Hands up if you think they will go...
...or if the trialists will arrive for that matter...
Sorry to be 'negative' or 'pessimistic' but as much as the move by Appy to leave the senior players behind in favour of the kids and trialists (that he hopes to sign to be his squad this season) is one that I applaud I do wonder how much difference it will actually make?
It is great to finally have news about players coming in instead of out but not one of these trialists will arrive will they as things stand - and if they are not offered a contract within a couple of weeks I am under no illusion that they will move on and seek pastures new...
The message to those left behind that 'they are not wanted' is well and truly out there for these senior players now, and whilst some might get this why would a would be future employee make their move just yet?
Given the stipulations placed upon the club, and a future owner, the reality that Pompey really could be liquidated is as strong as ever, if not more so!
The PST had, what 28-days, to confirm their bid for the club before Balram Chainrai's offer went through - you know what, there really is not much time left for this by my reckoning.
With the football league stipulations in place then it is questionable, if not unlikely, that he will even decide to follow through with his offer. Should that be the case and The PST cannot finalise their offer what other offer is there?
It would appear none...
In that case liquation would be the only possible outcome, so with that in mind why would any club place a bid for any of our players with that thought in mind. They simply wait a week, 10-days or so, and just pick them up as a free agent!
Should a takeover go through, then these clubs make their move.
The problem is it is a vicious cycle isn't it, we need players off the wage bill so need them to leave so a takeover - and then an attempted rebuilding process can go through - can go through. As said though clubs will not want to pay for a player if they feel they can get them for nothing by waiting, but time is not something we have.
It has been suggested by Greg Halford that the attempts to move on players have not been as forceful as perhaps it should have been, I ask why the hell not if that is the case!
Whilst it would be nice for Pompey to return from Spain with a number of 1st team senior players having moved on I am far from convinced that many, if any, will in actual fact be gone!
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