Date: 16th September 2010 at 10:46am
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Dave Nugent ‘went missing’ on transfer deadline day according to various ‘reports’ – so this prevented him from joining Blackpool on loan, when a deal had been ‘agreed?’

Ian Holloway has been making noises that he will be returning for him in the New Year, by which time he will – I think – be in the final 6-months of his contract, which I very much think will be his final months with the club.

This apparently agreed deal was seeing Blackpool pay half of his wages, a reported £24,000 – which I would say is about the right amount – although how exactly would this benefit the club?

We continue paying, at least, £12,000 for him to play for someone else – I would think it highly unlikely that there would be much of a loan fee involved. Waiving a loan fee would be fine, as long as his wages were covered in full – so why not look to this in January.

Surely doing deals that are in the best interests of Portsmouth Football Club is something that we must start doing more of, and this is what I thought we would be looking to do from now on…



Another striker, who is recovering well from his knee injury sustained at Spurs last season, who is just looking to get back to playing again is Danny Webber.

He says, as he told sky sports, that the recovery is going well and he hopes to be back in action soon, and ahead of schedule: ‘I tore my ACL muscle and also did the cruciate ligament in my knee back at the end of March, but I have been ahead of schedule every step of the recovery process and my knee is feeling really good again.

‘I’m five months down the line now, doing all the exercises required of me, and I have an appointment to see the surgeon in a month’s time, so I will get a clear picture of when I can return then.

‘However, I know that everything has been going well so far and I expect him to be happy with everything.’

Providing he can come back from this injury, and it was a serious one for anyone – even more so if you have had other serious injuries previously – then I am quite confident that given the chance at this level Webber WILL score goals.

He always has at this level, and even though he did not really score many last season, in certain games and against teams of a ‘certain level’ he did the business. So, again this leaves me to believe, fitness permitting, he can do it this season.

As far as strikers go that we have we do not really, for me, have one with a predatory instinct that is better than his…



A defender that has seen his name mentioned countless times in relation to a move to Pompey is Kyle Naughton.

Almost everyday for the past week we have seen Steve Cotterill have something to say about him and how we hope to tie him up on loan, although we do not know if/when we will?

This has ‘seemed’ something that would happen, and originally sooner rather than later, although it is now thought that if it does happen this will not happen in a hurry. The suggestion is that Spurs want him to sign a new contract before he is loaned out to us, for what is ‘expected’ to be a season long loan…

Providing the football league will even approve this, or another deal, whilst he would be a good signing – and we cannot be too picky – there does have to come a time, even as the club looking to loan him in, that we give a cut off point and then look elsewhere if a conclusion to it cannot be reached.

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