Date: 8th July 2009 at 7:41am
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So, it all stats tomorrow, the build up to the 2009/10 season begins to kick into life for Pompey as pre-season training begins.

At this point in time it is going to be a very depleted 1st team squad, threadbare even, and I would suspect a good number of the ‘kids’ will be joining this as 1st team players – if they are good enough then lets keep them in that bracket this season eh!

Sol Campbell is not looking like he will be there and although I have said that I would not mind seeing him renew his contract, in all honesty I am not so sure I do anymore? As it is I do not think he will now anyway, he seemed to make that pretty clear…

As for Kanu, of course he will not be there, he will drag out his contract talks as long as he can – The King does not do pre-season does he!

The News also reports that Aaron Mokoena will not be in training as he is still requiring a work permit – something I have no doubt he will get, but until I hear anything official its not a done deal.

The man to ‘oversee affairs’ will be Paul Hart.

At this present moment in time it is still highly unlikely that he will be given the job on a permanent basis – something I am not disappointed about I must admit – but credit where it is due to the guy as it is said that he will continue to step in to take training until the takeover is done and a new man appointed, hats off to him!

Hart will not be joined by his sidekick Brian Kidd though, he is ‘said’ to still be on his holidays. Although I am not convinced that he will return to the club at all, which is a shame as his coaching qualities will be missed, but you never know what can happen…

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