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Deal or no deal? Theo Gekas...

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?'

Theo Gekas - loan ends

I cannot say that I have seen the Greek play, well not that I can recall anyway, and given the current situation with him and the club I do not think that I will although it would have been good to have done so.

I was always ready to give him the chance to prove what he could do, as his goalscoring record a club and international level has been fantastic over the years, and I guess I still would but I have not liked his attitude - granted we do not know the full story but no man is bigger than the club, so if asked to play in the reserves you play, if not you do not suddenly waltz back into 1st team reckoning.

Bridges, which are maybe beyond repair, need fixing but if they can or not remains the big question we need answering. I did have this funny feeling that he would do a job for us, but maybe not though...

Deal or no deal? No Deal.

I know it was always next to impossible to say this for sure, but as I say I suspected that he would do a job and this would see us take up an option to bring him in on a longer-term deal in the summer, but not now.

There is still time to redeem himself, and scoring for Greece the other day would not have gone unnoticed I would hope, but it just appears that too much bad blood has been spilt too soon?

For a loan player, well any player for that, to believe that they are above playing in the reserves is not on - had he done this instead of refusing, as he has again since, chances are he would be more heavily involved now.

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

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 30 2009

Time: 7:49AM

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As you say, difficult as we have seen little of him beyond the warm ups. I think he was brough in to do a job which, hopefully, we will manage without him. No deal
UKTony
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30/03/2009 08:07:00

As you say, difficult as we have seen little of him beyond the warm ups. I think he was brough in to do a job which, hopefully, we will manage without him. No deal
UKTony
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30/03/2009 08:07:00

Play him now (or at least make him part of the squad) or send him back now. What's the point of keeping him on the wage bill if he is never going to play because of the back room row.
Blue Harley
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30/03/2009 08:24:00

Play him now (or at least make him part of the squad) or send him back now. What's the point of keeping him on the wage bill if he is never going to play because of the back room row.
Blue Harley
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30/03/2009 08:24:00

I thnk I'm going to reserve judgment on this until the end of the season!!
PFCGino
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30/03/2009 09:04:00

I thnk I'm going to reserve judgment on this until the end of the season!!
PFCGino
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30/03/2009 09:04:00

All I will say is bye bye!
sneakay
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30/03/2009 11:33:00

All I will say is bye bye!
sneakay
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30/03/2009 11:33:00

Well this is a toughie. We have not seen him play and it sounds as though he is a bit of a stirrer in the dressing room. Certainly he seems to spend all his time with fellow Greek, Angela Basinas and does not mix with the rest of the squad.

We have not seen him play but he has an impressive record at a good level and surely must be given a chance to prove someone right - either himself of Paul Hart. I am another to sit on the fence here I'm afraid.
eastneydave
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30/03/2009 12:31:00

Well this is a toughie. We have not seen him play and it sounds as though he is a bit of a stirrer in the dressing room. Certainly he seems to spend all his time with fellow Greek, Angela Basinas and does not mix with the rest of the squad.

We have not seen him play but he has an impressive record at a good level and surely must be given a chance to prove someone right - either himself of Paul Hart. I am another to sit on the fence here I'm afraid.
eastneydave
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30/03/2009 12:31:00

Quite right, Blue Harley!
Gandor1
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30/03/2009 12:42:00

Quite right, Blue Harley!
Gandor1
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30/03/2009 12:42:00

Hart and Kidd know more about the worth than we do so wait and see
dedmans
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30/03/2009 18:51:00

Hart and Kidd know more about the worth than we do so wait and see
dedmans
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30/03/2009 18:51:00

Shame we haven't actually seen him! After all we've had to watch Utaka doing sod all for game after game.
hammersmithblue
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30/03/2009 19:49:00

Shame we haven't actually seen him! After all we've had to watch Utaka doing sod all for game after game.
hammersmithblue
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30/03/2009 19:49:00

As things stand, no deal. But if he sorts out his attitude and gets some games and does well between now and the end of the season then maybe he can pull the situation back. Ball's in his court.
tracyc
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30/03/2009 20:18:00

As things stand, no deal. But if he sorts out his attitude and gets some games and does well between now and the end of the season then maybe he can pull the situation back. Ball's in his court.
tracyc
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30/03/2009 20:18:00

Δακτυλογραφώ από το διεθνές παιχνίδι χωρών μου. Φτύνω σε Paul Hart. Με θέλει για να παίξει τις επιφυλάξεις. Είμαι πάρα πολύ καλός. Σημειώνω τους στόχους στη Γερμανία. Θα σημειώσω τους στόχους στην Αγγλία. Είμαι Fanis Gekas. Θεός του ποδοσφαίρου.Επιθυμώ επίσης να φάω τα παιδιά
Fanis Gekas


Well that's all Greek to me .. I'd love to see the bloke play and somebody has to budge.. He was bought here to play so play him.. he's obviously fit and can score - No time for personalities I agree, bu thtat includes Paul Hart - His job is to play the best XI available that's it. He can worry about team politics when he gets the job full time.. which he won't !
Chix
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01/04/2009 07:32:00

Δακτυλογραφώ από το διεθνές παιχνίδι χωρών μου. Φτύνω σε Paul Hart. Με θέλει για να παίξει τις επιφυλάξεις. Είμαι πάρα πολύ καλός. Σημειώνω τους στόχους στη Γερμανία. Θα σημειώσω τους στόχους στην Αγγλία. Είμαι Fanis Gekas. Θεός του ποδοσφαίρου.Επιθυμώ επίσης να φάω τα παιδιά
Fanis Gekas


Well that's all Greek to me .. I'd love to see the bloke play and somebody has to budge.. He was bought here to play so play him.. he's obviously fit and can score - No time for personalities I agree, bu thtat includes Paul Hart - His job is to play the best XI available that's it. He can worry about team politics when he gets the job full time.. which he won't !
Chix
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01/04/2009 07:32:00

We have to give him a chance & let him do his talking on the pitch. If his goals help keep us up then it's a deal.
storagematt
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01/04/2009 15:26:00

We have to give him a chance & let him do his talking on the pitch. If his goals help keep us up then it's a deal.
storagematt
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01/04/2009 15:26:00

 

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