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Nugent to be the next 'sacrifice'

Nugent to be the next 'sacrifice'

'Reports' of an Ipswich interest in Dave Nugent continue to grow - so if true then the striker could be set to become the latest 'sacrifice' as we seek to raise funds...

The suggestion is that Ipswich have put together a £5m package for Nugent, which would see them pay £3.5m upfront with a further £1.5m paid if they win promotion and he will hold talks with, and undergo a medical in the next 48 hours.

'If' we do sell him, I think this will be a bad move as although we have signed Peter Crouch and have Ben Sahar on loan until January we are suddenly going completely the opposite direction to the direction we were said to be going... instead of building on the squad, adding 'quality' we are dismantling it leaving us shorter of numbers instead of increasing them!

All of this is of course, if even true, dependant on him being willing to drop down a league again - something that so far he has been unwilling to do. But surely there are only so many times he could see the club willing to do business on him before he says 'sod you lot I am going!'

Quite what is going on with Pompey at the moment is anybodies guess, but it seems to be that the money raised from the selling of Sulley Muntari is not being reinvested in the side - although I hope this is still the case as it is a bad move otherwise - so would the £3.5m be given back to Harry Redknapp here? Even if it was it would not buy a great deal would it?

I am still not 'panicking' but I must confess my frustrations about this summer, and how things have gone on the whole are growing...


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Date:Friday August 1 2008
Time: 8:29AM


I'm sure we have the same thoughts and feelings year after year; it usuallt turns out ok.
01/08/2008 08:45:00
I wouldnt mind us selling if we were buying...but its the same old rumours going round, kaboul, shorey etc, and seems like nothing is actually happening. Although how much do we really know about the clubs transfer dealings? Only what they tell us! so i remain hopeful :-s
01/08/2008 08:59:00
I can't see Nugget wanting to go seeing as he turned them down in January. I don't see them coming back for him either after the amount he mucked them about. Probably just a re-hash of an old story.
01/08/2008 09:20:00
I hope Harry's response was left or right? Meaning whihc arm would you like me to bite off first. If we can get £5m for DN as papers suggest then happy days! Time to cut our losses and run. This news has really made my day - unlike the ridiucalous idea to force fanse to buy tickets for 2 home matches at a time but thats a different story and one I'm hoping Rug will strat a new thread on.
01/08/2008 09:51:00
Ipswich are persistant & may all depend on whether Nugget wants to go?
01/08/2008 09:52:00
Nuggent doesnt want to go. He is under contract with the club, and if he doesnt want to go, he won't go! (the oposite to the man u thing, where ronaldo WANTS(or wanted...I have no idea whazt his situation is...) to go, but the club won't let him. a contract works both ways...). Personally, I don't want him to go though
01/08/2008 10:03:00
personally i still think Nugent has a future at the club even if just at cup game level to rest the other strikers, i guess one question would be if we were to sell him for the reported £3.5m (plus add ons) could we get anyone better for that sort of money to replace him ?
01/08/2008 10:12:00
WalshWasGod i have publish my thoughts on this in an article now, but there is also a thread in the forum - click here.
01/08/2008 10:22:00
I really really cannot see Nugent even turning up to see them....we all know what he's like for that kind of caper (wound up Keano, made us wait for ages, and has refused to meet or get back to other clubs). We're stuck with him until his contract's up - hopefully he'll prove his worth in that time.
01/08/2008 11:59:00
In Janurary Ipswich asked nuge to come for a medical, but he wouldnt turn up! This upset their manager and I seem to remember him saying he had a bad attitude, so I cant see them buying him.
01/08/2008 12:11:00
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