Date: 4th August 2007 at 9:10am
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Andrew Cole has left Pompey, not to sign for another club, as yet – he has simply been released from his contract after both sides agreed it was best to terminate his contract – which still had a year to run – as Harry Redknapp could not guarantee him regular football.

The 35 year old scored 4 goals in 22 appearances for Pompey last season after arriving in August ’07, finishing it on loan with Birmingham.

He had been linked with Hull, Forest and even Celtic but nothing had been arranged while he was still with Pompey, now that he has been released maybe something can be sorted for him – and I am sure he will find himself a club.

Collins Mbesuma is another player who has left Fratton – and finally for good this time!

The Zambian who only managed 4 substitute appearances during his couple of years with Pompey had been released, or so I though several times, only to resurface each time.

After spending last season on loan in Portugal he has left the club for good by signing for Turkish club Bursapor, although no mention of any fee has been revealed.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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