Date:Thursday January 29 2009
For the first time Sol Campbell has mentioned his own future, admitting that he remains unsure what this will be as far as Pompey is concerned. To be fair to him he has said that he is just focusing on the job in hand, which is ensuring Pompey survive the threat of relegation! Although he has also called for a couple more new signings before the transfer window closes.
Campbell has been a fantastic servant to Pompey, and of course the English game full stop, but if we saw him pull on the blue shirt again next season I would be almost amazed - he would without a shadow of a doubt have to take a hefty pay cut to stay I know that much...
Time has caught up with him now and bowing out gracefully would probably be the way to go, helping us to survival would not quite be the way that he would have expected his Pompey career to end, but leaving after helping us to do this would do fine.
As one players future as far as exiting Fratton goes, the future of one potentially entering it continues to rumble on and on - this man being Javier Saviola.
An interest in the Argentine striker remains something that Peter Storrie talks about, but he has concerns over his fitness and ability to go straight into the side.
Lets be honest, we are not talking about a bum, a has been who is past it, he is what 27 and would clearly look after himself - a club like Madrid would not have it any other way. He would not have been sat on his arse twiddling his thumbs, so it would not take him long to get back up to full match fitness would it.
We need to pull out all the stops to do this deal - if there 'is one to be done', as had been the apparent case, then we need to do it. His loan signing would give the players, the club and of course the fans a major boost. To miss out on concerns over his ability to go straight into the side at 100% would be crazy, he will get up to speed soon enough - as said, we are not talking about a nobody, he is a somebody with a proven history.
To be honest I do not think we will get him, but lets not screw up the deal over a minor concern, that should not be one - using that as the reason not to do the deal would not wash with me. Although 'reports' coming out of Spain today, which are somewhat conflicting, claim that he will not be allowed to leave Madrid anyway...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Thursday January 29 2009
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