Vital Football

Lawro pleads to stay

Lawro pleads to stay

Given our latest 'dilemma' it is hard to think that anyone is safe from being sold in the New Year when the transfer window reopens...

Some will be needed to be shifted more than others, mainly due to the size of the wage packet that they are picking up - Liam Lawrence, as he is one of the top earners at the club, is one of those that would top that list I suspect?

Going to Forest, to link-up with Steve Cotterill again, is something that has been strongly 'rumoured' although Lawro, as he told The News today, is 'unaware' of such a move: 'people are putting two and two together and getting five.

'There's nothing going on at the minute that I know about.

'You never know, I suppose. I might be one they might be looking to get out if the financial situation doesn't improve.

'Sometimes in football these things are taken out of your hands and if that happens, then it happens.'

Even 'if' Cotterill wants Lawro at Forest I continue to find it hard to see how this could happen as Forest are unlikely to part with much money to sign him - even if we literally gave him away would they pay him wages close to what he is getting here?

Nope, I would not think so...

Whatever though he says that he does not want to leave as he, and his family, are settled and happy: 'I'm settled, my family is with me and I love it down here. The fans are brilliant with me and I've got no problems.

'I would much rather stay but I just hope the club gets sorted.'

Lawro was fantastic in the first 6-months or so of his time with Pompey, although the second half of last season and the first part of this his influence has seriously waned with his injury problems also on the increase...

For me Lawro does not offer enough to warrant, when fit, an assured starting place week-in-week out so - even though it is somewhat refreshing to view his take on things - if it is possible for him to be moved on in January then I have to be honest and say that I think this needs to happen.

'Reported' wages of £20,000 p/w are far too much for a club in our current position, and are wages that should not have been issued anyway, right?

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Click here to make your prediction: Burnley Pompey.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Vital Pompey on: facebook Vital Pompey on: twitter

Join the Vital Pompey Forum Debate

Frippy's Virtual Bookies - here.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday December 8 2011
Time: 12:06PM

Comments

0
Unfortunately I can't see our hands being bitten off for any of the players we may feel we need to unload in January. Pup.
NorfolknBlue
08/12/2011 12:42:00
0
I wouldn't give a chewed toffee apple for Lawrence!
penton
08/12/2011 13:01:00
0
I thuoght he was looking back to his best against Palace. However is he value for money. Afraid not with appearance record this season & 2nd half of last season.
Ihatemidweektvgames
08/12/2011 13:18:00
0
Good to hear he wants to stay! Maybe when he's back from injury he will try and prove to Appy not to sell him and to put him in the starting line up.
PompeyFcMad
08/12/2011 19:35:00
0
Liam if you love it down here so much take a pay cut & extend your contract. Similar to the Kanu deal. You get job security, we reduce the wage bill & hopefully get a fully fit player, everybody wins!!
Ihatemidweektvgames
09/12/2011 08:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Third time lucky? Nope as O'Shea interest ends

O'Shea saw a couple of bids for him put in; these were turned down by Chesterfield. A third bid hasn't come from Pompey and it isn't going to either.

Topping last seasons tally the aim

78pts was only enough for a play-off place last season so you suspect we'll have to better that for a top 3 finish this coming season, which begins with Carlisle at Fratton.

On this day in history...26th June

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 26th June.

Done Deal - Smith in permanently from Swindon

The interest Pompey retained in Smith, with him 'in our sights' has resulted in him returning to the Blues on a permanent basis after signing for an 'undisclosed fee' from Swindon.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Cookie has signed five player now. How many more until you are happy?
Suggested By: eastneydave
Just a keeper10%
Two 70%
Three 10%
Four10%
More0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.eastneydave14
2.pompeyrug13
3.Copnor4311
4.FrattonBlue8
5.Pompeyboosie6
6.mslorna485
7.Ronald Wilson4
8.Jimsmithswig3
9.storagematt2
10.Lemmi1