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If only we could bring in...

If only we could bring in...

'An attacking central midfielder', not my vote, yours - although these findings from pompeyrug's poll are thoughts that I agree with, and have for some time to be honest...

Granted it is not as easy as saying 'I want it, so I get it' for Steve Cotterill, and of course our owners want to be careful, as they should, although it is 'said' that we are ready - for the right players, at the right costs - to do business in the loan market this week.

Midfield, with 59%, was previously the position that the Vital Pompey viewers felt was the area we most need strengthening and someone to give us an attacking outlet from a central area is without a doubt something that I think we do need to bring in, so fingers crossed...

Hayden Mullins and Mikey Brown are, for me, doing a very good job in the middle of the park but they are never really going to have that attacking flair, and ability, that I think we need?

The final killer pass, or an occasional reluctance to shoot when the chance presents itself 'seems' to highlight this.

'If' we had the numbers part of me thinks that moving Liam Lawrence into a central role 'might' not be a bad shout as he does have that attacking instinct and can pick out a pass, but would we then be short elsewhere on the field?

We have until Thursday, I think it is Thursday, at 5pm to bring in anymore emergency loans and I would have it as a no.1 priority to look to pull out all the stops to bring in this central figure, with an attacking intent, if at all humanly possible...

  • What the poll asked - We felt a midfielder was needed but what area?

  • How you voted - Central - attacking 82%
    Central - defensive 10%
    Left-sided 4%
    Right-sided 4%

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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Sunday November 21 2010
    Time: 7:59PM

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    0
    I hmmd and hah'd about this one having watched the defense fall about itself game after game. I voted for the midfield ( i think) but i still think a defensive lynch pin is required Mokoena isn't it Currently we can hold the midfields, what we can't do is resist pressure and yes we need a creative midfielder eventually, but, I can't see what an attacking mid fielder is going to bring to the immediate problem. The vote has become outdated by reality.
    Russellm
    21/11/2010 22:25:00
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    For me, our defence definitely needs tightening up. We've had two clean sheets all season and quite a few of the goals we are letting in are really soft ones.
    Gandor1
    22/11/2010 00:24:00
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    True but then if we were able to find someone with time on the ball - a bit of quality in fact you do the age old cliche of defending from the front... i.e. having an ouball and not giving posession away so easily in front of the back four.
    jim4pompey
    22/11/2010 11:00:00
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    i was gonna say get henri lansbury in from arsenal, he's formed a storming partnership with brown in the centre of midfield with my football manager team. then i checked back in the real world - he joined norwich on a 28 day loan today :(
    Walsh
    22/11/2010 17:53:00
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