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Deal or no deal? Glen Little...

Deal or no deal? Glen Little...

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?'

Glen Little

I still say that the guy is better than a lot of people give him credit. His delivery is much better than people credit, he is just so immobile that this makes him look far less effective than he actually is - the constant injuries he picks up also do not help.

Rumours that Everton were sniffing around on deadline day tell their own story do they not? But the fact that he has returned to his former club Reading on loan also tell another, and are a clear indicator as to what the future will bring...

In all honesty he probably came to Pompey a couple of years too late - he was a player that Jamie's Dad had always wanted, and as he did with others - including a guy I could not stand, Andy 'the mercenary' Cole - he eventually got the player, but probably too late in the career.

Deal or no deal? No deal.

For me always brought in on a short-term deal, and as he was not one that the current manager signed I think this makes it even more likely he will depart.

If that is not enough of an indicator the fact that he has been allowed to see out his contract with Reading is!

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

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday March 17 2009
Time: 8:57AM

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I always found the signing of Little very strange. I have always felt he is not premiership quality. No Deal
nodster
17/03/2009 09:03:00
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I always found the signing of Little very strange. I have always felt he is not premiership quality. No Deal
nodster
17/03/2009 09:03:00
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No Deal - agree with everything you say Rug. Jamie's Pop probably signed him just to prove he 'could'. Either way, when he signed I bet I wasn't the only Pomponian out there who screamed 'WTF?!' at Sky Sports News!! He did very well against Milan, and to be honest did impress me. Perhaps that was why he was brought in - a quick signing to make up the numbers for the UEFA Cup squad, which requires a certain number of 'home-grown' English 'talent'. Who knows? Either way, he won't be playing for us next season.
PFCGino
17/03/2009 09:05:00
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No Deal - agree with everything you say Rug. Jamie's Pop probably signed him just to prove he 'could'. Either way, when he signed I bet I wasn't the only Pomponian out there who screamed 'WTF?!' at Sky Sports News!! He did very well against Milan, and to be honest did impress me. Perhaps that was why he was brought in - a quick signing to make up the numbers for the UEFA Cup squad, which requires a certain number of 'home-grown' English 'talent'. Who knows? Either way, he won't be playing for us next season.
PFCGino
17/03/2009 09:05:00
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in all honesty i think this was one of the first indicators of what we had to come, no disrespect to little, but the real 'top quality, star name' signings were not likely to follow if this is where we started...
that said, lik i have said, i still think that little could have offered us something if he wasnt so prone to injuries and/or given more of a chance - would he have offered anything less than utaka and some others players had...
pompeyrug
17/03/2009 09:06:00
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in all honesty i think this was one of the first indicators of what we had to come, no disrespect to little, but the real 'top quality, star name' signings were not likely to follow if this is where we started...
that said, lik i have said, i still think that little could have offered us something if he wasnt so prone to injuries and/or given more of a chance - would he have offered anything less than utaka and some others players had...
pompeyrug
17/03/2009 09:06:00
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this is going to be an interesting series of articles, will it be the players you DO want to stay who will be most likely to be sold though?
The Fear
17/03/2009 09:19:00
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this is going to be an interesting series of articles, will it be the players you DO want to stay who will be most likely to be sold though?
The Fear
17/03/2009 09:19:00
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you should check the back issues, as we are not most the way through mate...
tbh i must confess that i am 'slightly' uneasy whatever happens - stay up or go down - as go down and of course everyone goes, stay up and i still worry about offers being accepted for players! that said releasing most of those that are out of contract, and to be fair most are not 1st team players anyway 'should' slash around £1.5m-£2m per month off the wage bill, which will help.
pompeyrug
17/03/2009 09:41:00
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you should check the back issues, as we are not most the way through mate...
tbh i must confess that i am 'slightly' uneasy whatever happens - stay up or go down - as go down and of course everyone goes, stay up and i still worry about offers being accepted for players! that said releasing most of those that are out of contract, and to be fair most are not 1st team players anyway 'should' slash around £1.5m-£2m per month off the wage bill, which will help.
pompeyrug
17/03/2009 09:41:00
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