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James on Grant's re-appointment

James on Grant's re-appointment

One man that is very happy to see Avram Grant back at Pompey is someone that 'loves' him!

No, not Mrs Grant, this person is David James who told sky sports news: 'I love Avram, genuinely. What a great guy. When I joined the club he was there and he was very active in a lot of the preparation for games. (hence the image above of the 'former coaching team'.)

'He is a very wise man. His football knowledge is extensive and on top of that he is a good bloke, so it's a good move.'

James is not backwards in coming forwards about issues he wants to talk about, so for him to be happy with this must seriously mean it is a good thing.

I do think that Grant's appointment as director of football is a good thing but I do worry about him becoming 'too active' and overpowering Paul Hart - it is a simple assumption to make that Grant has been appointed with the assignment to take over from Hart in the not too distant future if things do not pick up...

Although this is something that Peter Storrie has told The Pompey Site is not the case: 'the club's new owners want to appoint, with immediate effect, Avram Grant as director of football.

'Paul Hart remains as manager and Avram Grant will work alongside him and give him the benefit of his experience. Avram's role is to help and advise Paul. Team selection matters will remain with the manager. '

With new owners in place and the players paid, after the non-payment debacle last week, James now hopes for stability under all the above and has his sights set on Spurs and climbing up the table: 'we seem to have sorted that out now though and can now go out and beat Tottenham in our next match and push for Europe by Christmas.'

Of course Jamo said what he said tongue in cheek, well not the beating Spurs but the push for Europe by Christmas part, clearly he meant push for Europe by the end of the season :-)

All in all the appointment of Grant is a good one and offers us something more, and if all else fails a 'back-up plan'. It also seems to be another indication that we are looking to get back on track and run a more 'professional outfit', something that we have looked far from over the past few months...

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday October 7 2009
Time: 6:30PM

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Its good to hear Jamo making positive interviews again - he's been very quiet lately! I agree with him that the Grant appointment is a positive one.
tracyc
07/10/2009 18:42:00
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quote "can now go out and beat Tottenham in our next match and push for Europe by Christmas" I like it.
PFCblue
07/10/2009 20:05:00
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Not too ambitious then, building from solid foundations.LOL Still nobody ever won anything if they didn't believe they could do it.
Lemmi
07/10/2009 23:20:00
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