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Storrie - extra quality will arrive

Peter Storrie has promised that whatever money is raised from sales of players will be reinvested into new players in order to aid our quest for European football - and these players will be quality footballers...

When speaking to The News he would not be drawn on how much money will be available, but did say that all the money from 'one or two leaving' would be used to buy further quality.

Matty Taylor, Lauren and Djimi Traore are being reported as 'the biggest casualties' but in all honesty are we really likely to get that much money even if we sold all 3? My thinking is that with the money we would get - or at least will accept - we would not be able to buy in players that were any better...

The News also reported that Storrie has said that Leroy Lita and Marvin Elliott are not players Pompey are looking to sign - that does not mean it will not happen though does it.

All we can do this month is sit back, be patient and see what happens I guess - as well as soak up the numerous 'rumours'.


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 4 2008

Time: 11:57AM

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A smokescreen I believe but at least Peter Storrie is alive and well which is good news in itself.
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04/01/2008 12:20:00

good point dave - he seemed to have dropped off the face of the planet hadnt he... on scouting missions no doubt! do we, or do we not have money to spend? i think that if we really wanted it we could - but dont think it will be given after our outlay last summer, and extra 10m would be well worth investing tho and this return could be trebled i reckon...
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04/01/2008 12:25:00

obviously i know its not that easy, you cant just say 'here you go, here's 10m'...
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04/01/2008 12:26:00

They all said Nugent was not coming here and look what happened. Don't believe anything.
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04/01/2008 12:42:00

Rug, can't see Pompey spending much to be honest. I think we are now on a par playing wise with Villa and Blackburn but would expect both of these clubs to go out and strengthen with quality to aid their Euro ambitions. Add to these West Ham and maybe Spurs and I think that we are probably looking at a mid table position without 2 or 3 additions costing around your 10M.
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04/01/2008 12:44:00

agree bluedr, like i keep saying i think we will be limited to loans, freebies and using whatever we cna raise by selling players - thb i cannot see that the money we raise will be sufficient to buy in the extra quality we need for this european push as the chances of being able to strengthen with the money we raise is unlikely? pompey play their cards close to their chest now - so we'll just have to see what happen i suppose...
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04/01/2008 13:30:00

what worried me a little was that HR was recently saying that they were looking for loans or for people on free.... which is great to get us to were we are but not sure that this will help us get to the next stage! Saying this HR knows far more than me on the subject so got to trust him really!
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04/01/2008 13:37:00

we cant gain the quality needed to make that extra step up, without spending
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04/01/2008 14:52:00

I think once we have tasted euro/uefa matches, we'll want it all the time. The mind set is that we don't miss what we never had. At this rate we won't get any.
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04/01/2008 17:59:00

I am not sure Jacka Storrie does much in the way of scouting !!!! or truth telling, or that he would be much missed, although the PL do hold him in some regard. I think Dave is right this is a smoke screen as it doesn't add up, Thinking cash, well lets be optimistic and say 4.5m for Taylor, Lauren is an injury case so maybe 1m, as for Traore well who ever takes him on will need to pay his huge personal debts so he will be a free. So roughly, a walloping great big 5.5m in the bank to buy a good MT replacement, a mid fielder cover and that urgent high quality striker...hmmmm
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04/01/2008 18:16:00

storagematt i agree in part and as jbaker says we wont to get to taste those euro matches without spending. The bit i dis agree with is I personally BL00DY WELL DO miss the euro matches and i never had em. I think we should have done the intertoto instead of that stupid waste of time hong kong trip, i would say it was pointless but owenspompey did a good following article .
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04/01/2008 18:22:00

Russellm my adding up can to the same as yours but we do have the GON money too (maybe) ... so one the basis we'd have 8m which is slightly better enough for 'one' quality player perhaps or three on their last legs that we can squeeze another season out of a la Kanu, Sherringham, Berger, Merse etc.. If Robbie Fowler wasn't at Cardiff with Hasslebaink i'd be suggesting them..
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04/01/2008 19:11:00

It makes sense, no point buying 3 new midfielders, tehn seeing the africans come back, and take there places, i can see us buying two players, a striker and a midfielder on teh right hand side, dont have a clue, but neither will be a fantastic asset to the team, i cant see us bringing in true quality until the summer, and that all depends where we are, if were in europe, then i expect some great players arriving, if not? I expect a couple of young bloods.
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04/01/2008 21:29:00

a promise is a promise, and i dont wasnt to see him breaking this one! we need talent, we need replacements, but we dont want to get too many players in! d'allesandro would be a good starting point though...
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05/01/2008 00:14:00

insidentally, dean ashton...yes or no? (i rate the fella higher than defoe, ignoring injuries)
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05/01/2008 00:15:00

we cant afford the fella mate... we cant afford anyone, and for the peanuts we will raise we wont be able to improve the quality of our squad - yep we might keep the numbers the same, but the quality will be equal at best i reckon... im slightly worried about what direction we might take this month tbh?
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05/01/2008 01:11:00

get d'allesandro back harry he is mustard and can play all across the midfield we need a striker too and i know money could be tight but harry allways seems to find someone i reckon we will be just fine Pompey for europe whoop whoop !
ronnie redknapp
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05/01/2008 10:08:00

i hope that you are right mate - as said elsewhere, welcome to vital pompey :-)
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05/01/2008 10:39:00

if we cant afford anyone then we'll be gettin that korean dude
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05/01/2008 15:39:00


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