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He's bad, but not that bad!

He's bad, but not that bad!

To say that the majority would probably not be against seeing the guy go 'could' be an understatement, and most would 'probably' say that the guy has 'not been very good' for Pompey on the whole for the past couple of years, but to say that we could allow John Utaka to leave for just £1m is ridiculous, right?

Besiktas, and other Turkish clubs, along with French outfit St Etienne are 'said' to be keen on the Nigerian.

Well £1m, for a guy that cost us £7m 2-year ago, is the amount being 'quoted' in The Mirror today, and as they put it 'as debt-ridden Pompey are looking to cut their wage bill'.

Hmmm...

To be honest I would not be against Utaka leaving at all really but at £1m, this must be rubbish, I think I would rather see us keep him than take a £6m loss in 2-years - as the title says 'he might be bad, but not that bad!'

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday June 25 2009
Time: 3:46PM

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if we were selling him for 1million, (almost) every club in the premiership would be after him. He is still very talented, very quick, and does have an eye for goal. If he sorted his attitude out, he could take the premiership by storm.
pompeycarpet
25/06/2009 16:19:00
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Ha..ha...####ing HA!!! Laugh or what. Who are these jokers. If he's going to go there's no way that we'd take that kind of hit. I'm hoping he stays and proves to us and everybody else just how good he can be. One more chance, but it'll be worth it if he delivers.
cornypomp
25/06/2009 16:26:00
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Cut our losses on this one sadly. But £1million is a bit cheap.
eastneydave
25/06/2009 16:30:00
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I still stand by the fact that Utaka will come good. Maybe a foreign manager will bring out the best in him. I hope so.
sneakay
25/06/2009 16:38:00
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Im not a huge fan..I'd flog him for £3mil..but no less! as carpet said, he has got talent, we've seen it in spurts!
CharlieChimes
25/06/2009 17:00:00
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It is the Mirror; when are they ever accurate
UKTony
25/06/2009 17:25:00
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Most decent Championship players command more than £1M nowadays. This really is a bargain basement price. Is he on a high salary?
Sindbad
25/06/2009 17:26:00
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I'm with sneakay, Utakas confidence took a real hit, he certainly wasn't prepared for the speed he went from hero to zero. unfortunately Pompey fans can turn very quickly on a player and it's very difficult to win them back over. Utaka seemed to be on his way back at the end of the season and i think given the right manager he will show us that he's worthy of wearing the shirt and show his undoubted skills on a week to week basis.
Steve C
25/06/2009 18:07:00
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for 1 mil he's worth a punt over at fulham...
woodysweats
25/06/2009 18:41:00
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Give him another chance. He's got great speed (when he chooses to use it), is relatively young and shows teasing flashes of greatness. Maybe with right manager ??? Anyway, 1 million pounds is a joke.
Toronto4Pompey
25/06/2009 19:02:00
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