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Tell the floppy cheeked fker to go fk himself and say away from our players.

 

Pompey target United stopper

Dec 5 2006

By Luke Edwards, The Journal

 

Portsmouth want Newcastle United centre-back Titus Bramble and will attempt to sign him in a cut-price deal when the transfer window re-opens in January.

 

Bramble, who will miss tomorrow night's clash with Reading after he picked up a calf injury in the 0-0 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt, insisted in The Journal last week that he wants to remain in the North-East.

 

But the powerful defender is out of contract in the summer and has still not been offered a new one by chairman Freddie Shepherd, prompting Portsmouth's attempt to prise him away from the Magpies.

 

Bramble can start to negotiate a free transfer under the Bosman rule in the New Year if he has not been offered a new contract at Newcastle, although Portsmouth are believed to want to take him to the south coast immediately.

 

Pompey will not make a bid for the 25-year-old until after Christmas, but manager Harry Redknapp has indicated he might be able to get the former England Under-21 international for less than £1m as Newcastle know they are in danger of losing him for nothing in seven months. That will not please Glenn Roeder, who cannot afford to lose any of his defenders during the transfer window and Newcastle's manager will urge Shepherd not to sell.

 

Roeder has suggested in the past that he wants Bramble to sign a new contract, although he realises that if an extended deal is not offered, Bramble will be advised to look for a potentially lucrative Bosman move by his representatives.

 

Ironically, Redknapp wants to pair Bramble with former England international Sol Campbell, a partnership which could have been formed at United if Roeder had followed up his interest in the 31-year-old in the summer.

 

Campbell was keen on a move to Newcastle but, although Roeder was interested, he was concerned about the player's injury record and decided Chelsea's Robert Huth was a more attractive option. That, though, proved to be a costly decision when Huth decided to move to Middlesbrough and Roeder failed to add a centre-half to his squad.

 

Like most observers, Redknapp believes Bramble has the natural ability to become a top Premiership defender and he hopes that, by pairing him with Campbell, the former Ipswich prospect - signed by Sir Bobby Robson for £5m - will move up a level.

 

Like Bramble, Campbell was also prone to the odd concentration lapse when he was a youngster at Tottenham Hotspur, but he overcame that weakness with experience and went on to become a pivotal player for England in three major tournaments.

 

It remains to be seen whether Bramble will be interested in a move to Fratton Park after he claimed last week that he is "desperate" to stay at Newcastle, but the prospect of playing alongside Campbell will surely be an attractive one.

 

The in-form stopper will be missing from the United defence against Reading tomorrow and is also a doubt for the trip to Blackburn Rovers at the weekend.

 

His close friend Kieron Dyer will also be unavailable for selection as he was told to rest for ten days by the specialist who stitched up the nasty cut in his leg after the Portsmouth match.

 

Roeder said: "After their efforts lately, I gave the first-team squad the weekend off and Titus went back home to Ipswich. But overnight on Friday his calf blew up to twice its normal size and he did the sensible thing by coming straight back to Newcastle so that (physio) Derek Wright could have a look at it. And by doing so we are hoping that it will prevent Titus from being sidelined for too long."

 

Bramble's injury has come at a bad time for Roeder, although the return of full-backs Stephen Carr and Celestine Babayaro mean he will be able to move Peter Ramage into the centre alongside Steven Taylor.

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Guest nufc_geordie

I have to say that up until the last few weeks I would never have offered Shambles a new deal but given our current lack of numbers in defence we need to keep him until the summer.

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Even if he is to be sold in the summer then we need to offer him a new deal, if we want money back from him that is.

Fkn Harry thinking he will get him cheap, strange aint it though Titus is a bit young for Harry's team.

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they're welcome to him...as long as we get somone in.

Oh aye coz thats gonna happen, lets sell another defender we have so many of them as it is. We need 2 CB's and a fullback for each side, then another CB at the end of the season when Moore leaves. Loads hate Bramble and do not rate him at all but of late he has looked better and to sell him now would just be plain stupid.

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Guest theunis

Agree  offering him a deal will get us some money for him. Harry just want him on the cheap. What you people think a new deal then he will start performing poor again?

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they're welcome to him...as long as we get somone in.

Oh aye coz thats gonna happen, lets sell another defender we have so many of them as it is. We need 2 CB's and a fullback for each side, then another CB at the end of the season when Moore leaves. Loads hate Bramble and do not rate him at all but of late he has looked better and to sell him now would just be plain stupid.

 

I said as long as we bring someone in, you div.

 

He is shit and I can't believe anyone still backs that clown. The number of chances he's had is unbelieveable.

 

 

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they're welcome to him...as long as we get somone in.

Oh aye coz thats gonna happen, lets sell another defender we have so many of them as it is. We need 2 CB's and a fullback for each side, then another CB at the end of the season when Moore leaves. Loads hate Bramble and do not rate him at all but of late he has looked better and to sell him now would just be plain stupid.

 

I said as long as we bring someone in, you div.

 

He is shit and I can't believe anyone still backs that clown. The number of chances he's had is unbelieveable.

 

 

I know you did you spiv :D

And like I said, "Oh aye coz thats gonna happen"

we need 2 CB's as it is selling another is fkn crazy!

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Guest Invicta_Toon

please please please take him you cockney twat

 

 

added bonus: having Tit's next to him will almost certainly send Sol over the edge

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Guest slimbob

I would say sell, but we are thin enough at the back as it is and i doubt the 1 million it would raise would buy us anyone better

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Guest theunis

HAHA allot of hate here :)

Before i jump on the wagon, we really need to replace him 1st, then Harry can get a 2 for 1 deal through in Carr added bonus :)

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Will become a great asset to the club being mentored by Sol Campbell.

 

Could of been us, for free as well.

 

Bramble, Ramage & Taylor all in need of a wise head to look up to, well at least Bramble will finally get what he needs.

 

NUFC + GR x FS = WANKERS!

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if we are to offer him a new deal, it should not be longer than 2 years imo. he should never be a first team regular, but we just need bodies right now.

 

if we can squeeze 1-2m out of harry i'd sell him

 

odd concentration lapses my arse - should be odd moments of concentration!

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Guest El_Thicko

Bramble is a far more solid defender when Carr and Babayaro aren't playing. Personally, I'd like to see the Toon get shot of those two than sell Titus.

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