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O'Neil - it did not seem right

O'Neil - it did not seem right

Yep, I know I have to move on, as we have/are with the departure of Gary O'Neil but it still did not seem right to see him in a Boro shirt - as I did for the first time Saturday when I sat down to watch match of the day.

I could not quite believe the commentator saying that Boro captain George Boateng 'had been left out to accommodate O'Neil', which surely cannot be right - Boro do not, or should not be needing to simply 'accommodate' O'Neil in their side should they?

He was still being played on the right of midfield for them though, so that has not changed, nor has his drive and ability to pull out a pin point cross, as he did for the first Boro goal.

A lot has been said about his being allowed to leave, so this will not be brought up again, but getting used to seeing him play for Boro will take exactly that - some getting used to.

The first time is out of the way so it might not seem quite as weird next time, but it will when we play Boro soon and he comes up against us - although I am sure, at least I hope, that he will get a great reception from the Pompey fans.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday September 24 2007
Time: 11:05AM

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Watched Boro on Football First and GON was outstanding the boro fans seem to have taken to him from the off. Good Luck to him I think Pompey badly **** on him and made a major error by letting him go. Chances are he'll get an England chance now!
bluedr
24/09/2007 12:17:00
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GON getting anEngland call? i think thats a given, being as Mctosser's love child; Downing plays for them. And he has the directions in his Tomtom for smog city
pentonpompey
24/09/2007 12:39:00
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We will miss GON but after the last two results midfield looks solid with Diop. One had to go to make way and HR is the manager.
eastneydave
24/09/2007 12:48:00
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i personally would be hard pushed to swop our midfield with anyone, it stands comparison to any.
pentonpompey
24/09/2007 13:08:00
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Watch the bookings on both Sulley & Diop. Both will serving suspensions very soon. They seem to get booked nearly every game!
storagematt
24/09/2007 14:07:00
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thats the one big downside to their games...could prove costly
pentonpompey
24/09/2007 14:31:00
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Richard Hughes and Pedro Mendez are good cover. I would argue that Mendez is our best midfielder.
Pompeyscum
24/09/2007 14:36:00
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agreed, it was time for gary to go. and diop and muntary are by far more solid, so it would hvae been unfair to keep gary and not played him.
Midge
24/09/2007 14:52:00
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tbh, not wanting to keep banging on about this issue but i still dont think it was the right call to let him go... davis has played well recently, even tho he has come in for some stick, papa smurf has looked very good in his two games, kranjcar did a fine job yesterday and muntari - altho alittle disappointing to me at times - has also looked good, but i still do not think it was the right call letting o'neil go, the only reason he went was because he commanded such a high tranfer fee, which was meant to be offset on a new striker - which didnt happen... even so the midfield, even with suspensions to papa smurf and muntari looks good with people like hughesy that can come in - mendes should be back in soon also...
pompeyrug
24/09/2007 16:33:00
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our midfield is solid, in depth -only wide right looks a little thin. Gary would have struggled to fit in with us, but then, he just didnt look right in red, did he?
pompeycarpet
24/09/2007 18:08:00
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