Date:Friday November 14 2008
'I would most like to see 'other' sold if we have to sell in January', not my vote, yours - although these findings from stfc ballboy's poll are thoughts that make sense, as who would want our best players sold, but at this point in time it does not seem realistic option in my thinking? So thoughts that I do not agree with to be honest...
Before I begin, I just want to make it clear that I rarely - if ever - want to see any player leave Pompey but this is something that happens, and at times needs to happen. Maybe this is what we might have to see happen again in January, but if letting just 1 special someone go means we can keep several other special players then that is a compromise, or sacrifice if you will, that I would have us do for the best of the team.
Niko Kranjcar, Jermain Defoe, Lassana Diarra, David James, Glen Johnson, Sylvain Distin and Peter Crouch are all players that we want to see stay at Fratton beyond January but realistically the prospect of 'other' - or more likely 'others' - being the ones going does not seem as though that would be possible...
Looking at it from a 'financial point of view', and the money that could be generated by selling the most valuable 'commodity' at his true valuation appears to be Diarra. He is the heartbeat of our midfield, and if we rip that out we are in trouble in a key area, but if we can get £15-£20m for him - which is a fair assessment - that should allow Tony Adams to keep most other top players, if not all other top players, and probably bring in a couple of players as well?
I do not like talking about players leaving, and hope that 'other' can be the option we take, but it was 'other' - or 'others' - not leaving in the summer that meant people we did not want to go had to go, would these thoughts - those 'others' not wanting to go - have changed much in a few months...
At the end of the day all we can do is sit and wait and see what happens though! What is going to happen will happen, lets just enjoy what is happening now make the most of it, but not believe that all will go belly up, as we cannot say for sure - nor can the media, they can only 'speculate!'
Date:Friday November 14 2008
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