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Deal or no deal? Hermann Hreidarsson...

Deal or no deal? Hermann Hreidarsson...

So, we have some 15 players out of contract in the summer (or seeing their loans with Pompey end) it is almost time to decide who deserves a new contract and who does not deserve the drippings from my nose, well ours noses!

I was going to look at them all together, but I think I will do them one at a time... Simple question, and as the bearded one would say, 'deal or no deal?'

Hermann Hreidarsson

Looked odds on to have left the club in the last transfer window let alone making it through until the end of his contract this summer.

He stayed, and is back into the side and showing the qualities that he has and the qualities that are needed, also back in as is our need for a 'proper' and 'disciplined' left back at this point in time.

A fantastic player to have around the squad for his character if nothing else, which is infectious, you always know what you are going to get from the big Icelander.

Time looked like it might have caught up with the 34-year-old earlier in the season when he did play but he is now showing that he can still get up, down and around the pitch with the best of 'em! To be fair the same looked to have been the case last season when he first came in, and 'might' be the same next, but when the Herminator gets up and running he is a fabulous player to have on your side, he never gives in!

The ability to play virtually anywhere across the backline and at a push, if really needed, in midfield, means the fella offers plenty of versatility.

Deal or no deal? Deal.

I love the Herminator, he epitomises the Pompey spirit and all that is good about it, a real heart on the sleeve performer who never gives anything less than 110%.

All signs had pointed to no deal, he will not be any younger, he most probably will not be a regular next season - so might well want the move as much as anything else. He would not be on a fortune money wise so would be well worth a deal.

Yep, I would go with deal but I had suspected it would be him saying 'no deal' due to his desire for regular football, that said he has been saying recently that he does want to stay as he loves it here, so fingers crossed...

These are my thoughts, what about yours? As always please share them below...


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Date:Sunday February 22 2009
Time: 6:17PM


DEAL, DEAL, DEAL!! He is an example to the rest of the squad with is sheer effort. Played through the Cup Final with broken jaw. He is the only real left back in the squad and is useful at set plays. DEAL - no doubt.
22/02/2009 18:24:00
Deal for me. The timing of this is interesting, because a few weeks ago my answer would have been different. He wasn't first choice for a while but has come in and scored against City and it was his deflected shot that went in against Stoke. He'd be a great person to have in the squad who can come in and do a job in event of any injuries.
22/02/2009 18:25:00
deal him in, epitomises fighting spirit, and fires the crowd and players up
22/02/2009 18:30:00
just to clarify dave you think it should bed deal right? lol!
22/02/2009 18:30:00
Gino, do you know what mate i was exactly the same... i actually wrote all of the 'deal or no deal' articles some 2-3 weeks ago i reckon, and initially i had no deal - i wanted the deal but felt he would say no to it, no i feel without a doubt he must be given a new deal and will sign it...
22/02/2009 18:32:00
Deal for me too. I'd like to see Herm stay. He was out of sorts because he wasn't playing. Passion, commitment and strong mental attitude can't just be fashioned out of thin air. But Herm has these in abundance and he's not a bad footballer either.
22/02/2009 18:32:00
totally agree with you paul, and altho not mentioned the firing up of the crowd did mention the 'epitomises' thoughts.
not sure we will have many saying no deal really will we?
22/02/2009 18:33:00
ooh Rug this is a hard one.. Up to three weeks ago I would have said that he had a great first season for us, picked up a cup winners medal but with the perm signature of Belhadj, No Deal - Now I'm not too sure. As you say he has shown that he can do it (and for me) his passion is so evident it smacks you in the face.. Forget Sean Davis this is the guy you need next to you in a scrap... BUT he is 35 in July.. We have signed Belhadj .. and it would be unfair to keep him next year and see him not play regulary in what surely would be his swansong year... Umm all things considered I think we buy him a gold watch and with a heavy heart say a big thank you but allow him to go ply his trade in glasgow and pick up another trophy to show his kids... There's no room for sentiment in Football No Deal
22/02/2009 18:34:00
agree cornypomp, the herminator has so many fine qualities, and qualities that us pompey fans love but he is also a decent footballer too! has just about everything we need, and with the right person helping him down the left - and belhadj could be the man as he will learn - he could potentially go on for a few years yet!
22/02/2009 18:36:00
When I started to type there were no comments on the board .. looks like I've gone out on a limb .. I'm now 'ducking' under my kitchen table awaiting the onslaught.. but I'm sticking to my guns.
22/02/2009 18:37:00
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