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Glen Little Pompey's first summer signing

Glen Little Pompey's first summer signing

Peter Crouch, Shawn Wright-Phillips, Nicky Shorey - all names that were mentioned as players likely to sign anytime soon but Glen Little has beaten them all by this afternoon being confirmed as our first signing of the summer.

He has arrived on a free from Reading and has signed a 1 year contract.

To be honest to say that I am surprised by the signing of the 32 year old winger would be an understatement, as not being funny he does not seem to fit the bill of what had been suggested does he.

That said his being absent for virtually the whole of last season was seen by many Reading fans as having a major impact on their season, which ultimately ended in their relegation from the premier league.

This signing reminds me of the David Thompson signing from a couple of years back in many ways. Like he did, he certainly adds experience and extra cover - something we have very much lacked in wide areas - but I would be surprised if he became a regular.

So there we have it guys, if anyone can honestly say that Little would have been a player they thought we would have signed today, if at all, I would be even more surprised.

Not the player we expected, but a decent squad addition however...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday June 20 2008
Time: 2:19PM

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Yep. A bit gobsmacked. He add to the squad, Utaka ain't gonna play all the time. We do lack width but I thought SWP would do that? In HR we trust.
storagematt
20/06/2008 14:35:00
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hopefully he is one of the 2 'other' not one of the 3 'quality' :-)
in all seriousness he is a decent footballer, surprised by his signing big time but he increases the numbers which will help and he can score goals and create them too. reading missed him last season, hopefully he can go the job that is asked - which i am sure he will.
pompeyrug
20/06/2008 14:38:00
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I'm absolutely devaststaded. Had he been fit last season, we would have stayed up, simple as that. I feel a bit sick that he'll almost definitely be a back-up player at pompey, whereas we despearately need his creativity to help us get back up. He is a quality player, maybe not what you lot should are looking for but quality none the less. Good luck to him, hope he makes an impact. But if you hurt him, I swear to god... Good bye Glen, I love you...
uroyals
20/06/2008 14:44:00
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lol aww uroyals u sd upset =) altho i do agree he was a quality player 4 u and i dunno mayb he might just surprise a few of us pompey supports, i dunno y bt i gt a gd feelin about the signin i think arry might have signed a gd 1 we'll c
pompeym@
20/06/2008 14:47:00
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Can we have kranjcar as compensation p-p-p-p-please....
uroyals
20/06/2008 14:50:00
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yep, as said in the surprised but by no means disgusted with this signing - he is a good footballer who will offer us something, and maybe even give utaka the boot up the arse that he needs! altho i still reckon SWP could sign and crouch is an near cert...
pompeyrug
20/06/2008 15:02:00
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uroyals, i know how much you lot missed him last season - good luck next season as i like you lot, but tbh not enough to offer kranjcar as compensation :-)
pompeyrug
20/06/2008 15:03:00
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Oh well, was worth a try!! Hope he does well for you, just hope we pull our fingers out and start making some signings!
uroyals
20/06/2008 15:24:00
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He's not getting any younger. Thats a very surprising signing, I thought with Europe on the horizon you would have been buying better quality.
dazza71
20/06/2008 15:31:00
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No bad for a freebie. Cant see us signing Solano anymore now, not with SWP on the horizon anyway.
PompeyKinn
20/06/2008 15:40:00
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