Date: 6th July 2009 at 12:03pm
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The latest player ‘linked’ to Pompey is Kagiso Dikgacoi.

This time there is a difference, it is not the media ‘linking’ us to the player it is the South African midfielder linking himself to us and Fulham, who tried to sign him last season apparently but were refused a work permit.

Dikgacoi told African based, at least I think it is African based, KickOff.com: ‘I have been told of the Portsmouth interest but I also understand that Fulham is still interested in inviting me to train with them again. My manager will give you more information.’

Maybe there is some truth in this, maybe not – only time will tell…

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Crouch still on Sunderland radar

Most the weekend reports were ‘claiming’ that it was Fulham that were most strongly linked with Peter Crouch, although a ‘background interest’ from Milan is still being retained?

The reports today on the whole are saying that it is Fulham and Sunderland fighting it out for the England man, and The Sunderland Echo says that ‘Steve Bruce is looking to make an ‘impact’ signing this week and has Portsmouth talisman Peter Crouch firmly in his sights.’

Maybe we will sell the big man, I would hope not as I maintain my believe that he still has an important role to play with Pompey and is not overrated, but either way I would hope that we make no decision in the next week or so as if this takeover is going through, and I still maintain my thoughts that this will too – and this week, why rush into any decisions on the future of another ‘star’ man?

Keeping England internationals in our squad helps raise our profile as a club too!

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Fortune mulling over his options…

Marc-Antoine Fortune remains one of several names ‘linked’ with Pompey, but he does not appear short of options.

Hull and Celtic have been the teams most strongly linked with the striker, but a ‘so-called’ late interest from Pompey has left him thinking about things with it also said that West Ham are ‘very keen’ on the 28-year-old.

To be honest I did not see enough of Fortune to come to a conclusion on how good I thought he was, what I would say is he looked fantastic one minute, showing flashes of brilliance, but rubbish the next – some of his misses were unbelievable!

If pushed I think I would say that I would prefer us to look elsewhere, and that is – at this point in time anyway – something that I think we will do.

As always thoughts on all please guys, comment below…

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