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Will he stay or will he go? #8 Papa Bouba Diop

Introduction

To be honest with you none of us really know what to expect this summer do we? We can only 'hope' that this or that will happen, so we only really have hope, right?

Clearly our priority is to see us taken over, and by someone who will hopefully 'do right by us!' Granted this will be a businessman or businessmen who WILL want some return on this investment, that is football for you! But they do not need to fleece us for all they can!

All in all, like I say, this is going to, in many ways basically be 'guess work' and maybe some will be more ruled by the heart more than the head, also A LOT will depend on things such as Uncle Avram staying or not I guess...

#8 Papa Bouba Diop

In all honesty the guy has never been a favourite of mine, nor has he, in all reality, been much of a crowd favourite full stop so would he really be missed by too many if he were sold?

That said 'word on the street' has it that Papa Bouba Diop HAS been playing with continued injuries for some time now having been asked to do so for the good of the club, so hats off to him there - and to be fair I thought he had a cracking game at Everton last weekend.

Ending a Pompey career without a goal, or that many meaningful efforts, all in all, would be disappointing though.

Will he stay or will he go?

Stay, as I do not think we will offload him...

I have to admit that he would be quite near to the top of my 'to go' list, sorry Papa - although the injury reasons mentioned above have seen a slight shift my thinking in recent times.

I would imagine that the club would be very keen to offload him as he is clearly a high earner but a definite underachiever really.

He never really set the world alight before his major knee injury in, what December 2008 I think, and his impact since his return has been even less, on the whole, and I am seriously struggling to understand why we gave him a new contract last summer - especially knowing the mess we were in!

Yep, he is one we will try to sell but I am not convinced, even though asking too much for him is unlikely, that he will go as will he be that willing to drop too much in wages? Would he even make it through a medical somewhere else?

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 14 2010

Time: 8:59AM

Your Comments

The 'wardrobe' as he was affectionatly known at Fulham has been a lump of dead wood for sometime now. Once the world class players players of Diarra, Muntari & Mendes left, he was shown up to be just big & little else. Makes Nigel Quashie look good!!! Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
storagematt
I wouldn't mind seeing him stay. At least to January to see how he copes with Championship football.
PompeyFrippy
Will he stay or will he go? He's been below par for somewhile now and rumour is ge has a chronic injury so being harsh;do we care?
russellm
Wages must too big to be sustainable but I think he's got something special in him. Let's hope we see it on saturday
Pompeyscum
I have said for a while that hes too soft for the Prem, always falling over, when hes a big boy who should be doing some pushing, got no real time for the fairy, and he has done nothing spectactular or positive (other than turn up) for a long time.If hes too soft for the Prem hes possibly going to find it even more difficult in the no power. I will be happy to see him leave. Bye Bye Bouba!!
NZ_Portsmuff
Diop will not have the passion or desire to play in lower leagues, i see him heading abroad next season
nodster
 

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