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Ipswich patience wearing thin...

Ipswich patience wearing thin...

Despite an agreement being reached a while back between Pompey and Ipswich for them to take Dave Nugent on loan for the rest of the season, this has still not gone through as it is 'believed' he wants to get himself back to match fitness after a groin injury.

Jim Magilton however seems to be running out of patience: 'we need a decision from the lad. If he's coming this week then fine, if not we'll look elsewhere'.

It is a strange one, and seems to be a similar situation to the one he was in last summer when things dragged on with the 'will he, wont he' move here, and firstly Sunderland - who did eventually lose patience with him… Everything seemed sorted with Ipswich, but for whatever reason this is dragging on again.

The word coming from Pompey and Ipswich last week was that he 'wanted to get himself fit again ready to play before he goes', but Pompey had said 'he would not be made to go if he did not want to' - so does he want to go, that could be a key question?

There is 'reported' late interest from Stoke, so this could also be holding things up as he could favour that move more, but they might not have the finances to offer what Ipswich do, which could be a factor on our part, as Ipswich were 'said' to be offering a good financial package…

Whatever though, again this is another ridiculous transfer 'on and off' that we are involved in and is dragging on, it needs to be put to bed… is it really that hard?

If he wants to go he should go - Pompey have made it clear he can, if he does not want to go then he should say he does not want to. This is just my thought but it seems to be pointing towards him not wanting to go as fitness could be worked on at Ipswich could it not if all has been agreed?

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday March 4 2008
Time: 12:32PM

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They said on The Quay last week that the move was off because Nuge didn't want to go, and instead wanted to stay and fight for his place. Then again, is what he wants actually taken into account anyway?
tracyc
04/03/2008 12:53:00
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that is the concern isnt it tracy, if he doesnt want to go but we want him to - for the money - then if he doesnt then he will probably not get a lookin anyway, if he goes but doesnt want to then he'll not be happy where he goes...

tbh ive defended the fella and keep saying he will come good - which i still feel he will - but his off the field antics are probably not helping him, he is often behaving like a fool, so is this because he wants to play but isnt getting a a fair chance, or is he not getting a chance to playing becuase of that? or is it a bit of both...

pompeyrug
04/03/2008 12:59:00
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when i say he will come good, it might not be here when he does...
pompeyrug
04/03/2008 13:00:00
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I have defended him too but after a series of injuries loan to the end of the season might be a good thing for him. Worked for GON at the same sort of age.
eastneydave
04/03/2008 13:52:00
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I feel sorry for the lad. I can't remember a situation where a player was bought and within a week or two, the boss was practically begging people to come in and buy him. He must have known he was in for a rough ride right there and then, but he's stuck at it and tried to fight for a place in the first team. Now we're at the Benjani stage all over again, he (seemingly) doesn't want to go and the club are showing every indication they can't wait to get shot of him. I agree with you, Rug, I think he will come good, and I think we'll probably end up with egg on our face when he does. Whether he goes now or waits till the summer for a possible move to a premiership club, he must know by now that Harry doesn't want him.
PhilTaglia
04/03/2008 13:55:00
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I can see parallels with both Fuller and Kamara. Kamara in particular looked great for WBA last season but this year at Fulham seemed a yard off the pace. Sanchez and Al Fayed in particular will rue that transaction with some displeasure.
ChrisW
04/03/2008 14:39:00
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Will all the goals we've scored lately and the FA Cup draw this weekend, why are we loaning him out ?
Toronto4Pompey
04/03/2008 14:47:00
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when you look at all the strikers that have made the step up again this season, off the top of my head only kenwyne jones has really made an impact hasnt he... kamara, chopra and nugent - all big money signings have failed to deliver - granted maybe they migh not have played as regularly as they would have liked, but it does show the step up isnt easy, and can take time - you cant just make the leap like that, well few can...
pompeyrug
04/03/2008 15:36:00
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Toronto - I think HR views him as spent
ChrisW
04/03/2008 15:40:00
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I forgot about Chopra - he scored on his debut didn't he? Spurs? Robinson?
ChrisW
04/03/2008 15:41:00
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