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Deal for Bopp? No Deal for M'Bami!

Good god, I know we need players but the thought that Eugen Bopp is going to be offered a deal but Modeste M'Bami is not is almost laughable, if not frightening...

Whilst Paul Hart has not confirmed that Bopp is getting a deal he has told The News that 'Bopp is still here and has done quite well', so not quite a he will sign statement but an indication in that direction.

M'Bami though is one that Hart has confirmed has now left the club, along with Yassin Moutaouakil: 'Yassin we said no to, although we looked closely at him, and M'Bami we have also said no to.'

Former Marseille midfielder M'Bami - granted another defensive midfielder but surely better than what we have? - is now expected to sign for Bolton...

Bopp, from what I have seen has been absolutely shocking so it is little wonder that Crewe, yep Crewe, released him at the end of last season. All I can say is 'if' he does sign a contract he must have really impressed in training!

Onismor Bhasera and Fabrice Pancrate are still 'options' with the former awaiting news on a work permit application, as well as recovering from a slight injury, with the latter now back in France.

Antti Niemi is also 'said' to be ready to sign his contract today...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 7 2009

Time: 11:21AM

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I'm sorry but I can't write anymore...I've posted a comment about this on the forum. All I can say is "total disbelief" what an absolutely shocking, stupid decision. What's going on with Hart and Bopp?
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07/08/2009 11:33:00

I do not understand how can we choose an ex-Crewe (who are Crewe anyway??) and not offer a contract to a free-agent, so big money involved, to a Cameroon International. Cameroon Internationals are good players. Cameroon are not Malta or Andorra for God sake!!
Pompey Malta
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07/08/2009 11:35:00

as said in the forum: horrified, absolutely horrified that we have turned away a guy of international quality that has played for marseille for someone released by a league two side at the end of last season...
granted m'bami is another defensive midfielder and bopp a more offensive one but from what i saw m'bami looked ok and looked like he could have done a job... it appears he will now do this at bolton instead!
'if' this is because of money, surely we must have had some idea of what he would have wanted before his 3-week trial?
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07/08/2009 11:42:00

another sucker punch :-( they just keep on coming
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07/08/2009 11:45:00

I feel sick.
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07/08/2009 11:46:00

So this is the kind of rubbish that's made me try to steer clear of Pompey news this week. WWWHHHHYYY!!!!!!
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07/08/2009 11:50:00

i'm shocked tbh....he must have been asking for a lot of money, if we offered Viduka 30k a week?! Again I've only seen him in youtube and heard stuff from others at the friendlies....So maybe his heart wasn't in it... who knows, Hart has seen him everyday for 3 weeks so he's in a better position to make a judgment call. and tbh, basinas, diop and hughes are all Defensive midfielders....so if we are to require another one it should be of supreme quality... as i rate basinas and diop quite highly.... Bopp though....i really don't know what to think...
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07/08/2009 11:53:00

what i would say about bopp is 'at this point in time' nothing has been officially confirmed about him getting a contract has it...
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07/08/2009 11:56:00

In the past I've run school football teams and picked disabled and special needs children for the team because it's 'The Right Thing To Do'. Paul Hart has been involved with young footballers recently so maybe he is doing the same type of thing. As long as he doesn't make Bopp captain, let him play in goal til he gets bored then let him be centre forward, and take the penalties and the ball home afterwards.
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07/08/2009 12:10:00

Absoloute ludicrosity ! (Don't know if that is a real word but it'll do!) I cannot believe that Bopp is still there, and we are releasing a quality alternative. If this is based upon financial constraints, then FFS say so! Bopp might as well be released, because he is poor, very poor, and frankly, having him as cover is no worse than no cover at all. He will either be a drain on our money, being paid to sit in the garden like Mbesuma, or he will be an absoloute liability. I pray that Hart has a brainstorm overnight and starts to get his decisons right, or I will be recalling the dreamy days of the glorious Tony Adams Reign! That said, if Bopp plays tomorrow, he will be one of my Hero's at least for the 90 mnutes of play. COME ON YOU BLUES
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07/08/2009 13:45:00

Like someone said, to pay some good money for M'Bami when he is a defensive midfielder (if he was going to cost us alot) does not make sense when we can use it to get others. But not Bopp! And if so, why did we keep him here for 3 weeks????!!!
Pompey Malta
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07/08/2009 14:07:00

I thought it was a joke when I read this elsewhere. We are scraping around 3 feet underneath the barrel now. And why are we signing Niemi, we have 3 goalkeepers already, it's the one area of the pitch where we don't need to strengthen, let's get our priorities in gear.
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07/08/2009 14:30:00

Hart is taking the pi$$ now.
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07/08/2009 15:22:00

One Word..WAGES. Its simple math’s, he will be very very cheep. how much would he have been happy to take at Crewe? ..A couple of grand a week maybe? ..at TOPS I would guess!..He can easily earn that at Pompey and a little more maybe, and in a season, if he stays, and he plays in the early league cup games, when we don’t want to risk injuries and give 1st teamers a rest etc, and fills a reserve team spot, most weeks, and then covers any potential injuries, he will have been a sensible addition. Of course with this he gets his name out and about again, and if he does well enough to kop a deal somewhere in January or June and we get a small fee that covers his wages thus far..then its a good deal for all. So I am not as shocked as I was. There is also a long chance that he discovers the full potential PH saw in him before. In which case we end up with a decent player.
plymouth graham
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07/08/2009 15:41:00

I don't even know if I can carry on giving comment on this pile of Shi7 we are assembling, we are the laughing stock of English football right now, and my pride won't take much more of this! Cue Saturday when we get a drubbing and a wake call some still on here are denying will happen...
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07/08/2009 16:18:00

i may be wrong, and feel free to confirm or put my mind at rest once and for all - as in all honesty i think it would help, but i suspect that you feel i am one of those that you feel needs that 'wake up call?'
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07/08/2009 16:31:00

I feel there are quite a few on here Rug, it's their choice, just as it is mine to see a different perspective. There is passionate and there is blind, sometimes it all gets a little blurred.
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07/08/2009 16:40:00

without a doubt, choice - and the freedom to have this is what this site is all about...
you didnt answer the question tho ;-)
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07/08/2009 16:48:00

I'm sick of this... there is no way a player released by a div 1 club is good enough to play prem... it's just not bloody on
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07/08/2009 16:57:00

To answer your question Rug, I have no idea what you think. I know it's your job to be upbeat, it's your site, thats your job. I'm not being personal to anybody in particular; I couldn't even think of anybody of the top of my head. A pointless exercise to carry this conversation on, as my worries for our future far outweigh trivial issues.
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07/08/2009 17:04:00

Hart is a joke, Havant & Waterlooville will receive my money this season.
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07/08/2009 17:43:00

I know we are in the bargain basement, but surely Bopp is not the answer? Thing is the fans will jump on every mistake he makes and he won't get a fair crack anyway, Hart may say something in him, but it is well hidden
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07/08/2009 18:28:00


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