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James to waive his extension clause

There has been some talk recently that David James was prepared to 'waive the clause' in his contract that would see him trigger a new 1-year contract should he play so many games.

This issue seems to be the one that has prevented him playing more regularly so far this season - and meant him likely to move - and could have seen this carry on, although he has told The News that renegotiating his contact is something that will happen.

He now wants to 'do well, stay up, go to the World Cup and worry about next season afterwards' and did not want to leave at any time: 'hopefully my representative is about to have a chat with the club about contract issues because I don't want that to be a deciding factor, given how the club have been financially over the past few months.

'I have spoken to the manager and I told him that at no point did I want to go. My family is sorted out down here so I want to stay.

'I want to stay here until the end of the season, do well, stay up, go to the World Cup and worry about next season afterwards.

'My only concerns were that there might be a power above us that might have dictated things.

'Without being funny, I'm not the richest man in the world but if there is a financial burden that the club can't suffer, then why should I be taking the mickey?'

So, assuming all issues can be agreed and he can stay injury free then we look as though we will be seeing plenty more of James this season afterall...

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 4 2010

Time: 12:32PM

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Good for Jamo. I hope he does well for us for the rest of the season and goes to the World Cup.
PFCblue
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04/02/2010 12:42:00

Good for all parties. We need him and he needs us!
Pompey Malta
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04/02/2010 13:04:00

I'll second that guys......I'm very pleased, it's good news.
cornypomp
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04/02/2010 13:06:00

Good on you Jamo, a good solution for everyone concerned! Even if that means you're not with us next season, I'm sure they'll be plenty of clubs very eager to sign you.
Tantona
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04/02/2010 13:51:00

that's good news... maybe he'll agree to play next season for less too...
pompeycarpet
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04/02/2010 13:59:00

Fair play to the guy....sensible outcome, and I wish him the best for the England Squad. Good for him, good for us. Hurrah, tea and crumpets anyone?
BarneyArmy
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04/02/2010 14:22:00

That's great news and a great act of professionalism from Jamo. It's all set up now for him to save a penalty in the 94th minute against Everton on the last day to keep us up, and then go on and score the winning penalty in the World Cup Final.
PompeyFrippy
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04/02/2010 15:05:00

Hmmmmmm.
gandor1
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04/02/2010 15:46:00

Nice one DJ - so refreshing in these modern times to hear a player putting a club before their own interests.
eastneydave
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04/02/2010 16:20:00

At least there is someone at Fratton Park with some integrity left. Thanks David James for showing the management the way.
Mike1954
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04/02/2010 18:15:00

I'm so pleased - we seem to have Jamo back in mind and spirit as well as between the posts. This contract waiver suits him as well as us, and it makes the departure of that Bosnian lad (what was his name?) a lot easier to take.
tracyc
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04/02/2010 19:04:00

Did you hear Beggo on Sky sports news tonight? Nicely spoken. Can imagine hm and Jamo doing the times crossword together
hammersmithblue
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04/02/2010 20:48:00

Rather a better character than Sol do'nt you think?
dedmans
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04/02/2010 22:58:00

Well I'm not as impressed as most of you are. Jamo touted himself to Spurs and to anyone else who would cough up his wages and give him first place as goalie. When it didn't happen for him, he did what he had to do at Pompey to get the games he needed to be selected for the World Cup. Isn't this what happened or am I missing something?
gandor1
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04/02/2010 23:52:00

Spot on Gandor!! I don't believe one word of the crap coming out of his mouth. Still we've still got a goalie for the season. So if i can be as selfish as Jamo(i'm not the richest man in the World,No! but I bet your are in Newton Abbott) then good for us I say!
pentonpompey
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05/02/2010 11:57:00

 

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