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Nugent on his way?

Nugent on his way?

The Mail is 'reporting' that Dave Nugent is 'locked in talks with Stoke after Portsmouth slashed their asking price from £6m to £4m' following his hotel brawl with Marc Wilson in Portugal last weekend.

It is 'claimed' that we want to sell him to avoid having to sell Sylvain Distin and/or Niko Kranjcar as we attempt to 'raise more cash to stave off the threat of administration'...

Quite what happened in Portugal is clearly something I do not know about, but what I do know is, as much as I like Nugent - and still retained hope of him coming good this season if played as a striker - this is not the first time that he has been involved in such incidents home or abroad.

Ok, maybe the fighting is new.

You can only give someone so many chances and with the situation as it currently is he has made himself a 'prime candidate' to be the next sacrificial lamb.

Who knows what will or will not happen but in my thinking this time I cannot see a way back for him, and in all honesty I think the amount of chances you give someone has to have a shelf life - and I am not talking about footballing chances, it 'seems' like he has had a number of chances regarding his off the field actions... There was of course the late night drinking in Spain back along for example, so it is not an isolated incident.

Until something 'official' happens though this is just more 'rumour' and 'gossip' about Nugent and what his future will be.

Assuming this really is the end for him, although dropping back down to the championship is probably not something he would agree to, I would now do the swap deal with Reading for Stephen Hunt that had been doing the rounds - a deal that I was previously against...

Question marks, should Nugent be moved on after this, would be hanging over Wilson's head as well though as can you have one rule for one and another for someone else?

The same Mail article is also 'claiming' that Nadir Belhadj is another player that Stoke are interested in signing...


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Date:Wednesday August 5 2009
Time: 3:18PM


Interesting that Nugent is going and not Wilson.. Is that solely because he holds more value ?.. Hull were also reported to be interested on Monday .. £3m ?? Is that a fair price ?
05/08/2009 15:27:00
Not sure how bad this spat is. I regularly see both Nugent and Wilson in the Casino at Gunwharf at the weekends... They seemed like good mates to me...
05/08/2009 15:31:00
Is a poor show, but can't see that it requires the lad to be sold? This seems quite convenient to me.
05/08/2009 15:36:00
hes had his chance to prove himself at pompey, £3m wouldnt be bad, swap for hunt would be better. to be honest i wouldnt begrudge him banging in a few for stoke, though once again this shows us making up for the free spending of HR...
05/08/2009 15:49:00
pompey still need to sell dont they, this 'fight' is a perfect opportunity to use as a reason to move him on...
we do not know that wilson is staying tho do we? some of the hunt talk also involved rumour involving a deal that would see hunt go to reading - but that would be a player plsu cash deal...

to be fair this isnt the first 'altercation' that nugent has got himself into is it, so this is also another thing that goes against him - had nothing happened in portugal, even if it was something and nothing, then nugent could have, and i would guess would have again, dug his heels in. if you make yourself a prime target to be a sacrificial lamb, that is what you will probably become...
05/08/2009 16:05:00
He was going either way. He just made it easy for them to get rid of him. Or the whole story is just a good excuse to get rid of him. Either way, we get one striker in and immediately need another one. I don't agree that we've given him any chance to prove himself. Playing him completely out of position isn't giving him a chance, and leaving him on the bench isn't either. But no sense grousing about it. When we were told more had to go, we probably could have guessed that meant Nugent and Belhadj were top of the list. We'll just have to wait and see whether it also means Distin and Jamo.
05/08/2009 16:19:00
Spot on Rug, Nugget will leave the club shortly and hopefully we will get some cash for him. With Fred and Zaki/Viduka possibly signing then we have a bit of cover in his department.
05/08/2009 16:19:00
Not sorry to see him go, he'll never make a Prem striker as long as he has a hole in his bottom.
05/08/2009 16:23:00
Rubbish little arrogant tosser. Spent the early part of his Pompey days sat in the stands with his mother eating bars of Twix and full-fat Coke.
05/08/2009 16:29:00
Whizz and sending pictures of his manhood to girls on the phone!
05/08/2009 16:37:00
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