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Axe not falling - our season is saved...

All hope for our season is not lost Aaron Mokoena has vowed to stay with Pompey, so it is game on!

Mokoena, talking to Sowean - a South African paper, magazine or TV station I guess - 'claims' to have been approached by 'several clubs,' with Wolves 'thought' to have been one of them again: 'in this month's transfer window period I have been approached by several clubs but I have made it clear I'm not going anywhere.'

'Portsmouth are going through some internal challenges, but the new owners of the club are doing their utmost best to sort out the problem.

'I have been with Portsmouth for six months (after joining from Blackburn). I have no immediate plans to leave.'

He feels that his chances of playing regular football will be damaged if he moves on elsewhere as 'guaranteed football' is something that he feels he will get here at Fratton Park so he does not want to give this up: 'Coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has advised Bafana Bafana players warming the benches to move to clubs where they will play regularly to enhance their chances of being part of the World Cup squad.

'I cannot risk my chances of being part of the historic 2010 Fifa World Cup finals by moving to another club where I might not be guaranteed that I will play regularly immediately on my arrival.'

I know that Mokoena is NOT a fans favourite, far from it, and plenty would be happy to see him move on - and in all honesty I guess I would not mind if truth be known - but I do not think that anyone can doubt his effort or commitment.

In all honesty, if he did not leave - which hee seems to be set against - I would prefer him to be a squad player, at best, but from the looks of things he will soon become something a little more than this again in the weeks and months ahead, as players 'depart' - God help us...

At least he is still up for the battle, even if those that are left 'could' be fighting one they cannot win in the not too distant future perhaps! With The Axe we fight on though!

Quite who will be left at the end of January is anybodies guess, although departures always has, and always still does, seem VERY likely - arrivals on the other hand, these would come from within, the reserves and youngsters I guess...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 6 2010

Time: 1:00PM

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he should be the first one forced out the door. his wages are probably still too high considering our current predicament. he is a rubbish captain, definitely NOT a leader, rush to the challenges, not good at defending, not good at attacking. we have hughes already, one is enough thank you and goodbye!
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06/01/2010 13:08:00

I wanna know which clubs are interested in him!? Agree with everything you say as well pompey--pessimist. He's just rubbish all round, surely we have better youngsters at the club which could play ahead of him!!!
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06/01/2010 13:14:00

Now we ARE screwed! I was hoping we would pay HMRC to take him, I'm sure he would make a good door stop, but he's a crap footballer
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06/01/2010 13:38:00

It's naff playerrs like Mokeona which will confirm our spiral into the lower leagues. if ever there was a player where we should 'pay' a club to have him it's him.
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06/01/2010 13:43:00

Oh Great! What would we ever do without the Axe.
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06/01/2010 13:46:00

we have had worst tho right matt? as you will well know. perhaps that last few years have spoilt us...
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06/01/2010 13:51:00

gosport eastleigh and havant and waterlooville are all intrested.
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06/01/2010 13:51:00

i'll get the car you get a big bag and we'll take em to one of those now, i don't even care if the roads are iced up i'd happily risk my car to get rid him ;D
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06/01/2010 14:01:00

it was wolves interested in him - yes they are a rival - i think we should pay them 500k to take them off us. he will send them down lol.
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06/01/2010 14:39:00

Christ I thought Chixy's report about Mark Jacobs was bad news, but this is even worse. I was didstraught when Hart took him from Blackburn, knowing what a poor player he was. Now he wants to stay.................please someone put me out of my misery!!
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06/01/2010 14:57:00

As I said in the forums .. he's been approached by several other clubs...
The Railway Rifle Club
North End Snooker Club
The Fratton Oddfellows Club
Stamshaw Knitting Club
Wymering Badminton Club
Fountain Lake Angling Club
Paulsgrove Weight-Watchers Club....
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06/01/2010 15:35:00

As I said in the forums .. he's been approached by several other clubs...
The Railway Rifle Club
North End Snooker Club
The Fratton Oddfellows Club
Stamshaw Knitting Club
Wymering Badminton Club
Fountain Lake Angling Club
Paulsgrove Weight-Watchers Club....
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06/01/2010 15:35:00

Didn't mean to repeat myself !
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06/01/2010 15:35:00

this rates with when hull offerd us 1million for djimmi traore and we bit their arm off and accepted but he didnt want to move their as they didnt match his 26k a week. what can u do.
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06/01/2010 15:48:00

I can't repeat what I said when I first read this article. The second word was 'off' and the third word was 'Mokoena'.
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06/01/2010 16:27:00

Look on the bright side - millions are coming into the club and Mok's going to turn into a star. (We're all entitled to dream).
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06/01/2010 17:20:00

Whatever you're on Blue...I want some of it.....FAST!!!
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06/01/2010 19:41:00

tracyc ... was the first word "shirt", "trousers", "boxers" ... dare i say "thong"?!?!?! lol.
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07/01/2010 01:01:00

not much to add...he is garbage...like most Pompey players who came in under PH..not really good enough..Boatang excepted.
plymouth graham
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07/01/2010 08:43:00

Pessimist - not likely, not in Mokoena's case! If it was Jamo then that might be a different story!
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07/01/2010 17:47:00


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