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Dos Santos deal off!

Dos Santos deal off!

Rumours had started to filter through in the forum with PompeyFcMad breaking the news in the forum at 2.53pm that the Giovani dos Santos deal was off, saying that Peter Storrie, or someone on his behalf, had replied to his email saying: 'very doubtful, there is a problem with his medical and the medical team will not sign him off, due to a couple of problems.

'We cannot take risks and need players fully fit and ready to play.'

Sky sports news have now confirmed that the deal is off.

He has not exactly failed a medical but there are concerns over his ability to come in an play immediately - and to be fair, as angry as people might be, he has not played much in recent months.

This will not go down well, and whilst I am disappointed the deal has fallen through, we have to appreciate and understand why. We do need players to come in and do a job right away, when a large transfer fee is involved even more so with so much at risk given our current predicament...

What a boost his signing would have given us, but it clearly was not meant to be - chances are we do not have time to arrange any other 'big money' moves now, although that said we would not have put all our eggs in one basket would we? That said our 'big money' deals are the ones that seem to be breaking down, why is this...


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Date:Monday February 2 2009
Time: 3:42PM


Now excuse me if I sound a little cynical... all of the bigger name signings we've gone for this transfer window (with the exception of Pennant) seem to of fallen through on the basis of match fitness, yet the lower value ones have gone through. Including the greek striker last night who's played a grand total of 108 minutes of football this season (by Storrie's own admission). A little strange...
02/02/2009 15:47:00
Everyone should praise me for finding this out lol
02/02/2009 15:48:00
now were just pi**ing off players, setting a bad trend, and now its unlikely anyone else (decent) will be brought in. saviola/dos santos should have been brought in. yes we need to sort the defence out as well, but i dont think that would happen this window, so maybe we shouldve done the keegan approach of lets score 1 more than you. i cant see where the goals are going to come from (nugent - but he never gets his chance) and i cant see how the defence will be sorted. poor transfer window imho and a lack of motivational boost.
02/02/2009 15:49:00
I'm livid, do they think we're mugs. We clearly had no money to spend, barring signing Belhadj and Basinas (33, oh god) its been loans, most of which won't be renewed. This guy would have at least signalled we could sign 'big names', why mess the player around if we've no intention of getting him. STOP LYING STORRIE!!
02/02/2009 15:52:00
Everything on the cheap & you get what you sow. A bucket full of trouble at this rate!!!
02/02/2009 15:56:00
I really dont understand adams, yes he's got the right idea of bringin in match fit players, but players like dos santos dont come available relatively cheaply often, this was the perfect opportunity to a) bring in a big name and b) build a quality team for the future. so he's not 'match fit' now but we'r not going to get relegated in a months time theres still a decent chunk of the season left for him to make an impact. il always be right behind any pompey manager but god adams worries me at times
02/02/2009 16:03:00
I agree with Pessimist about dissappointing deadline day but there has been no exodus that we all dreaded.
02/02/2009 16:04:00
if he ends up signing for *high-flying* villa i will literally go frickin nuts! if he hasnt had enough time on the pitch this season, why did we need a 2 day medical to ascertain this =)
02/02/2009 16:06:00
yeah it was supposed to be just a scan today.....
02/02/2009 16:07:00
i will end my rant with one final piece: an unfit dos santos/unit saviola is BETTER than a fully fit utaka! thankyou and goodnight!
02/02/2009 16:07:00
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