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Pompey Signings For Next Season

As the season nears an end, talk is already about who Pompey will sign for the next season. So is there any reason why one possible target should be even considered?

We have been amazed at some of the names Harry Redknapp has brought to this club over the last five years, with Sol Campbell and David James probably the most significant ever. Other inspirational names have been Paul Merson, Tim Sherwood, Steve Stone, Miguel Pedro Mendes, Patrik Berger and of course Teddy Sheringham.

He has of course not been always successful with some of his signings, Ivica Mornar being just one example and some have started brightly but then faded away like Lualua and perhaps Andy Cole. It has to be said though that Harry is not afraid to put his head above the parapet and is always confident in the signings he makes. Which makes it a little difficult to understand why latest news is emerging that he is still hot on the trail of Titus Bramble - hardly the most successful or trustworthy defender, do we really need yet another shaky player at the back when Treore is already giving us more problems than most opposition attacks could ever do?

What we are interested in is your opinion, who you would like to see here at Pompey next season - within reason of course. Harry will not have carte blanche or a bottomless pit of money so let`s assume he will have a maximum purchase budget of 20million. Using that sum, who would you like to see at Fratton Park next season and why. Also, what are your thoughts on Bramble, should we even be thinking about signing him in the first place? Perhaps you would like to give your vote in the poll that is to the lower right of the page?

We need more firepower if we are to build on what has been achieved this season; we also need more cover at the back too. So let us know who you would like to sign and for that matter who you would like to dispose of - any player you think you can raise money on can be added to your 20million budget, but again please be realistic.




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The Journalist

Writer: TruePompeyBlue Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 10 2007

Time: 9:29AM

Your Comments

Bramble has been consistent I will give the guy that... Consistently crap! Traore came with a reputation and hasn't really helped it too much but he has played for Liverpool, and not just one or two times. He is prone to errors and not one of my favourites but is still young and adds something to the sqaud... Bramble may be young but he has been consistently bad for Newcastle. Andy O'Brien or Titus Bramble? O'Brien wins everytime. Bramble wouldn't threaten Primus' place which is my one worry, that he'll be pushed out so this is a bonus... A proven 15-20 goal man is needed. The guy in the picture, a certain England international who scores goals on debut is a man I would love us to have here, but it looks like Everton have won this race haven't they...
pompeyrug
I know he isn't exactly the youngest of players but what about Robbie Fowler... He'll be released by Liverpool in the summer so wouldn't cost anything apart from wages, which will be high but no more than Sol. He is a proven goalscorer who is still doing the business for Liverpool when given a chance...
pompeyrug
A pair of div one players i would like at pompey. I would like to pick up Koumas to unlock the defences as having davis and hughsie together in centre mid seems to lack creativity. I would also have a pop for david healy. He is obvoiusly a top player who maybe hasnt had the manager at club level to get best from him.
pompeyben
If Pompey are to push on next season then they need to buy and pay for quality. If we had done this in Jan then I think we would have made a better stab at Europe for this year. For me we need a Right Back, Johnson going back to Chelsea, Pamarot not good enough. Left back, Traore is poor and we need Stefanovic as CB cover. Leighton Baines comes to mind. Midfield we seem to be ok with but it would be nice to have a ball winner available to us. (Muntari?) Strikers we need desparately, like Benjanis work ethic but never going to get 20 goals in a season, Toddy should stay, release Kanu and Lua Lua. Yes Nugent would be nice, but need another yakubu type really. Titus Bramble, no way!
bluedr
why don't we try and sign Flamini from Arsenal seeing as he's already said he wants out? other potential signings should include Sulley Muntari from udinese, billy sharp from Scunthorpe amongst others. I'll be back when i can think up some more!
The Rabbi
i don't want bramble i want nugent/defoe/yakubu
VitalPompeyAdmin
I think striker is the only really burning issue, we have options up front but no-one who looks like smacking in 15+, Toddy doesn't look like he will ever get a real run, Lua even when on fire won't score 1 in 2, Benjani is going to struggle to hit 5 all year, and Kanu looks like he may still go, Nugent would be great, but now he's pulled on the white shirt will command a ridiculous fee, I would like us to go out on a limb for Defoe, he will be expensive, but I think he would jump at the chance of regular football
paultsmouth
Sack LL, Kanu? Bring in Defoe, bring back Yakubu, Tevez if WH get relegated and what about Benayoun with him. After seeing the work ethic on Sunday, what about a cheap Watford player or two?
WalshWasGod
WalshwasGod - if you think we have a hope in hell's chance of signing Tevez, Defoe, and Yakubu then good on you! It ain't going to happen. we have to unearth talent at a slightly lower level (Matt Taylor 400k from luton) and bring them on. The politics that Tevez would bring to the club aren't worth the effort. Yakubu isn't coming back and the only way Defoe will be playing at Fratton next season is in an opposition shirt. I see today that Arsenal are looking to offload Senderos who is an intelligent bloke who could easily do a job for us? Lets sort out the strikers though first.
The Rabbi
Im sure i suggested this in the forums.
tommo3146
We have about as much chance of signing Defoe, Tevez and Yakubu as I do of playing for Pompey next season! I look forward to linning up alongside the boys!!!!! Come on let's be realistic if we could sign one of these guys - although highly unlikely - I'd be amazed... Let's keep things real, Nugent is in demand but maybe the lure of playing regular assured football could do, but still unlikely... I say it again, what about a Robbie Fowler? Knocking on but knows where the net is is a free agent and still does it for the scousers this season when he plays...
pompeyrug
I thought the young (Algerian/Morrocan?) guy that scored two against us for Watford looked promising. A Pamerot/Traore based defence next next season is a bit squeaky bum time to me. Bring back Brian Priske if Johnson goes and D'Allesandro for Lua Lua
Pompeyscum
Another lot of veterans who could line up along side Robbie Fowler. Teddy Sheringham, James Beattie (sure to go down well), Tugay, Gary Speed (on a five year contract), Mido (not popular with the rabbi), Ryan Giggs (who the **** are man united?), Ian Pearce, Matt jackson, and maybe even Francesco Totti (after last nights performance).
The Rabbi
Lets sign Titus Bramble?
The Rabbi
Sharp from S ****horpe could become a bright prospect in the Prem and come at a low cost. Remember we got Peter Crouch for just over 1M. Whoever it is it must be a striker and a good one at that. Someone of the Robby Keane mold.
pompeygray
Maybe HR thinks Sol is the man to move Bramble into the Next Big Thing?
Et_tu_Pompeii
Rabbi people are wanting us to find a striker that can score goals, realistically we are not going to get a Defoe or an Anelka, players of that type will not come to Pompey this summer 20m or not... Fowler is what 32, give him the ball and he'll score... I thought that about Cole, difference is Fowler isn't a mercenary, Cole is. If the price is right for us I'd happily have him here, I think Fowler can still do a job for most top flight sides... Pompeyscum you're talking about Bouazza right, looks a cracking little player, but if they can get 10m for Young they'll be wanting something similar for him as from what I've seen of both there isn't a great deal between the two...
pompeyrug
Now here's someone I never thought I'd be linking with a move to Pompey. he's been linked with a move to the New York Red Bulls, which means no one else in Europe wants him. he has had serious injury problems, a few run in's with the police, and suffered the loss of his pet parrot! he was one of French football's hottest prospects about three years ago. This player is not yet 26 years old . if harry can get ten goals out of Kanu then why not give Djibril Cisse a season getting his career back together?
The Rabbi
Cisse, eh? I've heard worse.
Et_tu_Pompeii
Flamini and Baptista from Arsenal and we release LuaLua not on loan but for good.Bramble no
Mudhara
Cisse ! Rabbi, you,ve lost it
russellm
and harry puts his head above the parapit cos he always had to not having any money although given the news that we only have 5 million he might have to stick above the parapit again
russellm
ET_Tu you have lost it to,Cisse is bad tempered , wont train, goes awol and never happy with his contract .... hold on he should fit in nicely
russellm
 

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