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O'Neil bid rejected

Peter Storrie has confirmed on the Pompey Site that we have had a bid 'equating to 4.5m' for Gary O'Neil rejected by Boro.

He left Pompey on transfer deadline day in August 2007 but is said to be desperate to return to the club, but this now appears unlikely as Storrie has said that this offer will not be increased: 'we made what we thought to be a good offer for Gary, but unfortunately it was declined and we will not be increasing our bid.

'Gary is a player that Tony and the team know well having been here since he was a youngster. He would have been a good addition to the squad.'

I was convinced that he would return but with the club for the first time breaking ranks and speaking openly, albeit official, about a bid for him it appears like it will be the last - although in a day and age when player power often wins the day maybe we have not heard the last of this?

The chances of getting a player in by the weekend now seem to be going down, but 2 are 'said' to be lined up and will be in place by the end of next week...

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 8 2009

Time: 2:50PM

Your Comments

It doesn't help with Spurs winding 'Boro up trying to unsettle Downing. Hopefully GON can do a Defoe (but in a decent way) and ask to leave.
storagematt
Wonder who the 2 are? Benji (Hopefully)? Barton (Hopefully not)? Bullard (Hopefully)? Pennant (Hopefully)?
stooH
If this article has any ounce of truth i will be laughing my man boobs off for many weeks .- http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=607666&cc=5739
tommo3146
Oops i meant my link not your article Ruggers LOL
tommo3146
Shame but I guess we would be the same. Can we go back to Boro and demand any outstanding payment for Gary O then so that we can use in this window?
bluedr
oh well. Boro don't look like they are going to sell anyone. I actually say well done to them for standing up to there players! now we have to move on, and find someone else who will play with passion
pompeycarpet
Thanks, Tommo3146, that link has cheered me up, sort of, but of course we wou;dn't want the b****r back...we may have a great solution whereby JD can't play for anyone at all for ages..! Ha ha! I;'m still crossing my fingers for Jimmy Bullard, he's great!
hammersmithblue
If reports of Gary being unsettled are to be believed, I'm doubt he'll be overly impressed with this news....but then he is a model professional so I daresay he'll just get on with it (as opposed to crying off with a sicky!).
Tantona
shame to be honest but now jopefully we can make a move for viera or edu.
stfc ballboy
I think this is Peter Storrie saying "We won't go higher", so that Boro reconsider the offer, before Storrie inevitably raises his offer.
jbaker
agreed jbaker and thanks tommo that link was great made me laugh be histerical if it were true as well XD
pompeym@
If Boro rated O'Neil highly enough to pay 5.5M for him, why would they now want to sell him for 4.5? I hope Pompey go back with a sensible offer soon because I can't see us beating Man City if we put out the same midfield we did against Bristol City. Pay Up Pompey and quickly!
Pompey Half Pint
agree with carpet - hats off to boro for standing by their guns, i have this feeling this will not be the end of the matter tho...
as for o'neil himself, i am sure that he will be disappointed by this but unlike a certain 'spurs-flu' sufferer he will go about things the right wat and get on with things - until we re-sign him :-)
pompeyrug
i cannot recall us, or anyone else, actually publishing an article on the official site revealing that an offer had been rejected? this seems our way of 'doing a redknapp' - boro countered it with their own article, but i feel despite what has been said this isnt the end of the matter...
pompeyrug
Just read the link - I hope it all goes Pete Tong! He might have to slink back to us - perhaps we could loan him out to Charlton or something! Re GON - I reckon it's not the end of it yet. He's too professional to 'do a Defoe', that's why we like him.
tracyc
 

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