less striker next year if Sasha is still in charge.
frattonaussie
22/02/2008 09:28:00
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if the ball is in his court, no wonder he hasn't scored yet, he thought he was playing basketball..
ChrisW
22/02/2008 09:42:00
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If Nugent wants to kick start his career & this means a move, then he will go. If Defoe can leave Spurs for us, to have regular football, then so can Nugent.
storagematt
22/02/2008 09:43:00
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what is the point paying 6 million for him,then possiblely loan him to ipswich (where he will score goals) then selling for 4-5 million ?
stfc ballboy
22/02/2008 10:22:00
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4-5 million? I think we would get less for him at the moment. I think we are better off keeping hold of him. If he leaves on loan i doubt he will return to play for pompey again. Hope I'm wrong though.
imazav
22/02/2008 10:29:00
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it will be better for him and his career if he goes on loan to ipswich, all he is doing now is watching from the sidelines getting less and less confident, send him out harry
NK19
22/02/2008 14:55:00
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Well I think that spells the end of Nugents time at Pompey... why given the lask of strikers we have would Harry be prepared to loan him out.... Answer.. not matter how bad things get Nuge does not feature in Big H's plans... we have Defoe, Baros & Kanu ... Kanu is being wrapped in cotton wool so that leaves JD and Milan.. Harry has obviously considered out options if one of those get injured and decided his solution doesn't feature Nugent.. and has therefore alloed Niuge to go if he wants to .. Shame... but I think the reality has at last bitten for me .... The 6 Million Pound man is considered not to be up to scratch ...
Chix
23/02/2008 09:17:00
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