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You reap what you sow...

You get what you deserve...
What goes around comes around...
Things even themselves out in the long run...
Things happen for a reason...

All things that I believe in to be honest, I guess it is 'Karma' evening things out!

Whilst I would not ever wish an injury on anyone, no matter who they were and what they did, and as much as he is a quality goalscorer - something that all teams need - I truly do believe that in the long run we are better off without Jermain Defoe, but I am not going down that road again...

News that he had picked up a foot injury, an injury that he could well have been carrying before he went to Spurs that went undetected, was something that brought a wry smile to my face I must admit. The news that he will now face 10-weeks out meaning that he will miss another crack at glory as he misses the league cup final made me laugh out loud I must confess - muahahaha!

I have little, or no doubt, that this will be met with a barrage of abuse, 'it is just sour grapes' and the like, but Defoe's conduct in getting his move away from Pompey back to Spurs was an absolute disgrace.

Ok, maybe we wanted rid of him as well, but anyone that had watched him for the last couple of months he was here - seeing him amble around the pitch miss chance after chance and not care, putting a penalty wide and then simply 'shrugging his shoulders' at the fans knew they were seeing a player that did not give a stuff, also a player picking up more a week than most of us do in a year, maybe two! His claims of 'death threats' stank of a fella desperately engineering a move away and the final straw came when he 'cried wolf' on illness to ensure he would not be cup-tied for Spurs in the FA cup...

His actions in getting his move were, as I say, disgraceful. These actions, and to be fair actions on and off the field in the past, have probably been taken into account by someone looking over things and Karma well and truly came back to haunt him.

He has been robbed of a chance of appearing in another cup final, he will miss the next England get together - so could be pushed down the order - and of course will be unable to help Spurs in their relegation battle and now with Robbie Keane returning to Spurs he has the chance to forge a partnership with someone else while Defoe is out! Of course he is one of Jamie's Dads 'golden boys', so he will be straight back in the side when fit, but his missing of league and cup games will hurt him so much more.

Maybe a harsh lesson has been learnt here - to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 3 2009

Time: 8:59AM

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'let the abuse flow', i would strongly suggest that the article is read first tho - to be fair, am i being too unfair if you read it through...
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03/02/2009 09:02:00

Couldn't have happened to a nicer fella! But yes you do reap what you so - now Spurs have Robbie Keane back, Defoe seems to be back at square one!!
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03/02/2009 09:03:00

Lol, I shouldn't laugh...but keane will be back in the squad will forge a good relationship with pavel and see defoe sat on the bench again.... mwahahaha :p
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03/02/2009 09:11:00

you've got to laugh don't you. Last season, he left sours, and they won the CC. then he was cup tied as we won the FA cup. now he's injurred as they go into the CC final... (on a less good note, maybe not having him play is a good luck charm? :P)
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03/02/2009 09:15:00

its a shame that they bought Kean as i thought without Defoe, spurs were odds on to beat us to the drop; ah, twas but a few hours of joy
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03/02/2009 09:17:00

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03/02/2009 09:17:00

maybe he should have done himself a list like "my name is earl" ho ho ho!!
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03/02/2009 09:18:00

Exactly what I was thinking Charlie Chimes! Defoe Hicky anyone?
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03/02/2009 09:30:00

my name is jermain - i like it, well he has abit of time on his hands now to do some thinking and get that list sorted out. i suspect that he would be far, far less willing to show remorse than earl hicky tho...
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03/02/2009 09:38:00

I am trying to remain humane and not rejoice in an injury to a fellow mortal as I know that if I do, I will slip up on a nasty patch of ice outside and break my arm. However, I will reserve my evil cackles of joy for Jamie's Dad...what I am now hoping for is for Robbie K to decide that he has a career as a Hollywood cheeky lovable Brit type and fly off to make a movie next week and then Jamie Snr will be left with two big holes where his strikers should be (well, a big hole and a small hole) and also twenty odd million light of pocket.
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03/02/2009 09:54:00

Hahaha and Harry can be the big oaf that is Randy
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03/02/2009 09:54:00

lol! good call PFCGino!
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03/02/2009 10:04:00

Even better than him sitting on the bench being sub! Bwa ha ha ha hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
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03/02/2009 10:17:00

Coulddn't have happened to a'nicer' guy. Hammers fans are loving it too. Although, if he hadn't been injured, would have loved to see his reaction to being apermanent substitute behind Keane -the 2 of them can't play together
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03/02/2009 10:43:00

The real shame is the injury happened before the tx window closed. However I think we have enough to worry about with our own situation to laugh too much at others. Whether we like it or not Spurs will stay up & he & they will have a good team next season. We may not!!!
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03/02/2009 11:30:00

laughing is sometimes all you can do matt - if we did not get some 'light relief' and laugh at some things we would only cry!
no one is 'too good' to go down, granted chances are spurs will stay up, but never say never...
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03/02/2009 11:33:00

He how laughs first, laughs last!!! Beware what we wish on others as it may come back to us!!!
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03/02/2009 12:15:00

or 'he he laughs last laughs loudest' is another way we could be looking at things come the end of the season matt ;-)
you are very much on a downer arent you mate, and very much glass half empty these days arent you - where is the matt we know and love!
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03/02/2009 12:26:00

The cherry on the cake would be Nugget getting a regular run out, scoring some more calls and getting recalled to the england squad in his place!
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03/02/2009 12:41:00

hahaha that would be amazing stooH
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03/02/2009 12:48:00

Sorry rug, if only it was half empty. I say it as I see it, as I always have. Whilst we have a chance, we have hope. The points are there for us though it will be a struggle. Still very hopeful of surviving but half expecting the worse. More than happy to be proved wrong!!!
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03/02/2009 12:55:00

"Defoe, Defoe, He's gone and broke his toe!" (Any ideas on how to finish the song guys?) Oh - I do know its his foot rather than toe, but it doesn't ryme.
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03/02/2009 13:08:00

i love karma, and snow, but this is about karma lol. pity it hapenned before the end of the transfer window, but good that it happened at all!
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03/02/2009 13:10:00

Last time we ran a thread on laughing at someone, Pompey4me got caught right in the middle of a s******* with Fat Franks uncle leaving for Spurs. It was priceless. However, feeling a certain amount of smugness must be allowed.....
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03/02/2009 15:25:00

Defoe says that it's a foot injury but I think we all know he's off sick with a nasty STD!
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03/02/2009 15:49:00

Who is this Defoe guy we are discussing? Never heard of him, however looked it up on Wikepedia, Defoe means, money grabbing little toe rag, with no loyalty to anybody, either male or female, the plural is a french word, La Redknobbed
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03/02/2009 16:00:00

lol owens. we will sign defoe when he realises he needs 1st team football and spurs get relegated. 2 million anyone? then when spurs get promoted he can sign back for 20 million.
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03/02/2009 17:15:00

would be nice to buy him back, never play him, and then sell him for 20m profit!
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03/02/2009 18:19:00

And I see Jimmy Bullard is injured again...much as I'd have loved to see JB in a blue shirt, I suspect he'll spend more tme in a hospital gown.
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03/02/2009 18:30:00

Surely Owens the plural is Les Redknobbeds. Hahahahahahaha!
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03/02/2009 18:53:00

Shame on you all people... Have we had a 'guffaw' yet? or maybe even a 'giggle'..if not be have now..
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03/02/2009 19:15:00

TracyC, what about "Defoe, Defoe, He's gone and broke his toe! At the Spurs, at the Spurs" Boring but fits the tune.
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03/02/2009 22:31:00

very nice, made me laugh at half seven in the mor ning though, and that hurts!! but still nice song!
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04/02/2009 07:41:00

Latest on this one, is hot off the press from the Daily Knob, Defoe hurt his foot when; 1. He fell of his enormous ego 2. He fell removing himself from the managers bottom 3. He fell off his wallet 5. Chantelle didnt see him and stood on him 6. He fell over when leaving the Big Brother House, standing in for Vern.
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04/02/2009 10:28:00

very good thoughts there owens pompey. they are probably true!
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04/02/2009 15:56:00


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