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Lennon: Don't Sign For Pompey

Lennon: Don't Sign For Pompey


Lennon has told Petrov not to leave unless he goes to a top four club in England. He has confirmed that Petrov has made up his mind on leaving however has urged Celtic to do all they can to keep him.

'We all hope that he decides to stay,' said Lennon. 'But, at the minute, his mind seems to be made up.

'I spoke to him at the end of May and his ambition is to play in England.

'It would be a massive loss for us if he went so I'm sure the club are doing all that they can to keep him.

'It's got to be a big club, really, because there is still a lot going on here, it's a huge club.

'If you did leave this club you would miss it unless you went to one of the top four or five clubs in England.

'I have played in England myself and I know the Premiership and I know the standard of this club as well.

'Allied to that, we have the Champions League to look forward to and there's a good buzz about the club at the minute.

'He is taking a gamble, and giving up a lot, but that's his prerogative.'

He added: 'In this day and age, a goalscoring midfielder is priceless.

'But it's not just his goals that he gives us, it's his all-round game. He has blossomed into a fantastic player.

'It will cost us a hell of a lot of money to replace someone like that.

'He has grown up here at the club and, to be fair, it has been his life for the last six or seven years and I can understand he might want a fresh start in England.

'But I am sure he understands why we all want him to stay.'


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Date:Wednesday June 28 2006
Time: 8:15PM

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i don't care what he says we will be a top 4 club and he won't regret signing for us!
lmatthews
28/06/2006 20:31:00
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Is this the Lennon that may leave Celtic to join Taylor at Crystal Palace. Well Palace really are top 4 or 5 club potential arn't they. His having a laugh
nelson
28/06/2006 20:47:00
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haha no he has said he isn't signing for them but good point, he was interested
lmatthews
28/06/2006 20:52:00
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If Petrov's mind is already made up as Lennon insinuates, then comments from existing team-mates hopefully won't dissuade him.
Tantona
28/06/2006 21:05:00
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nelson, Petrov is in his prime, Lennon is approaching the end of his career - a world of difference.
Nick-S
28/06/2006 21:14:00
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Typical crap from your past it ginge. Didn't he once play for the mighty Leicester, midland scum. Anyway who says the top 4 would have him? After a while you just start loving the blue half of Glasgow.
storagematt
28/06/2006 21:38:00
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haha dnt u love rangers
lmatthews
28/06/2006 22:07:00
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To be honest, I've followed Rangers for the same 30 years, I've followed Pompey. It must be a blue thing.
storagematt
28/06/2006 22:11:00
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i ve liked rangers for a while
lmatthews
28/06/2006 22:16:00
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lmatthews who u trying to kid top 4? the only top 4 u'll see is in the championship, pompey are nobodys, outside of gb nobody has even heard of you
glasgowbhoy24
28/06/2006 22:18:00
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