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Back, and in contention, for Brighton?

Back, and in contention, for Brighton?

By my reckoning Tal Ben Haim's loan with West Ham ended following their spanking against Newcastle last night, if he played or not I do not know?

I 'think' that a 5-month loan deal would have ended now, and as far as I am aware there has been no confirmation of a loan extension or permanent signing either - well apart from The Mail saying that 'West Ham are looking to extend Ben Haim's loan from Portsmouth until the end of the season'.

So, with that in mind, as much as I must admit I would not want him to return - as I do not think that he is particularly that good and most definitely not some £38,000 per week good! - surely he has to?

'If' he does I guess he comes into contention for our FA cup game against Brighton at the weekend as a result...

In an ideal world West Ham will agree a deal to keep him, at the very least on loan until the summer, as bringing his full wages back to Fratton, for the rest of the season, is something that we most definitely cannot afford.

Lets just 'hope' that if a deal is agreed West Ham pay most, ideally all, of his wages until the summer, then we just have to worry about what happens then for the final year of his contract...

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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Thursday January 6 2011
    Time: 9:01AM

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    Would they risk cup-tieing him, reducing his value for any potential transfer? I doubt it.
    PFCGino
    06/01/2011 09:31:00
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    I think much of this will depend on whether Uncle Avram is to keep his job at the Hammers, if they sack him then Ben Haim will be back for sure!
    bluedr
    06/01/2011 09:32:00
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    With Rocha out for at least 2 weeks and Halford unable to play, I think we should keep him for a couple of weeks.
    sneakay
    06/01/2011 09:34:00
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    Sneaky has a good point, at the moment TBH's salary gets paid by Pompey and is then largely refunded back to Pompey at the end of the season, that is part of the loan law; so I'm told. I guess in the short term it will have no immediate financial effect. Do they want an over expensive disaffected and mentally fragile player in the ranks for the rest of the season? I think that position already has a queue of applicants but going back to Sneakay's point Pompey may not have a choice.
    Russellm
    06/01/2011 09:58:00
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    bit of a jjoke realy they signed him beging of season on a free.. then he failed a medical.... so they loaned him instead... if they loan him again till end of seson we pick up his wages when the sesons over and hes on holiday ! for a few months ... surley their is someone else out their to sign him up... turkey/italy
    pompeyhussler
    06/01/2011 11:40:00
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