Date: 4th February 2010 at 12:33pm
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There has been some talk recently that David James was prepared to ‘waive the clause’ in his contract that would see him trigger a new 1-year contract should he play so many games.

This issue seems to be the one that has prevented him playing more regularly so far this season – and meant him likely to move – and could have seen this carry on, although he has told The News that renegotiating his contact is something that will happen.

He now wants to ‘do well, stay up, go to the World Cup and worry about next season afterwards’ and did not want to leave at any time: ‘hopefully my representative is about to have a chat with the club about contract issues because I don’t want that to be a deciding factor, given how the club have been financially over the past few months.

‘I have spoken to the manager and I told him that at no point did I want to go. My family is sorted out down here so I want to stay.

‘I want to stay here until the end of the season, do well, stay up, go to the World Cup and worry about next season afterwards.

‘My only concerns were that there might be a power above us that might have dictated things.

‘Without being funny, I’m not the richest man in the world but if there is a financial burden that the club can’t suffer, then why should I be taking the mickey?’

So, assuming all issues can be agreed and he can stay injury free then we look as though we will be seeing plenty more of James this season afterall…

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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