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If players want to go they can

In many ways I can understand him saying this, but at the same time I am not quite sure why Peter Storrie has had to speak to The News to again point out that if players are 'unhappy' they can leave in January: 'we don't have to sell but it may be that a couple of players go.

'They may want to go but people will replace them if they do.

'Players come and go. That's the way it goes.

'Manchester United sold Ruud van Nistelrooy - look where they are.

'If we lose players to the African Nations' Cup we will replace them.

'It's a case of knowing how many will go'.

The 'fringe players' he was referring to were the likes of Matty Taylor, Dave Nugent, Pedro Mendes, Richard Hughes, Lauren and Djimi Traore.

He has also pointed out, and urged people not to act hastily as their chance will come if they wait for it, just waiting for then taking it is something that needs to be done when it does arise. But acknowledged that not all will be happy to wait for this chance.

The major thing that does concern me though is that Storrie is saying 'we do not have to sell' yet Harry Redknapp is saying that he might have to look at making loan signings as he does not know how much cash will be available?

This either means that players do need to be sold in order for funds to be raised or Redknapp is just playing things down as he likes to do before springing his surprises in the transfer window? Either way I think that most of us have accepted that some players will leave, even if we might not like it.

Whatever happens though, so long as whatever might happen will be done in the best interests of Portsmouth Football Club and the players concerned we cannot really ask for more can we...

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 12 2007

Time: 6:13PM

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In all fairness, Harry will say anything to throw everyone off the scent. After the debarcle that happened in the last throes of the Mandaric era; when everyone and his Mother knew who we were going for, the've learnt a lesson at last. HR and PS admitted we lost a few because of the publicity. Once bitten...
pentonpompey
Tell the world & it's dog once we have signed them but not before.
storagematt
Spot on fellas ,, Harry and co throw up so many inconsistences just prior to the transfer window it's unture .. most of what they come out with is just a smoke screen I'm sure and the only ones who really know what's going on or what cash is available are in the know at the club itself... Cards very close to their chests is the way to go .. It fuels specualtion but also get people thinking in the opposite direction... when we think a striker is on the cards he'll bring in a centre half.. but we haven't done bad from it in the past... who saw Campbell, James, Johnson or Distin coming ...not me
Chix
i saw sol coming, then not, then he was, then he wasnt - but in the end it was a 'surprise' the others certainly were... word ive been told is that we could see a 'cut price sale' with 5 going - but nuge isnt 1! - but only 3 'quality' arriving, the 3 quality i like, but 'cut price sales' and 5 going but only 3 arriving doesnt seem to improve 'arry's thoughts that we 'dont have enough numbers'... ive said it before, but i will say it again - defoe will be 1 arriving, cash plus matty taylor will see this deal go through...
pompeyrug
Smoke and mirrors, Roy, smoke and mirrors.
Et_tu_Pompeii
As long as our squad is big enough to cover the ANC absentees, I have every faith in 'Arry and co to make the right transfer decisions (based on past recent form).
Tantona
I still think Matty Taylor will end up at Villa...They are looking for a Left sided player and it's well known he's liked up there.
pentonpompey
Villa looking for a left sided player even though thay have an up and coming star in ashley young
Jakk-United-2007
Yes as Matt can play in a couple of positions...
pentonpompey
still think it will be to spurs with defoe coming the other way...
pompeyrug
 

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