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'Cheated' James 'flattered' by Spurs 'interest'

'Cheated' James 'flattered' by Spurs 'interest'

Perhaps he has been 'misquoted' but the thoughts from David James in The Sunday Telegraph are hardly those of a man who is not at least 'thinking' about moving on, are they?

He feels that a move to an 'upwardly mobile club' will better his England prospects and as such is 'flattered' to be 'linked' with Spurs again: 'you could say that I'm flattered by a team of Tottenham's stature and that it would be good for my England chances to join an upwardly-mobile club.'

For me, leaving Pompey is not going 'to be good for his England chances' - the thing that WILL be good for his England chances is him staying fully fit and concentrating on playing football, not thinking it would help doing this somewhere else!

Avram Grant has said a couple of times that James leaving is not something that he wants, and will not allow, yet moving on does 'seem' as though it is something that the 39-year-old now wants?

He says that he feels 'cheated' that the club have sold so many players, that could have helped us now - surely if ANYONE was to understand why I though it would be him, but I guess not? Try being in our shoes mate - we are the ones that were here long before you and WILL be here long after you!

He says he wants to 'help us climb the table' but it seems moving on is more on his thoughts once again: 'you have to focus on where you are, and I want to help Portsmouth to climb the table.

'The departure of so many players from the club last summer was a great pity, especially when those players are your proven goalscorers.

'When half of the team disperse, you feel a bit cheated.'

It was 'thought' that James DID want to leave at the end of the last transfer window but could not get his move - this was something that he denied, but with the latest transfer window approaching again his thoughts do not 'seem' to be doing much to convince me otherwise that he wants to stay.

The way I see it, as much as I like the guy, and think he is still a top keeper, 'if' he wants to go then lets let him go! Although I cannot see the point in Spurs signing him, or him going there - but, hey ho...

He must still be one of our top earners, right?

Yet the more he sits out the season through injury the more a 'waste' it seems, when we cannot afford this.

Asmir Begovic 'would' benefit from a little more time around Jamo, but Begovic continues to grow in stature for me, so I would have no real concerns with him taking over as our no.1 if the man that 'is' meant to be our no.1 when fit does want out...

So, 'if' he wants to go let him go!

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday December 27 2009
Time: 10:33AM

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He is not one for our future -if we have one!
dedmans
27/12/2009 10:43:00
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Sell, use the money to alleviate the embargo, award Begovic the ermanent number 1 shirt. James has lost his bottle. Let him slope off to 'Arry's lads. ffs, they might as well be called Portenham Mouthspurs by the time he's finished with us.
powered_by_pies
27/12/2009 10:47:00
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I think we all felt 'cheated' when Arry left and so did our top players - the difference is that us as supporters don't have the option to leave, we have to stay and grin and bear what is happening to our club. I'm not convinced that playing second fiddle to Gomes and waiting for Gomes' unavailability to coincide with Jamo's brief windows of match fitness is going to help his world cup chances - but its his call. A few months ago I would have been devastated at the thought of Jamo leaving, but it's been mooted for a year now, and so many other things have happened in the meantime that I'm a lot less concerned now. Especially as we have 'inspector gadget' in Begovic.
tracyc
27/12/2009 10:56:00
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James feels cheated? How about us mugs who pay to watch the team, how about everyone who shelled out for season tickets in May only to see an exodus?
paultsmouth
27/12/2009 11:29:00
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I would have thought that Jamo would be better off getting fit and staying with us for his WC chances. At the age of 39 he should be 'flattered' but he's only going to be a 'back-up' in any top team. The way Beg is playing he could find himself as the back-up at Pompey ;-)
PFCblue
27/12/2009 11:41:00
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Its obvious that james isnt really injured,he and the club are just waiting for january,and off he pops,and if he goes to uncle twitchy he is gonna be playing second fiddle to hillary gomez?How many times have we seen players who say they are crocked and lo and behold the first sign of a move hallejuah praise the lord a miracle cure has been performed.
JASON R
27/12/2009 12:02:00
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i was happy for him to go in august. he makes the wrong noises for me and has constantly been too vocal in his 'words of wisdom' advice for the club when his own form or body language was far from fantastic. if anyone thinks we're get money for him (especially off spuds) i would think they're mistaken just getting him off the wage bill is what the club want
Super Bock 1898
27/12/2009 13:20:00
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My real worry is that we may lose Begovich if he continues with his current form - someone looking for a good prospect for the future. PUP
NorfolknBlue
27/12/2009 13:34:00
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Let him go FFS ! BUT on our terms and not wobblechops'!! Begovic is more than ready, and will only get better with a regular place in the team....Make sure that any money we get for him goes to pay off the crippling debt first and not in the owners pockets!!! PUP and Begovic for No. 1
BarneyArmy
27/12/2009 14:05:00
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There's nothing we can do to control where any money goes - and most of Pompey's debt is to Guydamek anyway. But we might get enough for James for one month's players' wages bill.
tracyc
27/12/2009 14:17:00
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