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Pompey interested in Stalteri?

Pompey interested in Stalteri?

Reports in today's Daily Mail are saying that we are interested in signing Spurs full back Paul Stalteri on loan.

I believe that the Canadian can play either as a left or right back, which could make him a possible addition at left back but with both full back areas pretty much well stocked to be honest I find this a bit of a strange link really?

I cannot see that there is any chance he is being signed to take over from Glen Johnson and it is also unlikely that he would dislodge Hermann Hreidarsson at left back - the only thing that I can think is that he is being signed as extra cover with the possibility that both Lauren and Djimi Traore might be sold this month?

Defence is not really an area we are short in, but if we did go out and bring in a defender surely a central defender would be more of a priority, and would be a more worthwhile signing to add cover for Sol Campbell and Sylvain Distin.

We were linked with Johan Djourou last summer before he went to on loan to Birmingham, but having now returned to Arsenal would he not be a better loan signing if we could get him and Arsene Wenger would let him go? Although he did play in their league cup side last night, and with Kolo Toure off to the African nations maybe they want to keep him for the second half of the season?

So, as you can see although I am not saying Stalteri is a bad player, I cannot quite see the benefits of signing him, particularly when other areas are more in need of attention...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday January 10 2008
Time: 9:58AM

Comments

0
Not the most exciting player but.....
The Rabbi
10/01/2008 10:35:00
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Probably the kind of player Harry would want on loan, as it appears that what we need is mostly cover for 1st teamers who are away on ANC duty. I think the only position arry would look to buy a player for is up front.
bluedr
10/01/2008 10:45:00
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It's a cattle market out there, 100s of players bouncing off all the clubs. More often than not it smells of bull****e.
storagematt
10/01/2008 11:00:00
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wwwwwhhhoooooooooooo?????
CharlieChimes
10/01/2008 13:18:00
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not keen on this one - but if it is the kind of player 'arry wants to bring in, if he does then clearly i'd get behind him. i dont think we'll sign him tho...
pompeyrug
10/01/2008 14:16:00
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Rubbish story, if we bought him i would be really getting worried, he is not even as good as Duffy.
Owenspompey
10/01/2008 15:38:00
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i trust that you mean the 'reported links' are a rubbish story, and not the actual article that is written above owens :-)
pompeyrug
10/01/2008 15:42:00
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who? WHAT? why? where does play? how would it help us? when did anyone think this was a good idea?
pompeycarpet
10/01/2008 17:23:00
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Rug, never criticised the article mate its just these bloody links to poor players, where do they come from? People are actually getting paid to print them and to drum up interest
Owenspompey
10/01/2008 17:25:00
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Sounds like agent talk to me, not the Spurs player I would go for
paultsmouth
10/01/2008 18:19:00
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