Date:Friday March 6 2009
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?'
An absolute legend, if you come across a Pompey fan that does not think as much and does not love the fella I would be amazed - a working class hero and a great ambassador to the club and to football.
Written off time and time again, but this time I think he really is done, and is hinting at as much in The News today - but he does want to stay with the club in some capacity, and would love a chance to pull on the blue shirt one last time well that is the thought given anyway...
Forget a testimonial, which without a shadow of a doubt the fella has earned and will get, I would hope that we can be in a position later in the season when we are safe enough for him to be able to be given a start, or at least appearances as a substitute. Ideally we can go into the last home game knowing we are safe and he can be handed the captains armband and say a fond farewell as a player to the Fratton faithful!
Deal or no deal? No deal - as a player...
As a player I suspect he is finished, well more than suspect, and not just here full stop.
So unfortunately this will be no deal, as a player anyway! But we must have some sort of coaching or ambassadorial role for him - he not only deserves it, he would be fantastic at it and inspirational to those around him.
We showed something that is lacking in football these days last summer with our loyalty, some might even say sentimentality, towards Linvoy. Some might argue that finding him a role with the club beyond this season is doing the same - if that is the case, so be it, I would not begrudge him anything, he might be a Londoner really, but cut him now and his blood runs as blue as any of ours!
These are my thoughts, what about yours? As always please share them below...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Friday March 6 2009
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