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Halford deal close...

Halford deal close...

The 'rumours' were flying at the weekend about a player coming in - there most definitely WAS a new addition out on the pitch in the pre-match warm-up, something that I saw on a rare occasion as I went in much earlier than usual as I took Trina, the girlfriend, to the game.

Greg Halford was mentioned as this player and I certainly knew of him but could not, at that time, say hand on heart if it was him or not...

It turned out that it was.

According to Steve Cotterill this was a deal that was meant to go through last Friday but to his 'annoyance' it did not - I would guess this was because we did not come out of administration? As was meant to be the case.

Although this deal is one that 'may happen this week' as he has already trained with us so a loan from Wolves, which has already been agreed, is very much in the pipeline.

I would feel for Joel Ward somewhat as he would instantly be out of the side with Halford coming in...

Whilst I have not always been convinced by Ward at right back, and he has a tendency to drift into the middle - which is understandable given the fact that he has naturally been a central defender - he has certainly grown into the role and is starting to look the part so I can see why Cotterill has recently said that he sees his long-term future as a right back.

He gets forward well and also defends well, so the raw ingredients are there for him.

Lets just hope if/when we bring in Halford, which 'could' be in time for tomorrow nights trip to Millwall - with it also 'said' that we will be out of admin tomorrow - we show Joel a decent level of respect and do not completely discard him like a used tissue.

The likes of Joel are most definitely our future...

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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Monday October 18 2010
    Time: 5:50PM

    Comments

    0
    Wasn't Halford known for a massive throw a while back?
    paultsmouth
    18/10/2010 18:01:00
    0
    Yeah he's got a long throw which is always a useful weapon to have. Just hope he doesn't replace ward although it looks like he will.
    moley2
    18/10/2010 19:05:00
    0
    Feel sorry for Ward, but his time will come, meanwhile we need experience to get us out of the mire!
    devon
    18/10/2010 19:59:00
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    Halford hasn't lived up to expectations wherever he has been ( oops phnar phnar) he seems to be a bit of a one long throw trick & pony; still beggars can't be choosers and we are -for the life of the CVA- obligated to be beggars. Apparently he is coming with acreduced level of confidence so once the man puts the blue shirt on we need to back him. I don't think we have seen the back if ward; there's enough defensive frailty in Pompey to keep him occupied.
    russellm
    18/10/2010 20:19:00
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    If Halford is ok to play tomorrow I would shift Ward into the middle alongside Rocha. Joel Ward has been impressive at right back, but we cannot foget the fact that Lawrence has made a huge difference to our right flank.
    Pompey Malta
    18/10/2010 20:50:00
    0
    If what I hear about Halford is true, if he debut's tomorrow, he won't last the 90 mins.
    uktony
    18/10/2010 22:14:00
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    From the News - POMPEY were today waiting to discover whether they could finally unveil Greg Halford at Millwall tonight. The Blues have until 4.45pm today to register the prospective emergency loan arrival from Wolves with the Football League. That will enable right-back Halford to feature in tonight's trip to The Den. The deal was initially blocked by the club's administrators at the end of last week. The 25-year-old was expected to sign on Friday and make his debut against Watford – only for it to be delayed by those running the club.
    PFCblue
    19/10/2010 10:32:00
    0
    Nothings ever easy at Pompey, look at Sven at Leicester. Curtis Davies from Villa on loan, Darius Vassell, Jason Roberts. That's what contacts and a good scouting network can do. Until we get out of this administration mess we're stuck with doing these kind of deals.
    bluedr
    19/10/2010 10:44:00
    0
    Gotta agree with Malta - Ward has looked good in the air and was our best there against Watford.
    eastneydave
    19/10/2010 13:33:00
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    If he does sign the spin off positive is Pompey must be expecting imminent Admin exit; as they have to finance the salary in part at least.
    russellm
    19/10/2010 13:56:00
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