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Matty Taylor going nowhere

Matty Taylor going nowhere

Harry Redknapp has spoken in The News to deny the weekend 'rumours' that Sunderland could make a move for Matty Taylor: 'I have not heard a thing from Roy Keane about Matt Taylor. I spoke to him only last Friday.

'He rang up to ask me about Newcastle before they played them.

'Matt Taylor was never, ever discussed.

'He has not played a lot lately but Niko Kranjcar has been playing well.

'He's not the only one who has been missing out'.

Taylor has found it hard to get into the Pompey side this season, in fact his 2nd half showing against City at the weekend was his first league involvement since the win at Blackburn around a month and a half earlier - so this has left many thinking he could go in January.

I had felt the same, and although he could well still go I am getting more confident as time goes by that the likes of Taylor and so on will stay and battle on for a place.

Granted, he is too good to sit on the bench forever, but I do not feel he will have to go through this throughout the entire season as he will get back in and when he does he will be hard to get back out again.

Yep all players want to play, this is what they do but they also want to be part of a successful side, but successful sides need to be built and for this you need to have a quality squad - but this squad does get fully utilised, and he is certainly a key member of this.

As previously pointed out by myself and others Taylor seems to understand and appreciate his current plight and is happy to keep plugging away until that chance comes, it came against City and he took it, which might see him start against Birmingham...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday November 14 2007
Time: 1:00PM

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theres a thought, roy keane as next pompey manager? I love taylor, but no offence rug, tired of this constant media on about him, although I know you have to write teh post! : ) Im sure matty is bloody tired aswell
PompeyGleamer
14/11/2007 16:23:00
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Matty would not gain much by going to Sunderland would he? He might get a regular game, but Matty has done the battling against relegation thing, and i am sure he wants to be in a successful team, if he is on song he will play, and he has to take his chance when it comes, which he did when he came on last Sunday and looked really sharp.
Owenspompey
14/11/2007 18:39:00
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matty to spurs? maybe. matty to sunderland? no chance. and i dont think roy keane would want to come to portsomouth - nothing against pompey, but if i were him, i would be trying to forge out a career at sunderland before anything else... other than that, he is a great manager, great playor, and i have a lot of respect for him.
pompeycarpet
14/11/2007 18:51:00
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yep, im sure harry was aware of this, and so I can see him breaking the team soon, whether the expense of LB, or even when teh african cup of nations is on.
PompeyGleamer
14/11/2007 18:51:00
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well its not exactly going to be now, 5 years perhaps, if sunderland dont grow, you never no in football, richardson went didnt he
PompeyGleamer
14/11/2007 18:53:00
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yes, but he was not exactl on the same league as matty (sure he played for man u...but so does wes brown). I wouldnt be surprised if matty didnt come in for utaka in the future - he looked very good on sunday, and utaka hasnt been playing that well lately...
pompeycarpet
14/11/2007 19:24:00
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i agree with you on taht one, utaka hasnt shown the promise recently taht he has at the beginning of the season, but I rate richardson quite highly, hes a quality young promise
PompeyGleamer
14/11/2007 19:27:00
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Do we give the ball enough to Utaka? I feel that every time he gets the ball something is going to happen for us, and his partnership with Glen Johnson is a real strength, i hope he continues to play and we see how good he really is.
Owenspompey
14/11/2007 19:28:00
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dont you think the partnership between glen and taylor would be better?
PompeyGleamer
14/11/2007 19:41:00
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when utaka has the ball in our own half, i think he is going to do something special, race down the pitch, and grab a goal out of nothing. unfortunatly, when he has the ball in there half of the pitch, i think he is going to mck upa cross, and set the oposition on a break.
pompeycarpet
14/11/2007 19:57:00
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