Date: 1st June 2006 at 9:31am
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Kevin Bond has left Pompey (again!), this time it`s for money. Pompey where only willing to offer a one year deal to Bond.

Kevin Bond said, ‘It’s mixed emotions, having to leave Portsmouth,’ admitted Bond. ‘Newcastle have been huge under-achievers and there are great expectation levels.

‘That in itself is going to be a pressure, but it is definitely one that I am really looking forward to.’

‘Probably the biggest decision that I faced was leaving Harry Redknapp,’ added Bond.

‘Harry has been absolutely fantastic to me over the last six or seven years.

‘He told me he was disappointed to be losing me, but he understood that it is an exciting challenge for me.’

Jamie Redknapp is not hot favourite to come in as he has delayed signing a lucrative contract with Sky Sports. Another possibility could be Paul Merson! (You never know haha)