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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.

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    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Thursday February 10 2011

    Time: 3:31PM

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    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.
    russellm
    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.
    russellm
    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.
    PompeyFrippy
    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.
    paultsmouth
    Now that's a surname the papers would have a field day with.
    PompeyFrippy
    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.
    russellm
    Talking of Bubb's... what ever happened to Bopp???
    cornypomp
    lol Bopp disappeared off with balooba - sorry bout dat one
    russellm
    lol Russ.... you are just too talented to be writing on here :-)
    cornypomp
     

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