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Distin, Williamson & Brown

The ins and outs at Pompey continue

Sounds like a firm of Estate Agents in North End does it not?

Well it has certainly been a busy few hours in the life and transfer times of Portsmouth Football Club.

The latest news sees our current skipper Sylvain Distin pass a medical to become a Toffee, a bid for another Hornet, Mike Williamson supposedly rejected despite the player wanting to leave and ex-Spur, Blade, Cottager, Latic and Pompey loanee Michael Brown in talks to return to Fratton Park.

Distin will obviously be a loss but if a player wants to go what can you do .. Well say 'no' as Watford have done with defender Williamson but surely everybody and every club have their price so it might yet transpire that the ex-Saint (another one!) joins as a squad player ..
Surely he would be no more than cover would he?

More exciting is the prospect of Michael Brown, a player with a 'never say die' attitude and something that we have all said we wanted to see - I'm just thankful that Sean Davis has moved on as I still remember that two-footed April fool challenge in 2006 that earned Brown a Red card .. No hard feelings Sean.... Still it's not like we are due to play Bolton any time soon is it !

So what are your thoughts on these supposed movements?

Can we cope without Dist?

Who will replace him as Skipper .. Mokoena? James? Mullins!

Is Williamson worth fighting for?

Is Brown the kind of player you would like to see wear our shirt?

Will I get through the next 5 days?

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Writer: Chix Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 27 2009

Time: 8:53PM

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from what I gather, michael brown is; a) a done deal, and b) a massive thug that would disgrace our shirt. That's only what I've heard though... so i'd be happy to give him time.
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27/08/2009 21:08:00

Michael Brown is no angel that's for sure but neither is he a Joey Barton.. That said he has had more than his fair share of bad press .. Davis, Giggs, Ashley Cole, Alonso and the (in)famous Battle of Bramall Lane ... actually come to think of it .. he is more of a Ben Thatcher than a Matt Taylor .. Thug?.. yep I think you are right
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27/08/2009 21:15:00

the brown thing is very bad, we really dont need another tough tackling midfielder. if the rest of the league realise that niko and belhadj are our only attacking threat, other than the lone forward we are in trouble....... tommy smith is a risk but at least he knows which direction the ball goes.
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27/08/2009 21:37:00

all I have to say is do not let the door hit you in the arse on the way out mr distin...
being club captain should be an honour, you have shown yourself for what you really are - and this is why i had you down as the man i most wanted to leave over the summer as i think it was pretty clear to see for most of last season you wanted out.
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27/08/2009 21:42:00

Williamson is really highly rated amoungst the watford fans and they think that they wount accept a bid less than 4m. plese dont spend 4m on him hart . huth was 5m and taylor about 6-7m
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27/08/2009 22:04:00

Yeah I just read that aswell hussler,i commented after you,I still say we are buying for the championship.
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27/08/2009 22:19:00

We need cover but not at more than 1m surely
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27/08/2009 22:28:00

this is bad really bad. brown is pants and williamson is championship standard thats what we are building for at the moment. absolute *****
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27/08/2009 22:38:00

i think a simple groan with sum up my feelings well enough /groooooaaaan
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27/08/2009 22:57:00

I am very disappointed about Distin. It would have been better if he did not start the season at all. And, by the way, another defoe-style-farewell. Injured in the last game???? Since when is Distin missing games carrying an injury????
Pompey Malta
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27/08/2009 23:09:00

I'll always remember Distin for that barge on C.Ronaldo a couple of seasons ago! Shame he is off :( Loyalty is a thing of the past it seems?! Williamson? If he is the replacement, please excuse my laughter.. :o
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27/08/2009 23:22:00

oh well, we just need to pick ourselves up and bounce back.
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28/08/2009 00:19:00

Brown is better than the axe, trust me!!!.....his second touch is always a tackle!!!!!
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28/08/2009 01:15:00

Williamson is not highly rated by anyone, and he is also a scummer!!
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28/08/2009 08:21:00

i sincerely feel for your club and i mean no disrespect to portsmouth fans hes a good defender i hope he does well for us i like portsmouth as a club and i hope its owners start buying soon id be really angry if whats been happening at your club happened at everton
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28/08/2009 09:59:00

Really like to see better class players at fratton.(I guess we all would) Tommy Smith scored 16 last year but the jump up to the premiership hmmm! well ask nugent about that one. Brown a hard working thug. Williamson just another championship player. PH will have a hard job getting points with this lot.
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28/08/2009 10:51:00

Distin was not that great last season. Don't know much about Williamson, but coming from the Championship doesn't mean he can't be a good buy. Brown - NO!
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28/08/2009 11:14:00

Distin is a doughnut, I stand by that statement once more!
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28/08/2009 15:28:00

stroppy, shows off, got Tony Adams sacked and gives away too many penalties. Bye bye.
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28/08/2009 15:33:00

Hate Brown. Can't see what he could possibly do to change my mind. And he's touted to start against Citeh? For god's sake. Is it frowned upon for one to boo one's own players?
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28/08/2009 15:35:00

So what about these two, then? Kevin-Prince Boateng and Jamie O'Hara. Both of these are tons better than Thuggo. Boateng was supposed to be a great prospect when the Spuds signed him - he was even in my Fantasy team - that fact alone prob means he's crap.
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28/08/2009 15:40:00


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