Vital Football

Storrie - we know the players we want

Storrie - we know the players we want

Peter Storrie insists that the club know who they are after, and despite all the speculation linking us with this, that and the other these thoughts have not changed.

He acknowledged once again that the squad needs reinforcing, and it will do as without this we will just 'stand still' - and we cannot be doing this. This is what he told the Pompey Site: 'the squad is already strong, but we want to add to it because we could be playing more than 50 games next season.

'We've been linked with more than 40 names since the end of the season, which is quite incredible. I got a letter from one fan recommending 15 names, which would have meant spending about £200m!

'But we know our targets. We know exactly the positions and names we want.

'We're working on things, but June is a notoriously quiet time in football, with people away on vacation, so I can't see too many transfers being done in the next couple of weeks.'

Add the uefa cup to the league schedule and hopefully extended runs in the FA and league cups and we 'could' be looking at well over 50 games, with as many as 15 being played in the uefa cup alone - so with this in mind on its own Storrie was keen to stress what this would mean, and highlight why we had not entered the intertwobob cup a year earlier: 'the UEFA Cup means strengthening the squad because if we progress we'll be regularly playing UEFA Cup games on a Thursday and Premier League games on the Sunday.

'Being involved is obviously going to change our season because of the number of games.

'It's all new to us, and it's important we get the balance right. But I'm sure we can do it very successfully.

'People wondered why we opted not to play in the Intertoto Cup last season, but it's so early, it affects the start of your league campaign. That's why we were against playing in it.'

Our participation in the uefa cup of course means we get a bye into the 3rd round of the league cup - so we go into that one step closer to glory already!

==========

Two players that 'we know who we do not want' are Marcelo Mattos and Lee Naylor according to Harry Redknapp.

He has dismissed reports 'strongly linking' us with the pair, saying he was not looking at Mattos and although he had checked out Naylor in the past he was not looking to him now.

Just becaause he says this it does not of course make it completely true though does it...

Some people are concerned that no deals have been done yet, but we will get them done. It would have been nice to have gotten them out the way early but this is not usually the way the summer transfer window works is it, but by the time pre-season comes around I reckon we will have a fair few of these deals sorted, or at least close to completion...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday June 13 2008
Time: 8:55AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Well, let's hope we get what we want & as importantly keep the star players we want.
storagematt
13/06/2008 10:05:00
0
So very few league games on a Saturday then; the price of success I suppose
UKTony
13/06/2008 10:10:00
0
Traditional family Sunday roast out of the window!
storagematt
13/06/2008 11:27:00
0
I had not thought of that downside Matt, I love my Sunday roast.
sneakay
13/06/2008 13:34:00
0
I like the part about the fan sending him a list of 15 names to sign in the summer....comedy genius....and he was probably serious too. It wouldn't surprise me in the slighest if he was also one of the forty people who applied for the Blackburn job, citing the fact that he's extremely good at Football Manager 2008!
Tantona
13/06/2008 14:25:00
0
It is desperately quiet at the moment - English players are on holiday (or maybe in Italy at some wedding) everyone else including HR and all the other managers are at the Euros. I think there is haggling going on over Crouch though, perhaps we'll hear something soon. Also Gudjohnson is apparently friends with Jamie Redknapp, so that should help!
tracyc
13/06/2008 14:33:00
0
Yes, I read a Newcastle report linked off of newsnow bemoaning the fact that Eidur is Jamies' mate.....!
Tantona
13/06/2008 14:36:00
0
i bet u redknapp wil sign mattos as he says he is not intrested then few weeks down the line he goes and sign them.Hope arry gets gudjohnson
stfc ballboy
13/06/2008 15:54:00
0
Was it really 15 names i put in the letter???
pentonpompey
13/06/2008 23:06:00
0
that is where both you and storrie are wrong penton, as it was 'only' 10 names, and 'only' £100m - was i really asking that much :-)
pompeyrug
14/06/2008 11:46:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Sunday Chimes #77 - It will be Plymouth in playoff

Three more points but automatic promotion hope dashed, players join the fans, book review and meet the butcher..

Audio - Cook On Hartlepool Win

Manager Paul Cook has given his thoughts following victory over Hartlepool United today.

Stats: Hartlepool United v Portsmouth

All the stats from Hartlepool United (0) vs (2) Portsmouth, Victoria Park, 30/4/16 Att: 5,046

Hartlepool v Portsmouth - Team Sheets

Hartlepool are at Victoria Park with Portsmouth the visitors today, this is a 3pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Hartlepool MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Murphy52%
Stevens0%
Burgess12%
Barton0%
Freeman0%
Doyle0%
Hollands0%
Naismith12%
Roberts12%
Evans0%
Smith12%
Sub - McGurk0%
Sub - Chaplin0%
Sub - Whatmough0%
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