Date: 16th November 2008 at 11:58am
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The injury that forced Lassana Diarra off against West Ham yesterday is said to be a ‘badly sprained ankle’ according to Tony Adams.

Diarra was forced off after less than 20 minutes and the Pompey manager appears to be expecting him to be out for a while, and is not impressed that he still has to report for international duty with France: ‘we’ve done well because we were without Sol Campbell and Niko Kranjcar and then lost Diarra, although it was an entire accident.

‘The big shame is that we’ve got to send Lassana over to France for their friendly international next week.

‘We are not allowed to pull him out but hopefully the French doctors will see the extent of the injury. I’m not happy he’s got to get on a plane with it, though.’

Surely if a player is injured can we not pull him out of an international – after all it is the club that pay his wages, so why should we have to risk further damage by being made to make him travel and possibly played in a ‘friendly’ international… I think that it is pretty clear that the Frenchman was injured, as we would not have taken him off if he was not!

On the topic of internationals, congratulations again go to Pompey’s ‘fab four’ with David James, Glen Johnson, Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch all again named in Fabio Capello’s England squad for the friendly with Germany next week – all being well all can feature, but most importantly come through unscathed!

And, whilst on the subject of Diarra initially, more ‘speculation’ today claims that Citeh have ‘tied up a deal’ for him to join them for £10m in January. Their ‘massive’ pay packet has seen them ‘beat’ Manyoo and Spurs to his signing ‘activating’ the £10m ‘release clause’ that he has…

Pompey are easy pickings at the moment guys, yep the chances are that our talismanic midfielder will go in January but as much as many of the ‘rumours’ flying around could happen I say it is basically time that we just take them all with a pinch of salt and just let what is going to happen – or not – happen. There is not a blind bit of difference we can make to anything, lets just roll with it, go with the flow and see what happens.

At the end of the day we support Portsmouth Football Club and will do regardless as to what happens wont we?!

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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