Does Hughes' appearance mean anything?
I have just seen in The News that Richard Hughes turned out for Pompey in a behind closed door friendly at Reading this week.
Michael Brown did not though...
If this actually means anything, for either, is open to interpretation I guess?
You could argue that as they are Portsmouth players by contract that they should be expected to train and take part in, what was to all intent and purpose, reserve games - given their contract disputes you can argue for them not doing so as a loan exit is still 'highly' likely, more so for Brown it would appear, so getting injured 'could' prevent a move.
Perhaps Hughes was doing nothing more than keeping his fitness up, and the best way to do this is by playing. Then again perhaps it is an indication that he is willing to compromise on some sort of deal?
However 'complex' these contracts might be I honesty cannot see why an agreement cannot be reached that enables any clause within contracts to be terminated?
Remove this clause and then you allow them to see out their contracts, with the ability to play, because they get paid either way!
How can it be so hard to negate these clauses?
Unless you really do not want to...
We also included 2 'unnamed trialists', one of them scored the goal that secured a 1-0 win.
PLAY UP POMPEY!