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Will he get what he wants?

For me, without a doubt, Tal Ben-Haim was the best player of the pitch against Cardiff at the weekend.

His return to the Pompey side has seen him impress to be honest, on the whole - is this because he is just happy to be playing football again or is this because he wants to play football and be doing this for PFC?

Well, he reckons it is for the latter: 'I enjoy it when I play. Always.

'Last year I wanted to play but there were problems. Now we've tried to sort everything out. I'm here still and I'm happy.'

Given the money that he is on 'should' an offer come in before the transfer deadline then I would have little doubt that he would move on, will this offer come though?

Well that I cannot answer as I am not sure, I would 'guess' that clubs would be showing an interest given his form although it is the size of his wage packet that would 'probably' put clubs off I would think...

So, chances are he will still be here come September, although will others be coming in to join him?

This is something that Steve Cotterill seems to be constantly changing his mind about.

One minute it is a yes, he would like a couple more and thinks he will get one permanent and one loanee, although now he is playing down the chances of anymore coming in...

He now says: 'I don't know whether there will be any more coming in.

'It depends how much money we have, or if we have any money left. That's how it stands. I will have to wait and see.'

'Expecting' movement is not something that I will be doing but I would not 'rule it out'.

I still have this sneaky suspicion that Grant Leadbitter will arrive, although time will tell...

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 29 2011

Time: 8:07PM

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I think Cotterill is playing down any signings coming in just incase we don't get any in. Surely though he will know from the owners or Lampitt how much money there is left?? The way he is acting in interviews though is that he is a kid asking for more pocket money and unless he gets it he can't get any new toys!
moley2
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29/08/2011 22:03:00

I think Cotterill is playing down any signings coming in just incase we don't get any in. Surely though he will know from the owners or Lampitt how much money there is left?? The way he is acting in interviews though is that he is a kid asking for more pocket money and unless he gets it he can't get any new toys!
moley2
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29/08/2011 22:03:00

We keep hearing about TBHs pay packet, but does anyone know how much that is now? Surely SC must know the state of his finances, or is he really having to go in with a begging bowl each time he wants a player?
PFCblue
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29/08/2011 22:23:00

We keep hearing about TBHs pay packet, but does anyone know how much that is now? Surely SC must know the state of his finances, or is he really having to go in with a begging bowl each time he wants a player?
PFCblue
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29/08/2011 22:23:00

I was thinking the same thing blue. Around a month or two ago there was a lot of talk going around about a large chunk of money that the club owed to Ben-Haim. Things have all gone quiet since then and he has come back and been one of our stars.

This makes me think that there was a bit of renegotiation with his wages that not would give him the chance to play for us and, in essence, play for his contract next season, be it with us or elsewhere. I think that he has shown he still wants to play football, and that he still has what it takes to perform at this level. I still wouldn't be surprise if he signed a long-term contract with us in January (albeit with more realistic wages).
PompeyFrippy
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30/08/2011 03:15:00

I was thinking the same thing blue. Around a month or two ago there was a lot of talk going around about a large chunk of money that the club owed to Ben-Haim. Things have all gone quiet since then and he has come back and been one of our stars.

This makes me think that there was a bit of renegotiation with his wages that not would give him the chance to play for us and, in essence, play for his contract next season, be it with us or elsewhere. I think that he has shown he still wants to play football, and that he still has what it takes to perform at this level. I still wouldn't be surprise if he signed a long-term contract with us in January (albeit with more realistic wages).
PompeyFrippy
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30/08/2011 03:15:00

Another weird I'll thought press conference from Potty Cotty- which no doubt- is because he trained his gob so hard last week! Get the man some media training- PERRR-LEASE !! Pompey wanted the sports court PZ didn't and with TBH's career going down the pan they had to deal.
RussellM
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30/08/2011 08:31:00

Another weird I'll thought press conference from Potty Cotty- which no doubt- is because he trained his gob so hard last week! Get the man some media training- PERRR-LEASE !! Pompey wanted the sports court PZ didn't and with TBH's career going down the pan they had to deal.
RussellM
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30/08/2011 08:31:00

I can see us wating until the PL 25-man squads are announced before we sign any loan players. A lot more attractive players should then be available. I think Cotts has more to worry about than media training. PUP
NorfolknBlue
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30/08/2011 08:59:00

I can see us wating until the PL 25-man squads are announced before we sign any loan players. A lot more attractive players should then be available. I think Cotts has more to worry about than media training. PUP
NorfolknBlue
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30/08/2011 08:59:00

We've apparently signed another player! Jed Wallace has signed from the Rymans Premier League on a 3 year deal. No seriously. That should solve our midfield issues then :)
stooH
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30/08/2011 09:19:00

We've apparently signed another player! Jed Wallace has signed from the Rymans Premier League on a 3 year deal. No seriously. That should solve our midfield issues then :)
stooH
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30/08/2011 09:19:00

 

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