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Speculation, Speculation, Speculation

Following the success of Sundays 'Five New Faces' article I thought now would be a good time to bring you up to date with who I see as being in the driving seat for a move (loan or otherwise) to our famous old club.

I've listed all the 'possible' signings that I can think of and even offered my odds against who will join Pompey before the close of the transfer window at midnight on 2nd February 2009

The odds are based on various pieces of speculation, knowledge of the players involved, tip-offs and most importantly of all guess-work.

So, if you feel like a punt place your imaginary bets below and I'll do the maths

Alternatively just post a comment to say what you think about some of the speculation

1/2
Joey Barton (Newcastle United) - Combative Midfielder
A sure-fire certainty if ever there was one to sign on the dotted line before the month is out. With Bolton pulling out of the race for his signature it seems Pompey are the only team left with an interest. It just remains for Uncle Peter to agree a fee (£4.5m max.) and check on the availability of cells at Kingston nick.

Evens Money
Edu (Valencia) - Defensive Midfielder
Another dead cert I reckon. Tony's old mucker from his Highbury days. It might have been quiet on the Edu front during the past week, but I'm guessing the deal is done and although he scored for Valencia at the weekend I think we will see the 30 year old Brazilian with wife Paula and their two young children house hunting in the New Forest before January is out.

3/1
Manuel Fernandes (Valencia) - Creative Midfielder
The former Everton an Pompey loanee has seen his stock increase since the speculation at the weekend and given the deal is reportedly worth £6m this could be an attractive proposition to Tony. It was only 18 months ago that Benfica wanted £12m for his services. If you think a welcome return could be on the cards back him at 3/1

7/2
Christian Obodo (Udinese) - Midfielder
The 24 year old Nigerian is definitely worth a punt. Despite having too many O's in his name Obodo would be a good proposition for any team that is in need of some midfield muscle. It you've never heard of him, he was Sulley Muntari's midfield bodyguard at Udinese before Redknapp snapped the Ghanaian up.

4/1
Gary O'Neil (Middlesbrough) - Central/Right Midfielder
Needs no introduction. Question is. Is Steve Gibson going to back down on his statement that none of his players are going anywhere. If you think he will it is surely worth a tenner at 4/1

9/2
Mirel Radoi (Steaua Bucharest) - Centre Back/Def.Midfielder
Strongly linked with Pompey in the past. Currently looking for a move abroad but rumoured to favour Standard Liege or Fiorentina rather than us. The Romanian international is being touted at about £4.5m which is not too much to pay for a player that is equally at home both in midfield and at centre back.

5/1
Michael Johnson (Manchester City) - Midfielder
Johnson is a great prospect that probably won't get the playing time he needs to develop at Eastlands. Could he partner Joey Barton in the heart of the Pompey midfield? If you think he could or indeed will 5/1 are cracking odds

11/2
Andrew Surman (Southampton) - Midfielder
Surman has been linked to Pompey before and it is rumoured that he has been speaking to us within the last couple of weeks. Whether he was discussing a possible transfer or advising Tony on what life in the Championship is like I'm not sure, but there`s no smoke without fire and at 11/2 he just might be too tempting not to have a little flutter on.

6/1
Aruna Dindane (Lens) - Striker
A great punt at 6/1. Dindane is sharp and strong and in the Drogba mould. Has made no secret that he wants to ply his trade in the Premier League it's just a question of whether he fancies Pompey, Stoke or West Brom. £5m may be a bit steep for an unproven striker with a history of cruciate problems but apparently he is looking impressive in training.

7/1
Benjani (Manchester City) - Striker
The housewives choice. Tony laughed off suggestions that Benjy could be on his way back and I too see no role in Tony's plans for the hard working striker. As much as we love him, he is long odds at 7/1. If you want to waste your imaginary money back Benjani for a return. It is just not going to happen.

8/1
Javier Saviola (Real Madrid) - Striker
I've nicknamed Saviola 'the big let down' He has honours as long as an orangutans arms in Argentina but since he was made surplus to requirements at Barcalona he has not settled or realised his potential. He might have been the youngest named player on the FIFA list of the 125 greatest living footballers, but that was three years ago and compiled before he lost his confidence. If you think Pompey can be the springboard to relaunch his career stick a cool £100 on this one. Although beware David Moyes as Everton are keen, as too are Wigan.

9/1
Kris Boyd (Rangers) - Striker
Long odds for a striker that I would have hoped we could have snapped up by now. Speculation suggests he done everything at Birmingham except sign on the dotted line. If you think Tony can get in quick and nick him from under the noses of the Birmingham Blues for less than £4m then name your stake. Personally, I think we may have missed the boat on this one.

10/1
Andy Driver (Hearts) - Winger
Although he has said he is in no rush to leave Tynecastle I still believe Driver is a great bet for those of you who believe Tony will sign an unknown. He is an England u21 playing for Hearts. Hearts need money, Pompey need a winger, what's left to decide. A good outside bet at 10/1

10/1
Modeste M'Bami (Olympique Marseille) - Midfielder Playmaker
Pompey have reportedly made contact with the Cameroonian whose agent is quoted as saying "He wants a new adventure" and "England is his priority". If you can pronounce his name he is surely worth a bet with odds at 10/1

11/1
Nathan Dyer (On Loan @ Swansea) - Attacking Midfielder
If you really believe Dyer (who can't get into the Southampton team) has a future at Fratton then back him at 11/1. I'll be mortified if we sign him, but stranger things have happened

12/1
Royston Drenthe (Real Madrid) - Left Winger
Work this one out. Drenthe was a youth player at Excelsoir, Johnny Metgod was a coach at Excelsoir. Metgod moved to Feyenoord, Drenthe moved to Feyenoord. Drenthe moves to Real Madrid, Metgod moves to Pompey. Pompey sell Diarra to Real Madrid and . . . Well you put in the rest. If you want to make a killing with your bet you could do a lot worse than back this 21 year old Dutch prospect for (at least) a loan spell at Fratton despite Ramos stating he sees Drenthe as a key player this season

15/1
Leroy Lita (Reading) - Striker
David Nugents U21 strike partner is going for a song. I smell a rat. There is something fishy about the price of Lita. Best left to Sheffield United to take the gamble I reckon. If you disagree, he has long odds at 15/1

20/1
Marvin Elliot (Bristol City) - Midfielder
This fella impresses me every time I see him play. Whether Bristol City will release him remains to be seen but surely Premiership aspirations must run through the veins of every young pro. Is he worth a punt at 20/1 you decide.

20/1
Edin Dzeko (Wolfsburg) - Striker
He is 22 years old 6ft 3' and has scored 6 times in 13 games for his country and valued in the region of £7 million. I can see no way that this guy is coming to Pompey. Not at that price anyway. Waste your money if you wish by backing him at 20/1

25/1
Patrick Vieira (Inter Milan) - Central Midfielder
The links are obvious but we would need to sell the club to pay his wages. I offer long odds for this World Cup Winner.

33/1
Stephen Appiah (Unattached Mercenary) - Midfielder
Redknapp's Ghanaian love habit. Similar to Vieira but will demand more. Rates himself far too highly.

33/1
Yohann Pele (Le Mans) - Goalkeeper
The 26-year-old French No3 is out of contract with Le Mans at the end of the season. If you think a keeper of the calibre of Pele is going to sit around and wait for James to retire (or move) then waste a bet. Might sign a pre-contract agreement though

50/1

Jimmy Bullard (Fulham) - Creative Midfielder
If Bolton are sniffing around why can't we? Because he's on his way to Arsenal for the bargain price of £5m

100/1
Jermain Pennant (Liverpool)
I will not be surprised if he leaves Liverpool but if he is at another Premiership club come February, I will eat my shorts. Waste a bet if you want, I'll happily take your money.

150/1
Luis Garcia (Athletico Madrid) - Winger
If you really like a gamble here is your man. Has been touted around every premiership club during the past month and nobody has made a move. Will Pompey?

(Other odds available on request)

So there you have it, my take on the runners and riders in the race to join Pompey

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Writer: Chix Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 14 2009

Time: 8:00PM

Your Comments

OK Fellas I'll start the ball rolling - It's gotta be £100 on Barton and Edu surely - Dead certs I reckon. Then another £100 on M'bami. A further £100 on each of Radoi & Odobo. How much that would make me, I've no idea I'll have to get the calculator out !
Chix
You mention Dyer not being good enough for their first team - but remember the reason they have so many players out on loan is to reduce their wage bill - not that the players are no good.
NorfolknBlue
Fair point Norfolk but surely you wouldn't loan out a player who (irrespective of what you are paying him) could do a job for you especially in a relegation battle also surely if he was that good a 'lesser' premiership team would have taken him.. ohh hang on breaking news ..
Chix
I wouldn't put any money on barton... too short odds, and a deal that is too likely to fall through. Even if it is virtual money we're talking about!. Edu has a similar problem... although I think it is VERY likely. Fernandes is more of a REALLY REALLY NEED as opposed to a dead cert. He is the only young, talented, premiership proven midfielder on there. We've had past experiance with him, and he knows his stuff. Bring him in at all costs! although if we draw the line at a £6million bid, we may be left short. Pennant would be my "outsider" - we need a right winger, he wants to move. whats not to like?!?
pompeycarpet
no, I don;t think earnshaw is coming. not good enough.
pompeycarpet
News is breaking that we are in for wait for it .. Robbie Earnshaw of Forest for £3m .. I'll give you odds of 10/1 on that story. Apparently Adams wanted Nathan Tyson but turned his attention to Earnshaw when Tyson signed a new contract.
Chix
How did that happen Carpet? Your response above my comment. Anyway. I sure Barton and Edu are done deals Pennant I'd like but he has stated so many times that he wants to go abroad I just think he'll sit and wait it out on his Liverpool salary. As for Fernades I'd love to see him come but will Valencia release two midfielders ?
Chix
because chix, I'm a faster typer than you :-). Solsaid countless times he wanted to go abroad. where is he now? Pompey is as good as abroad for all those teams oop north. [Edited by hickin]
pompeycarpet
Back on the Robbie Earnshaw point his goals per game ratio isn't that bad but didn't get that many when in the premiership with West Brom... Does anybody know the quiz question about Robbie Earnshaw?
Chix
sorry... I have to try again... Earnshaws goal ratio in the premiership was hopeless. so many strikers fail to make the step from the champonship to the premiership - and we have nugent already attampting to fill that role. Either we should go for somebody more in the style of crouch (i.e. benji) or no-one. [Edited by hickin]
pompeycarpet
Carps Leave the colours to me .. It's easier and helps move the thread along so I can respond to long threads - A good attempt though! (lol). Yeah I'm not convinced about Earnshaw tbh but I'm not sure about Benjani either. If we need a forward to play WITH Crouch we have Nugent. If we need cover for Crouch in Tony's 4-5-1 Benji isn't and never was a any good as a lone striker. Vital Forest have just put an article up about Earnshaw - I'm off to have a look. [Edited by taylor540]
Chix
OK, I'll drop the Colours... It was annoying me. although I reckon it would help me respond to loong threads to :-). ANYWAY, I disagree about Benji not being good as a loan striker. were we watching the same player for the first half of last season? Top goal scorer in january (almost!) playing on his own... we were chalenging for the top 4 (well, if our home record had been OK)... he was great up there.
pompeycarpet
£3m plus Kanu!! 33/1 on that one methinks - or double carpet as the bookies call it ;-)
eastneydave
oh god, I didn't mean that to be blue! honest! must have made a mistake somewhere. probably best if I stopped before I annoy everyone!!!
pompeycarpet
I've gone all blue!! Is it cold out? [Edited by taylor540]
eastneydave
Lol Carps - No worries I'll go and edit them out in a mo
Chix
Chix is the quiz question about hat-tricks?
eastneydave
There there people all back to normal, Anyway Carpet you are so right about Sol Campbell that it makes me waiver a little on the Pennant front. I suppose he could come on loan and get himself in the shop window - Means to an end so to speak. As for his ability I rate the fella but worry about him chipping in with the odd goals(which you'd expect a winger to do) Pennant hardly ever scores!
Chix
Are we expecting a Friday Press conference to announce a new signing(s)?
eastneydave
Eastneydave Spot on - The question is which player has scored a hat-trick in all four divisions and at international level - Takes some doing I reckon - Do you think he could do a job for us or do you fancy somebody else form the list?
Chix
unlike gary o'neil, diop, mvuemba, wilson, and utaka. He is one of the few players that could realisticly come on loan from the premiership (a few arsenal/man u youngsters being the only others, and theyre mostly tied up.).
pompeycarpet
Eastneydave (again) Well I was expecting a 1pm Friday but we've normally picked up something by now but I've heard nothing, which considering the statement lst week is a little worrying - The guys could do with a lift before the Spurs game - If it comes though it'll be Edu I reckon.
Chix
oh, and thanks for removing my embarising attempts (and success!) at colour...
pompeycarpet
Is it April fols already, replacinf Defoe the poison dwarf with a naff dwarf like Earnshaw, is TA smoking something he shouldn't. It would be good to get someone in for Spurs in midfield, I see Bolton after Bullard.
storagematt
and chix - By now, Harry would have told every paper who exactly it is that he wanted to sign, why he wanted to sign them, why they are a "very special player", why he's wanted to sign them about 5 times before. Tony has said nothing about who he wants to sign, so the media are just making up completly unconvincing storys like us wanting to sign Earshaw (well, I HOPE thats not true...)
pompeycarpet
I'll have £100 on Fernandes, Johnson and O'Neil, with £200 on Benji just because I love him (and I know I'll get the "he'll never come" response, but I'm making enough from the other bets to waste a few bob here)
jbaker
Apart from the fact that I think Joey B is an evil thuggish little b*****d, I am also a bit bothered about us shelling out £4m or so for someone who has a knee injury. I know injuries get better but knees are notorious. (The Notorious Knees...name for a 60s hippie band)
hammersmithblue
When Barton stops being an animal he's a good player. Just a shame it's going to add to our negative press. Ah well, give me £20 on Edu and I'll have a cheeky £5er on Fernandes and £10 on O'Neil before the close of the window.
stillthewhizz
Oh and I really hope it's not Dindane, he was toilet in the African Cup of Nations.
stillthewhizz
Barton, Edu and Gary O'Neil and the bloke who follows Metgod around, oh yes, Royston Drenthe. I must say we arebeing very discreet in our dealings, cos you don't read much about it in the papers.
Gandor1
Chix where's those percentages?? ;) it would be great to see some new faces for the Spurs game.. I would love to see one of Tony's lads getting a debut goal against the Scum
nodster
hey storage you must be connected to my brain as you articulate my thoughts exactly about Earnshaw...he was alway a "Harry link" in the past and it never happened and am sure it wont happen-agent stirring it up because he does'nt get on with Wee Willie Davies me thinks. well here my yankee on the 5 ins. Edu, Barton, Pennant(?long shot but need wide right player), Elliot Surman and a striker..um????...Dindane
plymouth graham
2nd yankeee Edu Surman Barton Johnson and Benji
plymouth graham
Carpet
As you say I too think a loan agreement is the only way we will see Pennent arrive a Fratton but even then I am somewhat suspect but I wouldn't complain if it did happen
Chix
Storagemattt
The April fools gag made me laugh as did Big Tone smokin something - If Earnshaw is a goer (which I doubt) I've have serious concerns aboutwho else he'd bring in - That saidCarpets point about Adams being silent and the paper therefore speculating is also quite valid - I think he is playing his cards very close to his chest
Chix
Jbaker
Benjani 'He'll never come' although I suspect that he'd like a return as much as we would - I really hope I'm wrong on this one but I just don't see a role for him in Tony's short or long term plans. I'm going cold on O'Neil too the longer Downing and he stay at Boro I more I think it ain't gonna happen - But if Gibson budges on one then perhaps he will on the other - I'd love to see Johnson down here and I would consider that a quality signing both for the short term and the longer term.
Chix
HSB
Joey Barton and the Notorious Knees first hit? ... An opposition midfielder surely!
I think I've posted before (elsewhere) that Bolton's refused Bid for Barton was in the region of what I'd expect Newcastle to take for him - I'd be very worried if we go higher than £4.5m at the absolute tops - Especially given his knees and the risk involved if something goes wrong - I still fancy him though... but not in that sense.. as a signing
Whizz I think your money will be safe on Edu. O'Neil I've just commented on. As for Fernandes I just hope (if we sign him) he starts to live up to Benficas original estimate of £12m - If that happens we will have a real bargain - He showed glimpses at both Fratton and Goodison so we know he has the talent we just need to see more of it more frequently - One his day he makes a good Kranjcar look ordinary.
Chix
Whizz
I didn't see must of Dindane in the ACN but read somewhere that he was off form because one of this children were sick - His daughter died or something - I'll go check..
Chix
did any one see Hairy rednobb on the box yesterday,or Tuesday, saying he didnt have any plans to bring in any other player at the spuds. today he is linked with at least half a dozen and in italy trying to do a loan for adriano..can you believe anything that comes out of his scummy mouth.
plymouth graham
Re: DindaneI was half right what I said happened but in the 2006 ACN not last years.
Chix
chix your up late..waiting for the first transfer is time consuming
plymouth graham
Gandor
Isn't discretion the better part of valour? - Not sure what it really means .. Anyway some good shouts and a little flutter on Royston Drenthe is a wise move me thinks .. Although we have to convince Juande Ramos first. A definate prospect for the future though even if it doesn't come of in Jan - He seems to have tracked Metgod for a fair number of years and I guess Tony would also have first hand experience too from his time in Holland.. I'm very surprised we haven't been linked to many Dutch or Dutch League players given Metgods appoitment .. Maybe too discret to be obvious !!
Chix
Plymouth Graham
A yankee? Is that gambling rhyming speak for five winners ? But Surman in both eh - Do you know something? He has been speaking to Pompey VERY recently I hear.. Not a bad shout. Elliot would be a cracking signing too - I'm surprised he is still at Bristol City
Chix
Nodster
Re the percentages (lol) If you notice my fractions are only divisible by two maximum 9/2 = 4.5/1 I can managed those (just). As for a new signing grabbing a winner on Saturday wouldn't it just be brilliant - I'm still waiting for the Friday press conference tip-off.. so far not a whisper !
Chix
sorry mate , it appears that a "yankee" is for 4 horses not five. A yankee is a combination bet that consists of 11 bets involving 4 selections in different events, i.e. 6 doubles, 4 trebles and 1 four-fold. A minimum of 2 of your selections must be successful to get a return. iwill have to find a 5 horse equivalent term to use
plymouth graham
Plymouth Graham
I didn't see the Harry interview but a newsnow search on Spurs shows a who's who of the last 20 years of European and World Football - If Vital Spurs were to run a thread like this they would have to enploy a full time typist just to keep up with the comments. As for me being up late I'm being as available as poss for this thread as it seems that the 'live' articles really take off if the author can respond quick enough - All good fun and involves everybody too - More coffee needed though !
Chix
PG
Ah ha (I think) Where's Nodster with his fractions when you need him ! ... I'm gonna search out my dummies guide to maths ! - The only doubles and trebles I'm aware of are those that go in my whiskey coffee !
Chix
Lucky 31 - A Lucky 31 consists of 31 bets involving 5 selections in different events, i.e. 5 singles, 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 four-folds plus 1 five-fold. . As a consolation if you only have one winner it will be paid at double the odds. If you get all five winners, a 20% bonus will be added to your returns. http://www.ildado.com/sports_betting_glossary.html
plymouth graham
i have done an each way yankee this pre-season on the outcome of each division, - as is my custom. This year ive done Wolves, MK Dons and Aldershot..however Ive done Pompey for the prem minus the big four.
plymouth graham
in all honesty i keep thinking that TA will pull some surprise right out -excuse pun- the left field
plymouth graham
PG
Jeez I need a lesson in placing a bet ! - Re TA's left-field surprise I think you maybe right but I (sad git that I am) track the transfer speculation/gossip/players available for loan etc.. really tightly so there are very few (normally Africans) that I miss The only sub-set I can think off that he could pull from that would really shock me is probably a Dutch youth player - There's a good young prospect at Vitesse called Ricky Van Wolfswinkel I'd love that to come off just to hear the Fratton End try and sing his name
Chix
The guy who was awesome against us for Heerenveen was Roy Beerens. He plays on either wing and up front. Shame he came off at half time though!
jbaker
Jbaker
Roy Beerens was indeed the player you say .. A Dutch U21 but he only signed a new four year deal in 2008 so I doubt if we'd get him - Good player though and maybe a bit of a dark horse for a bet
Chix
Graham, You spent too much time down at Tasty's in your youth getting your hair cut!!! HA Ha Ha
pentonpompey
Love this time of year, with who may be coming, but it is good that for once Pompey are keeping things close to the chest (for a change) and lets us know who they are interesteted in once they are being photographed holding a shirt with their number on. I reckon we are going to end up with a surprise, particularily up front and I still reckon that Djibril Cisse may be partnering Crouchie up front. He's strong, quick, can score goals and is a team previous team mate of Crouchie at Liverpool, so he already knows him and probably wouldn't take long to re-establish that relationship.
blarmy
I'm going for Barton, Edu, GON and Elliot for the '4' midfielders... as for the planned striker it's hard to say. Out of the list none of them look that good, but I'd go for Boyd. Purely on the fact that he was a dead cert for birmingham over a week a go and its now quietened down...TA trying to hijack?
Bowlsey
Everything is all still far too quiet for my liking. The 72 hours are up today and there has not been a sniff of a completed transfer yet. Come on Peter and get your finger out. Have you lost Sacha's wallet or something?
sneakay
I have that feeling as well, we are not going to bring in new faces, the excuses will be good and possibly plausible, but the bottom line is the squad will not alter, i begin to fear for our future.
Owenspompey
Just been to fp. and saw Messi, Marcelo and Sergio Ramos in the McDonalds near B&Q. They mentioned something to do with a swap deal involving "Ricard Duff", Damien Duff's younger, uglier, Welsh superstar brother.
jbaker
Dijon recommended him to Ramos.
jbaker
I've a feeling no-one will come in. That said, the rumour about Earnshaw is gathering pace - I'd rather no-one than waste our money on him. Surely he's not even good enough to lace Nugent's boots? I'd love Saviola, Benji, Michael Johnson and Vieira but it won't happen.
NinjaTim
I'd much rather we recalled Subotic and gave him a chance than wasted money on Earnshaw.
jbaker
I have told you, no-one is coming in, Storries excuses will be fantastic, but the bottom line is we will have to manage with the second rate squad we have in place at the moment, God help us!!
Owenspompey
I hope that The League don't punish you for the pitch, You gave us loads of warning that the game was in danger of being called off and it was an exceptional cold spell. I think both teams benefitted from the break. Best of luck for the rest of the season.
Buzz Lightyear
Has anyone seen Mike Bassett Football Manager? I think we are going to end up with Mike Benson and Ross Hedges.
hammersmithblue
Thanks Buzz. Hammersmith, that may be the case but, apparently, we won't be playing "4-4-f***ing-2"!!!
NinjaTim
Thanks Buzz - I hoe they won;t too... but you know what the leagues like! If we were man u, we would be fine...
pompeycarpet
back to transfers: Chix - I want odds on another player coming: Steven hunt from Reading. He can put in a good cross, freekick and corner (something we REALLY lack at the moment!), is quick, and can run with the ball (sort of). Plenty of rumours flying round too... I think we COULD be seinging him arrive! (oh, and when he WAS in the premiership, he didn't look too out of place either!)
pompeycarpet
Pedro style hair too. He's a runner alright. Having borrowed my mates season ticket to Reading when Pompey were away a few seasons ago, and he is like a Benji style player. He gives his all every game but is really a left winger. Might be okay at right mid, but he's left footed.
jbaker
Oh and his brother's joined him at Reading 6 months ago, so maybe he would want to stay with the family?
jbaker
Latest from Peter Storrie Nugent link to Blades is rubbish, & we have had two bids for players accepted, so will we find out who the two are soon, lets hope so.
pompeyyong
two bids accepted... who said things wern't coming along?!
pompeycarpet
Thurs 15 Jan 18:55
24 hours since original article

Ok fellas I'm back for some more interaction - Let's have a look at your comments from today
Blarmy I still think you are barking up the wrong tree about Cisse, especially as Sunderland have agin stated that nobody is leaving again today - I reckon I'll give you 200/1 on that on ;)
Bowlsey
I'd go with with of your 4 midfielders but can't see Eliott coming - I'd like him too but can't see Bristol City parting with him unless it's for a lot of dosh. As for Kris Boyd I'm still hopeful we might nip in and steal him from Birmingham but the latest news is that Rangers are desperate for him to sign for Brum so they can spend the money on Utaka !!! - Watch this space for that one
Chix
Sneakay
You are correct in stating that the 72 hours are up today and we've still not a sniff of a press conference - I've also heard rumours that Peter Storrie is 'still' abroad. Which could mean things are not going as smoothly as he had hoped - That said Saviola has been linked with us in the Spanish press today - I don tknow the Spannish for wallet so I've no idea if Sasha has lost his - But if he has I just hope somebody hands it in soon !
Chix
oh, and where did you here that young? :-)
pompeycarpet
Owens
So bleak an outlook mate - You reckon we are not going to bring anybody in !! -Wot nobody? I so hope you are wrong otherwise I think you are right (if you follow) and I too will begin to worry. Thinking about it we must sign at least one.. Robbie Earnshaw anybody ?
Chix
Buzz Lightyear
Thanks Mate appreciated comments about the Man City postponement but more to the point got any leads on Benjani or Johnson !
Chix
Jbaker
Are you sure it was Messi you saw in McDonalds and not Johnson in B&Q (lol) - But a ggod shout about recalling Subotic rather than waste £3milion - THREE MILLION on Earnshaw - That has to be a wind-up !
Chix
hmm this promise of a transfer or three is like waiting for a new ground, or training centre, or the return of our lord...-.Not Redknapp Penton
plymouth graham
..and once again i do not want Earnshaw,,no no no tony
plymouth graham
NinjaTim
If earnshaw is gonna lace Nugent Nugent boots he'll have to sign for Sheff Utd - If the gossip is true - which it surely can be - I think you have a chance of getting maybe two of the five you suggested - Saviola and Johnson ..maybe .. the others not a chance I reckon Vieira will demand too much and Benji is wrong tactically (As seen through Chixy's looking Glass into Tonys World)
Chix
Carpet
Odds on Stephen Hunt ..umm there's a challenge. I really don't see why we need him (he's a left sided player). I'm not even sure he is of the quality we need (but have seen a few good displays so will give him the benefit of the doubt) BUT and it is a big but.. We have been linked with Reading a lot in this window .. Lita, Nugent, Hermann etc.. so it wouldn't surprise me if a Reading deal comes off - Which one I'm not sure (don't fancy any to be honest) .. I'll give you a very genorous 15/1 for Hunt I reckon Carps.
Chix
I'm not too keen on Edu, not saying I wouldnt want him here, but he never appealed to me when he was at Arsenal. No doubt, if the reports are true and he does sign, then I'll grow fond of him soon enough. Atm i would be over the moon though if we were to get Fernandes and Johnson!
jbaker
PompeyYong
What info do you have that I don't. I supposed to be the Transfer Guru! - Cme on spill the beans and maybe the press conference will happen tomorrow - Hang on I'm gonna make a phone call !
Chix
Earnshaw lol someone is good at making rumours up why would we sign him ?? he has 9 goals this season is inconsitant in the premiership going by his west brom record.Prefer someone much better like saviola but doubt he will come his wages will be sky high. The people we are linked with are 50-50 we will get people like edu , o'neil,fernandes (fingers crossed) and saviola but johnson wont come a good player who i admire but i doubt he will come.If we were going to rob someone from the scum how bout mcgolderick he is a good young striker.
stfc ballboy
made a mistake chix... I can't tell my lefts from my rights at the moment. But I DO have another question... David Bently? a lot of talk of pompey-spurs. what about spurs-pompey?
pompeycarpet
Chix this was reported on the football hour on the Quay, lets hope it develops soon.
pompeyyong
I hear that tomorrow we'll be unveiling a right winger and central midfielder. Anyone else heard this? If not you heard it here first!
stillthewhizz
Hi fellas I'm back from making my phone call - Nothing arranged (at the mo) for a press conference tomorrow so if we have signed two I doubt they will be on show on Sunday unless somebody can tell me something different that is !!
Plymouth Graham
I think you are spot on mate this window is murder - It's worse than the last three or four put together and it's only the 15th !! - Seriously the Earnshaw rumour just has to be a joke doesn't it .. I'll go nutty if we sign him as a replacement for Defoe .. imagine Defoe or Earnshaw .. umm. well.. err.. Earnshaw has a better international scoring record I 'spose
Chix
Stfc Ballboy
Rob Someone from the Scum .. Can't say I've ever heard of him (lol) Interestingly I think of those you name Johnson is one that WILL come .. whether we have made a bid remains to be seen
Chix
It has also just been announced that Kaka has been given by AC Milan to talk to Manchester City. Deal reportedly worth €120 Million 0r £107 million.
eastneydave
Carpet
Bentley, I'd snap their hands off - I followed his youth career at Arsenal and was veryu impressed - He has since lost his way a little and got too big for his boots - Needs to 'step down' to realise how good he really is - A bit like Glen Johnson did.
Chix
Eastneydave
Jeez £107 million for Kaka - Do you reckon Tony can nip in and steal him from under their noses (lol) I won't comment on the 'whys and wherefores of if it's good or bad for the game - There's a thread running on that) but at least we will see his talent at Fratton Park twice in a year if he decide to go to Citeh - Just hope he'll be on the losing side next time - I'd let Glen Little mark him again!
Chix
Pompeyyong and Whizz text
So it was announced on the football hour eh.. erm so let's say it is right and also go with a right winger and a central midfielder. Andy Driver and Christian Obodo get my votes - Oh how I love January
Chix
Chix - I've heard that the winger is Tranquillo Barnetta - he plays Leverkusen , and we are aparantly due expected to have a press confrance tommorow afternoon anouncing him and one other player. No idea who the other one is, but my betting would be Edu
pompeycarpet
Carpet
If you are right that's a good signing although it has been well under the radar - He's a swiss international but I didn't think he was a winger - Oh I'm excited now ! Edu is probably a fair shout, but without Fernandez probably means that deal is dead.
Chix
Ha ha see I told you. On another note, I still can't comprehend this Kaka deal. Say he doesn't live up to expectations a bit like Shevchenko, do City then sell him off for a cut down price? Say £40m?
stillthewhizz
pompeycarpet i hope you are right this winger is class in Germany he add goals and some amazing assists he looks good on youtube i think at the moment he is injurred but would be a good signing.
stfc ballboy
Barnetta is very highly rated, that would be a very promising signing and one to put us back on the map… if true.
stillthewhizz
Southgate has just been on SSN saying their will be no departures!
eastneydave
From Wikipedia. Tranquillo Barnetta is a member of the Switzerland national team and was called up to the squad to participate in the 2006 World Cup. He scored the second goal in Switzerland's group stage win over Togo, but he missed a penalty kick in the shootout with Ukraine as Switzerland went out. On 4 July, Barnetta was named as one of the shortlisted players for the tournament's Best Young Player award. In January 2009, he attracted the attention of several Premier League clubs, including West Brom and Portsmouth.
Pompey Half Pint
Man city are going to ruin the beautiful game with there money they will buy all the best players. When is this press conference ??
stfc ballboy
Heard about barnetta but nothing about the press conference. but if still the whizz is right then it seems to make sense.
jbaker
Tranquillo Barnetta
Have a read of what Arsenal fans thought when he was linked with them ... 'click here' [Edited by hickin]
Chix
Press Conferance not this week nor Next !!!!!!!!!!!! I Dont think anyone wants to come to pompey i think were gonna struggle to get anyone in thats of any use to us .we will field a patched up team against Spuds & be in the botom Three after weve played Villa . I dont think thats negative i think its fact ( God i hope im wrong )
sea-juicer
Tranquillo Barnetta or colin kazim richards will do :)
stfc ballboy
I hope it'll be Barnetta and Fernandes but I think it could be some Scum winger and Barton. Newcastle's bid for M'Bia tells me that it's Barton.
stillthewhizz
Associated Press now confirm that Kaka will talk to City.
eastneydave
Sea Juicer
Rob, I think you are right on two of the three counts and that is we will field a patched up team against Spurs and we most probably will be in the bottom three after the Villa game (although with a game in hand) As for nobody coming I'd be very surprised if nobody comes .. Heard a whisper that jermaine Pennant is also on his way - Watch this space [Edited by hickin]
Chix
STFC Ballboy
Colin Kazim Richards not sure he's good enough to be honest hasn't really been that much of a hit in Turkey and only went their because of family connections
Chix
told you pennant could come on loan... :-) next up Barnetta
pompeycarpet
Whizz
Newcastle have stated time and again that they can not buy until a player leaves so if they are bidding for M'bia they have either off loaded Given, Owen or Barton... I think you could be right !
Chix
I'll have a tenner on Jermaine Pennant, not cos i think he'll add anything to the team but just in case the sun is right about him signing tomorrow (as if the sun ever gets anything right)
Steve C
Carpet
Yep I can give you that one although I've got him in my file from way back.. see below.. I never thought it would come to anything though to be honest !
Chix
01 October 2008
Redknapp rubbishes Pennant link - Pompey boss yet to consider January transfers
SkySports.com Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has rubbished speculation he is considering a January move for Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant. The former Birmingham star has struggled to make an impact at Anfield since arriving in a £6.7million deal in 2006 and he has fallen out of favour this season. Pennant made a late substitute appearance in last weekend's Merseyside derby victory over Everton, but prior to that his only outing this term was in the Carling Cup against Crewe earlier in September. A lack of first-team football has seen Pennant linked with pastures new and Portsmouth have been rumoured to be keeping tabs on the 25-year-old. But Redknapp insists that he has not yet considered transfer targets, telling The News: "I like Pennant. He's a good player, a great crosser of the ball and he's definitely got quality. "But I can't say I have thought about signing him. In fact, I have not thought about anybody really, to be honest. "The transfer window has just closed and the next one isn't open until January, other signings are not really in my thoughts this early. "As far as I'm concerned, I have got my squad here, players I'm happy with. "I just need to get on with it now. It's like any transfer, I'll see how we are going closer to the time and if we need something. "You never know, you may get an injury in a certain position, something might need freshening up. "I've got to see if everything is going okay. If everybody is doing well it's not a problem and I won't need to bring in anyone at all. "But at the moment I'm not even thinking about that."
Chix
SteveC
So the Sun are reporting it then eh!... Must be true. I'm sure they publish 100 stories in the hope that one comes off and they can claim' You heard it hear first' (lol)
I think he'll be an OK loan deal though might give us a little something extra until May.. even if it is a bit of competition for places
Chix
Chix the bookmakers need to shorten their odds on pennant from 100/1 i think... What about the odds for this Barnetta then?
jbaker
jabaker
I think you are correct about the odds for Penant and also a few others - I think we are gonna have to go

5/1 - Pennant
7/1 - Barnetta and this mornings newest contender
15/1 - Scot McDonald of Celtic
It could be a very interesting day today.
Chix
Chix please do not get your hopes up, there are to be no new faces at Fratton Park. We will see the season out with the squad we have, why else is Lauren, and Hermann staying, this is all Storrie does, tell us what we want to hear, then we can blame the credit crunch and inflated prices for players etc. Sit back and enjoy the fall to the Championship boys, beginning with a hiding on Sunday, because if we defend like we did at Ashton Gate we will get hammered.
Owenspompey
Chix, I reckon you should publish a new article everyday with your updated top 10/20 bets, in a feature called "Chixy's Bookmakers". I gets really confusing going back over 100 pots to see whether someone has already mentioned a player and got a price, or if you have changed a price. Just a thought. :)
jbaker
Owens
Have you been on the beer with Storagematt and Sea-Juicer? (lol) - I'm (maybe foolishly) going trust Uncle Peter just one last time. I can hear you laughng from hear !
Chix
Jbakes
A good shout - I'll let Sunday's game happen first then issue a new one on Monday - It'll also allow for any signings to be announced today - Will you guys stop laughing at me !!
Chix
Chix, we need to recruit some more people over to our "we will sign players" side. matt, your brother and owens are all really negative - perhaps understandably so - but there bringing rug down too. we cant let the landlord go over to the dark side!
jbaker
The whole transfer window is as painful as sticking pins in your eyes (not that I've tried it) but you have to admit that it stirs up opinion like nothing else. My opinion - for what it's worth - is that we'll soldier on with same squad (none in, none out) and will finish no lower than 12th. Oh, and we'll beat Spuds and Villa. No, I've not been on the sauce!
NinjaTim
Heh Barnetta would be a brilliant signing, and one from the left field...completely unexpected ;)
Bowlsey
Oh and if Rangers want Utaka...how about a straight swap for Boyd!?
Bowlsey
If Rangers want Utaka, how about we pay for the flight!!!
storagematt
i want the positive vibes i often have to shine through, sadly the negative vibes all around me are telling me 'we are in for disappointment this month', and if so storrie will never have my trust again, one too many lies would have been told... yep, i know we are hard up for cash, but please do not disappoint us!
pompeyrug
Barnetta would be quite a good option. I signed him for Pompey when he was 19 and he turned out to be the leading scorer in the next 4 seasons before I got bored. Anyway back to the real world and the clock ticks on with no news.
sneakay
Its just taken me half an hour to (skim)read all these comments -so I've got some catching up to do. I'm sure there is a lot going on behind the scenes. The Quay were certain this morning that Pennant is on his way, although I haven't heard this anywhere else yet. But then they have got an empty locker with 'Jermaine' written on it! I thought Edu was supposed to be on his way, but that's gone really quiet - like all the others. I'm starting to think that we won't get GON. It isn't the first time though, transfers have been kept quiet, the double signing of Utaka & Nugent caught everyone by surprise didn't it? As for all these names, and who is coming and who isn't, my head's starting to hurt. But I'm finding the transfer window less painful now that I'm confident no more (major) players are leaving - its just a case of wait and see what happens. But I will find it very painful if Barton signs.
tracyc
Better get ready to eat your shorts, fee agreed for Jermaine Pennant. Right sided problem may be sold!!!
Pompeymiguel
*or even solved!!!
Pompeymiguel
Even in the unlikely event that Pennant cam to Pompey, it hardly solves a the most pressing problem, we have no one on the centre of midfield to replace Diarra, Muntari or Mendes, it is complete madness and as we keep saying will cost us our place in the Premiership eventually. Pennant is still on Merseyside and hankering after a big move abroad, hold on to all your comments for a while longer
Owenspompey
Pennant no more wants to come to Fratton than Kaka does, we might have agreed a fee but if the player doesn't want to come, there's nothing we can do about it!
pentonpompey
Owens
There of course is the argument that advertising you have agreed a fee opens the door for other prospective buyers to come in and offer the same or even more for the player.
eastneydave
Penton
Another point I have heard is that they have apeg in the changing room with Jermain written over it. To save money they are trying to sign players with the same name or in this case just an extra E.
eastneydave
Ha Ha Ha Dave! Typical Pompey!!
pentonpompey
Dave, he no more wants to come from Liverpool than Torres, Gerrard or Keane does. Jermaine Pennant is big time, in his own mind that is, and he will not be putting on a Pompey shirt. Storrie is blagging us, and is time for him to be honest with us, we all deserve that. To see our predicament look at the squad for the game at Spurs on Sunday, we are in for a long afternoon, and don't be suprised if Sol has a hamstring problem.
Owenspompey
What a pile of **** pennant dont want to come you can tell as he wants a 'loan'.NO signing head of spurs match a big defeat and loads of players injured happy fu**in january.We should ave signined players before the spurs match not after. SORT IT OUT !!!!!!
stfc ballboy
Farcical. Why announce that we'de agreed the deal until the player had accepted the move? It's just so Storrie can say "well, we tried, but the player didn't want to come here".
NinjaTim
according to sky sports peter storrie has said we are in talks with 7 players including saviola.pennant to be done other the weekend.Valencia wont sell edu till the summer.Gary o'neil is definately off he said it exclusive !!!
stfc ballboy
Ballboy, I can beat that, If I go down the road to watch Andover Town tomorrow I could talk to 11...easy isn't it?! ;-)
pentonpompey
lol pentonpompey
stfc ballboy
Fri 16 Jan 18:50
48 hours since original article

Well fellas I thought we were onto something today with Pennant but I think a loan is the best we will get out of him - If that. Now to respond to some of your thoughts..
Chix
Jbaker
I reckon you are right about trying to recruit some Pompey fans to the 'Pompey Peoples Positive Front' there are a lot out there who just don't or won't trust Uncle Peter anymore - Me.. I'm going to give him until the close of the transfer window then if nothing comes good or we sign nobody at all (after what he has said then I will launch an attack - Anyway but to transfers..
Chix
NinjaTim
Don't stick pins in your eyes mate - 12th would be great and I reckon we could do it with the same players but, as I've just said to Jbaker I'm staying positive .. except I don't actually think we will beat Spurs or Villa - Two draws will be good for me. If we win one I'll be well pleased.
Chix
Bowlsey
I'm up for the Boyd - Utaka swap everyday of the week .. I'm still hopeful about Boyd and the longer Birmingham drag their heels the better we could nick in and steal him BUT if he remains unsold and Pompey sign nobody I wil be very annoyed - We wants a move, Rangers need the dosh and Pompey need a striker - It is that easy isn't it ?
Chix
Storagemattr
I'll chip in for the Utaka flight to Scotland - How much do you want.. come to think of it I'll drive him there myself..
Chix
Rug
Stay positive man - We are not in for a disappointing month It's only the 16th just over half way through .. things will really hot up next week you'll see.. As for view on Peter Storrie I'm with you - This is really his last chance .. It nothing happens we'll use my gun.. I'll load it and you can pull the trigger ;)
Chix
Sneakayr
FIFA 2008 is the real world isn't it .. On your recommendation I think Barnetta will be great .. even if he has a name like a kitchen bin.
Chix
Tracyc
I loved the comment about the empty locker with 'Jermain' on it really made me laugh - I too expected Edu by now and Barton to be honest (although I know you're not keen on him) Be patient and remain confident that some will come in and nobody will go .. although I wish at least Djimi and Richard Duff would !
Chix
Pompeymiguel
Given the comings and goings today I'm not ready to eat my shorts just yet ..(well spotted though) - We'll see what happens over the weekend
Chix
Owens
I too think that Pennent won't come - Loan at best ! - But I agree with you that a central midfielder remains the priority.. actually I think we need two.. one defensive and one playmaker to supply Crouch..
Chix
Penton
Spot on mate as is Eastneydave about not being able to make a player and also the point about an accepted bid makes a very firm statement to anybody who is interested.. The more I think about Pennant the less I think he will come and if he can't really be bothered I'd rather not have him anyway - I hope Tony stands strong and only signs him if he REALLY wants to come and is up for a scrap.
Chix
Breaking News
It is being reported in Spain that Real Madrid have confirmed that they have spoken at lenghts with Peter Storrie about signing Saviola - Storrie has said there is a deal to be done but it's up to Tony if he wants to sign him
Chix
pennant will be loan signing at most. I don't think his heart will be in it for the long run. However his contract is up at end of season with liverpool. Loan move here to show his stuff to potential teams woud be the most sensible move on his part. He can hardly show Milan and Real Madrid he has what it takes by sitting on the liverpool bench!
Bowlsey
STFC Ballboy
I'm sure thing will happen and it's fair to expect (given what was said last week about a couple of signings due to be made) something to happen, but I'm sure Pompey are doing all they can to bring players in but these things take time - We are not allowed to speak to anybody (well not really) until Jan 1st and a lot of players want to weigh up their options before making a decision - Hang in there mate and stay postive
Chix
Ooh - I hope something comes out of this! Quite right it should be up to Big Tone, hopefully he does want him. We don't want Pennant if he doesn't want us.
tracyc
Awesome news Chix!
Bowlsey
NinjaTim, Ballboy & Penton
7 Players we are in talks with - well if we get 3 I'll be happy (depending on who they are) but there's little point blaming the bloke if they don't sign - All Storrie can do is ty and convince the guy to sign .. he can't actually force him - Penton are Andover any good.. Have they got a good right winger I wonder
Chix
Bowlsey
I must admit the Saviola news has cheered me up no end - I'm on the beer already and will crack another in the hope that something comes off over the weekend. As for Pennant I agree with you a loan signing at best .. but even then I'm cynical about it .. Is he doing it for us or for himself .. could have the same result though if he has a point to prove we could benefit I 'spose
Chix
This might be interesting it was on the bbc site didnt Chix mention his name with us a while ago? Hearts have made have made several agents aware that they are prepared to offload winger Andrew Driver.
sea-juicer
Diarra moved to pompey for himself....look how much good it did for us! An FA Cup and £15m profit. Pennant may come for himself but least we should get 100% out of him if he's fighting for a contract with the big boys...well thats my view...and hope :)
Bowlsey
Chix; Andover are pants! and they're right winger doubles up as a groundsman and cuts that really lovely fine line on his "Hayter" that they paint the line on while he wastes his time on a Saturday afternoon!
pentonpompey
Re: Saviola
I'm quite excited about this one I don't know whether it's a perm or loan deal but the guy obvioulsy has talent but seemed to have lost his way at Barca after he was told he was suplus to requirements - He went on loan a couple of times (scored 8 in 29 for Monaco and then 8 in 30 for Seville) before signing for Madrid - It seems to me he is a confidence player and if he bags a couple he could potentially fly in the premiership - Hope he signs .. fingers crossed !
Chix
Sea-Juicer
Rob you and I first spoke about Andy Driver in November - If we can get him we really do have a problem solved - The guy is class he is young (21) can play on either wing and Hearts need money - We really need to go after this fella £3m should do it.
Chix
Ernshaw or Saviola? Now, let me think about that.
NinjaTim
Bowlsey
Fair point about Diarra/Pennant and not one I can really argue against (me argue ;) but Diarra was younger, more talented and just wanted to show the worldhow good he was .. Pennant has had chances (Arsenal, Leeds, Brum & Liverpool) and I think he thinks he is better than he is .. All that said I hope you are right.. He is certainly a great crosser of the ball and with him being at Liverpool he'll probably know where Crouchy's head is!
Chix
NinjaTim
Stop thinking about Earnshaw.. it might make it come true ... (God I hope not !)

Penton
Even given your description the Andover right winger sounds more industrious that Utaka.. who incidentially owes us a performance.. or so he says..
Chix
maybe if saviola dont come how about fred from lyon ?? he is thinking about a loan move to stoke surely he would join us rather than them.
stfc ballboy
Ballboy
Is Fred really considering Stoke ?.. We tracked him last year and it came to nothing. He is a wonderful player and scores goals for fun.. How can we have overlooked/decided against going for him.. His scoring record really is second to none - If I remember correctly he was better than a goal every other game.. throughout his career .. STOKE !!
Chix
Fred to stoke?! if that happens i'll be most upset we didn't get their first. This guy is pure class!
Bowlsey
Penton.. i think the Whitchurch winger sounds more industrious -testbourne school winger even. If we sign Pennant and Barton and with Big T as Boss does that mean they will run on the pitch to Thin Lizzy's "Jailbreak"..or "Chain Gang" swap Utaka for boyd, get pennant in on loan as that would suit both and he would have to perform which of course he does not always do-and yes i agree with owenspompey he is a BTC (big time charlie) and i do not like him much. I prefer the idea of Saviola buy others are interested
plymouth graham
By God Gray we had some decent players pass through our School didn't we mate?
pentonpompey
what price for Fabian Delph? i know TA watched a leeds game a while back.
plymouth graham
penton ..i was the best
plymouth graham
Gray, Has Agger Brown still got his Mitre "George Best" Boots?
pentonpompey
Penton Agger Do Do Do ! Still has his pineapple , "Utaka" Boots i believe (lol) So Pennant still dont want to come to Pompey Then ? apparently pompey bid £2m which got excepted . surely if TA wants him to come Crouchy should be able to convince him? even if its only till the end of Season
sea-juicer
Are Pompey the most unattractive proposition in the Premiership? Seems so right now, the press have worked their magic in making us seem a ramshackle outfit about to fall apart, if Saviola DOES arrive however...
paultsmouth
Plymouth Graham
I'll give you a 10/1 on Fabian Delph - You are right Tony did track him before Xmas - My file on him offer an interesting comment

11 November 2008
Portsmouth boss Adams looking to steal Leeds youngster Delph from under the noses of Arsenal
Daily Mail – On Line
Portsmouth manager Tony Adams wants to take Leeds midfielder Fabian Delph from under the noses of Arsenal. Adams made a personal check on the 18-year-old during Leeds' draw with Northampton on Friday night after learning his former boss Arsene Wenger is tracking the talented teenager. And Adams was impressed enough to ready a bid for the highly-talented youngster, who is also interesting Newcastle. Defiant Leeds owner Ken Bates insists Delph will not be sold but a serious bid from one of the Premier League’s big guns will be hard to turn down. A solution might be Leeds agreeing to a permanent deal but then taking the teenager back on loan for the rest of the season.

umm interesting don't ya think?

Sea-Juicer
So you reckon Pennant will be ok then?.. I'm still worried about his attitude and motives but I guess if he signs we will have to trust Tony's judgement
Everybody
I'm going make these the last comments on this thread and 'unsticky' it later today to allow for the matchday articles and Toast to get the airtime they need - I'll be back on Sunday evening (after all the match reports etc. With another entertaining 'sticky' that will track next weeks transfer speculation - Thanks for your involvement in this (and the other transfer threads it seems that we have achieved a whole new level with Vital Pompey Article.. Back on Sunday then
Chix
no thankyou chix great article(s) but how you come up with all this and remember it is still beyond me lol
pompeym@
excellent chix. i am going to swap my yankee around to include delph
plymouth graham
Cheers Fellas
Chix
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