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What I would love at Pompey...

I would imagine that most have seen The News' Dear Sulaiman, here's who we'd love to see at Pompey?

If not check out the link above...

Those selecting worked on these categories:

- Money no object: The world-class stars Pompey could realistically buy if they were to rival the spending power of Manchester City.

- Splash the cash: Players in the price bracket of around 10m, like the ones the Blues have bought in recent years such as Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch.

- Bargain buy: Cheeky deals for youngsters, talent from lower divisions and abroad, and stars coming to the end of their contracts.

Neil Allen (News chief sports writer), Jordan Cross (News writer), Steve Wilson (News writer), Andy Awford, Vince Hilaire and Basher Benfield (season ticket holder) selected sides - which were interesting I would say.

In all honesty until the deal is 100% done and we know what to kind of expect, even in a 'fantasy' kind of way I am finding it hard to think about signings that much to be honest! Although, you know what the main ingredients that I look for are? I will tell you anyway, even if they may well be naive in this day and age?

Dr SAF here is what I want to see at Pompey...

* Players that are committed.
* Players that will always give nothing less than 100% for the shirt, the club and fans.
* Players that will retain these virtues even if things go belly up!
* Players that will show some form of loyalty - which we need to show them too.
* Players that will entertain me for the money it costs.

Find me - I am reluctant to say 'us' as not all might agree - players that can fit into these categories and I will be happy :-)

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The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 3 2009

Time: 10:54AM

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I think its very interesting that these people feel we have any chance of luring players like Luis Fabiano and Xabi Alonso to the club, 'cos i dont!
pfcadz
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03/07/2009 11:36:00

in the top bracket i would only say David Villa-but that aint gonna happen so i will move on. Ive always liked Bentley-when he plays, Wallcott, and Mort gamst Pedderson are others ive liked. U21 Swedish starlet Berg would be usefull. youngsters on the up...Delph at Leeds, and the young MUFC english forward....is it gibson? that my off the cuff selection
plymouth graham
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03/07/2009 11:38:00

would like to see more of the popular "loan before you buy" deals where we take fringe/young players from the top teams in the top leagues ... belhadj/traore/GJ type deals. i think it benefits us as were not commiting 3 years of wages to someone who will sit on the bench, if they want a place at pompey they will work their backside off until the deal is done. will be good for the youngsters too as we can see who really is a hot prospect and who is overhyped. dont think well get any *** people for at least a few seasons - you need chumps league (at least europa!!) to lure in big players. and i dont really want to spend a ridic amount of money, were a frugal club - no need to change that!
pompey--pessimist
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03/07/2009 12:09:00

Bring Benjani back before Stoke kill off his return forever! He tick all the boxes above.
Pompey Malta
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03/07/2009 12:45:00

Benjani, Sturridge, Owen, Reo-Coker
ninjatim
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03/07/2009 13:18:00

We need left and right fullbacks, two center backs, holding midfielder, play makers, right winger, and goal scorers: Joe Cole (Chelski), Michael Johnson (Citeh), Micah Richards (Citeh), Edin Dzeko (Wolfsburg), Eidur Gudjohnsen (Barcelona), Steven Taylor (New Utd), Darren Gibson (Man Utd), Wheater (Midds), David Bentley (Spurs) - Bilic as manager. He's smart, knows the prem and has watched the best players in the world for the last 4 years.
EddieO
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03/07/2009 13:30:00

On the off chance of Dr SAF reading this (you never know! :D ), i really hope that once he has taken the helm at FP, he goes straight out and tries to sign Landon Donovan from La Galaxy. Just the kinda player pompey could do with. Also going for a long-shot here, but Park Ji-Sung from Man Utd would be nice! (very long shot) & Richard Dunne from Citeh.
.Andrew.
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03/07/2009 14:42:00

Must admit I read the article and got bored half way through it - I'm a tad bored with (what is becoming) an expectation that he (Dr Saf) is gonna spend millions day one. He has already made it quite clear that that is exactley what he is NOT gonna do, so why The News run such tripe and raise everybodies expectation is beyond me - They should be calming people down not building them up to be dissapointed.. Fabiano and Alonso !! yeah right why not make a bid for Torres as well FFS ... On the other end of the scale I see Danny Mills mentioned ..Jeez Basher you should be ashamed of yourself my friend Why oh why would we want a player that three championship teams turned away (Hull, Charlton & Derby).. Thank God for Vital Pompey.. at least there is some sense here !
Chix
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03/07/2009 19:27:00

jason donavan hes crap ... BENTLEY 11M DUNNE 4M BENJANI 5M M.TAYLOR 10M SCOTT PARKER 10M KALOU 10M GUTIERREZ 5M JOE COLE WOULD BE A LONG SHOT 20M RICHARDS 10M
pompeyhussler
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03/07/2009 19:36:00

The chances are we won't see any of the above brought in for the new season...but there's no harm in wishing is there. I'd settle for Richard Dunne, Micha Richards and of course Eidur Gudjohnsen.
cornypomp
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03/07/2009 20:03:00

Chix I think you're taking this a bit too seriously mate, it's just a bit of fun. There's been a lot of good suggestions here though. Didn't we try to sign Gutierrez before? In fact before the Newcastle game he came out and said how pleased he was he'd gone there instead of Pompey. So that rules him out! I wonder if he's still so pleased he made that decision? Lets get Benji back, and lets get Micah Richards - he's no Glen Johnson, but then who is?
tracyc
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03/07/2009 22:29:00

all it takes is one top player to come and people start to notice and then follow..
nodster
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04/07/2009 01:11:00

Bench-Meister, Gutierrez is another Johnny U and we need players like that, like several holes in the head.
Et_tu_Pompeii
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04/07/2009 10:01:00

 

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