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Mokoena deal not cut and dry? Distin/Sol 'news'

Mokoena deal not cut and dry? Distin/Sol 'news'

Mokoena deal not yet done?

Putting aside whatever the thoughts might have been on the signing of Aaron Mokoena - yep I was not overly impressed, nor were too many to be fair, then again I think all in all we also agreed (or would have) that he is a committed player and that commitment 'could' help us - another body to our squad was another body...

The South African broke the news of his 'free transfer to Pompey on a 3-year contract' on Sunday and this was being officially reported on the official Blackburn website, so you took that as a given!

But the fact that the no one from the club and nothing on the Pompey Site has either confirmed or denied his signing seemed 'slightly strange', to say the least - but it turns out that we might not sign him afterall?

The News is this morning reporting that Wolves 'could' be trying to hijack the deal, which although could still happen, might not actually be completely agreed as the implication was!

Nothing is ever 'easy', 'cut and dried' or 'simple' with Pompey is it...

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Trotting off to the Trotters?

It does make me laugh really, to be fair to Sylvain Distin, although he might have left some uncertainty about his Pompey future the Frenchman did say he 'expected' to be a Pompey player next season.

The 'uncertainty' in his words has been totally twisted around in the past 24-hours or so, going from the initial 'I expect to stay but things could change', which is fair enough, to a media frenzy of 'reports' which basically only run with the 'uncertain part', which then clearly means he is off without a shadow of a doubt - ok, maybe he could be...

Anyway, The Mail Online this morning is claiming that Bolton are 'lining up' a £3m bid for him, which takes them to 'the head of the queue' - funnily enough it was the 'long-term suitors' Spurs yesterday that were battling it out with Arsenal!

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Basel non-committal on Sol talks

Sol Campbell is a near certainty to leave this summer, and the out-of-contract defender has already been 'linked' with a move to Basel.

'Reports' soon after the weekend game, well even before, were claiming that the Swiss side had offered the veteran a 3-year contract, something that their vice-chairman Bernhard Heusler would not comment on: 'we are not going to make any statement on the truth of this.'

His future most certainly lies away from Fratton with America and Spain other 'possible' destinations.

Well, as always guys you know what to do - leave your thoughts on all below so we can discuss...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday May 27 2009
Time: 8:01AM

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Ahh the stupid season is here once again, on these three, No loss to Pompey on the signing, the bloke is crap and looking for another pay check, I am sure there is something equal in your young and up and coming players. Distin, what can Bolton offer that Pompey haven't already given him? and Sol Judas Campbell a 3 year contact? He'll be about 40 by the time it ends. Good luck Pompey in the off season trading and as a neutral I also reckon don't sign Hart as manager even if no new buyer is found. You will only be stacking him 2 months into the season.
TeddyLyon
27/05/2009 08:22:00
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Rumour, gossip and scare mongering. Don't the papers have anything else to do? I guess I can answer that one myself.
UKTony
27/05/2009 08:28:00
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NO the Papers dont have anything better to do, and i am sorry, but the negative comments the fools are leaving on All the stories on the News site, and the fact the paper are printing all these negative thoughts, is beginning to wear thin with me. I dont know about the rest of you, but we have enough negativity from outside the city, without more and more being printed from low oppinionated fans of our own club, in our own paper... and most of them have user name implyiung they dont live near Pompey, so probably DONT attend the games either. rant over... feeling better for the rant??? a little lol.
Midge
27/05/2009 09:56:00
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Yep the bollox season has started. Every player is up for grabs if the deal is right. Players we can't w even begin to know will be linked to us & Rochdale will sign Peter Crouch. Glen Johnson will go to LA Galaxy & Esther Ranzten will be our next manager. You've been warned!
storagematt
27/05/2009 10:24:00
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Esther Ranztens Blue and White Army... does have a good ring to it!
Midge
27/05/2009 10:46:00
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Hope wolves sign mokeona he is good commited player i personally dont reckon he will play in midfield he will probaly play in defence if he did sign.Why are we signing players who cant get into an average prem team look abroad d'allesandro would be cheap and man others.BUY FORIEGN PLAYERS FROM ABROAD AND LET THE ENGLISH BE OUR YOUTH !!!!!!!
stfc ballboy
27/05/2009 10:52:00
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Anyway, do we really want any African players. They are all going to disappear in January for the African Cup, just like they did the year before last!
Gandor1
27/05/2009 11:48:00
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Johnny U disappeared in August last year and didn't reappear until May!
Et_tu_Pompeii
27/05/2009 13:14:00
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Esther will be too bust as MP for Luton though won't she? Nice rant Midge too.
eastneydave
27/05/2009 13:15:00
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Surely there must be someone else off of the That's Life team we could get as manager. That camp old guy who made up crap that rhymed. Wouldn't be much different from the press conferences TA used to give. And a manager who answered questions saying "well I know we've got a weak back four and an impotent attack force but - look! I've got a carrot shaped like a willy!" would be a Unique Selling Point for the club. Knowing our luck we'd get a manager with a willy shaped like a carrot who'd get arrested for showing it off too often on South Parade.
hammersmithblue
27/05/2009 13:21:00
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