Date: 10th May 2011 at 9:52am
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It will come as little surprise really that its been confirmed that a quartet of youngsters have joined the youth exodus…

Billy Goddard, Pete Gregory – pictured above, Ellis Martin and Perry Ryan have all gone the way of every other youngster at the club when Steve Cotterill arrived.

The following article had been written, and was going to be published, so I will do anyway and it would seem that my thoughts were not wide of the mark…

What does the future hold for…’The Others?’

There can be few clubs with such a history of squad rotation as Pompey.

This summer, as with the past 2-3, I would suspect that ‘most’ will be wondering where their future lies.

Although unlike some other years some players under contract at least ‘should’ have a better chance of remaining where they are, as long as this is what they want!

If this is what they want, and it is a financially viable option for us, lets hope this is what they get…

Billy Goddard, Pete Gregory, Ellis Martin, Perry Ryan

To be honest I know very little about any.

Given that they are young, eager and willing, but not kids that Steve Cotterill has brought in, chances are that they will join the other youth players to exodus the club in the past 12-months.

Surely all would be on very limited money, and whilst you cannot keep players for the sake of it we must have some foresight to think ahead to what could be a tricky summer leaving us in an even more difficult position going into next season than the one we faced at the start of the one just ended?!

Although this time surely we treat them with a little more respect this time round even if it is eventually decided they will not be in the starting 11 if avoidable.

As things stand I reckon that their futures, like those before them, lie away from Fratton…

#1 Jamie Ashdown – here.
#2 Greg Halford – here.
#3 Carl Dickinson – here.
#4 Aaron Mokoena – here.
#5 Ritchie de Laet – here.
#6 The Herminator – here.
#7 Liam Lawrence – here.
#8 Hayden Mullins – here.
#9 Danny Webber – here.
#10 Dave Nugent – here.
#14 Jonathan Hogg – here.
#17 David Cotterill – here.
#18 Dave Kitson – here.
#20 Joel Ward – here.
#24 Nadir Ciftci – here.
#25 Ibrahima Sonko – here.
#27 Kanu – here.
#33 Rocha John Rocha – here.
#37 Darryl Flahavan – here.
Tal Ben Haim – here.
Mikey Brown – here.
Richard Hughes – here.
Tom Kilbey – here.
Marlon Pack – here.

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