Date: 18th February 2009 at 10:51am
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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?’

Sol Campbell

The man has been a rock for Pompey but father time seems to have caught up with him badly in the past year or so. That said I feel mental issues as much as physical issues have been his downfall. When the captain is ‘happy’ in his own mind he is often happy on the pitch, when his ‘mind’ is not right, he does not often look right on the pitch.

I must admit I am torn, I often say it is time for him to go, but his experience could still be invaluable to us next season – and I feel this could well be a struggle, but that is for another day…

I think as much will depend on the size of the wedge he wants. Anything upwards of £60,000 will be what he is on per week, he would have to drop these wage demands significantly to even be considered being given a new contract. He does not need the money, so if he will drop this there could still be a deal to be done?

Deal or no deal? No deal.

Tough call, and a big call but I think this will be ‘no deal’, lets just hope we part amicably…

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

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