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Blackman moves on to Bristol City

Blackman moves on to Bristol City

Andre Blackman is probably not a name that a lot of Pompey fans are familiar with I would guess?



Well, the guy - in the image above - has been a regular in the reserves over the past couple of years but this was not enough to earn him a new deal this summer and we released him...

The former Arsenal and Spurs youngster has now joined Bristol City on a free, with him targeting some first team football with the championship outfit - telling the Bristol City site: 'this is a very big move for me. I've not played a first team game yet, and for the gaffer to sign me and give me the chance to show what I can do is great.

'I want to express myself and show that I can be ready for first team football. It's a big move in general.

'I can't wait to get out there and play, I just have to get over my injury first.'

18-year-old Blackman, who is recovering from an injury but should be back soon, is a left back but is also believed to be able to play as a left winger.

It is a shame things could not work out for him at Pompey but he is not the first to be released by us, and most certainly will not be the last - good luck to him, lets just hope that he does not come back to haunt us one day as being 'one of those that got away'.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday June 30 2009
Time: 3:19PM

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he certainly had a good game against fulham reserves and i was beginning to think we had a good left back coming through, but doesnt seem to look like he fitted in. really fast attacking left back, looked good, oh well.
ruffcider
30/06/2009 15:54:00
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I'm sorry but I just can't get my head around this. The lad has been playing regularly for the reserves, he's only 18 so still maturing. Why did we not let him go out on loan to get some first team experience. It does seem a little short sited. Like you say Rug..."lets just hope that he does not come back to haunt us".
cornypomp
30/06/2009 18:17:00
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I agree there corny but wish him the best of luck in building his career. Long way from the Championship to the Premier League.
eastneydave
30/06/2009 18:50:00
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Cornypomp... you took the words right out of my mouth...
Chix
30/06/2009 22:17:00
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Absolutely. A loan would surely have been a better option? Oh well, I'm sure the youth team guys know what they are doing...
Pompeytim
30/06/2009 22:20:00
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The youth team guy being Paul Hart !!.. nah seriously when it comes to youngsters Paul HArt is the best in the business so if he deemed him not good enough that fair dos by me
Chix
01/07/2009 00:50:00
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loook that article is wrroong...... andre didnt get released he was givin a pro.....and turned it down because bristol wanted him and becz he knew he would def be playing first team next season....he was the best player in the reseys by far and was one of the youngest...and the reason is cz andre didnt wanan stay u dont no portsmouth i play for pompey and was very good m8s with andre ...was on the phone too him last night .... dnt listen too wat u read on the net my friends... andre was better off going and made a lot of money out of it....he wasgood enuff to play first team for pompey but moved cz he just wouldnt have!!!
pompey playa
03/07/2009 16:00:00
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