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James extends his Fratton stay

David James yesterday signed a contract extension that will keep him with us until the summer of 2010 - at least…

With his form being as good as ever, arguably the best it ever has been this new contract will take him up to and including the 2010 world cup finals, where he is hoping to be England's no.1.

There is the option to take up a further year extension when that contract ends, so I would not be surprised to see James turning out for us in the 2010/11 season also!

Either way tying him down to a new longer term contract is a major boost for us, and we now know that we have the countries best keeper to rely on for several more years yet and the benefits this can have on others at the club can only be a good thing, although I would think that Jamie Ashdown possibly will not be here much longer?

I have to be honest I was not that sure when he signed, I knew he was a better keeper than he was given credit for, but never expected him to be as good as he has been. Would I swap him for anyone else now? Honestly, no.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 13 2008

Time: 9:00AM

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Fantastic news. I hate to think what will happen when we have to replace him. In my opinion, by far the 'player of the season'. Hopefully it will keep some of our other top stars here longer and attract similar. Winning the cup will do likewise of course.
storagematt
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13/03/2008 09:56:00

it certainly will... yep, without jamo is a worry, but with him and coles helping the youngsters along we 'should' be in safe hands for the future, this kid from QPR that we got sounds like he is going to be a star? i still think jamo will probably end his career with plymouth, but i wouldnt bet against him being here for a fair few more years yet...
pompeyrug
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13/03/2008 10:01:00

Its fantastic news, he's amazing, I love him to bits, and he's staying at Pompey! Whats more I really get the impression he is happy here and wants to stay as long as possible. I wouldn't be suprised if he doesn't keep playing in the Premier League until he's about 45.
tracyc
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13/03/2008 12:48:00

i would say jamo has been our most important player since he's been here. Spurs were said to want him a while back so its good he has decided to stay here.
pompeysno.9
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13/03/2008 13:16:00

trying to think if there is anyone in the legue i would rather have. EVS? no. Petr Ceck(or however its spelt)? no(lost his confidence). anyoe else?no. He is probably the best keeper in the premiership...no, he IS the best keeper in the premiership, and by quite some way!
pompeycarpet
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13/03/2008 17:35:00

No he is the best in Europe, no he is the best in the world, no matter what he is fantastic and worth 15-20 points a season to us.
Owenspompey
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13/03/2008 18:52:00

Brilliant News - I thought he might be tempted to move on after next year (given his previous track record) but this will see Jamo surpass over 100 games for us .. Something he's only done at Liverpool - Long live Engalnd and Pompeys No1..... Come to think of it his clean sheet record is gonna take some beating when he eventually does finish..
Chix
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14/03/2008 08:16:00

There is no doubt that Jamo puts his resurgence in form to being at Pompey with a happy bunch of players and a manager who believes in him. This is great news and maybe in this time we can bring through the young keeper O'Brien signed recently from QPR, to eventually replace him.
eastneydave
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14/03/2008 12:00:00

fwiw my Mrs used to work with Jamo's brother - said he's a lovely guy, same build, just not as fit.
ChrisW
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14/03/2008 12:01:00

A claim to fame there Chris.. Does his brother change his hair style as much as Jamo I wonder... Dave.. given Begovic and O'Brien do you reckon this new contract for Jamo could see the end of Jamie Ashdown at Pompey..
Chix
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14/03/2008 13:34:00

 

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