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Sol off for a final 'payday'

Sunday would not be Sunday - although of course I write this giving you a 'heads up' late on Saturday - without an article in the News of the World that 'slags off Pompey', or 'speaks of departures' and/or also mentions something to 'ease debts of 95m'...

Well I am 'happy' to say we are not let down, woo hoo!

This week's instalment does not exactly 'slag off' Pompey, so credit where it is due but it does use the phrase 'will be part of a summer clearout', so some negativity but not exactly slagging off! It does of course mention '95m debts' and is about a possible departure, with this departure said to be Sol Campbell, who is off to the rich mans tax haven of Monaco...

Sol earns 100,000 per week, which 'must be true as the NOTW tells as so in the article', and as he has said he wants to end his career abroad he will be off!

To be honest I would not be in the least bit surprised to see him leave this summer and although we would miss his experience I think the time is probably right. In all honesty I think I would be more surprised to see him stay! I would not begrudge Sol a move to Monaco though, and would wish him well.

As always though, lets just see what happens eh!

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Cranie to be 'shipped out' on loan?

This next section was not in the NOTW though, let me start by saying this...

Rumours had grown during the week that Martin Cranie would be loaned out again in the not to distant future, and now sky sports 'understands' that we are close to loaning him out.

Leeds had been mentioned, but it is 'said' that he will return to Charlton, where he has already had a loan spell this season.

The guy just has not been the same since his leg break for me, and although I have 'bigged him up' in the past I am not convinced that he has the quality to make the breakthrough in the premier league?

Although of course I hope that my original thoughts that he 'could' be a future Pompey captain and England international in a central position can still happen, but sadly will not be holding my breath...

Thoughts on both please guys.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 28 2009

Time: 11:16PM

Your Comments

if it really is 95mil then it's good to not have players getting 100,000 a year, and yes, he has wanted to go, everyone know. Just wondering why it would be brought up now though, seems like a weird time is all.
MFFP
if it really is 95mil then it's good to not have players getting 100,000 a year, and yes, he has wanted to go, everyone know. Just wondering why it would be brought up now though, seems like a weird time is all.
MFFP
mate were not 95m in debt, and sol isnt on 100,000 per week...
technically sol can arrange a free transfer to a club now, so 'if' the notw has some proof of this is could already be done and dusted - not that i would suspect sol will arrange anything until the season ends anyway tbh...
pompeyrug
mate were not 95m in debt, and sol isnt on 100,000 per week...
technically sol can arrange a free transfer to a club now, so 'if' the notw has some proof of this is could already be done and dusted - not that i would suspect sol will arrange anything until the season ends anyway tbh...
pompeyrug
I'll have a word with Mark Hughes. We could use a seasoned professional like Sol in 2010. On the other hand you guys should either keep him or find a top replacement. The back line is looking more than a bit ancient just now.
Sindbad
I'll have a word with Mark Hughes. We could use a seasoned professional like Sol in 2010. On the other hand you guys should either keep him or find a top replacement. The back line is looking more than a bit ancient just now.
Sindbad
Sol could be helping financially us by going, but hopefully the domino effect doesn't kick in and cause many others to follow suit. As I have said many times the pack of cards could come tumbling down at any time, and where we will be then, probably in the wilderness where we once came from. Please don't bring back those dark ages of sufferance and ridicule. Yes I am sorry to be negative but regrettably the signs are there for all to see and the cracks are appearing.
pompeygray
Sol could be helping financially us by going, but hopefully the domino effect doesn't kick in and cause many others to follow suit. As I have said many times the pack of cards could come tumbling down at any time, and where we will be then, probably in the wilderness where we once came from. Please don't bring back those dark ages of sufferance and ridicule. Yes I am sorry to be negative but regrettably the signs are there for all to see and the cracks are appearing.
pompeygray
nah.. pompeygray.. Campbell leaving won't affect much.. It's Johnson, James and Crouch we neeed to worry about.. They're the ones everybody expects to stay.. the others (Campbell, Kanu, Kranjcar & co) are expected to go.. As for the cracks showing that's true but they no more show now than they did 6 months ago..
Chix
nah.. pompeygray.. Campbell leaving won't affect much.. It's Johnson, James and Crouch we neeed to worry about.. They're the ones everybody expects to stay.. the others (Campbell, Kanu, Kranjcar & co) are expected to go.. As for the cracks showing that's true but they no more show now than they did 6 months ago..
Chix
Don't believe anything you read in that paper guys. Look at the crap they write about my team.
Thaibluefan
Don't believe anything you read in that paper guys. Look at the crap they write about my team.
Thaibluefan
More gutter press tittle-tattle.. These guys just pick numbers and supposed facts out of the ether and make them into a story. It pees me off, but i think i'm gonna have to throw this in the bin along with all the Mirror utterings. On Cambell, he's still a big player for us and i'm sure he will be proffesional in playing his part in keeping us in the prem. If he decides to go in the summer, so be it. He's done us proud during his time here, and whether he stays or goes i'm sure he will give of his best for the rest of the season.
cornypomp
More gutter press tittle-tattle.. These guys just pick numbers and supposed facts out of the ether and make them into a story. It pees me off, but i think i'm gonna have to throw this in the bin along with all the Mirror utterings. On Cambell, he's still a big player for us and i'm sure he will be proffesional in playing his part in keeping us in the prem. If he decides to go in the summer, so be it. He's done us proud during his time here, and whether he stays or goes i'm sure he will give of his best for the rest of the season.
cornypomp
People still talk of Campbell earning 100k a week, I think that was the deal when he left Spurs for Arsenal, don't think it is anywhere near that
paultsmouth
People still talk of Campbell earning 100k a week, I think that was the deal when he left Spurs for Arsenal, don't think it is anywhere near that
paultsmouth
i didnt say we WERE 95million in debt, i said IF we were like the paper said, then it was bad to have him earning what they said!
MFFP
i didnt say we WERE 95million in debt, i said IF we were like the paper said, then it was bad to have him earning what they said!
MFFP
We won't ever get to know true figures on either club debt or players wages. But for sure..we aint in debt up to 95 million and Sol doesn't earn 100k a week. As i said before these figures are just pulled out of the ether..
cornypomp
We won't ever get to know true figures on either club debt or players wages. But for sure..we aint in debt up to 95 million and Sol doesn't earn 100k a week. As i said before these figures are just pulled out of the ether..
cornypomp
Good luck to Sol if he goes he has been good for us, It all depends on who will be the owner, manager at the end of the season, but if its not something real big Sol will want to try one last time. I agree with Chix its more important to keep Glen, Peter,Jamo, & even Distan if Sol goes
pompeyyong
Good luck to Sol if he goes he has been good for us, It all depends on who will be the owner, manager at the end of the season, but if its not something real big Sol will want to try one last time. I agree with Chix its more important to keep Glen, Peter,Jamo, & even Distan if Sol goes
pompeyyong
Yong..things all a bit in the lap of the gods at the moment i know but personally i think Sol will stay. Crouchie has come out and said he loves it at Pompey so he obviously wants to stay. I can't see Jamo moving on and as for Glen and Distan they'll stay if we are still in the prem. It will be a new season with new hopes and horizons and everybody starting from scratch again.
cornypomp
Yong..things all a bit in the lap of the gods at the moment i know but personally i think Sol will stay. Crouchie has come out and said he loves it at Pompey so he obviously wants to stay. I can't see Jamo moving on and as for Glen and Distan they'll stay if we are still in the prem. It will be a new season with new hopes and horizons and everybody starting from scratch again.
cornypomp
cornypomp..If Sol stays then thats fine, as we know this rumour comes up every window,but his contract does run out, as you say its in the lap of the gods at the moment.
pompeyyong
cornypomp..If Sol stays then thats fine, as we know this rumour comes up every window,but his contract does run out, as you say its in the lap of the gods at the moment.
pompeyyong
A major decision has to be made over Sol and it depends who owns the club come the summer. Sol earning 5million a year (rumour) has a great eefect on the clubs debt situation.
eastneydave
A major decision has to be made over Sol and it depends who owns the club come the summer. Sol earning 5million a year (rumour) has a great eefect on the clubs debt situation.
eastneydave
I think Sol can do what he pleases. His stature allowed Pompey to sign some keys players & in turn give us our greatest footballing moment. You our blessing Sol, go chase the sun & cash, we would given half the chance.
storagematt
I think Sol can do what he pleases. His stature allowed Pompey to sign some keys players & in turn give us our greatest footballing moment. You our blessing Sol, go chase the sun & cash, we would given half the chance.
storagematt
If Sol goes it won't be like a shock horror deal, will it...you sort of expect it to happen - like if Kanu were to go as well.
hammersmithblue
If Sol goes it won't be like a shock horror deal, will it...you sort of expect it to happen - like if Kanu were to go as well.
hammersmithblue
Personally hope Sol leaves, his performances haven't justified whatever wages he is on, and even if its "only" 50,000 that we are spending on him a week, then he is still wasting our money. Sorry Sol, thanks for the memories, but the time has come for you to move on...
jbaker
Personally hope Sol leaves, his performances haven't justified whatever wages he is on, and even if its "only" 50,000 that we are spending on him a week, then he is still wasting our money. Sorry Sol, thanks for the memories, but the time has come for you to move on...
jbaker
 

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