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Pompey "The Poor Man`s Chelsea?"

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Today`s News of the World made the claim "are Portsmouth the poor man`s Chelsea?" Are these views based purely on the fact that a Russian owns us both and that is where the similarities end?

Is the "poor man`s" claim because our Russian is a mere Millionaire as opposed to Chelsea`s Abromovich`s Billionaire status or are they implying Pompey are just hoping to throw money around at anyone as many would claim Chelsea do? (This is not necessarily my opinion.)

With our lack of signings to date (despite our reported efforts) we are seemingly more like a poor man`s poor man but being labelled a poor man`s Chelsea will quite happily suit me.

The same paper would claim Sol Campbell has agreed a £40,000 per week deal. We will offer Spurs £2 million for Danny Murphy and £4 million would see Sylvain Distin arrive (didn`t he say no in the week!) and a further £2 million David James…

Let the poor man`s Chelsea revolution begin!


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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday August 6 2006
Time: 10:16AM

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I know the image is Milan, but I'm going for the "cool" man's look...
pompeyrug
06/08/2006 10:18:00
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What's more upsetting was that I heard a rumour somewhere we'd sign no fewer than SEVEN players last week!! SEVEN!!! Are we the poor man's Chelski? Let's hope that we don't attract the same number of glory bois when the big players do start signing anyway....
Tantona
06/08/2006 12:22:00
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Pompeyrug - I like the use of the 'Mr Cool' image of Milan! On the claims made re potential signings, anyone could write the cr*p served up by papers so clearly in the know?! I'm confident that on the basis of his recent activity in the transfer market, Harry is not spraying money in all directions to secure targets whatever the cost and will spend the funds at his disposal wisely. Would be nice to see Sol sign up soon though - he must know it makes sense.
pietro
06/08/2006 12:43:00
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Throw enough mud & maybe some may stick is the rule with paper talk. In our case throw buckets of the stuff & still a clean wall. As for any links with Chelsea must be taken in a positive light. A few years ago it was there pensioners that were more likely to be playing for us.
storagematt
06/08/2006 12:44:00
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It's crazy with the papers isn't it, the news of the world says Campbell will sign for us having agreed terms another says he's agreed them with Newcastle! I'm not saying that I agreed with the "gossip" surrounding them, if I'm honest can't see any of the 4 coming off, just thought it would be funny to throw in what else that paper said...
pompeyrug
06/08/2006 14:03:00
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You are right, it makes amusing reading whilst there's little real news of substance to keep us occupied.
pietro
06/08/2006 17:32:00
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Stuart Pearce is confirming a possible Pompey interest so maybe a move for him will come this week, this wont be to everyone's amusement. I'd rather at least one defender (CD) and a forward arrived first
pompeyrug
06/08/2006 19:40:00
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From the perspective that we are trying to buy lots of first team players from other premiership clubs we are a bit like Chelsea, but yes we are a bit of a "poor man" when it comes to actually succeeding !
StuartM
06/08/2006 21:24:00
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Why do people even bother with speculation (writing or reading it)? It's all bollócks until its on the official site. TBH, apart from work, thats half the reason i'm not on the pompey site much lately. Fed up with logging on just to read ponderous and uninformed dross, conjecture and rank bad journalism.
FEn_100
06/08/2006 22:07:00
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Don't leave us FEN your input is always appreciated even if it is controversial at times. I have always enjoyed your banter and am only saddened by your hopefully temporary abstinence.
pompeygray
06/08/2006 23:24:00
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