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Kaboul departure confirmed

Younes Kaboul's departure from Pompey, and return to Spurs, has been confirmed on The Pompey Site today.

Whilst his departure, and return to Spurs at that, is not in the least a surprise - as this seems a must - it does not make the selling of yet another of our key players bitterly disappointing, even more so with it being on the eve of the game with Citeh.

Younes has been fantastic for us and no doubt returns to Spurs a better player so we can take some comfort - I guess - in the fact that we have YET AGAIN managed to improve a player, although I would be amazed if we have got anywhere near the '14m price tag' put on his head, in fact I suspect it is a fraction of that being that it is an 'undisclosed amount.'

I would also almost 100% guarantee that we HAVE NOT put in a future sell on clause of our own...

Lets just PRAY that this money WILL be reinvested into the club, although other than paying off this month's wages I would be surprised if the remainder is not 'pocketed' by someone!

I wish him the best of luck, not that The Pompey Site did - it barely said anything, and despite the fact we had to sell it does not make it any less gutting, like what is happening to PFC - we are being gutted, that this has happened...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 30 2010

Time: 7:20PM

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shocking that there was no thanks from the site for his performances....he must feel very relieved hes got out though.
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30/01/2010 19:26:00

Kabouuuuuuuuuuul. Great player. Good luck to him. Shouldn't have too much problem nudging out Dawson or the injured ones. We've still got Williamso..... oh no! Can Primus do a Schumacker?
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30/01/2010 19:35:00

The Prince won't be happy his best mate has gone. So in terms of talent we're down to The Prince, James (arguable) and Belhadj.
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30/01/2010 19:44:00

Gutted that he has gone to spurs, but even more so when I read on several sites that the undisclosed fee is believed to be as low as 5 million! FFS are we determined to destroy the club? I truly pray that we do go into administration sooner rather than later, because only then will we truly know what the position is, and have a hope of being saved.
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30/01/2010 19:51:00

Soul destroying YES !! Thanks Younes, it was great to see you improve as a player, and to see a player give 100% both on the pitch, and when confronting an angry mob ! Well done, you have conducted yourself with a great deal of dignity. Yes the OS has been pathetic in its report of this disaster, but probably because of the lack of news it has been fed. Don't know why they bothered paying the 2K ??? Right, must prepare myself for the next Fecking Departure !!!!
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30/01/2010 20:07:00

Predictable but gutting all the same, I hope he can fulfill his potential to its full, always get a good reception at Fratton if he ever returns
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30/01/2010 20:23:00

tbh I'd rather not have that line 'we wish him the best of luck' bcos then you have to do it for every player and I'm sure fans would moan if the OS was wishing Defoe,Quashie etc the best of luck. Best just to treat it as a news story.
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30/01/2010 20:35:00

Im just flocked off....
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30/01/2010 20:44:00

Having said that; he's far from the finished article. He gets caught out soo often, but then he's still better than anything else we have. Oh for Sol, Distin, Linvoy, Arjan...
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30/01/2010 20:47:00

Whizz - I don't thik it matters whether we have got Belhadj or Rooney on the pitch, if the club is folding underneath, talent counts for nothing.
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30/01/2010 20:54:00

Oh, and good luck to Janice. It was great to see someone who looked like it mattered to him as much as it mattered to us. That's why I am glad O Hara is back.
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30/01/2010 20:55:00

One report has it we sold him for 5m. Highway robbery if that is the case. Didn't we pay about that for him when he wasn't that great. Gutted he to go anyway, just top pay the wages & get the arab g1ts off the hook. So what do they do next month besides sending us into administration.
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30/01/2010 22:15:00

hammersmithblue - Sorry that's exactly what I meant. In terms of saleable talent we're down to those.
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31/01/2010 00:13:00

i think the only question left is administration and a 10 point deduction or cease to exist full stop and tbh at the moment i favour the latter ! Pompey from the Flames !
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31/01/2010 01:27:00

With so many undisclosed fees is it any wonder that nobody knows wtf the true situation at the club is? Seems even the board don't know how much or they wouldn't have got us in this god forsaken mess in the first place. See several stories now saying Begovic has snubbed Spurs cos he doesn't want to be a number 2. It seems administration is certain so i'll be happy if he stays for a while longer. Any way good luck Youness after a shaky start you proved to be a worthwhile signing, shame that Spurs never pay the full worth of a player though.
Steve C
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31/01/2010 06:00:00

Living in Australia, i sometimes miss the important little details that seem to pop up. However, i would like to take this opportunity to thank Harry for once again, plundering our best players for a snip of what they are actuary worth. The worst thing about this is that he has convinced himself that he is doing us a favor. He is all that is wrong with the world of football and should hold his hand up and take some blame for our financial situation.
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31/01/2010 10:57:00

5ml gross, minus 2ml still owed and 15% sell on....can not believe it is so low...
plymouth graham
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31/01/2010 21:58:00


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