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Spurs turn down loan approach?

The Daily Mail is reporting that Spurs have turned down an approach made by Pompey to take some players from them on loan.

The report did not say which players were involved but has said they were 'a defender and a midfielder', Redknapp is quoted as saying: 'I'm nowhere near getting anyone at the moment. I can't say I've got anybody lined up.

'I've tried clubs like Tottenham, who have lots of players, but they don't want to loan you players or help out like they used to.

'Maybe they see us as competition now. Two years back, Spurs let me sign Pedro Mendes, Sean Davis and Noe Pamarot but now, maybe, they see us as a side who are aiming for a UEFA Cup place just like they are'.

If true I do not really know who the players could be, and as such would not like to speculate at all...

Both Franck Songo'o and Marc Wilson, who both recently returned from loan spells could come into the 1st team picture - if for no other reason than the fact that they might be needed to make up the numbers. To be honest I would quite like to see Songo'o given a chance anyway.

Both played, along with new signing Danijel Subotic in the reserves yesterday in a hard earned Pompey draw with Chelsea.


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 8 2008

Time: 3:30PM

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we are a threat to teams like spurs so i can fully understand them not wanting to help us out - had we approached with a veiw to buy that might have been different...
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08/01/2008 15:34:00

Why would we loan you a defender when most of them are injured and have you seen them defend?
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08/01/2008 15:58:00

thats a good point mate - the defending has been a bit 'suspect' this season from spurs, and like you say youve got injury problems... i know callum davenport is someone that 'arry rates, but he doesnt play for spurs anymore does he?
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08/01/2008 16:01:00

Left us last season. Well pompey is competition for europe but i dont think we'll get there through the league this season.maybe a cup or two.
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08/01/2008 16:09:00

Why did we want Paul Robinson on loan anyway?
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08/01/2008 16:43:00

I don't get why he sounds so bitter about it... it should be a compliment... and selling players like mendes, davies and Pamaroe to you wasn't to help you out, it was for money.. simple as that. what do we get out of strengthening your team with loans?? harry's supposed to be the premier leagues wealer dealer - he should understand business!
Dan Mac
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08/01/2008 16:51:00

we wanted defenders on loan? be reasnable - that is the one area that DOESNT need streghtening at the moment - and spurs are hardly the right club to go for to get it! more likely they were turned down to get defoe on loan, and are trying to cover up the fact they tried (put off other investers?)
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08/01/2008 17:17:00

yeah i believe we would have asked for defoe on load, with a view to a permanent deal, as he has been told he can leave spurs... and im not sure it its just me but can pompey now approach deofe about a permanent move in the summer for free now, as he has less than 6 months left of contract?
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08/01/2008 18:17:00

i think defoe still has 18 months left on his contract doesnt he? there is no way spurs would loan him out even if we've promised to buy him in the summer - if he leaves it will have to be permanently and now... but we cant afford him can we...
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08/01/2008 18:21:00

nope...so we will have to stick to larson...you know, when i readpompey had signed a striker, i thought larson was the only posibilty. then i red "swedish striker", and i just thought "oh my, what a coup"...then i read some name i had never heard of, and his age...i thought "wow, he has a young agent"...then i read u19 international...my heart sank....
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08/01/2008 18:33:00

Well it was worth ago trying to get Defoe on loan. As for the new lad, unless HR see's him as a back up to Benji & will get of Nugent, I'm not sure why we got him?
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08/01/2008 19:43:00

i think it was defoe and berbatov
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08/01/2008 20:01:00

we need backup for now in the striker department dont we? better new bloke than no-one
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08/01/2008 21:27:00

and come on pompey carpet, ur 2 comments off being the overall second this month of all of vital football, behind chix of course
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08/01/2008 21:35:00

could 'arry be thinking of using this swiss fella them do you reckon matt?
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08/01/2008 22:20:00

I still think he's one for the future Rug.. don't see him featuring at all this season... Hope I'm wrong though..it'll be quite exciting if he plays on Sunday .. I always like the buzz of seeing a new player in a Pompey shirt .. it's like whatever they have done on the past (and I accept this lad hasn't done anything) is wiped clean and they get a fresh chance to impress a new set of fans...
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09/01/2008 00:11:00

As for Spurs turning Harry down I think it is a sihn of the times.. we are now a threat for a european place and like it not (unfortunately) clubs aren't gona help us as much as they used to ..
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09/01/2008 00:13:00

Tarrabt. It had to be him. There's nobody else in the team that I can see Harry plumping for from Tottenham. Unless he tried a cheeky punt.
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09/01/2008 00:20:00

they reckon it was a cheeky punt for defoe? i have this sneeky feeling that subotic might just make the bench on sunday - altho having said that we are away so likely to play 1 up top, so nuge will already be on the bench!
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09/01/2008 12:14:00

Also Rug Joe Jordon has gone on record today saying that Subotic is a player for the future and is unlikely to feature in the first team for a while... could be smoke and mirrors though ..
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09/01/2008 23:03:00

i can deffo see him making the benhc, in fact i want him to make the bench. if we play one up, who would play wide right attacking midfield? gotta be benji. meaning nuge up, normal formation, with this dude coming on if need be. better safe than sorry
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09/01/2008 23:43:00


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