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'We are down to the bare loans!'

'We are down to the bare loans!'

Down to the bare loans, after Pompey captures their third signing of the day, on loan. This deal will become permanent if he impresses over the course of the season.

Douala has won 13 international caps for Cameroon and agreed to the deal while preparing for an African Cup of nations match against Rwanda.

The player who is a natural winger but can also play up-front.

Rudolph Mbela Douala was born September 25, 1978 in Douala. He is a Cameroonian footballer which would see him play in the african cup of nations.

He is an international midfielder/forward player and is known for being very fast. Douala started his career in St. Etienne but became more famous in Portugal, playing by Boavista FC, União de Leiria and now in Sporting.
Details
Name: Rudolph Mbela Douala
DOB: 25.09.1978 (28)
Weight: 75kg
Height: 176cm

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So That`s It!

Late into the night, Toddy moved to Wigan on loan despite having scored two goals this season. With Lua returning in a few weeks and the signing of two strikers, Toddy would have been way down the pecking order. I would like to wish Toddy the best of luck at his new club.

Pompey end the summer with the following squad;

Goalkeepers

David James
Dean Kiely
Jamie Ashdown

Defenders

Matty Taylor
Dejan Stefanovic
………………..
Sol Campbell
Linvoy Primus
Andy O`Brien
Noe Pamarot
………………..
Glen Johnson
Richard Duffy
Andy Griffin

Midfield

Niko Kranjcar
Korroman
………………
Pedro Mendes
Sean Davis
Manuel Fernandes
Richard Hughes
………………
David Thompson
Gary O`Neil

Strikers

Benjani
Lua Lua
Rudolph Douala
Andy Cole
Kanu
Ivica Mornar

Harry has to be happy with that squad (which I will review later) but I want your opinion on this transfer window, are you happy? We may not have spent that much in transfer fees but wages, we will have one of the biggest wage bills outside the top four.

David James (1.2 million)
Andy Cole (500k)

Sol Campbell (free)
David Thompson (free)
Kanu (free)

Koroman (loan)
Manuel Fernandes (loan)
Niko Kranjcar (3.5 million, sorry!)
Rudolph Doula (loan)
Glen Johnson (loan)


I think Pompey fans should be delighted, we have great squad depth and a top ten finish has to be a realistic aim now!

Paul Fisher


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

Writer:
Date:Friday September 1 2006
Time: 7:12AM

Comments

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Sorry I can't see the logic in loaning Toddy, HR said we needed another striker and signed AC then gets rid of Toddy doesn't make sense to me. AC has been out long term where do we stand if he breaks down? I hope they had thegood sense to include a recall clause and one that says he can't play against us.
Steve C
01/09/2006 07:19:00
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haha good heading, i'm happy, i think sol is the best but can't wait to see the loaned players
lmatthews
01/09/2006 07:19:00
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The squad looks well balanced and what with injuries, suspensions and rotations, one would ecpect most of these would get a run. Can anyone tell me how come we are still holding on to Ivica Mornar as surely he would the one surplus to requirements and not Todorov.
pompeygray
01/09/2006 07:20:00
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steve C Doula will play up-front
lmatthews
01/09/2006 07:20:00
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mornar will be happy to sit on the bench, toddy wants first team football, clubs want toddy, clubs don't want mornar lol
lmatthews
01/09/2006 07:22:00
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Sorry to see Toddy go. Scored a lot of important goals & was Pompey thru & thru. Again, I trust the loan means he won't be playing against us on 9th Sept.
storagematt
01/09/2006 07:28:00
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who knows, must have a recall thing?
lmatthews
01/09/2006 07:31:00
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The squad does look much better now than a month ago, and I reckon were on for top a eight finish. I think Toddy going out on loan is good for him as he will be getting first team football every week, which is more than he will get a Pompey. I've got doubts how much Lua is going to see of first team action on a regular basis with all these new boy coming in. I recon Harry's going to start with Benji and either AC or Kunu each week with Doula and Lua as super subs.
blarmy
01/09/2006 07:35:00
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Steve, Toddy will always be in our hearts, our hero. But Andy Cole can make his own goals, something Toddy has done in previous years, but not recently. Cole will get us golas, and not just Tap in's. Toddy needs about 10 x 90 minute games, thats something we cant give him. If he proves to be the old toddy by december, we will have him back, as good as new, and worthy of his place. If not, then atleast he can mocve on and enjoy a career somewhere else. We should be pleased for Toddy, and pleased we are moving up, Hopefully the 2 will re-unite in a fairy tale ending, but sometimes, to move on, you have to make sacrafices, and sometimes those sacrafices do hurt.
Midge
01/09/2006 08:50:00
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Who knows, Mornar being in the squad might have helped lure young Kronjcar down here. Very encouraged by yesterays signings, here's hoping we will continue to be amazed by performances on the pitch for the rest of the season! Re Toddy; I may have imagined it, but when I saw the announcement ont he OS it said we'd loaned him until the end of December only?? Most reports I'm seeing are saying the end of the season for some reason. Get the Toddy scoring for Wigan and then snatch him back in for the New Year matches!
Tantona
01/09/2006 08:51:00
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