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Aubey is here to stay...

...well that is his aim anyway.

Finally we got to see Lucien Aubey in action for Pompey at the weekend - albeit it in unfortunate circumstances for Noe Pamarot who he replaced after his fellow Frenchman was injured.

Aubey came in and for the next hour or so did a good job on his debut to become one of the plus points from an otherwise disappointing performance overall in all honesty.

He enjoyed it as he has told the Pompey site, and now he is looking to play more as he aims to extend this stay beyond the end of the season: 'it was my first match so there was a lot of pressure. But I'm happy with how things went, especially against a side like Bolton who are strong and play long ball, long ball, long ball.

'The Premier League is very different to French football - quicker and more physical, which I like.

'I'm glad to be playing because I want to stay here for a long time. I didn't sign here to go back to France in the summer. A lot of teams want me there, but I wanted to play for Portsmouth.

'We've got a big, big manager here and I want to learn from him. It's why every time he gives me a chance, I want to impress.

'I'm happy to play and show what I can do. But I know I can give a lot more.

'I'm not at my maximum yet because before the Bolton game I had not played for a few weeks. But if I have the luck to play a lot of matches I'll be at that level in a month. I'll work and work and work to get there'.

Well he is certainly saying all the right things isn't he!

As said the early signs were impressive, and with Pamarot likely to be sidelined for a while Aubey will be battling with Hermann Hreidarsson to play at left back - that would be a tough call to make, but it would seem pointless bringing the fella in on loan not to play him...

I would expect him to get a run in the side now, so it is up to him to take this - if he does then I would not expect him to be returning to France this summer, apart from a trip to complete the formalities of a permanent move here.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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Date:Monday February 11 2008

Time: 3:00PM

Your Comments

Still a player coming from French championship, and one more...... LOL
FloG
We certainly needed him on Saturday. Competition with HH ain't a bad thing either. Hope Noe has a speedy recovery.
storagematt
pompey need to look foward at left back as hermans not getting any younger and pamarot never fully looks comfortable there lets hope he gets a run in the side to see what he can do
knocker
Seemed to be very highly thought of in France so give him a run. We used to be overloaded with left footed players now the supply seems to have dried up.
eastneydave
aubey iz way better than pamarot,aubey is an attacking fullback with lots of strength.Pamarot is rubbish the best thing he has done for us is his thunderbolt v newcastle and his 2 goals against leeds in cup.GIVE AUBEY A RUN IN THE TEAM !!!!
pfc4life
With Pamarot and Distan out we need to him to cover and fill in especially when Herman is underachieving. Its good to get some youth into that defensive line, we need to look to the future a bit.
whitestones
pfc4life - thanks for your analysis of Pamarot. 'Rubbish'.

I can't say i've seen Aubey play properly yet so i'll reserve judgement but I do like Pamarot as a squad player. Herman is pretty good when he gets a lengthy run in the team but like Sol he's is getting exposed one too many times.
stillthewhizz
@ pfc4life: Lol, you donk. Pamarot rubbish? Despite his huge size and strength he's really light on his feet and a good footballer. Despite being out of postion at LB there aren't many that get round him down the flank and his is OK going forward to support attacks, overlapping or cutting inside. Aubey looked solid but engage your brain first huh.
Liquor&Poker
liquor&poker i didn't mean he is rubbish rubbish, i mean that he gets caught out of position to much so unlucky mate!!
pfc4life
what is pfc4life on about how can you just say aubey is better than pamarot in just 70 minutes.Pamarot is a decent player and squad player.
stfc ballboy
He played well at Bolton, lets hope he gets the nod at Preston and impresses in that game too
Owenspompey
pamerot is a good player, and, aside from aubey, who i have only seen 70 minutes of, and cranie, who i havmnt even seen that of, he is the best left bacl at the club. whilst he doesnt look UNcomftable at left back, he never looks comftable, which i think works in his favour, as he is constantly checking across the libne, and making sure he ISNT out of position. in the centre, and on the right, he is constantly getting into his comfortt zone, then getting carried away. he is a great squad player, and untill our younger defenders make a real breakthrough, he is the best we have. although aubey was good against bolton...yet another one for the future? or could we be looking at a defense of johnson, cranie, distin and aubey next year???
pompeycarpet
I liked the look of Aubey but he's only a loan. Can we afford to buy him?
frattonaussie
Interesting that no one has commented on my question about being able to afford to buy Aubey. Does that indicate that, apart from myself and russellm, there are others starting to get the feeling that Pompey's bank balance isn't as healthy as we have been led to believe. By the way- has Defoe been paid for yet? Denials and comments from Pompey hiarachy have been strangely quite about this since we got screwed over Benji.
frattonaussie
considering you live in australia and the time difference and all is it any wonder that no comment has been made on your comment until now? come on frattonaussie lets be fair ;-) i speak to russ i would say most days and i too have serious concerns about the financial backing we have, i am tried to be convinced otherwise but i keep coming back to the thought 'if we had money, altho it cannot be a bottomless pit of money why would we have to keep 'balanacing the books' so much in order to get others?' benji going in order for defoe to sign - even tho he still hasnt signed yet has he? - almost 100% convinced me off this, as we wouldnt have sold benji if we had the funds that i am being led to believe we do...
pompeyrug
lucifer, looked good and ive only heard good things but we have to keep our feet on the ground, 70 mins of football doesnt make him a god does it... granted i think he will do the business but altho im not paramounts biggest fan and feel he doesnt look overly comfortable playing at left back i wouldnt write him off yet, the injury he has 'should' open the door to lucifer, it is down to him to take that chance... pfc4life, welcome to the site by the way, controversial beginning to life, but what the hell :-)
pompeyrug
he better stay
NK19
 

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