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Linvoy's Pompey career over?

News at the end of last week that Linvoy Primus was returning to Charlton was a bolt from the blue, yet still Pompey say nothing, even if Charlton are...

Just as little ago as Thursday or Friday he was talking about his hopes of making his return shortly, with him pencilling in a reserve game with Fulham at the start of next month for his comeback with Pompey as he looked to step up his bid to play his first 1st team game for some 15-months or more, then just a couple of days later came the news that he was off on loan to Charlton, but he would be back though!

A couple of months to give him the 10-15 games that he was looking for would have been ideal but Charlton are claiming, and officially so, that this loan will begin this week and be for the remainder of the season... If so, with his contract up in the summer and unlikely to be renewed as a player for another season this would surely mean that we would not see him in a Pompey shirt again?

I know he has been written off before, and always comes back but if indeed it has been agreed that he will join his first club again for the rest of the season I would be surprised if he returned - at least as a player. If he decides to carry on as a player next season then it would not be here would it? If he calls time on his playing career - which maybe could be closer than we think as maybe he might not be able to fully recover from his knee injury? - then there is a good chance we have a position for him, at least we should!

The whole thing is such a surprise, and seems in total contrast to what he had been saying all saummer, especially what he was saying just days before talk of this deal surfaced. However knowing Primus as we do it would not surprise me at all if he had willingly agreed to this deal as he was looking to do what he felt was best for Pompey, and not just himself - as by going out on loan he would raise some funds, no matter how small, which his loaning out would bring.

I think it is about time that the Pompey Site had something to say on this matter now, as after all Primus has done for the club - on and off the field - we, and he at least deserve some official confirmation at our end as to what is going on to clarify things! But should he go then he will go with our very best wishes, but with much sadness too...

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 25 2008

Time: 8:31AM

Your Comments

playing career possibly, but in convinced we are looking at him having another roll at the club!
CharlieChimes
deffo some some of coaching or ambasasador role
southportpompey
Yes, it would very sad not to see the great man in our colours again. It would be a dravesty not to have him working with the kids or in the community if that is what LP wanted to. A modern day hero.
storagematt
Agree there lads which is why it is a LOAN deal. Pompey want Linvoy to get fit and play again but doubt he will ever be strong enough to play Premier League. When he returns he will be offered a position to suit his standing in the club. Sad but probably true.
eastneydave
Rug, your comments about the Pompey site and all other communication with PFC, is a total disaster. In the past you had hoped, with closer ties between Vital and PFC to help resove this situation. Linvoy deserves better, a full statement should be issued by PFC, explaining the reasoning for the loan and future intent.
007
007 i dont know what you mean mate?
i dont know if you think - or ive given the impression - that im a phonecall away from the club at all times to find out things? as im not, yep i do have contacts at the club, but details on transfers will never be made available to me no matter how close i was...
simply put - as i did at the end above - if the official charlton site is covering this story, and saying it is a season long loan then out of repect for what the great man has done for this club, on and off the pitch, surely pompey should be making a statement? and i - or anyone else for that matter - shouldnt be having to chase up the club for this...
pompeyrug
Rug sorry for confusion, I think we are all agreed that Linvoy deserves an official PFC, statement of intent. My first posting was a bit ambiguous, I was trying to say that I agreed with your comments regarding the Pompey site not making a statement and if you couple this with when they do make some contradictory announcements it all becomes a disaster. I have just read it back and it does not sound any better!! Have a good bank holiday.
007
sorry if i was a bit snappy mr bond - had a stinking headache all day, all weekend actually... and i think alot of this is because ive been so disappointed at our handling of this situation tbh!
so again, sorry on my part too :-)
pompeyrug
Is it just me, or have we lost some SOUL? Pedro, now Linvoy GONE? No Matty taylor, GO'N or the Yak? I Dunno, Europe is all well and good but at what SPIRITUAL cost? That's it, to get a Pompey team which is 165% soul, I'll paint my own Subbuteo figures!
PortsMorsch
I'm hoping to see Linvoy in a Pompey shirt again, but it's not looking good. Whatever happens i wish Linvoy all the best for the future, i wrote him off as a bad signing when we first signed him, he did little to change that opinion in his first season. After that i'm pleased to say boy did he prove me wrong. The lack of any official statement from the club just seems to show how little respect the club has for it's fans these days.
Steve C
 

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