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Diarra's ankle 'badly sprained'

Diarra's ankle 'badly sprained'

The injury that forced Lassana Diarra off against West Ham yesterday is said to be a 'badly sprained ankle' according to Tony Adams.

Diarra was forced off after less than 20 minutes and the Pompey manager appears to be expecting him to be out for a while, and is not impressed that he still has to report for international duty with France: 'we've done well because we were without Sol Campbell and Niko Kranjcar and then lost Diarra, although it was an entire accident.

'The big shame is that we've got to send Lassana over to France for their friendly international next week.

'We are not allowed to pull him out but hopefully the French doctors will see the extent of the injury. I'm not happy he's got to get on a plane with it, though.'

Surely if a player is injured can we not pull him out of an international - after all it is the club that pay his wages, so why should we have to risk further damage by being made to make him travel and possibly played in a 'friendly' international... I think that it is pretty clear that the Frenchman was injured, as we would not have taken him off if he was not!

On the topic of internationals, congratulations again go to Pompey's 'fab four' with David James, Glen Johnson, Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch all again named in Fabio Capello's England squad for the friendly with Germany next week - all being well all can feature, but most importantly come through unscathed!

And, whilst on the subject of Diarra initially, more 'speculation' today claims that Citeh have 'tied up a deal' for him to join them for £10m in January. Their 'massive' pay packet has seen them 'beat' Manyoo and Spurs to his signing 'activating' the £10m 'release clause' that he has...

Pompey are easy pickings at the moment guys, yep the chances are that our talismanic midfielder will go in January but as much as many of the 'rumours' flying around could happen I say it is basically time that we just take them all with a pinch of salt and just let what is going to happen - or not - happen. There is not a blind bit of difference we can make to anything, lets just roll with it, go with the flow and see what happens.

At the end of the day we support Portsmouth Football Club and will do regardless as to what happens wont we?!


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Date:Sunday November 16 2008
Time: 11:57AM


just remember - Harry "said" he turned down a £15 million offer onthe last day of the transfer window (apparntly from man u... although maybe spurs?) - if that was the case (and it was man u) then it pretty much stops any idea of a £10million release clause...
16/11/2008 15:23:00
Diarra's injury makes a mockery of him being called up by France but just have to go with it. Will he be fit for Hull or do we save him for Milan. As for £10m, bl00dy cheap.
16/11/2008 16:55:00
Carpet the answer is "Harry said"
16/11/2008 17:03:00
yes... I did use quotation marks for a reason 007...
16/11/2008 18:33:00
If we got 12mil for Muntari surely Diarra is worth more than that.
16/11/2008 19:28:00
the problem is the possible relese clause though gandor...
16/11/2008 19:55:00
0 Diarra is gone lads get over it :D
16/11/2008 20:40:00
Watching City today, that would not be a great move for him would it!! If he has to go hopefully a decent purchase will be coming in. If Nico goes as well we should have enough cash to replace Lassana, Stephen Appiah is free, so it would be his wages!!
16/11/2008 20:46:00
kranjcar19 - hat is the people we're talking about isn't it!
16/11/2008 21:24:00
Well, I wouldn't have thought that ManC is the place for someone like Diarra to go. OK, they have plenty of money, but as everyone says, instant money does not make for instant success. It is going to be a long hard struggle even with the dosh. I read somewhere at the weekend that Sheik Abbidabbidu has approach Jose Mourinho to come and run ManC. How unsettling is that?
17/11/2008 12:05:00
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