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Sounds straightforward, where can he sign!

For me the days of Richard Hughes being a 1st team regular for Pompey are gone, then again was this ever the case anyway?

Although his days of being a 'solid 1st team SQUAD PLAYER' that can be called upon to do a job, and invariably with success - albeit a 'no frill' type of player - are still there so if something can be arranged with him to stay as part of our squad, then why not...

Given his thoughts in The News today that he is 'desperate' to resolve his contract dispute with the club so his stay at Fratton can continue, as this moves towards 10-years, then should we really have too many 'dramas' resolving things?

Then again this is Pompey we are talking about!

Should he play for us again, as things stand - and I think as we all know, he would trigger a clause for a 12-month extension to his current contract - his performance against Leeds yesterday means that he is done.

He has said that he will take a 50% pay cut if this enables him to extend his Pompey stay.

Surely this should be a no-brainer and a contract sorted out right away?

I think that the clubs hierarchy, who Hughes has said know of his intentions, would be kidding themselves if they think that a refusal to play him again and therefore not agree to a contract extension would see this matter resolved by selling him next month, as lets face it not too many clubs will be queuing up to sign Hughesy will they!

As a squad player I think that we could do a lot worse than the guy, so if he is willing to drop his demands by 50% in order to negotiate this 'extension clause' then lets just get it over and done with.

Whatever happens, due to the above thoughts that clubs will not be banging our door down for him, the club will have to pay the remainder of his existing contract - however long that is - at its current rate, just agree to the extension at 50% reduced wages and then this is one less thing to worry about!

As said it 'really' should be simple to sort out, but this is Pompey and the words 'Pompey' and 'simple' rarely belong in the same sentence do they, this really should be an exception though, surely...


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    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Wednesday December 29 2010

    Time: 6:33PM

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    having said all this i think i have made it sound much easier than it is/will be - serious cash flow issues methinks...
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    29/12/2010 18:52:00

    Good stuff Hughsie, now lets hope Mikey Brown can cut a deal with the club, we can't really afford to lose anyone, it's a wonder how we've made it this far with such a thin squad.
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    29/12/2010 18:52:00

    Beyond that the new contract would start NEXT SEASON...indicating he would still be on Prem wages for the rest of this season. Unnecessary as (1) he is not a prem quality player, (2) we are seem to still be struggling to scrape together enough money to pay our players. Thus he should be more willing to take a paycut with immediate effect if his heart is really 'with pompey.' Otherwise I say get rid and good riddance.
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    29/12/2010 21:23:00

    Remember its a Storrie contract. 50% of what???.
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    30/12/2010 08:43:00

    Around 25K, so still way over budget for a player not worth that amount of wages per week.
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    30/12/2010 11:54:00


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