Date:Saturday July 7 2007
I do not want to be the merchant of doom - but I know I am not alone in this - but my thinking is a move to Pompey for David Nugent is not looking too likely now; with him told to return to training with Preston on Monday if he has not agreed to a move here by then - which seems unlikely now.
He would be a fantastic long term signing for us if he arrived, but he is said to have 'his heart set on Everton', so it is most likely that he will see out his contract and sign for them at a lower price next summer.
I may well be way off the mark - and hope I am - but I am not that hopeful that we will see him in a Pompey shirt as it looked like we might, or at least the media were telling us it was.
As much as it is a big deal for him and he needs time to decide what to do, my thinking is his lack of words is speaking volumes, so rather than leave us hanging he should tell us he does not want to come instead of leaving us to withdraw our offer - as Sunderland did when they got fed up with waiting.
Almost all footballers do what they do for the love of it, but football is still a job for them - even so they have to go where they want to go and also have to want to be somewhere; Nugent appears to want to be at and go to Everton more.
If we miss out, we miss out this is no reflection on the club - we then just move on for someone else. But we only want players here that want to be here, players that want to wear the shirt.
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Saturday July 7 2007
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