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Have them back? Nope, not one of them...

Have them back? Nope, not one of them...

'I would not want any of the former management, coaching or playing staff that left for Spurs back', not my vote, yours - although these findings from Chix's poll are thoughts that I do agree with, but would 'bend' a little if it happened to be honest...

For me all of those that left for Spurs (and I guess we have to be fair and say whoever others left for) left for Spurs having the option to do so or not - none were forced to make this move, that said maybe some were 'helped along' a little more to go on their way but no one made them all go in that direction.

As you all know I am a fan of Peter Crouch's and had always thought that he was more 'pushed out' than anything, although it would appear, from his very own comments yesterday, that this move was actually because he did want this - by joining Spurs he cost us some £4m as a higher fee was agreed with Sunderland, but then to be fair once it is clear a player wants to go and the club wants this too it does go down to the player where he goes, right...

All in all I agree that I would not want any of them back, like I say the opted to leave and I guess this happens in football, people come and go - but the way in which some departed leaves a more sour taste than others, but there you go!

Whilst I say I would not want any back this is not to say that I would not support them if they did happen to return one day - you support the club and the individuals in place, right? It is not the individuals in place that you support and then the team...

  • What the poll asked - Which of our former personnel that 'debunked' to Spurs would you take back?

  • How you voted - None of them 45%, Old Floppy Chops himself 26%, 'Don't forget me Harry..HARRY!', Crouch 8%, All of them 8%, I'm just a visitor who likes to vote on polls 6%, 'Don't (sob) leave me (sob)' Squinny Defoe 4%, 'Yes but no but yes but..' Jordan 2%, 'I'm a superstar - look at me!' (Prima) Donna Kranjcar1%, 'Gis a job' Bond 0%, All the players 0%, All the mgmt team 0%

    Before we move on what are your thoughts on what the last poll concluded? You know what to do, thoughts below please guys...


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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Friday October 16 2009
    Time: 11:34AM


    I respect your club immensley and hope you get out of the trouble your in BUT............ surely you can see they left the club to better their careers??? just like if when berbatov, carrick and keane left us, Manure and loserpool are bigger clubs than spurs and offered the players more money and a better platform to play on. So the same goes for all your ex players and management that left you to join us, they didnt do it because the hate pompey, they done it to better themsleves and to join a so called bigger club......we've had to deal with it so maybe you guys should take it on the chin. Thanks for listening.
    16/10/2009 11:48:00
    Better make that a pint of bitter and twisted with your meat pie pompey..........
    16/10/2009 12:23:00
    If what we read is true, then the money received from all your sales since last January has already gone. The fact that you couldn't pay your players the other week shows the financial trouble that you were in, and the simple fact is that you DID have to sell those players. You made a lot of money that you clearly needed. I don't really see that Defoe, Crouch or Nico really pushed for a move, and as for Harry, you received 5m for him inbetween transfer windows, that the club desperately needed. I hope you get out of the situation you are in, and think you're probably being unfair in your assessment of the players that have left you
    16/10/2009 12:25:00
    granted you see the positives, we sold players for a lot of money - but clearly, as much as we needed this, some could not wait to jump!
    when all is said and done tho this is the result of a poll, i cannot speak for everyone can only 'briefly' summarise, and that is what i have done as i do not want to keep treading the same ground over and over, with some brief thoughts of my own...
    16/10/2009 12:38:00
    Pompeyrug the sad thing is your club could end up like Leeds........
    16/10/2009 12:43:00
    You'd have none of them back. Are you mad? Defoe/ Crouch or Tommy Smith /Wossisname? Let me think....
    16/10/2009 12:55:00
    Weststandenclosure.. the sad thing is yours already has.. did you nor realise your club is ...Oh such a big club.. oh such great support.. oh such wonderful players.. oh such rich history..oh such CRAP ... You might be in a different division to Leeds but you are definately in their League !! ..Anyway ..whatever we feel about Redknapp and the players that left (for whatever reason) has nothing whatsoever to do with you or your views that we (in fact as it was my poll suggestion) 'I' have to 'get over'.. All I did was ask a simple question.. It might have turned out as 'All of them' but it didn't ... simple fact is the poll decided that we (PFC) wouldn't want any off them back... and oh ALEX N17.. You say 'I don't really see that Defoe, Crouch or Nico really pushed for a move' YOU'RE 'AVIN A LAUGH .. Defoe stopped playing and caught a fake cold (now commonly known in Pompey as Defoeitis') .. Crouch refused to go anywhere (Sunderland desperately wanted him) other than Spurs hence the reason you got him so cheap.. and don't even get me started on old lazy Kranjcar... At the end of the day fellas it's all about opinions so you go off and hate your Judas and those of us in Pompey who want to do the same to your manager will do the same .. We are not asking for your permission or even for you to understand .. in fact I don't really give a toss what you think... So be on your merry way .. and wear that Cock on your shirt with pride !... Maybe you'll see them all kiss that cock tomorow.. oh I forgot they kissed him for getting them out of the sinking ship that is Pompey.. silly me !
    16/10/2009 13:05:00
    Chix- one word for you................PATHETIC!!!! they moved on to better things so deal with it, this hatred you have for all things spurs/redknapp is quite alarming. Pompey are a good club with really good fans but they arent as big/good as Spurs! i know it hurts to accept this, but its true. Just like Liverpool and Man Utd are bigger than Spurs, Its a dog eat dog world we live in pal so just accept it and enjoy the team you support.
    16/10/2009 13:16:00
    Nope, I'd take Harry back & Defoe & Crouch!!! I think we are cutting off our nose to spite our face over this. There is little loyalty in football. Every club loses star players to someone else. Time to concentrate on Pompey, to try & beat Spurs & ignore the sad hype.
    16/10/2009 13:16:00
    Oh Chix, you sound like a very bitter man. You didn't have to give permission for Harry to go, and if you hadn't then the rest of the players might not have wanted to go. The fact is you needed the money and had no alterantive. That started the ball rolling. You still needed money, so you sold Defoe, Distin, Nico, Crouch, Muntari, Diarra, Johnston and others. Then you managed to lose that £80m too, so much so that you had nothing left to pay the players that did leave. As for Crouch not taking the move to Sunderland, i can understand your frustration, but a player shouldn't be forced to join someone he doesn't want to just to please you. I think its the people in charge at Pompey that you should be ranting at, not the people who have been moved on to just help you stay afloat
    16/10/2009 13:21:00
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