Date:Monday December 15 2008
O'Neil to make Pompey return?
It has been reported before, but with Harry Redknapp at the helm this was never likely to happen, but Gary O'Neil is again being 'linked' with a return to Pompey from Boro, with rumours of him failing to settle with the club ongoing...
Most of us were gutted to see him leave when he left some 18-months or so ago, although admitting that he might not have had the quality that others did at the time, so I would not think that many would be against a possible return?
A fee of £4m is being mentioned, which I guess is roughly what we sold him for - although the original deal of £5m or so seems as though we eventually 'settled' for less, like we often do when selling!
The work rate, determination and fight of O'Neil I feel would be welcomed back with open arms, and to be fair he does have quality about him as well! His one failing, which I think has always held him back from making that 'next level' has been his lack of goals - but even he would offer us more of these than the current midfield is and would grab the game by the scruff of the neck and never give in, and we do not have enough of this type of player at the moment.
Personally I would not think twice about welcoming him back, and would love these 'reports' to be true, the 'main problem' is these reports are on tribalfootball.com and this is hardly the bastion of truth and accuracy...
Adams warns 'I won't let you get away with more mistakes' - again!
I feel a sense of déjà vu as Tony Adams is being quoted in The News today as telling his players that he will not tolerate anymore sloppy mistakes or shoddy performances - I swear he has said this before?
Mistakes cost us dearly against Newcastle, as they have other teams this season, somehow we need to cut these out - if that means dropping some 'star names' then so be it!
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Date:Monday December 15 2008
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