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Bond eyeing up Pompey trio

Former Pompey coach Kevin Bond left a couple of times, only to return and he is looking to return to Fratton once again - but only to take some players on loan this time.

The Bournemouth gaffer is looking to borrow Canadian keeper Asmir Begovic, who is constantly being talked up by Harry Redknapp and others, defender Jason Pearce, who was down as one of the 'players to watch out for' last season - but this did not pan out as the papers thought and new signing Jean Francois Christophe.

Christophe only signed for Pompey a couple of weeks ago after impressing during pre season, but he was always signed with the view to sending him out on loan. Pearce has already been playing for the cherries during pre season and actually accidentally injured his own Pompey teammate John Utaka in our 4-1 win at Dean Court.

Bond is believed to be interested in completing these loan moves by the weekend so they can face Forest.

Another Pompey player that is being touted with a loan move to Bournemouth is Marc Wilson. He signed a new contract this summer, but the young midfielder is not going to play this season so returning to Bournemouth again for a spell on loan would do him good.

We have such a big squad now don't we, with quality seemingly right the way through it, including a fair bit of young talent that needs nurturing - which will happen at places like Bournemouth.


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 8 2007

Time: 6:06PM

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At least it's local & they can learn a bit there.
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08/08/2007 18:42:00

Quite right Matt, it has to be a better bet than just playing in the reserves week in week out, and Bond is an old boy of sorts.
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08/08/2007 18:48:00

two concerns for me about Christophe, 1, is that Bond is sort of viewing it almost as a lead up to a permanent transfer. 2, Also i think they would do better playing in the coke heads league. What is the point of returning players who are not at a skill level or match sharp for something at or near premiership status, why not consider one of our other old boys such as Gregory at QPR or another "footballing" team in the cola league.
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08/08/2007 19:28:00

Good point Russ, Gregory could probably use some loan options, whenever i see the reserves your realise what a poor standard of football that league is, and the players need more competative standard of football, maybe one of the smaller squads like Colchester or Ipswich could use them, mind you Magilton is at Ipswich isnt he, maybe Norwich then.
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08/08/2007 22:01:00

tbh russ altho i have previously said christophe is 'one for the future' i cannot really see him having a long term future with pompey, 2 yrs will soon come and go, so if he isnt playing next season - not this, the one after - he wont want to extend his contract will he? i reckon pearce is destined for a permanent move to the cherries... as for begovic, jamo is going to be number 1 for the foreseeable future isnt he, so any kind of football is good for him really isnt it - the draw back of him playing football in the championship would be he comes back, doesnt play then will be wanting to leave sooner as he might get a taste for it...
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08/08/2007 23:49:00

You have to wonder sometimes when young players sign for a top club as to how much first team experience they are likely to get. It sounds wonderful when you sign for Man United only to find out you have no hope at all in actually playing for them, and then later find out that Crewe or Chester require your services, and then off you go to oblivion.
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09/08/2007 03:54:00

sorry to change the topic fellas, but could i just re-direct you here momentarily for something that might have been otherwise missed... nothing major, but just thought it might be nice to give a new arrivial a warm welcome.
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09/08/2007 10:22:00

are any of them any good? - from a Bournemouth fan
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09/08/2007 11:06:00

begovic has looked alright when i have seen him but is very highly thought of here. ive not seen pearce tbh, so cannot really say. christophe looked very impressive in the few pre season games he played when on trial to get himself a contract, so i would think he should do very will with you. you have had wilson before havent you, so you should know better than me - but he signed a new contract when it was feared he might leave, so again is highly rated.
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09/08/2007 11:11:00

If they ain't gonna play, take 'em away.....it's gotta be better and more beneficial than reserve team footie.
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09/08/2007 13:09:00

What would really make me laugh...and hear me out on this.. Would be to loan out a a few Players to scumpton. WHY???? Because it would indicate our benevolece to a lower league team..thus indicating very clearly our superiority. My wife who is a spiritual person would remind me of all sorts of wisdom about PRIDE,GLOATING etc and Reaping and Sowing etc... so I have to steward these feelings...but its only Football
plymouth graham
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09/08/2007 14:20:00

By The way.Ive not even seen a picture of Jean Francois Christophe and there is nowt about him on the webb. whats he like?is he any good?etc
plymouth graham
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09/08/2007 14:22:00

i would say he is quite similar to djimi traore in stature and appearance but has longer legs than traore - something that i thought was impossible... form what ive seen and heard he seems a neat and tidy defensively minded midfielder that can pass it around well enough. looks a decent prospect to me, not sure how much of a future he will have tho, could be another berlin in the making? whatever happened to him - is he still with us?
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09/08/2007 14:54:00

Christoph looked good when pompey played at havant.
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09/08/2007 18:38:00

The Troare comparison would have been cruel last season, but Djimi has looked good this year, SO FAR!!, but you are right rug he is quite similar. He played well in the friendlies but he is only a kid and will need a bit of time. Graham superb mate loved it as did the lads at work.
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09/08/2007 18:53:00

Think it wouldn't do them any harm, as at least Bournemouth play neat tidy football, from what I saw at the friendly. Christophe looks decent on the two occasions i've seen him, quite impressive.
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09/08/2007 21:59:00

I dont take on a trainee if i dont intend to keep them, it costs time and money why bother? If we send them out for training we make sure it is a place where they will get high quality experience, because when we dont the gulf to be filled upon return makes the whole thing a waste of time. I cannot believe it is any different in footy
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