Friday, June 10, 2005

Andy O to go?

Reports are suggesting that massive nosed defender (and renowned makem slayer) Andy O'Brien is to join the Newcastle old boys club that is Portsmouth.

Whilst it's fair to say that O'Brien was always committed to the cause, he was at times found wanting against real quality centre halves, and with the Boumsong, Bramble and Taylor all ahead of him in the queue to start at centre-half next season already (plus Souness' chasing of Daniel Van Buyten) his departure (if it comes) will hardly shake the foundations of the team.

If he goes, it is yet another example of Souness looking to mould the club his way, and raises a bit of extra cash to add to the transfer kitty. Though once again, it's a case of one of the seemingly more level headed members of the squad departing, rather than one of those who we’d all rather now see the back of.

However, ultimately on a purely footballing level it's hardly the worst transfer from our point of view.


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