Date: 22nd February 2009 at 6:18pm
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So, we have some 15 players out of contract in the summer (or seeing their loans with Pompey end) it is almost time to decide who deserves a new contract and who does not deserve the drippings from my nose, well ours noses!

I was going to look at them all together, but I think I will do them one at a time… Simple question, and as the bearded one would say, ‘deal or no deal?’

Hermann Hreidarsson

Looked odds on to have left the club in the last transfer window let alone making it through until the end of his contract this summer.

He stayed, and is back into the side and showing the qualities that he has and the qualities that are needed, also back in as is our need for a ‘proper’ and ‘disciplined’ left back at this point in time.

A fantastic player to have around the squad for his character if nothing else, which is infectious, you always know what you are going to get from the big Icelander.

Time looked like it might have caught up with the 34-year-old earlier in the season when he did play but he is now showing that he can still get up, down and around the pitch with the best of ’em! To be fair the same looked to have been the case last season when he first came in, and ‘might’ be the same next, but when the Herminator gets up and running he is a fabulous player to have on your side, he never gives in!

The ability to play virtually anywhere across the backline and at a push, if really needed, in midfield, means the fella offers plenty of versatility.

Deal or no deal? Deal.

I love the Herminator, he epitomises the Pompey spirit and all that is good about it, a real heart on the sleeve performer who never gives anything less than 110%.

All signs had pointed to no deal, he will not be any younger, he most probably will not be a regular next season – so might well want the move as much as anything else. He would not be on a fortune money wise so would be well worth a deal.

Yep, I would go with deal but I had suspected it would be him saying ‘no deal’ due to his desire for regular football, that said he has been saying recently that he does want to stay as he loves it here, so fingers crossed…

These are my thoughts, what about yours? As always please share them below…

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