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Baros 'mulling things over'

It appears that our approach has been made for Milan Baros, with a 6 month loan deal 'said' to be in the offing, now he is just 'deciding' if he wants to come here or not.

His agent Pavel Paska - who has had plenty to say for himself recently - says that things are 'complicated' but has told the media that he 'will decide by the weekend', early next week at the latest: 'It is complicated and Milan is still hesitating.

'He will make his decision within this week or, at the very latest, at the beginning of next week.

If the fella wants football to boost his chances of going to Euro 2008, unless he has 'someone else' in mind, or unless Fred leaves afterall with the players that Lyon already have and have even added to their squad recently he probably will not get much of a look in.

I am pretty keen on him coming here, but only want him here if he wants to be here.

We only have a little over a week left in the transfer window, so he had better decide sooner rather than later as we will not hang around waiting for him - we have other targets in mind, and I do think that if the right person comes along the funds will be made available.

Yep we are not a bottomless pit, but we want the best, so if they will come here - which is the problem convincing them sometimes - we will get the best...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 23 2008

Time: 5:19PM

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It's a pretty big decision to make for him they're still in the Champions League and on top of the French league. But like you said he wants to get in the Czech squad for Euro 2008 which I think he will, regardless of which club he ends up at the end of January.
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23/01/2008 17:34:00

firstly, i would rather have fred ;-) and secondly, whilst his record has been good, im not convinced he would set the world/premiership on fire. would he be an improvement on what we have already got? would he get in ahead of kanu? do we want him in ahead of nugent? im not convinced he is good enough for us to make the step up - sure he is a good player, but nothing new.
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23/01/2008 17:36:00

Yes and yes carpet. Baros just needs his ego massaged and we have the fans and manager to do that.
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23/01/2008 17:41:00

Just goes to show how far we have come in the past couple of years when you can ask if Baros is good enough for us!!!
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23/01/2008 17:41:00

kanu, nugent and baros are all different players - as much as i like nugent and hope he will be a success here personally i think that baros is an improvment on him... that isnt to say i dont think there i room here for both... kanu, well i like the fella he has been a great footballer, but i think the key work is 'has been' i think he is a spent force. he could offer something if used in the right way but tbh i have said it all season i think he would be better used from the bench... when you look at it that way stillthewhizz its big decision for him to make isnt it in all fairness.
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23/01/2008 17:44:00

very true steaming, my own thinking is that he is and i would not question his signing - without doubt on a 6 month loan, if he isnt then we have a get out cluase dont we... even if he signed outright now i think it would be a fantastic signing.
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23/01/2008 17:46:00

Sounds a bit "try before you buy" to me, ideal in the circumstances really
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23/01/2008 17:51:00

i would prefer Fred, i have not checked stats yet but i don't recall Baros being a prolific scorer and thats why the both hub cap gangsters and the "we are a massive club villains" let him go. I liked and thought Berger did a good job for us but i think he went at the right time....sicknote II we don't need
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23/01/2008 18:05:00

without doubt i would prefer fred but he didnt prefer us did he... i could see baros being an 'inspired' signing if he come - maybe that is a bit too much?
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23/01/2008 18:07:00

i would say "inspired" is going too far - based on my limited knoledge - but i would never refuse a loan deal for him...
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23/01/2008 18:28:00

it's never good when things drag on is it not good for the fans and even more importantly not good for the player
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23/01/2008 18:40:00

Let's hope he doesn't tghink about it too long or he won't come. If he does come then we will play 442!
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23/01/2008 18:42:00

Message to Milan: Get on with it ! - or find yourself sitting on the bench while the Czech Rep takes on the rest of europe. We don't have til next week to keep the offer open - position will need to be filled by then, if not by this Saturday. Berger would be a terrific addition if the price is right. Don't forget, Krunchie could still play on the right if need be.
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23/01/2008 19:00:00

Baros played as the lone striker for Liverpool when they won the European Cup, and the Liverpool fans i have spoken to up here really rated him, and were sorry to see him go. His time at Villa was not that good was it, but he is a quality striker, however he either wants to be a bit part player at Lyon, or come to Fratton and play for us and help us chase a top 8 spot. Simple choice to me, and he knows his way around the country doesnt he?
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23/01/2008 19:32:00

My old mates on Setanta Sports are reporting Storrie in France completing the deal. But then their record is not good. Owens is right he played very well for Liverpool when they won the European Cup.
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23/01/2008 19:44:00

But then so did Djimi Traore!!
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23/01/2008 19:45:00

So did Hamman!!
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23/01/2008 19:48:00

He's a first choice striker and only one of two recognised top strikers in the Czech team - the other being Koller. So he doesn't really need to worry about getting in the Czech team - it's a given.
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23/01/2008 19:48:00

31 goals in 59 games though is a great record at International level.
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23/01/2008 21:41:00

We have a ready made song for him - he's got to come: There's only one . . . . . . .
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23/01/2008 21:48:00

how imaginative...
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23/01/2008 21:57:00

Loan is good enough for me.
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23/01/2008 22:16:00

im going to go for it and say this deal will be completed in time for him to play on saturday... but i dont think he will tho. as mentioned he has alot to think about as look at what he will be giviing up - but on the other hand look at what he is potential letting himself in for, it could be something special!
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23/01/2008 23:02:00

Would like to see him here, think we would go 4-4-2 like matt says, Milan, there's only 2 Milans!!!!
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24/01/2008 01:12:00

yea I like the loan deal, Im not a huge fan of him since he has been inconsistent lately so its a good idea just to see what he can offer to us
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24/01/2008 05:36:00

What worries me it the comment 'it's complicated' .. I hope he hasn't got problems to bring with him.. we've had our fair share of those in the past. A good player I reckon and a lan deal (hopefully) will suit everybody. I just hop he does take too long and then say no !......and we miss the chance of getting somebody else
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24/01/2008 06:31:00

that is the worry isnt it... the 'complications' could be that lyon are maybe 'bracing' themselves for more interest in fred and dont want to lose both, or it could just be that baros isnt sure he wants to give up a chance at the title and the champions lge - but as said the sooner this is sorted the better, as if he does say no we are back to square one with even less time to play with...
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24/01/2008 09:31:00


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