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'If It's Football, It's Vital'

The returning of a vital component! Hmm...

Fear ye not guys, the missing link of our squad from January onwards is no more.

Cast aside the doubts, the fears and the concerns that the one and only vital cog in our well oiled machine would leave...

Many a sleepless night has been had since he left - albeit it only temporarily earlier in the year, and many more since with concerns that maybe this prized asset could be plucked from us.

A fee was agreed but thankfully the move to take the legendary Djimi Traore to Rennes permanently appears to have fallen through, so he is 'coming home'.

Djimi's back! For now anyway...

In all seriousness, I am very surprised that he has returned but it appears that his possible 'excessive' demands have scuppered any hope of staying with Rennes - who did want him and had reportedly agreed a fee.

Clearly if he was not already 'surplus to requirements' before going out on loan, which he was, he is most definitely this now following an outburst against Harry Redknapp and Pompey shortly after returning to France, saying that he did not intend to return and also questioned his, and the English method.

When he signed some 18 months ago to say I was 'less than impressed' would have been putting it lightly - those of you familiar to this site for some time might remember my 'pre landlord' days rant about his signing - but to be fair as you have to I came round and gave him and break and in all fairness he came in for a short period and did a job that was asked. Having fulfilled this job I cannot see him being back here for long, and if he is he is going to be very much on the outside looking in...

If nothing else it increases the squad size!

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 13 2008

Time: 8:22AM

Your Comments

We should pay someone to take him away!
storagematt
lol total agree
pompeym@
Oh lucky us! I am so happy that Traore is back! Yippee! Yippee!
sneakay
For a bloke who gets a bad rap, he played really well for us before he went out on loan (in the handful of appearances he was given)!! He was crap for a while before that, admittedly...
Tantona
Maybe someone will give us some money for him - put it into the buying Crouch fund.
tracyc
he will not stay with us 4 long some team in france will sign him.but if he did stay he would be a good squad player as he done alright wen he played 4 us last season
stfc ballboy
perhaps a buy 1 get nugent free deal could be offered?
WalshWasGod
djimi did a job for a while, which in all fairness he did quite well - that goal line clearance against arsenal was fantastic. but now the time has come for him to move on...
pompeyrug
Poor chap he's not that bad, but yes we have moved on a lot in 18 months, can't see him getting much playing time
pompeyyong
 

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