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Berlin didn't take our breath away

Remember Berlin Nlome-Ndebi - better known as Berlin? Well the fella who signed for Pompey a couple of years back after a successful pre season trial appears to have left for good?

Over the summer the word was that he had left anyway, then all of a sudden he appeared in the reserves again recently, something which some of us saw as being a good thing for the future - as we spoke about in the forum.

But the BBC are now reporting that 'Crawley manager Steve Evans is pleased to have signed the former Portsmouth striker on a short term contract', the key words being 'former Portsmouth striker' - which would imply that he has gone and will not be coming back.

So it would appear that Berlin will never take our breath away...


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The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 7 2007

Time: 5:04PM

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haha, I remember seeing one picture of him on the offical website a couple of years back, atleast we can see his true talent in crawley
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07/11/2007 17:39:00

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07/11/2007 17:41:00

Talking of all things German. Bolton away to Bayern Munich tomorrow nite in UEFA Cup. A few ifs i know but it might have been us! Maybe next season, just maybe?
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07/11/2007 18:08:00

he looked a powerful fella didnt he and at the time he was only 18 or 19 - i wouldnt have messed with him... good point storagematt of could have been us, but there you go - altho im really thinking it could be us next season...
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07/11/2007 18:14:00

The dizzy heights of Crawley Town? Ambitious lad....
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07/11/2007 18:54:00

I remember him vaguely... who signed him? Was he one of Harry's spots?
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07/11/2007 19:17:00

imagine that, i would be in the trusty kangoo going through france about this time : )
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07/11/2007 19:28:00

I can't believe nobody has commented on Rug's pun .... I'm saddened by this news I thought he'd cruise to being a Top Gun for Pompey... Maybe 'arry just lost that loving feeling with the Maverick striker...... whoa I'm scaring myself now .. too many references
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07/11/2007 21:33:00

i hear what you are saying Chix... i punned it twice didnt i, and knew both were terrible :-) but you have given me a good run for my money with yours... so long as his leaving doesnt leave us traveling the highway to the danger zone...
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07/11/2007 22:18:00

he played for the reserves - but that was all. i doubt he will really be missed. My only (half) memory of him was reading he had scored a hatrick in a reserve game, and wondering why i had never heard of him before...
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07/11/2007 22:28:00

At least we know what the Crawley Manager said to make him join: You can be my wing man any time.........
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07/11/2007 23:23:00

he took my breath away.
The Rabbi
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08/11/2007 08:23:00

there you go, waysideblue challenges us all with his little beauty there :-)
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08/11/2007 08:28:00

Ah, Crawley Town. Hope they're no longer wearing the ghastly pink shirts that they worse when my brother played for them in the 80s.
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08/11/2007 12:05:00

berlin will do well to push for a start at Crawley! : )
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08/11/2007 14:09:00

I hear Crawley are releasing 99 red balloons filled with helium to mark his debut.....
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08/11/2007 15:59:00

99?? I hear the town of Crawley are having a celebration, the major is going to give him freedom to the town!
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08/11/2007 21:08:00


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