Date:Wednesday December 5 2007
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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Date:Wednesday December 5 2007
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