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You reap what you sow...

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
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...
pompeyrug
03/02/2009 09:02:00
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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!!
PFCGino
03/02/2009 09:03:00
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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
Bowlsey
03/02/2009 09:11:00
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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)
pompeycarpet
03/02/2009 09:15:00
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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
russellm
03/02/2009 09:17:00
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hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
SUAC51
03/02/2009 09:17:00
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maybe he should have done himself a list like "my name is earl" ho ho ho!!
CharlieChimes
03/02/2009 09:18:00
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Exactly what I was thinking Charlie Chimes! Defoe Hicky anyone?
sneakay
03/02/2009 09:30:00
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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...
pompeyrug
03/02/2009 09:38:00
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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.
hammersmithblue
03/02/2009 09:54:00
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