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A structured future...

A structured future...

No 'wholesale changes' - both in and out, no 'panic buys' or 'hurried sales', this sounds good, right?

Well, when talking to The News today, Peter Storrie has promised that this is what will happen with Pompey in the future...

Looking back is not something that I want to do, thinking about this player and that player that we 'used' to have is not going to make them return is it - although, as we have said many a time a number of these 'stars' were not committed enough anyway, not all mind - you think about what you have in place now, and as long as Storrie and co keep their word, and as Colin Farmery points out on pompey-fans the board members stop the 'sniping' at each, I will be happy. Also, if potentially future 'fire-sales' are again avoided as it is said they will, again I will be happy!

I maintain my thoughts that this current squad is a decent one, but also concede that it needs a little tweaking in certain areas - beefing up some of these positions with players of a slightly higher quality and ability, and in the case of a striker a much more potent goal threat, is needed but we also need to ensure that they are of the same mindset of others that we have, that they are 'team players' and fully committed.

Spending copious amounts of money to do this, drastically smashing an apparently newly found wage structure is not the way to go and according to further words from Storrie a 'structured future' is what Ali Al Faraj wants, and that is exactly what we need - we had no structure to what went on before did we, and without this you can only go on for so long, as we found.

The talk is of around 4 players arriving in January, depending on how the injury situation holds up - and how the situation with the Zimbabwean we continue to chase pans out - I would think that a left back would be fairly high on this list, as would this goalscoring striker I mention. Another central midfielder in a more attacking and/or creative vein might not go amiss and another central defender 'might' be something we look at.

All in all though the noises that are being made - again, like Colin pointed out or pointed to, if they are not backstabbing, looking to shift the blame or make someone look bigger and better than someone else - seem to be sensible noises, and noises from a club with people in it that 'have a plan' and intend to stick to this plan to bring us a brighter future.

So, lets just hope this is what happens... I know that a lot more eyes will be far more firmly fixed on people now, who will have to deliver what is 'promised' to ensure we are not entering into yet another false dawn, as I sincerely hope we are not, but you cannot help but be a little sceptical, or even cynical. But here is that line again, hopefully, it is now onwards and upwards!


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Date:Friday October 9 2009
Time: 9:32AM


Its natural for us to be a bit sceptical after what has happened with the club, but I believe Peter Storrie when he says that Al Faraj has money to spend in the club. Also he's started by putting his money where his mouth is by paying the players (unlike SAF, who just put his mouth where his money should have been!). And its essential to avoid making the same mistakes again, like Sacha just chucking borrowed money at the squad and never mind the consequences. I'm glad the talk is about keeping things structured, we never want to experience again what we've been through recently in terms of the solvency of Portsmouth Football Club.
09/10/2009 09:55:00
Let's hope so Rug .. But as you mention I think the 'bickering' at board level has to stop NOW.. they both have had their gripes and that's fair enough but it's now time to close ranks to the outsde world and let Pompey regroup and rebuild. As for adding a few players I'm sure we will (we lose a feew to the ACN don't forget) but we want those who want to play for the shirt rather than the money .. It's shown already this season what a difference it makes .. not necessary to the quality of play but definately to the passion on and off the pitch..
09/10/2009 09:56:00
That's right Chix. A proper wage structure is a good start.
09/10/2009 13:28:00
Er, have I missed something? Who is bickering at Board level. Who are the "both"?
09/10/2009 14:00:00
Sorry but the words Pompey, structure and plan in the same sentence will not gel with me. Is it possible? Well I hope so
09/10/2009 14:02:00
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