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Rangers pay £3m for Mendes

Rangers pay £3m for Mendes

Pedro Mendes has completed his move to Rangers, who have signed 'the legend' for £3m on a 3-year contract.

I am gutted by this, much like most others will be, but as said before in other articles what can you do? I will not really go over what I have said before as these thoughts can be found in other articles written today I will just leave it at 'I am gutted'...

This is what Peter Storrie and Harry Redknapp had to say on the Pompey Site about his departure.

Storrie: 'we're sorry to see good players go, particularly one like Pedro.

'He's not one we wanted to move on, but as a club we understand that we have to balance the books and that Pedro wants to be playing regularly.

'Glasgow Rangers are a big club and that was an attraction to Pedro.

'He's a quality player and has been a great servant to the club. It was his goal that started the run that kept us in the Premier League in 2006.'

Redknapp: 'I'll miss Pedro. He was a great player for me and a great person.

'He was probably more responsible than anyone else for keeping us up two seasons ago.'

Without you Pedro we would not be where we are now, god only knows where we would be lurking now!

I am just glad that I personally got a chance to say a kind of goodbye to him this summer. My sister-in-law got to have a photo with him after the Exeter game, and I got to shake his hand and exchange a few words...

I for one will be eternally grateful to you for what you did for this club, it is just a shame that we could not keep you and saw fit to reject offers for Papa Bouba Diop but accepted them for you!

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday August 15 2008
Time: 3:30PM

Comments

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Fairwell Pedro, thanks for keeping us up in 2006 and good luck in your career. You will be missed!
sneakay
15/08/2008 15:52:00
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So he will be a good buy for us then??
fivestar
15/08/2008 15:54:00
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I just don't see what's going on here?? call me thickety thick from Thickton, but I just don't see the logic in this. Thank you Pedro for all the joy you have given us all, forever in Pompey folklore!!!!!!!!!!!
pentonpompey
15/08/2008 15:56:00
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Damn. Yes, FiveStar, I do think he'll be a good buy for you.
PhilTaglia
15/08/2008 16:00:00
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Who in their right mind would reject bids for diop but accept them for pedro!
pompeysno.9
15/08/2008 16:06:00
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Can I change my prediction for the Chelski game Sunday? :-(
pentonpompey
15/08/2008 16:12:00
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His name will ever be written in stone in Pompey legend, thanks Pedro, good luck in Scotland (although you'll only really need it in the 20 Glasgow derby's every season)!
Tantona
15/08/2008 16:22:00
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Good luck Pedro..without your goals & energy Pompey woudn't be where they are now...just really glad he played in the Cup Final & got the medal he deserved
yellowcheesemonkey
15/08/2008 16:25:00
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This is the news I see when I get up in the morning. Hope the rest of the day doesn't go as much like S***. I'm gutted and will probably "trod along" all day long now.
pompeywa
15/08/2008 16:32:00
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Thanks alot pedro a great servant to this club and u will be a legend 4 keeping us up in the premiership hope u carry on the sucess with rangers if not u no where 2 come !!!!
stfc ballboy
15/08/2008 16:48:00
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