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O'Hara sits out cup tie

We do not know what the future holds for Jamie O'Hara and his loan with Pompey, although we DO now know - ok, maybe not 'officially' - that he cannot play on Saturday...

Spurs, who WILL be happy to extend the loan, have refused us permission to play him against Coventry as if we do we then cup-tie him, which is no good to them - if he returns, or another club - if they loan him out elsewhere and they are left in the cup, so I guess is fair enough, right?

His loan ends on January 15th so unless our embargo is lifted, meaning we can set up a new deal, as seems the case - as the 'option to extend' loan deal does not seem as though it will pass the transfer embargo, then he will be returning to Spurs after the Fulham game the weekend after next.

I have little doubt that if Spurs were confident that O'Hara would be extending his deal with us then he would have played tomorrow - in all honesty, as much as I would like us to keep the guy on loan for the rest of the season I am almost resigned to losing him now.

I hope to be wrong...

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 1 2010

Time: 10:14AM

Your Comments

yep thought the same.storrie said that the embargo 'should' be over by the 15th.....(there goes any confidence of signing our saviours this transfer window)
ruffcider
Well I for one hope you get to keep him for the rest of the season, being at pompey will be the best thing for him, he will learn so much and when he returns, he will be able to fight harder for his place in the 1st team. good luck boy's
Ronyid
It's a shame but understandable from a Spurs point of view .. Hope we can come to some arrangement to keep him..
Chix
I'm suprised that the embargo means not extending a current loan deal - but there it is. He'll be a great loss if he can't stay.
tracyc
Stupid this is, he is one of our best players and probs needed him tomorrow. But Tottenham have to spoil somthing again!
pompeyfcmad
were getting shafted by all the clubs now. and im not suprsied theyve lost patience in us. if we cant pay our own players then were never going to pay them for their players. spurs could do us a favour but what do they get in return?! james/belhadj/kaboul/anyone?
pompey--pessimist
clearly Tottenham cant be confident that he will be able to stay with you under the current climate at Pompey. I think that staying with you would be good for him, but unless the embargo is lifted, it would be reckless of Spurs to allow him to play this weekend and either lose him for their own potential cup run or someone else.
oxfordspur
Actually as a loaner I don't think spurs can it requires a new contract which since we are embargoed can't happen. Quite frankly why would they we already owe them for Kaboul and for players since sold on, for Christ sake we only just paid for Mendes!!! No criticism of spurs is in anyway fair; why should spurs or well run clubs be expected to resolve our issues? I don't believe the transfer block will be lifted on the 15th cos if you can predict that you have proof of lines of credit which means the block can be lifted on Monday; i suspect it's another peter story.
russellm
Well I didn't expect O'Hara to play but I am wondering who else will be 'inconveniently' not there as not to get cup tied.
storagematt
This would suggest that O'Hara won't be around for much longer. Harry Redknapp is a fan and I'm surprised he let him go in the first place.
Nellup
 

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