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Cole and Mbesuma leave Pompey

Andrew Cole has left Pompey, not to sign for another club, as yet - he has simply been released from his contract after both sides agreed it was best to terminate his contract - which still had a year to run - as Harry Redknapp could not guarantee him regular football.

The 35 year old scored 4 goals in 22 appearances for Pompey last season after arriving in August '07, finishing it on loan with Birmingham.

He had been linked with Hull, Forest and even Celtic but nothing had been arranged while he was still with Pompey, now that he has been released maybe something can be sorted for him - and I am sure he will find himself a club.

Collins Mbesuma is another player who has left Fratton - and finally for good this time!

The Zambian who only managed 4 substitute appearances during his couple of years with Pompey had been released, or so I though several times, only to resurface each time.

After spending last season on loan in Portugal he has left the club for good by signing for Turkish club Bursapor, although no mention of any fee has been revealed.


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 4 2007

Time: 9:09AM

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More Burgers for everyone else now then....
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04/08/2007 09:23:00

i should have used cole for the picture on this article, but using fatty mbesuma will prob remind people what he looks like, let some see him for the 1st ever time... i bet he loves, or should i say loved a monster mick - god i know i do those burgers before a match...
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04/08/2007 09:26:00

I still have this sneaking feeling that this guy will have a good season somewhere and we'll regret letting him sit around eating instead of playing.
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04/08/2007 09:55:00

u feeling good et_tu ?????
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04/08/2007 09:59:00

i assume you are refer to cole :) nope, i know you mean mbesuma - time will tell wont it mate...
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04/08/2007 10:00:00

Andy Cole, if he had the attitude of Merse, Teddy and Steve Stone, he would have been a highly respected memeber of the squad. Even when they were injured or on the bench they did not winge or complain and just battled for their places. He got a years wages for 2 goals, and he must have impressed at Birmingham as well. Collins was a poor signing and we have to accept we made a bad error. Cole joins Zivkovic as a real underachiever.
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04/08/2007 10:27:00

Pastie and pie shops in crisis.....report to follow.
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04/08/2007 10:28:00

zivkovic was ***** poor wasnt he mate - he had such experience, had played for an captained croatia, who are no mugs, years of champions lge experience, yet he was a coward who pulled out of more challenges than anyone i have ever seen... you can see it now cant you Tantona, the local bakeries are all putting their 'out of business' signs up as we speak...
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04/08/2007 11:14:00

All those 'Royal' style plaques will have to come down from the pie shop and bakery walls - 'As Recommended by Collins Mbesuma'.
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04/08/2007 11:23:00

I agree, Owenspompey, Cole could have been a bit of a hero at Fratton but he couldn't do the business and blamed everyone else for the fact instead of knuckling down like the others you mentioned..
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04/08/2007 11:26:00

cole has always seemed to have had this 'im too good to have to prove myself' attitude wherever he has been hasnt he, so knuckling down was never likely to be an option here, nor will it be wherever he might end up next - but i will still wish him well...
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04/08/2007 12:32:00

good luck mbesuma - you were great...ifonly to joke about :) cole, you...well, you really were pathetic...you should have tried to follow in teddys footsteps...now HE was a legend :)
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04/08/2007 15:06:00

Good & very good news.
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07/08/2007 18:32:00


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