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Another couple of months then lets see!

When David Cotterill signed on, for an 'initial 28-days', I was quietly optimistic about what he could do for us.

Albeit in only a few appearances I cannot say that I am unhappy with his contribution.

To be honest with you my thinking was that if he could offer 'as much' as John Utaka did then we would at least be none the worse off for 'losing' the Nigerian - as said, its only a few games, but can anyone really say he is offering less than The Torpedo would have?

Granted we do not get too carried away as if you recall Utaka started his Pompey career like a house on fire, more often than not in the years that followed these initially blazing months he was like the crumbling remains!

Cotterill, player not manager, has said that he is open to an extended stay with Pompey.

Quite if he means in the longer-term or just an extension to his loan is unknown although just extending this loan for another couple of months until the end of the season would do me - we then see what happens from there.

As I have said recently his partnership with Ritchie de Laet has been fantastic, and this has made a real difference to our season as we have marched to, what should be, championship survival, another couple of wins on the spin and who knows...

Hopefully Swansea will be willing to do us a favour for the remaining months of the season, all we can do is keep our fingers crossed, although - and it 'probably' means something - the player at least is open to extending his loan, and that is a good thing.

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    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Tuesday March 1 2011

    Time: 4:08PM

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    Gotta agree there Rug. DC has looked good BUT he has done that on loan before and when signed permanently he flattered to deceive. Looks good with De Laet too but we wont manage to keep him sadly.
    eastneydave
    I agree Dave, once he has the comfort of a contract he seems to do a bit of a Dave Kitson. Perhapse the issue for DC has been the player pairing at Swansea. Thats still an issue as Monsieur DeLaet is back to his club end of season, although it does give some guidance to DC's true ability when he's not being a lazy so n so; if SC can find a reasonay priced DeLawt replacement it might be worth a punt on the two
    russellm
    To clarify: reasonably priced RD-L replacement
    russellm
    Keeping de Laet, that would be nice, but other positions would be better for us initially I reckon. Ex Utd players have signed for Championship clubs, the fella at Burnley, Chris Eagles, is the one that springs to mind but I think they paid over 1m for him which we wont probably.... The summer will be interesting, hopefully in a good way this year! But lets keep our fingers crossed for a frantic, points filled finish!!
    pompeyweller
    What about Ward as a reasonably priced de Laet replacement fellas?
    pompeyweller
    I'll go with the frantic points filled finish "weller" As for Mr Cotterill let's see what he does tonight... one match at a time. It could well be that it's his club insecurity that's giving him an edge so keep him insecure...
    cornypomp
    yea Weller Ward would be my long time right back, its easily his best position as well imo
    pompeym@
    DC, OK today.
    russellm
    People were comparing the two with Belhadj, & Triore, witch did work great for the first half of that season, but teams learn how to play them, all be it premier sides, so mix it a little, & see where it takes us.
    pompeyyong
    the best pairing that we have had since these two - would be happy to have one still here next season, two would be fantastic altho i fear it will be none...
    pompeyrug
     

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