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'Mercenary' Chimbonda on HR's list

'Mercenary' Chimbonda on HR's list

Pascal Chimbonda is another name that has been added to our 'summer shopping list', with 'reports' saying that Harry Redknapp is at the 'head of the queue' for his signature this summer with Spurs looking likely to sell.

I would not be against his signing per se but I do not like his 'reported attitude' to be honest.

I know you cannot always believe what you read in the press but he does seem a bit of a mercenary to say the least! He is quite open with his thoughts that he will 'go where the money is' - if that is what he has actually said?

His primary position is right back, but do we really need another right back seen as we have one of the best right backs in the country in Glen Johnson. However Chimbonda is versatile and can play as a left back or as a central defender too so would give further options.

My main worry though is he 'will not come cheap' wages wise, so for the money we would have to give him you could not really see him as merely a 'squad player' could you? The thing that I would most like though is hearing 'what's that coming over the hill is it Chimbonda, is it Chimbonda' belted out around Fratton Park - that would be cool, but it isn't really enough to warrant a signing...

My own feelings are I am unsure on this one to be honest, it could have some truth, which if it does I am 50:50 on how I feel about it - but at the end of the day Redknapp is the manager so it does not matter what I think!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday April 18 2008
Time: 12:56PM

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A regular in the French side and a good attacking full-back but does he fit the bill? Looked great down here for Wigan two years ago but I am unconvinced,
eastneydave
18/04/2008 13:38:00
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Fantastic player but too much trouble and youve already got Johnson in that position...leave this one be Pompeys
worbo
18/04/2008 13:46:00
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That signing would please the wife....not
pompey4me
18/04/2008 14:01:00
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Pie in the sky, chimb wants a move and his agent has obviously started pimping him out, off to Newcastle with him!
paultsmouth
18/04/2008 14:41:00
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ageeing with Dave, I thought he was great with Wigan..., and scored against us to if I recall correctly. I'd like to see him here - we shouldn't listen to all the reports about him..., if it's true he's only saying what most players privately feel in any case.
ChrisW
18/04/2008 15:01:00
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Serious attitude problem so no thanks. However is arry being clever bringing him in and moving jonno onto right wing to sort that problem?
bluedr
18/04/2008 15:12:00
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No thanks we have glen and need to buy a proper left back, a right winger and a striker. He is neither
imazav
18/04/2008 15:29:00
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Totally agree with imazav why buy a right back/centre back when we need a left back , right winger , striker . plus if we did buy someone from tottenham buy kaboul,boeting or huddlestone as these are all young and have a bright future.
stfc ballboy
18/04/2008 15:41:00
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Totally agree, lets save our money for the needed positions. Although "HR" does not always see it this way.
007
18/04/2008 16:16:00
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i have just seen on another website that west ham are going to have to sell ljungberg,green,ashton,neil and dyer because the new chairmen wants there finance to go down.Do you reckon we should go for ljungberg/dyer and ashton ?
stfc ballboy
18/04/2008 16:37:00
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