Portsmouth manager Harry Redknap has said that the swap loan deal between Diawara and O'Brien for the rest of the season is on. He reckons that Diawara is better than what he has shown at Charlton and whatever else one says about Old Harry, he is a good judge of a player most of the time. Perhaps Diawara will flourish away from The Valley donkey parade.
Harry reckons that Pards is trying to build a more English defence at Charlton. Which is one way of putting it. Full story at: Swap
The signing of Ben Thatcher has been confirmed, Pards commenting that 'We are going to need a tougher, harder edge if we are going to get out of this.'