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Piquionne 'on the brink' of signing?

Piquionne 'on the brink' of signing?

According to The News, who 'understand' this to be the case, Frederic Piquionne is set to complete his loan move to Pompey with the move 'imminent...'

He is described as 'a pacy, powerful centre-forward' but has not lived up to expectations at Lyon.

This is what jim4pompey recently said about Piquionne, with a couple of YouTube vids that were also included:

'From what I can see on the most useful youtube he looks a very promising "big" player - although it's interesting to see two big guys up front as most of the shots show him running off Jan Koller. See following for his youtube CV.'

'He certainly has height, though the headed goals don't see him "getting up" but he definitely lacks the ungainliness of Crouch for a big man. Apparently valued at £2m in the article I read, if he could score goals like this for Pompey.'

The 30-year-old, capped once by France a couple of years ago, is 'said' to have a decent strike record but struggled with Lyon last season - managing only 2 goals in 19 games.

We need to increase numbers and a loan move for an experienced player, albeit it inexperienced in England, is not a bad thing, right?


Wilson and Nugent 'slug it out'

As I am sure we have all seen Dave Nugent and Marc Wilson are said to have been involved in a 'drunker drawl' whilst the team were over in Portugal...

The pair are believed to have had an exchange in the early hours after a heavy drinking session following the defeat against Benfica and as such were sent home ahead of their teammates.

It is 'said' that 2-weeks wages have been docked and the matter will be dealt with 'in house' but I maybe this is not the end of this matter, and the punishments dished out to one, or both, could be more serious than just a fine?


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Date:Wednesday August 5 2009
Time: 10:39AM


Get him - short time contact, performance related pay. If he impresses he can sign an extension. We should also try and get Henri Camera down, he's free and better than nothing at the moment.
05/08/2009 10:52:00
Docking 2 weeks wages is one way of cost cutting at Fratton Park, perhaps they should introduce a tax on mp3 players? PUP
05/08/2009 11:01:00
Fred seems OK, lets get him on board. I think Nugget may have just signed his move away from FP!
05/08/2009 11:28:00
get him in quick and play him against Rangers - anything to cheer us up a bit. Never been keen on Camera, I'm afraid. The news that The Club has had no funding for 9 months makes me feel better about the sales and the dubious quality of the signings and targets. ANYTHING to stay out of administration. Even Camera. I like the cost-cutting idea - I can imagine Peter Storrie whispering in players ears, winding them up, just to claw back some dosh.
05/08/2009 11:33:00
where was the funny Piquionne video Rug? the one with the funny french song.. i think he should be a decent signing.. anything will help are fight to stay in the EPL this season
05/08/2009 11:41:00
Bye bye Nugent
05/08/2009 11:52:00
This is good news, we finally could have another signing which we need and he is a great player aswell. Shame bout nugent and wilson, i spose with all the stress of it all, things get out of hand sometimes.
05/08/2009 11:59:00
Yeah...he defo looks a good strong player, and in a few of those shots seems pretty cool in front of goal too. We need some cheering up and maybe he can do it for us. Hopefully he was just going through a lean patch with Lyon, it happens doesn't it. As for Nuge....hmmn it could be exit stage left?
05/08/2009 12:13:00
Just coming to stillthewhizz's point Henri Camara is having a trial at Hull CIty this week. And yes please, sign anyone we can.
05/08/2009 12:58:00
Stayed in lots of Hotels, never seen a lump of wood lying in the corridor though. Premeditated?
05/08/2009 13:25:00
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