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We are skint yet we are buying Cisse!

The papers make you laugh really don't they?

I say this as we are, day after day, being mentioned as being so hard up for cash we are 'offloading' players or 'begging' for advances on payments to pay off our own debts - yet today it was 'claimed' that Djibril Cisse could make a 9m move to Pompey in the summer!

Apparently the French international, who has impressed on and off with his loan club Sunderland, wants to stay in England but Sunderland 'might' find it hard to be able to finance a permanent move for him...

Which begs the question how the hell are we going to be able to pay Marseille 9m for him if we do not have any money, and money that we do have is going to payoff debts!

Right, lets just say that we 'could afford him', would he be a bad addition to the squad?

He certainly blows hot and cold, when he is good he is very good, but when he is bad he is terrible - for me is a 'rich mans Benjani'. I say 'rich mans' as he is similar to him in many ways, probably minus the all out work rate, but always seems to move for decent money to big sides. Although that said 'if' we ever get the full amount we should, not that we will, the Zimbabwean would rank alongside the Frenchman in terms of most recent valuation.

So, would I sign him if we could?

I would have to say the money could be better spent elsewhere to be honest...

We have been 'linked' to him before so for me this is slack, some might say lazy, journalism here methinks!

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 15 2009

Time: 7:40PM

Your Comments

One minute we are on the brink of collapse according to the press, the next we are going to spend 9m on an average player who is clearly not worth more then 4-6m. I really wish the press would make their minds up! Getting quite boring now.
.Andrew.
One minute we are on the brink of collapse according to the press, the next we are going to spend 9m on an average player who is clearly not worth more then 4-6m. I really wish the press would make their minds up! Getting quite boring now.
.Andrew.
Also, he might be a good partner for little Nugent & Giant Crouch, but not for 9m. Could probably get Ruud Van Niselrooy for that price!!
.Andrew.
Also, he might be a good partner for little Nugent & Giant Crouch, but not for 9m. Could probably get Ruud Van Niselrooy for that price!!
.Andrew.
I've heard that Storrie is going to buy him for the club out of latest years bonus!
bluedr
I've heard that Storrie is going to buy him for the club out of latest years bonus!
bluedr
worst case scenario, we can't afford him. not a great loss really? :-: Optimistic scenario, we have 9million to spend all summer. would rather buy a midfielder. :-: Best case scenario, we have 9million to spend on a striker (takeover?). I'd rather bring benji back (assuming we lose crouchie) or just keep peter crouch.
pompeycarpet
worst case scenario, we can't afford him. not a great loss really? :-: Optimistic scenario, we have 9million to spend all summer. would rather buy a midfielder. :-: Best case scenario, we have 9million to spend on a striker (takeover?). I'd rather bring benji back (assuming we lose crouchie) or just keep peter crouch.
pompeycarpet
would av benjani back anyday cisse is to inconsistent.Whats the papers like we ave also linked with colin kazim-richards i personally wouldnt mind him here at fratton but pennant is better but ifpennant goes we should get him tbh. PUP
stfc ballboy
would av benjani back anyday cisse is to inconsistent.Whats the papers like we ave also linked with colin kazim-richards i personally wouldnt mind him here at fratton but pennant is better but ifpennant goes we should get him tbh. PUP
stfc ballboy
We were meant to be 'signing Cisse' last summer for 6m, i think that story popped up about the same time last year. Personally (and no offense to SIR Benjani), but i'd prefer Cisse to be honest. Although both are Injury prone, Cisse is a fair bit younger & has more pace, just NOT for 9m (injury prone players aren't surely worth that? Are they?).
.Andrew.
We were meant to be 'signing Cisse' last summer for 6m, i think that story popped up about the same time last year. Personally (and no offense to SIR Benjani), but i'd prefer Cisse to be honest. Although both are Injury prone, Cisse is a fair bit younger & has more pace, just NOT for 9m (injury prone players aren't surely worth that? Are they?).
.Andrew.
Cisse? I would say 'NO'. Not because he is not quality, but I am always looking forward to see Banjani playing for the blues, either instead of Crouch or pairing with him. I think that Benji can play up there with Crouch, because he can create so many chances, and that is what Crouchie needs, opportunities. And yes, we do need a midfielder who can give us depth.
Pompey Malta
Cisse? I would say 'NO'. Not because he is not quality, but I am always looking forward to see Banjani playing for the blues, either instead of Crouch or pairing with him. I think that Benji can play up there with Crouch, because he can create so many chances, and that is what Crouchie needs, opportunities. And yes, we do need a midfielder who can give us depth.
Pompey Malta
Nah, we're saving that 9 million for Thierry Henry... AH DAMM, LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG!
powered_by_pies
Nah, we're saving that 9 million for Thierry Henry... AH DAMM, LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG!
powered_by_pies
Benjani would only shatter memories if he came back - Isn't it about time we left his memories in the past and moved on ? .. Still doesn't make me want Cisse though especially for 9 million !! .. like we have the money anyway.. or maybe Rug is right we can pay with buttons next year !...
Chix
Benjani would only shatter memories if he came back - Isn't it about time we left his memories in the past and moved on ? .. Still doesn't make me want Cisse though especially for 9 million !! .. like we have the money anyway.. or maybe Rug is right we can pay with buttons next year !...
Chix
tend to agree, im not sure we would see the same benji if he came back so think it best this didnt happen... i see spurs, the fans on vital spurs anyway, have been talking about him and it seems a few wouldnt be 'surprised' to see jamie's dad make a move for him...
pompeyrug
tend to agree, im not sure we would see the same benji if he came back so think it best this didnt happen... i see spurs, the fans on vital spurs anyway, have been talking about him and it seems a few wouldnt be 'surprised' to see jamie's dad make a move for him...
pompeyrug
No way do we want Cisse here. It would be like having Baros all over again. More often than not he is a waste of space! Kepp the 9 mill and pay off some debts.
sneakay
No way do we want Cisse here. It would be like having Baros all over again. More often than not he is a waste of space! Kepp the 9 mill and pay off some debts.
sneakay
I agree p_b_p, henry all the way, he is a pompey fan after all!
moley2
I agree p_b_p, henry all the way, he is a pompey fan after all!
moley2
oh please, i thought we were proper skint :/ haha just aload of rubbish that the papers make up
LaurenKranjcar
oh please, i thought we were proper skint :/ haha just aload of rubbish that the papers make up
LaurenKranjcar
The papers make up lots of rubbish, and this is more of it - chip paper! if it was true, for me, I would welcome Cisse to the squad, but not for that sort of money. Carps is right, we need midfielders first.
tracyc
The papers make up lots of rubbish, and this is more of it - chip paper! if it was true, for me, I would welcome Cisse to the squad, but not for that sort of money. Carps is right, we need midfielders first.
tracyc
A big no to Cissy, and Benjani is best left where he is; in our memories....9m, don't make me laugh
pentonpompey
A big no to Cissy, and Benjani is best left where he is; in our memories....9m, don't make me laugh
pentonpompey
Another journeyman who lives on his agents reputation. Starts well & the very little. Anyway, it won't happen, more journo bolloxs.
storagematt
Another journeyman who lives on his agents reputation. Starts well & the very little. Anyway, it won't happen, more journo bolloxs.
storagematt
 

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