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It's not over for Matty Taylor yet

On Friday Matty Taylor's blog on setanta sports seemed to open the door to a possible Pompey exit - something that many of us expect, even though we do not want.

Yesterday Harry Redknapp for the first time admitted that Taylor could be sold if the right offer came in, and he wanted to go - all this put together seemed to point more and more in favour of Taylor going...

However Taylor has now expanded on this setanta sports blog and insists that neither have come to any decision and nothing is set in stone, so it is not certain he will go, nor is it certain he will stay: 'Harry's a very personable person, he has a good relationship with players and this is another example of it.

'I feel that his comments are positive; if I'm not playing I have to go somewhere where I can get the chance to.

'I've made my feelings clear, the manager knows that I want to play football, which shouldn't be a surprise to anyone - I'm a footballer and I'm not playing'.

All good, and positive responses from him to what Redknapp had said 24 hours prior, and there was more: 'I must stress nothing's anywhere further down the line than looking at my current situation. There's a lot of football coming up so well have to look at how things go.

'If it comes to it where I have to leave, it'll be tough, but if I get back into the team then I'll have no reason to leave'.

Much as I said yesterday, whatever happens so long as it is for the best for Taylor, Redknapp and above all else Pompey then I will accept what happens.

Without any shadow of a doubt Taylor will get into the team in January and February, should he do so he has every chance of staying in, the questions are can he force his way in in the meantime, will he be given this chance and will he be willing to run the risk that January will come and go and he still might be left in a similar position until the summer?

Whatever, as Taylor points out himself, we have a lot of games between now and January, so providing he is given a fair crack of the whip who knows what might still happen - this chapter in his and Pompey's history may not be finished yet, possibly not by a long shot...

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 5 2007

Time: 5:24PM

Your Comments

Hopeful, but he needs a game first!
paultsmouth
that is very true, and he should have got this against everton no two ways about it... utaka surely cannot have many more bad games and still stay in the team despite his price tag can he - had he been playing like he was early in the season i would understand why he was keeping matty out - but he has been pretty poor for a well over a month now hasnt he...
pompeyrug
Love Taylor's goals. He should be in the team and in the England team.
Matt_Us
You're right Rug. Utaka's play hasn'tt merited keeping his spot of late. It hasn't stopped him from keeping it though...hmmm.
Toronto4Pompey
an excellent response to Harry's initial comments, it just goes further to show why we love the player as much as we do. I certainly hope he does get his chance in the first team and I hope these comments will help him get it.
whitestones
yep it is a great way to repsond, but in fairness 'arry's were in response to matty taylor's initial comments werent they... as i say tho i am impressed with his response and hope that they can get the response they merit - him being given some game time, even if this means 'an untouchable' utaka dipping out for a while...
pompeyrug
I agree with Sol, it would be a mistake and a backward step if Matty taylor were alowed to leave. The squad needs to be big and full of excellent players who can 'Come In And Do A Job' for us, as Harry would say. Plus I like the guy and would miss him - ahhh.
Et_tu_Pompeii
what sol wants, sol usually gets doesnt he - so hopefully his words are listened to...
pompeyrug
Really hope that Matty gets a chance soon and when he does he's sure to take it as he's that type of player... Once in the starting line-up he's gonna be hard to shift..
Chix
I have said before on the site that Utaka is a streak player, hot and cold. He needs a bit of shock treatment probably and to bring Matt in and swap Niko over would make sense. Matt is of course a better defender too.
eastneydave
 

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