Talking Pompey with paultsmouth
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paultsmouth was asked 5 quick questions, this is what they said.
First off is to get a good footing in the league, we are about to set off on our first euro adventure and could easily get sidetracked, if we are stable in the league it would we great to get a cup run together and prove we aren't little Pompey by the sea, as so many other Premiership clubs seem to view us (fans anyway).
We are there by merit, I think I would of preferred the old format of Cup Winners cup, after all that is what we are, but I'll take the uefa any day. As I said in the question before, I think league stability will count towards how we fare in the Euro stuff, if we are struggling in the league a bit, Harry is hardly likely to risk his big guns on a frozen pitch in Siberia is he?
I'd love to see Crouch return, he would be the ideal foil for Defoe, but finances could scupper the deal, Richard Dunne would of been a great signing, but the longer it drags on, the more likely he is to stay at City, the situation is similar to when Martin O'Neill took over at Villa when Gareth Barry almost made the return to the South coast.
Elsewhere we need some width, Wright-Phillips is being cited, but he would be costly for someone who has had a confidence crisis for the last 2 seasons, so maybe I would take a punt on Danny Haynes of Ipswich to supply the crosses.
Muntari. He was brilliant in flashes, ie; the Villa game away where he won it single handily, but he remains inconsistent by a great margin, people are talking in the region of 10m for him, if that bought us Crouch I would snap their arms off. That said he may settle down after his first season, he is still young and I wouldn't be heartbroken if he were to stay, but 10m?
All home games, and 2 or 3 select away games, I fancy Anfield this year as I have never made it there before and we must be due a performance up there at last surely?
Thanks to paultsmouth for answering these.
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