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Monday 5th February.

The Ndlovu transfer saga is still rumbling on, and Lou Macari is clearly not a happy chappy. The situation looked to be quite promising after their meeting at Heathrow, but seemingly Trevor Francis told the player the following day that he wouldnít be sold to Town under any circumstances. The story goes that he wasnít interested in any swap deal involving Steve Jenkins even though he had made a £300,000 offer, and so there was no chance of a deal to see him return to Town. There seems to be some bad blood between the two managers although this doesnít particularly surprise me, because of Francisí arrogance.

The size of the offer made for Ndlovu has never been revealed, but letís look on the bright side Ė Barry Rubery didnít have to put his hand in his pocket and it gave me something to write about throughout a fairly quiet January.

Intriguingly, Jamie Vincent didnít get a game on Saturday and seemingly Macari who felt that transfer speculation was unsettling for the player deliberately left him out of the team. I thought that the Portsmouth deal had been killed off, but he might still be a potential departure as the £700,000 offer is still on the table. I think that Portsmouth may need to up the ante a bit because he cost us £550,000 or so from Bournemouth and this doesnít represent much of a profit. I hope he stays because decent left sided defenders seem to be as rare as rocking horse droppings, and Craig Armstrong isnít the best in that position, bless him. Certainly Macari is indicating that he wants Vincent to stay, but it might be out of his hands and he is asking the club support him, but we all remember Marcus Stewart donít we?

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