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Premiership Player Profile – Jamie O’Hara

Today I and fellow blogger 5stars start our 3rd batch of Premier League player profiles, we have already featured 40 players over a four month period, this batch sees us start with the team who were bottom of the Premiership on Wednesday night, to the team which were top on Wednesday night if you get my drift, anyway today’s profile is Portsmouth midfielder Jamie O’Hara…

O’Hara is currently attached to Tottenham Hotspur however he is a product of Avram Grant’s Portsmouth as he made a loan move to Fratton Park at the beginning of this season. The 23 year old started his senior career at Tottenham and so far he has amassed a total of 51 appearances for ‘Spurs’, on the other hand O’Hara has been loaned out to a number of clubs including Chesterfield, Millwall and now currently Portsmouth. The midfielder acquitted himself as a constant figure in the Tottenham line-up in the years 2007/2008, where he made 17 appearances as a starter in that season, however ‘Spurs’ fans have mixed opinions on O’Hara, but from my point of view O’Hara is an excellent player.

Jamie O'Hara of Portsmouth scores the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Portsmouth at Ewood Park on November 7, 2009 in Blackburn, England.

Throughout the 09/10 Premier League campaign, O’Hara has been an important figure in the ‘Pompey’ side. So far this season he has featured 25 times for the south coast club scoring three goals in all competitions along the way. His first goal of the season was netted against Blackburn Rovers in early November, he scored his next goal in a 4-1 thumping of rivals Southampton in the FA Cup, his third goal was an important one as he scored late on in a 3-2 win over Hull City at Fratton Park.

Jamie O'Hara of Portsmouth jumps for joy after scoring during the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON fifth round match between Southampton and Portsmouth at St Mary's Stadium on February 13, 2010 in Southampton, England.

Jamie is a keen free-kick specialist as he has scored some tremendous free-kicks for Tottenham and for Portsmouth. Most recently his goal against Hull City was a well worked curling free-kick which nestled past the Hull keeper Boaz Myhill. However his Spurs career could well be nearing the end as he has made comments this season saying that he wanted both Fulham and his current club Portsmouth to knock his parent side ‘Spurs’ out of the FA Cup.

The midfielder has recently been linked with a number of clubs including newly promoted side Newcastle United. It is doubtful that O’Hara will be staying on at Fratton Park considering the side were relegated to the Championship amid financial difficulties and a point’s deduction. It was also rumoured that O’Hara could make a move across London to Gianfranco Zola’s West Ham. Considering Tottenham have splashed the cash on midfielders like Niko Kranjcar, Luke Modric and Wilson Palacios, and on form players such as Gareth Bale are now in the mix, it seems that there will be no room for O’Hara to play his football at White Hart Lane. In the summer transfer window we could well see the 23 year old switch clubs.

Jamie O'Hara of Portsmouth looks dejected during the Barclays Premier League match between Portsmouth and Manchester United at Fratton Park on November 28, 2009 in Portsmouth, England.

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