Brian Howard did his best sales pitch and spoke of how he would jump at the chance to join Pompey.
Greg Halford played down reports he wanted to stay at Wolves and said he was still prepared to link up with Steve Cotterill.
All the while, David Norris has ignored other suitors and waited patiently for his move to Fratton Park to be rubber-stamped.
His deal is signed and waiting to be registered in the wake of the Convers Sports Initiatives (CSI) takeover.
What is apparent is the amount of interest the arrival of Vladimir Antonov, Roman Dubov and Chris Akers at Pompey has stirred.
But the club’s new owners need to cash in on that momentum and get to work on recruitment.
In fact, it’s a necessity. The well-documented squad of eight players Steve Cotterill has at present dictates that.
There is an upwardly mobile perception about Pompey flowing around the game at the moment and it’s been a while since anyone could say that.
Players have done their homework and heard the club was a good place to play last season under Cotterill, despite all the problems.
The fact the Blues manager hasn’t heard from his new bosses at length since they sealed their takeover a week ago is a concern, though.
The deals are being done now and there is a little over three weeks until the players return for pre-season.
It’s time for CSI to get to work.