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That'll Dindane do for me!

According to The News, who have 'exclusively revealed' the fact, Aruna Dindane CAN play for us on Sunday!

The paper 'reckons' that the clause in his contract, which was preventing him from playing for us again, 'stands at 22 matches' and not the '20' is was meant to have...

So, that leaves 2 games for him to play for us then - semi final and final eh!

Until this becomes 'official' it is of course not true, although if it is the case it is the latest in a bizarre run of 'strange occurrences' involving the Ivory Coast international since his arrival, in a season riddled of strange, to put it mildly, events anyway...

As I have said before, as have others, Dindane is by far my 'favourite player' but another option is good by me and to be fair I guess 7 goals in 20 games is not that bad a record really is it?

Even if 3 of those did come in one game...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 8 2010

Time: 2:35PM

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Typical mis-counting we are used to at Pompey.... good news though!!
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08/04/2010 14:37:00

Great stuff. Was talking to the training ground staff today and apparently we look as though we will have a strong side available for Sunday. Only the injured are training today!
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08/04/2010 14:48:00

Good News!
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08/04/2010 14:51:00

It's great but at the same time it's really really crap how useless the backroom boys are. Never mind, onwards and upwards
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08/04/2010 14:52:00

I don't think the club ever said he couldn't play - not on the OS anyway. If they knew he had one game they would always save him for the semi.
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08/04/2010 14:57:00

I didn't think you could surprise me anymore but you have. How can something like this happen?
SFC Forever
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08/04/2010 15:02:00

Prehapes Blackburn have signed him in secret and loaned him to us til the end of the season.
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08/04/2010 15:04:00

I hope we have... I like him as a player and rate him! Good luck this weekend fellas will be rooting for you!
Mikey Delap
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08/04/2010 15:07:00

Perhaps we cloned an extra one in a secret lab somewhere in a hush-hush MOD establishment. If so, can't we clone Jamie O Hara instead? Or Lionel Messi (call him Len Messiter from Wymering)
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08/04/2010 15:08:00

No Rug 7 from 20 is not good strikers get double figures; however beggars can't be choosers and Pompey are beggars. I don't believe with so many contract legal eagles involved that two games were miscounted that would be pure incompetence. I would suggest a deal has been done quietly behind the scenes, subsidized perhaps by Chan or perhapse though less likely the Lloyd fronted consortium.
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08/04/2010 15:10:00

knowing pompey hammersmith we would probably balls it up and end up cloning lionel richie, actually more likely lionel blair!
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08/04/2010 15:11:00

russ it might not be great but i suspect it is still better than a number of 'strikers' in the premier league this season when all is said and done...
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08/04/2010 15:12:00

I wonder if it was miscounting, or knowing he had a game or two left in him and saving him for said special occasion? Unleash the beast!
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08/04/2010 15:16:00

I agree with Rug 7 from 20 isn't too bad, it's worse when you say three of those came in one game. Still, he can hit the target if he's on his game, this is his last chance to secure that move away. Come on Dindane, Do it!
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08/04/2010 15:26:00

Its all stacking against us now, your gaining players as quickly as we are dropping them! Good luck for sunday boys it should be a good close game!! COYS!!
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08/04/2010 15:34:00

What players you dropping Muller?
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08/04/2010 15:39:00

Makes you wonder about the DD process doesn't it. Storrie (ok)said at the time that the new owners EL Fridge & Co. had been through the players contracts 'like looking for wax in a fleas earhole'. Well if they had, wouldn't they have found out how many games he could play? Also with camera shy Andy at the helm accompanied by Storrie, wouldn't they have discussed this with Big Sam at the Blackburn transfer negotiations. Beggars belief! Anyway if he is available "Great News" for us.
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08/04/2010 15:55:00

@POMPEYMADFC- Well Daws and Corluka were meant to be training this week and havnt, king is said to be unlikely to start, JJ, Cudicini, Woody are long term absentees and Walker and Kaboul are cup tied! So we have no RB or CH and our CM is lacking!! Could do with Ohara playing for us really!!! : )
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08/04/2010 16:16:00

whos your back 4 gonna be then muller ?? huddleston centre half ? he can do a job their and is probley still better than all our centre halfs..
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08/04/2010 16:43:00

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08/04/2010 16:45:00

Good Call Pompeyhussler but he is injured I reckon it will be Ekotto, Bassong,Daws/Corluka(hopefully or devitte), Bale!
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08/04/2010 17:17:00

I think you'd find O'Hara cup tied as well Muller! Great news Dindane is back, things are starting to pick up for us. Just want Defoe to pull a hamstring in training and Crouch to bump his head walking under a bridge.
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08/04/2010 19:14:00

Thats why I said it in Jest TracyC!!! If they do pull a hamstring and Bump a head will still have Pav and Eidur!!! Personally I am hoping he will start with Pav over 2meter Peter!!!
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09/04/2010 08:13:00


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