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Pompey in for Emmanuel-Thomas

A few 'rumours' have been saying that Jay Emmanuel-Thomas could be of interested to Pompey.

It has also been said recently that Arsenal are willing to sell...

Well 'word on the street' has it that Pompey are in for the young striker and an offer has been made that could well see him become a Pompey player soon?

Further 'word on the street' says that there are concerns about his attitude and off-the-field behaviour and Arsenal have become 'fed up' with him.

Assuming we do bring him in can we become the club to tame him, and can his potential be realised?


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 23 2011

Time: 11:56PM

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This is a promising rumour!!!!!
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24/07/2011 01:28:00

for 1. I am not sure his ego will stoop as low as Fratton if their are other options-which there are bound to be a few. 2.I saw him on TV a couple of times for Cardiff and was not overley impressesd. Big strong fast skilfull, but not clinical. for me i want a marksamn type. someone who has banged in goals in lower league, and will see \pompey as career progression, and bee keen ands hiungry..not a superstar from a big club slumming it untill a better offer comes along..we have seen too many of those over the years
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24/07/2011 08:46:00

I have to say that I agree with graham here; Portsmouth has been a stepping stone for players to move on. Lass Diarra said that publicly and it really hurts, no matter how much profit we've done out of that deal! But, this is Pompey; a small club that is expected to be a stepping stone for many players, so there isn't too much we can do about it. I'd say sign him if the money is reasonable, but we have to be careful about that sell-on clause; since that may mean we would never be able to sell him and he will out his contract and move away for free!
Pompey Malta
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24/07/2011 09:32:00

Lets not condemn before we know a bit more .. Although I accept the view of Malta & Graham .. there are tons of kids that leave big clubs and carve out a career lower down.. so what if it's as a stepping stone .. if he does the job while here then great .. that's all we ask of him.. Surely we are not looking for players to sign and spend their entire career here !!.. As for Diarra .. we all knew that's what he had planned and the reason he was so good and everybody loved him so much was that he was up from about it and gave us his all in a bid to put him self in the shop window .. and it worked and he and Pompey profited.. It might be a big step down but surely a smaller squad will help his development rather than hinder it ..
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24/07/2011 09:59:00

Chix, i agree with that as an over arching sentiment..and we would all wish joel ward well if chelsea, or real madrid etc bought him, What I mean is that this kid has somewhat or a reputation, as arrogant and difficult. That is what i am alluding to..and to top it he was'nt too good from what i saw. Now Lassie was very good and i had no problem with him stating that we were a stepping stone because he gave a good account. i was really reffering to the Defoe type and the kid who went back to WBA, etc. I am glad johnson went to pool and done well, and even Niko. Just as an aside..if crouch joins QPR, does that mean he will definately also go back to Villa, Scum and Norwich(loan) how weird would that be..
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24/07/2011 10:46:00

The trouble is we are dammed either way. If he comes and performs well, then the big boys will come sniffing. If he plays like a donkey, then of what use is he to us or anybody else?
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24/07/2011 11:28:00

plymouth graham
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24/07/2011 14:03:00

No thanks!...we need a striker not a trouble making ego!.....I lay odds he's off to Ipswich, so that will save us the bother...
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24/07/2011 19:02:00


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