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Griffin Sent Out On Loan

Pompey defender Andy Griffin has left Fratton Park to return to his first professional club Stoke City, in what will initially be a one-month loan move.

Griffin would start his career with Stoke in 1996 and two impressive seasons would soon bringing him to the attention of Newcastle, for whom he signed in 1998 for a fee of 1.5 million. England recognition would come at U18 and U21 levels however regular football at St James' Park was never really assured.

His arrival at Fratton Park would come in 2004, signed by Harry Redknapp on a free transfer after his contract had expired. I think it is fair to say that Griffin hasn't always been a fans favourite, maybe at best there is a 50:50 split on the opinion of the 27-year-old.

It is always good to have cover and experienced cover at that, and although Griffin isn't a favourite of mine if he had to play I have no doubt he would have given his all, whether or not this would be good enough is open to debate.

Redknapp is certainly of the opinion that he has sufficient cover to let the right-back return to Stoke after a ten-year absence. I'm not so sure that he will return, if he does with first team action highly unlikely, other than possibly the Carling Cup then it will only be a matter of when and not if he will leave for good.




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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 9 2006

Time: 7:18PM

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I don't rate him anyway, good ridence!
Westov
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09/09/2006 19:26:00

He would always give you effort. Amazingly, this is not always the case with players and I'll always back one that gives it.
Pompeyscum
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09/09/2006 20:52:00

Good. Nothing short of a thug. Lacked talent & would kick sh1t out of the opposition at will . Amazed he wasn't sent off when he played. He is in my room 101 of Pompety players with Kevin harper, Carl Tiler, Aid Whitbread & the crap that kept us back for too many years.
storagematt
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09/09/2006 22:00:00

hey lay off kevin harper! He did alright for us back in the dungeon days
Play Up Pompey
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09/09/2006 23:29:00

GRIFFIN GONE !!!!!! I AM ABSOLOUTELY ******** DELIGHTED. so to speak
russellm
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10/09/2006 21:56:00

Don't care about Griffin but I agree with Play Up Pompey that little Kevin Harper ran his socks off, provided speed and gave 100% in the bad old days. It was a player like him that kept us from sliding into the abyss.
pompeygray
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11/09/2006 01:12:00

Andrew, you simply weren't good enough.
The Rabbi
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11/09/2006 10:24:00

Well I'm not a fan of Griffin but with his departure we are now even shorter of defensive cover. Griffin unfortunately had a high opinion of his own football and often tried to trick players just outside our own box. If he had kept things simple i'm sure he could've been a bettter player for us. Think things would have to get pretty bad injury wise before he got in the team now.
Steve C
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11/09/2006 10:56:00

Have to agree with Play Up Pompey and Pompeygray about Kevin Harper. The idea of a Pompey room 101 is an interesting thought though. I'd go for Derek Showers as my number 1 pick.
Steve C
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11/09/2006 10:59:00

I liked Harper as a player, so I'd agree that he gave his all for us so liked him in that respect, but as a person from what I knew and heard wasn't so keen to be honest...
pompeyrug
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11/09/2006 11:44:00

I'm sorry, he's just absoloute crap!
Westov
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12/09/2006 15:14:00

DEREK SHOWERS, Stevec ??? Have you never seen Hamilton thorpe play? lolol
FEn_100
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12/09/2006 23:59:00

 

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