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Oh my, the ludicrous talk begins!

It was only a matter of time before the ludicrous talk began, of course this started yesterday with Arabianbusiness.com claiming that Diego Maradona was coming to Pompey as a 'global ambassador'.

This story rumbled on, finding its way all over t'internet - however Dr SAF, or at least his people, firstly refused to comment and then denied this, something they continue to do.

Well, today Arabianbusiness.com outdoes itself! Although, and has been rightly pointed out they only report what a lawyer is 'claiming', what they say later on from a 'source' is much more creditable.

The 'claims' are that Maradona will not only be coming to Pompey but would bring the likes of David Villa, Samuel Eto'o and David Silva with him...

EXCLUSIVE: Maradona will bring Villa and Eto'o to Portsmouth - lawyer - click here.

Methinks some pretty old leftover 'rumours', and 'crazy talk' from the early Citeh era are 'the source' of these claims!

Despite the continued dismissals of an interest on the 'Argentina legend' an apparent 'advisor' to Dr SAF has today 'confirmed' that Remigio Maradona, the cousin of the Argentine superstar footballer - but drug cheating well cheat - has 'held discussion' with the club about a role: 'Dr Sulaiman has had some discussions with Remigio Maradona about an ambassador style role for Diego Maradona, but it is more to do with developing the youth academy at Portsmouth.

'We're talking to a lot of people about a lot of ideas to take the club forward, so it's not appropriate to say which may or may not happen, especially regarding what are private emails.'

Hmmm, it is good to have 'big plans' but lets not start believing the absurd!

I have had a lot of time for Arabianbusiness.com, and to be fair they have been pretty accurate, but these latest 'claims' are not giving them much credit, are they?


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Date:Thursday July 23 2009

Time: 11:16AM

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In fairness to Arabianbusiness.com all THEY are saying is that Maradonnas lawyer is saying .... But I agree 'Silly Season' has well and truly started !
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23/07/2009 11:28:00

Hmm, Bopp or Villa? I know who I would prefer, but I also know who we will get...
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23/07/2009 11:41:00

yep, true chixy and an amendment has been made... less haste and all that i guess sometimes :-)
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23/07/2009 11:56:00

It's probably an email from his days at City like rug says in the article. I really can't believe ANY of those players will grace our team...this season at any rate. Maybe next season after we've won the premiership in Hart's first year as Full time Manager ;)
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23/07/2009 12:18:00

Talk about Fantasy Football!!
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23/07/2009 12:26:00

It has cheered my day up no end to read through this story. What a laugh. Love it.
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23/07/2009 12:29:00

HAHA almost literally had me falling off my chair! luckily there was noone around to see it :D genius i love some of these stories i really do
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23/07/2009 13:15:00

Mmmmn....I quite fancy a Pompey shirt with Eto'o on, no I've changed my mind. Silva, yes Silva.....but maybe Villa. Oh sod it I'm gonna go for Bopp.
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23/07/2009 13:36:00

i think weve got more chance of signing david saliva from gosport than any of those... and why would you want them when you can have bopp for free!
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23/07/2009 13:41:00

like we keep saying, and have been saying for ages, this will be a gradual process we will probably find it very hard going in the opening months but when the next transfer window opens expect something more...
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23/07/2009 13:54:00

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23/07/2009 13:56:00

This made me raise my eyebrows, so much so that they are now hidden somewhere on my scalp, camouflaged in my hair.
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23/07/2009 14:39:00

Pompey Pessimist - quality remark! Still chuckling! Not going to happen, but who cares. At least it gives Custiss something to do for 5 minutes before he starts slagging us off again!
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23/07/2009 16:39:00

I hope you all know that the Eto'o to Inter + swap for Ibra is just a massive cover up for Peter Crouch going to Barca + Swap for Eto'o.. Timmy Mallett told me.
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23/07/2009 17:36:00

were do they get all this talk from lol
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23/07/2009 18:37:00

Why is this crazy talk? It makes perfect sense to me. Maradona really *is* bonkers enough to claim he could bring these players with him. Possibly even to believe it himself. In reality, he'd have trouble getting a few tins of corned beef to follow him to Fratton Park, but it doesn't seem crazy to me that he would claim these things.
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23/07/2009 18:52:00

Maradona is bonkers, and seeing his efforts with Argentina in the WC qualifying is proving how poor he is a manager and leader. Also, considering that Eto'o have signed for Internazionale he will be hard to bring along. Villa refuses to leave Spain and will be as unattainable. This is among the most ludicrous rumours so far. I think a wise move for your club would be the earlier rumours of bring Roberto Mancini in. He is a coach that can do a really good job in your club.
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23/07/2009 21:18:00

Lindy- "Maradona is bonkers"? What would make you think that cocaine addict is crazy?
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24/07/2009 00:38:00

I think Remigio Maradona, the cousin will come to Pompey with his pet parrots called Villa, Eto and Silva !
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24/07/2009 01:05:00


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