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Riise goes back to Fulham

Riise goes back to Fulham

I cannot say I am surprised but Guy Whittingham has confirmed that Bjorn Helge Riise will be returning to Fulham.

Whittingham, quoted in The News, has thanked the Norwegian for his efforts but it 'just hasn't worked out for him' and he 'will not be staying' at Fratton.

He returns to Fulham after arriving on loan at the end of September: 'Bjorn will not be staying. It just hasn't worked out for him, unfortunately.

'I've been in that situation myself where you go on loan somewhere and it doesn't happen for you.

'But he's been a great professional and I still think he's enjoyed being here. We've enjoyed having him here.

'He understood the situation and he's been fine with it. It was the right decision to bring him in. He added to the squad and helped the competition for places.'

This has been backed up with The Pompey Site issuing this statement this morning: 'Bjorn Helge Riise has returned to Fulham after his spell on loan at Pompey.

'The 28-year-old Norwegian international midfielder made two starts for the Blues, against Peterborough and Leeds.

'Portsmouth Football Club thank Bjorn for his efforts and wish him every success back at Craven Cottage.'

The Fulham man started the home games against Blackpool and Peterborough, as I was in Corfu at the time I never got to see him play, and that was his lot.

Riise gained mixed reviews, some said that he was fairly impressive and they wanted to see more of him, others said he was poor and his showing against Blackpool ranked up with the worst that they had seen from a Pompey player!

Like I opened with I am not surprised to see him return to his parent club, is anyone else?

Of course though, as with any player that comes in to help us out on loan, we thank him - and Fulham for allowing this...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday November 8 2011
Time: 11:39AM

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It was worth the try, if only as cover. But he's not proved to be any better than we already have.
PFCblue
08/11/2011 14:36:00
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We can do better
Terraceman
10/11/2011 18:13:00
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