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Mokoena's agent talks...again

Aaron Mokoena, well his agent Ivan Modia, continues to talk up the South African and why he wanted to play for Pompey and Paul Hart...

'Apparently' all that the 28-year-old now needs is his work permit to be renewed, which I would suggest would not be a problem, and then his 3-year contract will be rubber stamped and he will begin training next week - according to The News anyway!

Still we hear nothing official on this matter though...

I am not doubting the fact that we have now signed him, subject to this work permit, and do not doubt that it was Hart and Peter Storrie doing this deal but I am still optimistic that this was done at the time with it very much looking like he would remain in charge, as it is I am sticking to the opinion that the Hart talk is a smokescreen.

That said, 'if' Hart remains our manager, so be it, that will be the case so you have to back him and the side, and I will do that - we all will!

As far as Mokoena himself is concerned, I - and many others - made no secret of the fact that we were unhappy with his signing when it was first announced by the South African captain some 2-months ago, but we must give him a chance too, right?

The thing that annoys me most of is the fact that he is another very defensively minded player with little, or no, offensive thoughts to his game or ability, although to be fair the guy is no mug - just do not expect anything creative from him!

To be fair I am convinced that we would get nothing less than 100% from the guy whenever he played and wherever he played, but I would just hope that his arrival would not be for him to play as part of a midfield with the likes of the players we already have as what this currently contains is frightening! Throw another defensive midfielder, with no creative ability, and we will struggle big time. Used as a central defender, maybe so, as he can play this role...

Whatever though, hopefully this mystery is going to be resolved next week - at least it will be another body, eh!

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 17 2009

Time: 12:51PM

Your Comments

If we are doing things on the cheap, I could see him as a replacement for Distin. If he is destined for midfield, perhaps those in charge are expecting more departures from there.
wellyit
unfortunately it's not the sort of signing to add quality to a very weak team.
Steve C
Yes, an odd signing by all accounts but as you say Rug it's an addition to a threadbear team and he does have some prem experience.
bluedr
Rug, he is mainly a centre back. He will replace Distin as he seems to be going too. I did not like him much playing for South Africa in the Confeds Cup. He looks shaky at times. But, another international, and another captain.
Pompey Malta
I think it says a lot for a player when he claims that Paul Hart was the reason he chose Pompey.. I wonder how many other options he had or whether he'd actually heard of Paul Hart before February last year .. Still if he's attracting players of this quality who are we moan .. .. But how DO you pronounce his surname?... Everytime I try people start dancing around the street .... dum, diddy, dum, diddy do the Mok-o-ena.. dum, diddy, dum, diddy dance the Mok-o-ena.. dum, diddy, dum, diddy chant the Mok-o-ena.. HEY.. Mok-o-ena ... !!
Chix
Altogether now... HEY HEY ... dum, diddy, dum, diddy do the Mok-o-ena.. dum, diddy, dum, diddy dance the Mok-o-ena.. dum, diddy, dum, diddy chant the Mok-o-ena.. HEY.. Mok-o-ena ... HEY HEY..
Chix
You're all gonna be singing it in the morning.. and all of next season too.... One more time ... dum, diddy, dum, diddy do the Mok-o-ena.. dum, diddy, dum, diddy dance the Mok-o-ena.. dum, diddy, dum, diddy chant the Mok-o-ena.. HEY.. Mok-o-ena ... HEY HEY..
Chix
/me shakes head at chix ;)
Bowlsey
But Bowlsey Ive made it even beter now !


They call him 'The Axe' but we call him Mok-o-ena
He came on a 'Free', yes his name is Mok-o-ena
He plays in defence and his name is Mok-o-ena
HEY Mok-o-ena
HEY HEY
Chix
Get in .. I'll be on the next series of Britains Got Talent after all - You just watch me go.. Move over DJ Talent here comes Chix the Songmeister
Chix
Now let Chix's little episode be a warning to you guys. That's what happens when you suppress anxiety, worry and stress...you lose it big time. So all of you out there pretending you're so cool about the PFC takeover, you've been warned!
cornypomp
There's always the less colourful version... Come on everybody sing along ...
They call him 'The Axe' but we call him Mok-o-ena
He came on a 'Free', yes his name is Mok-o-ena
He plays in defence and his name is Mok-o-ena
HEY Mok-o-ena
HEY HEY
Chix
Lost the plot,completely lost it,
JASON R
Lol, the improved version is much better....just have to Persuade Westwood and Co to start singing it now ;)
Bowlsey
i actually reckon he could be a decent signing.Play him in defence like he did in confederations cup and i reckon he woud do a job there.Midfield he could also do a job .The axe and the wardrbe sounds good but when you actually watch it wont.
Football_Casual
Sorry Casual I thought your post was about me .. I read it as "actually reckon he could be a decent siNGing I was just about to reply when I realised you were refering to Mokoena lol
Chix
Did somebody mention Mokoena
They call him 'The Axe' but we call him Mok-o-ena
He came on a 'Free', yes his name is Mok-o-ena
He plays in defence and his name is Mok-o-ena
HEY Mok-o-ena
HEY HEY
Come on altogether now !
Chix
Annoyingly chix is right; 6 drinks into 2 for 1 caprinha happy hour on the southbank of the Thames and I can't getthe tune out of my head; we haven't even signed him yet AAARRRGGHH
russellm
Oh no ! Russ you mentioned One Caprinha
That rhymes with you know what ... Here I go again !
They call him 'The Axe' but we call him Mok-o-ena
He came on a 'Free', yes his name is Mok-o-ena
He plays in defence and his name is Mok-o-ena
HEY Mok-o-ena
HEY HEY
I did warn you this might happen fellas
Chix
That's the Chix we know and love!
NinjaTim
annoyingly catchy... i love it!
pompeyrug
 

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