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Late City Transfer Deals Disappoint

There was a late, final day flurry of activity as the transfer window came to its close, but unfortunately it's ended as a bit of a damp squib if you're an expectant City fan.

We already knew that Andy Cole had done a runner to Pompey, but I think most of us were surprised to see Newcastle snap up French Tony for an undisclosed fee, although I don't think most of us will be too sorry to see him go.

Something that came right out of left field though was signing USA winger DaMarcus Beasley from PSV Eindhoven - wasn't he the lad who was so publicly caught short on the touchline in the World Cup? I'm sure our groundsman won't stand for any pitch-side leaks at Eastalnds.

I'm actually feeling a bit disappointed as rumoured links with the likes of Marcus Bent, Thomert and Malbranque turned out to be exactly that!

So where does that leave us? Well I guess we now have a squad with a lower average age with the likes of Cole, James and Sibierski gone, but we still have a weak left side and don't really have a creative play-maker in midfield.

I hope Beasley proves me wrong, but I can't see him setting the Premiership alight and giving opposition right backs sleepless nights about the prospect of marking him, although they may not fancy a sliding tackle near the touchline if it looks a bit damp.

Looks like we'll be looking to our Academy lads once again to bolster up the 1st team, and with the young talent we have, that's probably not such a bad thing.

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Date:Friday September 1 2006

Time: 12:05AM

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thanks for james and cole :D
pompey pessimist
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01/09/2006 00:42:00

Yeah but please keep your HATCHET man...sorry THATCHETT man...I mean THATCHER man. Anyway he's not that important, except maybe in a pub brawl.
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01/09/2006 04:00:00

Perhaps Psycho is taking the p*ss with the Beasley signing ?
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01/09/2006 07:58:00

I dunno. Beasley can shift and is an out and out left winger. He's well lively and the Yanks call him "Jitters" because of teh way he buzzes about. Someone that actually runs fast is a result for us. As for the likes of Sibierski and Cole we are well rid.
Johnny Baguette
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01/09/2006 09:31:00

I wonder if he will water flood the ground.
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01/09/2006 09:41:00

I think we will surprise a few people this season....I guess most of us would have settled for four points from the first three games before the season started....When you analyse all the transfers in this window only the Hammers have done any REAL business the rest being the usual merrygoround.
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01/09/2006 10:09:00

beasley is a TOP player
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01/09/2006 10:58:00

Beasley should be a top signing for you
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01/09/2006 21:45:00

Is that all you can manage to say on every other clubs forum? Ultimately it won't do you any good as the owners of Vital will catch you out in the end.
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03/09/2006 02:31:00

Beasley looks a great buy.
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03/09/2006 16:48:00


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