And how did they work that one out?
According to the Daily Mail - when it appears that he is saying quite the contrary to me - Dave Nugent has 'paved the way for a move to Sunderland or Derby' with what he told pfcTV recently: 'I've had a bit of trouble settling in. It's not nice being away from your family and being all on your own. But I'm getting used to it a bit more now.
'Sometimes you just need that one bit of luck and it can all change. When one flies in, I'm sure a few more will come after it. I just hope I can get another chance soon and hopefully get a few goals'.
How this 'translates' to paving the way for a move I do not quite know as he seems to be saying quite the opposite to me. You can read between the lines sometimes, but this is almost looking for the smallest of small crumbs...
I think we have all made our feelings perfectly clear and the vast majority of us would like him to stay and develop into the top class footballer that we do mainly agree he will be - be it here, ideally, or somewhere else - in the future.
As said in a recent article I wrote, he looked more up for the fight against City 'to save his Pompey career' than I had seen him before and he went about it with more purpose, not charging around like a mad man, he seemed more relaxed and calm not pushing things just taking it as it came, but also showed for the ball intelligently - which we know he can.
Okay, maybe he will go, but one thing that I am almost certain on is that he was not opening the door for a move with what he said at all - for starters if he was Pompey would not be using his quotes on the Pompey site or showing his video on pfcTV.
PLAY UP POMPEY!
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