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Smith on his way to Rangers?

Smith on his way to Rangers?

Conspicuous by his absence on Monday night, when we faced Stevenage in the league cup, was Tommy Smith.

Jokingly I recall that some of us there said 'he is being sold then', and joking is all that we did think it was as 'being rested' was something we thought, or at least hoped, was more likely...

Although it now appears that Smithy is indeed on his way as Rangers have returned for him.

A 'derisory offer' of £300,000 was rejected earlier in the summer but it has now been confirmed by Admin Andy that talks are 'on going' with the Scottish club for the 30-year-old.

I would like to keep him, although literally everyone does have a price and 'if', which I doubt, we could get the 'reported' £1.5m for him from Rangers then in all honesty that is not a bad deal is it?

Then again Pompey and 'good deal' do not often go in the same sentence do they...

I must remember to pack my boots before I get on the train on Friday night, as there seriously is a good chance I could get on the bench, at least, this weekend against Reading!

One player that 'might' arrive though, after some 'will he wont he' thoughts is Anthony Vanden Borre. 'Word on the street' is he has a 'flexible plane ticket' book, although Pompey is not his 'preferred choice' of a move by all accounts...

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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Wednesday August 11 2010
    Time: 12:01PM

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    I hope Smith goes to Rangers and not QPR even though the Gers offer is rumoured to be lower than that anticipated from the hoops. The reason I want this is because I KNOW if Smith joins QPR he will score against us.
    russellm
    11/08/2010 12:23:00
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    This is not good not good at all.
    TeddyLyon
    11/08/2010 12:25:00
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    Every player has a price that we will take and those on premiership wages are available, but AA must realise that we need some in before we can sell.
    wellyit
    11/08/2010 12:25:00
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    I'd love to have AVB back but am slightly concerned about his reluctance to rejoin us. Some quarters are saying it's a permanent as part of the KPB deal but I can't see that more likely the loan fee will be used to reduce the value of the KPB deal.
    stooH
    11/08/2010 12:28:00
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    I think the homegrown player rule will mean better quality loanees will become available at the end of the month. AA's priority is to demonstrate the recovery business plan to creditors and prepare to fund the first tranch of the CVA just in case Chan the Man doesn't do it; although I think he will cover any shortfall. I sense that some seem to think that's all in the past; it isn't and will be an obligation for 2-5 years unless some one pays it up.
    russellm
    11/08/2010 13:38:00
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    I always liked Smith, but I do not know why Rangers are after him. They couldn't find a better striker? I really do not know who is going to play on Saturday. Fingers crossed Wilson and Mokoena won't get injured tonight.
    Pompey Malta
    11/08/2010 13:44:00
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    Its annoying that Smith will probably go, insofar as I was looking forward to seeing if he was going to come good for us. We never saw him really, he was an insurance for this season, not last year. I was expecting us to have a potent forward line for this division at least! If you can score goals, you have a chance, but this is another example of not seeing the best of our investment. I cannot blame AVB, last year's shennanigans would put most people off. Come on Nugent, your time has come.
    Terraceman
    11/08/2010 19:06:00
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    Cotterill has spoken! Smith is not for sale at all, Rangers offered 1.6M and we turned it down, maybe things are looking up after all
    paultsmouth
    12/08/2010 07:32:00
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