Vital Football

Best of luck to Eduardo

Best of luck to Eduardo

I have literally just got home from the Pompey game, its been a bloody long day, but a cracking day on the whole - shame about the game, but at least we won! - so I will go into this more tomorrow, but one thing has been the focus of a lot of attention, talk and debate today... and that is what appears to be a horrific career ending injury to Arsenal striker Eduardo.

Much like the situation with Gazza this week, I know this issue does not concern Pompey in many ways despite plenty of links between Pompey and Arsenal over the years, but I do think there is a good relationship between to two clubs and the fans, not to mention the fact that my youngest brother is an Arsenal fan - so clearly I have an interest in Arsenal - so I was very saddened to hear of his most probable career ending injury?

I did not see the game, just tiny parts of it whilst in the Brewers prior to our game - the pub erupted when Arsenal came from behind to go ahead though - but virtually everyone that you came across mentioned it, and those that did see it say is was really bad, bad enough for the TV cameras not to replay it...

I do not care who the player is, or who he plays for I do not like to see horrific injuries like this, or wish them upon anyone no mater how good or bad they are, and in all fairness there are few better than Eduardo.

Some of the horrific things that go in the world and so on do put football into perspective and although you cannot really use this as an excuse to justify the money that is paid to footballers in a small way it does show just how short a career could be, and this looks like being the case now for this most talented of Croatian footballers with a truly outstanding goalscoring record and a ratio of goals to shots that few can better.

I sincerely do wish the fella all the best of luck and do hope that he can make a complete recovery but the early signs are - going on what I have been told and what Arsene Wenger has apparently said - that his career is on hold indefinitely, but more than likely over...


Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.

Date:Sunday February 24 2008
Time: 12:30AM

Best of Vital Network


Cheers Pompey. Its indeed a horrific injury, pics on the internet show a break and is not nice viewing, to put it mildly. Lets hope this is not career ending (still waiting for reports on that) coz this guy is a talented footballer, and has the right attitude as well. Respects the opponents, and the ref, and plays football in the right spirit. Here's wishing him a speedy recovery.
24/02/2008 00:38:00
Thanks rug, it's good to know there are genuine footy fans out there. It's a horrible thing to happen, I remember feeling sympathy for Jimmy Bullard in a similar situation. Let's hope for Eddie's sake that he gets to play again!!!!
24/02/2008 01:37:00
This is very nice of you Pompeyrug. You guys are very decent and friendly people. It's really good to see some football fans like you and your fellow Pompey fans. It'll take a long time but Eduardo's made of strong stuff. He went from Brazil to Croatia alone at 15, made his name there and came to grace our club. He'll stay strong and get well with the help of the medical people and our support.
Lou the Gunneress
24/02/2008 02:22:00
Thanks so much for your concern for Eduardo. It's one of the only things that has made my heart feel lighter after today. The fact that Football Clubs can come together and support players (regardless of their team) when something like this happens is tremendous. This is the way it should be. Portsmouth should really be proud of their fans. My sincerest thanks to you and your Club.
24/02/2008 02:42:00
Eduardo didn't deserve something like this...he is great player, great personality...he is so normal person...everybody loves him..from him you never listen some bad words about anything... great great boy... Now Croatia is without DUDU on European Campi.. I wish him speed recovery.
24/02/2008 07:35:00
Good shout Rug - Obviously I didn't see it as it happened in real time as I was in the pub with you !.. but the missus and I watched it on Match of Day and replayed it, paused it, freeze framed it etc.. just to see how bad it was and boy, it aint nice ... I think the facial reactions from Cesc and Helb said it all ....Wish Eduardo all the best for a recovery. On a different tact I 'm gald Arsene has retracted the statement he made after the game (although I think I would have said a lot worse in the heat of the moment) I don't think Martin Taaylor would wish that kind of injury on anybody and also he must be feeling pretty crap himself this morning.. I just hope this doesn't turn into a Wengar (for his comments) or Taylor (for his tackle) witchhunt - Yeah Taylor was late and his studs were up but no way did he mean for that to happen.... Also one last point I thought the referee dealt wth the situation really well.. although I think it affected the rest of his game.. as it did the gunners too..
24/02/2008 08:08:00
Well done Rug. We wish Eduardo a speedy recovery & good luck to our 'feeder club' for the rest of the season.
24/02/2008 09:16:00
i saw a replay of it, eduardo is one of my favourite players as well and im shattered that he would be missing the euro 2008 championships but the main thing is for him 2 get better and i wish him a speedy recovery even if it is after euro 2008
24/02/2008 09:17:00
wish him a speedyrecovery, and hope he can get back to football. feel very sorry for him, croatia and arsenal - it looked very nasty on the cameras.
24/02/2008 10:06:00
Eduardo will be missed on the prem stage, from what I have seen it was quick feet that did for him, I honestly don't think Martin Taylor meant to do him, but Eduardos skill moved the ball away and his leg took the brunt of the force, hope he comes back the same player
24/02/2008 10:19:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Northampton (h) - Securing home advantage?

Some could view this as a 'dead rubber!' It isn't as Champions Northampton will want to end on a high and Pompey will want 'an advantage' against Plymouth in the play-offs. Right?

Pompey MotM at Hartlepool

Pompey went into the penultimate game with a slim chance of a top 3 finish. A 2-0 win at Hartlepool saw the Blues do what we needed but wins for others ended those chances.

On this day in history...6th May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 6th May.

Jeepers keepers! Freebie options explored

An emergency loan arrival of a goalie has been ruled out by the Football League but this doesn't mean a free agent cannot be signed by Pompey should a suitable option be found?

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
Editor email
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Pompey v Northampton?
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Pompey win0%
Northampton win0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 45 28 12 5 96 35
2 Accrington 45 24 12 9 84 26
3 Oxford 45 23 14 8 83 40
4 Bristol Rovers 45 25 7 13 82 30
5 Portsmouth 45 21 15 9 78 32
6 Plymouth 45 23 9 13 78 21
7 Wimbledon 45 20 12 13 72 13
8 Cambridge 45 18 13 14 67 11
9 Leyton Orient 45 18 12 15 66 -2
10 Wycombe 45 17 13 15 64 4
11 Exeter 45 17 13 15 64 1
12 Carlisle 45 16 16 13 64 0
13 Mansfield 45 17 12 16 63 8
14 Luton 45 18 9 18 63 -1
15 Barnet 45 16 11 18 59 -4
16 Hartlepool 45 15 6 24 51 -18
17 Notts County 45 14 9 22 51 -24
18 Yeovil 45 11 15 19 48 -15
19 Stevenage 45 11 14 20 47 -15
20 Crawley 45 13 8 24 47 -30
21 Morecambe 45 12 9 24 45 -22
22 Newport 45 10 13 22 43 -20
R Dag & Red 45 8 10 27 34 -34
R York 45 7 12 26 33 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Northampton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

9.Ronald Wilson1