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Why the worry?

Why the worry?

With Pompey nothing, or much, is ever cut or dried, black or white or basically just straight forward and simple - although Liam Lawrence's move to Fratton is...

Ok, perhaps it is not, or was not but in all honesty I really am amazed - even with our track record - why there is so much concern about his loan move becoming a permanent one?

A deal was agreed with Stoke, that took Marc Wilson to The Britannia for money with Lawrence - and of course Dave Kitson - coming our way.

All the paperwork, or at least the deal, has been agreed all that needs to be done is the formality of 'that' missing paperwork, that needed to go through on deadline day but did not for whatever reason, to go through.

Literally everything is done and dusted, we just need the transfer window to open again and it is job done!

Lawrence himself, as he told The News, has no doubts about this going through, in fact he has said that we will not get rid of him that easily: 'people keep questioning me about whether I am signing in January. Obviously, because I am still classed as a loan, no-one knows what is going on.

'But I have signed and as soon as the clock ticks over on 1 January, I will be permanent. I have already signed the papers.

'There's a bit of confusion because of the whole loan thing and how many months that lasts for. It's all a bit of a pain in the backside. I keep saying to people 'I am staying here, there is nothing to worry about'.

'It is all done and dusted. I'm enjoying it at Portsmouth, my head has not been turned by anything.

'I am happy here. My contract is for three-and-a-half years so you'll just have to put up with me for a while longer.'

It is that simple really...

Lawrence will become a permanent Pompey player in January, that is a near certainty - the 'rumours' that he, and others, will be flogged will then of course come on in force, we then just have to see exactly what does happen!

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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Wednesday December 8 2010
    Time: 11:54PM

    Comments

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    My worst fear when the signing fell through was that his potential would be seen by others and a bigger club would come along before he signed for us. Still a chance I guess, but his words certainly calm these worries.
    PompeyFrippy
    09/12/2010 08:48:00
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    What's the concern? All contracts were signed, or so we're told. It's just a (stupid) technicality that doesn't allow us to class him as permanent until January.
    PFCblue
    09/12/2010 10:34:00
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    I've never heard one serious person say LL is leaving; yes the usual anti owner numpties but as I said I've never heard or read one " serious" person say that. The LL paperwork is in place and is date started and Pompey and LL have already signed a pre contract, contract. If a big club comes in and offers good money ( not likely imho) and its enough for Cot to do something then so what- that's football. A PL club offered a deal for Wilson, big clubs offered money for Anderton, Crouch, Diarra, Muntari it happens on occaision.
    Russellm
    09/12/2010 11:56:00
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    Of course it happens - every player has his price!!
    eastneydave
    09/12/2010 13:27:00
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    I never doubted it, the paper work was just late, as usual.
    Lemmi
    09/12/2010 13:31:00
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    I'm 99% confident it will all go through without a hitch and he'll be a properly-signed Pompey player by sparrow-fart on New Years Day. Pity though the emergency loan only lasts a specified maximum number of days (93 I think) which means he won't be eligilble for the Leeds game.
    tracyc
    10/12/2010 19:53:00
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