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The Nugent Update

It is no secret that Brian Laws wants to keep David Nugent on loan until the end of the season but Portsmouth have yet to agree an extension to his loan which will run out after the Bolton match on Tuesday night(26th January)

Brian Laws explained the position:

'David is eligible to play in the (Bolton) game and then a decision has to be made by Portsmouth. We have to be patient.They know what we want to do and David knows what he wants to do. It's just getting everyone together and making the right decision.'

Earlier in the week Nugent indicated he would like to stay at Turf Moor until the end of the season but only on loan. He would then like to make a decision on his long term future in the summer.

Some Clarets fans think this could mean he might then be willing to listen to other offers if Burnley could not agree a permanent deal and meet his salary expectations. He could also be waiting to see if we remain a Premier League club before considering his options.

One club in particular who might be interested of course is Bolton Wanderers with Owen Coyle known to be an admirer of the former Bury and Preston striker.

Under FIFA rules though it is not possible to play for three clubs in the same season under the loan system so either Nugent remains at Turf Moor on loan or he faces an uncertain future at Portsmouth.Portsmouth might decide to bring him back to Fratton Park where a buyer could be sought in view of their financial predicament. They would have to work fast though to complete a deal before the end of the January window on February 1st and they already seem to be dragging their heels in terms of making a decision about the loan extension.They clearly have more pressing things to think about!

If Nugent does return, he could find himself sidelined for the rest of the season at a club he does feel any sympathy for especially if Pompey's transfer embargo is lifted and new strikers are brought into the club.

It's all in the lap of the Gods at the moment and we may have to wait until the day after the Bolton game on Tuesday night to know if we have been successful.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 24 2010

Time: 1:56PM

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Flipping heck this is dragging on. What do you reckon will he stay? Not sure how original deadline of 22nd January was being banded about unless they have agreed a few days grace until 26th January
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24/01/2010 14:01:00

If Nimani gets his expected international clearance, Laws will have all his strikers to choose from on Tuesday night namely Fletcher, Thompson, Nugent, Paterson, Nimani and Jay Rod! Shall we play 4-0-6? lol
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24/01/2010 14:06:00

Portsmouth expect their transfer embargo to be lifted on Monday so that could be crucial to them making a decision on Nugent
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24/01/2010 15:29:00

I really hope he stays until the end of the season. If he is leaving his options open, then he'll have to play some good football to impress potential buyers. The ideal scenario is that he plays superbly, scores goals that help us stay where we should be, then signs for us if we can afford him ! 4-0-6 ?? Lets go for it, gung ho rules ok.
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24/01/2010 15:31:00

He could terminate his 40k a week contract or negotiate a sale as Portsmouth would listen to offers from Burnley, He has made it clear he wants to play at Burnley, but has high earning ruined another player? I dont see anyone paying that money for him anymore, as he failed to prove himself under Redknapp, Adams or Hart? Maybe he really didnt like being away from home, and therefore his football suffered, but he has done little to secure that sort of wage again, not yet anyway?
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24/01/2010 15:37:00

The only reason he is holding out on a decision is because he will be out of contract at the end of the season and he wants to go for nothing so e can claim the 3.5m transfer fee as a siging on fee screwing the club that he is employed by. Pompey would be mad to allow him to stay on laon only to screw themselves out of money they desperately need. Nugent cost Pompey a fortune and has delivered nothing. If he doesnt sign a permanent deal with Burnley now he should be recalled to Pomey and left to rot in traing, not even getting a game in the reserves.
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24/01/2010 16:26:00

OOps, sorry about the previous spelling errors!
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24/01/2010 16:27:00

Bit harsh! We could probably take him off your hands tomorrow in a permanent deal transfer fee wise but we would not be able to break our salary cap of a very low 15k/week and Nugent has further stated he is not prepared to move on a perm deal just yet. The ball is firmly in Pompey's court and to some degree Nugent's
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24/01/2010 16:31:00

Is he definitely out of contract come June/July 2010? I thought he had another year?
scott mc
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24/01/2010 16:39:00

Perhaps he wants to play for Burnley until he sees whether we're up or down. If it's the latter perhaps he'll be off to Horwich ?
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24/01/2010 16:44:00

What ever his decision, if he's playing on Tuesday can we please have a hat trick, a brace from Pato and Beast to be on top form. Then its an easy peasy 3 points to Burnley.
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24/01/2010 18:39:00

Nugent has speed, but can he finish, we need someone who can do both well. He wont go back to portsmouth,
Albmaleaf claret
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24/01/2010 18:40:00

Burnley, if he wants to play for you he will cut his salary so you can afford him. Pompey just want a small fee to cover the interest on the original loan to buy him but mostly we need to get rid off the 160k a month salary and poor attitude. We don't have anything against the guy and I hope a suitable deal can be arranged. I wish you well for the remainder of your season
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24/01/2010 19:01:00

albmaleaf has it spot on - Nuge looks good, until it comes to the finish - He has missed a lot of chances ( but so then is Fletch). But, it must be better to have strikers getting chances and missing rather than them not getting any at all.
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24/01/2010 19:26:00

I wonder who Coyle would least like to score against him!
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24/01/2010 20:13:00

According to Pompey "insider" Harry Harris, it sounds like we have offered money for Nugent. Perhaps he has realised that football has past its peak paying days and the Portsmouth situation was attained while football was at it's most spendthrift. Nugent is loaded and now he can consolidate his wealth while actually being a lot closer to "home". He should realise that football has been good to him and now it is a case of getting his head down and forging the rest of his career. One thing is for sure, it won't do him any long term favours sitting out at a club he doesn't want to be at nor wants him there. Let's face it, which other Premier league team would want him? It seems even Bolton aren't bothered about splashing out a permanent deal for him.
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24/01/2010 22:14:00

Guys don't you get it .. Nugent is playing all of us .. Firstly he IS NOT out of contract in the summer he signed for Pompey for four years .. so a fee will be payable no matter how big/small.. Nugent wants to decide his future in the summer because he wants to stay in the premiership .. If Bolton go down he'll sign for you .. If you go down he'll sign for Coyle and Bolton.. He you and Bolton go down he'll consider his options and probably go to Bolton because they will pay more.. One things for sure he ain't welcome back at Pompey .. Shame really we gave him a lot of support and encouragement then the moment he leaves he slagged us off - If Nugent wanted to play for Burnley he would have taken the pay cut and accepted to be transferred for the 2.5 Brnley have offered and Pompey desperately need .. Be careful what you wish for fellas .. and don't trust him..
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24/01/2010 22:30:00

With respect Chix, I don't think we're that arsed either way. Can I ask a question though? Was it worth "living the dream" and winning the FA Cup etc only to now have the awful situation that you are left with. Surely there were/are(?) people at Porstmouth who knew they were over extending the club's finances to a disarming level. Burnley's prudent budgeting has been quite a talking point this season. I just wonder whether Portsmouth fans look back and consider the thrifty spending as a risk worth taking for a bit of glory.
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24/01/2010 23:09:00

On the button cc , regarding the financial aspects . Leeds United are still the top example of how not to run a football club ie borrowing on anticipated success . Never mind Portsmouth , -Liverpool and even the old trafford mob are in deep s**t for various reasons related to money. . Full marks to Kilby for his financial management , and Burnley are once again an example of how to produce entertaining football on half a shoestring. I wonder how long it's going to be before the 'House of Cards' falls down ?
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24/01/2010 23:52:00

It is rather amazing that a club in debt to the tune of 716 million whatever it is can be allowed to offer Wayne Rooney 150,000/week to remain at the club. That is effectively a whole team at Burnley who have a salary cap of 15k/week. I do think sometimes though we perhaps could make a few more calculated risks than we do if it means we stay up by getting the men we want. All the Prem clubs are in debt and not all are in such a perilous state as Pompey.There is a balance somewhere don't you think?
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25/01/2010 07:57:00

Cubanclaret, I can say personnaly 'Yes' it was worth living the dream, that feeling of going to Wembley 3 times that year will remain in mine and my lads memories for ever. Thats written in history and no one can take that away. It a surprise that our so owners etc can even 'manage' to get up in the morning. We will hopefully survive and live to fight on in the PL. Best of luck to guys.
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25/01/2010 07:58:00

Yes tmp, definately a balance there somewhere , and we seem to spending or about to spend (Nimani,Nugent) at the moment . Is this within the bounds of the premiership money we receive I wonder, or perhaps a loan? Anyway, whatever it is, it's nice to be in a position where we don't seem to have to sell as has been our downfall so many times in the past. I felt sorry for Cotteril when the balance of the side was disrupted when Gray was sold, the goals dried up and down the table we went. I think Laws is on the right track with fitness regimes etc and I've got a feeling he'll sort out the defensive situation as well . There is'nt a lot wrong at all, someone just needs to start scoring and then hopefully the floodgates will open. Please let it start tomorrow night.
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25/01/2010 14:19:00

Didn't Gray leave when Coyle arrived Welsh. I'm sure it was Akinbiyi who left under Cotterill.
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25/01/2010 15:16:00

Yes Gray did leave under Coyle but he was out injured if you remember under Cotterill at that crucial time over the Jan window and we struggled to bring in anybody who could replace him. In previous windows, Cotterill lost Blake/Chaplow and then Akinbiyi scuppering all our plans. We had always been in with a sniff of the play offs pre-Xmas,sold our key players and finished up with midtable mediocrity. Cotterill did a hard job with little money and had to see his stars leave or injured for the second half of season. He really should get more credit for that
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25/01/2010 15:33:00

I stand corrected, but yeah the main point is that Cotterill always had to sell players when we were doing well, who knows what could have happened if he could have kept the team together.
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25/01/2010 18:10:00


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