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Griffin completes his move to Derby

Andy Griffin looks set for an instant reunion with Pompey following his move away from the club - as he has signed for Derby, our first opponents of the 2007/08 season.

He spent much of last season on loan with Stoke and it was expected that he would sign a permanent deal with them, but the chance to stay in the top flight has swayed it in Derby's favour and he has signed a 3 year contract.

There was no way back for Griffin, who had not even been issued a squad number this season, so to play any football this season he had to go. Good luck to him and Derby though - after 11th August of course.

Griffin, who becomes the first player sold this summer - as Svetoslav Todorov was a free agent when he went to Charlton - is highly unlikely to be the last.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 1 2007

Time: 9:01AM

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good luck to him at Derby, although i never could deny his commitment, i never thought he was good enough for the Prem, and it gets one more set of wages off the books.
pentonpompey
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01/08/2007 09:19:00

yep, god luck to him and derby, i think they will need it... im not sure, there are certainly alot of others players worse than grif playing in the prem - but i too was not much of a fan of his tbh tho...
pompeyrug
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01/08/2007 09:31:00

He did have the ability to play at Right or Left back which is invaluable to a club like Derby and no-ne could doubt his determination. His major problem was his distribution particularly to his right sided midfield player. Good luck AG!!
eastneydave
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01/08/2007 12:45:00

scored a awsome gaol for Stoke last season, if u saw it you'll know what I mean!
CharlieChimes
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01/08/2007 13:46:00

great guy, hope he does well at derby (but not too well, otherwhys we'll regret selling him)
pompeycarpet
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01/08/2007 18:16:00

Good luck A.G. but not on your debut!!!!lol
pompey4me
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01/08/2007 20:52:00

he will do well at derby i am sure and deserves to as he is a top bloke, just not what we needed here - and i will want him to do well, after the opening match...
pompeyrug
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01/08/2007 22:02:00

 

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