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What is it - is he going or staying?

One day the papers will make up their minds what they are going to write... and maybe stick to it?

Wednesday night brought talk that Harry Redknapp would refuse the offer to sell Dave Nugent as he cannot afford to lose players, particularly strikers with the African nations coming up.

Yet today, the very same paper is reporting that Redknapp wants to bring Andres D'Alessandro back, so he might sell Nugent to raise the funds... in all fairness though it also ended by saying that this would not be likely - the sale of Nugent to fund this move that is.

Bringing D'Alessandro back would not be something I would be against, completely the opposite but with a striker also needed selling one to buy a midfielder, as creative and deadly as D'Alessandro is would not seem to make much sense would it?

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 3 2008

Time: 10:00AM

Your Comments

true - but with harry refusing to play hime, it might be for the best...
pompeycarpet
I'm split with Nugent, on one hand I think Pompey should cash in but on the other he hasn't really had much of a chance and I fear could be a decent player if given the chance. I'd like to see arry try and build a squad with more English players in so on that think Nugent should stay.
bluedr
Arry doesn't like the lad, let him go. Personally I'd love to have seen him get a run in the first team, but with Arry's beloved 4-5-1 he's clearly not gonna get it. Better than Kanu in my opinion....not to play down what Kanu's achieved for us, but Kanu either seems to have one eye on the ANC or he's losing what little pace he had and hunger.
Tantona
I keep harking on about having Nugent at Rovers. I think he would be a top signing and am bemused why he hasn't been given a chance at Portsmouth, considering you did 6mill for the bloke.
roversman
Well it was the Daily Mail, wasn't it!! Personally, I don't think Nugent will go, unless it is part of a deal for another striker.
UKTony
Still not sure D'Alessandro suits our play anymore. Although he could be interesting on the Left with Kruncher on the Right. Lack of pace though?
stillthewhizz
stillthewhizz - possibly not, but our play doesnt suit fratton park, and we have tried 4-4-2 with our players, and that doesnt work either, so we need someone that can wark a bit of "magic" and break down oposition defences. I would hate to see nuge go, and would feel very disopointed - but if harry doesnt play him, then theres no point in keeping him
pompeycarpet
if d'alessandro and kranjcar didnt track back, as exciting as that could be to have them on either flank we could be left very, very exposed... something has to give with nuge sooner or later. 'arry is either saving him for something - am i clutching a straws - or as said he has seen something that has completely changed his mind on the fella... if you are a 'favourite' of 'arry's you can do no wrong, if not yuo're always running against the wind arent you... i still think nuge will stay tho and will still turn out to be a fantastic servant to this club - again, maybe im just hoping this? i do feel he will be a top class footballer tho, i just hope its here!
pompeyrug
Lets hope Nugget gets his run during the Africa Nations and then gets the goals he needs in order to either keep his place or if arry still fails to play him once the others return, will at least raise the value of him in order for us to cash in during the summer.
blarmy
...dont think he will play against ipswich though...avoiding keeping him cup tied (same for taylor)?
pompeycarpet
well if nuge - or anyone else that could leave - doesnt get a game on saturday then i think that will settle it...
pompeyrug
I am not sure D'Allesandro would come back after the way Storrie treated him.
russellm
i would still love to see him back though
russellm
I reckon Nuge will stay, ADA won't return, and has blarmey read the Up Pompey! book?
paultsmouth
I reckon the papers haven't got a clue and just need to fill coloum inches with something... Nuge must be the most expensive reserve team player/subsistute we have ever bought.. I think what carpet suggested about the FA Cup tie on Saturday could be the deciding factor (one way or the other) for both Nugent and Taylor.. Personally though I really hope both stay and prosper with Pompey.. I'd be gutted if Taylor went to a Fulham, Reading or Boro and even more gutted if Nuge did the same and started scoring.. Imagine it can't you ..After all the speculation Nugent goes to Derby and get then the goals they need to stay up.. hen next season comes back to Fratton as an established premiership goalscorer and takes three points off of us..
Chix
The latest rumour is a player called Adda Djeziri, who has been up at Rangers and more recently at Leicester. Apparantly Blackburn have had a look, and Hughsey is not a bad judge of a striker.
Owenspompey
true he isnt a bad judge of a striker - but he didnt take him on - and with so many clubs looking for young strikers, could that tell us something?
pompeycarpet
Can't see Nugent going unless they bought Defoe or such like. No doubt there will be the usual link up with a 100= players. Though HR accepts the Africans will return & expects them to carry on where they left off, so what then of any new signings?
storagematt
had an interesting chat with russ earlier about the buge situation - and its just winding me up now, surely its simple... we either play the fella or let him go, we cant have our cake and eat it can we...
pompeyrug
if we get d'allessandro, does that mean kranjcar would move to the right? and does that mean we wont sign a right sided player like gutierrez?
jbaker
we wont sign 'spiderman' anyway mate, we just cannot afford the money they are asking - even if we sold 3 players we would have to use it all on his signing, which would not be good business...
pompeyrug
 

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