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Baros up for Villa game

Milan Baros is pleased with his form so far, but is most definitely keen to pull one over his former club Villa this weekend when they come to Fratton Park as he has told The News:'it's a shame I haven't scored but at least I was involved with some goals against Birmingham.

'I felt good in that match, I thought I did well and I am enjoying it.

'But I need to start scoring goals now for Portsmouth.

'The team is playing well in the league and we are now in the FA Cup semi-finals, so that is going very well, we are happy with that.

'But for me I want to score goals, it is what I am about and I need to start contributing to the team in that way.

'I am not upset over my form. I feel I have done fine in matches since I arrived here.

'It would be great to score my first Portsmouth goal against Villa and in front of the home fans, that is what I would like to do.

'It was mutual agreement when I left Villa. I was not part of Martin O'Neill's plans, I have no problems with that.

'Now I am enjoying myself here and hopefully the goals will come'.

Baros has had his moments for us so far, he looked good to me when we played Chelski and was also very impressive when he came on against United last weekend, but against Birmingham on Wednesday night I thought he had his best game, he worked tirelessly, never gave up and rightly got a good ovation when he came off - I thought he deserved a goal really to be honest.

I hope that Harry Redknapp sticks with him and Jermain Defoe again in a 4-4-2, but that leaves the problematic right sided midfield place to contend with, John Utaka could come in as Papa Bouba Diop cannot play that role - as we all know though, that leaves us exposed defensively so it could be Lauren, but as we all keep saying if it were the case play him at right back and Glen Johnson in right midfield…

Either way, as I say I hope Baros gets another start as he is beginning to show signs that he could look the part again, he just needs a goal to get thing going, and what better way than against his old team tomorrow!


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Date:Friday March 14 2008

Time: 11:06AM

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I liked baros, would have loved to have kept him, a real rough diamond who just needed better service. He does go sulky if things aren't going his way but still a class act on his day.
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14/03/2008 11:33:00

I'd love to see Milan stick it up Villa tomorrow and all the motivation he needs is right there in front of him. O'Neil told him to perk up or leave, he perked up and was still sold. Gobbie (I can't stand you because you punched Linvoy under my nose last season) Agbonlahor, took Milan's place and was really cocky about it claiming he was better than a Euro 2004 Golden Boot award winner and finally when Milan was sold John Carew (who I do rate) went to Villa as part of the deal... I'm predicting Milan will open his account tomorrow.... and do enough to push Pompey into sixth.. MIL-AN.. WE WANNA GOAL MIL-AN...GO ON AND SCORE MIL-AN...
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14/03/2008 11:35:00

I don't believe that I have seen the words " worked tirelessly " and "Baros " in the same sentence before???
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14/03/2008 11:39:00

Maybe he has changed but works very hard now. Liverpool fans tell me he did the same when played in a 4-5-1. Deserves a goal too after his recent performances.
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14/03/2008 11:47:00

Villan, I guess it depends on the motivating force...
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14/03/2008 11:55:00

Ditto Guys, Baros looks good to me - can't believe I am saying this but I think we've got 80% of Benjani and 60% of Defoe in one player.
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14/03/2008 11:56:00

A goal would do wonders for him. He has a Wembley place to get & that should help us both.
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14/03/2008 11:58:00

Another shrewd signing from the Pompey scouting system, he grafts hard and works well with Jermaine, i hope he gets a goal and proves himself enough to stay with us.
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14/03/2008 12:19:00

I think he will sign permantently in the summer if he keeps working hard and scores a few goals, if he does well in the euros we could have a bargain because the price is already agreed with lyon and we have first choice of signing him. Baros and goal machine Defoe is a great partnership they are both young and quick.
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14/03/2008 13:20:00

Yep agree Owens, he has a few doubters but you only have to look at his overall contribution to realise he has got what it takes .... He'll score soon (hopefully tomorrow) and that'll do his confidence no end of good.. Milan to score the winner at Wembley perhaps ??
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14/03/2008 13:22:00

Seems like he's on the verge of potting his first pompey goal Bring it On Baros !!! Villa 1 Pompey 2
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14/03/2008 14:02:00

If I squint, I can pretend Toddy was never sold
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14/03/2008 14:38:00

I hope Toddy is getting fitter, he has just left the face of the planet, but he will NEVER EVER be forgotten.
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14/03/2008 15:55:00

i reckon baos to score this weekend PORTSMOUTH 2 - 1 ASTON VILLA BAROS AGBONLAHOR DEFOE
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14/03/2008 16:43:00

Gabby is better than Baros. For you to talk about being better than a Euro 2004 golden boot is absolutely hysterical. FIRST off that was 4 ******** years ago. He never did anything prior to Euro 2004 and never did anything after!!!!! (except change clubs every year) Baros is always on the ground and always complaining. I never rated him and never will. I think he's going to score against us as well, but that's fine because he still sucks and will always suck. Milan Baros is the biggest waste of money/space in all of football. You can tell me to eat my words after the game if he scores, I know I'm setting myself up for it, but I already said I thought he'd score so you can't. That's Villa's luck. Ex-players to score on us all the time. That said, I wish you luck pompey.
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14/03/2008 22:18:00

he seems to be an odd player. a little like kanu, as he holdas the ball up well...but then doesnt have that weird ability to switch the oposition into slow motian that kanu does... he seems to run like benjani... maybe not quite as much...but still a fair amount. he definatly has the same shooting ability though. but i cant see the likenesses between him and defoe...
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14/03/2008 22:36:00

...that said, he seems to be a good foil for defoe...so i cant really complain...
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14/03/2008 22:42:00

LA Villian .. we meet again and once agian it seems that your Comprehension of written English is not up to scratch. The comment about Agbonwhateverhisbloodynameis being better than Baros came from Agbon himself !!! or so it was reported at the time in the Times .. so as 'hysterical' as it may sound it came from your players lips.. nobody elses !!.. As for Baros being a waste of money we haven't paid a penny for him so that isn't gonna worry us now is it.. apologies if I appear harsh I been wound up all day but some prit of a Spurs fan who would struggle to write all he knows about football on the back of a matchbox with a marker pen.. Thanks for your good luck and I'll send to back to you.. I like Villa and MON and although we are battling for the same position if we don't get it I'd rather it went to you than Citeh, Blackburn or Everton...
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15/03/2008 01:09:00

spot on ChrisW, i think you are right with your thoughts on milan - i hope we keep the fella as he is getting better all the time, he has needed to get up to the pace, and regain his full match fitness and he is getting there...
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15/03/2008 12:10:00

" Agbonwhateverhisbloodynameis " or " to pronounce it, I'd have rip out your tongue " :) too funny chix !
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16/03/2008 00:57:00

Tell you what though. That kid will be a HUGE part of England's future. Watched him in an under 21 a while back and he is already a superior player in most respects to Rooney. Just hasn't found that touch yet, but he will.
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