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O'Hara on his return

As previously said any 'crumb' of 'good news' needs to be grasped with both hands at the moment it seems, and the loan return of Jamie O'Hara seems to be the only 'good thing' happening over the past 24-48-hours - things will 'probably' not get much better in that same time period forward in time!

Well, O'Hara is back on loan until the end of the season and, as he told The Pompey Site, he is excited by this as this was the only thing he wanted to do - despite the opportunity to stay with Spurs, as he says Harry Redknapp wanted him to: 'I'm delighted to be back. I really enjoyed playing here in front of Pompey's fantastic fans.

'As soon as the transfer embargo was lifted I was hopeful that I could come straight back.

'Harry Redknapp wanted me to stay at Tottenham but I`d rather be playing every week in a relegation scrap than sitting on the bench.'

Premier league survival this season is looking doubtful, and the more players that move on the less likely this would appear to be - although survival full stop is out main concern at the moment, right?

Even so O'Hara says that he would not have returned to Fratton if he did not think we could stay up: 'I still think we can do it otherwise I wouldn't have come back.

'It might take me a couple of games to get back to full match fitness because I haven't been playing at Spurs.

'But I've only missed two Premier League games for Pompey and I'm hoping to carry on where I left off.'

Here is hoping you can!

I am glad to have the guy back, I would be lying if I said otherwise - although clearly 'off-the-field issues' continue to dominate matters and cause most concern for the fast majority of us! The 'on-the-field issues' just seem to be a 'by product' in many ways now, as it is these off-the-field problems, and those causing them/not easing them, that threaten our existence most of all!

The whole Younes Kaboul and Asmir Begovic to Spurs moves has taken on another 'mysterious turn' in recent times though, for starters has it or has it not gone through?

Most seem to think it has but as USUAL officially we are the last ones to know!

Peter Storrie had been claiming that he and Avram Grant were 'completely in the dark' over the whole issue on Thursday. He backtracked slightly on Friday yet that was also the day that Redknapp first 'claimed' that Grant knew all about the deal and was 'happy' with it - if he had not been he said he would have 'pulled out' of the deal...

Various 'reports' today say that Grant is walking, others say that he is staying - at least until after the Citeh game, whereas a few are saying that he will stay as long as David James is not sold, with James happy to stay?

What a sad and sorry state of affairs this club is in, yet as always WE are left powerless to do anything!

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 30 2010

Time: 9:32AM

Your Comments

It would seem RUG that we are on a rather large and slippery slide, it is really hard to hold on to a single bit of enthusiasm at the moment, still I spend huge amounts of my waking day wondering what is happening now, but I can feel the vultures circling overhead, its not a nice feeling, stoked to have O'HARA back as he has been one of the few decent players we have had this season, how many games will he get? I guess that depends on how long the club can hold itself together, its a *****e situation!!!!!
NZ_Portsmuff
Well even though we're up to our necks in the HP sauce lookalike stuff, it's nice to hear that Jamie still loves us...not that we ever doubted it. A REAL professional.
hammersmithblue
Some sources are also saying that Dindane is returning despite his parent club not liking this! Should he return, another body in the team I guess that can 'be in the right places to miss'!
dazza0410
Too True Hammersmith, he actually seems excited to come and play for the fans, question is, how long for???
NZ_Portsmuff
lol, too right dazza! altho survival fullstop, let alone this season, is the priority now isnt it...
pompeyrug
Good to see O'Hara back and he believes we can stay up I am not going to argue with him.. as for the other off-field mess I am just sooo bored with it all .. there's nothing we can do other than sit back and watch Agouzy & co asset strip us and pocket the money .. but for whom.. That is the BIG question..
Chix
That almost sounds like optimism RUG...lol
NZ_Portsmuff
I reckon Harry has bought the club chix, spiritual home n all!!
NZ_Portsmuff
There are many worse scenarios, NZ. He's English, loyal, honest . . . . well, English anyway.
Et_tu_Pompeii
Yeh agree Rug but one day at a time n all that!
dazza0410
I'm pleased he's back ; he must be mad, so some good news, I fear we need a bit more than him. Storrie's I'm a victim stance all collapsed again. I hope he's got a better plea than " I was only doing what I was told" for the tax man.
russellm
As an outsider looking in,I was just curious to know,have you had any news on why your owner hasn't come out to comment on why he has failed to invest in your club? Perhaps all fans whether pompey or not should join this protest to help find out whats going on,maybe a petition from all members of Vital sites and other forums as well?
craigrobert
Craigrobert, if you can find the bugger, let us know and we can then pin him up against a wall in a dark alley and get some answers.
hammersmithblue
O'Hara being back is a little glimmer of hope and happiness in a very bleak, dark, black hole.
tracyc
 

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