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Varney in and Halford is close

We are yet to hear anything official, although this will come later today according to The News, but a double signing has been made.

Steve Cotterill has been talking in The News about the 'double swoop' for Luke Varney and Stephen Henderson.

I look forward to them being officially confirmed shortly, Henderson apparently signed yesterday but still nothing is confirmed.

Awaiting this I will bang on, again, about my 'disappointment' that these official-unofficial signings are being announced in a local paper before they are the official website. This is not the way this should be...

Another coming back to PFC is Greg Halford.

'Rumours' of a return have intensified this week and Cotterill has said: 'Halford is close. That could happen this week.'


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 6 2011

Time: 11:53AM

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Hooray! It's all coming together nicely. If the team we have right now can stay fit, there's no reason why we wouldn't make the play-offs. All we need is a bit of back up, and perhaps another striker...
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06/07/2011 12:18:00

More happy news, and that surely means that we will have enough players now to actually field a team! With HH having agreed, and Halford hopefully in by the end of the week, we now have a defence. Just need another striker and another playmaker. Oooh we can start to name the first 11 against Borough soon.
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06/07/2011 13:06:00

All seems quietly positive.
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06/07/2011 13:08:00

Frippy, I'd like to share your optimism but I think we are still 2 or 3 quality players away from the play offs even if we do get Varney and Halford in. Shame about Earnshaw who has joined Cardiff today and I think would have been a 20 goal striker I think. Lets hope Cotts has another couple of additions in the pipeline!
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06/07/2011 13:09:00

definitely short on numbers still, encouraging start by CSI though.
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06/07/2011 13:24:00

Would like to see a young hungry striker as we only have Kanu, Kitson, & now Varney, with Kanu as a bit player, maybe two or is that being greedy.
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06/07/2011 15:00:00

Good news but I agree Rug, what's the point of having the OS if we have to find out things through the local rag or sky? It's almost as though they read the news for their reports.
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06/07/2011 15:30:00

well at least we're getting players in hopefully we'll get a few more then i think we could make a challenge 4 the play offs as long as we can steer clear of injuries and suspensions
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06/07/2011 17:04:00

i'm sorry but it being announced 1st on the OS is never gonna happen no matter how much you complain about it, its just not how football works anymore. but brilliant news getting Varney in, still think we need a proven goal scorer or 2 as blue said shame about Earnshaw and we are in desperate need on a left winger as well cause atm we'd probably be playing mullins there lol
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06/07/2011 17:42:00

sorry m@ but i disagree... i agree that 'media speculation' will always be there, i have no issue with that but the official website should be the place that players are officially announced as having signed! why did cotts' thoughts have to be put on the news site before the official one?
granted i do not look around at other clubs but it seems to me that the first words made by the manager and/or the player when he signs are made on the official website so why could varney not have been announced on the pompey site by cotts instead of in the news? is it worth having an official site anymore...
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06/07/2011 17:47:00

Matty Tubbs..Billy Sharp...someone who knows where a goal is
plymouth graham
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06/07/2011 18:19:00

other sites are pretty much the same as ours as far as i can tell the local/ national media will always get hold of the story just before the player officially signs and get a quote or 2 for a piece. Weather it should be announced 1st on the OS or not wasn't really my point cause i agree it should be but i don't see it happening anytime soon so i don't see the point in complaining about it and to be honest as long as we get the info and its correct i'm fine with it atm cause theres much bigger issues to deal with
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06/07/2011 22:10:00

I log in to Vital for ALL my information. Then I go to Newsnow, but only if I'm bored. I have the News delivered every day, but its usually old news by the time I get it, cos I've heard it all on Vital.
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07/07/2011 00:34:00

I agree, IF Halford is confirmed we need maybe 2 attacking players (one of them to be a natural goalscorer would be nice), an covering defender and a few more versatile midfielders. We have 14 players at the moment, a squad of 20-23 is a massive improvement on last season, although a few injuries and we'll be threadbare once again.
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07/07/2011 02:55:00

SC if you read this Matty Tubbs
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07/07/2011 08:51:00

It is all going swimmingly well at the moment, why do I still get the odd feeling that it cant be as good as it seems, been a Pompey fan for too long!!!
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07/07/2011 09:45:00

apparently we've signed halford now
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07/07/2011 14:53:00

Portsmuff - we don't do negative any more - we've moved on. The future is bright - the future is Russian:-)
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07/07/2011 23:35:00

Thats great to hear Gandor, and everything is pointing in that direction, life seems good, thats what has me on edge I think! lol
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