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Benjani deal to be 'reviewed'

Benjani deal to be 'reviewed'

Benjani's transfer to Man City 'could' go through after all with the premier league apparently revealing that they will 'review' the paperwork of the proposed switch.

Man City made an 'official announcement' in the early hours that the deal had not been completed, but now sky sports - and others - are reporting that the premier league are 'examining the paperwork'.

I do not know what will happen fellas, but sky sports were saying late yesterday evening that the premier league had already been stressing that 'no leeway would be given and midnight was the cut off point with - no exceptions'.

It was thought that both clubs had the paperwork in before the midnight deadline to complete the deals - as we know Defoe has signed, and I assume this cannot be changed? - but now everything seems to be up in the air again as far as Benjani is concerned, and basically this is becoming a bit of a farce...

Maybe this is my heart speaking - as I do not want Benjani to go, and thought we would now keep him - but it would seem that rules are just being made as they go along if this deal can go through after all, as what would be the point of a 'deadline' if it is not met? It would make a mockery of the transfer window, would it not...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday February 1 2008
Time: 11:08AM

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Just as you thought it was all done, now this!!
will it ever happen
01/02/2008 11:20:00
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I always thought that midnight was the deadline but I also hear that the Defoe deal was completed at 00:40 hrs. I'm getting confused. Does Benji want to go? No. Does 'Arry want him to go? No. Do we need some money in to counteract Defoe? Almost certainly yes. Have MCFC complained that the deal wasn't done? Not to my knowledge.
UKTony
01/02/2008 11:24:00
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Harry has quoted (on Skysports) this morning that Benji is still in Manchester. I agree, that if this now goes throught, it will make the whole transfer window a complete farce. What will happen next?? I hope Benjani stays, as I recon he is one of the few who would come back and play his hear out for us again if it doesnt happen, to show us that he is too valuable to loose!
dave.jolley81
01/02/2008 11:27:00
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tbh i dont know what the score is - i thought that if paperwork was in before midnight - as defoe's definately was, and we were led to believe benji's was - it was okay to complete the formalities after... however it appears that city didnt get this through by midnight - at their own admission? i have a few thoughts on 'things' but i would not be able to share them on this site probably for legal reasons :-)
pompeyrug
01/02/2008 11:28:00
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Benji and Defoe partnership! sound better than Baros and Defoe, and I think a hell of a lot more leathal!
dave.jolley81
01/02/2008 11:29:00
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Does any one know if Diop is back intime for the Chelsea game?
dave.jolley81
01/02/2008 11:30:00
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yep dave.jolley81 is right, 'arry has spoken to sky sports about this, tbh fellas i just cant write another article on this until it is sorted so here is a lin to what 'arry has said - click here
pompeyrug
01/02/2008 11:32:00
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benji and defoe is the ideal partnership for me, totally agree and is the one i have always wanted us to have... diop should arrive back today, so i would imagine he will be in the squad at least?
pompeyrug
01/02/2008 11:34:00
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i'd rather have benjani, strange to let him go, great player
krisvilla
01/02/2008 11:34:00
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The 2 would work but if it means we keep Defoe & have to sell Benji, then so be it,
storagematt
01/02/2008 11:39:00
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