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Utaka to go back to Rennes...

Utaka to go back to Rennes...

John Utaka is 'apparently' interesting Rennes - and the side that sold him to us for £7m in the summer could be looking to take him back to France already.

After an indifferent 6 months at Fratton Park the suggestion is that they want to take him back and will give us back the amount that we paid them.

I do think that he could still be a big player for us, but he has done little or nothing for several months to justify a place in the side on the whole, yet he retained his place regardless, which wound me up - and many of you - more than once.

So although I am not saying that I want him to go I must admit that I might not be that unhappy if he did go back to France so long as we get a player of equal or better quality to replace him.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday January 27 2008
Time: 4:20PM

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that would be big mistake for pompey.
kaybee
27/01/2008 16:30:00
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If they offer us what we paid, then byeeeeeeeeee. He started well but never did enough to justify the GON position week in week out. If the story is true then I would think for everbodys sake we take it.
storagematt
27/01/2008 16:37:00
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like i say as much as much as i think he 'might' be a star for us in the future i think i would also accept him leaving now if we replace him and get what we paid...
pompeyrug
27/01/2008 17:01:00
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Bye Bye John, wouldnt be unhappy myself, needs an attitude change to make it here.
pompey4me
27/01/2008 17:17:00
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I think they'd rather get rid of Nugent and use Utaka as a striker when he comes back from the ACN. Would be a better move all round if you ask me. Harry was doing his pieces with Nugent yesterday.
stillthewhizz
27/01/2008 18:01:00
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Yep, cant say i'm overly enamored with him either. i was one who was saying he needed a run, well, i've seen him play enough now so that i think he just isnt gonna do it for us.
pompey4me
27/01/2008 18:03:00
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He has played well in a few games. In fact at the Emirates (his last really good performance) Gooner fans were raving about him. As i've said before I don't think sticking him on the right is his position, he wants the ball at his feet and head to goal. I think he could still do something for us, unlike Nugent who hasn't really sparkled at all.
stillthewhizz
27/01/2008 18:07:00
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one name-DROGBA-sometimes foriegn players find it hard the first season, however, i can see the frustration he causes fans
plymouth graham
27/01/2008 18:12:00
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He frustrates because we know he has quality, he just isn't achieving it. We shouldn't let him go, he could be really dangerous if we get him on form.
stillthewhizz
27/01/2008 18:15:00
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thats the key thing 'if we can get him on form' he's been given a run beyond the kind of run many others would get and hasnt delivered... i dont think he will go this week, but i think he could in the summer if things dont improve? im prepared to give him a massive benefit of the doubt and hope that he comes back and plays like the player we saw in his early games - which ironically he thought he struggled in!
pompeyrug
27/01/2008 18:36:00
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