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Quiet whispers linking Djourou

Quiet whispers linking Djourou

This one is quite a long shot - and an unneeded log shot at that, as the Times report today that Pompey could make a move to sign Arsenal defender Johan Djourou on loan for the season, with Birmingham also interested.

The 20 year old - Ivory Coast born, Swiss international - is one of the many young starlets that Arsenal have. His quality is obvious, but this quality is not really needed as we are more than covered in defence now with the new arrivals we have seen.

If Djourou had been one of the promising 'young guns' of the attacking variety maybe this would have more legs.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday July 3 2007
Time: 10:23AM

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i dont buy it, just the papers with space to fill.
Midge
03/07/2007 10:46:00
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Don't need him, let him ship out to Birmingham or Watford for the season.
Tantona
03/07/2007 10:47:00
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Do we need an unproven defender to just sit on the bench, NO! More paper nonsense. We get linked with a lot of never to happen stories but at least it flatters our highish profile.
storagematt
03/07/2007 10:48:00
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i would not quite say he is unproven storagematt - he came in an did a job for arsenal when he was called upon... if we did not have the defenders we do i would be more than happy to see him come along for the season - as it is we just dont need him do we...
pompeyrug
03/07/2007 10:52:00
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Midge, im not having a go or being sarcastic but what happened with this defoe and zamora business you spoke about mate? you said that even if it did not come off you would explain your reasoning for it - so hopefully you will now?
pompeyrug
03/07/2007 10:54:00
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Give it up Harry, stop wasting time looking at more defenders and midfield, concentrate on what we need more than anything, more obvious than the nose on your face - A BLOODY STRIKER OR TWO!!! We've got the tournament in Asia coming up, surely that is the time you need to allow players to bed in, not one or two games into the season? We all know how important a win is at the end of the season, would have made all the difference this time!
TruePompeyBlue
03/07/2007 11:24:00
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I can't work out what Harry's up to? I'm not sure he knows to be honest.
The Rabbi
03/07/2007 12:44:00
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Surely Rabbi you should say that you can't work out what the press are up to!! Harry has never mentioned Djourou only the fact that he wants strikers and a wideman and has enough at the back. I work in Eastleigh but not near enough to the training ground to see waht goes on.
eastneydave
03/07/2007 12:48:00
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that is a good point mate this is only something the times have reported - no quotes, no nothing... for all his 'i would like so and so but cannot afford them' redknapp has come out with over and over he has said exatly what you say mate, that he wants strikers and widemen as we have enough at the back... 'arry or no one else at the club have said we will move for djourou - if we did this is when serious questions would have to be asked...
pompeyrug
03/07/2007 13:02:00
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...but it has to be said that the Snooze is of course the tried and tested, most reliable fountain of knowledge too. Eastneydave has raised an absolutely valid and good point, all we know is what is being reported by the papers, which given how the club was run under the previous administration, the silence is in fact good.

Milan always loved to court attention, provided of course it was in his favour. We only have to look at a couple of incidences where the media upset him and were then banned from the ground - a bit like if you don't play my way, I'll take the ball away and go home. Now, with Sasha in charge, we have a more professional approach to issues and one of the biggest examples of this is the way that transfers are conducted.

Before, it was all publicised and the biggest benefactor of all the publicity surrounding who Harry wanted was Alan Curbishley. The guy is incapable of identifying players of his own accord and leeches off everyone around him, Harry being his biggest inspiration. Look back at how many Curbs "stole" from Harry and then you will see why it is done so much more professionally now.

As frustrating as it is to not know what the hell is going on, one can only applaud the new administration, long may it continue.
TruePompeyBlue
03/07/2007 13:19:00
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