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Farewell Marc Wilson?

The closer the closing of the transfer window gets the more likely it 'seems', when perhaps the less it should be, that Marc Wilson will be moving on...

Bids of £2m and £3m from West Brom have been turned down; with it 'said' an increased offer of £3.5m plus add-ons and a player will be the next offer, if it is not already on the table?

Fulham have 'emerged' as a potential suitor and sent former Pompey defender Kit Symons to Fratton last night to watch him - he is a scout with them now apparently - with Newcastle and Stoke also 'loitering with intent.'

The most likely move 'appears' as though it will be to Stoke, who seem to have become a 'link-up' club with us.

It is 'said' they are offering something like £3.5m plus at least one player. Dave Kitson's name has been 'reported' more than once, although for me I cannot see this happening as he would not agree personal terms I do not think for starters...

It has been said over and over that he is not for sale, we do not want to sale him and it has even been suggested we 'do not need' to sell him - clearly we need to sell players. For the first time Steve Cotterill, talking to The News today, has all but admitted that he is off.

Clearly we have to do what is best for the club, and we do need to raise finances but, and again for me - maybe unfairly, with it 'almost certain' that Balram Chainrai will be taking over, would it not send out a good statement of intent by looking to prevent this move?

Actually taking over after the transfer window closes of course reduces the call for 'money to be spent', not that it should, but it does allow for players to go and this will, in some peoples minds I am sure, simple add to the thoughts that stripping away what can be stripped away to get back the money that has been put in is the intention...

As I say working to retain a player like Wilson, who would be beneficial to the club, would lay down a marker of intent, right?

I continue to hope that Wilson will be here come the start of September although it is looking increasingly unlikely, despite his appearance last night in the shootout win over Palace, that he will be here come Saturday, let alone beyond this...


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    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Wednesday August 25 2010

    Time: 1:07PM

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    3.5m, sell on clauses and a decent player and i'd snap off there hands, he's a reasonable player and i'm sure will get a bit better but he's not really top class. I think people are too attached to him because he came through the youth system, same with O'Neil, it was good business when we sold him but people seem to think he's a superstar.
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    25/08/2010 13:26:00

    ok stooH, but who do we play instead? we are short enough as it is. do we even have enough players for the minimum set by the league?
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    25/08/2010 13:33:00

    get this guy from stoke onloan rightback shotton then play mullins in middle with brown in 4,4,2 with kitson and nugent uptop
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    25/08/2010 13:41:00

    Sorry but I have to agree with stooH. We need players, and if by selling Wilson we manage to get in 2 players instead, it will be ok for me. We have sold everybody who was a fans' favourite. So why not Wilson? I would love him to be here, but the team is more important than any Wilson!
    Pompey Malta
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    25/08/2010 13:48:00

    It is inevitable that Wilson will go, so if the offer is money plus players we have to take it. I would settle for Kitson and Tonge, if we could get Shotton on loan maybe that would be good business, plus 3 million. We need players soon, indeed we need them for Saturday, especially if Utaka goes.
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    25/08/2010 14:07:00

    I know we have to reduce our outgoings, but where would any fee for Wilson (or any other player sold) go - into a 'transfer pot', to the creditors, the general running of the club, or to BC? WBA will decide this week whether to make a third bid for Portsmouth’s Marc Wilson. That's according to first-team coach Michael Appleton, who revealed that the Baggies remained keen on the utility man.
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    25/08/2010 14:16:00

    It is sad when a youth player gets moved on, but I have to agree with most people above that we need players and I am really worrying about SC's connections and ability to bring in anyone who is not from Stoke. We won't last much longer with so few players, so one out and two or three in would be a good move.
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    25/08/2010 14:31:00

    Good point Stooh, Wilslon looks good because he's surrounded by so-so players. Money plus players has to be taken as more numbers is what we need. Also the point about Gary O'Neil is true as he has done absolutely nothing since leaving us.
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    25/08/2010 14:43:00

    Bottom line is AA is running the club - if by saying he's not for sale we get more then it's astute business and not something for us to get hung up about aas it meant he always was for sale. Club is being run for the good of itself for once as the administrator has two main jobs - get club on its feet, maximise value for sale to the benefit of the creditors. Therefore as AA is making the decision along with MD and SC then it's for the overall good of the club.
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    25/08/2010 15:25:00

    Agree with stooh, we need bodies and cash, and if we can get it for an over rated player then so be it!...we desperately need players end of really.
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    25/08/2010 17:17:00

    some reports are that spurs have put a sell on fee in his contract they will get 75% of any deal
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    25/08/2010 17:19:00

    hussler if that is true then there simply isnt any point in doing any dealings OTHER than to get a player from the team whom he sell to!
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    25/08/2010 17:41:00

    I don't think this deal is that much better, Its not £3.5 mill plus player or players, it was said a deal worth £3.5 mill including player thought to be Kitson or Tounge, & possible loan of shotton. So what's their value?????
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    25/08/2010 18:56:00

    at least two thirds of that I would have thought... strikers are always inflated above any other player...
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    25/08/2010 19:07:00

    stoke paid 5.5m for kitson 2.5m for tonge both in 2008 kitson value about 1.5m tonge about 500k so if we get them two and about 2.5m everyones happy !? or are they
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    25/08/2010 19:41:00

    kitsons on about 20k a week though and should think tonge 10-15k ?
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    25/08/2010 19:42:00

    He's not the unimcumbered genius some think he is but sad if he goes the same. Just one point the club can't be taken over until the F&P test is completed and as we are in Admin the FL sanction transfer of the golden share which I believe can't happen until 15 sept
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    25/08/2010 22:28:00

    Rug Chainrai can't stop it because he's not the owner. AA is still controlling things.
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    26/08/2010 13:20:00


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