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Wrighty urges his boy to join us!

Not for the first time Ian Wright has urged his adopted son Shaun Wright-Phillips to quit Chelski and sign for Pompey.

Wright had previously been quite vocal on this issue, in both the papers and on TalkSport radio and once again - and stronger than ever - he has been telling the papers that a move to Pompey is the way to go, with The News quoting some of what he had said to a national daily: 'I think Portsmouth would be a good move for Shaun.

'Being at a club like Portsmouth, where he's going to play regularly, will boost him.

'He'll also get back in the England squad on merit instead of being there just because he's at a big club.'

Come on Shaun you know it makes sense, Pompey is the place to be!

I would be delighted if we could sign him as he would create so many goals, as well as score others. The concerns that we cannot afford him are there, but surely we will have a budget of £20m-£30m this summer, spending two thirds of this on both Peter Crouch and Wright-Phillips would be money very well spent in my thinking and this outlay could easily be recouped and more if both perform to the true capabilities.

So do we want Wright-Phillips at Pompey or not guys, as always thoughts below please...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 3 2008

Time: 11:25PM

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Even though I like him a lot, I think he's better off leaving us. He'll benefit from playing in your team. A good move for all parties imo if it happens.
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03/07/2008 23:57:00

Hope your right FOB .. He's talented and somewhat wasted at the bridge .. better to cut you losses and let him join the new revolution down here at Fratton... Not quite as flash as you guys but going places all the same .. Up the blues (us of course ':)
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04/07/2008 00:19:00

Rug - I assume it is you that has written the forward to this. We may well have 20 - 30 million to spend on new signings - but could you please tell me where the wages are coming from? It seems to me that we may have free signings aka Little and wotsisname, but they all have to have their wages. And with the big signings still to come where is all the money coming from? We have ended this year with a deficit, how is our little stadium going to pay for it all. Sorry, everybody, but this has been on my mind for quite a while, and having drunk 2 bottles of wine this evening, I thought I'd ask!
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04/07/2008 00:44:00

im just working on the assumption that we will spent at least what we did last summer - and altho money doesnt grow on trees should there be a reason for this not to happen? the tv money alone should be around that figure. i reckon we will get around 30m in tv money this summer, not to mention ohter spins offs for this and that...
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04/07/2008 00:51:00

PS: What is more pertinent to the thread is that of course, Mr Wright is right. His son should join Pompey where Harry will coax the very best from him. He will also get regular football and if he works hard and shows loyalty, will get his very own chant from the best fans in the land! Not to mention qualifying for the England team.. Pompey is simply THE place to be at the moment! I may be drunk but am I wrong?
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04/07/2008 00:58:00

Nope, you're bang on, even if you are drunk.
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04/07/2008 01:16:00

Yes we do want him.. if we can afford it. Nuff sed!
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04/07/2008 03:20:00

Gandor, the wages will become more important in a year or 2 if FiFa and Uefa get their way and all clubs have to be able to balance their books, and not run at a loss, before they will be allowed to compete in any European Competitions. It's a move I am in favor of and would take it further and make it a rule all clubs in all leagues have to balance their seasons trade accounts before they are allowed to compete the following season.
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04/07/2008 06:19:00

Gandor you talk a lot of sense when your drunk. I totally agree with what you say. Another barrel for Gandor, please.
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04/07/2008 07:17:00

We can only guess at to what level Mr. Gaydamak subsidises us, until a new stadium comes along or players take drastic wage cuts, a sugar daddy will always be needed
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04/07/2008 07:31:00

this is an exmple of chelsea hurting english talent...but its more SWPs fault then anyone else...he was greedy and has hurt 2-3 yrs of his career but i hope he does move to pompy...
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04/07/2008 07:52:00

Yes we do want him. Storrie is here to balance the books and make the transfers, so whats not spent on free transfer fees, wil obviously counter act large wages. Pompey ending on a deficit is not strictly true, as these were only end of year figures on money already received/banked, there were other figures not accounted at that time like Cup final winnings, Sales of thousands of FA Cup Shirts and memorabilia etc, but thats doesnt make good headlines does it. SO i think its all fine on the finance front to be honest, and lets be honest, its not our problem really. We just need to sit back, enjoy the times, and pinch oursselves that this is us were talking about, and its not a dream or a fantasy. Thanks Milan, Thanks Sasha, Thanks Harry my list goes on lol....
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04/07/2008 09:57:00

But midge - we are not sitting back. We are all on Vital spending money like mad on this transfer and that transfer (if you know what I mean). I just wanted to know if our demands are feasible (or are we just some rich man's plaything)?
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04/07/2008 13:13:00

I trust Gandor has sobered up by now. As the site accountant I would say that you are correct in your question about finances but the answer lies with Sasha on how he finances things. The loss last year was huge but as Midge says Income comes in streams and some came after the end of the financial year. However the major point is with the club not self financing what would happen if Sasha decided to walk away?
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04/07/2008 13:32:00

Well I don't think it will be Harry Kewell (Thank the Lord) BBC has said Galatasaray have claimed to have signed him on a 3yr deal.
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04/07/2008 13:59:00

SWP: A great signing if we can get him at the right price without exessive wage demands. Depends whether he's in it for regular first team football or an inflated salary.
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04/07/2008 14:57:00

SWP will be a great signing 4 us as he as everything skill,speed if we do get him we will need to work on his defending.He will also once again be in the england set up as we have bought james , campbell and johnson back in. So come on shaun u no u wanna come.
stfc ballboy
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04/07/2008 16:12:00

I guess it depends on whether Sasha was serious in his stated aim of making us one of the top four clubs at some point in the future. Look at the money that clubs like Man City, Spurs, Newcastle and even teams like West Ham and Bolton. If we can't find the money for players like Crouch and SWP - and that's fair enough - then we have to be realistic and accept that mid-table mediocrity is the best we can realistically hope for. If you're aiming to be in the top eight, let alone the top four, you are going to need to spend a lot of money. It's not healthy, I don't like it, but it's the reality.
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04/07/2008 17:55:00

Lets just hope that he does sign as I think he will be able to not only put the balls in the box for crouch to head in and defoe to volley, but he also scores a fare few himself!
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