What does the future hold for...Ashdown?
There can be few clubs with such a history of squad rotation as Pompey.
This summer, as with the past 2-3, I would suspect that 'most' will be wondering where their future lies.
Although unlike some other years some players under contract at least 'should' have a better chance of remaining where they are, as long as this is what they want!
If this is what they want, and it is a financially viable option for us, lets hope this is what they get...
#1 Jamie Ashdown
Having been released last summer I doubt few would have expected him to have been here now, although - for whatever reason - Paddy came back and he has made the no.1 spot his own.
Not meaning to sound harsh but he has hardly had much competition - that said he has had a fine season, on the whole to be fair. Yep he has made some mistakes but what keeper does not?! He has also pulled off some fantastic saves, one at Derby really sticks in my mind.
His confidence was dealt a massive blow under previous managers and with David James ahead of you few could, or would have, been able to challenge a keeper of that quality.
For me Paddy does not have the command of his area I would like and his distribution is poor but at the end of the day keepers are paid to keep the ball out of the net and he does this well, more often than not.
Being under contract, and now the undisputable no.1, there is little reason for him to move on so unless a premier league side comes in for him - which I doubt - for me his future lies at Fratton...
PLAY UP POMPEY!