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2nd striker arrives, plus 1 on trial

Pompey have captured their second striker of the transfer window, with the signing of Adda Djeziri from Danish side Frem.

The 19 year old is another 'one for the future' and signs after a successful trial - but again is not going to help us out in the immediate future, nor will Danijel Subotik as Joe Jordan once again confirmed to The News: 'we have brought a couple of young lads in this week. But they are too young and for the future, they are not really going to figure in the first team for a good while yet'.

Djeziri has previously spent time with Rangers and Leicester and also had a trial with Blackburn last season.

Subotik - although not believed to be being considered for the 1st team at the moment - has told the Pompey Site that he is 'here to play and wants to play as soon as he can', saying: 'It was great to play for the reserves the other night - absolutely awesome.

'Hopefully I will soon get the chance to play for the first team. I'm here to play and I want to play as quickly as possible.

'I want to progress here and become a better player. I want to take my chance.

'I should get better the more and more games I play'.

Good positive thinking from Subotik, and if he is good enough as the old saying goes he is old enough - I am not so sure that Harry Redknapp will think the same way though...

A striker that could be of use to us now - although it remains to be seen if he has the quality needed to play in the English game - is Cho Jae-Jin, who has also joined us on a trial basis.

Newcastle pulled out of a deal to sign him previously - which worries me slightly! - and it is being reported that Fulham and West Ham are both interested.

If the Korean international impresses Harry Redknapp would sign on a free transfer, as he is a free agent after his contract with Japanese club Shimizu S-Pulse expired recently.


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 9 2008

Time: 1:00PM

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nooooooo!!!!!!!!!! please harry, dont get this korean!!!!!!!!
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09/01/2008 16:15:00

aparantly the korean is...not very good... young players are always good, as they tend to put more efort in, and can be quicker - but only if THEY want to be, hae a little natural ability, and harry gives them a go.
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09/01/2008 17:24:00

from what i can find out from people adda djeziri should be one for the the transfer list. Why have we bought his person, if her couldnt manage it at a coke league or a club as rish as rangers would not spend a mere 125K, is he really going to be the next goal scoring machine for us ??? The korean i think is purely down to commercial matters and that is a fact of football life, he attracts a lot of attention in the 2 main markets of our sponsors OKI.
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09/01/2008 17:27:00

and i hate that about teh game, buying someone purely on what russellm said, look at park, for united, I wouldnt have him in my team, let alone man utds, but hes there just to impress the east asian market. Why cant they set up there own good league for christ sakes.
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09/01/2008 17:30:00

Positive moves with more youngsters.
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09/01/2008 18:08:00

the commercial spin off could be something that is looked at more than it should be gleamer - but thats just the way it is... i would like to think that if he is complete crap he will not be signed, but personally i still wouldnt want him signed if he wasnt an improvement on what we have, which i would doubt tbh... the djeziri signing puzzles me slightly - he has either really improved or weve slipped up here?
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09/01/2008 18:24:00

there can only be one or two good leauges in the world - there just arnt enough good players! his is why i am so oposed to reducing the number of foreign players in the PL - if they leave, where will they play? how will there countries do without the stars? football as an international game would fall apart, with 12-0 wins against the "lesser" nations again...although admitedly, england would do much better...
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09/01/2008 19:25:00

no idea why we bought this bloke, couldnt make an appearance at leicester, who let him go, weren't interested anymore, so why should we be? i prefer the sound of subotik
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09/01/2008 19:53:00

leciester dont have the time/money to look for the future now - they want the premiership...equally, we want the future - one that involves european football mind - so to get that, we need to brig in prospective yougsters.
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09/01/2008 20:48:00

is it subotic or subotik? yesterday is said subotic so i used that, today it says subotik... not even the official site helps! on pfcTV on his interview his caption says 'danijel subotic' yet on the article promoting that interview it says 'subotik'... either way, im quite excited by this fellas, i have a good feeling about him.
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09/01/2008 21:25:00

his name is subotic (it yugoslavian, supposed to end in -ich), the move for the south korean is purely commercial but I think its useless unless he gets played (and I doubt he will). have you guys heard of the link with Fred, there is a really good player, he is out of favor at Lyon and therefore could be bought at a resonable price, I would really like to see him in Pompey jersey
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09/01/2008 22:07:00

there are plenty of excellent - available - players i would like to see at pompey. unfortunatly, i dont think we have the funds, and i doubt we will see many players leaving...
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09/01/2008 22:33:00

i dont think fred is too expensive tho! but work permit problems plus interest from lots of other clubs could cause problems
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09/01/2008 23:14:00

dont think we'll sign fred - but you never know... thanks for clearing up the name whitestone :-) how about cho jae-jin? sky sports news have been reporting him as 'cho jae-lin' - but ive only been given 'cho jae-jin'...
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09/01/2008 23:38:00

'cho' will do me. well, the name, not the player, we dont need him. and what about cisse?
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09/01/2008 23:46:00

rumour has it that sunderland are trying to take saviola on loan. now theres a move with harry redknapp written all over it
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09/01/2008 23:47:00

agreed, saviola would be a great signing, he is quality, he is a slightly older version of tevez, just as great tho
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10/01/2008 03:56:00

I think Robotic an Al Jezera are for the future .. well that what Joe Jordon said in a sky article yesterday so I don't see either of them featuring just yet... Let them play in the reserves a little and then we'll be able to assess them better... as for Cho well he is only on trial and that's it for the no but I do agree that it is probably just commercial.. Have you seen his shirt sale stats?.. More women by his shirt than any other orean player... what that means I've no idea but probably a market that Peter Storrie has seen he can exploit.. As for Fred.. bring him on I say
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10/01/2008 07:48:00

storrie will be rubbing his hands with glee at that stat mate!
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10/01/2008 10:23:00

Its good to see Pompey looking to the future. Its something they haven't done much in the last 30 years. It shows that Paul hart is doing his job and that he is being supported by the club. So what if Djeziri couldn't get a game at Leicester or Rangers? he might not be ready for first team football yet. What we also have to remember is that these players might be sold on for a profit if they don't make it at Fratton. Its always a gamble buying players (Scott McGarvey, ian Baird, Lee Chapman anyone?) and Pompey should be applauded for taking risks with these two players (that none of us know anything about).
The Rabbi
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10/01/2008 10:34:00

big risks - but big money to be gained (or league places) if the gamble pays off - and at worst, its a couple of years wages+small fee - so nothing bad will come from it.
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10/01/2008 17:50:00


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