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Nugent signing looking unlikely

Nugent signing looking unlikely

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.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday July 7 2007
Time: 4:20PM

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Can't say I'm surprised with Nugent's keenness to join Everton. He is after all a Toffee at heart!
sandgroanun
07/07/2007 16:49:00
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He's a good un, but not worth £6 mil, mind you Darren Bent aint worth £16 mil either
worbo
07/07/2007 16:50:00
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is anyone worth what the cost tho really? £6m for nugent tho would be pretty good business tho by todays standards...
pompeyrug
07/07/2007 16:53:00
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as i said somewhere else - if nugent wants to sign he will, if he doesn't he should stop buggering us around and say so! everton wont pay what preston want, we are offering acceptable money - as did sunderland - so when is he going to get it into his head that everton wont so he should also stop buggering preston around and show them some respect, as afterall they pay his wages! all said tho we dont want him here if he does not want to be here do we... preston will happily wait until next summer if needed and still probably pick up around £3.5m when a tribunal decides the fee. he may not be happy next season but if he wants a move to everton next summer he will have to earn it so preston will benefit anyway...
pompeyrug
07/07/2007 16:55:00
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It's a bonus to get to play for the team you support. Almost no one does. What a *****.
Et_tu_Pompeii
07/07/2007 16:56:00
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Can't believe ***** is asterisked out. What about twot?
Et_tu_Pompeii
07/07/2007 16:57:00
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Ok, then. What a twot.
Et_tu_Pompeii
07/07/2007 16:58:00
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He'd be fine after a few days, it's like going to High school from Primary school. He'd just have to make friends with the big boys and try and join in their games. What a twot.
Et_tu_Pompeii
07/07/2007 17:01:00
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There's a pattern forming here.
Et_tu_Pompeii
07/07/2007 17:02:00
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theres a patern forming of Et_tu_Pompeii comments :) this is a family site mate, no place for the c u next tuesday word, but in the right context my pet hate word is well used... we might be surprised yet - you never know, but i dount it...
pompeyrug
07/07/2007 17:05:00
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