Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Diarra agrees Pompey deal

3.5 Year deal. I suppose on the plus side, you could argue the players attitude sucks if he's not gonna stay and fight for a place (twice now, leaving London clubs). No other 'big' club came in for him. Or you could say he is ambitious and as a full French international, good enough for any team. Nah, I'd go with 'no desire to fight for a place'. Exactly what we DON'T want at the club. And whether it was a case that:

a) We wouldn't pay him enough
b) Offer him guaranteed first team football
c) Wenger wouldn't sell him to us

....he hasn't actually committed himself to Pompey for long (shop window anyone?) which suggests he will look to move again. You'd think playing for us is a far more productive shop window to be in. Would be interesting to know who Spurs will line-up as a proper defensive mid. I'd much prefer we go for a 25/27 year old rather than another youngster who might be decent in time.

Diarra hasn't been able to show the world what he can do (for club). He has his chance now, just not in a Lilywhite shirt.


azaris said...

Harry Redknapp in signing a footballer of African descent shocker. I think we should ignore these mercenary players anyway, they'll just end up like Chimbonda and contribute nothing to the long-term development of the team with their revolving door attitude towards clubs.

Now the Downing deal is also off. Comolli must work hard to find more rubbish players to sign, he's not working hard enough it seems as we're still in three cups and haven't been sucked into the relegation scrap yet. Screwing things up is a 24/7 commitment, Damien. We expect you to give your utmost worst.

Anonymous said...

Half way through the month, and the only appear apparently set to sign is a forward. Nothing ever changes with us. And I can't believe the players linked are the only players we are interested in. Surely we are set to shock the fans and ITK's with a Berbatov style signing (ie 'Out of the blue' rather than positional).


Zero said...

I'm glad we didn't sell him to you, he's got a big future but he's too much of an impatient little cunt to see it out at Arsenal. He usually impressed.

3 Million profit in 5 months isn't bad though.

shelf side warrior said...

"The people at Portsmouth know I will not spend my life at this club. If I shine, if a really big club wants me, I know that everything will go well."