Date:Monday October 19 2009
The Mirror has gone into Pompey overdrive with not 1, 2 or 3 articles, at least 4 that I noticed online - I only view online as I am not going to go out and buy the rag, or any other to be fair...
There was one article about Jamie O'Hara and a kebab house brawl in the early hours over the weekend, Portsmouth star quizzed by police after kebab house brawl - here. Trouble seems to court people that get involved with Danielle Lloyd, although O'Hara says that it was a '100 per cent no' to the 'reports' he had been in a brawl...
With another again being about Harry Redknapp - see I told you I would call him by name again after the past weekend - and his 'faith in football' being restored following his treatment on his Fratton return, Portsmouth fans restored my faith declares returning Spurs boss Harry Redknapp - here.
Another, and again surrounding Redknapp, was from that prat Stan Collymore - sorry, but I cannot stand the guy! Moving on from the whole 'he left us twice' business and what have you is something I totally want to do, and can now do but once again, like many Collymore feels we should have 'treated him like a king' on his return. Again, like so many, he also seemed to miss the point of what made us so unhappy, Portsmouth fans should salute Harry Redknapp for his Fratton Park achievements - here.
But the one that stood out the most was the article about Giovanni dos Santos and further 'reports' that he could still arrive at Pompey in January?
'Apparently' we plan to make him one of 3 'top signings' when the window reopens.
The Mexican has been on our radar for some time, a January 2009 move looked nailed on but after the longest medical in history - this seemed to span 2-3-days, a deal eventually fell through. We cited a lack of fitness, most 'reports' a lack of finance, chances are the latter is very much true but the lack of fitness was also most probably a factor.
There was an article online last week that said Tony Adams vetoed a deal for a 'superstar' arrival after proving he was fitter than the player in questions - how true it is is open to debate? Some strongly think 'if' it was then it was dos Santos they were referring too, although it seems that this player in question was travelling into the country to sign, which 'could' point more to Javier Saviola? Who we also turned away, saying he was not fit enough.
Chances are there is no truth to the latest dos Santos 'reports', but another dealing with Spurs is not something you can ever write off can you? I guess we will find out soon enough, although his fitness levels and an apparent ability to pick up injury after injury would seriously concern me.
All this said 'if' we made a move and we could see the star that Barcelona had it would be a no-brainer...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Monday October 19 2009
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