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Martin O`Neil has apparently told Doug Ellis to get Petrov (thought to be up to 6 million). Martin O`Neil will make Petrov his first signing for Villa, according to reports.

This could see Pompey snatch a double deal for Lee Hendrie and Gareth Barry. Although Harry is thought to be looking at a possible deal to bring Owen Hagreaves to Pompey.

Harry is also awaiting Sol Campbell`s decision, which he expects Friday. If Sol sees his future else where then Harry will look to bring in other targets, such as Barry and Distin.




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The Journalist

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Date:Wednesday August 2 2006

Time: 11:02AM

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Looks like we've lost out on Vierra though as he's gone to Milan. bugger. :D :D :D
FEn_100
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02/08/2006 11:16:00

Hope the Petrov thing is wrong, i watched him play in an old firm derdy and he was superb. Radio says we are linked with a Peruvian playing in Argentina called Juan Vargas. Talk sport says he is a full back, having never heard of him i checked & both ESPN & his club web site say he is a midfielder. Anybody know of him?
russellm
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02/08/2006 11:26:00

u wont get Petrov! His coming the Villa!
leelindsay
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02/08/2006 11:35:00

Owen Hargreaves would be superb, must admit I was one that gave him stick before the WC but he showed his class. At the end of the day you don't play for a club like Bayern Munich for so long if you are a poor player do you. I'd be more surprised to see him sign than any of our other previous, or future targets. He only wants a top four club doesn't he, and we aren't that, well not yet ;)
pompeyrug
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02/08/2006 11:35:00

Juan Vargas is apparently a left sided defender. But maybe he's similar to Matty Taylor in the fact he could play in midfield also? I know little about the guy other than 3 different clubs own his registration or something similarly crazy, which would see a fee split between the 3! The reported 1.6m wouldn't go far would it.
pompeyrug
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02/08/2006 11:38:00

Hargreaves proved us all wrong at the World Cup, and was clearly one of Englands better players at the end of the day. Might prove a tad difficult to lure him to Pompey, but if none of the 'big clubs' are in for him then it could be a possibility.
Tantona
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02/08/2006 11:39:00

Nothing wrong in being optimistic!!!!!
sidyid
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02/08/2006 11:40:00

Done a bit more checking pompeyrug, my spanish is a little bit crap now but apparently he's "not short of confidence or opinions". oh and another web site is now reporting the rumour as well
russellm
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02/08/2006 11:41:00

hargreaves wont join any team not in the champions league. and although i quite lik pompey, i dont see any big names joining you. Portsmouth in the champions league just doesnt sound right.
groseyboy
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02/08/2006 11:44:00

If petrov went to Villa it would be a right kick in the nuts and would prove the only reason he didn't come to Pompey was because of scummer Gordan.
Linvoy#1
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02/08/2006 11:46:00

Does down here groseyboy, sounds bl##dy marvellous
russellm
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02/08/2006 11:46:00

it ****s me off when people who don't even support Pompey come on here and slag us off. Why cant you see Pompey in the Champions league you git maybe not in the near future but one day it will happen. Anyway who are you groseyboy and **** off
Linvoy#1
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02/08/2006 11:51:00

I'd rather you got Petrov... dont let the Vile have him, then do to them what you did to us and send them down!!!
lil_blues_fan
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02/08/2006 12:00:00

Les, stop making stuff up. Harry he after an attacking midfielder, not Hrgreaves. STOP MAKING STUFF UP.
Pompey4europe
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02/08/2006 12:00:00

yea i know what you mean Linvoy i dont thinki we do it to other sites unless your ex manager goes down the road, then comes back to and gets stuffed, but regards Petrov it's got less to do with that a short ginger walking shoulder chip than Milan and their chairman.
russellm
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02/08/2006 12:02:00

pompey4europe i never said we where signing him, just interested. That isn't my own info i admit, it comes from reports in germany. How would you know what harry is looking for? i presume you ment harry is after?
lmatthews
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02/08/2006 12:15:00

i still think 6 mill is a lot of money, which is what the sort of price is aparently going to be
lmatthews
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02/08/2006 12:16:00

What info from Germany Les? And yes i meAnt to put an 'is' in my comment. Glass houses les, glass houses.
Pompey4europe
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02/08/2006 12:46:00

The not short of confidence I like in Vargas russellm, but not sure on the full of opinions, some of these can be a handful can't they and can cause unrest in the dressing room.
pompeyrug
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02/08/2006 12:58:00

I thought being unable to understand Harry's English was a problem in the past, Hope Vargas can express his opinions in English for the good of all. Vargas and Viafara were both great signings from south America acording to the press at the time so hope this works out better.
Farlington_road
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02/08/2006 15:06:00

How long has martin O'neil been the Villa manager then? Have i missed something?
FEn_100
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02/08/2006 15:30:00

Fen, Martin O'neil has always been a mercenary bast**d at the best of times and he admits it, so i guess he's been scouted out about what money would be invested in Villa prior to taking the position. pompeyrug you are right about opinionated, apparently Vargas was supposed to come over for a medical but refused because he is a PERUVIAN NO LESS !!!! INTERNATIONAL !!!! and as such need not bother with mere trivial matters like that. But if he plays as good as he talks who cares.... If
russellm
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02/08/2006 17:04:00

Vargas, he sounds like something from outer space. Well if he is out of this world that could be good for us. As for the Petrov affair I blame the red headed ex Scummer, he is loathe to trade with Pompey....full stop.
pompeygray
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02/08/2006 23:15:00

O'Neil would have managed Petrov at Celtic. Sadly that is probably enough.
storagematt
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05/08/2006 22:18:00

 

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