Date: 12th December 2007 at 6:14pm
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In many ways I can understand him saying this, but at the same time I am not quite sure why Peter Storrie has had to speak to The News to again point out that if players are ‘unhappy’ they can leave in January: ‘we don’t have to sell but it may be that a couple of players go.

‘They may want to go but people will replace them if they do.

‘Players come and go. That’s the way it goes.

‘Manchester United sold Ruud van Nistelrooy – look where they are.

‘If we lose players to the African Nations’ Cup we will replace them.

‘It’s a case of knowing how many will go’.

The ‘fringe players’ he was referring to were the likes of Matty Taylor, Dave Nugent, Pedro Mendes, Richard Hughes, Lauren and Djimi Traore.

He has also pointed out, and urged people not to act hastily as their chance will come if they wait for it, just waiting for then taking it is something that needs to be done when it does arise. But acknowledged that not all will be happy to wait for this chance.

The major thing that does concern me though is that Storrie is saying ‘we do not have to sell’ yet Harry Redknapp is saying that he might have to look at making loan signings as he does not know how much cash will be available?

This either means that players do need to be sold in order for funds to be raised or Redknapp is just playing things down as he likes to do before springing his surprises in the transfer window? Either way I think that most of us have accepted that some players will leave, even if we might not like it.

Whatever happens though, so long as whatever might happen will be done in the best interests of Portsmouth Football Club and the players concerned we cannot really ask for more can we…

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