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Pompey snap up kids

Pompey snap up kids

We have finally signed a striker - the draw back is the fella is only a kid, so we will not be seeing him for a while.

Pompey look to be investing in the future as well as the present with the signings of Paris Cowan-Hall and Callum Reynolds from Blue Square Premier Division side Rushden & Diamonds for an undisclosed compensation fee.

This striker is 16-year old Paris Cowan-Hall - Rushden & Diamonds club secretary Matt Wild told the Rushden & Diamonds site 'we offered a two year scholarship to Paris last season which he decided to decline upon. This then left him free to sign for another club subject to compensation being payable. After much hype surrounding the player we agreed terms with Portsmouth this week leaving the player free to sign for them'.

Wild added 'it goes without saying that we wish both players all the very best. We are obviously disappointed to lose the pair but we don't want to stand in their way in terms of their career to which we are confident they will both go on to achieve great things'.

I do not know anything about Cowan-Hall or his 17-year old team mate Reynolds, but it is refreshing to see us investing in some youth.

I had to laugh when I read the thoughts on the Rushden & Diamonds site though when they said 'the pair will now join Portsmouth's highly successful youth system' - how many players have we produced recently?

Cowan-Hall is said to have had a trial with Chelsea last season and he even trained with United during a long spell with the club - so he seems to have a pedigree that has not gone unnoticed by the very best.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday July 4 2007
Time: 12:07PM

Comments

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'Portsmouth's highly successful youth system', who the hell have they been talking to!! Could be good 'uns for the future though, we shall have to wait and see.
Tantona
04/07/2007 12:16:00
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As we havn't got one, we will buy in & start the ball rolling.
storagematt
04/07/2007 12:24:00
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The training ground and acadamy is under way, have you not been down and had a look.... Plus whats wrong with this site. Arnold signed today on a 3 year deal. yet there is no mention of that?
Midge
04/07/2007 12:27:00
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it made me have a laugh mate - christ knows who is feeding that information? but whoever it is get them here and they can be the spokesperson when we are looking to impress potential signings with our 'impressive youth system'... good to see us looking to the future tho isn't it, good luck to the kids...
pompeyrug
04/07/2007 12:28:00
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believe it or not midge i also have to work, so this site has to work around my work and not the other way around... im not trtying to say you are wrong mate but you show me where this confirmation muvemba has signed is and i'll report it...
pompeyrug
04/07/2007 12:35:00
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Look on the OFFICIAL WEBSITE Pompey Rug.... under NEWS and there it is.
Midge
04/07/2007 13:48:00
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fair enough, I can see it now but the official site - which is looking good by the way - was not working earlier mate, so if it isn't working it was hard for me to see...
pompeyrug
04/07/2007 14:10:00
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I'm liking the new web look, although the speed is a little slow. I am surprised that the contract news has not apeared anywhere else yet - e the first to write an article :)
pompeycarpet
04/07/2007 14:20:00
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as i said midge it was not that i did not believe you it was just the fact i had nothing confirming this for me - ive managed to sort of get the pompey site to work but its not easy... this still needs a few adjustments i think but it is looking pretty flashy...
pompeyrug
04/07/2007 14:27:00
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I only mentioned it Mate, it was carpet that followed on from previous message. anyway, yes i agree the new site is awsome, but a bit slow. i assume that will improve. Have you also noticed, you can register interest in PFC TV??? Im up for that one, i fancy a bit of PFC TV. another notch up against scum lol
Midge
04/07/2007 14:32:00
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