Date:Sunday January 3 2010
Most 'reports' in the Sunday papers, well The News of the World to be precise - which runs most of them - are full of further doom and gloom for Pompey...
Apparently as 'the club lurches from crisis into deeper crisis' we will 'listen to offers' for ANY of our players as we need to find 'up to £30m inside the next four weeks.'
So a further 'fire sale' is needed to raise funds - as most of us expect anyway, right?
Although we WILL NOT raise much selling our current players will we, lets be honest! What, £10m-£15m at best I would think...
One of the players that I would think is 'destined' to leave is David James, it seems pretty clear that senior figures - even if Avram Grant 'might' not want this - want/need the England keeper out due to his high wages as much as anything.
In spite of Harry Redknapp saying, and just a day or so back, that he would not be signing the keeper as he would ONLY be his no.2 at Spurs The NOTW 'claims' that he will this week join Spurs for a 'nominal fee.'
What Redknapp says, and what happens, are not always one in the same - although I would still be somewhat surprised to see James pitch up at White Hart Lane to be honest as although I think that he is still a very good keeper I also think that Heurelho Gomes is starting to look a decent keeper too, so what is the point?
That said it seems James wants out, so it is time for him to get out I think - and he seems to have made it clear this is what he wants, so I thank him for what he has done for us, but I ALSO think he needs to thank us too as we did resurrect his career, so he, and others, might do well to remember this!
Younes Kaboul and Kevin-Prince Boateng seem our most 'saleable assets' and are both being heavily 'linked' with moves away - although both playing in the cup game with Coventry seems strange as that now cup-ties the pair...
I would be surprised if Kaboul stays, but you never know - Boateng, according to Fifa rulings HAS to stay with us anyway!
Jamie Ashdown is 'said' to have told a fan, who then told The Quay, that 'he is off' - again, if that is the case so be it. I thank him for his efforts over the years but one less wage to pay, for someone who will not play that often, is not a bad thing really is it?
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Sunday January 3 2010
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