Portsmouth - Does Hughes' appearance mean anything?
UK time is: 00:12:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.


  • Click here to make your prediction: Doncaster v Pompey.

    Join the Vital Pompey Debate


  • Frippy's Virtual Bookies - latest update and place your bets!

    Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

  • The Journalist

    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Thursday February 10 2011

    Time: 3:31PM

    Your Comments (oldest first)

    Change to most recent first
    It was a training match and they are obliged to go, if Brown didn't go for some redon not football related or injury then the club should fine him. Bubb the carribean young star was one of the triallists it was announced on sky this morning.
    Report Abuse
    10/02/2011 17:15:00

    If it wasn't our top secret transfer target that not even the back room staff know about ie Norris you might hear potty Cott'y crying.
    Report Abuse
    10/02/2011 17:19:00

    I know it was behind closed doors, but does that count as breaking our winless streak, furthermore, can we still have the 3 points we earned? As for Hughsie, I think it's a step in the right direction, but I won't take anything for granted until I see his name on the teamsheet.
    Report Abuse
    10/02/2011 17:29:00

    The scoring trialist was Bradley Bubb of Farnboro, he has scored 30 goals in the last two seasons, with 10 in his last 8 games this.
    Report Abuse
    10/02/2011 20:01:00

    Now that's a surname the papers would have a field day with.
    Report Abuse
    10/02/2011 20:21:00

    Maybe Bubby could join Pompey on loan, Farnboro could certainly use the money and he would be relatively cheap; even if we took him at his full salary and compensated Farnboro 5k a week it would still be way below the salary cap.
    Report Abuse
    10/02/2011 22:15:00

    Talking of Bubb's... what ever happened to Bopp???
    Report Abuse
    10/02/2011 22:29:00

    lol Bopp disappeared off with balooba - sorry bout dat one
    Report Abuse
    11/02/2011 00:49:00

    lol Russ.... you are just too talented to be writing on here :-)
    Report Abuse
    11/02/2011 13:39:00


    Have Your Say

    Log in...
    with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

    Recent Portsmouth Articles

    Stats: Portsmouth v York (Tuesday November 24 2015)

    Portsmouth v York - Team Sheets (Tuesday November 24 2015)

    YORK PREVIEW (Tuesday November 24 2015)

    McNulty good to go! (Tuesday November 24 2015)

    L2 round-up after Carlisle 2-2 Pompey (Tuesday November 24 2015)

    Cook ahead of York (h) (Tuesday November 24 2015)

    Stevens MotM again! (Against Carlisle) (Tuesday November 24 2015)

    On this day in history...24th November (Tuesday November 24 2015)

    Match Day Officials v York (Monday November 23 2015)

    Archived Portsmouth Articles

    List All Vital Pompey Articles
    Have your say
    Click here to suggest an article
    Click here to suggest a poll
    ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

    Vital Members League (view all)

    League Results (view all)

    League Table (view table)

    Team P W D L GD Pts
    1. Plymouth 19 12 3 4 14 39
    2. Oxford 19 10 7 2 14 37
    3. Northampton 19 11 4 4 8 37
    4. Portsmouth 19 8 9 2 15 33
    5. Accrington 18 9 5 4 8 32
    6. Leyton Orient 19 8 6 5 5 30
    7. Carlisle 19 8 6 5 0 30

    Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

    Breaking League News

    Who Needs Money?
    Morecambe : 24/11/2015 23:44:00
    Angry McNamara left embarrassed
    York : 24/11/2015 23:28:01
    Nelson Stops Orient Express
    Plymouth : 24/11/2015 23:14:00
    Plymouth : 24/11/2015 22:54:01
    Yeovil : 24/11/2015 22:21:01

    Current Site Poll (view all polls)

    York MotM
    Suggested By:  Site Staff
    Murphy 0%
    Davies 0%
    Webster 0%
    Burgess 0%
    Stevens 0%
    Evans 0%
    Doyle 0%
    Hollands 0%
    Bennett 0%
    McNulty 0%
    Lavery 0%
    Sub - Chaplin 0%
    Sub - Boco 0%
    Sub - Tollitt 0%