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Defoe deal done/Tony ignores boos

Defoe deal confirmed

Pompey have just confirmed that Jermain Defoe`s transfer to Tottenham Hotspur has been completed. All manner of rumours had been circulating in the last few days about what had been going on but thankfully a line can now be drawn under the affair.

Tony to ignore boo boys

Tony Adams has told Pompey fans that despite the side being booed off in their last two home games he will stick with the 4-5-1 formation that he has employed recently.

Adams told the News 'It's their prerogative. They pay their money and can say what they like, and they pretty much do. I get on with my job. I fight and work for this football club. I have a good chairman and a good owner.

'I'm just going to battle on with my job and do the best I can with the resources I have. If they don't like it, it's up to them. I'm doing the best I can. I'm the first one in and the last to leave every day.

Early team news suggests that Robinho may miss the game but that Wayne Bridge, always a popular visitor to Fratton, will make his City debut. Robinho is struggling with a thigh injury and will miss out along with Steven Ireland (suspended) and Shaun Wright-Phillips (hamstring).

Barton in demand

Joey Barton the Newcastle United midfield star has been mentioned constantly recently as a Pompey target. Rumours are now circulating that both Spurs and Bolton are interested and have made bids.

Barton's agent, Willie McKay, has denied that Spurs have made an offer but confirmed that Bolton had bid £2million for his client. He also confirmed that Pompey had made an enquiry.

The Barton interest could be clouded by the fact that Sylvain Distin has still to give evidence in a case involving the ex City player.

Niko next for new deal

The News are reporting that Niko Krancjar has been offered a contract extension to 2013 and that 'encouraging progress' is being made in negotiations.

Both Richard Hughes and Sean Davis were seen in a Portsmouth Hotel this week with their representatives discussing terms and it is also hoped that Glen Johnson will sign his contract extension in the next few days.

Cold night in Fratton

Last night was absolutely freezing in downtown Portsmouth and judging from the surface of Milton Park this morning the pitch at adjacent Fratton Park will have taken a hammering. Let's hope the hot air blowers brought in to prepare the pitch fror Saturday's clash with Manchester City have done the job.

A frost is again forecast for tonight with the milder weather due to spread in on Saturday. However, if the pitch is already frozen that may come too late to save the City game.

Newcastle at home for Kids

The draw for the next round of the FA Youth Cup has been made and if Pompey dispose of holders Manchester City next Wednesday they will have another home tie with Newcastle United or Queen`s Park Rangers in the 5th Round.

'Mac' Hermann?

The Daily Mirror this morning is reporting that popular defender Herman Hreidarsson is set to become the latest player to leave Fratton Park by joining Celtic in a £500,000 deal.

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Writer: eastneydave Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 9 2009

Time: 12:44PM

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finally the Defoe saga is over! it would be nice to say we'll forget all about it, but not until Sunday week I think. We need some new Defoe songs to sing to him. any ideas? keep it clean(ish) though, lets not descend to the Spurs fans' level!
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09/01/2009 13:26:00

Just seen a lovely quote on Sky Sports from McKay about Barton, while confirming both Pompey and Bolton have had bids turned down. He says "Joey is happy at Newcastle until he is told otherwise".
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09/01/2009 13:31:00

Some more positive news we should focus on -Glen Johnson's signed new 4 & half year contract! Brilliant
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09/01/2009 13:31:00

Half a million for Herman! I'd be shocked if we got that much for someone of his age who's knowhere near the first team. Did we pay anything for him in the first place?
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09/01/2009 13:33:00

We all hope we can draw a line on all the recent negative stuff, get the game on with citeh & win, what a tonis that would be. Can we sign Pedro in time for the game??? The only thing that annoys me with Defoe is the fact he can play against next week!
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09/01/2009 13:38:00

Jermaine Defoe - Bye Bye SUCKA thaks for the 6 Million and not a great deal of memories !!! Play Up Pompey !!!!!!!
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09/01/2009 14:17:00

eeer meant thanks not thaks LOL
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09/01/2009 14:17:00

I was one who wanted Defoe to come, in fact carpet called me a Defoeist, i was so wrong about him, i thought he would come and love playing for us. Now i know the only thing he ever wanted was the cash and nothing else. To all of you, i for one apologise, and good riddance to the disloyal money grabbing little plonker.
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09/01/2009 14:30:00

Yesterday there were rumours about us getting money for Kanu, and now money for Hermann. Could it be? Yes it was freezing last night, but with Ireland suspended and Robnho out, we have to get the game on! Oh yeah, bye bye Defoe.
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09/01/2009 14:38:00

Hi guys and gals, been thinking about a song and how about the following, Jermaine Defoe He cryed like a girl cos he wanted to go He'll cry again and want to leave when Harry takes you down to the championship
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09/01/2009 14:46:00

Bugger, that didnt come out as i wanted it too, i try again with a full stop between song lines ( confusing myself ) Jermaine Defoe . He cried like a girl . Cos he wanted to go . He'll cry again . And want to leave . When Harry takes you down to the Championship .
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09/01/2009 14:49:00

Great time to play citeh if 'Robinho is struggling with a thigh injury and will miss out along with Steven Ireland (suspended) and Shaun Wright-Phillips (hamstring)'
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09/01/2009 15:00:00

Dont like Fans Booing end off. Defoe was a different story, and even loyal fans were angered by his total disrespect of missing a penalty. Tony needs to know we are still behind him, our vote proved that last week, and the boo boys were wrong, we are starting look shapely again, so dont like the boo's to be honest. The loyal Fans need to sing over the morons i think
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09/01/2009 15:28:00

E I E I E I O, We Dont like Harry or Defoe, ANd when we go to Tottenham, This is what well sing, We are Pompey, Super Pompey Tony is our King!
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09/01/2009 15:29:00

PS when Storrie says NO MORE are going, i think he is refering to the main 16. I dont think he will stop Duffy, Lauren, and maybe even Kanu and Utaka are no longer part of that 16?
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09/01/2009 15:31:00

Niko signing is a great boost - he's one of our top assets and I honestly hope he stays because he'll be a true Pompey great. Does anyone know whether Distin is giving evidence for or against Barton? This surely must affect whether or not we sign him - if I was Distin I wouldn't like it one bit!
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09/01/2009 16:05:00

PS All mention of Defoe from now on is pointless - he's gone now so let's not dwell on the jumped up little git. Forward ho!
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09/01/2009 16:06:00

Like the song Midge. Must teach it to my cat - whose name is Midge.
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09/01/2009 16:16:00

Wouldn't boo myself but can understand others doing it and why they do it. Re: Defoe - He's history - just hope the dust up in the dressing room comes to light in the press.
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09/01/2009 16:19:00

Dust up what dust up? Oh that one!! Not made the press but everyone knows about it!! Strange.
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09/01/2009 16:43:00

owens... I remember being VERY oposed to defoe coming... but did I actually call you a "defoeist"? the cheek of it! I remember the term being banded around though... Anyway, now we've got the worst bit of january out of the way, it sounds as if the rest of this month could be fun! 5 new players coming in...!!!
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09/01/2009 17:59:00

The days are getting lighter & longer, the futures looking brighter, were all be wearing shades. just like the song.
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09/01/2009 21:13:00

wot! no undersoil heating?
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09/01/2009 22:16:00

the riverside does :-)
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10/01/2009 22:31:00


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