Date:Wednesday June 23 2010
Tuesday saw the level of activity of players, contracted to Pompey, go up a notch - one is talking up his willingness to stay with his hometown team, one is talking up his chances of moving onto Italian club Lazio and the other is not saying anything the 'rumours' are doing this for him...
In all honesty I have not thought about Matty Ritchie leaving - it just does not seem to make any sense at all. Why sell the guy if it is pretty clear he would not want to go, whilst 'could' be a valuable asset to the club next season...
Swindon took Matty on loan last season, before he was recalled to help compensate an injury crisis and the 20-year-old had a few run-outs. He 'should' get more this season, you would think?
Danny Wilson is interested in taking Ritchie back to Swindon although Matty, as he told The News, does not want to go anywhere and is in the process of sorting out the details of the new 2-year contract he was offered: 'there's been a few sniffs around me but, to be honest, I want to stay here.
'I've been offered a two-year deal and there is a bit of negotiating to do still. Hopefully we can get that sorted and I can play for Portsmouth in the Championship. I want to prove myself and be a local boy playing for the team he loves to play for.
'I will give 120% every week. Hopefully I will get the chance to prove myself. It's going to be a big year for me in the Championship. Hopefully I can play and turn myself into a big player for us.'
We need fully committed players and they do not come more committed than a local lad who is desperate to play for his hometown club do they?
I have, and have not hid the fact, been a fan on Matty's for some time and whilst he 'might not' be the first choice option to start on the left week-in-week-out he would, for me, certainly have a big role to play - circumstances might dictate that he actually plays more than would have been wanted?
Whatever though I am sure he will do a job and not let anyone down, his passion, effort and commitment sees him start a game fully pumped up each time he pulls on the shirt, and that IS worth something extra!
Date:Wednesday June 23 2010
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