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Impressive words from Storrie

Impressive words from Storrie

Peter Storrie, rightly at time and wrongly at others, is often knocked but like him or not I think that retaining him as we have was something that was crucially important to us - had we lost him as well as Harry Redknapp then the stability from the top, even if things maybe are not completely stable, would have come crashing down as Sacha Gaydamak would have been in deep trouble had he been required to control the day to day running of the Portsmouth Football Club alone.

A 'new role' as executive chairman, basically chairman, has been given to Storrie, and he has given a decent interview on pfcTV today talking about this role, why it was given and what it means along with further thoughts on the training ground and new stadium plans and their developments, or 'should be' developments in the months ahead.

He remains adamant that the plans will go ahead as scheduled, with the training ground awaiting the final checks and passes before work 'should' get underway by the end of the year. As for the stadium, with the new idea - and to be fair good idea, as housing alone is not something that in the modern financial climate will be of great interest to as many as was first hoped - of including supermarkets, hotels and others outlets in the proposal he said 'he hoped' to be cracking on with this early next year.

On the subject of finances, and players going - this is something that he, and we, have all become fed up with but he again insists that things remain as they have always been 'some will go', but if they do 'others will arrive', but it will not be wholesale chances and players will only go if it benefits the club.

One startling revelation that came out was the fact that 15 players are out of contract at the end of the season - quite a worrying thing, and something that needs looking at, and fast as if we do not tie those down that we want to keep by January then they would be able to pre-arrange free transfer moves for next summer.

As I say, a very positive interview, and one well worth watching - I know it sounds cynical but I hope that it is not one with a 'positive spin' just to get morale up and there is actually plenty of basis to it. All we can do now is wait and see what happens and see if these thoughts to go to plan...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday November 5 2008
Time: 4:09PM

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15 out of contract in the summer?! I haven't watched the video (I'm at work) but will do tonight - that is very worrying - any idea on who those players might be? Surely not the recent arrivals Defoe/Crouch, but I reckon those that have been here around 2 years or so - Niko Kranjcar is one name that springs to mind. I hope not though, he's our best player imo (other than Diarra...)
PFCGino
05/11/2008 16:22:00
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I think it's likely to be some of the mopre "fringe" players - as well as older players - kanu (certainly), campbel (probably), Hreiderson (possibly) davis/pamerot (possibly)... wilson?... 15 is a lot!
pompeycarpet
05/11/2008 17:14:00
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davis, paramount and kanu are 3 that i know of for sure - sorry, but kanu can do and i still think he might in january...
sol is probably another, but other than him i wouldnt expect any of the 'big names' are near to the end of their contracts...
djimi traore, hermann, ashdown, hughesie, lauren are all possibly others - hughesie is the only one from that lot i could see us keeping, and wanting to keep tbh... and please god let duffy be another!
pompeyrug
05/11/2008 17:14:00
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15 sounded alot at the start, but after rugs comment it doesnt seem to be too bad. obviously id prefer it was less, but lets not overreact, its probably nothing...
jbaker
05/11/2008 17:36:00
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Don't forget Linvoy.
007
05/11/2008 18:07:00
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Try these for the 15: 1 Linvoy 2 Herman 3 Noe 4 Lauren 5 D.Traore 6 Christophe 7 Hughes 8 Davis 9 Wilson 10 Kanu 11 Mvuemba 12 Sol 13 Berkovic 14 Ashdown 15 Cranie - all perfectly possible!
FP Dec 16th 1972
05/11/2008 18:19:00
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...and maybe linvoy in a training role...
pompeycarpet
05/11/2008 18:28:00
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of them, I can see us keeping mvuemba, cranie, hughes, davis...maybe ashdown? if not begovic... I can't really see obri being our reserve team keeper... yet? and maybe noe too... actualy, that's quite a lot of them I would like to see us keep...
pompeycarpet
05/11/2008 18:28:00
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The wind of change will blow thru the club. Some may call it a bl00dy Force 10 storm, but time will well.
storagematt
05/11/2008 21:18:00
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FP Dec 16th 1972, 1 Linvoy - yep
2 Herman - yep
3 Noe - yep
4 Lauren - yep
5 D.Traore - yep
6 Christophe - yep
7 Hughes - maybe
8 Davis - yep
9 Wilson - nope, signed a new contract last summer
10 Kanu - yep
11 Mvuemba - maybe
12 Sol - yep
13 Berkovic - left years ago :-) begovic on the other hand, nope also signed a new deal last summer
14 Ashdown - possibly
15 Cranie - maybe
pompeyrug
05/11/2008 21:59:00
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