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Sacha, Storrie, Adams - now is the time...

Sacha, Storrie, Adams - now is the time...

...to pull something out of the bag that is!

Yep, we need to pull something out of the bag guys, letting players go is not the answer, and spending massive amounts of money on players does not always bring in what you need - that said speculating to accumulate is surely the way we need to go.

We are 'said' to have around £5m or so to spend, lets splash the lot as this would be £5m worth spending when you offset what we would lose by not doing this and potentially going down!

The name of Stephan Appiah keeps being mentioned.

Yep, I worry about him being a 'mercenary' but Owenspompey makes a valid point, is he any more one than anyone else? We desperately need a creative element in midfield, but also this creative element needs to be able to have a physical presence - the Ghanaian has both. Give him a deal until the summer, his wages would not be cheap, but again I say would this not be worth it to give us that better chance of survival - look at what we stand to lose by going down... On the other hand you do have to ask yourself why is he still a free agent after all this time?

Bringing in a striker, even if only on loan is a near must.

I am a self confessed Armand Traore fan, but the fella has lost the plot recently. His self belief and his 'fight' have gone, he has become something of a passenger, and we cannot afford these - yep, we would have paid a loan fee for the season but could we not cut our losses, return him to Arsenal and bring in someone else on loan if need be, but not someone the likes of Marlon Harewood!

A gamble I know, but if taking the loan route then Carlos Vela on loan from Arsenal would be the way to go if you ask me - he is quality and has the goalscoring ability we crave! With the Tony Adams connection surely Arsene Wenger would help him out?

Another theory that I have is that maybe, just maybe, as we are being linked with so many loan deals we do actually still have a loan slot open?

Jermaine Pennant is thought to have come in on loan, but a 'short term' deal was also mentioned.

A loan fee would have been paid, so for £1.5m-£2m I would have thought that would have secured him on a contract until the summer, it then leaves him with the ability to leave his options open and make the free move elsewhere in the summer - or stay here. That way Liverpool also gained as they got a fee, albeit a small one, for a player they would otherwise get nothing for...

If not already done, then maybe this is something that we 'should' look into doing, similar to what we did with Jerome Thomas earlier in the season, we turned a loan into a permanent deal - but what a waste this deal has been!

'If' another loanee comes in before 5pm on Monday then this answers the question on this loan issue.

Whatever though lets have everyone working on double, double overtime - the senior figures at the club must get paid enough, so earn this like it has never been earned before. We must pull something out of the bag.

The lift alone that a new player, or players, coming through the door will give everyone connected to the club would be worth something special - but at the same time these must be decent players! The club, the players and the fans will remain deflated if we go through tomorrow without any activity, and should the only activity be outward bound then we may as well throw the towel in now!

The talking stops, our actions must speak louder than words - of which we have been given plenty, and we must see positive actions taken in the next 24-hours or so. It is in no way an exaggeration to say that our future, and maybe not just premier league wise, could very well depend on our 'braveness' in the next 24-hours, well less in fact...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday February 1 2009
Time: 7:35PM

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Still think that we should get benjani back, but anyone, except harewood! he really wouldn't help at all!
MFFP
01/02/2009 19:45:00
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Something will occur tomorrow, will be an interesting day anyway!
paultsmouth
01/02/2009 19:54:00
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Fancy tomorrow will be a manic day but hope we don't get any nasty shocks - ala Benjy! Rug you are in fo a busy day.
eastneydave
01/02/2009 19:57:00
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Carlos Vela cant come, we have two home loans, and you cant borrow two from the same club can you? I have a bad feeling about tomorrow!! Sean to Bolton is a goer according to people up here, the heart is really going to be ripped out again.
Owenspompey
01/02/2009 20:07:00
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Last minute deals smack of desperation ... Harewood (please Buddha) is a nonsense... Appiah (please Shakti) is a no-go... I'd rather stick with what we have than bring in somebody who is deemed surplus to requirements at some other club on the last day of the window ... If they are not done by now .. I don't think I want them ..
Chix
01/02/2009 20:08:00
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davis is staying, so thats something good.
pompey--pessimist
01/02/2009 20:10:00
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we signed gekas
stfc ballboy
01/02/2009 20:54:00
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tony going for proven premiership quality there hasn't he. Although... yet another name we havn't properly been linked with. Any surprises if the next person to sign hasn't been mentioned in the press once?
pompeycarpet
01/02/2009 21:13:00
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What impression of Gekas? Is he going to be our Gengis Khan of the final third, or will he be the Greek Geek? I dont really know the bloke, but I see sky sports have him rated as score 5 player, which means slightly below average? Anyone know?
wakey
01/02/2009 21:28:00
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Time for the brave to stand up be counted otherwise May 2009 will be a very depressing month. 12 months after what was our greatest month. FFS don't let it happen.
storagematt
01/02/2009 21:52:00
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